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Wrapping up #eTAS14

  • September 09, 2014 | Category: Trade

On the final day of the E-Tourism Africa Summit (#eTAS14) on Tuesday, the importance of keeping up with the times and using the internet as a strategic tool for marketing and managing business was, once again, emphasised.


#eTAS14: Give travellers something to brag about

  • September 08, 2014 | Category: Trade

​If there’s one message that stood out on the first day of the Johannesburg leg of the E-Tourism Africa Summit, this is it: consumers are your most important marketers because they love to brag.


Africa rising at #eTAS14

  • September 05, 2014 | Category: Trade

The second day of the E-Tourism Africa Summit 2014 was headlined by motivational speaker Vusi Thembekwayo, who talked about how to do business in Africa.


Rethinking travel at the E-Tourism Africa Summit 2014 #eTAS14

  • September 04, 2014 | Category:, Trade

The seventh annual E-Tourism Africa Summit, which looks at digital advances in the travel space, kicked off in Cape Town on Thursday 4 September 2014. For the first time, this popular conference is being held in two cities, with the second leg planned for Johannesburg on 8 and 9 September.


Technological innovation requires industry to rethink travel, says tourism minister

  • September 04, 2014 | Category: Trade

The ongoing innovation that exists at the intersection of technology, travel and tourism requires the industry to constantly rethink travel.


Travel and tourism companies shine at Business Traveller Africa Awards

  • September 03, 2014 | Category: Trade

Many of South Africa’s top travel, tourism and hospitality companies achieved gold at the third annual Business Traveller Africa Awards, held at The Maslow hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg, on 2 September 2014.


Meet South African Tourism’s ‘face of Africa’: Evelyn Mahlaba

  • August 27, 2014 | Category: Trade

Evelyn Mahlaba, or Evy as she is fondly known, is South African Tourism’s new regional director for Africa, and she can’t wait to start marketing the country as a prime destination for African travellers and the trade.


Tourism minister launches Tourism Month

  • August 27, 2014 | Category: Trade

Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom has called on all South Africans to take time to visit the sites and attractions around the country associated with the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela.


Two prestigious awards for South Africa in India

  • August 21, 2014 | Category: Trade

South Africa was awarded the prestigious ‘Best Foreign Destination in the Rest of the World’ award at the India Travel Awards (West) on 25 July 2014.


Business events sector a significant contributor to South Africa’s GDP

  • August 20, 2014 | Category: Trade

The business events sector was a major contributor to the tourism sector’s 9.5% contribution to South Africa’s GDP in 2013, which translates into more than 1.4-million jobs in the country.