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...

16 hours ago

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...

2 days ago

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

SA tourism on showcase at the 2017 Meetings Africa

The 2017 Meetings Africa was held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. Participants, like the Birchwood Hotel and OR Tambo Conference Centre, used the event as an opportunity to showcase what the South African tourism industry has to offer the global MICE sector.

8 Mar 2017

Sidney Fhumulani Mikosi joins other tour guides at Robben Island

Sidney Fhumulani Mikosi, head guide at Marakele National Park will join other tour guides from across the country at the International Tourist Guide's day, taking place at Robben Island between 3 and 4 March 2017. Mikosi joined the Marakele National Park in 2009 and has since won the national...

22 Feb 2017

Bouchard Finlayson up for Klink Award

Hemel-en-Aarde Valley winery, Bouchard Finlayson has been nominated as an SA Wine Icon in South Africa's Klink Awards. Other nominees in the category include Beyerskloof, Waterford Estate and Groot Constantia. The Klink Awards was introduced five years ago and remains SA's only wine consumer...

22 Feb 2017

Best Venue Award for Sandton Convention Centre

The Sandton Convention Centre has been announced as 'Best Venue' EXSA-llence award winner in the annual Exhibition Industry Awards, which took place on 26 January at the Ticketpro Dome, Johannesburg. With an ‘Out of Africa' theme, the awards ceremony saw guests arrive in traditional attire, safari...

21 Feb 2017

WTM Africa recognised at AAXO ROAR awards

WTM Africa received the award for Best Joint Trade Exhibition in the 6,001 to 12,000m2 category at the 2017 Association of African Exhibition Organisers (AAXO) ROAR awards. The awards recognise excellence in the exhibitions sector, particularly in the way the exhibition strategy incorporates...

31 Jan 2017

Visitor from EC helps cableway reach 26 millionth milestone

Elbie Mattheus from Craddock in the Eastern Cape was the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway's 26 millionth visitor. In contrast to 1957 when it took 28 years for the cableway to reach one million visitors, in 2017 it only took 11 months. As a reward for helping the cableway reach this milestone,...

19 Jan 2017

Trainees fluent in Mandarin following tourism department's programme

The 20 trainees selected, including aha Lesedi's Phelisa Matyolo and Ziyanda Mtshali, to participate in the tourism department's Mandarin programme have achieved an 88% pass rate. The trainees selected to participate had come from establishments that had seen a growing number of Chinese visitors in...

11 Jan 2017

Cape Point receives one millionth visitor for 2016

The Cape of Good Hope or Cape Point exceeded all former visitor record numbers when it received its one millionth visitor for 2016 on 7 December. Tsopane Machake from Polokwane, Limpopo visited the site with his family and simply for being the one millionth visitor, the South African National Parks...

8 Dec 2016

Table Mountain named best SA attraction at Cheapflights Travel Awards

The Cheapflights Travel Awards named South Africa's New7Wonder, Table Mountain the Best South African Attraction for 2016. The awards ceremony was held at East City Studios in Cape Town. The awards are held to acknowledge the foremost airlines, hotels, attractions and experiences in the travel...

28 Nov 2016

Department of Tourism receives top accolade

The Best Functioning National Department of the Year award was awarded to The Department of Tourism at the 2016 National Batho Pele Excellence Awards (NBPEA). The department was among thirty-eight government departments that were evaluated within the Best Functioning National Department category...

28 Nov 2016

Cape Point Partnership and Thebe Tourism win Kudu award

The Cape Point Partnership with Thebe Tourism received the SANParks Kudu Award for Business Partner of the Year. The awards, which are sponsored by Total SA and First National Bank, acknowledge the efforts of stakeholders in making sure that the South African National Parks are considered the...

24 Nov 2016

Second Lilizela Tourism Award win for The Boardwalk Hotel

The Lilizela Tourism Award for excellence in the five-star meetings, exhibitions and special events category has been awarded to the five-star Boardwalk Hotel, Convention Centre and Spa - in 2015, The Boardwalk Hotel also won the Lilizela Tourism Award for excellence in the five-star accommodation...

14 Nov 2016

Kwantu Africa named best luxury wildlife resort

South Africa's five-star game reserve, Kwantu Private Game Reserve, situated between Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown, was announced as the winner in the Best Luxury Wildlife Resort category at the World Luxury Hotel Awards, which recognises luxury hotels for their world class facilities and service...

3 Nov 2016

Cape Town Tourism elects board members

The three board members chosen by Cape Town Tourism were announced on 13 October at the AGM held at the Century City Conference Centre. They include Brett Hendricks, the general manager for Thebe Tourism Group, Chantelle Cole, the executive manager of strategic projects and brands for V&A...

17 Oct 2016

Cape Town wins global Condé Nast travel award

Once again a recipient of a global travel award, Cape Town won the Best Overseas City for Restaurants and Bars in the Condé Nast Readers' Travel Awards 2016. The city was also a runniner-up in the category of Favourite Overseas City. In addition, Cape Town guesthouse Ellerman House featured in...

15 Sep 2016

The Westin Cape Town voted best large hotel conference venue

The Westin Cape Town was awarded the 'Best Traveller Africa - Best Large Hotel Conference Venue Award' at the Business Traveller Africa awards ceremony in Johannesburg. The Business Traveller Africa awards ceremony is an event intended for the South African business travel trade and celebrates...

8 Sep 2016

SANBI wins SA's 34th gold medal at Chelsea Flower Show

Designers David Davidson and Ray Hudson and the team of staff and volunteers from the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI-Kirstenbosch and Harold Porter) exhibit won South Africa's 34th gold medal in 41 years at the prestigious Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower...

25 May 2016

Jovago and AccorHotels partners up

Jovago and AccorHotels announced that they have signed an innovative partnership to incorporate all AccorHotels established on the African continent on the Jovago platform. The AccorHotels' portfolio will become a part of Jovago's catalog of 25,000 hotels in Africa, further enabling customers to...

16 Mar 2016

Grootbos a finalist at The World Legacy Awards

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve has been named as one of 15 finalists in The World Legacy Awards. The World Legacy Awards is a partnership between the National Geographic Society and ITB Berlin and showcases leading travel and tourism companies, organisations and destinations. Grootbos Private...

14 Mar 2016

Travelstart gains $40 million round of funding

Amadeus Capital Partners and MTN together have invested a total of $40 million into online travel booking company, Travelstart. Travelstart aims to use the investment to increase its reach into new markets, including those in Africa, the Middle East and Turkey.

2 Feb 2016

Van Ryn's Distillery continues its winning streak

The Distillery was named the provincial winner in the Five Star Meetings, Exhibitions, Conferences, and Events (MECE) category at the 2015 Lilizela Tourism Awards recently held in Kirstenbosch Gardens, Cape Town. The distillery, built in 1905, is over 100 years old and many of the original...

14 Sep 2015

More than 13 million tourists visited Dubai in 2014

DUBAI: Dubai attracted more than 13 million visitors last year, official figures released on Monday showed, as the cash-flush emirate looks to reap the rewards of its growing tourism sector. A total of 13.2 million foreigners headed to Dubai in 2014, an increase of 8.2% compared with the previous...

5 May 2015

South African Tourism's Google+ page tops 150,000 followers

South African Tourism's Google+ page, Love South Africa, managed by Flow Communications, is one of the fastest growing South African pages on Google+ with 150,000 followers. South African Tourism decided to celebrate reaching the 150,000 mark by popping the cork on some bubbly, with the help of...

3 Nov 2014

Second award for the Tsogo Sun's Samantha Croft
Second award for the Tsogo Sun's Samantha Croft

In less than two months after being recognised as the leading woman in the corporate sector in KwaZulu-Natal by the KZN Businesswomen's Association, Samantha Croft, GM of the Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani Complex has won the Tourism & Leisure sector for South Africa in CEO Magazine's Africa's...

6 Aug 2014

Club Mykonos offers Mandela Day 'care packages'

In the spirit of Mandela Day on 18 July, Club Mykonos in Langebaan will partner with Saldahna Bay Tourism and the local Pick 'n Pay to create 'care packages' for local families who are in need. Guests, hotel staff and local residents are encouraged to participate by donating R67 towards a Care...

11 Jul 2014

Joburg City Festival programme finalised

The Joburg City Tourism Association (JCTA) has announced that the programme for the Joburg City Festival, taking place from 25-31 August 2013, has been finalised. The programme will go live on Monday evening on www.joburgcity.net. Festival goers will explore, experience and enjoy Joburg's city...

19 Jul 2013

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