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Rule of Law Project calls on tourism dept to shelve Tourism Amendment Bill
Rule of Law Project calls on tourism dept to shelve Tourism Amendment BillArticle

The Tourism Amendment Bill represents a legally and economically unjustifiable intervention in the private and commercial affairs of ordinary South Africans, the Rule of Law Project has said in a statement...

2 days ago

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Future of travel: British Airways looks to AI to improve air travel experiencesArticle

British Airways chairman and CEO, Alex Cruz is encouraging AI experts to come up with new ideas to make travel more frictionless...

2 days ago

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Cape Town Air Access to promote New York/Newark-Cape Town routeArticle

As a mark of a collaborative effort between United Airlines and Cape Town Air Access, Cape Town and the Western Cape will be represented at the annual United Airlines Global Sales Conference in Anaheim on 17 June 2019...

2 days ago

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The President Hotel turns 21: A coming of ageArticle

The President Hotel in Bantry Bay, Cape Town celebrated 21 years of exceptional experiences and memories since the late Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela opened the newly rebuilt iconic President Hotel in 1998...

Juanita Pienaar 3 days ago

#YouthMonth: A career in tourism is yours for the taking
#YouthMonth: A career in tourism is yours for the takingArticle

A dynamic, fulfilling career in tourism and hospitality awaits young school leavers, graduates and professionals - that is the message myself and the Dream Hotels & Resorts team would like to share with South Africa's youth...

Sharmila Ragunanan 3 days ago

Calling SMEs: Applications open for CDI Growth Fund
Calling SMEs: Applications open for CDI Growth FundArticle

A new application round has opened for the R12.8-million CDI Growth Fund to boost SME growth and job creation.

12 Jun 2019

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How cruise travel is winning the hearts of millennialsArticle

It can be tough being a millennial in South Africa. When they aren't trying to pay off their student debt, or providing for other family members, they're having to work long hours for little pay...

12 Jun 2019

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Tourism revenue will preserve nature's magic and majestyArticle

Conservation is expensive and crucial. Capital, drawn by South Africa's wild mysteries and magic, can fund it, as well as socioeconomic development, writes Joe Cloete...

Joe Cloete 12 Jun 2019

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Warc Awards 2019 announces Effective Content Strategy winnersArticle

A campaign by London agency AMV BBDO for Plastic Oceans International has won the Grand Prix and Best Multiplatform Award in the Effective Content Strategy category, the final category to be announced of this year's Warc Awards...

12 Jun 2019

The 2019 Brand Summit South Africa opens its doors
The 2019 Brand Summit South Africa opens its doorsArticle

The 2019 Brand Summit South Africa was successfully hosted on Thursday 6th and Friday 7th June in the Sandton Auditorium of Bowman Gilfillan...

Issued by Brand Summit South Africa 11 Jun 2019

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Air Seychelles expands codeshare partnership with SAAArticle

"This enhanced codeshare agreement will strengthen our partnership with Air Seychelles and enable seamless travel options and experience for our mutual customers."

11 Jun 2019

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S.Pellegrino announces its 2020 Africa and Middle East Young Chef candidatesArticle

Each young chef, seven of which are from South Africa, had their signature dish evaluated by culinary experts at the leading international educational and training centre for Italian cuisine, ALMA...

11 Jun 2019

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uMngeni Valley proclaimed a nature reserveArticle

Instigated in 2012, it has taken seven years for the uMngeni Valley to be proclaimed a nature reserve. The process was officially gazetted on 16 May 2019...

10 Jun 2019

All the 2019 Eco-Logic Awards winners
All the 2019 Eco-Logic Awards winnersArticle

The recently held 2019 Eco-Logic Awards saw newly appointed minister of environment, forestry and fisheries Barbara Creecy deliver the keynote address, during which she emphasised the need for sustainable practice...

10 Jun 2019

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SAA appoints acting CEOArticle

South African Airways has appointed Zuks Ramasia as its acting CEO following the resignation of its CEO Vuyani Jarana...

10 Jun 2019

The Blue Train bags Africa's Leading Luxury Train 2019 at the World Travel Awards
The Blue Train bags Africa's Leading Luxury Train 2019 at the World Travel AwardsArticle

South African national treasure, The Blue Train, has once again walked away with Africa's Leading Luxury Train accolade at the 2019 World Travel Awards (WTA) Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony...

Issued by Havas Johannesburg 7 Jun 2019

Investing in sustainable and eco-friendly business practices and initiatives
Investing in sustainable and eco-friendly business practices and initiativesArticle

In recent years, big business has realised its role to develop cleaner, more sustainable business practices and initiatives...

Issued by Total 7 Jun 2019

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Software skills development programme endorsed by PremierArticle

With South Africa's unemployment rate hovering around 27%, job creation and skills development have arguably become critical to SA's economic and social stability...

7 Jun 2019

#StartupStory: Ticking all the boxes with newly launched Travelcheck
#StartupStory: Ticking all the boxes with newly launched TravelcheckArticle

Travelcheck.co.za, SouthAfrica's newest online booking website has launched. We chat to CEO Odette Faling to find out more...

Robin Fredericks 7 Jun 2019

Dion Chang to headline Wine & Food Tourism Conference 2019
Dion Chang to headline Wine & Food Tourism Conference 2019Article

This year's Wine & Food Tourism Conference, taking place at Spier near Stellenbosch on 18 September, will feature South Africa's most respected trends analyst, Dion Chang, as headline speaker...

Issued by August Collective 6 Jun 2019

Billion Group CEO Sisa Ngebulana, Commercial Director of Billion Group Vuyokazi Njongwe, and Eastern Cape premier Oscar Mabuyane.
Mthatha's first licensed casino opensArticle

The Mayfair Convention and Casino development in Mthatha, spearheaded by the Billion Group has completed its gambling license requirements...

6 Jun 2019

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Fedhasa's 2019 youth hospitality bursary now open for applicationsArticle

The bursary programme is open to students studying towards a hospitality qualification and/ or interns from Fedhasa's hospitality member establishments...

6 Jun 2019

SAA launches new Joburg to Guangzhou route
SAA launches new Joburg to Guangzhou routeArticle

South African Airways announced that it will be introducing direct flights from Johannesburg to Guangzhou, South China this year, from 19 September...

Issued by SA Airlines 5 Jun 2019

Comair CEO resigns while still in the clouds
Comair CEO resigns while still in the cloudsArticle

After 23 years with Comair, CEO Erik Venter has resigned. Venter managed to keep the airline at a profitable cruising speed amidst a turbulent airline industry for the duration of his tenure...

Issued by Domestic Flights South Africa 5 Jun 2019

Floating cities: the future or a washed-up idea?
Floating cities: the future or a washed-up idea?Article

Humans have a long history of living on water. Our water homes span the fishing villages in Southeast Asia, Peru and Bolivia to modern floating homes in Vancouver and Amsterdam...

Brydon T. Wang 5 Jun 2019

Conservation and biodiversity - the upside of mine rehabilitation
Conservation and biodiversity - the upside of mine rehabilitationArticle

Anglo American Coal's Isibonelo Colliery is emerging as a powerful case study for how rehabilitated landscapes can play an important role in conservation and biodiversity...

5 Jun 2019

The 2019 Brand Summit South Africa opens its doors
The 2019 Brand Summit South Africa opens its doorsArticle

This week - Thursday 6th and Friday 7th June - will see the first-ever hosting of the Brand Summit South Africa in Sandton, Gauteng, following a successful inaugural event in Cape Town, in May 2018...

Issued by Brand Summit South Africa 5 Jun 2019

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FAO gives PMSA treaty combating illegal fishing the thumbs upArticle

The treaty adoption is a boom for global efforts to safeguard global marine resources and achieve food security...

5 Jun 2019

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Air Seychelles launches new daily Johannesburg flightsArticle

Air Seychelles has launched a new daily service between the Seychelles and Johannesburg.

5 Jun 2019

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#WorldEnvironmentDay: Cape Town Green Map celebrates 10 years of sustainable livingArticle

The Cape Town Green Map celebrates its tenth birthday with the launch of its revamped website...

5 Jun 2019

Research reveals SA business travellers seek digital solutions, hybrid support
Research reveals SA business travellers seek digital solutions, hybrid supportArticle

Fifty-percent of business travellers in South Africa finds it 'very painful' when they are unable to access their booking information on all of their devices...

4 Jun 2019

#WorldEnvironmentDay: Emirates upcycles SA billboards into school bags
#WorldEnvironmentDay: Emirates upcycles SA billboards into school bagsArticle

To mark World Environment Day, Emirates gave its old advertising billboards in South Africa a new lease on life, transforming the PVC Flex material into hundreds of reusable bags...

4 Jun 2019

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One week left to enter the 2019 Lilizela Tourism AwardsArticle

Tourism professionals have until 11 June 2019 to enter this year's Lilizela Tourism Awards...

4 Jun 2019

5 reasons why loyalty programmes don't belong in the hotel industry
5 reasons why loyalty programmes don't belong in the hotel industryArticle

Marc Wachsberger, MD of The Capital Hotels and Apartments unpacks five reasons why he believes that the hotel industry should do away with loyalty programmes...

Marc Wachsberger 4 Jun 2019

5 unique activities in Clanwilliam
5 unique activities in ClanwilliamArticle

Visitors to Clanwilliam in the Western Cape will be delighted to hear that there are a couple of must-do-activities absolutely unique to this beautiful town and its surrounds...

3 Jun 2019

World Travel Awards Africa, Indian Ocean 2019 winners revealed
World Travel Awards Africa, Indian Ocean 2019 winners revealedArticle

The Africa and Indian Ocean winners have been announced for the 2019 World Travel Awards...

3 Jun 2019

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CoCT approves three-year tourism development project with CPT TourismArticle

A three-year agreement has been approved between the City of Cape Town and Cape Town Tourism for in-destination and visitor services, tourism marketing and special City projects, until 2022...

31 May 2019

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New X booking code for non-binary gender travellersArticle

As on 1 June 2018, Travelport will be implementing a new booking code for non-binary gender airline passengers. The new code offers the option to choose "X", rather than "M" or "F"...

31 May 2019

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Mauritius prepares to host the 2019 Africa, Indian Ocean World Travel AwardsArticle

Mauritius is making final preparations as it steps up to host the World Travel Awards (WTA) Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony on 1 June 2019...

31 May 2019

#AfricaMonth: How technology keeps business travellers safe in Africa
#AfricaMonth: How technology keeps business travellers safe in AfricaArticle

Travel in Africa can be challenging and even risky at times. However, technology is helping to mitigate these issues...

Oz Desai 30 May 2019

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World Environment Day: Table Mountain Cableway targets 80% recycling by 2021Article

Ahead of World Environment Day on Wednesday, 5 June 2019, Table Mountain Cableway has announced its goal to increase waste recycling from the current level of 55% to 80% by 2021...

30 May 2019

Radisson identifies Indian Ocean as key market, set to double portfolio by 2022
Radisson identifies Indian Ocean as key market, set to double portfolio by 2022Article

During this years Indian Ocean Hotel Investment Forum event in Mauritius, the Radisson Hotel Group shared its Indian Ocean development strategy and market insight with hotel owners, developers, banks, investment funds and hotel groups...

29 May 2019

SA's marine protection increases
SA's marine protection increasesArticle

The gazetting of a network of 20 new representative Operation Phakisa: Oceans Economy Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) has increased South Africa's marine ecosystem area under protection in the country's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ)...

29 May 2019

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