VR technology gives new meaning to 'holidaying at home'. But is it really a substitute for travel?
VR technology gives new meaning to 'holidaying at home'. But is it really a substitute for travel?

Tourism is a quintessential part of the "experience economy", creating memories that can be recalled, re-lived and re-shared for a lifetime. But not all travel experiences take place in the real world...

By Vikki Schaffer,Alexandra Bec, Brent D. Moyle, Noel 20 hours ago

Use of innovative technology in designing diverse tourism products
Use of innovative technology in designing diverse tourism products

Investment in new technology provides the tourism sector with opportunities for novelty, aimed at providing a platform for designing new and tangible tourism products...

By Josephine Wawira 12 Oct 2018

Passenger safety a top priority for Robben Island Museum
Passenger safety a top priority for Robben Island Museum

The Robben Island Museum management has reported to the Western Cape Provincial Parliament's Standing Committee on Economic Opportunities, Tourism and Agriculture on the progress made since the incident where the chartered ferry, Thandi took on water...

11 Oct 2018

Rugby Sevens series boosts tourism in Africa
Rugby Sevens series boosts tourism in Africa

The Rugby Sevens in Southern and East Africa has gained momentum over recent years; drawing in more and more spectators from the international community...

9 Oct 2018

New visa rules overhaul to benefit tourism and tourists to South Africa
New visa rules overhaul to benefit tourism and tourists to South Africa

In an attempt to win back tourists lost through the controversial travel requirement for children, South Africa will finally be loosening its visa rules...

Issued by SA Airlines 5 Oct 2018

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SATSA and SAYTC join forces

The Southern African Tourism Services Association and South African Youth Travel Confederation will be merging as of 2019...

5 Oct 2018

Western Cape campaign to boost investor confidence in the Cape
Western Cape campaign to boost investor confidence in the Cape

The campaign's key objective is to promote the Cape and South Africa internationally, by showcasing opportunities for investment across a variety of sectors...

5 Oct 2018

Hotel investment strategies evolving in Sub-Saharan Africa
Hotel investment strategies evolving in Sub-Saharan Africa

Xander Nijnens of JLL Sub-Saharan Africa, recently presented insights from the report An Evolving Landscape - Spotlight on Africa 2018 - JLL Hotels and Hospitality at the 2018 Africa Hotel Investment Forum in Nairobi...

3 Oct 2018

Joburg Tourism launches information portal for business, leisure travellers
Joburg Tourism launches information portal for business, leisure travellers

Joburg has a new online presence following the recent launch of Visit.Joburg by Joburg Tourism...

2 Oct 2018

Historical renovation for future tourism inspiration
Historical renovation for future tourism inspiration

Turning a protected past into a productive future...

By Anita Mendiratta 2 Oct 2018

Marriott International expected to increase Africa portfolio by 50%
Marriott International expected to increase Africa portfolio by 50%

Select-service brands and conversion opportunities spur growth by five new Marriott International hotel signings...

1 Oct 2018

San Heritage Centre launches on Heritage Day
San Heritage Centre launches on Heritage Day

About an hour outside of Cape Town, the new !Khwa ttu Heritage Centre - a unique a place of learning and sharing, owned and run for and by the San - opened its doors on Heritage Day...

28 Sep 2018

How can we #MakeTravelMatter?
How can we #MakeTravelMatter?

How do we make travel matter? How can we positively affect the planet, wildlife and people that we interact with? This well worth considering as we recognise World Tourism Day...

By Brett Tollman 27 Sep 2018

Transforming the tourism industry into a women's world
Transforming the tourism industry into a women's world

There might be significant representation of women in the tourism industry as a whole, but it is clear that this is not being seen at top levels. Women continue to struggle to reach senior management in corporate tourism...

By Velma Corcoran 25 Sep 2018

Sanlam Top Destination Awards announces 2018 winners
Sanlam Top Destination Awards announces 2018 winners

The Sanlam Top Destination awards ceremony 34 accommodation establishments walk away with the winning title of top destination...

21 Sep 2018

Jamms enters bid for Western Cape tourism recovery plan
Jamms enters bid for Western Cape tourism recovery plan

During a recent Joint Association Member Meeting, it emerged that keeping Cape Town as one of the most sought-after destination in the world a priority...

21 Sep 2018

Open Streets Exchange set for African cities
Open Streets Exchange set for African cities

Open Streets Cape Town and UN-Habitat are hosting the first Open Streets Exchange for African cities from 22 to 29 October 2018...

20 Sep 2018

Food and agricultural technology can enable the emerging tourism sector across Africa
Food and agricultural technology can enable the emerging tourism sector across Africa

Despite travelling thousands of miles from home, travellers expect quality fresh produce; vegan options and healthy meals...

By Ogaufi Maripe 19 Sep 2018

#TourismMonth: Surge of the digital travel consumer
#TourismMonth: Surge of the digital travel consumer

Digitalisation is increasingly seen to empower travel consumers especially those seeking diversification and personalisation for a remarkable experience...

By Josephine Wawira 18 Sep 2018

Garden Route National Park adds an extra day to SANParks Week
Garden Route National Park adds an extra day to SANParks Week

The Garden Route National Park has added one more day, Saturday, 15 September 2018 to the South African National Parks Week campaign...

14 Sep 2018

2018 Lilizela Tourism Awards winners announced
2018 Lilizela Tourism Awards winners announced

KwaZulu-Natal's top tourism and hospitality businesses were honoured at the provincial sixth Lilizela Tourism Awards in KwaZulu-Natal. Nominees were selected from 1,385 entries and were recognised for their service excellence...

14 Sep 2018

Research highlights key challenges Africa's youth face in tourism, hospitality
Research highlights key challenges Africa's youth face in tourism, hospitality

The research findings call on sector stakeholders to address the gaps that challenge young people's ability to secure and retain opportunities in the sector...

13 Sep 2018

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Why there's resistance to coal mining at a world heritage site in South Africa

There are fears that new mining operations in the north east of South Africa could threaten communities, tourism and the environment...

By Llewellyn Leonard 13 Sep 2018

Africa and the digital tourism opportunity
Africa and the digital tourism opportunity

Digital tourism in Africa contributed almost 3% to the South African GDP in 2016 and provided jobs to more than 686,000 people, as such, tourism means big business...

12 Sep 2018

#ItsAllStillHere tourism campaign launches in CT
#ItsAllStillHere tourism campaign launches in CT

The new #ItsAllStillHere tourism campaign has been launched and features some of Cape Town's top surfing talent, natural beauty, and excellent surf conditions...

11 Sep 2018

2018 National Tourism Career Expo to be held in the North West
2018 National Tourism Career Expo to be held in the North West

The National Tourism Career Expo provides an opportunity for tourism curricula experts and industry skills specialists to share information with tourism educators and learners, on a variety of careers choices and opportunities the sector offers...

10 Sep 2018

The tourism industry will have to put up a tough fight amid the recession
The tourism industry will have to put up a tough fight amid the recession

"The word "recession" is an abstract one; it sounds quite depressing, if not terrifying, but its reality is a harsh one that we must face."

By Enver Duminy 10 Sep 2018

Celebrating National Tourism Month with spring this September
Celebrating National Tourism Month with spring this September

September is officially South Africa's National Tourism Month. This is to align with United Nations World Tourism Organisation's (UNWTO) World Tourism Day Celebrations that take place annually on 27 September...

Issued by Domestic Flights South Africa 7 Sep 2018

MoU between Western Cape, Angola strengthen ties on business support services
MoU between Western Cape, Angola strengthen ties on business support services

CACIAAS met with Wesgro CEO Tim Harris to sign a Memorandum of Understanding - encouraging the sharing of business support services between Angola and the Western Cape...

7 Sep 2018

#LiveYourWild during South African National Parks Week 2018
#LiveYourWild during South African National Parks Week 2018

From Monday, 10 September until Friday, 14 September 2018, South Africans are invited to visit the 19 South African National Parks (SANParks) across the country for free, to experience what the parks have to offer...

7 Sep 2018

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