WATCH: YOLO, FOMO, and the rise of travel as cultural signifier

2019-05-21 21:54

Social media and the YOLO/FOMO culture has given rise to a desire to travel more as a survey in the US and UK found that nearly half of 10 500 respondents say they are now compromising on daily expenses in order to travel more.

Airbnb meets with tourism minister on proposed regulation

2019-05-18 09:15

Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom met with Airbnb representatives to discuss the regulation of short-term home rentals by the Tourism Amendment Bill.

Jerry Mpufane takes bite of Big Apple for SA Tourism

2019-05-06 16:38

Jerry Mpufane, chair of diversified marketing agency M&C Saatchi Johannesburg Group, is the new Americas hub head for SA Tourism in New York.

Investment into South African hospitality sector set for further disruption

2019-04-24 18:24

It is expected that R1.9bn will be invested into new hotels in South Africa in 2019 and around R6.9bn in total over the next three years.

Hanekom on suspension of tourism CEO: no such thing as bad timing for right governance

2019-04-22 15:49

There is no such thing as bad timing when it comes to the right governance, Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom says about the suspension of the SA Tourism CEO.

Suspension of SA Tourism CEO: What has happened since?

2019-04-19 16:03

More than two weeks after SA Tourism CEO Sisa Ntshona was abruptly put on "precautionary suspension", the board has still not revealed details of allegations involved.

Airbnb supports 'clear and progressive rules' for SA home sharing industry

2019-04-16 16:24

Commenting on SA's proposed Tourism Amendment Bill, Airbnb tells Fin24 it supports "clear and progressive rules for the sustainable growth of home sharing".

Back to the future: Here's what the travel industry might look like in just a few years

2019-04-05 06:45

Driverless taxis, drones that drop off your luggage and virtual reality time travel - not to mention jobs, jobs, jobs, says the president of the World Travel and Tourism Council.

I don't know why I was suspended, says SA Tourism CEO

2019-04-02 17:32

Suspended SA Tourism CEO Sisa Ntshona has said his precautionary suspension came as a surprise.

Tourism contributed 1.5 million jobs and R425.8bn in SA - report

2019-04-01 18:15

Travel and tourism in SA contributed 1.5 million jobs and R425.8bn to the economy in 2018, making it the largest tourism economy in Africa, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council.


Lucid launches new Home* Suite Hotels in SA

2019-05-21 20:23

Lucid Ventures, the R350m Cape Town based hotel fund, has announced the launch of a new boutique hotel brand Home* Suite Hotels into the South African market.

People want authentic experiences at meeting venues - industry expert

2019-05-15 21:59

There is a definite move into regionalisation, Amanda Kotze-Nhlapo, executive manager of the South African National Convention Bureau, recently told Fin24.

Air access important if SA wants 5 million more tourists - official

2019-05-05 17:57

Air access is very important if SA wants to deliver on the goal of attracting 5 million more tourists by 2021, says the head of global trade for SA Tourism.

World Travel & Tourism Council launches global taskforce on human trafficking

2019-04-24 18:08

The World Travel & Tourism Council recently announced the formation of a global taskforce to help prevent and combat human trafficking.

Sri Lanka blames jihadist group for deadly attacks, admits there were prior warnings

2019-04-22 11:06

Sri Lanka has blamed local jihadist group National Thowheed Jamath for one of Asia’s deadliest terrorist attacks in years, admitting there had been several warnings from foreign intelligence agencies about the impending violence.

'Live, work, play' at new R1.5bn Yacht Club precinct unveiled in Cape Town

2019-04-17 19:29

The Yacht Club precinct in Cape Town is testament to an optimistic view the privately-owned property development company Amdec has of SA's future, says its CEO.

Should the likes of Airbnb be regulated in SA? A new bill says yes

2019-04-16 12:52

The public has 60 days to submit comments on the Tourism Amendment Bill, which will regulate short-term accommodation in the so-called shared economy.

Tourism industry 'shocked' by SA Tourism CEO's suspension

2019-04-03 13:10

The precautionary suspension of SA Tourism (SAT) CEO Sisa Ntshona on Tuesday has left industry experts "shocked", with some saying that the development would cause "turbulence" that the country could ill afford.

WATCH: Diners get a taste of 24-carat-gold laced dishes

2019-04-01 21:05

Priced at €40 per person, a gold-covered dinner menu sold out within days. French artist and performer Frederique Lecerf prepared it to illustrate the transience of her art.

Disposable income of SA consumers under considerable pressure - Sun International CEO

2019-03-18 22:02

The trading environment in SA remains extremely challenging, with consumers' disposable income under considerable pressure, Sun International CEO Anthony Leeming tells Fin24.

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