2017/18 season will see 62 Blue Flags fly in SA

As announced at the national Blue Flag launch – hosted by the Kouga Municipality at Dolphin Beach, Jeffreys Bay, in the Eastern Cape – the forthcoming 2017/18 South African Blue Flag season, officially opening 1 November 2017, will see 44 beaches, seven marinas and eleven sustainable tourism boats collectively fly 62 blue flags. Earlier this […]

Blue Flag
Cape Town Chefs Toast Halal Tourism

The world’s first Halal Gourmet Dining for Chefs Accreditation, organised by Singapore-based CrescentRating in collaboration with Cape Town Tourism, took place from 4-6 October 2017. Attended by chefs from from Cape Town’s top hospitality, hotel and catering service providers such as Tsogo Sun, The Cape Sun, Raddison Hotels, Boschendal, The South African Chef’s Association and […]

Halal Gourmet
South Africa To Host The 84th UFI Global Congress

The largest event for the exhibition industry, the UFI Global Congress is headed to South Africa. It will be held in Johannesburg from the 1st to the 4th of November. This is the largest event of the association and provides excellent networking opportunities for UFI members from around the world. It also offers an opportunity for members […]

South Africa
ASATA Commissions Grant Thornton To Compile SA Travel Market Index Report

The Association of Southern African Travel Agents (ASATA) has commissioned Grant Thornton to create an Annual South African Travel Market Index Report to determine the state and size of South Africa’s travel sector. “The exact state and size of the travel industry in South Africa is currently unknown, and there’s no one source that pulls […]

You May Soon Fly Direct to Ivory Coast

The first direct flight between the U.S. and Ivory Coast could happen next year. According to Bloomberg, the Ivory Coast, which has seen its economy grow quickly during recent years, is in advanced talks with Ethiopian Airlines but also has interest from Kenya Airways and South African Airways. More than 400,000 passengers travel from West […]

Ivory Coast
Detailed Examination of the Travel Industry in South Africa

The study of Assessing Travel in South Africa Market is very important to enhance business productivity and for the study of market forecast. This New Report presented by Orbis Research contains a comprehensive market and vendor landscape in addition to a SWOT analysis of the key vendors. The implementation of new immigration regulations during the […]

Travel Industry in South Africa
Gorilla Permits and Luxury Lodgings in Rwanda

As one of only three countries in the world home to the critically endangered mountain gorilla, Rwanda relies heavily on its wildlife to draw tourists in. Andrew Doherty learns about changes to the gorilla permit price. Tourism, a key driver of the Rwandan economy, is predicted to bring the nation £298 million by the close […]

World Travel Awards arrives in Rwanda

World Travel Awards (WTA) has touched down in Rwanda ahead of its Africa Gala Ceremony 2017. The prestigious event will take place in the country’s thriving capital, Kigali, on 10th October, with hundreds of leaders from across the hospitality industry expected to attend the glittering red carpet ceremony. Local stars, George Ndirangu and Makeda Mahadeo – both hugely experienced as hosts […]

World Travel Awards arrives in Rwanda
Purpose, Customization, Hands-On Experiences – Smart Monday

1,000 meeting pros jumped right into the IMEX week today with a stronger-than ever Smart Monday line-up. Powered by MPI, Smart Monday offered attendees the ability to customize their learning experience, do peer-to peer knowledge sharing, and gain hands-on insights. Once again, the sessions were offered for free with over 43 sessions contributing credit towards […]

Smart Monday
CSIR ICC latest press release

Continuing with its ethos of contributing to capacity development, the CSIR International Convention Centre (CSIR ICC) has appointed six in-service trainees in various departments for 6 months each, to gain knowledge in their respective fields in order to obtain their qualifications. The 2017 intakes are Pabalelo Serepo, Skhumbuzo Zwane, Nontokozo Mdhluli, Jennifer Modise, Bathembu Mbombela […]

CSIR ICC latest press release