Tag: Derek Hanekom

OTM 2019 emerges as the largest travel trade show in India again

Participants from 50+ Countries and many Indian States and Union Territories exhibited their destinations at OTM 2019, held at the Bombay Exhibition Centre from January 23 to 25. OTM 2019 had 1,000+ exhibitors, including National and State Tourism Organisations, State Tourism Boards, Hotels, Airlines, Destination Marketing Companies and other suppliers serving leisure as well as […]

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South Africa bids to increase intra-Africa travel

Derek Hanekom, Tourism Minister of South Africa revealed an ongoing process to revise the country’s visa regime in order to increase the intra-Africa travel. Hanekom, speaking on the sidelines of the Africa Travel Indaba Conference held in Durban, said the government has already divided countries into two categories: those that need the visa and the […]

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South Africa speeds up visa processes to lure inbound travellers

In order to boost foreign arrivals and inbound tourism, South Africa will speed up visa processes and lure major tourism conferences. The tourism ministry is targeting to boost foreign arrivals by 40 percent by 2021. Derek Hanekom, Minister of Tourism, South Africa, said, “ The new measures are part of a goal to attract five […]

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2016 promises to be a strong growth year for tourism in South Africa, says Minister

Derek Hanekom, South African Minister of Tourism said that the country’s tourism sector expects strong growth in 2016 after some strict new visa rules that reduced the number of arrivals in the previous year were lifted. South Africa last year relaxed some of the visa rules it introduced in October 2014, dropping a requirement for […]

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Mobile app puts a guide to Madiba’s South Africa in your pocket

The Madiba’s Journey mobile phone app will allow tourists to experience the soul of South Africa in addition to its great physical beauty, and the “many, many, many different tourism experiences” the country offers. This was the message from Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom, who introduced the mobile app to the world at Liliesleaf Farm in […]

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