Unabridged birth certificate requirement expected to be completely scrapped for foreigners - as soon as this week

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Tourism authorities say government should make an announcement as soon as this week.

Boeing crash raises serious questions on certification in Africa - aviation official

2019-10-11 21:27

The tragic loss of the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX this March raised serious questions – including about certification in Africa,says the CEO of the Airline Association of Southern Africa.

WATCH | Secret South Africa: Cape Town's underground tunnel system

2019-10-10 12:53

Thousands of people navigate the busy streets of Cape Town every day, yet very few know about the mysterious world beneath them.

Zimbabwe hoteliers count the cost of chaos

2019-10-08 21:50

Zimbabwean hoteliers are counting the losses from business disruptions caused by demonstrations earlier this year, with African Sun - which operates hotels in Victoria Falls and Harare - saying foreign occupancy levels are down 19%.

Marriott to add 40 new properties across Africa

2019-10-07 21:52

Marriott International reinforced its commitment to Africa by announcing it expects to add 40 properties and over 8 000 rooms across the continent by the end of 2023.

Hotel Verde Cape Town achieves 6-Star Green Star performance rating

2019-10-04 20:39

The Green Building Council of South Africa has awarded a 6-Star Green Star SA Existing Building Performance rating for Hotel Verde Cape Town.

A picturesque car-free village in the Netherlands is being overrun by tourists and 'nuisance perpetrators'

2019-09-29 14:05

Giethoorn, a car-free village just 75 miles from Amsterdam that has canals instead of street roads, has been facing issues with tourists.

Elephant hunts start in Botswana with cautious pricing approach

2019-09-14 15:00

Botswana has reintroduced elephant hunts with a cautious approach to pricing, a move that’s likely to further inflame the controversy that’s threatening a $2bn tourism industry after a five-year ban on hunting was lifted.

New Zealand bans tourists from swimming with dolphins in a popular holiday spot in order to protect the species from being ‘loved’ into extinction

2019-08-30 16:57

The population of bottlenose dolphins in the popular Bay of Islands has declined because humans have been "loving the dolphins too much".

How to master AirBnb and rise up the search rankings in South Africa

2019-08-25 07:01

As AirBnb continues to grow in South Africa, getting onto – or staying on – those first few pages of listings just gets harder. Here's how to maximise the chances that travellers will see your property.


The climate change threat to Victoria Falls

2019-10-12 07:15

Receding water levels at Kariba Dam have meant the two countries that generate electricity from it have to look elsewhere for power supplies. But if climate change has its way, the two countries might lose another key economic contributor and major tourist attraction - Victoria Falls.

Low-cost airlines can boost SA economy - aviation official

2019-10-11 12:44

Low-cost airlines can be a booster for SA's economy, creating jobs and fostering skills development, according to Airline Association of Southern Africa CEO Chris Zweigenthal.

OPINION | Saudi pardner: Are tourism boycotts of repressive regimes the right ticket to force change?

2019-10-09 18:00

Saudi Arabia has just announced that, for the first time, tourists from 49 designated countries can now apply for a visa through Saudi embassies and consulates. Glenn Bownes argues that now is a perfect time for a renewed debate on the ethics of tourism in countries run by repressive regimes.

New hotel brand launched

2019-10-08 21:11

A new hotel brand Home* Suite Hotels has recently been launched by Gidon Novick.

OPINION: Three social megatrends that will reshape tourism as we know it

2019-10-05 10:38

In 2018, 1.4 billion people crossed an international border to take a holiday, and this number is set to rise. SA tourism must capitalise on the social megatrends influencing how and why people travel, and what they look for when they do.

SA 'passport power' increases - a little

2019-10-04 14:16

There are now 100 destinations SA passport holders can visit without a prior visa, and the SA passport has moved up a notch on the latest Henley Passport Index.

Saudi Arabia drops dress code for foreign women in tourism push

2019-09-27 20:47

Saudi Arabia will drop its strict dress code for foreign women as it seeks for the first time to lure holidaymakers and the spending that could help develop the kingdom’s economy away from its reliance on oil.

Here’s what MSC Cruises’ new R200 million terminal in Durban will look like

2019-08-31 08:08

The big new development promises to be a vast improvement from Durban port’s N-Shed, which had served as a makeshift cruise-ship terminal for several years.

Great white sharks vanish from Cape Town and no one knows why

2019-08-28 19:45

Great white sharks, which support South Africa’s shark-diving industry and have been responsible for a number of fatal attacks off Cape Town, haven’t been seen in the region for 18 months.

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