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New SA airline sells ‘minutes’

New SA airline sells ‘minutes’

editor editor- January 5, 2009 04:15 0

Barring last minute hitches, a new tailfin may soon be seen zooming across South Africa‘s skies. Read More

Tourists seek South African nip and tuck, with safari on the side

Tourists seek South African nip and tuck, with safari on the side

editor editor- October 27, 2008 05:06 0

Forget Africa's big game or unspoiled scenery. More and more foreign tourists are coming to South Africa for a little nip and tuck at the ... Read More

Savvy Navigator offers gay tours of South Africa for sophisticated male travelers

Savvy Navigator offers gay tours of South Africa for sophisticated male travelers

editor editor- October 23, 2008 05:02 0

WASHINGTON, DC - Jeffrey Ward, a 20-year, travel industry veteran and executive coach, has launched a specialized gay tour company catering to sophisticated male travelers. Read More

Mystery disease in Africa identified

Mystery disease in Africa identified

editor editor- October 17, 2008 08:00 0

Tests may have identified source of unknown disease in Africa, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has said. Read More

India, Brazil, South Africa sign tourism cooperation pact

India, Brazil, South Africa sign tourism cooperation pact

editor editor- September 22, 2008 04:24 0

India, Brazil and South Africa signed a draft tripartite tourism cooperation agreement Sunday at the fifth edition of the Kerala Travel Mart (KTM). Read More

Tourists still pour in but spend less

Tourists still pour in but spend less

editor editor- July 30, 2008 03:29 0

A record number of tourists visited South Africa in 2007, but travellers spent less money as the global economic crunch squeezed their budgets. Read More

Cape tourist steals from fellow tourist

Cape tourist steals from fellow tourist

editor editor- July 7, 2008 03:43 0

Two knife-wielding muggers shoved a hiker down a rocky incline, demanded "gold" from her four companions, threatened to throw rocks at them and tried to ... Read More

SA tourism reaps benefit of open skies

SA tourism reaps benefit of open skies

editor editor- June 24, 2008 04:38 0

SA's decision to open its skies to increased competition from foreign airlines in the run-up to 2010 is finally beginning to pay dividends, says SA ... Read More

South African Airways leaves family stranded in Dubai

South African Airways leaves family stranded in Dubai

editor editor- June 20, 2008 09:32 0

A British Family were recently left to fend for themselves in Dubai Airport when South African Airways failed to issue paper tickets for the new ... Read More

R19bn tourist project set for KZN

R19bn tourist project set for KZN

editor editor- June 6, 2008 04:22 0

The investors who have played a critical role in turning Dubai from a desert to what it is today, are now going to create "a ... Read More

Dr. Seshi Chonco: “”Is South Africa a place you would want to travel to? No, I don’t think so”

Dr. Seshi Chonco: “”Is South Africa a place you would want to travel to? No, I don’t think so”

editor editor- May 28, 2008 04:18 0

The government has not done enough to curb xenophobia, Tourism Kwazulu-Natal (TKZN) chairperson Dr Seshi Chonco said on Tuesday. He was speaking at Durban's Suncoast ... Read More

Tourism body applauds army deployment

editor editor- May 23, 2008 06:08 0

The Southern African Tourism Services Association (SATSA) has applauded the decision to deploy the army in townships hit by xenophobic attacks. SATSA CEO Michael Tatalias ... Read More

Mob violence may frighten off visitors

Mob violence may frighten off visitors

editor editor- May 21, 2008 03:48 0

An upsurge in xenophobic violence in South Africa's biggest city could cause serious damage to efforts to attract visitors from across the continent, tourism chiefs ... Read More

Ugandans caught up in South African violence spree

Ugandans caught up in South African violence spree

editor editor- May 20, 2008 10:00 0

KAMPALA, Uganda (eTN) - The result of South African President Thabo Mbeki’s ostrich policy towards the events in Zimbabwe, where he continues to play a ... Read More

12 die in South Africa anti-foreigner violence

12 die in South Africa anti-foreigner violence

editor editor- May 19, 2008 07:59 0

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Emmerson Ziso fled hunger and repression in neighboring Zimbabwe, but now he wants to go back. Even his violent, chaotic homeland ... Read More

Country must tighten loose screws on tourism

Country must tighten loose screws on tourism

editor editor- May 6, 2008 03:33 0

GLOBAL tourism hit new records in 2006, with 842-million arrivals, up 4,5% on the previous year. Last year, the industry generated $7-trillion, expected to rise ... Read More

Passengers stranded after S.Africa airline grounded

Passengers stranded after S.Africa airline grounded

editor editor- May 1, 2008 03:45 0

JOHANNESBURG — Hundreds of passengers were left stranded on Wednesday after a South African private airline was grounded without warning following cash-flow problems. Read More

African tourists avoid Cape and KwaZulu’

editor editor- April 30, 2008 03:37 0

Tourists from other African countries avoid visiting the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal because of the racism and xenophobia they are subjected to in these provinces, ... Read More

Three tourists die in freak South Africa boat accident

Three tourists die in freak South Africa boat accident

editor editor- April 15, 2008 04:28 0

CAPE TOWN - Three tourists died when a freak wave capsized their boat in shark-infested waters off the coast of South Africa, authorities said on ... Read More

‘Tjommies’ help lost tourists

‘Tjommies’ help lost tourists

editor editor- April 15, 2008 03:58 0

Tourists visiting Cape Town now have no excuse for getting lost thanks to the Cape Town tjommies, a unique project taking unemployed people and turning ... Read More

Pretoria to be global tourism destination

Pretoria to be global tourism destination

editor editor- April 13, 2008 07:46 0

The Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality hopes to develop Pretoria into a globally competitive tourism destination, by acknowledging businesses in the industry. The fifth annual Tshwane Tourism ... Read More

SA forks out for high crime rate

SA forks out for high crime rate

editor editor- April 8, 2008 03:24 0

South Africans are picking up a monumental tab for the state's apparent or perceived failure to protect them from crime but individuals may not claim ... Read More

Indian airline not ready to spread its wings to SA

Indian airline not ready to spread its wings to SA

editor editor- March 31, 2008 07:58 0

Top Indian airline Jet Airways has postponed its foray into the South African market to concentrate on building its business in Asia and the Middle ... Read More

‘High tourism figures are simply not true’

‘High tourism figures are simply not true’

editor editor- March 31, 2008 06:34 0

Overwhelming growth in the country's tourism statistics is misleading and not always what it seems, says Cape Town-based tourism expert Peter Koblmiller. Read More

Truly tourism for the masses

Truly tourism for the masses

editor editor- March 22, 2008 09:22 0

MXOLISI Hoboyi might be poor but he can afford to take a train trip just for the fun of it. The unemployed 27-year-old Hoboyi from ... Read More

South Africans galvanized to stop muggings on Table Mountain, Cape Town’s tourist icon

South Africans galvanized to stop muggings on Table Mountain, Cape Town’s tourist icon

editor editor- March 21, 2008 04:16 0

CAPE TOWN, South Africa: Cape Town has reclaimed its mountain from the muggers. After months of knife-wielding thugs on Table Mountain grabbing purses and headlines, ... Read More

“…The use of violence is generally limited to those who offer resistance…”

“…The use of violence is generally limited to those who offer resistance…”

editor editor- March 19, 2008 04:43 0

According to the American Embassy, 14 Americans in the past 12 months have been robbed at gunpoint after landing at the OR Tambo international airport ... Read More

‘No syndicate’ targeting tourists

‘No syndicate’ targeting tourists

editor editor- March 11, 2008 03:54 0

Foreign nationals arriving at OR Tambo International Airport will not be required to furnish customs officials with their addresses, the Border Control Operational Co-ordinating Committee ... Read More

S. Africa records 9mn tourists in 2007

S. Africa records 9mn tourists in 2007

editor editor- March 5, 2008 15:51 0

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. Read More

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