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South Africa's tourism sector set to grow
South Africa's tourism sector set to grow

Improved competitiveness and significant government support have strengthened South Africa's claim to be the leading sub-Saharan tourism destination...

26 May 2015 10:02

2015 Kwêla Dorp van die Jaar competition gets major sponsor
2015 Kwêla Dorp van die Jaar competition gets major sponsor

The 2015 Kwêla Dorp van die Jaar competition, in which residents get the opportunity to vote for their favourite town in South Africa and Namibia has a major sponsor, Indwe Risk Services...

22 May 2015 09:11

Awesome South Africa mobile app launched to promote tourism
Awesome South Africa mobile app launched to promote tourism

Developer Brandon Wilson has released his Awesome South Africa mobile app, which offers vendors and merchants in the tourism industry a platform on which to promote products, services and establishments to tourists...

By Tom Jackson 22 May 2015 08:32

Premium visa and permit centre for executives launched
Premium visa and permit centre for executives launched

JOHANNESBURG - Senior corporate executives seeking to make visa and permit applications will no longer have to visit the usual Home Affairs branches...

21 May 2015 07:58

South Africa ranks number one with 94% of Starwood sales staff
South Africa ranks number one with 94% of Starwood sales staff

South Africa was voted the destination of choice by 94% of Starwood Hotel and Resorts global sales divisions...

21 May 2015 07:31

Green Flag status for Knysna forest trails
Green Flag status for Knysna forest trails

Two hiking trails in the Knysna forest also part of the Garden Route National Park (GRNP) recently received Green Flag status...

20 May 2015 08:10

Potential extension of World Heritage site to include Southern Cape forests
Potential extension of World Heritage site to include Southern Cape forests

The Afromontane forests of the Southern Cape, most of them part of the Garden Route National Park (GRNP) are up for a listing on the World Heritage List...

20 May 2015 07:47

Uganda: Tour firms want VAT, Visa charges revised
Uganda: Tour firms want VAT, Visa charges revised

As Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) celebrates its award-winning triumph at Africa's premier Indaba tourism expo private sector players in the country's tourism industry have asked government to scrap the 18 per cent levy on tourism services...

By Moses Mugalu 19 May 2015 12:46

INDABA 2015 concluded on a high note
INDABA 2015 concluded on a high note

INDABA 2015 concluded on May 11, 2015 and enjoyed great participation from 20 countries from around the African continent...

19 May 2015 12:03

Cyber criminals check into hotels
Cyber criminals check into hotels

Cyber criminals are getting increasingly smarter and finding sophisticated new ways to steal customers' data from hotel websites, front desks and sites...

19 May 2015 11:52

Musa Strachan
Xenophobia: South Africa's instability is killing its tourism industry

The recent outbreak of xenophobic attacks across the country has left an indelible mark on the South African tourism industry...

By Musa Strachan 18 May 2015 15:40

Trends in ecotourism: how businesses can engage in sustainable travel
Trends in ecotourism: how businesses can engage in sustainable travel

Ecotourism is defined by responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the welfare of local people...

By Eran Feinstein 18 May 2015 12:57

Sabre's TripCase App now available on Apple Watch
Sabre's TripCase App now available on Apple Watch

Sabre Corporation has officially launched its travel management app, TripCase, on the Apple Watch, granting convenience and a streamlined experience for on-the-go travellers...

18 May 2015 12:35

Mining Operation Phakisa to start work in August
Mining Operation Phakisa to start work in August

PRETORIA: Engagements which are aimed at moving the mining sector forward will start in August, as part of the Mining Operation Phakisa...

By Nosihle Shelembe 15 May 2015 07:10

Joburg celebrates latest ICCA Global and Africa rankings
Joburg celebrates latest ICCA Global and Africa rankings

After an astounding jump of 92 places in 2012, from 234 to 142, Johannesburg has continued its steady climb, clocking in at position 136 in 2013 and now position 101 in 2014...

14 May 2015 16:56

The Vaal wine tasting 2015 - Gauteng Tourism Authority
The Vaal wine tasting 2015

Not too long now before the popular annual Vaal River Meander Wine Route treat starts - on for six weeks from 11 July to 16 August...

Issued by Gauteng Tourism Authority 13 May 2015 13:49

Etihad Airways partners Brand USA
Etihad Airways partners Brand USA

Etihad Airways has entered into a partnership with Brand USA, a destination marketing organisation for the United States, in order to boost tourism to the US. The airline sponsored a Brand USA reception at the Armani Hotel in Dubai, as part of the annual Arabian Travel Market global travel and tourism exhibition...

13 May 2015 11:30

Who knew there was so much to do in Vereeniging? - Gauteng Tourism Authority
Who knew there was so much to do in Vereeniging?

Just 45 minutes from Johannesburg, Vereeniging has so much to offer, from sports to culture and the arts. And there are some lovely hotels and guesthouses to relax at when you return from a busy day of doing it all!...

Issued by Gauteng Tourism Authority 12 May 2015 11:05

Cape Town's new 'Hello Weekend' campaign
Cape Town's new 'Hello Weekend' campaign

The new Cape Town Tourism domestic marketing campaign, 'Hello Weekend', aims to position Cape Town as a city where there is always something on, 52 weekends a year...

12 May 2015 08:49

Tourism positive, but there are dampers
Tourism positive, but there are dampers

South Africa's hospitality sector is one of the country's key drivers of growth and has proved to be resilient despite a difficult 2014, Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom said in Durban at the weekend...

11 May 2015 15:40

The Science for Resilience Expo: How science and 2,000 youths can build a resilient Limpopo River Basin - Gauteng Tourism Authority
The Science for Resilience Expo: How science and 2,000 youths can build a resilient Limpopo River Basin

The Resilience in the Limpopo River Basin (RESILIM) Program, in partnership with Kwalata and Science Unlimited, is hosting the Science for Resilience Expo at the Kwalata Game Reserve in Hammanskraal from 12-14 May...

Issued by Gauteng Tourism Authority 11 May 2015 13:46

SA remains open to welcome people from the world
SA remains open to welcome people from the world

PRETORIA: South Africa will always be open to welcome people from around the world, says Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom...

11 May 2015 10:10

African ministers unite to develop continent's tourism
African ministers unite to develop continent's tourism

PRETORIA: Growth and development of tourism in the African continent is at the top of the agenda during the African Tourism Ministers roundtable discussion on the eve of the official opening of the Tourism Indaba in Durban on Friday...

11 May 2015 08:55

Freedom Park to showcase SA's heritage at Tourism Indaba
Freedom Park to showcase SA's heritage at Tourism Indaba

PRETORIA: Freedom Park is set showcase its liberation heritage monument, among other things, at the three-day Tourism Indaba 2015 in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal...

8 May 2015 13:50

SA tops tourism ranking despite challenges
SA tops tourism ranking despite challenges

South Africa has climbed the rankings of the world's most tourist-friendly countries, coming 48th out of 141 countries on the World Economic Forum's (WEF's) travel and tourism competitiveness index...

By Hilary Joffe 8 May 2015 12:00

Mango offers R1 flights with launch of MS Windows 8.1 app
Mango offers R1 flights with launch of MS Windows 8.1 app

To mark the launch of Mango's third app, the airline is offering Windows 8.1 exclusive fares from R1 for sale until 31 May for travel until end June 2015...

7 May 2015 14:30

Emirates and SA Tourism plan joint marketing initiatives
Emirates and SA Tourism plan joint marketing initiatives

Emirates and South African Tourism have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) that will open the way for the development of joint marketing initiatives to expand the number of visitors from the Middle East to South Africa...

6 May 2015 07:00

Gauteng Conventions & Events Bureau geared up to partner with Automechanika - Gauteng Tourism Authority
Gauteng Conventions & Events Bureau geared up to partner with Automechanika

The Gauteng Conventions Bureau (GCEB) has announced its support of the fourth edition of Automechanika Johannesburg, which will take place at the Johannesburg Expo Centre on 6-9 May...

Issued by Gauteng Tourism Authority 5 May 2015 12:36

The truth about Gauteng - Gauteng Tourism Authority
The truth about Gauteng

People from outside the province have some dubious misconceptions which deserve to be challenged, so we let Dawn Robertson, the CEO of Gauteng Tourism, talk back to the misguided..

Issued by Gauteng Tourism Authority 4 May 2015 12:00

Ride through time in Gauteng - Gauteng Tourism Authority
Ride through time in Gauteng

History and culture are often portrayed as crusty and spider-web covered images relegated to the shelves of some decrepit octogenarian, but in Gauteng nothing could be further from the truth...

Issued by Gauteng Tourism Authority 30 Apr 2015 15:28

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