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Tourism safety campaign launched in Cape Town

The National Tourism Safety Awareness Campaign has been launched at Table Mountain in Cape Town, following isolated incidents of violence directed as tourists...

12 Aug 2019

Morgenster Estate voted best extra virgin olive oil producer
Morgenster Estate voted best extra virgin olive oil producer

Morgenster's Don Carlo Extra Virgin Olive Oil has been named the 2019 winner of the Best Extra Virgin Olive Oil in the Southern Hemisphere at the Olio Nuovo Days in Paris...

8 Aug 2019

CapeNature, Sanbona Wildlife Reserve capture, translocate Cape mountain zebra
CapeNature, Sanbona Wildlife Reserve capture, translocate Cape mountain zebra

In a recent capture and translocation operation, a Cape mountain zebra in CapeNature's Gamkaberg Nature Reserve has found a new home in the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve...

8 Aug 2019

Cheetah Plains creates new safari experience with sustainable architecture design
Cheetah Plains creates new safari experience with sustainable architecture design

"The architecture exists to enhance the experience of the outdoors - not to mimic it, but to complement it so that guests may experience the bush more directly, more immediately."

8 Aug 2019

Table Mountain Cableway set to re-open ahead of schedule
Table Mountain Cableway set to re-open ahead of schedule

The Table Mountain Cableway will re-open on Monday, 12 August 2019, one week earlier than expected following a five-week shut down for scheduled annual maintenance...

8 Aug 2019

Flight Centre rolls out new online travel booking system
Flight Centre rolls out new online travel booking system

The new web-based technology will allow online customers to book a wide range of travel content, from tours to accommodation on a single platform featuring the best direct rates...

7 Aug 2019

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Cape Town-New York partnership bolsters tourism co-marketing campaign

To spearhead a shared marketing agreement between Cape Town and New York City, Enver Duminy, CEO of Cape Town Tourism and Alderman James Vos visited Cape Town International Airport (CTIA) to oversee a campaign installation...

7 Aug 2019

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6 trends likely to disrupt the events industry in 2020

Raylene de Wet, director of event sales at Hyatt Regency Johannesburg, unveils six trends that will likely disrupt and elevate South Africa's events industry in the coming year...

6 Aug 2019

VOASA heeds call to partner with SA Tourism in growing the economy
VOASA heeds call to partner with SA Tourism in growing the economy

Minister Kubayi-Ngubane made a call in her Tourism Budget Vote Speech to partner with the leisure market in driving affordable family vacation packages and overcoming the challenges of unemployment by growing the economy through tourism...

Issued by Vacation Ownership Association of Southern Africa 6 Aug 2019

Hoteliers roll up sleeves for children on Mandela Day
Hoteliers roll up sleeves for children on Mandela Day

City Lodge Hotel Group marked Mandela Day on 18 July in Johannesburg with a team effort of 15 hotels coming together to refurbish parts of the New Jerusalem Children's Home in Midrand...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 6 Aug 2019

Celebrating 21 years of mouth-watering delights from SA's culinary scene
Celebrating 21 years of mouth-watering delights from SA's culinary scene

American Express (Amex) is celebrating the 21st anniversary of the American Express Dining Awards by revitalising the programme in an entirely new format...

Issued by OnPoint PR 5 Aug 2019

New state-funded planes for SAA with more legroom and lie-flat beds
New state-funded planes for SAA with more legroom and lie-flat beds

SAA receives state funding for new planes with a host of exciting new features following the resignation of CEO, Vuyani Jarana, due to alleged lack of government support...

Issued by SA Airlines 5 Aug 2019

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Investment from abroad a boost to Africa's online travel market

In addition to the increasing number of South Africans who connect to the Internet each year, citizens have reached a point where they are above the global average in terms of how many hours they spend online daily...

5 Aug 2019

Travel visa costs: South Africans weigh in on visa agony
Travel visa costs: South Africans weigh in on visa agony

A study by online booking site Travelstart.co.za between April and July this year has revealed that 49% of South African travellers say they consciously select overseas destinations with no visa requirements or those that issue a visa on arrival...

5 Aug 2019

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Why city escapes are taking centre stage

When the travel bug bites its traditionally a beach, berg or bush destination for most travellers. But seeking out the thrill of the urban city vibe and enticing nightlife holds its own unique appeal...

By Shaun Lamont 5 Aug 2019

CLHG harnesses the sun
CLHG harnesses the sun

The City Lodge Hotel Group (CLHG) is undertaking a large-scale solar project for the group at 25 of its 60 hotels...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 2 Aug 2019

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IATA releases its 2018 airline industry performance figures

The performance figures for 2018 shows that global air connectivity continues to become more accessible and more efficient...

2 Aug 2019

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#AfricaTourismReport: An analysis of Tanzania's tourism market for July 2019

The first article provided an overview of tourism in Africa with this article focusing on Tanzania...

By Martin Jansen van Vuuren 2 Aug 2019

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Sustainable and responsible tourism practice is the travel industry's responsibility

Olivier Hannaert, the MD of Club Med Southern Africa explores the impact of travel on the planet and the environment, and what travel brands can do to ensure their destinations are environmentally sustainable...

By Olivier Hannaert 1 Aug 2019

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Travel trends: How SA corporates can make the most of bleisure travel in 2020

According to SAP Concur travel and expense data, bleisure trips increased by 20% from 2016 to 2017...

1 Aug 2019

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Flight Centre launches new CSI programme

The Flight Centre Travel Group South Africa will be launching its Brighter Futures programme on 1 August 2019. Brighter Futures will be the group's new corporate social impact and engagement programme...

31 Jul 2019

New tented camp offering to open in Greater Kruger
New tented camp offering to open in Greater Kruger

Abelana Game Reserve is preparing to open its first accommodation offering, the Abelana Safari Camp, which commences operations in August. The safari camp is located between the Lowveld towns of Hoedspruit and Phalaborwa...

31 Jul 2019

Cape Town scores top 10 spot in global destination bucket list
Cape Town scores top 10 spot in global destination bucket list

The Mother City beat out competition from other African destinations like Rwanda's Virunga National Park, which came in 40th, and Cairo which came in 34th.

31 Jul 2019

3 worthwhile activities in Swakopmund, Namibia
3 worthwhile activities in Swakopmund, Namibia

Swakopmund, on the west coast of Namibia, offers a plethora of adventures that will delight any tourist...

31 Jul 2019

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Committee condemns criminal attacks on tourists

The Portfolio Committee on Tourism has condemned the recent criminal attacks on tourists and in particular the killing of a tourist who was hiking near Chapmans Peak in Cape Town on Saturday.

30 Jul 2019

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Developing hybrid skills: How tech and AI are reshaping the hospitality job market

Over the last decade, technology has transformed marketing, reservations, guest relations, service and many other aspects of this industry...

By Julia Aymonier 30 Jul 2019

Real estate developers urged to invest in dorpies
Real estate developers urged to invest in dorpies

Tourism minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane has called on real estate developers to invest and partner with communities to stimulate inclusive growth and development in South Africa...

30 Jul 2019

Africa's hotel investment forum returns to Ethiopia
Africa's hotel investment forum returns to Ethiopia

One of the most important roles played by AHIF is to facilitate networking between delegates...

29 Jul 2019

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Entries open for Africa's first travel hackathon

"This hackathon is the first of its kind in this market. And we are excited to be at forefront of revolutionising tourism to catch up with the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) with the aim of also collecting and storing accurate industry data..."

29 Jul 2019

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