I’m not a robot

It’s the biggest South African TMC story of 2019. The details – for those in the industry – are well-known, but here’s a quick recap. American...

Q&A: Sun International – Taking stock

Q: What’s your view on the current state of the South African hotel industry? A: Leisure travel has decreased because discretionary spend has been reduced....

Travel agent vs travel tech

Although you’re probably interacting with a lot of travel technology – from apps and booking tools to online payment solutions – the real reason...

An Eye on West Africa

I’ve written on a few occasions in this column about how the hotel chains are expanding in Africa, signing deals with investors who are...

Q&A: Wings Travel – Demonstrating value

Q: How would you describe the past five years of operations for Wings Travel? A: The downturn in the oil and gas sector in 2014...

Q&A: Minor Hotels – Steady expansion

Q: What’s your view on the current state of the African hotel industry? A: It is most certainly expanding aggressively in certain regions such...

ASATA: Business travel is important to SA

Private enterprises stand to benefit from a new government-lead drive to grow domestic tourism, but corporate South Africa has a significant role to play. Business...

An eye on West Africa

Last month I wrote about the brands with new hotels planned in West Africa. Since then I have been looking at the existing hotels...

An Eye on West Africa

It’s that time of year again, when we look at what the international and regional (African) chains have been doing in terms of signing...

ASATA: Effective tips for efficient travel

If you’re like most of today’s business travellers who live demanding fast-paced lifestyles, you probably don't like to waste time sitting around airports. But when...

Q&A: Preferred Hotels – Celebrating growth

Q: What, for you, was the biggest achievement of those first 50 years? A: Among other things, I was incredibly proud of our successful...

Q&A: SAT – On track

Q: What progress has SA Tourism made with regards the ‘Five in Five’ goal of achieving five million more visitors to South Africa by...