South African Tourism News

Marriott International reveals plans for three Cape Town properties

Marriott International reveals plans for three Cape Town properties

7th Oct 2016 Hotel News Tourism News

Marriott International has revealed plans for the construction of three new hotel properties in Cape Town, in partnership with the Amdec Group. These will be three new hotels in the city: one under the company’s signature brand, Marriott Hotels, which will be the first Marriott Hotel in Cape Town; the second under the upscale extended stay brand, Residence Inn by Marriott, the first for South Africa; and the third the upper-moderate tier lifestyle brand, AC Hotels by Marriott, which is the first hotel under this brand for the Middle East & Africa region.

British Airways flies into Cape Town, South Africa

British Airways flies into Cape Town, South Africa

25th Mar 2016 Airline News Tourism News

British Airways’ newest route from Gatwick means you’ll be able to leave it all behind for Cape Town and enjoy an adventurous break in the spectacular South African city. From November 24th the airline’s customers will be able to soak up Table Mountain’s stunning views, explore the Cape Peninsular or meander up the beautiful Garden Route with three direct flights a week from Gatwick.

Qatar Airways launches new Durban flights

Qatar Airways launches new Durban flights

29th Dec 2015 Airline News Tourism News

Qatar Airways has launched new services between Doha and Durban, offering passengers the opportunity to experience another idyllic subtropical destination. The four-times-weekly service to Durban further complements the airline’s existing daily flights to Cape Town and double daily flights to Johannesburg, and is an expansion of the airline’s operations in South Africa.

Pinheiro takes up Leeu Collection leadership role

Pinheiro takes up Leeu Collection leadership role

13th Aug 2015 Hotel News

Luis Pinheiro has been appointed regional director for Leeu Collection and general manager of Le Quartier Français in Franschhoek. Pinheiro, who is well-known in the global hospitality industry having worked in it for more than 30 years, will take up the role in September, overseeing all operational activities at Le Quartier Français. Based at Le Quartier Français, his initial focus will be to ensure continuity after the recent acquisition of this iconic property by Leeu Collection.

Qatar Airways boosts South Africa flights

Qatar Airways boosts South Africa flights

21st Feb 2015 Airline News

Qatar Airways has announced a major expansion in South Africa with the launch of a new destination Durban while simultaneously increasing its weekly frequencies to Johannesburg. The airline will also increase its weekly frequency to Cape Town going up from five flights a week to a daily service.

Eco-tourism helps to reverse rural exodus in South Africa

Eco-tourism helps to reverse rural exodus in South Africa

7th Apr 2014 Press Release Tourism News

More than 1.5-million foreign tourists are drawn to South Africa every year for its Big 5 wildlife experiences and scenic beauty. What they often don’t know is that their dollars and Euros spent in the country’s many game reserves are contributing to the upliftment and development of impoverished rural communities.

South African currency devaluation brings tourists flocking

South African currency devaluation brings tourists flocking

2nd Mar 2014 Press Release Tourism News

Every cloud has a silver lining, they say – for foreign tourists in search of the ultimate safari vacation, South Africa’s currency, the rand, makes for very shiny prospects as it has devalued by between 22% and 32% against major currencies over the past 12 months, meaning that dollars, euros and pounds buy so much more in South Africa.