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WhaleTales Tourism, Food, and Wine news headlines: 12 August

WhaleTalesTourism, Food, and Wine news headlines

*  Travelers have barely heard of ‘sharing’ services such as Uber and Airbnb, and they are not yet a threat to established accommodation and taxi services, a Travel Weekly Consumer Trends survey has found.  More than two-thirds of the respondents had not heard of the services, and only 8% had used them.  The target age group of sharing services appears to be the 18 – 23 year olds, highest users of these services.

*   Western Cape Minister of Tourism Alan Winde has announced the new members of the Board of the tourism, investment, and trade agency Wesgro:   Professor Brian Figaji (previously of Pentech) is the new Chairman, while other Board members are Paul Continue reading →