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Mantis Wins at World Travel Awards 2015

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On 20th June 2015, Mantis, a collection of privately owned boutique hotels and eco-escapes around the world, was rewarded with three awards before a select audience of the industry’s elite and international media at the World Travel Awards Africa & ...

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Cover Story – June

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The June edition of Tourism Tattler focuses on the $298 billion wedding industry, with an analysis of statistics, trends and budgets for the USA and South Africa, and a look at the Millennial generation – is the wedding industry ready ...

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South Africa forecast for growth in 2015

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South Africa, May 2015 – Improved competitiveness and significant government support have strengthened South Africa’s claim to be the leading sub-Saharan tourism destination, though new visa regulations and fallout from anti-immigrant protests could affect its appeal in the short term, ...

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WYSTC 2015 Registration Opens

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The World Youth Student and Educational (WYSE) Travel Confederation has opened registration for this year’s World Youth and Student Travel Conference – WYSTC 2015, to be held in Cape Town from 22 – 25 September 2015. Now in its 24th ...

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Wellness Lounge launches at WTM 2015

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World Travel Market 2015, the leading global event for the travel industry, has partnered with a leading spa and wellness specialist to launch a wellness hub. WTM Wellness Lounge in association with Spafinder Wellness 365™ will take place on Wednesday ...

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Winter Menu with Gabriëlskloof Country Roots

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Gabriëlskloof Restaurant, the unspoilt culinary hotspot on the ‘koppie’ outside Bot River, coaxes a slow exhale with the release of their new Winter Menu, which pays homage to real Overberg tastes with a pinch of nostalgia. Gorgeously appointed at Gabriëlskloof ...

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The Rise of South Africa’s Low Cost Airlines

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Many travellers are confused about all these new airlines in South Africa – why does one carrier charge extra for luggage when the others don’t? Why does one give me a free cup of coffee when the other guys are ...

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Tours at Redberry Farm, Garden Route

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Redberry Farm, a commercial strawberry grower located in the picturesque town of George along South Africa’s Garden Route, is unique as a family entertainment venue and popular tourist attraction, writes Sharon House. Opened in 2000, Redberry Farm has steadily grown ...

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KZN South Coast – Part 1: Activities

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It’s been a while since I last visited the south coast of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. To say that I was impressed with the regions tourism attraction development would be an understatement, writes Des Langkilde. As a recreational scuba dive ...

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Interview with Private Safaris

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Tourism Tattler met with Kuoni subsidiary Private Safaris CEO Frank Glettenberg for an interview during the 2015 Indaba Trade Show in Durban, writes Des Langkilde. Following my interview with Matthias Leisinger, Vice President of Corporate Responsibility at Kuoni Travel Holdings ...

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Health and Wealth for Tourism

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SATIB is set to provide businesses and employees in the tourism and hospitality industry with a holistic, financial services offering ranging from short-term insurance for tourism operators to employee benefits, writes Neesa Moodley. With a solid 25 years’ experience in ...

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Weddings: Stats, Trends & Budgets

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Is the global wedding industry, estimated to be worth $298 billion* on the rise or declining? The statistics, trends and wedding budgets reveal some interesting facts, writes Des Langkilde. Considering that the average marriage age in South Africa is 29 ...

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SATSA 2015 Conference Registration Opens

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The Southern Africa Tourism Services Association (SATSA) is looking forward to welcoming you to South Africa’s Eastern Cape province in August for our annual conference. The conference kicks off at Fancourt from 14h00 on Thursday 13th and finishes at 12h15 ...

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Weddings: Are we ready for the Millennials?

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In a bid to keep their fingers on the pulse, Guvon Hotels keep a close eye on international wedding trends. In this article Christa Badenhorst looks at the Millennial generation. Often thought of as the selfie-generation, Millennials are now reaching ...

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Homestays: the Dreamcatcher Story

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The concept of experiential tourism or community based experiences, whereby visitors are offered opportunities to interact with local people in their homes and neighbourhoods, has come in from the cold in South Africa, writes Anthea Rossouw. Put another way, it ...

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Law of Contracts – Part 11

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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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7 Tips to Improve your B2B Marketing

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– Part 1 – There are literally hundreds of articles about how hotels can improve their marketing to potential guests, increase their ROI, and secure more customers. Unfortunately for vendors marketing their product or service to hotels, there is much ...

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Wesgro & Home Affairs to host visa regulation workshop

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Cape Town – 03 June 2015. Wesgro met with the Deputy Minister of Home Affairs, Fatima Chohan, to discuss the effect of visa regulations on tourism, business and the film industry. At the meeting, the minister agreed that the department ...

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New Sani Pass road to boost Lesotho / SA tourism

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New R887 million Sani Pass road will boost tourist traffic between South Africa and Lesotho. The 33 kilometre trip up the Sani Pass to the highest pub in Africa and onwards into the ‘mountain kingdom’ will become more accessible and ...

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Sun Resorts acquires Anahita Hotel Mauritius

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Sun Resorts has acquired full ownership in Anahita Hotel Limited and has strengthened its strategic partnership with the Four Seasons Group. Sun Resorts have announced the successful acquisition of Kingdom 5-KR-182, the owner of 50% of the share capital of ...

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7 Chefs for 7 Dishes in Hermanus FynArts Festival

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The chefs are (left to right): Thomas Sinn, Rivendell; Benjamin Conradie, Grootbos; Eric Bulpitt, Newton Johnson; Kelly-Anne Pietersen, Benguela Cove; Juergen Schneider, Springfontein; Warwick Taylor, Creation; and Chad Blows, Marine Hotel. Benguela Cove lagoon wine estate is hosting a seven-course ...

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You are invited to Inspire 2015

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As a proud partner of Inspire Trade Expo 2015, the Sustainable Tourism Partnership Programme (STPP) is inviting you to pre-register for free to attend the Inspire Trade Expo from 10-12 June 2015 by clicking on the link below. The Expo ...

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