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Rethinking tourism so the locals actually benefit from hosting visitors

The future of tourism depends on ensuring visitors do not wear out their welcome. Giving locals more of a say in tourism can help ensure they share in the benefits and minimise the costs...

By Freya Higgins-Desbiolles 24 May 2019


7 key insights revealed into Chinese outbound travel

South African Tourism, Wesgro, V&A Waterfront and The Table Bay Hotel recently hosted a China Ready Workshop in Cape Town with key local tourism trade representatives...

7 Dec 2018


UnionPay establishes closer ties between Chinese, SA tourism

UnionPay International has forged relationships with the Cape Town-based tourism industry to highlight the benefits of attracting the Chinese market...

8 Aug 2018


NMBT wins gold for service excellence at the 2018 Chinese Tourism Welcome Awards

Nelson Mandela Bay was identified as a destination that is rich in variety and culture by South African Tourism representative, Annie Zhang who received the award on behalf of NMBT and pointed out the great experiences like marine safaris, diving and exploring the sardine run...

7 Jun 2018


Cathay Pacific set to launch non-stop flights to Cape Town

Complementing its daily non-stop flights to Johannesburg, Cathay Pacific is set to launch a seasonal non-stop service to Cape Town - three-times-weekly from 13 November 2018 to 18 February 2019 - directly linking Hong Kong and the Mother City for the first time...

23 Feb 2018


How far can the Chinese tourism market go?

China has become the world's largest outbound tourism market in terms of volume and spending, surpassing the United States and European countries...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 26 Jul 2017


Cheapflights Compass Report 2017 shows challenge is the mother of opportunity

We chat to the MD of Cheapflights to mine some insights from the Compass Report 2017...

By Cari Coetzee 13 Jul 2017


Alibaba creates Alitrip for online travel arrangements

SHANGHAI, CHINA: Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba, which completed the world's biggest stock offering last month, is tapping into the country's growing online travel business with an independent platform, know as Alitrip.

29 Oct 2014


Saatchi & Saatchi appointed Sands China account

SHANGHAI: After a competitive pitching process, Saatchi & Saatchi was appointed by Sands China, a US casino and resort, as creative agency to serve its properties in Macao Cotai Strip for mainland China, Hong Kong and Macao.

19 Sep 2014


Angry Internet users hunt down Nile relic vandal

BEIJING, CHINA: A Chinese tourist who defaced an ancient Egyptian monument was hunted down by angry Chinese Internet users who prompted his parents to apologise, state media reported yesterday.

28 May 2013


Cathay Pacific's awful profit slump

HONG KONG, CHINA: Cathay Pacific said on Wednesday (13 March) that its 2012 net profit plunged more than 83%, as the airline was buffeted by persistently high fuel prices and the eurozone financial crisis.

14 Mar 2013


The wonders of Hong Kong & Shanghai

China is home to more than 1.3 billion people and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. With the historic beauty of Shanghai and the towering skyscrapers of Hong Kong, you will soon be falling in love with these busy metropolitan cities.

27 Mar 2012


China's Year of the Dragon present

Launch of first direct South Africa - China flight is a game changer for our tourism industry.

By Michael Jones 17 Feb 2012


TAG time at the airport

PUDONG, CHINA: China has a reputation as market with an insatiable appetite for luxury brands. This means that local consumers are faced with an extremely wide variety of options in the premium goods market.

9 Nov 2011

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