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#BehindtheBrandManager: Meet Briony Brookes for Cape Town Tourism
#BehindtheBrandManager: Meet Briony Brookes for Cape Town TourismArticle

Briony Brookes, head of PR and communications at Cape Town Tourism unpacks marketing brand Cape Town Tourism during one of the toughest years in the tourism industry...

Robin Fredericks 15 Apr 2021

The countdown to Africa Travel Week Virtual has begun
The countdown to Africa Travel Week Virtual has begunArticle

This year's Africa Travel Week, which takes place virtually this week from 7-9 April, will feature trends, insights and speakers from across the globe...

6 Apr 2021

Joburg Tourism, stakeholders join TME Workshop to revive sector
Joburg Tourism, stakeholders join TME Workshop to revive sectorArticle

The audience of delegates and attendees comprised 87 corporate and leisure travel agents, direct corporate travel bookers, inbound tour operators, event managers, PCOs and DMCs...

31 Mar 2021

Incubeta to assist SA Tourism maximise global digital investments
Incubeta to assist SA Tourism maximise global digital investmentsArticle

Digital marketing specialist, Incubeta has been appointed as a global digital media partner to South African Tourism. The three-year deal will see Incubeta help maximise technology investment across all 27 of South African Tourism's operating regions...

24 Mar 2021

ITIC, WTM Africa partnership to bolster Africa tourism investment opportunities
ITIC, WTM Africa partnership to bolster Africa tourism investment opportunitiesArticle

The International Tourism and Investment Summit's partnership with World Travel Market will leverage each companies' strengths and commitment to propel growth in travel and tourism through innovation in products, destination marketing and investment in sustainable development and infrastructure...

9 Mar 2021

All things considered... do awards still matter?
All things considered... do awards still matter?Article

In a year in which the ground shifted seismically under our feet, where the collective travel industry is focused on survival rather than award show glory, are awards still relevant?

Linsey Schluter 15 Feb 2021

Africa Travel Week unveils 2021 roadmap to reignite travel and tourism
Africa Travel Week unveils 2021 roadmap to reignite travel and tourismArticle

WTM Africa and suite of sister shows to run as a virtual event from 7 to 9 April 2021 with a live element from 1 to 3 September during Tourism Month...

27 Jan 2021

Meet Monika Iuel, the new chief marketing officer at Wesgro
Meet Monika Iuel, the new chief marketing officer at WesgroArticle

Monika Iuel has been appointed as the new chief marketing officer at Wesgro, the official tourism, trade and investment promotion agency for Cape Town and the Western Cape...

Evan-Lee Courie 18 Jan 2021

Wesgro appoints Monika Iuel as new CMO
Wesgro appoints Monika Iuel as new CMOArticle

Iuel will take lead of the destination marketing organisation and communications and marketing teams from 15 March 2021...

13 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Together we can do so much more
#BizTrends2021: Together we can do so much moreArticle

Twenty-twenty was a devastating year for South Africa's tourism industry - but it was also the year that we came together as one tourism community and saw the power of true alignment and collaboration...

David Frost 21 Dec 2020

International Tourism Film Festival Africa celebrates first official awards ceremony
International Tourism Film Festival Africa celebrates first official awards ceremonyArticle

On Friday, 27 November, the International Tourism Film Festival Africa (ITFFA) was finally able to celebrate its first official awards ceremony of The Lockdown Edition of the ITFFA 2020 at the Radisson Red Hotel, V&A Waterfront...

3 Dec 2020

New WTM Africa Travel & Tourism Awards category now open for entry
New WTM Africa Travel & Tourism Awards category now open for entryArticle

Entries are open for Reigniting Africa, a new award category in the inaugural WTM Africa Travel & Tourism Awards to acknowledge the most impactful, story-driven Covid-19 campaign...

17 Nov 2020

CPT Tourism launches new campaign promoting pocket-friendly tourism
CPT Tourism launches new campaign promoting pocket-friendly tourismArticle

This campaign highlights that the Mother City is diverse, inexpensive and suited to all travellers...

10 Nov 2020

Visit Stellenbosch launches new brand and logo
Visit Stellenbosch launches new brand and logoArticle

The new Stellenbosch brand identity captures the town's warmth and generosity, providing a fresh vibrant palette and visual elements that reflect our youthful charm...

5 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

SA Tourism to host virtual speed marketing sessions
SA Tourism to host virtual speed marketing sessionsArticle

South African Tourism is calling on all tourism businesses and service providers to take part in the 2020 Virtual Speed Marketing sessions. These sessions are an initiative of the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa...

20 Oct 2020

6 essential SEO tips for tourism businesses
6 essential SEO tips for tourism businessesArticle

One place where travel and tourism businesses can help their business to be more visible online is from search engine optimisation. Here are some helpful tips on how you can move your website to one of the top spots on Google and other popular search engines result pages.

Selina Bieber 12 Oct 2020

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Covid economic recovery a unique opportunity for SA tourism private-public sector collaborationArticle

"The sector cannot grow to its full potential unless several interventions are introduced swiftly to improve our competitiveness as a tourism destination, drive demand and contribute significantly in reigniting South Africa's economy."

22 Sep 2020

Visit Stellenbosch new initiative to stimulate town's tourism economy
Visit Stellenbosch new initiative to stimulate town's tourism economyArticle

To tackle the revival and recovery of the tourism sector in times of Covid-19, Stellenbosch is embarking on a range of initiatives aimed at supporting local business, driving demand and inspiring locals to experience and share their town...

3 Sep 2020

#WomensMonth: V&A Waterfront's Tinyiko Mageza sees opportunity everywhere
#WomensMonth: V&A Waterfront's Tinyiko Mageza sees opportunity everywhereArticle

Tinyiko Mageza talks us through her serendipitous career journey, the women who have shaped her growth, and how the V&A aims to drive meaningful impact while adapting to the pandemic...

Lauren Hartzenberg 24 Aug 2020

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CPT Tourism, Namola safety app partner to give visitors and locals peace of mindArticle

"Safety and security in Cape Town present a serious challenge when it comes to tourism in what is a popular destination for tourists and visitors. Now more than ever during these uncertain times, travellers and locals alike need to know that...

4 Aug 2020

Supporting local tourism SMMEs during lockdown
Supporting local tourism SMMEs during lockdownArticle

It is no secret that the tourism industry has been hit the hardest by the Covid-19 pandemic and this is a critical time to support tourism businesses...

24 Jul 2020

Beat the lockdown blues with #LoveCapeTown
Beat the lockdown blues with #LoveCapeTownArticle

In a bid to help lift the spirits, Cape Town Tourism has reached out to some of the city's most-loved local celebrities creating a #LoveCapeTown Lockdown Survival Guide. These videos share lockdown tips to manage staying indoors but, most importantly, provides a healthy dose of humour, in true Capetonian style...

Issued by Irvine Partners 2 Jul 2020

Webinar: Gauteng Tourism Authority reignites sector confidence
Webinar: Gauteng Tourism Authority reignites sector confidenceArticle

As a first step towards reaffirming solidarity and the gradual and eventual reopening of the tourism sector, the Gauteng Tourism Authority launched its first webinar in a four-part series of targeted engagements...

19 Jun 2020

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How does a destination recover from Covid-19?Article

This is not the time to sell, but an opportunity to report: openly and honestly, like a letter from home...

Sofia Panayiotaki 5 May 2020

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CPT Tourism makes long-distance love possible with new campaignArticle

A campaign video has been produced, to remind visitors of the emotion felt when experiencing the beauty of The Mother City...

23 Apr 2020

Preparing for a post-Covid-19 era in the tourism industry
Preparing for a post-Covid-19 era in the tourism industryArticle

Our world has been turned upside down by the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak. It calls for innovation and smart solutions as we brace ourselves for the economic and social impact of the outbreak and the much needed social isolation...

Mariette du Toit-Helmbold 25 Mar 2020

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#MeetingsAfrica: Why Africa's diversity gives it a competitive edgeArticle

Africa has the ability to be a serious contender in the MICE industry...

25 Feb 2020

#MeetingsAfrica: Connecting people and ideas to strengthen Africa's tourism market
#MeetingsAfrica: Connecting people and ideas to strengthen Africa's tourism marketArticle

The first leg of this year's Meetings Africa kicked off with discussions between buyers and exhibitors centred around relationships and sharing of ideas, and how these can impact tourism across the continent...

25 Feb 2020

Formula 1, Heineken to host first-ever African F1 festival in Jozi
Formula 1, Heineken to host first-ever African F1 festival in JoziArticle

Formula One and Heineken will host the F1 Joburg Festival in Gauteng on 29 March 2020. The festival is set to be a thrilling fan event with a live car run featuring three F1 teams...

20 Feb 2020

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Using design thinking to improve the travel customer experienceArticle

Customers have changed over time. Today, customers are looking for a meaningful and exceptional experience, not just lip service from their various platforms or providers...

Babajide Olowookere 12 Feb 2020

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WiT Africa 2020 to connect Asian and African travel marketsArticle

The first WiT Africa, to be held on May 28 at the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town will explore the opportunities and dynamism of a region that echoes what has been seen in Asia's emerging markets...

23 Jan 2020

Radisson RED calls SA creatives to enter #REDexperiment 2.0
Radisson RED calls SA creatives to enter #REDexperiment 2.0Article

The Radisson RED Hotel V&A Waterfront, Cape Town is once again embarking on a #REDexperiment competition, to offer South African designers and creatives the opportunity to design the hotel's new staff uniform, which includes a T-shirt, a cap and a long-sleeve jacket; with entries closing on 31 January 2020...

20 Jan 2020

SA set for increased arrivals from India
SA set for increased arrivals from IndiaArticle

"India remains one of our key trading partners and a priority market for driving arrival numbers to South Africa. We will continue to invest in our marketing and engagement efforts, both with our trade partners and travellers while providing diversified tourism products."

19 Jan 2020

CoCT, Cape Town Tourism partner to boost in-destination marketing
CoCT, Cape Town Tourism partner to boost in-destination marketingArticle

Within the partnership, The City of Cape Town aims to boost domestic and international tourism arrival numbers and business benefits for the city...

2 Jan 2020

Cape Town lands 3 awards at Routes Africa 2019
Cape Town lands 3 awards at Routes Africa 2019Article

Routes Africa 2019 has been awarded Cape Town International Airport Best Airport in Africa in the 4-20 passenger category, with Cape Town Air Access receiving its Overall Routes Africa award and Destination Marketing award...

12 Dec 2019

Experiences aren't always better for the planet than products - here's how to make memories sustainably
Experiences aren't always better for the planet than products - here's how to make memories sustainablyArticle

Many businesses are capitalising on the rise in experience-seeking with new and expensive ways to make memories -- and many of them are just as damaging for the planet as products...

Brendan Canavan 11 Dec 2019

Euromonitor reveals top 100 city destinations for 2019
Euromonitor reveals top 100 city destinations for 2019Article

This year's report, covering the world's leading cities ranked by international tourist arrivals shows that 5 out of the top 10 most visited cities in 2018 are in Asia Pacific, with Hong Kong listed as the most visited city in the world, followed by Bangkok...

3 Dec 2019

Just Branding makes its mark
Just Branding makes its markArticle

2019 has been an exciting year for the Just Design branding team...

Issued by Just Design 2 Dec 2019

Gauteng Tourism joins SA Tourism to promote South Africa in Russia
Gauteng Tourism joins SA Tourism to promote South Africa in RussiaArticle

The Gauteng Tourism Authority will this weekend form part of South African Tourism delegation travelling to the Russian Federation to promote tourism into the country and grow arrivals from this important member of the BRICS, G8 and G20 nations...

25 Oct 2019

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Stellenbosch Wine Route embraces climate change commitment, signs Porto ProtocolArticle

"Stellenbosch Wine Routes become the first southern hemisphere wine region to join the ranks of global signatories of the Porto Protocol, all of which have committed to accelerating their focus and efforts, guiding their activity by good environmental practice principles and executing projects oriented towards the sustainability of the region."

23 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

Cape Town scores top 10 spot in global destination bucket list
Cape Town scores top 10 spot in global destination bucket listArticle

The Mother City beat out competition from other African destinations like Rwanda's Virunga National Park, which came in 40th, and Cairo which came in 34th.

31 Jul 2019

Collaborative Garden Route workshop a boost for local tourism
Collaborative Garden Route workshop a boost for local tourismArticle

The Garden Route took centre stage in at Moyo Kirstenbosch, Cape Town during the Garden Route Workshop, as 36 tourism experiences, accommodation establishments and DMOs descended on the Mother City to share their tourism offering with over 200 consultants and guides...

22 Jul 2019

Applications open for SA Tourism's 3rd annual Nordic regional roadshow
Applications open for SA Tourism's 3rd annual Nordic regional roadshowArticle

The key objective of the roadshow is to grow arrivals to South Africa...

4 Jul 2019

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Registration open for International Tourism Film Festival-Africa 2019Article

The International Tourism Film Festival-Africa will be hosting its first-ever film festival in South Africa, which is set to take place in Cape Town and Northern Cape from the 20-24 November 2019...

2 Jul 2019

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