Ethiopia aims to grow tourism threefold

2015-10-04 13:58

Ethiopia aims to triple its number of foreign visitors to more than 2.5 million by 2020, making tourism a pillar of one of Africa's fastest-growing economies.

SA govt must make tourism, open skies priority - expert

2015-09-28 18:46

The SA government must seriously look at liberalising the skies and solving the visa problems, says the president and CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council.

China leads tourism slump to SA

2015-09-28 14:47

The number of tourists to SA has decreased for nine out of the ten leading overseas source markets, with China showing the largest drop in June.

Marriott set to expand in SA, Africa

2015-09-22 20:00

Marriott International is bringing its core brand to SA and has signed two new properties for this purpose, in partnership with developers in the Amdec Group.

Family travel to SA hit by new visa rules

2015-09-19 08:00

SA's new visa rules are seriously affecting family travel, according to research by a company that analyses 14 million reservation transactions each day.

Cape Sun gets own car park

2015-09-14 19:04

The Cape Sun hotel in Cape Town is getting its own car park and work on the underground project is expected to be completed by the end of January 2016.

Should you rent out your couch?

2015-09-06 16:32

Airbnb has caused a massive disruption in the hotel industry, which is losing customers to individuals who are prepared to rent out their homes to holiday-makers at a fraction of the cost of a hotel room.

Zim tax deters SA tourists

2015-09-03 17:09

SA visitors have been hard hit by Zimbabwe's 15% value added tax for the tourism industry and could start avoiding the country, warns an industry expert.

Jobs away: Mbete rejects ‘Gigaba Visa’ parliament debate

2015-08-31 14:47

The DA's James Vos says Baleka Mbete's rejection of the call for a debate on the new visa rules is a clear indication of the ANC’s indifference towards unemployment.

Sara Gon: Damage done – What’s the REAL reason behind Gigaba’s Visa policy?

2015-08-27 15:45

An analyst takes a look at the visa spat and wonders if the real reason behind Malusi Gigaba’s unabridged birth certificate fiasco has yet to be unearthed


Visa rules could cost SA R7.5bn a year

2015-10-01 16:38

South Africa’s new visa requirements could cost the economy R7.5bn a year in lost tourism revenue and the government should revoke it immediately, say industry players.

Data confirms visa hit on tourism - CEO

2015-09-28 17:20

There is now concrete data that confirms the adverse effects of SA's new visa regulations on the country's tourism industry, says the CEO of Cape Town Tourism.

Dream now reality among Kalahari sand dunes

2015-09-25 17:12

SJ Koortzen, co-founder and co-developer of the Kgalagadi Lodge in the Kalahari, shares his journey and views on being an entrepreneur in the tourism industry.

Million fewer tourists visit Tunisia this year

2015-09-21 20:01

The number of foreign tourists in Tunisia has dropped by 20% to four million in the first eight months of the year after two Islamist attacks.

Emirates ups Phuket service due to demand

2015-09-18 11:03

Emirates has announced that it will offer additional services between Dubai and the Thai island of Phuket due to demand.

Global tourist numbers up in first half - UN

2015-09-10 19:55

The number of international tourists has risen worldwide during the first half of 2015 although security and health concerns hit hard some African destinations.

Corrupt cops kill tourism

2015-09-06 15:31

Corrupt traffic cops have emerged as one of the biggest threats to Mpumalanga’s tourism industry for demanding bribes from foreign tourists.

W Cape eyes 100 000 jobs with new tourism plan

2015-09-01 16:03

A new tourism growth strategy aims to create 100 000 jobs in the Western Cape, says provincial Minister of Economic Opportunities Alan Winde.

Tourists not biting despite weak rand

2015-08-30 19:50

With the weaker rand – which took another tumble over the past few days – business should be looking good for Mpumalanga tourism operators. But it isn’t.

Ignorance is no excuse, SA Tourism

2015-08-26 07:31

It's time for the SA Tourism CEO to stop shifting blame for the visa fiasco and show some decisive leadership, says Solly Moeng.

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