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Developing smart cities, identifying unique experiences key to growing tourism in Africa

To ensure sustained tourism and overall economic growth, African cities need to find ways to develop into smart cities capable of attracting visitors, offering unique experiences and overcoming...

3 Nov 2017

Airport retail gets virtual at OR Tambo

A millimetre-accurate map now allows OR Tambo International Airport visitors to navigate around retailers in the domestic and international terminals...

3 Nov 2017

Google Street View, Drive South Africa collab captures all of SA wilderness in 360°

"For the first time, travellers and wildlife lovers from across the globe can explore the full spectrum of South Africa's diverse wilderness areas on Google Maps and Street View."

3 Nov 2017

NEXTT: Delivering on the future of air travel

On-ground concepts will increasingly be required to optimise the use of emerging technologies, processes and design developments. The New Experience in Travel and Technologies initiative aims to help deliver this future...

27 Oct 2017

Air passengers want more digital technology, more control over travel processes

IATA's 2017 Global Passenger Survey showed that passengers expect technology to give them more control over their travel experience. Digital travel processes are the expectation and passengers want more...

26 Oct 2017

Airbnb's authentic experiences boost local communities through technology

Airbnb's Chris Lehane and CiTi's Joshin Raghurbar took part in a conversation on how, through technology, tourism can generate new economic opportunities and authentic experiences...

By Robin Fredericks 26 Oct 2017

African tourism trends in the age of developing smart cities

Using data to understand travellers' spending behaviours, their habits as well as their preferences, has the power to increase the number of customers and the spend...

By Elias Aad 19 Oct 2017

A new distribution landscape: Bringing blockchain to the travel industry

Lufthansa Group has partnered with Winding Tree which has dedicated itself to reorganising travel distribution. With a decentralised B2B marketplace system powering blockchain-based travel booking transactions...

11 Oct 2017

AfricArena tech innovation conference kicks off next month

AfricArena, described as the largest tech innovation conference for startups and investors hosted on African soil, will take place from 6-7 November 2017 at the Century City Conference Centre...

11 Oct 2017

Rethinking travel distribution

Some GDS systems have limitations when it comes to the way they merchandise airline product and ancillary offerings. But IATA's new NDC protocol could close this gap...

6 Oct 2017

Jumia Nigeria launches e-commerce bot

Jumia Nigeria has introduced an e-commerce bot that allows shoppers to order food, find fashion or electronic items and book hotels and flights by simply having an online conversation...

4 Oct 2017

The power of exhibitions in the tourism and travel industry

WTM Africa 2017 saw $365,950,813 of business generated, proving that exhibitions remain a powerful marketing tool for business...

20 Sep 2017

#TourismMonth: Sharing data. What does the future hold for the travel industry?

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...

By Jannine Adams 19 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

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International

Three dozen cruise ships expected in Seychelles this season, a 20% increase

The Seychelles' Port of Victoria has started welcoming holidaymakers now that the cruise ship season is open. MS Costa neoRiviera and MSC Sinfonia - two cruise ships from Italian-based companies - were the first to dock in Port Victoria in October, carrying 1,900 and 1,400 guests respectively.

13 Nov 2017

Cathay Pacific taps into PressReader library to expand range of reading material

With reading material important to the overall journey satisfaction of customers, Cathay Pacific has partnered with PressReader, enabling the airline to provide thousands of popular newspapers and magazines to passengers.

10 Nov 2017

Club Med awarded resort Brand of the Year

Club Med has received the Brand of the Year Award in the resorts category, for the second time, in the World Branding Awards which took place at Kensington Palace. The fourth instalment of the awards looked at brands from the food, luxury, lifestyle, hotel and services industries. Major French and international brands such as L'Oréal, Cartier, Facebook, Google, Samsung, Qatar Airways and more all received awards. There were over 3,000 nominees, and 245 companies from 32 countries around the world.

9 Nov 2017

Eurowings expands intercontinental range to Cape Town, grows long-haul offering

Eurowings has expanded its intercontinental range to include Cape Town, with flights leaving for Cape Town from Cologne/Bonn once a week - with departures late on a Sunday evening, and returns every Monday evening.

8 Nov 2017

Emirates boost Algiers service with extra flight, becomes daily

Emirates Airlines will be adding an extra flight to its service between Dubai and Algiers as of 13 December 2017, complementing Emirates' current six flights a week and making it a daily service. The additional flight will further boost inbound and outbound passenger traffic and cargo flow between Algeria and Dubai, and Emirates' worldwide network.

3 Nov 2017

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