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St Helena’s Marine Protected Area Declared an International Marine Hope Spot

Hope Spot Designation Unites St Helena and South Africain Marine Conservation In a significant environmental milestone, Mission Blue has officially recognised St Helena’s Marine Protected Area (MPA) as a Hope Spot. This global recognition celebrates the island’s 20-year journey of marine research and conservation and underlines its commitment to preserving ocean health, echoing South Africa’s […]

FCI Celebrates Leading ITCs with First-Ever Global Icons Event

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Uniting Top Travel Talent Aboard Uniworld’s S.S. Beatrice. FCI Icons Event Marks New Era for Independent Travel Consultants JOHANNESBURG, 14 November 2023 – Flight Centre Independent (FCI) is pleased to announce the successful conclusion of its inaugural global FCI Icons event, a historic convening of top performers from Flight Centre Travel Group’s Independent businesses worldwide. […]

Travel Lifestyle Network welcomes three dynamic agencies into its global fold


[South Africa] – The Travel Lifestyle Network (TLN), a global collective of leading independent PR and Marketing Communications agencies with a special focus in the travel and lifestyle sectors, has announced the addition of three new members to its network. LMA Communications Inc. from Toronto, Canada, Privée PR from Istanbul, Turkiye, and One Whole Managing […]

ATW Media Awards 2024 calls for best in travel journalism

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Cape Town – Africa Travel Week (ATW) is inviting all travel and tourism media to submit their entries for the Africa Travel Week Media Awards by 30 January 2024. We also encourage nominations from the public for journalists whose work has significantly impacted travel journalism. Now in its inaugural year, the ATW Media Awards 2024 […]

Why are your flight tickets costing you so much?


JOHANNESBURG – Why can two corporate colleagues seated next to each other on the same business trip pay vastly different amounts for their flight tickets? It’s a question every single traveller has asked themselves at some point. Unfortunately, the answer is more complex than you might think. But, the New Distribution Capability (NDC) promises to […]

Emerging business travel destinations to watch in 2024

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JOHANNESBURG – Inflation, electricity issues, and rising interest rates paint a challenging picture for many South African companies in the upcoming year.  However, there’s a ray of hope on the horizon: business travel is anticipated to make a comeback in 2024. A Deloitte survey estimated that by the end of 2024 spending will have returned […]

Perks reimagined! Why bosses deserve those airmiles


JOHANNESBURG – Are you plotting your escape from the office to Mauritius for some well-deserved sun-soaked R&R this summer? Lucky you! And if those airmiles you’ve meticulously stockpiled during your 2023 business voyages are financing it, that’s even sweeter. But here’s the twist: is it really fair to your employer? Does the carrot of earning […]