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Africa's Travel Indaba to give exhibitors maximum exposure opportunities

Africa's Travel Indaba 2019 will see company owners take part in Speed Marketing sessions between 8.30am to 10am, at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Convention Centre, Durban. The sessions are an opportunity for exhibitors to expose their offerings to buyers and potentially contribute to increasing their sales...

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

Blue economy: Experts call for sustainable exploitation
Blue economy: Experts call for sustainable exploitation

By efficient management, the sustainable exploitation of resources in oceans, seas, lakes and rivers - also known as the blue economy - could contribute up to $1.5tn to the global economy...

By Ruth Waruhiu 1 day ago

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

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AAVEA launches boosting attractions, visitor experiences in Africa

Earlier this month, the African Association of Visitor Experiences and Attractions (AAVEA) celebrated its inception with a digital media launch, with the aim to unify and elevate the attractions sector...

15 Mar 2019

Table Mountain Cableway extends its student special
Table Mountain Cableway extends its student special

The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway has extended its student special. It will now be available to all student card-holding students seven days a week - the discounted tickets cost R150 return and R80 one-way...

15 Mar 2019

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Knysna Oyster Festival 2019 celebrates 34th anniversary with new look

The 2019 Knysna Oyster Festival has introduced a new logo, which celebrates the key protagonist of the festival - the oyster...

15 Mar 2019

Despite economic challenges, Cape Town can still turn risk into opportunity
Despite economic challenges, Cape Town can still turn risk into opportunity

Set against the backdrop of the economic forecast for the upcoming year, Wesgro's heads' of department briefly outlined their plans to boost the local economy and facilitate job creation through tourism, trade, investment and film...

14 Mar 2019

#WTMA19: Travel Forward Summit to boost digital travel market
#WTMA19: Travel Forward Summit to boost digital travel market

Travel technology assumes a prominent role at this year's WTM Africa with a dedicated one-day event - the Travel Forward conference in partnership with e-Tourism Africa Summit on Friday, 12 April...

13 Mar 2019

Cape Town selected for prestigious study on global destinations
Cape Town selected for prestigious study on global destinations

Cape Town, South Africa, was selected as one of 15 top global destinations for a case study by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation and the World Tourism Cities Federation...

By Enver Duminy 12 Mar 2019

The award-winning 'Favourite Luggage Brand' 2018
The award-winning 'Favourite Luggage Brand' 2018

Samsonite has been named "Favourite Luggage Brand" by TripAdvisor's worldwide community at the 2018 annual Travellers' Choice Awards...

Issued by Samsonite 8 Mar 2019

Lufthansa expands its tourist-oriented long-haul portfolio in Frankfurt, Munich
Lufthansa expands its tourist-oriented long-haul portfolio in Frankfurt, Munich

Lufthansa Group will be expanding its tourist-oriented long-haul portfolio at its hubs in Frankfurt and Munich with Eurowings. For Frankfurt Airport, this means that Eurowings will be taking off from the metropolis on the main river...

8 Mar 2019

SA Wine Steward Programme boosts tourism opportunities for unemployed youth
SA Wine Steward Programme boosts tourism opportunities for unemployed youth

The objective of the three-year programme, which comprises of 30% theory and 70% practical training, is to upskill unemployed youth and ensure that they are employable within the hospitality and wine industry...

6 Mar 2019

Lion's Head visitors urged to stay clear of demarcated areas
Lion's Head visitors urged to stay clear of demarcated areas

SANParks has requested that public visiting the Table Mountain National Park adhere to signage informing them of areas not open on parts of Lion Head. These sections, which include newly installed staples and chains are still being assessed...

6 Mar 2019

SA Tourism to bolster trade at ITB Berlin 2019
SA Tourism to bolster trade at ITB Berlin 2019

Part of the South African delegation led by Sisa Ntshona, South African Tourism CEO, will be a bouquet of 50 tourism products and services including small tourism businesses and emerging entrepreneurs from across nine of South Africa's provinces...

6 Mar 2019

New survey raises concerns about elephant poaching in Botswana
New survey raises concerns about elephant poaching in Botswana

Botswana has an elephant poaching problem. The numbers far exceed previous years according to a new survey...

By Ross Harvey 4 Mar 2019

4 tourism trends to look out for in 2019
4 tourism trends to look out for in 2019

Despite the prevailing tough economic environment, the tourism industry in South Africa continues to provide a glimmer of hope, as one of the sectors that will continue to boost growth and job creation this year...

28 Feb 2019

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Cradle of Human Culture route to launch in the Western Cape

"The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site celebrates the human journey, from our earliest beginnings - to the challenges of our present - to our uncertain future. It celebrates human development, in every shape and form..."

26 Feb 2019

Tourvest acquires Travelex's South African assets
Tourvest acquires Travelex's South African assets

The financial services division of integrated tourism group Tourvest has acquired the South African assets of global forex provider, Travelex...

15 Feb 2019

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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

Radisson Hotel Group expands Africa portfolio with 16 new hotels
Radisson Hotel Group expands Africa portfolio with 16 new hotels

The Radisson Hotel Group has signed 16 new hotel deals across Africa, with 96 hotels and 20,000 rooms in operation and under development across 31 countries.

12 Feb 2019

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Africa's Travel Indaba to be rescheduled

SA Tourism has announced that the 2019 Africa's Travel Indaba will be rescheduled, after the president confirmed 8 May as the date of the country's general election...

8 Feb 2019

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CTIJF to promote Khayelitsha as a tourist destination

The 2019 Cape Town International Jazz Festival has set up a tourism hub with the aim to promote local township tourism, create jobs and encourage awareness about under-explored tourism options for visitors...

6 Feb 2019

COCT honours Cape Town tourism safety ambassadors
COCT honours Cape Town tourism safety ambassadors

The City of Cape Town has commended the Tourism Safety Ambassadors appointed by Cape Town Tourism for the crucial part they play in bringing perpetrators to book in Cape Town's CBD and Bo-Kaap tourism hotspots.

4 Feb 2019

AAXO Roar names WTM Africa best trade exhibition
AAXO Roar names WTM Africa best trade exhibition

The Association of African Exhibition Organisers Roar awards has named World Travel Market Africa Best Trade Exhibition in its 6,001-12,000 sqm category...

1 Feb 2019

Top African tourism countries and their perspectives
Top African tourism countries and their perspectives

Tourism is becoming one of the most important economic sectors for many African countries. According to TINA Magazine, the top ten African countries received more than 37 million visitors in 2018 which means the whole continent might be looking into a more exciting and brighter future of tourism...

By Melissa Burns 31 Jan 2019

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#MeetingsAfrica2019: Building a shared economy

In his opening address at the 2019 Meetings Africa launch, South African Tourism CEO, Sisa Ntshona delved into how SA Tourism is looking to grow business tourism in the country through NCB efforts to sell the country as a business events destination of choice...

30 Jan 2019

Tourism chapter to digitalise tourism
Tourism chapter to digitalise tourism

The Department of Tourism has announced that a digitally savvy business model from the North West Women in Tourism Chapter is to be rolled out in other provinces...

30 Jan 2019

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SPM reports positive tourism levy growth despite challenges

Stellenbosch Publicity & Marketing reported positive growth in income derived from tourism levies last week during its AGM at Devon Valley Hotel. The 1% levy from member companies, mainly accommodation establishments, increased by 28%, representing approximately R127,000...

29 Jan 2019

Constitution Hill's Old Fort upgrades its visitor experience
Constitution Hill's Old Fort upgrades its visitor experience

The Old Fort on the Constitution Hill precinct has upgraded its visitor experience by use of technology and innovative design...

29 Jan 2019

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