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Travelstart.com CEO Stephan Ekbergh to present closing keynote address at WYSTC 2015
Travelstart.com CEO Stephan Ekbergh to present closing keynote address at WYSTC 2015

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

Joburg Shopping Festival aims to attract visitors and grow local retail trade - Gauteng Tourism Authority
Joburg Shopping Festival aims to attract visitors and grow local retail trade

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

Tourism Safety Initiative gains momentum - Gauteng Tourism Authority
Tourism Safety Initiative gains momentum

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

Sandton shopping spree for UnionPay cardholders
Sandton shopping spree for UnionPay cardholders

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

It's all systems go for Wonderboom's maiden commercial flight - Gauteng Tourism Authority
It's all systems go for Wonderboom's maiden commercial flight

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

Women in Tourism - Gauteng Tourism Authority
Women in Tourism

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

Solomon Mahlangu Freedom Square set to boost tourism in Mamelodi - Gauteng Tourism Authority
Solomon Mahlangu Freedom Square set to boost tourism in Mamelodi

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

Ottoman Palace - Gauteng Tourism Authority
Ottoman Palace

This grand Turkish restaurant is located in the same complex as the impressive Nizamiye Mosque - the biggest mosque in the southern hemisphere - making it doubly worth the visit.

Issued by Gauteng Tourism Authority 6 Aug 2015 12:25

Nizamiye Mosque - Gauteng Tourism Authority
Nizamiye Mosque

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

Fietas Museum - Memory in action - Gauteng Tourism Authority
Fietas Museum - Memory in action

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

2015 Vaal Whiskey Festival - Gauteng Tourism Authority
2015 Vaal Whiskey Festival

An event not to be missed at BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal

Issued by Gauteng Tourism Authority 23 Jul 2015 13:45