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Tag Archives: Articles January 2016

Samsung Galaxy S8- Roundup of features


Geeks and non-geeks are settling in for the release of the  which will launch very soon.  The last few weeks have seen a tsunami of rumours, some credible and some not quite so. News and views about the upcoming Samsung  which ...

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Newly renovated Sabi River Sun Resort raises the bar for the ultimate holiday destination

Sabi River Sun

Newly renovated Sabi River Sun Resort raises the bar for the ultimate holiday destination When you go on holiday with the family, one of your chief concerns is whether there are enough amenities and activities to make your stay exciting, ...

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Fancourt’s Manor House Named Tripadvisor Winner

Manor House at Fancourt

Further to receipt of guests’ personal recommendations and reviews on Tripadvisor, the Manor House at Fancourt has been announced a winner in the 2016 Traveller’s Choice Awards. As an annual award, it is bestowed on properties around the world, in ...

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Top Green Honours for The Links Golf Course Again

Fancourt Links Golf Course

The Links golf course at Fancourt, a prestigious leisure resort in George, has taken top green honours, becoming certified as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary for the third consecutive time in five years. The 18 hole-golf course is the only course ...

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2016 New Year Message from SA’s Tourism Minister


The message below, dated 21 January 2016, is directed to all business and trade stakeholders in tourism from the South African Minister of Tourism, Mr Derek Hanekom. Dear Friends in Tourism The whirlwind holiday season has subsided for South Africans, ...

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Great White Rebound


Tell people how happy you are that the Great White Shark population is on the rise, and you won’t find many who will join in the celebration. Which I suppose is understandable considering we have an inherent and sensible fear ...

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Another five SA visa centers to open in China


The Chinese government has approved an additional five South African visa centres in China, which will open during 2016, according to Bradley Brouwer, SA Tourism President: Asia Pacific. Brouwer said the visa centres will open in Shenyang, Xi’an, Wuhan, Jinan ...

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Victoria Falls Water Flow Rising Fast

Victoria Falls January 15 2016

Water levels are now rising steadily at Victoria Falls, but African Travel and Tourism Association (ATTA) chairman Ross Kennedy says, regardless, Victoria Falls is a year round natural wonder. “Like any piece of beautiful art, you can look at and ...

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Kenya Announces New Tourism Incentives


President Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday announced a range of new incentives put in place to encourage tourism in Kenya. Speaking at the opening of Kenya’s first luxury yachting marina (English Point Marina) in Mobasa, the President unveiled the initiatives including the ...

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Eikendal Weintaufe 2016

Eikendal Weintaufe 2016

Put on a sun hat and make a beeline for Eikendal Estate when it gets its summer groove on with its annual Weintaufe, a next level harvest celebration which invites young and old to unwind with an al fresco feast ...

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Hotel Trends For 2016


In this latest infographic, Africa and the Middle East are shown to be the most expensive regions for hotel rates with a $165.97 dollar daily room rate on average, writes Michelle Mangan. Did you know that the revenue for the ...

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Cover Story January 2016


Our January 2016 cover shows an image of the universe – an appropriate metaphor for the 2015 Luxury Hotel Awards winners – each of whom have attained stardom in their respective fields of recognition (see our Accolades story on pages ...

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ATA adopted by Corporate Council on Africa


Officially announced at the New York Times Travel Show on January 8, 2016, the Africa Travel Association (ATA) will become an operating element under the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA). The ATA is America’s oldest travel organization dedicated to US-Africa ...

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World Luxury Hotel Awards


And the winner is… Hotels in Australia, South Africa, and Thailand fared well at the the 9th Annual World Luxury Hotel Awards, which was hosted at the prestigious Harbour Grand Hong Kong on Saturday 24th October 2015. Hosted by international ...

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Best route through Northern Cape


The legendary highway Route 66 in the United States conjures up images in traveller’s mind of the open road and adventure. Everyone dreams of taking a road trip through new landscapes, visiting strange destinations, and cruising towards the horizon. South ...

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7 Steps to Successful Route Tourism Development


The following article is an edited extract from a Master of Tourism degree dissertation by Marlien Lourens, and is as valid today as it was when first drafted in 2007. Some observers describe the notion of ‘route development’ as the ...

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SATSA Market Intelligence Report – Jan 2016


Foreign tourism continues to decline (see Statistics South Africa data) while domestic tourism remains positive (see passengers arriving on domestic flights). It is hoped that the changes to the visa regulations will be implemented soon in order for foreign tourism ...

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Super-rich Tourism in Africa


A recent study by New World Wealth titled ‘Millionaire Tourism in Africa’, says that around 43,000 multi-millionaires visited Africa in the 12 months to September 2015. South Africa was the most popular African destination for the super-rich, with roughly 11,000 ...

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Tour Operators Oppose Traffic Officer Bribery


SATSA and KLT have taken steps to reduce inappropriate fines levied against tourists and tour operators by traffic officers in the South African province of Mpumalanga, writes Anne Briggs. Last year, the Southern Africa Tourism Services Association (SATSA) Mpumalanga Chapter ...

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ASEAN Tourism Forum 2016


The ASEAN (Association of South-East Asian Nations) Tourism Forum will be taking place in Manila, Philippines from 18 to 25 January 2016, writes Des Langkilde According the World Travel & Tourism Council’s latest report on the Philippines (The Economic Impact ...

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How to Become a Tourist Guide


Tourist guides in South Africa are some of the most important people in the travel trade. They interact on a personal level daily with tourists, and a good tourist guide can make a holiday visit really memorable.  International Tourist Guides ...

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Law of Contracts – Part 17


In Part 1 (August 2014), I categorised risk into five categories, namely; 1. PEOPLE, 2. MONEY, 3. LAW, 4. SERVICE and 5. ECOLOGY. In this series, I deal with the risk profile of each, i.e. broadly speaking the areas of ...

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Tourism Insurance Part 1


We all know that insurance is an essential component of risk management that requires annual review to adjust to changes in the commercial circumstances and legal environment in which we operate. What we may need reminding of are the specific ...

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Business continues at Harties despite fire damage


The message from management of Harties Cableway is clear – business continues uninterrupted despite the recent fire that struck one of the venues. On the evening of 9 January 2016, lightening from the fierce storm over the region struck the ...

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Glide through Fancourt’ estate on a Eco-Rider


South African visitors and international holidaymakers may already have discovered the delights at Fancourt situated on the Garden Route in the Western Cape; however it only gets better with the recent introduction of state of the art Eco-Riders, enabling guests ...

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Arts Academy expands its impact


The positive impact that the Tsogo Sun Arts Academy has had on many youngsters’ lives in its two full years of operation inspired two other Tsogo Sun properties to embark on their own local programmes, which are now reaping rewards ...

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Gabriëlskloof turns on the charm with Love Box


Estate’s popular Lunch Box transformed for the month of February Cupid meets country decadence at Gabriëlskloof Estate, when this wine and olive jewel of the Overberg transforms its popular Lunch Box experience into a Love Box of tantalising taste temptations ...

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Seychelles Carnival 2016 – April 22-24


The Seychelles Tourism Board has confirmed the dates of the 2016 edition of the island’s Carnaval International de Victoria, the event set to continue to bring together the different cultures and people from around the world to one place. Dubbed ...

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