Zim tax deters SA tourists

2015-09-03 17:09

SA visitors have been hard hit by Zimbabwe's 15% value added tax for the tourism industry and could start avoiding the country, warns an industry expert.

Jobs away: Mbete rejects ‘Gigaba Visa’ parliament debate

2015-08-31 14:47

The DA's James Vos says Baleka Mbete's rejection of the call for a debate on the new visa rules is a clear indication of the ANC’s indifference towards unemployment.

Sara Gon: Damage done – What’s the REAL reason behind Gigaba’s Visa policy?

2015-08-27 15:45

An analyst takes a look at the visa spat and wonders if the real reason behind Malusi Gigaba’s unabridged birth certificate fiasco has yet to be unearthed

Rugby World Cup will generate R20bn for UK

2015-08-20 07:19

As the UK prepares to host 20 teams, over 440 000 visitors and more than 2 200 000 Brits in 11 cities, the impact on the local economies will be huge, research shows.

Prince Harry is just a tourist in Kruger Park - official

2015-08-12 20:08

Prince Harry - who reportedly recently helped capture a gang of poachers in the Kruger National Park - is merely taking a break in the game reserve, a spokesperson says.

New visa regulations must be repealed - Maimane

2015-08-12 14:28

President Jacob Zuma needs to show leadership and repeal the new visa regulation, DA leader Mmusi Maimane says.

Events can change perception of SA - CEO

2015-08-06 16:18

The events industry in South Africa can play a big role in changing perceptions of South Africa overseas, says the CEO of the SA National Convention Bureau.

Events can make SA tourism more sustainable

2015-08-03 21:15

It is important for the SA tourism industry to also focus on business events in order to be sustainable, says CEO of SA Tourism Thulani Nzima.

Concerns over Croatia tourism

2015-08-02 18:00

As Croatia gears up for exploration of oil and gas in the Adriatic sea, green groups have raised concerns about the environment and economy of the tourism-dependant country.

New visa rules: Will Gigaba choose leadership or ­pig-headedness?

2015-08-02 15:21

If you visit top tourism websites such as Travelguru and U City Guides, you will find news that will warm your heart as a South African.


W Cape eyes 100 000 jobs with new tourism plan

2015-09-01 16:03

A new tourism growth strategy aims to create 100 000 jobs in the Western Cape, says provincial Minister of Economic Opportunities Alan Winde.

Tourists not biting despite weak rand

2015-08-30 19:50

With the weaker rand – which took another tumble over the past few days – business should be looking good for Mpumalanga tourism operators. But it isn’t.

Ignorance is no excuse, SA Tourism

2015-08-26 07:31

It's time for the SA Tourism CEO to stop shifting blame for the visa fiasco and show some decisive leadership, says Solly Moeng.

Loeries a pot of gold for Durban

2015-08-14 12:07

While advertising gurus have descended on Durban to celebrate their work, the city is more concerned about how they portray a city dented by a spate of xenophobic violence.

Visa problems 'temporary' - Ramaphosa

2015-08-12 18:09

The problems caused by South Africa’s new visa regulations are merely temporary, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says.

SA causes drop in Chinese tourists - chamber

2015-08-06 19:30

There is no point in blaming Ebola or the Chinese economy for the 38% drop in tourism from China, because SA brought this on itself, says a business chamber.

Fewer foreign tourists in April

2015-08-04 07:58

While the volume of arrivals has increased for South African residents in April, it has decreased for foreign travellers, according to Statistics SA.

Tourism can do well despite visa issues - minister

2015-08-03 18:09

The SA tourism and events industry must do what it does well regardless of challenges like the new visa regulations, says Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom.

Madagascar mess-ups keep tourist 'paradise' marooned

2015-08-02 17:15

Tour operators blame the latest drop in visitor numbers on mass cancellations that followed a month-long Air Madagascar strike that has grounded all internal flights.

Cape Town official resigns after soccer cup loss

2015-07-29 17:57

Money lost in the recent Cape Town Cup soccer tournament has led to the resignation of the City of Cape Town's director of tourism, events and marketing.

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