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South Africa voted Star All-Round Destination

South Africa was recently awarded the Star All-Round Destination accolade in the Travel Bulletin Star Awards, the UK’s most prestigious awards programme, which was held at the Langham Hotel in London. The awards were voted for by UK travel agents. SA was also a finalist in four other categories, including Star Adventure & Activity Holidays… Read more »

Golden Hat-Trick For Groote Post At The 2017 Gold Wine Awards

Groote Post, the historic family estate in the cool-climate Darling Hills, is the proud recipient of a golden hat-trick at the 2017 Gold Awards, winning Gold for their Sauvignon Blanc 2017, The Old Man’s Blend White 2017 and The Old Man’s Blend Red 2016. The Gold Wine Awards is a consumer-judged competition that this year… Read more »

July school holidays – the Cape West Coast offers the perfect family getaway

The school holidays are on our doorstep and many of us are feeling tired and need a break. Plus the idea of having bored kids at home for weeks on end does not appeal! The good news for Capetonians is that there are School Holidays great family-friendly destinations and activities available on your doorstep that… Read more »

Government must implement Davos Declaration to protect eco-tourism

Government must implement Davos Declaration to protect eco-tourism Opinion Piece by James Vos MP, Shadow Minister of Tourism Today as we celebrate World Environment Day I will submit parliamentary questions requesting that the Davos Declaration on Climate Change and Tourism, which our government signed, be tabled before the Tourism Portfolio Committee in order to develop… Read more »

Tourism Budget Vote by James Vos

TOURISM BUDGET VOTE 33 TO BE HELD ON 23 MAY 2017 Speech by James Vos MP Shadow Minister of Tourism TOUR GUIDING It fills me with pride to see in the gallery so many of our tourism role-players join us today. Thanks to you, South Africa’s tourism sector is a vibrant and growing one. Before… Read more »

SA’s Road Trip With The Most Twists launched at World Travel Market

Cape West Coast Now Open For Tourism Road Trip With The Most Twists: A unique new road trip experience has been launched on the Cape West Coast which showcases the myriad of diverse attractions, activities, cultures, communities’ foods and flavours to be found in this area. Officially opened by Shadow Minister of Tourism, James Vos,… Read more »

Decline in domestic tourism Opinion Piece by James Vos MP

Decline in domestic tourism Opinion Piece by James Vos MP  Shadow Minister of Tourism Making tourism affordable Decline in domestic tourism: This follows increasing evidence that domestic tourism is coming under pressure, because of a worsening economy and the lack of affordable holiday destinations. This explains the decline of domestic travellers. The National Department of… Read more »

Making tourism thrivable through strategies that drives demand and makes business sense

In the news: Making tourism thrivable through strategies that drives demand and makes business sense. Opinion Piece by James Vos MP , Shadow Minister of Tourism

Visa Regulations Continue To Damage Tourism Totals

In the news: 600 000 fewer tourists since introduction of visa regulations by James Vos MP – DA Shadow Minister of Tourism

Innovative localised tourism is key to a strong sector

In the news: Innovative localised tourism is key to a strong sector – Opinion piece by James Vos MP: Shadow Minister of Tourism