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Cover Story – December 2014


Summer has arrived in southern Africa, and December heralds the start of the peak summer holiday season. Our front cover for this edition aptly portrays the long awaited lure of sand, sea and sun – an image that has no ...

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Win a Dietz Hurricane Lantern


The winning comment posted on the Tourism Tattler website or Facebook during the month of December 2014 will receive a Dietz Monarch D10 Hurricane Lantern with the compliments of Livingstones Supply Co – Suppliers of the Finest Products to the ...

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Open Skies under attack


The US Open Skies policy and resultant market liberalization agreements entered into with governments around the world are under attack by some airlines that seek to frustrate foreign carrier new entry. To maintain Open Skies and robust competition, the Business ...

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2022 Commonwealth Games for Durban South Africa?


Hosting the Commonwealth or Olympic Games would not only allow South Africa to access a greater share of the global sports tourism market which is estimated to be valued at between R2- and R6-trillion, but also better position the country ...

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Rhino Orphanage Raffles for Funds


The Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage is a refuge in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa where orphaned rhino from poaching are welcomed and cared for, writes Des Langkilde. Buy a Raffle Ticket for a Weekend at Thula Thula To raise funds for the ...

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Ireland – The Cliffs of Moher


Beauty and natural wonders come as no surprise to Africans, however standing 214 meters at the highest point and stretching for eight kilometers along the Atlantic coast of Ireland are the Cliffs of Moher, which leave any visitor breathless. One ...

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Greening your Tourism Business


The tourism industry is often subjected to fads and fashions, and businesses struggle to keep up with these rapidly changing requirements – often for naught, because customers quickly move on to the next craze. But environmental friendliness is a trend ...

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Sunny and Safe season for KZN South Coast


From Scottburgh, Umdoni area right to down Port Edward in the South and more to be confirmed in the famed and breathtaking hinterland – the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal is offering a splashdown of note. Young and old, adventurous or ...

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Risk in Tourism – Part 5


Credit & Credit Cards In Part 1 (page 36 – August issue), I categorised risk into five categories, namely; 1. PEOPLE, 2. MONEY, 3. LAW, 4. SERVICE and 5. ECOLOGY. I will be dealing with the risk profile of each, ...

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Delheim’s Start of Harvest Celebration


Barrels of fun, family time to kick-start the 2015 harvest 31 January and 1 February 2015 No summer in Stellenbosch would be complete without a fun-filled harvest celebration. So get a good dose of Winelands entertainment early in the New ...

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Hotel Verde’s Eco-outings


Cape Town’s Hotel Verde, by BON Hotels, rightfully known as Africa’s greenest hotel, is continuing their green crusade into local schools and universities through their invited Eco Outings. It is a welcome relief to know that Hotel Verde has put ...

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How the right venue can elevate your brand


Selecting the right venue for a conference, an event, or an exhibition is important for building, maintaining and protecting the image and brand of the host organisation, writes Nicole Turner. “The venue says something about how organisations view themselves – ...

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Successful year for KZN Conventions


The Durban KwaZulu-Natal Convention Bureau (DBN KZN CB) has facilitated the hosting of 15 events in the Province between January to November 2014. This is a vast improvement against the average of 10 events per annum hosted in the Province ...

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Second Maasai Olympics – Kenya


Four thousand young Maasai warriors and their elder “fathers,” have banded together to take lion killing out of their culture and replace it with competitive sports, writes Caroline Graham. The Maasai Olympics 2014 will be held on 13 December 2014 ...

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Stellenbosch opens Wine Tourism Visitor Centre


The Stellenbosch American Express® Wine Routes celebrates the start of the bustling festive season with the opening of a Wine Tourism Visitor Centre in the heart of the City of Oaks. It offers locals and visitors an engaging ‘hotspot’ to ...

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How to turn your Guesthouse into an Events Location


South Africa’s hosting of the 2010 World Soccer Cup left in its wake a range of businesses that sprang up to fill the needs of thousands of tourists brought to the event. Following four years of global economic recession, many ...

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Green VoiceMap Routes launched in South Africa


The City of Cape Town has taken the lead by launching the first Responsible Tourism Green audio-walk on 28 November 2014, writes Councillor Garreth Bloor. Developed by Philip Todres of the Cape Town Green Map and Iain Manley of VoiceMap, ...

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Protecting the Female Traveller


Since the inception of modern tourism women have played a significant role in the development of the world’s largest composite industry, writes Dr Peter Tarlow. The tourism industry is proud of the fact that as one of the world’s newest ...

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The hidden power of Ritual


The priceless power of rituals in travel experiences must be taken into account in marketing, writes Anita Mendiratta. Walking down the busy street in Hanoi, a day of meetings over and a quiet night in the hotel ahead, he slowed ...

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Christmas & New Year’s Celebrations in Stellenbosch


End your year in good company, when Stellenbosch pulls out all the stops with bespoke Christmas celebrations and a host of New Year’s parties ranging from the more intimate and themed to the lavish and extravagant to toast to 2014 ...

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Stellenbosch Street Soirees back in full swing


The popular Stellenbosch Street Soirees are back to spill the town’s unique food and wine culture onto its oak-lined streets, for locals and visitors alike to sip, savour and share in the vibrant spirit of this ‘forever young’ town. The ...

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Beyerskloof at Pop Up Bottelary Hills Lunch


The last Bottelary Hills Pop Up Winemakers Lunch for 2014 promises to be a not-to-be-missed summer affair, when Beyerskloof plays host with a sun-kissed array of taste sensations in its popular Red Leaf restaurant on Sunday, 30 November. Join the ...

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