Asia tourist boom fuels airport binge

2014-07-30 19:45

Faced with snaking queues at immigration and expensive flight delays, Asian nations are rushing to build hundreds of new airports.

Kenya 'must be joking' about tourism figures

2014-07-28 22:00

A Kenya hotel chain has disputed official tourist figures, saying violent attacks by militant Islamists have scared away more tourists than authorities admit.

UN aviation body mulling bigger role - sources

2014-07-23 08:27

The UN civil aviation body is considering whether the agency should expand its role and issue safety advisories after a Malaysian airliner was shot down.

Paris hotels allow guests to pay what they want

2014-07-21 19:24

Five Paris hotels have launched a scheme allowing guests to "pay what you want" in an experiment that may be extended if successful.

SA's tourism business performance dips

2014-07-15 15:28

SA’s tourism business performance dipped in the second quarter, with actual performance somewhat worse than expected, according to an index.

Gigaba: Immigration rules not changing

2014-07-14 14:12

The department of home affairs will not change certain points in the new immigration regulations but will deal with problems raised since their implementation, Minister Malusi Gigaba says.

US tourist missing in Western Cape found

2014-07-09 13:03

An American tourist who went missing in the Cederberg mountains in the Western Cape two days ago has been found unharmed.

Greece threatens to arrest striking workers

2014-07-06 12:30

Greece has ordered electricity workers back to their jobs, threatening them with arrest if they continue with strikes that have caused power cuts across the country.

Club Med shares jump on Italian bid

2014-07-01 17:17

Shares in holiday group Club Med have surged after an Italian businessman launched a counter offer, outbidding a Chinese and a French company.

Old Athens airport to become resort

2014-06-24 15:29

A prominent Greek development fund has announced plans to create a "world-class resort" at the former Athens airport of Hellinikon.

DA welcomes disbandment of boards

2014-06-23 17:39

The Democratic Alliance has welcomed the disbandment of the Mpumalanga economic growth agency, and tourism and parks agency boards.

Attacks impact E Africa trade hub plans

2014-06-20 15:03

The latest attacks in Kenya have dealt a fresh blow to the economy, but the threat this time goes beyond the tourist trade to an ambitious $25.5bn scheme.

France seeks to shake off surly image

2014-06-19 19:00

France has unveiled plans to boost tourism, saying it needs to shed its unfriendly reputation as it faced increasingly stiff competition.

Former head of Mpumalanga tourism demoted

2014-06-12 11:18

The former chairperson of the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency board has been reinstated, but as deputy chairperson of the board, tourism MEC Sikhumbuzo Kholwane's office said on Thursday.

Tourism to lose billions over new travel laws

2014-06-10 07:00

The tourism sector will lose over R6.8bn and could shed jobs over new regulations aimed at curbing child trafficking, warns an airline board.

Thailand tourism gets a knock

2014-06-06 11:00

International tourist arrivals to Thailand have fallen almost last month in the wake of regular political protests and a military coup.

Bombings threaten Kenya growth goals

2014-06-01 13:06

Recent bombings in Kenya have dented Pres. Uhuru Kenyatta's plans to boost tourism and undermined his pledge to restore security.

Lilizela Tourism Awards entry deadline extended to 30 June 2014!

2014-05-29 10:11

The Lilizela Tourism Awards entry deadline has been extended to allow more entrants to register for the opportunity.

SA tourist rate trumps global average

2014-05-21 12:55

International tourist arrivals in South Africa hit a record high of nearly 10 million in 2013, says Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk.

World Bank gives Madagascar huge loan

2014-05-19 15:00

A World Bank spokesperson says the bank is ready to unlock funding to Madagascar following a peaceful election.

Guesthouse of the year winner announced

2014-05-19 11:37

The winner of Tsogo Sun’s 2014 Guesthouse of the Year competition is from Mpumalanga and was chosen from five finalists.

Twice as nice

2014-05-18 13:19

An expert provides a quick guide on how to invest your way to a second passport.

Cape Town tops in conference rankings

2014-05-15 18:47

Cape Town and the Western Cape is the number one destination for conferences in Africa, according to the International Congress and Convention Association.

Travel warnings anger Kenya

2014-05-15 13:55

Kenya has rebuked Britain, the US, Australia and France for issuing travel warnings, particularly to its main port city, after a series of attacks there.


New tourism body for Paarl, Wellington

2014-07-29 10:45

The new Drakenstein Local Tourism Association has opened its doors, combining Paarl and Wellington Tourism with the entire Drakenstein region.

Impact of CT Fashion Week wider than catwalk

2014-07-24 19:04

The economic impact of Cape Town Fashion Week goes beyond the catwalk, SA Tourism CEO Thulani Nzima tells Fin24..

Spain reports record number of visitors

2014-07-22 12:22

A record 28 million foreign tourists have flocked to Spain during the first half of the year, with British and German holidaymakers leading the wave.

Russian surge boosts Cyprus tourism

2014-07-18 14:45

A surge of Russian tourists in June has sparked an increase in holiday arrivals to Cyprus compared with the same month last year, shows official data.

Gigaba: New immigration rules staying

2014-07-15 13:29

South Africa will not heed calls for new immigration regulations to be relaxed, Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says.

Halaal tourism takes off in Japan

2014-07-09 13:07

Prayer rooms, hijabs and even halaal-certified whale meat are appearing in Japan as tourism bosses wake up to the demand from Muslim travellers.

New Tourism Minister wants to transform SA's airports

2014-07-07 09:11

Newly appointed Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom says managing the foreign perceptions of South Africa is vital – and it begins the minute tourists step off the plane.

Gigaba: Door still open on new travel law

2014-07-04 10:26

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says the impact of new immigration regulations are open to further engagement to protect the economy from any harm.

Cruise lines spend big for Chinese tourists

2014-06-27 10:01

Looking to lure Chinese tourists, the world's leading cruise lines are spending billions of dollars on flashy new vessels and quirky on-board services.

Gigaba could get jail time

2014-06-24 08:23

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba could get time in jail after he was found to be in contempt of court in a case involving a stateless man.

New visa rules will choke SA tourism - DA

2014-06-23 16:24

The DA has warned that new visa requirements will have a devastating impact on the country's tourism sector, which employs almost 600 000 people.

Finance for field guiding students

2014-06-19 19:30

South African banks are now providing loans for students wanting to complete a Field Guiding Association of South Africa certified course.

OR Tambo's Shongololo Lounge best in Africa, M East

2014-06-16 13:34

The Shongololo Lounge at OR Tambo International Airport has won this year’s Best Airport Lounge in Africa and the Middle East at a global awards ceremony.

Crime keeps SA tourism from getting an 'A'

2014-06-11 15:52

If one had to score the SA tourism industry it would definitely pass, but it wouldn’t quite achieved an ‘A’, mainly due to crime, according to an expert.

More tourists pick Cape Town for Ramadan

2014-06-09 13:07

Tourists from Muslim countries are expected to outpace a number of Cape Town’s key source markets by 2020, according to Cape Town Tourism.

CTICC appoints new CEO

2014-06-04 15:17

The process to find a new CEO for the Cape Town International Convention Centre started shortly after the current CEO announced his resignation.

Gigaba: New visa regulations constitutional

2014-05-29 18:22

Controversial new visa regulations for visitors to South Africa are fully constitutional, new Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says.

Forum unhappy with immigration regulations

2014-05-28 11:01

The newly gazetted immigration regulations had an array of shortcomings which would make it impossible to apply for a work visa or any other visa, the Forum of Immigration Practitioners says.

SA business tourism targets China, India

2014-05-20 12:00

South African Tourism sets out how it wants to target markets in Asia and Europe in order to grow the local business events tourism sector.

Thai economy dips in first quarter - poll

2014-05-19 14:15

Thailand's economy probably shrank in the first quarter as exports remain weak and domestic activity has been depressed by months of political unrest.

Israel expecting a tourism boost from Pope's visit

2014-05-19 09:22

Israel's tourism ministry said it expects the papal visit later this month to give a sharp boost to tourism by Christians, who already account for most of the market.

Brand only as strong as its distribution

2014-05-16 15:18

Hein Koegelenberg first got excited about entrepreneurship when he joined the late Dr Anton Rupert in developing a wine distribution company.

Positive trend in Africa's hotel industry

2014-05-15 17:16

The annual Pipeline survey of the major international and African hotel chains reveals they are growing their resource base.

Pact formed in SA business travel

2014-05-13 17:01

The umbrella bodies representing SA’s retail travel agent sector and the corporate travel buyer have signed a partnership pact.

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