Europe ski resorts wait for white Christmas

2014-12-16 17:30

With a little over a week until Christmas, the lack of snow at top European ski resorts has caused a flurry of worries ahead of the key holiday season.

InterContinental crowned leading hotel brand

2014-12-09 17:07

InterContinental Hotels & Resorts has claimed five awards at the 21st World Travel Awards grand finals, including the title of World’s Leading Hotel Brand.

Zuma tells Botswana, SA to join hands on tourism

2014-11-20 13:31

Botswana and South Africa need to focus on key economic projects that can change the livelihoods of citizens in both two countries, says president Jacob Zuma.

Seasonal flights resume at Cape Town airport

2014-11-11 18:07

Cape Town International Airport sees seasonal international airlines return in time for the peak period with some increasing their weekly flights to the city.

Waterford wins global wine tourism award

2014-11-10 12:03

The Waterford Estate in Stellenbosch has been judged South Africa's winner of the Great Wine Capitals Best of Wine Tourism Awards.

And the most popular African city is ...

2014-11-06 20:43

Johannesburg has remained Africa's most visited city, followed by Cape Town, according to MasterCard's Global Destination Cities Index.

CT Tourism celebrates tenth birthday

2014-11-03 16:55

Cape Town Tourism has celebrated its tenth year by announcing that it has secured a three year partnership with the City of Cape Town worth R120m.

Imagine one visa for the whole of Africa

2014-10-31 14:52

The impact of creating one visa for the whole of Africa could be enormous for the continent’s tourism industry, says SA Tourism's CEO.

Ebola fears ripple across continent

2014-10-29 17:15

East Africa's Serengeti and Maasai Mara safari parks are as far if not further from the Ebola outbreak than much of Europe but there is still a slump in bookings.

Tsogo Sun tops lists at two wine auctions

2014-10-23 17:57

Tsogo Sun has spent just under R3.2m at two wine auctions this year – the Nederburg and Cape Winemakers Guild auctions.

SAA seeks to cash in on Vic Falls demand

2014-10-22 11:16

South African Airways has reportedly applied for seven more flights into Zimbabwe's Victoria Falls to cash in on growing demand from intercontinental destinations.

CTICC expands economic contribution

2014-10-21 16:58

The Cape Town International Convention Centre has delivered a solid economic performance and financial results for the 2013/14 financial year.

Tourist arrivals to Kenya tumble

2014-10-16 14:00

International tourist arrivals to Kenya fell 13.6% in the first half of this year, following a string of attacks blamed on Somali Islamist insurgents, official figures showed.

Kenya economy accelerates despite tourism drop

2014-10-13 13:53

Kenya's economy has accelerated in the second quarter thanks to fast growth in construction, manufacturing and financial services, which offset a slump in tourism.

Limpopo shines at tourism awards

2014-10-10 17:28

Tourism products from Limpopo won three of the seven national Lilizela tourism awards in various categories.

Tips for Denver marijuana tourists

2014-10-03 13:30

Droves of pot tourists have flocked to Denver to sample legal marijuana since Colorado became the first US state to allow recreational weed sales to adults.

Edelweiss Air heading to SA again

2014-09-26 17:26

Swiss leisure airline Edelweiss has decided to increase its seasonal non-stop flights between Cape Town and Zurich from two to three weekly frequencies.


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Hanekom: SA must rethink travel

2014-09-18 20:09

Innovation at the intersection of technology, travel and tourism will require SA to constantly rethink travel, says Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom.

Sanlam CT Marathon brings economic boost

2014-09-17 20:42

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon could bring great economic benefits to the Mother City by attracting athletes from around the globe and boost city tourism.

Egypt tourism could fully recover by end 2015

2014-09-15 12:15

Egypt's tourism industry could fully recover by the end of 2015 if current levels of stability persist, says the tourism minister.

New head for Mpumalanga tourism announced

2014-09-08 09:48

Former legislature speaker William Lubisi has been appointed chairpesron of the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) interim board.

Tanzania challenges Kenya as regional tourism hub

2014-08-28 17:30

Tanzania expects tourist numbers to double by 2017, says the state tourist board, challenging rival Kenya where Islamist attacks have scared away visitors.

Zwelibanzi Mntambo to head SA Tourism

2014-08-26 19:19

SA Tourism has appointed Zwelibanzi Mntambo as its new chairperson, the ANC has announced.

Sun International reduces African asset stake

2014-08-18 12:29

Sun International has entered into agreements with an international company to dispose of a significant portion of its interests in African assets. in bid to end probes

2014-12-16 13:05

Online travel agent has offered to scrap a practice which prevents hotels from giving discounts to its rivals.

Restoring water to island could take days

2014-12-08 12:46

Restoring water supplies to the Maldivian capital could take 10 more days, but tourists will not be affected by the crisis in the holiday destination.

Despite tourism boom, Greek recovery softens

2014-11-19 09:45

The Greek economy may be basking in the glow of a record summer tourism season, but it is just one bright spot in a fragile recovery overshadowed by weak exports.

Entries open for tourism awards

2014-11-10 17:16

South African Tourism has announced that entries for the 2015 Lilizela Tourism Awards are now open.

V&AWaterfront wins for responsible tourism

2014-11-07 17:39

The V&A Waterfront in Cape Town is the winner of the international award for Best Destination for Responsible Tourism at the World Travel Market in London.

West Africa urges tourists to keep visiting

2014-11-06 05:05

West African tourist chiefs have called on travellers not to boycott their region because of the Ebola crisis, which has abruptly halted international tourism.

Sluggish GDP growth hampers SA aviation

2014-11-02 15:00

The good news is that overall, Southern Africa joins the global trend, with figures showing positive growth in the aviation sector.

Ebola not hurting SA tourism - ministry

2014-10-31 07:05

There is no empirical evidence of a drop in tourist arrivals to the country because of fear of the Ebola virus, says Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom.

SA team completes R5bn Seychelles project

2014-10-28 10:24

The opening of a new hotel on Eden Island in the Seychelles marks the culmination of a R5bn project which was almost entirely developed by South Africans.

Cape Town even more popular

2014-10-22 17:59

Cape Town has moved up from last year’s eleventh spot to a single digit, fourth place in the annual Conde Nast Traveler Readers Choice Awards.

Tourists pay up to R90k per day in Clifton

2014-10-22 09:06

Travellers from the UK, mainland Europe and even Australia will go as high a R90 000 a day if the property has all the bells and whistles.

Japan casino plan likely to be delayed again

2014-10-20 12:15

Japan's plan to legalise casino gambling is likely to be delayed yet again, dealing a setback to operators for the launch of Asia's next big gambling market.

Decline in Chinese tourists hits Singapore

2014-10-15 13:45

International visitor arrivals to Singapore have fallen, hurt by a drop in tourists from China, official data shows.

Travel warnings change French holiday plans

2014-10-12 11:30

With France's autumn school holiday approaching, travel companies are complaining that bookings are in free-fall after the beheading of a Frenchman in Algeria.

Etihad Airways Partners launched

2014-10-09 10:31

Etihad Airways Partners brings together like-minded airlines to offer customers more choice through improved networks and schedules.

7 ways to be a tourist in your own city

2014-09-28 07:00

If you’ve lived in the same town your entire life, or just moved there a few months ago, take advantage of Heritage Day and learn a little something about your surroundings.

China travel warning hits Philippines

2014-09-23 15:30

Tens of thousands of Chinese tourists have cancelled trips to the Philippines after a travel warning by Beijing.

7 ways to be a tourist in your own city

2014-09-23 12:07

If you’ve lived in the same town your entire life, or just moved there a few months ago, take advantage of Heritage Day and learn a little something about your surroundings.

World tourism numbers up in first half - UN

2014-09-18 10:00

International tourist numbers have grown, boosted by strong growth in the Americas, Asia and parts of Europe, says the World Tourism Organisation.

Pepperclub wins leading city hotel award

2014-09-15 17:19

The Pepperclub Hotel & Spa in Cape Town has been named as Africa’s Leading City Hotel for the second consecutive year by the 21st World Travel Awards.

World's biggest tourism operator formed

2014-09-15 09:54

German travel group TUI and its British subsidiary TUI Travel have finalised terms on creating the world's biggest tourism operator.

Nigeria turns to beauty spots to revive tourism

2014-09-01 09:30

Nigeria's Amurum Forest Reserve offers so many species, two of which are unlikely to be seen anywhere else in the world.

SA to spend R100m to promote local tourism

2014-08-27 15:24

South African tourism wants locals to travel more - and they're putting their money where their mouth is.

Parliament to be petitioned on visa regulations

2014-08-20 12:32

Western Cape economic opportunities MEC Alan Winde plans to petition parliament to suspend the new visa regulations due to come into effect on October 1.

Business tourism pivotal driver for SA economy

2014-08-18 11:44

The SA government recognises the impact the business events industry continues to have on the economy, says Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom.

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