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Tag Archives: Articles March 2013

Cape Town’s bid to host 2015 WFTGA Conference

“Following a gruelling bid process, it is with regret and sadness that I have to tell you that Cape Town did not win the Bid to host the 2015 World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations Conference, writes Alushca Ritchie, CEO ...

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Tourism Crime in South Africa?

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    Searching the internet for just about anything with the words South Africa in the search field is bound to return something about crime. But how does this negative information impact inbound tourism and a tourist’s decision to visit the ...

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African Inspiration Lion for Born Free Foundation

African Inspiration, a Leisure & Lifestyle Marketing company working with various Hospitality and Tourism related products and other African and South African Lifestyle brands, has sponsored a Lion for the Pride of Cape Town initiative under the Born Free Foundation ...

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Sustainable Tourism Hits the Road

The Sustainable Tourism Partnership Programme (STPP) road show addressing small businesses, and in particular, small accommodation establishments, kicked off in Potchefstroom last week. The next stage of the road show will visit Beaufort West, Knysna, Graaff-Reinet and Colesberg from 25 ...

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Bumper Season for Durban

The Head of Durban Tourism , says that the city of Durban is expecting a bumper long weekend in March and the city is proud to be host city for the 5th BRICS Summit that coincides with all the hype ...

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Discussion Forum

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China Inbound I have some comments on how South Africa can improve things for Chinese visitors coming to South Africa. Great effort has been made to promote South Africa in this emerging market of China during the past few years.In ...

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Safari Awards recognises Great Plains Conservation

Great Plains Conservation was a three–time winner at the prestigious, annual Safari Awards in London on January 30th. Great Plains Conservation camps, lodges and experiences were shortlisted for five awards, which they either won or were runner–up in their categories. ...

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Green Globe Certification Annual Awards winners

Green Globe awards are made to businesses achieving the highest number of certification criteria under the Green Globe Certification Standard for Sustainable Tourism. In addition, special merit awards are made to businesses, who demonstrate a commitment to sustainable tourism that ...

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Air Mauritius Year-End Awards 2012

Air Mauritius recognised top travel partners at its Year-End Function held on Thursday, 07 February, 2013. 70 Leading guests were invited to continue to journey with Air Mauritius in partnership with Rovos Rail™ to pay tribute to, and honour, the ...

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Cape Town clinches African Creative Economy Conference

Cape Town, already gearing up for World Design Capital (WDC2014) next year, has announced it will host the third Creative Economy Conference 2013 and the fourth  Arterial Network Biennial Conference from 6 – 9 October this year. The event should ...

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Air Seychelles raises the bar for inflight service

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Getting there is a big part of any traveller’s holiday experience and Air Seychelles is determined that passengers arrive and leave with fond memories, writes Des Langkilde. Flying onboard the new Air Seychelles A330-200 is an absolute pleasure, made more ...

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Seychelles launches Sustainable Tourism Label logo

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The Seychelles launched its Sustainable Tourism Label programme and logo during a ceremony organised as part of the islands’ celebration of the United Nations World Tourism Day on 27 September 2011, writes Des Langkilde. The ‘Sustainable Tourism Label’ is an ...

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Win a Presidential Suite Stay & Spa for 2

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THIS COMPETITION IS CLOSED To enter this competition, simply find the answer to the following question (the answer can be found in the text below) and click HERE to enter. “What is the name of the spa at No5 Boutique ...

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Affordable Seychelles

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A bold headline and a statement that many travellers to this idyllic destination are quick to defend or dispute, depending on their personal experience, but a statement that the Seychelles Tourism Minister defends vociferously, writes Des Langkilde. Asked at a ...

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Carnival of Carnivals a spectacular success

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The third edition of the Carnaval International de Victoria held in Seychelles from 08 to 10 February has once again lived up to its reputation of being the ‘Carnaval des Carnavals’, writes Des Langkilde. With twenty international groups and countries ...

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South Africa celebrates International Tourist Guide Day

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South Africa, through the The National Department of Tourism (NDT) together with the Northern Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism joined the world in celebrating this year’s International Tourist Guide Day, under the theme, Tourist guiding in the 21stCentury, ...

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A personal view on Guiding

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Guiding in South Africa was a pretty haphazard affair until Don Briscoe filmed a “candid camera” video of a guide giving commentary on a tour, which was aired in the early days of TV – about 1970.  Alarmed at what ...

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Cape Town’s bid to host 2015 WFTGA Conference

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“Following a gruelling bid process, it is with regret and sadness that I have to tell you that Cape Town did not win the Bid to host the 2015 World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations Conference, writes Alushca Ritchie, CEO ...

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From Post Office to Monarch Hotel

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Converting a post office into a five star hotel may have been a challenge for some but not for the Mantis Collection who have retained the old world elegance of this historical landmark, writes Des Langkilde. Once the iconic 1930’s ...

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Art Deco Boutique Hotel

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Adrian Gardiner’s Shamwari Townhouse in Port Elizabeth underwent a major Art Deco revamp and relaunched as No5 Boutique Art Hotel with some innovative features, writes Des Langkilde. In choosing the new identity, No5 Boutique Art Hotel, the Mantis Collection literally ...

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The Last Word on Constantia

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Constantia in South Africa’s Western Cape provice is home to eight wine estates and three championship golf courses and The Last Word Constantia, writes Des Langkilde. Situated in the Cape’s oldest and most beautiful wine valley, The Last Word Constantia ...

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The CPA and SUPPLIER Rights & Recourse

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STATUS OF INDEMNITIES AND DISCLAIMERS – PART 2 – Sections 48 and 49 regulates disclaimers and indemnities and how these should be dealt with – The former requires of suppliers of goods or services only do any of the following ...

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Gauteng Liquor ban on Sundays

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According to an ‘extraordinary’ provincial gazette from the Province of Gauteng published on 25 January 2013, ‘interested parties’ had 30 days to comment on the draft Gauteng Liquor Regulations for 2013, writes Attorney Leon Slotow. The deadline date for submission ...

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Market Intelligence Report

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The information below was extracted from available data as at 25 February 2013, writes Martin Jansen van Vuuren. ARRIVALS The latest available data from Statistics South Africa is for January to October 2012: Current period Change over same period last ...

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New camps to open in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

During the course of 2013 Ta Shebube will be opening its three desert safari camps – Rooiputs, Polentswa and Union’s End, all strategically situated along the predator-rich Nossob River Valley on the Botswana side of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Additionally ...

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Air Kenya announces new route

Air Kenya has announced that it will commence services to the Ol Seki Airstrip in the Masai Mara from February 15. “We would like to remind all operators and agents that our [baggage] weight limitation on all services is 15kg.  ...

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Air Kenya joins war against wildlife poaching

Kenya Airways has joined the war against wildlife poaching in a new partnership with Born Free Foundation – an international charity. The airline unveiled the deal at the Nairobi National Park, whereby; the two organisations will not only contribute towards ...

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Branson to open luxury safari camp in August

Virgin Limited Edition, Sir Richard Branson’s collection of retreats around the world, has announced that its latest addition, Mahali Mzuri, will open in Kenya in August. Mahali Mzuri is situated within the Motorogi Conservancy in the Maasai Mara ecosystem of ...

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