Visa fiasco for tourism as government issues conflicting travel advisories

Despite the fact that The Amendment to the Immigration Act was gazetted on November 30 and removed the requirement for children travelling with both parents on a foreign passport to carry a birth certificate when they travel, the Department of Home Affairs has now issued an advisory on its website that contradicts the relaxation of the regulations governing children travelling to SA.

The Rise Of Millionaire Tourism

Private jets, elite lodges, haute cuisine and watching the perfect sunset – luxury safaris and bespoke experiences can cost anything from $20,000 to $350,000.

Why Rwanda is Africa’s new luxury destination to watch

It might be the hope of a mountain gorilla encounter that has lured most visitors to the ‘Land of a Thousand Hills’ over the years, but this is a country where whispers of a tourism boom are quickly becoming shouts, and catching a glimpse of its beautiful primates is just one of the reasons why.

South Africa’s Visa Policy Is Still Hurting Tourism

South Africa’s Department of Home Affairs has done the country’s tourism industry no favors since 2015, when it introduced a new visa regime requiring minor travelers entering or leaving the country to produce a so-called unabridged birth certificate (UBC) listing the personal details of both parents.

Responsible rhino tourism

There is nothing quite like the heart-thumping, jaw-dropping experience of seeing a rhino in its natural habitat, especially if you have been trying to find it for a while. These encounters provide people with the opportunity to better understand why we need to save rhinos and can fuel an individual’s passion to do more. Such experiences mean that rhino (and wildlife in general) tourism is increasing[1]. Yet rhinos continue to be threatened by poaching and habitat loss across Africa and Asia.

Promoting tourism on top of government’s priorities: Al-Mashat

Minister of Tourism, Rania Al-Mashat, said that promoting tourism comes on the top of Egypt’s priorities currently, stressing that her ministry is in ongoing talks with the private sector, which owns about 98% of the tourism sector in Egypt, to solve any problems facing them.

World Trade Center Arkansas Leading Trade Mission to Africa

The World Trade Center Arkansas is inviting Arkansas companies on a trade mission to Kenya, Rwanda and Ethiopia from Jan. 20 to Feb. 1 to grow bilateral trade and tourism opportunities for the state, grow international sales and build partnerships. Companies that are interested in joining this trade mission for business-to-business meetings can visit arwtc.org/africa2019 to complete an initial interest form.

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Western Cape wants tourists to come back

The drought that brought not only Cape Town, but the entire Western Cape, to its knees has had a negative impact not just on local residents but on international tourism as well.

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