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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

#THINCAfrica: Developing Africa's hospitality professionals of the future

Associate Dean and Professor at ESL, Dr Achim Schmitt, participated in a panel discussion on HR and education issues in the hospitality industry at the THINC Africa conference...

By Cari Coetzee 13 Sep 2017

#THINCAfrica: An economic rethink on domestic tourism

CEO of Tourism, Sisa Ntshona shared his thoughts on global and local tourism and how we, as locals, can do our part in helping the South African economy through travelling locally...

By Robin Fredericks 12 Sep 2017

#THINCAfrica: Taking a closer look at hotel management contracts in Africa

Carlson Rezidor's senior VP business development, Africa and Indian Ocean participated in one of the key panels which took place at the THINC Africa conference - The evolution of management contracts...

12 Sep 2017

Radisson Blu Super Breakfast prompts creative social media video campaign

To showcase their new super breakfast offering, Radisson Blu launched a creative, multichannel social media video campaign inspired by the magic moments that take place around the breakfast table...

7 Sep 2017

Beyond the seas and centuries: Louvre Abu Dhabi opens in November

The Louvre Abu Dhabi - a universal museum with a focus on shared human stories across civilisations and cultures - will open its doors on 11 November 2017...

7 Sep 2017

Localisation key in Carlson Rezidor's development strategy for Africa

As a hotel group, Carlson Rezidor is constantly reconciling localisation and world-class hospitality. "It is becoming increasingly clear that we can't have one without the other.”

4 Sep 2017

#THINCAfrica: Value of African hotel markets growing despite challenges

The number of markets included in the 2017 African Hotel Valuation Index continues to grow each year, exemplifying the ever-increasing interest in the African hotel market...

1 Sep 2017

#THINCAfrica: More sophisticated market sees hotel investment become less risky

Hotel investors, lenders, and management companies have become increasingly sophisticated over the past 10 years. As such, hotels are less risky investments and will attract investors with a long holder period...

31 Aug 2017

Trends driving growth in tourism and travel in Africa

At the 41st Annual World Tourism Conference in Kigali, Rwanda, Euromonitor International revealed the key trends shaping travel and tourism in Africa.

29 Aug 2017

Mozambique readying itself for growth in business and tourism

Prompted by the strong potential Mozambique offers to both hotel investors and operations, HVS, the host of the upcoming THINC Africa conference, will include a specialist round table on Mozambique...

24 Aug 2017

Cape Town Tourism one of the top 25 tourism websites in the world

The site's user experience is outstanding, and that use of rich content such as video and tapping into global travel trends are what contribute to the site's success...

By Enver Duminy 22 Aug 2017

Could Google become the dominant force in hospitality?

Will Google come to dominate the industry, leaving online travel agencies and others in its wake?

By Stuart Pallister 21 Aug 2017

Go2Africa providing training opportunities for safari agents

Now in its tenth year, Go2Africa's Safari Expert Academy gives beginner agents and other sector industry experts looking to get into safari game opportunities...

18 Aug 2017

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International

#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 and ornate descriptions of food that are telling of her authentic passion for the subject.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 1 day ago

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 New York City, South African Tourism's US office is taking an innovative approach to grow the SA's arts, culture, and heritage offering by encouraging New Yorkers and visitors to the city to travel to South Africa.

1 day ago

Study: The digital future of the restaurant industry

A recent study by the Metro Chair of Innovation at the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) on the use of digital solutions in the hospitality industry, takes a look behind the scenes of the hospitality sector and offers new insights on the use of technology in the restaurant industry in Germany, France, Italy and Spain.

14 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: Is Pruvo the hotel industry's next big disruption?

We received word of an Israeli startup that is causing a stir in the hotel bookings industry. Pruvo enables travellers to rebook the same hotel room for a cheaper price. While travellers already spend much time to find the best deal out there, once a reservation is confirmed it's likely that the price of the room will drop. Pruvo is a free automatic online service, that takes an existing hotel reservation from any website or hotel, tracks its price 24/7 and alerts the user once there is a better deal for the exact room within the same dates the user had already booked.

By Cari Coetzee 12 Sep 2017

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