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Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 19:25

As proven by WTM Africa 2017, which saw $365,950,813 of business generated, exhibitions remains a powerful marketing tool for business, particularly for an experiential business in the travel and tourism sector where buyers appreciate face-to-face negotiations. In addition, it has been reported that across the WTM Portfolio in 2016, the amount of business done totalled […]

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 19:17

With peak tourism season around the corner, Cape Town body FEDHASA wants to create awareness among stakeholders and travellers on how to deal with the city’s water crisis. FEDHASA Cape recently signed a Waterwise Pledge that will include the development of a waterwise policy and implementation plan, the appointment of a water champion for each […]

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 19:06

With a 3.6% real GDP growth in Q1 2017, the world economy has remained strong, surpassing the earlier forecast at 3.5% for 2017/2018. This growth, according to Euromonitor International, is and continues to be highly driven by emerging markets which account for approximately 74% of the world’s real GDP expansion, and a predicted share of […]

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Friday, October 13, 2017 - 17:00

An analysis of the Q3 Customer Behavior and Online Trends released by Jumia Travel (Jumia Group), reveals insights into customer shopping habits and forecasts predictions for online hotel bookings. The report indicates that while desktop bookings still take lead in the flight and hotel booking frontier, mobile devices continue to grow their following, giving a […]

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Friday, October 13, 2017 - 14:00

As announced at the national Blue Flag launch – hosted by the Kouga Municipality at Dolphin Beach, Jeffreys Bay, in the Eastern Cape – the forthcoming 2017/18 South African Blue Flag season, officially opening 1 November 2017, will see 44 beaches, seven marinas and eleven sustainable tourism boats collectively fly 62 blue flags. Earlier this […]

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Friday, October 13, 2017 - 09:00

The world’s first Halal Gourmet Dining for Chefs Accreditation, organised by Singapore-based CrescentRating in collaboration with Cape Town Tourism, took place from 4-6 October 2017. Attended by chefs from from Cape Town’s top hospitality, hotel and catering service providers such as Tsogo Sun, The Cape Sun, Raddison Hotels, Boschendal, The South African Chef’s Association and […]

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Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 15:08

The largest event for the exhibition industry, the UFI Global Congress is headed to South Africa. It will be held in Johannesburg from the 1st to the 4th of November. This is the largest event of the association and provides excellent networking opportunities for UFI members from around the world. It also offers an opportunity for members […]

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Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 11:36

The Association of Southern African Travel Agents (ASATA) has commissioned Grant Thornton to create an Annual South African Travel Market Index Report to determine the state and size of South Africa’s travel sector. “The exact state and size of the travel industry in South Africa is currently unknown, and there’s no one source that pulls […]

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 17:37

The first direct flight between the U.S. and Ivory Coast could happen next year. According to Bloomberg, the Ivory Coast, which has seen its economy grow quickly during recent years, is in advanced talks with Ethiopian Airlines but also has interest from Kenya Airways and South African Airways. More than 400,000 passengers travel from West […]

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 09:56

The study of Assessing Travel in South Africa Market is very important to enhance business productivity and for the study of market forecast. This New Report presented by Orbis Research contains a comprehensive market and vendor landscape in addition to a SWOT analysis of the key vendors. The implementation of new immigration regulations during the […]

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