South Africa

  • 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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  • Local Government Tourism Conference kicks off in South Africa

    Published on : Thursday, April 6, 2017

    The two-day Local Government Tourism Conference (LGTC) at Emperors Palace in Ekurhuleni near Johannesburg witnessed the participation of over 700 tourism stakeholders and officials from all spheres of the South African government and private sector. They have gathered this week …

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  • South Africa: Letaba Elephant Hall Museum in Limpopo re-opens for tourists

    Published on : Monday, March 20, 2017

    The Letaba Elephant Hall Museum of the Kruger National Park in Limpopo Province, South Africa has been re-opened for tourists from Monday by SANParks and an Australian university, the Sunshine Coast.   The hall will house the huge tasks of …

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  • SA Tourism Department to intensify efforts to help women, youth get involved in tourism sector

    Published on : Sunday, March 5, 2017

    With South African government pushing for an inclusive economy, the country’s Tourism Department will intensify efforts to help women and young people from South African townships to get involved in business opportunities in the sector, says Deputy Minister Tokozile Xasa. …

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  • South Africa lured over 10 million foreign tourists in 2016

    Published on : Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    In the year 2016, over 10 million foreign tourists had arrived in South Africa that represents a 13% increase than the same figures in 2015, as per the ministry of tourism of this country, in its statement on Monday.   …

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  • Alejandro Bernabé has been appointed Group Director, AVANI Hotels & Resorts

    Published on : Friday, February 10, 2017

    Minor Hotels is pleased to announce the appointment of Alejandro Bernabé as Group Director, AVANI Hotels & Resorts. With over 20 years of global hospitality experience, Bernabé has an impressive management track record, along with years of practical operational and …

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  • South Africa and Iran strengthen tourism ties

    Published on : Friday, February 10, 2017

    Minister Derek Hanekom is currently on a working visit to Iran for attending the 10th annual Tehran International Tourism Exhibition, at the invitation of Vice President Dr. Zahra Ahmadipour. During the visit, Minister Hanekom had bilateral discussions with Dr. Ahmadipour …

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  • South Africa, Iran hold discussions on growing tourism relations

    Published on : Wednesday, February 8, 2017

    In a bid to strengthen tourism ties, South Africa and Iran have held discussions on growing tourism relations between the two countries during Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom’s current working visit to Iran.   Hanekom met his Iranian counterpart, Vice-President Dr …

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  • South Africa practices sustainable tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, February 7, 2017

    Demand for international tourism remained strong in 2016, in spite of global challenges, threats to tourism and increase of terrorist activities. Besides, there were unstable financial conditions and Brexit and growing political hostility. According to the latest World Tourism Organization …

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  • Tourism industry to rock in 2017

    Published on : Tuesday, February 7, 2017

    South Africa’s tourism industry has been described as the country’s proverbial pot of gold by Josiah Montsho, the general manager at Pepperclub Hotel & Spa. As per figures released by Cape Town International Airport and top tourist destinations, the tourism …

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  • South Africa and Chad ink Bilateral Air Services Agreement

    Published on : Wednesday, January 25, 2017

    In a bid to boost their respective aviation industries, South Africa and Chad have signed a Bilateral Air Services Agreement.   The Agreement was signed by Dipuo Peters, South African Transport Minister on behalf of South Africa and Haoua Acyl …

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