First global gastronomy tourism startup competition launched

The gastronomic tourism sector is moving towards innovation and the diversification of its offerings. UNWTO, in collaboration Basque Culinary Center, has launched the first UNWTO Gastronomy Tourism Startup Competition, an initiative dedicated to identifying new companies that will lead gastronomic tourism sector transformation...

1 day ago

Creating smart cities for innovative tourism experiences

The UNWTO Conference on City Breaks: Creating Innovative Tourism Experienceshas concluded, calling for cities to become smart tourism destinations, where tourism governance and the digital economy mesh together to offer travellers diverse and authentic experiences...

1 day ago

M&C Saatchi Abel gives light to new Nelson Mandela Bay precinct

M&C Saatchi Abel has led a consortium that has won a bid to design a new precinct for Nelson Mandela Bay to honour Madiba's contribution to South Africa...

Issued by M&C Saatchi Abel 3 days ago

Cape Town nominated as world's leading festival, events destination

The City of Cape Town, recognised as the Events Capital of Africa, has been nominated as World's Leading Festival and Events Destination at the 2018 World Travel Awards, set to take place at the Pátio da Galé, in Lisbon, Portugal, on 1 December 2018...

3 days ago

Growing safari tourism is vital to SA's game reserve industry

Tourism Minister, Derek Hanekom, says growing safari tourism is vital to sustain and develop South Africa's game reserves, the conservation work they do and the benefits they bring to surrounding communities.

16 Oct 2018

SAA's in-flight magazine Sawubona scoops an award for the fourth consecutive year at World Travel Awards

Voted for by travel and tourism professionals worldwide, the World Travel Awards serve as an accolade to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry, including in-flight entertainment...

Issued by South African Airways 16 Oct 2018

VR technology gives new meaning to 'holidaying at home'. But is it really a substitute for travel?

Tourism is a quintessential part of the "experience economy", creating memories that can be recalled, re-lived and re-shared for a lifetime. But not all travel experiences take place in the real world...

By Vikki Schaffer,Alexandra Bec, Brent D. Moyle, Noel 15 Oct 2018

The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!

Feeling a bit state-capsized, swept along by more waves than a cryptocurrency chart? Here are some life-saving festive content ideas...

Issued by 15 Oct 2018

Use of innovative technology in designing diverse tourism products

Investment in new technology provides the tourism sector with opportunities for novelty, aimed at providing a platform for designing new and tangible tourism products...

By Josephine Wawira 12 Oct 2018

Passenger safety a top priority for Robben Island Museum

The Robben Island Museum management has reported to the Western Cape Provincial Parliament's Standing Committee on Economic Opportunities, Tourism and Agriculture on the progress made since the incident where the chartered ferry, Thandi took on water...

11 Oct 2018

Rugby Sevens series boosts tourism in Africa

The Rugby Sevens in Southern and East Africa has gained momentum over recent years; drawing in more and more spectators from the international community...

9 Oct 2018

New visa rules overhaul to benefit tourism and tourists to South Africa

In an attempt to win back tourists lost through the controversial travel requirement for children, South Africa will finally be loosening its visa rules...

Issued by SA Airlines 5 Oct 2018

SATSA and SAYTC join forces

The Southern African Tourism Services Association and South African Youth Travel Confederation will be merging as of 2019...

5 Oct 2018

Western Cape campaign to boost investor confidence in the Cape

The campaign's key objective is to promote the Cape and South Africa internationally, by showcasing opportunities for investment across a variety of sectors...

5 Oct 2018

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