Wahida Parker was appointed as Table Mountain Cableway's MD in June 2016. A little more than a year later, we chat to her about her time with Table Mountain Cableway, her goals and challenges, and, on a more personal note, her message for Women's Month.
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Through an innovative partnership showcasing South Africa's diverse leisure tourism attractions, the South African launch of Nollywood action comedy 10 Days in Sun City recently took place at Sun City where the movie was filmed. Directed by South African-based Nigerian director Adze Ugah, the movie is the highest-earning film in Nigeria this year and topped the country's box office for two weeks after its release in June. The movie will be released in 20 cinemas across SA on 25 August 2017.
For those who have been reading the news and started dusting off their passports in preparation for "greener pastures", Flight Centre Travel Group's general manager for Product and Marketing in South Africa, Sue Garrett shares why she would always choose South Africa.
Since its official opening in 2015, Umodzi Park has become an international entertainment and events hub in the heart of Lilongwe, making a series of valuable contributions to the development of the Malawian hospitality industry. Celebrating two years of hospitality success, this five-star hotel and conferencing destination continue to make strides in Malawian tourism and the economy at large.
While Africa is becoming increasingly attractive for foreign investors, the cruise ship industry mostly passes the continent by. The opening of the new Durban Cruise Terminal, hopefully in 2019, is set to change this.
It's always refreshing to find a woman in the business development driving seat, a sector that has traditionally been dominated by men. We chat to Simone Kuhn, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group's business development manager for Africa and Indian Ocean and one of Africa's Top 100 Women in Tourism - she knows all about doing business in Africa and finding ideal locations and partners to grow the group's hotel presence on the continent.
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Asilia's newest impact investment, Roho ya Selous, in the UNESCO world heritage site of Selous Game Reserve in southern Tanzania, is the latest addition to its stable of ecotourism camps. Impact investing occurs across all types of asset classes. Its basic premise is to have a positive impact on society and the environment. It can also be thought of as sustainable philanthropy.
The hotel and hospitality business is tough - it requires, among many things, mental strength, agility and endurance - but women seem to flourish and often outperform in the hotel and hospitality field.
It has been years since the death of the travel agent graced many headlines as consumers increasingly turned to the web to book their holidays. While most would have seen investment in the travel industry at this time as unwise, Flight Centre Travel Group took its business brand, Flight Centre Business Travel to market to tap into this niche that represents the majority of business that happens in South Africa.
Statistics released by Prowess in 2012 showed that more than 126 million women entrepreneurs were advancing in both large and small business in 67 economies. The advisory company, McKinsey has furthermore estimated that if women fully contribute to enterprising, $12t could be added to the global GDP.
Lufthansa Airlines, in commemoration of South Africa's National Women's Day, dismissed misconceptions about flight attendants roles in today's airline industry. Maira Madeleine Nolte, a Lufthansa flight attendant since 2011, speaks about the importance of flight attendants, providing insight into what the profession really entails.
The reinvented Singita Sweni Lodge, located within Singita's private 33,000-acre concession in Kruger National Park, has been unveiled. Taking inspiration from the lodge's leafy location on a lush riverbank surrounded by ancient trees, the lodge takes its cues from the rich colour palette of its riverside position, and goes a step further, drawing on the iridescent sheen of bird feathers, butterfly wings and beetle shells to create a bold, new African context for contemporary design, architecture and food.
On 9 August, Women's Day, women can rest easy knowing that they have successfully fought for freedom and the right to speak up, the right to an education, the right to entrepreneurship and economic empowerment.