Iran, Saudi Arabia discuss cancelling visas, developing tourism

Iranian Deputy Minister of Cultural Heritage and Tourism Maryam Jalali Dehkordi announced the continuation of Iranian and Saudi efforts to develop tourism relations and cancel visa requirements between the two countries. Maryam Jalali Dehkordi, who is currently in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, to participate in World Tourism Day activities, confirmed: “I met[…]

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Safety units launched at tourism hotspots in WC

LOCAL The Western Cape is set to experience a bumper summer season. Statistics for October shows significant growth across local and international flights, accommodation bookings and visitor numbers at tourism attractions. The province and the City of Cape Town say the safety of tourists is paramount for the sector’s recovery.[…]

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Halal Tourism Association of South Africa launches in CPT

VOC The Halal Tourism Association of South Africa is on a mission to become the country’s “voice” of halal, by facilitating a well-rounded transition into the lucrative market. Several stakeholders gathered for the companies’ official launch at the Capetonian Hotel on Wednesday evening. Speakers emphasised the pivotal position of Cape[…]

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UAE tourism revenues top $5bn: Officials

INTERNATIONAL The United Arab Emirates‘ tourism sector’s revenues surpassed $5bn in the first half of this year, officials said on Sunday, with a strong performance expected this winter when neighbouring Qatar hosts football’s World Cup. Hotel occupancy was up more than 40 percent in comparison with the first half of 2021, when the[…]

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Cape Town implements six-pillar strategy to reignite tourism

Cape Town Tourism is banding together with officials from the City’s Destination Marketing Department to imagine and reignite the Mother City to attract more visitors. Established early on during the COVID-19 pandemic, the tourism task team focused on coordinating interventions needed to minimise the devastating effect that the virus has[…]

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South Africans encouraged to support restaurants as they reopen

Masks, constant sanitising, social distance and the keeping of records will be compulsory when restaurants and conference venues open this Monday. Tourism Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane has encouraged South Africans to support restaurants while adhering to the stringent regulations, like wearing a mask, except when eating or drinking. Restaurants are still[…]

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