South Africa

  • 4 dead after Dubai International Airport small plane crash

    Published on : Friday, May 17, 2019

    4 people have died after a small plane crashed near Dubai International Airport on Thursday evening. According to the officials, the two pilots and two passengers were killed when the Diamond DA42 aircraft came down around 7.30pm following a malfunction. …

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  • South Africa seeks tourism growth by removing hurdles

    Published on : Friday, May 3, 2019

    South African Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom said on Thursday that the country Africa should remove hurdles that impede tourism growth and learn from one another’s best practices.     Through collaboration Africa will be improving during the official opening of …

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  • Travelstart launches media hub and welcomes South African Tourism, Norwegian Cruise Line

    Published on : Monday, April 29, 2019

    Travelstart today announced the launch of the ‘Travelstart Media Hub’ as the OTA offers a new media division that will support tourism agencies, airlines, cruise companies and related organisations with a platform to promote their brands and services to a …

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  • Accor to open 60 new hotels across 14 African countries; 30 in Egypt

    Published on : Friday, April 26, 2019

    Accor plans to open 60 new hotels across 14 African countries. More than half of those new properties would be in Egypt. Mark Willis, CEO, Accor said that the openings will take place over the next four years. He believes …

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  • At least 51 dead in South Africa floods and mudslides

    Published on : Wednesday, April 24, 2019

    51 people are reported dead due to the flooding and mudslides in the South Africa’s eastern KwaZulu-Natal province as per The KwaZulu-Natal Cooperative Governance department. Five people remain unaccounted for. The South Africa floods has been caused by heavy rains …

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  • Marriott International unveiled Marriott Bonvoy with holistic travel experience

    Published on : Saturday, April 13, 2019

    Marriott International is celebrating its newly unveiled travel program Marriott Bonvoy with thoughtfully curated, member only experiences in South Africa. Built on the belief that travel enriches the world and connects people, Marriott Bonvoy offers an extraordinary portfolio of global …

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  • In 2018, South Africa tops as the largest travel & tourism economy of Africa

    Published on : Wednesday, March 20, 2019

    South Africa’s Travel & Tourism sector contributed more than 1.5 million jobs and ZAR425.8 billion to the economy last year, making it Africa’s largest tourism economy, according to the annual review of World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) on the …

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  • South Africa to ease visa regulation

    Published on : Wednesday, February 27, 2019

    Talks related to ease the visa regulation is on with relevant department  by the South African Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom.     During Meetings Africa 2019 in Johannesburg he stated that he wanted to remove hurdles that restricts people …

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  • More and more South Africans are enjoying holidays via cruise tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, February 26, 2019

    Cruising is one of the fastest growing sectors in the global tourism industry. More and more South Africans are enjoying holidays via cruise to various destinations.   The global cruise tourism industry is said to be worth $126 billion a …

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  • To boost up tourist number, SA focuses on China

    Published on : Wednesday, February 6, 2019

    South Africa is eager to have greater number of Chinese visitors and is determined to make their travel process seamless and more enjoyable, a South African official has said.   South African Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom stated that in …

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  • Le Quartier Français reopens after refurbishment in South Africa

    Published on : Thursday, December 27, 2018

    After complete refurbishment and expansion the boutique hotel Le Quartier Français, part of the Leeu Collection has re-opened and is located at the heart of South Africa’s Cape Winelands.   It took 18-months for completion and costs approximately £4 million. …

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  • For South Africa, Travel Company is all prepared to launch halal tourism

    Published on : Saturday, December 22, 2018

    Sojourn Tours is an Australian company providing Muslim-friendly group tours along with private, customized tours to the travelers worldwide. Their main target is to develop authentic, unforgettable travel experiences for the modern Muslim.   Sumaiya Suleman, its founder, explains that …

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  • Visa policy of South Africa is still damaging tourism

    Published on : Thursday, December 13, 2018

    The Department of Home Affairs in South Africa has done the tourism industry of the country no favoritism since 2015, when it launched its new visa regime requiring minor travelers to produce a so-called unabridged birth certificate (UBC), mentioning the …

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  • South Africa’s new visa rules take effect from 1 December

    Published on : Friday, November 30, 2018

    South Africa’s Department of Home Affairs has published an amendment to the Immigration Act which is set to have major implications for immigrants, tourism and the economy.     The changes – which will come into effect from 1 December, …

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  • Lisa Smart-Campos crowned Mrs. Tourism World 2018 in South Africa

    Published on : Monday, November 12, 2018

    La Mercy’s Lisa Smart-Campos came to South Africa this weekend after representing her country at the second edition of the Mrs. Tourism pageant and was crowned Mrs. Tourism World 2018.   “A Mother who cares for the World” is the tag-line of …

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  • South Africa to simplify visa rules for Chinese tourists

    Published on : Thursday, September 27, 2018

    Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom said that South Africa will simplify visa requirements for Chinese tourists, beginning from next month.     It is an agreement signed on simplification of visa requirements with China. This new visa rule will be implemented …

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  • SA to ease immigration rules for more investments, tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, September 26, 2018

    South Africa has decided to ease some immigration rules, including visa waiver agreements with more countries, in an effort to boost investment and tourism, Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Tuesday.   The changes are part of a broader …

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  • South Africa makes water saving part of green tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, September 5, 2018

    The Tourism Department added the support for water efficiency measures in the hospitality industry to the third window application period of the Green Tourism Incentive Programme (GTIP), starting September 1 to 30 November 2018.   In partnership with the Industrial …

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  • British Airways launches restaurant style dining between South Africa-London

    Published on : Saturday, August 4, 2018

    Travellers flying between South Africa and London would now be capable of experiencing the brand new restaurant-style dining presented by British Airways that is part of its £600 million investment in Club World.   Customers would be able to select …

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  • SA sees decline in tourism numbers

    Published on : Friday, June 22, 2018

    Statistics South Africa has released ‘’Tourism and Migration’’ and the results showed a story of doom and gloom. It reflects a decrease in tourism arrivals to South Africa. In March this year, there were 3 560 382 arrivals compared to …

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