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Oceania Cruises to restart operations in August
Oceania Cruises to restart operations in AugustArticle

Oceania Cruises has announced that it will resume cruise operations with the 1,250-guest Marina in August, beginning with sailings to Scandinavia and Western Europe...

29 Apr 2021

Inaugural Travel Video Awards now open for entry
Inaugural Travel Video Awards now open for entryArticle

Award organisers, Gerom Media is calling on all destinations such as provinces, cities, districts, towns hotels, guesthouses, and tourist attractions to nominate and list their videos on the awards website...

28 Apr 2021

Connectivity is key to keeping Cape Town on the map
Connectivity is key to keeping Cape Town on the mapArticle

It's been a year since that fateful day when we prepared to shut down...

Deidre Davids 26 Apr 2021

Tourism Recovery Plan to facilitate preservation of R189bn
Tourism Recovery Plan to facilitate preservation of R189bnArticle

The Department of Tourism, working together with the industry, developed the plan, outlining a set of interventions to ignite the recovery of the sector, and to place it on a path to long-term sustainability...

23 Apr 2021

Airlink launches new daily service between Jhb and Livingstone
Airlink launches new daily service between Jhb and LivingstoneArticle

Airlink will also resume its Nelspruit-Livingstone service...

22 Apr 2021

5 booking trends for hotels and guesthouses
5 booking trends for hotels and guesthousesArticle

Tshepo Matlou, head of marketing and communications at Jurni, has a look at 5 important booking trends to watch out for - and to capitalise on - for the duration of 2021...

Tshepo Matlou 21 Apr 2021

Flagship four-star Courtyard Hotel Waterfall City now open!
Flagship four-star Courtyard Hotel Waterfall City now open!Article

The four-star 168-room Courtyard Hotel Waterfall City in Midrand opened on 1 March 2021, headed up by opening general manager Brendan Luttig...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 20 Apr 2021

Cresta Hotels launches new hotel in Cape Town
Cresta Hotels launches new hotel in Cape TownArticle

Cresta Hotels, one of Southern Africa`s largest hotel and business groups, has launched its very first South African hotel, Cresta Grande Cape Town...

16 Apr 2021

Global tourism will only recover if countries work together
Global tourism will only recover if countries work togetherArticle

The global travel industry will only return to a new norm when the whole world is ready to travel under a unified system...

16 Apr 2021

#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

There's never been a better time to travel, South Africa
There's never been a better time to travel, South AfricaArticle

With international travel restrictions limiting the number of foreign visitors, locals have a unique opportunity to travel South Africa without the crowds...

Issued by Domestic Flights South Africa 14 Apr 2021

Post-pandemic travel: The trends we'll see when the world opens up again
Post-pandemic travel: The trends we'll see when the world opens up againArticle

After lockdowns and bans on flying, tourists will have high expectations and demands.

Katerina Antoniou 13 Apr 2021

#WTMA21: Africa Travel Week Virtual wraps on three days of travel trade success
#WTMA21: Africa Travel Week Virtual wraps on three days of travel trade successArticle

The virtual event featured a content programme with over 40-panel discussions and presentations by 170 international and Africa speakers on tourism-related trends in Africa and beyond...

12 Apr 2021

Entries now open for WTM World Responsible Tourism Awards 2021
Entries now open for WTM World Responsible Tourism Awards 2021Article

Entries are open for the WTM World Responsible Tourism Awards 2021, with this year's ceremony including a series of Global Awards for the first time...

9 Apr 2021

WTMA21: Africa Travel Week day one highlights
WTMA21: Africa Travel Week day one highlightsArticle

Travel professionals from around the globe kicked off Africa Travel Week on 7 April 2021 with over 1,000 meetings and 15 content sessions all aimed at #MakingTravelHappenAgain...

8 Apr 2021

Accor opens internationally-branded hotel in Bridgwater
Accor opens internationally-branded hotel in BridgwaterArticle

The new-build property is the first ibis hotel in the UK to showcase Accor's new Plaza-design throughout...

31 Mar 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

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

South Africa can't afford for SME relief funds to dry up
South Africa can't afford for SME relief funds to dry upArticle

As local business relief initiatives come to a close, many small and medium enterprises continue to struggle with an unfortunate number of businesses' liquidity eroded by the Covid-19 pandemic...

Evan-Lee Courie 31 Mar 2021

TBCSA CEO awarded Karl Twiggs Floating Trophy
TBCSA CEO awarded Karl Twiggs Floating TrophyArticle

The Tourism Business Council of South Africa CEO, Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa was recognised for successfully spearheading the re-opening of the tourism industry in South Africa, following the extended national lockdown put in place by government in March 2020...

26 Mar 2021

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Lions Tour green light bodes well for SA tourism industryArticle

If spectators are permitted, the Lions Tour is expected to bring about 30,000 Lions fans and R6bn in direct and indirect spend to South Africa...

25 Mar 2021

CPT Tourism, CoCT help SMMEs weather the Covid-19 pandemic
CPT Tourism, CoCT help SMMEs weather the Covid-19 pandemicArticle

Through its Board Development Fund, Cape Town Tourism in partnership with the City of Cape Town is helping tourism SMMEs get back on their feet...

25 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

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

Webinar: Research advances post Covid-19 tourism growth
Webinar: Research advances post Covid-19 tourism growthArticle

On 17 March, the Department of Tourism hosted its 2021 Tourism Research Webinar. This year's webinar was topical as it looked at the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the tourism sector and the potential opportunities going forward...

18 Mar 2021

Adaptability is vital for the recovery of the South African hospitality sector
Adaptability is vital for the recovery of the South African hospitality sectorArticle

Covid-19 has taken its toll on South Africa's hospitality industry, but there is still light at the end of the tunnel. Kevin Burley, group operations director at ANEW Hotel & Resorts, shares his expertise on industry trends for the next 12 months and adapting to the new normal...

Kevin Burley 16 Mar 2021

Registration for Africa Travel Week Virtual now open
Registration for Africa Travel Week Virtual now openArticle

The fully-virtual Africa Travel Week, comprising World Travel Market Africa (WTMA) and International Luxury Travel Market Africa (ILTMA), is now open for registrations for media and trade.

15 Mar 2021

Vaccine passports may be on the way - but are they a reason for hope or a cause for concern?
Vaccine passports may be on the way - but are they a reason for hope or a cause for concern?Article

The pandemic has exposed inequalities in society. There is concern that tying freedoms to vaccinations may further disadvantage vulnerable groups...

Yara M. Asi 15 Mar 2021

British Airways to restart Victoria Falls route
British Airways to restart Victoria Falls routeArticle

British Airways, operated by Comair, has announced the reopening of bookings for flights between Johannesburg and Victoria Falls for travel starting 13 May 2021...

12 Mar 2021

Upcoming speed marketing sessions to aid sector recovery
Upcoming speed marketing sessions to aid sector recoveryArticle

South African Tourism through its business unit, Tourism Grading Council of South Africa is re-imagining the future of speed marketing by hosting virtual sessions for the second time...

11 Mar 2021

Travel's female leaders #ChooseToChallenge
Travel's female leaders #ChooseToChallengeArticle

Female thought leaders in the travel and tourism industry share what their areas of focus were for yesterday and 2021, and what advice they have to other women fighting the good fight in the travel and tourism industries.

Jenna Berndt 9 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

Kenya’s health minister Mutahi Kagwe next to the country’s first batch of Covid-19 vaccines at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. EPA-EFE/Daniel Irungu
The ins and outs of Kenya's Covid-19 vaccine rollout planArticle

With the arrival of vaccines in the country, Kenya is set to begin its Covid-19 vaccination roll-out...

Catherine Kyobutungi 8 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

Western Cape campaign to attract remote workers with Airbnb
Western Cape campaign to attract remote workers with AirbnbArticle

The Western Cape Government and Wesgro, in partnership with Airbnb, has launched a campaign to promote remote working domestically, as South African's take advantage of the flexibility that working from anywhere brings...

4 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

Radisson Individuals signs first property in Africa
Radisson Individuals signs first property in AfricaArticle

The Radisson Hotel Group has rolled our its first Radisson Individuals property in Africa, with the signing of Earl Heights Suites Hotel, a member of Radisson Individuals, Accra, Ghana...

3 Mar 2021

Visit South Africa virtually with Google and SA Tourism's Explorer's Paradise
Visit South Africa virtually with Google and SA Tourism's Explorer's ParadiseArticle

Google Arts & Culture, in partnership with SA Tourism, has launched an online exhibition called "South Africa: An Explorer's Paradise"...

26 Feb 2021

Qatar Airways expands SA network with 28 weekly flights
Qatar Airways expands SA network with 28 weekly flightsArticle

The weekly flights will be operated across Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg...

18 Feb 2021

Study shows TGCSA's graded establishments are ready to receive guests
Study shows TGCSA's graded establishments are ready to receive guestsArticle

A study conducted by the South African Tourism Insights and Analytics team and the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa has shown that 95% of the graded establishments were confident with their level of implementation of the Covid-19 protocols...

16 Feb 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

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Call for entries: ITTFA opens submissions for international tourism film festivalArticle

The International Tourism Film Festival Africa has opened entries for the international version of their event; the deadline for submissions is 15 March 2021...

10 Feb 2021

5 trends that will shape the way South Africans travel in 2021
5 trends that will shape the way South Africans travel in 2021Article

Travel trends ebb and flow, but nothing has reshaped the way that people plan, book and travel quite like Covid-19. While 2020 put paid to many a trip (almost overnight), 2021 will give us the first taste of travel and tourism in a post-pandemic world...

9 Feb 2021

Positioning Mozambique as the premier tourism destination
Positioning Mozambique as the premier tourism destinationArticle

By re-injecting gas revenues into the economy and facilitating infrastructural development nation-wide, Mozambique can realise its goal of becoming a regional tourism leader...

Charné Hundermark 8 Feb 2021

Covid-19 vaccine - will it signal a return to 'normality' for business travel?
Covid-19 vaccine - will it signal a return to 'normality' for business travel?Article

Business travel took a massive hit in 2020 as Covid-19 led to travel restrictions, border closures and lockdowns. Many companies introduced complete travel bans for their employees, while others opted for essential travel only...

3 Feb 2021

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