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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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Blood Lions & Coffee Shack Win ARTA17

Cape Town, 20 April 2017 – A hard-hitting documentary on the plight of lions in tourism and a small backpacker lodge with ample impact were announced Joint Overall Winners this afternoon at the African Responsible Tourism Awards 2017 , sponsored ...

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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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KZN Expects Bumper Easter Season

Over half a million domestic holidaymakers are expected to make their way to KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) for the Easter season bringing over R600 million to the local economy. The Easter season which, will span over a two- week period, is expected ...

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La Petite Ferme to Dazzle with Wine & Food Experiences

Savour sublime dishes with local and international wines at four events only: 4 May, 8 June, 6 July and 3 August Indulge your inner gastronome this winter and snap up a seat (or two) at the exclusive Wine & Food ...

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A look at the Rich History and Colourful Future for Zanzibar

Zanzibar is a cluster of tropical islands nestled in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Tanzania. The idyllic set of 51 islets was first used as a port for African, Indian, Arabic and Persian traders bartering spices and slaves. ...

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Seychelles-Kenya Talks to Boost Aviation and Tourism

Thu, 06 April 2017 – Seychelles and Kenya have made great strides in further consolidating bilateral relations during President Danny Faure’s State Visit to Kenya. Some of the key agreements made by the two Heads of State have already transpired into concrete actions following bilateral talks on Monday. ...

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No Emergency: Last-minute Travel Possible to Nigeria

Express visas for Nigeria are currently not available due to an internal audit being conducted at the Nigerian consulate, Flight Centre Business Travel has warned. Image: Channels TV Flight Centre Business Travel, the corporate division of Flight Centre Travel Group, SA’s ...

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#INDABA2017 40-Day Countdown

Wednesday, 5 April 2017 – As the 40-day countdown to #INDABA2017 begins, South African Tourism is putting the final touches on an event that will foster closer collaboration and more targeted business interactions than ever before. This is sure to result ...

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Easter Bunny Para Flights for Charity

Look to the skies in Cape Town on Easter Sunday (April 16th) to spot Para-Taxi’s Easter pilot flying through the air.  Not only will Para-Taxi Tandem Paragliding‘s Easter passengers enjoy a flight with the Easter Bunny, but 50% of the booking ...

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Experience Fungi-Fever at Delheim’s Mushroom Forages

Gourmet food and wine experience unearths Mother Nature’s own wild pantry. Dates: 15, 16, 30 June and 1 July. It’s mushroom time again! Soon, wild mushroom foragers will head into the forests in search of these delicious delicacies that only ...

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Final Falke Full Moon Hike

The Falke Full Moon Hiking season wraps up with a spectacular autumn holiday hike at Delvera Farm outside Stellenbosch on Tuesday, 11 April.  Whether with a group of friends, family or that special person, hiking up Klapumutskop at sunset promises ...

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Drakenstein Shines at Tourism Awards

Members of the Drakenstein Local Tourism Association(Paarl & Wellington) walked away with several accolades during the recently held Cape Winelands District Municipality Tourism Awards hosted in Wellington.  This was the fifth edition of the awards, which recognise exceptional performance within ...

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Venerating the Mighty Penis

The Shinto Kanamara Matsuri (Festival of the Steel Phallus) is held each spring at the Kanayama Shrine in Kawasaki, Japan. The exact dates vary: the main festivities fall on the first Sunday in April, which this year fell on the ...

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aha Simon’s Town Quayside Hotel Gets R8.6M Refurb

aha Simon’s Town Quayside Hotel, Western Cape is due to undergo a comprehensive R8.6m state of the art refurbishment which will result in the closure of the establishment commencing on 18th April 2017 to August 2017. This 4-month project entails ...

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SA Tourism Launches #INDABA2017 Road Show

To help new, confirmed and potential exhibitors prepare for this year’s Indaba, South African Tourism will host a series of briefing sessions around the country between 4 and 20 April 2017. Indaba 2017 takes place from 16 to 18 May ...

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IGLTA Issues Statement on UNWTO SG

John Tanzella, the President/CEO of the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association (ILGTA), has issued a statement to remind the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) member countries of the importance of this niche tourism sector ahead of the upcoming UNWTO Secretary-General ...

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TBCSA Responds to Cabinet Reshuffle

Pretoria, South Africa: The Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) says the appointment of new Cabinet Ministers in the Tourism, Transport, Home Affairs and Finance portfolios, in particular, present mixed fortunes for the travel and tourism industry.  Responding to ...

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Air Seychelles Starts Flights to Durban

The Province of KwaZulu-Natal welcomed the inaugural flight of Air Seychelles to Durban’s King Shaka International Airport on Thursday 30 March. Air Seychelles will be flying a twice-weekly non-stop service on Thursdays and Saturdays, connecting Durban and the Seychelles’ capital ...

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Africa’s Last Defender up for Auction

On 13 April 2017, one lucky individual will officially own a piece of African history: Kingsley Holgate’s last Land Rover Defender. The storied Defender, nicknamed Ndhlovokazi (the great she-elephant), is going to be auctioned – and all proceeds will go ...

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Magical Realism in Macondo

Fancy a magic carpet ride and flirting with mermaids while staying in a diamond-shaped ice-house in the tropical heat of Macondo, Colombia? If your answer is yes, then TravelBird.com’s deal for 01 April is just the ticket! According to TravelBird, you ...

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OUTA Lobbies for Undoing Tax Abuse

Friday, 31 March 2017 – Tourism stalwart and Chairperson of the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA), Wayne Duvenage has met with Pravin Gordhan and Mcebisi Jonas. They have a message of great importance to share with all South Africans. The ...

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Sharing Sundays at Gabriëlskloof go Oo-la-la!

‘Pie-oneering’ bakes take centre stage on new winter menu. When the celebrated restaurant at Gabriëlskloof Estate, situated outside Bot River, launched its winter Sharing Sundays last year, it unleashed a sensation. This year in addition to exciting changes, the darling ...

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Signature Tea Buffet in uMhlanga

For over half a century, the Beverly Hills Hotel in Umhlanga, KwaZulu-Natal has offered gracious hospitality where guests are invited to indulge in an old tradition – the tea buffet – available in The Sugar Club every Friday and Saturday ...

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Mantis to Launch St Helena Hotel in September

(Cape Town, 29 March 2017). Mantis Hotels, EcoEscapes & Lifestyle Resorts is renovating three Georgian buildings on St.Helena Island, which will be branded as Mantis St Helena Hotel and is due to launch in September 2017. Excitement is mounting on ...

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Minor Hotels Announces New Resort in UAE

Minor Hotels has announced the signing of a management agreement for a new AVANI property in the United Arab Emirates – AVANI Al Marjan Island Ras Al Khaimah Resort. Al Marjan is a collection of four pristine man-made islands in Ras ...

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HVS Launches THINC Africa 2017

HVS has announced that the second Tourism, Hotel Investment & Networking Conference (THINC) Africa 2017 will be held on 30th and 31st August 2017, at the FNB Portside Building, Cape Town.  This two-day event will provide ample opportunity to network with ...

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aha Hotels Expands into Ethiopia

Johannesburg, 28 March 2017: aha Hotels & Lodges has announced the near completion of Gondar Hills Resort. This new luxury resort, owned by Jacaranda Tours, Ethiopia will be exclusively managed by aha Hotels and Lodges and incorporated fully under the aha brand. The resort ...

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SA Tourism CEO Launches Indaba 2017

Johannesburg, 28 March 2017: INDABA 2017 will see more than 7 000 delegates from around the world meeting in Durban to grow the African tourism economy through constructive conversations, dynamic partnerships and a strong focus on doing business, South African ...

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Kenya Represented on WTFL Advisory Board

Since launching in 2009, the World Tourism Forum Lucerne (WTFL) has been professionally supported by an international Advisory Board. Jacinta Nzioka of the Kenya Tourism Board has become the Advisory Board’s newest member. WTFL said that after a detailed talent search ...

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SAA Plummets to R4.5 Billion Loss

The latest SAA Group Results provided to the Standing Committee on Finance (SCOF) by the South African Airways (SAA) board reveals a staggering loss of R4.5 billion for 2016/17. This new figure of R4.5 billion is significantly higher than the R3.5 ...

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Gold Travel Gets a New Look

Gold Travel, a corporate travel management company and industry stalwart, revealed a new look and image on 1 March 2017. The company is one of Cape Town’s longest-standing corporate travel companies with a track record of over 40 years in ...

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Chocolate Factory Fantasy World

Inspired by Easter and all things chocolate, four of Tsogo Sun’s Cape Town chefs share their recipes for a decadent five-course chocolate brunch. The menu starts with chocolate Mayan yoghurt, cinnabun melba toast, chocolate & hazelnut crumble, and fresh raspberries, ...

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Saxon Hotel Appoints Willie Williams as S&M Director

The Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa has announced the appointment of Willie Williams as Director of Sales and Marketing, to start in April of 2017. Willie joins the Saxon after his six years as Director of Sales and Marketing for ...

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Marriott to Debut Aloft Hotels in Mauritius

Marriott International has announced plans to launch its cutting-edge Aloft brand in the capital city of Mauritius with the signing of Aloft Mauritius Port Louis. Slated to open in early 2019, the hotel will be the brand’s first adaptive reuse ...

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Emirates Introduces Electronic Device Service for US Flights

Following the Electronic Device Ban on Flights to US and UK announcement, Emirates will introduce a new service to enable customers to use their laptops and tablet devices until just before they board their flights to the US. Emirates customers travelling to ...

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Saudi Arabia Domestic Tourism Growth Forecast

Government-led investment is driving a surge in domestic tourism across Saudi Arabia – with experts predicting a 40% rise in the number of internal trips made between 2015 and 2020. The Euromonitor International Tourism Forecast report, prepared exclusively for The ...

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VFAPU Scouts Receive Gas Stoves Donation

A Harare business, Naklon Trading, has generously donated 17 two-plate gas stoves and cylinders, one for each of Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit’s scouts, as a gesture of appreciation for the important work they do in the day to day battle ...

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HVS Launches Executive Search Africa

HVS Consulting, the global hospitality consulting firm, is to open a branch of HVS Executive Search Africa. Based in Cape Town, HVS ES focuses on corporate positions, general managers and heads of department in the hotel industry across the continent. ...

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