Youth urged to participate in wildlife economy
Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has encouraged the youth to pursue careers that will enable them to participate meaningfully in the wildlife economy. “I call on young people to pursue careers in the fields of, among others, nature conservation, veterinary services, ecotourism, taxidermy, animal husbandry, zoology, botany and ecology,”... Read more
Community spin-off from niche tourism
Both the local communities and business benefit from niche tourism outside of the main holiday periods, says Wessel Benson, general manager of the Royal St. Andrews Hotel and Conference Centre. “A good example is a two-day visit to the hotel by members of the Western Cape register of the... Read more
Corobrik’s face brick offers smooth finish to Green Star-rated Radisson RED hotel
The world’s fourth Radisson RED hotel is a vibrant addition to Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront with construction of the seven-storey building including one of Corobrik’s popular face brick range. The use of natural materials, such as Corobrik’s clay product, contributed towards the 5 Star Green Star rating awarded to... Read more
Tourism contributes greatly to economy
Tourism Minister Tokozile Xasa on Tuesday said the South African tourism sector had contributed greatly toward moving the country out of a recession. “Tourism is a significant and critical sector in our economy as it contributes positively to the trade balance through foreign exchange receipts, sustains 700 000 direct... Read more
Free entry at national parks
Tourism Month is in full swing, with the South African National Park (SANParks) once again opening its doors for free from Monday, 18 September until Friday, 22 September. The initiative is part of the annual South African National Parks Week. The campaign is held under the running theme ‘Know... Read more
Economic crunch knocks domestic tourism
Statistician General Pali Lehohla on Monday released the Domestic Tourism Survey 2016 report, which shows a dip in domestic tourism over the past two years. According to the report, the total number of day trips decreased from 44.3 million in 2015 to 39.4 million in 2016. Addressing the media... Read more
New York City, Cape Town collaboration to boost travel
NYC & Company, the City’s official destination marketing organization, today joined Cape Town Tourism to sign a first-ever city-to-city partnership to boost tourism between Cape Town and New York City. This is the first agreement of its kind NYC & Company has signed with a destination marketing organization on... Read more
President Zuma to launch Western Cape Invest SA office
President Jacob Zuma is expected to officially launch Invest SA one-stop shop in the Western Cape next week. In a joint statement on Thursday, the Department of Trade and Industry, Western Cape provincial government and the Western Cape Investment and Trade and Promotion Agency (Wesgro) said the President will... Read more
Government creating enabling environment for growth
Tourism Minister Tokozile Xasa says the government is doing everything it can to create an enabling environment that will assist industry growth and contribute to jobs. Minister Xasa said tourism supports an estimated 700 000 jobs in South Africa and contributes 3% to gross domestic product (GDP) directly. Speaking... Read more
Draft tourism strategy under the spotlight
Tourism industry role players have met with Minister Tokozile Xasa to share their views on the Draft National Tourism Sector Strategy (NTSS). Hosted in Johannesburg on Monday, the consultative session was aimed at soliciting inputs, as well as stimulating the public and private sectors to ensure alignment and sharing... Read more