CATHSSETA accredits Flight Centre as an official training provider

The Culture, Art, Tourism, Hospitality, and Sport Sector Education and Training Authority 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 people in the...

18 hours ago

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...

1 day ago

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.

1 day ago

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

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

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