Tag - Tourism update

Online is not always the best

Tourism Update article:  You can’t Airbnb your safari, say tour operators By: Kim Emmanuel 25 Nov 2016 09:28 (UTC+2) While online platforms may become competitors, tour operators believe they will not be able to compete effectively with the industry’s safari offerings. While the launch of Airbnb Trips has made headlines, tour operators feel confident that booking a safari is complex enough to cement the dominance of the trade in this space, at least for now. However, some suggest Airbnb and other online platforms will [...]

Report incidents of extortion from trolley operators

Tourism Update article: Advise your clients about extortion at airports 25 Nov 2016 14:00 (UTC+2) International passengers have reported being forced to pay between $70 and $100 to trolley operators for pushing their luggage at OR Tambo International Airport.   Passengers are encouraged to use only airport-accredited porters when they require assistance. They are identifiable with the bright orange uniform that clearly states the porter’s name and operating number.   Tour operators should advise passengers at South African airports to report incidents of extortion [...]