Tourism’s potential: A boost worth billions of rand

2017-03-16 13:01

While 10m tourists flocked to SA in 2016, experts argue that current visitor numbers are in fact 'not amazing at all'. Some say we could, and should, aim to double this figure in the next five years.

Hollywood's Will Smith visits Vic Falls - BUT WHICH SIDE?

2017-03-10 14:07

Hollywood star Will Smith has just been to Victoria Falls - but did he stay on the Zimbabwe side or the Zambian side of the natural wonder?

Africa Hotel Investment Forum returns to Rwanda

2017-03-06 14:12

The Africa Hotel Investment Forum - taking place alongside AviaDev Africa in Kigali, Rwanda - is set to attract more than 500 executives from 45 countries.

Entries can be submitted for SA Tourism’s flagship awards

2017-03-05 16:48

Outstanding businesses in the tourism industry are invited to enter the 5th annual Lilizela Tourism Awards.

Polo events help boost Cape sport, tourism scene

2017-02-27 19:15

According to Economic Opportunities MEC, Alan Winde, the events economy is a big revenue and jobs driver, and a vital part of the Western Cape’s tourism industry.

Uber, Airbnb set scene at CT e-commerce conference

2017-02-27 16:32

If you are not thinking of disrupting your business, someone else is and this disruption never ends, delegates are told at an e-commerce conference.

Tussle over Madiba’s gravesite

2017-02-19 06:00

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has threatened to stop the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Eastern Cape provincial government’s plans to open the former statesman’s grave to tourists.

Grow opportunity to harvest success

2017-02-12 06:16

Most people associate the Western Cape with wine and tourism, but, increasingly, the base of options for driving economic growth in the province is growing.

When a tourist hits your car in SA: Here's what you should do

2017-02-03 10:37

With tourists visiting South Africa on a daily basis, ever wondered what would happen if a visitor was to hit your vehicle?

World travel council slams Trump ban

2017-01-31 11:58

The executive order by US President Trump banning travel to the US from seven countries for 90 days is simply wrong, says the World Travel & Tourism Council.


SME owner heading to LGBT travel convention

2017-03-13 18:18

A local SME owner has been chosen as one of only two scholarship recipients to attend the conference of the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association in the US.

Marriott International ups the game in Africa

2017-03-06 14:54

The latest plans of Marriott International in Africa reflects its confidence in the region and an announcement is expected soon about a new venue in SA.

Premier Hotel Cape Town to undergo upgrades

2017-03-05 17:46

Premier Hotel Cape Town will be embarking on an extensive renovation programme, with conclusion anticipated at the end of August 2017.

Tsogo Sun's Cape Town hotel development nears completion

2017-03-03 17:16

Tsogo Sun’s new hotel development in Cape Town is entering the final stages of development, with construction expected to be completed by September 2017.

Luxury travel not what it used to be

2017-02-27 18:36

The reality of travel today is that consumers are more concerned with the narrative of their trip than the brand-based luxury elements.

Hotels and restaurant have reaped benefit of UK consumer boom

2017-02-19 13:01

UK hotels and restaurants have been feeling the benefits of record employment and consumers’ willingness to spend rather than save.

Take note of new grading plaques in SA

2017-02-14 16:35

The Tourism Grading Council of SA is changing its plaques reflecting the grading level of establishments and invites the public to provide feedback.

'Tremendous uptick' in Cape Town tourism

2017-02-08 17:58

The tourism industry in Cape Town definitely has a positive outlook and has shown a tremendous uptick, says a local hotel manager.

Tourism training courses in PMB now a reality

2017-02-01 07:14

After a four-year-long process, the Msunduzi Pietermaritzburg Tourism Association has finally been granted approval to conduct tourism industry-related training courses.

Men arrested after US tourists hijacked, robbed

2017-01-27 22:33

Two men have been arrested for allegedly hijacking and robbing an American couple in Port Elizabeth while they were taking in the local sights.

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