South Africa

  • SA witnesses drop in international tourist number

    Published on : Saturday, October 26, 2019

    This came after recent statistics show that fewer foreign tourists were going to South Africa majorly because of security issues and stringent visa regulations.   “Little, if anything, has been done to deal with the perception that South Africans are …

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  • South Africa signs a two-year agreement with Chinese Internet firm Tencent

    Published on : Thursday, October 24, 2019

    South Africa has inked a two-year agreement with Chinese Internet firm Tencent (0700.HK), which will use its popular WeChat platform for marketing tourism to millions in China, said the South African tourism minister.   South Africa is targeting important untapped …

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  • SA aims to attract more Canadian visitors

    Published on : Wednesday, October 23, 2019

    Representatives from Destination South Africa met with agents and travel media journalists in Toronto regarding a cross-continent tour to encourage more visitors.   With a 30% unemployment rate, government officials in South Africa are aiming to double their visitation numbers …

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  • Hervey Bay and Bluff accorded International Whale Heritage Site status

    Published on : Monday, October 14, 2019

    Hervey Bay and Bluff have been accorded the World Whale Heritage Site status. The World Cetacean Alliance awarded the accreditation to Australia’s Hervey Bay and South Africa’s Bluff in recognition of the responsible and sustainable whale watching practices in their …

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  • South Africa to introduce e-visa

    Published on : Thursday, October 10, 2019

    South Africa will soon introduce e-visa to boost the inbound tourism industry. The CEO of the Southern Africa Tourism Services Association, David Frost, has confirmed this development. He said that the imminent introduction would be huge news for the inbound …

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  • South Africa eyes 21 million tourist mark

    Published on : Monday, September 23, 2019

    South Africa aims to achieve 21 million tourist mark by 2030. This will be in addition to the 5-in-5 strategic goal that sets the target of an additional four million international visitors and one million domestic holiday trips by the …

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  • Marriott International to show glitz and glamour of catwalk in South Africa

    Published on : Thursday, September 19, 2019

     Marriott International’s  recently unveiled travel programme, Marriott Bonvoy, will be presenting all things couture through a unique, thoughtfully curated, member-only experience at an event created by Red Carpet Creative in collaboration with Runway Prestige New York. To be held at …

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  • Zimbabwe preparing to display its tourism industry at Sanganai expo

    Published on : Friday, August 9, 2019

    India leads a cast of at least 20 countries that have confirmed participation for this year’s edition of Sanganai/Hlanganani World Tourism Expo. The World Tourism Expo —an annual Tourism Trade Fair organized by the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority — runs from …

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  • Tourism constitutes a considerable part of SA’s economy

    Published on : Thursday, July 25, 2019

    Statistics for May show a year-on-year increase in tourists visiting South Africa. Each month, Statistics SA provides an in-depth analysis of what tourism and travel has looked like for South Africa.   The tourism industry makes up a sizeable portion …

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  • South Africa aims to promote itself as a destination of choice for African continent

    Published on : Monday, July 15, 2019

    South Africa is striving to promote the country as a destination of choice for the African continent and the diaspora, Tourism Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane said.   “Initiatives will include partnering with online travel agencies, targeting the ‘leisure’ market, partnerships with …

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  • Marriott’s Protea Hotels voted as “Coolest Hotel Brand” in South Africa

    Published on : Wednesday, June 19, 2019

    For a ninth consecutive year, Protea Hotels by Marriott has been named South Africa’s Coolest Hotel Brand in the Sunday Times Generation Next Survey for 2019. This recognition further re-enforces the brand’s deep understanding of a rapidly evolving market and …

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  • Avis India: USA the most booked self-drive destination from India

    Published on : Tuesday, May 28, 2019

    Avis India, the leading provider of safe and reliable mobility solutions, has recently released its Self-Drive International Booking Trends 2018 report. Through the report, Avis mapped the change in international travel preferences of Indian consumers by identifying key trends pertaining …

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  • 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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