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Improved baggage tracking key to ensuring passenger satisfaction
Improved baggage tracking key to ensuring passenger satisfaction

Enabling the air transport community to scale up tracking capabilities without needing massive capital investment from the community, has the potential to grow every airport's passenger capacity by orders of magnitude...

By Peter Drummond 18 hours ago

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SAIMI awareness campaign to boost SA's maritime culture

The South African International Maritime Institute has partnered with a team of maritime stakeholders to launch a national Maritime Awareness Programme aimed at growing a national maritime culture and pride in the country's oceans environment...

1 day ago

Mauritius opens up to East Africa with daily direct flights from Nairobi
Mauritius opens up to East Africa with daily direct flights from Nairobi

With intra-African tourism becoming increasingly attractive for Africa's emerging middle class - and increasingly important for African economics - island paradise, Mauritius has upped its ante to attract visitors from Kenya and East Africa with daily direct flights from Nairobi...

16 Aug 2019

Kenya Airways adds two more direct flights to Cape Town-Nairobi route
Kenya Airways adds two more direct flights to Cape Town-Nairobi route

The additional service will commence from 27 October 2019 on a Boeing 737-800...

15 Aug 2019

British Airways to trial VR entertainment
British Airways to trial VR entertainment

British Airways customers will be transported to their own 3D cinema in the skies as the airline exclusively trials a new virtual reality headset...

15 Aug 2019

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Ignoring the glass ceiling: Attitude, education, and mentorship is key to creating strong women leaders

We've all heard about the glass ceiling. It's that invisible - but very real - barrier to climbing further up the corporate ladder; with women and minority groups typically the ones who hit their heads against it the hardest...

By Claudette Thorne 12 Aug 2019

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Addis Ababa leads Africa in hotel room rates

According to the most recent 12-month data from STR, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, has posted Africa's highest average daily rate (ADR) of $163.79...

12 Aug 2019

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Tourism safety campaign launched in Cape Town

The National Tourism Safety Awareness Campaign has been launched at Table Mountain in Cape Town, following isolated incidents of violence directed as tourists...

12 Aug 2019

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6 trends likely to disrupt the events industry in 2020

Raylene de Wet, director of event sales at Hyatt Regency Johannesburg, unveils six trends that will likely disrupt and elevate South Africa's events industry in the coming year...

6 Aug 2019

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Investment from abroad a boost to Africa's online travel market

In addition to the increasing number of South Africans who connect to the Internet each year, citizens have reached a point where they are above the global average in terms of how many hours they spend online daily...

5 Aug 2019

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#AfricaTourismReport: An analysis of Tanzania's tourism market for July 2019

The first article provided an overview of tourism in Africa with this article focusing on Tanzania...

By Martin Jansen van Vuuren 2 Aug 2019

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Seychelles crowned top island destination in Africa & Middle East

Travel + Leisure 2019 World's Best Award has named Seychelles the top island destination in Africa & the Middle East.

31 Jul 2019

3 worthwhile activities in Swakopmund, Namibia
3 worthwhile activities in Swakopmund, Namibia

Swakopmund, on the west coast of Namibia, offers a plethora of adventures that will delight any tourist...

31 Jul 2019

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Developing hybrid skills: How tech and AI are reshaping the hospitality job market

Over the last decade, technology has transformed marketing, reservations, guest relations, service and many other aspects of this industry...

By Julia Aymonier 30 Jul 2019

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Entries open for Africa's first travel hackathon

"This hackathon is the first of its kind in this market. And we are excited to be at forefront of revolutionising tourism to catch up with the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) with the aim of also collecting and storing accurate industry data..."

29 Jul 2019

Angola, SA partner to grow agribusiness and ecotourism in Africa
Angola, SA partner to grow agribusiness and ecotourism in Africa

Angola, being rich in natural resources is determined to develop a strategic and strong relationship with South Africa as a business partner; as such, the two countries will be presenting opportunities for bilateral trade during the inaugural Agri-Business and Eco-Tourism Forum, Angola-South Africa...

26 Jul 2019

Natural Selection to launch new property in Namibia
Natural Selection to launch new property in Namibia

Natural Selection will open their next Namibian property, Kwessi Dune Lodge on 1 March 2020...

25 Jul 2019

ATL Forum 2019 to stimulate intra-Africa travel for economic growth
ATL Forum 2019 to stimulate intra-Africa travel for economic growth

Hosted by the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government from 27-29 August 2019, the Africa Tourism Leadership Forum and Awards will determine real priorities for economic growth through travel, tourism, hospitality, aviation and tourism infrastructure development...

24 Jul 2019

2020 WTM Africa Travel & Tourism Awards open for entry
2020 WTM Africa Travel & Tourism Awards open for entry

The names of the categories are a nod to the types of entries the judges are seeking, with the tale of the journey - rather than simply the result...

23 Jul 2019

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3 things robots can't do better than humans (and two things they can)

There has been no shortage of predictions about how advances in artificial intelligence and robotics will replace humans in all kinds of jobs...

By Oz Desai 23 Jul 2019

Radisson Hotels launches mobile-first website enhancing guest experience
Radisson Hotels launches mobile-first website enhancing guest experience

Radisson Hotel Group has launched its new multi-brand and mobile-first global website, RadissonHotels.com. Complementing the revamped site is Radisson Hotels App, which will allow guests and loyalty members to explore the group's entire portfolio and book stays..

22 Jul 2019

Shamwari opens new wildlife rehabilitation centre outside Port Elizabeth
Shamwari opens new wildlife rehabilitation centre outside Port Elizabeth

"It's an important step in the fight to preserve Africa's biodiversity and natural splendour. This operation has become an epicentre for successful wildlife rehabilitation and the facilities we're opening today will be integral to that."

18 Jul 2019

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#CSIMonth: 5 easy tips for travel companies to make their CSI truly matter

Every industry has a responsibility to do good. In the travel industry, and as travellers, making our travel matter is vital.

By Teresa Richardson 17 Jul 2019

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Stronger regulation of powerful airports needed to protect consumers

The International Air Transport Association has welcomed the European Commission's evaluation of the Airport Charges Directive which highlights the need to further strengthen the Directive to protect consumers...

17 Jul 2019

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Cape Town named world's best city in Africa and the Middle East

Cape Town comes in ahead of other top tourist destinations in the region like Tel Aviv, Cairo, and Marrakesh...

12 Jul 2019

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WTM Africa launches inaugural travel and tourism awards

Reed Exhibitions has launched its WTM Africa Travel & Tourism Awards for the first time, celebrating the success of national, regional and city tourist boards...

11 Jul 2019

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Visa-free travel to SA extends to 7 more countries

The Department of Home Affairs has announced an addition to its visa-free countries list for travel to South Africa. Citizens of Ghana, Sao Tome and Principe, New Zealand, Cuba, United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Saudi Arabia no longer require visas to visit South Africa...

11 Jul 2019

Vergelegen named best winery on the African continent
Vergelegen named best winery on the African continent

The 2019 World's Best Vineyard competition has named Vergelegen Wine Estate in Somerset West the best winery in Africa. The World's Best Vineyard 2019 list has been established to raise the profile of wine tourism...

10 Jul 2019

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CTICC to host over 100 international conferences by 2026

Over 100 international conferences, which are expected to bring over 127 000 delegates to Cape Town, has been confirmed to take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre up until 2026...

10 Jul 2019

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