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.

SA tourists shun pricey Zim

2015-01-29 09:56

A top Zimbabwean hotel group has recorded a 17% drop in tourist arrivals from South Africa as rand weakness and a slowing economy take their toll.

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.


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.

CT airport sets new passenger record

2015-01-29 13:45

Cape Town International Airport has recorded its highest number of passengers last year, says a spokesperson.

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.

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