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Hotels offer free accommodation for stranded tourists

Bulawayo24 News (press release) (blog) - 3 hours ago
HOTEL operators in Victoria Falls reportedly provided free accommodation to hundreds of tourists left stranded at the weekend following the last-minute cancellation of their flights following a rift between Air Zimbabwe and South Africa Airways over ...and...

These Influencers Are Changing the Face of African Travel

TravelPulse - 10 hours ago
Sure, photographing the Big Five—lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhino—on a game safari is probably on your travel to do list. Wine tasting in South Africa must surely appear on that list as would visiting the pyramids in Egypt and a trip to the...

Safari West a free-range zoo family adventure

The Keene Sentinel - 16 hours ago
Then everybody beds down amid the luxury of the high-end glamping experience. Safari West has 30 plush tent cabins imported from South Africa. Zebra-print bedding, African art and gorgeous woodwork decorate these lavish tents, which can be open air or ...and...

Safari West a free-range zoo family adventure | Travel | roanoke.com

Roanoke Times - 1 day ago
SANTA ROSA, Calif. -- A dazzling herd of zebra thunder across the valley, their stripes shimmering in the blazing sun. A rowdy gang of Cape buffalo hold court ...and...

This 25-year-old made a fortune in bitcoin -- now he travels the world partying and plotting the future of money

Yahoo7 News - 3 days ago
Jeremy Gardner was returning from a safari in South Africa -- where he flew out to attend AfrikaBurn, a regional Burning Man festival -- when he came into cell service. He checked Twitter, where he follows other bitcoin-watchers, to see how his ...and...

How Jochen Zeitz Created the World's Biggest Museum of Contemporary African Art

Robb Report - 3 days ago
Jochen Zeitz's love affair with Africa began as many African obsessions do: on safari. “It was 1989 when I first came to Kenya, and I was so inspired,” the former chairman and CEO of the sports-apparel brand Puma says. “From then on, I wanted to travel...

Top sides for Safari 7s

The Star, Kenya - 3 days ago
South Africa will send two of its top provincial outfits in Western Province and Golden Warriors. Regular participants Samurai under the tutelage of Terry Sands will bring a formidable outfit for the event. Fiji Barracudas who mostly consist of platers ...and...

Inside South Africa's Most Stylish New Safari Lodge

Robb Report - 4 days ago
South Africa's Singita Sweni safari lodge has debuted a radical renovation. The Kruger National Park camp—which first opened in 2004 on a 33,000-acre private concession along with its sister property, the recently redesigned Singita...

Elephant charges tourist safari truck in South Africa

Gears Of Biz - 4 days ago
This is the moment an angry elephant approaches an open safari truck carrying tourists after the truck invaded its space. The tourists scream as the elephant first wraps its trunk over the roof at the wildlife reserve a few hours outside Cape Town in...

African safari turns into medical emergency for Calabasas couple

Agoura Hills Acorn - 4 days ago
The two retired television industry professionals had previously visited Kenya and Tanzania. They were set to visit wildlife in Zambia, South Africa and Botswana on their second safari in 2015 when the giraffe attacked them. Despite their ordeal, the...

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Tourism industry can't wait for 2010 fans

Independent Online - 16 hours ago
Two thirds of South African tourism businesses are polishing up their service in preparation for the influx of 2010 fans, SA Tourism said. According to a Tourism Update Online poll, 70 percent of related businesses were excited and looking forward to...

Coastal tourism could create 116‚000 direct jobs by 2026: minister

eNCA - 1 day ago
Tourism Minister Tokozile Xasa said in a statement that the aim was “to grow a world-class and sustainable coastal and marine tourism destination that leverages SA's competitive advantage in nature‚ culture‚ and heritage”. “The coastal and marine...

European equities fall after attack at tourist destination

Taipei Times - 2 days ago
Travel and leisure stocks led losses, down 1.5 percent, with airlines the worst-performing as investors dropped stocks exposed to tourist flows. Ryanair Ltd, EasyJet Airline Co Ltd and British Airways owner International Consolidated Airlines Group SA ...and...

South Australia's tourism industry is enjoying high times — but is it enough?

The Advertiser - 2 days ago
SA Tourism Minister Leon Bignell is quick to point out positive figures for the local industry, including a record high visitor economy of $6.3 billion (up 30 per cent in four years since 2013), planned hotel developments worth $1.2 billion and ...and...

Chinese tourism expert suggests Adelaide should market itself as a health tourism hotspot

The Advertiser - 2 days ago
Mr Coles' call come as State Government figures show South Australia's tourism sector is booming — yet at a rate much slower than the national average. The tourism investment expert, who also chairs the Australia China Business Council — SA Tourism ...and...

Coastal tourism could create 116000 direct jobs by 2026, says Tokozile Xasa

Business Day (registration) - 3 days ago
Tourism Minister Tokozile Xasa said in a statement on Friday that the aim was "to grow a world-class and sustainable coastal and marine tourism destination that leverages SA's competitive advantage in nature, culture, and heritage". "The coastal and ...and...

SA Wine Tourism Goes Digital with newly launched Wine Tourism portal

The Newspaper (press release) (blog) - 4 days ago
The winelands and its tourism offering are now a click away with the newly launched wine tourism portal, www.visitwinelands.co.za, inspiring visitors to discover and explore the best South Africa has to offer in wine tourism. This one-stop searchable...

South Africa: Marine Tourism Plan to Grow Economy

AllAfrica.com - 4 days ago
The South African Maritime Safety Authority says marine tourism ranks among the top four sub-sectors of the country's maritime economic sector projected for phenomenal growth in the next two decades. According to the authority, it contributed R19...

SA tourism 'on a roll'

Independent Online - 4 days ago
South Africa's tourist industry is on a roll, with the number of arrivals to the country growing faster than anywhere else in the world, says Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk. Speaking in Utrecht, Holland, at the opening of a tourism and...

Growing tourism

News24 - 4 days ago
In December 2016 the SA Open Water Swimming Championships, an official world champs qualifying event, was taken away from the Nelson Mandela Metro, due to water quality concerns at the North End Lake, and moved to the Marina Martinique at...

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Barcelona attacks: what South Africans need to know

Independent Online - 3 days ago
South African holidaymakers affected by yesterday's attack in Barcelona, Spain, should follow the advice of local authorities, says Association of Southern African Travel Agents (ASATA) ceo, Otto de Vries. Thirteen people were killed after a van ...and...

SAA has no place in South Africa, new CEO set up to fail – analyst

BizNews - 4 days ago
SAA also enjoyed close to a monopoly position in connecting sub-Saharan Africa to the world in the 20th century. Most Southern African travel moved through Johannesburg before flying north to Europe or America, and SAA benefited enormously from ...and...

Southern Africa: Election2017

SADC Observers Praise Media Coverage - 4 days ago
Luanda — The head of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Observer Mission to Angola Tuesday in Luanda said she was impressed by the way local media organs are covering the ongoing electoral process. Suzan Kulimba was speaking...

Robert Mugabe set to land in SA after changing travel plans

Citizen - 5 days ago
The 93-year-old longtime leader was due to attend the 37th Southern African Development Community (SADC) summit in Pretoria this week, but it is understood he had to change his plans to deal with the matter involving his wife, EWN reports. Johannesburg ...and...

Solar power rising in southern African hotel industry

Bizcommunity.com - 5 days ago
Members of the southern African hospitality industry are rapidly joining the green revolution and its not for show or Google ranking - there are savings to be had and natural vistas to preserve. In Namibia's capital city of Windhoek, Arebbusch Travel...

Africa offers mainland tourists cool vacation

ecns - 5 days ago
On average, Chinese tourists spend about 24,000 yuan ($3,597) on trips to South Africa and East Africa, and spend 15,000 yuan in North Africa, according to Ctrip.com, China's largest online travel agency. Because of the opposite seasons in the Southern ...and...

Africa Albida Tourism opens 24/7 reservations

ITCM - 7 days ago
Leading Southern Africa hospitality group, Africa Albida Tourism (AAT), is now open 24/7 for reservations, the first hotel group in Zimbabwe to do so, strengthening its position as a market leader, and offering guests the chance to book accommodation...

Southern Africa: Sandance! and the Kuru Dance Festival

Promoting and Celebrating Indigenous Culture - 1 week ago
More than twenty groups from Namibia, Botswana and South Africa travel to the Dqae Qare San Lodge, in the Kalahari, or,Kgalagadi Desert for the Festival, and it is a time of great joy as people revel in the opportunity to renew acquaintances, share...

Chinese tourism to Africa doubles in 12 months

African Business Review - 2 weeks ago
... Chinese visitors to Africa have doubled in just 12 months according to an online travel agency. The figures could even score higher than predicted as a current heatwave in their native country is prompting many Chinese people to holiday in Southern ...and...

Backpacking in South Africa

Brand South Africa (press release) (registration) (blog) - 2 weeks ago
Next, go out and buy a travel book on South Africa. If you're a surfer, you ... And the backpackers' delight, Baz Bus, is a convenient, value-for-money, hop-on hop-off door-to-door bus service to just about every backpacker's lodge in southern Africa...

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