Virgin Atlantic set for Cape Town return in October


Virgin Atlantic is set to introduce a new seasonal service to Cape Town, South Africa from London Heathrow just in time for sunseekers to escape the UK winter

Coronavirus, SAA cancellations will not impact South Africa tourism – official


The coronavirus, which has so far killed 910 people globally and infected more than 40 000 mainly in mainland China coupled with the recent SAA flight cancelations will not heavily impact the tourism sector

SA’s Tsogo Sun Hotels to exit Kenya as competition grows


South African hotel chain, Tsogo Sun Hotels, is expected to shut down its Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi Hotel, in Kenya by end of this month due to increased competition

SA minister visits Mumbai to attract Indian tourists


The South African minister of tourism, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, has this week visited Mumbai, India as part of a trade roadshow to grow Indian tourist arrivals and consolidate market share of the Asia-Pacific region to South Africa

International tourist arrivals in SA down as fears of safety and security grow


Total tourist arrivals in South Africa dropped 2.1% from January to September this year, compared with the same period in 2018, according to Statistics South Africa

SA president plans for tourism “unrealistic and unattainable”


SA Tourism (SAT) has scoffed at President Cyril Ramaphosa’s plans for tourism industry as “unrealistic and unattainable”.

SAA strike worries tourism industry ahead of Christmas holiday


The strike at South African Airways (SAA) is now a source of worry for the tourism industry, according to local media reports

South Africa’s Cape Town ratifies new Airbnb by-law to grow local tourism


South Africa’s City of Cape Town has ratified a new municipal planning by-law that makes it easier for homeowners to rent out their properties as Airbnbs, according to local media.

South Africa inks deal with Tencent to attract more Chinese tourists


South Africa has inked a two-year agreement with Chinese Internet firm Tencent that will use its popular WeChat platform to market tourism to millions in China, an official has said.

SA mulls scrapping of unabridged birth certificate requirement


South Africa is set to scrape the unabridged birth certificate requirement for minors travelling with foreigners to the country.

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