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SANParks prepares to reopen its accommodation facilitiesArticle

The South African National Parks says it is preparing to recall its hospitality staff for a phased approach in the reopening of its overnight facilities...

19 Jun 2020

African tourism has been put on ice by coronavirus - here's how some countries are reviving it
African tourism has been put on ice by coronavirus - here's how some countries are reviving itArticle

Developing countries that depend heavily on tourists need international support and more sustainable offerings for the future...

Davina Stanford and Adama Bah 19 Jun 2020

Webinar: Gauteng Tourism Authority reignites sector confidence
Webinar: Gauteng Tourism Authority reignites sector confidenceArticle

As a first step towards reaffirming solidarity and the gradual and eventual reopening of the tourism sector, the Gauteng Tourism Authority launched its first webinar in a four-part series of targeted engagements...

19 Jun 2020

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Tourism KZN's SMME online workshops open for registrationArticle

Tourism KwaZulu-Natal is running a series of online workshops for small tourism enterprises on recovery strategies and effective measures required to operate during the pandemic...

15 Jun 2020

De-risking tourism: Prioritising safety protocols across all sub-sectors
De-risking tourism: Prioritising safety protocols across all sub-sectorsArticle

Tourism has been one of the hardest-hit sectors by the Covid-19 pandemic, and if matters are left as they are, it is likely to be among the last to recover...

20 May 2020

Mauritius officially Covid-19 free
Mauritius officially Covid-19 freeArticle

While the WHO predicted more than 20,000 cases and 1,139 deaths in the over-60 age group for the Indian Ocean island, there have been only 332 positive cases, of which 322 people recovered, with 10 deaths recorded - five of which was directly related to the coronavirus...

19 May 2020

SA travel bloggers launch platform in aid of local tourism
SA travel bloggers launch platform in aid of local tourismArticle

South African travel writers, Di Brown and Ryan Enslin have launched an innovative online platform called Virtual Bucket List.Guru, which seeks to contribute towards the medium to long term recovery of the South African domestic tourism industry...

17 May 2020

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#Covid19 and the current state of tourism in SAArticle

"The current inability of businesses to cover costs is likely to lead to more business closures. This, together with the cancellation of planned investments, indicates a huge concern that there will be no supply, when tourism moves more fully towards recovery, which we hope will be during 2021."

8 May 2020

#TourismStrong: Let's start creating digital stories about South Africa
#TourismStrong: Let's start creating digital stories about South AfricaArticle

Molefi Moketsi, chief technology officer at Jurni, shares four tips for tourism #SMMEs to leverage technology efficiently...

Molefi Moketsi 4 May 2020

CLHG adapts and delivers service excellence during lockdown
CLHG adapts and delivers service excellence during lockdownArticle

During the lockdown, five City Lodge hotels have remained open to accommodate inbound and outbound travellers in quarantine, as well as essential workers. The group remains well positioned to reopen any of its hotels on very short notice...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 30 Apr 2020

Businesses urged to apply to tourism relief fund
Businesses urged to apply to tourism relief fundArticle

The R200m Tourism Relief Fund has been established as an intervention to mitigate against the impact of Covid-19 in the tourism sector...

8 Apr 2020

Covid-19 - an opportunity for value-driven tourism products
Covid-19 - an opportunity for value-driven tourism productsArticle

Post-pandemic price-conscious travellers will want a bigger bang for their buck than ever before...

7 Apr 2020

5 tips on how tourism SMMEs can survive lockdown
5 tips on how tourism SMMEs can survive lockdownArticle

With no airlines flying into or out of South Africa and no tourists to participate in experiences, tourism SMMEs are finding themselves in a difficult situation. Is it even possible for tourism SMMEs to remain productive during lockdown?

6 Apr 2020

Why #LockdownSA shouldn't be a holiday for tourism SMMEs
Why #LockdownSA shouldn't be a holiday for tourism SMMEsArticle

The lockdown time could be put to good use to make such businesses more competitive and efficient...

1 Apr 2020

Tintswalo goes digital with all-new virtual safaris
Tintswalo goes digital with all-new virtual safarisArticle

The virtual safaris include video footage of actual sightings, as well as some of the exhilarating encounters experienced by its game rangers on patrol...

31 Mar 2020

5 things to do with the family during SA's nationwide lockdown
5 things to do with the family during SA's nationwide lockdownArticle

As ambassadors for travel, South African Tourism is responding to the challenge of travel, without leaving your home...

27 Mar 2020

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#Covid19: Kruger National Park records one positive caseArticle

One positive case of the novel coronavirus has been recorded in SANParks Kruger National Park (KNP) - a French tourist who was part of a group of six who had booked a two-night stay in the national park...

27 Mar 2020

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#Covid19: SA restaurants to comply with nationwide lockdownArticle

All restaurants, cafes, bars, coffee shops required to close...

25 Mar 2020

SA tourist attractions to be closed
SA tourist attractions to be closedArticle

Tourism Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane has instructed tourist attractions across the country to close following President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement of a national lockdown from midnight on Thursday to curb the spread of Covid-19...

25 Mar 2020

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Update: SA Tourism cancels Travel Trade FridayArticle

The spread of the Coronavirus has presented the world with a new set of business challenges and a very unpredictable environment to operate in...

24 Mar 2020

Cape Town Tourism temporarily shuts down, goes digital
Cape Town Tourism temporarily shuts down, goes digitalArticle

The City of Cape Town and Cape Town Tourism has decided to temporarily close its Visitor Information Centres and redeploy staff to different areas of the business where they are needed.

23 Mar 2020

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SAA suspends regional flightsArticle

Subsequent to suspending all international flights, South African Airways (SAA) has also announced the suspension of regional flights...

23 Mar 2020

Brand storytelling specialists Idea Hive are writing their own success story
Brand storytelling specialists Idea Hive are writing their own success storyArticle

For a team of specialist brand storytellers in Johannesburg, half a decade of creative sweat and agility has resulted in accelerated growth for this band of 20-something creatives...

Issued by GO Content Lab 20 Mar 2020

Africa Travel Week, WTM Africa and ILTM Africa 2020 cancelled
Africa Travel Week, WTM Africa and ILTM Africa 2020 cancelledArticle

Reed Exhibitions Africa has confirmed that Africa Travel Week, which comprises of World Travel Market Africa and International Luxury Travel Market Africa will now be postponed following the escalation of COVID-19 Coronavirus around the world...

13 Mar 2020

#Coronavirus: Government, tourism industry meet to manage impact of Covid-19
#Coronavirus: Government, tourism industry meet to manage impact of Covid-19Article

The knock-on effects of the virus spread are evident. Already there is a substantial drop in tourism and travel globally, and an expected drop of 10% from key source markets over the coming months...

9 Mar 2020

SA inbound tourist arrivals down in 2019
SA inbound tourist arrivals down in 2019Article

South Africa received 244,000 fewer inbound tourists in 2019 in comparison to the year before, according to annual StatsSA figures released this week...

2 Mar 2020

#MeetingsAfrica: Connecting people and ideas to strengthen Africa's tourism market
#MeetingsAfrica: Connecting people and ideas to strengthen Africa's tourism marketArticle

The first leg of this year's Meetings Africa kicked off with discussions between buyers and exhibitors centred around relationships and sharing of ideas, and how these can impact tourism across the continent...

25 Feb 2020

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KZN to stake its claim as Africa's MICE and bleisure tourism destinationArticle

"There is a large market of travellers who come for business but extend their stay by a few extra days in order to explore the country...We want these 'bleisure' delegates to come to KwaZulu-Natal where we have, not only the finest business events venues and infrastructure but also culture, nature and wildlife."

24 Feb 2020

Meetings Africa's BONDay to provide educational sessions for attendees
Meetings Africa's BONDay to provide educational sessions for attendeesArticle

Attendees will learn more about new industry trends which have the potential to contribute to the growth of their businesses...

21 Feb 2020

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SA Tourism launches new brand campaignArticle

"It was important for us to start this brand journey by firstly reminding South Africans of who we are, of creating conversation and of re-invigorating the national psyche..."

14 Feb 2020

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The coronavirus is impacting outbound travel from South AfricaArticle

Members of the Association of Southern African Travel Agents confirm that, in particular, leisure travel has been affected...

12 Feb 2020

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Time for SONA to map out "the how" for tourismArticle

Now is the time for focus, funds and fast action to make a real difference, and we need both SONA and the upcoming Budget Speech to address concrete steps head-on, to fast-track tourism...

Lee-Anne Bac 11 Feb 2020

5 trends impacting the SA tourism sector in 2020
5 trends impacting the SA tourism sector in 2020Article

Changes in the local and global economy compel businesses in tourism to be proactive and agile in dealing with challenges and opportunities presented by evolving market dynamics...

10 Feb 2020

4 trends that will disrupt the status quo of corporate travel
4 trends that will disrupt the status quo of corporate travelArticle

Oz Desai, General Manager Corporate Traveller, shares his views on how the next decade will challenge the status quo of corporate travel in South Africa...

Oz Desai 10 Feb 2020

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#ATMDubai: Travel trends for Boomers, Gen X, Y and Z to look out forArticle

"Although all generations are now looking for activities and experiences, above all else, what makes this market more complex, is the individual preferences and demands of each generation and of course ultimately, the challenge facing marketers trying to engage with them."

4 Feb 2020

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Table Mountain Cableway expands safety measures for visitorsArticle

With so many people visiting this New7Wonder of the natural world, safety remains paramount at one of South Africa's leading tourist attractions...

4 Feb 2020

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Tourism trends for 2020: Africa to dominate the landscapeArticle

When it comes to growth relating to where travellers want to spend their holidays in 2020 and beyond, Africa will remain the world's top performer...

Guy Stehlik 27 Jan 2020

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4 innovations to disrupt SA tourism in 2020Article

Will 2020 herald in the decade of flying cars, AI concierges and holograph meetings with clients and colleagues across the world?

27 Jan 2020

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Ugu South Coast Tourism launches new app for holidaymakers and localsArticle

The app uses geolocation and GPS so visitors can easily find their preferred tourism product or locate various sites within KwaZulu-Natal South Coast with ease...

23 Jan 2020

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Deadline closing in for inaugural WTM Africa Travel & Tourism AwardsArticle

Themed Under African Skies, the awards seek to celebrate the outstanding tourism promotional work done by private sector companies and individuals, in eight categories, which are judged by an independent panel of international industry experts.

21 Jan 2020

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#BizTrends2020: 5 South African tourism trends to watch in 2020Article

Many global megatrends, that will have an impact on the South African tourism industry, have already been identified. These include the rising importance of technology and the Fourth Industrial Revolution, flight shaming and the rise of carbon-neutral trips and the rise of Bleisure...

Martin Jansen van Vuuren 19 Dec 2019

Airbnb adds 31 new languages, includes Xhosa, Zulu and Swahili
Airbnb adds 31 new languages, includes Xhosa, Zulu and SwahiliArticle

With these new languages, the company is working to bring economic opportunity to even more hosts, and making it easier for more guests to experience travel that is local, authentic and unique.

12 Dec 2019

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Building an inclusive and sustainable tourism sector for allArticle

The third of December marked International Day of Persons with Disabilities as well as the start of Disability Awareness Month, in South Africa. Observing this month affords the tourism sector to once again place greatly needed emphasis on universal accessibility...

4 Dec 2019

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#BizTrends2020: A weak economic outlook for South Africa won't stifle business travel demandArticle

The economic growth forecast for South Africa remains uncertain with weak investor sentiment and lingering policy uncertainty...

Oz Desai 2 Dec 2019

Could pilots, cabin crew and ground staff be prohibited from striking?
Could pilots, cabin crew and ground staff be prohibited from striking?Article

The seven-day strike by leading unions at South African Airways representing cabin crew, ground staff and technical staff has raised calls from some political quarters to declare aviation an essential service...

Pamela Stein 25 Nov 2019

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Unplug and retreat to nature this holiday seasonArticle

Danny Bryer, area director of sales and marketing for Protea Hotel by Marriott shares five reasons to visit the vast wilderness of the Kruger...

Danny Bryer 20 Nov 2019

Tanzania, a leader in Africa's business tourism events
Tanzania, a leader in Africa's business tourism eventsArticle

Tanzania's growth within the business tourism sector has been driven by growing international recognition of a tourism industry second to none in terms of diversity and quality of experiences...

20 Nov 2019

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TBCSA addresses SA outbound travel concerns following unabridged waiverArticle

ASATA had expressed concerns regarding outbound travel by South African children; following this, the TBCSA together with ASATA have engaged with the Minister of Tourism Hon. Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane...

14 Nov 2019

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