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Recording Wildlife Spotting Online

WildSpots.org wildlife spotters

  WildSpots.org is a free iOS and Android mobile application and website for recording the migration and distribution of individual animal, bird and insect species across southern Africa. Game reserves, wildlife conservancies, NGOs and tourists alike are invited to share ...

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FEDHASA Cape announces new Segment Heads for 2013


FEDHASA Cape, the official voice and representative for the hospitality industry, held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the African Pride Crystal Towers Hotel & Spa in Cape Town on Thursday, 6 June 2013. FEDHASA Cape’s Hotel, Youth and Allied ...

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Leadership Changes for Flight Centre Brands


Flight Centre has announced some changes within their senior leadership team which are coming into effect on the 1st of July.  After 3 years of record growth within their corporate brands, General Manager of Corporate Traveller and FCm, Andrew Stark, will ...

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RattRace 2013


The RattRace 2013 now in its 7th year promises to be bigger, better and barrels more fun the weekend of the 19th – 21st July. This event, in support of the David Rattray Foundation is needing sponsorship of any nature…money, ...

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Western Cape winter wonderland escape for lucky winner


Winning an all-expenses paid mid-winter getaway sounds like a dream, but for one woman, the sights, tastes and sounds of the Western Cape came to life last weekend. Ntsoaki Mabaso from Diepkloof in Soweto could not contain her excitement after ...

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Awards Glory for SA’s best loved entertainment destination

Gold Reef City Hotel

Gold Reef City received two outstanding awards recently showcasing just how this one stop family and entertainment destination is loved both locally and internationally.   The precinct won the “Coolest Local Fun Destination” category in the Sunday Times Generation Next ...

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Home sellers high fliers with BA and Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty


A unique partnership between two of Southern Africa’s top brands will see homeowners who sell properties through Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty getting tangible added value with British Airways Executive Club Avios “currency” that can be used to fly around ...

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All that glitters: Explore the fascinating history of South Africa’s diamonds at the Cape Town Diamond Museum


South Africa is famous for many things. If you ask most tourists what comes to mind when they think of the country at the tip of Africa, the first answer is usually: “Nelson Mandela”. The second is usually: “Diamonds”. As ...

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What to do on the West Coast this Winter Holiday


Don’t let “I’m bored mommy!” be the chart-topping single permanently on repeat this holiday. To keep parents from going completely off their rocker, here are some great ideas on what to do with your kids on the West Coast this ...

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Wesgro puts Western Cape on the global map for hide and seek


Modern day treasure hunters will soon be flocking to the Western Cape to seek caches hidden in the province’s six regions as part of a new tour launched by Wesgro. Geocaching, where participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) or ...

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Intimate gatherings at the Saint James


Timeless elegance, picturesque surroundings and excellent service are all things that will characterise your small event at the Saint James on Venice Boutique Hotel in Durban’s leafy Morningside suburb. Complete with generous bay windows, smiling staff and a cool terrace ...

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Scotland dive with Sharks in the open sea


The Scotland rugby team dived with Sharks in the open sea with Shark Cage Diving KZN on the Natal South Coast, Park Rynie, Rocky Bay. The guys arrived at 6:30am all very excited about the dive, they were with us ...

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Robertson Slow


ROBERTSON SLOW – ENJOYING LIFE… SLOWLY Slowly made… slowly enjoyed 09 to 11 AUGUST 2013 Only 90 minutes drive from Cape Town (on the popular, scenic Route 62), why not take the time to head out to the country and ...

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The Windmills Resort Presents Second Annual Bridal Fair


The Windmills Resort in the heart of the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands will be hosting their second annual Bridal Fair on Sunday, 23 June 2013 from 10h00 until 15h00. The award-winning resort was recently voted as the best boutique wedding venue in ...

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Mossel Bay announces new archaeology tours


Mossel Bay’s Pinnacle Point Caves – which have revealed the earliest evidence for modern human behaviour – are now accessible to small, escorted groups of visitors. The Caves have recently been declared a Provincial Heritage Site. They’ve been the subject ...

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Robertson Wine Valley Festival @ Kievits Kroon


Don’t miss ‘The Winelands in Gauteng’ – 3rd and 4th August 2013 The Robertson Wine Valley winemakers are heading north again for the 2013 Robertson Wine Valley Festival, which is taking place over the weekend of the 3rd and 4th August at ...

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Entries are still open for prestigious Lilizela Tourism Awards


The Lilizela Tourism Award offers prestige to trade who have contributed immensely to South Africa’s burgeoning tourism industry. SOUTH AFRICA’S TRAVEL and tourism trade is reminded that entries for the Lilizela Tourism Awards remain open. The Lilizela Tourism Awards programme, ...

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Protea Hotel Saldanha Bay to close for 2-month refurbishment

Bedroom 3

Protea Hotel Saldanha Bay, one of the first properties to have joined the 29-year-old Protea Hospitality Group and a favourite weekend getaway for Capetonians, will be closing from July 15 for a two-month refurbishment that will see rooms and public ...

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Airlines and Tourism in Southern Africa – cleared for takeoff?


Working in isolation as competitors, the airline industry and hence tourist arrival figures to the Southern Africa region are doomed to fail, writes Martin Hatchuel. I attended the Hotel Investment Conference Africa (HICA 2013), which was convened at the Elengeni ...

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Cover Story


The Greek philosopher Herakleitos (Heraclitus) of Ephesus foresaw the future when he said “The Only Constant In Life Is Change.” Without change all things wither into a state of what the Greeks called ‘atrophy’, or withering away. At Tourism Tattler, ...

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From the Editor’s Desk


Well, Africa’s premier travel trade show Indaba is behind us for another year, so now it’s back to work, and running our tourism businesses. And the daily work of running a business features large in this edition. This is not ...

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The two faces of SA’s economy


The Global Competitiveness Report 2012/2013 tells the story. In the public sector our competitiveness has declined significantly.  Individuals and institutions are infected by a general malaise of corruption, incompetence and ideological bankruptcy, writes Loane Sharp. The private sector, by contrast, ...

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The Big Business Bribery Bill


For the first time since the end of Apartheid, businesses will have to ask the government’s permission to operate. The wealthy elite can thank Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies for a new age of protectionism. The poor can ...

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Rhino Knights Update


Following our article published in the May edition (‘A Rhino Knight’s Tale’), Isabel Wolf-Gillespie reports on her progress since departing on her arduous 10,000km journey to raise awareness of the plight of Africa’s dwindling rhino population. Wow, what an amazing ...

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Not all visas are created equal


The visa-application ritual is an unavoidable rite of passage to international travel for holders of South African passports, as many countries impose a gauntlet of requirements before allowing entry. This ritual is often the only thing standing between your potential ...

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Article Comments from May


The following are just a few of the comments made beneath certain articles posted on the Tattler website during the month of May:   CONSERVATION Rhino poaching – to Breed, to Dehorn or to Poison? I have spent many moons ...

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RETOSA Events Calendar – June


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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Access to Climate Change Finance


The National Business Initiative’s latest research report presents a private sector view on eleven barriers to climate finance in South Africa with a view to enhancing Green Climate Funding in the country, writes Marjorie Dean. The National Business Initiative (NBI) ...

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Hotel Industry’s Balancing Act


Seeing as much of the world as possible is on most tourist’s bucket lists. Experience and memories constitute the return on their life investment but being able to get their heads around justifying the costs involved can be a whole ...

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Putting Bums in Beds with Barter


How to trade unsold bed-nights for media (and improve cash-flow). We all know that advertising builds brands and generates new business leads, but when marketing budgets shrink and cash-flow dries up, we need to find practical solutions to retain top-of-mind ...

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The New POPI Act


The New Protection Of Personal Information (POPI) Act  – PART 2 – ACCOUNTABILITY. As mentioned in the first part of this series, the POPI is based on eight principles – let’s look more closely at the first principle namely accountability. ...

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SATSA Market Intelligence Report


This month’s Market Intelligence Report from SATSA has been extracted from data available as at 30 May 2013, by Martin Jansen van Vuuren of Grant Thornton – www.gt.co.za    

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Red-tape tourism


Could Home Affairs offices, licencing departments and similar facilities in South Africa’s small towns compete on service delivery to create a new domestic tourism niche? asks Ivo Vegter. If you want an ID book, passport or a driver’s licence and ...

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If you were choosing company – whose company would you choose?


SATIB Insurance Brokers has been providing specialist cover to the tourism and leisure industries for over twenty years and is proud to be considered by many as the leader in this market. From humble beginnings pioneering insurance for wild game ...

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Win 1 of 10 Wine Tourism South Africa Handbooks


THIS COMPETITION IS CLOSED “Which edition of the Wine Tourism South Africa handbook is being offered as a prize in this competition?” The first ten correct entries drawn after the closing date will each win a 2013 Edition of the ...

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