ARTICLES RELATING TO TOURISM

Tourism Indaba to optimise business growth

2015-01-23 16:15

South African Tourism is working to make sure that Indaba 2015 exceeds the business expectations of both exhibitors and buyers.

Spain sees record 65 mn tourist visits in 2014

2015-01-22 17:15

Spain has received a record 65 million visits from foreign tourists in 2014, in a fresh boost for the country's recovering economy.

Strong dollar may scare tourists off the US

2015-01-20 20:30

New York restaurant owner Jeremy Merrin has seen business droop in recent weeks at his Havana Central eatery in Times Square. The reason: not enough international tourists.

China plans to screen unruly tourist behaviour

2015-01-16 18:00

China has started work on a national database to help rein in some of its unruly sightseers and monitor the behaviour of habitual offenders, says state media.

Bumper summer season for W Cape tourism

2015-01-15 16:43

Cape Town and the Western Cape have experienced one of its best summer seasons to date, according to Cape Town Tourism.

How to ride the high season tourism wave

2014-12-30 19:00

Tourism businesses face a gigantic wave of seasonality, which, although thrilling and financially positive, can also be just the opposite for a business.

Europe ski resorts wait for white Christmas

2014-12-16 17:30

With a little over a week until Christmas, the lack of snow at top European ski resorts has caused a flurry of worries ahead of the key holiday season.

InterContinental crowned leading hotel brand

2014-12-09 17:07

InterContinental Hotels & Resorts has claimed five awards at the 21st World Travel Awards grand finals, including the title of World’s Leading Hotel Brand.

Zuma tells Botswana, SA to join hands on tourism

2014-11-20 13:31

Botswana and South Africa need to focus on key economic projects that can change the livelihoods of citizens in both two countries, says president Jacob Zuma.

Seasonal flights resume at Cape Town airport

2014-11-11 18:07

Cape Town International Airport sees seasonal international airlines return in time for the peak period with some increasing their weekly flights to the city.

Waterford wins global wine tourism award

2014-11-10 12:03

The Waterford Estate in Stellenbosch has been judged South Africa's winner of the Great Wine Capitals Best of Wine Tourism Awards.

And the most popular African city is ...

2014-11-06 20:43

Johannesburg has remained Africa's most visited city, followed by Cape Town, according to MasterCard's Global Destination Cities Index.

CT Tourism celebrates tenth birthday

2014-11-03 16:55

Cape Town Tourism has celebrated its tenth year by announcing that it has secured a three year partnership with the City of Cape Town worth R120m.

Imagine one visa for the whole of Africa

2014-10-31 14:52

The impact of creating one visa for the whole of Africa could be enormous for the continent’s tourism industry, says SA Tourism's CEO.

Ebola fears ripple across continent

2014-10-29 17:15

East Africa's Serengeti and Maasai Mara safari parks are as far if not further from the Ebola outbreak than much of Europe but there is still a slump in bookings.

Tsogo Sun tops lists at two wine auctions

2014-10-23 17:57

Tsogo Sun has spent just under R3.2m at two wine auctions this year – the Nederburg and Cape Winemakers Guild auctions.

SAA seeks to cash in on Vic Falls demand

2014-10-22 11:16

South African Airways has reportedly applied for seven more flights into Zimbabwe's Victoria Falls to cash in on growing demand from intercontinental destinations.

CTICC expands economic contribution

2014-10-21 16:58

The Cape Town International Convention Centre has delivered a solid economic performance and financial results for the 2013/14 financial year.

Tourist arrivals to Kenya tumble

2014-10-16 14:00

International tourist arrivals to Kenya fell 13.6% in the first half of this year, following a string of attacks blamed on Somali Islamist insurgents, official figures showed.

Kenya economy accelerates despite tourism drop

2014-10-13 13:53

Kenya's economy has accelerated in the second quarter thanks to fast growth in construction, manufacturing and financial services, which offset a slump in tourism.

Limpopo shines at tourism awards

2014-10-10 17:28

Tourism products from Limpopo won three of the seven national Lilizela tourism awards in various categories.

Tips for Denver marijuana tourists

2014-10-03 13:30

Droves of pot tourists have flocked to Denver to sample legal marijuana since Colorado became the first US state to allow recreational weed sales to adults.

Edelweiss Air heading to SA again

2014-09-26 17:26

Swiss leisure airline Edelweiss has decided to increase its seasonal non-stop flights between Cape Town and Zurich from two to three weekly frequencies.

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Hanekom: SA must rethink travel

2014-09-18 20:09

Innovation at the intersection of technology, travel and tourism will require SA to constantly rethink travel, says Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom.

 

British tourist found dead on popular Thai island

2015-01-23 09:39

A British backpacker has been discovered dead on the popular Thai tourist island of Koh Tao, four months after a British couple were found murdered there.

Paris attacks may dent tourism industry

2015-01-22 10:30

Deadly attacks in Paris could have a lasting impact on tourism, which delivers 7% of France's GDP, if anti-France protests lead wealthy Arabs to shun the city.

Russians flock to St Moritz despite rouble crisis

2015-01-18 22:00

Switzerland's poshest ski resort Saint Moritz boasts stunning snow-laden peaks, iconic hotels ... and Russians.

Swiss Alps in shock over franc's rise

2015-01-16 13:24

The Swiss Alps has already looked pricey before the Swiss National Bank dropped its currency bombshell, now Swiss tourism fears being frozen out altogether.

Tripadvisor fined over fake reviews claims

2014-12-22 19:33

Italy's antitrust watchdog has slapped a €500 000 fine on US online travel review website TripAdvisor, accusing it of spreading misleading information.

Booking.com in bid to end probes

2014-12-16 13:05

Online travel agent booking.com has offered to scrap a practice which prevents hotels from giving discounts to its rivals.

Restoring water to island could take days

2014-12-08 12:46

Restoring water supplies to the Maldivian capital could take 10 more days, but tourists will not be affected by the crisis in the holiday destination.

Despite tourism boom, Greek recovery softens

2014-11-19 09:45

The Greek economy may be basking in the glow of a record summer tourism season, but it is just one bright spot in a fragile recovery overshadowed by weak exports.

Entries open for tourism awards

2014-11-10 17:16

South African Tourism has announced that entries for the 2015 Lilizela Tourism Awards are now open.

V&AWaterfront wins for responsible tourism

2014-11-07 17:39

The V&A Waterfront in Cape Town is the winner of the international award for Best Destination for Responsible Tourism at the World Travel Market in London.

West Africa urges tourists to keep visiting

2014-11-06 05:05

West African tourist chiefs have called on travellers not to boycott their region because of the Ebola crisis, which has abruptly halted international tourism.

Sluggish GDP growth hampers SA aviation

2014-11-02 15:00

The good news is that overall, Southern Africa joins the global trend, with figures showing positive growth in the aviation sector.

Ebola not hurting SA tourism - ministry

2014-10-31 07:05

There is no empirical evidence of a drop in tourist arrivals to the country because of fear of the Ebola virus, says Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom.

SA team completes R5bn Seychelles project

2014-10-28 10:24

The opening of a new hotel on Eden Island in the Seychelles marks the culmination of a R5bn project which was almost entirely developed by South Africans.

Cape Town even more popular

2014-10-22 17:59

Cape Town has moved up from last year’s eleventh spot to a single digit, fourth place in the annual Conde Nast Traveler Readers Choice Awards.

Tourists pay up to R90k per day in Clifton

2014-10-22 09:06

Travellers from the UK, mainland Europe and even Australia will go as high a R90 000 a day if the property has all the bells and whistles.

Japan casino plan likely to be delayed again

2014-10-20 12:15

Japan's plan to legalise casino gambling is likely to be delayed yet again, dealing a setback to operators for the launch of Asia's next big gambling market.

Decline in Chinese tourists hits Singapore

2014-10-15 13:45

International visitor arrivals to Singapore have fallen, hurt by a drop in tourists from China, official data shows.

Travel warnings change French holiday plans

2014-10-12 11:30

With France's autumn school holiday approaching, travel companies are complaining that bookings are in free-fall after the beheading of a Frenchman in Algeria.

Etihad Airways Partners launched

2014-10-09 10:31

Etihad Airways Partners brings together like-minded airlines to offer customers more choice through improved networks and schedules.

7 ways to be a tourist in your own city

2014-09-28 07:00

If you’ve lived in the same town your entire life, or just moved there a few months ago, take advantage of Heritage Day and learn a little something about your surroundings.

China travel warning hits Philippines

2014-09-23 15:30

Tens of thousands of Chinese tourists have cancelled trips to the Philippines after a travel warning by Beijing.

7 ways to be a tourist in your own city

2014-09-23 12:07

If you’ve lived in the same town your entire life, or just moved there a few months ago, take advantage of the holidays and learn a little something about your surroundings.

World tourism numbers up in first half - UN

2014-09-18 10:00

International tourist numbers have grown, boosted by strong growth in the Americas, Asia and parts of Europe, says the World Tourism Organisation.

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