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#WTMA18: Experiences, the Reunion Island X-factor

Reunion Island - an island know for its spectacular beauty, diverse landscapes and a volcano that is quite fond of erupting - was one of the many tempting island destinations on display at WTM Africa 2018...

By Cari Coetzee 17 hours ago

Top 10 things to do at the Wacky Wine Weekend

The 2018 Wacky Wine Weekend will be held at Robertson Wine Valley from 31 May-3 June 2018.

1 day ago

#WTMA18: A wrap on three days of travel trade success

With travel trade from all over the world in attendance, a 6% increase in pre-scheduled appointments and marked growth in exhibitors, WTM Africa 2018 closed its doors to its most successful exhibition to date...

3 days ago

#WTMA18: Day two tourism business highlights

"It's always fantastic to see how WTM Africa allows attendees the platform to write productive business and make genuine connections that will indeed further tourism."

20 Apr 2018

#WTMA18: New 28-destinations strong Cape Way circular route to boost local tourism

World Travel Market Africa 2018 will see the launch of a new route combining popular tourist hotspots with some unknown and unique Cape destination...

18 Apr 2018

Baby boomers transform vacation ownership travel

While it is true that mature travellers join their children and grandchildren on multi-generational holidays, the frequent nature of travel among boomers poses significant opportunities for South Africa's tourism sector, including vacation ownership...

By Sharmila Ragunanan 17 Apr 2018

This is your country: SA Tourism promotes local travel with inspiring TV ad

As part of the Shotleft initiative that promotes a culture of local holiday travel, South African Tourism is inspiring South Africans to travel their own county with its new This is your country brand campaign. Produced by Ola! Films, the TVC brief from FCB Johannesburg looked to market travel for black people to traverse South Africa the way they would like to, enjoying activities with their friends and exploring places they wouldn't ordinarily feel comfortable to. Ola! Films director Olivia Leitch said that they were able to shoot in five of the nine provinces over ten days, coupled with vast distances and long hours spent on the road. From the Union Building in Pretoria to Krugersdorp, the team filmed quad biking, zip lining, bungee jumping, cave diving, sandboarding, game driving and skydiving to demonstrate the wealth of tourism activities on offer locally.

17 Apr 2018

Conserving cultural heritage for future travellers

On 18 April, the International Day for Monuments and Sites, global attention will be focused on the need to conserve culturally significant monuments and sites. The doors of many sites around the world will open for free...

16 Apr 2018

South African tourism holding steady

South African Tourism, asserts optimistically that the current water crisis may actually help position the country as a global leader in sustainable tourism practices, including the judicious use of water...

By Kerry Dimmer 13 Apr 2018

Rediscover the V&A with its new audio walking tour

The V&A Waterfront has launched a free audio walking tour, giving visitors insight into the history of the property and its evolution from an industrial port to one of the country's top attractions...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 12 Apr 2018

#WTMA18: 2018 African Responsible Tourism Awards finalists announced

The finalists for the 2018 African Responsible Tourism Awards have been announced, competing in five categories as well as for the much-coveted 'Overall Winner'. Who will take the top spots?

12 Apr 2018

Five outdoor adventure activities in Cape Town

Cape Town is not only a bucket list destination for its good looks, world-renowned wine and food, and bustling creativity; the city also offers a bevvy of exciting and unusual adventure activities along its many coastlines and mountain passes.

By Ruth Cooper 11 Apr 2018

KZN's North Coast a destination treasure trove for economic growth

According to Grant Thornton research, KwaZulu-Natal's North Coast has attracted more than 800,000 visitors between March 2017 and February 2018 and is considered a treasured leisure destination...

10 Apr 2018

SAASA breaks ties with Fair Trade Tourism on grey areas in captive wildlife criteria

Following the recent announcement of Fair Trade Tourism's (FTT) captive wildlife criteria, The South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance (SAASA) has broken its ties with the organisation...

6 Apr 2018

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