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Tag Archives: Articles October 2015

SA’s Visa & Birth Certificate Regulations Update

15 February 2016: Issued by the Ministry of Tourism, South Africa. Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom has welcomed the recently-announced changes in visa applications as a positive step towards putting growth in the tourism sector back on track. “These changes pave ...

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Tsogo Sun celebrates World Champagne Day

Delighting in a glass, or two, of champagne on the 23rd October 2015, is compulsory! World Champagne Day is the perfect ‘excuse’ for indulging in an evening of romance or celebration. The best news of all is you don’t have ...

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Tsogo Sun Entrepreneur of the Year announced

The Tsogo Sun Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 is Nomsa Mazibuko from Visit Vakasha Guest Lodge in Mpumalanga. This was announced at the Awards ceremony at Southern Sun Pretoria on Saturday (9 October) by Tsogo Sun Group CEO Marcel von ...

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Air Seychelles Introduces New Flight Times

Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, is set to enhance its flight schedule between Johannesburg and Seychelles with convenient new flight timings and will introduce an additional service between Johannesburg and Seychelles to meet seasonal demand ...

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Etihad Airways Teams Up With Luxe City Guides

Etihad Airways has launched a colourful new range of collectable limited edition Business Class amenity kits, the result of a unique collaboration between the airline and luxury travel brand LUXE City Guides, the straight-talking, highly curated go-to guide for savvy ...

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Summit for youth to engage in building a greener future

The Generation Earth Summit, which takes place in South Africa today (Friday, 2 October) at Sandton Convention Centre, is being enabled by Tsogo Sun in support of the Summit’s campaign to give young people a voice in the green space ...

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Let the Riverside Sun woo you

Looking for a hotel or venue for a ladies lunch, a birthday celebration, a family holiday or a business event. We have the perfect hotel for you. Enter the Riverside Sun hotel, a naturally beautiful venue spread out along the ...

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Lights, camera, and fabulous action on stage!

Lights… Camera… Action… It was a joyful celebration of a year filled with fun, laughter, learning, song and dance, as the top performers in the Tsogo Sun Arts Academy took to the stage for their year-end concert. The irrepressible joy ...

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Stellenbosch at Summer Place – Culinary Artistry

Powerhouse Stellenbosch pairings to entice Gauteng palates Wednesday, 25 November 2015: If you are serious about food and wine, then Stellenbosch at Summer Place 2015 is your gourmet ticket to exceptional culinary prowess, paired with the finest cellar gems from ...

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Eikendal Pizza & Wine Pairings

Winelands family entertainment all summer long Bellissima! Swiss owned Stellenbosch Estate, Eikendal, eases into summer with a sizzling new Pizza & Wine Pairing experience that will cater for lip-smacking action in its tasting room all season long. From 1 November, ...

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Tourism Video Production Tip #1

Statistics on the effectiveness of online video to promote travel and tourism products show that with the right optimization, video will increases the chance of a front-page Google result by 53x. According to Google 68% of business travellers watch travel-related ...

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Growing Trend in Business Travel Infographic

According to the latest infographic produced by The Europe Hotel & Resort – a five star luxury hotel, located in Co. Kerry, Ireland – business travel (Bleisure) makes up thirty percent of annual travel. Bleisure is where employees add two ...

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Cover Story – October 2015

As we enter the fourth and final business quarter for 2015, South Africa’s tourism industry continues to ‘Inspire new ways’ – a slogan that has taken on new meaning as the local tourism sector attempts to overcome the serious crises ...

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Cango Wildlife Ranch Review

Having been invited to review Cango Wildlife Ranch I arrived at the venue, located just outside of Oudtshoorn on the road to Cango Caves in South Africa’s Western Cape province, with some trepidation as I’d heard that they provide ‘cub ...

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Strawberry Festival Attracts Record Visitors

The Nestle Ice Cream Strawberry Festival, one of the largest family festivals in South Africa’s Garden Route, completed its 11th successful year over the weekend of 25- 27 September, and attracted a record number of day visitors, writes Sharon House. ...

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10 Tips on Selecting Tour Operator Software

For Tour Operators, it always comes down to cost; but investing in tools that will improve productivity, manage workflow, reduce errors and give your travellers a professional look and feel are an absolute must, writes Linday de Heer. Embrace the ...

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Economic Volatility & Tourism in SA

South Africa’s current economic volatility offers opportunities for tourism growth and job creation, but government must pave the way by removing obstacles that inhibit growth and the country’s competitiveness as a destination, writes Unathi Sonwabile Henama. Charles Dickens in his ...

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Making Tourism Work

Rail tourism has potential for growth in South Africa, but Is government an asset or liability to this sector, asks Prof Melville Saayman. I had the wonderful opportunity to experience one of South Africa’s luxury trains, the Blue Train, and ...

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Africa Tourism set for sustained Growth

According experts gathered at the Africa Hotel Investment Forum, the hotel and tourism industry in Africa is set for a period of sustained growth, writes Anja Eckervogt of Tarsh Consulting. The hotel and tourism industry in Africa is beginning a ...

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Business Enterprise Solutions for BEE Codes

The Tourism Enterprise Partnership (TEP) has entrenched its reputation as the forerunner in tourism small business development with the launch of its unique Enterprise and Supplier Development Solutions (ESDS) programme to assist corporates in this sector meet the new amended ...

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The Mark of a Good Holiday

Fair Trade Tourism is a leading South African non-profit organisation promoting responsible tourism development. It grows awareness about responsible tourism to travellers, assists tourism businesses to operate more sustainably and facilitates a globally recognised certification programme, the first in Africa, ...

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Tourism Market Intelligence Report – October 2015

Data from Stats South Africa confirms that international tourism has declined significantly, while data from ACSA shows resilience in the domestic tourism market that is helping hotels to maintain occupancy levels, while increasing rates. *Note that African Arrivals plus Overseas ...

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Elephant-friendly Tourism Pledge Appeal

World Animal Protection are appealing to the travel trade to show their commitment to elephant-firendly tourism by signing a pledge. The appalling cruelty inflicted upon Asian elephants used for tourist rides and shows is now spreading throughout southern Africa, reveals ...

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World Luxury Hotel Awards

Every year the world’s finest hotels are assessed and critiqued to sift out the very best of the best in their offerings of exclusive world-class accommodation, writes Michelle Snyman. The World Luxury Hotel Awards are responsible for rewarding these legends ...

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Future of the Commonwealth Games

This year’s Sports & Events Tourism Exchange (SETE) conference, which takes place from 28 to 29 October 2015 in Tshwane, will again focus on the need for the Industry to support Durban in its preparations over the next seven years ...

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Restaurant Review: Balata

The Balata Restaurant in the Fairway Hotel is reputed to offer the best cuisine that the Johannesburg hospitality industry has to offer. Marjorie Dean finds out if its reputation meets her discerning expectation. Winter evenings in Johannesburg don’t really tempt ...

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Property Profile: De Hoek Country Hotel

Operated by Mantis, De Hoek Country Hotel is a luxury 5-star boutique hotel located in Magaliesburg , Gauteng South Africa, an hour out of Johannesburg and Pretoria, and surrounded by the Magalies river, mature trees and delightful birdlife. The original ...

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Legal Advice: Protecting Your Brand

It is great fun brainstorming a new idea, be it over a couple of beers in the pub, over lunch or on the golf course. Quickly thoughts are jotted down, a seed it sown and off we go – a ...

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8 Changing Trends in Leisure Tourism

Image: Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve, South Africa courtesy of Mantis Group What are the latest trends in work time management and how can tourism professionals take advantage of the growth in leisure time? Dr. Peter E. Tarlow provides the ...

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Mercedes Vito – Versatility made to Order

Low on costs and high on payload, the new Mercedes-Benz Vito sets a benchmark in the mid-size tourism transport segment. Offering tangible external strengths, maximum benefit and low costs, the new Mercedes-Benz Vito is a versatile and real professional among ...

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Gabriëlskloof’s Favourite Things Market

11 & 12 December 2015 For a slice of the good life presented with genuine country flair, make your way to Gabriëlskloof Estate, when this family farm outside Bot River transforms its courtyard into a colourful celebration of all their ...

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New look for Garden Court Marine Parade

Tsogo Sun’s iconic Durban hotel – Garden Court Marine Parade – celebrated its 30th year anniversary in grand style last night (1 October) following a R110-million refurbishment project. Leading tourism stakeholders and government officials including eThekwini Mayor, Councillor James Nxumalo, ...

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Four Stellenbosch Wines Go Back to Pinotage Roots

Four of South Africa’s iconic Pinotage producers, all part of the Stellenbosch Wine Routes, have joined forces to create the Pinotage Root of South Africa, the first demarcated wine experience centred round the grape variety with which the South African ...

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