Staycations increase as economy bites

2017-05-26 19:21

While SA’s exchange rate has been advantageous for foreign tourists, it has put pressure on locals’ pockets, explains a hotel industry expert.

Transformation not a scary word - tourism CEO

2017-05-24 20:39

SA Tourism CEO Sisa Ntshona explains why transformation is not a scary word for the tourism industry.

Costa Rica woos European tourists, French investment

2017-05-14 13:00

Increasing numbers of Europeans are boosting Costa Rica's thriving tourism industry, but lagging infrastructure and regional connectivity are crimping its potential.

New booking platform for business travellers

2017-05-11 17:36

A business-ready accommodation booking platform for business travellers in South Africa was launched this week.

Tourism Grading Council joins forces with HostEX

2017-05-03 15:37

The Tourism Grading Council of SA and HostEX are collaborating for the first time.

Visa improvements boost business travel - report

2017-04-27 17:28

Visa improvements play an important role in growing business travel to a destination, according to a report by Travelport and the World Travel & Tourism Council.

Egypt's tourism officials insist popular sites are safe

2017-04-26 07:30

Egypt's tourism levels are still around a third of what they once were, but Egypt's tourism minister insists the country's Red Sea resorts and Ancient Egyptian sites are "safe".

The value of grading tourism establishments

2017-04-25 14:20

The value of grading lies in the quality assurance that then underpins visitors' experience, says the chief quality assurance officer of the Tourism Grading Council of SA.

Travel and tourism to contribute R412.2bn to SA's GDP in 2017

2017-04-21 15:21

The total contribution of travel and tourism to the gross domestic product of SA was 9.3% and this is expected to grow by 2.5% to 9.4% of GDP in 2017.

SME challenges to enter tourism not insurmountable

2017-04-19 18:32

Sustainable tourism has become just a "ticked box" for many companies instead of a way to plough back into communities, says the chair of of Cape Town Tourism.


Tourism industry can have black industrialists too - minister

2017-05-25 06:02

There is no reason why the tourism industry cannot strive to create black industrialists in its midst, says Minister of Tourism Tokozile Xasa.

Tourism can change people's lives for the better - Zuma

2017-05-16 18:54

Tourism has the potential to change people’s lives for the better, especially during these globally depressed economic times, President Jacob Zuma says.

Tourism is SA’s new gold rush

2017-05-14 06:43

Precious metals are finite resources, but, writes Margie Whitehouse, scenic beauty and a winning climate are natural resources that we have in abundance.

Cape Town best in Africa for business tourism events

2017-05-10 19:47

Cape Town has once again been crowned by the International Congress and Convention Association as the number one city in Africa for business tourism events.

Special focus on SMEs at SA Tourism Indaba

2017-05-03 15:10

A total of 90 small businesses from around SA have been selected to receive expert coaching ahead of their debut at Indaba.

Travel and tourism can make world more sustainable

2017-04-26 16:24

The travel and tourism sector should lead the world in the eradication of poverty, cleaning up the oceans and protecting habitats, says the CEO of the WTTC.

SAA announces annual wine awards

2017-04-25 17:33

South African Airways has announced its annual Wine of the Year Awards at a gala dinner held at the Southern Sun Cape Sun hotel.

A province exploding with potential

2017-04-23 06:30

It might be the second-smallest province in SA, but Mpumalanga is punching way above its weight when it comes to contributing to the country’s economy and potential economic development. The Industrial Development Corporation’s regional manager for the province, Mashweu Matsiela, explains.

Tourism opportunities to explore in SA, Russia

2017-04-21 13:17

There are opportunities to explore in both Russia and South Africa as tourism destinations, says Deputy Minister of Tourism Elizebeth Thabethe.

Tourism supports 1 in 10 jobs

2017-04-16 20:04

Travel and tourism generated 1 in 10 of the world’s jobs in 2016, according to a new report by the World Travel & Tourism Council.

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