Africa: Controversial birth certificate rules for foreign tourists in SA to be scrapped

certificate

It’s taken four months for the government to fully establish clarity on this situation, but better late than never hey? The requirement for foreign minors to produce a birth certificate upon arrival in South Africa is set to be dropped, according to an official government publication. The whole process has been deemed as convoluted and over the top: Acquiring birth […]

Read more

News: How can we put a stop to the damaging rise of the ‘Insta-tourist’?

Instagram

With pastel-painted houses and not a car in sight, Rue Crémieux has long been one of Paris’s most romantic streets. The warble of Edith Piaf’s Non, je ne Regrette Rien practically rings in your ears as you wander its cobbled length (all 160 metres of it). However, since the rise of Instagram and its integral ‘geotagging’ function, Rue Crémieux has […]

Read more

Africa: Kenya expects 2.5m Tourists in 4 years’ time says Mr. Balala at SKAL Congress

balala tourism arrivals kenya tourists Najib

The government expects to attract more than 2.5 million tourists annually by 2022, Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala says. The projection represents a 72 per cent growth on the 2017 arrivals which stood at 1.45 million. Mr Balala said the ministry will partner with private players in the tourism sector to attract more visitors. He spoke when he officially launched the […]

Read more

Tourism: Tourists going overland between South Africa and Zimbabwe grows by 35%

victoria falls draw tourists southern roadblocks

There has been a 35 percent increase in the number of tourists participating in overland tours between Zimbabwe and South Africa since the beginning of the year. The tourists entered the country mainly through Beitbridge Border Post. It is understood that the figures have been surging after the new dispensation led by President Mnangagwa embarked on a massive re-engagement programme […]

Read more

Tourism: Africa is the second largest Destination for French Tourists

tourists

France provides a thorough insight into the country’s domestic and outbound tourism industry. The report shades light into the profiles of French tourists and summarizes the key reasons why they travel. The report offers an in-depth analysis of traveler flows, spending patterns, main destination markets and current and future opportunities for tourism businesses seeking to tap into the French outbound […]

Read more

Tourism: Tourists start “violent quarrel” over Trevi Fountain selfie spot

tourists

Two female tourists spurred an eight-person brawl at Rome’s iconic Trevi Fountainafter they came to blows while trying to capture the perfect selfie at a prime spot in front of the monument. The violent altercation broke out between a 19-year-old Dutch woman and a 44-year-old Italian-American woman vying for the selfie hotspot at the same time. Images of the brawl […]

Read more

Tourism: Chinese tourists are heading to Africa to avoid the summer heat

chinese tourists

Africa is fast becoming one of China’s hottest tourist destinations, as the scorching summer heat burns up cities across the country. Many regions in China have turned into ovens as the summer months ensue, with many cities issuing high-temperature warnings. According to a recent report jointly released by the China Tourism Academy (CTA) and the country’s largest online provider of […]

Read more

Africa: Tourists move to Uganda via Rwanda

tourists

Industry experts and stakeholders are saying that the move is favouring neighbouring countries since more tourists fly to Rwanda but end up travelling farther afield to Uganda for gorilla trekking. Otieno Nondoh, a development studies researcher and a lecturer at the University of Rwanda, says the neighbouring countries are taking advantage that visitors are coming through Rwanda’s Kigali International Airport […]

Read more

Tourism: Numbers of Tourists to South Africa decreases compared to last year

tourists

Overseas tourists visiting South Africa numbered 194‚017 in April this year‚ a drop of 12.6% from 222‚055 in April 2017. This is according to Statistics South Africa’s Tourism and Migration report for April 2018‚ released this week. Overall‚ the number of tourists decreased by 5.7% from 919‚084 in April 2017‚ including overseas tourists as well as tourists from the Southern […]

Read more
1 2 3 6