• Chobe Game Lodge takes gold

    Responsible Tourism Awards: Chobe Game Lodge takes gold

    The award ceremony took place at the inaugural African Responsible Tourism Awards at the World Travel Market Africa in Cape Town. Hundreds of properties from around Africa were nominated for several different Responsible Tourism categories including best for Resource Management. An independent judging panel of writers, tourism professionals and...
  • How to write a persuasive hotel business plan

    By Patrick Landman OK, so you have decided to realise your dream and open your own hotel. You have thought out an amazing concept, delivering unparalleled guest service. The next step would be to write a hotel business plan. It’s like a road map to the opening. However, this...
  • Africa’s Travel Indaba 2018. Image courtesy of kayafm.co.za

    Africa’s Travel Indaba: a bridge for business

    This year’s Africa’s Travel Indaba was hosted over three days from the 7th to the 10th of May. It was three days of intense connecting, marketing and promotion between Africa’s 22 countries – their tourism products and offerings, destinations, tourism authorities, and tourism stakeholders and buyers. The SA Tourism-owned...
  • Concern on the effects of Tourism on indigenous people’s livelihoods

    According to a Geography Professors- Robert K Hitchcock and Rodney L Brandenburg, the impacts of tourism on indigenous peoples are a subject of concern in both anthropology and socioeconomic development. Tourism can be a powerful positive heightening people’s appreciation of indigenous customs and serve as a source of employment...
  • What comes next after elephant trophies?

    Wildlife conservation and animal rights groups are slamming the Trump administration’s move to permit some imports of African elephant trophies, fearing the new system will allow decisions to be made in secret. “The direction that the government is going is not a good one and it’s not being good...
  • Meerkat in Botswana

    Botswana Ranked # 7 tourist spot in Africa

    Botswana has been listed among Africa’s top ten most competitive tourist destinations. According to the World Economic Forum Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2015, Botswana is ranked 7th out of nine other countries, with South Africa in first place. The report states that the most competitive countries in Africa...
  • United Nations World Tourism Organisation

    Countdown to UNWTO:

    By Maggie Mzumara As the days roll by towards the start of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) conference to be co-hosted by Zimbabwe and Zambia, the Zimbabwe government, despite doubts and scepticism that the economically-challenged and politicallycharged nation may not be ready in time, has insisted everything...
  • Saving the rhino from extinction. Image courtesy of rhinoconservationbotswana.com

    Saving the rhino from extinction:

    By the end of May, 2013, 249 rhinohad been poached in South Africa since the beginning of the year alone. That’s 54 a month. Thirteen a week. Almost two a day. And counting… For obvious reasons, the statistics of surviving rhino is a closely-guarded secret, but environmentalists confidently believe...
  • Anthony Taylor and Hugo de Bruyn on their way to winning the 2013 Toyota Desert Race

    Toyota Hilux rules desert race

    Anthony Taylor and Hugo de Bruyn, both driving Toyota Hilux bakkies in the Premier Super Production Class, finished first and second respectively in the annual 1000 Toyota Kalahari Desert race, which ended in Kumakwane on June 23. The route, which had been altered from previous years, took drivers from...