South Africa

  • 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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  • National Lilizela Awards 2017 elevates South Africa’s tourism

    Published on : Monday, October 30, 2017

    National Lilizela Awards 2017, which is one of the prestigious awards in tourism and MICE section of South Africa was held at the Sandton Convention Centre last night.       KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga were among the provinces who tightened …

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  • Tourism Minister of South Africa appointed as Deputy Chairperson of CAF

    Published on : Friday, September 22, 2017

    South Africa’s Tourism Minister Tokozile Xasa was elected as one of the deputy chairperson of the Regional Commission for Africa for 2 years term.     This new appointment was held during 22nd general Assembly of United Nations World Tourism …

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  • uShaka Marine World tops at KZN Top Business Awards 2017

    Published on : Friday, September 1, 2017

    South Africa’s most loved and must watch marine themed amusement park, which offers wide range of water rides, oceanarium, water sports and the different shows with the marines species voted as the province’s top tourism brand and the second most …

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  • 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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