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WTM Africa, Asata partner to host travel agents' academy
WTM Africa, Asata partner to host travel agents' academy

WTM Africa, in partnership with the Association of Southern African Travel Agents, has launched the ASATA Travel Agents' Academy, which will be hosted at the WTM Africa 2020 event from 6-8 April 2020 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre...

6 Sep 2019

SAA cuts flights to Dakar but adds more to Accra
SAA cuts flights to Dakar but adds more to Accra

SAA is strengthening its ties with Ghana following the airline's partnership with Ghana-based, Africa World Airlines (AWA), by adding more flights to Accra and suspending all flights to Dakar...

Issued by SA Airlines 5 Sep 2019

Turning buzzwords into bookings - the OTA imperative
Turning buzzwords into bookings - the OTA imperative

We work in a world of weird acronyms - PNR, BSP, PAX - in which we may be experts, but too often get drowned by these and lose sight of the reason they exist: to help us manage and sell travel better...

By Rob Brown 5 Sep 2019

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SA Tourism boosts outbound tourism with Saudi Arabia travel trade

"There is a need to increase the product offering for Saudi Arabia, one that will reflect the value for money proposition, where there is diversification of product that will enhance the true image of South Africa as a destination that has over 3,000 adventure activities,"

5 Sep 2019

Tourism funding applications now open
Tourism funding applications now open

All eligible tourism enterprises are urged to submit fully completed application forms within the timeframe and in accordance with the requirements of the Tourism Transformation Fund and the Tourism Incentive programmes. Incomplete applications will not be considered...

5 Sep 2019

Social impact experiences show that tourism can be powerful
Social impact experiences show that tourism can be powerful

According to the 2019 Travel Trends Report by the UK travel trade association ABTA, 45% of British travellers feel the social and environmental sustainability credentials of their tour operators, accommodation, and other travel suppliers are important...

4 Sep 2019

MSC Cruises launches world's first fine art exhibition, Degas' Danse Dessin at sea
MSC Cruises launches world's first fine art exhibition, Degas' Danse Dessin at sea

The immersive art and dining experience featuring Degas' Danse Dessin aims to bring guests closer to the world of fine art with an exhibition of original Impressionist art...

4 Sep 2019

Explore the undiscovered local gems that SA has to offer
Explore the undiscovered local gems that SA has to offer

Here are a few of SA's major cities which are guaranteed to have you feeling like you're on an exotic holiday, without breaking the budget...

4 Sep 2019

Minister of Tourism backs Africa's growing attractions management industry
Minister of Tourism backs Africa's growing attractions management industry

More than 100 of the African continent's attractions management industry professionals gathered at the Radisson Red Hotel in Cape Town for this year's African Association for Visitor Experience and Attractions conference...

3 Sep 2019

Kulula celebrates taking to the skies for 18 years
Kulula celebrates taking to the skies for 18 years

Kulula, one of South Africa's most trusted and respected low-cost domestic airlines, celebrated its 18th birthday this August...

Issued by Domestic Flights South Africa 3 Sep 2019

#CreativeMornings: How 18 Gangster Museum is lifting others as it rises in Khayelitsha
#CreativeMornings: How 18 Gangster Museum is lifting others as it rises in Khayelitsha

Wandisile Nqeketho is the CEO and founder of 18 Gangster Museum, a social enterprise based in Khayelitsha that targets at-risk youth in the community, drawing their attention to the perils of gangsterism...

By Sindy Peters 3 Sep 2019

#TourismMonth: Cape Town diversifies tourism offering to boost community involvement
#TourismMonth: Cape Town diversifies tourism offering to boost community involvement

The City of Cape Town, in partnership with Cape Town Tourism has marked Tourism Month outlining key events it has planned to participate in. This year's focus, having recently revised the Tourism Development Framework (TDF), is on creating more community-based offerings...

3 Sep 2019

City of Cape Town to revive Green Point Market
City of Cape Town to revive Green Point Market

The City of Cape Town is set to revive Green Point Market, which was relocated to make way for the construction of the Cape Town Stadium and the surrounding Green Point Urban Park...

2 Sep 2019

SANParks offers special National Parks Week discount for accommodation, camping
SANParks offers special National Parks Week discount for accommodation, camping

As part of South African National Parks Week 2019, the South African National Parks (SANParks) is giving the public a discount of up to 40% on accommodation and camping in selected National Parks...

2 Sep 2019

Tourism holds key to unlock economic growth
Tourism holds key to unlock economic growth

The Tourism Department says it will leave no stone unturned in its quest to grow tourism and attract tourists to its shores and boost domestic travel...

2 Sep 2019

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New South African reservation website launched

Reservation software company, Dineplan announced on Friday, 30 August 2019, that it has officially launched a website that allows diners to search and instantly book online at thousands of restaurants across South Africa...

By Jenna Cook 2 Sep 2019

How Majeka Kitchen is championing hyper-local produce
How Majeka Kitchen is championing hyper-local produce

Boutique Stellenbosch hotel Majeka House and Spa recently rebranded its restaurant from Makaron to Majeka Kitchen and with Chef Lucas Carstens at the helm, it's putting a decided focus on showcasing the best in seasonal produce from some hyper-local Stellies farms...

By Ruth Cooper 30 Aug 2019

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Lufthansa seeks ideas for sustainable innovation in travel and mobility

With the launch of the Changemaker Challenge, the Lufthansa Group and its new digital business unit Lufthansa Innovation Hub are aiming to explore the full potential of digitalization in the context of sustainable travel and mobility, focusing not only on aviation, but the entire travel chain...

30 Aug 2019

Removing mini-shampoos from hotel rooms won't save the environment
Removing mini-shampoos from hotel rooms won't save the environment

InterContinental Hotels Group plans to switch miniature toiletries for bulk products, but it isn't likely to do as much for the environment as activists might think.

By Yossi Sheffi 30 Aug 2019

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DAFF urges travellers to comply with import requirements

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries is making a friendly call to all international travellers who will be visiting South Africa to comply with the country's import requirements for agricultural and related regulated products/articles...

30 Aug 2019

Wine tourism expert keen to exchange ideas at upcoming Wine & Food Tourism Conference
Wine tourism expert keen to exchange ideas at upcoming Wine & Food Tourism Conference

Encouraging local travellers to overnight in the Cape Winelands is one effective way of boosting tourism income while at the same time promoting responsible drinking, believes Marisah Nieuwoudt...

Issued by August Collective 29 Aug 2019

#TourismMonth: SA's got tourism talent
#TourismMonth: SA's got tourism talent

Minister of Tourism Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane recently took to the majestic slopes of the Drakensberg in KwaZulu-Natal to officially launch Tourism Month 2019...

By Sindy Peters 29 Aug 2019

SA Tourism's European Roadshow explores packaging the SA story, tourist needs
SA Tourism's European Roadshow explores packaging the SA story, tourist needs

South African Tourism and the Tourism Business Council of South Africa have kicked-off the first leg of their Global Roadshow in Zurich, Switzerland in a bid to boost tourist arrivals to South Africa...

29 Aug 2019

BizTrends 2020: Make the vision Towards Africa 2020 possible
BizTrends 2020: Make the vision Towards Africa 2020 possible

Your invitation to the first Trend Report of the new decade!..

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 29 Aug 2019

SA Tourism, TBCSA embark on global roadshow to increase international arrivals
SA Tourism, TBCSA embark on global roadshow to increase international arrivals

Over the next 10 days, the South African delegation will engage with over 100 key decision-makers of the travel trade industry responsible for promoting South Africa as a tourist destination...

28 Aug 2019

Cape Town, NYC renews tourism marketing partnership
Cape Town, NYC renews tourism marketing partnership

The renewal of a shared marketing agreement between New York City and the Mother City has been marked by Cape Town Tourism and NYC & Company...

28 Aug 2019

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Why South Korea is the next big destination for SA travellers

Worldwide sensation BTS has put South Korea on the map for travellers from all over the world...

By Maroefah Smith 28 Aug 2019

Latam Airlines to introduce latest generation aircraft on its South Africa service
Latam Airlines to introduce latest generation aircraft on its South Africa service

Latam Airlines Brazil will operate its state-of-the-art Airbus A350XWB on its five weekly services between Johannesburg and Sao Paulo starting 02 August 2019...

Issued by Latam Airlines 27 Aug 2019

7 business travel hacks for female road warriors
7 business travel hacks for female road warriors

In light of Women's Month this August, Nicole Adonis, FCM Travel Solutions' general manager, shares her business travel hacks, from balancing family and business travel to bleisure and packing tips...

27 Aug 2019

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#TourismMonth: Tourism can be the catalyst for rapid job creation in SA

The Minister of Tourism Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane's message for the year ahead is clear: job creation is of utmost priority and tourism can be the catalyst to make it happen...

27 Aug 2019

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