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MTPA staff up in arms as parks suffer

MTPA staff up in arms as parks suffer

As a result fourteen Mpumalanga’s game reserves managed by the agency have been shut since Tuesday, as employees continue to protest, and this has also affected the operations at some parks. It is led by the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu), who are picketing outside the MTPA head office in Nelspruit. “This employer […]

Cape Town now boast its first Hyatt Hotel

Cape Town now boast its first Hyatt Hotel

The hotel will welcome guests with newly renovated rooms and public areas while the full refurbishment is expected to be completed in the coming months. The renovations have been led by Millat working closely with the Hyatt team and award-winning, international interior designers – LW Design Group. “We set ourselves the challenge of opening an […]

Tourism Fund to help boost emerging product owners

Tourism Fund to help boost emerging product owners

The fund was launched by President Cyril Matamela Ramaphosa on Tuesday. Its key mandate is to help finance black emerging entrepreneurs, particularly in rural/remote areas, and transform the sector. “The dedicated fund will provide a combination of debt finance and grant funding to facilitate equity acquisition as well as new project development in the tourism […]

Emirates celebrates 25 years operating in SA

Emirates celebrates 25 years operating in SA

Recently, the airline celebrated 25 strong years serving South Africans. This means over 18million travellers have connected from Dubai to SA and other way round, creating a global network and firmly establishing the airline as a long-term partner of South African aviation, tourism and trade. Says Badr Abbas, Emirates’ Senior Vice President Commercial Operations Africa:” […]

Travel industry will miss the void left by Lester Ntsabo

Travel industry will miss the void left by Lester Ntsabo

He died this week following a lengthy ill-health. Ntsabo, was the owner of a well known Lengau Tours in Rustenburg- North West Province that eventually grew to become Lengau Africa Group. He ventured into tourism after a stint with then North West Parks & Tourism as a research technician, were the love of the industry […]

Rural areas to benefit from this years’ tourism activities

Rural areas to benefit from this years’ tourism activities

 This took place at the Tourism Month media launch on Monday at Cullinan, as minister of Tourism Mamoloko Kubayi- Ngubane, Gauteng MEC for Economic Development Mosupye Morakane and Yoland Kona (CE Gauteng Tourism) took the center stage. Bracing the chilly weather which is not synonymous with Pretoria, minister Kubayi- Ngubane draped in her isiNdebele regalia […]

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