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Wesgro – the tourism, trade and investment promotion agency for Cape Town and the Western Cape province – recently launched a campaign to promote Cape Town as a remote work destination. How we made it in Africa asked Jean Scheltema, head of marketing and communications at Wesgro, about the city’s strengths as a remote work location as well as th… read more
The United States (US) reopened to fully vaccinated South
African travellers on Monday, with specific rules on pre-flight testing and exemptions
Travel between South Africa and the US has been limited
throughout the pandemic. An outright ban was imposed on travellers from South
Africa at the start of 2021, with the… read more
Described as the Land of Origins, Ethiopia is much more than just a true transit hub for travellers. Steeped in rich history and culture, discover the beauty of… read more
Covid-19 triggered an unprecedented crisis in Africa’s tourism industry. Still, a growing middle class and young population bode well for travel businesses. Tapping domestic tourism demand will be key to rejuvenating the sector.
By Olivier Monnier
Months into the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, Kenya’s normally manicured beaches were carp… read more
Various propositions have been recommended to tap into the ocean economy for more than a decade with a view to unleash the next phase of Mauritius’ economic development. Indeed, one may say that the blue economy in Mauritius is not fully utilised yet, therefore there is no reason to look for new shores.
Undoubtedly, the country should cont… read more
By Simon Freemantle, senior political economist, Standard Bank
A decade ago, amidst profound general optimism around Africa’s ‘rise’, we published a series of reports detailing what we believed to be the five structural drivers behind Africa’s renewed and long-term economic promise. These trends looked at demographic (and income) changes; … read more
The Ministry of Tourism and Sports of Argentina, Matías Lammens
and the Director General of Tourism Policy of Greece,
PanagiotaDionysopoulou, participated on Monday November 30 in the first
roundtable organized by the Global Wine Tourism Organization
(GWTO) within its” Connecting Governments” initiative.
The act was
moderated by … read more
New research from Expedia Group shows that travelers need reassurance
in critical areas such as flexibility, cleanliness, and communication
to consider travel now and in the future.
The research reveals
that one in two travelers feel optimistic – that is, comfortable or even
excited – about taking a trip in the next 12 months. Thou… read more
Tanzanian tour operators plan to bring the key Global Travel Agents into Tanzania in their latest painstaking initiatives to promote the country as a safe destination, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, which has hit key tourism source markets hard. Tanzania Association of Tour Operators (TATO) is currently working around the clock… read more
Uganda is ready to reopen its pandemic-bruised tourism sector with a live-streamed, virtual safari starting Tuesday. The virtual tour, featuring six videographers and photographers traversing across the country, has been promoted by the Ugandan government to incentivize tourists, when many parts of the world have barely emerge… read more