Tourism

September 25, 2018

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Tourism council wants Airbnb regulation in South Africa

The Tourism Business Council of South Africa advised the government to regulate travel rental site Airbnb, as it is threatening the viability of conventional lodging providers such as hotels. The Council warns that this could lead to loss of jobs.

Airbnb, a privately held company established in San Francisco in the United States, has rapidly expanded globally, posing a threat to conventional lodging providers. The platform, which can be accessed"...

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September 22, 2018

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Ethiopia leads hotel expansion in East Africa

Ethiopia currently heads the league for hotel development in East Africa, according to a regional focus from the influential annual hotel pipeline survey by Lagos-based W Hospitality Group.

Details of the survey, which covers the whole of the African continent, will be one of the key discussions at the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF), which will return to Nairobi in October this year.

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September 9, 2018

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­BAO Festival is coming to Dubai this November and it’s going to be BIG!

Block your calendar and keep the weekend of November 29th & 30th 2018 free as the BAO Festival is all set to descend over Meydan, Dubai. This exuberant event takes pride in hosting the top 2 artists of the DJ Mag top 100, MARTIN GARRIX and DIMITRI VEGAS & LIKE MIKE. Also adding massive weight to the line-up are AFROJACK, DON DIABLO, NERVO, R3HAB, ALOK, SALVATORE GANACCI, BROOKS, DANTE KLEIN, MARCUS SANTORO and DJ LICIOUS, all set to lead you on a voyage of their own.

It’s"...

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September 3, 2018

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Spotlight on investment, tourism at China-Africa forum

President Cyril Ramaphosa and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jingpin will co-chair the third Forum on China-AfricaCorporation starting in Beijing on Monday morning.

The meeting, attended by over 50 African heads of state plus China, seeks to strengthen political and economic relations between China and the African Union’s 54 member states.

The two-day gathering of African"...

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September 2, 2018

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ZTA to play hawk in tourism rejuvenation

The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) says the country’s political transition and renewed tourist interest in Zimbabwe have ushered in an “exciting time” for the industry, just over a week before it hosts the 2018 Sanganai/Hlanganani world tourism expo in Bulawayo.

The regulatory body, which is also charged with the promotion of sustainable tourism growth and development in the country, will be taking a warlike approach to reviving"...

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September 2, 2018

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Seminar and roadshow highlight tourism potential in South Africa

More than 20 partners including travel agents and tour operators turned up for a seminar and roadshow highlighting tourism potential in South Africa. The event was held at the Park Inn by Radisson Muscat last week.

The aim of the seminar was to showcase diverse destinations in the country on the southernmost tip of the African continent that is better known for its wildlife.

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September 1, 2018

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Minister of Tourism, Ambassador of Kingdom of Spain agree to further enhance tourism

During this meeting, the two sides expressed “their satisfaction with the relations of friendship and cooperation between the two countries and the need to further boost them, particularly in the field of tourism and crafts”, referring to “the implementation of the provisions of the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the two countries in the field of tourism and handicrafts, “the statement said.


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August 30, 2018

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Kenyan travelers to enjoy Emirates web virtual reality technology

Emirates has introduced 3D seat models on emirates.com, becoming the first airline to introduce web virtual reality (VR) technology on its digital platform. The 3D seat model is a visualization engine that displays an immersive 3D 360-degree view of the interior of the Emirates A380 and the Emirates Boeing 777. This gives customers a chance to explore their seats, the spacious cabin, and the Emirates onboard product.

This new feature allows users"...

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August 28, 2018

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Tourism Business Council says industry is in bad shape

The Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) says the current state of the tourism industry is much worse than predicted.

TBCSA CEO Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa explains that both tourism arrivals and business confidence have seen a significant drop.

What we've seen now is that it's much lower than what we anticipated.

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