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SA tourism minister to lead new UNWTO initiative

At a meeting of the Executive Council of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) in Belgrade, Serbia, this morning, the South African Minister of Tourism, Mr Marthinus van Schalkwyk, was

It’s official: Olympics did not bankrupt London tourism

One of the perks of being able to attend the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) annual Global Tourism Summit is that it gives me access to the top executives in travel and tourism.

Marthinus van Schalkwyk: South Africa stands out as tourist destination

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - South Africa stands out as a tourist destination in the world, Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk said.

South Africa’s tourism experienced excellent first half of the year

According to the most recent tourism figures, tourist numbers to South Africa increased by an impressive 10,5% during the first six months of 2012, which is double the global tourism growth rate of 5%

United Kingdom’s APD: Tax from hell?

(eTN) - The increase in United Kingdom’s Air Passenger Duty on April 1 has become a major cause of contention between the UK government and the global travel and tourism industry.

Tourism minister represents Zuma at the wedding of Prince Albert II...

Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk will represent President Jacob Zuma at the wedding of Prince Albert II of Monaco and former SA Olympic swimmer Charlene Wittstock, the presidency announced on

South Africa ‘delighted’ with 2010 visitor numbers

Tourist arrivals to South Africa increased to more than eight million in 2010, Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk said on Tuesday.

South African tourism minister most likely next UN climate chief

South Africa's minister of tourism Marthinus van Schalkwyk is front-runner to replace Yvo de Boer as UN climate chief, sources familiar with the selection process said on Thursday.

South African tourism minister nominated to become new UN climate chief

The South African president's office today announced the nomination of its tourism minister for the United Nations' top climate post.

Tourism Minister urges South Africans to travel domestically

Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk is encouraging South Africans to travel more domestically and contribute to the local tourism industry.

S. Africa records 9mn tourists in 2007

South Africa is well on its way to reaching a total of 10-million arrivals, according to Minister for Environmental Affairs and Tourism Marthinus van Schalkwyk.