ARTICLES RELATING TO TOURISM

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.

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.

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.

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.

Paris hotels allow guests to pay what they want

2014-07-21 19:24

Five Paris hotels have launched a scheme allowing guests to "pay what you want" in an experiment that may be extended if successful.

SA's tourism business performance dips

2014-07-15 15:28

SA’s tourism business performance dipped in the second quarter, with actual performance somewhat worse than expected, according to an index.

Gigaba: Immigration rules not changing

2014-07-14 14:12

The department of home affairs will not change certain points in the new immigration regulations but will deal with problems raised since their implementation, Minister Malusi Gigaba says.

US tourist missing in Western Cape found

2014-07-09 13:03

An American tourist who went missing in the Cederberg mountains in the Western Cape two days ago has been found unharmed.

Greece threatens to arrest striking workers

2014-07-06 12:30

Greece has ordered electricity workers back to their jobs, threatening them with arrest if they continue with strikes that have caused power cuts across the country.

Club Med shares jump on Italian bid

2014-07-01 17:17

Shares in holiday group Club Med have surged after an Italian businessman launched a counter offer, outbidding a Chinese and a French company.

Old Athens airport to become resort

2014-06-24 15:29

A prominent Greek development fund has announced plans to create a "world-class resort" at the former Athens airport of Hellinikon.

DA welcomes disbandment of boards

2014-06-23 17:39

The Democratic Alliance has welcomed the disbandment of the Mpumalanga economic growth agency, and tourism and parks agency boards.

Attacks impact E Africa trade hub plans

2014-06-20 15:03

The latest attacks in Kenya have dealt a fresh blow to the economy, but the threat this time goes beyond the tourist trade to an ambitious $25.5bn scheme.

France seeks to shake off surly image

2014-06-19 19:00

France has unveiled plans to boost tourism, saying it needs to shed its unfriendly reputation as it faced increasingly stiff competition.

 

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.

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.

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.

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..

Spain reports record number of visitors

2014-07-22 12:22

A record 28 million foreign tourists have flocked to Spain during the first half of the year, with British and German holidaymakers leading the wave.

Russian surge boosts Cyprus tourism

2014-07-18 14:45

A surge of Russian tourists in June has sparked an increase in holiday arrivals to Cyprus compared with the same month last year, shows official data.

Gigaba: New immigration rules staying

2014-07-15 13:29

South Africa will not heed calls for new immigration regulations to be relaxed, Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says.

Halaal tourism takes off in Japan

2014-07-09 13:07

Prayer rooms, hijabs and even halaal-certified whale meat are appearing in Japan as tourism bosses wake up to the demand from Muslim travellers.

New Tourism Minister wants to transform SA's airports

2014-07-07 09:11

Newly appointed Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom says managing the foreign perceptions of South Africa is vital – and it begins the minute tourists step off the plane.

Gigaba: Door still open on new travel law

2014-07-04 10:26

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says the impact of new immigration regulations are open to further engagement to protect the economy from any harm.

Cruise lines spend big for Chinese tourists

2014-06-27 10:01

Looking to lure Chinese tourists, the world's leading cruise lines are spending billions of dollars on flashy new vessels and quirky on-board services.

Gigaba could get jail time

2014-06-24 08:23
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Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba could get time in jail after he was found to be in contempt of court in a case involving a stateless man.

New visa rules will choke SA tourism - DA

2014-06-23 16:24
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The DA has warned that new visa requirements will have a devastating impact on the country's tourism sector, which employs almost 600 000 people.

Finance for field guiding students

2014-06-19 19:30

South African banks are now providing loans for students wanting to complete a Field Guiding Association of South Africa certified course.

OR Tambo's Shongololo Lounge best in Africa, M East

2014-06-16 13:34

The Shongololo Lounge at OR Tambo International Airport has won this year’s Best Airport Lounge in Africa and the Middle East at a global awards ceremony.

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