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Africa seeks its place at the table with culinary travel

Travel Weekly - 15 hours ago
Darren Humphreys, Travel Sommelier and Safari Pros member, agreed, calling gastronomic tourism the most underrated component of the South African tourism landscape. Humphreys explained that although most travelers are looking for a day (or maximum ...and...

Man pedaling from Canada to Mexico with a rhino... kind of

KATU - 17 hours ago
PORTLAND, Ore. — A safari guide and conservationist from South Africa is biking from Canada to Mexico to raise awareness of rhino poaching. He made a stop in Portland Thursday. Matt Meyer is of course not hauling a live, 350-pound rhino, but rather...

SAA Vacations launches family package

Travel Weekly - 17 hours ago
South African Airways Vacations has introduced the Family, Culture and Safari package to South Africa, combining culture, heritage and wildlife. The air-inclusive package is offered from $4,799 per person for adults and $2,299 per person for children ...and...

Trophy Hunter Gets Eaten by Crocodiles

Care2.com - 19 hours ago
Scott Van Zyl was the owner of SS Pro Safaris, a South African canned hunting facility that also organized trips to Africa so trophy hunters could kill magnificent animals and display them in their homes. In a weird twist of fate, Van Zyl became the...

Cleveland Heights High Options ambassadors take life-changing trip to South Africa

cleveland.com - 1 day ago
The Student Ambassadors, members of the Options program headquartered at the Delisle Options Center, returned April 1 after a 10-day trip to South Africa, specifically the cities of Johannesburg and King William's Town. "They were ambassadors,...

Can tourism save the rhino?

The Globe and Mail - 1 day ago
Two high-end safari companies have teamed up to relocate the endangered animals from South Africa to Botswana. Drew Gough explores whether a sustainable model for luxury travel can truly help conserve wildlife in southern Africa. DREW GOUGH.and...

Watch: Sweet baby elephant sounds trumpet, joins mum in sudden attack on tourists in South Africa's Kruger Park

TVNZ - 2 days ago
Watch: Sweet baby elephant sounds trumpet, joins mum in sudden attack on tourists in South Africa's Kruger Park. Wed, Apr 26. share. Source: 1 NEWS. A super cute baby elephant took the lead when a herd charged at a safari vehicle in South Africa's ...and...

Elephant calf joins its mother in charging at South Africa safari car

Daily Mail - 2 days ago
Video has emerged of an elephant calf joining its mother as she charges at a safari car in Kruger National Park in South Africa. The footage, captured on April 22, shows the baby elephant running towards the car... Couple kicked off BA plane to...

Elephant calf joins mother in South Africa safari charge

Daily Mail - 2 days ago
It shows the calf with its trumpeting mother in Kruger National Park in what visitors described as a 'very memorable encounter'. The person who recorded the footage wrote online: 'Our guide thought that there could be a problem as soon as we came upon...

WATCH: Baby elephant joins its mother in the cutest elephant attack on safari visitors!

Daily News & Analysis - 2 days ago
The incident that took place at Kruger National Park in South Africa shows the baby elephant very ambitiously charge the jeep of the safari goers along with its mother, trying hard to keep up with it's little legs and when it manages to keep pace it ...and...

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Sa Pa Summer Festival kicks-off

VietNamNet Bridge - 9 hours ago
The Sa Pa Summer Tourism Festival 2017 will take place at Sapa town in northern Lao Cai province from April 29 to June 30, introducing domestic and foreign tourists to the unique culture of the ethnic minority people in the region, as a part of...

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SA exchange programme opens SA's horizons, tourism opportunities - 2 days ago
Cape Town - When Kamo Bosielo from Rustenburg took a leap of faith in 2013 and moved to Beijing to pursue his Masters in International Relations, he didn't know what awaited him. From cultural differences, food and language, Bosielo was in for a few ...and...

Responsible travel in SA: 3 Success stories to learn from

News24 - 3 days ago
Those are daunting words to begin with, and if you scratch the surface of what it actually takes to qualify using them to describe your tourism offering, it gets ever scarier. It's no wonder many tourism companies in SA have their hands in their hair...

Wildlife petting industry under fire after animals attack visitors

Business Day (registration) - 4 days ago
Multiple attacks in March and April have prompted conservation groups and the head of South African Tourism to seriously re-evaluate the "wildlife petting" industry. Four attacks on visitors in wildlife enclosures within 10 days were recorded in March.and...

It's a no from us... South Africans on why we don't need the R3.5m Nelson Mandela statue

News24 - 4 days ago
But South African members of the public and tourism authorities say the statue will be a waste of money and resources, and a perpetuation of South Africa as a one-dimensional tourist destination. Commenting on Traveller24's Facebook post on the...

New SA road trip launched at WTM Africa

News24 - 1 week ago
Conceptualised by West Coast Way, SA's Road Trip With The Most Twists is a unique new road trip experience which was officially launched at the World Travel Market (WTM Africa) by the Democratic Alliance's Minister of Tourism, James Vos. The aim is to ...and...

SA's travel visa regulations 'economic suicide as 13 000+ travellers denied entry'

News24 - 1 week ago
Cape Town - South Africa's tourism sector has seen a R4bn economy boost in February this year but SA's opposition party the Democratic Alliance says the figure could have been so much better had it not been for archaic visa regulations. For the Easter ...and...

Holidaymakers' R4bn February spend points to strong SA tourism growth

News24 - 1 week ago
Cape Town - While domestic tourism has been declining over the past three years, new data from Statistics South Africa give a glimmer of hope for the accommodation industry specifically. For February 2017 alone, Stats SA has confirmed that the total...

The growth of medical tourism in South Africa

Mail & Guardian - 1 week ago
South Africa has been making medical advances, with statistics showing that in 2012, between 300 000 and 350 000 tourists from all around Africa travelled to South Africa for medical treatment. In addition to shorter travel times than India, South...

Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism hosts global delegates

News24 - 1 week ago
Through collaborations with South African Tourism and the Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency, first-hand knowledge of Nelson Mandela Bay's unique offerings are shared with trade operators who are then able to confidently sell travel packages to...

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South African Airways & Hawaiian Airlines launch new interline partnership

Travel Daily News International - 2 days ago
This new partnership will offer increased convenience to customers by allowing travel on one single electronic ticket and through interline baggage transfer upon check-in with either SAA or Hawaiian Airlines in the U.S. or Southern Africa. New York-John F.and...

SAA and Hawaiian Airlines partnership to make Pacific island travel more accessible for South Africans

News24 - 3 days ago
According to SAA, this new partnership will offer increased convenience to customers by allowing travel on one single electronic ticket and through interline baggage transfer upon check-in with either SAA or Hawaiian Airlines in the US or Southern Africa.and...

Africa: Tourism Sector Blooms At World Travel Market Africa in Cape Town

AllAfrica.com - 2 weeks ago
World Travel Market (WTM) Africa is the only travel trade event in southern Africa that caters for both the inbound and outbound sectors of the travel and tourism industry. The fourth World Travel Market takes place in Cape Town next week from 19 to 21 ...and...

Towards a Sadc single visa

The Herald - 1 month ago
According to a recent Southern African Travel and Tourism Barometer by the Regional Tourism Organisation of Southern Africa (RETOSA), tourist arrivals to Southern Africa continue to increase. For example, arrivals increased from about 23 million in ...and...

Towards regional Univisa

The Herald - 1 month ago
According to a recent Southern African Travel and Tourism Barometer by the Regional Tourism Organisation of Southern Africa (RETOSA), tourist arrivals to southern Africa continue to be on the increase. In 2013, for example, arrivals increased from...

Fair Trade adds green thumbs up to major tour management group for Southern Africa

News24 - 2 months ago
SEE: New Fair Trade volunteer criteria launched in SA. Tourvest is best-known for its inbound wholesale of foreign leisure tourist groups to the Southern African region as well as corporate group travel. Tourvest Product Development Manager, Karen le...

Imagine This: Easy Travel In Southern Africa With A Common Passport

Huffington Post South Africa (blog) - 2 months ago
South Africans and Zimbabweans — and citizens of all the countries in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) — might soon be able to travel the world with the same passport, and borders within the region will be something of the past.and...

Southern Africa's Tour Operators Are Radically Rethinking Wild Animal Attractions

Skift - 2 months ago
Gateway Cape Town, for example, signifies that the reporter is writing from that city although his coverage of the business of travel will meander to other locales in the region. Read about the series here, and check out all the stories in the series...

Armyworms are wreaking havoc in southern Africa – Why it's a big deal

BDlive (press release) (subscription) - 2 months ago
OZAYR PATEL: What are armyworms, where do they come from and how do they travel? KENNETH WILSON: Armyworms are the caterpillar stage of moths belonging mainly to the genus Spodoptera. ... The recent outbreaks in southern Africa appear to be a ...and...

Army worms wreaking havoc in southern Africa

Chronicle - 2 months ago
The Conversation Africa's energy and environment editor Ozayr Patel asked Kenneth Wilson to explain the threat and what can be done about it. What are army worms, where do they come from and how do they travel? Army worms are the caterpillar stage of ...and...

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