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V&A Clock Tower refurbishment complete
V&A Clock Tower refurbishment complete

Commissioned to refurbish the Clock Tower at the V&A Waterfront, building refurbishment company Indawo completed its work on the historic building in time to see in 2019...

1 day ago

TGCSA, Waze partner to offer real-time guide alerts to travellers
TGCSA, Waze partner to offer real-time guide alerts to travellers

Waze helps the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa's graded establishments to appear on the user's map, potentially steering them in their direction, be it a hotel, bed and breakfast, hostel or conference venue...

9 Jan 2019

VoiceMap now part of local street art tour
VoiceMap now part of local street art tour

Nadia Agherdine and Anthea Brock, local street art guides, are taking their tours to the next level with the introduction of voice mapping to ensure accessibility for more locals...

7 Dec 2018

Everybody Instagramming the experience.
#JiveTogetherTour: Cape Town food-pairing with a difference

You just can't escape the traffic in Cape Town, right? Sometimes you need to embrace it. That's just what the local media and influencer set did. In fact, we made a meal of it by waiting in the parkade of 44 Strand Street on Wednesday, 28 November for authentic Jive-branded minibus taxis to take us on a delicious tour of the city, with a difference...

By Leigh Andrews 5 Dec 2018

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Tanzania tour operators lose hope

Tour operators in Tanzania are losing hope over the government's delay to enforce the import duty exemptions on tourist vehicles as the clock ticks towards the onset of the high tourism season...

By Adam Ihucha 30 Nov 2018

R5m Grand Parade upgrade will include revamped trading kiosks
R5m Grand Parade upgrade will include revamped trading kiosks

The proposed plan is to upgrade the trading kiosks to fit-in with the new revamped overall aesthetics of the precinct...

22 Nov 2018

Foster + Partners releases images for The Tulip tower in London
Foster + Partners releases images for The Tulip tower in London

Dubbed The Tulip, the tower is designed to function as a public cultural and tourist attraction for the city of London...

21 Nov 2018

How to choose between the Masai Mara and the Serengeti
How to choose between the Masai Mara and the Serengeti

Every year, millions of wildebeest and plains game journey in a circular route from the north of the Serengeti in Tanzania to the south of Kenya's Masai Mara...

By Zintle Tsholoba 20 Nov 2018

Discover Table Mountain's magnificent floral kingdom with a bespoke fynbos tour
Discover Table Mountain's magnificent floral kingdom with a bespoke fynbos tour

The Cape Grace Hotel Fynbos Tour offers in-house guests the unique opportunity to experience one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and its fascinating floral kingdom while sipping on a delightful range of wines...

Issued by Cape Grace 15 Nov 2018

Airbnb sees leap in older generation hosts and guests
Airbnb sees leap in older generation hosts and guests

Numbers from Airbnb reveal a leap in growth in the over 60s age group, both in hosts and guests...

29 Oct 2018

Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus
Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus

A comprehensive B2B Recruitment Focus from December 2018 to February 2019 will ensure that Bizcommunity is the go-to destination for all the B2B news you'll need to plan your HR and recruitment strategies in 2019...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Oct 2018

The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!
The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!

Feeling a bit state-capsized, swept along by more waves than a cryptocurrency chart? Here are some life-saving festive content ideas...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 15 Oct 2018

#5ForChange: Discover the 'New York of Africa' with Dlala Nje
#5ForChange: Discover the 'New York of Africa' with Dlala Nje

What started off in 2012 as a games arcade for the 400-plus kids of Ponte City in Hillbrow, Johannesburg, has evolved into an inspiring social development project...

By Sindy Peters 4 Oct 2018

Tanzania tour operators demand new tourism policy
Tanzania tour operators demand new tourism policy

Tanzania's tourism is facing a pricing crisis causing the frustration of a multi-billion-dollar industry that wants to grow by leaps and bounds...

By Adam Ihucha 4 Oct 2018

V&A Waterfront to open giant, new urban park
V&A Waterfront to open giant, new urban park

Just in time for this year's silly season, when tourism hits its peak in Cape Town, the V&A Waterfront will be opening a giant, new urban park...

1 Oct 2018

San Heritage Centre launches on Heritage Day
San Heritage Centre launches on Heritage Day

About an hour outside of Cape Town, the new !Khwa ttu Heritage Centre - a unique a place of learning and sharing, owned and run for and by the San - opened its doors on Heritage Day...

28 Sep 2018

How can we #MakeTravelMatter?
How can we #MakeTravelMatter?

How do we make travel matter? How can we positively affect the planet, wildlife and people that we interact with? This well worth considering as we recognise World Tourism Day...

By Brett Tollman 27 Sep 2018

Enjoy ultimate relaxation with a cruise vacation
Enjoy ultimate relaxation with a cruise vacation

If it is relaxation you are after - and who isn't - then a cruise vacation is very hard to beat. Unpack just once and be transported from one glam stop to the next...

By Brian Berkman 22 Aug 2018

#Mandela100: Cape Town unveils new Madiba statue
#Mandela100: Cape Town unveils new Madiba statue

The iconic moment in which Nelson Mandela gave his first speech as a free man...

25 Jul 2018

5 flight booking management tips for travel buyers
5 flight booking management tips for travel buyers

Here's how to make sure that the perfect airfare never passes you by, saving your travel business time and money, and have you stay in tune with your traveller...

25 Jul 2018

Get high: Why Elgin's Cape Canopy tour is bucket list worthy
Get high: Why Elgin's Cape Canopy tour is bucket list worthy

It's no small wonder why people head to the mountains to recharge. The clean air and refreshing sense of space are like natural remedies for a mind bogged down with city smog and strife...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 20 Jul 2018

Making travel more inclusive and accessible to all
Making travel more inclusive and accessible to all

Collin Thaver of Southern Africa 360 lets us in why it's become a necessity to promote special needs tours, especially to the international market, as well as what accessible and disabled friendly travel could mean to the South African market...

By Robin Fredericks 2 Jul 2018

#WTMA18: Bringing Africa to New York and New York to Africa
#WTMA18: Bringing Africa to New York and New York to Africa

NYC & Company became a major blip on our radar when it locked in the first ever city-to-city partnership with Cape Town to boost tourism between the two iconic cities. We caught up with Makiko Matsuda Healy, MD of tourism market development, to find out what New York tourism is all about...

By Cari Coetzee 15 Jun 2018

Tanzania's Serengeti voted Best African Safari Park of 2018
Tanzania's Serengeti voted Best African Safari Park of 2018

SafariBookings.com compiled a definitive list of Africa's best safari parks and after in-depth study which included more than 2,500 reviews from safari tourists and industry experts alike, Serengeti was rated the best African Safari Park with an overall rating of 4.9 out of 5...

By Alawi Masare 14 Jun 2018

The top 10 cities for travel and play according to Mastercard
The top 10 cities for travel and play according to Mastercard

The Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index: Play shows that special cities around the world are building a brand of fun, relaxation and enjoyment for like-minded travellers...

14 Jun 2018

5 benefits of the NDC for corporate travellers
5 benefits of the NDC for corporate travellers

Although a lot of noise has been made around how the New Distribution Capability (NDC), launched by IATA, will 'facilitate' communication between travel agents and airlines, why should the corporate traveller care about this?

5 Jun 2018

Supporting tourism can reinvigorate the Cape economy
Supporting tourism can reinvigorate the Cape economy

Tourism has long been a huge economic driver. As with any other industry, however, we are vulnerable to slumps...

By Judiet Barnes 4 Jun 2018

Authentic African experiences with Tented Adventures
Authentic African experiences with Tented Adventures

Wynand Du Toit saw a gap in the tented safari market and approached Jonathan Cohen with the idea of starting a backpacker tented camp in the Pilanesberg. Together they raised funds and with a lot of hard work, the idea became a reality...

By Cari Coetzee 1 Jun 2018

The time is right for an African attractions association
The time is right for an African attractions association

A key focus of the fifth Attractions Africa conference will be the creation of a continental attractions association in partnership with the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions...

31 May 2018

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