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#AfricaMonth: Pave the way to Open Skies

Although it's certainly not feasible for Africa to have thousands of city pairs because the traveller demand simply doesn't exist, there are several hundred city pairs that would certainly be sustainable...

By Natalia Rosa 3 days ago

Moroccan e-commerce platform Hmizate expands into fintech
Moroccan e-commerce platform Hmizate expands into fintech

Moroccan company Hmizate, which since 2011 has provided an e-commerce platform offering users access to goods, food, travel services and deals, has expanded into fintech with the launch of HmizatePay...

By Tom Jackson 16 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: Travel marketing in Africa
#AfricaMonth: Travel marketing in Africa

One of the strengths of marketing travel to Africa is that its destinations offer so much diversity. How would an African Tourism Board even begin to market the continent as one brand when there are so many cultures, ethnicities, landscapes and languages that comprise the continent?

By Natalia Rosa 15 May 2018

#WTMA18: Championing African women in travel - Q&A with Alessandra Alonso
#WTMA18: Championing African women in travel - Q&A with Alessandra Alonso

The inaugural Women in Africa Forum took place during World Travel Market Africa 2018. Hosted by Women in Travel CIC founder Alessandra Alonso, the forum aimed to highlight the importance of women entrepreneurs in Africa...

By Ruth Cooper 14 May 2018

#WTMA18: Six trends driving growth and change in African tourism
#WTMA18: Six trends driving growth and change in African tourism

Each region is different and coping with different tensions. Mature economies have been struggling to maintain positive growth, and emerging markets have had their own challenges to deal with...

By Cari Coetzee 3 May 2018

African Continental Free Trade Agreement to be welcomed as a boost for tourism
African Continental Free Trade Agreement to be welcomed as a boost for tourism

The African Continental Free Trade Area promotes the creation of a single market across the continent through the abolition of cross-border tariffs and greater efficiency at border posts. Opening up nearby markets can only bode well for African businesses...

By Danny Bryer 2 May 2018

Darrin Thomas, Manager, Marketing and Communications Africa, Virgin Atlantic Airways
Marketing Virgin Atlantic: Challenging the status quo with flair, passion and love

"I love that we, at Virgin Atlantic, are always taking calculated risks - we're always pushing the boundaries, but with the customer's best interests always in mind."

By Cari Coetzee 5 Apr 2018

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Three African airports honoured at Airport Service Quality Awards

Airports Company South Africa's George Airport and King Shaka International, as well as another African airport, Nairobi Airport, were honoured at the ACI Airport Service Quality Awards...

By Ilse van den Berg 8 Mar 2018

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E-commerce penetration in Kenya ramping up travel

Travellers' resolve and ability to purchase services on the move has increased the reliance on mobile devices, thus giving service providers who invest in easy-to-use apps a rising edge...

By Josephine Wawira 9 Feb 2018

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#MeetingsAfrica: All that Africa has to offer

Wowing the world with what Africa has to offer. That is the purpose of Meetings Africa...

By Danette Breitenbach 7 Feb 2018

What travel marketers need to know about Facebook's News Feed change
What travel marketers need to know about Facebook's News Feed change

In your dual role as travel marketer and Facebook consumer, the news that Facebook is going to 'clean-up' your News Feed will likely be met with a mix of joy and despair...

By Natalia Rosa 16 Jan 2018

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#BizTrends2018: 2018 travel forecast - seven trends to anticipate

In 2018, there will be an increased swathe of people fully engaged in the sharing economy, communicating to the world the wonderfully enriching experiences that they have discovered...

By Gavin Tollman 9 Jan 2018

#NewCampaign: $15m Emirates campaign opens up a world of good times
#NewCampaign: $15m Emirates campaign opens up a world of good times

Emirates has launched a $15m campaign to inspire travel and promote the airline's network of global destinations. We go behind the scenes of the campaign with Boutros Boutros...

By Cari Coetzee 24 Oct 2017

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World tourism remains resilient despite global uncertainties

“This is the sixth year in a row that travel and tourism have outpaced the global economy, showing the sector's resilience, and the eagerness of people to continue to travel and discover new places..."

By Josephine Wawira 13 Oct 2017

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Exploring Kenya's Masai Mara through the eyes of a hotelier

Kenya boasts of diverse destinations that remain major attractions for tourists from across the world. From the classic wildlife safaris

By Josephine Wawira 14 Sep 2017

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Nairobi sees 22% boost in domestic air travel capacity

Nairobi is the only city in Africa whose airports are recording higher growth for domestic capacity than that of international capacity, with a 22% boost...

By Josephine Wawira 18 Aug 2017

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Positive outlook for African hotel sector

Five African countries showed growth in the hotel sector in 2016, and are set to continue this positive outlook from 2017 to 2021...

By Danette Breitenbach 29 Jun 2017

Five safari destinations for first-time travellers
Five safari destinations for first-time travellers

Safaris promise unique cultural encounters, captivating wildlife adventure, and spectacular scenery. Here are five of the best safari destinations for first-time travellers:

By Jarred Manasse 14 Mar 2017

Driving corporate travel
Driving corporate travel

While initially travel was only associated with leisure, the surge of corporate travellers across the world with close focus to Africa, has contributed highly to the massive increase in international travel...

By Josephine Wawira 3 Oct 2016

Hail the continental Pan-African passport
Hail the continental Pan-African passport

The historic move by the AU aims at opening up borders to allow free movement of goods and people among the African countries...

By Josephine Wawira 18 Aug 2016

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Embracing domestic tourism in Africa

For a long time, Africans have perceived traveling, especially within the continent, as a non-essential. Euromonitor International, however, says this trend is gradually changing...

By Josephine Wawira 15 Aug 2016

Taking a closer look at equine tourism
Taking a closer look at equine tourism

Equine tourism has gradually developed across the world, being the center of attraction for some destinations globally, such as Iceland, the US, South Africa, and Kenya...

By Josephine Wawira 8 Aug 2016

Debating slum tourism: for or against?
Debating slum tourism: for or against?

Slum tourism, despite remaining controversial in relation to its motive, continues to gain popularity across the world, including in some African countries...

By Josephine Wawira 5 Aug 2016

Hassan Ahdab at Meetings Africa
#AfricaMonth: Entering Africa and staying there

We wanted to know more about operating in Africa and who better to ask than the vice-president and regional director for Africa and Indian Ocean operations for Starwood Hotels & Resorts...

By Cari Coetzee 18 May 2016

21 reasons why you should go on a balloon safari in the Masai Mara
21 reasons why you should go on a balloon safari in the Masai Mara

According to Kenya Information Guide, the Masai Mara National Reserve one of the best places where you can spot wildlife in Africa.

By Jarred Manasse 16 May 2016

16 reasons why you should see the Great Migration in 2016
16 reasons why you should see the Great Migration in 2016

Known as one of the seven wonders of the world, the annual great wildebeest migration in Kenya and Tanzania is truly nature's greatest spectacle...

By Jarred Manasse 4 May 2016

Five reasons why you should go on a Masai Mara National Reserve safari
Five reasons why you should go on a Masai Mara National Reserve safari

If you're looking to experience an authentic African Safari, Kenya's Masai Mara National Reserve should be right at the top of travel bucket list...

By Jarred Manasse 15 Apr 2016

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