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Google Maps launches the Mzansi Experience

Across the globe, people can now explore the beauty of South Africa virtually through Google Maps. From the views from atop Table Mountain to animals grazing in the Kruger National Park, South Africa's natural wonders are on display for all the world to appreciate.

South Africa’s tourism improves

With September being National Tourism Month, we look at how South Africa fairs in the industry against other countries. Using the 2015 World Economic Forum (WEF) Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report as a guideline, we track South Africa's rise in the industry and what it is doing to attract the curious traveller.

Growth spurt predicted for South Africa’s hospitality sector

More foreign visitors and rising room rates have boosted South Africa's hotel industry, with further growth expected over the next five years. But the impact of new visa regulations, which are intended to protect South Africa, on tourism remains to be seen.

Growth spurt predicted for South Africa’s hospitality sector

More foreign visitors and rising room rates have boosted South Africa's hotel industry, with further growth expected over the next five years. But the impact of new visa regulations, which are intended to protect South Africa, on tourism remains to be seen.

SA Airlink to fly straight to bush lodges

Visitors to some of South Africa's most luxurious private lodges will soon be able to fly directly to their bush getaways thanks to the imminent acquisition of four new Cessna aircraft by independent airline SA Airlink.

Interest in visiting Africa grows

Figures for World Travel Market Africa and Tourism Indaba show tourism in Africa is growing. At the former, deals worth R3.7-billion in 2014 were expected to be surpassed this year, while exhibitor numbers were almost tripled. At Indaba, hosted buyers were up 100%.

Travel market looks at responsible tourism in Africa

More than 400 exhibitors are expected at the World Travel Market Africa, the second year of the travel and tourism conference. It will focus on the travel offerings on the continent, as well as on responsible tourism initiatives in Africa, with talks and debates by leaders in the field.

Travel market looks at responsible tourism in Africa

More than 400 exhibitors are expected at the World Travel Market Africa, the second year of the travel and tourism conference. It will focus on the travel offerings on the continent, as well as on responsible tourism initiatives in Africa, with talks and debates by leaders in the field.

World Travel Market a platform to promote SA: Minister Hanekom

Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom will use the World Travel Market (WTM) tourism trade expo in London to promote South Africa as a viable travel destination.