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Indaba largely met expectations

Africas Travel Indaba, hosted in Durban this month, has met the expectations of the majority of Tourism Update readers (46%), while also exceeding the expectations of a further 32%. The remaining 22% said that the trade show did not meet th
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27 May 2024

Highlighting the potential of culture and heritage tourism

South Africas desire to grow its culture and heritage tourism market will potentially be bolstered through the World Tourism Association for Culture and Heritages (WTACH) second annual Global Leaders Summit (GLS24). The Summit, focusing on
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27 May 2024

SATSA teams up to unlock employment in tourism

As South Africa's unemployment rate continues to soar, reaching an alarming 32.9% in the first quarter of 2024, the tourism industry is stepping up to bridge the gap by addressing the skills deficit and creating pathways for youth and underserved
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27 May 2024

ATTA celebrates biggest presence yet at Indaba

Experience Africa Events, the events division of the African Travel and Tourism Association (ATTA), has celebrated its most impactful presence yet at this years Africa's Travel Indaba (ATI), held in Durban this month. Marking ATTAs 26 th co
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27 May 2024

Hermanus gears up for FynArts festivalgoers

The coastal town of Hermanus will be hosting the 12 th FynArts Festival from June 7-17. The festival is a celebration of creativity in all its forms visual, musical, literary, culinary, and performance. The diverse programme runs over ten d
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27 May 2024

Narrow perspective of Single African Air Transport market?

The roll-out of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) has been slow because African governments appear to haveonlya narrow perspective of what it means for their market. This was explained byAaron Munetsi, CEO of the Airlin
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27 May 2024

Transformation Fund makes headway

South Africas Tourism Transformation Fund (TTF) is making strides in assisting black-owned tourism businesses, having so far provided support to 23 projects valued at R272.6 million (13.7m), with potential to create in excess of 1000 jobs.
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24 May 2024

SAA on Qatar acquisition: 'It's not us!'

After speculation over whichsouthernAfrican airline Qatar Airways would buy , Prof.John Lamola, Interim CEO of SAA, has confirmed that it isnt SAA. Lamola was speaking at theAfrican Aviation Summit on Wednesday, May 22. Follow
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24 May 2024

UAE, a powerhouse source market for SA - join the webinar

Dubai-based travel, tourism and lifestyle communications and marketing agency AllDetails and South Africas Big Ambitions Marketing will host a free webinar for tourism businesses in southern Africa (and East Africa) highlighting the significant po
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24 May 2024