The World Youth Student and Educational (WYSE) Travel Confederation is pleased to announce Stephan Ekbergh, CEO of Travelstart.com as a closing keynote speaker for the 24th annual World Youth and Student Travel Conference - WYSTC 2015.
Issued by WYSTC 26 Aug 2015 14:14
Recently voted 'most popular African city' overall for young people aged 15-19 in the 2015 Youthful Cities Index, the city of Johannesburg has established itself as one of the African continent's premier tourist destinations. 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
The Tourism Safety Initiative ("TSI") 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
UnionPay International is launching its first shopping campaign in Sandton, Johannesburg, which is known as the richest square mile in Africa. The campaign launched on 1 August 2015 and runs for four months until 30 November 2015.
Issued by UnionPay International 18 Aug 2015 11:14
Tshwane Executive Mayor, Councillor Kgosientso Ramokgopa, recently announced during his State of the Capital City Address 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
The majority of the staff at Gauteng Tourism are women and they all believe tourism is relevant for a vast variety of reasons. Tourism creates jobs because, by visiting, people from outside the area bring money to the local economy. Being a tourist is a unique form of learning experience.
Issued by Gauteng Tourism Authority 12 Aug 2015 16:53
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. The precinct, which includes memorial walk path-ways, a photographic gallery documenting all the past conflicts in the township, an amphitheatre and a giant statue of Solomon Mahlangu in full military combat uniform, was renovated at a cost of R49m and it's now open to the public.
Issued by Gauteng Tourism Authority 7 Aug 2015 10:49
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. All the marble, carpets, stained glass and ceramics used in the construction of the mosque were brought in from Turkey and the intricate interior detailing were hand-painted.
Issued by Gauteng Tourism Authority 5 Aug 2015 12:45
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. In the first half of the 20th century Fietas was famous for its bustling main street, 14th Street, which was one of the most popular places in the city to shop for bargains, drawing shoppers from all racial and economic backgrounds.
Issued by Gauteng Tourism Authority 4 Aug 2015 12:20