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#EntrepreneurMonth: G&T transforming the travel writing industry

In a similar vein to Uber and Airbnb, we plan to transform the travel writing industry by changing the way these role players interact...

By Duane Stacey 14 Nov 2017

Three animal tourist attractions you should never do
Three animal tourist attractions you should never do

Wild animals should always be in the wild and not made to do our bidding. The pursuit of travel can be done responsibly, with an awareness of the environment and its inhabitants...

By Elaine Clara Mah 8 Nov 2017

Authentic wine tours for tourists and locals with Wine Flies
Authentic wine tours for tourists and locals with Wine Flies

One of the must-do things on most tourist's lists when travelling to Cape Town is wine tasting, however, with the huge variety and scope of wine farms and wine land areas, picking where to go and what to taste can be quite overwhelming for most...

By Ruth Cooper 7 Nov 2017

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Thebe's new tourism projects pay homage to SA history, set to transform SA tourism offering

Thebe Tourism Group CEO has revealed new major tourism projects in iconic locations set to transform South African tourism and which visitors to the country can look forward to, during WTM London...

7 Nov 2017

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New Discovery Channel SA series will show that anyone can adventure

In How to Adventure, South African explorer and adventurer, Riaan Manser will take several ordinary South Africans out of their comfort zone, travelling the length and breadth of SA on extraordinary adventures...

6 Nov 2017

Viewing elevator down Graskop Gorge a first for Africa
Viewing elevator down Graskop Gorge a first for Africa

When first approached about the possibility of constructing a viewing elevator down the Graskop Gorge cliff face in Mpumalanga, the engineers' first thought was 'pie in the sky'...

6 Nov 2017

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Google Street View, Drive South Africa collab captures all of SA wilderness in 360°

"For the first time, travellers and wildlife lovers from across the globe can explore the full spectrum of South Africa's diverse wilderness areas on Google Maps and Street View."

3 Nov 2017

G Adventures rebrands Yolo tours programme
G Adventures rebrands Yolo tours programme

G Adventures has rebranded its Yolo tours programme for young travellers to 18-to-Thirtysomethings. The new branding makes it more transparent to travellers what kind of trip they are looking to purchase...

2 Nov 2017

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Airbnb in Africa for the long haul

Airbnb's Chris Lehane elaborates on how Airbnb plans to expand into Africa, comments on some of the travel and tourism trends coming up and explains how a global brand such as Airbnb remains relevant, resilient and innovative...

By Juanita Pienaar 1 Nov 2017

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Arrival of MSC Sinfonia marks start of SA cruise season

The arrival of international cruise liner, MSC Sinfonia, at the Port of Durban has marked the official start of the South African 2017/18 cruise season...

31 Oct 2017

Africa's new tourism draw: Experiences
Africa's new tourism draw: Experiences

African tourism is changing, say travel industry leaders, moving away from the traditional safaris and packaged tours and towards the intimate, indefinable, infinitely Instagrammable lure of experiences...

By Anita Powell 30 Oct 2017

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Mauritius in Lonely Planet's top 10 countries to visit in 2018

Mauritius has been named among the top 10 countries to visit in Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2018. This reinforcing the tropical Indian Ocean island's bucket list worthiness...

30 Oct 2017

South Africans encouraged to explore, experience every corner of their own country
South Africans encouraged to explore, experience every corner of their own country

We don't have the same culture of travel that others do, especially when it comes to travelling in our own country, but the abundance of what you can experience is mind-boggling...

By Jonathan Cohen 23 Oct 2017

A close-up look at what happens when tourists and Maasai communities meet
A close-up look at what happens when tourists and Maasai communities meet

A study of the interaction between tourists and a Maasai community raised questions about the boundaries between research, tourism and entertainment...

By Vanessa Wijngaarden 17 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: Handcrafting bespoke luxury experiences across Africa with the Holts
#EntrepreneurMonth: Handcrafting bespoke luxury experiences across Africa with the Holts

Concepts Collection creates unforgettable luxury experiences. We chat to Christina and Richard Holt to find out how it all started and what it takes to run one of the leading luxury brands in SA...

By Cari Coetzee 16 Oct 2017

Can travel managers truly advise on African destinations if they've never travelled into Africa?
Can travel managers truly advise on African destinations if they've never travelled into Africa?

Is it possible for travel managers to truly offer reliable advice on African destinations if they've never travelled into Africa themselves?

3 Oct 2017

Could group travel experiences be the answer to SA's domestic tourism woes?
Could group travel experiences be the answer to SA's domestic tourism woes?

Through these experiences, travellers will become ambassadors for the country and an unprecedented travel movement will be born...

26 Sep 2017

Zeitz MOCAA opens at V&A
Zeitz MOCAA opens at V&A

The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) was officially unveiled to the public at the V&A Waterfront's Silo District...

26 Sep 2017

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.

21 Sep 2017

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 21 Sep 2017

Nelson Mandela Bay offers diverse activities for such as sandboarding for youth to enjoy that are affordable and accessible through purchasing the Nelson Mandela Bay Pass.
#TourismMonth: NMB host #YTC2017, explores future opportunities for youth tourism

Nelson Mandela Bay is currently hosting the SAYTC Conference which brings together youth from around SA to participate in dialogue and future opportunities for the industry during Tourism Month...

13 Sep 2017

#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

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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

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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

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