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Bird watching in Soweto with birdman Raymond Rampolokeng

Rampolokeng was unemployed when he came into contact with the Wits Bird Club and Birdlife SA. The former groups gave him the chance to take part in a bird guide course that changed everything...

1 day ago

A close-up look at what happens when tourists and Maasai communities meet
A close-up look at what happens when tourists and Maasai communities meet

A study of the interaction between tourists and a Maasai community raised questions about the boundaries between research, tourism and entertainment...

By Vanessa Wijngaarden 3 days ago

Zeitz MOCAA a boost for local tourism and arts industries
Zeitz MOCAA a boost for local tourism and arts industries

The recently opened Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA) at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront has been hailed a proverbial feather in the caps of the local tourism and arts industries...

3 days ago

#EntrepreneurMonth: Handcrafting bespoke luxury experiences across Africa with the Holts
#EntrepreneurMonth: Handcrafting bespoke luxury experiences across Africa with the Holts

Concepts Collection creates unforgettable luxury experiences. We chat to Christina and Richard Holt to find out how it all started and what it takes to run one of the leading luxury brands in SA...

By Cari Coetzee 16 Oct 2017

Can your growing business afford to use a travel expert?
Can your growing business afford to use a travel expert?

If you're watching every penny in your business, you'll probably be quite reluctant to outsource anything - including your travel planning...

Issued by Flight Centre 16 Oct 2017

Done and dusted: Strange and quirky travel requests
Done and dusted: Strange and quirky travel requests

The high-profile world of entertainment often goes hand-in-hand with the many quirks of celebrities...

Issued by Stage and Screen Travel Sevices 12 Oct 2017

When visa applications become time-consuming and frustrating
When visa applications become time-consuming and frustrating

According to the International Passport Index, South Africa ranks at 47 in the top 50 most powerful passports in the world? However, only 13 of the continent's 55 countries allow Africans visa-free entry...

By Konrad Laker 12 Oct 2017

Joburg takes top destination city in Africa in Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index
Joburg takes top destination city in Africa in Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index

According to the annual Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index, Joburg was the most popular destination city in Africa in 2016 with Cape Town rising from third place to become the second most popular...

11 Oct 2017

2017/18 season will see 62 Blue Flags fly in SA
2017/18 season will see 62 Blue Flags fly in SA

The forthcoming 2017/18 South African Blue Flag season, officially opening 1 November 2017, will see 44 beaches, seven marinas and eleven sustainable tourism boats collectively fly 62 blue flags...

6 Oct 2017

Five reasons to embark on a career in travel
Five reasons to embark on a career in travel

What's the coolest career for up-and-coming millennials or Gen Zs entering the workforce? Travel consultants recommend that the travel industry is where you need to set your sights...

4 Oct 2017

Business travellers must be well prepared for travel into Africa
Business travellers must be well prepared for travel into Africa

Africa is emerging as a strong economic growth region. Business travel into Africa generates a lot of revenue for the travel industry, however many travellers are simply not prepared...

Issued by Domestic Flights South Africa 3 Oct 2017

Vacation ownership - A robust area within SA tourism
Vacation ownership - A robust area within SA tourism

As one of the world's leading shared vacation ownership markets, South Africa has resonated the sustained vibrancy of the international market...

Issued by Vacation Ownership Association of Southern Africa 3 Oct 2017

Can travel managers truly advise on African destinations if they've never travelled into Africa?
Can travel managers truly advise on African destinations if they've never travelled into Africa?

Is it possible for travel managers to truly offer reliable advice on African destinations if they've never travelled into Africa themselves?

3 Oct 2017

Top tips on making business travel worth your while
Top tips on making business travel worth your while

It may seem like the days of face-to-face meetings are numbered. However, there's no substitute for meeting someone in person, especially at critical junctures in a business relationship...

28 Sep 2017

Why now is the time for sustainability in travel
Why now is the time for sustainability in travel

The United Nations has designated this year as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development...

By Brett Tollman 27 Sep 2017

Meeting artisans in Rajasthan, India (Image Supplied)
How travellers can make a difference

It's vital for us to travel responsibly, ensuring a sustainable tourism industry that will allow future generations to experience the wonders of travel too...

26 Sep 2017

Could group travel experiences be the answer to SA's domestic tourism woes?
Could group travel experiences be the answer to SA's domestic tourism woes?

Through these experiences, travellers will become ambassadors for the country and an unprecedented travel movement will be born...

26 Sep 2017

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Tourism and travel trade joins GP Lifestyle Tourism Street Party to celebrate Gauteng

The first GP Lifestyle Tourism Street Party will be taking place this month in Gauteng, which will see the travel and tourism trade party throughout the day and into the night at the regenerated 1 Fox Street warehouse...

21 Sep 2017

Four things to do this Heritage weekend
Four things to do this Heritage weekend

South Africans will be treated to an extended Heritage weekend - from Saturday, 23 September 2017 to Monday, 25 September 2017. Here are four things to do this Heritage weekend.

21 Sep 2017

Airlines changing with the trends, taking flight with millennials
Airlines changing with the trends, taking flight with millennials

Millennials have become so important that major airlines, including Mango, have started taking note and are offering specialised experiences to attract millennials...

By Pumla Luhabe 21 Sep 2017

From wine to whales, what to do in three days in Hermanus
From wine to whales, what to do in three days in Hermanus

Heritage Day falls on a Sunday, which means you get the Monday off, so if you want to get full relaxation out of your downtime, then South Africa's smaller towns come highly recommended.

By Avukile Mabombo 21 Sep 2017

10 reasons to visit the 2017 Gauteng Getaway show
10 reasons to visit the 2017 Gauteng Getaway show

The 2017 Gauteng Getaway Show will be held at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg from 23-25 September 2017. This year's event is set to offer adventure, live entertainment, food, outdoor camping gear, and special holiday deals.

18 Sep 2017

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Want to add a digit to your blogging income? Here's how

While social media and mass media is quick to position bloggers as social influencers and promote this profession to aspiring bloggers, the reality is that cutting it in the industry is downright difficult...

By Phindiwe Nkosi 14 Sep 2017

#THINCAfrica: An economic rethink on domestic tourism
#THINCAfrica: An economic rethink on domestic tourism

CEO of Tourism, Sisa Ntshona shared his thoughts on global and local tourism and how we, as locals, can do our part in helping the South African economy through travelling locally...

By Robin Fredericks 12 Sep 2017

#NewCampaign: Building brand Stellenbosch with #lovingStellenbosch tourism campaign
#NewCampaign: Building brand Stellenbosch with #lovingStellenbosch tourism campaign

The campaign acknowledges the importance of motivating and involving both local inhabitants and visitors in promoting and building brand Stellenbosch as a special and preferred tourist destination...

11 Sep 2017

Travel agents granted practitioner designation through Asata by Saqa
Travel agents granted practitioner designation through Asata by Saqa

Travel agents in South Africa will soon be granted practitioner designation through the Association of South African Travel Agents (Asata)...

8 Sep 2017

SANParks opens its doors for free in celebration of South African National Parks Week
SANParks opens its doors for free in celebration of South African National Parks Week

As part of the annual South African National Parks Week, SANParks will once again be opening its doors for free from Monday, 18 September to Friday, 22 September.

8 Sep 2017

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SA Tourism's new brand film captures the essence of SA

South African Tourism's new brand film which showcases a story of an inspiring, colourful and warm country, tells the story of Bheki...

8 Sep 2017

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Domestic travel takes dip, but appetite for international travel remains healthy

Despite reports that South African travellers are taking fewer local trips and spending less when they travel domestically, there is still a healthy appetite for international travel...

7 Sep 2017

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