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British Airways starts African and Indian Ocean Islands expansion

As part of its African network expansion, British Airways will be starting its services to the Seychelles, offering more flights to Mauritius, with more seats on other routes...

3 days ago

Exploring Kenya's Masai Mara through the eyes of a hotelier

Kenya boasts of diverse destinations that remain major attractions for tourists from across the world. From the classic wildlife safaris

By Josephine Wawira 14 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

#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...

By Cari Coetzee 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

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

#THINCAfrica: Dealing with hotel development challenges in Africa

Rishabh Thapar sat down with a group of panellists at THINC Africa 2017 to discuss challenges in hotel development...

By Robin Fredericks 6 Sep 2017

Gauteng will play host to Meetings Africa until 2022

Following a comprehensive bidding process, Gauteng has emerged the successful bidder to host Meetings Africa for the next five years...

5 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

Instagram, Facebook can help change the narrative of Africa as a tourist destination

Facebook and Instagram representatives attended the Annual World Tourism Conference in Rwanda to explore ways in which social media can be used effectively to drive tourism growth across Africa...

1 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

The role of online travel in unlocking Africa's tourism potential

In today's globally digital world, tourism related businesses are striving to position themselves on the online map. The travel sector is one that has, over the years, evolved in its online presence...

By Josephine Wawira 30 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

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International

Hong Kong-based airline adopts baby rhino in support of Investec Rhino Lifeline project

Cathay Pacific has adopted an orphan baby rhino as part of its ongoing partnership with the Investec Rhino Lifeline (IRL) project. Lula is one of many injured and orphaned baby rhinos in South Africa in need of care and rehabilitation, based at the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC).

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IHG reveals new franchise-ready, midscale brand Avid

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has revealed the name for its new high-quality midscale brand. Avid Hotels is franchise-ready and more than 150 owners have already expressed interest in the brand, demonstrating strong demand and great potential for Avid Hotels in this market segment. The first Avid Hotels locations are expected to begin construction in early 2018 and the first hotel is anticipated to open in early 2019.

3 days ago

#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 18 Sep 2017

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.

18 Sep 2017

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