FEDHASA urges water-saving in hospitality
Feb01

FEDHASA urges water-saving in hospitality

With the City of Cape Town’s level 3B water restrictions coming into force on 1 February 2017, FEDHASA, the Federated Hospitality Association of South Africa has called on its members to optimise water resource management across the industry.  Dam levels dropped to around 39.2% by the end of January; the City has warned that it is not viable to use the last 10% of water in the dams and forecast for rain is dismal.  The average...

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INDABA 2017 opens media accreditation
Feb01

INDABA 2017 opens media accreditation

Members of the media can now apply online for accreditation to Africa’s Travel INDABA 2017, taking place from Tuesday 16th to Thursday 18 May 2017 at the ICC in Durban, South Africa. As part of South African Tourism’s refreshed commitment to the tourism industry and an even greater emphasis on collaborations with media, exhibitors and buyers alike, this year, the trade show will see some exciting enhancements. Regarded as one of the...

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Responsible tourist destinations: what you should know
Feb01

Responsible tourist destinations: what you should know

According to The Case for Responsible Travel: Trends & Statistics 2016 report by the Centre for Responsible Travel (CREST), 50 million more tourists travelled in 2015 than the year before, making it the sixth year of above-average growth since the 2009 economic crisis. Worldwide tourism is increasing, and the CREST report indicates that the growth in responsible tourism is even greater. The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)...

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Rob Kucera quits FEDHASA Cape Board
Jan13

Rob Kucera quits FEDHASA Cape Board

Rob Kucera officially announced his resignation as Chairperson of the FEDHASA Cape Board. “It is with deep sadness that I must resign as Chairperson of the FEDHASA Cape Board, as I have accepted a fantastic opportunity abroad. I would like to extend special thanks to all fellow board members for all their help and support, and in particular to the team in the Cape office,” stated Rob Kucera. Elected as Chairperson in June 2014, Rob...

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SA Tourism partners with SATSA for SMEs
Dec08

SA Tourism partners with SATSA for SMEs

SA Tourism has partnered with the Southern African Tourism Services Association (SATSA) on a brand-new market access partnership to develop the SME tourism sector whilst contributing towards transformation. “We are extremely pleased to be part of this initiative because transformation is at the centre of the work that we do here at SA Tourism. Developing and supporting Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) is a big part of this...

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South African Tourism contracts Italian representative
Oct19

South African Tourism contracts Italian representative

South African Tourism has reaffirmed its faith and investment in Italy as an important tourism source market by appointing Joyco’ as its official representative agency in that country.  Following the closure of SA Tourism’s Milan office last year, South Africa has now partnered with Joyco’, founded and directed by Gioja Tresoldi, effective from 1 October 2016 until 31 March 2017. SA Tourism is undergoing a global restructuring...

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