Cape Town, Western Cape to enhance multi-billion halal tourism sector

2018-10-15 16:24

Muslim tourists are likely to wield major spending power in the next 15 years, says Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille - so Cape Town and the Western Cape plan to reposition as specialist tourist destinations for Islamic followers.

We have met with tourism sector to clear up visa concerns, says Hanekom

2018-10-06 09:30

Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom has met industry leaders over their concerns that changes to the visa regime, announced by Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba in September, were vague and unclear.

Government unveils visa-rule overhaul to promote tourism

2018-09-25 20:00

Government will overhaul its visa rules by the end of next month to promote tourism and make it easier to do business, part of a package of measures aimed at reviving the economy that’s mired in recession.

The 4 sectors getting a boost from Ramaphosa's stimulus package

2018-09-22 07:35

Key growth drivers are set to benefit from the new economic stimulus package unveiled by President Cyril Ramaphosa

PICS: Tourists fork out R960 000 for 4 nights in Clifton - in low season

2018-09-19 07:30

A group of international tourists decided it is worth paying a total of R960 000 for four nights in Cape Town's high-end Atlantic Seaboard suburb of Clifton.

Tourist accommodation hit as cash-strapped consumers cut back on travel

2018-09-17 20:14

Stats SA says income for tourist accommodation slumped year-on-year as cash-strapped consumers cut back on travel.

Investment of R370.5m to up Shamwari’s game

2018-09-13 18:44

Shamwari Private Game Reserve has completed the first phase of a R370.5m upgrade, opening two newly refurbished lodges.

Leave emotions aside, use land reform for tourism benefit - Thebe Tourism CEO

2018-09-13 06:15

Take emotions out of the land debate and rather look at how fallow land can be turned into tourist destinations to benefit surrounding communities, says Jerry Mabena, CEO of Thebe Tourism.


De Lille approves R4.5m for annual festive lights switch-on event

2018-10-17 14:42

Outgoing Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille has approved a budget of R4.5m for the city's annual switching on of the festive lights.

SA Cheese Festival crowned Winelands festival of the year

2018-10-09 13:45

The South African Cheese Festival has been honoured as Festival of the Year by the Cape Winelands District Municipality.

Parliament welcomes visa reforms announced by Gigaba

2018-09-26 11:42

The visa reforms are due to be implemented ahead of the festive season because of their potential to create economic growth.

Travel rules relaxed for foreign parents travelling with children

2018-09-25 11:42

While documentation proving parental consent for a minor to travel is no longer a requirement, it is strongly recommended that travellers carry this documentation, says the Department of Home Affairs.

FULL TEXT: President Ramaphosa's economic recovery plan speech

2018-09-21 11:37

The president unveiled his economic stimulus and recovery plan at the Union Buildings on Friday morning.

Hotel Verde Cape Town exceeds 95% waste management target

2018-09-18 21:22

Verde Hotels is a sustainable property development company, showing positive results around waste minimisation and management strategies and processes.

Boost for local SA travel - but tourists are spending less

2018-09-13 22:34

Domestic tourism in South Africa has seen a major shift from 2016 to 2017, Statistics SA revealed on Thursday.

Cape water crisis: Tourism could be picking up

2018-09-13 18:16

Tourism in Cape Town took a knock as a result of the water crisis, but there are signs of recovery, says the CEO of Wesgro.

Africa must look beyond beaches and whites to boost tourism - Kenyan minister

2018-09-12 19:28

For too long the tourism industry in Africa thought everybody must be white and come from overseas to be a tourist, according to Minister Najib Balala, cabinet secretary for tourism in Kenya.

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