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South Africa visitors increase in 2011

South Africa visitors increase in 2011

19 April 2012 Tourism News

South Africa’s tourism industry has managed to build on the momentum achieved during a record-breaking 2010, by growing a further 3.3% and attracting 8 339 354 international tourists in 2011.

South Africa does Africa proud at Carnival in Seychelles

South Africa does Africa proud at Carnival in Seychelles

9 March 2012 Press Release Tourism News

Kader Miller from the Cape Town Box in Cape Town traveled to Seychelles with an impressive delegation of musicians to participate in the 2012 Carnaval International de Victoria that is staged annually in the Seychelles, and they did their country proud was the assessment by press from the world over.

Breaking Travel News Interview: Marthinus Van Schalkwyk, minister of tourism, South Africa

1 September 2011 Focus

South Africa showed solid signs of growth in 2011, with a near ten per cent rise in international visitor numbers during the first quarter. New markets - including India, China and Brazil - are emerging, while traditional feeder markets hold steady – with loyal guests wanting to return to the world class destination again and again. Here South Africa’s tourism minister, Marthinus Van Schalkwyk, gives an exclusive update to BTN.

South Africa seeks to maintain 2010 FIFA World Cup momentum

South Africa seeks to maintain 2010 FIFA World Cup momentum

28 July 2011 Focus

In the past few years, South Africa has considerably raised its profile as a world-class host of international sports events, from the 2003 Cricket World Cup to the 2010 Confederations Cup and, of course, the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Still riding the crest of the 2010 wave, South Africa now hopes to become a first-choice destination for sports events - hosting Sports & Events Tourism Exchange as an important first step in ensuring it continue its hosting successes.

BTN Focus: Paul Gardiner, Mantis Collection

14 June 2011 Focus

The Mantis Group specializes in boutique luxury that aims to conserve a vanishing way of life - a winning formula that is now seeing the South Africa brand expand globally. BTN talks to Paul Gardiner, International Marketing Director, about this expansion into new markets and his view of how hospitality is evolving.

SAA’s A330 to fly to Mumbai from 14 May 2011

SAA’s A330 to fly to Mumbai from 14 May 2011

5 April 2011 Press Release Airline News

The latest addition to SAA’s fleet, the A330-200, will be operating to Mumbai, India on 14 May 2011. This highlights SAA’s commitment to this route by offering an enhanced product to its valued customers.