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Experiences are the new black
Experiences are the new black

It is no longer chic to be chic and wealth is not displayed anymore. Consumers are no longer buying goods; instead they are spending on experiences

By Danette Breitenbach 2 days ago

Hong Kong-based airline adopts baby rhino in support of Investec Rhino Lifeline project
Hong Kong-based airline adopts baby rhino in support of Investec Rhino Lifeline project

Cathay Pacific has adopted an orphan baby rhino as part of its ongoing partnership with the Investec Rhino Lifeline (IRL) project

2 days ago

Cultivating the next generation of tourism professionals
Cultivating the next generation of tourism professionals

The theme for this year's Tourism Month is sustainable tourism. A concept closely linked with social development

By Enver Duminy 2 days ago

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Kruger Lowveld Tourism generates awareness through local tourism roadshow

Kruger Lowveld Tourism recently held its annual Tourism Month Roadshow, engaging local tourism organisations (LTO's) and governments across the region

3 days ago

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Tourism and travel trade joins GP Lifestyle Tourism Street Party to celebrate Gauteng

The first GP Lifestyle Tourism Street Party will be taking place this month in Gauteng, which will see the travel and tourism trade party throughout the day and into the night at the regenerated 1 Fox Street warehouse

3 days ago

Bushman's Nek reveals new look following R4.6m make-over
Bushman's Nek reveals new look following R4.6m make-over

Following a R4.6m make-over, Bushman's Nek Berg and Trout is sporting a new look that is set to keep it a favourite Underberg family vacation destination

3 days ago

Four things to do this Heritage weekend
Four things to do this Heritage weekend

South Africans will be treated to an extended Heritage weekend - from Saturday, 23 September 2017 to Monday, 25 September 2017. Here are four things to do this Heritage weekend.

3 days ago

Airlines changing with the trends, taking flight with millennials
Airlines changing with the trends, taking flight with millennials

Millennials have become so important that major airlines, including Mango, have started taking note and are offering specialised experiences to attract millennials

By Pumla Luhabe 3 days ago

From wine to whales, what to do in three days in Hermanus
From wine to whales, what to do in three days in Hermanus

Heritage Day falls on a Sunday, which means you get the Monday off, so if you want to get full relaxation out of your downtime, then South Africa's smaller towns come highly recommended.

By Avukile Mabombo 3 days ago

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British Airways starts African and Indian Ocean Islands expansion

As part of its African network expansion, British Airways will be starting its services to the Seychelles, offering more flights to Mauritius, with more seats on other routes

20 Sep 2017

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Adventure race Expedition Africa to put spotlight on Namaqua West Coast

Preparations for one of the world's most prominent adventure races coming to South Africa's Namaqua West Coast

20 Sep 2017

Is CRM dead in the travel industry?
Is CRM dead in the travel industry?

How can the idea of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) still be relevant in travel when today's consumers are in the driving seat and ‘manage' how and when they wish to engage with us?

By Craig Byren 20 Sep 2017

The power of exhibitions in the tourism and travel industry
The power of exhibitions in the tourism and travel industry

WTM Africa 2017 saw $365,950,813 of business generated, proving that exhibitions remain a powerful marketing tool for business, particularly for an experiential business in the travel and tourism sector

20 Sep 2017

IHG reveals new franchise-ready, midscale brand Avid
IHG reveals new franchise-ready, midscale brand Avid

InterContinental Hotels Group has revealed the name for its new high-quality midscale brand. Avid Hotels is franchise-ready

20 Sep 2017

#TourismMonth: Sharing data. What does the future hold for the travel industry?
#TourismMonth: Sharing data. What does the future hold for the travel industry?

Seamless travel and personalisation are two trends that are predicted to continue to disrupt the travel industry in the next decade, according to Amadeus' latest study

By Jannine Adams 19 Sep 2017

Tourism business performance sees decline but it's not all doom and gloom
Tourism business performance sees decline but it's not all doom and gloom

“The decline we have experienced recently in business performance has the potential to be temporary if the sector, as a collective unit, takes up the challenge to address the"

19 Sep 2017

City's big-spending visitors contribute to the tourism economy
City's big-spending visitors contribute to the tourism economy

Experiential tourism is providing more than just kicks for visitors, it's also spreading tourism rands wider across the destination

By Avukile Mabombo 19 Sep 2017

#SACSCCongress: Nigella Lawson on the role of food in storytelling
#SACSCCongress: Nigella Lawson on the role of food in storytelling

Internationally renowned food writer and TV cook Nigella Lawson has amassed a loyal following of food lovers charmed by her no-fuss approach to cooking

By Lauren Hartzenberg 18 Sep 2017

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#TourismMonth: Open skies, more business travel means a stronger Africa

As we celebrate Tourism Month, there's an opportunity for us to acknowledge what achieving open skies in Africa would mean for the business community and business travel in general

By Oz Desai 18 Sep 2017

Tsogo Sun SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl and the StayEasy Cape Town City Bowl
Exploring the ethos behind Dexter Moren's bespoke design approach

The new Tsogo Sun SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl and the StayEasy Cape Town City Bowl enables both business and leisure travellers of all budgets a place to explore what Cape Town has to offer

By Robin Fredericks 18 Sep 2017

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SA's art and culture takes to the streets in New York

In a month-long partnership with Citi Bike which will see South Africa's unique art and culture taking to the streets of NYC, SA Tourism's aims to encourage New Yorkers and visitors to the city to travel to SA

18 Sep 2017

10 reasons to visit the 2017 Gauteng Getaway show
10 reasons to visit the 2017 Gauteng Getaway show

The 2017 Gauteng Getaway Show will be held at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg from 23-25 September 2017. This year's event is set to offer adventure, live entertainment, food, outdoor camping gear, and special holiday deals.

18 Sep 2017

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Sanlam Top Destination Awards 2017 winners announced

The Sanlam Top Destination Awards ceremony saw 35 accommodation establishments walk away winners. The evening, themed #MyHeartBeatsAfrica, recognised the local entrepreneurs that have

18 Sep 2017

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Is it ethical to take a luxury holiday in a ‘developing' country?

Tourism is notoriously problematic for some developing destinations as it diverts often scarce water and energy resources from the host community

By Paul Hanna 15 Sep 2017

How does a prime tourist attraction comply with water restrictions?
How does a prime tourist attraction comply with water restrictions?

Hotels and accommodation facilities have already put water saving measures in place, but it's still a challenge for popular tourist attractions like Cape Point

15 Sep 2017

#PricecheckAwards: Travelstart named E-commerce Service of the Year
#PricecheckAwards: Travelstart named E-commerce Service of the Year

Travelstart was the overall winner of the PriceCheck Tech & E-commerce Awards 2017, claiming the title of E-commerce Service of the Year

By Lauren Hartzenberg 15 Sep 2017

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#InnovationMonth: Mobile, the future of guest engagement

With the use of smartphones to book hotel rooms increasing significantly over the past years, Ankerdata has partnered with ConnectHotel to bring SA a customised mobile concierge and booking application

By Cari Coetzee 15 Sep 2017

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FEDHASA calls on members to become innovative in saving water

With level five water restrictions officially in effect in the city of Cape Town, the Federal Hospitality Association of South Africa (FEDHASA) Cape region has joined calls to become innovative when considering water usage cutbacks

14 Sep 2017

Foodies meet #Brewfood - Beerhouse launches new menu and food trend
Foodies meet #Brewfood - Beerhouse launches new menu and food trend

Remember a time before craft beer? Strange to think that only a few years back, your local beer options were pretty much Castle or Black Label. Now beers come artfully packaged and flavoured with anything from cinnamon to pineapple

By Ruth Cooper 14 Sep 2017

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