Want to Go on Safari? There’s an App for That

by Bill Wirtz As the sharing economy develops, the opportunities for cutting out the middle-man seem endless. After Lyft and Uber revolutionized personal transport, BlaBlaCar challenged public transportation and Airbnb overthrew our concept of monetizing our own properties, Safarisource attempts to do the same thing with safaris. Launched at the INDABA tourism trade fair in …

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Africa News Headlines for 17 July 2018

A selection of Africa news headlines from around the globe during the past 24 hours. Liberia, Ethiopia: Africa’s Oldest Republic and Oldest Country Sign Cooperation Agreement. Source: Global News Network South African super-telescope reveals distant galaxies and black holes Source: The Guardian It’s always a good time for Irish businesses to sell in South Africa …

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Why millions chose Africa as their safari destination

Marco Scholtz, North-West University More than 30 million tourists visit Africa every year. Over half of the international arrivals are for business purposes, and may partake in tourist activities as well, while 15% travel for pure tourism and 30% visit friends and family. Tourists select the continent as a destination for wildlife viewing and to …

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What islands can learn from Mauritius about tourism and entertainment

Vanessa GB Gowreesunkar, Mauritius Institute of Education Tourism remains incredibly important for island destinations – and that trend shows no signs of slowing down or reversing. The tourism industry provides business opportunities and contributes to economic development on islands. But research shows that the tourists of the 21st century are more demanding and have different …

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A short guide to some of Africa’s best, and cleanest beaches

Melville Saayman, North-West University Africa has some of the best beaches in the world. Tourists will be flocking to them soon as those in the southern hemisphere take summer holidays and those from the north look for ways to escape their winter. So where are Africa’s top beaches? In drawing up the list I have …

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