South African Tourism boss, Thulani Nzima taking a jump at the Moses Mabhida Stadium

Durban : Beyond xenophobia, a city of delights

When the call came from TopCom if I will be willing to join them for this year’s Indaba Travel exhibition in South Africa, I asked to be given time to discus with my editor. Though , I was at home when the call came through, I told my wife that I might be travelling to Durban, South Africa. Before she uttered any word, my daughter who was sitting close by said ‘’Daddy, don’t you know what is happening there?’” . I asked what? Pretending not to know where she was heading for. She answered “ Xenophobia.”

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Young writers who attended the NOAH’s ARK Creative Safari event.

Hilton Hotel takes young Nigerians on career in hospitality

Young Nigerians are benefiting from Hilton Hotel worldwide largest global career event showcasing the many opportunities available in the hospitality industry. Throughout the month of May, Hilton Worldwide hotels and corporate offices around the globe are hosting hundreds of events to inform those looking for employment, including young people, about the vast array of exciting opportunities available to all in the hospitality industry.

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South Africa seeks African co-operation to advance tourism course

South Africa for three days brought together African tourism stakeholders to do business with the best tourism buyers from around the world as it hosted its 25th Tourism Indaba in Durban . The Indaba tourism show which ended Monday had over 1,000 exhibitors from 20 African countries, about 2,000 buyers from the world’s tourism source markets and about 750 members of the media.

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South African Airways enabler for tourism, driver of economic growth — Bezuidenhout

The Acting Chief Executive of South African Airways (SAA), Nico Bezuidenhout, said the airline has specific and important role to play as an enabler for tourism and a driver of economic growth through trade. While speaking on the SAA’s continued support of the economy and tourism, he said “Tourism has always been and remains an important catalyst for growth in South Africa. It supports one in every 12 jobs in South Africa (SA) either directly or indirectly.”

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Why cruising is growing faster in leisure market — Soluade

It is an easy and convenient way to travel. You unpack once and journey from port to remarkable port on any fleet of innovative ships. You will experience the best of the region you are visiting in one cruise vacation. There is nothing easier than simply waking up in the morning in the world’s most exciting and interesting cities. For example, on a 12-day Grand Mediterranean voyage you will visit nine ports of call including Barcelona, Istanbul, Athens, Rome, Venice and more.

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South Africans hold pictures of former South African president Nelson Mandela as they pay tribute following his death in Johannesburg on December 5, 2013. Mandela, the revered icon of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa and one of the towering political figures of the 20th century, has died aged 95. Mandela, who was elected South Africa's first black president after spending nearly three decades in prison, had been receiving treatment for a lung infection at his Johannesburg home since September, after three months in hospital in a critical state. AFP PHOTO

INDABA 2015: Platform to optimise African tourism business growth — Nzima

The Chief Executive Officer, South African Tourism, Mr Thulani Nzima has said the annual INDABA billed to open next month is the single biggest platform for African tourism businesses to come and meet global buyer delegates. Speaking ahead of the opening, he said South African Tourism is working to make sure that INDABA 2015 exceeds the business expectations of both exhibitors and buyers.

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Discovering a different South Africa

My first trip to South Africa was sometimes in 1994 shortly before the revered icon Nelson Mandela became the first democratically elected black President of the country. I had gone on a one-week FAM trip sponsored by the defunct Air Afrique airline for their selected top selling travel agents. I was chosen in my capacity as a travel journalist to accompany the group.

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Olumirin waterfalls: Nature’s gift to Erin-Ijesha

A visit to the State of the Living Spring, Osun state , is not complete for a tourist without a visit to Erin-Ijesa in Oriade local government. You might be wondering why a tourist will need to take such trip from the state capital, Osogbo, which is home to the popular Osun Osogbo festival and culture. The answer is not far fetched as Erin Ijesha is host to the popular Olumirin Waterfalls.

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