Visa hot potato provokes emotional responses

2015-07-03 20:30

The impact of SA's new visa regulations continues to be a hot topic in the local tourism industry and has provoked a variety of opinions.

Cape Town sees boom from cruise tourism

2015-07-02 11:00

A R179m investment by the V&A Waterfront to develop a dedicated cruise liner terminal at Cape Town harbour will be a financial boon to the Western Cape.

More travellers in transit in SA

2015-06-30 07:41

The number of travellers in transit has increased for both South African residents and foreign travellers, according to Stats SA.

Irish tourism set for record year

2015-06-24 19:30

Ireland is set to attract more tourists than ever before, as the EU's fastest-growing economy reaps the benefit of a weakening euro, says the tourism minister.

Growth in tourism, food and beverages industry

2015-06-22 15:02

While the tourism and food and beverages sectors have increased their income year-on-year, the volume of goods transported decreased, according to Statistics SA.

German tourists 'definitely' still welcome in Greece

2015-06-22 12:28

Are German tourists still welcome in crisis-battered Greece? "Definitely!" insists the travel board of Europe's top economy, which insists the travel board of Europe's to economy.

Communities key for Africa tourism - WEF

2015-06-05 07:56

Community participation and communities having a real stake in endeavours are important aspects to tap the tourism potential in Africa, says a WEF panel.

SA's new visa rules slam brakes on travel - airline body

2015-06-01 20:15

SA's new visa requirements will negatively impact the sustainability of air services, trade and travel, warns an airline body.

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.


Ebola, economy to blame for fewer tourists

2015-07-02 22:49

The ebola virus, economic decline in some countries, and SA’s new immigration regulations are to blame for the drop in tourist arrivals, Grant Thornton Advisory Services have said.

Rentals are stretching out the lifespan of cars

2015-07-01 20:03

Rental companies are hanging on to used cars as tourism numbers drop and firms stretch out the lifespan of their car fleets, according to WesBank.

Immigration regulations protecting children - dept

2015-06-24 20:40

The new immigration regulations regarding the movement of children in and out of South Africa are intended to protect them, the home affairs department has said.

Visa regulations hurting tourism industry - report

2015-06-23 19:00

The new immigration regulations that came into effect at the beginning of the month are hammering the South African tourism industry, according to a new report.

SA closing doors to tourists - minister

2015-06-22 13:32

SA's new visa regulations are destroying opportunities and killing hope in the industry, says Western Cape minister of economic opportunities Alan Winde.

Kenya tourist numbers decline so far in 2015

2015-06-12 13:59

The number of visitors to Kenya have fallen by 25% in the first five months of 2015, showing just how badly the industry has been damaged.

W Cape companies invited to visa talks with govt

2015-06-03 16:42

The Department of Home Affairs has agreed to meet with Cape Town and Western Cape companies to engage on the impact of new visa and immigration regulations.

SA tourism braces for disaster with new visa rules - minister

2015-05-31 11:31

With one day to go until the Department of Home Affairs implements new visa regulations, the SA tourism sector is bracing for disaster, warns a minister.

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.

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