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Rethinking tourism so the locals actually benefit from hosting visitors

The future of tourism depends on ensuring visitors do not wear out their welcome. Giving locals more of a say in tourism can help ensure they share in the benefits and minimise the costs...

By Freya Higgins-Desbiolles 2 days ago

Cape Town-St Helena seasonal midweek flight launched
Cape Town-St Helena seasonal midweek flight launched

Cape Town Air Access, together with the St Helena Government (SHG) and Airlink, are launching a new connection between Cape Town and St Helena...

17 May 2019

Forum challenges African businesses to dive into the Blue Economy
Forum challenges African businesses to dive into the Blue Economy

African businesses are being challenged to wake up to the economic, social and environmental power of the Blue Economy...

10 May 2019

#Indaba2019: Tourism key to Africa's growth
#Indaba2019: Tourism key to Africa's growth

In 2018, 67 million international tourists visited Africa, a growth of 7% - more than the global average of 6% - and 8.5% of Africa's GDP, supporting 24 million jobs, and/ or 6.7% of all jobs on the continent...

By Danette Breitenbach 6 May 2019

Getaway names Victoria Falls one of Africa's best holiday destinations
Getaway names Victoria Falls one of Africa's best holiday destinations

South Africa travel magazine, Getaway has named Victoria Falls, Great Zimbabwe and Mana Pools National Park among Africa's 30 Best Holidays in its April 2019 edition. Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, took first place in Getaway's Best Natural Wonders category, while Great Zimbabwe took second place...

2 May 2019

Satsa launches online public consultation on animal interaction
Satsa launches online public consultation on animal interaction

"The voice against tourism experiences that include animal interactions has grown louder and louder and this has impacted on how South Africa is being perceived as a tourism destination."

24 Apr 2019

#WTMA19: Keith Jenkins on how best to harness influencer marketing in travel
#WTMA19: Keith Jenkins on how best to harness influencer marketing in travel

For influencer marketing to continue to grow and perform, it needs to return to its roots of honesty and authenticity says iambassador founder and CEO Keith Jenkins...

By Ruth Cooper 23 Apr 2019

#WTMA19: Keith Jenkins on what travel influencers are getting right and wrong
#WTMA19: Keith Jenkins on what travel influencers are getting right and wrong

According to iambassador founder and CEO Keith Jenkins, marketing influencers in the travel industry are either executing their content mind-blowingly well or mind-bogglingly bad...

By Maroefah Smith 15 Apr 2019

Tourists behaving badly are a threat to global tourism, and the industry is partly to blame
Tourists behaving badly are a threat to global tourism, and the industry is partly to blame

Tourism brings many benefits to communities around the world. But tourism hotspots are feeling the strain as tourist numbers increase. Locals resent being crowded out of restaurants and parks. They resent paying inflated prices. Most of all they resent tourists behaving badly...

9 Apr 2019

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Zim hoteliers indulge in price gouging

The Zimbabwean government have called hoteliers out after some of Bulwayo's top hotels and lodges hiked their rates by as much as 350% ahead of the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF)...

5 Apr 2019

#Indaba2019: To boost tourism, Africa needs to change its narrative
#Indaba2019: To boost tourism, Africa needs to change its narrative

Africa's Travel Indaba media launch, which was held at The Plant Venue Co., Durban on 3 April 2019, provided the opportunity South Africa's tourism industry to tell their success stories...

4 Apr 2019

Tourism minister praises efforts of Free State hospitality graduates
Tourism minister praises efforts of Free State hospitality graduates

Ninety-six learners from Clarens, Xhariep and Thaba Nchu in the Free State have successfully completed their NQF level 2 and 4 qualifications in accommodation, food and beverage services...

1 Apr 2019

Map of Africa unveiled, set to boost local SA tourism economy
Map of Africa unveiled, set to boost local SA tourism economy

The symbolism of the map pays homage to the African continent and boasts a circumference of 30 metres...

29 Mar 2019

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New travel show for Vox Africa

Vox Africa has launched a new travel show hosted by UK comedian Eddie Kadi...

26 Mar 2019

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Africa's Travel Indaba to give exhibitors maximum exposure opportunities

Africa's Travel Indaba 2019 will see company owners take part in Speed Marketing sessions between 8.30am to 10am, at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Convention Centre, Durban. The sessions are an opportunity for exhibitors to expose their offerings to buyers and potentially contribute to increasing their sales...

25 Mar 2019

Safari tourism may make elephants more aggressive - but it's still the best tool for conservation
Safari tourism may make elephants more aggressive - but it's still the best tool for conservation

Countries such as South Africa and Kenya receive two to five million visitors to protected areas each year, generating receipts of up to $90m. But as it becomes more popular worldwide, it's worth remembering that we often don't know how tourism affects the animals we observe...

By Isabelle Szott and Nicola F. Koyama 25 Mar 2019

Blue economy: Experts call for sustainable exploitation
Blue economy: Experts call for sustainable exploitation

By efficient management, the sustainable exploitation of resources in oceans, seas, lakes and rivers - also known as the blue economy - could contribute up to $1.5tn to the global economy...

By Ruth Waruhiu 25 Mar 2019

New report: Bots, AI, wearables, VR to create billion-dollar savings in tourism
New report: Bots, AI, wearables, VR to create billion-dollar savings in tourism

Latest research from Colliers International, in partnership with ATM 2019, reveals potential multi-billion dollar savings for the tourism industry...

20 Mar 2019

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AAVEA launches boosting attractions, visitor experiences in Africa

Earlier this month, the African Association of Visitor Experiences and Attractions (AAVEA) celebrated its inception with a digital media launch, with the aim to unify and elevate the attractions sector...

15 Mar 2019

Despite economic challenges, Cape Town can still turn risk into opportunity
Despite economic challenges, Cape Town can still turn risk into opportunity

Set against the backdrop of the economic forecast for the upcoming year, Wesgro's heads' of department briefly outlined their plans to boost the local economy and facilitate job creation through tourism, trade, investment and film...

14 Mar 2019

#WTMA19: Travel Forward Summit to boost digital travel market
#WTMA19: Travel Forward Summit to boost digital travel market

Travel technology assumes a prominent role at this year's WTM Africa with a dedicated one-day event - the Travel Forward conference in partnership with e-Tourism Africa Summit on Friday, 12 April...

13 Mar 2019

Cape Town selected for prestigious study on global destinations
Cape Town selected for prestigious study on global destinations

Cape Town, South Africa, was selected as one of 15 top global destinations for a case study by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation and the World Tourism Cities Federation...

By Enver Duminy 12 Mar 2019

New survey raises concerns about elephant poaching in Botswana
New survey raises concerns about elephant poaching in Botswana

Botswana has an elephant poaching problem. The numbers far exceed previous years according to a new survey...

By Ross Harvey 4 Mar 2019

4 tourism trends to look out for in 2019
4 tourism trends to look out for in 2019

Despite the prevailing tough economic environment, the tourism industry in South Africa continues to provide a glimmer of hope, as one of the sectors that will continue to boost growth and job creation this year...

28 Feb 2019

Radisson Hotel Group expands Africa portfolio with 16 new hotels
Radisson Hotel Group expands Africa portfolio with 16 new hotels

The Radisson Hotel Group has signed 16 new hotel deals across Africa, with 96 hotels and 20,000 rooms in operation and under development across 31 countries.

12 Feb 2019

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Africa's Travel Indaba to be rescheduled

SA Tourism has announced that the 2019 Africa's Travel Indaba will be rescheduled, after the president confirmed 8 May as the date of the country's general election...

8 Feb 2019

AAXO Roar names WTM Africa best trade exhibition
AAXO Roar names WTM Africa best trade exhibition

The Association of African Exhibition Organisers Roar awards has named World Travel Market Africa Best Trade Exhibition in its 6,001-12,000 sqm category...

1 Feb 2019

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#MeetingsAfrica2019: Building a shared economy

In his opening address at the 2019 Meetings Africa launch, South African Tourism CEO, Sisa Ntshona delved into how SA Tourism is looking to grow business tourism in the country through NCB efforts to sell the country as a business events destination of choice...

30 Jan 2019

How Kenya's tourism industry has felt the impact of terrorist attacks
How Kenya's tourism industry has felt the impact of terrorist attacks

The impact of Kenya's recent terrorist attack will be felt greatly by its tourism industry. Terrorism, and insecurity generally, is largely responsible for the sector's poor performance over the last decade.

By Steven Buigut 28 Jan 2019

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Cape Town's Bloubergstrand is South Africa's most Instagrammable place

After South Africa was crowned as the fifth most Instagrammable country in the world earlier this month by Big Seven Travel, a long list of places that put it on the map has now been published...

By Andy Walker 24 Jan 2019

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