SA tourism harmed by visa rules - Hanekom

2015-05-15 20:00

The new visa requirements are deterring travellers from visiting our country and the government is reviewing them says Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom.

Hanekom: SA cities uniqueness a selling point

2015-05-10 19:05

South African cities needed to tap into their unique characteristics that would make them a selling point that would appeal to tourists, Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom has said.

SA tourism stung by xenophobic violence

2015-04-30 15:53

The tourism industry is likely to take a hit following a wave of xenophobic attacks this month, a setback for the country which has worked hard to clean up its image.

Income from tourist accommodation up 3.7%

2015-04-20 15:44

Measured at current prices, total income for the tourist accommodation industry rose by 3.7% in February 2015 compared with last February, official figures show.

Langa eatery pride of Africa's biggest tourism event

2015-04-17 07:28

Six years ago, 51-year-old Nomonde Siyaka transformed her family's home in Langa into a two-storey traditional African food restaurant. Now, she's networking with the best.

Hotel group to raise bar for sustainability in Africa

2015-04-15 21:15

Verde Hotels wants to enhance sustainability in Africa's hotel industry by becoming the continent's first truly green hotel managing company.

Meetings, conferences pivotal to tourism sector

2015-04-14 20:00

The meetings and conference industry is often overlooked, even though it provides huge benefits to the tourism sector and the broader economy, say experts.

Senegal scraps visas for tourists

2015-04-05 11:42

Senegal has scrapped visa requirements for foreign visitors and will slash taxes on air fares as it seeks to revive a struggling tourism sector.

Egypt tightening visa rule for individual visitors

2015-03-18 05:00

Egypt is tightening rules for visas by requiring individual visitors to obtain them at embassies instead of on arrival at Egyptian airports.

New Egypt tourism minister sets out growth plan

2015-03-15 18:00

Egypt hopes to generate $20 billion in revenue from tourism by 2020 by attracting 20 million visitors, says new tourism minister Khaled Ramy.


Robben Island prison goes solar

2015-05-14 21:09

Robben Island prison, where the late president Nelson Mandela was imprisoned and which is now a popular tourist destination, is to soon run solely on solar power.

A bird’s-eye view of tourism

2015-05-10 17:16

A huge amount of marketing money is wasted on one-off impulse advertising. For the best results, you need to “lift off” and get a bird’s-eye view of the elements in your domestic market.

Xenophobia will cause ‘incredible’ damage to economy

2015-04-24 16:20

South African tourism and the economy are set to suffer a major blow following recent violence against foreign nationals, says Protea Group founder Otto Stehlik.

Tunisia seeks to save tourist season

2015-04-19 13:02

Still smarting from a jihadist attack that killed 21 foreign tourists last month, Tunisia is hoping to save the summer season with new security measures.

Language a valuable asset for tourism marketing

2015-04-16 14:08

Linguistic ability is a valuable asset for tourism marketing – both in terms of the content and in building a relationship with the client, says an expert.

Another first for Cape Town tourism

2015-04-15 20:17

Carlson Rezidor has announced that its new upscale lifestyle hotel would be launched in Cape Town ahead of Europe, the Middle East and the rest of Africa.

Kenya's tourism industry braces for more misery

2015-04-06 17:30

Hoteliers and sprawling game park reserves say tourists have started cancelling their trips after the Garissa attack where gunmen killed over 100 people at a university.

Palazzo Hotel gets R60m refurbishment

2015-03-25 13:25

The Palazzo Hotel at Montecasino has undergone a refurbishment that includes the transformation of all rooms, a new restaurant and a function venue.

African Responsible Tourism Awards launched

2015-03-17 12:55

The World Responsible Tourism Awards have announced the launch of the African Responsible Tourism Awards in partnership with World Travel Market Africa.

Shifting currencies shake up tourism landscape

2015-03-09 13:30

Recent currency chaos has thrown the travel sector into turmoil as holiday-makers dodge costly tourist traps and hunt for bargains.

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