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Travel's female leaders #ChooseToChallenge
Travel's female leaders #ChooseToChallenge

Female thought leaders in the travel and tourism industry share what their areas of focus were for yesterday and 2021, and what advice they have to other women fighting the good fight in the travel and tourism industries.

Jenna BerndtBy Jenna Berndt 9 Mar 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

Back to Level 1: Taking a phased approach to resuming corporate travel in 2021
Back to Level 1: Taking a phased approach to resuming corporate travel in 2021

As President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a return to Level 1 this week, there is a renewed sense of positivity in the air and the potential for new beginnings...

Oz DesaiBy Oz Desai 5 Mar 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

Covid has completely altered the travel industry - and it's not all bad

After having endured one of the strictest lockdowns in the world, it is understandable that South Africans have become much more appreciative of the prospect of travel and the many joys that it brings to their lives...

Sue GarrettBy Sue Garrett 23 Sep 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

Trade shows and travel to Africa: What South Africa's top source markets reveal
Trade shows and travel to Africa: What South Africa's top source markets reveal

Keen visitors from around the world are hampered by travel advisories, insurance and air access says Africa Travel Week...

Chelsey HaleBy Chelsey Hale 27 Aug 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

Putting people first to restore traveller confidence
Putting people first to restore traveller confidence

Consistent with the message of our government, South African Tourism's key message since the Covid-19 outbreak, has been to put the preservation of human life at the centre of our response to the pandemic...

Sisa NtshonaBy Sisa Ntshona 3 Aug 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

Travel agents go independent - ITC model on the rise in South Africa
Travel agents go independent - ITC model on the rise in South Africa

Even before the pandemic, we saw more travel agents choosing to become independent travel consultants in order to work independently from home - essentially running their own travel agency.

Chantal GouwsBy Chantal Gouws 16 Jul 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

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What the travel trends of yesterday mean for the future of travel

We are travelling more, and younger and younger generations are now setting out to see the world and there is an ever-increasing desire by travellers to venture further and further...

Guy StehlikBy Guy Stehlik 13 Jul 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

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Challenging the challenges of booking a flight during the Covid-19 pandemic

Even though it might not feel like it when every day is some combination of a nightmare written by Franz Kafka and George Orwell, there will come a time when Covid-19 is behind us and more of us realise that it's safe to fly again...

Eugene YigaBy Eugene Yiga 25 Jun 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

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Responsible air travel is safe air travel, in the time of Covid-19

Not since 9/11 has there been such a fundamental overhaul of the operating policies of airlines and airports - and, as such, it's no small undertaking...

Wouter VermeulenBy Wouter Vermeulen 8 Jun 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

5 ways to help the travel industry right now
5 ways to help the travel industry right now

While South African Tourism is working on the recovery plan for the industry, there are still things we can do in our own capacity to help out...

Guy StehlikBy Guy Stehlik 20 May 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

#LockdownLessons: How to keep a cool business head in the midst of a global pandemic
#LockdownLessons: How to keep a cool business head in the midst of a global pandemic

Air France KLM general manager South Africa, Wouter Vermeulen shares the struggles the airline has experienced during the Covid-19 pandemic and some valuable lessons for other businesses navigating the crisis...

Wouter VermeulenBy Wouter Vermeulen 7 May 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

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Trends set to shape local travel in 2020

Big Ambitions' Chelsey Hale highlights key trends set to impact South Africa's tourism industry in 2020...

Chelsey HaleBy Chelsey Hale 3 Mar 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

4 trends that will disrupt the status quo of corporate travel
4 trends that will disrupt the status quo of corporate travel

Oz Desai, General Manager Corporate Traveller, shares his views on how the next decade will challenge the status quo of corporate travel in South Africa...

Oz DesaiBy Oz Desai 10 Feb 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

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Personalising the unique traveller experience through AI

The greater the pool of data, the more potential it has for valuable business insights, particularly in industries like travel where the spotlight is increasingly shining on personalisation...

Adrian RoodtBy Adrian Roodt 24 Jan 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

#BizTrends2020: 2020's top 7 travel trends and predictions
#BizTrends2020: 2020's top 7 travel trends and predictions

Trends in travel and tourism, much like trends in other sectors, tend to come and go. Different destinations and experiences enjoy their moment in the sun before a new trend catches on. For 2020, however, we see more subtle changes in the way...

Teresa RichardsonBy Teresa Richardson 23 Jan 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

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What does the future hold for the retail travel industry?

Jenna Berndt sits down with Sue Garrett, general manager of marketing and product at Flight Centre Travel Group, to talk about what the next 25 years will look like for the retail travel trade in South Africa...

Jenna BerndtBy Jenna Berndt 22 Jan 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

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South Africans should work together to make the country a destination of choice

The tourism sector is one that has managed to demonstrate great resilience despite a less than favourable economic climate...

Jerry MabenaBy Jerry Mabena 9 Jan 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

The online revolution is cultivating customer confusion
The online revolution is cultivating customer confusion

Since OTAs make it difficult to tell the difference between hotel rooms and sectional title ones, guests may be disappointed in what they get for their money. This leads to negative customer experiences and bad reviews for the hotel.

Theresa PrinsBy Theresa Prins 30 Oct 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

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Are relaxed visa regulations enough to turn the tourism industry around?

It's no secret that in light of the current South African climate in general, there are serious commitments needed from our government to turn around not only the nation's perception of South Africa, but the world's...

Guy StehlikBy Guy Stehlik 28 Oct 2019

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What's driving South Africa's guided holiday trend?

More than ever, travellers are looking for holidays that will give them the most value for money and tick their travel wish lists and needs...

Jenna BerndtBy Jenna Berndt 14 Oct 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Family travel in 2019 and trends to tap into this #TourismMonth
Family travel in 2019 and trends to tap into this #TourismMonth

September is Tourism Month in South Africa. Just ahead of the peak family travel season, it's an ideal time for businesses to be promoting domestic tourism and to encourage a culture of travel among locals...

Sharmila RagunananBy Sharmila Ragunanan 13 Sep 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Is affiliate marketing entrepreneurship's dark horse? Pro performance marketer David Hart shares his journey
Is affiliate marketing entrepreneurship's dark horse? Pro performance marketer David Hart shares his journey

From Zando in fashion to Faithful to Nature in natural foods, there are a bunch of local affiliate programmes with appealing prospects for budding entrepreneurs. Low start-up costs and an increasingly connected world are as good reasons as any to...

Russell JarvisBy Russell Jarvis 13 Sep 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

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#WomensMonth: Female leaders in travel share their secrets for success

In celebration of Women's Month this August, three accomplished female leaders from South Africa's travel and tourism industry share some of their stories and advice for other female employees and leaders...

Jenna BerndtBy Jenna Berndt 21 Aug 2019

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Why city escapes are taking centre stage

When the travel bug bites its traditionally a beach, berg or bush destination for most travellers. But seeking out the thrill of the urban city vibe and enticing nightlife holds its own unique appeal...

Shaun LamontBy Shaun Lamont 5 Aug 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.

Teresa RichardsonBy Teresa Richardson 17 Jul 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

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The importance of travel in 2019: How local experiences ensure sustainability

South-Africa born and Geneva-based Gavin Tollman, Global CEO of Trafalgar, shares his love of travel and what he's most excited about for its future in 2019:

Jenna BerndtBy Jenna Berndt 10 Jul 2019

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#YouthMonth: Empowering youth in South Africa's travel industry

For South Africa's travel industry to prosper long-term, young school leavers and employees must be convinced of the many exciting opportunities and chances for skills development a career in travel will bring...

Sam van GoolBy Sam van Gool 27 Jun 2019

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