How travel changed in 2018

With the end of the year comes an opportunity to review what's changed in the corporate travel space over the past 12 months...

13 hours ago

Study shows 44% of leisure travellers plan and book vacations at the last minute

While conventional wisdom would suggest the vast majority of the world's travellers plan and book their trips a month or more in advance, a study by Hoffman York reveals that nearly half opt for last minute vacation booking...

10 hours ago

Cape Town Air Access welcomes V&A Waterfront as private sector supporter

Established in 2015, Cape Town Air Access brings together the public and private sector to help secure direct routes into Cape Town International Airport...

1 day ago

O.R Tambo boosts safety, security for festive travellers

According to O. R. Tambo International Airport's general manager, Bongiwe Pityi-Vokwana, the airport's community is gearing up for the busiest time of the year to help an anticipated four-million passengers get their holiday travels underway...

1 day ago

The CTICC exceeds its revenue growth by over 14% in 2018

The CTICC has revealed its 2017/18 Annual Financial Results, which reflects a record break in revenues and operating profits, with contributions of R4.5bn to the South African national GDP and R3.1bn to the GGP of the Western Cape...

1 day ago

The soft silence of Tokyo

Imagine you are in a city of close to 15 million people. You are walking down a large street. It is a lot like 5th Avenue in New York. For a couple of seconds, you are happily staring at one of the beautiful window displays. You turn around and your child is gone...

By Damon Stapleton 2 days ago

5 tips to travel more sustainably while in Africa

Africa today is not yet affected by overtourism, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't travel more sustainably...

By Erika Atienza and Martin Tvede Larsen 2 days ago

Improving guest experience: Managing cost and driving revenue

When it comes to better hotel service; complimentary bottled water and a continental breakfast are a good start, but the hoteliers who will stand out in 2019 and beyond will be those who use a combination of modern technologies to increase guest satisfaction...

2 days ago

National minimum wage to hit the tourism and hospitality industry hard

Despite an industry sectoral determination, the hospitality and broader tourism sector are known to pay low wages and in some cases actually below minimum wage or just on the minimum wage. This means that the new National Minimum Wage will impact the majority of tourism businesses...

By Lee-Anne Bac 3 days ago

Cape Town, Western Cape secures over R1bn in business events

Meetings secured are expected to attract 32,080 delegates between May and September...

3 days ago

Meeting the expectations of digital travellers this summer

Kate Mollett, regional manager for South Africa at Veeam takes a look at the expectations of digital travellers this summer and how businesses in the tourism and travel industry can meet their demands...

By Kate Mollett 10 Dec 2018

Unbox the festive season

Festive goodwill is part and parcel of the holiday season and we're wrapping up our year with a hamper of promotional goodies...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 7 Dec 2018

VoiceMap now part of local street art tour

Nadia Agherdine and Anthea Brock, local street art guides, are taking their tours to the next level with the introduction of voice mapping to ensure accessibility for more locals...

7 Dec 2018

7 key insights revealed into Chinese outbound travel

South African Tourism, Wesgro, V&A Waterfront and The Table Bay Hotel recently hosted a China Ready Workshop in Cape Town with key local tourism trade representatives...

7 Dec 2018

IATA records healthy growth of 6.3% for global passenger demand

"October's healthy performance is reassuring after the slower demand growth in September-some of which was attributable to weather-related disruptions. However, the bigger picture is that traffic growth has moderated compared to earlier in the year."

7 Dec 2018

#AEC2018: Freedom of movement essential for Africa's transformation

Africa Economic Conference 2018 focuses on Africa Visa Openness and integration...

7 Dec 2018

BizTrendsLIVE! January 2019 speaker line up

Bizcommunity invites you to join us as four 'Afro-futurists', all published authors, all experienced global keynote speakers and trend consultants, impart their knowledge in one intensive morning session...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 6 Dec 2018

What the millennial market wants from the travel industry

Keeping up with global trends is hugely important for South African companies involved in the tourism industry. If we want to encourage more foreigners to visit our shores, we have to listen to what they want...

By Judiet Barnes 6 Dec 2018

Automation in the travel industry: Build lasting customer relationships

Airlines, hotels and other hospitality companies are turning to automated services to remove the bottlenecks that have traditionally stood in their customers' way...

By Chantel Troskie 6 Dec 2018

UNWTO/UNESCO Conference: Cultural tourism sustains communities and living heritage

Cultural tourism policies and strategies must consider the perspectives and interests of local communities, who can also assist governance bodies in balancing tourism development with heritage conservation and safeguarding...

6 Dec 2018

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