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This Airbnb trend bodes well for SA - report

2017-09-18 16:26

More and more families are using Airbnb to explore destinations that feature fun like amusement parks, zoos, beaches and nature reserves, research shows.

Tourism boss predicts critical period for industry

2017-09-10 15:39

Forecasts for travel and tourism are strong, but it is still a critical time for the industry, the new CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council tells Fin24.

Swakobmund hotel receives top honours

2017-09-04 17:26

The Strand Hotel in Swakobmund, Namibia, was recently awarded for its innovative design and outstanding achievements in services.

Lay-by for that epic adventure

2017-08-31 10:38

Travelling can plunge you into debt. Andrew Katzwinkel’s FOMO Travel offers a “save now, travel later” option that kills credit and the regret that comes from paying off debt.

Tourism leader now heads virtual reality company

2017-08-28 21:00

EON Reality, a based in California, has appointed David Scowsill, former president and CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council, as its new CEO.

New Cape Town hotel to welcome pets

2017-08-21 16:06

More travelling pet owners are demanding pet-friendly accommodation in the hospitality industry, says the curator of the new Radisson RED Hotel V&A Waterfront.

City Lodge pleased with Africa progress

2017-08-16 20:05

The City Lodge Hotel Group is making good progress with the development of new hotels in Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique.

London's Big Ben bell to fall silent next week for 4 years

2017-08-14 12:27

The last stoppage for maintenance has been in 2007, and refurbishment works previously silenced the bell from 1983 to 1985.

JHB’s must-visit neighbourhood finally has a great hotel

2017-08-05 19:12

Once an abandoned area fraught with crime, Maboneng has become a thriving inner-city hub, evolving substantially over the past decade.

Visa reforms set to boost tourism industry

2017-08-02 10:57

South Africa’s tourism industry has welcomed a planned easing of visa restrictions, which looks set to lift lower arrival numbers and offset slowing domestic holiday travel.

 

50% of African countries see hotel values rise more than rate other property investments - report

2017-09-13 20:33

About 50% of all African countries have seen hotel values rise at a greater rate than any other property investment class over the last years, according to a hospitality consultant for sub-Saharan Africa.

Prestigious Swiss hotel school exploring SA potential

2017-09-05 19:50

Representatives of one of the best hotel management schools in the world have been in South Africa recently to look at the potential of expanding its reach in the country.

Key drivers of tourism in SA, Africa predicted

2017-09-01 07:01

Key economies in sub-Sahara Africa such as South Africa and Nigeria can expect strong growth in inbound trips, according to new data by Euromonitor International.

Cape Town's sister city St Petersburg wins jazz honour

2017-08-29 21:05

Eighteen countries vied for the right to host the 2018 International Jazz Day and Russia’s “northern capital” is the one that has been awarded the privilege.

Cape Town, New York enter partnership agreement

2017-08-24 17:58

NYC & Company, the city of New York’s official destination marketing organisation and Cape Town Tourism now have a partnership to boost tourism.

PICS: The travel habits of highly successful CEO's

2017-08-20 14:07

Ever wonder what your boss really does on vacation?

The economy of sport

2017-08-15 16:01

The love of a sport discipline, whether as a participant or spectator, can be a powerful driving force in travel decision-making, says a hospitality expert.

Tourism council appoints new CEO

2017-08-07 13:01

The World Travel & Tourism Council has announced the appointment of its new president and CEO.

Landmark Qatar law to grant permanent residency to expats

2017-08-03 11:20

Qatar, has approved a landmark law to grant permanent residency cards, and rights to some of the foreigners who dominate its population.

Lufthansa Group making the most of Cape Town potential

2017-07-26 17:53

Dr Andre Schulz, general manager of Lufthansa for Southern Africa, talks to Fin24 about the latest trends in the SA market.

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