Travel Trends: The Rise of Graceful Travel

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‘Graceful travel’ is a relatively new term, but one we are likely to hear more of as we head in 2021 and the post-COVID travel era. Essentially, ‘graceful travel’ refers to both solo female travellers and groups of women travelling together. And rather than the ‘girls on tour’ vibe of bachelorette/hen weekends, graceful travel is […]

The Top 5 Most Amazing Instagram Places in South Africa

South Africa is best known for its diverse ‘rainbow’ nation and its unparalleled natural beauty. In fact, according to a 2019 report by Big 7 Travel, South Africa is the 5th most Instagrammable Country in the world! And based on ‘hashtag popularity’, South Africa’s 5 top Instagrammable spots are: Bloubergstrand Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve […]

Clever marketing ideas for your tourism business during a pandemic

The world has changed, and it’s not a stretch of the imagination to say that the world as we know it will never quite be the same again. Stretch that imagination in a positive direction and use this valuable opportunity to reimagine your marketing efforts.  SMMEs have a critical role to play in kickstarting the […]

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 […]

6 Ways to get South Africans excited about travelling South Africa

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With the welcome announcement that interprovincial travel is allowed, SMMEs have a valuable opportunity to spark travel interest, reassure their customers and encourage them to take that first, much-anticipated post-lockdown holiday travelling South Africa. Now is the time to take stock, reimagine and re-excite your customers about local travel and tourism. Here are six easy […]

5 Insider tips to make your hotel family-friendly during COVID Times


With the new school calendar officially released and intra-provincial travel open once again, South African families are likely to start making plans to escape the confines of their homes for a well-deserved family-friendly holiday break.  Unfortunately, the stringent COVID-19 guidelines dictate that common areas largely remain closed, and pools remain off-limits. So how then can hotels attract the local family traveller?    The Jurni […]

Down but never out! Zai Oat Hotel overcomes COVID challenges

An entrepreneur at heart, La-Duma Thembe is not about to let the COVID pandemic get him or his tourism business, the Zai Oat Hotel, in rural South Africa down. “The impact of the virus will not diminish the value of the tourism assets that the country has.  The challenge is to deal with the psyche […]