Premier Hotels puts focus on sustainable tourism

2017-09-24 15:05

Important SA assets are at risk unless sustainability is ramped up, particularly in the tourism sector, says a marketing manager at Premier Hotels & Resorts.

We need hired ferries to cope with tourist demand - Robben Island Museum

2017-09-21 13:42

The Robben Island Museum has said it needs to make use of chartered vessels as it alone cannot cater to the number of tourists it attracts.

Tourism boss predicts critical period for industry

2017-09-10 15:39

Forecasts for travel and tourism are strong, but it is still a critical time for the industry, the new CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council tells Fin24.

South Africans rake in R24.37m from Airbnb

2017-09-05 16:23

South Africa has seen the strongest growth in guest arrivals on Airbnb among the BRICS nations at 380%, raking in about R24.3m, according to latest statistics.

Domestic tourism down as economy droops

2017-09-04 12:25

A reprioritisation of consumer spending and economic stagnation has resulted in a decline in domestic tourism in the past two years, says Statistics South Africa.

Cape Town's sister city St Petersburg wins jazz honour

2017-08-29 21:05

Eighteen countries vied for the right to host the 2018 International Jazz Day and Russia’s “northern capital” is the one that has been awarded the privilege.

The economy of sport

2017-08-15 16:01

The love of a sport discipline, whether as a participant or spectator, can be a powerful driving force in travel decision-making, says a hospitality expert.

Popular resort removes 'overlooked' hijab restriction after 25 years

2017-08-07 12:25

A popular Montagu resort, roughly three hours from Cape Town, has removed a sign restricting swimming pool access for Hijab wearing Muslims dating back an estimated 25 years.

PICS: Luxury Zanzibar resort open for SA buyers

2017-08-05 15:00

South Africans now have the opportunity to invest in a new development of luxury apartments and villas in Zanzibar.

Disruption of SA tourism will come from outside - CEO

2017-08-02 07:16

What keeps him awake at night is that disruption of the SA tourism industry will likely come from the outside, says Sisa Ntshona, CEO of SA Tourism.


How Cape Town's Zeitz museum can be money spinner for city, country

2017-09-24 12:28

The new Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art will likely become one of the top three attractions in Cape Town, the CEO of the V&A Waterfront tells Fin24.

This Airbnb trend bodes well for SA - report

2017-09-18 16:26

More and more families are using Airbnb to explore destinations that feature fun like amusement parks, zoos, beaches and nature reserves, research shows.

Prestigious Swiss hotel school exploring SA potential

2017-09-05 19:50

Representatives of one of the best hotel management schools in the world have been in South Africa recently to look at the potential of expanding its reach in the country.

Swakobmund hotel receives top honours

2017-09-04 17:26

The Strand Hotel in Swakobmund, Namibia, was recently awarded for its innovative design and outstanding achievements in services.

Key drivers of tourism in SA, Africa predicted

2017-09-01 07:01

Key economies in sub-Sahara Africa such as South Africa and Nigeria can expect strong growth in inbound trips, according to new data by Euromonitor International.

Cape Town, New York enter partnership agreement

2017-08-24 17:58

NYC & Company, the city of New York’s official destination marketing organisation and Cape Town Tourism now have a partnership to boost tourism.

Tourism council appoints new CEO

2017-08-07 13:01

The World Travel & Tourism Council has announced the appointment of its new president and CEO.

Gorgeous Gorge

2017-08-06 12:27

Visitors will get a 360-degree view of the Graskop Gorge from the new glass lift.

Visa reforms set to boost tourism industry

2017-08-02 10:57

South Africa’s tourism industry has welcomed a planned easing of visa restrictions, which looks set to lift lower arrival numbers and offset slowing domestic holiday travel.

Foreign tourists spend up R4bn in W Cape

2017-07-28 17:51

A mid-term report-back on the Western Cape’s tourism sector has found significant increases in arrivals, revenue and airline seats in the past three years.

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