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AHIF, AviaDev and WTA Africa are all happening at the same time, in the same place

For the first time, Rwanda will welcome the World Travel Awards with the Africa Gala Ceremony 2017 to take place alongside the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) and AviaDev Africa

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David Germain, Director: Africa and America's Seychelles Tourism Board and Amanda Lang, marketing manager, Alphonse Island.
Speed networking at the Seychelles Roadshow

We caught up with the director for Africa and America's Seychelles Tourism Board and marketing manager for Alphonse Island at the Seychelles Roadshow, to find out more about MICE services and its positioning within the Seychelles

By Robin Fredericks 16 hours ago

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Nairobi to land Sh4.6m per person luxury flight

A Hong Kong-based airline operator plans to launch a Sh4.6m-a-ticket luxury flight to Nairobi targeting Asia's super-rich keen on sampling Kenya's prime holiday destinations

By Brian Ngugi 1 day ago

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The Cellars-Hohenort undergoes luxury upgrade

Many of the rooms and suites at the five-star Cellars-Hohenort hotel in Cape Town's Constantia Valley is set to undergo a series of upgrades in a refurbishment project to enhance its the guest experience

1 day ago

Why the Cape Winelands should target Afropolitans
Why the Cape Winelands should target Afropolitans

Afropolitans could boost the South African economy by more than R2bn annually and grow tourism if they are given appealing reasons to travel locally

1 day ago

Ulf Rydin via  - Msembe airstrip in Ruaha National Park, Tanzania
$156m plan to boost tourism in Ruaha, Selous

$156m plan to boost tourism in southern Tanzania, will involve upgrading of roads leading to iconic tourist sites including the Ruaha National Park and Rungwa and Selous game reserves

By Zephania Ubwani 2 days ago

Can tourism alleviate global poverty?
Can tourism alleviate global poverty?

Wouldn't it be great if something as simple and pleasurable as international travel could help end something as grinding and enduring as global poverty? After all, the industry is booming

By Susanne Becken 2 days ago

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#CSIMonth: How the Seychelles is restoring its marine ecosystem through coral farming

We are all familiar with the expression ‘green fingers', however, in the Indian Ocean Island of Seychelles it would probably be more fitting to say ‘reef fingers'

2 days ago

Chatbots and the hospitality industry
Chatbots and the hospitality industry

Key players in the hospitality industry are still trying to figure out how to build the perfect chatbot - smart, capable of understanding complex semantics, and conversing with the customer as an experienced service rep would

By Jogbojogbo Abdulrahman 2 days ago

Head to Boschendal for a perfect winter getaway
Head to Boschendal for a perfect winter getaway

Like many other millennials, I live in a small flat in the city where space comes at serious premiums and peace and quiet often needs to be found at yoga studios - because of this, I always jump at the chance to head out of town and play country-house-living.

By Ruth Cooper 21 Jul 2017

SA Tourism ensures SMMEs participate in SA's first Holiday Expo
SA Tourism ensures SMMEs participate in SA's first Holiday Expo

SA Tourism has teamed up with the Future Group hosting the inaugural Holiday Expo, an experiential showcase, to ensure that SMMEs in the tourism industry get the opportunity to market and showcase their businesses

21 Jul 2017

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Mhondoro takes on DOT Challenge, eliminates plastic bottles

Mhondoro Game Lodge has eliminated the use of plastic water bottles in support of the DOT Challenge. It is committed to making a contribution in each of the DOT Challenge categories - water, waste, conservation, and energy

21 Jul 2017

Calling all sommeliers for SA's Best Young Sommelier competition
Calling all sommeliers for SA's Best Young Sommelier competition

To empower the next generation of professional sommeliers, the South African Sommelier Association (SASA) in association with Moët & Chandon introduces the Best Young Sommerlier competition, with entries now open until 29 July 2017.

21 Jul 2017

IATA, A4A launches year-long campaign to improve baggage tracking
IATA, A4A launches year-long campaign to improve baggage tracking

"Arriving without a bag is a very frustrating experience for our customers. Over the last decade, we have reduced mishandled baggage by 54% with improved processes. The next step is to realise the full benefits of baggage tracking"

21 Jul 2017

Escape to Tintswalo Atlantic Hotel this Winter
Escape to Tintswalo Atlantic Hotel this Winter

It's hard to believe that it's been two years since Tintswalo Atlantic was almost destroyed in a Cape Town wildfire. If you visit the five-star boutique lodge today, you'll find a place that's risen from the ashes and resumed its position as one of the top spots for a luxury escape.

By Eugene Yiga 21 Jul 2017

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Exploding volcano may open maiden 'Geopark'

Tanzania is creating the first ever Geopark in the Sub-Sahara African region and this maiden geology-based tourism and scientific site is likely to open with real-life fireworks from the anticipated 'Lengai' volcano likely to soon hit the skies

20 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: How to create the ultimate sustainable travel adventure
#CSIMonth: How to create the ultimate sustainable travel adventure

“Millennial travellers are always looking for their next big adventure where they want to see, feel and taste their destination, explore every aspect of the culture, and, of course, give back to the communities they visit."

20 Jul 2017

Four tips to make your business travelling time productive
Four tips to make your business travelling time productive

Travelling for several hours at a time may be a part of your business life and while travelling for business is not a problem, being idle while travelling could be

By Meet Morakhiya 20 Jul 2017

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Durbanite one of the 25 most influential people in the international meetings industry

Nina Freysen-Pretorius, CEO of The Conference Company, has been included in the US-based Successful Meetings magazine's annual list of 25 outstanding professionals who have had a significant impact on the meetings industry

20 Jul 2017

Redefine ups stake in International Hotel Properties
Redefine ups stake in International Hotel Properties

Redefine International said on Wednesday, 19 July, it would increase its interest in the UK-based International Hotel Properties (IHL) from 17.24% to 50%

By Alistair Anderson 20 Jul 2017

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Tanzania named Africa's leading safari destination

Tanzania is Africa's best safari destination, according to SafariBookings.com. Tanzania's famed wild spaces made it the best country overall for wildlife too

19 Jul 2017

Star-studded new British Airways safety video adds comic relief
Star-studded new British Airways safety video adds comic relief

In a new and entertaining pre-flight safety video, British Airways spreads important safety messages, while boosting fund-raising for Flying Start - the charity partnership between British Airways and Comic Relief

19 Jul 2017

Pavel Špindler via  - Golden Gate Highlands National Park
SANParks announces dates for SA National Parks Week

In line with its vision statement of 'A sustainable National Park System Connecting Society', SANParks will open its 12th SA National Parks Week at Golden Gate Highlands National Park from

19 Jul 2017

Emirates, Flydubai collaborate to accelerate growth
Emirates, Flydubai collaborate to accelerate growth

Emirates and Flydubai have joined forces to leverage each other's network to scale up their operations and accelerate growth

19 Jul 2017

Knysna Karoo to Coast race set to continue
Knysna Karoo to Coast race set to continue

The impact of the fire on Knysna has seen 2,500 jobs at risk as tourists cancel bookings. The Karoo to Coast race, like the Knysna Oyster Festival, is also set to continue

19 Jul 2017

Newcomer Rare Grill in Kenilworth named best steakhouse in SA
Newcomer Rare Grill in Kenilworth named best steakhouse in SA

Newcomer of the Year in The Wolftrap Steakhouse Championships, Rare Grill in Kenilworth was also named the Steakhouse Champion for 2017

By Jessica Tennant 18 Jul 2017

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Angelic stay at Angala Boutique Hotel

Everything whispers of peace and tranquillity at Angala Boutique Hotel and Guest House, just outside of Franschhoek.

By Leigh Andrews 18 Jul 2017

Nigeria accounts for less than three percent of tourists visiting Africa
Nigeria accounts for less than three percent of tourists visiting Africa

The Federation of Tourism Association of Nigeria, FTAN, says that less than three per cent of tourists visiting Africa annually, choose Nigeria as their tourism destinations

18 Jul 2017

To advance youth in tourism, we need to advance new skills
To advance youth in tourism, we need to advance new skills

There are opportunities for young South Africans in the travel and tourism industry, but we need to ensure they have the skills to march into the future with confidence

By Tim Smith 18 Jul 2017

Vusa Zaya, Rémy Martin brand ambassador
Exploring Rémy Martin's Eau-de-Vie

Rémy Martin brand ambassador, Vusa Zaya gives us a taste of what it takes to be a brand ambassador in the world of Cognac and what promoting the brand entails

By Juanita Pienaar 18 Jul 2017

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