'Bite the bullet now': Coronavirus a reality check, warns head of SA Tourism

2020-03-18 06:05

The South African tourism industry is now facing the reality of the impact of measures deployed in the country to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, says the CEO of SA Tourism.

Sun International pleased with Latin American performance, growth in online sports betting

2020-03-16 22:22

Sun International released its full year results on Monday, reporting income growth of 4% and an increase in EBITDAR of 1%.

Air France, KLM, Delta and Virgin Atlantic launch global partnership

2020-02-20 17:43

Air France, KLM, Delta and Virgin Atlantic announce a global partnership with a shared goal of ensuring a smooth and consistent travel experience.

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.

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.

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.

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.

ONOMO Hotels acquires controlling stake in BON Hotels

2019-12-11 16:04

According to a statement, this strategic partnership reflects their ongoing confidence in economic opportunities in Africa, particularly in tourism.

Lufthansa InTouch celebrates 20 years in SA BPO industry

2019-10-20 17:40

Lufthansa InTouch, the customer service network of the Lufthansa Group, has marked a 20-year milestone in South Africa.

New hotel brand launched

2019-10-08 21:11

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


SA airports, hospitality industry step up coronavirus response

2020-03-17 15:24

Airports across the country have ramped up their hygiene practices, while other companies including AirBnB are reviewing their policies to minimise inconvenience to travellers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Business travel hit harder than leisure by coronavirus - but the sector is already working on fixes

2020-03-15 13:29

It seems that currently travel agents in SA are seeing a bigger impact of the coronavirus pandemic on corporate travel than on leisure travel, says the CEO of the Association of Southern African Travel Agents.

Radisson Safari Hotel set to open in Hoedspruit in 2022

2020-02-20 17:10

Radisson Hotel Group has announced the signing of its first Radisson branded hotel in South Africa, the Radisson Safari Hotel Hoedspruit.

Hong Kong Airlines to lay off 400 staff as virus hits city

2020-02-07 15:24

Hong Kong Airlines said Friday it has been forced to slash hundreds of jobs and ask remaining staff to take unpaid leave as the coronavirus outbreak compounds problems at the already-struggling firm.

WATCH: The R32bn deal MSC signed to build 2 futuristic cruise liners

2020-01-26 17:30

Shipping company MSC and France’s Saint Nazaire shipyard have signed a €2bn deal to build two cruise liners, in a contract forming part of this week’s “Choose France” drive.

African airports can leapfrog to satisfy tech savvy passenger demands - expert

2020-01-09 19:20

Airport and airline IT executives believe that the growing number of tech-savvy travellers will have the biggest impact on their digital plans over the next six years to 2025, says an IT provider to the air transport industry.

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.

WATCH: Zimbabwe's Meikles Hotel snapped up for $20m

2019-11-23 16:50

Dubai-based Albwardy Investments said on Friday it would buy and upgrade Zimbabwe's Meikles Hotel.

Web in Travel Africa to launch in Cape Town next year

2019-10-20 17:29

WiT (Web in Travel) is bringing its event to Africa with the launch of WiT Africa in Cape Town in May 28, 2020.

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.

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