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South Africa, a medical tourism destination not fully realised

Of the 9.5 million foreign visitors to South Africa in 2008, an estimated 4.3% were medical tourists and in 2015, foreign spending on medical care in South Africa was valued at R961m...

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Gondwana Game Reserve launches new fynbos conservation experience

Gondwana Game Reserve on the Garden Route will launch a Fynbos Conservation Experience this month, which includes a guided nature walk lead by their resident botanist...

12 Apr 2019

AAVEA mobilises attractions, bodies to comment on proposed 2021 school calendar

The African Association for Visitor Experiences and Attractions (AAVEA) has mobilised its members, attractions industry peers and national tourism bodies to provide comment on the Department of Basic Education's proposed 2021 school calendar before Saturday 13 April 2019.

11 Apr 2019

Trafalgar, Tayyib Travel launch new niche trips for Muslim travellers

Trafalgar in partnership with local business, Tayyib Travel, has launched a travel itinerary tailored-made to the needs and interests of South African Muslim travellers. The first trip will depart after Ramadan, on 19 June 2019 for a two-week tour of Turkey.

10 Apr 2019

Newly launched Wine & Food Tourism Awards 2019 now open for nominations

Currently, in its fourth year, the annual Business of Wine & Food Tourism Conference will now be known as the Wine & Food Tourism Conference. This year's event, which will take place 18 September 2019 at Spier near Stellenbosch, will introduce the inaugural...

3 Apr 2019

Safari tourism may make elephants more aggressive - but it's still the best tool for conservation

Countries such as South Africa and Kenya receive two to five million visitors to protected areas each year, generating receipts of up to $90m. But as it becomes more popular worldwide, it's worth remembering that we often don't know how tourism affects the animals we observe...

By Isabelle Szott and Nicola F. Koyama 25 Mar 2019

New report: Bots, AI, wearables, VR to create billion-dollar savings in tourism

Latest research from Colliers International, in partnership with ATM 2019, reveals potential multi-billion dollar savings for the tourism industry...

20 Mar 2019

Nederburg included in World's Most Admired Wine Brand top 50 list

For the fourth consecutive year, Nederburg has been included in the top 50 list of The World's Most Admired Wine Brands by UK-based publication, Drinks International.

19 Mar 2019

MSC, Fincantieri sign 4 new luxury cruise ships

As per the terms of the agreement, the first of the four ships will be delivered by Spring 2023. The remaining three will come into service one per year over the following three years through 2026...

15 Mar 2019

Woolworths, partners launch community learning farm in Stellenbosch

Woolworths has partnered with Spier Wine Farm, the Sustainability Institute and its AgroEcology Academy to launch the Living Soils Community Learning Farm - a three-year pilot project with the aim to establish demonstrative ecologically-restorative methods to grow nutrient-rich foods...

8 Mar 2019

Travelport's new campaign to support airline passengers with intellectual disabilities

Travelport has launched a global campaign to improve awareness and use of the DPNA Special Service Request code...

8 Mar 2019

Rovos Rail launches 15-day east, west expedition

Luxury train operator, Rovos Rail is introducing a 15-day expedition through Tanzania, Zambia, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola in July...

21 Feb 2019

Tourist attractions are being transformed by immersive experiences - some lessons from Scotland

The Battle of Bannockburn is fought indoors on a daily basis. At least, it is in Stirling in central Scotland in 2019 at the visitor centre dedicated to the battle.

19 Feb 2019

Africa's Travel Indaba 2019 dates brought forward

The 2019 Africa's Travel Indaba will take place from 2-4 May 2019 at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban...

13 Feb 2019

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