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Southern Sun Dar es Salaam Hotel Invests Millions

Southern Sun Dar es Salaam

Tsogo Sun, South Africa’s leading hotels, gaming and entertainment company, offers a wide distribution of hotels in Africa, South Africa, the Indian Ocean and Abu Dhabi. Providing world-class hospitality and exciting entertainment and leisure experiences, Tsogo Sun continuously focus on ...

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Commodities Slump & Impact on Hotel Investment


Short-term commodities slump won’t impact on long-term hotel investment Hotel development in Africa is up 30% on 2015’s numbers but a commodities slump has led some to question whether the pace of development is exceeding demand. Not so, says managing ...

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Tsogo Sun’s Entrepreneur of the Year Finalists

Tsogo Sun Entrepreneurs - finalists -left to right Meisie Nkosi, Zinzi Masina, Lucille Cremen, Carol Senosi and Nqobile Nkosi (sitting down)

With South Africa’s entrepreneurial activity being rated as low for a developing nation and only a quarter of that of other sub-Saharan countries, according to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, support for entrepreneurs by the nation’s private and public sectors is ...

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Tasting Table of Festive Feasts

Tsogo Sun Festive Tasting

Eleven executive chefs… eleven gourmet tasters representing the diversity of South Africa’s cuisines, the colourful vibrancy of culinary influences, and a festive feast for a southern hemisphere country characterised by a rainbow nation. In a celebration of South African life, ...

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Tourism for All – A City’s Challenge

Kirstenbosch Boomslang

Universal Access is being celebrated during Tourism Month in September 2016. Cape Town Tourism is advocating for a ‘Tourism for All’ approach where everyone, regardless of their abilities, can enjoy the tourism industry in Cape Town. In addition, inclusivity irrespective ...

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Chefs who Share to Cook for Charity


On Monday, 19 September 2016, the fourth annual Chefs who Share charity fundraiser for youth development begins at the Maslow Hotel in Johannesburg. This marks the start of a week-long affair headlined by 14 celebrated chefs, who will collaborate with ...

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Oupa Pilane elected President of KLCBT


Nelspruit-born Oupa Pilane (47) was elected as the President of the Kruger Lowveld Chamber of Business and Tourism (KLCBT) during the organisation’s board meeting this week, taking over the baton from Dr Norah Fakude. As the official representative body of ...

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Hotels for Africa, and the Untapped Potential for Investors


Africa’s travel and tourism industry has a projected growth of 4.9% and accounts for nearly 9% of the continent’s GDP, the World Economic Forum (WEF) reckons. It’s that potential that led global hospitality consulting and services group HVS to set ...

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VFAPU Golf Day Zimbabwe


Play a part in conserving Zimbabwe’s wildlife and trees by supporting the Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit’s (VFAPU) annual fundraising Golf Day to be held on September 16 at Borrowdale Brooke Golf Club, Zimbabwe. The record $30,000 raised for VFAPU – ...

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Volvo joins Uber to develop Driverless Cars


Volvo Cars and Uber, the world’s leading ride-sharing company, are to join forces to develop next generation autonomous driving (AD) cars. The two companies have signed an agreement to establish a joint project that will develop new base vehicles that ...

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IRONMAN Acquires Cape Epic MTB Stage Race


Major boost for Sport Tourism Events in Cape Town, South Africa as IRONMAN continues major investment into mountain bike events; 2017 Absa Cape Epic to take place from March 19-26. CAPE TOWN, South Africa/TAMPA, Fla. (August 18, 2016) – IRONMAN ...

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City of Tshwane to Host SETE 2016


The 6th edition of the Sports and Events Tourism Exchange (SETE) Conference, will run from the 25-27 October 2016 at the Protea Hotel Fire&Ice! in Menlyn, Tshwane (Pretoria). SETE is a dynamic business-to-business platform that is aimed at positioning South ...

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Solar Eclipse Magic on Reunion Island


There is a magical island nestled comfortably in the Indian Ocean that never ceases to amaze visitors and is only a four hour flight from Johannesburg on Air Austral. This is the island of Reunion, where you will experience a ...

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‘Rhino Whisperer’ Receives Forever Wild Sponsored Amarok


When one hears names like Celiwe, Harry, Moya and Rita, you would not think these are names for rhinos, but at a reserve in the Eastern Cape, these prehistoric species are part of the family. Another crucial member of this ...

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Tsogo Sun boosts Entrepreneurs in Cape Town

Jacques Moolman (General Manager at Southern Sun Cape Sun), Hayley Moore (Tsogo Sun), Sakhele Ndabeni (owner of Art2Art Afrika), Candy Tothill (GM of Corporate Affairs, Tsogo Sun), Emmah Makatu (owner of Zwinoni Lodge and Tsogo Sun Entrepreneur of the Year / Guesthouse of the Year 2013) and Darren Hailstones (Southern Sun Cape Sun)

Tsogo Sun is broadening its far-reaching policies for entrepreneur development with Supplier Showcases in major centres that are aimed at providing market and development access to small, medium and micro enterprises. Tsogo Sun, together with subsidiaries that included Mykonos Casino, ...

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Southern Sun Cape Sun for FamilyAccommodation

Southern Sun Cape Sun

Cape Town’s city center is one of the few places that offers a rich city experience for all travelers from backpackers to businessmen as well as families. With a diverse mix of attractions, from traditional to eclectic, cultural to trendy, ...

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Cape Town Scores as Gay-friendly Destination

Enver Duminy by Hillary Fox-22

Surveys conducted by SCRUFF, a leading gay dating and travel app with over 10 million subscribers have uncovered that Cape Town is ranked fifth as a “surprisingly gay-friendly” destination, according to wrdetv.com. Two surveys were conducted in partnership with the ...

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SA Tourism Connects with Ghana Trade


South African Tourism recently concluded a very successful trade workshop that was held at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Kumasi City, Ghana. The workshop, the first of five covering two cities in Ghana and three in Nigeria, was held in ...

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Zimbabwean Comedian Counts Down for World Record


The countdown for Zimbabwean funny man Carl Joshua Ncube to begin his Guinness World Record attempt in performing the most stand-up comedy gigs in a week is on, and he is urging everyone to come out and support him. Ncube ...

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Sterling Speakers, Provocative Topics for #THINCAfrica


HVS in South Africa has confirmed a sterling list of global and local speakers and topics for the upcoming inaugural Tourism, Hotel Investment and Networking Conference, THINC Africa, which is taking place in Cape Town from 6-7 September 2016. “THINC ...

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Cover Story August 2016


Our August edition front cover reflects the happy disposition of staff members at Lentaba Safari Lodge, located in the Lalibela Game Reserve in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province. A fitting image considering that South Africa celebrates National Women’s Day on ...

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Sale of Lalibela Heralds New Era


The recent sale of Lalibela Game Reserve, together with substantial parcels of land adjacent to Lalibela, is seen as a major vote of confidence in the Eastern Cape game lodge industry as a whole. By Vernon Wait. Land Acquisition Not ...

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6 of the Best Namibian Safari Lodges


This month’s Africa Adventure Travel GeoDirectory Project features six of Namibia’s finest safari properties. Tourism Tattler is offering South African travelers a chance to win a weekend breakaway voucher for two people sharing at any one of these lodges by ...

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Gorilla Safaris in Rwanda & Uganda


Another of this month’s Africa Adventure Travel GeoDirectory Project adventure tour operator listings is Rwanda Gorilla Safaris, and African Jungle Adventures in Uganda. For the ultimate nature based adventure, you can’t beat a face-to-face encounter with the world’s largest living ...

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Fresh beginnings on the Werf


As the ancient oaks put on a fresh coat of green leaves and the southeaster begins to blow away winter’s cobwebs, it can only mean one thing: spring has arrived at Spier! It’s fitting that during this season of fresh ...

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SATSA MIR August 2016


The data from Stats SA reflects the continued recovery in international arrivals.  The stabilisation of the Rand in recent weeks will slow growth slightly but is not expected to have a major negative impact.  By Martin Jansen van Vuuren of ...

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Tourism Business Index Q2 2016


Persisting tough trading conditions affecting tourism in Q2 2016. The Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) reports that the persisting tough trading conditions in the South African economy are affecting businesses in the sector and have led to below ...

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The Business of Field Guiding


The tourism industry is one of the most demanding industries in the world. Basically you are doing everything you can to satisfy people’s expectations; people who have paid a lot of money and expect the best.  By Ben Coley. For ...

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Remembering Cecil the Lion on World Lion Day


Editors note: World Lion Day, celebrated on 10 August 2016, is an independent campaign working to highlight the importance of the lion globally and to raise lion conservation awareness worldwide. The article below is very relevant to this cause, as ...

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Women Unite in Moving South Africa Forward

Shanda Paine, Phuti Mahanyele, Hlubi Mboya and Candy Tothill

“Behind every successful woman is a tribe of other successful women who have her back.” – Anon In celebration of Women’s Month and in acknowledgement of the powerful role women play in moving South Africa forward, Tsogo Sun’s Citizenship team ...

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Quantifying Sports Tourism


Sports Tourism is considered one of the largest and fastest-growing of all markets. According to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), sports tourism contributed $600 billion to the global travel and tourism economy in 2014. By Des Langkilde. The ...

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Robust Debate at SATSA 2016 Conference


The 44th edition of the Southern Africa Tourism Services Association (SATSA) annual conference was convened at Pine Lake Inn, in White River, from 21 to 24 July 2016. The three day event, preceded by a golf day, was a phenomenal ...

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Beverly Hills Takes Top Honours

Rucita Naidoo, GM John de Canha , Exec Chef Tony Kocke

The fourth annual Cape Legends Inter Hotel Challenge, culminated in a scintillating celebration at the Belmond Mount Nelson, Friday 29th July 2016. Each table was stunningly beautiful in ‘Platinum & Pearls’ creatively designed by individual hotels. A national initiative with ...

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Property Profile: Ibo Island Lodge


The award nominated and unique Ibo Island Lodge is the only luxury lodge on the island, and has been described as one of the most magical lodges in Africa. Located on a prime waterfront site, the lodge encompasses magnificent mansions ...

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Adventure Tourism from a Legal Perspective – Part 2


This series of articles explores the legal aspects associated with the risks of operating an adventure tourism business, with specific relevance to the legal framework applicable to South Africa. Part 1 can be found on page 25 of the June ...

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Large Scale Retrenchments


Different routes for different challenges. Section 189A of the Labour Relations Act, No 66 of 1995 (LRA) enumerates the rules applicable in large scale retrenchments. By Kirsten Caddy and Aadil Patel. Employees who are retrenched in terms of a retrenchment ...

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Looking to China for SA Inbound Tourists


Billions of rands are being invested into South Africa by Chinese corporations, trade delegations are coming and going on official visits, and interest in South Africa is on the rise in terms of tourism. By Enver Duminy, CEO, Cape Town ...

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Mapping South Africa’s Trails


Cape Town based travel company Drive South Africa has partnered with Google through the Google Street View camera loan program to capture 360-degree street view imagery of South Africa’s top wilderness, cultural and historic sites for Google Maps. By Jarred ...

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Vehicle Review: Ford Mustang GT


There is nothing that sounds quite like the grunt of Ford Mustang 5.0L V8. Although the models have changed over the years that sound has remained a hallmark. It’s probably not as loud as it’s predecessors but Ford has ensured ...

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Tito Mboweni Elected Chairman of TBCSA


Pretoria. The Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) has elected former South African Reserve Bank Governor, Mr Tito Mboweni, as the Chairman of its Board of Directors. The appointment was ratified at the organisation’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), which ...

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Africa’s First Carbon Neutral Beer


Darling Brew in South Africa has launched the first carbon neutral beer in Africa, Blood Serpent. With the reaffirmation at Cop 21 that the global temperature rise needs to be capped at 2 degrees from pre-industrialised levels, calls have been ...

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New Managers at Ngoma Safari Lodge


JARRYD King and Frances van Pletzen have taken up the positions as new managers at Ngoma Safari Lodge in Chobe Botswana, starting their roles on 7 July 2016. The couple previously worked at Kariega Game Reserve in South Africa, where ...

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Travel Massive Garden Route Launch


Big Tree Marketing together with Oudtshoorn Tourism will be launching the first Garden Route chapter of Travel Massive at Cango Wildlife Ranch, Oudtshoorn on Thursday 25 August at 17:00. Travel Massive is an open collaborative travel community connecting and sharing ...

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