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Highlighting hospitality: SAB World of Beer to host 5th annual Concierge Conference

  • July 30, 2014 | Category: Trade

The 5th annual Concierge Conference, which takes place on 17 September 2014 at the SAB World of Beer in Johannesburg, is a skills-development initiative that brings together players in the four- and five-star hospitality industry from across the country.

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South African Tourism CEO unveils updated five-year strategic plan

  • July 24, 2014 | Category: Trade

The key objectives are to grow tourism’s contribution to the economy by 1.5% annually, create a thriving tourism sector, and make the South Africa brand a global player in portfolio markets.

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Minister announces initiatives to create work opportunities in tourism sector

  • July 18, 2014 | Category: Trade

South Africa’s new Tourism Minister, Derek Hanekom, gave his first Tourism Budget Vote speech in the National Assembly on 16 July 2014, highlighting growth in the sector and announcing new opportunities for employment.

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Satsa conference to focus on issues relevant to members

  • July 17, 2014 | Category: Trade

The Southern Africa Tourism Services Association (Satsa) is to host its annual conference at Spier wine estate in Stellenbosch from 7 to 9 August 2014.

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Capture the Dutch market at Roadshow South Africa in the Netherlands

  • July 16, 2014 | Category: Trade

Roadshow South Africa in the Netherlands offers an excellent platform for the South African trade to explore opportunities in the Dutch market, promote products, and network with Dutch travel agents and tour operators.

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Job creation a top priority for South Africa’s new tourism minister

  • July 09, 2014 | Category: Trade

South Africa’s new Minister of Tourism, Derek Hanekom, says the tourism sector has a major contribution to make in addressing the three societal challenges of unemployment, poverty and inequality.

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7th E-Tourism Africa Summit to be held in Cape Town and Johannesburg

  • July 07, 2014 | Category: Trade

The E-Tourism Africa Summit will for the first time be held in both Cape Town and Johannesburg, making it accessible to a greater number of travel and tourism industry members.

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UNWTO report reflects on worldwide tourism trends

  • June 27, 2014 | Category: Trade

In its latest report, the UNWTO, the United Nations agency responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism, reflects on worldwide industry trends during 2013, predictions for 2014 and tourism growth in the long term.

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Tourism minister to focus on transformation

  • June 25, 2014 | Category: Trade

On 26 May 2014, Derek Hanekom officially took office as South Africa’s new minister of tourism, having previously held the post of minister of science and technology.

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SAA to introduce Airbus A330-200 on Washington, DC route

  • June 24, 2014 | Category: Trade

Daily South African Airways (SAA) flights between Washington, DC and Johannesburg via Dakar will soon feature an aircraft popular among major carriers and passengers alike: the Airbus A330-200.

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