• Sabi Sabi

    Photo credit by Sabi Sabi Game Reseve, Kruger National Park, South Africa

  • Tswalu

    Photo credit by Amakhala Game Reserve, Eastern Cape, South Africa

  • IMG_3851

    Photo credit by !Khwa ttu San Culture and Education Centre, Western Cape, South Africa

  • Amakhala

    Amakhala Game Reserve, Eastern Cape, South Africa

South Africa celebrates its 20 years of freedom with international visitors

  Two decades ago South African’s were free to cast their vote for the first time. The 27th of April 1994 was a momentous moment in a hard-won journey to equal rights for all South Africans and marked the birth of our new democracy. Such a significant moment, in fact, that many have chosen to cel...  Continue reading

UNWTO and International Hotel and Restaurant Association sign Memorandum of Understanding

INTERLAKEN, Switzerland /MADRID, Spain – UNWTO and the International Hotel and Restaurant Association (IH&RA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, consolidating their partnership in matters related to hospitality (Interlaken, Switzerland, 10 March 2014). The MOU aims to enhance the...  Continue reading

UNESCO welcomes growing commitment by oil, gas and mining corporations to keep out of

UNESCO has welcomed confirmation from French-based oil and gas corporation Total that it will refrain from prospecting or exploiting oil and gas in natural sites inscribed on the World Heritage List, saying this was an encouraging sign for World Heritage conservation. In a letter sent earlier this ...  Continue reading

Eco-tourism: The case of Charleston’s historic preservationists against the fantasy

The start of the 20th Century saw the emergence of concerted efforts, both governmental and private, to protect and preserve our natural environments and the creatures that inhabit them from misuse and exploitation. Today such efforts are generally styled Eco-Tourism [Travel Law § 5.04[8]] which s...  Continue reading

Kenya Tourist Board joins hands with Kenya Airways to uplift tourism

Kenya Tourist Board (KTB) has tied up with Kenya Airways to market its most beautiful locales that seem to get lost in the strong marketing light of South Africa. The tourism arrivals from traditional core markets remain below expectation. Uganda provides most visitors to Kenya from within east Afr...  Continue reading

Tourism industry sees visitor length of stays in Seychelles reach new record

The average length of stay of tourists in Seychelles rose over last year’s numbers. Length of stay jumped up to 10.9 days in January 2014. According to the Seychelles National Bureau of Statistics, visitors coming to Seychelles during the month of January 2014 increased to 5% compared to Jan...  Continue reading

Egypt seeks to restore tourist numbers to 2010 levels in 2014

CAIRO, Egypt – Egyptian tourist villages on the Red Sea, Sharm el-Sheikh and elsewhere are anticipating an improved tourism sector in 2014 with support from a government and private sector plan of action, Ministry of Tourism officials said. “The Egyptian tourism sector, including its p...  Continue reading

New train’s hunger for land triggers conservation concerns

Emerging news of gazette notices about compulsory acquisition of land for the construction of the new standard gauge railway between Mombasa and Nairobi, affecting land inside the Tsavo National Park to the tune of over 250 acres, has triggered the alarm bells among the conservation fraternity in ...  Continue reading

New level of dialogue on what we call cultural tourism

Seychelles seems to have coined something interesting and innovative. “We have now reached a new level of dialogue on what we call cultural tourism,” said Seychelles Minister Alain St.Ange, as he commented on a recent conversation between his country and Sweden. Mrs. Dace Melbarde, the Culture ...  Continue reading

4th Partners’ Symposium & Annual Conference of Partners

Latest News from The Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism  February 2014 Quarterly Newsletter 4th Partners’ Symposium & Annual Conference of Partners February 23 – 26 2014, Agadir, Morocco 2014 marks the 4th year of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism...  Continue reading
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