ARTICLES RELATING TO TRAVEL AND LEISURE

WATCH: The R32bn deal MSC signed to build 2 futuristic cruise liners

2020-01-26 17:30

Shipping company MSC and France’s Saint Nazaire shipyard have signed a €2bn deal to build two cruise liners, in a contract forming part of this week’s “Choose France” drive.

African airports can leapfrog to satisfy tech savvy passenger demands - expert

2020-01-09 19:20

Airport and airline IT executives believe that the growing number of tech-savvy travellers will have the biggest impact on their digital plans over the next six years to 2025, says an IT provider to the air transport industry.

Joint tourism safety plan launched

2019-12-17 20:38

The tourism sector has raised concerns about safety affecting the industry, to the extent that international arrivals to SA have dropped, says Minister of Tourism Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane.

WATCH: Zimbabwe's Meikles Hotel snapped up for $20m

2019-11-23 16:50

Dubai-based Albwardy Investments said on Friday it would buy and upgrade Zimbabwe's Meikles Hotel.

Web in Travel Africa to launch in Cape Town next year

2019-10-20 17:29

WiT (Web in Travel) is bringing its event to Africa with the launch of WiT Africa in Cape Town in May 28, 2020.

Marriott to add 40 new properties across Africa

2019-10-07 21:52

Marriott International reinforced its commitment to Africa by announcing it expects to add 40 properties and over 8 000 rooms across the continent by the end of 2023.

SA 'passport power' increases - a little

2019-10-04 14:16

There are now 100 destinations SA passport holders can visit without a prior visa, and the SA passport has moved up a notch on the latest Henley Passport Index.

TripAdvisor 'failing to stop fake reviews' - study

2019-09-08 13:32

US travel and restaurant website TripAdvisor has failed to do enough to stop fake hotel reviews, British consumer association Which? said in a study published on Friday.

PICS: Why luxury honeymooners are kicking off marriage with adventure

2019-08-22 06:00

Honeymoon business is booming, and luxury honeymooners make up a whopping 15% of the R184bn a year industry. The average US pair spends R68 500 on their honeymoon, three times the average amount for a typical vacation, says TripSavvy.

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.

 

Tourism minister positive about potential of Indian market for SA

2020-01-17 18:35

Minister of Tourism Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane is optimistic about the ability of the SA tourism industry to meet President Cyril Ramaphosa's challenge to double its international tourist arrivals from 10.5 million to 21 million by 2030.

Superyacht Training Academy opens at V&A Waterfront

2019-12-28 17:20

The number of superyachts and cruise ships docking at the V&A Waterfront is steadily increasing and with it, the need for trained local staff to work on them.

ONOMO Hotels acquires controlling stake in BON Hotels

2019-12-11 16:04

According to a statement, this strategic partnership reflects their ongoing confidence in economic opportunities in Africa, particularly in tourism.

Lufthansa InTouch celebrates 20 years in SA BPO industry

2019-10-20 17:40

Lufthansa InTouch, the customer service network of the Lufthansa Group, has marked a 20-year milestone in South Africa.

New hotel brand launched

2019-10-08 21:11

A new hotel brand Home* Suite Hotels has recently been launched by Gidon Novick.

Hotel Verde Cape Town achieves 6-Star Green Star performance rating

2019-10-04 20:39

The Green Building Council of South Africa has awarded a 6-Star Green Star SA Existing Building Performance rating for Hotel Verde Cape Town.

kulula.com partners with Sabre to 'reinvent' airport experience

2019-09-10 11:43

kulula.com says it is "reinventing" the airport experience with the implementation of Sabre's new Digital Workspace solution.

Sun International debt levels "down nicely' - CEO

2019-09-02 21:04

Sun International CEO Anthony Leeming tells Fin24 he is satisfied that the group's debt levels are "down nicely at a comfortable level".

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.

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