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Emirates Ups Services to India

Emirates, a global connector of people and places will expand its A380 network to 28 destinations, when it launches a daily A380 service to Mumbai International Airport on 21st July. EK 500 and EK 501 between Dubai and Mumbai will ...

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Stellenbosch Wine Routes Nominated

Wine Route nominated for Best Contribution to Wine & Spirits Tourism – 2nd year in a row The pioneering Stellenbosch American Express® Wine Routes has made the sought-after shortlist for The Drinks Business Awards 2014 as a contender for the ...

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Leobo Private Reserve Expands

Leobo Private Reserve, located in the Waterberg region of South Africa. has finalized the purchase of an additional 2,000 hectares (4,800 acres) of land adjacent to the east of Leobo as well as traversing rights over an additional 600 hectares ...

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Win with Pirelli and Landrover

It’s time to get out of the urban jungle, leave the traffic behind and experience the 5 star adventure of a lifetime. Pirelli and Landrover are offering you the chance to explore the wild and beautiful landscapes of Namibia in ...

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Trade Welcomes New Minister of Tourism

The Southern African Tourism Services Association (SATSA) extends its heartfelt congratulations on behalf of the inbound tourism industry to the new Minister of Tourism, Derek Hanekom. Furthermore the organisation welcomes the re-appointment of Deputy Minister Thokozile Xasa who has shown ...

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New GM at Southern Sun Hemingways

Hospitality and gaming industry stalwart, Madeleine Roux, has taken the helm as the new General Manager at Southern Sun Hemingways in East London. Roux has over 16 years experience in the fast-paced and exciting hospitality and gaming sector, having worked ...

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Zambia National Park fees change

Changes to the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park fees structure have been effective as of 15 May; as announced by the Zambia Wildlife Authority recently. Due to the recent movement of the Mosi-oa-Tunya National park entrance gate and the fencing in of ...

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R50m Tourism Financing Facility Launched

A brand new financing offering has been launched by the Small Enterprise Finance Agency (sefa) and the Tourism Enterprise Partnership (TEP) to provide business loans to SMMEs in the tourism industry, encouraging development in this sector. Given the difficulties experienced ...

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Sterkfontein Caves awarded TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

TripAdvisor travellers have once again rated the Sterkfontein Caves as a must-see destination when in South Africa, enabling it to receive its 2014 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor. The Certificate of Excellence is awarded in recognition of the positive feedback ...

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CACH Accused of Harming Conservation

Is the Campaign Against Canned Hunting (CACH) a threat to conservation? – You decide! Three large NGO’s dominate the SA conservation landscape. WWF, EWT, and WESSA (Wildlife and Environmental Society of SA.) All three are pro-hunting, and lobby for the ...

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New Appointments at Continental Tyre SA

New team members at CTSA set to bolster company profile in tourism transport market place. Continental Tyre South Africa today announced the appointments of Niel Langner as Marketing Manager; Jiminy-Ann Knoetze Bosman as Public Relations and Communications Manager; and Morris ...

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New Battlefields Route Website

The Battlefields Route in KwaZulu-Natal has launched a new website at www.battlefieldsroute.co.za, which has a number of interesting options for both tourists and service providers but especially for Battlefield Guides. Every historical battlefield in the region has been plotted using Google Earth ...

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Africa Interior Design Accolades

Well-known South African interior architectural design firm, Darley Interior Architectural Design (DIAD) has been recognised by the Europe Business Assembly (EBA) as the Best Enterprise in construction, architecture, construction materials, luxury real estate and city infrastructure. In addition Shiree Darley, ...

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Zimbabwe imposes VAT on Tourism

The African Travel & Tourism Association (Atta) has confirmed that a 15% Value Added Tax on payments for accommodation and tourism services by foreign visitors to Zimbabwe will be payable from January 2015. More information can be found on the ...

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WTM Africa Appoints Sheree Simpson

Building on the success of the inaugural World Travel Market Africa (WTM) Thebe Reed Exhibitions are already full steam ahead in preparations for a bigger and better event for 2015.  With this in mind industry specialist, Sheree Simpson, has been ...

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Food Routes cooks up a storm with Culinary Holidays

If the sound of a cooking course combined with a relaxing breakaway stirs your senses to sizzle, then Food Routes – an online expressway to an array of ‘wine, dine and recline’ adventures across South Africa – is your ticket ...

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Cape Town Diamond Museum celebrates International Museum Day

In celebration of International Museum Day on 18 May, Cape Town Diamond Museum invites visitors to come and experience first-hand South Africa’s significant contribution to the international diamond industry. International Museum Day was established in 1977 by the International Council ...

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Durban snubbed at Tourism Indaba

According to Phillip Sithole, Head of Durban Tourism, all was not rosy for the City of Durban at this years 26th travel and trade show, Tourism Indaba held at Durban ICC from the 10 – 12 May 2014. “The host city ...

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Hotel Verde – Africa’s 1st Carbon Neutral Hotel

Hotel Verde, by BON Hotels, Africa’s Greenest hotel, located at Cape Town International airport, and recently awarded its 4 star status continues their green initiatives in all things sustainable, to reach yet another milestone in their service offerings. They have ...

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Open Invitation To The Travel Industry

Tourism Tattler supports the following Open Invitational letter initiated by Chris Mercer and Bev Pervan of the Campaign Against Canned Hunting (CACH) and urges readers to support this initiative. The Code of Practice suggestion noted in the five point plan is ...

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RETOSA to be Restructured

Southern African Development Community (SADC) Ministers meet on restructuring of the Regional Tourism Organisation of Southern Africa (RETOSA) on sidelines of Commission for Africa (CAF) Ministerial meeting in Angola. Tourism Ministers from Zambia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Seychelles and Namibia met in Angola to prepare ...

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Praise for WTM Africa

Inspiring, well organised and impressed are among some of the words buyers, visitors and exhibitors have been using to describe the inaugural World Travel Market (WTM) Africa event that took place from 02 to 03 May at the Cape Town ...

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Durban to Seychelles Yacht Race Announced

The ‘EAST 3 ROUTE‘ Organisation of South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province, Swaziland, Mozambique and Seychelles met with business community leaders in the Seychelles, on the sidelines of the Carnival International de Victoria 2014 – duing which a Durban to Seychelles Yacht Race ...

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Letter to US Fish and Wildlife

By Chris Mercer, Campaign Against Canned Hunting. I refer to the hysterical letter of protest by hunting fanatic Ron Thomson to US Fish and Wildlife, complaining angrily about the decision to temporarily suspend imports of elephant trophies taken in Zimbabwe and ...

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World Heads to Durban for Indaba

As over 10 000 delegates comprising exhibitors, the world’s travel trade and media start arriving in Durban this week, Tourism KwaZulu-Natal are putting the final arrangements in place for the 26th annual Tourism Indaba to be hosted by the city ...

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May Cover Story

Adventure tourism is a sector of the travel industry that our May edition cover sponsor, SATIB Insurance Brokers have specialised in for many years. Obtaining tailor-made liability risk transfer cover for adventure operators is no easy task, considering the diversity ...

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POPI Part 12 – SPAM

In the May edition of Tourism Tattler we deal with how the Protection Of Personal Information Act (POPI) addresses SPAM (section 69) i.e. approaching a data subject via electronic communication or mail for the purposes of for the purposes of ...

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13 Things Entrepreneurs Don’t Do

I spend many hours of my time reading. Some of it is about real live historical events (I don’t enjoy fiction) but I also read a lot about business and my industry. Not just because I enjoy it but also ...

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Inbound Demand Lifts SA Tourism

Strong Overseas Leisure Demand Lifts SA’s Tourism Performance The first quarter results of the TBCSA FNB Tourism Business Index (TBI) point to the weak exchange rate and strong overseas leisure demand playing a significantly positive role in lifting business performance. ...

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Winners of the April Competition

CONGRATULATIONS to the following 10 winners: 1. Nosifiso Ngutyana of Xerox; 2. Mick Clarke of Umkomaas Guest House; 3. Daniela Gallagher of Royal African Discoveries; 4. Alan Saffery of La Galiniere Guest Cottages; 5. Glen Findlay of Go Safari; 6. ...

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RETOSA Transfrontier Conservation Areas

Sustainable and environmentally-friendly tourist destinations in Southern Africa International tourism market trends generally reflect a tendency for sustainable and environmentally-friendly destinations. In response to this 21st century trend, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) has established one of the most ...

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Destination Review: Lamu Island, Kenya

Top image: An aerial view from Sarilink’s approach to the airport on Manda Island. Lumu Old Town is visible across the channel, as is Peponi Hotel and Shela Village towards the sea. There’s a tangible sense of the past, as if ...

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Property Review: Toad Tree Lodge

Toad Tree Lodge, in the Kuleni Game Park,  is a wilderness haven – not only for the teeming game and birdlife but also for discerning tourists who want a self-catering South African bush experience within close proximity to KwaZulu-Natal’s King Shaka ...

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Photography Part 1: The Golden Hour

Note: Part 2 in this series (Understanding Depth Of Field) can be read in the May magazine (page 35). The best photographs are usually taken when the light is soft, and besides cloud cover, or smog, you can guarantee that ...

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20 Niche Tourism Groups

If you thought that Niche Tourism covers just a hand-full of interest groups, think again. In the 5th edition of his book ‘Marketing Tourism in South Africa’, Richard George identifies 20 distinct Special Interest tourism groups. Special interest tourism (SIT) ...

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Kidnap & Ransom Insurance

The threat of kidnap and ransom in African countries is on the rise and companies with employees stationed or visiting places including Nigeria, Somalia, Mozambique and Kenya, which have been kidnapping hotspots, are strongly advised to ensure that they are ...

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New Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

After over eight million kilometers of test drives, and an investment of €25 million in the German van plants, the first new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter rolled off the assembly line in Düsseldorf during July last year and will be on display ...

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