Increased income for tourism accommodation

2016-10-24 13:36

Total income for the tourist accommodation industry in South Africa has increased by 3.5% in August 2016 compared with August 2015, says Statistics SA.

Durban's suburbs gear up for African cuisine

2016-10-16 06:45

Shisa nyama is no longer out of reach for the coastal city’s more affluent residents.

Monarch airline boost to keep tourists flying

2016-10-12 12:51

British airline Monarch has won a cash injection from its owner, allowing the carrier to continue flying holidaymakers amid Brexit-fuelled industry turbulence.

Marriott International rapidly expands across Africa

2016-10-05 13:59

Marriott International continues its expansion across Africa with signings of new properties in Cape Town, Nairobi, Cairo and Mauritius.

Cyprus records best ever tourism income in July

2016-10-02 14:00

Mediterranean holiday island Cyprus has recorded its best ever monthly revenues from tourism in July, scooping more than $448m, shows official data.

Role of tech in African travel is vital

2016-09-29 19:29

More than 200 of Africa’s travel industry leaders have gathered in Cape Town to attend the fourth "Africa Live" summit hosted by Travelport.

Guinea-Bissau opens slave memorial with history, tourists in mind

2016-09-25 07:38

The museum's first display spares little: a naked slave kneels with her hands tied, right shoulder freshly branded with her owner's mark by a white man with sleeves rolled to his biceps.

New luxury hospitality group reinvents CT icon

2016-09-19 12:45

The iconic Ritz hotel in Sea Point is undergoing refurbishment of R110m and the newly-launched Shimmy Luxury Collection has taken the management contract.

Cost to attend hajj in Mecca rises

2016-09-12 11:01

After spending thousands of dollars to reach Mecca for the hajj, Muslim pilgrims face another unavoidable cost...the armfuls of gifts they are expected to take home.

Confusion over visa processing huge hurdle for SA tourism

2016-09-02 12:40

Industry body South African Tourism says there appears to be a lack of understanding of the visa requirements for visiting South Africa.


Castle of Good Hope ready for bumper season

2016-10-21 18:06

The Castle of Good Hope, commemorating its 350-year of existence in 2016, is a hive of activity in anticipation of a bumper 2016 festive tourism season.

Cape Town Tourism asks for reinvention

2016-10-14 14:28

Tourism industry professionals have been charged with reinventing to remain relevant by the board of Cape Town Tourism at the organisation’s AGM.

Billions for new mixed use precinct in Cape Town

2016-10-07 18:16

As part of new Marriott hotel developments in Cape Town, Amdec Group will unlock a new precinct in the Cape Town CBD, similar to Melrose Arch in Johannesburg.

Cape Town scores yet another tourism accolade

2016-10-02 18:48

Cape Town has been announced as the best-value long haul destination in the world in the UK Post Office Travel Money Report.

Marriott expands portfolio

2016-09-30 18:17

Marriott International has expanded its hotel brands with the addition of the Starwood Hotels & Resorts portfolio.

Zim moots plan to make Grace Mugabe orphanage a tourism attraction - report

2016-09-28 20:01

Planning a trip to Zimbabwe? Tourists may soon be able to visit an orphanage and school run by First Lady Grace Mugabe because officials believe it paints a "good picture" of the country, according to a report.

Tshwane plans Rio-style carnival, tourism push

2016-09-21 12:07

Tshwane mayor Solly Msimanga has big plans to market his city with a Rio-style carnival, music, and nature.

'Our hotels are too expensive': Zambian official echoes rival Zim's tourism lament

2016-09-14 14:10

'Our hotels are too expensive and locals can't afford them.' Sound familiar? Tourism authorities in cash-strapped Zimbabwe have been lamenting this for years - but now it seems officials in neighbouring Zambia are saying exactly the same thing.

Call for closer cooperation between hotels, airlines in Africa

2016-09-07 14:15

The Africa Hotel Investment Forum and the inaugural AviaDev Africa, a conference to determine future air connectivity on the continent, will take place in Rwanda.

Tourism grows as Zim, China trade ties strengthen

2016-09-01 17:47

Chinese travellers to Zimbabwe are on the rise as trade ties between the two countries strengthen after western investors severed ties with Harare.

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