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Four things to do this Heritage weekend
Four things to do this Heritage weekend

South Africans will be treated to an extended Heritage weekend - from Saturday, 23 September 2017 to Monday, 25 September 2017. Here are four things to do this Heritage weekend.

2 days ago

From wine to whales, what to do in three days in Hermanus
From wine to whales, what to do in three days in Hermanus

Heritage Day falls on a Sunday, which means you get the Monday off, so if you want to get full relaxation out of your downtime, then South Africa's smaller towns come highly recommended.

By Avukile Mabombo 2 days ago

#THINCAfrica: An economic rethink on domestic tourism
#THINCAfrica: An economic rethink on domestic tourism

CEO of Tourism, Sisa Ntshona shared his thoughts on global and local tourism and how we, as locals, can do our part in helping the South African economy through travelling locally...

By Robin Fredericks 12 Sep 2017

IppikiOokami via
Domestic travel takes dip, but appetite for international travel remains healthy

Despite reports that South African travellers are taking fewer local trips and spending less when they travel domestically, there is still a healthy appetite for international travel...

7 Sep 2017

Louvre Abu Dhabi. Photo Courtesy Mohamed Somji (Image Supplied)
Beyond the seas and centuries: Louvre Abu Dhabi opens in November

The Louvre Abu Dhabi - a universal museum with a focus on shared human stories across civilisations and cultures - will open its doors on 11 November 2017...

7 Sep 2017

#TourismMonth: Why travel agents are here to stay
#TourismMonth: Why travel agents are here to stay

The demise of the travel agent has been a favourite topic in media articles over the past decade. Today's headlines, however, prompts for survival and adaptation...

4 Sep 2017

Trends driving growth in tourism and travel in Africa
Trends driving growth in tourism and travel in Africa

At the 41st Annual World Tourism Conference in Kigali, Rwanda, Euromonitor International revealed the key trends shaping travel and tourism in Africa.

29 Aug 2017

MSC Seaview floats out for the ultimate sun and sea cruise experience
MSC Seaview floats out for the ultimate sun and sea cruise experience

MSC Cruises and shipbuilding group, Fincantieri, has celebrated the float out of MSC Seaview, the second of MSC Cruises' Seaside generation of cruise ships...

28 Aug 2017

Women taking SA travel agencies to new heights
Women taking SA travel agencies to new heights

Dominated by women, South Africa's travel agencies have shrugged off perceptions that the industry is doomed to go downhill and fostered a generation of powerful women...

28 Aug 2017

Exploring the marvelous melting pot that is Bo-Kaap
Exploring the marvelous melting pot that is Bo-Kaap

The latest addition to Cape Town Tourism's Love Cape Town's Neighbourhoods series has been released and focuses on the rich and colorful history and heritage of the Bo-Kaap...

24 Aug 2017

Enver Duminy, CEO, Cape Town Tourism
Cape Town Tourism one of the top 25 tourism websites in the world

The site's user experience is outstanding, and that use of rich content such as video and tapping into global travel trends are what contribute to the site's success...

By Enver Duminy 22 Aug 2017

SANParks celebrates employees in regional Achievement Awards
SANParks celebrates employees in regional Achievement Awards

In celebration of its employees, the SANParks' northern region park's held its regional Achievement Awards function on Friday, 18 August at Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site outside of Musina.

21 Aug 2017

DJ and producer Spoek Mathambo and Khayelitsha’s own, Yolanda Fyrus.
Airbnb and Vice teams up for a once in a lifetime experience

Airbnb and Vice Media have teamed up to send 100 people on a once in a lifetime experience trip to Paris, Harlem, Cape Town and Tokyo through the Airbnb Trips platform...

18 Aug 2017

Tips on how to have an ethical elephant experience
Tips on how to have an ethical elephant experience

Here are the five ways to have an ethical elephant experience abroad, so you can appreciate the beauty of these wonderful animals, knowing their well-being is paramount...

17 Aug 2017

PE's renovated Campanile Memorial unveiled
PE's renovated Campanile Memorial unveiled

Renovations and upgrading of the Campanile, one of Port Elizabeth's most visible skyline and audible heritage landmarks, has been completed and is now open to visitors to the Friendly City.

16 Aug 2017

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How travel empowers women

When it comes to travel, women are in charge of the decision making and they have some pretty notable purchasing power. More women are discovering the liberating effect of travel...

8 Aug 2017

SA Tourism ensures SMMEs participate in SA's first Holiday Expo
SA Tourism ensures SMMEs participate in SA's first Holiday Expo

SA Tourism has teamed up with the Future Group hosting the inaugural Holiday Expo, an experiential showcase, to ensure that SMMEs in the tourism industry get the opportunity to market and showcase their businesses...

21 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: How to create the ultimate sustainable travel adventure
#CSIMonth: How to create the ultimate sustainable travel adventure

“Millennial travellers are always looking for their next big adventure where they want to see, feel and taste their destination, explore every aspect of the culture, and, of course, give back to the communities they visit."

20 Jul 2017

Wolk9 via
Tanzania named Africa's leading safari destination

Tanzania is Africa's best safari destination, according to SafariBookings.com. Tanzania's famed wild spaces made it the best country overall for wildlife too...

19 Jul 2017

Knysna Karoo to Coast race set to continue
Knysna Karoo to Coast race set to continue

The impact of the fire on Knysna has seen 2,500 jobs at risk as tourists cancel bookings. The Karoo to Coast race, like the Knysna Oyster Festival, is also set to continue...

19 Jul 2017

Cape culture illustrated on new storyboards along southern Peninsula
Cape culture illustrated on new storyboards along southern Peninsula

The City of Cape Town and local historical associations in Muizenberg and Kalkbay have created and installed 21 historical storyboards along the Southern Peninsula depicting Cape culture stories...

17 Jul 2017

Andrew Shelton, Managing Director, Cheapflights
Cheapflights Compass Report 2017 shows challenge is the mother of opportunity

We chat to the MD of Cheapflights to mine some insights from the Compass Report 2017...

By Cari Coetzee 13 Jul 2017

Pexels via
School holidays show SA still has travel fever

Data from Cheapflights indicates that South Africans still have travel fever and a hunger to explore international destinations despite the sluggish local economy...

11 Jul 2017

Club Med launches Escapades and new resorts for 2017
Club Med launches Escapades and new resorts for 2017

Club Med's latest offering, Escapades, allows clients the opportunity to combine their stay at a Club Med resort with a personalised multi-day tour with a guide or driver to discover the wonders of a region...

Issued by Urban Espresso 7 Jul 2017

#7WondersDay: A day to wonder at Table Mountain
#7WondersDay: A day to wonder at Table Mountain

People from around the world will celebrate the inaugural 7 Wonders Day on 7 July 2017. Table Mountain Cableway is calling on SA to come together to celebrate iconic mountain and other wondrous attractions...

5 Jul 2017

Daniel Rosengren via
#HerdTracker: Crowd-sourcing the great wildebeest migration

HerdTracker has been updated to include crowd-sourced data from anyone sharing sightings of the migratory herds using #HerdTracker and the location of the herds at the time of the sighting...

27 Jun 2017

RonPorter via  - Knysna lagoon
Help Knysna rebuild, do tourism

The community of Knysna and the entire Garden Route region remains dependent on tourism to thrive and survive and now it will require tourism to rebuild after the devastating fires...

15 Jun 2017

Ruedlinger via
Going, going, gone: Visiting vulnerable destinations before they disappear

Data shows a growing long term trend of searches for travel to destinations that are under threat from climate change pressure. Some destinations will only be experienced by future generations through videos and photographs...

12 Jun 2017

Four alternatives to gorilla trekking in Rwanda
Four alternatives to gorilla trekking in Rwanda

Rwanda has doubled the cost of its gorilla permits, but there are still alternatives for travellers who want to see gorillas in the wild and tick this amazing experience off their bucket list...

By Mareike Pietzsch 7 Jun 2017

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