First global gastronomy tourism startup competition launched

The gastronomic tourism sector is moving towards innovation and the diversification of its offerings. UNWTO, in collaboration Basque Culinary Center, has launched the first UNWTO Gastronomy Tourism Startup Competition, an initiative dedicated to identifying new companies that will lead gastronomic tourism sector transformation...

2 days ago

Uber doubles down on safety, launches Safety Toolkit for riders and drivers

Uber rolls out of new Safety Toolkit app across Europe, the Middle East and Africa...

3 days ago

Africa Halal Week film, media programme is unveiled at 2018 CTIFMF

This week saw the unveiling of the Africa Halal Week Film and Media programme during Cape Town International Film Market and Festival. The programme is focused around how Cape Town and the Western Cape can better position itself as a Muslim-friendly film and media destination...

3 days ago

Cape Town nominated as world's leading festival, events destination

The City of Cape Town, recognised as the Events Capital of Africa, has been nominated as World's Leading Festival and Events Destination at the 2018 World Travel Awards, set to take place at the Pátio da Galé, in Lisbon, Portugal, on 1 December 2018...

17 Oct 2018

How CapeTown tourism survived the drought

Cape Town has just been through one of the worst droughts in the region's history and yet, through the collective efforts of its citizens, the city is back in business - thanks largely to the city's municipal leadership and its ability to mobilise its people towards sustained conservative usage...

16 Oct 2018

Use of innovative technology in designing diverse tourism products

Investment in new technology provides the tourism sector with opportunities for novelty, aimed at providing a platform for designing new and tangible tourism products...

By Josephine Wawira 12 Oct 2018

How IATA's NDC technology is changing travel distribution

Ian Heywood, Travelport's global head of new distribution, recently addressed over 200 business leaders at Travelport LIVE Africa on the topic of New Distribution Capability, a technology standard launched by IATA that allows data to be transferred in a common way over the internet...

10 Oct 2018

Rugby Sevens series boosts tourism in Africa

The Rugby Sevens in Southern and East Africa has gained momentum over recent years; drawing in more and more spectators from the international community...

9 Oct 2018

CTICC hosts AI robot Miss Pepper

Developed by SoftBank Robotics, Miss Pepper, who is capable of interacting with humans and can adapt her interaction according to a human's emotions, was unveiled during the three-day Biomion World Nutrition Forum 2018 conference...

8 Oct 2018

Emirates wins Middle East & Africa Airline of the Year

Emirates has won the Aviation 100 Middle East & Africa Airline of the Year, awarded by Airline Economics magazine...

8 Oct 2018

Africa's travel growth exceeds expectations

International tourist arrivals grew 6% in the first four months of 2018, compared to the same period last year, not only continuing the strong 2017 trend, but exceeding UNWTO's forecast for 2018...

By Enver Duminy 5 Oct 2018

SATSA and SAYTC join forces

The Southern African Tourism Services Association and South African Youth Travel Confederation will be merging as of 2019...

5 Oct 2018

BON Hotels expands on Ethiopian presence

BON Hotels has added a third East Africa property to its portfolio - the BON Hotel German Square in Addis Ababa...

4 Oct 2018

AccorHotels signs Pullman Hotel Accra Airport in Ghana

The partnership will lead to the opening of the 363-key hotel and serviced apartments, making it the largest hotel and the first dual hospitality offering in Ghana set to open in 2021...

4 Oct 2018

Tanzania tour operators demand new tourism policy

Tanzania's tourism is facing a pricing crisis causing the frustration of a multi-billion-dollar industry that wants to grow by leaps and bounds...

By Adam Ihucha 4 Oct 2018

Marriott International expected to increase Africa portfolio by 50%

Select-service brands and conversion opportunities spur growth by five new Marriott International hotel signings...

1 Oct 2018

SA travellers' top 10 fastest growing destinations

According to analysis conducted by Travelport, the countries that have seen the greatest growth in flight bookings from travellers in South Africa in the last 12 months are Mauritius, Thailand and Zimbabwe...

21 Sep 2018

Hospitality industry a leading employer in Kenya

A grim picture has recently been presented in a survey by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics that of a whopping seven million Kenyans currently unemployed with only 1.4 million desperately looking for work...

By Josephine Wawira 21 Sep 2018

#THINCAfrica: Mining the millennial mindset

During day two of the THINC Africa conference, which recently took place in Cape Town, Radisson RED curator, Dale Simpson, navigated a conversation around what millennials expect from employers in hospitality and what employers can do to stay relevant to this segment...

By Robin Fredericks 20 Sep 2018

The value behind the transaction

With the proliferation of online tools allowing customers to see the product end-to-end, the assumption is often that this would make the travel buyer's job even easier, but it doesn't...

By Nicole Adonis 19 Sep 2018

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