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Constitution Hill comes of age with launch of innovative virtual guide
Constitution Hill comes of age with launch of innovative virtual guide

With the launch of an innovative app, one of South Africa's most popular and important heritage sites have become even more accessible. Visitors can now tour this sprawling precinct with a virtual guide...

1 day ago

The Ladycation: Getting away without breaking a nail on the budget
The Ladycation: Getting away without breaking a nail on the budget

Cape Town and its surrounding areas offer some great mini-breakaways for those ladies who need a break from their daily routine and hang out with this sisters...

2 days ago

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Inaugural Stellenbosch Business Tourism Indaba a success

The first Stellenbosch Business Tourism Indaba recently took place and the fully booked event has been hailed a success...

3 days ago

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Crystal Lagoons sets eyes on Kenya for further expansion in SSA

Multinational water-innovation company Crystal Lagoons has signed its first deal in Africa - a 1.5 hectare lagoon in the new Blyde Riverwalk

3 days ago

Fastjet takes 'Best African Low-Cost Airline' title
Fastjet takes 'Best African Low-Cost Airline' title

Fastjet has been awarded the 'Best African Low-Cost Airline' title at the World Airline Awards, presented by Skytrax, at the Paris Air Show in France...

3 days ago

Lack of trained professionals hampering tourism development in Ghana
Lack of trained professionals hampering tourism development in Ghana

It is imperative that the Ghanaian industry takes a much closer look at one aspect that draws us back. Lack of trained professionals or professionalism is hampering the growth and development of tourism and hospitality in Ghana...

By Bennet Otoo 20 Jun 2017

CT Tourism senior researcher a leader in destination marketing globally
CT Tourism senior researcher a leader in destination marketing globally

Cape Town Tourism team member Roxanne Lombard has been named as one of the 30 Future Leaders of Destination Marketing globally - the first honoree in Africa to receive this prestigious accolade...

20 Jun 2017

Knysna Forest - Theunis Schutte
Mystical Knysna forest not affected by the fire

According to the initial findings, the iconic Knysna forest was not affected by the devastating fires in Knysna. The forest - from Goudveld to Diepwalle - is accessible...

20 Jun 2017

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Cape Town creates events buzz to battle the slow winter months

Organisations are working together to find ways such as putting together unique travel packages and events to attract visitors during the quieter winter months in order to combat the impact of seasonality...

20 Jun 2017

Three key learnings from the Stellenbosch Business Tourism Indaba
Three key learnings from the Stellenbosch Business Tourism Indaba

Hosted by Stellenbosch 360 and in partnership with Wesgro and the South African National Convention Bureau, the first ever Business Tourism Indaba was held at Hofmeyer Hall in Stellenbosch...

By Ruth Cooper 19 Jun 2017

St Helena expecting influx of tourists with scheduled flights, new luxury hotel
St Helena expecting influx of tourists with scheduled flights, new luxury hotel

The government of St Helena has announced that Airlink was the preferred bidder to fly passengers between SA and the island. To meet an anticipated influx of tourists to the remote destination, Mantis is developing a luxury hotel...

19 Jun 2017

SA's new tourism development strategy places greater emphasis on domestic travel
SA's new tourism development strategy places greater emphasis on domestic travel

A revision to the national tourism strategy, while it maintains a focus on foreign tourism as the driving force for the industry, places greater emphasis on investment in the domestic segment...

19 Jun 2017

Garden Route declared a biosphere reserve
Garden Route declared a biosphere reserve

The Garden Route has been approved as a Unesco Biosphere Reserve...

19 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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Research reveals positive development in the African tourism sector

Through the partnership between WTM Africa and Euromonitor International, research divulged at the exhibition showed that key performance indicators revealed positive development in the travel sector of Africa...

15 Jun 2017

Autumn winners of #SeasonsOfLourensford Instagram comp announced
Autumn winners of #SeasonsOfLourensford Instagram comp announced

The winners of the autumn edition of Lourensford Estate's Autumn #SeasonsOfLourensford Instagram competition has been announced...

14 Jun 2017

New CNN Travel multiplatform, multimedia digital destination launched
New CNN Travel multiplatform, multimedia digital destination launched

CNN has launched an all-new CNN Travel multimedia digital destination. CNN Travel has a new design as a globally-minded, mobile-first, social product with an emphasis on visual storytelling...

13 Jun 2017

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The rise of film-induced tourism and its impact on local businesses

Research into film tourism - still a relatively new trend - has begun to directly link it to positive benefits for local businesses...

By Irma Hunkeler 12 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

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Key strategies to developing Zanzibar into a world-class destination

Dr Ramakrishna Sithanen recently paid a visit to Zanzibar to offer insight into strategies that led Mauritius becoming one of Africa's leading economies...

12 Jun 2017

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Cullinan gains from upswing in foreign visitors

Cullinan Holdings enjoyed a resurgent performance from its core travel and tourism operations to post a 13% rise in interim profit before tax to R73m...

By Marc Hasenfuss 9 Jun 2017

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Abu Dhabi records significant growth in hotel guest arrivals

Abu Dhabi welcomed 1.6m guest arrivals year-to-end April, a 7% growth compared to the same period in 2016 according to new figures from Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority...

9 Jun 2017

Steady growth of internet penetration in Africa a boost for e-tourism
Steady growth of internet penetration in Africa a boost for e-tourism

There are approximately 345 million internet users in Africa, representing 9.3% of the total population. This reflects the opportunity for tourism and hospitality industry players in exploiting the internet to grow e-tourism...

By Josephine Wawira 9 Jun 2017

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Five indicators of tourism potential in Africa

Africa is beautiful, but the future of the continent's economy is dependent on how the potential of tourism is properly harnessed...

By Olukayode Kolawole 8 Jun 2017

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CTICC: The MICE industry is still as strong as ever

The MICE industry is still going strong despite tough economic conditions. The CTICC has hosted eight consumer shows in the first four months of 2017...

8 Jun 2017

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MSC Cruises takes delivery of next-generation cruise ship MSC Meraviglia

MSC Cruises recently took official delivery of next-generation cruise ship MSC Meraviglia at the STX France shipyard. MSC Meraviglia is both the biggest ship to ever be built by a European ship owner and...

8 Jun 2017

The ultimate Cape Town mancation
The ultimate Cape Town mancation

Cape Town is known for all the nook and cranny hangouts that can make an ordinary day something that much more. However, when it comes to a real man-adventure on a budget there are options for great day trips with the bros.

7 Jun 2017

Cutting ties with Qatar: How will this affect tourism in the Middle East?
Cutting ties with Qatar: How will this affect tourism in the Middle East?

The governments of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, and Bahrain cut diplomatic ties with Qatar over claims of the country sponsoring terrorism. The travel bans that followed will have a highly disruptive effect...

7 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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