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The effects of xenophobic attacks on tourism - Gauteng Tourism Authority
The effects of xenophobic attacks on tourism

Xenophobic attacks have sprung up sporadically and although there have been cancellations and a loss of tourism business, the correlation between this and the attacks has not been exhaustively researched...

Issued by Gauteng Tourism Authority 24 Apr 2015 13:13

SA Airlink now offers city to game lodge flight options
SA Airlink now offers city to game lodge flight options

A transaction between Nedbank Capital and SA Airlink will now enable the airline to expand its network of feeder routes within South Africa to include fully integrated city to game lodge flight options...

21 Apr 2015 07:26

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LGBT marketing: you have to be out before you can be integrative

LoAnn Holden, media relations director for the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) hosted a conference session at the 2015 World Travel Market Africa discussing how to attract 'pink dollars' as well as the ins and outs of LGBT travel marketing...

By Sindy Peters 21 Apr 2015 06:00

[WTM Africa] Day 3 - the show comes to an end, but business continues
[WTM Africa] Day 3 - the show comes to an end, but business continues

The third and final day [Friday, 17 April 2015] of WTM Africa 2015 got off to a phenomenal start when Executive Mayor for the City of Cape Town, Patricia de Lille, began her morning with a visit around WTM Africa's show floor to engage with local, regional and international exhibitors...

20 Apr 2015 09:40

[WTM Africa] Highlights from Day 2
[WTM Africa] Highlights from Day 2

Day two of Africa's largest inbound and outbound B2B show has yet again been a huge success, proving that Africa is a trendy and emerging market in terms of both travel and tourism sectors of the industry...

17 Apr 2015 11:23

Winners of African Responsible Tourism Awards 2015 announced
Winners of African Responsible Tourism Awards 2015 announced

At a special ceremony at World Travel Market Africa, taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, winners of the inaugural African Responsible Tourism Awards were announced with Gansbaai took the coveted position of Overall Winner from of a selection of 22 finalists...

16 Apr 2015 17:20

[WTM Africa] Highlights from Day 1
[WTM Africa] Highlights from Day 1

A different, quality way of doing business is how buyers, visitors and exhibitors described their experience of the first day of World Travel Market (WTM) Africa 2015 taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre...

16 Apr 2015 13:13

At the opening the WTM Africa 2015, Mayor of Cape Town Patricia de Lille and Deputy Minister of Tourism Tokozile Xasa.
World Travel Market Africa open for business

Mayor of Cape Town Patricia de Lille and Deputy Minister of Tourism Tokozile Xasa declared the 2015 World Travel Market Africa open at the official ribbon cutting on the exhibition floor yesterday, 15 April, at the CTICC...

By Sindy Peters 16 Apr 2015 10:20

Tsogo to build 500-room hotel complex in Cape Town
Tsogo to build 500-room hotel complex in Cape Town

Tsogo Sun (TSH) would begin construction of a 500-room hotel complex in Cape Town's city centre‚ the gaming and hotel group said on Tuesday...

By Zeenat Moorad 15 Apr 2015 13:50

African tourism opportunities become more tangible
African tourism opportunities become more tangible

The Rezidor Hotel Group's Global Director of Sales and Marketing tells us about destination marketing, the first five-star hotel in Sierra Leone, and the challenges of marketing to/in Africa compared to the rest of the world...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Apr 2015 08:00

The City Walk launches in Cape Town with an Instawalk
The City Walk launches in Cape Town with an Instawalk

The City Walk will become a new addition to Cape Town's central city when the route launches on Saturday, 18 April 2015...

14 Apr 2015 15:06

Madiba's Journey released as an app
Madiba's Journey released as an app

South African Tourism, with the support of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, has released 'Madiba's Journey', a mobile app that showcases 27 attractions closely associated with Mandela...

2 Apr 2015 08:48

African Responsible Tourism Awards 2015 longlist announced
African Responsible Tourism Awards 2015 longlist announced

The aim of the inaugural African Responsible Tourism Awards is to recognise inspiring African organisations that work to ensure tourism environments and benefit destinations and local people...

Issued by World Trade Market Africa 31 Mar 2015 11:59

Property management system customised for backpacker accommodation
Property management system customised for backpacker accommodation

protel have pooled their development resources into customising a property management system to suit the backpacker accommodation supplier, a market that is poised for exponential growth...

30 Mar 2015 13:55

SAA first flight to Abu Dhabi departs
SAA first flight to Abu Dhabi departs

PRETORIA: The first flight of South African Airways (SAA) to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates departed on Sunday, said SAA...

30 Mar 2015 11:02

The future of travel is now - Fogg
The future of travel is now

Digital agency Fogg has released its latest case study about an exciting new activation which will get the travel industry to rethink travel altogether...

Issued by Fogg 26 Mar 2015 10:16

Duke of Edinburgh Cup proceeds to keep Diepsloot warm this winter
Duke of Edinburgh Cup proceeds to keep Diepsloot warm this winter

Over 2,200 children from Diepsloot will be the main beneficiaries of this year's prestigious Tsogo Sun Duke of Edinburgh Cup amateur golf tournament, to be played on Monday, 20 April at the Country Club Johannesburg, on both the Woodmead and Rockland courses...

25 Mar 2015 13:45

Sun International bids 9.4bn for Peermont
Sun International bids 9.4bn for Peermont

Almost 20 years after the introduction of a new gaming dispensation in South Africa, the casino industry will effectively be reduced to two big rollers - Tsogo Sun and Sun International...

By Marc Hasenfuss 23 Mar 2015 12:20

Tourism, hospitality and small business app launched
Tourism, hospitality and small business app launched

Awesome South Africa is a mobile application that presents a platform to promote products, services and establishments in a wide range of industries for the benefit of vendors and merchants...

20 Mar 2015 11:41

Emirates launches app for Apple Watch
Emirates launches app for Apple Watch

When the Apple Watch becomes available on 24 April, Emirates' customers from around the globe will be able to enjoy the smart features and sleek interface of the Emirates app for Apple Watch...

18 Mar 2015 09:02

TGCSA's Chief Quality Assurance Officer resigns
TGCSA's Chief Quality Assurance Officer resigns

Thembi Kunene, Chief Quality Assurance Officer at the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA), has tendered her resignation effective from 31 March 2015...

17 Mar 2015 08:46

PR-Net rolls out events, suppliers lists
PR-Net rolls out events, suppliers lists

In the Western Cape, PR-Net has two events coming up. On 31 March, PR-Net Trade, in partnership with Publicity SA, hosts a 'Meet Your Media' event and the other, on 8 April 2015, has Chicago's Mike Santoro of PROI Walker Sands talking on 'Adapt or Die'...

16 Mar 2015 09:16

flydubai increases frequency on African routes
flydubai increases frequency on African routes

With the additional flights to Alexandria, Bujumbura, Juba and Zanzibar, flydubai will operate 78 flights a week to Africa...

12 Mar 2015 10:14

Wings Travel Management launches GoData
Wings Travel Management launches GoData

Wings Travel Management has launched GoData an intuitive, mobile-enabled business intelligence tool that gives clients direct access to every aspect of their travel data...

11 Mar 2015 12:21

Two rhinos poached in Eastern Cape
Two rhinos poached in Eastern Cape

Two rhinos have been poached on Mount Camdeboo, a private game reserve near Graaff-Reinet in the Eastern Cape...

6 Mar 2015 11:45

Délice has decided - Franschhoek is in
Délice has decided - Franschhoek is in

Franschhoek, regarded as South Africa's Culinary Capital, is now a recognised member of the Délice Network of Good Food Cities of the World, the only member of the Délice Network in the southern hemisphere...

5 Mar 2015 10:42

New R1,000 discount terms announced by Cheap Flights SA for South African flights
New R1,000 discount terms announced by Cheap Flights SA for South African flights

Cheap Flights SA, a leading provider of cheap flights to and from South Africa, recently announced a competition for new R1,000 flight discounts from the company...

Issued by Cheap Flights SA 3 Mar 2015 10:28

World tourism leaders attend IIPT Interactive World Symposium
World tourism leaders attend IIPT Interactive World Symposium

Taleb Rifai, the Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organisation of the United Nations, and David Scowsill, President and CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council, are attending the IIPT Interactive World Symposium, on bringing peace through tourism in Johannesburg.

17 Feb 2015 12:11

Road closures ahead of SONA
Road closures ahead of SONA

There will be road closures and parking restrictions in areas surrounding Parliament for today's State of the Nation Address (SONA), Lt Gen Solomon Makgale, said yesterday...

12 Feb 2015 06:52

Lufthansa to fly to Panama for the first time
Lufthansa to fly to Panama for the first time

Lufthansa is further expanding its route network to South America. From 16 November 2015, the airline will offer year-round flights to Panama City for the first time, subject to government approval...

12 Feb 2015 06:37

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