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.
Dianna Martin, general manager of Northern Cape, South Africa talks to BTN about some of the destination highlights in Northern Cape and hosting the Skateboarding Championships.
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.
As Johannesburg’s Sandton Convention Centre prepares to play host to Meetings Africa, World.Mobi Limited, a leading UK based mobile web development company, has revealed that its mobile travel guide for Johannesburg has proven to be a big hit with travellers.
South African Tourism’s chief marketing officer joins highly exclusive group that shows outstanding thinking in global brand communications.
The Seychelles Tourism Board has hosted some fifty top press delegates who are in Seychelles attending the 19th annual general meeting of the Southern African Broadcasting Association (SABA) to a fabulous Creole soirée.
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.
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.
Ugu – South Coast Tourism CEO, Michael Bertram stated that “The sardines shoal closely together minimizing their chances of being taken by predators.
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.
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.