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South African Airways is the leading carrier in Africa. SAA's core business is provision of passenger and cargo transport. It is a member of the largest international airline network, Star Alliance.

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Ten reasons to explore unspoiled Myanmar

A hidden gem among South East Asia's more popular destinations, Myanmar boasts virtually untouched beaches, some of the world's oldest and most sacred Buddhist temples and awe-inspiring natural scenery...

23 hours ago

Risky business travel: how can companies avoid pitfalls when travelling abroad?
Risky business travel: how can companies avoid pitfalls when travelling abroad?

If a business traveller extends their trip for pleasure and the leisure portion comprises more than half the time they are away, they should be aware that they need to purchase additional travel insurance cover...

19 hours ago

South African travel agents giving the internet a run for its money
South African travel agents giving the internet a run for its money

Technology, digitisation and automation - travel agents have faced numerous disruptions over the past few years. However, instead of succumbing to outside pressures, the South African travel industry has become stronger...

21 hours ago

Budget Speech focus on tourism promotion bodes well for inbound tourism
Budget Speech focus on tourism promotion bodes well for inbound tourism

Minister Gordhan announced that there would be focused support on labour-intensive sectors, including tourism-related services, with an additional R494 million allocated to tourism promotion...

1 day ago

THINC Africa 2017: Exciting future for African hotel market
THINC Africa 2017: Exciting future for African hotel market

“The evolution of the hotel market across Africa continues with some of the largest international brands announcing they were opening hotels in new countries."

1 day ago

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Honeymoon budgets are tight for South African couples

According to a survey conducted by The Wedding Expo, the average South African couple can spend R5,000 to R15,000 for their honeymoon...

1 day ago

Children wear the pants when it comes to family holidays
Children wear the pants when it comes to family holidays

A Holiday Inn survey has found that when it comes to deciding where to go and to do on holidays, children 'wear the pants'...

2 days ago

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Stomping good fun at the Muratie Harvest Festival

When your husband has to work the day of the annual summery Muratie Harvest Festival, all is not lost – you simply invite your parents to accompany you in his stead, as it's a rollicking day out hosted by the estate's current owners, the Melck family...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

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Sanlam Top Destination Awards bigger and better in its third year

The annual Sanlam Top Destination Awards has plans to expand with additional entries, extravagant décor, more guests, and further sponsorship opportunities under the theme of Authentically African #MyHeartBeatsAfrica...

2 days ago

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Ethiopia's tourism potential yet to be fully exploited

The country is looking for a transformational growth that will take the sector to the next level, marketing Ethiopia locally and internationally to list the country among Africa's top five destinations...

By Josephine Wawira 2 days ago

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Is South Africa's significant tourism growth sustainable?

Although South Africa saw a 12.8% increase in the number of overnight tourists recorded during 2016 compared to 2015, further analysis of data indicates that there is still significant work to be done...

3 days ago

Responsible travel: Finding environmental solutions for campers and lodges
Responsible travel: Finding environmental solutions for campers and lodges

Whilst out enjoying the wonders how do campers, caravanners, and self-caters administer the challenges presented with managing their food waste?

By Gavin Heron 3 days ago

Spectacular growth in tourist arrivals with more than 10 million visitors in 2016
Spectacular growth in tourist arrivals with more than 10 million visitors in 2016

South Africa saw the arrival of more than 10 million international tourists last year - up 13% from 2015 and well over the global average growth rate for the period...

3 days ago

New Contiki campaign encourages travellers to see the bigger picture
New Contiki campaign encourages travellers to see the bigger picture

Reflecting its No Regrets Philosophy, Contiki, in its latest campaign, asked 18 to 35-year-olds one question: What will you do in 2017 that you'll remember forever?

3 days ago

City Lodge posts interim results, progress on four new hotels
City Lodge posts interim results, progress on four new hotels

City Lodge is making significant progress with the development of three new hotels in Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, and Windhoek, and has begun the development of City Lodge Hotel in Maputo...

21 Feb 2017

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Cape Town Air Access announces new flights and expansions

Cape Town Air Access has announced the launch of a new direct flight to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe as well as the expansion of the existing service to Luanda, Angola to a daily...

20 Feb 2017

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The socio-economic case for tourism in Kruger Lowveld/Ehlanzeni

CEO of South African Tourism, Sisa Ntshona, stated in an article in the Beeld newspaper, that tourism hasn't realised a fraction of its potential in South Africa because the government still doesn't believe in it...

By Lisa Sheard 17 Feb 2017

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Personalising hotel guest experience by leveraging tech

Providing a personalised experience to guests is key to having a competitive advantage in the hotel industry...

By Josephine Wawira 17 Feb 2017

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Leeu Estates grabs a spot on the Travel + Leisure It List 2017

Leeu Estates has been featured on the Travel + Leisure's It List 2017 and will appear in the March issue of Travel + Leisure alongside other award-winning properties.

16 Feb 2017

Hard work ahead to address opportunities in tourism
Hard work ahead to address opportunities in tourism

Tourism took a deserved mention in the State President's State of the Nation Address, with the sector viewed as a key area for driving job creation...

By Enver Duminy 16 Feb 2017

FEDHASA sheds light on immigration and labour regulations
FEDHASA sheds light on immigration and labour regulations

A recent media briefing, after a meeting between South Africa's Minister of Home Affairs and industry stakeholders, has raised some concerns in the hospitality and tourism industry...

16 Feb 2017

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Tourism Business Council unpacks SONA highlights

The travel and tourism industry stands to benefit from a more dynamic, competitive and inclusive economy as envisaged in the 2017

16 Feb 2017

Google Maps adds bucket list feature
Google Maps adds bucket list feature

You can create lists of places, share your lists and follow other lists, all without ever leaving the Google Maps app...

15 Feb 2017

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Fair Trade Tourism adds Shamwari to its portfolio

Fair Trade Tourism has added Shamwari Game Reserve - one of South Africa's most high-profile and innovative wildlife conservation areas - to its portfolio of South African tourism businesses...

15 Feb 2017

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Embrace solo cruising

Previously, solo travellers were ‘punished' for wanting to travel alone – single supplements meant that solo travel was even more expensive than travelling with a partner or friend...

14 Feb 2017

2017 sees a hike in SA's tourism trends
2017 sees a hike in SA's tourism trends

On a global level, tourism is one of the fastest growing sectors, creating major opportunities for development and expansion...

Issued by Topco Media 13 Feb 2017

Flux in luxury travel and what to know
Flux in luxury travel and what to know

While conventional travel is associated with low-cost adventure, travellers are increasingly shifting gear and are willing to part with the extra dollar for extra special attention and services...

By Josephine Wawira 13 Feb 2017

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G Adventures diversifies portfolio with acquisition of boutique cruise line

G Adventures has acquired UK cruise line Swan Hellenic, further diversifying its portfolio of brands, adding boutique small ship cruising to its...

10 Feb 2017

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2017 to be the year of tourism for Kruger Lowveld

Given that Mpumalanga has been awarded the opportunity to host World Tourism Day on 27 September 2017, the province's government has declared 2017 the 'year of tourism'...

10 Feb 2017

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