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10 Gadgets That Will Change Your Travel Experience

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Whether you’re the type to hostel hop through European capitals, likes to trek and camp in the midst of untouched nature, someone who prefers the 5-star breaks or anything in between, gadgets that change your travel experience for the better are ...

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Travel Terms every Travel Business Needs to Know

Whether you believe it or not, it’s a new decade, and new year predictions have been made; emerging trends have been reported, and the travel industry is set for continued innovation in technology and offerings that put travellers first. As ...

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A Decade of Change Ahead for South Africa’s Travel Industry

Four trends that will disrupt the status quo of corporate travel The only constant in life is change. This was true in ancient Egypt when Heraclitus coined the phrase, and it is definitely true today. 2020 marks the start of ...

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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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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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Tech Hub of Africa to Host Inaugural BigFive Summit

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CAPE TOWN, 03 May 2019 – South Africa’s Mother City – the Tech Hub of Africa – will host a first-of-its-kind Summit from 13 – 15 May 2019 where pioneers in the provision of digital media and marketing technology solutions ...

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How is Africa faring when it comes to adopting new hotel technology?

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Cape Town, 25 March 2019– Hotel technology is developing in leaps and bounds across the globe with the African continent in particular gaining traction as a major force in the hospitality industry. The region’s potential continues to grow as several countries ...

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Mobile app to drive travellers to star graded accommodation

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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 21 December 2018 – The Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) has partnered with Waze, the world’s largest community-based traffic and navigation app, to alert and guide travellers to all TGCSA graded establishments in the area, ...

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Emirates Unveils World’s First Biometric Path

JOHANNESBURG, Southe Africa, 30 October 2018 – Emirates is gearing up to launch the world’s first “biometric path” which will offer its customers a smooth and truly seamless airport journey at the airline’s hub in Dubai International airport. Utilising the ...

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Tapping into Data for Enhanced Tourism Experiences

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 20 September 2018 – It’s no secret that technology is changing the way in which we do tourism. It’s possible to research, plan, pay for and execute a trip using little more than a mobile device. Large ...

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How to be Cyber Smart with QR Codes

QR codes have become one of the fastest-growing marketing and online/offline instant payment tools out there. By Des Langkilde. In case you’re wondering what QR code is, it’s defined as a machine-readable code consisting of an array of black and white ...

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Connecting with millennials

Connecting with millennials protel by Ankerdata launch mobile concierge and booking app with ConnectHOTEL The use of smartphones to book hotel rooms has increased significantly over the past few years with some statistics claiming this number to be well over ...

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Will Technology Replace Hospitality?

While technology has transformed and advanced the hospitality industry in a positive manner quite rapidly, the biggest challenge that comes with technological advancement is the probability of replacing existing staff with a technological device, since the device can do the ...

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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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10 Tech Trends in SA travel

There are over 1,000 independent travel consultants (ITCs) in South Africa, and this number will grow significantly in coming years. This article focuses on the top 10 technology trends that are set to influence travel in South Africa during 2015 ...

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