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Cradle of Human Culture launches at 2019 Asia Pacific RoadshowArticle

The Western Cape's Destination Marketing Organisation at Wesgro, in partnership with South African Tourism, has launched the Cradle of Human Culture at the Asia Pacific Roadshow 2019 in China...

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4 incentive travel trends to keep young employees happy this #YouthMonthArticle

There has never been a more critical time for companies to attract, retain and keep young employees happy in the workplace...

Teresa Richardson 18 Jun 2019

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Cape Town Tourism looks to Muslim travel to boost local tourismArticle

By 2020, approximately 26% of the world's population will be Muslim, but most importantly for tourism destinations like Cape Town, Muslim tourism is already one of the fastest growing sectors...

14 Jun 2019

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Airbnb unveils new collection for adventure travellersArticle

Airbnb has unveiled its new collection, Airbnb Adventures - an expansion of its Airbnb Experiences...

14 Jun 2019

Weighing in on bespoke luxury travel experiences, and why it should matter
Weighing in on bespoke luxury travel experiences, and why it should matterArticle

Travel has evolved from being something from a rest and recuperation process to something which includes self-actualisation, but how does one factor this in?

Robin Fredericks 3 Jun 2019

#AfricaMonth: How technology keeps business travellers safe in Africa
#AfricaMonth: How technology keeps business travellers safe in AfricaArticle

Travel in Africa can be challenging and even risky at times. However, technology is helping to mitigate these issues...

Oz Desai 30 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

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Travelstart launches new media hub supporting tourism, travel businessArticle

Travelstart has launched a media division open to travel and tourism companies worldwide. Called 'Media Hub', the new division will support tourism agencies, airlines, cruise companies and related organisations...

30 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

#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

#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

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

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 for your brand...

Robin Fredericks 15 Apr 2019

#WTMA19: Turning the Africa misconception into a profitable, hyperlocal, luxury experience
#WTMA19: Turning the Africa misconception into a profitable, hyperlocal, luxury experienceArticle

Africa is a continent filled with places to be explored, yet there are so many countries on the continent that foreigners have never heard of...

Robin Fredericks 15 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

#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

#WTMA19: Day One
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World Travel Market Africa 2019 opened its doors at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on 10 April, welcoming a host exhibitors, buyers, travel professionals and media.

11 Apr 2019

Why the human touch remains necessity in hospitality
Why the human touch remains necessity in hospitalityArticle

Looking at other hospitality functions such as stock taking and procurement, advanced technology is certainly making these processes far more efficient. However, the need for human labour in controlling these processes will always remain...

11 Apr 2019

#WTMA19: WTM Africa 2019 first day highlights from meetings, networking and events
#WTMA19: WTM Africa 2019 first day highlights from meetings, networking and eventsArticle

World Travel Market Africa 2019 opened its doors at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on 10 April, welcoming a host exhibitors, buyers, travel professionals and media...

11 Apr 2019

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve named overall winner of the 2019 African Responsible Tourism Award
Grootbos Private Nature Reserve named overall winner of the 2019 African Responsible Tourism AwardArticle

"Our winners have an ethos that extends beyond the commercial - linking thriving business with the wellbeing of local people and the longevity of their environments..."

10 Apr 2019

#WTMA19: What to expect from WTM Africa 2019
#WTMA19: What to expect from WTM Africa 2019Article

World Travel Market Africa 2019 kicks off today at the Cape Town International Convention Centre in Cape Town. Doors open at 10 am to one of the continent's largest inbound and outbound business-to-business travel trade shows, which will welcome thousands of buyers, media and VIP guests.

9 Apr 2019

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New travel show for Vox AfricaArticle

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

27 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

#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

36 organisations nominated for 2019 African Responsible Tourism Awards
36 organisations nominated for 2019 African Responsible Tourism AwardsArticle

The 2019 African Responsible Tourism Awards has moved into the second round in which 36 tourism organisations will compete for the top spots...

6 Mar 2019

Inaugural 2019 Arabian Travel Week to feature 4 co-located events
Inaugural 2019 Arabian Travel Week to feature 4 co-located eventsArticle

Taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 27 April-1 May 2019, the event will comprise ATM 2019 and ILTM Arabia as well as CONNECT Middle East, India and Africa 2019...

26 Feb 2019

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

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

How a website helps visitors plan dream holidays
How a website helps visitors plan dream holidaysArticle

When SA-Venues.com started in 1999, it was with a simple goal: to become a one-stop shop for tourists booking accommodation and planning where to eat, sleep and play in South Africa...

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We ain't no first world wannabe: Making our mark as a developing city
We ain't no first world wannabe: Making our mark as a developing cityArticle

Leigh Dawber shares her five top insights on how we are making our mark on the global stage...

Leigh Dawber 11 Jan 2019

What to expect from WTM Africa 2019
What to expect from WTM Africa 2019Article

The WTM Africa 2019 speaker line-up and programme are taking shape, with Conference, Inspire, Destination and Travel Forward Theatres set to host presentations and interactive sessions with global travel influencers between 10 and 12 April 2019...

10 Jan 2019

How to target LGBT travellers
How to target LGBT travellersArticle

Based on data from the Department of Commerce and Community Marketing Inc., the estimated annual economic impact of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) travellers is over $75bn per year in the US alone...

Eugene Yiga 3 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: What the hospitality sector should stay on top of for 2019
#BizTrends2019: What the hospitality sector should stay on top of for 2019Article

As part of Bizcommunity's BizTrends series, Sharmila Ragunanan, hospitality expert and group marketing manager for Dream Hotels & Resorts, dishes on hotel trends that will make the traveller experience even more exciting in 2019, and other industry developments that lie ahead.

Sharmila Ragunanan 21 Dec 2018

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Africa receives 5% of international arrivalsArticle

Africa's travel and tourism industry continues to record impressive growth over the years. In 2017, the continent hit a 63 million high in international tourist arrivals as compared to 58 million in 2016...

Josephine Wawira 20 Dec 2018

7 key insights revealed into Chinese outbound travel
7 key insights revealed into Chinese outbound travelArticle

South African Tourism, Wesgro, V&A Waterfront and The Table Bay Hotel recently hosted a China Ready Workshop in Cape Town with key local tourism trade representatives...

6 Dec 2018

What the millennial market wants from the travel industry
What the millennial market wants from the travel industryArticle

Keeping up with global trends is hugely important for South African companies involved in the tourism industry. If we want to encourage more foreigners to visit our shores, we have to listen to what they want...

Judiet Barnes 5 Dec 2018

BON Hotels expands on Ethiopian presence
BON Hotels expands on Ethiopian presenceArticle

BON Hotels has added a third East Africa property to its portfolio - the BON Hotel German Square in Addis Ababa...

3 Oct 2018

Disruptive tech driving transformation in tourism
Disruptive tech driving transformation in tourismArticle

The world as we know it is changing, with technology disrupting how we explore the global village...

Enver Duminy 23 Aug 2018

Exploring the world: Where do the globe's most affluent spend their holiday?
Exploring the world: Where do the globe's most affluent spend their holiday?Article

With the holiday season in full swing and affluent increasingly searching for unique experiences rather than growing their material possessions, the luxury travel market is booming. What are the travel trends among the affluent worldwide?

17 Aug 2018

Fostering a culture of travel among South Africans
Fostering a culture of travel among South AfricansArticle

Take a moment to consider why 10 million tourists visit South Africa's shores annually...

Andrew Stark 7 Aug 2018

Local tourism in Nigeria forecasted to get N3.6bn boost
Local tourism in Nigeria forecasted to get N3.6bn boostArticle

International arrivals and employment expected to grow by 1.5% and 3.4% respectively by the end of 2018...

11 Jul 2018

Key insights into Kenya's hospitality industry
Key insights into Kenya's hospitality industryArticle

Jumia Travel, in its annual report delves into Kenya's travel, tourism, and hospitality ecosystem, looking at the sector's GDP contribution, as well as technology trends shaping the hospitality sector...

9 Jul 2018

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