Limpopo News

glenn phillips April 22, 2015

Glenn Phillips at the helm of Kruger National Park

Glenn Phillips,Managing Executive Tourism Development and Marketing for SANParks, will take the reins of the Kruger National Park (KNP) from June this year.

Phillips signed a 5-year contract as Managing Executive for KNP, taking over from Danie Pienaar, who has been acting Managing Executive since April last year. Pienaar will return to his full-time position as General Manager of Scientific Services.

Spokesperson for SANParks Reynold Thakhuli told Tourism Update Phillips emerged from a due selection process as the ideal candidate for the position.

Tim Harris April 14, 2015

SATSA to host debate at WTM

SATSA will hold a debate at WTM Africa on April 17, with the subject, ‘How to get a better spread of tourists throughout the Western Cape Province’.

The discussion will be open to both members and non-members and will take place between 15h30 and 16h15 at the Conference Theatre at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

SA Tourism launches April 9, 2015

SA Tourism launches global campaign

National Geographic Channel and SA Tourism have partnered to create a Nelson Mandela-inspired global campaign launching in April on the channel.

National Geographic photojournalist, Pablo Corral Vega, recently visited South Africa to embark on a journey tracing the heroic life Mandela.

pre-Indaba March 19, 2015

Speakers unveiled for pre-Indaba bloggers conference

South African Tourism will host a pre-Indaba bloggers conference on May 8, which will include both local bloggers and those representing a number of important international markets.

The event aims to give the tourism trade the opportunity to gain insight into how making use of bloggers can benefit their business.

SA Tourism March 18, 2015

SA Tourism targets growth from Japan

SA Tourism will continue to build on interest expressed by the Japanese market by activating a new campaign, hosting buyers and media for Indaba 2015, and organising its annual trade workshops in Tokyo and Osaka.

South African Tourism’s office in Japan launched a series of deal-driven campaigns to encourage Japanese travellers to experience South Africa as a leisure destination through offering various tour packages to destinations such as Cape Town, Pilanesberg and Johannesburg.

Indaba matchmaking March 17, 2015

Indaba matchmaking tool sets up over 900 meetings

The Indaba Business Matchmaking Programme, an online diary and matchmaking system, has already scheduled more than 900 meetings between buyers and exhibitors for Indaba 2015.

With fewer than 60 days to go, this service provides delegates with a platform where they can view and select companies they would like to meet, and confirm their meetings before the tradeshow starts on May 9.

Lilizela Awards March 4, 2015

Lilizela Awards: call for judges

South African Tourism (SAT) is inviting embers of the tourism industry to form part of the adjudication panel for the third Lilizela Tourism Awards.

The awards recognise and celebrate tourism businesses for excellence, for their contribution to South Africa’s global competitiveness, and for growing tourism’s contribution towards GDP and job creation.

The following awards will be handed out at the nine provincial awards ceremonies as well as the national award ceremony, taking place in September:

David Scowsill February 23, 2015

We need to tell our good stories, says WTTC president

The tourism industry is driving peace, prosperity and progress around the world but it needs to share its inspirational stories about the good work that is being done.

This is the message David Scowsill, President and CEO of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), gave to delegates gathered at the International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT) symposium, which was held recently in Johannesburg.

Henekom February 17, 2015

Tourism growth must be inclusive and resource efficient, says Minister

Unbridled tourism growth counters one of tourism key aspirations: cultivating sustainable and peaceful communities. For this reason, tourism growth must be inclusive and tourism must be practised ethically.

These were some of the insights Tourism Minister, Derek Hanekom, shared on Monday night when addressing the welcome reception ahead of the International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT) symposium, which takes place this week.

Henekom February 15, 2015

Minister Hanekom to host global tourism leaders

Taleb Rifai, Secretary-General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), and David Scowsill, President and CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), will this week visit several iconic sites in South Africa as guests of the Minister of Tourism, Derek Hanekom.

Both leaders are attending the International Institute for Peace through Tourism symposium this week.