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TEA IS NOW SERVED – Signature Tea buffet served every Friday at the Beverly Hills


For over half a century, The Beverly Hills has offered gracious hospitality and intuitive service. We invite guests to indulge on an old tradition and experience our Signature Afternoon 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

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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

Back - Juan Neethling and Alfred Henry. Front - Henrico Grobbelaar and Jessica Sutcliffe

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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Electronic Device Ban on Flights to US and UK


South Africans travelling to the UK and USA via Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Cairo, Doha and several other cities will no longer be allowed to use their laptops, iPads, tablets, kindles or e-readers in-flight – following a US and UK government ...

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#TurkishAirlinesHelpSomalia Campaign Success


When Jerome Jarre, a French social media star with 1.3 million Twitter followers (@jeromejarre), learned that Turkish Airlines is the only major airline to send regular flights to Somalia, he started the hashtag #TurkishAirlinesHelpSomalia on Wednesday, March 15 to draw attention to the ...

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Escape Winter to a Cosy Mountain Idyll

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Stay, sip, savour and see with special limited offers at Franschhoek retreat valid from 1 May to 30 September 2017. Take your annual hibernation to a new level – and different location – this winter with the ultimate Winelands escape ...

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Uganda Awarded 5th Best Africa Exhibitor at ITB 2017


Uganda has been awarded the 5th Best Exhibitor Award, Africa category, at the just concluded ITB Berlin travel expo in Berlin Germany. The expo ran from 8-12th March with 28 Ugandan organizations participating. The winners received the coveted awards during ...

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UNWTO Announces Secretary-General Candidates

UNWTO Secretary General Candidates 2017

The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has officially announced the names of the seven candidates who will be competing in the race for the top post of Secretary-General to replace Taleb Rifai when his term ends in December this ...

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How to Avoid Hefty Mobile Data Expenses Abroad


With mobile device data costing up to R500 per MB, South African businesses are understandably wary about employees roaming while working abroad. But there are ways business travellers can stay connected without breaking the bank, says Corporate Traveller, the corporate ...

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Stanley Beer Yard And Corona Host The Busking and Jazz Sessions


The South African jazz scene grew in popularity through performances in nightclubs, and other major venues during the time of the 1950s. It forms a large part of South African culture, through anti-apartheid protest from individuals like Hugh Masekela and ...

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Eikendal and Peace Parks Partnership Bears Fruit

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Year-long wine sales fund-raiser materialises in joyous hand-over this week. African conservation efforts were given a small boost this week thanks to eco-conscious Stellenbosch wine estate Eikendal as well as its customers who purchased Eikendal Pinotage 2015 over the past ...

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Tsogo Sun’s special spots for sundowners

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“Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words,” said Roman playwright Plautus more than 2 000 years ago. Jo’burgers love to do just that – celebrate any and every occasion with something bubbly, a glass of wine or a ...

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Best of Bot Wine Auction 2017

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Whether you grunt, shout or simply tip your hat like a pro in the back corner of the room, you’ll want to bring your A-Game on April 22 to the hairiest auction in town. The Best of Bot 2017 is ...

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First Group Investments Boost Hospitality Industry


With a massive refurbishment investment of R67 million over the past two years plus a further R112 million in the pipeline for completion by 2018, the First Group has shown its commitment to ensuring premium offerings for both leisure and business ...

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New fastjet GM of Sales Appointed


Johannesburg, South Africa – fastjet has appointed Sean Bradley as its General Manager of Sales. Bradley is based in Johannesburg and is responsible for developing, implementing and managing an effective sales strategy for fastjet across the African continent. He will focus ...

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Munich Airport & ACSA Expand Sister Airport Agreement


Following the very successful start to the “sister airport agreement” signed by Munich Airport and Airports Company South Africa SOC LTD (ACSA) in October 2015, an expanded agreement was officially signed today (Wednesday, March 8, 2017) at the Bavarian Ministry ...

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Top Honours for TBCSA CEO on International Women’s Day

TBCSA CEO, Mmatšatši Ramawela

The Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) CEO, Mmatšatši Ramawela is amongst today’s recipients of the 2017 International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT) Global Award.  The award ceremony which is currently underway in Berlin, Germany is hosted by IIPT ...

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ACSA & DA Statements on OR Tambo Airport Robbery


Johannesburg, 08 March 2017 – The following statement, released by the Airports Company of South Africa (ACSA) today, outlines the sequence of events regarding an armed robbery at O. R. Tambo International Airport (ORIA) on Tuesday evening: “At 19h23, a ...

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Gold Travel Launches in Jozi


Konrad Laker, CEO of Cape Town-based Gold Travel, will see his expansion plans pay off as the group launches their first Johannesburg office in March. Travel Master, a Midrand based travel company that has been on Laker’s radar since 2013, ...

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Popular Franschhoek hotel gets new look

PH Franschhoek

Cape Town, 8 March 2017:  Popular Franschhoek hotel, the Protea Hotel by Marriott® Franschhoek, is set to undergo expansion and major refurbishment. Located in this breathtakingly beautiful part of the Western Cape, the hotel is a sought-after spot for both ...

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Stanley Beer Yard gets busy


If you haven’t yet headed to the eclectic and vibrant Stanely Beer Yard (44 Stanley, Milpark) then you haven’t truly experienced Joburg’s finest. The ambience is relaxed, fresh and friendly and boasts a huge variety of craft and local beers, ...

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Biggest Resort in Africa appoints Red Carpet Concepts

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Full circle bespoke communications agency, Red Carpet Concepts (RCC) has been appointed by Zanzibar Amber Resort, a Pennyroyal Gibraltar Limited development, to handle its below and through the line marketing portfolio.   Zanzibar Amber Resort is set to be the ...

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New Menu Launch – The Arbour Café and Courtyard


Tucked away in the quaint little Birdhaven shopping centre in Illovo is The Arbour Café and Courtyard. The Arbour is a French-inspired café and crêperie and is home to many breakfast and coffee enthusiasts; priding itself on delicious and wholesome ...

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MEC Calls On KZN Tourism Sector To Enter #LilizelaAwards17


The MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Mr Sihle Zikalala has made a clarion call to all tourism players in KwaZulu-Natal to take part in this year’s prestigious Lilizela Tourism Awards. Entries for this year’s instalment of the ...

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Entries open for flagship SA Tourism Awards


The Northern Cape Province is calling on all tourism service providers in the province to enter the 5th annual Lilizela Tourism Awards.  Initiated by the National Department of Tourism, the awards aim to reward service excellence and innovation in the ...

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A Capital Idea

The reception area of The Capital West 20

Why’s South Africa’s fastest growing hotel group appointed Ankerdata as their hotel software provider? The Capital Hotel Group, touted as South Africa’s fastest growing hotel group, with 10 properties in their portfolio, recently took the decision to change their data ...

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Tsogo Sun’s Cape Town Hotel Development Nears Completion

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Tsogo Sun’s new dual-brand 19-storey hotel development on the corner of Bree, Buitengracht and Strand streets in Cape Town is entering the final stages of development, with construction expected to be completed by September 2017.          Constructed ...

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Delta’s 2017 Wine Menu is Now Boarding


JOHANNESBURG, March 1, 2017 – Delta’s Master Sommelier, Andrea Robinson, has hand-picked her 2017 Wine selections, offering exclusive choices to Delta One customers flying between South Africa and the United States. The vintages will appear on a rotating seasonal basis, ...

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Ommiberg Festival 2017 Celebrates a Decade of Young Wines


Paarl Wine Route is celebrating the 2017 harvest in spectacular style with the 10th OmmiBerg ‘Round the Rock’ festival this weekend on Saturday, 4 March 2017. Wine lovers can revel in the opportunity to be amongst the first to taste ...

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Chef Khumalo Hotel School opens at BON Hotel Midrand

In the kitchen with Chef Khumalo at the new CSPH School of Hospitality at BON Hotel Midrand

Celebrity Chef Citrum Khumalo and the BON Hotel Group have announced that their new venture, Asidle Culinary Kitchen and The Black Pepper Bar, is officially open. The culinary school, CPSH School of Hospitality, coined as Africa’s premium culinary and hospitality ...

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Tasting Tsogo Sun’s top auction wines


With the buying done, it’s time to taste. Tsogo Sun shared some of the auction wines it purchased in a close on R3.7 million shopping spree at the Nederburg and Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild wine auctions last year at an intimate ...

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100-day Countdown to Christening of MSC Meraviglia


Thursday 23 February 2017 marked the 100-day countdown to the christening of MSC Meraviglia. The infographic below details 100 interesting facts about the ship. Watch the video at https://youtu.be/fqmo2HcX0h4

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Team BCX Aims at Cycling Success

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It’s not as much a new team, but a new look as BCX takes over from Telkom as the primary sponsor of South Africa’s most competitive professional cycling team. BCX, a newly launched brand, is Africa’s premier end-to-end ICT solutions ...

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Dope Brands and Marketers Invited to a Room

Dope Brands Summit

Dope Brands and a Room is a new innovative conference and workshop designed to bring urban culture together with big brands and the advertising and marketing industry – to talk to each other and find common purpose. It’s the brainchild ...

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Exciting Times for Hotel Operators and Investors


While Western European destinations showed little to no tourism growth during 2016, the African continent experienced an increase of 8.1%, according to the United Nations World Travel Organisation (UNWTO). Sub-Saharan Africa’s visitor totals grew by more than 10% year-over-year, the ...

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Planning Knowledge Bubble for SA Travel Trade


The MICE Academy is inviting the southern Africa travel trade to participate in a knowledge bubble session on Wednesday 29 March 2017 that will focus on the particular planning tasks of the travel company. “As an add-on to their client’s travel requirements, the travel ...

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KIA Safety Recall on 2007-2009 Sportage Models


(JOHANNESBURG) February 23, 2017 – Effective today, KIA Motors South Africa (Pty) Ltd will conduct a safety recall on 305 KIA Sportage models manufactured in Korea between 9 August 2007 and 22 May 2009 to diagnose the vehicle’s Hydraulic Electronic ...

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Risky Business: How Companies Avoid Pitfalls Abroad


Business travellers who extend their trips for pleasure should be aware that they need to purchase additional travel insurance cover should the leisure portion of the trip comprise more than half the time they are away. With more business travellers ...

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An Ode to the Durban Curry


If you can read this whole story without laughing then you’ve probably never tasted a real Durban curry. I was crying by the end… This witty narration is probably fictional – it was doing the email rounds back in 2008, ...

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Sanlam Top Destination Awards Celebrates Three Years

Lakeside Lodge & Spa, Sanlam Top Destination Awards 2016 Winner

The annual Sanlam Top Destination Awards, in its third year running, plans to expand this year with additional entries, more guests at the awards ceremony, extravagant décor and further prolific sponsorship opportunities with the theme of Authentically African #MyHeartBeatsAfrica. The ...

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Umhlathuze Welcomes First Pan-African Health Tourism Congress


Africa has been earmarked as a sophisticated healthcare hub as the world takes advantage of the outstanding medical care available on the continent. With this in mind, the City of uMhlathuze will be hosting the first Pan-African Health Tourism Congress from ...

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New Head Chef at Clico Boutique Hotel and Restaurant


Marnus Scholly (pictured above) joined Clico Boutique Hotel in 2015 and has recently been promoted to Head Chef. Commenting on Scholly’s promotion Jeanette Schwegman, owner of Clico, said, “We are excited to announce the promotion of Marnus to the leadership ...

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SAA Offers Special Travel Industry Fares for 2017 Tourism Shows


According to the Africa Travel Association (ATA), a division of the Corporate Council on Africa, exhibitors, buyers and delegates from North America who plan to attend tourism shows in South Africa during 2017 can benefit from affordable fares for travel ...

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Swaziland to Exhibit at #MeetingsAfrica17


The Kingdom of Swaziland may not be Africa’s largest country by size, but what it lacks in size it certainly makes up for with heart and soul and boasts phenomenal business etiquette. The Kingdom of Swaziland offers a kaleidoscope of travel ...

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SA Athletes Victorious at 2017 Outeniqua Wheelchair Challenge


The 15th annual Outeniqua Wheelchair Challenge, a race exclusively for athletes living with physical disabilities, was held in George on 18 February where South African athletes dominated in the winners’ circle. The winners in the 42km men’s race was won ...

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New Restaurant Opens in Munich Airport’s Terminal 2


The Alps just got a little closer: “Sportalm”, the latest addition to the wealth of food choices in Munich Airport’s Terminal 2, will appeal to outdoor types with its mountain-themed decor and Alpine specialities. The lower level of the new restaurant – which ...

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Namibia seeks Partnerships for Investment Projects


The High Commission for the Republic of Namibia in Pretoria reports that developers of 14 lucrative Namibian projects will be meeting with potential investors in Johannesburg this week. Over 150 high-level B2B meetings will be taking place. On 23 February ...

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Partnership to Enhance Travel Data for Hoteliers


When it comes to forecasting hotel booking behaviours in order to maximise revenue strategy, more data is better than less. This is according to IDeaS Revenue Solutions and nSight Travel Intelligence who have teamed up to offer hoteliers a new experience ...

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South African Heads World’s Guides


The World Federation of Tourist Guides Associations has appointed a South African tourist guide as its new President. Alushca Ritchie, a registered tourist guide for the Western Cape, was appointed to head the internationally recognised body at the 17th biennial ...

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Opinion: Lisa Sheard – A Socio-economic Case for Tourism


Lisa Sheard, the Executive Director of Kruger Lowveld Tourism makes some highly relevant observations in her opinion piece on a socio-economic case for tourism in the Kruger Lowveld / Ehlanzeni region and for South Africa: The CEO of South African Tourism, ...

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TBCSA Takes Stock of #SONA2017


The Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) has denounced the chaos and violent scenes that unfolded in and outside of Parliament during the 2017 State of the Nation Address (SONA), saying that this does not reflect well on the ...

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Richard’s Supper Stage Moves to Rockwell Hotel


Friends and supporters of ‘Richard’s’ and the popular ‘Kaapse Stories from the Mother City’ theatre production will be pleased to know that the show will move to the Rockwell Theatre in the Rockwell Hotel at 32 Prestwich Street in Greenpoint, ...

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Reunion Island to Exhibit at Meetings Africa 2017


Taking place on 28 February and 01 March at the Sandton Convention Centre, Meetings Africa is the ideal opportunity for visitors to meet and connect with the Reunion Island Tourism Board. This year’s theme is focused on sustainability and with ...

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DJ Sbu’s Education Foundation Sets R1M Target For Bursaries


The Sbusiso Leope Education Foundation S.L.E.F 2017 empowerment programme is designed to promote youth propelling forward with their education specifically matriculates entering into tertiary education. In 2017 S.L.E.F has identified successful students who matriculated in Gauteng, Mpumalanga & KZN and ...

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Soccer Coaches’ Back-to-School Days Pay Off


School days were a dim and distant memory for soccer coaches Gift Mokguo and Sammy Magalefa, both with the Tsogo Sun Soccer Academy on the West Rand, when they were urged to go back to book learning and obtain tertiary ...

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Garden Route Benefits from Unique Luxury Accommodation

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Cape Town, 14 February 2017:  With the addition of a new luxurious apartment for travellers, tastefully decorated to meet the standards of the most discerning tourist, the ever-popular Garden Route region is well placed to cater to the luxury travel ...

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Stanley Beer Yard Gets Busy


If you haven’t yet headed to the eclectic and vibrant Stanely Beer Yard (44 Stanley, Milpark) then you haven’t truly experienced Joburg’s finest. The ambience is relaxed, fresh and friendly and boasts a huge variety of craft and local beers, ...

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Challenging Chefs to Produce Great Food


The Tsogo Sun Chef’s Challenge takes the hospitality group’s leading chefs out of the comfort zones of their restaurant kitchens and challenges them to prepare a meal for a select group of invited foodies in a unique location within the ...

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#SONA2017 Circus Fails South Africans


The annual State of the Nation Circus on 9 February 2017 has, once again, demonstrated that the people of South Africa cannot rely on Government to do the most basic of leadership tasks, namely to put differences aside and to ...

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Marriott Rewards App for Travellers

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DUBAI, UAE – February 10, 2017 – Based on the foundation of actual hands-on guest research and feedback, Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) will now offer Marriott Rewards members a dynamic mobile experience personalised for them. Today marks the launch ...

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Tsogo Sun Hotels Sustain KZN Deaf Chef Programme

From left - Thembanani Khambule, Zotha Gigaba, Oyena Mzamane, Evashin Naidoo, Fortunesisha, Mxolisi Ntazi and Smanga Gazu

Oyena Mzamane is one of the many young chefs across Tsogo Sun’s hotels that simply love what they do. Oyena is no different to other chefs except the fact that he is Deaf. In March 2010, Tsogo Sun introduced a ...

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Harvest brings bonhomie and beards back to Bot River

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Barrels & Beards festival showcases the excellence of unpretentious wine 22 April 2017 Soon, Bot River winemakers will return to the tribe where Gandalf, Lincoln, Chuck Norris, Castro and their bearded ilk hold sway. And as has become the most ...

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Cape Royale Luxury Hotel named Location of the Year

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The Luxury Travel Guide Awards 2017 for the Africa and Middle East Regions have been announced and five-star Cape Royale Luxury Hotel, situated in Green Point, has walked away with the title of Luxury Hotel Location of the Year.   ...

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Let Gabriëlskloof sweep you away to the Mediterranean

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Relax with premier wines and servings of light Mediterranean bites Picture a sunny hilltop winery surrounded by olive groves, vineyards and wheat fields. This might be magnificent Tuscany or much closer to home, just minutes from Cape Town: Gabriëlskloof Wine ...

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Stellenbosch Wine Routes becomes a triple champion

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Tourism dynamo clinches top spot at international Wine Tourism Challenge The Stellenbosch Wine Routes organisation has again been singled out from its peers in leading wine regions of the world. Having continued to impress the judges in the , South ...

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Tsogo Sun Entrepreneurs’ enrols 20 businesses for development

Tsogo Sun Entrepreneurs

Tsogo Sun Entrepreneurs’ newest intake of 20 businesses into its 12-month development programme commenced with a two-day induction seminar on 26 and 27 January at the Garden Court OR Tambo hotel, bringing the total number of entrepreneurs supported by the ...

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Peri Friedman, Senior Designer


When Peri Friedman, Senior Designer at leading digital marketing company CBR Marketing, first encountered website design in his first job, he had never even opened an email – but he was soon captivated by the flexibility and challenges that the ...

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Amy Meyer – head of content, CBR Marketing Solutions


Companies wanting to make an impact in the digital space need to know their medium and know their audience – in equal measure. That’s according to Head of Content for CBR Marketing Solutions, Amy Meyer, who says that, for every ...

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‘Mimi’ Fhatuwani Mphaphuli, Head of Search, CBR Marketing


CBR Marketing’s Head of Search, ‘Mimi’ Fhatuwani Mphaphuli, was aiming for a career in sound engineering and music production when she joined the world of digital marketing, not knowing what it was. “Music and music production were my passions and ...

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Giving a digital marketing company running shoes


Tamsyn Friedman has embraced the mantle of Group Marketing Manager for dynamic digital marketing specialist, CBR Marketing, having been part of the company’s strong organic growth for close on five years – and recognised the need for the marketing company ...

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Hospitality Water-saving Urged by FEDHASA

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With the City of Cape Town’s level 3B water restrictions coming into force today (1 February 2017), FEDHASA, the Federated Hospitality Association of South Africa, has called on its members and the hospitality industry to optimise water-saving and water resource ...

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Eikendal amuses with Weintaufe Harvest Carnival

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Playground of Winelands pleasures for young and old 5 March 2017 The Stellenbosch winelands will take on wonderland proportions when Eikendal Vineyards celebrates the end of its harvest with a farm-style Weintaufe Carnival that promises a pleasure-seeking funfair for young ...

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WTM Africa named Best Joint Trade Exhibition


WTM Africa has been awarded the title of Best Joint Trade Exhibition in the 6 001 – 12 000 sqm category at the Association of African Exhibition Organisers (AAXO) ROAR awards in Johannesburg on 26 January 2017. The AAXO ROAR ...

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WildArk Announces First Conservancy Acquisition in South Africa


International Rugby star David Pocock of Australia, will kick off his six-month sabbatical in South Africa next week (Friday February 3, 2017), joining newly established conservation organisation WildArk to announce the acquisition of its first wildlife conservancy, in partnership with ...

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Cape Town Hotel’s Bucket Brigade Recycles Water


Many Capetonians in the CBD may have noticed men and women watering plants on traffic islands with buckets. Investigations reveal them to be staff members of the Townhouse Hotel on the corner of Mostert and Corporation streets, who are helping ...

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Sale of Illegally Poached Abalone Must End


The South African Department of Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) has allegedly awarded an irregular contract worth R60 million to sell confiscated abalone. According to the Sunday Times, the contract was awarded to a company called Willjarro and has been suspended ...

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Republic of Belarus Launches 5-day Visa-free Policy


The World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has expressed its full support to a decision by the Government of Belarus to launch the 5-day visa-free policy that will be applicable to travellers from 80 countries. The measure aims to advance seamless travel and attracting ...

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Potential SA Legislative Impacts on MICE


According to The MICE Academy, two pieces of legislation that are currently being debated or promulgated in South Africa could have far-reaching impacts on two prime supplier niches in the Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) industry. Staging & Production Moves ...

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#MeetingsAfrica17 to Focus on Sustainability


Sisa Ntshona, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of South African Tourism, reinforced the importance of the business events industry to the continent’s economy during the launch of Meetings Africa 2017 held in Johannesburg on 18 January. Regarded as Africa’s premier business events ...

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Renaissance® Hotels Arrives In Lagos

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LAGOS, NIGERIA – 24 January 2017: Renaissance Hotels, the brand known around the world for helping business travellers discover unexpected experiences, has announced the opening of its first hotel in Sub-Saharan Africa — the Renaissance Lagos Ikeja Hotel. Located in ...

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The Boma Dinner & Drum Show Relaunches


The Boma – Dinner & Drum Show, a “must do” Victoria Falls experience, has just got a lot more bite, with a focus on the refreshment and modernisation of its food and entertainment elements now completed. An official relaunch event, ...

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PMAESA Endorses Alain St.Ange for UNWTO Top Post


The Port Management Association of Eastern and Southern Africa (PMAESA), based in Mombassa, Kenya, has pledged its support of Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Candidate for the post of Secretary-General of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). Ports are an ...

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Tourism to Spearhead #Uganda Economy in 2017


The Ministry of Tourism in Uganda has declared that the year 2017 is a massive year for tourism sector development in the country. The country has embarked on the tasks of tourism promotion and conservation agencies in order to initiate ...

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Camaraderie in Race for UNWTO Top Post


A wonderful demonstration of ethics and values was evident at the launch of the campaign hosted by the Brazilian Ambassador in Spain for the upcoming elections for the post of Secretary-General for the UNWTO by Marcio Favilla at the Brazil ...

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Colours and Characters of the Karoo


South African Tourism hosted the travel trade in the Karoo region of South Africa and gave a variety of tourism facilities the opportunity to present what they had to offer to local operators who are responsible for packaging and selling ...

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Elephant Killing: A Threat to Tanzania Tourism


  Elephant poaching in southern Tanzania wildlife conserved parks is under the spotlight by wildlife conservation groups worried over negative economic consequences. A recent report on elephant poaching had indicated that Tanzania has been losing big numbers of elephants in southern ...

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Resounding Success for Cape’s Tourism December

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The preliminary figures for visitor traffic at Cape Town International Airport and at the city’s major attractions in December 2016 are out, and it’s good news all round. Not only did Kirstenbosch, Groot Constantia and Cape Point enjoy a record-breaking ...

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