Wine tourism may double by 2025 as rand tumbles

2016-02-03 08:30

Tourism based on SA's wine industry could skyrocket in the next nine years as the declining value of the rand makes the country increasingly attractive to visitors.

Tunisia loses third of tourism revenue

2016-01-29 15:30

Official figures show that Tunisia lost more than a third of its tourism revenues last year after attacks by ISIS.

Arab nations eye China to help revive tourism

2016-01-24 14:00

Arab nations are looking to Chinese visitors to revive their tourism sectors and also need to develop homegrown tourism as a lifeline, ministers from the region say.

World tourism numbers hit record 1.18 billion in 2015

2016-01-18 20:30

The number of international tourists rose by 4.4% worldwide in 2015 to hit a record 1.18 billion despite concerns over terrorism, the United Nations World Tourism Organisation says.

Resort security upgraded - Egypt

2016-01-15 05:26

Egypt is to spend $32m to upgrade security in 2 Red Sea resorts in wake of attacks

Battered rand will bring pain to SA, warn economists

2016-01-08 11:30

The rand is at the mercy of external factors and is feeling the full force of the global selloff, say economists, who caution that consumers could be in for a tough 2016.

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Low cost airline price war to continue

2016-01-05 19:17

The low cost airline market in SA is set to remain very competitive in 2016, but consumers could likely expect some change, says FlySafair's spokesperson.

Neighbourhood travel an upcoming trend

2015-12-29 20:00

Neighbourhood travel is a new development for regions beyond central hubs as hipsters increasingly seek edgier, undiscovered adventures, says an expert.

Super rich tourists love SA despite visa rules

2015-12-29 07:50

About 11 000 multi-millionaires visited SA during the 12-month period to September 2015, despite new visa rules which made travel to the country more difficult.


Locals, corporates save hospitality industry - CEO

2016-02-01 15:34

Domestic tourism and corporate business have sustained the South African hospitality industry, but more can be done, says Fedhasa CEO Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa.

Zim amongst top 30 countries relaxing visa restrictions on tourists

2016-01-25 13:28

Zimbabwe has been ranked amongst the world’s top 30 countries that have made advances in reducing restrictions on free movement of tourists in the past seven years, a report says.

Tourists rush to SA as rand offers good value

2016-01-21 10:42

The battered rand is proving to be a boon for the tourism industry as it offsets some of the damage done by burdensome new visa laws.

Chinese tourism to SA picking up again

2016-01-18 17:27

The number of Chinese tourists who visited South Africa in October 2015 increased by 85.6% compared to October 2014, says Statistics SA.

How SA can win back its global mojo: Tourism Red Tape Initiative

2016-01-12 16:14

An industry expert makes the case for a full-on Tourism Red Tape Initiative to identify bottlenecks that impede growth and to work towards a national strategy.

Flysafair announces new deal

2016-01-07 13:54

FlySafair has announced a new deal for the distribution of its air tickets, enabling customers to pay using whatever method they choose.

The tourism potential of the ANC

2016-01-06 07:51

One of the characteristics that impact tourism is the peaks and valleys that characterise demand, writes Unathi Sonwabile Henama.

Paris New Year hotel reservations slump

2015-12-31 15:00

Paris hotels, usually crammed with New Year revellers, have seen New Year reservations plunge in the wake of the November 13 attacks, says a union head.

SA tourism should use opportunities in US market - expert

2015-12-29 15:39

South Africa can benefit from the American travel industry by looking online to reach this internet-savvy market, according to a marketing expert.

Cape Town once again top of BA’s global tourist pops

2015-12-24 07:09

It’s not really surprising that British Airways considers the Mother City high up on its list of eight of its top favourite long-haul tourist destinations.

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