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Investment & Innovation Drive Digital Hospitality

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Across the globe, competitive organisations in all industries are transforming every aspect of their operations through a commitment to digitalisation. Transformation in the hospitality industry is proving to benefit the businesses, as well as the guests, as innovation drives superior ...

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Let Tech take the Fuss out of Planning your Next Trip

It’s that time of year again and we are all back at the office, sifting through our inboxes and most-likely secretly planning our next holiday for some rest and relaxation. However, it is often the planning, packing, and travelling to ...

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What to Expect from Tourism and Technology in South Africa in 2020

Will 2020 herald in the decade of flying cars, AI concierges and holograph meetings with clients and colleagues across the world? Dr Nomvuselelo Songelwa “Tourism has always been ahead of the curve when it comes to innovation,” says Dr Nomvuselelo ...

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Data a Top Priority for South African Travel Buyers

Data will be a top priority for South African travel buyers in 2020, according to a new survey conducted by FCM Travel Solutions, a division of the Flight Centre Travel Group, in partnership with the African Business Travel Association (ABTA). ...

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Mobile App Disrupts Tourist Guide Recruitment

Recruit a guide mobile app

An innovative new mobile application is rapidly changing the way that tourist guides find work, and tour operators find skilled nature/field, culture, and adventure guides in southern Africa. Review by Des Langkilde. Developed by Cape Town-based entrepreneur duo Darren Smith ...

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Mobile Economy Boom for Africa

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Africa is positioned to be the next big mobile market, enviously eyed by global investors for her enormous growth opportunities. 2019 is undeniably the year for the travel and tourism industry to invest in mobile applications and leverage this monetary ...

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HUAWEI Launches Mate 9

Unveiled in Munich, Germany on November 3rd, Huawei Consumer Business Group presented two of the most anticipated devices of the year – the Huawei Mate 9 and the exclusive Porsche Design Huawei Mate 9. Building on Huawei’s success in delivering ...

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Must Have Apps When Travelling

Business can increase with feature-rich applications that drive interest and engagement, writes Grant Theis of www.ttrumpet.com Today we live in an era of engagement and as customers look to immerse themselves in brands and businesses, feature-rich applications that provide content ...

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