Industry News

16 OctSouth Africa in top three biodiverse nations


South Africa has been named as one of the most mega-biodiverse nations in the world. The country joins Indonesia and Brazil…

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08 OctPortions of SAA to be sold to private companies


The government has resolved to sell portions of embattled national airline, South African Airways, to private companies, according to Sowetan Live….

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08 OctVirgin eyes CPT


VIRGIN Atlantic intends to fly direct to Cape Town. The airline announced its plans for a vastly expanded route network out…

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08 OctTourism spend up despite dip in arrivals


While international arrivals to South Africa declined 3% year on year for the first quarter of the year, foreign direct spend…

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30 SepSaudi Arabia eases visas


Saudi Arabia has eased its visa policy for South Africans, opening up more Umrah travel options to travellers. Travel in Umrah period, in…

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30 SepTop source markets continue slide


Statistics SA’s latest tourism and migration report released on September 23 reveals that South Africa saw a decline of 5% from…

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30 SepDeadline for removal of monthly remittance looms


We’re asking our readers if they’re ready to move to a fortnightly remittance schedule by the December 31 deadline. To vote…

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30 SepSA Tourism undertakes sales training in Qatar


South African Tourism (SA Tourism) met with industry players in Qatar last week as part of its strategy to promote South…

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11 SepTourists not the target of SA unrest


Civil unrest in certain parts of South Africa are not affecting tourists or tourist sites. Violent protests have flared up over…

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11 SepSITA: tech-savvy travellers demand automated journeys


The growing number of tech-savvy travellers will have the biggest impact on airports’ and airlines’ digital strategy over the next six…

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