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SMEs will form larger part of this years’ Tourism Indaba!

SMEs will form larger part of this years’ Tourism Indaba!

This years’ gathering will for the first time, introduce Hidden Gems Zone built to showcase products and services from over 70 South African Small Medium and Macro Enterprises. At the heart of it all: accessing funding. It is scheduled from May 7 to 9 at the international Inkosi Albert Luthuli Convention Center. There will be […]

SA Express suspension a wake up call!

SA Express suspension a wake up call!

This Sunday, the CE at SA Express Inati Ntshanga‚ issued a statement detailing what led to the grounding and measures to be rectified going forward. This follows SA Express’ operator’s certificate being suspended on Friday evening for 42 hours after the state-owned airline failed to meet the authority’s systems quality assurance requirements and almost left […]

The luxurious Blue Train wins BIG at the awards!

The luxurious Blue Train wins BIG at the awards!

“It is an absolute honour to receive this award. It couldn’t have come at a better time than this year, as we celebrate our 70th anniversary. Our Birthday celebrations have just started”, commented an elated Hanlie Kotze, Blue Train’s Executive Manager. World Travel Awards, regarded as ‘the Oscars of the travel industry’, entered its 23th […]

Dwindling tourist numbers a concern for SA!

Dwindling tourist numbers a concern for SA!

The 3rd annual travel meeting in SA, features both local and international organizations to probe, invent and carve new maps within the travel and tourism sector. The conference and events programme included stimulating topics and educational items such as: choosy traveler, online travel trends, travel blogging, current trends, selling ethical travel products, and 5 key […]

Vaal has so much to offer, if only locals could come on board!

Vaal has so much to offer, if only locals could come on board!

Significantly so, this was used as a GeePee LifeStyle drive for 2016/17, targeting Sedibeng as part of also celebrating the Sharpeville Massacre that claimed lives of innocent and unarmed members  of the community in the area. According to Barba Gaoganediwe, head of communications at GTA, they’re using major lifestyle, sporting, cultural, iconic heritage sites, iconic […]

Escaped “Sylvester” found!

Escaped “Sylvester” found!

A lion that escaped from Karoo National Park outside Beaufort West in the Western Cape, was darted from the air. Dubbed “Sylvester” has been AWOL from the park since Monday – and the big cat’s plight of facing possible euthanasia has since gone global. Park officials say the three-year-old has repeatedly made breakouts from Karoo […]

aha group takes over Imperial Hotel!

aha group takes over Imperial Hotel!

Property management business of Tourvest Accommodation and Activities division, has been awarded the full management and marketing contract for the Imperial Hotel in Pietermaritzburg. Formerly the Protea Hotel Imperial, this historic hotel is no longer part of -the Protea Hotels brand and will be managed exclusively by aha Hotels and Lodges. This hotel is ideal […]

Water tourism initiatives seek to stimulate numbers in the Vaal region!

Water tourism initiatives seek to stimulate numbers in the Vaal region!

“The City that never sleeps” as Gauteng is better revered for, will for the better half of the month activate a hive of activities penciled in, as part of the Gauteng Tourism Promotion Drive initiative. From water tourism activities in the Vaal to music, Sharpeville tour, fallen political heroes monuments tours to Heritage Month commemorations […]

GTA do away with ‘dead-woods’ as new boss unveiled!

GTA do away with ‘dead-woods’ as new boss unveiled!

This was confirmed by the MEC for Economic Development, Environment, Agriculture and Rural Development Lebogang Maile, today. The relatively unknown Ngwenya (in terms of tourism background) brings with him a thick record from the executive role. He’s the Gauteng Economic Development Agency (GEDA) former boss. Nngwenya, was also Deputy Director General for Business Regulation and […]

Harties Cableway unaffected by lightning!

Harties Cableway unaffected by lightning!

This follows a fire sparked by a lightning strike damaged a venue at the Hartebeespoort cableway. But, according to management service has not been affected. Iain Gunn, General Manager of the Cableway, said in the release: “A decision had already been taken to close the cableway with the approaching storm and there was no guest […]