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

Hosts and guest of Airbnb can access its platform in Xhosa, Zulu and Swahili, alongside 28 additional languages. Now supporting 62 languages, the Airbnb platform is accessible to more than four billion native speakers. 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.

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Onomo Hotels obtains majority stake in Bon Hotels

Onomo Hotels has acquired Bon Hotels, with a 60,1% controlling stake. The acquisition is set to shake-up the African continent's hospitality industry. "Onomo is consolidating the African hospitality market and will continue to strengthen its pan-African presence. The acquisition establishes Onomo as a key player in the Nigerian market and will reinforce our presence in Southern Africa," says Julien Ruggieri, Onomo Chairman.

2 days ago

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.

2 days ago

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

In the age of FOMO (fear of missing out) and YOLO (you only live once), people are pursuing sensations and memories over material products more than ever.

By Brendan Canavan 3 days ago

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4 business travel trends to look out for in 2020

The World Travel & Tourism Council's (WTTC) last annual review indicates that business travel amounted to an estimated R90bn - more than a third the of the 2018 travel spend in South Africa. It is, therefore, a large market, of which the hospitality and tourism sector must stay abreast, says Leon Meyer, general manager at The Westin Cape Town hotel.

9 Dec 2019