WTM Africa 2017 saw $365,950,813 of business generated, proving that exhibitions remain a powerful marketing tool for business, particularly for an experiential business in the travel and tourism sector...
20 Sep 2017
Seamless travel and personalisation are two trends that are predicted to continue to disrupt the travel industry in the next decade, according to Amadeus' latest study...
Jannine Adams 19 Sep 2017
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...
Cari Coetzee 12 Sep 2017
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
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...
Josephine Wawira 30 Aug 2017
Will Google come to dominate the industry, leaving online travel agencies and others in its wake?
Stuart Pallister 21 Aug 2017
"Arriving without a bag is a very frustrating experience for our customers. Over the last decade, we have reduced mishandled baggage by 54% with improved processes. The next step is to realise the full benefits of baggage tracking..."
21 Jul 2017
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).
3 days ago
British Airways will be starting its services to the Seychelles, offering more flights to Mauritius, with more seats on other routes as part of its African network expansion. This will include services to the Seychelles between March and October, which will be operated by the airlines newest fleet of aircraft, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, as well as expanding its three current Boeing 777 services to five, from Gatwick to Mauritius as from October.
20 Sep 2017
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.
20 Sep 2017
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.
Lauren Hartzenberg 18 Sep 2017
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