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Africa Trade Week shows strong growth as international trader numbers rise

The trading week saw over 500 business from 67 countries travel to Johannesburg to be a part of multi-sectoral trade across Africa...

1 day ago

Improved baggage tracking key to ensuring passenger satisfaction

Enabling the air transport community to scale up tracking capabilities without needing massive capital investment from the community, has the potential to grow every airport's passenger capacity by orders of magnitude...

By Peter Drummond 2 days ago

SAIMI awareness campaign to boost SA's maritime culture

The South African International Maritime Institute has partnered with a team of maritime stakeholders to launch a national Maritime Awareness Programme aimed at growing a national maritime culture and pride in the country's oceans environment...

3 days ago

Festivals can transform cities by making space for overlooked people and cultures

From Cape Town to Kisumu and Greater Manchester, cities around the world are seeing the benefits of festivals that celebrate traditions and people...

By Beth Perry and Rike Sitas 16 Aug 2019

Mauritius opens up to East Africa with daily direct flights from Nairobi

With intra-African tourism becoming increasingly attractive for Africa's emerging middle class - and increasingly important for African economics - island paradise, Mauritius has upped its ante to attract visitors from Kenya and East Africa with daily direct flights from Nairobi...

16 Aug 2019

British Airways to trial VR entertainment

British Airways customers will be transported to their own 3D cinema in the skies as the airline exclusively trials a new virtual reality headset...

15 Aug 2019

Kenya Airways adds two more direct flights to Cape Town-Nairobi route

The additional service will commence from 27 October 2019 on a Boeing 737-800...

15 Aug 2019

Ignoring the glass ceiling: Attitude, education, and mentorship is key to creating strong women leaders

We've all heard about the glass ceiling. It's that invisible - but very real - barrier to climbing further up the corporate ladder; with women and minority groups typically the ones who hit their heads against it the hardest...

By Claudette Thorne 12 Aug 2019

Tourism safety campaign launched in Cape Town

The National Tourism Safety Awareness Campaign has been launched at Table Mountain in Cape Town, following isolated incidents of violence directed as tourists...

12 Aug 2019

Addis Ababa leads Africa in hotel room rates

According to the most recent 12-month data from STR, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, has posted Africa's highest average daily rate (ADR) of $163.79...

12 Aug 2019

6 trends likely to disrupt the events industry in 2020

Raylene de Wet, director of event sales at Hyatt Regency Johannesburg, unveils six trends that will likely disrupt and elevate South Africa's events industry in the coming year...

6 Aug 2019

Investment from abroad a boost to Africa's online travel market

In addition to the increasing number of South Africans who connect to the Internet each year, citizens have reached a point where they are above the global average in terms of how many hours they spend online daily...

5 Aug 2019

#AfricaTourismReport: An analysis of Tanzania's tourism market for July 2019

The first article provided an overview of tourism in Africa with this article focusing on Tanzania...

By Martin Jansen van Vuuren 2 Aug 2019

Seychelles crowned top island destination in Africa & Middle East

Travel + Leisure 2019 World's Best Award has named Seychelles the top island destination in Africa & the Middle East.

31 Jul 2019

3 worthwhile activities in Swakopmund, Namibia

Swakopmund, on the west coast of Namibia, offers a plethora of adventures that will delight any tourist...

31 Jul 2019

Developing hybrid skills: How tech and AI are reshaping the hospitality job market

Over the last decade, technology has transformed marketing, reservations, guest relations, service and many other aspects of this industry...

By Julia Aymonier 30 Jul 2019

Entries open for Africa's first travel hackathon

"This hackathon is the first of its kind in this market. And we are excited to be at forefront of revolutionising tourism to catch up with the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) with the aim of also collecting and storing accurate industry data..."

29 Jul 2019

Angola, SA partner to grow agribusiness and ecotourism in Africa

Angola, being rich in natural resources is determined to develop a strategic and strong relationship with South Africa as a business partner; as such, the two countries will be presenting opportunities for bilateral trade during the inaugural Agri-Business and Eco-Tourism Forum, Angola-South Africa...

26 Jul 2019

Natural Selection to launch new property in Namibia

Natural Selection will open their next Namibian property, Kwessi Dune Lodge on 1 March 2020...

25 Jul 2019

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