Following a change of political leadership in the country, optimism is returning to the hospitality sector in South Africa. Here Breaking Travel News chats with Ian Uthermohlen, regional general manager for Europe at South Africa Tourism, to find out what practical changes visitors can expect.
Tencent has announced a collaboration with South African Tourism’s Beijing office to entice more Chinese tourists into visiting the country. In 2018, the spend from Chinese tourists in South Africa increased 69 per cent, from R1.4 billion to R2.4 billion.
The first lodge to be opened by andBeyond, which now owns or operates 29 properties in Africa and South America, Phinda Mountain Lodge has received an elegant make-over.
Hilton has announced the signing of Hampton by Hilton Sandton Grayston at the African Hotel Investment Forum in Ethiopia. The deal marks the first for the brand in Africa and sees the company reach the milestone of 100 hotels trading or under development on the African continent for Hilton in its centenary year.
Labotessa will open in Cape Town, South Africa this month. Originally built in the early 1700s, the congressional church has been turned into a seven-room hotel property.
Visiting Durban for Africa’s Travel Indaba earlier this year, Sapphire Goss here weighs up the environmental impact of tourism and questions whether it can even be beneficial to local communities
The South African Department of Tourism has held an invitation-only tourism investment seminar in Dubai. Taking place at the Palace Downtown Hotel, the event was designed to promote South Africa as a market ripe for tourism investment among UAE investors.
South African Tourism is putting 12 of the country’s most passionate guides at the heart of its latest campaign, Meet Your South Africa.