Travel young – the best local experiences for the ‘now generation’

The World Tourism and Travel Council (WTTC) predicts that younger travellers in the 18-35 age group, who appear to be less vulnerable to COVID-19, will be among the first to begin travelling once again. Young, fun and adventurous, this group is ready to travel (now!) and looking for a very particular travel experience. It is […]

6 ways to drive hotel bookings during COVID

Sales – especially in tourism – can be difficult in COVID times. However, until an accessible vaccine becomes available, COVID-19 is here to stay. The good news is that if you’re are willing to adapt, there are ample opportunities to drive in traffic and hotel bookings during COVID. In fact, there has never been a […]

Shattering the barriers in tourism technology

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The women behind Jurni take the lead… The year 2020 has been a challenging time in the tourism industry, not only in South Africa, but globally. Many flourishing tourism businesses saw their income dry up overnight with the arrival of COVID-19. It has dealt a particularly cruel blow to the women in our country – […]

Get Ready for the Future of Tourism

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Ten reasons why tourism SMMEs should turn to digitalisation Never before has the strength and resilience of the tourism industry been tested as heavily as it has in the past few months. With only limited business tourism possible, no clear indication as to when South Africa will allow interprovincial travel, and no sign of when […]

How data, collaboration and digital platforms can help tourism SMMEs in a Post-COVID world

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The COVID-19 pandemic has put the entire tourism chain under immense pressure. When tourism came to a complete standstill, South Africa’s guesthouses and hotels were standing empty, attractions closed, and experiences were desperately waiting for the next adventurers. Even though limited business travel is again possible, the struggle continues for many tourism establishments. Jurni CMO […]

#TourismStrong: Let’s start creating digital stories about South Africa

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Tips for tourism SMMEs to leverage technology efficiently and tell our digital stories about South Africa South Africa needs to start creating inspirational digital stories to inspire both local and international travellers to explore everything our beautiful country has to offer, once borders re-open and travel bans are lifted. The global COVID-19 pandemic has had […]

In the chair with Jurni CTO Molefi Moeketsi

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South Africa needs to start creating inspirational digital stories to inspire both local and international travellers to explore everything our beautiful country has to offer, once borders re-open and travel bans are lifted. Jurni CTO Molefi Moeketsi shares some valuable insights into how tourism SMMEs can leverage technologies available  to enhance their tourism businesses. Check […]