Tourism, Food, and Wine news headlines
* The 2014 MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index shows Johannesburg as being the most popular ‘destination city in Africa’, the second time that the city has won the accolade two years running. The city is expecting 4,3 million visitors this year, a 5% increase on last year, with an estimated expenditure of $3,2 billion. Cape Town follows in second place, Durban in 3rd place, Cairo in 4th, and Casablanca in 5th place. Cape Town is expected to receive 1,6 million international visitors this year, with a spend of $2,2 billion.
* It is ironic that SA Tourism CEO Thulani Nzima could not attend World Travel Market (WTM) in London this week, to represent our country at the second largest travel and tourism exhibition in the world, because he did not have a valid visa for the UK!
* Cape Town will host the 2015 Responsible Tourism in Destination Conference, the City of Cape Town has announced, forming Continue reading →