ARTICLES RELATING TO TOURISM

WATCH: A peek inside the R150 000/day Cape Town home

2017-01-18 14:23

Ever wondered what you would enjoy if you are willing - and able - to fork out R150 000 a night at a prestigious property in Cape Town? Fin24 went behind the scenes for a peek.

Spain visitor numbers surge

2017-01-10 12:57

Spain, which welcomed just over 68 million visitors in 2015, hosted nearly 75 million foreign tourists last year.

Tourism trends to watch in 2017

2016-12-30 10:22

An expert unpacks trends shaping the tourism industry, because it is an industry which is constantly evolving, driven by shifts in consumer behaviour.

Construction, tourism fuel strong New Zealand growth

2016-12-22 17:31

New Zealand's economy has exceeded expectations to grow 1.1% in the September quarter on the back of booming construction and record tourist numbers.

Travellers must beware of false grading claims

2016-12-20 16:56

The illegal use of grading stars must be prevented in order to protect the integrity of those participating in the system, warns the Tourism Grading Council of SA.

KZN ready for festive season - Tourism MEC

2016-12-15 09:36

The KwaZulu-Natal government is ready for the influx of thousands of festive season holidaymakers, Tourism MEC Sihle Zikalala has said.

Umhlanga, playground of the rich

2016-12-03 14:42

Billions are being invested to convert the quaint seaside village into an exclusive tourist hub.

Tourism Grading Council of SA optimistic about growth

2016-11-27 17:46

This year is set to be the year of grading success, according to the Tourism Grading Council South Africa, a business unit of SA Tourism.

Only elite few can go on holiday

2016-11-24 08:05

The cost of travel and increasingly difficult economic circumstances mean that not all South African can afford to go on holiday, writes Faatimah Hendricks.

Deon Meyer’s imaginary crimes come to life with Cape Town tour

2016-11-16 20:22

South Africans and international visitors can now join a mystery tour through parts of Cape Town to get into the head of famed local author Deon Meyer and his protagonists.

 

R100 000 a night to stay in Cape Town

2017-01-13 07:19

Holiday makers were prepared to pay up to R100 000 a night to stay in platinum level villas along premium spots in Cape Town this holiday season.

Cosatu threatens mass action against Sun City

2016-12-31 13:32

Cosatu has accused Sun City of undermining black lives after allegations surfaced that food meant for the staff canteen was stored in a “condemned” basement with pipes apparently leaking sewage.

Airbnb customers watched as tenants fight back

2016-12-27 14:46

The feud between struggling tenants and home-sharing websites like Airbnb has increased, especially in popular areas.

Christmas cheer in Bethlehem as more tourists expected

2016-12-22 17:01

Preparations for Christmas are in full swing at the site of Jesus's birthplace, with Bethlehem shops, hotels and church officials bracing for more visitors than 2015.

SA tourism faces huge African competition

2016-12-18 06:03

South Africa is no longer like the eldest child who gets all the attention from tourists visiting Africa – there are brothers and sisters also demanding their turn.

Retirement tourism - the answer to SA's economic growth

2016-12-14 07:40

With its low cost of living and a weak currency, SA is in a perfect position to take advantage of increasing consumption in the retiring and elderly category, says Li-Pei Huang.

When Airbnb sells more than just beds

2016-12-01 08:57

The travel accommodation disruptor has announced new features to its offering, of which the selling of experiences could be disruptive, both positive and negative, on a whole new level.

BA operating busiest schedule ever to SA

2016-11-25 17:41

British Airways is operating its busiest schedule ever to South Africa this summer season, offering up to 33 flights a week over peak periods.

Millions allocated for annual Cape Town minstrel events

2016-11-22 14:29

Millions of rand have been set aside for the various annual minstrel events, the City of Cape Town has said.

Turkish Airlines looking to increase SA traffic

2016-11-11 17:24

Most passengers using Turkish Airlines to visit South Africa are actually not directly from Turkey, says Turkish Airlines' general manager in Cape Town.

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