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Great Plains Conservation + andBeyond Join Forces for Rhino

With rhino poaching at an all-time high in South Africa, two of Africa’s leading conservation companies, Great Plains Conservation and andBeyond, have joined forces to safely translocate up to 100 rhino from South Africa to the safe haven of Botswana. ...

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Manoj Papa appointed CEO of Air Seychelles

Air Seychelles today announced the appointment of Manoj Papa as its new Chief Executive Officer.  He succeeds Cramer Ball, who has tendered his resignation. Mr Papa joins from South African Airways, where he held the position of Acting General Manager: ...

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Air Seychelles announces departure of CEO, Cramer Ball

Air Seychelles today announced the resignation of its Chief Executive Officer, Cramer Ball. Joel Morgan, the Seychelles Minister for Home Affairs and Transport, and Chairman of Air Seychelles, said Mr Ball had advised that he was considering several options for ...

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Industry Award recognises Qantas Lounge & Economy Offerings

Qantas has been recognised as having the world’s best lounges and Economy class cabins, across both its domestic and international networks. AirlineRatings.com’s review of over 450 international airlines across the globe awarded Qantas ‘Best Economy’ and ‘Best Lounge’ offerings in ...

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Atta Launches a Photography Competition

Atta ~ The African Travel & Tourism Association has launched its first ever photograph competition, aimed at exhibiting the talents of Atta members, promoting Africa, and getting a number of different takes of what “Africa in the New Year” means ...

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SADC Tourism Ministers meet in Madrid

Tourism Ministers from Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Seychelles and Mozambique met this week (23 January 2013) in Madrid, where they were all gathered for FITUR, the Tourism Trade Fair of Spain. The five Ministers are the ‘working group of six’ ...

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African Wildlife Safaris donates to Victoria Falls Anti Poaching Unit

African Wildlife Safaris have contributed in bi-annual donations towards the efforts of the Victoria Falls Anti Poaching Unit for several years now and for the second time in 2013,  matched dollar for dollar, all donations given by their clients towards the Victoria ...

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Stellenbosch embarks on wine tourism campaign

SA’s first and foremost winelands destination to expand wine tourism footprint  South Africa’s first and foremost wine destination, the Stellenbosch Wine Routes, has embarked on a dynamic wine tourism marketing initiative – the Stellenbosch Wine Experience – in collaboration with ...

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WTM Africa Announces Leading Event Programme

WTM Africa has announced the planned line-up of its event programme, which will take place during the inaugural show on May 2-3 at Cape Town’s International Convention Centre. WTM Africa’s own World Responsible Tourism Programme (WRTP) will form a key ...

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Tourism: Death of an industry

If we want tourism to survive, tourism as an industry has to die, writes Martin Hatchuel in his latest newsletter. Actually, if you think about it, the very idea that tourism is an industry is preposterous and self-defeating. But it’s the central ...

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Winner of black rhino hunting auction: My $350,000 will help save the species

January 17 2014 – Corey Knowlton is on edge sitting inside a Las Vegas hotel room, surrounded by a private security detail, explaining why he spent $350,000 for the chance to hunt a black rhinoceros in the southern African nation ...

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Rockets, Powered by Medac, to partner with Nokia Cape Town Tens 2014

Tens Rugby has announced the partnership with Rockets, Powered by Medac, for the 2014 Nokia Cape Town Tens. Rockets, Powered by Medac – pioneers in the local sports injury industry – will assist rugby and netball players throughout the tournament ...

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Global March for Lions – 15 March 2014

South African wildlife activists have initiated a Global March for Lions that will be held in designated cities throughout the world to highlight the plight of lions embroiled in the canned hunting industry. The march is to be held on ...

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Mossel Bay congratulates ‘baby sister’ Cape Town

 “Cape Town: congratulations on being the place everyone wants to go to in 2014. From Mossel Bay: the place everyone came from 162,000 years ago.” The recent release of lists of top places to visit in 2104 by some of ...

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Trap cam snaps Knysna elephant

SA National Parks (SANParks) has reported the sighting of an elephant photographed by a trap camera in the Knysna forest on 6 November 2013. “The footage includes photographs of an elephant whose tusks, trunk and legs are visible, but unfortunately ...

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Johannesburg suburb to become the “New York of Africa”

A Chinese property company has pledged to build South Africa a new financial hub. Shanghai Zendai have unveiled plans to transform Modderfontein, a manufacturing district in eastern Johannesburg, into a multi-use financial center “on par with cities like New York… ...

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Hilton Worldwide Opens First DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

DoubleTree by Hilton Dhahran Opens in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province DUBAI, U.A.E. and MCLEAN, Va. – Hilton Worldwide and DoubleTree by Hilton today announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Dhahran at the commercial heartland of Al Khobar in Eastern ...

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Nokia Connects Announced as Title Sponsor to Cape Town Tens 2014

Nokia has today been unveiled as the headline sponsor of the forthcoming Cape Town Tens Rugby event. Nokia’s sponsorship includes naming rights and the event will now be called the Nokia Cape Town Tens. Launched in 2009 by rugby legends ...

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Pilot training boosts tourism for Mossel Bay

The recently established training base of an international aviation group – and the arrival and commissioning of Africa’s most advanced helicopter instrument flight simulator – have given a major boost to Mossel Bay’s aviation tourism sector. “With a committed aero ...

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Keep calm and stay alive

Being assaulted by armed robbers in your home is never something you can plan or prepare for. “How you act when threatened however may very well determine the outcome of events for both yourself and your family. When faced with ...

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Airberlin and Etihad Airways announce Joint Livery Aircraft

Two airlines have unveiled their Airbus A320 aircraft in unique joint livery •             New Moving Forward media campaign launched for 2014 •             Almost 900,000 passengers carried since partnership began two years ago •             Scale brought through equity partnership reducing costs ...

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Kwandwe Kids Go Green

Kwandwe Private Game Reserve’s has launched its new Blue Crane Conservation Club, introducing an eco theme and new ‘see & learn’ activities to their kiddies safari programme.  Apart from simply having fun whilst learning all about the wildlife on the reserve, ...

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Etihad Airways and College Ireland Aviation Services sign Mou

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the CIAS Limited, trading as College Ireland (CIAS) to establish a long-term strategic partnership. This collaboration will further support the airline’s existing ...

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UK tourist chiefs under fire for ‘Fawlty Towers’ advice

Britain’s tourist chiefs have defended themselves after being accused of issuing ‘Fawlty Towers’ advice to hotels and incoming tour operators. Critics say VisitBritain’s online country profiles, with ‘dos and don’ts’ for the UK tourism industry, contain too many stereotypes and ...

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Maropeng is fast becoming the niche conferencing venue of choice

Having all of the necessary conferencing facilities is one thing. Being able to provide guests and delegates with a unique and memorable experience that is also affordable is something very few venues are able to do. With its panoramic surroundings ...

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WTM Africa Hosted Buyer Programme Recruits Global Buyers

World Travel Market Africa has received phenomenal initial interest from the global travel industry’s leading buyers with the introduction of Reed Travel Exhibitions’ world-renowned Hosted Buyer programme. Registration for WTM Africa’s Hosted Buyer programme opened last week and has already ...

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Air Seychelles Clinches Prestigious 4-Star Skytrax Ranking

Air Seychelles has been awarded the prestigious 4-Star Airline ranking by airline review organisation, Skytrax. Air Seychelles is the first and only 4-Star airline in the Indian Ocean, and is one of only 36 airlines in the world that meet ...

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Sinking of RV Saigon Pandaw during Ocean Transfer

On 21st December, Pandaw River Expeditions received the news that the RV Saigon Pandaw had sunk off the Malaysian coast whilst under tug tow from Saigon to Singapore and then on to Yangon. There was no one on board so ...

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Best in the World: Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, Zimbabwe

Conde’ Nast Traveler predicts that in 2014, more families will choose Africa as their holiday destination of choice (and Tourism Tattler concurs – read the 2014 Trends & Predictions article on pages 10-14 in the January magazine). With safaris beginning ...

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ICTP Aims to strengthen Green Growth and Quality in Tourism

The International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP) has spent the past two years shaping and building a model of a grassroots organisation for destinations and their stakeholders committed to Green Growth and Quality. Destinations who see the need and benefits ...

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12 Steps to Setting (and keeping) New Year Resolutions

Peta Panos, Managing Director of Spiritual Quest Journeys, shares 12 steps for setting new year resolutions using the ‘law of attraction’ principle. January is a powerful time to set intentions for the year ahead and a strong manifestation month. A ...

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10 Years of Xmas Babies for Elephants Alive

Elephants Alive thought you would enjoy some photos of baby elephants which we have sighted over the past 10 years. Michelle Henley and the Elephants Alive team have had some special moments with the endearing little ones and sent a glimpse ...

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Madinat Jumeirah presents world-renowned face reader

Eric Standop to practice ancient art in ‘Visiting Masters’ series at Talise Spa  Madinat Jumeirah, the luxurious Arabian resort of Dubai, is proud to present world-renowned face reader Eric Standop for a limited time at Talise Spa.  This is the ...

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BRICS Tourism Analysis

South Africa’s tourist arrivals from BRIC countries grew by 20.8 percent since 2010. From Jan 2010 to Nov 2012, 748 740 people visited South Africa from Brazil, Russia, India and China, representing a growth of 39.2 %. But is BRICS* ...

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January Cover Story

As we enter the dawn of a new year, the Tourism Tattler January 2014 magazine looks at the trends that we could expect to shape travel and tourism during 2014 (see pages 10 -13). We also look at some amazing ...

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Social Media Posting – Best Practices

Social media has its own unwritten rules of composition and content. Here are the best practices that work for Guy Kawasaki – Advisor at Motorola Mobility.Be brief. The sweet spot for posts on Google+ and Facebook is two to three ...

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Poaching: Latest News in Africa

Is it all bad news in the war, poachers vs wildlife? Oxpeckers reports on the latest developments. Click on a link to read more. 3 Rhinos killed at iSimangaliso Wetland Park 4 Suspected poachers 1 Suspect poacher killed, 2 wounded, ...

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What do Tourists Want?

A TripAdvisor survey reveals the hotel amenities travelers can and can’t do without. TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site, announced the results of the TripBarometer Truth in Travel Survey, which reveals the hotel amenities and services travelers find most and ...

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Best Safari Spa in Africa

With the 2014 Safari Awards votes being counted as we speak, ready for the Judges to view in January, we just can’t wait to find out who will be the winner of the ‘Best Safari Spa in Africa’ in the ...

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2013 Old Mutual National Choir Festival

Universtiy of Western Cape choir emerged victorious at the 2013 Old Mutual National Choir Festival as tributes to Nelson Mandela lifted the standard. The University of the Western Cape (UWC) Creative Arts Choir were crowned the best large choir in South Africa, ...

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