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Put Mauritius top of your post-Covid-19 travel list: Touring the Aubergine Garden at LUX* Belle Mare
Put Mauritius top of your post-Covid-19 travel list: Touring the Aubergine Garden at LUX* Belle Mare

Getting used to the new normal under the coronavirus pandemic does nothing to abate the need to travel to Mauritius.

By Debbie Hathway 23 Jun 2020

African tourism has been put on ice by coronavirus - here's how some countries are reviving it
African tourism has been put on ice by coronavirus - here's how some countries are reviving it

Developing countries that depend heavily on tourists need international support and more sustainable offerings for the future...

By Davina Stanford and Adama Bah 19 Jun 2020

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What does the 'new normal' mean for corporate travel?

Pascalle Albrecht, head of commercial card service and lifecycle management at Nedbank Limited, elaborates on the pandemic's impact on the travel industry and looks ahead at what the operations in its sectors will look like under this "new normal" world of travel...

By Pascalle Albrecht 2 Jun 2020

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WTTC recognises Mauritius as a safe destination

Since 26 April, no local cases of the Covid-19 virus have been recorded in Mauritius, which has prompted the govern­ment to remove sanitary containment from 31 May...

1 Jun 2020

Cape Town Tourism wins top spot in international film awards
Cape Town Tourism wins top spot in international film awards

Cape Town Tourism's Love Cape Town, The Movie has been awarded the first prize in the "Tourism Destination - City" category at the International Tourism Film Festival, Africa Awards, while Cape Town Tourism's Welcome to Khayelitsha was awarded second prize.

29 May 2020

Mauritius officially Covid-19 free
Mauritius officially Covid-19 free

While the WHO predicted more than 20,000 cases and 1,139 deaths in the over-60 age group for the Indian Ocean island, there have been only 332 positive cases, of which 322 people recovered, with 10 deaths recorded - five of which was directly related to the coronavirus...

19 May 2020

Urgent appeal to global community to support African tourism, travel
Urgent appeal to global community to support African tourism, travel

Without urgent funding, the Covid-19 crisis could see a collapse of the sector in Africa, taking with it millions of jobs...

7 May 2020

Victoria Falls thrives reaching highest flow levels in a decade
Victoria Falls thrives reaching highest flow levels in a decade

The Victoria Falls appears to be thoroughly enjoying its alone time, reaching its highest flows in a decade in a powerful display of breath-taking beauty and intensity, which ironically no one is there to witness...

22 Apr 2020

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This could be the end of the line for cruise ships

The same business model that has enabled the cruise industry to prosper could also spell its demise...

16 Apr 2020

The Bizcommunity: Not taking lockdown lying down
The Bizcommunity: Not taking lockdown lying down

In true South African spirit, even in times of adversity, daily stories of generosity and ingenuity abound. Never have we been more proud of how business communities are using our publishing platforms than since the outbreak of the Covid-19 coronavirus...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 6 Apr 2020

Preparing for a post-Covid-19 era in the tourism industry
Preparing for a post-Covid-19 era in the tourism industry

Our world has been turned upside down by the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak. It calls for innovation and smart solutions as we brace ourselves for the economic and social impact of the outbreak and the much needed social isolation...

By Mariette du Toit-Helmbold 25 Mar 2020

Travellers urged to check Covid-19 health notices
Travellers urged to check Covid-19 health notices

Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, has advised South African citizens who are travelling to be aware of the health risks.

18 Mar 2020

It's time to Explore More!
It's time to Explore More!

City Lodge Hotel Group has launched Explore More, a month-long promotion valid from 18 March to 3 May 2020 (inclusive), in which guests can save up to 40% on their stay...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 12 Mar 2020

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WTM Africa 2020 visitor, media registration now open

World Travel Market Africa 2020, which takes place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre is set to be one of the African continent's largest and leading business-to-business travel trade show yet...

5 Mar 2020

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#ATMDubai: Travel trends for Boomers, Gen X, Y and Z to look out for

"Although all generations are now looking for activities and experiences, above all else, what makes this market more complex, is the individual preferences and demands of each generation and of course ultimately, the challenge facing marketers trying to engage with them."

6 Feb 2020

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Travel-focused online radio station launched by Gallivant Africa

Data-driven media firm, Gallivant Africa is launching a niche Africa-focused online radio channel to help promote the continent as a leading travel destination...

31 Jan 2020

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Perspectives from Kenya and Ghana on coronavirus preparations

Chinese officials have identified a novel coronavirus which belongs to a family of viruses that cause illnesses ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases...

29 Jan 2020

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WiT Africa 2020 to connect Asian and African travel markets

The first WiT Africa, to be held on May 28 at the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town will explore the opportunities and dynamism of a region that echoes what has been seen in Asia's emerging markets...

23 Jan 2020

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Deadline closing in for inaugural WTM Africa Travel & Tourism Awards

Themed Under African Skies, the awards seek to celebrate the outstanding tourism promotional work done by private sector companies and individuals, in eight categories, which are judged by an independent panel of international industry experts.

22 Jan 2020

Nigeria rolls out visas on arrival to Africans
Nigeria rolls out visas on arrival to Africans

Nigeria has introduced visas on arrival to all African travellers, dropping the requirement that they apply in advance...

7 Jan 2020

Travelstart to power Jumia Travel across Africa
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

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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

The long tail of business travel is wide open
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

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

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

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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

The online revolution is cultivating customer confusion
The online revolution is cultivating customer confusion

Since OTAs make it difficult to tell the difference between hotel rooms and sectional title ones, guests may be disappointed in what they get for their money. This leads to negative customer experiences and bad reviews for the hotel.

By Theresa Prins 30 Oct 2019

Online hackers are selling stolen passport credentials
Online hackers are selling stolen passport credentials

Identity theft is becoming a popular crime...

22 Oct 2019

Airbnb unveils its 20 trending destinations for 2020
Airbnb unveils its 20 trending destinations for 2020

Online marketplace Airbnb has unveiled its list of 20 trending destinations, based on year-over-year growth in bookings, for 2020...

10 Oct 2019

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