South African Tourism acting CEO Sthembiso Dlamini says the country’s tourism sector still has the potential to create jobs and its importance to the economy has not relinquished.
Speaking at the media launch for Africa’s Travel and Tourism Summit (ATTS) last week, Dlamini said governments are committed to supporting the tourism industry’s revival.
South Africa will be opening its international borders amid further easing of restrictions as announced in a statement by South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa this week.
Travel into and out of South Africa will be allowed for business, leisure and other travel with effect from 1 October 2020. This is subject to various measures.
World Journeys reports that a new luxury accommodation offering in South Africa is due to open later this year.
Part 4 in a series on South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal: They’ve done the Winelands and Capetown, driven the Garden Route, and been on safari.
New Zealand agents are looking for new and exciting options in Africa as the continent continues to grow in popularity out of this market, according to suppliers at a World Journeys Experience Africa roadshow this week.
Part 3 in a series on South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province
Stories that bring to life fierce battles between Zulu warriors and the British are highlights of a stay at Fugitives’ Drift in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal Province.
Part two in a series on South Africa's KwaZulu Natal province
Building in an extra day or two at a game reserve can give clients a deeper understanding of how wildlife parks fit into their local communities and conservation initiatives.
That’s the advice of Christian Sperka, wildlife photographer and marketer for Thanda Safari Private Game Reserve, three and a half hours drive from Durban in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) province.
A public private collaboration between South Africa’s National Department of Tourism, tourism industry stakeholders and Amadeus will bring much-needed technology across the country’s tourism sector.
The ‘Jurni’ platform will use different modules to capture, curate and analyse data that can be fed back to tourism operators. It will be particularly useful for rural businesses and SMEs which will be able to access a booking system and business app.
The importance of tourism to Africa’s economy was emphasised from the ‘top’ last week when South African President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed delegates at Africa’s Travel Indaba expo in Durban.
He spoke of the potential for the continent’s tourism to grow exponentially and how it could bring its people into the mainstream of the economy.