Five trends to impact business and conferencing travel in 2020

The hospitality industry as a whole is feeling the crunch of the current economic climate, with conferencing venues in particular seeing a change in...

What’s next in travel?

Just over one month into a new decade and a variety of travel trends are emerging on Airbnb. From immersive trekking experiences, to prioritising...

Time for SONA to map out ‘the how’ for tourism

One-liners and sweeping statements about the importance of tourism to the South African economy are not enough for the 2020 SONA. While the sector...

HTI: Hotels ‘get personal’

As with many things, we’ve come full circle! For years, travellers were content to be unknown to hotel hosts…‘another booking, another room number’. Today, however,...

ASATA: Still investing in Africa

In a digitally-connected world, where booking travel can be done in seconds using a smartphone app or website, what are travel professionals bringing to...

Q&A: Wings – Continued growth

Q: How would you describe 2019, from a Wings Travel point of view? A: 2019 was a landmark year in terms of us securing a...

Q&A: Hilton – 100 not out

Q: How would you describe 2019, from a Hilton point of view? A: 2019 was a truly memorable year for us as we celebrated our...

Q&A: Avis – Staying Relevant

Q: What is the state of the car rental industry in South Africa? A: The measured car rental industry has a fleet in excess of...

Q&A: Legacy Hotels – Leaving a legacy

Q: Can you summarise where you are with the Leonardo development? What has been done and what is still to be completed? A: We are...

ASATA Colum: Travel agents a safety net for business travellers

Missed your connection? Need to change your travel plans to attend a last-minute meeting? What about someone to call when things don’t go quite...

HTI Column: 2020 and beyond – African Hospitality Trends

The African hospitality industry has undergone tremendous changes and disruptions over the last two decades, many due to factors such as economic and political...

Q&A: United Airlines – New connection

Q: What is United’s view on Africa and where does it fit into the airline’s strategy? A: United would always like to consider itself...