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View of the Ebb & Flow Rest Camp from the Kingfisher Hiking trail (Image Supplied)
Garden Route National Park visitor numbers spike during SA National Parks Week

The Garden Route National Park has seen visitor figures almost double during the SA National Parks Week campaign

29 Sep 2017

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Protecting and preserving Table Mountain

“As custodians of Table Mountain, we need to protect and preserve the attraction's natural and cultural heritage whilst minimising our environmental footprint and maximising the positive social effect that we have."

29 Sep 2017

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#WFconf2017: The keys to growing Cape Winelands tourism

The Business of Wine & Food Tourism Conference 2017 saw those operating in the Cape's wine, food and hospitality industries gather to glean insights from local and international specialists

29 Sep 2017

Diversifying composition of tourism industry could unlock domestic tourism potential
Diversifying composition of tourism industry could unlock domestic tourism potential

If the domestic tourism industry expands so that it caters for everyone in the country rather than focusing on traditional tourists, it has the potential to contribute significantly more to the economy

28 Sep 2017

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Airbnb empowering communities, spreading the benefits of tourism

Airbnb, on World Tourism Day, celebrates a successful pilot programme which aimed to empower locals from underprivileged communities in South Africa through home sharing training

27 Sep 2017

FEDHASA committed to sustainable and responsible tourism in practice
FEDHASA committed to sustainable and responsible tourism in practice

FEDHASA says its members are committed to practising sustainable tourism and adhering to the United Nations' World Tourism Organisation's mandate

27 Sep 2017

Youth an important part of sustainable tourism
Youth an important part of sustainable tourism

"The tourism sector is also constantly evolving and it is important that young people are part of this growth our young people will be the tourism industry leaders of the future."

27 Sep 2017

Why now is the time for sustainability in travel
Why now is the time for sustainability in travel

The United Nations has designated this year as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

By Brett Tollman 27 Sep 2017

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How travellers can make a difference

It's vital for us to travel responsibly, ensuring a sustainable tourism industry that will allow future generations to experience the wonders of travel too

26 Sep 2017

Could group travel experiences be the answer to SA's domestic tourism woes?
Could group travel experiences be the answer to SA's domestic tourism woes?

Through these experiences, travellers will become ambassadors for the country and an unprecedented travel movement will be born

26 Sep 2017

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Kruger Lowveld Tourism generates awareness through local tourism roadshow

Kruger Lowveld Tourism recently held its annual Tourism Month Roadshow, engaging local tourism organisations (LTO's) and governments across the region

21 Sep 2017

Four things to do this Heritage weekend
Four things to do this Heritage weekend

South Africans will be treated to an extended Heritage weekend - from Saturday, 23 September 2017 to Monday, 25 September 2017. Here are four things to do this Heritage weekend.

21 Sep 2017

From wine to whales, what to do in three days in Hermanus
From wine to whales, what to do in three days in Hermanus

Heritage Day falls on a Sunday, which means you get the Monday off, so if you want to get full relaxation out of your downtime, then South Africa's smaller towns come highly recommended.

By Avukile Mabombo 21 Sep 2017

#TourismMonth: Sharing data. What does the future hold for the travel industry?
#TourismMonth: Sharing data. What does the future hold for the travel industry?

Seamless travel and personalisation are two trends that are predicted to continue to disrupt the travel industry in the next decade, according to Amadeus' latest study

By Jannine Adams 19 Sep 2017

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#TourismMonth: Open skies, more business travel means a stronger Africa

As we celebrate Tourism Month, there's an opportunity for us to acknowledge what achieving open skies in Africa would mean for the business community and business travel in general

By Oz Desai 18 Sep 2017

Esther Mahlangu cuts the ribbon to officially open the mural to the public
SA's art and culture takes to the streets in New York

In a month-long partnership with Citi Bike which will see South Africa's unique art and culture taking to the streets of NYC, SA Tourism's aims to encourage New Yorkers and visitors to the city to travel to SA

18 Sep 2017

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Sanlam Top Destination Awards 2017 winners announced

The Sanlam Top Destination Awards ceremony saw 35 accommodation establishments walk away winners. The evening, themed #MyHeartBeatsAfrica, recognised the local entrepreneurs that have

18 Sep 2017

#TourismMonth: What are the travel jobs of the future?
#TourismMonth: What are the travel jobs of the future?

With self-drive cars, hyperloops, and holograms all on the immediate horizon, we can look forward to a range of new travel roles in the near future

13 Sep 2017

Nelson Mandela Bay offers diverse activities for such as sandboarding for youth to enjoy that are affordable and accessible through purchasing the Nelson Mandela Bay Pass.
#TourismMonth: NMB host #YTC2017, explores future opportunities for youth tourism

Nelson Mandela Bay is currently hosting the SAYTC Conference which brings together youth from around SA to participate in dialogue and future opportunities for the industry during Tourism Month

13 Sep 2017

#THINCAfrica: An economic rethink on domestic tourism
#THINCAfrica: An economic rethink on domestic tourism

CEO of Tourism, Sisa Ntshona shared his thoughts on global and local tourism and how we, as locals, can do our part in helping the South African economy through travelling locally

By Robin Fredericks 12 Sep 2017

Sanlam Top Destination Awards honouring key players in SA tourism and hospitality
Sanlam Top Destination Awards honouring key players in SA tourism and hospitality

To honour South Africa's top hospitality establishments, Discount Traveler is celebrating National Tourism month with the third annual Sanlam Top Destination Awards, with winner announcements

11 Sep 2017

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SA Tourism's new brand film captures the essence of SA

South African Tourism's new brand film which showcases a story of an inspiring, colourful and warm country, tells the story of Bheki

8 Sep 2017

2017 Lilizela Tourism Awards kicks off
2017 Lilizela Tourism Awards kicks off

South African Tourism announced the provincial finalists for the 2017 Lilizela Tourism Awards - drawn from an extremely competitive field of more than 1,600 entries

7 Sep 2017

#TourismMonth: Tread the right way to tackle over-tourism
#TourismMonth: Tread the right way to tackle over-tourism

Over-tourism has become a major problem throughout Europe. Diversifying the tourism experience away from the crowds is key to solving tourism overcrowding

6 Sep 2017

#TourismMonth: Why travel agents are here to stay
#TourismMonth: Why travel agents are here to stay

The demise of the travel agent has been a favourite topic in media articles over the past decade. Today's headlines, however, prompts for survival and adaptation

4 Sep 2017