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KwaMashu Wine & Lifestyle Festival


If wine tasting, house music and fabulous food sounds like a divine date, then you are in for a treat because TOPS at SPAR are taking you on a date to remember as they confirm that thirteen of South Africa’s ...

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SA Tourism Walks in Madiba’s Footsteps


Nelson Mandela once said “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” and it was with these words in mind, that today (Friday 18 July 2014) South African Tourism celebrated the statesman’s birthday and ...

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Sandton Convention Centre Pays Tribute on Mandela Day


This year marks the first Nelson Mandela International Day since the passing of one of the greatest leaders in modern history, Madiba. On Friday, 18th July, Tsogo Sun’s Sandton Convention Centre (SCC) paid tribute to his legacy by partnering with ...

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Cape Royale Gives Back on Mandela Day


On Friday, 18 July 2014, the Cape Royale Luxury Hotel and Spa Management team grouped together for their 67 minutes of giving back to the community for Mandela Day. With 67 lunch parcels the team headed out to disseminate the ...

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Having a Ball for Mandela Day


Eight Cape Town companies have signed up for a Five-a-Side football tournament, organised by Adverb Marketing, Communications and Events. “Finding ourselves with the problem of coming up with something genius to do for our clients on Mandela Day we thought ...

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Businesses at risk for neglecting food safety


Businesses handling food – ranging from take-away outlets to restaurants – are putting themselves at risk of being sued by consumers warns food safety specialist and author Graham Ries. “I am on the phone daily to food manufacturers across the ...

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fastjet Passenger Statistics for June 2014


fastjet plc is pleased to announce its passenger statistics for the month of June 2014. fastjet operations in Tanzania carried a total of 53,386 passengers and achieved a load factor of 79%, representing a 24% increase in passengers compared with ...

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SATSA Launches Holiday Packages Raffle


To buy a raffle ticket email Patricia Dilotsotlhe or call +27 (0)11 886 996.

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SATSA Aids Gauteng Tour Operator Permitting Issues


Following a meeting with MEC Ismail Vadi and his executive team, the Southern African Tourism Services association (SATSA) is pleased to announce that the Department of Transport in Gauteng has made an allowance to continue with the current permit system, ...

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New FEDHASA Cape Board Members


The Federated Hospitality Association of Southern Africa for the Western and Northern Cape (FEDHASA Cape) held its 10th Annual General Meeting (AGM) recently where it elected its Chairperson, Rob Kucera as well as 2 Segment Chairs and 1 Alternate. Only ...

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Cape Town Frames Table Mountain


Image: Khayelitsha residents Muzikayise Radebe poses for Mfesane Cwati at the Lookout Hill frame of Table Mountain in Khayelitsha. Khayelitsha, which means ‘New Home’, is the fourth site in Cape Town to play host to a giant yellow picture frame ...

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Durban Gains Global Recognition


Durban has made it to the Top 21 List and is a strong contender to become the next New 7 Wonder City of the World, competing with other leading finalist cities like Bangkok, Barcelona, Beirut, Chicago, Doha, Havana, Istanbul, Kuala ...

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Best Shopping Deals in Turkey


Tourists want to make their shopping experience as enjoyable and memorable as possible. If your travel clients are looking for a unique shopping destination to add to their bucket list, Turkey is the answer. By Amelia Verona. In Turkey, your ...

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Cape Royale Wins Seven Star Status


The Cape Royale Luxury Hotel and Spa has recently been awarded Signum Virtutis, the Seal of Excellence, from the 2014 Seven Star Global Luxury Awards. The award ceremony took place on June 14th 2014 at the Chateau Spa & Organic ...

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Cover Story – July 2014


The private sector of South Africa’s travel trade needs a kick up its collective backside. I know I’m generalising here, but the industry seems to be suffering from a terminal case of apathy. There are exceptions of course, but I ...

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June Comments Prize Winner


CONGRATULATIONS to Mama Lindi Dlamini of Wozabona Cultural House. Mama Lindi’s article comment has been chosen as the prize winner for June 2014. Lindi’s prize of a IsoSteel Stainless Steel Flask will be delivered with the compliments of Livingstones Supply ...

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South Africa’s Great White Sharks


For the adventurous traveller, there is no greater adrenaline rush than interacting with a great white shark in its own territory. In South Africa, both tourists and locals are privileged to have access to great white sharks in abundance − ...

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Inflections in English


The rise of the information age has made the need for writing clear, concise English more important than ever, particularly in the travel industry. This first part in a series of monthly articles, extracted from DailyWritingTips.com, is about that − ...

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35 Seconds with WTM’s Simon Press


World Travel Market, Senior Director, Simon Press previews WTM 2014. 1. What’s new for WTM 2014? WTM 2014 will be the best yet as World Travel Market celebrates its 35th event. This will be marked by extended opening hours to ...

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Exploring Southern Africa’s Great Mountains


This article is going to focus on these three countries because of their close proximity to one another, as a trip to one country in Southern Africa really would not be complete without adding on another country or even two. ...

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Wine Making and Cultivars


In Part 1 of this series, Belinda McLaughlin starts at the beginning − with six essential factors in wine making and cultivars (the types of grape). Part 2, which can be read on pages 24 – 26 of the July ...

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Growth Expected in Africa’s Hospitality Sector


Report Review: PwC 4th edition: ‘Hospitality Outlook: 2014-2018’ Despite South Africa’s economy facing headwinds, the hospitality sector is poised for further growth in the next five years in the wake of a number of inbound travellers into the African continent. ...

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How To Create Brand Ambassadors


A strong brand is important to every organisation – especially tourism. Simply put, your brand is your promise to your customer. It tells them what they can expect, and it differentiates the holiday experience you offer from your competitors. By ...

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POPI Part 14 – What Businesses Should Do


Parts 1 to 13 in this series on the Protection Of Personal Information Act (POPI) can be read in back issues of the Tourism Tattler (see page 03 of the July magazine for PDF download links). CHECK RELEVANT INDUSTRY CODE ...

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Voluntourism: Keeping it Sustainable


In the last few decades volunteer tourism has become a phenomenon; up to 10 million participating and generating up to £1.3 billion revenues in a year. By Nancy Gard McGehee. Some motivated by altruism, some for more selfish reasons but ...

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Photography Part 3: Understanding Exposure


Part 1 in this series on photography can be read online HERE. Part 4 can be read on page 30 of the July magazine or online HERE. The single most important element in photography is light, as it is the ...

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Winner of the Thula Thula Family Safari Competition


CONGRATULATIONS to Geraint Piercey of African Twist Travel. Geraint has won a safari getaway consisting of 2 nights for two adults and two children sharing a Family Tent at the Luxury Tented Camp in Thula Thula Private Game Reserve. The ...

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Winner of the Le Bonheur Wine Competition


CONGRATULATIONS to Richard Mauchle of Rosebank Lodge Guesthouse. Richard won a mixed case of LE BONHEUR wine by entering our June competition, with the compliments of Cape Legends. Enter the Tourism Tattler July wine competition and stand the chance of ...

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Win a case of Durbanville Hills Rhinofields Pinotage


THIS COMPETITION IS CLOSED. THE WINNING ENTRY WAS BEVERLEY LOODS FORM ACIA GUESTHOUSE. To enter this competition, read the article ‘Soul of the Grape’ on pages 24 – 25 of the Tourism Tattler July 2014 magazine and find the answer ...

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