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Cape Town-St Helena seasonal midweek flight launched
Cape Town-St Helena seasonal midweek flight launched

Cape Town Air Access, together with the St Helena Government (SHG) and Airlink, are launching a new connection between Cape Town and St Helena...

17 May 2019

Peermont concludes acquisition of Emerald Resort & Casino
Peermont concludes acquisition of Emerald Resort & Casino

Gaming and hospitality group Peermont Hotels, Casinos and Resorts has concluded a purchase agreement with Nevada-based Caesars Entertainment Corporation to acquire the Emerald Resort & Casino...

16 May 2019

Forum challenges African businesses to dive into the Blue Economy
Forum challenges African businesses to dive into the Blue Economy

African businesses are being challenged to wake up to the economic, social and environmental power of the Blue Economy...

10 May 2019

Winners of the #CapePointCreates competition announced
Winners of the #CapePointCreates competition announced

Recognising the need to allow for talent to be showcased, Cape Point and Tourvest Destination Retail recently initiated a project geared to provide local artisans with an opportunity to market their products through the Cape Point concession's curio stores...

10 May 2019

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Final call for entry to the 2019 Lilizela Tourism Awards

The provincial Lilizela Tourism Awards will take place during Tourism Month in September 2019 with the national event scheduled to take place on 9 November 2019...

6 May 2019

#Indaba2019: Tourism key to Africa's growth
#Indaba2019: Tourism key to Africa's growth

In 2018, 67 million international tourists visited Africa, a growth of 7% - more than the global average of 6% - and 8.5% of Africa's GDP, supporting 24 million jobs, and/ or 6.7% of all jobs on the continent...

By Danette Breitenbach 6 May 2019

Getaway names Victoria Falls one of Africa's best holiday destinations
Getaway names Victoria Falls one of Africa's best holiday destinations

South Africa travel magazine, Getaway has named Victoria Falls, Great Zimbabwe and Mana Pools National Park among Africa's 30 Best Holidays in its April 2019 edition. Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, took first place in Getaway's Best Natural Wonders category, while Great Zimbabwe took second place...

2 May 2019

CoCT, Table Mountain Cableway partner to promote affordable tourism for locals
CoCT, Table Mountain Cableway partner to promote affordable tourism for locals

The City of Cape Town and Table Mountain Cableway have partnered to ensure that Table Mountain is accessible to even more locals and domestic visitors...

29 Apr 2019

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TBI records below normal performance for SA business tourism in Q1

Below normal business conditions were recorded across the board for the second half of 2018 and are expected to persist into the first half of 2019...

29 Apr 2019

Getting your healthy on in Franschhoek
Getting your healthy on in Franschhoek

Think Franschhoek. Think wine and food. Right? After all this dorpie at the foot of Africa is true to its Gallic heritage of joie de vivre. But what if you're looking for other, a tad less indulgent, options?

By Nicci Botha 25 Apr 2019

Satsa launches online public consultation on animal interaction
Satsa launches online public consultation on animal interaction

"The voice against tourism experiences that include animal interactions has grown louder and louder and this has impacted on how South Africa is being perceived as a tourism destination."

24 Apr 2019

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#BizTourismReport: An analysis of Africa's tourism market for April 2019

Welcome to the first #BizTourismReport for Africa...

By Martin Jansen van Vuuren 23 Apr 2019

#WTMA19: Keith Jenkins on how best to harness influencer marketing in travel
#WTMA19: Keith Jenkins on how best to harness influencer marketing in travel

For influencer marketing to continue to grow and perform, it needs to return to its roots of honesty and authenticity says iambassador founder and CEO Keith Jenkins...

By Ruth Cooper 23 Apr 2019

#WTMA19: How tourism became an economic saving grace in sub-Saharan Africa
#WTMA19: How tourism became an economic saving grace in sub-Saharan Africa

A growing number of countries in sub-Saharan Africa have started looking to tourism as a viable option for revenue generation...

By Maroefah Smith 17 Apr 2019

Durban named host city for 2019 Africa Tourism Leadership and Awards
Durban named host city for 2019 Africa Tourism Leadership and Awards

Durban KwaZulu-Natal Convention Bureau has been announced as the host of this year's Africa Tourism Leadership Forum and Awards, from 29 to 30 August 2019...

17 Apr 2019

KNP adjusts gate quotas for 2019 Easter holidays
KNP adjusts gate quotas for 2019 Easter holidays

The Kruger National Park management is urging visitors to be aware of gate quotas that will be in effect this coming Easter long weekend...

17 Apr 2019

Public invited to submit comments on tourism amendment draft bill
Public invited to submit comments on tourism amendment draft bill

Minister of Tourism, Derek Hanekom has invited tourism stakeholders and the public to comment on the recently published Tourism Amendment Draft Bill...

17 Apr 2019

#BizTourismReport: SA tourism market analyses for April 2019
#BizTourismReport: SA tourism market analyses for April 2019

Welcome to the #BizTourismReport for South Africa compiled by Martin Jansen van Vuuren, co-founder and director of Futureneer Advisors. This will be the first in a monthly series of articles to provide market intelligence on the tourism industry in South Africa...

By Martin Jansen van Vuuren 16 Apr 2019

#WTMA19: Keith Jenkins on what travel influencers are getting right and wrong
#WTMA19: Keith Jenkins on what travel influencers are getting right and wrong

According to iambassador founder and CEO Keith Jenkins, marketing influencers in the travel industry are either executing their content mind-blowingly well or mind-bogglingly bad...

By Maroefah Smith 15 Apr 2019

#DistellInterHotelChallenge: Q&A w/ Annette Kesler and Chania Morritt-Smith
#DistellInterHotelChallenge: Q&A w/ Annette Kesler and Chania Morritt-Smith

We chat to the creative duo and business partners of Showcook, Annette Kesler and Chania Morritt-Smith, the masterminds behind the Distell Inter Hotel Challenge...

By Juanita Pienaar 15 Apr 2019

Tourists behaving badly are a threat to global tourism, and the industry is partly to blame
Tourists behaving badly are a threat to global tourism, and the industry is partly to blame

Tourism brings many benefits to communities around the world. But tourism hotspots are feeling the strain as tourist numbers increase. Locals resent being crowded out of restaurants and parks. They resent paying inflated prices. Most of all they resent tourists behaving badly...

9 Apr 2019

#Indaba2019: To boost tourism, Africa needs to change its narrative
#Indaba2019: To boost tourism, Africa needs to change its narrative

Africa's Travel Indaba media launch, which was held at The Plant Venue Co., Durban on 3 April 2019, provided the opportunity South Africa's tourism industry to tell their success stories...

4 Apr 2019

Tourism businesses encouraged to apply for transformation, incentive funding
Tourism businesses encouraged to apply for transformation, incentive funding

The Department of Tourism's Tourism Transformation Fund and Green Tourism Incentive Programme has opened for application...

3 Apr 2019

SA Tourism CEO suspended pending allegations
SA Tourism CEO suspended pending allegations

The Board of South African Tourism has resolved to investigate allegations received against South African Tourism CEO, Sisa Ntshona, through its anonymous tip-offs reporting mechanism...

3 Apr 2019

Entries now open for the 2019 Lilizela Tourism Awards
Entries now open for the 2019 Lilizela Tourism Awards

Tourism industry players in KwaZulu-Natal urged to increase their participation in this year's awards...

2 Apr 2019

Tourism minister praises efforts of Free State hospitality graduates
Tourism minister praises efforts of Free State hospitality graduates

Ninety-six learners from Clarens, Xhariep and Thaba Nchu in the Free State have successfully completed their NQF level 2 and 4 qualifications in accommodation, food and beverage services...

1 Apr 2019

Map of Africa unveiled, set to boost local SA tourism economy
Map of Africa unveiled, set to boost local SA tourism economy

The symbolism of the map pays homage to the African continent and boasts a circumference of 30 metres...

29 Mar 2019

Travelling children of today is the future of tourism
Travelling children of today is the future of tourism

Investing in travelling children of today is shaping the future of tourism...

By Phindile Makwakwa 27 Mar 2019

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New travel show for Vox Africa

Vox Africa has launched a new travel show hosted by UK comedian Eddie Kadi...

26 Mar 2019

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