With the launch of an innovative app, one of South Africa's most popular and important heritage sites have become even more accessible. Visitors can now tour this sprawling precinct with a virtual guide, the Constitution Hill Guide.
With Generation Y (millennials) heading to the driving seat in the workforce, their successor, Generation Z, has slowly started to enter the workforce as well and is expected to bring about major disruption and changes.
The future for SA's young people looks challenging with rising unemployment and job opportunities dwindling. However, the tourism sector shows modest growth and should this growth continue, it could offer hope by providing many of SA's youth the opportunity to get a foothold on a career.
Fastjet has been awarded the 'Best African Low-Cost Airline' title at the World Airline Awards, presented by Skytrax, at the Paris Air Show in France.
Cape Town Tourism team member Roxanne Lombard has been named as one of the 30 Future Leaders of Destination Marketing globally - the first honoree in Africa to receive this prestigious accolade - in recognition for her work in tourism in the region.
The Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia Hotel team's agricultural and entrepreneurship projects have had far-reaching impacts on the four sustainability drivers of people, planet, partner, and customer under the leadership of Emmanuelle Moneger, the GM for Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia Hotel by Anantara and Avani Victoria Falls Resort, and Apollo Kazemba, cashier for Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia Hotel by Anantara.
According to the initial findings, the iconic Knysna forest was not affected by the devastating fires in Knysna. The forest - from Goudveld to Diepwalle - is accessible. Spanning across some 60,500 hectares of land, from George to Tsitsikamma in the East, the Knysna forests are South Africa's largest portion of Southern Afrotemperate Forests.
While Cape Town is abuzz with thousands of local and international visitors from November to April - with a particular visitor frenzy during December - the Cape's winter months are a lot quieter. This seasonality has been a thorn in the side of tourism businesses for many years.
The first ever Business Tourism Indaba was held at Hofmeyer Hall in Stellenbosch on Tuesday, 13 June 2017. Hosted by Stellenbosch 360 and in partnership with Wesgro and the South African National Convention Bureau the conference promised to unpack key trends and opportunities when it comes to business tourism in the Western Cape and specifically Stellenbosch.
Ruth Cooper 19 Jun 2017
The government of St Helena has announced that South Africa's largest independent airline, Airlink, was the preferred bidder to fly passengers between SA and the island. The only scheduled way to travel to and from St Helena was aboard the Royal Mail Ship St Helena until the airport opened. The ship is likely to be decommissioned in 2018 once scheduled flights are established.
Leaping into thin air being tumbled through insane whitewater rapidsfloating in a microlight above one of the most magnificent waterfalls in the world
A revision to the national tourism strategy, while it maintains a focus on foreign tourism as the driving force for the industry, places greater emphasis on investment in the domestic segment to stoke growth in the domestic travel industry.
The Garden Route has been approved as a Unesco Biosphere Reserve. Biosphere reserves are learning places for sustainable development whose aim is to reconcile biodiversity conservation and the sustainable use of natural resources.