ARTICLES RELATING TO TOURISM

Bad publicity may cost Cape Town jobs - Mayco member

2019-08-22 14:16

The tourism economy is very important for Cape Town and any bad publicity has a knock-on effect which could ultimately impact thousands of jobs provided by the industry, warns James Vos, the City of Cape Town's Mayco member for economic development.

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Tourism can help Africa tackle its jobs crisis, so why is it underutilised?

2019-08-06 05:00

The youth unemployment rate is expected to top 30% across Africa this year. Tourism can help solve the problem, says Kwakye Donkor.

Tech and AI reshaping hospitality job market

2019-07-29 18:46

The impact of technology is reshaping occupations and new job categories are beginning to appear on the market requiring "hybrid" skills, says a digital expert.

Fewer tourists are going to Thailand because of its expensive currency

2019-07-22 21:09

Thailand’s tourism minister has blamed a surge in the baht for sapping tourist arrivals into Southeast Asia’s second-largest economy, highlighting rising concern over the currency’s gains.

Drop in SA passport power - report

2019-07-02 12:36

The South African passport has dropped in the rankings of the Henley Passport Index due to a reduction in the number of visa-free or visa-on-arrival destinations which South Africans have access to.

This popular tourist destination in India is experiencing a massive water shortage

2019-06-19 18:27

Four main reservoirs in the city of Chennai have run completely dry, according to the BBC, forcing residents to line up for government supplied water.

The new tourism minister just extended the comment period on her predecessors’s anti-Airbnb draft law

2019-06-18 12:56

New tourism minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane has added another month for those who want to comment on – or oppose – the Tourism Amendment Draft Bill that could, controversially, limit Airbnb in South Africa.

People can't figure out how you're supposed to get in and out of this stunning rooftop infinity pool with 360-degree views. Here's how it would work.

2019-06-08 09:57

London could get a 360-degree infinity pool atop a skyscraper. But the design's lack of a visible staircase or ladder is causing confusion.

Tourists in Japan are flocking to 'otter cafés,' but there's evidence that the animals are illegally taken from the wild and kept in small cages

2019-05-30 13:39

A new documentary shows evidence that many otters found in cafés in Japan are kept in small cages without water or suitable food.

 

Robben Island price fixing case against ferry operators dismissed

2019-08-14 14:50

The Competition Tribunal has dismissed a case of alleged price fixing and collusive tendering by two ferry boat operators transporting passengers to Robben Island and the V/A Waterfront.

17 places around the world that are being ruined by tourism

2019-08-09 13:16

From damaging monuments to overcrowding neighborhoods, tourists have caused some serious harm in these popular travel destinations.

Tourists should not fear coming to SA, says minister

2019-08-03 18:08

Tourism Minister Mmamakolo Kubayi-Ngubane reassured tourists that it is safe to travel to South Africa and that their safety remains a top priority for the South African government. touri

Star Alliance signs partnership agreement to enhance passenger experience

2019-07-28 15:02

Airline alliance Star Alliance and IT and NEC Corporation have signed a partnership agreement to develop a biometric data-based identification platform.

Solly Moeng: SA should be grabbing a slice of the business tourism pie

2019-07-03 05:00

Business tourism is potentially much more lucrative for South Africa, but we need to get our act together before we lose out to someone else, says Solly Moeng.

Moon-walking tours, 3D-printed room service, mobile suites: Welcome to the hotel of 2119

2019-06-24 05:00

From moon-walking mini-breaks to 3-D printed room service and personalised menus based on your biometrics, here's what the hotel of the future will look like, according to Hilton Hotels.

SA should look to China to boost tourism - here's how

2019-06-19 17:18

To break into the estimated $115bn annual spend on travel by the Chinese market, South African hospitality leaders must shift their focus, says Jonathan Steyn.

8 things you probably think make you safer when you travel that don't

2019-06-11 11:26

Though you might not realize it, bringing extra cash and posting about your trip on social media may not make you any safer on your travels.

Online travel agency Travelcheck.co.za launches in SA

2019-06-06 15:58

Online travel agency Travelcheck offers flight and hotel bundles, online booking for all major airlines and more than 300 000 hotels around the world.

Radisson Hotel exec positive about SA, Africa potential

2019-05-29 18:37

Now that SA's visa process has been improved, it is helping tourist arrivals, Radisson Hotel Group's head of Middle East & Africa, Tim Cordon, tells Fin24.

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