Limpopo conservation areas get additional rangers

An eight-week ranger training course presented by the Southern African Wildlife College has graduated 39 new rangers to assist with the fight against wildlife crime in various conservation areas in Limpopo. The new rangers were trained in the practical and theoretical aspects of anti-poaching...

2 days ago

Wesgro to launch the Halal Tourism Guide in Middle East

The Wesgro Leisure Tourism and Tsogo Sun will take a sales trip to the Middle East. The trip received endorsements from South African Tourism (Sat) and the Southern Africa Tourism Services Association (Satsa). The team is to launch the Halal Tourism Guide at the Arabian Travel Market 2018 in...

24 Apr 2018

Spier wins silver at Responsible Tourism Awards

Spier Wine Farm was awarded silver in the category of Decent Work and Inclusion and silver in the Best for Global Goals Reporting category at the 2018 African Responsible Tourism Awards. The Global Goals Reporting category is a new category that measures all entries against identified...

20 Apr 2018

Fair Trade rates Asilia as best in Africa

Fair Trade Tourism has rated Asilia as the most committed to responsible tourism standards in Africa. The rating was made in Fair Trade Tourism's review of certified safari lodges and camps, across eight countries in Africa. The survey found that Asilia has 48% of its properties certified at...

19 Apr 2018

Zambezi Queen Collection gets two WTA nominations

Two of the Zambezi Queen Collection's properties received World Travel Awards nominations; the Zambezi Queen has been nominated as Africa's Leading River Cruise Company and Ichingo Chobe River Lodge has been nominated as Namibia's Leading Tented Safari Camp. The Ichingo Chobe River Lodge was...

5 Apr 2018

WRSA acknowledges the efforts of SA's wildlife ranchers

The Wildlife Ranching South Africa (WRSA) presented Warrick Barnard from Woody Cape Wildlife in the Eastern Cape with the Southern Africa Rancher of the Year Award 2017 at its annual conference, which was recently held at the Protea Hotel Ranch Resort. The award is an acknowledgement of a rancher's...

27 Mar 2018

SANParks adjust prices in line with VAT increase

The South African National Parks (SANParks) indicated that its tariffs will be adjusted in line with the recent 1% increase in value-added tax (VAT). The adjusted tariff prices will be implemented on 1 April 2018. SANParks had consulted South African Revenue Services (SARS) for guidance in...

27 Mar 2018

Africa Albida Tourism picks up ZCT accolacdes

Africa Albida Tourism (AAT) has won two Zimbabwe Council for Tourism (ZCT) awards, whilst Nigel Frost was named Tourism Personality of the Year. Zimbabwe's tourism and hospitality minister Prisca Mupfumira presented Frost with the award at the ZCT Harvegal Marketing Tourism Achievers' Awards...

6 Mar 2018

Wilderness Search and Rescue receives Cableway donation

Table Mountain Cableway has donated Wilderness Search and Rescue technical equipment that will assist the agency in increasing the safety, efficiency, and speed of rescue operations. The equipment will also enable missions into areas where the terrain prevents the use of traditional pulley-based...

23 Feb 2018

Maldivian tourism industry in full swing amid state of emergency

The Maldivian Ministry of Tourism and tourism stakeholders in the country have issued a message of reassurance regarding the industry amid a state of emergency. The ministry has stated that the emergency has had no impact on travellers and that all tourism and travel related businesses are...

8 Feb 2018

City of Cape Town to host annual regional conference

The City of Cape Town has been chosen by the Lufthansa Group to host the group's internal Annual Regional Conference for Africa and the Middle East. It is the first time the event will take place in South Africa and the choice of decision indicates the group's commitment to assist the city as a...

31 Jan 2018

Zambezi Queen named World's Leading Boutique Cruise for fifth time

The Zambezi Queen received the World's Leading Boutique Cruise award at the 2017 World Travel Awards Grand Final Gala Ceremony; this is the fifth time that Zambezi Queen has received the accolade. The ceremony was held at the JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa in Vietnam on 10 December...

12 Dec 2017

WC establishments nominated for WTM Responsible Tourism Awards

Marine Dynamics, Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, and Moonglow Guesthouse in the Western Cape have received nominations for the 2017 WTM Responsible Tourism Awards. The winners will be announced at the World Travel Market (WTM) in London, England on 8 November 2017. Marine Dynamics is a shark...

2 Nov 2017

SANParks' tariffs increase

The South African National Parks' (SANParks) yearly price increase is implemented from 1 November 2017. SANParks also charges a 1% community levy on all reservations for accommodation and activities in order to fund projects that support the surrounding communities. These new fees are valid...

1 Nov 2017

16 women graduate from Tourism EDP

Sixteen women have graduated from the executive development programme (EDP) through Unisa Graduate School for Business Leadership (Unisa SBL) in Pretoria. The graduation ceremony was officiated by Tourism Minister Tokozile Xasa and deputy Telecommunications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams. The...

23 Oct 2017

Cape Town Pass enters partnership with SmartPass Africa, Leisure Pass

Cape Town Pass has entered a marketing agreement partnership with SmartPass Africa and the UK-based Leisure Pass Group. As part of the partnership agreement, Cape Town Pass and SmartPass Africa will combine efforts, while the Leisure Pass Group will market the product internationally. Cape Town...

20 Oct 2017

Professional Passenger Services comments on tourist attack

The CEO of Professional Passenger Services (PPS), Dorian Toussaint, commented on the recent hijacking of 36 Dutch tourists by referring to the matter as "highly concerning for the tourism industry". Toussaint said PPS is currently in the process of upgrading its fleet with advanced CCTV and...

19 Oct 2017

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

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