Business events industry leaders at this year's Meetings Africa explored reasons why Africa's diversity gives it a competitive advantage and called for more partnership across nations within the continent to ensure success in the tourism sector.
Delegates also discussed the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement that could help fast-track Africa's growth in the tourism industry. The agreement looks to allow free movement of travellers across 54 African countries and attract long-term investment....
The 2020 edition of Meetings Africa kicked off with BONDay (Business Opportunities Networking Day) where buyers and exhibitors discussed building relationships and shared ideas on how they can impact tourism across the continent.
The theme for this year was "Shared economies", focusing on collaborative African growth, with speakers delving into the continent's value proposition within the global economy.
The country's best restaurants were honoured at the 2019 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards, which was held at GrandWest in Cape Town on the 17 November 2019. The Western Cape's restaurants cleaned up - taking most of the top honours including the number one spot, which went to La Colombe.
Tourism SA recently hosted a contingent of SA travel media in the Drakensberg, giving them a taste of the variety of experiences on offer. Read more about our experience of the Drakensberg here. All images courtesy of Tourism KZN.
Speaking at the Tourism Month launch at the Drakensberg Sun Resort in KwaZulu-Natal on 23 August, Minister of Tourism Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane emphasised that tourism has the potential to boost South Africa's economic growth and improve job creation, which requires an inclusive tourism sector.
She highlighted the importance of Tourism Month as a means to both South Africans and visitors from outside the country's borders to travel and experience our country's diverse offerings.
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To celebrate the 50 years since it first opened, the Premier Hotel The Winkler in White River hosted a black tie formal dinner. Guests included original owner Erwin Winkler, along with subsequent owners, former general managers, local dignitaries and staff members who have been with the hotel for over 40 years.
As part of its partnership with the SA Guide Dogs Association, Montecasino's executive management team suggested names for the association's newest additions. Following the final decision made by the SA Guide Dogs Naming Committee, the labrador puppies were named Bella and Mario.
Muslim tourism is already one of the fastest growing sectors with visitor spending predicted to reach $220bn within the next three years. Cape Town Tourism is making an extra effort to make Muslim travellers feel at home in the city. Read more here..
To kick off its 50th-anniversary celebrations, six of Airbus’s aircraft – A319neo, A220, A330neo, A350-1000, A380 and BelugaXL – participated in an aerial demonstration alongside Patrouille de France in Toulouse, France.