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
Tourism project brings skills to young people
In a bid tackle unemployment among the youth, Tourism Deputy Minister Elizabeth Thabethe recently officiated at the Hospitality Youth Training Programme (HYTP) graduation ceremony of 83 learners in New Brighton, Port Elizabeth. The programme, endorsed by the Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality, Sports Sector Education and Training Authority (CATHSSETA), is... Read more
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