South Africa

  • Tourism month in South Africa to be initiated in September

    Published on : Tuesday, August 29, 2017

    In September, the National Department of Tourism in South Africa would initiate a Tourism Month for encouraging South Africans to explore and discover their own country.   SA Minister of Tourism, Tokozile Xasa said, “We aim to use Tourism Month …

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  • China pledges to assist SA to enhance its tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, August 29, 2017

    Lin Songtian, the new Chinese ambassador to South Africa on Thursday declared that security assistance is as one of the ten significant sectors areas that require increased cooperation from both the countries.   Lin was talking about this on his …

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  • SA tourism aims for sustainable and world-class coastal and marine tourism

    Published on : Sunday, August 20, 2017

    The South African Cabinet has approved the coastal and marine tourism implementation plan. It will be spearheaded by the Department of Tourism.   Tourism Minister Tokozile Xasa said in a statement that the aim was “to grow a world-class and …

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  • Marine eco-tourism likely to boost South Africa economy

    Published on : Friday, August 18, 2017

    A coastal and marine researcher has stated that one of the best ways to offer a major boost to the economy of South Africa is by creating over a million jobs while raising the various efforts for conservation in this …

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  • Women’s Month in South Africa is for empowering women via tourism

    Published on : Saturday, August 12, 2017

    The start of Women’s Month in South Africa is always a significant opportunity for highlighting the role of women in the South African society.   Women have always been caring wives, mothers, and caretakers for centuries, but what about the …

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  • South Africa’s Draft National Tourism Strategy discussed with stakeholders

    Published on : Friday, August 11, 2017

    A consultative session was held by South Africa’s Department of Tourism aimed at soliciting inputs, as well as stimulating engagement by the public and private to ensure alignment and sharing of resources in the implementation of the South Africa’s Draft …

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  • South African Tourism successfully trains over 1 700 Indian Travel Agents at 2017’s Learn SA

    Published on : Saturday, August 5, 2017

    The sessions were structured to ensure that travelers enjoy many new, exciting, tailor-made itinerary options as a direct result.     “The Learn SA is very important for us as it is all part of the work that we are …

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  • People of Goa prefer South African tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, August 2, 2017

    The beaches of Goa and the Portuguese city, Panjim and Candolim, are emerging as one of the major states in India driving tourists to South Africa and have been identified as one of the 10 high potential locations where the …

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  • Tourism Month to celebrate and promote sustainable tourism in South Africa

    Published on : Saturday, July 29, 2017

    The Tourism Month celebrates South Africa’s rich and varied tourism offerings, and promotes successful sustainable tourism practices, job creation and economic growth generation. To take place in the scenic province of Mpumalanga in September 2017, this initiative seeks to encourage …

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  • South Africa rides on tourism to fight economic challenges

    Published on : Friday, July 28, 2017

    South Africa has launched the Tourism Month with a call to local citizens for exploring the crowded attractions in the country, which would assist in reviving the strained economy.   Minister of Tourism, Tokozile Xasa, launched the initiative in Dullstroom …

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  • South Africans Invited To ‘Do’ Tourism Sustainably During Tourism Month

    Published on : Thursday, July 27, 2017

    A National Department of Tourism initiative, Tourism Month is an annual celebration of South Africa’s rich and varied tourism offering that seeks to encourage South Africans to explore and discover their own country.     “We aim to use Tourism …

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  • First Ever Travel app introduced in South Africa

    Published on : Wednesday, July 5, 2017

    Travelport, one of the most influential and trending commercial platforms in South Africa launched its first- ever travel app XLGO for the benefit of the national and international visitors. This travel app will promote tourism opportunities in South Africa by …

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  • MSC Cruises ready to unveil the world’s biggest cruise ships

    Published on : Wednesday, June 14, 2017

    Recently, MSC Cruises has announced its plans about its brand new order of two mega cruise vessels.   One of them would debut in the year 2022 while the other one would be launched in 2024. The cruise ships of …

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  • American Celebrity Stylist, June Ambrose, In Cape Town For The First African Odyssey.

    Published on : Saturday, June 10, 2017

    Hosted by acclaimed American celebrity stylist and entrepreneur, June Ambrose, the event is targeted at fashion forward females seeking inspiration and empowerment in the spheres of fashion, beauty and business.   AFRICAN ODYSSEY, the brainchild of businesswoman, Carol Bouwer, will …

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  • Africa ready to welcome zipline tour along Garden Route

    Published on : Friday, June 9, 2017

    Later this year South Africa would be welcoming its most amazing adventure activity as South Africa Forest Adventures is all set to launch its new Kranshoek zipline. The 4km zipline tour is set to boost tourism for Knysna, Plettenburg bay and …

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  • SA rail mishap claims one, hurts 50

    Published on : Friday, June 2, 2017

    A train accident at Elandsfontein station in east Johannesburg, South Africa, has killed one person and injured at least 50.   Several train carriages were derailed and seen leaning to their sides, with some passengers still inside and others walking …

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  • South Africa gears up to host Tourism Indaba 2017 next week

    Published on : Sunday, May 14, 2017

    South Africa’s products and services in the tourism and hospitality sector will be showcased during next week’s 2017 Tourism Indaba, says Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo.   Tourism Indaba 2017, which will be be held from Tuesday to Thursday, will also …

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  • South Africa targets Indian tourists with customized and specialized tour packages

    Published on : Wednesday, May 3, 2017

    South Africa, one of the best countries for tourism in Africa, is expecting over 1 lakh tourists from India in 2017 with specialised packages for suiting Indian requirements.   To quote Hanneli Slabber, Country Manager, South Africa Tourism in India, …

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  • Cape Town attract Chinese visitors with Unionpay

    Published on : Thursday, April 13, 2017

    Arrivals from China to Cape Town increased by 2.2% YOY in 2015 to over 84 000 visitors to become our 7th highest source market. As such, Cape Town Tourism has committed itself to growing the number of Chinese visitors to …

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  • INDABA countdown kicks off: 40 Days Until Africa’s Biggest Travel Show Opens

    Published on : Thursday, April 6, 2017

    As the 40-day countdown to INDABA 2017 begins, South African Tourism is putting the final touches on an event that will foster closer collaboration and more targeted business interactions than ever before.   This is sure to result in a …

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