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Africa’s Vanishing Cultures

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Renowned photographers and chroniclers of Africa’s vanishing cultures, Angela Fisher and Carol Beckwith have announced seven exciting fieldwork trips for 2014. Each expedition will take them into the heart of Africa’s most remote regions, often at the invitation of local ...

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Seychelles Launches ‘Kiddies’ Carnival

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The 2014 edition of the annual Seychelles Carnaval International de Victoria is all set for its official opening on Friday the 25 April. This year the carnival is being jointly co-hosted by Seychelles, La Reunion, Madagascar, Mayotte and South Africa KwaZulu ...

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Sky Dining Takes Off at Fairway Hotel

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Fancy vertigo with your veggies, served with an entrée of adrenalin? Sky Events will be taking 22 diners up 40m in the sky at a time,  for the next few months at the award-winning Fairway Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort. With ...

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10 Tips to get Tourism PR published

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As a publisher, editor and blogger to the travel and tourism trade, my email inbox is flooded with press releases – many of which are trashed because the content is either badly written, does not comply with my magazine’s editorial ...

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April Cover Story

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Kenya’s Maasai warriors can certainly jump high – but perhaps our cover image is overtly optimistic. With 01 April being notorious for April Fools’ Day pranks, we thought it appropriate to publish our own myth on a new frog species ...

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Tattler Article Comments

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March 2014’s comments received on the Tourism Tattler website and Facebook pages: Congratulations to Angela Helgesen! Angela’s comment to the article below has been chosen as the prize winner for March 2014. Angela’s prize of a ‘Eye of the Leopard’ DVD will ...

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Arrivals & Hotel STR Statistics

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The current SATSA Market Intelligence Report can be viewed in the MAY 2014 magazine edition (Click on the cover image at right of the Tattler Home page – see page 10. Or download the PDF  HERE). Below are the statistics ...

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Statutory Business Requirements

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Statutory Registrations are a very important part of running a business legally in South Africa and must be adhered to. By Thys Buitendag CA (SA). Below is a list of registrations that need to be completed at each stage of ...

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OSCAP Rhino Conference

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UPDATE: The OSCAP rhino trade conference in Johannesburg last week resolved to act against any proposals to legalise the rhino horn trade. CNBC Africa interviewed Environmental Economist Michael’t Sas Rolfes and Colin Bell, MD of Africa’s Finest to discuss the ...

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March for Lions – A Roaring Success

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The Global March for Lions held on March 15th was a roaring success in terms of support and media exposure. Now the real fight starts. By Des Langkilde. Despite thousands of protestors marching for lions in cities around the world, ...

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Destination Review: Kenya’s Maasai Mara

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The Maasai Mara Ecosystem is home to the Big Five, among other species of wildlife, and has one of the highest lion population habitats in the world. This is where over two million Wildebeest, Zebra and Thomsons Gazelle migrate annually. ...

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Property Review – Mdumbi Backpackers

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Mdumbi Backpackers, located  on the Wild Coast of South Africa’s Eastern Cape province, is quickly becoming a badly kept secret. By Tourism Tattler correspondent Ingrid Sinclair. Unobtrusive on a hill with a 180-degree view of one of South Africa’s most beautiful ...

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‘POPI’ Part 11

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The New Protection Of Personal Information (POPI) Act – PART 11 – PRINCIPLE #9 CODES OF CONDUCT (Sections 60 – 68) The Information Protection Regulator (‘IPR’) may issue a code of conduct (‘COC’) BUT there is also a voluntary option ...

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Passenger Liability Replacement

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Tourism Tattler readers may be aware that the Constitutional Court found the amendments to the Road Accident Fund Act to be constitutional. As a result, Passenger Liability insurance is no longer an effective risk transfer solution for Tour Operators on ...

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Hotel Projects in Mozambique

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Boundless Southern Africa has two tourism based investment opportunities located inside the boundaries of the Limpopo National Park in Mozambique. By Des Langkilde The World Bank lists Mozambique among the fastest growing economies of 2013. Foreign direct investment continent-wide is expected ...

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Africa’s Visa Requirements

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Africa is one of the regions in the world with the highest visa requirements. Visa restrictions imply missed economic opportunities for intra-regional trade and for the local service economy such as tourism, cross-country medical services or education. During the African ...

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New Frog Species Discovered in South Africa

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Loof Lirpa, an Icelandic Herpetologist (a branch of zoology concerned with the study of amphibians, including frogs) has discovered a new species of frog in the Western Cape province of South Africa, which so closely resembles a strawberry that it ...

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Winners of the March 2014 Competition

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CONGRATULATIONS to the following 2 winners: (1): Stuart Parker of Capturing Africa Journeys (2): Linda Moffat – Freelance Tour Guide Stuart and Linda have each won a mid-week breakaway for six people sharing on a self-catering basis in an Opstal House, ...

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