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South Africa kicks the can down the road on captive predator breeding
South Africa kicks the can down the road on captive predator breeding

The world's leading lion scientists argue that captive predator breeding has no conservation value...

By Ross Harvey 12 hours ago

36 organisations nominated for 2019 African Responsible Tourism Awards
36 organisations nominated for 2019 African Responsible Tourism Awards

The 2019 African Responsible Tourism Awards has moved into the second round in which 36 tourism organisations will compete for the top spots...

6 Mar 2019

Wild Coast Sun achieves first-in-Africa Net Zero Waste certification
Wild Coast Sun achieves first-in-Africa Net Zero Waste certification

Sun International's Wild Coast Sun has achieved Africa's first Net Zero Waste rating from the Green Building Council of South Africa...

1 Mar 2019

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Building sustainable tourism in developing countries

Tourism practitioners met for a two-day workshop in Durban recently to share best practices and methodologies that have the potential to shape the future of sustainable tourism economies in developing countries...

21 Feb 2019

Executive Chef Hanroe Erasmus
The Palace's rooftop garden boasts rare veggies

Given the glitz and extravagance of Sun City, the rooftop of The Palace hotel is an unlikely place of a veggie garden, but that's exactly what it is...

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

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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

Tribal Tourist launches new website connecting adventure travellers to Africa
Tribal Tourist launches new website connecting adventure travellers to Africa

Tribal Tourist has launched a new website to provide travellers with an easy way to find and book tours and activities; and promote responsible adventure travel in Africa...

25 Jan 2019

Mercure Hotels SA adopts plastic-straw free initiative
Mercure Hotels SA adopts plastic-straw free initiative

Prior to its commitment, the hotel group in South Africa was, on average, disposing of a total of 25,200 in 30 days and 302,400 plastic straws in a year across its franchises...

24 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: The role of data in sustainable tourism
#BizTrends2019: The role of data in sustainable tourism

Will we see a time coming when tourists will simply slip on a headset and travel without leaving their homes?

By Enver Duminy 14 Jan 2019

What to expect from WTM Africa 2019
What to expect from WTM Africa 2019

The WTM Africa 2019 speaker line-up and programme are taking shape, with Conference, Inspire, Destination and Travel Forward Theatres set to host presentations and interactive sessions with global travel influencers between 10 and 12 April 2019...

10 Jan 2019

Businesses think they're on top of carbon risk, but tourism destinations have barely a clue
Businesses think they're on top of carbon risk, but tourism destinations have barely a clue

Tourism is a huge contributor to emissions, accounting for 8% of emissions worldwide and climbing as tourism grows faster than the economies it contributes to...

By Susanne Becken 8 Jan 2019

Spruce up your festive Stellenbosch stay with the Spier Light Art Festival
Spruce up your festive Stellenbosch stay with the Spier Light Art Festival

With the spongy green grass of Spier farm beneath our toes and a veritable picnic feast warming our bellies, we couldn't tell if they were shivers of cold from the light breeze rustling through the trees or fear from the otherworldly feathered beings of Stravinsky's Firebird ballet and ghostly lights in the bamboo forest and haunting operatic voices from the Spier Light Art Festival...

By Leigh Andrews 13 Dec 2018

5 tips to travel more sustainably while in Africa
5 tips to travel more sustainably while in Africa

Africa today is not yet affected by overtourism, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't travel more sustainably...

By Martin Tvede Larsen 12 Dec 2018

What the millennial market wants from the travel industry
What the millennial market wants from the travel industry

Keeping up with global trends is hugely important for South African companies involved in the tourism industry. If we want to encourage more foreigners to visit our shores, we have to listen to what they want...

By Judiet Barnes 6 Dec 2018

Import regulations: What traveller's to SA should know
Import regulations: What traveller's to SA should know

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) has called all international travellers, who will be visiting South Africa during the festive season, to comply with the country's import requirements for agricultural and related regulated products...

26 Nov 2018

2018 SANParks Kudu Awards winners announced
2018 SANParks Kudu Awards winners announced

SANParks recently held its 14th Kudu Awards ceremony celebrating its employees, as well as multiple stakeholders who play a pivotal role in strengthening conservation in SA...

22 Nov 2018

CTICC enhances water-saving success, constructs reverse osmosis plant
CTICC enhances water-saving success, constructs reverse osmosis plant

The plant is currently in its test phase of implementation, and the centre is in the process of fine-tuning the extraction and purification process...

21 Nov 2018

Why we need to work with local communities in tackling the illegal wildlife economy
Why we need to work with local communities in tackling the illegal wildlife economy

While millions of rands have been disbursed to fight illegal wildlife trade, rhino poaching continues...

13 Nov 2018

SANParks and Welgevonden Game Reserve enter partnership agreement
SANParks and Welgevonden Game Reserve enter partnership agreement

SANParks and Welgevonden Game Reserve have signed a partnership agreement, which "comes at an opportune time to effectively enhance security, address socio-economic challenges and bolster development opportunities..."

12 Nov 2018

Travel megatrends transforming Africa
Travel megatrends transforming Africa

Travel is an ever-shifting industry; how visitors adapt in their preferences is a challenge for any tourism and hospitality professional to identify and meet their requirements in order to stay relevant...

8 Nov 2018

Meet 2018's Sassi Trailblazer chefs
Meet 2018's Sassi Trailblazer chefs

The eight chefs, acknowledged for actively championing sustainable seafood practices in their restaurants, were recently announced at the Sassi (South African Sustainable Seafood Initiative) Trailblazer Awards, which was held at the Harbour House, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town...

7 Nov 2018

WowZulu to boost community-based tourism
WowZulu to boost community-based tourism

Community-based tourism has received a massive boost with the recent launch of WowZulu, an initiative that seeks to create inclusive tourist destinations that serve as a best-case South African model for the sector...

5 Nov 2018

Why conservation success stories in Tanzania need a closer look
Why conservation success stories in Tanzania need a closer look

By several accounts, 2018 has been a great year for community-based conservation in Tanzania...

By Jevgeniy Bluwstein, Jens Friis Lund & Peadar Breho 2 Nov 2018

Fancourt is not only fancy, but sustainable too
Fancourt is not only fancy, but sustainable too

As the big black entrance gates open and you drive through the lush, tree-lined avenue, you are transported to a different world. This is the heritage of Henry Fancourt White which dates back to the mid-1800s...

By Ilse van den Berg 30 Oct 2018

mage by Volodymyr Burdiak
Infrastructure needs to expand past transport for sustainability

In keeping with UNWTO's priority of promoting sustainable tourism, it is no doubt that proper infrastructure is a key metric in measuring the environmental, social, and economic impacts at destinations...

By Josephine Wawira 26 Oct 2018

Brett Hendricks
Tourism: A road well travelled for job creation

With ongoing petrol hikes, a recession, a VAT hike and the impact of the drought, many South African businesses are now struggling...

By Brett Hendricks 24 Oct 2018

Corporate content should be part of your DNA
Corporate content should be part of your DNA

On the cusp of exciting and fruitful pan-African networking and trade, the time to make use of an unbiased B2B media showcase for all Africa's dynamic, entrepreneurial business communities is now...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 24 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

How building eco-friendly hotels can help develop ROI
How building eco-friendly hotels can help develop ROI

In this day and age, building 'green' should be the norm rather than the exception, however, misconceptions on green building 'tax' still seem to hinder the decision...

19 Oct 2018

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