South Africa

  • 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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  • Congo Airways launching new flights to South Africa

    Published on : Thursday, March 1, 2018

    Congo Airways, the flag carrier of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has announced that it will launch the new flights between South Africa and Congo to meet the passengers demand for business sand leisure tourism.     The international …

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  • Cape Town hopes for good business in tourism

    Published on : Thursday, February 22, 2018

    The Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba hopes for funding and support for small, micro and medium-sized enterprises (SMMEs) to enrich in tourism world and also it also help in boosting the tourism.     The corporate communications manager at the Tourism …

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  • Bespoke hotel accreditation program by ACTE for business travellers

    Published on : Wednesday, February 7, 2018

    The Association of Corporate Travel Executives introduced the Business and Conference Hotel Accreditation program to guide corporate travel buyers in selecting business-quality accommodations for their travellers.       Under this program, hotels will be inspected against 350-plus criteria in …

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  • Prolonged Water Crisis in Cape Town hitting tourism hard

    Published on : Saturday, February 3, 2018

    South Africa’s one of the busiest city Cape Town is suffering from severe water crisis and within the week the tourism is hitting hard as the visitors’ numbers are declining.     With experts predicting Cape Town will run out …

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  • 18 dead and 250 injured with tourists after train mishap happened in South Africa

    Published on : Friday, January 5, 2018

    At least 18 people were killed and more than 250 were injured when a train collided with a truck in South Africa.     The train was travelling from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg when the collision occurred, causing a fire …

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  • Domestic tourism going through tough time in festive season in South Africa

    Published on : Friday, December 29, 2017

    According to South Africa Tourism, domestic tourism is undergoing a tough time this festive season.   Preliminary figures show that popular spots like Durban and Cape Town are doing “quite well”, but the challenge is to sustain the interest for …

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  • African aviation industry is suffering losses from high operational costs

    Published on : Friday, December 15, 2017

     South African airlines are suffering from $100million loss in 2017 for the high operational costs.     The International Air Transport Association IATA, Vice President for Africa, Raphael Kuuchi pointed out that there the several factors that cause African airlines …

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  • Domestic tourism is integral to South Africa

    Published on : Wednesday, December 13, 2017

    In South Africa, slow economic growth in the next few years and a weak rand could help boost domestic tourism. Travellers are opting for local travel instead of abroad, as per latest available data.   Domestic tourism is regarded as …

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  • South African tourism will get a new boost from cruises

    Published on : Monday, November 27, 2017

    The economy of South Africa will gain a new momentum as the cruise tourism will boom.     With cruise season in full swing, the international leisure liners sailing into popular ports like Cape Town and Durban since late October …

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  • South Africa emerges as a world-class tourist destination

    Published on : Friday, November 10, 2017

    South Africa has now emerged to be one of the top global destinations for travelers.   South Africa would remind you today with images of penguins waddling along gleaming white beaches, the Big Five roaming through Kruger National Park, rolling …

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