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Cape Point Concession Celebrates 20 Years


CAPE TOWN, 30 November 2016: At a glittering event held at the Centre of the Book last night, the Cape Point Partnership with Thebe Tourism Group celebrated 20 years of the Cape Point concession, and unveiled their Cape Point Moments campaign ...

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A New Turn for Twist Restaurant


Cape Town, 28 November 2016: Food has never been fresher than at the newly refurbished Twist Restaurant at the African Pride Mount Grace Country House & Spa outside Johannesburg.  With bee hives on the property producing honey on-site, guests can ...

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A Phoenix Rises from the Ashes for Delheim’s Harvest Festival


Bring the family to celebrate the Start of Harvest 2017 from 28 to 29 January 2017. Delheim’s annual Start of Harvest Festival is back! After a devastating fire on the Simonsberg Mountain put a cork in the event for 2016, ...

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Turkish Airlines Presents New Features


Istanbul, 25 November 2016 – Turkish Airlines presents the new features including Denon Headphones to be added to its on-board entertainment options   Flying has never been so pleasurable, Turkish Airlines plans on enlarging its award-winning entertainment offering  Turkish Airlines, Europe’s ...

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Taj Cape Town Exposes Visual Beauty of Africa at ‘Gallery Event’


Inner City Hotel celebrates the synergy of three art forms with African Photography. Luxury five-star hotel Taj Cape Town presents the fourth edition of ‘The Gallery’ on Thursday 1 December, an inspiring fine dining concept celebrating the synergy of three ...

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Age is not just a number for Business Travellers


Older, experienced business travellers expect to be treated like VIPs when they travel and leave the handling of their travel arrangements to others, while younger, newer business travellers book their own travel and like to be treated like locals. In ...

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Waterkloof Restaurant sizzles with Eat Out Chef of the Year


‘Restaurant in the sky’ clinches overall 3rd spot in SA Waterkloof Estate’s arresting hilltop restaurant outside Somerset West soared to greater culinary heights at the 2016 Eat Out Restaurant Awards, with its über talented chef Grégory Czarnecki crowned Chef of ...

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Find your Week-end Mojo with #FestiveFriday at La Petite Ferme


Artisan cocktails & live music served up with majestic Franschhoek views Everyone’s favourite weekday has just perked up thanks to the exciting launch of #FestiveFriday at Franschhoek’s renowned, mountain-perched estate, La Petite Ferme. Featuring a fresh selection of hand-crafted cocktails ...

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Boschendal Chenin Takes Centre Stage


Lizelle Gerber, Méthode Cap Classique and white winemaker at Boschendal, sheds light on Chenin, the new Chardonnay Pinot Noir blush wine and the feats that led to her nomination as one of five vintners to be shortlisted for the Diners ...

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Loring Produces First-time Album for Crossover Talent


Petite and beautiful, YAEL so impressed Richard Loring with her crystal-clear, powerful classically- trained voice that he took her on as his first protégé, mentoring her over 18 months to produce her debut album, ‘Fly Away’, which was launched on ...

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Inanda Club Wins CMASA Award


The Inanda Club walked off with the top honours at the inaugural Club Management Association of South Africa’s (CMASA) awards. The awards – in association with the Braxton Group, Jonas, SAB, Tsogo Sun and Performax – took place during the ...

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Update on South African Travel Facilitation Concerns


The Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) has presented a number of recommendations to address challenges that the South African travel and tourism industry is facing with regards to the implementation of the Amended Immigration Regulations. The specific challenges ...

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SA Home Affairs Extends Deadline for Lesotho Special Permit


South African Home Affairs authorities have offered Lesotho nationals living and working in South Africa an extended grace period to allow applicants more time to apply for a Lesotho Special Permit (LSP) by 31 December 2016. The Department has also ...

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CCA/ATA Conference Rwanda Postponed


The 41st Annual World Tourism Conference scheduled to convene in Rwanda has been postponed to the first half of the year in 2017. “While we are pleased with the very high caliber of the conference and the participation, circumstances have ...

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A Night with the Stars at #Lilizela2016


It was a night of honour and glamour when the South African tourism industry celebrated its top business owners and service providers at the fourth annual Lilizela Tourism Awards on 16 October 2016. By Thandiwe Mathibela. Joined by various key ...

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2016 Lilizela Awards Winner: iNsingizi Game Lodge


A National Winner of the 2016 Lilizela Tourism Awards in the 3-Star accommodation category, iNsingizi Game Lodge & Spa is located conveniently between Durban and Pietermaritzburg and is the perfect escape from the frenetic pace of modern life. Our location, ...

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2016 Lilizela Awards Winner: Phelwana Game Lodge


The year 2013 marked the 75th anniversary of the De Villiers family having been part of South Africa’s lowveld history, and today we are proud to have been recognised as a Provincial Award winner and national finalist in the 2016 ...

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WLHA: A Decade Of Awarding Service Excellence


Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, the 2016 World Luxury Hotel Awards took place at the exquisite St. Regis Doha in Qatar on 29 October, where some of the world’s leading hotels gathered to be recognised on stage for their ...

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Sports & Events Tourism Awards Winners


The evening of the 26th October 2016 saw the inaugural Sports & Events Tourism Awards take place in the City of Tshwane – an initiative launched alongside the annual SETE 2016 conference. By Paul W. Reynell. Entries were submitted by ...

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Vehicle Rental MOTY Award Winners


The South African Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (SAVRALA) has announced Volkswagen as the Manufacturer of The Year (MOTY) in the car rental sector for the seventh consecutive year. The revered SAVRALA’s MOTY award recognises exceptional levels of service, new ...

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Tourism Business Index Q3


The Tourism Business Index for the third quarter of 2016 shows improved business performance, buoyed by a positive showing in South Africa’s accommodation sector. By Kagiso Mosue. The Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) represents businesses operating in South ...

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SA Tourism Stats: Jan – Aug 2016


For the first time the data from Stats SA, STR and ACSA all reflect the same period. The data indicates the recovery of international arrivals from 2015 as reflected in the growth in Stats SA data, growth in the rates ...

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Nearly One Billion Tourists Globally


Destinations around the world welcomed 956 million international tourists between January and September 2016. According to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, this is 34 million (4%) more than the same 2015 period. By Rut Gomez Sobrino. Demand for international ...

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Blood Lions & Wild Dogs


A coalition of three male lions was collared and released from their holding boma into the uMkhuze section of the South Africa’s first world heritage site, the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, late on the 18th of October 2016. By Debbie Cooper. ...

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Exploring St. Lucia


The best way to get a proper sense of St. Lucia, it seemed, was to work my way up the island by foot, road and boat. And spend nights at the islands’ supurb resorts along the way. By Adam Jacot ...

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Attractive prizes to be won in The Color Run Cape Town


Cape Town, 9 November 2016: Capetonians are gearing for their turn to join millions of fun-loving runners in the ‘Happiest 5k on the planet’ – The Color Run is back in Cape Town. Now in its fifth year, the run ...

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Completion of Protea Hotel by Marriott® Durban


Cape Town, 9 November 2016: uMhlanga is gearing up for a bumper tourist season this December/January and, with the recent opening of the new 15-storey tower addition at the Protea Hotel by Marriott® Durban uMhlanga, the local tourism industry will ...

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Child Friendly Safaris


Many parents dream of taking their children on a once-in a-lifetime safari adventure holiday, but most South African Big-5 game reserves and lodges have a minimum age restriction rule for children.  Fortunately there are exceptions to this and Lalibela Private ...

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Property Profile: Chilly Powder in the French Alps


Chilly Powder is an appropriate name for a 4-star ski hotel located in the famous Portes du Soleil region of the French Alps, where snow is almost guaranteed and average normal winter temperatures range around -1.6°C. Based in the heart ...

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Law of Contracts – Part 23


Enforcing Your Contract: Homework – What To Do Before You Go Ahead. By Adv Louis Nel. (For a summary on this series see end of article). THE NEXT STEP I.E. STEP 4 IS TO CONSIDER WHO TO CONSULT (REFRESHER: STEP 1 WAS/HOW ...

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Adventure Tourism from a Legal Perspective – Part 5


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. Part 1 in this series provided definitions for the term Adventure, ...

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Hotel Technology Trends Infographic


About the Author: Mary Smith works on digital marketing for Ard na Sidhe Country House in Co. Kerry, Ireland.

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HUAWEI Launches Mate 9


Unveiled in Munich, Germany on November 3rd, Huawei Consumer Business Group presented two of the most anticipated devices of the year – the Huawei Mate 9 and the exclusive Porsche Design Huawei Mate 9. Building on Huawei’s success in delivering ...

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Key Solutions for Seasonality in Tourism


The second annual Cape 365 multi-stakeholder workshop has been held in order to review ongoing measures aimed at combatting seasonality and providing industry insights and strategies for the way forward. PURPOSE The Cape 365 committee includes representatives from the City ...

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SA Ports Geared for 2016/17 Cruise Season


South Africa’s 2016/17 cruise season kicks off today, and South Africa’s ports are ramping up for another busy cruise season with at least 14 luxury cruise lines and 20 vessels of varying sizes set to ferry international and domestic tourists ...

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FEDHASA Decries Online Booking Platforms


In this article, the Chief Executive Officer of  the Federated Hospitality Association of South Africa (FEDHASA), Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa asks if it is fair for formal hotels, who incur significant expenses to meet all the regulations of the industry, to lose income ...

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New CEO for Leeu Collection


Carrie Wicks has been appointed CEO of Leeu Collection, effective immediately. Carrie was previously Operations Director at Firmdale Hotels, in the United Kingdom, where she worked for 19 years and was responsible for Firmdale’s growth operationally. Carrie is a driven ...

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