Industry News

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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11 SepQantas ups international carry-on bag allowance


Qantas has increased the carry-on weight limit in first class, business class and premium economy on international flights. Passengers are now…

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03 SepSlight increase in foreign travellers to South Africa


Statistics SA’s latest tourism and migration report, reflecting arrivals for June, reveals that South Africa saw 3 355 904 travellers pass through ports…

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03 SepSA Tourism embarks on global roadshow


As South Africa looks to increase its international tourism arrival numbers, South African Tourism along with the Tourism Business Council of…

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03 SepTourism safety in the spotlight in Parliament


Tourism stakeholders were invited by parliament’s Portfolio committees on Tourism and Police to address tourist safety in South Africa. The workshop, which…

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