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Is Airbnb really a threat to the hotel industry?
Is Airbnb really a threat to the hotel industry?

We read all the time about how the sharing economy - a new form of doing business that puts the supplier and the customer together digitally, leaving out the intermediary - threatens the sustainability of existing businesses

By Danny Bryer 15 hours ago

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Mixing business with leisure is the new normal

"Bleisure' travel is booming - mixing in a little fun with a formal trip is gaining ground among frequent business travellers

18 hours ago

Create your own festival experience with 10 things to do at Wacky Wine
Create your own festival experience with 10 things to do at Wacky Wine

The fourteenth annual Wacky Wine Weekend is happening from 1-4 June 2017 and you can create your own unique festival experience with this list of ten things you can do at the event

19 hours ago

Radisson Blu contributing to SDGs with Blu Planet for Meetings
Radisson Blu contributing to SDGs with Blu Planet for Meetings

To make meetings carbon-free at Radisson Blu hotels worldwide by the end of the year, the hotel brand is launching Blu Planet for Meetings

20 hours ago

Jumia Travel, Accor Hotels report offers insight on Africa's tourism industry
Jumia Travel, Accor Hotels report offers insight on Africa's tourism industry

Jumia Travel in collaboration with Accor Hotels and Ethiopian Airlines compiled an in-depth report delving into the continent's travel and tourism ecosystem

3 days ago

His Excellency Mohamad Mubarak Al Mazrouei, Chairman of the Etihad Aviation Group board (left) and His Excellency Mohamad Abdulla Al Junaibi, Chairman of the Higher Committee of the Special Olympics World Summer Games
Etihad Airways chosen as official airline partner for 2019 Special Olympic World Summer Games

Etihad Airways has been announced as the official airline partner of the 2019 Special Olympic World Summer Games that will bring together more than 7,000 athletes from 170 nations

3 days ago

ASATA, ABTA membership top of mind for corporates selecting a TMC
ASATA, ABTA membership top of mind for corporates selecting a TMC

96% of corporates said that ASATA membership is important to non-negotiable when selecting a TMC to service their account and 82% of corporates cited ABTA membership as an important factor

3 days ago

RwandAir launches flights to London
RwandAir launches flights to London

RwandAir will today, 26 May 2017, take off for the first direct commercial flight to Gatwick International Airport in London

By Peterson Tumwebaze 3 days ago

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Cape Town to combat tourism seasonality with golf festival

The City of Cape Town in partnership with key industry role players will embark on a series of initiatives to boost Cape Town's tourism numbers during the winter and address the multiple challenges associated with seasonality

25 May 2017

Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront closing pool to help save water
Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront closing pool to help save water

The Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront announced that it is closing the hotel's swimming pool until further notice, due to the proposed level 4 water restrictions

25 May 2017

La Petite Colombe to open in Franschhoek
La Petite Colombe to open in Franschhoek

The iconic La Colombe's new La Petite Colombe is replacing The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Français in Franschhoek and will open its doors on Tuesday, 1 August

25 May 2017

Konrad Laker, Gold Travel
The importance of travel insurance uncovered

Whether you are a domestic traveler or embarking on an international trip the various travel insurance options can seem unnecessary but more often than not it becomes a matter of, “Oh, I wish, I had.”

By Konrad Laker 25 May 2017

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Airbnb responds to FEDHASA concerns regarding "non-compliance"

FEDHASA CEO, Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa, recently expressed concern regarding Airbnb's "non-compliance", stressing the importance for all accommodation providers to abide by the same set of rules. Airbnb responds

25 May 2017

Protecting authentic storytelling in tourism
Protecting authentic storytelling in tourism

Storytelling has always been a powerful feature, great tour guides are raconteurs who can weave history and contemporary facts together in a way that brings places and experiences to life

By Enver Duminy 25 May 2017

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Harnessing the power of technology to benefit African tourism businesses

Using technology to connect African nations through tourism will grow the continent's economy and improve its competitiveness with other global tourist destinations

By Josephine Wawira 24 May 2017

FEDHASA calls for intervention in non-compliance of Airbnb
FEDHASA calls for intervention in non-compliance of Airbnb

FEDHASA CEO, Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa, expressed concern regarding Airbnb's "non-compliance" and called on the government to intervene in order to ensure the online platform becomes industry compliant

24 May 2017

Alex Kyriakidis (President and Managing Director Middle East and Africa Marriott International) and Saleh Said (Director Pennyroyal Gibraltar)
Marriott to strengthen Indian Ocean position with debut of Ritz-Carlton in Zanzibar

The hotel will be part of the Amber Resort complex expected to be the largest mixed-use development in Africa occupying approximately 1,750 hectares of pristine Indian Ocean coastline in the northeast of the island

23 May 2017

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Freedom to roam: Sweden listed itself on Airbnb

Every lake is your infinity pool, every mountaintop your granite terrace, every meadow becomes a garden and every forest a pantry filled with mushrooms and berries

23 May 2017

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VOASA responds to commissioner's address on vacation ownership inquiry

Following the address made by Commissioner Ebrahim Mohamed at the launch of the public inquiry into the vacation ownership industry, VOASA has responded saying that it will continue to offer its full support

23 May 2017

Lily's adds a touch of whimsy to Seapoint strip
Lily's adds a touch of whimsy to Seapoint strip

Lily's, The Kove Collection's new edition and latest eatery gracing the Mouille Point ‘Golden Mile is all kinds of whimsy

By Ruth Cooper 23 May 2017

Nine global trends in food and beverage
Nine global trends in food and beverage

Globally, food and beverage are playing an increasingly important role in the reason people visit shopping centres

By Lauren Hartzenberg 22 May 2017

Tourism: SA is back in vogue
Tourism: SA is back in vogue

TOURISM rebounded to a remarkable extent last year after former Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba's visa restrictions were amended.

22 May 2017

Kruger National Park advises anti-malarial measures for visitors
Kruger National Park advises anti-malarial measures for visitors

Due to the heavy rain received this year, the KNP is experiencing malaria cases, and has advised visitors to take precautionary measures against the disease

19 May 2017

#FoodTrends: Chocolate health benefits
#FoodTrends: Chocolate health benefits

Chef Janine of Big Easy Durban throws caution to the wind and shares the sheer indulgence of chocolate with bizcommunity readers. But there's a twist - chocolate is full of health benefits and more

By Janine Fourie 19 May 2017

Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International Airport offers a convenient and comfortable stay
Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International Airport offers a convenient and comfortable stay

Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International Airport is the perfect choice for travellers visiting Johannesburg for a quick stop

By Eugene Yiga 19 May 2017

Source: Africa's Travel Indaba
#Indaba2017: Show's success reflected in high attendance figures

With around 7,000 delegates and more than 1,000 exhibitors from 18 African countries, Africa's Travel Indaba 2017 has been hailed as a “resounding success”

19 May 2017

Zanzibar about to undergo mega transformation of the sustainable kind
Zanzibar about to undergo mega transformation of the sustainable kind

Pennyroyal Gibraltar Ltd has announced the development of the Zanzibar Amber Resort, which will see the cluster of tropical islets forming Zanzibar undergo a mega transformation in terms of social upliftment and tourism

19 May 2017

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Karoo increasingly capturing the hearts of travellers, property investors

Increasingly, the Karoo is seen a compelling and exciting tourism destination by the many travellers and visitors who explore the vast open spaces and myriad of towns that comprise this broad-spread and varied region.

19 May 2017

THINC Africa Awards launched to honour the extraordinary in Africa's hotel industry
THINC Africa Awards launched to honour the extraordinary in Africa's hotel industry

The inaugural THINC Africa Awards are being instituted to honour and recognise the most outstanding hotels, general managers and students in Africa.

18 May 2017

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