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SA's borders closed to Ebola-affected countries
SA's borders closed to Ebola-affected countries

South Africa has imposed a total travel ban for all non-citizens traveling from identified high risk countries to prevent the spread of Ebola to the country.

22 Aug 2014 08:32

Asia's Ebola fears cause tour cancellations
Asia's Ebola fears cause tour cancellations

The Minister of Communications, Faith Muthambi, says South Africa's tourism sector is not under threat from the Ebola Virus Disease even though a number of Asian visitors have cancelled planned trips to this country.

20 Aug 2014 07:03

Jovago rolls out loyalty programme for Nigerian businesses
Jovago rolls out loyalty programme for Nigerian businesses

Jovago.com, claimed to be Africa's largest online hotel booking platform, has rolled out a new loyalty programme for Nigerian businesses to boost Nigeria's hospitality industry.

30 Apr 2014 10:04

Travelstart launches mobisite bookings in Nigeria
Travelstart launches mobisite bookings in Nigeria

Travelstart, Africa's fastest growing global travel search site will be the first website in Nigeria to offer mobisite bookings via mobile and tablet devices.

30 Jan 2014 07:37

Reed Travel Exhibitions team up with Lloyd Orr for Africa Travel Week - Lloyd Orr
Reed Travel Exhibitions team up with Lloyd Orr for Africa Travel Week

Global leader Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE) has appointed Lloyd Orr Communications, a well-known local agency that specialises in tourism and lifestyle clients, to handle the PR and communications for the launch of Africa Travel Week across the African continent.

Issued by Lloyd Orr 10 Sep 2013 10:23

Nigeria's corporate travel boom
Nigeria's corporate travel boom

The Nigerian hotel market is experiencing a corporate travel boom and although a difficult market to operate in, it offers attractive opportunities for major operators, according to a report released by professional services firm PwC.

By Nick Hedley 18 Jun 2013 07:43

Tourism growth outlook looks strong
Tourism growth outlook looks strong

Auditing firm PwC on Thursday (13 June) projected total room revenue in SA would grow at a compound annual rate of 9.2% between now and 2017 after overall spending on rooms in all categories rose by 13.4% in 2012 to R15.2bn‚ reflecting an increase in stay-unit nights and a 5.3% rise in the average room rate.

By Helmo Preuss 14 Jun 2013 07:54

Obama's itinerary for his Africa trip
Obama's itinerary for his Africa trip

WASHINGTON USA: President Barack Obama will leave on a first African tour next month, visiting Senegal, Tanzania and South Africa, but his itinerary released on Monday (20 May) bypasses Kenya, an ancestral homeland.

21 May 2013 11:32

Hilton plans to boost African presence
Hilton plans to boost African presence

Hilton Worldwide has expanded its product offering in SA over the past six months and the US-based group intends to increase its presence in Africa‚ according to vice-president of operations for Africa and the Indian Ocean‚ Jan van der Putten.

16 May 2013 08:38

Time to unlock Africa's travel potential
Time to unlock Africa's travel potential

The South African Tourism Indaba should expand its platform by attracting even more exhibitors and buyers from the African continent, Tourism Minister Marthinus Van Schalkwyk said on Sunday (12 May).

14 May 2013 11:56

Tsogo Sun spending US$100m in Africa
Tsogo Sun spending US$100m in Africa

In line with its growth strategy‚ Tsogo Sun has announced an investment of US$100m to be used to expand the group's hotel network in Africa.

25 Apr 2013 08:02

Taxes hammering Africa's aviation
Taxes hammering Africa's aviation

Government policies towards aviation in Africa tend to see it as an "elite" product‚ rather than as a critical component of the continent's economic infrastructure.

By Bekezela Phakathi 22 Apr 2013 07:51

IMF forecasts "solid growth" for Africa
IMF forecasts "solid growth" for Africa

Economies in sub-Saharan Africa will ride out the bumpy global recovery in the next few years to post growth rates not seen outside Asia, the IMF said in its latest economic forecasts Tuesday (16 April).

17 Apr 2013 09:47

Gemalto selected to be part of eGhana project
Gemalto selected to be part of eGhana project

Gemalto, the global digital security company, has been appointed as prime contractor and turnkey supplier to provide Ghana Immigration Services (GIS) with a highly secure electronic visa and border management solution.

8 Apr 2013 11:23

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