Posts – Events

#TravelChatSA turns the spotlight on social media

  • 30 October 2014 by Thrishni Subramoney

The age of smartphones and social media has opened new research avenues for travellers in search of adventures. This week’s #TravelChatSA looked at the most popular social media platforms and how they are being used by visitors and the local industry.


Swellenberry festival fun

Looking for a fun way to end off your year, all for a good cause? Then head on down to the town of Swellendam for its annual berry festival, from 5 to 7 December this year.


Giant Flag project hailed as a ‘game changer’

  • 24 October 2014 by Thrishni Subramoney

Plans are afoot to create a massive South African flag out of desert plants and solar panels in the Karoo. The Giant Flag project was launched in Graaff-Reinet on Thursday.


Tourism stars shine at Lilizela Awards

  • 10 October 2014 by Thrishni Subramoney

South Africa’s top tourist attractions and establishments were honoured at the Lilizela Tourism Awards at Gold Reef City. The businesses from across the country were acknowledged for their work in growing and sustaining the critical sector. 


​New low-cost airline launches in South Africa

  • 08 October 2014 by Thrishni Subramoney

South Africa’s newest passenger airline, FlySafair, has launched in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and George. The service is being run by established aviation operator, Safair.


Celebrating World Tourism Day

  • 27 September 2014 by Cassidy Parker

27 September marks World Tourism Day, a United Nations World Tourism Organisation initiative that has been celebrated annually for over 30 years.


The Soweto Festival Expo: A fun-filled family outing

  • 25 September 2014 by Carina van Wyk

The Soweto Festival Expo showcases a variety of goods and services, and provides entertainment for the entire family. The expo also supports local entrepreneurs, contributing to the greater Soweto’s economy and community.


Conferencing in Durban

  • 26 August 2014 by Christine Marot

Durban’s not all about sun, sand and surfing. Contrary to urban legend, Durbanites are as diligent as their Johannesburg and Cape Town counterparts, and there’s no shortage of conference venues to prove the point.


Learn how to create the perfect tourism experience

  • 21 August 2014 by Stuart Dickinson

Tourism coach and speaker Shaun van Eck will deliver key talks during the next leg of the national South African Tourism roadshows, to educate stakeholders about creating a holistic and memorable tourism experience.


It's time to rethink travel – E-Tourism Africa Summit 2014

Now in its seventh year, the E-Tourism Africa Summit examines how the travel industry and modern technology are coming together, and how you can best take advantage of online tools to help your business.