ARTICLES RELATING TO TOURISM

Cape Town official resigns after soccer cup loss

2015-07-29 17:57

Money lost in the recent Cape Town Cup soccer tournament has led to the resignation of the City of Cape Town's director of tourism, events and marketing.

Visa rules 'putting 1 million new jobs at risk'

2015-07-28 21:28

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba should be asked why he is not heeding private sector concerns regarding the decline in tourist numbers, says the DA.

Airbnb plans Africa expansion

2015-07-28 07:55

Airbnb says its listings in South Africa are increasing 138% a year and it is hoping to spread its unique brand of hospitality throughout Africa.

SA tourism pounded on all fronts, index shows

2015-07-20 21:07

Various factors, including visa restrictions, labour unrest, Ebola and high fuel costs are negatively impacting the SA tourism industry, an index shows.

SA tourism index drops on visa restrictions

2015-07-20 13:30

South Africa's tourism business index has dropped to its lowest level in nearly four years due to new visa restrictions, says an industry body.

'Madiba journey' proposed to boost Cape heritage tourism

2015-07-16 15:33

A heritage tourism route tracing former president Nelson Mandela’s journey in the Western Cape will be submitted to Cabinet for approval next month.

Home affairs won't back down on child visas - minister

2015-07-09 16:48

New visa rules for children could dent tourism in the first year they apply, but will not damage the sector long-term, says Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba.

Labour dispute disrupts flights at Toronto airport

2015-07-05 12:30

A sudden labour disruption by workers who refuel planes at Toronto's main airport caused flight delays and cancellations.

Tourism tumble sure to lead to job losses - expert

2015-07-05 10:16

A dramatic decline in foreign tourists will have far-reaching implications for SA, including job losses, warns an analyst.

Ebola, economy to blame for fewer tourists

2015-07-02 22:49

The ebola virus, economic decline in some countries, and SA’s new immigration regulations are to blame for the drop in tourist arrivals, Grant Thornton Advisory Services have said.

 

Public, private sector take hands for tourism growth

2015-07-29 13:57

Key role players in the Western Cape’s tourism industry have committed to working together to address economic growth.

New tourism markets in SA 'will simply fall away'

2015-07-28 14:19

SA's new visa regulations requiring unabridged birth certificates will result in the country simply not being seen as a family destination over time, says a minister.

New owners for Le Quartier Français

2015-07-20 15:22

Le Quartier Français in Franschhoek will enter a new era when ownership changes on September 1.

More collaboration needed in SA tourism - report

2015-07-19 21:00

Greater collaboration between the private sector and SA Tourism is called for to increase SA’s global tourism market share, according to the latest SA Tourism Review.

SA visa rules not fair on airlines, say travel agents

2015-07-16 07:13

Asata is very concerned that the SA Government has made airlines responsible for determining who may or may not board a flight in terms of children travelling.

No use throwing stones over visa rules - deputy minister

2015-07-07 06:30

Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Fatima Chohan says she is willing to try and help the tourism industry to tackle issues causing a drop in tourism numbers.

Barcelona struggles with rising tide of tourists

2015-07-05 12:00

Tourists have become a headache for the new mayor as she battles to save the iconic Spanish Mediterranean port from becoming a bland theme park.

Visa hot potato provokes emotional responses

2015-07-03 20:30

The impact of SA's new visa regulations continues to be a hot topic in the local tourism industry and has provoked a variety of opinions.

Cape Town sees boom from cruise tourism

2015-07-02 11:00

A R179m investment by the V&A Waterfront to develop a dedicated cruise liner terminal at Cape Town harbour will be a financial boon to the Western Cape.

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