Weak rand impact finally lifting SA tourism

2015-11-25 19:16

Now is the time for the SA tourism industry to make full use of the opportunities the weaker rand brings, says an industry expert.

#ParisAttacks: The effect on SA tourism. Should we be worried?

2015-11-20 07:58

An analysts looks at events such as the Paris attacks and the 1996 bombing of Planet Hollywood in Cape Town and how they affect tourism, with a focus on SA.

Marriott buys Starwood Hotels for $12.2bn

2015-11-16 18:00

US-based Marriott International says it has bought the Starwood hotel group for $12.2bn, creating the world's largest hotel chain.

Capital Hotel Group expanding to Cape Town

2015-11-11 15:26

The Capital Hotel Group is making a first foray outside Gauteng with the 65-room Capital Mirage hotel set to open in Cape Town's De Waterkant.

Travel firms to cut emissions by 50% - report

2015-11-10 21:15

A new report by the World Travel and Tourism Council looks at the impact of climate change and extreme events on business interruption and disruption for travellers.

De Lille: Cape Town tourism sector must not rest on laurels

2015-11-02 06:00

Cape Town's tourism industry should not rest on its laurels but rather act on strategies to strengthen year-round tourism, says Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille.

Hotel groups seek growth beyond SA borders

2015-10-30 06:45

A common assumption is that the new stringent visa regulations, which were amended recently, were hurting companies operating in the local tourism industry. finweek looks at how industry players have actually fared.

International tourism bodies laud SA visa changes

2015-10-26 18:55

Two international bodies in the tourism and aviation sector have welcomed the South African government's retake on the visa regulations.

Who's responsible for visa applications?

2015-10-25 16:44

A Fin24 user says the Department of Home Affairs and VFS Centres are passing the buck and making the situation so much difficult for foreigners.

Enoch Godongwana: Gigaba’s visa to stay, external factors causing downturn

2015-10-16 07:20

The ANC’s Head of Economic Transformation says the stringent visa regulations are necessary and will not be reviewed, and the downturn is due to external factors.


The Klink Award Winners 2015

2015-11-20 11:47

Here are the winners in each category.

Tackle SA brand perception problem - CEO

2015-11-16 19:30

Southern Africa Tourism Services CEO David Frost says SA has a brand perception problem which it needs to tackle honestly and openly.

Fewer people visit SA

2015-11-16 15:41

South Africa experienced a decrease in the number of arrivals in August, compared to last year, according to Statistics SA's monthly tourism and migration figures.

Five priorities for greener travel industry - report

2015-11-11 06:40

A new report outlines five priority areas for the travel and tourism industry to support the overall target of halving carbon emissions by 2035.

Crooked cops threaten tourism - MEC

2015-11-10 16:01

Corrupt police or traffic officers in SA, Mozambique and Swaziland are preying on foreign visitors by looking for traffic violations where there are none, says Mpumalanga MEC Sikhumbuzo Kholwane.

Plans to boost SA's ocean, waterways economy

2015-11-01 17:14

South Africa’s vast oceans and inland waterways have the potential to unlock a largely untapped economic industry, says Commander Tsietsi Mokhele, CEO of Samsa.

CT hotel certified as safe

2015-10-29 18:41

Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Newlands has been awarded the internationally recognised Safehotels certification.

Govt shoots itself in foot with visa rules

2015-10-25 16:53

The new visa rules in South Africa have boosted tourism arrivals in Zambia and Namibia, says a former director of the Tourism Business Council.

Spotlight shouldn't just be on visas - Fin24 user

2015-10-25 16:25

SA needs a different approach to child trafficking than unworkable visa processes that deter normal travellers and hurt tourism, says a Fin24 user.

Tourism decline shows others eating SA's lunch

2015-10-15 13:19

Other destinations are gaining tourism growth, because self implemented hindrances mean SA is "scoring own goals", claims a hospitality leader.

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