ARTICLES RELATING TO TOURISM

Palazzo Hotel gets R60m refurbishment

2015-03-25 13:25

The Palazzo Hotel at Montecasino has undergone a refurbishment that includes the transformation of all rooms, a new restaurant and a function venue.

African Responsible Tourism Awards launched

2015-03-17 12:55

The World Responsible Tourism Awards have announced the launch of the African Responsible Tourism Awards in partnership with World Travel Market Africa.

Shifting currencies shake up tourism landscape

2015-03-09 13:30

Recent currency chaos has thrown the travel sector into turmoil as holiday-makers dodge costly tourist traps and hunt for bargains.

Mugabe threatens to take over safari operations

2015-03-01 11:30

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has threatened to take over local white-owned safari operations, saying "we are now going to invade these forests".

CT hotel praised by tourism organisations

2015-02-19 17:29

A delegation from the United Nations World Tourism Organisation and the World Travel Tourism Council have visited Hotel Verde in Cape Town’s airport precinct.

Wine tourists more representative of SA society

2015-02-13 16:46

The demographic profile of the SA wine tourist is changing, with a noticeable increase in black wine lovers visiting the winelands, says an expert.

Singapore tourism suffers annual decline

2015-02-11 09:15

Singapore has reported fewer international visitors last year, the first annual fall since 2009, hurt by a stronger Singapore dollar.

Tourism giant TUI narrows losses

2015-02-10 10:59

German tourism and travel giant TUI says it got off to a good start to the year and has narrowed its losses in the first three months.

Record 56.4 million tourists flocked to NY

2015-02-03 10:15

A record 56.4 million tourists visited New York last year, drawn by its diverse culture, low crime and "dynamism," and generating $61.3bn.

Greece won't curb all-inclusive resorts

2015-01-30 12:15

New Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has declared war on popular packages after the tourism minister promises to curb all-inclusive resorts.

 

Egypt tightening visa rule for individual visitors

2015-03-18 05:00

Egypt is tightening rules for visas by requiring individual visitors to obtain them at embassies instead of on arrival at Egyptian airports.

New Egypt tourism minister sets out growth plan

2015-03-15 18:00

Egypt hopes to generate $20 billion in revenue from tourism by 2020 by attracting 20 million visitors, says new tourism minister Khaled Ramy.

Budding German holiday romance with Greece

2015-03-06 10:41

German holidaymakers are flocking to Greece, leaving the acrimonious wrangling over Athens' debt mountain or fears of a "Grexit" to the politicians.

How Spain is luring Chinese tourists

2015-02-23 05:00

White rice for breakfast, dim sum and fast visas - these are the key attractions being used by Spain to tap into the surging wave of Chinese tourists.

Merger creates large gaming group

2015-02-16 17:30

Dreams and Sun International plan to integrate their entire operations in Latin America through a merger.

54 on Bath honoured by TripAdvisor

2015-02-12 18:48

Tsogo Sun’s 54 on Bath in Sandton has achieved 6th place in TripAdvisor’s 2015 Travelers’ Choice Awards for best hotels in South Africa.

Record year for German tourism industry

2015-02-10 13:53

Germany's tourism industry has notched up its fifth record year in a row, figures released by the German Statistics Office on Tuesday show.

Race by govts for Chinese tourist dollars

2015-02-06 16:15

Governments are hammering out aviation pacts as spending by Chinese travellers sets off a race around the world for a share of the Chinese tourist dollar.

Strong growth in Namibia's hospitality industry

2015-01-30 13:45

The hospitality industry of Namibia has experienced a record growth in room and bed occupancy last year, according to new statistics.

Marriott could reach a million rooms in 2015

2015-01-29 19:24

Marriott International expects its portfolio of hotels either open or under development to surpass 1 million rooms by the end of 2015.

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