Lufthansa Group making the most of Cape Town potential

2017-07-26 17:53

Dr Andre Schulz, general manager of Lufthansa for Southern Africa, talks to Fin24 about the latest trends in the SA market.

Foreign tourists spend more than R18bn in Western Cape

2017-07-14 16:02

The Western Cape attracted 1.5 million foreign tourists, who spent in excess of R18bn in the province, in 2016.

Comparing savings, specials and discounts

2017-07-11 17:06

During a slow sales period, a common business practice is to provide discounts, loyalty offers and bulk-buy pricing to move products and services.

Can tourism solve the jobs crisis?

2017-07-08 06:00

Tapping into the full potential of our continent’s tourism industry could add much needed jobs and cash to our economies, if we can overcome our challenges and implement a shared vision, writes Gayle Edmunds.

Brits, Germans search for Cape Town, Chinese prefer Jozi - report

2017-06-28 05:00

A Cheapflights report on flight searches analysed nearly 600 000 hours of search data, unearthing some interesting trends.

Cape Town teams up to tackle seasonality

2017-06-13 18:34

Cape Town usually buzzes with tourists from about November to April, but when it gets to the Cape’s winter months, things are a lot quieter.

SA Tourism paid Bell Pottinger R9.6m

2017-06-12 20:06

Government entity SA Tourism spent R9.6m on a contract with controversial UK public relations firm Bell Pottinger to promote South Africa's image abroad.

Robben Island boat operators face collusion, price-fixing charges

2017-06-01 07:22

Five vessel owners who ferry passengers between Robben Island Museum and the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town have been referred to the Competition Tribunal for alleged price-fixing and collusive tendering, the Competition Commission says.

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.


New City Sightseeing Winelands tour launched

2017-07-24 18:47

Wesgro and City Sightseeing South Africa has officially launched the Cape Explorer Winelands tour.

Zim frets over declining tourist arrivals from SA

2017-07-12 16:23

The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority has flagged concern over the declining levels of tourist arrivals from South Africa in a recent report.

Mugabe's minister claims cabinet colleagues are 'frustrating' him

2017-07-09 15:30

A Zimbabwean minister has reportedly claimed that his colleagues in President Robert Mugabe's cabinet have been frustrating his efforts to revive the country's tourism sector.

Building an e-commerce empire from the ground up

2017-07-06 12:12

From humble beginnings in someone’s garage, online travel group TravelGround has grown into a huge business in just eight years, processing thousands of accommodation bookings every week.

Despite gloom, SA hotel sector is poised to grow - report

2017-06-27 10:25

SA’s hospitality sector is poised for further growth, bolstered by inbound travellers, amid a difficult and volatile economic climate, according to a report.

Cost of Cape storm, Knysna fires likely billions more than R4bn - chamber

2017-06-12 22:03

The costs of last week’s huge storm in the Cape and devastating fires in the Knysna area are estimated to be between R3bn and R4bn, but it will likely be billions more, warns a business chamber.

Hotel development in Africa still on the rise

2017-06-12 16:44

Hotel development activity in Africa is still rising in the face of the continent’s economic problems, according to an annual survey by W Hospitality Group.

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.

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