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Jurni to transform SA's travel and tourism industry
Jurni to transform SA's travel and tourism industryArticle

Jurni, an innovative public-private venture that aims revolutionise and transform South Africa's travel and tourism industry was recently launched...

6 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

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

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6 ways tech can make business travel bookings easierArticle

Corporate Traveller's Oz Desai points out six scenarios where the right technology can considerably simplify and improve the travel booking process...

Oz Desai 25 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

How far can tech steer business traveller behaviour and safety?
How far can tech steer business traveller behaviour and safety?Article

Where there are rules, there are always those who try to break, ignore or circumvent them. Business travel is no different. Rogue business travellers - those who book on their own and tend to flaunt the 'rules' - are causing serious concern for travel managers...

Nicole Adonis 14 Mar 2019

6 innovations shaping business travel in 2019
6 innovations shaping business travel in 2019Article

Corporate Traveller general manager, Oz Desai takes a look at six innovations business travellers can look out for during their next trip...

7 Mar 2019

Virtual reality adds to tourism through touch, smell and real people's experiences
Virtual reality adds to tourism through touch, smell and real people's experiencesArticle

We need to change our preconceptions about what virtual reality is. Let's not limit VR experiences to recreations of the real world, instead let's open our minds to history, mythology and fresh perspectives from real people...

Erik Malcolm Champion 5 Mar 2019

4 tourism trends to look out for in 2019
4 tourism trends to look out for in 2019Article

Despite the prevailing tough economic environment, the tourism industry in South Africa continues to provide a glimmer of hope, as one of the sectors that will continue to boost growth and job creation this year...

27 Feb 2019

Corporate Traveller launches new technology for SME corporates
Corporate Traveller launches new technology for SME corporatesArticle

To mark the celebration of its 20th anniversary this year, Corporate Traveller has announced the launch of a new technology platform, Your.CT, in the South African market...

6 Feb 2019

Clearing the air around facial recognition in travel
Clearing the air around facial recognition in travelArticle

Biometrics are already a fact of life in today's travel, but there are concerns about privacy issues...

Thierry Mesnard 1 Feb 2019

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World Travel Awards calls for entriesArticle

The World Travel Awards has opened for submission and invites travel brands that are pushing the boundaries of industry excellence to participate in the annual programme...

31 Jan 2019

Sherry Zameer
Keep abreast of the travel tech wave to realise tourism potentialArticle

Technology is revolutionising travel. To keep growing its tourism industry, South Africa must continuously invest in new technologies to deliver the right experiences to discerning travellers...

Sherry Zameer 9 Jan 2019

Air travel is expensive in Africa but what can be done to make it affordable?
Air travel is expensive in Africa but what can be done to make it affordable?Article

At the moment, Africa's aviation industry supports 6.8 million jobs and $72.5bn in economic activity, however, this has had little or no impact on the rates of these airlines...

Adeniyi Ogunfowoke 29 Nov 2018

VR technology gives new meaning to 'holidaying at home'. But is it really a substitute for travel?
VR technology gives new meaning to 'holidaying at home'. But is it really a substitute for travel?Article

Tourism is a quintessential part of the "experience economy", creating memories that can be recalled, re-lived and re-shared for a lifetime. But not all travel experiences take place in the real world...

Vikki Schaffer,Alexandra Bec, Brent D. Moyle, Noel 15 Oct 2018

Jumia partners Amadeus to launch flight marketplace in Africa
Jumia partners Amadeus to launch flight marketplace in AfricaArticle

Jumia is at it again in the expansion of its flights services, this time in partnership with Amadeus, a travel technology company...

3 Oct 2018

These 5 technologies are transforming the travel experience
These 5 technologies are transforming the travel experienceArticle

The whole notion of what today's hyperconnected travellers want, and what they value, has changed. While cost, choice and convenience are still significant, booking decisions are now based on the experience...

Guido Verweij 19 Sep 2018

#TourismMonth: Surge of the digital travel consumer
#TourismMonth: Surge of the digital travel consumerArticle

Digitalisation is increasingly seen to empower travel consumers especially those seeking diversification and personalisation for a remarkable experience...

Josephine Wawira 18 Sep 2018

2018 Lilizela Tourism Awards winners announced
2018 Lilizela Tourism Awards winners announcedArticle

KwaZulu-Natal's top tourism and hospitality businesses were honoured at the provincial sixth Lilizela Tourism Awards in KwaZulu-Natal. Nominees were selected from 1,385 entries and were recognised for their service excellence...

14 Sep 2018

Catching a flight could soon be as easy as ordering an Uber
Catching a flight could soon be as easy as ordering an UberArticle

Rising consumer demands will soon drive disruption of air travel, says Kirby Gordon, head of sales and distribution at FlySafair...

Kirby Gordon 27 Aug 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

The state and potential of the aviation sector in Kenya
The state and potential of the aviation sector in KenyaArticle

Jumia Travel engages Kelvin Mwasi, the commercial manager of Skyward Express to shed some light on the state and potential of the aviation sector in Kenya...

Josephine Wawira 26 Jul 2018

Importance of innovation and digitalisation in growing tourism
Importance of innovation and digitalisation in growing tourismArticle

The industry is experiencing a great deal of innovative disruption, with trends such as virtual reality (VR), artificial intelligence (AI), and mobile bookings and payments taking centre stage...

Josephine Wawira 21 Jun 2018

It is time to change the way you think about business travel
It is time to change the way you think about business travelArticle

Whether you're new to business travel or a veteran corporate jet-setter, here are Flight Centre Business Travel's top tips to making business travel a healthy part of your lifestyle...

12 Jun 2018

What will it take for travel consultants to survive?
What will it take for travel consultants to survive?Article

They say that the universities and colleges of today are training people for careers that don't even exist. The question we should be asking in travel is: What are the skills that future travel professionals will need to do their jobs?

21 May 2018

#WTMA18: Six trends driving growth and change in African tourism
#WTMA18: Six trends driving growth and change in African tourismArticle

Each region is different and coping with different tensions. Mature economies have been struggling to maintain positive growth, and emerging markets have had their own challenges to deal with...

Cari Coetzee 2 May 2018

#WTMA18: An inside look at the Google Trekker Project
#WTMA18: An inside look at the Google Trekker ProjectArticle

This was more than just putting South Africa on the map, it was a nation-building project with a common cause...

Robin Fredericks 23 Apr 2018

How devices can improve business travel
How devices can improve business travelArticle

Technology has made business communication and business travel easier than ever, but it's still possible to have a minor disaster involving your indispensable devices...

Dawn Weir 16 Apr 2018

Blockchain for travel made simple
Blockchain for travel made simpleArticle

Can you imagine whipping out your mobile phone instead of your passport when you travel for business or leisure? If Blockchain has its way, that could become a reality...

Natalia Rosa 11 Apr 2018

Consumerisation of travel: Millennials changing the face of business travel
Consumerisation of travel: Millennials changing the face of business travelArticle

Millennials will soon become the largest group of travel customers, driving the evolution of the industry with a demand for cutting-edge digital solutions and a thirst for more 'bleisure'...

3 Apr 2018

Asilia's southern Tanzania experiences now in VR
Asilia's southern Tanzania experiences now in VRArticle

Asilia Africa has introduced virtual reality videos of their experiences in southern Tanzania, showcasing the beauty and breadth of Tanzania's largest but little-known safari areas: Ruaha National Park and the Selous Game Reserve...

27 Mar 2018

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New app a digital gateway to Abu Dhabi heritageArticle

The Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi is set to launch a 'one-stop' digital information platform initiave on cultural experiences in the emirate of Abu Dhabi on 27 February 2018...

14 Feb 2018

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Automated passport readers at CAI a warm welcome for travellers, defence against security threatsArticle

By supplying Cairo International Airport with automated document readers, Gemalto is enabling faster border crossings for millions of travellers while ensuring rigorous security checking...

13 Feb 2018

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British Airways enhances long-haul flights with Wi-FiArticle

The first three British Airways long-haul aircraft powered with Wi-Fi is now in service. Over the next two year, the airline will connect 118 of its long-haul aircraft, allowing customers to browse and stream from the comforts of their seats...

5 Feb 2018

Tiki the Travel Bot helps travellers navigate personalised trips
Tiki the Travel Bot helps travellers navigate personalised tripsArticle

Contiki has created a chatbot - Tiki the Travel Bot - on the Facebook Messenger platform to provide a personalised experience by suggesting trips relevant to the users' travel interests...

30 Jan 2018

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Travel and hospitality trends to dominate in 2018Article

Various tech solutions, diversification of services by hotels, and the surge of millennial travel are just some of the highlights that marked 2017. The question is, will these continue to dominate in 2018?

Josephine Wawira 26 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Four trends making their mark on the future of travel
#BizTrends2018: Four trends making their mark on the future of travelArticle

As with other industries, tourism and travel are enjoying the integration of a number of new and emerging technologies, which are poised to create enhanced user experiences throughout the travel lifecycle...

Eran Feinstein 22 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Travellers looking for more bang for their travel buck
#BizTrends2018: Travellers looking for more bang for their travel buckArticle

Value and service continue to remain high up on the agenda for South Africans when it comes to both corporate and leisure travel...

Andrew Stark 18 Jan 2018

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Forget the self-driving car, meet the self-driving suitcaseArticle

Some of the technologies used in autonomous cars have been adapted in products unveiled at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, to help travellers with the weighty problem of dealing with baggage.

12 Jan 2018

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#BizTrends2018: 2018 travel forecast - seven trends to anticipateArticle

In 2018, there will be an increased swathe of people fully engaged in the sharing economy, communicating to the world the wonderfully enriching experiences that they have discovered...

Gavin Tollman 9 Jan 2018

Enver Duminy, CEO, Cape Town Tourism
#BizTrends2018: Trends shift as travel evolvesArticle

Travel is not a static experience - why, how and when visitors want to visit and interact with a destination is constantly evolving...

Enver Duminy 8 Jan 2018

Always-on a must for South African digital travellers
Always-on a must for South African digital travellersArticle

The digital traveller experience lets consumers take full control over all aspects of their holidays. Much of this digital transformation is driven by the consumer's desire to...

Claude Schuck 11 Dec 2017

Tech narrows geographical boundaries
Tech narrows geographical boundariesArticle

A travel journey begins in the imagination. As the saying goes, it's about the journey, not the destination - and the journey is not simply the distance as the crow flies from one place to another...

Danny Bryer 5 Dec 2017

Growing customer demand has Cathay Pacific Group introduce high-speed Wi-Fi to its fleet
Growing customer demand has Cathay Pacific Group introduce high-speed Wi-Fi to its fleetArticle

Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon adopt Gogo's 2Ku satellite-based broadband in-flight connectivity technology - it will be installed on the airlines' Boeing 777 and Airbus A330 aircraft...

23 Nov 2017

Smart Hotels: The hotel scene is changing and Gen Y is behind it
Smart Hotels: The hotel scene is changing and Gen Y is behind itArticle

Traditionally, hotels focus on personal customer service and luxury, but the scene is changing - it is evolving to become an experience in technological advancement with various online and automated services to choose from...

15 Nov 2017

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TRVL: Shaking up the online travel industry with Jochem WijnandsArticle

TRVL is a peer-to-peer booking platform that gives everyone access to the travel agent world. We chat to founder and CEO Jochem Wijnands about his new startup that is set to cause a stir in the travel industry...

Cari Coetzee 14 Nov 2017

Global travel trends that will help position SA as a sought-after travel destination in 2018
Global travel trends that will help position SA as a sought-after travel destination in 2018Article

The South African tourism industry stands to benefit from global travel trends that will allow it to position SA as a sought-after travel destination in 2018...

14 Nov 2017

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Google Street View, Drive South Africa collab captures all of SA wilderness in 360°Article

"For the first time, travellers and wildlife lovers from across the globe can explore the full spectrum of South Africa's diverse wilderness areas on Google Maps and Street View."

3 Nov 2017

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