The homestay website has taken off in South Africa, with locals opening up their houses to visitors to make extra cash.
Cyril Ramaphosa will head the inter-ministerial committee set up to deal with the upheaval new visa regulations have caused in the tourism industry.
Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom has singled out new visa regulations as the cause of a "worrying drop" in foreign visitors to the country.
MPs opposed to the new rules cite the backlog of unabridged birth certificate applications, informing rural teenage mothers and the effect on tourism.
Country has to jack up its wi-fi connectivity and tourism businesses need to spruce up their websites if they hope to attract sophisticated tourists.
Today's tourists look for destinations that reflect their ethics. They want to visit real communities and have real interactions with real people.
Industry participants gathered in Cape Town to work out ways to empower and uplift people while protecting and conserving often fragile environments.
Lifting ivory and rhino horn trade bans could translate to an economic turnaround for Africa, where the black market for animal products is thriving.
Women running successful hospitality and tourism businesses say the playing field is wide open to any determined entrepreneur entering the sector.
The tournament victory should have boosted the country’s economy – so much for that idea.
It's a holidaymaker's dream, but for some reason tourism has waned even as the people rise up.
It seems that glaring and inconvenient truths are being glossed over in the industry, writes Sharon van Wyk.
Uganda could suffer a backlash from tour operators in the West angered by President Yoweri Museveni's new law against homosexuality.
Tourists in South Africa are finding out that the exchange rate is in their favour.
True love for Port Elizabeth means taking the rough with the smooth: the beaches and bonhomie with the postindustrial bleakness.
Finalist: Investing in the Future and Drivers of Change Civil Society Award — Open Africa
Positioning the actual destination of a company as a drawcard may be the new way to attract the attention of recruits.
Kenyan growth prospects have outweighed its worst terror attack in 15 years, with the shilling the strongest it has been in three months.
The “interview” is conducted while we dangle from a rope off the Victoria Falls bridge, over 100m above the raging Zambezi.