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MSC Cruises today opened sales for its South Africa 2024/25 sailing season that will feature MSC Musica. The vessel will start her season in November 2024 with sailings from the recently inaugurated R 330 million Nelson Mandela Cruise Terminal in Durban and conclude her time in South Africa in April 2025 with sailings from Cape Town.
International tourist arrivals from January to November 2023 totalled 7.6 million, representing a remarkable 51.8% increase when compared with the same period in 2022.
A total of 985 applications for the Tourism Equity Fund (TEF) have been initiated by prospective applicants with 131 completed applications submitted that meet all application requirements. This follows the opening of the TEF application process for businesses on 6 November 2023.
Statistics South Africa’s recent official release of international arrival figures for January to November 2023, once again shows the South African tourism sector’s rising momentum.
It is with profound sadness that we commiserate about the untimely passing of our esteemed industry colleague and associate, Jermaine Craig
This festive season marks the fifth year that visitors to the V&A Waterfront will get to encounter the highly novel Joy from Africa to the World festive experience.
As the festive fiesta that is December approaches, South Africans and tourists across the country will be wondering what cool places will be worth a visit. For those looking for something more interesting than the usual hotspots, South Africa is filled with hidden gems and these treasures will help make this festive season a month to remember.
WTM Africa is urging responsible tourism businesses to enter their Responsible Tourism Awards 2024, by 1 March 2024.