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Cape Town Tour Operator Course – 25 Aug 2014


The Southern Africa Tourism Services Association (SATSA) is offering an Introductory Training for Tour Operators course in Cape Town, South Africa, in response to the demand of the market. The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to ...

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Praslin Culinary & Arts Fiesta – Seychelles


A team from the Seychelles Tourism Academy working on the Praslin Culinary and Arts Fiesta, was on the island at the end of last week to update their Praslin partners and hoteliers on the latest developments and what remains to ...

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Ebola Outbreak Update


The South African Department of Health has issued the following statement dated 01 August 2014. Note that there are links to two PDF documents at the end of this article that can be downloaded from this website for more information ...

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Art in the Seychelles


The Seychelles is renown as a ‘melting pot of cultures’ and the centre of ‘Creolity’, as Alan St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister of Tourism and Culture puts it. But there’s also a rich tapestry of artistic creativity scattered about this Indian ...

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Tourism Business Performance Down


South Africa’s tourism business performance dipped in the second quarter of this year, according to the latest TBCSA FNB Tourism Business Index (TBI). By Kagiso Mosue. The report shows a score of 94.7 across April, May and June, indicating performance ...

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Access to Finance


A critical factor in SMME development Entrepreneurs need access to finance, but they also need access to other factors that contribute to business success, such as training, mentorship and market access. By Paula Bester. When an entrepreneur speaks of the ...

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What is Tax Season?


One often hears the term ‘tax season’ bandied about, which sends shivers down the spines of many. But are there circumstances in which a sole proprietor does not have to submit a tax return at all? By Kevin Watson. Typically ...

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Trade in Rhino Horn Debate


The August 2014 edition of the Tourism Tattler magazine features 5 pages of in-depth articles on the rising debate in South Africa over the trade in rhino horn and how best to conserve the species from extinction. To read these ...

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World Heritage Sites List for Africa


The importance of World Heritage sites in Africa cannot be underestimated. World Heritage sites belong to all the peoples of the world, irrespective of the territory on which they are located. A UNESCO World Heritage listing ensures that the natural ...

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Botswana’s Okavango Delta


Botswana’s Okavango Delta became the 1000th site inscribed on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) World Heritage List on 22 June. This significant listing increases Africa’s protected resources to 89 properties. By Des Langkilde. The Okavango was ...

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Property Review: Entabeni Safari Conservancy


A Legend(ary) Cultural Conglomeration Tourism Tattler correspondent, Renate de Villiers visited Entabeni Safari Conservancy in South Africa’s Limpopo province to discover what developments have taken place under the portfolio management of Legend Lodges, Hotels and Resorts. All over the world ...

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Risk in Tourism: Part 1


Part 1 of this new series on Risk in Tourism looks at the first of five risk categories from a legal perspective. By Adv. Louis Nel. The Concept of Risk “A ship is always safe at the shore – but ...

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Photography Part 4: Focus, Lighting & Background


In Part 1, I discussed The Golden Hour and in Part 2 looked at Depth Of Field. Part 3, covered Exposure and in Part 4, I will discuss a few common problems that people often experience with their photographs and ...

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The Fine Print


In Part 1 of this three part series, I wrote about the importance of building a culture of ownership and looked at the ‘Big 5’ preventative measures in managing risk. In part 2, I will deal with the fine print ...

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V&A Waterfront Expands Tourism Attractions


As the most visited site in Africa, with over 24 million visitors annually, the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa is the perfect venue to share the cultural artifacts and ideas of Africa with the world. Africa’s First Major ...

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SA Tourism Board Appoints New Chairperson


Following the resignation of the Chairperson of the Board of South African Tourism, Mr Frank Kilbourn last week, the Minister of Tourism Mr Derek Hanekom has appointed Mr. Zwelibanzi Mntambo as the new Chairperson of the board with immediate effect. ...

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Cover Story – August 2014


Our front cover for this edition features an iconic rhino viewing safari scene from the image bank of South African Tourism. The August issue of Tourism Tattler represents the 50th edition that I’ve published since taking over the media title ...

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July Comments Prize Winner


CONGRATULATIONS to Candice Marder Candice’s comment has been chosen as the prize winner for July 2014. Candice’s prize of a coffee table book ‘The African Diaries’ by Derek and Beverley Joubert, will be delivered with the compliments of Livingstones Supply ...

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