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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

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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

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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

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#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

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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

Stellenbosch eyes higher ICCA ranking for business tourism
Stellenbosch eyes higher ICCA ranking for business tourism

ICCA recently ranked Stellenbosch as one of the top 10 cities in Africa for business tourism event. "Our goal is to move from the seventh to the fourth-best ranking in Africa by 2020..."

2 Jun 2017

Anthony Berklich, founder of Inspired Citizen, in Morocco
#WTMA17: How do millennials define luxury travel and why does it matter?

While millennials are optimistic about the future, they believe in living for today. Therefore, they are willing to spend more on material items they feel are special to them, or dig deep for an experience of a lifetime...

By Cari Coetzee 31 May 2017

White water rafting on the Nile River at Wildwaters Lodge, Uganda
Tourvest East Africa expands offering with new camps in Uganda

Through the development of two new camps at Kalagala, Tourvest East Africa is increasing its presence and extending its offering along the river Nile in Uganda...

30 May 2017

Top destinations for South African travellers 2017
Top destinations for South African travellers 2017

South Africans are looking for something different. While they still love their old mainstays, Sri Lanka, Bali, Seychelles, Maldives, UAE, and Egypt are also the sought-after destinations for South Africans in 2017...

18 May 2017

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#Indaba2017: A taste of what's in store

Thousands of exhibitors, travel buyers, visitors and media from all over the world is converging on the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban to experience the dynamic African travel industry...

16 May 2017

#WTMA17: Reunion Island, for the curious traveller
#WTMA17: Reunion Island, for the curious traveller

"Reunion Island offers the perfect retreat away from the mundane and allows for the curious traveller to venture into the unknown, with a promise of adventure on the horizon."

By Cari Coetzee 16 May 2017

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Cape Town ranked best business tourism destination in Africa

The ICCA has ranked Cape Town as the number one city in Africa for business tourism...

10 May 2017

City Sightseeing now connects all Cape Town Big 7 attractions
City Sightseeing now connects all Cape Town Big 7 attractions

City Sightseeing, recently added the Cape Point Explorer to their offering and now links all Cape Town Big 7 attractions. The new Cape Point Explorer is a guided tour taking visitors to the Cape Point reserve...

5 May 2017

#WTMA17: WTM Africa closes its doors on a high-note
#WTMA17: WTM Africa closes its doors on a high-note

With buyers from 45 countries, over 8,000 pre-scheduled appointments confirmed and an increase in exhibitors from 2016, WTM Africa 2017 closed its doors on a high-note...

21 Apr 2017

WTM Africa 2017 saw over 700 exhibitors present, with over 8,000 pre-scheduled appointments for the duration of the show
#WTMA17: WTM Africa celebrates an impressive second day

Reporting over 8,000 pre-scheduled appointments between local and international buyers and exhibitors for the duration of the show, WTM Africa celebrated an impressive second day...

21 Apr 2017

KZN game reserves hit by massive budget cuts
KZN game reserves hit by massive budget cuts

The operational budgets of state-run game reserves in KwaZulu-Natal are facing a 40% cut, which conservationists say will affect anti-poaching efforts, biodiversity, tourism and the running of game parks...

By Katharine Child 19 Apr 2017

Forest Loop opening
iSimangaliso Wetland Park's new 2km Forest Loop completed

The new R2.3 million, 2km Forest Loop has been completely successfully and has officially been opened on the Eastern Shores section of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park..

12 Apr 2017

Finalists for 2017 African Responsible Tourism Awards announced
Finalists for 2017 African Responsible Tourism Awards announced

The finalists for the 2017 African Responsible Tourism Awards, sponsored by Wesgro and organised by Better Tourism Africa, has been announced, but who will take the top spot?

10 Apr 2017

The Highlands - view from camp
Why we should tread lightly: The growing importance of eco-travel

The relevance and importance of eco-travel are increasing with growing pressure on earth's resources. Social and environmental trends have led to global travellers taking greater ownership of...

10 Apr 2017

Five of the best small towns in the Western Cape
Five of the best small towns in the Western Cape

The Western Cape is one of the most exciting places to visit in South Africa, while many towns in this province are unique and beautiful

By Jarred Manasse 7 Apr 2017

Tourism industry counting down to Indaba 2017
Tourism industry counting down to Indaba 2017

Indaba will return to the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre sporting a more streamlined programme and improved floor layout to make it easier for the world to come and sample Africa's tourism treasures...

6 Apr 2017

#WTMA17: Tomjachu, a luxury bush retreat in the heart of Mpumalanga
#WTMA17: Tomjachu, a luxury bush retreat in the heart of Mpumalanga

Tomjachu Bush Retreat will be bringing a taste of what Mpumalanga has to offer to this year's WTM Africa. Co-owner of Tomjachu, Jack Fillery, tells us more...

6 Apr 2017

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