ARTICLES RELATING TO TRAVEL AND LEISURE

Tech and AI reshaping hospitality job market

2019-07-29 18:46

The impact of technology is reshaping occupations and new job categories are beginning to appear on the market requiring "hybrid" skills, says a digital expert.

Got R2.2m lying around? Try one of these luxury jet trips

2019-07-20 15:24

For some of the world’s wealthiest, checking off their travel bucket list just got easier.

Drop in SA passport power - report

2019-07-02 12:36

The South African passport has dropped in the rankings of the Henley Passport Index due to a reduction in the number of visa-free or visa-on-arrival destinations which South Africans have access to.

WATCH: I'm renting a car for my holiday: What do I need to know?

2019-06-06 20:56

Hire cars are part and parcel of the holiday experience, but there can be a lot of confusion about them. Here's what you need to know.

Lanzerac crowned SA's Leading Wine Country Hotel

2019-06-06 14:26

The Lanzerac Hotel & Spa in Stellenbosch has been named as SA's Leading Wine Country Hotel for 2019.

Hilton Hotels to open first upscale African Canopy in Cape Town

2019-05-27 22:02

Hilton Hotels has signed a deal with Growthpoint Properties to open a hotel under its lifestyle Canopy by Hilton brand in Cape Town - a first for Africa.

Lucid launches new Home* Suite Hotels in SA

2019-05-21 20:23

Lucid Ventures, the R350m Cape Town based hotel fund, has announced the launch of a new boutique hotel brand Home* Suite Hotels into the South African market.

People want authentic experiences at meeting venues - industry expert

2019-05-15 21:59

There is a definite move into regionalisation, Amanda Kotze-Nhlapo, executive manager of the South African National Convention Bureau, recently told Fin24.

Air access important if SA wants 5 million more tourists - official

2019-05-05 17:57

Air access is very important if SA wants to deliver on the goal of attracting 5 million more tourists by 2021, says the head of global trade for SA Tourism.

World Travel & Tourism Council launches global taskforce on human trafficking

2019-04-24 18:08

The World Travel & Tourism Council recently announced the formation of a global taskforce to help prevent and combat human trafficking.

 

Star Alliance signs partnership agreement to enhance passenger experience

2019-07-28 15:02

Airline alliance Star Alliance and IT and NEC Corporation have signed a partnership agreement to develop a biometric data-based identification platform.

WATCH: UK casino giant William Hill will shutter 700 shops

2019-07-06 15:54

Britain's William Hill plans to close 700 of its 2 300 British betting shops. It puts about 4 500 jobs, a third of its workforce, at risk, and comes after the government cut the maximum stake on fixed-odds betting terminals to tackle problem gambling.

Moon-walking tours, 3D-printed room service, mobile suites: Welcome to the hotel of 2119

2019-06-24 05:00

From moon-walking mini-breaks to 3-D printed room service and personalised menus based on your biometrics, here's what the hotel of the future will look like, according to Hilton Hotels.

Online travel agency Travelcheck.co.za launches in SA

2019-06-06 15:58

Online travel agency Travelcheck offers flight and hotel bundles, online booking for all major airlines and more than 300 000 hotels around the world.

Radisson Hotel exec positive about SA, Africa potential

2019-05-29 18:37

Now that SA's visa process has been improved, it is helping tourist arrivals, Radisson Hotel Group's head of Middle East & Africa, Tim Cordon, tells Fin24.

WATCH: YOLO, FOMO, and the rise of travel as cultural signifier

2019-05-21 21:54

Social media and the YOLO/FOMO culture has given rise to a desire to travel more as a survey in the US and UK found that nearly half of 10 500 respondents say they are now compromising on daily expenses in order to travel more.

Airbnb meets with tourism minister on proposed regulation

2019-05-18 09:15

Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom met with Airbnb representatives to discuss the regulation of short-term home rentals by the Tourism Amendment Bill.

Jerry Mpufane takes bite of Big Apple for SA Tourism

2019-05-06 16:38

Jerry Mpufane, chair of diversified marketing agency M&C Saatchi Johannesburg Group, is the new Americas hub head for SA Tourism in New York.

Investment into South African hospitality sector set for further disruption

2019-04-24 18:24

It is expected that R1.9bn will be invested into new hotels in South Africa in 2019 and around R6.9bn in total over the next three years.

Hanekom on suspension of tourism CEO: no such thing as bad timing for right governance

2019-04-22 15:49

There is no such thing as bad timing when it comes to the right governance, Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom says about the suspension of the SA Tourism CEO.

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