Parliamentarians are entitled to a good salary and pension benefits, but luxuries have no place in the current economic climate, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
The SA tourism industry must not position itself as a cheap destination for international tourists, says SA Tourism CEO Sisa Ntshona.
SA must make its brand stand out among competitors, says Sisa Ntshona, CEO of SA Tourism.
Without massively changed behaviour the world stands to destroy itself and growth in tourism can come to an end, warns Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom.
An official of the Western Cape government has called on attendees at a tourism conference in London to return to the Mother City after Day Zero was averted.
If a tourist becomes seriously ill or has an accident in a remote area of SA and there was a lack of suitable medical support, it is the reputation of that business and region that will suffer, warns a local expert.
The ailing rand has made it more challenging for smaller tour operators in South Africa to market internationally, local SMEs tell Fin24.
One of the important messages SA has to bring to the international tourism industry this year is that the drought in the Western Cape is over, Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom tells Fin24.
It seems that international tourists increasingly are looking for different experiences in SA than just the traditional sights and activities, according to participants at WTM London.
It's very important that South Africans are friendly to tourists, because the more time these tourists spend in SA, the more money they will spend says head of SA Tourism’s UK and Ireland hub.
Female entrepreneurs in Africa's tourism industry must beware of impostor syndrome, warns the chair of the Association of Women Travel Executives.
Tourists are increasingly travelling to have experiences and this is where the potential lies for South Africa to benefit from sport tourism, the CEO of a specialist tour company tells Fin24.
If all goes according to plan, SA will be migrating fully to the use of an e-visa system for foreign travellers next year, says Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom.
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