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Differentiate or die

Constantly changing micro and macro global factors like Brexit, the Chinese slowdown, SA’s stagnant market, the growth of the sharing economy, and even the “Trump Effect” can have a huge impact on tourism into South Africa. In a session entitled,...
The Minister of Tourism, Derek Hanekom, provided the tourism industry with an update on why the controversial unabridged birth certificate requirement remains in place, despite Cabinet’s ruling that the regulations should be lifted over a year ago. Hanekom admitted that...
All major key source markets showed solid growth, but... While many key source markets showed double digit growth, this is compared to 2015 figures, when tourism took a nosedive due to the stringent visa regulations and the Ebola hype....
Brett Gehren, Isibindi Africa The general sentiment towards Africa... The market is very buoyant at the moment and we've been very busy. South Africa is still the flavour of the month.  Verdict on Indaba 2016... It's been disappointing. We were expecting the show...
There’s something weird about the Drakensberg. Yes, of course it’s all beautiful green rolling hills, towering peaks, waterfalls and babbling streams… but there’s more to it than aesthetic value. It’s seriously quirky – and the more you read or...
I’m a little bit scared of guesthouses… Perhaps it’s because I’ve stayed in one too many where the room is cluttered full of the owner’s old, unwanted and mismatched furniture, or because many seem to be a last-ditch attempt to...