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Iris Warriors: An exquisite and original story

Iris Warriors Pre-Production Dance Rehearsal for the group

Iris Warriors is an original story told through dance and shared through film, enhanced and brought to life with cutting edge CGI and an original score.  Written by Don Macnab-Stark and directed by Roydon Turner, Iris Warriors is currently being ...

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Refurbishments underway at BON Hotels’ Nigerian properties

BON Hotel Stratton Asokoro Bedroom...

Following BON Hotels’ acquisition of 4 Protea Hotels in Nigeria from Mariott Hotels last year, and with further management contracts under negotiation, the group has commenced an aggressive rebranding and refurbishment plan to have all the hotels completed for re-launch ...

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BON Hotels adds Shishangeni Private Game Lodge to portfolio

Camp Shawu

Ever on the lookout for new opportunities in Africa, BON Hotels, after lengthy negotiations, has taken over Shishangeni Private Game Lodge. The lodge is situated on a 15 000 hectare private concession of the world-renowned Kruger National Park and will ...

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Cover Story May 2016


The May edition of the Tourism Tattler Trade Journal front cover features a pair of young Cheetah at Inkwenkwezi Game Reserve. Three cheetah cubs were rescued from a Game Reserve near Port Elizabeth after their mother was killed, and Inkwenkwezi ...

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Wage Increases for SA Hospitality Industry


Minimum wage increases will come into effect for the South African hospitality industry on the 01st July and will be applicable until the 30th June 2017. This was disclosed at the World Travel Market, part of Africa Travel Week, which ...

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Hotel Revenue Management Secrets


The Key to Hotel Pricing. By Craig Macdonald of IDeaS. Revenue managers across the globe spend large portions of their days managing rates. They are constantly lowering, raising, and analysing their hotel’s pricing. With the hotel’s bottom line depending heavily on ...

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South African Tourism Statistics: May 2016


Data from Statistics South Africa indicate the impact of the devaluation of the Rand as foreign arrivals recovered. By Martin Janse van Vuuren of Grant Thornton, South Africa. Tourism enterprises should utilise this windfall to recover previous losses but should ...

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Tourism Business Index Q1 2016


Steady Travel and Tourism Business Performance Results For Q1 2016 Notwithstanding the rising inflation and slow economic growth, overall business performance levels in South Africa’s travel and tourism sector have remained steady in the first quarter of 2016. This is ...

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Hotel Chain Growth in Africa


The number of planned hotel chain rooms in Africa has soared to 64,000 in 365 hotels, up almost 30% on the previous year, according to new figures from the annual W Hospitality Group Hotel Chain Development Pipeline Survey. The increase ...

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Yoga & Wine


We all know that the term ‘wine pairing’ is associated with food; the process of pairing food dishes with different wine cultivars to enhance the dining experience. But did you know that wine and yoga is possibly the perfect pair? ...

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Property Review: Inkwenkwezi Game Reserve


Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve, located in South Africa’s malaria-free Eastern Cape Province near East London, is more than just a wildlife sanctuary – it’s an experience! By Des Langkilde – Editor: Tourism Tattler Trade Journal. Inkwenkwezi (meaning ‘Star’ in isiXhosa) ...

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Property Profile: Nkwichi Lodge


A halcyon paradise, hidden in the ancient mountains of Lake Niassa, lies a place so secret, it’s been forgotten in the mists of time! Nkwichi Lodge is located in the north-western corner of Mozambique, on the easter side of Lake ...

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Property Review: Long Lee Manor in Shamwari


Reminicent of a bygone era in South Africa’s colonial past, Long Lee Manor is a meticulously renovated Edwardian era mansion, located in the Shamwari Game Reserve just seventy kilometres from Port Elizabeth, and 23 kilometres from the Addo Elephant National ...

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Law of Contracts – Part 18


Enforcing Your Contract: Homework – What To Do Before You Go Ahead. By Adv Louis Nel. SUMMARY In Part 1 (August 2014), I categorised risk into five categories, namely; 1. PEOPLE, 2. MONEY, 3. LAW, 4. SERVICE and 5. ECOLOGY. ...

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Tourism & Migration


Around the world, immigration and refugees are a hot topic. Europe is locked in a debate as to how to handle the millions of people who seek to migrate there. The US also has a similar debate running through its ...

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Tourism Insurance Part 5


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, and Part 4 continued the subject of liability ...

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