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Focus must shift to domestic and regional markets - Mabuyakhulu

  • May 11, 2012 | Category: Business Tourism, Trade

Recent global developments are challenging South Africa to rethink and refocus its development strategies, according to KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Economic Development and Tourism, Michael Mabuyakhulu.

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Escalating costs and 'protectionist' policies inhibit regional tourism growth

  • May 11, 2012 | Category: Business Tourism, Trade

Tourism industry cost drivers must be controlled to ensure profitability and job creation, Marthinus van Schalkwyk told delegates attending the 6th Hotel Investment Conference Africa in Durban.

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Greater collaboration needed to harness Africa's tourism growth potential

  • May 11, 2012 | Category: Business Tourism, Trade

Developing countries continue to be the drivers of economic growth, prompting Michael Mabuyakhulu, KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Economic Development and Tourism, to call it a global economic revolution.

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Call for collaboration to increase SA's global competitiveness welcomed

  • May 09, 2012 | Category: Business Tourism, Trade

Mmatšatši Marobe extended the private sector’s full support to the achievements and objectives expressed by Tourism Minister Marthinus Van Schalkwyk in his budget vote speech.

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South Africa is India's 'Best International Wildlife Destination'

  • May 07, 2012 | Category: Awards and accolades, International awards, Southafrica.net, Business Tourism, Media and Stakeholder, India

Readers of the Lonely Planet magazine in India voted South Africa as the’ Best Destination for Wildlife (International)’ for 2012.

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Van Schalkwyk highlights new initiatives in budget vote speech

  • May 03, 2012 | Category: Business Tourism, Trade

The National Department of Tourism has established an International Tourism Management Branch that will provide strategic, political and policy direction for the development of South Africa’s tourism potential.

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Q1 Tourism Business Index suggests signs of recovery

  • May 03, 2012 | Category: Business Tourism, Trade

There is cautious optimism in the travel and tourism industry, but there are concerns about short-term employment levels and ever-increasing input costs.

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Domestic Tourism Growth Strategy launched

  • May 02, 2012 | Category: Business Tourism, Trade

Domestic tourism contributed 76% of South Africa’s total tourism volume in 2011,  R20 billion to the country’s economy, and substantially to job creation and sustainability.

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Impressive speaker line-up for HICA 2012

  • April 24, 2012 | Category: Business Tourism, Trade, Newsletter

An impressive selection of leading experts, and local and international hoteliers will address delegates at the upcoming Hotel Investment Conference Africa.

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Top speakers confirmed for SETE 2012 conference

  • April 23, 2012 | Category: Business Tourism, Trade

Top local and international speakers have been confirmed for the SETE conference, which forms part of the Sports and Events Tourism Exchange 2012.

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