South Africa

  • 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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  • Fuel price hike destroying SA’s domestic tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, June 20, 2018

    As South Africans start on to progress on the after-effects of yet another fuel price rise, our first thought target on things we feel we can do without, the things we remove from our lives to keep our households and …

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  • South Africa ranks as a top Muslim-friendly travel destination

    Published on : Saturday, June 2, 2018

    South Africa has been ranked as one of the top 10 most Muslim-friendly travel destinations for this year among non-organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) countries in the annual Mastercard-Crescent Rating Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI). This is certainly a momentum …

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  • South Africa is all geared up to boost its tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, May 29, 2018

    South Africa is all set to provide more to the local traveler and the seasonal tourists looking for picturesque locales and the hospitality of our people.   For Destination South Africa to thrive, it is obligatory on all of us …

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  • Chinese tourist arrivals declines in South Africa

    Published on : Friday, May 18, 2018

    Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom said that number of Chinese tourists visiting South Africa declined by 17 percent last year.     There was no further elaboration on why fewer Chinese tourists visited South Africa. However, strict visa requirements and security …

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  • WTM Africa 2018 records 18% increase in attendees

    Published on : Tuesday, May 15, 2018

    After a successful three days in the Host City of Cape Town, WTM Africa is pleased to report that its pre-audited statistics show an 18% increase in visitor numbers in comparison to 2017, with over 600 companies exhibiting at this …

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  • New R200 million Durban Cruise Terminal will set a new epoch in SA cruise tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, April 17, 2018

    As, the global cruise tourism is growing, South Africa plans to construct the new R200 million Durban Cruise Terminal. It is expected to set Durban and KwaZulu-Natal to maximise South Africa’s share from the growing global cruise tourism industry.   …

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  • Accor Hotels expands its market in South Africa by take Mantis’ stake

    Published on : Saturday, April 7, 2018

    Accor SA, which is known as one of the biggest hotel operator in Europe plans to buy a 50% stake in South Africa’s Mantis Group for the expansion of hotel expansion in South Africa.     The Mantis transaction will …

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  • South African Tourism will ease visa policy to increase foreign tourists’ arrival

    Published on : Saturday, March 31, 2018

    The South African Tourism is speeding up the visa process to attract more foreign business tourists and leisure tourists. It is an effort to boost foreign arrivals by 40 percent by 2021.     The new measures by South Africa …

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  • Travel and Tourism – a lucrative career in South Africa

    Published on : Friday, March 30, 2018

    Tourism is one of the most thriving industries in South Africa. With breathtaking views, hiking trips, endless beaches and lush vineyards the tourism industry is very competitive and dynamic one.   Tourists from around the globe flock to South Africa. …

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  • SA tourism turns water wise while tourists cooperate

    Published on : Thursday, March 22, 2018

    A radical development is taking place in South Africa. The warm, dry climate of this beautiful country which has turned it into such a popular tourist destination also makes water a particularly precious resource. Driven by climate change, South Africa …

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  • Western Cape’s wine tourism shot up by 16% in 2017

    Published on : Wednesday, March 14, 2018

    In 2017, Wesgro had collaborated with Explore Sideways to conduct the second annual Wine & Food Tourism Study in the Western Cape.   The study analyzed over 40 tour operators of South Africa to check sector trends and identify altering …

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