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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...

1 day ago

The 2019 Global Youth Travel Awards are open for entry
The 2019 Global Youth Travel Awards are open for entryArticle

The Global Youth Travel Awards reward organisations in the youth, student and educational travel industry, who make an outstanding contribution to the sector. Winners will be announced on 11 October 2019...

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SAA appoints acting CEOArticle

South African Airways has appointed Zuks Ramasia as its acting CEO following the resignation of its CEO Vuyani Jarana...

10 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

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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Is your company spending too much on business travel?Article

Flight Centre Business Travel Brand Leader Andrew Grunewald identifies four red flags to help companies avoid overspending...

Andrew Grunewald 29 May 2019

#BizTourismReport: SA tourism market analyses for May 2019
#BizTourismReport: SA tourism market analyses for May 2019Article

This is a monthly series of articles to provide market intelligence on the tourism industry in South Africa...

Martin Jansen van Vuuren 22 May 2019

#AfricaMonth: Africa's top leisure destinations for business travellers
#AfricaMonth: Africa's top leisure destinations for business travellersArticle

Intra-Africa travel should be a priority for every South African...

Jenna Berndt 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

Travelport, Qantas sign new agreement on NDC connections
Travelport, Qantas sign new agreement on NDC connectionsArticle

Travelport has entered into a new agreement with Qantas that includes a commitment to continued collaboration on the future of distribution...

15 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

Emirates unveils pavilion design for Expo 2020 Dubai
Emirates unveils pavilion design for Expo 2020 DubaiArticle

Emirates has unveiled the design concepts of its pavilion for the six-month Expo 2020 Dubai event, comprising a design and visitor experience which will utilise interactive technologies and design-thinking focusing on the future of commercial aviation...

10 May 2019

Winners of the #CapePointCreates competition announced
Winners of the #CapePointCreates competition announcedArticle

Recognising the need to allow for talent to be showcased, Cape Point and Tourvest Destination Retail recently initiated a project geared to provide local artisans with an opportunity to market their products through the Cape Point concession's curio stores...

10 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

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Travelport extends digital partnership with BCD TravelArticle

The new agreement will see Travelport Digital continue to collaborate on BCD Travel's digital traveller engagement solution, TripSource...

7 May 2019

#ATMDubai: Machine learning, artificial intelligence will revolutionise the way you do business
#ATMDubai: Machine learning, artificial intelligence will revolutionise the way you do businessArticle

Technologies such as machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) have the potential to transform the hospitality and travel sectors...

2 May 2019

TPConnects launches IATA NDC-based SaaS software for global travel agents
TPConnects launches IATA NDC-based SaaS software for global travel agentsArticle

TPConnects SaaS-based solution addresses the current problem of 99% of the travel agents lacking their own digital assets...

30 Apr 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

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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

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

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...

Ruth Cooper 23 Apr 2019

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#ATMDubai: IATA forecasts Africa will increase its aviation potential by 2040Article

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) projects that the African continent will become one of the fastest growing aviation regions within the next 20 years, with an average annual expansion rate of almost 5%...

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

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

#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

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4 common mistakes companies make when booking travelArticle

Flight Centre Business Travel Brand Leader, Andrew Grunewald shares four of the most common mistakes SMEs make when booking travel...

Andrew Grunewald 8 Apr 2019

TTC's TreadRight Foundation, brands amplify plastic free initiatives for Earth Month
TTC's TreadRight Foundation, brands amplify plastic free initiatives for Earth MonthArticle

To highlight its respect and recognition for Earth Month, The Travel Corporation recently announced that, from the beginning of its 2019 operating season, its brands will no longer make available single-use plastic bottles on its coaches...

3 Apr 2019

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Travel and accommodation trends to watch in 2019Article

Garnet Basson, Chief Operating Officer of The Capital Hotels and Apartments identifies several trends in hotels and accommodation that are likely to impact the industry during in 2019...

27 Mar 2019

Travelling children of today is the future of tourism
Travelling children of today is the future of tourismArticle

Investing in travelling children of today is shaping the future of tourism...

Phindile Makwakwa 27 Mar 2019

Boeing is doing crisis management all wrong
Boeing is doing crisis management all wrongArticle

Here's what a company needs to do to restore the public's trust...

Kelli Matthews 26 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 tourismArticle

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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Budget travelling is not just good for your pocket, but for the environment tooArticle

While it is a fun, educative venture, travelling can also be costly. You want to see the world and visit your favourite tourist sites but you're low on funds, so what's the best way to go about it?

Martin Tvede Larsen 20 Mar 2019

Africa's Travel Indaba 2019 introduces first-ever Green Stand Awards
Africa's Travel Indaba 2019 introduces first-ever Green Stand AwardsArticle

The introduction of the first ever Green Stand Awards at Africa's at this year's Africa Travel Indaba ties into South African Tourism's promotion of responsible tourism...

19 Mar 2019

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

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

Mauritius selected to host World Travel Awards Africa, Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony
Mauritius selected to host World Travel Awards Africa, Indian Ocean Gala CeremonyArticle

Voting for the WTA Africa and Indian Ocean regions is open and concludes on 21 April 2019...

13 Mar 2019

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How cloud can be used to meet the changing demand in digital travelArticle

The travel industry is transforming with emerging technologies, new business models and changing consumer expectations...

Mike Croucher 13 Mar 2019

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How an innovation hub could boost Africa's travel tradeArticle

Deeper collaboration is needed to drive the development and delivery of cutting-edge technology across the continent' travel and tourism industry.

13 Mar 2019

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

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

Futureproofing your travel for 2019
Futureproofing your travel for 2019Article

When the Finance Minister chooses an Aloe Ferox - that bitter, hardy and spiky indigenous species best known for its resilience in extreme climates - as a metaphor for the country's budget, you know you're in for a rather prickly year...

Andrew Stark 11 Mar 2019

Travelport's new campaign to support airline passengers with intellectual disabilities
Travelport's new campaign to support airline passengers with intellectual disabilitiesArticle

Travelport has launched a global campaign to improve awareness and use of the DPNA Special Service Request code...

7 Mar 2019

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