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Business travel bounceback hits full throttle as 2024 sees seat capacity soar


JOHANNESBURG – Africa leads the way in business travel bounce-back with the highest predicted increase in airline seat capacity for the first quarter of 2024. This is according to FCM Consulting’s latest Global Quarterly Trend Report. Seat capacity in Africa sees a predicted increase of 14 per cent in Q1-2024 as compared to 2019, followed […]

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 […]

Africa wins big at the 2023 Global Responsible Tourism Awards


Cape Town – Africa has made a significant impact at the 2023 Global Responsible Tourism Awards, securing wins in five out of eight categories. This achievement highlights the continent’s growing influence and commitment to sustainable travel practices. Harold Goodwin, Managing Director of the Responsible Tourism Partnership, revealed the winners, spotlighting the achievements of Lemala, Ngwenya […]

Upscaling and risk-layering for climate resilience in Malawi

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JOHANNESBURG – African Risk Capacity (ARC) Ltd. has come on board to assist the Malawi Government with an insurance innovation that will scale up the World Bank’s Social Support for Resilient Livelihoods Project (SSRLP) in the country. This will see Malawi’s flagship safety net – the Social Cash Transfer Programme (SCTP) – reinforced with a […]

ARC Ltd releases 2022 Annual Report

JOHANNESBURG – A record total payout of US$60 million in 2022 is among the highlights detailed in ARC Ltd.’s integrated annual report, together with significant strides in innovation to safeguard African nations from the increasing risks associated with climate change. The payout was the largest since the company’s inception in 2014, underpinning the value of […]


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CAPE TOWN – Tonight more than 100 members of Africa’s Western Cape tourism community will attend the Connecting through Conversation networking event in Cape Town, hosted by ATTA® (The African Travel & Tourism Association) in collaboration with WESGRO. The evening sees industry leaders engaging in sharing their expertise and vision for success, as the global industry […]

SATSA and Tanzanian Operators forms a collaborative partnership at WTM Africa 2023

SATSA, the Voice of Inbound Tourism, and Tanzania Local Tour Operators (TLTO) entered into a joint partnership on 4 April 2023 at World Travel Market Africa (WTM Africa) in Cape Town. The two parties signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to formalise their partnership, according to David Frost, CEO of SATSA. “WTM presented an ideal […]