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Kenya Tourism Sport & Adventure Workshop Invite

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The Kenya Tourism Board is inviting South African based outbound travel trade operators, university and school clubs who specialize in sports and adventure tourism to attend a free training workshop. The workshop will educate your sales team on the sport ...

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Gabriëlskloof serves up Sharing Sundays

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Overberg restaurant outwits winter with cosy family style lunches If happiness is a shared meal, then Gabriëlskloof Restaurant, the gorgeously appointed culinary hotspot on the ‘koppie’ outside Bot River, is your happy place this winter, where their new Sharing Sundays ...

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Get your happy on at Taste the Helderberg 2016

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Local food and wine affair to banish the winter blues Wednesday, 15 June 2016 Get your gourmet and grape groove on at the 2016 Taste the Helderberg showcase when this winter blues-busting food and wine affair celebrates the talents and ...

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KZN Lodge Celebrates 1 Year of Community Upliftment

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Isibindi Africa celebrates the one year anniversary of its most recently developed establishment, Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge in the Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park. The four-star lodge based in KwaZulu-Natal opened its doors on 1 March 2015 as part of a vision ...

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Comair Daily Operations Continue Despite Strike

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Johannesburg, 12 April 2016: Comair Airport Ground Staff, represented by the trade union, United Association of South Africa (UASA), were issued a certificate of non-resolution by the South African Commission for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA), relating to ongoing wage ...

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South African Tourism Minister visits India

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South African Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom visited India on 05 April 2016 to engage with the travel and tourism trade in the country. The visits were part of South African Tourism’s roadshow to boost tourism from key source markets.   India ...

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Busy Airports of the World: A StoryMap

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This StoryMap from Storetraffic pinpoints the top eight busiest airports as of 2016. This chart is likely to change as passenger capacity increases in different parts of the world but it makes for very interesting reading. Many of us use ...

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Provincial Tourism Stakeholder Consultation

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The National Department of Tourism is currently revising the National Tourism Sector Strategy (NTSS), approved by Cabinet in 2011. The review is aimed at amongst others, making essential adjustments in the current NTSS to ensure that it retains its relevance ...

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An 80’s Revival at Sky Venue

The popular 80's event at Sky Venue will whisk guests of a nostalgic journey.

It is a fair bet that when executive chef, Shaun Munro conjured up his retro menu; he did not foresee the popularity in “food nostalgia” that followed. But clearly Munro was on to something with his poetic depiction of the ...

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Eikendal warms up with Winter Pizza & Wine Pairings

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Popular tasting experience gets cosy with hearty new tastes Chilly days call for serious comfort therefore Swiss owned Stellenbosch Estate, Eikendal, has tweaked its popular Pizza & Wine Pairing experience with new wintry taste sensations that will beat the winter ...

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Curtain Closes on WTM Africa 2016

Congratulations to all the winners of the Responsible Tourism Awards

“I am so impressed with quality of the buyers”, “Made great contacts for my business” “Exceeded my expectations totally.”  These are just some of the superlatives heard in the aisles of a very busy third and final day at  the ...

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Zoology Students Become Bush Wise

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South Africa with its abundant and unsurpassed flora and fauna is driving the demand for local and international BSc. (Zoology) students wishing to complete their post-graduate studies in a real-world environment. Bushwise, South Africa’s leading FGSA training services provider is ...

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ILTM Africa 2016 – A Roaring Success

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From Botswana to Mauritius, Senegal to Zambia, Seychelles to Ethiopia and Zimbabwe to Namibia, the continent of Africa was represented through its luxury travel products at ILTM Africa 2016, which took place in Cape Town, South Africa last week. Hosted ...

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Centricity develops cloud-based image library for hotels

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Entrepreneurs and ITC developers Centricity have answered the call of many a marketing, managerial or public relations professional in the hospitality and tourism sector by launching their cloud-based dedicated image library. This cloud-based solution enables hotels and other tourism products ...

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Competition: Win a Dietz Hurricane Lantern

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All you need to do is ‘Like’ / ‘Share’ / ‘Connect’ with these Social Media icons to win! The winning ‘Like’ or ‘Share’ during the month of March 2016 will receive a Dietz Monarch D10 Hurricane Lantern with the compliments of ...

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Cover Story – April 2016

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By Mandlakazi Skefile The April edition of the Tourism Tattler Trade Journal’s front cover features the Donkin Memorial, which commemorates the city of Port Elizabeth and South Africa’s colonial past.  Erected by Rufane Shaw Donkin, who named the rising seaport ...

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Explore Nelson Mandela Bay

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Nelson Mandela Bay has become a rather popular destination with locals and visitors due to the accessibility and convenience to explore the city with the Nelson Mandela Bay (NMB) Pass Card. Due to popularity and industry demand this has motivated ...

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Beach Stay: Pine Lodge Resort

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Driving south along Port Elizabeth’s Marine Drive towards the Cape Recife Nature Reserve, an imposing sign beckons travellers to pop-in for a visit at Pine Lodge Resort & Conference Centre. So I did, and after a guided tour of the ...

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City Stay: The Hub Boutique Hotel

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Port Elizabeth’s business and leisure suburb of Walmer is just 5 kilometres from the airport. Here’s Tourism Tattler’s recommendation on Where to Stay in and around Nelson Mandela Bay: The Hub Boutique Hotel The Hub Boutique Hotel is located in ...

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Lagoon Stay: Rivers Edge Guesthouse

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Port Elizabeth’s Swartkops Lagoon Estuary is home to over 10 000 waterbirds, including the Greater Flamingo. Here’s Tourism Tattler’s recommendation on Where to Stay in and around Nelson Mandela Bay: Rivers Edge Guesthouse – A Birders Paradise on the river’s ...

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Beach Stay: Brookes Hill Suites

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The beachfront promenade along Marine Drive in Port Elizabeth has many fine accommodation establishments. Here’s Tourism Tattler’s recommendation on Where to Stay in and around Nelson Mandela Bay: Brookes Hill Suites – Everything the leisure or business traveller could want ...

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City Stay: Cape Flame Guesthouse

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Accommodation in and around Port Elizabeth can be found on the NMBT website at www.nmbt.co.za/accommodation. Many of these establishments are also listed on Tourism Tattler’s Trade Directory, which has been categorised by location and experience. Below is our recommendation on ...

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Bush Safari: Kuzuko Lodge

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The Eastern Cape province boasts some of South Africa’s best game reserves and safari lodges.  Below is our recommendation on Where to Stay in and around Nelson Mandela Bay: Accommodation in and around Port Elizabeth can also be found on ...

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Eastern Cape Attractions: UnTouched Adventures

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There’s a lot to see and do in and around Port Elizabeth – the Gateway to the Garden Route – and these attractions and activities are listed on Tourism Tattler’s Trade Directory, which has been categorised by location and experience. ...

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Eastern Cape Attractions: Stormsriver Adventures

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There’s a lot to see and do in and around Port Elizabeth – the Gateway to the Garden Route – and these attractions and activities can be found on the Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism website at www.nmbt.co.za/accommodation. Additional attractions and ...

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Tourist Arrivals to SA Hits New Record for January 2016

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But Grant Thornton warns more work still to be done to properly regain lost market share. South Africa’s tourism industry is seeing an encouraging recovery as tourist arrivals for the month of January 2016 reached a new record with over ...

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South African Tourism Statistics: April 2016

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The following statistics on foreign tourist arrivals, hotel occupancy & room rates, airport flight arrivals, and car rental data for South Africa has been extracted from data available as at 29 March 2016, and compiled by Grant Thornton SA for, ...

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Case Study: The Boardwalk’s Environmental Sustainability

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The Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment World in Port Elizabeth continues to subscribe by its mantra; reduce, reuse and recycle − a commitment to promote and conserve a sustainable environment and community, while reducing waste and energy consumption. As captured in ...

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Review: 2016 ASEAN Tourism Forum

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The 2016 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Tourism Forum (ATF) and the accompanying TRAVEX travel trade show, held in Manila recently, once again highlighted why this region is such a popular tourist destination. With experiences that range from extravagant ...

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Organic Food for Conscious Conferencing

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By Des Lamgkilde As GMO (genetically modified organism) food concerns continue to be a top priority for the general public, the demand for organic food is growing, but are professional conference organisers taking advantage of this trend when planning catering ...

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Property Profile: Travessia Beach Lodge

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Located off the beaten track, with easy access from Inhambane airport or Vilanculos International airport, Travessia is an eco-beach lodge that is all about understated barefoot luxury. The lodge is built on raised wooden decks with timber or roll-up canvas ...

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African Cuisine

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By Bennet Otoo According to Abraham Maslow’s theory of needs, food is one of the very basic necessities of life. So basic that inadequate intake or a complete absence of food causes various health problems or in extreme cases, death. ...

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The CPA: Cancellations & Deposits – Part 3

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CANCELLATION, PENALTIES & NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSITS Part 1 in this series can be viewed HERE and Part 2 HERE. SECTION 48: UNFAIR, UNREASONABLE OR UNJUST CONTRACT TERMS This section not only addresses the contract terms but also the sales process (‘the ...

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Food in Tourism Marketing

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By Dr. Peter E. Tarlow There is little doubt that food is a major part of the tourism experience.  Because eating is an essential part of living, food or culinary tourism has a broad base of appeal.  In fact, often ...

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Tourism Insurance Part 4

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Part 1 in this series covered an introduction to insurance, an outline on the EC Directive, the basics of risk management, and financial guarantees. Parts 2 and 3 looked at liability insurance, while Part 4 continues the subject of liability ...

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Perfect Weekend trip planning to Agra

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Planning a trip to Agra is not a farfetched dream at all. In fact, if you have a car at hand you can drive to Agra from Delhi or Noida in less than 4 hours. To spend minimum time on ...

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