This is such an exciting industry and these are exciting times
Johannesburg, South Africa (PRWEB) October 12, 2006
The travel and tourism industry in South Africa is an exciting place to be at the moment. The Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism recently announced the results of the latest tourism review and once again South Africa emerged as a star performer. With just over 2.7 million arrivals from January to April 2006, the country has for the first time broken through the 2.5 million mark for the first four months of the year. There has been a 16% increase in arrivals across all territories compared to the same period last year. In addition, the greatest sporting event in the world promises an even rosier future for this sector.
This dynamic industry demands a vibrant and vigorous online presence that caters for travel and tourism professionals, product owners and tourists. Such a lively online hub is now available in the form of the recently launched Travelwires.com - a dynamic travel and tourism online news resource for the South African industry.
Travelwires.com offers up-to-the-moment industry news, events, product launches, services information and vacancies, published on the site daily. Designed to help tourism industry players keep their fingers on the pulse of what is happening, the site covers eighteen sectors of the industry including trade associations, tour operators, wildlife, car rentals, airlines, restaurants, accommodation, technology, public relations, reservations, media, suppliers, travel agents, MICE, cruise lines, rail, casinos and luxury coaches.
In addition, Travelwires.com will serve as an industry platform for debate, opinion and sharing best practice. All stakeholders within the industry are invited to contribute expert content on a wide variety of subjects, take part in the snap online polls and participate in building a vibrant online community providing support and ideas. The site will also allow travelers to provide feedback in the ‘Rant and Rave’ section – allowing the industry to continually improve and adapt to changing traveler needs.
“This is such an exciting industry and these are exciting times,” says Muzi Mohale, founder of TravelWires CC. “There is an urgent need for a platform for the travel industry where players can share their ideas, debate and work together to improve the industry. We realised the need for a fresh approach to online resources for the travel industry when we launched our first industry portal http://www.accommodate.co.za and we know that Travelwires.com will become the source of choice for industry news, views and happenings.”
The website is owned by TravelWires cc the creators of the online travel directory http://www.accommodate.co.za. For further information or to arrange an interview, please contact Muzi Mohale, (Founder)
TravelWires CC on +27 (0)73 135 8198