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New Lilizela Tourism Awards to reward tourism excellence

  • May 13, 2013 | Category: Trade

The Lilizela Tourism Awards aim to set the standard for global excellence, reward those who strive for perfection, and spur on tourist arrivals growth and destination competitiveness.


Tourism minister announces plans to transform INDABA and grow tourism

  • May 11, 2013 | Category:, Media and Stakeholder, Trade

Minister of Tourism Marthinus van Schalkwyk announced plans to grow and expand INDABA into a pan-African trade platform at the opening ceremony of INDABA 2013.


ETEYA 2013 finalists announced

  • May 10, 2013 | Category: Trade

The nine finalists – one from each province – in the 2013 Emerging Tourism Entrepreneur of the Year Awards (ETEYA) competition have been announced.



Cape Town’s tourism sector reports good peak-season growth

  • May 09, 2013 | Category: Trade

The recent summer season in Cape Town – December 2012 to March 2013 – saw an increase in tourist arrivals of between 6% and 8% compared with the same period in 2011/12.


'BIG 5' campaign reaches 4.9-million US viewers

  • May 08, 2013 | Category: Trade

South African Tourism’s landmark ‘What’s Your BIG 5?’ campaign debuted on NBC’s Apprentice series, with South Africa becoming the first-ever travel destination featured on the hit show.


New brand and strategy for Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa

  • May 02, 2013 | Category: Trade

Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa is changing its name to Fair Trade Tourism. The name change signifies the NGO’s intention to become a regional responsible tourism certification programme.


Sandton Convention Centre implements repositioning strategy

  • April 29, 2013 | Category: Business Tourism, Trade

The Sandton Convention Centre has been reviewing its position in the South African and global markets with a view to pursuing new levels of excellence and remaining relevant in the global business-events environment.


Cape Town Tourism highlights tourism trends reported at ITB Berlin

  • March 15, 2013 | Category: Trade

A delegation from Cape Town Tourism, Wesgro (the destination marketing and trade promotion agency for the Western Cape) and the City of Cape Town has returned from ITB Berlin 2013 with fresh ideas on how to further develop and market Cape Town’s and the Western Cape’s tourism offering.


Search on for Africa's top travel app

  • March 13, 2013 | Category: Trade

With the launch of Africa App Quest, the challenge is on for talented developers across sub-Saharan Africa to build a home-grown travel app to capitalise on the continent’s growing popularity as a tourist destination.


Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory to open to the public

  • March 08, 2013 | Category:, Trade

The Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory is to open its doors to the public in August this year.