O. R. Tambo International arrests 2 over bomb threats
Sep21

O. R. Tambo International arrests 2 over bomb threats

Two passengers were arrested at O. R. Tambo International Airport (20 September) on charges of allegedly making bomb threats. The passengers were detained following separate incidents at the check-in counters of a domestic airline at about 2.30pm and 5pm respectively. Those arrested are a 38-year-old man and a 28-year-old man. Both are South African citizens. The passengers involved in these separate incidents were taken to the...

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South African Tourism launches film campaign
Sep07

South African Tourism launches film campaign

In a breakthrough and innovative move, South African Tourism’s new brand film, showcases a story of an inspiring, colourful and warm country. The inspirational film – which was shot across South Africa – tells the story of Bheki, a young Mbhaco maker from rural Eastern Cape, who travels the country in search of inspiration for an Mbhaco – a traditional Xhosa wedding gown, with a modern twist. During his travels, he meets the...

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Lilizela Tourism Awards unveils provincial finalists
Sep06

Lilizela Tourism Awards unveils provincial finalists

The exciting moment of truth is nearing for the 500 provincial finalists in the fifth annual Lilizela Tourism Awards, as the South African travel industry gathers to honour its brightest, finest and most admired tourism businesses. South African Tourism announced the finalists from the nine provinces this week, drawn from an extremely competitive field of more than 1 600 entries, exceeding last year’s tally by almost 50%. The winners...

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Limpopo most visited destination – Stats SA
Sep06

Limpopo most visited destination – Stats SA

Limpopo Tourism Agency would like to take this opportunity to welcome with excitement the announcement of the Domestic Tourism Survey 2016 (DTS 2016) (January – December) which was released by the STATS SA. The survey reaffirmed Limpopo’s position as the most visited tourist destination in the country for a second year in a row. In 2015 and 2016, Gauteng, Limpopo and Western Cape were the most popular destinations for day Travellers,...

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Meet Luigi Rosi, Happy Valley Hotel GM
Sep06

Meet Luigi Rosi, Happy Valley Hotel GM

For those following this blog for the first time and not aware of my origins…I’m born and bred in Swaziland. Ezulwini valley is the tourist hub of Swaziland with diverse attractions and amenities for the leisure market. While growing up, Why Not Disco & Motel located in Ezulwini Valley was a very popular hangout spot amongst locals. In 2008, the Rodrigues family renovated the old Why Not Disco & Motel and renamed it...

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