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Amy Meyer – head of content, CBR Marketing Solutions

Companies wanting to make an impact in the digital space need to know their medium and know their audience – in equal measure. That’s according to Head of Content for CBR Marketing Solutions, Amy Meyer, who says that, for every ...

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Social Media Competition

Congratulations to our December 2016 Social Media competition winner: Jacis Lodges at Madikwe Game Reserve has been selected as our final competition winner.  Jacis Lodges will receive 2 Kenyan Scarfs with the compliments of Livingstones Supply Co – Suppliers of the ...

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Rob Diering, Client Service Director of CBR Marketing

Rob Diering from CBR Marketing Solutions wears his three hats – Client Service Director, Strategic Director and Creative Director – with pride. He joined the up-and-coming digital agency over two years ago after ten years in big agencies and says, ...

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Seychelles Minister of Tourism Resigns

News broke earlier today that Minister Alain St.Ange of the Seychelles had presented his letter of resignation to President Danny Faure, President of the Republic of Seychelles. According to the Seychelles News Agency, a statement from the president’s office on ...

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International Cheetah Day Celebrations

International Cheetah Day was celebrated at Cango Wildlife Ranch 4 December 2016. This year marks the sixth anniversary of this special occasion designed to generate awareness for the cheetah, which, with fewer than 10,000 remaining in the wild, is sadly ...

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Peak Season Safety and Security Alert for Airports

The Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) in collaboration with multiple stakeholders, has implemented additional security measures for the festive peak travelling season. History and statistics show that certain criminal activities increase during the peak season. ACSA continues to use security technology aimed ...

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‘Overtourism’ Poses Threat to Destinations

As global tourism grows at an unprecedented rate, with 2016 experiencing an increase in worldwide outbound trips by over 4.1% annually, the problem of ‘overtourism’ is starting to cause concern for a number of authorities within popular tourist destinations, according ...

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Lufthansa A350-900 Lands at Home Airport in Munich

It is one of the most important events for the year for the Lufthansa Group: The first Lufthansa A350-900 landed at its home airport of Munich airport today. With a total of ten aircraft, Lufthansa stations the world’s most modern ...

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Zandvliet Wine Estate Launches Kalkveld Lounge

Zandvliet Wine Estate, on the outskirts of Ashton in the Robertson Valley region of South Africa’s Western Cape province, has opened its Kalkveld Lounge – an intricately designed tasting room which will significantly augment the area’s tourism offering. Zandvliet Wine Estate plays an illustrious ...

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iSimangaliso’s uMkhuze – a Festive Experience with a Difference

Looking for inspiration for a spontaneous break after a housebound Christmas or seeking to escape the madding crowds for a day or three? While the attraction of the pristine coastline and balmy Indian Ocean at the iSimangaliso Wetland Park is ...

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Seychelles Debates 2017 Tourism Marketing Strategies

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) organised its end of year marketing meeting last week aimed at informing the representatives of the tourism trade on the various developments taking place on the key markets. The meeting is also known to be ...

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Tourism Industry Welcomes Relaunch of KAZA Visa

The relaunch of a univisa between Zimbabwe and Zambia has been hailed “a positive step” and “a wonderfully important Christmas present to tourism in both countries” by industry leader Ross Kennedy. The KAZA visa, which means tourists only need to ...

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240 Santa Shoeboxes Packed @GrandWestSA

GrandWest’s Hanover Street became a festive packing line of enthusiastic volunteers who gathered to package stationery for underprivileged children as part of the annual Santa Shoebox Project on 29 and 30 November 2016. The volunteers were from GrandWest and concessionaires ...

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La Petite Ferme Ends Year on a Gourmet High

Ring in 2017 in true opulence at La Petite Ferme in Franschhoek, when this magnificently appointed, mountain-perched estate serves up an indulgent New Year’s Eve feast for you to celebrate the old and new with great food, wine and upbeat ...

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Marriott Rewards Creates Earning Opportunities

Dubai, UAE – December 19, 2016 – Just weeks after its unprecedented announcement that members could link their accounts to have their Elite status matched and transfer points between programs, Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG®), ...

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Seychelles Welcomes Qatar Airways Inaugural Flight

Qatar Airways landed in Seychelles on Monday 12 December on what was the start of their seven weekly flights to the mid-ocean islands. After the four hours flight from Doha in Qatar, the airline was given a warm welcome inclusive of ...

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Lufthansa AG takes over 100 percent of SN Airholding

Attractive home markets Belgium and Brussels and well-established Africa network will further strengthen the Lufthansa and Eurowings Group market position. After Lufthansa and the shareholders of SN Airholding had agreed on the terms of the complete takeover, Deutsche Lufthansa AG’s ...

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Cape Town International welcomes Direct Flights from London Gatwick

Cape Town 19 December 2016, Cape Town International Airport (CTIA) welcomed the arrival of Thomas Cook Airlines’ inaugural flight from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Cape Town. Thomas Cook Airlines, a leading UK leisure airline will now offer direct flights ...

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Prime Angus Beef Specials at Tsogo Sun

South African bred Angus beef is acclaimed internationally for its beautifully soft, tender and delicious flavour and texture, with no added hormones or antibiotics. Tsogo Sun is celebrating with a special promotion of prime Angus beef steaks and burgers at ...

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Tsogo Sun takes Green Action

Embracing greener behaviour for the wellbeing of the planet is a hallmark of Tsogo Sun’s and is written into the group’s over-riding environmental management policy. But it’s going further than that. Creating awareness and educating stakeholders on greener living has ...

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Proe Paarl Provides Showcase for Local Crafters

A group of local crafters from Paarl showcased their work at the inaugural Crafter’s Market hosted at Paarl Tourism Information on Saturday, 10 December as part of the Proe Paarl summer campaign. Image caption: Local crafters (back l-r) Christina Kuiler, Lilly Rust, ...

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Air Ticket Sales Outperform Industry Growth

According to Club Travel Corporate, their air ticket sales have increased by 60%, compared to the industry’s growth of only 1% over the previous year. “We attribute this massive growth to our business offering, an exclusive online air-travel booking tool,” ...

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iSimangaliso Bhangazi Berm Bridge Opens

Kicking off the iSimangaliso Wetland Park festive season for access to the Park’s golden beaches, especially Cape Vidal, St Lucia, Sodwana Bay and Kosi Bay, is the welcome news that the extremely popular Grassland Loop on the Eastern Shores is ...

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Tsogo Sun Wins Four Global Website Awards

Since launching less than a year ago, the Tsogo Sun website – tsogosun.com – has won four global website awards for excellence in a highly competitive sector – establishing it as one of the best hotel websites in the world. ...

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Tribute to a Master Battlefields Guide – Ken Gillings

Tourism Tattler joins the Southern Africa Tourism Services Association (SATSA) in commemorating the tragic passing of one of KwaZulu-Natal’s most iconic tourism personalities, Ken Gillings. “Ken was known for his work as a passionate and extremely knowledgeable battlefields guide. He ...

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Cape Town DMC Gives Back to Community

Cape Town based mirchee Destination Management visited Elundini Children’s Home for children with special needs and joined the Home’s founder Indy Kwana to host a magic show and provide happy meals with toys, and of course Santa. The ‘We Care’ project ...

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Best Mountain Tour Operator – Kilimanjaro Region

Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania: Kushiland Expeditions & Tour Safaris has won the Lux award for ‘Best Mountain Tour Operator – Kilimanjaro Region’. On December 1st, Jessie Wilson – The Award Executive of Lux, notified Kushiland Tours that the company had been successful in ...

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Exploring Game Capacity at Big Five Reserves

Ever wondered why some game reserves have more Big Five sightings than others? This article provides the answers. By Des Langkilde. According to Vernon Wait, owner of South African based tour operator Pembury Tours, who specialise in safaris to some ...

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Anti-Poaching: To Rescue or to Shoot Injured Wildlife?

While on a game drive through a reserve in Northern KwaZulu-Natal, our tour group spotted two animals that had fallen victim to poaching snares. Both were still alive and lumbering through the bush in obvious pain and agony. What would ...

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Best Design Hotel in Africa & Middle East

South Africa, Stellenbosch; CAPE Winelands luxury small hotel destination Majeka House & Spa has scooped a coveted international award in recognition of their world class interior design. By Lise Manley. Already a recipient of a string of awards and accolades ...

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Botswana & Zimbabwe’s Iconic Safari Lodges

Africa Albida Tourism’s luxurious properties, located in two of Southern Africa’s iconic destinations – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, and Chobe, Botswana – are featured in this month’s Africa Adventure Travel GeoDirectory. The properties encapsulate the very essence of Africa, and provide ...

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Exploring the Cape Whale Coast

If unusual destinations and unique experiences are attributes that differentiate tour operator and travel agent success, then the Cape Whale Coast region of South Africa’s Western Cape province should be included as it possesses both in abundance. By Des Langkilde. ...

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SA Tourism Stats: Jan-Sep 2016

The data continues to indicate the recovery of international arrivals from 2015 as reflected in the growth in Stats SA foreign arrival data, growth in the rates of 5-star hotels and growth in the arrivals on international and regional flights. ...

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The Right Mindset For Running Your Own Business

Running a business is a big challenge. Even the most modest enterprise takes hard work and dedication to thrive. If you own your own business, approaching it with the right frame of mind is vital to your long-term success. Here’s ...

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Market Access for SMEs

South African Tourism has partnered with the Southern African Tourism Services Association (SATSA) on a brand-new market access partnership to develop the Small & Medium Enterprise (SME) tourism sector whilst contributing towards transformation. By Hannelie du Toit. Based on the ...

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Quality Control in Events Management

This article reviews the steps needed to maintain consistent quality through project management principles that are the hallmark of successful events. By Beaulah du Toit. The classic project management triangle clearly indicates that failure or reduction of any one of ...

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The Metric That Can Impact Hotel Revenues

When most hoteliers consider their revenue management metrics, they most likely think about RevPAR, ADR and occupancy. Perhaps, they would also think about historical and current local demand. By Jean Francois Mourier. But for the majority of hoteliers, their property’s ...

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Night Shift, Employees and Transportation

When overtime and night work overlap, are employees entitled to transportation? By Fiona Leppan. Night shifts raise concerns, especially about the safety of employees and the transport available to employees who perform night work. Although section 17(2)(b) of the Basic ...

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Law of Contracts – Part 24

The Role of Service Level Agreements By Adv Louis Nel. (For a summary on this series see end of article). Service level agreements (‘SLA’) come in different guises and fulfil varied functions. The SLA is mainly uses in two ways – it ...

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Adventure Tourism from a Legal Perspective – Part 6

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 in this series provided definitions for the term Adventure, ...

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Who is the South African Millennial?

Are today’s travellers really that different from their parents? What do we really know about the South African millennial traveller? Nicholas Barenblatt, of Protea Hotels by Marriott and African Pride Hotels, provides the answers. By Bonny Feldman. As distinct trends ...

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Preferences of Business Traveller Generations

Older, experienced business travellers expect to be treated like VIPs when they travel and leave the handling of their travel arrangements to others, while younger, newer business travellers book their own travel and like to be treated like locals. By ...

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Road Trip Tips for the Holiday Season

The South African holiday season is around the corner and the open road is calling. Here are some road trip tips to ensure that you reach your local holiday destination safely. By Sharney Nel. Unfortunately, the holiday season is also ...

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Beach Holidays a Stone’s Throw from Anywhere

In the current volatile economy, it’s safe to say that luxurious beach holidays are out of reach for many, or most, Africans. It can easily take a family a year, or much more, to save for an enjoyable, relaxing stay ...

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Protea Hotel by Marriott Walvis Bay to get a new look

Cape Town, 7 December 2016: A refurbishment project has started at the Protea Hotel by Marriott® Walvis Bay, Namibia, which is owned by leading local holding company, the Frans Indongo Group.  As the first refurbishment since the hotel opened almost ...

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Turkish Airlines’ Launches fFights from South Africa to Havana, Cuba

Turkish Airlines, the airline that flies to more countries than any other airline, continues to expand its global reach by adding the Cuban capital Havana to its list of destinations.  South Africans can fly from Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban ...

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South Africa’s Colour Festival Returns to Cape Town

Colour In The Sun, inspired by the traditional Holi colour festival in India, returns to Cape Town on 10 December 2016. Hosted by GrandWest, Colour in the Sun will bring together thousands of colour-crazy revellers for an afternoon of spectacular ...

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More Lokuthula Lodges Available As Timeshare Leases Expire

The popular self-catering Lokuthula Lodges in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe will soon be easier to book, as an increasing number of units become available as their timeshare leases expire. (Experience Lokuthula Lodges with Tourism Tattler’s Botswana & Zimbabwe package deal for ...

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South Africans travelling to Europe Urged to Remain Vigilant

Flight Centre Travel Group has advised South Africans travelling to Europe over the festive season to remain vigilant – following a travel alert issued for the region by the US State Department. Kim Taylor, Customer Care Leader for FCTG, advised ...

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Festive Fun for All at Fancourt

This year, Fancourt is taking holiday celebrations to new heights with a variety of events to be enjoyed by all. Titled ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, the programme features several public festivities, with highlights including the renowned Festival of Fizz, The ...

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