ARTICLES RELATING TO TOURISM

Airport blasts slam Turkey's struggling tourism industry

2016-06-29 16:30

Turkey's already limping tourism industry is suffering a fresh grievous blow after the latest in a series of attacks targeted at tourists, analysts say.

British passport loses its shine after Brexit

2016-06-24 16:36

There is now a possibility where South Africans with a UK passport could lose out on the privileges of living and working in Europe without applying for visas.

Mauritius eyes other African markets for tourism

2016-06-22 20:45

The Mauritian tourism minister, Xavier Luc Duval, says his country is targeting Nigeria and other African countries to help sustain growth in tourism.

How to boost tourism in SA

2016-06-20 13:10

Hosting mega-events may not be the answer to boosting SA's tourism industry. Johan Fourie, associate professor in economics at Stellenbosch University, shares why and sheds light on what we can do to really better this vital industry.

Cyprus sets May tourist arrivals record

2016-06-17 18:30

Bailed-out Cyprus has recorded its best ever tourist arrivals figures for the month of May, tourism officials say.

Brit hiker found dead in Vietnam

2016-06-09 18:04

A British trekker has been found dead in the mountains of northern Vietnam vsix days after a desperate call from the man sparked a massive search.

First Protea Hotel for Botswana

2016-06-08 19:40

Protea Hotels has announced the signing of agreements for the development of its first hotel in Botswana.

Safety boosted at Cape Town's Company's Garden

2016-06-07 07:18

New safety kiosks have been installed at the entrance to the busy Company's Garden in Cape Town after a spate of petty crimes.

Thailand closes dive sites

2016-05-26 22:01

Thailand has shut down 10 popular diving sites in a bid to slow a coral bleaching crisis, in a rare move to shun tourism profits to protect the environment.

‘Attacking Uber is like attacking the SA economy’

2016-05-24 11:52

A member of the Black Management Forum says internet ride-sharing service Uber is becoming key to South Africa’s tourism industry.

 

Brexit sends tourists flocking to London

2016-06-29 08:33

Brexit has delivered a potential windfall for tourists eager to shop in London as a slumping pound is a much-needed shot in the arm for UK luxury companies

'Racist' KZN guest house facing probe - MEC

2016-06-23 16:15

Allegations that a Sodwana Bay guest house denied accommodation to a black woman because of her skin colour are being investigated, a KwaZulu-Natal MEC says.

Still opportunities for entrepreneurs in tourism industry

2016-06-20 17:58

The tourism industry employs about 4.4% of all people employed in SA, and one in 12 jobs is in tourism, according to Enver Mally, chair of Cape Town Tourism.

Marriott rebrands Protea Hotels

2016-06-17 18:59

Marriott International has announced the rebranding of Protea Hotels to capitalise on the travel aspirations of Africa’s growing middle class.

Longest train tunnel in world opens

2016-06-10 19:46

The official inaugural opening of the Gotthard Base Tunnel – the longest train tunnel in the world - has taken place in Switzerland.

Zikalala in charge of govt business

2016-06-09 11:12

Newly sworn-in Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs MEC Sihle Zikalala has been appointed as the leader of government business in the province.

Tourism body urges industry to be vigilant following terror alerts

2016-06-07 16:41

The Tourism Business Council of South Africa has urged the local travel and tourism industry to be vigilant following terror alerts issued by the US, Britain and Australia.

European tourists view Cape Town as a great destination

2016-05-27 19:17

With Cape Town currently regarded as a popular destination among European tourists, Lufthansa is now offering direct flights between Frankfurt and Cape Town.

The business case for responsible tourism

2016-05-25 14:18

Calabash Tours is a not your average tour company. This is evidenced by the numerous transformative programmes it has established.

Volume of SA, foreign travellers increase

2016-05-23 19:52

The volume of arrivals and departures have increased for both SA residents and foreign travellers between March 2015 and March 2016, says Statistics SA.

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