SA a ‘fire sale’ for tourists after rand rout

2016-07-26 18:00

Tourists are flocking back to SA’s game parks, beaches and vineyards as a weaker currency and easing of visa rules make holidays cheaper and more accessible.

Brexit's effect on SA tourism

2016-07-19 06:00

Experts are divided on how the UK’s recent Brexit vote coupled with the UK leadership race will impact the South African tourism industry.

Modi’s SA visit highlights that tourism is the new gold

2016-07-13 06:38

SA must get its act together, abandon the sinking ship of mining and understand that tourism is the new gold, says Unathi Henama.

Travel between India and SA made easier

2016-07-08 20:34

Travel between South Africa and India will soon be easier with South Africa relaxing its visa restrictions for travellers from India.

Airport blasts slam Turkey's struggling tourism industry

2016-06-29 16:30

Turkey's already limping tourism industry is suffering a fresh grievous blow after the latest in a series of attacks targeted at tourists, analysts say.

British passport loses its shine after Brexit

2016-06-24 16:36

There is now a possibility where South Africans with a UK passport could lose out on the privileges of living and working in Europe without applying for visas.

Mauritius eyes other African markets for tourism

2016-06-22 20:45

The Mauritian tourism minister, Xavier Luc Duval, says his country is targeting Nigeria and other African countries to help sustain growth in tourism.

How to boost tourism in SA

2016-06-20 13:10

Hosting mega-events may not be the answer to boosting SA's tourism industry. Johan Fourie, associate professor in economics at Stellenbosch University, shares why and sheds light on what we can do to really better this vital industry.

Cyprus sets May tourist arrivals record

2016-06-17 18:30

Bailed-out Cyprus has recorded its best ever tourist arrivals figures for the month of May, tourism officials say.

Brit hiker found dead in Vietnam

2016-06-09 18:04

A British trekker has been found dead in the mountains of northern Vietnam vsix days after a desperate call from the man sparked a massive search.


Intl conferences can help grow SA's economy

2016-07-26 16:18

Attracting international conferences to SA is seen as essential in boosting the tourism economy, says the group marketing manager of Protea Hotels by Marriott.

Hotels in Africa in the spotlight

2016-07-13 19:21

The 7th Africa Hotel Investment Forum (Ahif) will take place at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre in Kigali, Rwanda from October 4 to 6 2016.

Castle of Good Hope promoted in France

2016-07-10 16:48

The Castle of Good Hope's control board CEO Calvyn Gilfellan is currently in France to learn more about promoting SA's oldest surviving colonial building.

Portugal tourism booms as terror strikes around Mediterranean

2016-06-30 19:00

Instability and violence in the Mediterranean's former top tourist destinations are proving a boon to Portugal's Algarve region.

Brexit sends tourists flocking to London

2016-06-29 08:33

Brexit has delivered a potential windfall for tourists eager to shop in London as a slumping pound is a much-needed shot in the arm for UK luxury companies

'Racist' KZN guest house facing probe - MEC

2016-06-23 16:15

Allegations that a Sodwana Bay guest house denied accommodation to a black woman because of her skin colour are being investigated, a KwaZulu-Natal MEC says.

Still opportunities for entrepreneurs in tourism industry

2016-06-20 17:58

The tourism industry employs about 4.4% of all people employed in SA, and one in 12 jobs is in tourism, according to Enver Mally, chair of Cape Town Tourism.

Marriott rebrands Protea Hotels

2016-06-17 18:59

Marriott International has announced the rebranding of Protea Hotels to capitalise on the travel aspirations of Africa’s growing middle class.

Longest train tunnel in world opens

2016-06-10 19:46

The official inaugural opening of the Gotthard Base Tunnel – the longest train tunnel in the world - has taken place in Switzerland.

Zikalala in charge of govt business

2016-06-09 11:12

Newly sworn-in Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs MEC Sihle Zikalala has been appointed as the leader of government business in the province.

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