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July 18, 2017 - Huffington Post

Can Tourism Alleviate Global Poverty? - by Susanne Becken

Wouldn’t it be great if something as simple and pleasurable as international travel could help end something as grinding and enduring as global poverty? After all, the industry is booming, growing at least 4% a year since the 1960s (with a brief slowdown in 2009), according to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).

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May 31, 2017 - Oxford Business Group

South Africa’s new tourism development strategy looks to home market - by Jacob Zuma

While international arrivals remain a mainstay of South Africa’s tourism sector, a revision to the national tourism strategy is looking to stoke growth in the domestic travel industry.

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January 4, 2017 - Business Tech

Flights in South Africa Could Get Cheaper in 2017 - by Staff

ACSA is in the process of approving a 35.5% decrease to airport charges in the 2017/2018 season, according to a recent announcement made to shareholders.

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December 15, 2016 - Traveller24

New SA Tourism CEO Hopes to 'Eradicate' Cub Petting and Animal Interaction - by Louzel Lombard Steyn

The newly appointed CEO for South Africa Tourism, Sisa Ntshona has taken a bold stance against tourism products based on the exploitation of wild animals, saying he will work with sustainable tourism authorities to 'eradicate' the industry.

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December 6, 2016 - Sowetan Live

Climate Change Could Leave South African Tourism High and Dry - by Jennifer Fitchett & Gijsbert Hoogendoorn

Towards the end of each year hundreds of thousands of people escape dark, cold, rainy winters in Europe and North America for a break in sunny South Africa. But climate change could place the country’s booming tourism sector – which contributes more than R100 billion to the GDP each year – at risk.

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