SA tourism industry needs special attention, Mr President

2020-02-12 11:27

The tourism industry urgently needs President Cyril Ramaphosa to set out practical steps for addressing its challenges in his State of the Nation Address, say analysts and representatives of industry bodies.

Sisa Ntshona: Tourism creates 1 in 5 jobs - SA can't afford not to be competitive

2020-02-08 07:00

In 2017, travel and tourism created one in every five new jobs, outperforming traditional sectors like manufacturing, agriculture, retail and wholesale. We must therefore deeply interrogate South Africa's competitiveness as a tourism destination, says Sisa Ntshona.

The 25 travel destinations you need to visit in 2020, according to National Geographic

2020-01-25 17:26

National Geographic announced its global list of must-do trips for 2020. The United States had two entries on the list.

Here's how the deadly Wuhan virus could impact the global economy, based on what we know about past outbreaks

2020-01-23 09:22

The Wuhan virus, which has infected over 400 people and killed 9 in China, is spreading around the world. A pandemic could affect many businesses.

The most iconic tourist attraction in 26 countries around the world

2020-01-20 18:08

There's something powerful about finally seeing a famous landmark or natural wonder in person instead of on a postcard (or on Instagram).

'It was unnecessary': SA Tourism CEO returns after 9-month suspension

2020-01-14 06:00

SA Tourism CEO Sisa Ntshona tells Fin24 he has "mixed feelings of anger" as he heads back to the job after being cleared of all charges.

More South African tourists heading to the French Alps

2019-12-28 18:36

More South Africans are choosing to visit the French Alps during European summer and winter, according to the 2019 Club Med Southern Africa French Mountain Holiday Report.

8 tourist attractions that became popular in the 2010s and what they look like now

2019-12-27 14:10

These 8 tourist attractions have seen a hefty spike in visitors in the past decade. Here's how much they've changed in the last 10 years.

Death toll from New Zealand eruption rises to 17 as authorities continue harrowing mission to retrieve remaining two bodies from the island

2019-12-23 08:15

New Zealand police said that two people remain missing and are presumed dead after one of New Zealand's most active volcanoes erupted earlier this month.

Cape Town International Convention Centre is bolstering the Western Cape economy - report

2019-12-19 10:55

The Convention Centre has generated more than 130 465 jobs since its inception in 2003, according to an economic impact report.


SAA cancellations, Coronavirus will not hold tourism back - minister

2020-02-08 14:03

The minister of tourism says SAA flight cancellations will not impede growth in the sector as there are other airlines and modes of transport for international visitors to enter the country.

WiT Africa 2020 aims to link Asian and African travel markets

2020-01-30 17:23

WiT (Web in Travel) will host its debut WiT Africa conference in Cape Town, drawing focus on the growth and potential of the African travel market and its connection with Asia.

Regional travellers top November tourism figures

2020-01-24 17:18

A total of 3.5 million people passed through the borders of South Africa in November, and most of them were from reAfrican countries.

A Chinese theme park made a live pig bungee jump to try and attract visitors

2020-01-21 22:39

The Meixin Red Wine Town theme park tied the pig to a cord and dropped it from a 223 foot (68 meter) tower on Saturday, before taking it to be killed.

Tourism minister positive about potential of Indian market for SA

2020-01-17 18:35

Minister of Tourism Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane is optimistic about the ability of the SA tourism industry to meet President Cyril Ramaphosa's challenge to double its international tourist arrivals from 10.5 million to 21 million by 2030.

Death toll from New Zealand volcano rises to 20 after police suspend search for remaining two bodies

2020-01-13 19:29

Police in December called off a search for two missing people presumed dead after one of New Zealand's most active volcanoes erupted.

Superyacht Training Academy opens at V&A Waterfront

2019-12-28 17:20

The number of superyachts and cruise ships docking at the V&A Waterfront is steadily increasing and with it, the need for trained local staff to work on them.

Tourism's gifts and woes for Santa's homeland

2019-12-26 07:27

The Santa Claus Village amusement park is a snowy wonderland of reindeer rides, ice castles, snowmobiles and igloo hotels where Christmas holds sway all year.

Inside Swarovski Crystal Worlds, a dreamlike attraction nestled among the Austrian mountains that features a carousel made of 15 million Swarovski crystals

2019-12-20 18:41

Swarovski Kristallwelten has a park, restaurants, and a "Chamber of Wonders" featuring installations from artists all over the world.

Joint tourism safety plan launched

2019-12-17 20:38

The tourism sector has raised concerns about safety affecting the industry, to the extent that international arrivals to SA have dropped, says Minister of Tourism Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane.

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