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.

Growing film industry can boost tourism

2014-08-15 15:43

The potential growth of South Africa’s film and entertainment industry can have a ripple effect on the country’s tourism revenues, says a hotel manager.

Tourist tax-free shopping declines

2014-08-14 16:30

Spending on tax free shopping at leading destinations has dropped for the first time since 2009 in the second quarter, according to a tourism shopping specialist.

Frequent flyer schemes revamped

2014-08-11 11:15

Beset by low air fares and relentless competition, airlines around the world are waking up to the value of their frequent flyer programmes.

Tourism has its work cut out for it - Hanekom

2014-08-08 13:47

South African Tourism is in a healthy state, says Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom, but cautioned the industry to keep sharpening its edge.

Lufthansa voted Europe’s leading airline

2014-08-04 20:00

For the fourth time in a row Lufthansa German Airlines has been voted “Europe’s Leading Airline” at the World Travel Awards.

Cuban tourism industry stalls

2014-07-31 10:13

The Cuban tourism industry has stagnated in 2013 and is struggling to get more visitors, the latest indication of a general slowdown in the country's economy.

New tourism body for Paarl, Wellington

2014-07-29 10:45

The new Drakenstein Local Tourism Association has opened its doors, combining Paarl and Wellington Tourism with the entire Drakenstein region.

Impact of CT Fashion Week wider than catwalk

2014-07-24 19:04

The economic impact of Cape Town Fashion Week goes beyond the catwalk, SA Tourism CEO Thulani Nzima tells Fin24..


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.

Russia crisis could hurt booming business

2014-08-14 16:45

A crisis in Russia has the potential to harm what has been a fast-growing source of customers for the tourism industry, according to TUI AG.

France still top global tourist destination

2014-08-12 10:30

France has welcomed 84.7m foreign tourists in 2013 making it once again the most-visited country in the world.

Southern Sun Maputo makeover completed

2014-08-08 19:00

Tsogo Sun’s Southern Sun Maputo has re-opened after a four-month hiatus during which the hotel has gone through a $30m expansion and makeover.

SA tourism 'must be realistic about growth'

2014-08-08 11:58

The SA tourism industry must be realistic about its growth expectations, according to Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom.

SAA adds to travel options in Africa

2014-08-01 12:20

South African Airways is adding to its African flight schedule to offer customers more travel options on the continent.

Asia tourist boom fuels airport binge

2014-07-30 19:45

Faced with snaking queues at immigration and expensive flight delays, Asian nations are rushing to build hundreds of new airports.

Kenya 'must be joking' about tourism figures

2014-07-28 22:00

A Kenya hotel chain has disputed official tourist figures, saying violent attacks by militant Islamists have scared away more tourists than authorities admit.

UN aviation body mulling bigger role - sources

2014-07-23 08:27

The UN civil aviation body is considering whether the agency should expand its role and issue safety advisories after a Malaysian airliner was shot down.

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