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Joburg to Host Entrepreneurship Congress

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The Global Entrepreneurship Network announced today that South Africa has earned the right to host the Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC) in 2017. The bid was awarded to Johannesburg as part of the opening ceremony at GEC 2015 in Milan, Italy. ...

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New Group Operations Manager for AAT

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ANDY Conn has been appointed Africa Albida Tourism’s new group operations manager, and will oversee the running of the company’s portfolio of properties, which includes its flagship Victoria Falls Safari Lodge. Mr Conn took up his new position, which is ...

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WESGRO to Sponsor African Responsible Tourism Awards

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The World Responsible Tourism Awards has announced the launch of the African Responsible Tourism Awards in partnership with World Travel Market Africa (WTM-Africa) and the International Centre for Responsible Tourism South Africa (ICRT-SA). Winners of the inaugural African Responsible Tourism ...

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TGCSA’s Chief Quality Assurance Officer Resigns

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Ms Thembi Kunene, Chief Quality Assurance Officer at the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA), a unit of South African Tourism, has tendered her resignation effective from 31 March 2015. Mr Thulani Nzima, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SA ...

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World Travel Awards in Seychelles

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Mr Graham E. Cooke, the President of the World Travel Group, the organisers of the World Travel Awards has confirmed during the ITB Tourism Trade Fair in Berlin that he would be staging the 2015 Awards in the sought after ...

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New Manager at Cape Grace’s Bascule Bar

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Victor Kirkbride has been appointed Manager and Whisky connoisseur at Cape Grace’s iconic Bascule Bar. Victor has made his mark in the hospitality industry for the past fourteen years, managing a variety of restaurants and bars, including Baraza Cocktail Bar, ...

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Survival Training – South Africa

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The world’s foremost authority on all things survival, Bear Grylls, has teamed up with South Africa’s action/adventure specialists, Group73 to bring the Bear Grylls Survival Academy to South Africa. Bear Grylls has become known around the world as the most ...

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Responsible Tourism Awards In Africa

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The WTM Portfolio is to host a responsible awards ceremony at its WTM Africa event following the long-running success of The World Responsible Tourism Awards at WTM. The World Responsible Tourism Awards at WTM have been held on the Wednesday ...

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New Appointments for Capital Hotel Group

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THE Capital Hotel Group has appointed four new general managers to its flagships hotels (from left to right in image): 1. Christine Liebenberg has been appointed the new GM for The Capital Empire. Christine has more than 20 years experience ...

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Over 9,000 Gauteng Liquor Licences to be Cancelled

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Tourism Tattler received the following email from specialist liquor licence attorney, Leon Slotow, which is of particular concern to hospitality service providers in the Gauteng province of South Africa. Attempts by Tourism Tattler to contact the Department Of Economic Development ...

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Zen Guide Training

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Field guiding stalwart, Grant Hine stepped down as the CEO of the Field Guides Association of Southern Africa (FGASA) after 14 years and has launched his own specialised guiding programme, which he has aptly termed ‘Zen’ Guiding. By Des Langkilde. ...

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Lakeside Lodge ‘Easter Special’

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Lakeside Lodge luxury hotel and spa at Sedgefield on South Africa’s Garden Route is offering a two-night Easter Break special for couples, which includes full breakfast; two 30-minute spa treatments; chocolate and wine pairing for two people; and use of ...

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Pet Friendly Demand on the Rise

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South African pet owners are more likely to travel if they can take their pets along According to the TravelGround.com Travel Trends Survey of over 2000 participants, South African travellers who require pet friendly accommodation went on holiday less in ...

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Preferred Hotel Group rebrands

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Preferred Hotel Group, a global collection of independent luxury hotels, have introduced its move from a multi-brand portfolio to one master brand, Preferred Hotels & Resorts. Leveraging the strong heritage of the Preferred name, this rebrand represents the company’s commitment ...

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Conference on Responsible Tourism

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The 11th International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations (RTD11) will be held on 14 and 15 April 2015 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. RTD11 presents an opportunity to reflect on what has been achieved in Cape Town, ...

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Cover Story – March 2015

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Operating a successful tourism enterprise is like fitting the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle together without a reference – you only get to see part of the bigger picture as each of the pieces fall into place. As an analogy, ...

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How to keep itineraries current

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For most tour operators and travel agents, checking inventory rates and booking availability for their clients itineraries is a time consuming and frustrating task. But it doesn’t need to be – there are online solutions to integrate the process, writes ...

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Through a Tourist’s Eyes

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The other evening, a tennis partner asked me what my likes and dislikes are when on holiday. Here’s how I answered, writes Justin Mackrory, CEO for UGU South Coast Tourism. To begin with, even if one is in a questionable ...

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Big Data for Hoteliers

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The Next Frontier in Revenue Management Big Data seems to have been the buzzword in most industries for the last five years. But unlike many other industries that have integrated Big Data as a key component of their operations, the ...

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Law of Contracts – Part 8

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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. I will be dealing with the risk profile of each, i.e. broadly speaking the areas of risk ...

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South Africa & Seychelles Cooperate

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Tourism Ministers Derek Hanekom of South Africa and Alain St.Ange of the Seychelles met in Berlin as they led their country’s delegations to ITB. The two tourism ministers had met recently in Johannesburg and this Berlin meeting was an ideal ...

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Protea Stellenbosch Refurbishment

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Protea Hotel Stellenbosch is currently undergoing a refurbishment of the bedrooms. The hotel, which is conveniently located between two international golf courses in one of the most popular tourist towns in South African, has been refurbished for greater comfort and ...

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Load Shedding Impacts Hospitality

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While the threat of continued load shedding looms large on the national agenda invoking fears of mass power outages, the Federated Hospitality Association of South Africa in Cape Town (FEDHASA Cape) is adding their voice to the call for government ...

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10 Tech Trends in SA travel

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There are over 1,000 independent travel consultants (ITCs) in South Africa, and this number will grow significantly in coming years. This article focuses on the top 10 technology trends that are set to influence travel in South Africa during 2015 ...

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Accessible Tourism For All

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In the spirit of mainstreaming disability issues, the United Nations World Tourism Organisation’s (UNWTO) General Assembly adopted a Resolution entitled “Accessible Tourism for All”. The following article outlines the resolution as adopted in 2005 to serve as a guideline for ...

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Accessible Tourism Manual

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In the context of the trilateral agreement between UNWTO, ONCE and ENAT, an update of the 2005 UNWTO Recommendations on “Accessible Tourism for All” (see page 20 in the Tourism Tattler March 2015 magazine edition) was approved by the UNWTO ...

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