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Airbnb adds 31 new languages, includes Xhosa, Zulu and Swahili

With these new languages, the company is working to bring economic opportunity to even more hosts, and making it easier for more guests to experience travel that is local, authentic and unique.

3 days ago

Onomo Hotels obtains majority stake in Bon Hotels

The acquisition is set to shake-up the African continent's hospitality industry...

12 Dec 2019

Travelstart to power Jumia Travel across Africa

Travelstart has entered into a distribution and commercial agreement with Jumia Travel to power the latter's pan-African online travel booking portal. Under the agreement, Travelstart will take control of the sales, fulfilment and customer service aspects of Jumia Travel online booking websites in all its operating territories...

12 Dec 2019

Experiences aren't always better for the planet than products - here's how to make memories sustainably

Many businesses are capitalising on the rise in experience-seeking with new and expensive ways to make memories -- and many of them are just as damaging for the planet as products...

By Brendan Canavan 11 Dec 2019

4 business travel trends to look out for in 2020

The new year ushers in a new decade, and in the world of business travel it brings new advances and trends for those embarking on business trips...

9 Dec 2019

SAA placed under business rescue

Minister of public enterprises Pravin Gordhan, issued a statement in the early hours of this morning, 5 December 2019 to confirm that SAA will be placed into business rescue immediately.

5 Dec 2019

BizTrendsLIVE!2020 speakers announced and booking open

We are honoured to announce the following speakers who will share their vision of the trends shaping our region, from culture to connectivity and fintech to fashion at BizTrendsLIVE!2020, in association with Ster Kinekor, at the Mall of Africa IMAX theatre on Thursday, 30 January 2020...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 4 Dec 2019

Euromonitor reveals top 100 city destinations for 2019

This year's report, covering the world's leading cities ranked by international tourist arrivals shows that 5 out of the top 10 most visited cities in 2018 are in Asia Pacific, with Hong Kong listed as the most visited city in the world, followed by Bangkok...

3 Dec 2019

The long tail of business travel is wide open

In his 2006 book "The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business Is Selling Less of More," Chris Anderson wrote about how the future of commerce and culture isn't in "hits", the high-volume head of a traditional demand curve, but in what used to be regarded as misses, or the infinitely long tail of that same curve...

By Jerome Touze 3 Dec 2019

Radisson RED targets millennial mindset

According to financial services company UBS, millennials could be worth $24tn by 2020. To capitalise on how this growing market will impact the hotel industry, Radisson RED plans to expand its offering and further develop its brand...

By Eugene Yiga 2 Dec 2019

ATMDubai: Unlocking the tourism potential of Saudi, India, Russia and China

New forums and events to place the spotlight on tourism opportunities from leading source markets for Middle East destinations...

29 Nov 2019

SA business travel forecast shows positive trend for 2020

Predicting positive growth in 2020, analysts say there is good news for South African SMEs, whose bargaining power they see rising with the market's size and spend...

27 Nov 2019

Black Friday, what's in the box?

What's in the box? Hint, prepare for some seriously dark matter, like 50% or more off promo hampers of Biz top-story exposure products that will put your competition in the shade...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 26 Nov 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: How AI startup ask-jean is disrupting the SA wine tech industry

It's not always easy to know what wine to pair or purchase when you're planning an occasion with friends or when you're in a store having to make a selection. Ask-jean, a voluntary data hub has come along to simplify the decision-making process, with the wine consumer in mind...

By Robin Fredericks 25 Nov 2019

New research: Travel spend in Africa could increase by 27% in 2020

Research conducted by the Sabre Corporation has revealed that spend among African travellers could increase by 27% over the next year if they were able to move more freely within the continent, and if travel pain-points were addressed...

25 Nov 2019

Africa hotel market Q4 2019: Why investors are going at it alone

Hotel investors across the growing sub-Sahara African market are moving towards greater control of their portfolios through outright and majority ownership...

22 Nov 2019

Tanzania, a leader in Africa's business tourism events

Tanzania's growth within the business tourism sector has been driven by growing international recognition of a tourism industry second to none in terms of diversity and quality of experiences...

21 Nov 2019

5 insights into event success

According to brand experience expert and group managing director of CWDi, Samantha Gabriel, eventgoers no longer respond to a one-dimensional approach. In the information age, we're bombarded with data all the time and we're more likely to retain it if it's linked to a memorable experience...

By Samantha Gabriel 15 Nov 2019

2019 Africa Visa Openness Index shows wins in visa restrictions across Africa

For the first time, on average, Africans can travel to approximately 27 countries visa-free or with a visa on arrival; Ethiopia moves up a record 32 places on the Index, entering the top 20 most visa-open countries in Africa.

13 Nov 2019

African airline passenger traffic up by 0.9% in September

"September marked the eighth consecutive month of below-average demand growth. Given the environment of declining world trade activity and tariff wars, rising political and geopolitical tensions and a slowing global economy, it is difficult to see the trend reversing in the near term."

13 Nov 2019

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