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#FoodNextAfrica: Blockchain will simplify and transform supply chain traceability

According to the WWF, a bid to improve the traceability of supply chains around the world is top of mind with a major focus on transparency - but how is technology disruption promoting business growth?

By Robin Fredericks 25 Sep 2019

#WomensMonth: How Zeenith Rahiman shaped her purpose with passion

This Women's Month, we chat to Zeenith Rahiman, Air France KLM Royal Dutch Airlines commercial director, who has been with the company for over 15 years...

By Robin Fredericks 20 Aug 2019

#WomensMonth: Gaby Gramm talks resilience, perseverance and coping with challenging situations

Gaby Gramm, managing director and owner of LuxTravelEx lets us in on her EHL School of Hospitality - Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne schooling, what it's like being a woman marketer and what the Southern Africa's luxury hospitality industry can do to improve...

By Robin Fredericks 20 Aug 2019

#YouthMonth: Why SA's youth is the world's best-kept secret

As a lover of all things travel - and the ambition to start his own business - Matt Davison, founder of Tickets and Tour, who is still young himself, has catapulted his passion, not only for the industry, but for South Africa's youth...

By Robin Fredericks 24 Jun 2019

#YouthMonth: Staying the course of passion in hospitality

For Youth Month, we chat to Isabelle Boast, hospitality student at Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne to find out more about the growing hospitality opportunity, participation in the industry and the importance of being challenged as a youth...

By Robin Fredericks 24 Jun 2019

#YouthMonth: Ondela Mlandu is shifting the Africa travel mindset

"Has anybody ever asked you what you're passionate about and you can't help but have a glow before you respond?"

By Robin Fredericks 21 Jun 2019

#StartupStory: Ticking all the boxes with newly launched Travelcheck, SouthAfrica's newest online booking website has launched. We chat to CEO Odette Faling to find out more...

By Robin Fredericks 10 Jun 2019

Bespoke luxury travel experiences, and why it should matter

Travel has evolved from being something from a rest and recuperation process to something which includes self-actualisation, but how does one factor this in?

By Robin Fredericks 3 Jun 2019

Building efficient and sustainable operations for SA agriculture

We talk to Gerhard Pienaar, BI Business Development Leader, Agriculture, to find out more about what Bearings International is looking to achieve at this year's Grain SA's NAMPO Harvest Day, as he shares insights into on the importance of new technologies and more...

By Robin Fredericks 30 Apr 2019

#WTMA19: Pinq Travel's Jason Fiddler talks marketing LGBTIQ+ travellers

According to the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association, the visibility and acceptance of LGBTQ+ people in society have increased globally over the past decade; however, the underrepresentation of gay and lesbian travellers in the tourism sector still exists...

By Robin Fredericks 25 Apr 2019

WTMA19: Marketing minimalism, do less, but do it better

Day one of World Travel Market Africa 2019 saw Natalia Rosa, director promotions division for Big Ambitions, take us back to basic travel marketing principles; sharing how to build and roll out the right marketing strategy for your brand...

By Robin Fredericks 16 Apr 2019

#WTMA19: Turning the Africa misconception into a profitable, hyperlocal, luxury experience

Africa is a continent filled with places to be explored, yet there are so many countries on the continent that foreigners have never heard of...

By Robin Fredericks 16 Apr 2019

Making a good kitchen great with La Colombe's James Gaag

At the mere age of 29, La Colombe Executive Chef James Gaag has already established a name for himself in the restaurant industry...

By Robin Fredericks 11 Mar 2019

Go off the beaten track, explore a city of wonder with Walk Japan

Walk Japan's CEO Paul Christie lets us in on what the plans are for the South African market and what the overall response from travellers have been...

By Robin Fredericks 7 Feb 2019

AGCO is helping African farmers access the agribusiness market

AGCO's senior vice president and general manager for Asia Pacific and Africa elaborates on the company's new Farm in a Box initiative and how it's helping African farmers...

By Robin Fredericks 5 Feb 2019

Culinary passion, experience and awards with FYN Chef Peter Tempelhoff

According to FYN chef Peter Tempelhoff, dining out is not a binary experience...

By Robin Fredericks 5 Feb 2019

#FutureofFarming: Aerobotics launches new agritech innovations to combat pest, disease

Cape Town startup, Aerobotics has launched five new innovations, which have been designed to help farmers with early pest and disease detection...

By Robin Fredericks 15 Oct 2018

#THINCAfrica: Mining the millennial mindset

During day two of the THINC Africa conference, which recently took place in Cape Town, Radisson RED curator, Dale Simpson, navigated a conversation around what millennials expect from employers in hospitality and what employers can do to stay relevant to this segment...

By Robin Fredericks 20 Sep 2018

Here's to entering the West Coast way of living

I recently got to experience the blooming Spring season on a road trip to the West Coast, which is just about an hour and a half's from Cape Town; and although the flower season is nearing its end, it sure does make for an amazing sight...

By Robin Fredericks 18 Sep 2018

#THINCAfrica: Redefining growth in hospitality education

We caught up with Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne's associate dean: graduate programme, Dr Achim Schmitt, and alumni and industry relations director, Valerie De Corte to find out how the school is changing the narrative when it comes to the of quality students it produces...

By Robin Fredericks 12 Sep 2018

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