Giltedge Africa wins seventh Leading Luxury Tour Operator award

Giltedge Africa was named South Africa's Leading Luxury Tour Operator at the 2017 World Travel Awards Africa. This is the seventh year that Giltedge has received the accolade. The World Travel Awards acknowledge, reward, and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the global tourism...

12 Oct 2017

Saxon collects several awards at WTA

The Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa received a number of accolades at the Africa gala ceremony of the World Travel Awards 2017 in Kigali, Rwanda. The Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa was awarded as South Africa and Africa's Leading Boutique Hotel, while the Shambala Private Game Reserve was named Africa's...

12 Oct 2017

Robben Island affirms its business as usual

Robben Island Museum (RIM) has assured all tourists and guests that it is business as usual following an incident with a chartered ferry that partially sank between Cape Town and Robben Island. RIM has also ensured that it is compliant with national laws and regulations. The incident of a...

6 Oct 2017

Tourism Department launches domestic tourism exchange programme

The deputy tourism minister Elizabeth Thabethe unveiled the OR Tambo Youth Exchange Programme at the OR Tambo Cultural Precinct in Gauteng. The programme is a partnership between the Department of Tourism, the OR Tambo District Municipality, and the Ekurhuleni Metro. The initiative aims to...

3 Oct 2017

RIM thanks emergency services for Thandi rescue

The Robben Island Museum (RIM) thanked the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI), ER24, other emergency services, the RIM team, and the V&A Waterfront for its efforts in rescuing the 64 passengers who were on the Thandi chartered passenger ferry. The ferry experienced trouble during its return trip...

21 Sep 2017

Jumia Travel partners with Destination Tourism

Jumia Travel Nigeria has partnered with Destination Tourism Night (DTN) for an event leading up to this year's World Tourism Day. The event is scheduled to take place on 22 September 2017 in Lagos, Nigeria. World Tourism Day is on 27 September 2017.

21 Sep 2017

Minister Tokozile Xasa to attend tourism expo

The Minister of Tourism Tokozile Xasa will attend the Tourism Expo in Tokyo, Japan from 21 - 24 September 2017. Minister Xasa was invited by the Japanese Association Travel Agents (JATA), in collaboration with the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). Xasa is expected to be one of...

14 Sep 2017

Drakenstein honour women in tourism

The Drakenstein Municipality honoured women this past Women's Day when it hosted a 100 women to journey on a day trip through the region. The themes of the day centred around the importance of tearing down barriers for women in the tourism industry and the role they played in sustainable growth...

23 Aug 2017

Fedhasa to take tourism on the road in NC

Federated Hospitality Association of South Africa (Fedhasa) Cape has paired with The Tourism Grading Council and Tourism Marketing South Africa to present the Tourism Industry Partnership Roadshow. The roadshow is aimed at addressing key issues affecting the hospitality and tourism industries. ...

18 Aug 2017

SANParks Week opens in September

The South African National Parks (SANParks) Week officially opens on 17 September 2017. The launch event is will be officiated by Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa at the Golden Gate Highlands National Park in the Free State. Every year, SANParks allows all South African citizens free...

18 Aug 2017

KNP's new security system requires visitor identification

From 1 September 2017, all South African and non-South African visitors (over the age of 18) at the Kruger National Park will have to provide positive identity documentation before entering at the southern part of the park. The Kruger National Park has been implementing additional gate access...

16 Aug 2017

SANPArks reschedules opening date for June/July 2018 bookings

In light of potential strike action, the South African National Parks has rescheduled the opening date for June/July 2018 holiday bookings from 25 July 2017 to 1 August 2017. SANParks is currently holding talks with the concerned union and the due date for the settlement agreement has been set to 24...

24 Jul 2017

Cableway to close for annual maintenance

Table Mountain Cableway has planned to close from next week Monday, 24 July until Sunday, 6 August 2017 for annual maintenance. There will be other various specific work done a part from the mechanical and component work during the shutdown. The Cableway's birthday complimentary may be...

20 Jul 2017

Hiking, cycling routes reopened at Harkerville

The South African National Parks has reopened some of the day hiking and cycling routes at the Knysna section of the Garden Route National Park following assessments at the Harkerville area of the forest. All of the cycling trails at Harkerville, excluding the red route, have been made accessible to...

5 Jul 2017

CATHSSETA accredits Flight Centre as an official training provider

The Culture, Art, Tourism, Hospitality, and Sports Sector Education and Training Authority (CATHSSETA) has accredited Flight Centre Travel Group as an official provider of the General Certificate in Travel qualification. Flight Centre will now provide skills training to its staff and unemployed...

23 Jun 2017

George Tourism gets an upgrade!

Brochure Management South Africa's has provided the George Tourism information offices with an upgrade. Through its Garden Route branch, BM supplied the George Tourism office with customised wall-mounted maps of George and The Garden Route, freestanding rotating icons for brochures, poster...

22 Jun 2017

2017 Cape Town Flower Show postponed to 2018

Growth Events has postponed the 2017 Cape Town Flower Show as a result of the severe dry and arid conditions currently experienced in the Western Cape. The flower show is scheduled to take place at the GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World in October 2018.

22 Jun 2017

Thanda Safari introduces new photography game viewing vehicle to offering

The Thanda Safari private game reserve in KwaZulu-Natal and a member of The Leading Hotels of the World has announced the unveiling of its latest offering, The Green Mamba 1. The Green Mamba 1, a Land Rover Defender, has been remodelled into a luxury game-viewing vehicle to provide visitors with a...

13 Jun 2017

Registration for The Business of Wine and Food Tourism Conference ends on 12 June

The registration for The Business of Wine and Food Tourism Conference, taking place at Spier in Stellenbosch on 20 September, ends on Monday, 12 June. The Cape's wine, food, and tourism industry has encouraged trainees and professionals to register now to take advantage of the ‘early bird' rate...

8 Jun 2017

Gold Travel awarded level two B-BBEE rating following efforts to increase black ownership

Following efforts to increase black ownership in partnership with NetValue Equity Partners, Gold Travel has been awarded a level two B-BBEE rating. Gold Travel had implemented 52.5% black ownership and 31.5% black woman ownership since its last evaluation. This certification falls under the...

31 May 2017

KNP staff excel at KNP Achievement Awards

The 18th Kruger National Park Achievement Awards was held at the park in Skukaza on 26 May 2017 and saw KNP staff members awarded for excellence in the workplace. Employees were recognised for their efforts and hard work in several categories including 'outstanding in the workplace' and...

29 May 2017

Aha Hotels & Lodges announces portfolio acquisition of The Swakopmund Collection

Aha Hotels & Lodges has announced the addition of The Swakopmund Collection to its portfolio. The collection is a privately owned hotel group, operating three hotels at locations throughout Swakopmund, Namibia, which includes the Atlantic Villa, Beach Hotel Swakopmund, and Swakopmund Plaza Hotel. ...

26 May 2017

SANParks saddened by passing of Robbie Robinson

The South African National Parks has expressed its sadness following the death of its former CEO, Robbie Robinson who passed away on 15 May 2017. Robinson joined the SANPark Board as a marine biologist in 1966 and served as park warden at various parks including Tsitsikamma where he established...

18 May 2017

Tracey Lange and Josie Eveleigh named MCs for the 2017 Sanlam Top Destination Awards

Heart 104.9 and Kyknet Bravo! presenter Tracey Lange and Josie Eveleigh of SABC 3's Where Josie Goes will be hosting the 2017 Sanlam Top Destination Awards. The gala awards ceremony is set to take place on Thursday, 14 September 2017....

3 May 2017

Paarl and Wellington shine at Cape Winelands Tourism awards

The Cape Winelands District Municipality Tourism Awards recently took place in Wellington and saw members of the Drakenstein Local Tourism Association, namely that of Paarl and Wellington, walk away with several accolades. The Paarl region produced two of the winners, namely Spice Route...

6 Apr 2017

Paarl and Wellington shine at Cape Winelands Tourism awards

The Cape Winelands District Municipality Tourism Awards recently took place in Wellington and saw members of the Drakenstein Local Tourism Association, namely that of Paarl and Wellington, walk away with several accolades.   The Paarl region produced two of the winners, namely Spice Route...

6 Apr 2017

Famous Brands, Ringgold terminate agreement on Kruger Park restaurants

A dispute between Famous Brands and Ringgold, the franchisee of the Mugg n Bean and Debonairs restaurants at the Satara, Letaba and Olifants camps in the Kruger National Park, has led to the termination of an agreement between the two parties and the Ringgold's subsequent loss of the right to use...

24 Mar 2017

RIWHS and Le Morne Cultural Landscape sign twinning agreement

The Robben Island World Heritage Site and Le Morne Cultural Landscape in Mauritius recently signed a twinning agreement, in recognition of cultural diplomacy between the two countries. The agreement was sealed by the Robben Island Museum's council chairperson, Sibusiso Buthelezi, and Mauritian...

22 Mar 2017

Mmatšatši Ramawela receives award at Global Awards for Empowered Women in Tourism

The CEO of Tourism Business Council of South Africa, Mmatšatši Ramawela, received an International Institute for Peace through Tourism Global Award at the Global Awards for Empowered Women in Tourism held in Berlin, Germany. The event is hosted by IIPT India alongside the UN World Tourism...

9 Mar 2017

SANParks Tourism Investment Summit to be held in April

The South African National Parks Tourism Investment Summit has been rescheduled and will now be taking place on 4 April 2017, instead of the initial date of 27 March 2017. SANParks has indicated that, despite changes in date, the inaugural will still be held at the Maslow Hotel in Sandton,...

8 Mar 2017

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