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Tourism Insurance Part 3

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

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Hotel System Implementation at Golden Gate Hotel

SANParks has implemented a new hotel management system for Golden Gate Hotel and Chalets, which went live on the 1st December 2013. The new system is a stand-alone and will not be integrated with the current RoomSeeker reservation system. Golden Hotel ...

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RETOSA Events Calendar – February 2013

RETOSA has launched an annual events calendar aimed at keeping the travel trade informed on forthcoming events in each of the 14 RETOSA member countries, namely: Angola, Botswana, DR Congo, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, ...

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Sun International Opens Two New Hotels

Sun International has opened two new hotels with an overall capacity of 420 rooms. The new 5-Star Boardwalk Hotel, Convention Centre and Spa in Port Elizabeth opened on 14 December 2012. With 140 guest rooms, the Boardwalk Hotel has eight ...

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Extended Annual Maintenance Period For The Cableway

Table Mountain Cableway will be closed for annual maintenance for 5 weeks this year, from Monday 22 July to Sunday 25 August 2013. There is a wide range of work that needs to be completed during this extended shut down ...

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Pinnacle Point declared a Provincial Heritage Site

The archaeological sites at Mossel Bay’s Pinnacle Point – which have revealed some of the earliest evidence for modern human behaviour – have been declared Provincial Heritage Sites. Professor Curtis Marean heads the South African Coastal Palaeoclimate, Palaeoenvironment, Palaeoecology, and ...

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Protea Hotel Saldanha Bay takes social responsibility to heart

Cuts to to fishing quotas in recent years have left whole communities destitute on South Africa’s West Coast, and the hard work of Protea Hotel Saldanha Bay’s staff to alleviate this suffering has earned them the Protea Hospitality Group’s prestigious ...

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Newmark Hotels Adds Coral Lodge To Portfolio

Newmark Hotels, one of South Africa’s growing hotel management groups, proudly announces another new comer into their increasingly diversified portfolio: Coral Lodge 15.41 in Mozambique. “It’s not about expansion for the sake of expansion; it has been our mission to ...

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2013 Imvelo Awards Nominations Now Open

Self-nomination for the 2013 Imvelo Awards is now open. The awards are in line with the National Minimum Standard for Responsible Tourism, the Responsible Tourism guidelines for the South African hospitality industry and the UN World Tourism Organisation’s code of ...

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2013 Safari Award Finalists Announced

The finalists for the 2013 Safari Awards, sponsored by The Good Safari Guide, were announced in Durban, South Africa on 11 May 2012. The winners were announced at a gala ceremony in London on the 30th January 2013 and will ...

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World Travel Awards 2013 – Call for Nominations

Travel organisations that aspire to be recognised as the best in their field can enter their details for self-nomination to the 20th annual World Travel Awards. Nominations for the Africa region opened on 07 January and close on 03 Mach ...

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Porini Mara camp Awarded Gold Eco-rating

Gamewatchers Safaris & Porini Safari Camps are proud to announce that Porini Mara Camp has been awarded a Gold Eco-rating by Ecotourism Kenya. Only eight Gold ratings have been awarded throughout the country – two of which are now held ...

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Travel & Leisure awards Red Carnation Hotels

The Red Carnation Hotel Collection, the award-winning luxury collection of family-run boutique hotels, is proud to announce that four of their properties have been named in Travel + Leisure’s 2013 “500 World’s Best Hotels”. The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa ...

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New Discussion Forum

There is much to debate in tourism, but little time to write letters, so we’ve launched a Facebook ‘Article Discussion’ app that will enable readers to do just that – Ed. As from February 2013 we have introduced a new ...

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SAA seeks to boost performance

South African Airways acting CEO Vuyisile Kona is preparing plans to increase revenue and improve efficiency in a new bid to boost the performance of the ailing state-owned carrier, writes Nicky Smith. The company was forced to borrow R550-million from ...

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Travel Industry Supports TEP’s Enterprise Development Portfolio

Springbok Atlas Luxury Charter has become the latest company to partner the Tourism Enterprise Partnership (TEP) in its objective to support tourism SMMEs in South Africa, writes Hannelie du Toit. Dr Salifou Siddo, Chief Executive for the Tourism Enterprise Partnership ...

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Five top tips to starting a Successful Business

Richard Branson has started a blog on LinkedIn – the world’s largest professional network with over 175 million members since launching in 2003. This, his first blog posting, is published with acknowledgement to both – Editor. As LinkedIn is a ...

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Win a Penthouse Pamper with a View for 2

THIS COMPETITION IS CLOSED To enter this competition, simply find the answer to the following question (the answer can be found in the text below) and click HERE to enter. “ Who is the Views Boutique Hotel & Spa marketed ...

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Israel with a difference

Outbound tours to Israel may be quite common but unique itineraries that buck the common package tour experience are rare. One South African tour operator seems to have the right mix, writes Des Langkilde. Jacci Peter of Live the Land ...

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Of MICE and CATS for a better bottom-line

The MICE Academy’s second focus session for travel operators, venues, DMCs will be held on 13 February, writes Helen Brewer. The MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Exhibitions) Academy will holding a session to focus tour and travel operators, venues, DMCs with ...

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Carnaval International de Victoria

This years Carnaval International de Victoria will see the world’s best carnivals flying to Seychelles for the Indian Ocean Vanilla Island’s 2013 carnival. These world best carnivals will be parading side by side followed by cultural troupes from the Community ...

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Durban ready to welcome India’s Travel Agents

Preparations for the TAFI International Convention, to be held in the ICC, Durban from 24-26 February 2013 are well under way. This important travel meeting for the travel industry in India comes at a particularly significant time, just before the ...

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RETOSA Events Calendar – February 2013

RETOSA has launched an annual events calendar aimed at keeping the travel trade informed on forthcoming events in each of the 14 RETOSA member countries, namely: Angola, Botswana, DR Congo, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, ...

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Luxury Apartments at the southern tip of Africa

Self-catering apartments may be plentiful in the ‘Mother City’ of Cape Town but few match the sheer luxury and aesthetic appeal as that offered by this gem in Mantis Collection’s bevy of fine African properties, writes Des Langkilde. Located in ...

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Origins of the Mobile Tented Safari

A safari experience is unique to Africa but what does it take to put together a truly memorable safari reminiscent of bygone colonial times? Tourism Tattler’s Bev Langkilde spoke to award winning entrepreneur, Peter Hayward who is acknowledged as being ...

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Garden Route Pearl with elevated sea views

The Western Cape province is home to South Africa’s Garden Route attractions and the tranquil village of Wilderness, famed for its indigenous fynbos, dense forests and picturesque ocean views, from which Views Boutique Hotel and Spa derives its name, writes ...

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The Smoke that Thunders – as the lion roars

For a classic bush experience reminicent of a by-gone era in the heart of Victoria Falls, treat your guests to a safari at the Stanley & Livingston Safari Lodge, writes Des Langkilde. The 6000 acre Stanley and Livingston Private Game ...

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Good Value, Good Fun

Memories you can afford As tourism statistics show, both local and international tourists aren’t staying at home but rather going back to basics and demanding value for their money plus memorable experiences that couple “fun” with good service. Gooderson Leisure, ...

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The TGCSA recognises its quality assurance ambassadors

“We are determined to work with the assessors to help them deliver outstanding service to our industry and to establishments that enjoy benefits of being star graded” says the TGCSA’s Chief Quality Assurance Officer, Thembi Kunene. Accredited Star Grading Assessors ...

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The CPA and SUPPLIER Rights & Recourse

STATUS OF INDEMNITIES AND DISCLAIMERS – PART 1 – As matters stood before the CPA came into effect April 01 2011, you could indemnify yourself or disclaim liability completely, including for your own acts, omissions and negligence. So much so ...

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Market Intelligence Report

The information below was extracted from available data as at 21 January 2013, writes Martin Jansen van Vuuren. ARRIVALS The latest available data from Statistics South Africa is for January to September 2012: Current period Change over same period last ...

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Knowledge Sharing

Flemish experts shared their knowledge with key staff members from RETOSA Member States when they gathered to learn competencies aimed at enabling them to achieve increased visitor satisfaction, improved competitiveness, and ensure economic, social and environmental sustainability, writes Taonga Silungwe. ...

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SATSA Market Intelligence Report

The information below was extracted from available data as at 12 December 2012, writes Martin Jansen van Vuuren. ARRIVALS The latest available data from Statistics South Africa is for January to July 2012: Current period Change over same period last ...

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