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How the free movement of people could benefit Africa

Tourism in the Seychelles increased by 7% annually between 2009 and 2014 when the country abolished visas for African nationals. By 2015, thanks to increased revenues, it had become a high-income country with thriving real estate, aviation and service industries...

By Tshepo T. Gwatiwa, Michael Noel Sam 3 days ago

#WTMA18: Retosa, Arta partnership to find more responsible tourism success stories

Retosa has partnered with the African Responsible Tourism Awards to encourage more entries to the awards from the SADC. The aim of the awards is to inspire change in the tourism sector by showcasing examples that tourism providers can learn from...

3 days ago

Facebook launches Trip Consideration tool

Facebook recently rolled out a new ad-optimisation programme called Trip Consideration. The new tool is only applicable to travel-related companies and offers an opportunity to turn travel intention into conversion...

14 Mar 2018

Celebrations as Mauritius marks 50th year of independence

The Indian Ocean island of Mauritius is marking an important milestone this week, with various events and activities underway to celebrate the island's 50 years of independence, as well as it's 26th anniversary as a republic...

13 Mar 2018

WTM Africa 2018 to highlight investment in Africa

WTM Africa 2018 is excited to announce its inaugural WTM Africa Tourism Investors' Forum, a platform dedicated to connecting ministers of tourism from countries across the continent, with eager investors...

Issued by World Travel Market Africa 12 Mar 2018

Film tourism profitable to cultural, creative economy

With film contributing R5.4bn to the GDP and providing 25,000 full-time equivalent jobs, film tourism can become a lucrative part of the creative industries and can play an important role in advancing other creative sectors.

12 Mar 2018

Emirates goes behind the scenes for International Women's Day

The video shows Emirates' female employees carrying out all key activities for the operation of flight EK 225 from Dubai to San Francisco. A team of over 75 women from more than 25 nationalities worked on the flight...

9 Mar 2018

How to tap into the power of youth travel

While growth in youth travel globally seems a sure thing, a critical factor remains for attracting more millennial and Gen Z travellers - and it's not avocado toast or free Wi-Fi...

8 Mar 2018

Newmark adds Serengeti Explorer Camp to its portfolio

Twice a year, the camp moves within the Serengeti National Park, following the masses of wildebeest and other animals...

7 Mar 2018

Ups and downs for Africa's hotel market in 2017

2017 proved another evolutionary year for Africa's hotel market as the continent continued to attract investment while economic and political events, currency shifts, and fluctuating tourism demand meant both risk and reward...

7 Mar 2018

Hotel Verde Zanzibar opens doors to guests, promotes responsible tourism

On 21 March 2018, Hotel Verde Zanzibar - Azam Luxury Resort & Spa will open its doors to guests for the first time...

6 Mar 2018

Carlson Rezidor rebrands to leverage international brand equity of the Radisson name

"The creation of the Radisson Hotel Group is an evolution of our long-term partnership with the Rezidor Hotel Group. Together, we are clarifying and executing a new brand architecture to create more value for our guests and owners."

6 Mar 2018

Saudis, Singapore check into AccorHotels

AccorHotels announced the sale of a 55% stake in the subsidiary that owns its hotels to a group of international investors including the sovereign wealth funds of Saudi Arabia and Singapore...

1 Mar 2018

Victoria Falls town to be transformed

The transformation of Victoria Falls to a modern tourist resort has started taking shape with the company formed to drive the process now seeking technical expertise to craft a tourism investment and development plan...

28 Feb 2018

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SA woos 85 Nordic tour operators

With its sights set on the Nordic market, South African Tourism, SAA and local destination marketing companies including SW Africa arranged a mega familiarisation trip with the aim to drive inbound travel from Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway - markets which contributed to 60,000 tourist arrivals between January and July 2017, according to SA Tourism..

2 days ago

Cathay Pacific set to launch non-stop flights to Cape Town

Complementing its daily non-stop flights to Johannesburg, Cathay Pacific is set to launch a seasonal non-stop service to Cape Town - three-times-weekly from 13 November 2018 to 18 February 2019 - directly linking Hong Kong and the Mother City for the first time.

23 Feb 2018

The smart strategy behind Tourism Australia's 'Croc Dundee' Super Bowl pitch to the Americans

Tourism Australia has resurrected Crocodile Dundee in a new Super Bowl commercial that has already reached hundreds of millions on the day and through social media. Some may have cringed at the ad reinforcing stereotypes about Australians as hospitable bush-dwellers, but this is actually a good strategy.

By John Sinclair 20 Feb 2018

Etihad exec's marathon round-the-world journey breaks Guinness World Record

Etihad Airways' high flying executive Andrew Fisher travelled around the globe in the fastest time and in the fewest number of flights - a record-breaking feat with the Guinness World Records officially declaring his successful attempt a world record. Fisher clocked a flying time of 52 hours and 34 minutes, beating the previous record by 3 hours and 13 minutes, and using only four scheduled commercial flights instead of five to achieve his lifelong ambition.

16 Feb 2018

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