Tourism Trends 2016

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Abu Dhabi sees more SA tourists arrive

Tourist arrivals from South Africa to the Emirate have grown over 50% since the opening of the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority office in Johannesburg...

16 hours ago

From left to right: CapeNature tourism manager Ramese Mathews, CapeNature executive director: marketing an eco-tourism Sheraaz Ismail, CapeNature chief executive officer Dr Razeena Omar, Comet Corporation managing director Bruce See (representing Eco-tourism Africa).
CapeNature awarded ECO Certification

CapeNature's Kogelberg, Robberg and Goukamma Nature Reserves have been awarded the ECO Certification by Ecotourism Australia...

1 day ago

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Unabridged birth certificate travel rule scrapped

Parents can breathe a sigh of relief after the Department of Home Affairs announced it is amending its controversial rule that makes it a requirement for parents to have...

By Lizeka Tandwa 2 days ago

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SAA continues flying to Brazil despite virus outbreak

SAA will continue to fly between Johannesburg and Sao Paolo, in Brazil, after the World Health Organization concluded that there is no justification to impose a travel ban...

2 days ago

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TV campaign to promote small tourism enterprises

The Tourism Enterprise Partnership has partnered with CNBC Africa in launching a TV campaign aimed at promoting and creating market access opportunities for small tourism enterprises...

5 Feb 2016

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Sabie residents and tourists trapped by protests

Tourists and the residents of Sabie were prevented from leaving the town near Kruger Park yesterday when protesters barricaded all exit roads.

5 Feb 2016

Yellow Backie: getting around Amsterdam style
Yellow Backie: getting around Amsterdam style

Yellow Bike, Amsterdam-based bike tour and rental service, introduced Yellow Backie: Amsterdam style hitchhiking. The initiative seeks to spark some love between Amsterdam locals and its visitors...

4 Feb 2016

Radisson Blu Hotel and Convention Centre, Kigali, Rwanda
AviaDev Africa ready for takeoff

AviaDev Africa, launched in Rwanda this year, is a unique platform that brings together airports, airlines, hotel and hospitality investors...

4 Feb 2016

How Andries Mabila got on track with tours and safaris
How Andries Mabila got on track with tours and safaris

His desire to protect the animals in his care, and a gift for storytelling, inevitably led to Andries realising his full potential as the co-founder of Nghelekele Tours & Safaris...

By Liesl Jobson 3 Feb 2016

Global hotel trend predictions for 2016
Global hotel trend predictions for 2016

In 2008, the global hotel industry was worth $447 billion US dollars. It experienced a dip in 2009 decreasing significantly to $395 billion US dollars

By Michelle Mangan 3 Feb 2016

Why is business travel so expensive?
Why is business travel so expensive?

Many corporates and government have to deal with high business travel expenses and according to Mikha'il Ernest there is a reason behind why it's so high...

By Cari Van Wyk 2 Feb 2016

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Paternoster boutique hotel to represent SA in ITB50

5-star Strandloper Ocean Boutique Hotel in Paternoster has been selected to represent South Africa in a global marketing campaign by travel trade show, ITB Berlin...

2 Feb 2016

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WTA nominees for Africa and Indian Ocean unveiled

World Travel Awards (WTA) unveiled the nominees for the upcoming Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2016, the first event on the annual Grand Tour...

2 Feb 2016

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South Africans should go on holiday locally says Hanekom

The sharp deterioration in the Rand had not only enhanced SA's attractiveness as a holiday destination for foreign tourists but had also made overseas travel so expensive...

By Linda Ensor 1 Feb 2016

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Conservation a priority for Overberg farmers

The Groenlandberg Conservancy is a growing movement of nature-conscious custodians and landowners who have mobilised themselves into a voluntary conservation forum...

1 Feb 2016

Meetings Africa: putting the business events sector to work
Meetings Africa: putting the business events sector to work

Meetings Africa serves as a platform for the business events industry in showcasing South Africa and the rest of the continent's business events and tourism offering...

By Cari Van Wyk 29 Jan 2016

Sol Campbell in the Club World Hot Seat
British Airways puts Sol Campbell in hot seat

Midway through one of the most unpredictable season in English Premier League history, British Airways put Sol Campbell in its Club World 'hot seat'...

29 Jan 2016

Gauteng has a new tourism chief executive - Gauteng Tourism Authority
Gauteng has a new tourism chief executive

Siphiwe Sipho Ngwenya has been appointed as the new GTA Chief Executive...

Issued by Gauteng Tourism Authority 28 Jan 2016

Create your #mabulamoment and win a weekend away
Create your #mabulamoment and win a weekend away

Mabula Game Lodge is home to the Big 5 and a variety of fauna and flora, offering you nature and naturally wild experiences together with comfort and hospitality...

28 Jan 2016

Table Mountain, Camps Bay by Hillary Fox
Tourism 2015 did better than expected

For the global tourism industry, 2015 was a year filled with complex challenges. Overall, demand for travel remained positive...

28 Jan 2016

INDABA building Africa's reputation
INDABA building Africa's reputation

Soon Durban will play host to Africa's tourism exhibitors, buyers and industry stakeholders for the annual INDABA travel and trade show...

28 Jan 2016

Immigration to New Zealand - Pathway to a better life!
Immigration to New Zealand - Pathway to a better life!

New Zealand has almost everything anyone would want from a country. Every year a large number of overseas aspirants apply for New Zealand immigration. Find out more...

Issued by Silver Fern Immigration Services 27 Jan 2016

Turkish Airlines and Warner Bros. Pictures partners up
Turkish Airlines and Warner Bros. Pictures partners up

Turkish Airlines has partnered with Warner Bros. Pictures on the highly anticipated action adventure film, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice...

27 Jan 2016

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Big tips buy you love

American tourists are big tippers, Italians are the least liked and, as for us South Africans, our local safari operators think we are lekker funny...

27 Jan 2016

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Airport traps are gold mines for owners

There exists a slice of retail heaven between passport control and the boarding gate: travellers are the perfect captive audience for duty-free stores with their jumbo Toblerone chocolate bars and mega-sized bottles of spirits...

By Zeenat Moorad 26 Jan 2016

Orlando Bloom surveys the Abu Dhabi cityscape from an inner-city helipad.
SA in Orlando Bloom's top travel experiences

Orlando Bloom recently attended the launch of British Airways' 787-9 Dreamliner route to Abu Dhabi and they had some questions for him...

26 Jan 2016

Sunfoil Cape Town Big Walk 2016: Entries now open! - Cape Town Big Walk
Sunfoil Cape Town Big Walk 2016: Entries now open!

Becoming a fitter, stronger and healthier you has to start somewhere. Entries are now open for the Sunfoil Cape Town Big Walk presented by Spur. The event takes place on Sunday, 28 February, at 7:30am...

Issued by Cape Town Big Walk 26 Jan 2016

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ABTA and Nina & Pinta collaborates on corporate travel management workshops

A collaboration between the African Business Travel Association and Nina & Pinta will see the first in a series of certified corporate travel management workshops hosted in South Africa...

26 Jan 2016

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