EC a key player to SA competitiveness
Summer calendar unleashes the province’s delightfulness Officially launching the Eastern Cape Summer Campaign, MEC for the Eastern Cape Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEDEAT), Mlungisi Mvoko declared the province a key player for South Africa in terms of niche experiences that tourists within and beyond the... Read more
East London port to receive 9 cruise liners
The Port of East London is scheduled to receive at least nine cruise liners this season between October 2019 and April 2020, while provisional schedules indicate that at least 23 luxury cruise ships, operated by 17 international cruise lines, are scheduled to call across the country’s six cruise ports... Read more
New cruise liner visits East London port
The arrival of the state-of-the-art VIKING SUN cruise liner at the Port of East London today closed the port’s 2018-19 cruise season on a high note, with 830 passengers disembarking for excursions throughout the city – the highest ever, according to the port’s Corporate Affairs Manager, Terry Taylor. East... Read more
New draft  IRP game-changer for province
MEC for Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane welcomed the release of the long-awaited draft of the national reviewed Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) earlier this week. “The policy is a game changer for the province and will help it to spearhead substantial job creation and investment. ... Read more
R5m boost for a Mpumalanga tourism company
A R5 million boost to the Graskop Gorge Lift Company in Mpumalanga by the Tourism Transformation Fund will jumpstart more development in the popular Panorama Route. “We are proud to announce that this project will receive R5 million funding for its next development phase through the Tourism Transformation Fund... Read more
It’s your South Africa to explore
South Africans have been encouraged to explore the country by travelling to areas they have never visited to experience the wonders offered by the country. To soften the price of travelling, South African Tourism is embarking on a campaign that will see would-be travellers getting offers at discounted rates.... Read more
KZN works towards growing tourism industry
The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government is working hard to ensure its tourism industry grows to the benefit of entrepreneurs from previously excluded communities. “We are working hard to ensure that this industry is not just growing but is also inclusive and transformed to accommodate entrepreneurs from the historically excluded communities... Read more
All systems go for Africa’s Travel Indaba 2018
KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Sihle Zikalala, says it is all systems go for Africa’s Travel Indaba 2018. Previously known as the Tourism Indaba, Africa’s Travel Indaba will see more than 6 000 representatives from 80 countries converging at Durban’s Inkosi Albert Luthuli Convention Centre... Read more
3 days to go before Bay’s iconic precinct design competition closes
The Mandela Bay Development Agency (MBDA) earlier in April opened up a call to all residents and South Africans in general to submit innovative ideas for the development of a new iconic, world class precinct that would be the flagship tourism attraction of the Bay. The precinct would also... Read more
Over 680 000 employed in tourism sector
The tourism sector employed 686 596 persons in 2016, Statistician-General Risenga Maluleke said on Monday. This, according to Maluleke, is an increase of 2.7% percent or 17 945 employees compared to 2015. According to Stats SA, the tourism sector share of total employment increased from 4.2% in 2015 to 4.4% in... Read more