Tourism is an important growth industry for Africa. In 2017, tourism contributed 8.1% to Africa's GDP. This sector is an important economic driver for many SADC and East African countries enabling diversification from natural resources dominant industries.
Ogaufi Maripe 13 hours ago
South Africans are embracing online shopping, with fashion retail and food delivery services specifically showing enormous promise. Grocery shopping, on the other hand, remains largely a physical activity with fresh produce posing a significant online barrier.
Lauren Hartzenberg 1 day ago
South Africa may be falling apart, but at least your passport is still good for something. You don't need a visa to get into a multitude of beautiful and fascinating countries.
Jason Snyman 1 day ago
Juan Neethling, executive chef at Southern Sun Waterfront has been named Unilever Food Solutions Senior Chef of the Year 2018.
2 days ago
The Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA) annual awards have paid tribute to a range of environmental achievements at its 92nd AGM, which was hosted by WESSA's Eastern Cape membership branch at Cape Recife near Port Elizabeth.
2 days ago
There's been a lot of debate lately about whether or not the hospitality industry should ban tipping. One restaurant in Cape Town that's taken a stand is CHEFS, where there are no gratuities because there are no waiters at all.
Eugene Yiga 2 days ago
Ecotourism has become underpinned by travel, which places a great deal of importance on conserving the environment and the welfare of the people who live in tourist destinations across the globe. In South Africa, the growth in ecotourism has the potential to alleviate poverty through economic upliftment and creat¬ing jobs in parts of the country that require it most.
14 Sep 2018
Last night, 33 of KwaZulu-Natal's top tourism and hospitality businesses were honoured at the provincial sixth Lilizela Tourism Awards in KwaZulu-Natal. Nominees were selected from 1,385 entries and were recognised for their service excellence.
14 Sep 2018
According to a new youth-led research report released by Restless Development and the Mastercard Foundation Youth Think Tank (YTT), many policymakers and development practitioners see hospitality and tourism as a key growth sector in Africa, however, perceptions regarding the sector need to shift if African countries hope to unlock its full potential.
13 Sep 2018
There are fears that new mining operations in the north east of South Africa could threaten communities, tourism and the environment.
Llewellyn Leonard 13 Sep 2018
AccorHotels' new travel media platform, MyChicAfrica aims to connect international travellers and the African continent to undiscovered experiences. These experiences comprise fashion, art, travel, food, design and architecture and adventure. The platform features inspirational insights, narratives and visually aesthetic content.
13 Sep 2018
What do single-use straws and used bedding have in common? Both contribute to waste on the part of hospitality businesses, only the former is a contributor to a global pollution challenge, while the latter is more of a nuisance in terms of disposal. There are, however, many novel ways in which hotels and restaurants can upcycle, recycle and reduce waste - a theme that can be adopted by businesses as part of a holistic sustainability strategy.
Avukile Mabombo 13 Sep 2018