Articles tagged “south africa”

Tourism Boards Team Up to Attract High-Yield International Visitors

Tourism Boards Team Up to Attract High-Yield International Visitors

Laura Powell, Skift

High-end travelers are much more likely to embark on a very long-haul flight to a new destination than are budget tourists, so it is wise for the boards to focus on big spenders for any partnership.

1 week ago

Tourism Boards in Africa Aren’t Addressing Chinese Outbound Travelers

Tourism Boards in Africa Aren’t Addressing Chinese Outbound Travelers

Richard Holmes, Skift

From wild safari getaways to its vibrant colorful cities, Africa has more than enough to tempt the 200 million Chinese tourists forecast to be trotting the globe by 2020. But is enough being done to roll out the welcome mat? It depends where you look.

7 months ago

Fastjet CEO Looks to South Africa to Curb Losses

Fastjet CEO Looks to South Africa to Curb Losses

Liezel Hill, Bloomberg

Low-cost carrier Fastjet recognizes the value in the South African market, but smartly wants to proceed with caution.

10 months ago

Oral History of Online Travel: How Travelstart Taught South Africa’s Airlines About E-Commerce

Oral History of Online Travel: How Travelstart Taught South Africa’s Airlines About E-Commerce

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Building up an affiliate network became a great marketing tool for Travelstart in South Africa a decade ago because print ads weren't effective. The incumbent competitors weren't particularly effective because they had no focus on e-commerce.

1 year ago

South Africa Is Trying to Recover Its Tourism Mojo This Year

South Africa Is Trying to Recover Its Tourism Mojo This Year

Stella Mapenzauswa, Reuters

Last year's visa changes severely hurt South African tourism. A weak currency may be just what it needs to get people back.

1 year ago

South Africa Considers Visa Waiver for India, China, Russia

South Africa Considers Visa Waiver for India, China, Russia

Rene Vollgraaff, Bloomberg

South Africa is trying to balance the nation's security needs against the negative impact that visa requirements have on visitation numbers.

2 years ago

South African Wine Tourism Projected to Double Over Next Decade

South African Wine Tourism Projected to Double Over Next Decade

Tshepiso Mokhema, Bloomberg

South Africa will need to be able to tell a story about why its wine country is distinctive from the others. If it can do this, it gives international visitors the reason they need to make the long trek.

2 years ago

Drought Hits South Africa’s Biggest Wildlife Park

Drought Hits South Africa’s Biggest Wildlife Park

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press

The severely low rain volume is more challenging for certain animals in Kruger park, such as hippos and buffalo.

2 years ago

Skift MeetingsIQ: Smart City Meetings in Vienna, Smart Content in L.A.

Skift MeetingsIQ: Smart City Meetings in Vienna, Smart Content in L.A.

Greg Oates, Skift

Destinations from Vienna to Los Angeles are promoting their smart city infrastructure and technology to engage meeting planners and attendees.

2 years ago

South Africa Revises Visa Rules in the Face of Dropping Tourism Numbers

South Africa Revises Visa Rules in the Face of Dropping Tourism Numbers

Paul Vecchiatto, Bloomberg

The attempt to reduce child trafficking by instituting requirements for young travelers to carry documentation also caused a big fall off in youth tourism.

2 years ago

South Africa’s New Visa Rules Cost $540 Million a Year in Lost Tourism Revenue

South Africa’s New Visa Rules Cost $540 Million a Year in Lost Tourism Revenue

Liezel Hill, Bloomberg

Smart countries have moved or are moving to visa on demand. South Africa is not one of those.

2 years ago

Damage From South Africa’s Visa Changes May Take Year to Fix

Damage From South Africa’s Visa Changes May Take Year to Fix

Paul Vecchiatto, Bloomberg

The proof is now in the pudding for South Africa as travelers choose other destinations where the visa process is simpler or where one doesn't exist at all.

2 years ago