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Taxi Strike Advisory: Passengers Departing ORTIA Today

Kempton Park, 22 June 2017 – The management of O. R. Tambo International Airport (ORTIA) is advising passengers departing from the Johannesburg airport to allow for delays and longer travelling time to the airport due to a protest by taxi operators starting this morning ...

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Eikendal Vineyards 2017 Winter Experience

Winter has finally come and Eikendal Vineyards’ popular and unique Pizza & Wine Pairing is ready to delight food and wine lovers. What better way to battle against the cold Cape winter than to enjoy three thin-crust mini pizzas prepared ...

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fastjet Increases SA-Zimbabwe Flights

The low-cost pan-African airline fastjet has increased the number of flights on its route between Johannesburg and Harare, and launched a fifth seasonal flight from Harare to Victoria Falls, in response to strong passenger demand. On its route between Johannesburg and ...

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CTT’s Roxanne Lombard Named Future Leader of Destination Marketing

Cape Town Tourism (CTT) has scooped another notable title with team member Roxanne Lombard being named as one of 30 Future Leaders of Destination Marketing globally. Roxanne is the first honoree on the African continent to receive this prestigious accolade ...

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ORTIA Statement on Follow-Home Crime Incidents

Johannesburg, 19 June 2017 – The management of O. R. Tambo International Airport (ORTIA) is well aware of and concerned about incidents of crime in the vicinity of the airport and against people followed to their destinations from the airport. Image credit: Mujahid ...

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Mandela Day Have a Ball Charity Soccer Tournament

Mandela Day Have a Ball Charity Soccer Tournament Tuesday, 18 July 2017 12h00 – 16h00 Fives Futbol, Century City Corporates line up for the 4th Mandela Day Have a Ball Charity Soccer Tournament, hosted by Adverb It’s time to boot ...

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Is Your Passport Travel-Ready?

If you’re planning on jetting off into the sunset over the coming South African school holidays, make sure your passport is in order. That’s the advice of Konrad Laker, CEO of Gold Travel, a Cape Town-based corporate travel service specialist. ...

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Sun Resorts Awarded the Best Hotel Chain in 2017

During the 3rd edition of the “Victoires du Tourisme” which occurred on Wednesday 31st May in Paris, Sun Resorts won the title of the best hotel chain 2017. The group henceforth outperforms the Beachcomber and Lux* hotel groups. Solea, which ...

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Learn from Leaders at the Vision Conference 2017

Certified courses, training, and presentation for hospitality directors, managers, owners, and operators at the Vision Conference 2017. Earn while you learn – pick up all important Continuing Professional Development (CPD) skills points and your personalized certificate of attendance.  The most impressive lineup ...

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Travel Advice: SA Home Affairs Strike

International tourists departing from South Africa on Monday, 19 June 2017 are advised to consider an earlier than usual airport arrival time for overseas flights and an early arrival time when leaving SA ports. Flight Centre Travel Group has advised that ...

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Restaurant Mosaic Scores Award Hat-Trick

Restaurant Mosaic at the Orient has scored a hat-trick of top international awards, reinforcing its position as one of the finest restaurants in Africa. Chef Chantel Dartnall was this month named 2017 Chef of the Year for Africa and the ...

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Adventuring on the edge in Livingstone, Zambia

Leaping into thin air…being tumbled through insane white water rapids…floating in a microlight above one of the most magnificent waterfalls in the world… It’s moments like these that adrenalin-seekers crave when booking an adventure holiday. For exciting thrills and spills, ...

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Tsogo Sun Volunteers Clean-up on World Oceans Day

Clean-ups along more than 3km of Durban’s beachfront were the focal point for Tsogo Sun and environment partner Miss Earth SA on World Oceans Day on 8 June, in response to the harsh reality that an estimated 6.4 million tons of ...

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Maia Luxury Resort & SPA – Best Island Hotel

MAIA Luxury Resort & Spa, located on Mahé, Seychelles, has been recognised by the Prime Traveller Awards as the Best Island Hotel in 2017. Prime Traveller’s editorial members selected MAIA Luxury Resort & Spa as tops in its category for ...

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Entrepreneurs on show with Tsogo Sun

A Supplier Showcase hosted on 6 June has provided market and development access for small, medium and micro enterprises. The exhibitors displayed their products and services to potential buyers from within the Tsogo Sun group, its majority shareholder HCI, and ...

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Knysna Tourism Open Despite Fires

It’s business as usual in Knysna. That’s the message from Elmay Bouwer, chairperson of the Knysna Tourism Board, who confirmed that despite the extensive fires experienced in the Garden Route town, Knysna has resumed normal business activities and is welcoming ...

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GrandWest Bursary Students Graduate

Twenty-nine students who received bursaries from GrandWest’s CSI Bursary Fund to pursue tertiary studies in maths, science, and technology have successfully graduated. They are among some 1 323 young Western Cape students who have been assisted by the GrandWest CSI ...

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Book Your Seat at The Vision Conference

An impressive lineup of industry speakers will be sharing their wisdom at the Vision Conference, which forms part of The Hotel Show Africa, taking place at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg from 25 – 27 June 2017. Over 50 top hoteliers ...

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ATM Scam Targets Cape Town Tourists

Cape Town, 07 June 2017 – ATM scammers are getting more and more sophisticated in their attempt to con unsuspecting tourists, particularly as messaging to educate and warn both residents and visitors alike about ATM fraud is starting to reach ...

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Countdown to Winter Fly Fishing Competition

Muldersdrift, Wednesday 07 June 2017 – The 6th Annual Kloofzicht/SFA Winter Fly Fishing Competition and Open Day is to take place on 23 July 2017 at Kloofzicht Lodge & Spa in Gauteng, South Africa. “We are counting down the days until 60 enthusiastic souls brave ...

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ACSA Prepared for Cape Town’s ‘Helluva’ Storm

JOHANNESBURG, 6 June 2017 – “One hell of a storm” is expected to hit Cape Town and the Western Cape this evening and tomorrow and has been described by several media pundits as “unprecedented” and upgraded to “Helluva” and even “Moerse”. ...

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The Value of Anti-Poaching Security

From poached rhinos to killing for subsistence, and criminal farm attacks, the agricultural, wildlife ranching, and tourism industries face an onslaught of incursions. In South Africa alone, three rhino are killed a day; game, poultry, and livestock are targeted; and ...

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Call to Boycott Gupta-owned Media

The Department of Communication spent close to R1 million on a single Gupta-media breakfast briefing in May last year, a reply to Democratic Alliance (DA) parliamentary questions has revealed. In the response, the Communications Minister, Ayanda Dlodlo confirms that the ...

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One Hundred Clean-ups for World Environment Day

One hundred street and park clean-ups marked World Environment Day for Tsogo Sun and environmental partner Miss Earth South Africa; 99 on 3 June; and the hundredth clean-up in Soweto on Monday, 5 June. Tsogo Sun employee volunteers from properties ...

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Will Trump’s Climate Accord Exit Impact Africa?

Paris and Washington may seem a long way from Africa, but President Trump’s actions in exiting the USA from the Paris Climate Accord will impact Africa and especially African inbound tourism in the long run. By Tim Smith. We all ...

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London Terror Attack Condemnation

During the evening of Saturday 3rd June 2017, the city of London has once again suffered from cowardly acts of terrorism. According to a report published in this morning’s edition of  The Telegraph, seven people have been killed and 48 injured, ...

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Boschendal awarded Gold at The Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show

The Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show is South Africa’s premier wine competition that recognises the top local wines and winemakers, and honours excellence in the wine industry. This is exactly what happened when Boschendal Wines received Gold for their Boschendal ...

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Shangri-La Appoints World Leisure Holidays as GSA

Hong Kong-based Shangri-La International Hotel Management Limited, one of the world’s premier hotel management companies, recently signed an agreement with World Leisure Holidays (WLH) as the dedicated general sales agent (GSA) for the Southern African region. From 1 June 2017, ...

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Vaal River Meander Wine Route

The Vaal River Meander is celebrating its 14th year and visitors to the area can indulge in SIX weeks of weekend wine tasting! A unique winter experience exclusive to Gautengers and visitors from the surrounds, the event will showcase over ...

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BON Hotel Bloemfontein Central Wedding Showcase

Bloemfontein’s most loved wedding venue, BON Hotel Bloemfontein Central, will be hosting a two day Wedding Showcase from 4 – 5 August. Entry is free to this premier event, showcasing all the beautiful and gorgeous things you need to create ...

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Suspect African Union Meeting in Addis Ababa

Following numerous media articles and views on suspicious conduct relating to the recent UNWTO Secretary-General elections, the photograph depicted above has surfaced of African Union (AU) tourism ministers meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, which according to the then Seychelles Secretary-General ...

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Durban Cruise Terminal Preferred Bidder Announced

Durban, South Africa, 30 May 2017 – The plan to position Durban as a world-class cruise capital took a step forward this morning with the announcement of the preferred bidder for the Durban Cruise Terminal – KwaZulu Cruise Terminal Pty Ltd ...

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New Cape Town Airport Runway Gets Go Ahead

Cape Town, South Africa 30 May 2017 – The Department of Environmental Affairs has notified Cape Town International Airport that it has authorised the proposed runway realignment and associated infrastructure planned for the airport. Header image credit: FTW Online. The department’s ...

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Gold Travel sets the transformation bar

Gold Travel sets the transformation bar Gold Travel, a Cape Town-based corporate travel service specialist, has recently achieved a Level Two B-BBEE rating after implementing 52.5% black ownership and 31.5% black woman ownership in partnership with NetValue™ Equity Partners, also ...

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Klein Constantia Wins Platinum at Decanter 2017 Awards

Klein Constantia Estate’s Vin de Constance 2013 has won one of only 34 prestigious Platinum Best in Show trophies awarded at the recent Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 (DWWA). This truly unique natural sweet, which is a recreation of the ...

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Classic 30s South Africa Farm on Magalies Meander

Located on the tranquil Magalies Meander and positioned under the picturesque Magaliesberg mountain range, Rustig is Gauteng’s best-kept secret. While this gem feels like an oasis, it is a mere 45-minute drive from Pretoria and Johannesburg. Host your dream South ...

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Register to Attend The Hotel Show Africa 2017

With just 23 days to go, time is running out to register for free access to The Hotel Show Africa 2017, which is taking place at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa from 25-27 June 2017. Don’t miss the ...

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Almost Human Exhibit Opens in Maropeng

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be an “underground astronaut”, unlocking the secrets of the origins of humanity, now’s your chance. By Thrishni Subramoney courtesy of www.maropeng.co.za The Almost Human exhibition at Maropeng, featuring the Homo Naledi discoveries, does just ...

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Defend Democracy in Africa: Help #FreeHH

Following our reports; ‘DA Leader Barred From Entering Zambia on Africa Day‘ and ‘Support for Zambian Opposition Leader’s Trial on Africa Day‘ South Africa’s Democratic Alliance (DA) Leader, Mmusi Maimane, delivered the following remarks at a press briefing in Pretoria outside the ...

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New SATSA WC Chapter Committee Appointed

Following the Southern Africa Tourism Services Association (SATSA) Western Cape Chapter’s annual general meeting held on Tuesday 23 May 2017, the following members were appointed to serve on the 2017-2018 committee: (Pictured from Left to Right in header image) Collin ...

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DA Leader Barred From Entering Zambia on Africa Day

Friday 26 May 2017 – In stark contrast to our Africa Day report; ‘Support for Zambian Opposition Leader’s Trial on Africa Day‘ South Africa’s Democratic Alliance (DA) Leader, Mmusi Maimane, has been forcefully prevented from entering the Republic of Zambia, by Zambian ...

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Support for Zambian Opposition Leader’s Trial on Africa Day

Thursday 25 May 2017 – As we celebrate Africa Day, the leader of the opposition in Zambia faces trumped up criminal charges brought against him by a government intent on reversing the gains of democracy in Zambia and in Southern ...

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Marriott International To Debut the Ritz-Carlton In The Zanzibar Archipelago

Slated to open in 2021, the 90 room all-suite and villa resort will provide the quintessential Indian Ocean experience amidst an idyllic island setting  Dubai, May 25, 2017 – Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR) today announced the signing of an agreement with ...

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Technology to Benefit African Tourism Businesses

With an internet penetration rate of approximately 27% in Africa, there is yet a lot to be achieved; but this is an opportunity for tourism businesses to harness and benefit from. By Josephine Wawira. According to Jumia Travel CEO Paul Midy, ...

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FlySafair Drops GDS Prices

Johannesburg – 24 May 2017. FlySafair announced today that it has refiled all its fares into the Global Distribution System (GDS) to offer a more competitive solution to the travel trade. New fares will start from just R1 368 including all ...

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Cape Town Combats Seasonality

In a bid to boost Cape Town’s tourism numbers during winter and address the multiple challenges associated with seasonality, the City of Cape Town in partnership with key industry role players will embark on a series of initiatives to combat ...

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Cape Town’s Hot New Hotel

Earlier this month one of Cape Town’s hottest new hotels opened its doors for the first time.  The Manor House stands amongst impressive company, tucked away as an annexe to the glamorous Queen Victoria Hotel, between the Sanctuary Spa and ...

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Refurbishments at BON Hotel Delta and BON Hotel Abuja, Nigeria

BON Hotel Delta will be undergoing a complete refurbishment and renovation to upgrade their facilities in line with international standards, along with designing and training staff on an excellent maintenance culture. The first phase is underway with the replacement of ...

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Zanzibar Amber Resort Signs The Ritz-Carlton Zanzibar

Pennyroyal Gibraltar Limited has announced The Ritz-Carlton Zanzibar as the second hotel franchise to join the mega-development, Zanzibar Amber Resort. The intimate signing ceremony with Marriot International took place in Dubai on Wednesday, 26 April 2017 and is to debut ...

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Namibia Attracts Honeymooners

The world is large and your choice of honeymoon destinations is endless but with its magnificent location, accessibility and affordability you would be remiss not to consider Namibia for your honeymoon or wedding ceremony, where red desert dunes, rugged mountains ...

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Let’s Talk Business in Rwanda

Did you know that the new Kigali Convention Centre (KCC)can seat 2600 delegates, is just 10 minutes from the Kigali International Airport and has 1000 high-end rooms in close proximity? Rwanda is increasingly becoming a destination of choice for international ...

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Marriott Hotels Opens in Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa 17 May, 2017 – Bringing its superior service and world-class amenities to the South African travel market, Marriott International today revealed the conversion of Cape Town’s popular African Pride Crystal Towers Hotel & Spa into a ...

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Visiting Rwanda Has Never Been Easier

With online visa applications, getting to Rwanda has never been easier! All African passport holders do not require visas prior to travel, as they get visas on arrival. Several other countries have bilateral visa exemptions. The whole visa application experience ...

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Marriott Hotel Crystal Towers Welcomes Leading Chef

Cape Town,  17 May 2017. When Henrico Grobbelaar began his working life, he started out as a polymer engineer –  a career in the field of science and industry.  It’s certainly a far cry from what he does today, having become ...

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Helping Tour Operators Sell Rwanda

The Rwanda Development Board has created a remarkable website at www.rwandaresources.com to assist tour operators and travel agents in selling Rwanda to their clients. Resources include rates and information on accommodation providers, transport providers and tours and safari ground handlers. ...

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Four Reasons to Join ATA in Remarkable Rwanda

The Africa Travel Association (ATA) – a division of the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) – in collaboration with the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) will set the tone for how tourism can be utilised as an engine for economic growth ...

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Bottelary Hills Pop Up Lunches Pays Homage to Heritage

Chef George Jardine to enthral with traditional tastes and champion wines on 28 May, 27 August and 19 November. Discover what makes fine country food and slow-crafted wine so special when you book a seat at this year’s trio of ...

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New Reservation System for World Leisure Holidays

World Leisure Holidays, a Sun Resorts company and leading tour operator, has introduced a new reservation system, specifically tailored for ease of use by the travel trade. The system facilitates descriptive quotations to the agents, allowing all documentation to be ...

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Treat Mom this Mother’s Day

Treat mom with a trip on the red bus AND a massage this Mother’s Day! Looking to spoil mom? This Mother’s Day, mothers travelling on the City Sightseeing red bus can see the sights while having a free massage en ...

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Celebrities to Host 2017 Sanlam Top Destination Awards

For the hospitality industry, the Sanlam Top Destination Awards, recognises the best of the best and presenting this year’s awards are two profound ladies already making their mark in the South African tourism industry and media sphere. Tracey Lange and ...

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Delheim’s Jazz and Cheese Fondues

Escape the cold with a warm-hearted feast at famous Stellenbosch estate. Now’s the time to beat the rush and book your seat at the fabulous Delheim Jazz and Cheese Fondues. Held every year for over a decade, the lingering lunchtime ...

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Fair Trade Tourism Joins #IYSTD2017 Initiative

Fair Trade Tourism has partnered with TourismTattler.com in supporting Africa’s contribution to the aims and aspirations of the UNWTO 2017 International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development (#IYSTD2017).  Through a series of features published throughout this year under the theme ...

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South Africa Must Develop African Hotel GMs

South Africa isn’t doing enough to ensure that the hospitality and hotel industry is attractive to people as a long-term and sustainable career. Guy Stehlik, CEO and founder of BON Hotels and Director of BON Hotels International West Africa, speaking ...

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Hilton Launches Bahrain Bay Hotel & Residences

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, May 2, 2017 – At a meeting in Dubai attended by Hilton CEO Chris Nassetta and Mohammed Alshaya, Chairman of KFCD and Mabanee Company S.A.K, the two parties confirmed an agreement to open Bahrain’s first Hilton Hotels ...

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Kenya Tourism Board Welcomes South Africans

Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) has appointed a local agency, Activ8 Branding, as their local in-market representative to further enhance their marketing drive in South Africa. A structured plan has been developed aimed at enticing more South African travellers to experience the ...

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Nederburg Ranks in World’s Most Admired Wine Brands

Nederburg is the sole South African winery featured in the esteemed Drinks International ‘World’s Most Admired Wine Brands’ top 50 list this year, in 36th position.  Last year was the first time the Paarl winery was included in this prestigious ...

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UNWTO Launches Responsible Use of Ratings and Reviews

Tourism stakeholders convened in Krakow, Poland, from 26-28 April for the 13th World Tourism Organization International Congress on Ethics to underline the need to continue advancing the ethical framework of the sector. The Krakow Conference has served to present the ...

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First Group Resorts Wins at RCI OSCAS

First Group added another 23 prestigious accolades to their plethora of multiple-award winning resorts when their consistent delivery of excellence in vacation experiences was once again recognised at the industry’s esteemed RCI 29th Annual OSCAS, held on the 16th of ...

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KZN Midlands Resort Unveils First Phase of Refurbishment

Midlands Saddle and Trout, one of the few stud farm resorts in the Midlands region of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, have unveiled an R16.7 million refurbishment by the First Group.  This head-to-toe makeover entails the extensive re-decorating of all 59 chalets to ...

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UNWTO Candidate St.Ange on Labour Day 2017

Monday 01 May 2017 – International Labour Day is Workers Day and the Global Tourism Industry is proud to be associated with such a worthy event.  These were the words echoed by Alain St.Ange, one of the six candidates vying for the ...

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Karongwe Portfolio Launches Becks Safari Lodge

The Karongwe Portfolio has launched the newly built and much anticipated Becks Safari Lodge, welcoming its first guests to the lodge in April 2017. Set in the Karongwe Private Game Reserve bordering the Makutsi, Lourene, and Greater Makalali game reserves near ...

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Emirates Goes Real Madrid Via Dubai

Four daily A380 services in each direction between Dubai and Barcelona/Madrid Total daily seat capacity between Dubai and Spain of 2,044 seats in each direction Strong ties between Dubai and Spain through Real Madrid sponsorship and SkyCargo operation DUBAI, U.A.E., ...

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SAA Strike Causes Flight Delays over Peanuts

Wednesday 26 April 2017 – Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) has confirmed that several South African Airways (SAA) flights operating from its network of airports across the country have either been cancelled or delayed indefinitely. Header image credit: Jan Bornman, HeraldLive. “We are ...

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Lufthansa Appoints New Africa Region Vice President

As of 01 May 2017, Dr Stefan Kreuzpaintner has been appointed Vice President Sales EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) Lufthansa Group Airlines. In this position, Kreuzpaintner will be responsible for all sales and commercial activities in the EMEA region ...

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Double Platinum and Gold for Boschendal

Getting the 2017 awards season off to a phenomenal start, Boschendal won Top 100 & Double Platinum awards for its Boschendal Vin d’Or 2015, Jean le Long Prestige Cuvee 2007 and Boschendal Appellation Series Elgin Sauvignon Blanc 2016, and a ...

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Guitarist Vuma Levin Tours New Jazz Album

In association with Concerts SA, Vuma Levin presents the national tour of his second studio album, Life and Death on the Otherside of the Dream. Matching his virtuosity, Vuma will be surrounded by an impressive array of locally based and ...

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Growth in Medical Tourism to South Africa

South Africa has been making medical advances, with statistics showing that in 2012, between 300,000 and 350,000 tourists from all around Africa travelled to South Africa for medical treatment. In addition to shorter travel times than India, South Africa advertises ...

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BON Hotel Midrand Event Showcase

On Thursday, 11 May, BON Hotel Midrand will be hosting an Event Showcase – creating beautiful and functional spaces to highlight the ways in which the venues at the hotel can be used. Invited guests and the public can pop ...

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#MalikaneGate: Minister Gigaba’s Man Won’t Shut Up

24 April 2017 – South Africa’s Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s new economic adviser Professor Chris Malikane  – an economics professor at the University of the Witwatersrand – says that he will not “keep quite.” Last week the minister claimed his ...

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The Peninsula Offsets Conferencing Carbon Footprint

With a drive and passion for saving the planet, The Peninsula All-Suite Hotel is dedicated to improving the health conditions and quality of life of families less privileged throughout South Africa by providing them with a simple cooking device – ...

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What does Corporate Social Investment mean to you?

No longer is CSI seen as a charitable donation, an enhanced corporate image, a tax write-off or a solution for the corporate conscience, but rather as contributing to the real needs of the community in which you operate. More sustainable ...

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Drakensberg Sun Renovates Lakeview Restaurant

As part of an overall R3,7 million renovation project to the Drakensberg Sun Resort in KwaZulu-Natal, the Lakeview Restaurant is undergoing an extensive renovation, promising to ultimately provide a fresh contemporary feel, complemented by new and exciting offerings and extra ...

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ORTIA Suspends 35 Staff Over Illegal Commissions

Kempton Park, 22 April 2017 – O. R. Tambo International Airport today announced that 35 of 56 information desk staff employed by the airport have been suspended pending disciplinary procedures. The 35 employees have been suspended following an investigation over several weeks into allegations of illegal commissions ...

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In Memory of Hiking Legend Tim Hartwright

TourismTattler joins the Hiking Organisation of Southern Africa (HOSA) in mourning the passing of Tim Hartwright – a true hiking legend. “At the time of his death, Tim was one of our board members and a true friend to many. ...

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#WTM17: City Sightseeing Links Cape Town Big 7

Cape Town, April 2017 – With the recent addition of the Cape Point Explorer tour to its offering, City Sightseeing – operator of the iconic red buses in Cape Town and Johannesburg – now links all of Cape Town’s Big ...

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Namibia Commemorates Ongava Lodge Anniversary

To mark the anniversary of the official opening of Ongava Lodge by His Excellency President of the Republic of Namibia Dr Hage Geingob on the 20th of March 1993 – at the time Prime Minister – Ongava Game Reserve was honoured ...

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Cape Town Ranked Best City for Millennials

Cape Town has ranked 77th overall in a recent Nestpick global study covering thousands of cities and using 16 criteria to rank the top 100 cities for Millennials to live or visit. Furnished housing aggregator, Nestpick, have produced a ranking ...

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TBCSA Plans for Trade Show Season

Pretoria, South Africa – The Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) is gearing itself to participate in the upcoming WTM Africa which takes place from 19 to 21 April, as well as the Tourism Indaba scheduled to take place from 16 ...

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Cathay Pacific Airways Merges Cathay Dragon Website

18 April 2017 – Cathay Pacific Airways has announced that the Cathay Dragon (and Dragonair) websites will merge with the Cathay Pacific website to provide customers of both airlines with a more seamless online experience. As of 29 March 2017, customers can ...

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Hilton Eyes North African Expansion

Morocco, April 18, 2017 – Hilton (NYSE: HLT) has signalled its intention to ramp up its expansion in North Africa with the establishment of a dedicated development office in Casablanca. Header image: Feras Hasbini posing in front of the Hilton Garden Inn ...

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Chefs Win Gold At Inter-Hotel Culinary Competition

Chefs from Jeddah’s Mövenpick Resort Al Nawras cooked up a storm to be crowned champion kitchen at Saudi Arabia’s first ever Inter-Hotel Culinary Competition. Pitted off against ten of the Kingdom’s finest hotels, the Mövenpick team came out on top ...

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Slay Winter Blues at Taste Helderberg Epicurean Fest

Get the inside track on the best of Helderberg wines on 15 June 2017. It’s time to shun the cold of winter and light up at Taste the Helderberg – the sophisticated annual sip-and-snack institution of warm company, levity and ...

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Fast Fundraiser for Cheetah at 36ONE MTB Event

We all know that cheetah can run at speeds reaching 112 km/h (70 mph) over short distances. By comparison Olympiad cyclist Chris Hoy only managed to reach 73 km/h (45 mph) over a 200m sprint. On April 21st Hugo Du ...

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#EarthDay2017 Action Toolkits

For this year’s Earth Day (Saturday 22nd April), the Earth Day Network has launched several toolkits to help environmentally-minded citizens, governments, businesses and educational institutions create tangible change by organising and coordinating Earth Day events on a local level. For ...

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#EarthDay2017 Nurturing Environmental Literacy

The theme of this year’s Earth Day (Saturday 22nd April) #EarthDay2017 is Environmental & Climate Literacy, something Scotland’s green destination Comrie Croft excels at.   The award-winning eco project set on a 250-acre site on a hillside in Perthshire boasts ...

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New Marketing GM at fastjet

Johannesburg, South Africa – fastjet has appointed Hein Kaiser as General Manager of Marketing and Communications to oversee all the low-cost airline’s African markets. Kaiser is based in Johannesburg and will focus on the airline’s overall marketing and communication strategy and ...

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Destination Paris debuts at #WTMAfrica17

Visitors to France from South Africa are on the increase and with easy access to the capital city of Paris, either direct or via another European or Middle Eastern hub, the Paris Region is an enticing destination for all visitors. ...

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Delheim goes Cape Malay in May

Re-connect with the alluring history of the Cape this winter by joining Delheim, the renowned Stellenbosch wine estate, for its special Cape Malay lunches in May. Known for its spice and warmth, the Cape Malay dishes will be the perfect ...

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George Airport Gets Green Light For Larger Aircraft

George Airport in the Western Cape has received an exemption from the South Africa Civil Aviation Authority (SACCA) to upgrade from a CAT 7 aerodrome to a CAT 8 aerodrome. This means that the regional airport is now able to ...

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aha The Rex Hotel Adds 56 Room Extension At R65M

aha The Rex Hotel, Western Cape; one of Knysna’s most sophisticated accommodation establishments is currently undergoing an extension to its property. The construction commenced last December and is set to be completed by November 2017. The project will encompass an ...

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