7 key insights revealed into Chinese outbound travel
7 key insights revealed into Chinese outbound travel

South African Tourism, Wesgro, V&A Waterfront and The Table Bay Hotel recently hosted a China Ready Workshop in Cape Town with key local tourism trade representatives. The workshop was led by Mansoor Mohamed, SA Tourism's hub head for the Asia Pacific region who is based in Beijing.

2 days ago

#AEC2018: Freedom of movement essential for Africa's transformation
#AEC2018: Freedom of movement essential for Africa's transformation

KIGALI, Rwanda - For millions of ordinary travellers, inter-African travel is still too often a nightmare. Be it border hassles, lack of road or air routes linking key cities, or the frustrations of being refused entry to a country because of visas, the end result is to curtail the free movement of people, viewed by the African Development Bank as one of the pillars of regional integration.

2 days ago

Unbox the festive season
Unbox the festive season

Festive goodwill is part and parcel of the holiday season! Here at Biz we're wrapping up our year with promotional goodies as a small way of thanking you for your amazing presence on the site in 2018. The last newsletter this year will be sent on 18 December 2018 and will resume again on 7 January 2019, but the website will be updated with daily news, job ads and events throughout the festive season.

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VoiceMap now part of local street art tour
VoiceMap now part of local street art tour

Nadia Agherdine and Anthea Brock, local street art guides, are taking their tours to the next level with the introduction of voice mapping to ensure accessibility for more locals.

2 days ago

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IATA records healthy growth of 6.3% for global passenger demand

The International Air Transport Association has announced its global passenger traffic results for October. The results reveal that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose by 6.3% compared to October 2017; marking a rebound from 5.5% growth recorded in September, which was an eight-month low.

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BizTrendsLIVE! January 2019 speaker line up
BizTrendsLIVE! January 2019 speaker line up

Bizcommunity invites you to join us as four 'Afro-futurists', all published authors, all experienced global keynote speakers and trend consultants, impart their knowledge in one intensive morning session that will set the course into 2020 and beyond.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 3 days ago

Automation in the travel industry: Build lasting customer relationships
Automation in the travel industry: Build lasting customer relationships

Tourism forms a vital part of the South African economy, outperforming many other key sectors in contribution to GDP and job creation, and SA Tourism is looking to capitalise on the opportunity by attracting an additional one million domestic and four million international visitors by 2021, as part of its five-million-in-five-years strategy.

By Chantel Troskie 3 days ago

What the millennial market wants from the travel industry
What the millennial market wants from the travel industry

Keeping up with global trends is hugely important for South African companies involved in the tourism industry. If we want to encourage more foreigners to visit our shores, we have to listen to what they want. That's why I attended the World Travel Market trade event in London in November this year.

By Judiet Barnes 3 days ago

Marriott International's European-inspired lifestyle brand opens in Cape Town
Marriott International's European-inspired lifestyle brand opens in Cape Town

Marriott International has opened the AC Hotel Cape Town Waterfront; marking the debut of the brand in the Middle East and Africa. Owned and developed by the Amdec Group, the hotel is located minutes away from the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and is a 25-minute drive from Cape Town International Airport.

5 Dec 2018

The role of events on tourism
The role of events on tourism

The event industry is a dynamic and fast-growing sector with obvious synergies with tourism. When appropriately hosted, events have the potential to expand the visitor economy, provide media exposure, promote development, and stimulate infrastructure upgrades which include the emergence of new partnerships.

By Glenn van Eck 5 Dec 2018

The evolving role of the DMO in optimising tourism opportunities
The evolving role of the DMO in optimising tourism opportunities

From the dawn of democracy in South Africa, we've had the pleasure of welcoming swathes of visitors from across the globe. Some came to see the remarkable country that Nelson Mandela did so much to promote, some came simply as part of curiosity and the travel bug biting them. In almost 25 years, the tourism industry here has experienced a period of rapid evolution, and it's time to examine just how effective our role is in encouraging tourism growth.

By Enver Duminy 4 Dec 2018

Targeting Chinese tourists along their customer journey
Targeting Chinese tourists along their customer journey

Dr Berenice Pendzialek, a Chinese outbound tourism specialist, speaks to Eugene Yiga about China's technological trends and how to connect with Chinese tourists along different touchpoints of the customer journey.

By Eugene Yiga 4 Dec 2018

Lufthansa introduces the Airbus A350-900 to its Munich-Cape Town route
Lufthansa introduces the Airbus A350-900 to its Munich-Cape Town route

Lufthansa has added the Airbus A350-900 to its Munich-Cape Town route, with its flight landing in Cape Town on Sunday, 2 December 2018.

3 Dec 2018