Articles tagged “south africa”

How South African Tourism Can Get Its Mojo Back

How South African Tourism Can Get Its Mojo Back

Colin Nagy, Skift

South African tourism is on the decline. There are several factors at play, but given the diversity of experiences that can be had in this country of 58 million people, what's needed is a new and sharper narrative.

4 months ago

South Africa Relinquishes Control of Flag Carrier in Risky Effort to Save It

South Africa Relinquishes Control of Flag Carrier in Risky Effort to Save It

Mike Cohen and Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

South Africa's national carrier is in dire straits, and some say the latest move by the government to save it is merely delaying the inevitable.

6 months ago

South African Government Will Take Tough Approach Over Struggling Flag Carrier

South African Government Will Take Tough Approach Over Struggling Flag Carrier

Andres Guerra Luz, Bloomberg

Sounds like the government intends to play hardball with South African Airways. Given the carrier's financial struggles and current labor unrest, a turnaround seems pretty remote at the moment.

6 months ago

South African Airways May Fire a Fifth of Its Employees in Restructuring

South African Airways May Fire a Fifth of Its Employees in Restructuring

Hilton Shone, Bloomberg

Nearly 1,000 people might be losing their jobs as the airline tries to slow its ongoing losses. Hopefully the company doesn't meet the same fate as Jet Airways, the Indian airline that was grounded earlier this year after racking up over $1 billion in debt.

7 months ago

Cape Town’s Conundrum: Sharks Gone and Now the Whales Too

Cape Town’s Conundrum: Sharks Gone and Now the Whales Too

Antony Sguazzin, Bloomberg

This year Cape Town's coast had the fewest whale sightings in a couple of decades. If climate change is to blame, that poses a long-term problem for South African Tourism, the government's official promotion agency.

7 months ago

Ethiopian Airlines Considers Buying a Stake in South African Airways

Ethiopian Airlines Considers Buying a Stake in South African Airways

John Bowker, Bloomberg

Ethiopian Airlines is a an African aviation success story. Would it really be a good idea to get involved with the struggling South African Airways?

8 months ago

BCD Travel Pushes Further Into South Africa With Strategic Merger

BCD Travel Pushes Further Into South Africa With Strategic Merger

Isaac Carey, Skift

This is just the latest in a long string of similar moves from BCD Travel. Expect more mergers and acquisitions to follow, especially in Africa and the Middle East.

8 months ago

Perfect Starry Skies: A New Draw for Travelers to Southern Africa

Perfect Starry Skies: A New Draw for Travelers to Southern Africa

Richard Holmes, Skift

The luxury safari market in southern Africa is a competitive space, and it pays to leverage any unique selling points. Now savvy lodge operators are trading on the darkness of the night skies to encourage bookings.

9 months ago

Cape Town’s Great White Sharks Have Disappeared and No One Knows Why

Cape Town’s Great White Sharks Have Disappeared and No One Knows Why

Antony Sguazzin, Bloomberg

This is bizarre. Where did all the great white sharks go? No one knows. Perhaps an enterprising scientist can track down the answer.

9 months ago

Airlines and Astronomers Grapple to Share Africa’s Skies

Airlines and Astronomers Grapple to Share Africa’s Skies

Richard Holmes, Skift

There’s a dark irony in the fact that, when planning the world’s largest radio telescope, nobody thought to look up. Now, astronomers and airlines in South Africa are battling to find a way to keep the skies quiet and air traffic flowing smoothly.

9 months ago

Fastjet CEO Quits as Problems Mount

Fastjet CEO Quits as Problems Mount

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Given the constant drip of bad news coming out of Fastjet since it launched in 2012, it's amazing that the airline is still flying.

11 months ago

Club Med Will Expand into New Market With First South Africa Resort

Club Med Will Expand into New Market With First South Africa Resort

Richard Holmes, Skift

Club Med has finally committed to long-overdue expansion into sub-Saharan Africa. It’s good news for South Africa’s tourism prospects and introduces the brand to an untapped African market.

12 months ago