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CPT Tourism launches digital visitors' guide
CPT Tourism launches digital visitors' guideArticle

Cape Town Tourism, together with the City of Cape Town, has launched its latest official visitors' guide in digital format, highlighting all the top things to do and see in the Mother City...

7 Apr 2021

Satsa to facilitate EC tourism transformation of ownership project
Satsa to facilitate EC tourism transformation of ownership projectArticle

Satsa's Access, Inclusivity and Diversity Committee, under the guidance of the Satsa Eastern Cape Chapter Chair, Mandisa Magwaxaza, has joined forces for good with a member association in the Eastern Cape to pioneer a Proof of Concept that will become a blueprint for sustainable transformation of ownership...

31 Mar 2021

SA claims 2nd place in domestic business travel recovery globally
SA claims 2nd place in domestic business travel recovery globallyArticle

FCM's latest white paper has revealed that although New Zealand leads the way when it comes to domestic business travel recovery, South Africa claims second place in the race to recovery, reaching up to 25% of pre-Covid travel volumes...

23 Mar 2021

FCTG survey shows how Covid has changed the way South Africans travel
FCTG survey shows how Covid has changed the way South Africans travelArticle

Travellers won't book without flexible Ts & Cs and health and safety protocols in place, with the majority saying they want to travel internationally in 2021...

10 Mar 2021

Back to Level 1: Taking a phased approach to resuming corporate travel in 2021
Back to Level 1: Taking a phased approach to resuming corporate travel in 2021Article

As President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a return to Level 1 this week, there is a renewed sense of positivity in the air and the potential for new beginnings...

Oz Desai 5 Mar 2021

Digital health passport launches in South Africa
Digital health passport launches in South AfricaArticle

The user-friendly mobile app will provide support in helping to restart tourism, business, sports, events and job creation on a national level...

3 Mar 2021

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Health digitises Covid-19 screening at portsArticle

The Health Department will launch the Covid SA travel system, a digital screening platform that allows travellers to complete the required travel health questionnaire on their personal devices ahead of their arrival at ports of entry...

10 Dec 2020

SA Tourism's new campaign to inspire travellers to do summer differently
SA Tourism's new campaign to inspire travellers to do summer differentlyArticle

South Africa has an unbelievable diversity of things to do and places to explore in all its nine provinces and this week South African Tourism kicks off a campaign to showcase this wide variety of tourism attraction and experiences across the country....

27 Nov 2020

Emirates, FlySafair partner to strengthen SA travel options
Emirates, FlySafair partner to strengthen SA travel optionsArticle

The partnership will see Emirates and FlySafair offer the ease of single-ticket travel, as well as easing tagging of baggage for travellers transferring from Emirates' three gateways - Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Durban to FlySafair domestic points in South Africa, such as Port Elizabeth, East London and George...

16 Nov 2020

Wesgro, Satsa partner to showcase that the Western Cape is travel ready
Wesgro, Satsa partner to showcase that the Western Cape is travel readyArticle

Satsa and Wesgro, the Western Cape Tourism, Trade and Investment Promotion Agency, recently joined forces to coordinate the Overberg and Garden Route Mega Fam which took place from 20-25 October...

29 Oct 2020

These reminders could make or break your road trip
These reminders could make or break your road tripArticle

Having not been able to schedule a getaway during the higher levels of lockdown, some of our good holiday habits might be lacking. Brushing up on these key reminders before you set off will ensure your escape is well remembered...

Bertus Visser 13 Oct 2020

4 ways you can travel safely in 2020
4 ways you can travel safely in 2020Article

As the tourism industry gradually opens up, South Africans are keen to travel once again. But some might feel a little hesitant and uncertain about embarking upon their first trip - especially after having spent so much time at home during lockdown...

9 Oct 2020

TBCSA calls for government consultation over inbound travel from high-risk countries
TBCSA calls for government consultation over inbound travel from high-risk countriesArticle

The Tourism Business Council of South Africa has welcomed the reopening of South Africa's international borders but has called for urgent consultation with government to understand the methodology used to define the list of high-risk countries from which leisure travellers are banned...

1 Oct 2020

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Table Mountain Cableway reopens in SeptemberArticle

Thanks to the easing of the national lockdown regulations, The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company is now ready to welcome local and domestic travellers from Tuesday, 1 September 2020...

24 Aug 2020

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The tourism dilemmaArticle

As the industry looks to the domestic market to save it in the short term, we have to view this market framed within the bigger picture...

Di Brown 20 Jul 2020

Travel agents go independent - ITC model on the rise in South Africa
Travel agents go independent - ITC model on the rise in South AfricaArticle

Even before the pandemic, we saw more travel agents choosing to become independent travel consultants in order to work independently from home - essentially running their own travel agency.

Chantal Gouws 16 Jul 2020

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Radisson Hotels welcomes back guests in South AfricaArticle

With the gradual ease of restrictions in South Africa, the countries Radisson Hotels are welcoming back guests and conference attendees in line with the South African government's directive...

14 Jul 2020

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SAA business rescue plan vote given green lightArticle

The Department of Public Enterprises has welcomed the judgment to strike off the roll an urgent court application by SA Airlink...

25 Jun 2020

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6 reasons why travel agents are not yet obsolete in 2020Article

Being a travel advisor has not been the most lucrative enterprise in 2020, but that doesn't mean the profession has become obsolete. On the contrary, it has never been more pertinent.

22 Jun 2020

SA travel bloggers launch platform in aid of local tourism
SA travel bloggers launch platform in aid of local tourismArticle

South African travel writers, Di Brown and Ryan Enslin have launched an innovative online platform called Virtual Bucket List.Guru, which seeks to contribute towards the medium to long term recovery of the South African domestic tourism industry...

17 May 2020

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SAA suspends regional flightsArticle

Subsequent to suspending all international flights, South African Airways (SAA) has also announced the suspension of regional flights...

23 Mar 2020

Is taking a bleisure trip in your own country worth it?
Is taking a bleisure trip in your own country worth it?Article

South Africa has become a popular bleisure destination for international business travellers, but are South Africans taking advantage of the experience their own country offers?

5 Mar 2020

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SA Tourism launches new brand campaignArticle

"It was important for us to start this brand journey by firstly reminding South Africans of who we are, of creating conversation and of re-invigorating the national psyche..."

14 Feb 2020

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What does the future hold for the retail travel industry?Article

Jenna Berndt sits down with Sue Garrett, general manager of marketing and product at Flight Centre Travel Group, to talk about what the next 25 years will look like for the retail travel trade in South Africa...

Jenna Berndt 21 Jan 2020

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Unplug and retreat to nature this holiday seasonArticle

Danny Bryer, area director of sales and marketing for Protea Hotel by Marriott shares five reasons to visit the vast wilderness of the Kruger...

Danny Bryer 20 Nov 2019

Asata outraged at unabridged birth certificates waiver not extended to South Africans
Asata outraged at unabridged birth certificates waiver not extended to South AfricansArticle

The Association of Southern African Travel Agents has reacted with outrage following the announcement that the removal of the onerous requirement to present an unabridged birth certificate when travelling with minors will not be extended to South African citizens.

12 Nov 2019

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SA Tourism to exhibit at WTM LondonArticle

Attendance at the event forms part of South African Tourism's global strategy to double international tourist arrivals to the country to 21 million by 2030...

30 Oct 2019

SA business travel forecast shows positive trend for 2020
SA business travel forecast shows positive trend for 2020Article

Predicting positive growth in 2020, analysts say there is good news for South African SMEs, whose bargaining power they see rising with the market's size and spend...

25 Oct 2019

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Cape Winelands selected as one of Lonely Planet's top 10 best value destinations for 2020Article

Lonely Planet has announced its Top 10 Best Value Destinations for 2020, with the Western Cape's Cape Winelands coming in eighth position...

23 Oct 2019

Family travel in 2019 and trends to tap into this #TourismMonth
Family travel in 2019 and trends to tap into this #TourismMonthArticle

September is Tourism Month in South Africa. Just ahead of the peak family travel season, it's an ideal time for businesses to be promoting domestic tourism and to encourage a culture of travel among locals...

Sharmila Ragunanan 13 Sep 2019

SA Tourism's Sho't Left Travel Week kicks off in two weeks
SA Tourism's Sho't Left Travel Week kicks off in two weeksArticle

The campaign encourages South Africans to explore their own backyard and play witness to the beauty that they are surrounded by...

9 Sep 2019

SA Tourism, Future Group partner to give locals more access to exploring their own country
SA Tourism, Future Group partner to give locals more access to exploring their own countryArticle

South African Tourism has partnered with expo organisers, Future Group, to provide Thompson's Holidays, Kulula Holidays, STA Travel and SANParks a platform to showcase their affordable Sho't Left getaway deals during this year's Holiday Expo...

22 Aug 2019

South African OCJ implements digital justice system
South African OCJ implements digital justice systemArticle

South Africa is implementing paperless digital courtrooms across the country after selecting CaseLines, which will allow judges and lawyers to work in a secure online environment...

14 May 2019

Getaway names Victoria Falls one of Africa's best holiday destinations
Getaway names Victoria Falls one of Africa's best holiday destinationsArticle

South Africa travel magazine, Getaway has named Victoria Falls, Great Zimbabwe and Mana Pools National Park among Africa's 30 Best Holidays in its April 2019 edition. Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, took first place in Getaway's Best Natural Wonders category, while Great Zimbabwe took second place...

2 May 2019

Gondwana Game Reserve launches new fynbos conservation experience
Gondwana Game Reserve launches new fynbos conservation experienceArticle

Gondwana Game Reserve on the Garden Route will launch a Fynbos Conservation Experience this month, which includes a guided nature walk lead by their resident botanist...

11 Apr 2019

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How an innovation hub could boost Africa's travel tradeArticle

Deeper collaboration is needed to drive the development and delivery of cutting-edge technology across the continent' travel and tourism industry.

13 Mar 2019

Futureproofing your travel for 2019
Futureproofing your travel for 2019Article

When the Finance Minister chooses an Aloe Ferox - that bitter, hardy and spiky indigenous species best known for its resilience in extreme climates - as a metaphor for the country's budget, you know you're in for a rather prickly year...

Andrew Stark 11 Mar 2019

Travel blogger Meruschka Govender, aka MzansiGirl has passed away
Travel blogger Meruschka Govender, aka MzansiGirl has passed awayArticle

Meruschka Govender, aka MzansiGirl, has passed away at the age of 38...

17 Jan 2019

2019 family travel forecast: Millennial travel is about to change
2019 family travel forecast: Millennial travel is about to changeArticle

Family travel is set to grow by 25% in 2022, from 300-million trips recorded in 2017 to an estimated 376-million over the next four years, according to research by data and insight agency GlobalData...

Chelsey Hale 7 Dec 2018

#EntrepreneurMonth: Could your growing business use a travel management company?
#EntrepreneurMonth: Could your growing business use a travel management company?Article

As an entrepreneur or business owner, you know better than anyone that every penny counts. Spending money to outsource your travel planning is therefore likely to be at the bottom of your list of priorities...

Dorine Reinstein 28 Nov 2018

Positive growth for SA tourism despite economic barriers
Positive growth for SA tourism despite economic barriersArticle

During September 2018, South Africa experienced an upsurge in both domestic and regional tourism, with trips in and around the country experiencing an increase of 8.5% when compared to the same period of last year...

23 Nov 2018

Joburg Tourism launches information portal for business, leisure travellers
Joburg Tourism launches information portal for business, leisure travellersArticle

Joburg has a new online presence following the recent launch of Visit.Joburg by Joburg Tourism...

2 Oct 2018

Sanlam Top Destination Awards announces 2018 winners
Sanlam Top Destination Awards announces 2018 winnersArticle

The Sanlam Top Destination awards ceremony 34 accommodation establishments walk away with the winning title of top destination...

21 Sep 2018

SA travellers' top 10 fastest growing destinations
SA travellers' top 10 fastest growing destinationsArticle

According to analysis conducted by Travelport, the countries that have seen the greatest growth in flight bookings from travellers in South Africa in the last 12 months are Mauritius, Thailand and Zimbabwe...

20 Sep 2018

3 tips to ensure ecotourism sustainability, economic growth
3 tips to ensure ecotourism sustainability, economic growthArticle

"Essentially, ecotourism should unite conservation, communities and sustainable travel. The greatest opportunity for South Africa is capitalising on ecotourism to ensure that the people living in the areas being visited are benefiting from the economic growth."

11 Sep 2018

Insight into local travel and why South Africans love it
Insight into local travel and why South Africans love itArticle

Supporting its goal to assist digital brands to grow efficiently, DCMN South Africa recently conducted a survey into the travelling habits of South Africans...

30 Aug 2018

International spotlight on fair and inclusive tourism shines on Cape Town
International spotlight on fair and inclusive tourism shines on Cape TownArticle

As part of Cape Town Tourism, CEO Enver Duminy has been asked to participate in the UNWTO Global Summit in Seoul, Korea in September 2018. He's been tasked with sharing on the topic of fair and inclusive tourism. Here are the points he'll be addressing, based on his own initiatives and goals...

Enver Duminy 16 Aug 2018

The benefits of tourism in growing Africa's economy
The benefits of tourism in growing Africa's economyArticle

Tourism has become important to the growth of any economy, which is why so many countries are now reviewing and developing their tourism policies...

Robin Fredericks 13 Aug 2018

Don't get bogged down with airline baggage rules
Don't get bogged down with airline baggage rulesArticle

Benediction Zubane, head of department: marketing at Mango Airlines says things could very quickly turn pear-shaped if you haven't paid attention to airline baggage regulations...

Benediction Zubane 2 Aug 2018

#Mandela100: SA tourism honours Mandela centenary, promotes local travel
#Mandela100: SA tourism honours Mandela centenary, promotes local travelArticle

To honour Nelson Mandela's centenary, the South Africa travel and tourism industry will place its focus on boosting local tourism...

16 Jul 2018

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