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Future of travel: British Airways looks to AI to improve air travel experiencesArticle

British Airways chairman and CEO, Alex Cruz is encouraging AI experts to come up with new ideas to make travel more frictionless...

14 Jun 2019

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The President Hotel turns 21: A coming of ageArticle

The President Hotel in Bantry Bay, Cape Town celebrated 21 years of exceptional experiences and memories since the late Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela opened the newly rebuilt iconic President Hotel in 1998...

Juanita Pienaar 13 Jun 2019

#YouthMonth: A career in tourism is yours for the taking
#YouthMonth: A career in tourism is yours for the takingArticle

A dynamic, fulfilling career in tourism and hospitality awaits young school leavers, graduates and professionals - that is the message myself and the Dream Hotels & Resorts team would like to share with South Africa's youth...

Sharmila Ragunanan 13 Jun 2019

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How cruise travel is winning the hearts of millennialsArticle

It can be tough being a millennial in South Africa. When they aren't trying to pay off their student debt, or providing for other family members, they're having to work long hours for little pay...

12 Jun 2019

Ethiopian Airlines adds Addis Ababa-Marseille route
Ethiopian Airlines adds Addis Ababa-Marseille routeArticle

In this perspective of strengthening relations between France and Ethiopia, Ethiopian Airlines will propose three weekly flights between Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to Marseille, France from 2 July 2019...

11 Jun 2019

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S.Pellegrino announces 2020 Africa and Middle East Young Chef candidatesArticle

Each young chef, seven of which are from South Africa, had their signature dish evaluated by culinary experts at the leading international educational and training centre for Italian cuisine, ALMA...

11 Jun 2019

Billion Group CEO Sisa Ngebulana, Commercial Director of Billion Group Vuyokazi Njongwe, and Eastern Cape premier Oscar Mabuyane.
Mthatha's first licensed casino opensArticle

The Mayfair Convention and Casino development in Mthatha, spearheaded by the Billion Group has completed its gambling license requirements...

6 Jun 2019

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Air Seychelles launches new daily Johannesburg flightsArticle

Air Seychelles has launched a new daily service between the Seychelles and Johannesburg.

5 Jun 2019

Research reveals SA business travellers seek digital solutions, hybrid support
Research reveals SA business travellers seek digital solutions, hybrid supportArticle

Fifty-percent of business travellers in South Africa finds it 'very painful' when they are unable to access their booking information on all of their devices...

4 Jun 2019

5 reasons why loyalty programmes don't belong in the hotel industry
5 reasons why loyalty programmes don't belong in the hotel industryArticle

Marc Wachsberger, MD of The Capital Hotels and Apartments unpacks five reasons why he believes that the hotel industry should do away with loyalty programmes...

Marc Wachsberger 4 Jun 2019

World Travel Awards Africa, Indian Ocean 2019 winners revealed
World Travel Awards Africa, Indian Ocean 2019 winners revealedArticle

The Africa and Indian Ocean winners have been announced for the 2019 World Travel Awards...

3 Jun 2019

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New X booking code for non-binary gender travellersArticle

As on 1 June 2018, Travelport will be implementing a new booking code for non-binary gender airline passengers. The new code offers the option to choose "X", rather than "M" or "F"...

31 May 2019

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Mauritius prepares to host the 2019 Africa, Indian Ocean World Travel AwardsArticle

Mauritius is making final preparations as it steps up to host the World Travel Awards (WTA) Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony on 1 June 2019...

31 May 2019

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World Environment Day: Table Mountain Cableway targets 80% recycling by 2021Article

Ahead of World Environment Day on Wednesday, 5 June 2019, Table Mountain Cableway has announced its goal to increase waste recycling from the current level of 55% to 80% by 2021...

30 May 2019

Radisson identifies Indian Ocean as key market, set to double portfolio by 2022
Radisson identifies Indian Ocean as key market, set to double portfolio by 2022Article

During this years Indian Ocean Hotel Investment Forum event in Mauritius, the Radisson Hotel Group shared its Indian Ocean development strategy and market insight with hotel owners, developers, banks, investment funds and hotel groups...

29 May 2019

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Cape Town expands tourism experience, launches curated Khayelitsha toursArticle

Cape Town Tourism has launched its Khayelitsha Curated Routes tour initiative to create new opportunities for residents...

29 May 2019

Canopy by Hilton to open first Africa property in Cape Town
Canopy by Hilton to open first Africa property in Cape TownArticle

Hilton has signed a management agreement with Growthpoint Properties to open a hotel under its lifestyle Canopy by Hilton brand, making it the brand's debut property in Africa...

28 May 2019

Deadline extended for 2019 Lilizela Tourism Awards
Deadline extended for 2019 Lilizela Tourism AwardsArticle

The Lilizela Tourism Awards, now in its seventh year celebrates those who contribute to growing South Africa's destination competitiveness...

28 May 2019

We Are Africa names Victoria Fall's as winner of its international recycling award
We Are Africa names Victoria Fall's as winner of its international recycling awardArticle

Victoria Falls Recycling, launched by hospitality group Africa Albida Tourism, has won the Engage Africa award at this years We Are Africa Innovation Awards show in Cape Town...

27 May 2019

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5 things you always wanted to know about your company's travel spendArticle

Is your company still relying on Excel worksheets or - dare we say it - using pen and paper to calculate travel expenses? If so, you're not alone...

Oz Desai 21 May 2019

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FAA to review Boeing 737 Max software updateArticle

Boeing is now providing additional information to address the Federal Aviation Administration's requests that include detail on how pilots interact with the aeroplane controls and displays in different flight scenarios...

20 May 2019

Travel trends: Why family travel is once again on the rise
Travel trends: Why family travel is once again on the riseArticle

It's become clear that understanding what families expect from their holidays are starting to turn the travel industry on its head, particularly as multigenerational travel emerges as this year's top vacation trend...

14 May 2019

Eurowings implements virtual interlining, distributes tickets of other airlines
Eurowings implements virtual interlining, distributes tickets of other airlinesArticle

The newly developed Eurowings Flight Platform, which introduces the principle of 'virtual interlining', has made it possible for Eurowings customers to now book transfer connections...

13 May 2019

Cheetah Plains opens in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Cheetah Plains opens in the Sabi Sand Game ReserveArticle

Bringing a new level of luxury to the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, the recently opened Cheetah Plains and its Houses combine Big Five game viewing with state-of-the-art architecture and the finest in South African art and wine, with the aim to reimagine the safari experience and what luxury in the bush means.

9 May 2019

African airlines see 2.1% rise in demand for passenger travel
African airlines see 2.1% rise in demand for passenger travelArticle

The International Air Transport Association has announced its global passenger traffic results for March 2019 showing that demand rose by 3.1%, compared to the same month a year ago...

9 May 2019

Hilton expands footprint, debuts four properties in Africa
Hilton expands footprint, debuts four properties in AfricaArticle

Many of these properties represent first-in-country openings for Hilton Garden Inn and for the Hilton enterprise as a whole, including Botswana, Zambia and Uganda...

6 May 2019

Autograph Collection Hotels debuts in Kenya
Autograph Collection Hotels debuts in KenyaArticle

Autograph Collection Hotels has welcomed Sankara Nairobi to its portfolio of over 171 hotels around the world, marking the debut for the brand in Kenya...

2 May 2019

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

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

British Airways streamlines its biometric technology for international flights
British Airways streamlines its biometric technology for international flightsArticle

More than 250,000 British Airways customers have experienced a glimpse of the journey of the future by using their face as their identity to board a flight from the US in the last 18 months...

30 Apr 2019

Kasada Capital Management dedicates $500m toward new sub-Saharan Africa hospitality fund
Kasada Capital Management dedicates $500m toward new sub-Saharan Africa hospitality fundArticle

The fund will target both greenfield and brownfield projects...

28 Apr 2019

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TBI records below normal performance for SA business tourism in Q1Article

Below normal business conditions were recorded across the board for the second half of 2018 and are expected to persist into the first half of 2019...

28 Apr 2019

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Qatar Airways strengthens ties with Amadeus to maximise revenue, improve customer experienceArticle

Last summer, the aviation industry set a new record, with over 200,000 aircraft taking to the skies every day. In a competitive marketplace, airlines are looking for the right technology that enables them to deliver memorable experiences for their customers...

26 Apr 2019

New study reveals top trends in online payments in MENA
New study reveals top trends in online payments in MENAArticle

In the fourth quarter of 2018, the approval rate rose by 5.1% bringing MENA's rate just 3% behind the rest of the world. Due to the high transaction value in the travel industry, card approval rates have seen a slower growth rate than other industries...

Fundisiwe Maseko 25 Apr 2019

Forbes Travel Guide to open new office in Cape Town
Forbes Travel Guide to open new office in Cape TownArticle

"Forbes Travel Guide has been verifying luxury for more than 60 years, and we look forward to sharing the finest properties in the region with consumers."

24 Apr 2019

Event buyer tips on the benefits of booking an arena venue
Event buyer tips on the benefits of booking an arena venueArticle

To many, arenas are the place to go to see your favourite band or sporting team play. However, increasingly arenas are becoming the 'hidden gem' of the business events world...

24 Apr 2019

#WTMA19: Pinq Travel's Jason Fiddler talks marketing LGBTIQ+ travellers
#WTMA19: Pinq Travel's Jason Fiddler talks marketing LGBTIQ+ travellersArticle

According to the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association, the visibility and acceptance of LGBTQ+ people in society have increased globally over the past decade; however, the underrepresentation of gay and lesbian travellers in the tourism sector still exists...

Robin Fredericks 24 Apr 2019

How digital hospitality can be utilised to transform guest experiences in Africa
How digital hospitality can be utilised to transform guest experiences in AfricaArticle

As hospitality providers across the globe embrace digital transformation, the question arises; what do intelligent hotels offer?

23 Apr 2019

Travellers called to comply with SA's import regulations
Travellers called to comply with SA's import regulationsArticle

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has called all international travellers, who will be visiting or returning to South Africa during the Easter holidays, to comply with the country's import requirements for agricultural and related regulated products...

18 Apr 2019

#WTMA19: How tourism became an economic saving grace in sub-Saharan Africa
#WTMA19: How tourism became an economic saving grace in sub-Saharan AfricaArticle

A growing number of countries in sub-Saharan Africa have started looking to tourism as a viable option for revenue generation...

Maroefah Smith 17 Apr 2019

Boeing crashes and Uber collision show passenger safety relies on corporate promises, not regulators' tests
Boeing crashes and Uber collision show passenger safety relies on corporate promises, not regulators' testsArticle

Government regulators and industry experts often overlook the complexities and risks of human-technology interactions and increasingly rely on companies' voluntary oversight and self-assessments...

Adam Gabriele and Thaddeus R. Miller 17 Apr 2019

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

Minister of Tourism, Derek Hanekom has invited tourism stakeholders and the public to comment on the recently published Tourism Amendment Draft Bill...

16 Apr 2019

Indaba 2019 teams up with local street artists in Durban
Indaba 2019 teams up with local street artists in DurbanArticle

South African Tourism has partnered with three acclaimed Durban artists to paint a 22-metre wall mural inside the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre that will be unveiled during Africa's Travel Indaba taking place from 2-4 May 2019...

16 Apr 2019

Cathay Pacific reinstates seasonal Cape Town-Hong Kong route
Cathay Pacific reinstates seasonal Cape Town-Hong Kong routeArticle

Cathay Pacific has announced that its non-stop seasonal flight between Cape Town and Hong Kong will be returning. The route will operate alongside the existing daily non-stop flights from Johannesburg to Hong Kong...

16 Apr 2019

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

Durban KwaZulu-Natal Convention Bureau has been announced as the host of this year's Africa Tourism Leadership Forum and Awards, from 29 to 30 August 2019...

16 Apr 2019

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

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

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

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...

Maroefah Smith 12 Apr 2019

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

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...

11 Apr 2019

How businesses in hospitality can get their indemnity right
How businesses in hospitality can get their indemnity rightArticle

With the South African hospitality, leisure and tourism industry broadening and attracting more customers each year, it is imperative that business owners in these industries make sure that their property and staff are properly indemnified...

Adrian Chester 11 Apr 2019

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

The global airline industry has experienced some of its safest years ever, yet the number of claims shows no sign of abating...

11 Apr 2019

#WTMA19: Day two travel trade business highlights
#WTMA19: Day two travel trade business highlightsArticle

Today marks the third and final day of WTM Africa 2019 - Highlights to look forward to include the opening of Travel Forward in partnership with E-Tourism Africa Seminar (eTAS) and day two of the Business Case for Responsible Tourism Conference.

11 Apr 2019

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