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[Relentlessly Relevant]: 1. Lessons on innovation from a Soweto street vendor
[Relentlessly Relevant]: 1. Lessons on innovation from a Soweto street vendor

Take the off-ramp near Soweto, stop at just the right place, and you will meet a man who runs an unusual food stall. It isn't part of any retail chain you've ever heard of and there's nothing quite like it anywhere else in the world...

By Douglas Kruger 4 Sep 2015 12:00

Travelstart.com CEO Stephan Ekbergh to present closing keynote address at WYSTC 2015
Travelstart.com CEO Stephan Ekbergh to present closing keynote address at WYSTC 2015

The World Youth Student and Educational Travel Confederation has announced that Stephan Ekbergh, CEO of Travelstart.com, will be the closing keynote speaker for the 24th annual World Youth and Student Travel Conference...

Issued by WYSTC 26 Aug 2015 14:14



SETE 2015 set for City of Tshwane
SETE 2015 set for City of Tshwane

Thebe Reed Exhibitions has announced that the City of Tshwane will be the Host City partner for the Sports & Events Tourism Exchange (SETE) for the next three years...

26 Aug 2015 13:09

Open Streets for Bellville
Open Streets for Bellville

Bellville will experience Open Streets on Sunday 4 October 2015. This means residents will have access to a car-free corridor to explore, use and play on their street...

21 Aug 2015 10:37

Joburg Shopping Festival aims to attract visitors and grow local retail trade - Gauteng Tourism Authority
Joburg Shopping Festival aims to attract visitors and grow local retail trade

The upcoming Joburg Shopping Festival, set to take place this spring, is the city's latest offering - this time, with a distinct focus on the retail experience...

Issued by Gauteng Tourism Authority 20 Aug 2015 15:40

Q&A: Life-hacks on travelling with Bryan Habana
Q&A: Life-hacks on travelling with Bryan Habana

Veteran Springbok rugby player Bryan Habana, spends a lot of time in Britain, so he provided us with some of his life-hacks on travelling in comfort, and of enjoying your destination once you arrive...

20 Aug 2015 10:07

Tourism Safety Initiative gains momentum - Gauteng Tourism Authority
Tourism Safety Initiative gains momentum

The Tourism Safety Initiative is rapidly gaining momentum as the industry's primary platform for the coordination, promotion and provision of safety support to tourists and the tourism and travel trade...

Issued by Gauteng Tourism Authority 19 Aug 2015 13:55

Sandton shopping spree for UnionPay cardholders
Sandton shopping spree for UnionPay cardholders

UnionPay International is launching its first shopping campaign in Sandton, Johannesburg, which is known as the richest square mile in Africa. The campaign will run four months until 30 November...

Issued by UnionPay International 18 Aug 2015 11:14

Mango launches new route
Mango launches new route

Mango has announced that it will launch a new route between Lanseria and Durban with two initial daily return flights in October...

18 Aug 2015 08:55

Direct flight from Wonderboom to Cape Town
Direct flight from Wonderboom to Cape Town

PRETORIA: The first commercial flight from Wonderboom airport has taken to the sky en route to Cape Town...

17 Aug 2015 08:54

It's all systems go for Wonderboom's maiden commercial flight - Gauteng Tourism Authority
It's all systems go for Wonderboom's maiden commercial flight

Tshwane Executive Mayor, Councillor Kgosientso Ramokgopa, recently announced that commercial flights will be available from Wonderboom National Airport to Cape Town International from August this year...

Issued by Gauteng Tourism Authority 14 Aug 2015 13:19

New Mthatha airport to boost economy
New Mthatha airport to boost economy

MTHATHA: Eastern Cape Premier Phumulo Masualle says the potential of the Eastern Cape's economic growth and tourism...

14 Aug 2015 08:52

Africa's largest church a must visit
Africa's largest church a must visit

It is true that Africa is full of beautiful landmarks and remarkable destinations, leaving travellers spoiled for choice. One of the choices is...

14 Aug 2015 07:05

Annual SA National Parks Week dates announced
Annual SA National Parks Week dates announced

South African National Parks (SANParks) in partnership with Total SA and in line with the SANParks vision statement of...

14 Aug 2015 07:00

Women in Tourism - Gauteng Tourism Authority
Women in Tourism

The majority of the staff at Gauteng Tourism are women and they all believe tourism is relevant for a vast variety of reasons...

Issued by Gauteng Tourism Authority 12 Aug 2015 16:53

Convenient collections system for tour operators
Convenient collections system for tour operators

According to a report by iVeri Payment Systems, 'Payment Methods for Incoming Tour Operators in sub-Saharan Africa', the tourism industry in sub-Saharan Africa currently directly accounts for 2.7% of the GDP in sub-Saharan Africa.

12 Aug 2015 08:00

All set for 2015 Lilizela Tourism Awards
All set for 2015 Lilizela Tourism Awards

As the countdown picks up momentum on the Lilizela Tourism Awards, entries have now been judged and the provincial finalists selected...

11 Aug 2015 13:16

Solomon Mahlangu Freedom Square set to boost tourism in Mamelodi - Gauteng Tourism Authority
Solomon Mahlangu Freedom Square set to boost tourism in Mamelodi

The recently opened Solomon Kalushi Mahlangu Freedom Square in Mamelodi Township outside Pretoria is a major boost for township tourism in the Gauteng City Region...

Issued by Gauteng Tourism Authority 7 Aug 2015 10:49

Department promotes tourism products in Botswana
Department promotes tourism products in Botswana

It is evident that the Republic of Botswana remains an ideal hub for broad marketing and luring lucrative Tourism investment in the North West Province...

7 Aug 2015 08:40

Ottoman Palace - Gauteng Tourism Authority
Ottoman Palace

This grand Turkish restaurant is located in the same complex as the impressive Nizamiye Mosque - the biggest mosque in the southern hemisphere - making it doubly worth the visit...

Issued by Gauteng Tourism Authority 6 Aug 2015 12:25

Nizamiye Mosque - Gauteng Tourism Authority
Nizamiye Mosque

Towering over Midrand, Nizamiye is the biggest mosque in the Southern Hemisphere. Built by a Turkish philanthropist, Nizamiye Masjid was completed in 2012 and is modelled on the 16th-Century Ottoman Selimiye Camii mosque in Edirne, Turkey...

Issued by Gauteng Tourism Authority 5 Aug 2015 12:45

Fietas Museum - Memory in action - Gauteng Tourism Authority
Fietas Museum - Memory in action

Established in 1894 to the west of central Johannesburg, Fietas (today known as Pageview), was once the city's 'Malay location' and home to a large Indian community...

Issued by Gauteng Tourism Authority 4 Aug 2015 12:20

Reunion Island's Piton de la Fournaise erupts again
Reunion Island's Piton de la Fournaise erupts again

Known worldwide for its high rate of activity, the volcano Piton de la Fournaise has awoken again, erupting for the third time in 2015...

3 Aug 2015 11:12

SAA launches direct flight from Accra to US
SAA launches direct flight from Accra to US

ACCRA: South African Airways (SAA) has launched a new direct flight from Accra to Washington DC, beginning on Monday...

3 Aug 2015 10:47

2015 Vaal Whiskey Festival - Gauteng Tourism Authority
2015 Vaal Whiskey Festival

Following its success in 2014, Vereeniging will once again be showcasing rare, premium whiskey brands at the Vaal Whiskey Festival at BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal...

Issued by Gauteng Tourism Authority 23 Jul 2015 13:45

Pearl Valley embarks on rehabilitation of Berg River
Pearl Valley embarks on rehabilitation of Berg River

The Berg River in the Western Cape was once home to a healthy population of hippos. By the early 1800s, thanks to human destruction of their habitat, only a few remained, and the last one was shot in 1869...

21 Jul 2015 06:59

Changes at San Martinho Beach Club
Changes at San Martinho Beach Club

It is often said that a change is as good as a holiday...

15 Jul 2015 13:19

Travelling requires a savings plan
Travelling requires a savings plan

There are high-income earners and high net asset worth people who are in a position to cover their short-, medium- and long-term financial mishaps from their income flows...

15 Jul 2015 11:28

The Portobello Hotel: a magnet to musos, fashionistas
The Portobello Hotel: a magnet to musos, fashionistas

Even before Julia Roberts entered Hugh Grant's blue door in the movie Notting Hill, W11, or Notting Hill Gate, London in the Royal Borough of Chelsea, was a place to visit...

By Brian Berkman 15 Jul 2015 05:58

Stay a while in Stuttgart
Stay a while in Stuttgart

Stuttgart, Germany may be best known as the home of Mercedes Benz, Porsche and of Bosch but it is also within proximity of a charming and characteristic University town, Tübingen...

By Brian Berkman 13 Jul 2015 13:31

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