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OUTA Lobbies for Undoing Tax Abuse

Friday, 31 March 2017 – Tourism stalwart and Chairperson of the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA), Wayne Duvenage has met with Pravin Gordhan and Mcebisi Jonas. They have a message of great importance to share with all South Africans. The ...

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Sharing Sundays at Gabriëlskloof go Oo-la-la!

‘Pie-oneering’ bakes take centre stage on new winter menu. When the celebrated restaurant at Gabriëlskloof Estate, situated outside Bot River, launched its winter Sharing Sundays last year, it unleashed a sensation. This year in addition to exciting changes, the darling ...

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Signature Tea Buffet in uMhlanga

For over half a century, the Beverly Hills Hotel in Umhlanga, KwaZulu-Natal has offered gracious hospitality where guests are invited to indulge in an old tradition – the tea buffet – available in The Sugar Club every Friday and Saturday ...

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Mantis to Launch St Helena Hotel in September

(Cape Town, 29 March 2017). Mantis Hotels, EcoEscapes & Lifestyle Resorts is renovating three Georgian buildings on St.Helena Island, which will be branded as Mantis St Helena Hotel and is due to launch in September 2017. Excitement is mounting on ...

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Minor Hotels Announces New Resort in UAE

Minor Hotels has announced the signing of a management agreement for a new AVANI property in the United Arab Emirates – AVANI Al Marjan Island Ras Al Khaimah Resort. Al Marjan is a collection of four pristine man-made islands in Ras ...

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HVS Launches THINC Africa 2017

HVS has announced that the second Tourism, Hotel Investment & Networking Conference (THINC) Africa 2017 will be held on 30th and 31st August 2017, at the FNB Portside Building, Cape Town.  This two-day event will provide ample opportunity to network with ...

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aha Hotels Expands into Ethiopia

Johannesburg, 28 March 2017: aha Hotels & Lodges has announced the near completion of Gondar Hills Resort. This new luxury resort, owned by Jacaranda Tours, Ethiopia will be exclusively managed by aha Hotels and Lodges and incorporated fully under the aha brand. The resort ...

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SA Tourism CEO Launches Indaba 2017

Johannesburg, 28 March 2017: INDABA 2017 will see more than 7 000 delegates from around the world meeting in Durban to grow the African tourism economy through constructive conversations, dynamic partnerships and a strong focus on doing business, South African ...

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Kenya Represented on WTFL Advisory Board

Since launching in 2009, the World Tourism Forum Lucerne (WTFL) has been professionally supported by an international Advisory Board. Jacinta Nzioka of the Kenya Tourism Board has become the Advisory Board’s newest member. WTFL said that after a detailed talent search ...

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SAA Plummets to R4.5 Billion Loss

The latest SAA Group Results provided to the Standing Committee on Finance (SCOF) by the South African Airways (SAA) board reveals a staggering loss of R4.5 billion for 2016/17. This new figure of R4.5 billion is significantly higher than the R3.5 ...

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Gold Travel Gets a New Look

Gold Travel, a corporate travel management company and industry stalwart, revealed a new look and image on 1 March 2017. The company is one of Cape Town’s longest-standing corporate travel companies with a track record of over 40 years in ...

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Chocolate Factory Fantasy World

Inspired by Easter and all things chocolate, four of Tsogo Sun’s Cape Town chefs share their recipes for a decadent five-course chocolate brunch. The menu starts with chocolate Mayan yoghurt, cinnabun melba toast, chocolate & hazelnut crumble, and fresh raspberries, ...

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Saxon Hotel Appoints Willie Williams as S&M Director

The Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa has announced the appointment of Willie Williams as Director of Sales and Marketing, to start in April of 2017. Willie joins the Saxon after his six years as Director of Sales and Marketing for ...

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Marriott to Debut Aloft Hotels in Mauritius

Marriott International has announced plans to launch its cutting-edge Aloft brand in the capital city of Mauritius with the signing of Aloft Mauritius Port Louis. Slated to open in early 2019, the hotel will be the brand’s first adaptive reuse ...

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Emirates Introduces Electronic Device Service for US Flights

Following the Electronic Device Ban on Flights to US and UK announcement, Emirates will introduce a new service to enable customers to use their laptops and tablet devices until just before they board their flights to the US. Emirates customers travelling to ...

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Saudi Arabia Domestic Tourism Growth Forecast

Government-led investment is driving a surge in domestic tourism across Saudi Arabia – with experts predicting a 40% rise in the number of internal trips made between 2015 and 2020. The Euromonitor International Tourism Forecast report, prepared exclusively for The ...

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VFAPU Scouts Receive Gas Stoves Donation

A Harare business, Naklon Trading, has generously donated 17 two-plate gas stoves and cylinders, one for each of Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit’s scouts, as a gesture of appreciation for the important work they do in the day to day battle ...

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HVS Launches Executive Search Africa

HVS Consulting, the global hospitality consulting firm, is to open a branch of HVS Executive Search Africa. Based in Cape Town, HVS ES focuses on corporate positions, general managers and heads of department in the hotel industry across the continent. ...

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Electronic Device Ban on Flights to US and UK

South Africans travelling to the UK and USA via Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Cairo, Doha and several other cities will no longer be allowed to use their laptops, iPads, tablets, kindles or e-readers in-flight – following a US and UK government ...

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#TurkishAirlinesHelpSomalia Campaign Success

When Jerome Jarre, a French social media star with 1.3 million Twitter followers (@jeromejarre), learned that Turkish Airlines is the only major airline to send regular flights to Somalia, he started the hashtag #TurkishAirlinesHelpSomalia on Wednesday, March 15 to draw attention to the ...

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Escape Winter to a Cosy Mountain Idyll

Stay, sip, savour and see with special limited offers at Franschhoek retreat valid from 1 May to 30 September 2017. Take your annual hibernation to a new level – and different location – this winter with the ultimate Winelands escape ...

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Uganda Awarded 5th Best Africa Exhibitor at ITB 2017

Uganda has been awarded the 5th Best Exhibitor Award, Africa category, at the just concluded ITB Berlin travel expo in Berlin Germany. The expo ran from 8-12th March with 28 Ugandan organizations participating. The winners received the coveted awards during ...

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UNWTO Announces Secretary-General Candidates

UNWTO Secretary General Candidates 2017

The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has officially announced the names of the seven candidates who will be competing in the race for the top post of Secretary-General to replace Taleb Rifai when his term ends in December this ...

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How to Avoid Hefty Mobile Data Expenses Abroad

With mobile device data costing up to R500 per MB, South African businesses are understandably wary about employees roaming while working abroad. But there are ways business travellers can stay connected without breaking the bank, says Corporate Traveller, the corporate ...

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Stanley Beer Yard And Corona Host The Busking and Jazz Sessions

The South African jazz scene grew in popularity through performances in nightclubs, and other major venues during the time of the 1950s. It forms a large part of South African culture, through anti-apartheid protest from individuals like Hugh Masekela and ...

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Eikendal and Peace Parks Partnership Bears Fruit

Year-long wine sales fund-raiser materialises in joyous hand-over this week. African conservation efforts were given a small boost this week thanks to eco-conscious Stellenbosch wine estate Eikendal as well as its customers who purchased Eikendal Pinotage 2015 over the past ...

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The Pretoria versus Cape Town Parliament Debate

During the State of the Nation Address (SONA) on 09 February, President Jacob Zuma set in motion a snowball discourse on the moving of the Parliament to Pretoria away from Cape Town, to reduce costs. The suggested cost for moving ...

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Developing Africa’s Health Tourism Potential

Health Tourism can potentially provide a lucrative niche market to grow tourist numbers into Africa. However, reliable information and statistics on this sector from a local perspective are impossible to find. But this sad state of affairs is going to change ...

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Can South Africa Sustain Tourism Growth?

While South Africa’s 12.8% increase in the number of overnight tourists recorded during 2016 compared to those recorded during 2015 is laudable, further analysis of the data reveals there’s still significant work to be done to ensure long-term, sustainable and ...

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Making the Most of an African Safari

Tourists come to South Africa for two things – sun and safari. But do they understand that in order to see the Big-5 in their natural habitat it’s bound to rain at some point? So how do lodges help guests ...

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Reunion Island: Perfect for Easter Holidays

Located in the Indian Ocean, Réunion Island can be reached by a quick 4-hour flight on Air Austral from Johannesburg and what’s more, South African passport holders do not require a visa for a visit of up to 90 days ...

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The Impact of Drought on SA’s Wildlife Environment

To provide a better understanding of Tourism Tattler’s feature regarding the impact of drought on South Africa’s game reserves and wildlife environment – and with specific reference to the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park (HiP) reserve – I have repeated an article ...

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Taking Action Against Plastic

To kerb the disastrous environmental impact of plastics, a new report released by the World Economic Forum provides a tangible plan for the global plastics industry to take action across all types of plastic packaging. In just over half a ...

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Does SA Need Two B2B Travel Trade Shows?

Does the tourism industry in South Africa benefit from the concept of B2B travel trade shows, and if so, is the presence of two major trade shows in an emerging market like South Africa sustainable? By Des Langkilde. The Stats ...

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Diabetes: Are You At Risk?

Early diagnosis of diabetes is important if complications are to be prevented or delayed. If you are over 35 and have any of the risk factors highlighted in this article, you should be tested every year. Who is at risk? ...

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The Importance of Hotel Entertainment

At a recent hotel industry function, I was asked which was THE best hotel I have ever stayed at. This has been a common question over the years and one that has an easy answer. It’s also a question to ...

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The Impact of Pinterest on Copyright Laws

The traditional realm of copyright is being tested in a world where “liking”, “retweeting”, and “pinning” have become part of everyday life. By Leanne van Breda and Janet Mackenzie. Pinterest has made it easy for users to collect images and inspiration ...

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Can you Justify your Fixed-term Contracts?

It is important for employers to ensure that they are able to justify the grounds for fixing a limited duration of employment and that there is full compliance with the relevant provisions of the LRA insofar as ensuring the protection ...

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Adventure Tourism from a Legal Perspective – Part 9

This series of articles explores the legal aspects associated with the risks of operating an adventure tourism business, with specific relevance to the legal framework applicable to South Africa. (See end of article for a summary of each part in this ...

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Law of Contracts – Part 27

The Role of Service Level Agreements. By Adv Louis Nel. (For a summary see end of article). Alternative Dispute Resolutions (Cont’d) I ended Part 26 of this series by stating that arbitration becomes the method of resolving a dispute if parties to the ...

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How to gain Green Flag Trails accreditation

Tourists want reassurance. For this reason, hotels are star graded, beaches are awarded Blue Flag status, and clean and safe trails are Green Flag accredited. By Professor Leon Hugo. Ten years ago, adventure tourists had no means of assessing an ...

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Tsogo Sun’s special spots for sundowners

“Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words,” said Roman playwright Plautus more than 2 000 years ago. Jo’burgers love to do just that – celebrate any and every occasion with something bubbly, a glass of wine or a ...

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The Awesome Mazda CX-5 Akera AWD Auto

With kerb appeal to satisfy even the most sophisticated of motorists, one wouldn’t be surprised if this SUV’s ‘off-road’ abilities were somewhat limited. When Mazda gave Tourism Tattler an opportunity to review the CX-5 2.2L DE Akera AWD Auto – ...

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Best of Bot Wine Auction 2017

Whether you grunt, shout or simply tip your hat like a pro in the back corner of the room, you’ll want to bring your A-Game on April 22 to the hairiest auction in town. The Best of Bot 2017 is ...

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First Group Investments Boost Hospitality Industry

With a massive refurbishment investment of R67 million over the past two years plus a further R112 million in the pipeline for completion by 2018, the First Group has shown its commitment to ensuring premium offerings for both leisure and business ...

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New fastjet GM of Sales Appointed

Johannesburg, South Africa – fastjet has appointed Sean Bradley as its General Manager of Sales. Bradley is based in Johannesburg and is responsible for developing, implementing and managing an effective sales strategy for fastjet across the African continent. He will focus ...

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Munich Airport & ACSA Expand Sister Airport Agreement

Following the very successful start to the “sister airport agreement” signed by Munich Airport and Airports Company South Africa SOC LTD (ACSA) in October 2015, an expanded agreement was officially signed today (Wednesday, March 8, 2017) at the Bavarian Ministry ...

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Top Honours for TBCSA CEO on International Women’s Day

TBCSA CEO, Mmatšatši Ramawela

The Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) CEO, Mmatšatši Ramawela is amongst today’s recipients of the 2017 International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT) Global Award.  The award ceremony which is currently underway in Berlin, Germany is hosted by IIPT ...

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ACSA & DA Statements on OR Tambo Airport Robbery

Johannesburg, 08 March 2017 – The following statement, released by the Airports Company of South Africa (ACSA) today, outlines the sequence of events regarding an armed robbery at O. R. Tambo International Airport (ORIA) on Tuesday evening: “At 19h23, a ...

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Gold Travel Launches in Jozi

Konrad Laker, CEO of Cape Town-based Gold Travel, will see his expansion plans pay off as the group launches their first Johannesburg office in March. Travel Master, a Midrand based travel company that has been on Laker’s radar since 2013, ...

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Stanley Beer Yard gets busy

If you haven’t yet headed to the eclectic and vibrant Stanely Beer Yard (44 Stanley, Milpark) then you haven’t truly experienced Joburg’s finest. The ambience is relaxed, fresh and friendly and boasts a huge variety of craft and local beers, ...

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New Menu Launch – The Arbour Café and Courtyard

Tucked away in the quaint little Birdhaven shopping centre in Illovo is The Arbour Café and Courtyard. The Arbour is a French-inspired café and crêperie and is home to many breakfast and coffee enthusiasts; priding itself on delicious and wholesome ...

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MEC Calls On KZN Tourism Sector To Enter #LilizelaAwards17

The MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Mr Sihle Zikalala has made a clarion call to all tourism players in KwaZulu-Natal to take part in this year’s prestigious Lilizela Tourism Awards. Entries for this year’s instalment of the ...

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Entries open for flagship SA Tourism Awards

The Northern Cape Province is calling on all tourism service providers in the province to enter the 5th annual Lilizela Tourism Awards.  Initiated by the National Department of Tourism, the awards aim to reward service excellence and innovation in the ...

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A Capital Idea

Why’s South Africa’s fastest growing hotel group appointed Ankerdata as their hotel software provider? The Capital Hotel Group, touted as South Africa’s fastest growing hotel group, with 10 properties in their portfolio, recently took the decision to change their data ...

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Tsogo Sun’s Cape Town Hotel Development Nears Completion

Tsogo Sun’s new dual-brand 19-storey hotel development on the corner of Bree, Buitengracht and Strand streets in Cape Town is entering the final stages of development, with construction expected to be completed by September 2017.          Constructed ...

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Delta’s 2017 Wine Menu is Now Boarding

JOHANNESBURG, March 1, 2017 – Delta’s Master Sommelier, Andrea Robinson, has hand-picked her 2017 Wine selections, offering exclusive choices to Delta One customers flying between South Africa and the United States. The vintages will appear on a rotating seasonal basis, ...

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Ommiberg Festival 2017 Celebrates a Decade of Young Wines

Paarl Wine Route is celebrating the 2017 harvest in spectacular style with the 10th OmmiBerg ‘Round the Rock’ festival this weekend on Saturday, 4 March 2017. Wine lovers can revel in the opportunity to be amongst the first to taste ...

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Online Marketing for your small Business

The internet has expanded dramatically in the last decade and is becoming a part of every aspect of daily life. Businesses are recognising that their customers spend a considerable amount of time online and are coming up with innovative ways ...

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