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Tourism Insurance – Part 6


Part 1 in this series covered an introduction to insurance, an outline on the EC Directive, the basics of risk management, and financial guarantees. Parts 2 and 3 looked at liability insurance, Part 4 continued the subject of liability with ...

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Pitch Your Film at Wild Talk Africa 2013


Are you are a filmmaker with a great idea, but need funding? The Wild Talk Africa open pitching sessions are back due to popular demand. But this year filmmakers need to submit their ideas in advance. This process of preliminary ...

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2013 Sedibeng Tourism Awards Winners


The prestigious 2nd Sedibeng Tourism Awards was met with overwhelming enthusiasm from members of the region’s tourism stakeholders. Stakeholders from across the tourism sector entered into one of the many categories of the awards or nominated a worthy candidate as ...

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Gauteng’s Winter Wine Fest gears up for July


If you are planning to treat your clients and guests to some serious Wine Tasting this year, then Gauteng’s very own Wine Route, which runs for 8 weeks from the 13th July to the 18th August provides an ideal opportunity. Now ...

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SATSA elects new President at AGM


The Southern Africa Tourism Services Association (SATSA) elected Francois Neethling of Central South Africa Portfolio as its new President at the associations annual general meeting (AGM) held at the Durban International Convention Centre on 09 May 2013, prior to the  opening ...

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Cover Story


There were those who found it mildly amusing that the National Press Club made the rhino its Newsmaker of the Year for 2012.  It’s not amusing at all, in fact it reflects a tragic news story that appears in our ...

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From the Editor’s Desk


Another May, another Indaba! So  we’ll  all be caught up in the excitement and the razamatazz. But once the event itself is over and the caravan has moved on, what next? We’ll be facing the same problems we had before.  ...

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The dangers of chasing the dragon


  The global tourism industry seems to be popping its proverbial socks at the moment over the much-publicised boom in outbound travel from China, excited, no doubt, at the prospect of tapping into this “new” revenue stream. After all, China ...

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Mountain Bikers Heaven


For tourists seeking an active outdoor experience, Holla Trails in KwaZulu-Natal’s Dolphin Coast region offers heaven on earth with well marked mountain bike trails to suit all experience levels. By  Storm Ferguson. The clear blues seas of the Dolphin Coast ...

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Striking Heritage Attractions for 2013


Opinions on South Africa’s heritage landmarks may differ but it’s hard to argue against Moja Heritage Collection’s selection below. By  Ian Solomon. “South Africa’s wide open spaces and diverse natural wonders have entranced both domestic and international tourists for generations, ...

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Most punctual airline in the world revealed


South African Airways is the most punctual airline in the world, according to a new report. And with a new CEO at the helm plus a codeshare agreement with Air Seychelles, SAA is set to soar. By Marjorie Dean. FlightStats, ...

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FILTHY RICH and loving it


New research into South Africa’s super-rich reveals they aren’t just wealthy, they are far wealthier than previously assumed. According to the TopEnd 2013 Survey into the country’s most affluent individuals, almost 10% of these ‘economic astronauts’ have a household income ...

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So you want to be a tour operator?


Then this Tour Operator Training course is a must for you! The Southern Africa Tourism Services Association (SATSA) offers a comprehensive training for tour operators, in response to the demand of the market.  This course is open to anyone and ...

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SATSA secures Mobi Sites for members


As from this month, ALL SATSA members have access to a FREE mobile website (Mobi Site) solution, for both smartphone and tablet, to assist in marketing their businesses to both travel trade buyers and consumers via the SATSA website. By ...

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To Breed, to Dehorn or to Poison?


The debate on how best to conserve Africa’s dwindling rhino population rages on. Is flooding the market with legally harvested rhino horn an option or is injecting poison into the horns of wild rhino a better option? Asks Des Langkilde. ...

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A Rhino Knight’s Tale


In early 2009, the entire population of eleven Rhino were killed on an Eastern Cape reserve where we ran our horse trail business. This was the first time that rhino poaching became real to Lloyd and me, which sparked deep ...

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Ten reasons why Zimbabwe is a true Luxury Destination


It is no secret that in the last ten years or so Zimbabwe has been struggling with its perception as a luxury travel destination. By Luke Brown. For various reasons the country has been labelled as “unsafe” to travel to, ...

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80 000 Bikers hit KZN South Coast


Africa Bike Week, the largest free motorcycle rally in Africa, took place from Friday 26 to 29 April in Margate KwaZulu-Natal attracting over 80 000 enthusiasts and visitors. By Nadia Louw. The 110th Anniversary celebrations kicked off in Milwaukee in ...

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RETOSA Events Calendar – MAY 2013


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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Vacation Lightly


Going on a vacation can often make a large difference to the impact that one has upon the environment.  The carbon emissions from air and road travel are well known but some of the other issues such as the environmental ...

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The Rock that proved to be a Gem


Nestled in a tranquil suburb, African Rock Hotel is an exclusive five-star boutique property – the first and only one of its kind in Kempton Park, South Africa and just a short drive away from Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport. ...

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Finding the perfect travel MEMENTO


After a lifetime in travel, my home is full of souvenirs and mementos of places I have visited. From the outrageously tacky to the downright bizarre, the list of trinkets sold to tourists is endless.  And the memories they bring ...

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Tsogo Sun develops entrepreneurs


I was privileged to attend a truly positive tourism event recently, writes Tattler Editor Marjorie Dean. This was the Awards and Graduation ceremony for those guesthouse owners who were fortunate enough to participate in the most recent Book-a-Guesthouse Programme run ...

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The new ‘POPI’


aka PROTECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION ACT – PART 1 – INTRODUCTION As most of us are aware this has been around for a long time (Over 4 years) but it is eventually coming to fruition and should become law later ...

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Giving by Gifting


Hand crafted gifts provide the safari industry with a way to give back to the African communities in need who produce the products, important in the marketing and culture of Game Lodges and African tourism in general. When award winning ...

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SATSA Market Intelligence Report


This month’s Market Intelligence Report from SATSA has been extracted from data available as at 24 April 2013, by Martin Jansen van Vuuren of Grant Thornton – www.gt.co.za  

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How Risk Influences Travel Decisions


Tourists are faced with a multitude of decisions when deciding on a holiday destination and one of these is definitely insurance. If something goes wrong, they want reassurance that they will be financially compensated for their loss. By Paul Halley. ...

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Policy Wording, Gaps and Exclusions


Having an insurance claim declined just when you need it most could cripple your business. Here are some pointers to avoid being left in the lurch. By Des Langkilde. Exclusions and gaps in insurance cover, which can cause a claim ...

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Win a 4 Night Getaway in Mozambique


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. “Which local community trust does NKWICHI Lodge support?” The first correct ...

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New KZN Beach Resort Opportunity


Available to hospitality and tourism operators The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), Trade & Investment KZN (TIKZN), KwaZulu-Natal Tourism, Ilembe Enterprise and the Inqaba Trust invite hotel management companies and hotel operators with beach resort experience to participate in the pre-implementation ...

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