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Hotel Verde bags Eco-Logic Water Conservation Award

Mario Delicio, owner of Hotel Verde with Leslie Hoy of Rand Water at the Eco-Logic Awards

Proving that they are “Africa’s greenest hotel”, the recently opened, Hotel Verde, has scooped the Water Conservation Award at the Eco-Logic Awards held in Johannesburg on 26 September. The award was presented to the owners Mario and Annemarie Delicio at ...

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One&Only Le Saint Geran introduces the new Contour & Firm Body Treatment

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Mauritius, September2013; TAKE a journey to the serene One&Only Spa nestled within One&Only Le Saint Géran’s lush tropical landscape overlooking a reflecting pool with ocean views. Acclaimed internationally as a rejuvenating destination spa, One&Only partnered with ESPA to create a ...

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Fastjet First International Route Temporarily Postponed


fastjet, Africa’s low cost airline, announces that its first international flight between Dar es Salaam and Johannesburg, previously scheduled to take place on Friday 27 September 2013, has been temporarily postponed. This postponement is due to unexpected administrative delays caused ...

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Desserts of India


The majority of Indians will admit to having a sweet tooth. Can you blame them? The tantalising array of desserts on offer can be too much to resist. Indian desserts are traditionally made with a variety of ingredients – from ...

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Alayne Reesberg to speak at Gauteng Institute for Architecture 2013 Awards


Alayne Reesberg, CEO of Cape Town Design NPC, the implementing agency for the World Design Capital 2014 will enlighten the audience at the 2013 Awards for Architecture about the planned initiatives planned for 2014 when the attention of the world’s ...

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Fort Myers, a Place to Go For Active Vacationers!


Fort Myers has emerged as a favorite of countless holidaymakers and tourists who wish to lighten up and have time out, simply taking a breather and winding down at several of the globe’s prettiest resort hotels as well as most ...

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Col’Cacchio pizzeria Knysna Now Open!

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The Col’Cacchio pizzeria family just got bigger with the opening of its Knysna branch in the heart of the famed Garden Route. The new store is situated on the beautiful Thesen Islands. Locals and holiday-makers alike are invited to soak ...

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SETE promotes South Africa as Sports & Tourism Destination

Sports & Events Tourism Exchange 2013

Taking place from 22 -24 October 2013 at the Sports & Events Tourism Exchange (ICC), the Sports & Events Tourism Exchange (SETE) Exhibition and Conference, will play a fundamental role in promoting sports and tourism in South Africa. The event as ...

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Tintswalo at Waterfall’s restaurant caters to all tastes


In the company of honoured guests and foodie lovers, diners were recently treated to gastranomical delights accompanied by perfectly paired wine, in celebration of Tintswalo at Waterfall’s recent win of a prestigious Diners Club Winelist Award. It’s not often that ...

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Fair Trade Tourism Appointments


Tourism Month saw a number of strategic changes implemented within Fair Trade Tourism (FTT). In keeping with global best practice, the organisation has now contracted FLO-Cert as their outsourced certification body. Going forward, FLO-Cert will conduct audits against the Fair Trade ...

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Feast Like A King At Oyo & Dash Restaurants’ Annual Crayfish Festival


19th September 2013-Regarded by many as one of the most delicious of all seafood, crayfish is a celebrated delicacy amongst foodies all around the world. Just the sound of cracking the shell to release the aroma and unique taste of ...

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Enhance your China travelling experience with these handful tips!


China is a big tourist state on the planet, which appeals several tourists overseas and national to pay a yearly trip to value its unparalleled appeal. Why a lot of travels – addicts pay a visit here despite of long ...

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Luxury Summer Pamper Package in the Magaliesburg


Valley Lodge & Spa in Magaliesburg is less than an hour’s drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria and is offering a luxurious summer pamper package per couple for December including: A 2 night stay in a lavishly furnished room, dinner, breakfast plus a ...

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Al fresco dining at Clico Boutique Hotel this Summer


Delightful summer packages are being offered by Clico Boutique Hotel in Rosebank. Clico’s al fresco spring and summer 4-course menu @ R330 per person is valid until 15 December and includes: A selection of warm artisan breads with salted butter; carpaccio of tuna ...

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Deluxe summer packages at Tau Game Lodge in Madikwe


Tau Game Lodge in the Madikwe Reserve has been redecorated and upgraded over the past years to offer an ideal 5-star safari getaway, complete with the pampering Tau Spa Oasis to complement the prolific game viewing from room and lodge decks overlooking ...

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Dog Olympics & Pet Expo – a first for Joburg


The World Agility Championships (dubbed the “Dog Olympics”) will be taking place from 10 – 13 October 2013 at the Coca-Cola Dome in Honeydew.  This is a significant and well established international event, which will be hosted in Johannesburg and ...

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Mauritius Beach Villas: Best Advice


Accommodation can highly influence the quality of your Mauritius holiday. For this very reason, Mauritius offers one of the best price quality ratio in terms of vacation. For this same reason, it is nowadays recognised as one of the most ...

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New Opportunities Explored at London World Travel Market


The increasingly important and valuable LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) tourism market has just received a boost – as two market-leading destinations were announced as premier exhibitors with the Out Now Business Class LGBT Village at World Travel Market. Europe’s ...

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Hilton and Transcorp partner to develop new Lagos hotel


LAGOS, Nigeria, September 19, 2013/ — Building on its successful years of partnership with the Hilton Worldwide, Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc (Transcorp), a publicly quoted conglomerate, today announced a new premier hotel development in the upmarket suburb of Ikoyi in Lagos. The ...

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Conrad Hotels & Resorts Debuts in United Arab Emirates with Opening of Conrad Dubai

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Highly Anticipated New Luxury Hotel Marks Milestone UAE Entry for Hilton Worldwide DUBAI, UAE and MCLEAN, Va – 18 September 2013 – Hilton Worldwide brings its global brand for the new generation of smart luxury travellers, for whom life, business ...

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Tips on Car Hire


Avis provides some useful tips to avoid being over charged on car hire. Remember to bring your credit card. Know what you are signing for. That you have the right waiver option and understand your liability in the event of ...

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Cape Town Festival of Beer 2013


Mark your calendars today for the annual Cape Town Festival of Beer, South Africa’s biggest festival of beer, which is set to take place on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th of November 2013 at the legendary Hamilton’s Rugby Club next ...

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Stor-Age Donate Goods to Maranata Care Centre


In August, leading self storage company Stor-Age donated several truckloads of clothes, toys, books and furniture to the Maranata Care Centre – an organisation based in Pretoria which supports the homeless. Maranata, founded by Daan and Marlene Lensley in 2006, ...

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Stor-Age Announces the Acquisition of Property Portfolio


Stor-Age announced last week that it has concluded the acquisition of eight of the nine trading self storage properties within the Public Storage* portfolio in Pretoria. The acquisition by Stor-Age represents the largest ever self storage transaction completed in the ...

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International Housekeeping Week Celebrated by Hilton Worldwide Across Southern Africa

Pictured here are members of the Housekeeping Teams at Hilton Durban

Cleaning Up To 232,183 Rooms Every Year, Hilton Worldwide Housekeeping Teams Celebrate Their Special Week Johannesburg, South Africa: 17 September 2013 – Hilton Worldwide celebrated the hospitality industry’s Housekeeping Week across Southern Africa by recognising the invaluable work that its ...

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Wild Wings Safaris Opens UK Office


Specialist safari company and ground operator, Wild Wings Safaris, is proud to announce the opening of their UK office in Bromley, London. “It is a logical extension of our South African operations,” says Onne Vegter, CEO of Wild Wings Safaris. ...

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Sandton Convention Centre proudly hosts the 59th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference


Sandton Convention Centre provided the platform last week for the coming together of 175 Commonwealth Parliaments and Legislators for the 59th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference, held between the 28 August and 6 September in South Africa. Hosted by South African Parliament ...

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Durban ICC Chef Receives Accolade for Culinary Achievement

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The Durban International Convention Centre’s Executive Chef, John Moatshe, was awarded the prestigious Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Brass Plaque/Blazon on Friday evening for his achievements in the culinary field. The accolade is presented to a chef who maintains a superb level ...

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Kwandwe Leads the Charge on World Rhino Day


Leading up to World Rhino Day on Sunday 22 September 2013, conservation success story Kwandwe Private Game Reserve in South Africa’s scenic Eastern Cape will be hosting a week-long programme of interactive and educational activities for guests, staff and local ...

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Three stars for Orion’s Mohale Lodge


Orion Hotels is proud to announce that Orion Mohale Lodge in Lesotho has been awarded three stars grading by the Lesotho Tourism Development Corporation. Mohale Lodge caters to those with a passion for outdoor adventure or those looking to reconnect with ...

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Heritage Day Braai-B-Que contest


Tourism Month is also Heritage Month and one of the highlights of the Johannesburg Good Food & Wine Show, at the Coca-Cola Dome from 21 to 24 September, will be the Heritage Day Braai-B-Que contest. This is a coup for ...

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Walk the Talk for Wildlife In War Zones


Get those walking shoes out on Sunday 29th September and help to protect wildlife in war zones by walking for animals from Durban’s Ushaka Marine World to SunCoast. Everyone will gather outside Moyo Restaurant on the Ushaka Marine Parade at 8am to ...

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Western Cape raises awareness of water assets this Tourism Month


Residents of the Western Cape are surrounded beautiful beaches and rivers which are being showcased as the province celebrates national Tourism Month this September. This year’s international theme for the month is water-based tourism and emphasises the need to sustain ...

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Click to view Tourism Month news


Read some of the ways that the travel trade in Africa are celebrating Tourism Month and World Tourism Day.        

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Free entry at Cape Point during SANParks Week


South Africans have free access to Cape Point Nature Reserve during SANParks (South African National Parks) Week from 9 to 14 September and in celebration of this, Cape Point is offering visitors the chance to get a free ticket for ...

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E-Tourism Africa Summit – Cape Town


THE SIXTH ANNUAL E-Tourism Africa Summit comes to Cape Town from the 9th to the 10th of September 2013, to work with, and show, the tourism industry how best to take full advantage of the fast-growing digital and social media ecosystem. The ...

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WTM 2013 To Be Opened by Sir Stuart Rose

Former Marks & Spencer CEO and Chairman Sir Stuart Rose will open World Travel Market 2013 at the new-look WTM Captains of Industry Opening Lunch.

World Travel Market 2013, the leading global event for the travel industry, will be opened by Sir Stuart Rose, one of the business world’s most respected leaders. Former Marks & Spencer CEO and Chairman Sir Stuart led a turnaround of ...

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Magic Circus coming to Seychelles


The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) and the Ministry of Tourism and Culture together with the support of dedicated partners have confirmed that they will be hosting the Magic Circus of Samoa, on 20 September 2013. The people of Seychelles will ...

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Durban is SA’s new friendly city


The debate about whether Cape Town or Joburg is the friendliest city has been settled. It’s neither. It’s Durban. This is one of the findings in this year’s Anholt-GfK Roper City Brand Index, which assesses the images of 50 cities ...

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Southern Sun The Cullinan Relaunches Sunday Lunches


Southern Sun The Cullinan is is bringing back lazy Sunday lunches with special friends and family. The hotel is now serving its new Sunday buffet inspired by the hotel’s Executive Chef, Lindsay Venn. Enjoy the soothing sounds of the grand ...

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Menswear Fashion Show at Melrose Arch Piazza


On Thursday, 19 September 2013, Men’s Health is hosting summer’s hottest menswear fashion show, the sixth annual Men’s Health Menswear Collection. The show will bring together 12 of South Africa’s leading brands and retailers to showcase their summer trends and ...

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KwaZulu-Natal Tourism Master Plan Launched


Michael Mabuyakhulu, the MEC for Economic Development & Tourism launched the KwaZulu-Natal Tourism Master Plan today. By Des Langkilde. At a travel trade stakeholder breakfast briefing held at the Faimont Zimbali Hotel in Ballito this morning, Minister Mabuyakhulu outlined the strategic framework ...

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Gauteng Institute for Architecture announces nominees for 2013 GIfA Awards


The GAUTENG INSTITUTE FOR ARCHITECTURE (GIfA) is gearing up for its biennial Awards for Architecture, which will be held on 31 October 2013 at the Turbine Hall in Newtown. A total of 39 submissions were received for shortlisting from Gauteng’s ...

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Is Travel Insurance Worth The Extra Cost?


Travel insurance – it’s one of those things that we’re used to picking up without really thinking about whether or not it’s financially worthwhile. We’re constantly told that travel insurance is a necessity, that it doesn’t matter how much it ...

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Top 5 Attractions In South Africa


South Africa is always increasing in tourism popularity or at least in recent years. This diverse and beautiful country has a lot to offer its visitors with varied cultures, intriguing wildlife, and amazing scenery, breathe taking beaches and a rich ...

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The Easiest Way To Find Your Ideal Holiday Home


Being able to buy a home aborad is a dream that almost all of us have had at one point or another. Whilst most of us are going to have to wait a decade or three before it becomes a ...

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Art students honoured by Hotel Verde


HOTEL VERDE – WHERE ART LIVES Dr Ivan Meyer, Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, along with 250 guests, attended the Hotel Verde Art Project Awards Ceremony on Thursday, 29 August, at the recently opened, Africa’s Greenest Hotel. ...

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Article Comments from August


Congratulations to Onne Vegter of Wild Wings Safaris in South Africa, whose comment has been chosen as the prize winner for August. Onne’s  prize of Two Stainless Steel Wine Goblets has been delivered to him with the compliments of Livingstones Supply Co – suppliers of the finest ...

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Beginners Guide to Starting a Tourism Business


Writing for WikiHow, Claire Fess provides eight steps on how to start a tourism business. Definition: Tourists are people who travel outside of their home-base environments in order to spend time visiting a different environment in either a business or ...

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South Africa – The gains made in 20 years


Remarkable strides have been made since South Africa embraced democracy. By John Young. When Nelson Mandela took the oath of office as the first president of democratic South Africa on 10 May 1994, anything seemed possible. Moments of glory came ...

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Rhino Knights Update


After traversing South Africa, Namibia and Botswana Isabel Wolf-Gillespie reports on her progress from Zimbabwe, since departing on her 10,000km journey in May to raise awareness of the plight of Africa’s dwindling rhino population. We got to Victoria Falls on ...

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Ecotourism hub of Mtunzini under threat


Mtunzini – From unspoilt ecotourism hub to dusty, mining town in 10 years? The proposed mining of the area south of Mtunzini in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) has been on the cards for more than 13 years, but following an appeal by ...

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Ecotourism & Sustainable Tourism Conference


The Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference (ESTC), taking place in Nairobi, Kenya from 24 to 27 September, aims to explore how tourism can help to alleviate poverty and achieve sustainable development. The seventh annual ESTC, organised by The International Ecotourism ...

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World Tourism Day – 27 September


In support of United Nations International Year of Water Cooperation, World Tourism Day (WTD) on 27 September 2013 is being held under the theme Tourism and Water: Protecting our Common Future. This year’s theme highlights tourism’s role in water access ...

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The New ‘POPI’ Act – Part 5


‘POPI’ is an acronym for the PROTECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION ACT. PRINCIPLE #3 – PURPOSE SPECIFICATION: PART 1 By Adv. Loui Nel The purpose for which Personal Information (‘PI’) is collected must be: Lawful; Specific (i.e. not excessive as far ...

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SATSA Market Intelligence Report


This month’s Market Intelligence Report from SATSA has been extracted from data available as at 26 August 2013, by Martin Jansen van Vuuren of Grant Thornton.

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Social Media Marketing Part 2


Where to start? In part two of this series, Pieter Philipse asks some pertinent questions that should be answered before embarking on a social media journey. Introduction Before we set of on our journey from a business point of view we ...

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7 Insurance policies for Tour Operators


All tour operators will require insurance protection, but there are some types of cover that you may not have considered, but could be essential to mitigating the risks associated with your tour company. By Gavin Courtenay. Here are the top ...

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Using Film Festivals as a Tourism Marketing Tool


Considering the limited marketing budgets that most tourism organisations face, film festivals and film productions can be leveraged as an alternative marketing medium, as they do their own promotional campaigns, thereby reaching a wider audience through indirect publicity. By Leonie ...

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Property Review – Kwandwe Private Game Reserve


The word ‘Kwandwe’ is derived from the isiXhosa language and means “Place of the Blue Crane”, which is appropriate given that this endangered species is South Africa’s national bird, and ties-in well with the Private Game Reserve’s environmental and conservation ...

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Harness growth opportunities through FEDHASA Cape


South Africa’s hospitality industry is poised for strong growth in the next five years. According to a report issued by PricewaterhouseCoopers in June 2013, this growth will be driven by a vast increase in inbound travellers into the African continent. ...

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Celebrate World Rhino Day with a Beaded Bracelet


World Rhino Day is celebrated on 22nd September. Support both Save the Rhino International and the the Madikwe Rural Development Programme by buying and/or selling Rhino Force beaded bracelets during Tourism Month. Or give them away as gifts to clients. Proceeds from the sale ...

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Help fill empty tummies with a Heritage Bracelet


Heritage Day is celebrated on 24 September, and what better way is there to celebrate South Africa’s rich and diverse heritage than by buying or selling a beaded bracelet for just R40 each and support Feed SA at the same ...

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