Durban named host city for 2019 Africa Tourism Leadership and Awards
Durban named host city for 2019 Africa Tourism Leadership and Awards

Durban KwaZulu-Natal Convention Bureau has been announced as the host of this year's Africa Tourism Leadership Forum (ATLF) and Awards, from 29 to 30 August 2019. According to Sihle Zikalala, Provincial Minister for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs in the KwaZulu-Natal, gatherings like ATLF allow thought leaders in Africa to bring into the limelight exceptional industry developments and inspiring stakeholders who work hard to build a sustainable African travel and tourism industry.

2 days ago

6 aviation claim trends to watch
6 aviation claim trends to watch

Human error, rising repair costs from composite materials and higher value engines, an increase in ground incidents at more congested airports and a growing reliance on automation are just some of the main factors influencing loss activity. Aviation collision/crash incidents are the second top cause of insured losses globally overall behind fire and explosion incidents according to AGCS analysis of more than 470,000 insurance industry claims over the past five years.

2 days ago

Public invited to submit comments on tourism amendment draft bill
Public invited to submit comments on tourism amendment draft bill

Minister of Tourism, Derek Hanekom has invited tourism stakeholders and the public to comment on the recently published Tourism Amendment Draft Bill. The publishing of the Tourism Amendment Draft Bill allows for tourism stakeholders and citizens to participate in the drafting of tourism legislation.

2 days ago

WTMA19: Marketing minimalism, do less, but do it better
WTMA19: Marketing minimalism, do less, but do it better

Day one of World Travel Market Africa 2019 saw Natalia Rosa, director promotions division for Big Ambitions, take us back to basic travel marketing principles; sharing how to build and roll out the right marketing strategy and move away from the vicious cycle of task-driven travel marketing that has left many stumped in their tracks.

By Robin Fredericks 3 days ago

Menlyn Boutique Hotel transforms their guest experience with music
Menlyn Boutique Hotel transforms their guest experience with music

What does the future of hospitality look like? Tourism trends predict that changes in travel behaviour will force the industry to explore new ways of enhancing the overall customer journey. One of the most effective ways to create a personalised guest experience is to introduce a multi-sensory element.

Issued by DMX 3 days ago

#BizTourismReport: SA tourism market analyses for April 2019
#BizTourismReport: SA tourism market analyses for April 2019

Welcome to the #BizTourismReport for South Africa. This will be the first in a monthly series of articles to provide market intelligence on the tourism industry in South Africa.

The first article provides an overview of 2018 as well as the latest available data. Subsequent articles will only focus on the latest available data. The information included below was the latest available on 8 April 2019.

By Martin Jansen van Vuuren 3 days ago

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

Marketing influencers in the travel industry are either executing their content mind-blowingly well or mind-bogglingly bad. This is according to iambassador founder and CEO Keith Jenkins who recently unpacked the impact of marketing influencers in the travel industry at the World Travel Market Africa in Cape Town.

By Maroefah Smith 15 Apr 2019

#DistellInterHotelChallenge: Q&A w/ Annette Kesler and Chania Morritt-Smith
#DistellInterHotelChallenge: Q&A w/ Annette Kesler and Chania Morritt-Smith

The Distell Inter Hotel Challenge has been labelled by many as the 'Oscars of the hotel world' and has become a red-letter annual event on the hotel industry calendar.

By Juanita Pienaar 15 Apr 2019

#WTMA19: A wrap on three days of tourism business success
#WTMA19: A wrap on three days of tourism business success

With new connection, continent-building deals and a sense of excitement about where African travel and tourism is headed, the final day of World Travel Market Africa 2019 ended its three days of travel trade on a high note.

15 Apr 2019

Landmark NYSE listing for Africa's unicorn, Jumia
Landmark NYSE listing for Africa's unicorn, Jumia

Pan-African e-commerce platform, Jumia, has become the first African startup to list on the New York Stock Exchange. The company raised $196-million in its initial public offering (IPO) at the world's largest stock exchange on Friday.

15 Apr 2019

Meet the underseater
Meet the underseater

Regardless if you are heading off on a business trip, or you are taking a short break, or just want to travel light, one of the most important things to consider when flying is which cabin luggage to take along. As airlines are more frequently taking carry-on suitcases into the cargo-hold due to limited space in the overhead compartment, the space under the seat has become more valuable than ever. Enter the underseater!

Issued by Samsonite 12 Apr 2019

Cradle of Human Culture launches in the Western Cape
Cradle of Human Culture launches in the Western Cape

The Western Cape Government launched the Cradle of Human Culture - archaeological and paleontological heritage routes with three anchor sites in the Western Cape - alongside the World Travel Market Africa 2019 conference in Cape Town. The Cradle of Human Culture launch showcased the routes, logo, promotional material, as well as the Virtual Reality Programme to be rolled out at different interpretation centres and existing exhibitions.

12 Apr 2019

Gondwana Game Reserve launches new fynbos conservation experience
Gondwana Game Reserve launches new fynbos conservation experience

Gondwana Game Reserve on the Garden Route will launch a Fynbos Conservation Experience this month, which includes a guided nature walk lead by their resident botanist. Among the 1,000 plant, 118 bird, 29 mammal and 21 amphibian species coexisting in its 11,000 hectares wilderness, the new hands-on experience will give guests a chance to learn about the conservation of the rare and endangered fynbos biome, affording them the opportunity to get a more up-close understanding of the stunning indigenous flora and fauna.

12 Apr 2019