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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Meetings Africa remains in Gauteng until 2022
Sep04

Meetings Africa remains in Gauteng until 2022

Gauteng is the successful bidder to host South African Tourism’s strategic business events trade show, Meetings Africa, for the next five years following a comprehensive bidding process. The decision means that Meetings Africa will be hosted by Gauteng Tourism Authority and the Johannesburg Convention Bureau at the Sandton Convention Centre through a province-city partnership annually in February for the next five years. “We would...

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Africa is open for business – Horwath HTL SA
Sep04

Africa is open for business – Horwath HTL SA

The face of Africa’s tourism and hospitality sector has transformed almost completely from what was once known as the ‘dark continent’ whose narrative was riddled with stories of famine, poverty and political instability to ‘Africa is open for business’ and home to some of the world’s fastest emerging-market economies. The TopHotelProject database, a platform that receives direct input from the hospitality, tourism and leisure sectors...

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