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SHOW OFF YOUR VACAY WITH NEW AIRBNB TRAVEL STORIES FEATURE

Travel giant Airbnb is on its way to becoming a holistic travel experience platform. It has now introduced the capability for travellers to share short videos known as travel stories on the Airbnb app.

The stories – which have to be a minimum of 10 seconds long and can be taken through the app by selecting the on-app “Add video” function and stitched together – will encompass the traveller’s location, captions, the option to specific if its a work, leisure, family trip and the option to add tips on exploring the destination – and not just the rental unit – for…
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SHOW OFF YOUR VACAY WITH NEW AIRBNB TRAVEL STORIES FEATURE

ZULZI APP: REVOLUTIONISING ONLINE BUYING IN AFRICA

When Vutlharhi Valoyi set out in early 2016 to create Zulzi, a world-class app that enables users to buy items online and have them delivered within an hour, he sparked a shopping revolution in South Africa.

“It took us six months to complete the development of the main customer app, shoppers’ app, delivery app and the portal where orders are managed,” says Valoyi, Zulzi CEO.

Through the app, users – currently 15 000 and counting – can shop for anything from groceries to restaurant food using their phone or any other device, saving themselves the hassle of commuting to the stores…
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ZULZI APP: REVOLUTIONISING ONLINE BUYING IN AFRICA

Journey Organizer will simplify how you log business trips

Whether you are self-employed, an entrepreneur or a corporate employee who incurs travel expenses in the production of your income or if you receive a travel allowance, you may need to record your business travel distances.

This may allow you to claim a tax deduction from South African Revenue Service (Sars), but only if you are in possession of a properly completed logbook of actual business kilometres travelled.

As it may be gratifying to get a refund, as few things are as painful as paying even more tax after a year of tax deductions.

With the innovative new Journey Organiser app, you…
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Journey Organizer will simplify how you log business trips

Meet the entrepreneurs promoting township tourism

Founders of DiscoverIkasi, Nobesuthu May and Ntsebenziswano November, have created an innovative platform to help township businesses thrive.

Across the globe an increasing number of tourists are visiting townships in search of unique and authentic experiences. Township tourism can play a vital role in highlighting cultural and heritage attractions outside of traditional tourist areas, while creating opportunities for small businesses and employment.

Talk of the town 

May and November were inspired to launch DiscoverIkasi when they struggled to find accurate, up-to-date information on attractions, accommodation, nightlife and dining options in Cape Town’s townships.

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Meet the entrepreneurs promoting township tourism

5 travel apps you need to try in 2018

Nowadays, planning a trip is no longer the hassle it was a few years ago. Gone are the days when guidebooks and maps were required. Now, with state-of-the-art technology such as smartphone GPS’s, Airbnb and other useful tools, travellers can explore the world in a flash.

Whether it’s directions, accommodation, or any other travel-related necessities, travellers can find solutions with the touch of their finger. With more than a thousand apps to choose from, travellers no longer face the challenges that an extended trip abroad can bring.

We’ve compiled a list of five travel apps to use in 2018 that will…
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5 travel apps you need to try in 2018