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Aligning CSI initiatives with national priorities


Collaborating with government positively influences the way the corporate sector as well as sports federations and institutions make a sustainable contribution to sports development in schools, particularly in underprivileged areas, according to Vusi Dlamini, Group HR Director for Tsogo Sun. ...

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Concerts celebrate a year of learning enthusiastically

Tumisho Masha

Tsogo Sun Arts Academy is closing its fifth year of successful growth among more than 500 young learners in 12 different schools with community concerts in both Diepsloot and Mayfair – the main areas where the academy operates – where ...

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Tsogo Sun remains South Africa’s Best Hotel Group and Large Conference Venue provider

Business Traveller Awards

For the 4th year running, the business travel community has voted Tsogo Sun as the ‘Best South African Hotel Group’. Furthermore, Tsogo Sun’s Sandton Convention Centre has received the coveted best ‘Large Conference Venue’ award for the 2nd year. Hosted ...

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The Parlotones Orchestrated launches at The Lyric


The SA music industry’s pride and joy – The Parlotones – has announced a collaboration with Tsogo Sun that will see them undertaking a nationwide tour of an exciting new musical concept – The Parlotones Orchestrated. The 2016 tour launches ...

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30-Year-Old Beachfront Hotel Restored


Tsogo Sun’s nine seafront hotels and Suncoast entertainment destination carry the memories of hundreds of thousands of travellers and holiday makers across generations, and the group’s investment into the rejuvenation of this elegant, mature and ambitious city is seeing to ...

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Supplier development on the cards for Tsogo Sun Entrepreneurs

Vusi Dlamini (Group HR Director, Tsogo Sun) Candy Tothill (GM: Corporate affairs, Tsogo Sun) Ravi Naidoo (Executive Director, Department of Economic Development, City of Joburg) and (Ed Manolas, Group Procurement Manager, Tsogo Sun)

Tsogo Sun’s far-reaching enterprise and supplier development programme has taken a significant step forward with the formation of a partnership with the City of Joburg – Department of Economic Development and the incorporation of a new supplier development cluster situated ...

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Soccer Academy breeds success in life


It has been another year of success and personal growth for the young players of the Tsogo Sun Soccer Academy, as the season closed with an exciting tournament on Saturday 19 September at Lusaka Sports Complex in Swaneville on the ...

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Six finalists chosen for Tsogo Sun Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Tsogo_Sun_Entrepreneur-Six Finalist

Six finalists have been selected from a pool of 131 entrepreneurs in Tsogo Sun’s entrepreneurial development programme to compete for the winner’s title in the Tsogo Sun Entrepreneur of the Year Award. The Tsogo Sun Entrepreneurs programme represents the next ...

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Miss Earth South Africa 2015 is crowned at Tsogo Sun

Fair Trade SA's Nivashnee Naidoo, Minister of Tourism, Derek Hanekom, Miss Earth 2015 Carla Viktor, Candy Tothill GM of Corporate Affairs Tsogo Sun and HR Director Vusi Dlamini from Tsogo Sun

takes a big step into a more environmentally friendly year following her crowning today, Thursday 10 September, at Tsogo Sun’s Rosa venue at the Palazzo at Montecasino. Together with the Miss Earth South Africa leadership development programme, Tsogo Sun is ...

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Thomson Safaris Partners with AWF


As the plight of wildlife in Africa becomes increasingly dire, partnership will boost education and empower tourists to give back. On Sunday, September 27, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) will celebrate World Tourism Day under the theme “1 ...

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21 Days for the Ocean – White Shark Projects


It is the 23rd of September and another successful 21 Days for the Ocean campaign is done and dusted – and we certainly got our fingers and fins dirty with environmental awareness this year! The concept of the 21 Days ...

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School Coach Wins Women’s Sports Award


Already a proven winner as a soccer coach for under-12 and under-14 boys, Tsogo Sun Soccer Academy Coach Londiwe Hlatswayo has taken her winning streak up a notch and won the gsport Volunteer of the Year Award. “No words can ...

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Etihad Announces Airbus A380 Collaboration


Etihad Airways has unveiled a new partnership with leading global aircraft charter specialist Chapman Freeborn, to complement its exclusive The Residence and First Apartment cabins, both available on the airline’s Airbus A380 fleet. The agreement with Chapman Freeborn is to ...

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Red Carpet Wins Lakeside Lodge Account


Bespoke Cape Town based Communications Agency, Red Carpet Concepts, signs its second five star estate account this month – Lakeside Lodge and Spa, based in Sedgefield, Knysna. Situated along the picturesque Garden Route, this nine suite luxury accommodation boasts panoramic ...

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Cheers to Summer at Elangeni Panorama Bar


As it starts to warm up, the Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani hotel’s Panorama Bar will be serving up a taste of summer that promises to beat the heat. Panorama Bar is set to shake up the conventional sundowner scene ...

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Suncoast Towers Food & Spa Pairing Experience


Suncoast Towers Hotel Spa is bolstering its therapeutic menu to compliment the authentic Durban Indian flavours served at its signature Jeera restaurant. Guests could now experience the perfect pair of treatments complimented by the fare incorporated and served by its ...

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Tsogo Sun Gearsup for Amashova 2015 cycle race


Tsogo Sun KZN Management have put their best foot forward in preparation of the Tsogo Sun Amashova Durban Classic 2015 cycle race. The race kicks off on Sunday, 18 October 18, with the much anticipated 106km main race which will ...

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Seychelles Renews Links with Notting Hill Carnival


Representatives of UK’s Notting Hills Carnival Roadshow and Seychelles Carnaval International de Victoria met in London to discuss their future cooperation. Claire Holder of the UK’s Notting Hill Carnival and Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and ...

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New Legacy For Tourism in Zimbabwe


African Sun and Legacy Hospitality today signed an agreement to co-operate in the development of Tourism in Zimbabwe. The agreement provides for the management, refurbishment and expansion of five of African Sun’s strategic assets. Bart Dorrestein, Chairman of the Legacy ...

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Green Leaf for Park Inn Foreshore Hotel


Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Foreshore Hotel achieves Green leaf Standard The Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Foreshore Hotel through their partnership with Green Leaf Sustainability Services and their Think Planet and Living Responsible Business initiatives has achieved ...

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New Turkish Airlines Durban Flight Route


Turkish Airlines Announces Brand New Flight Route to Durban Amidst World Routes Durban 2015 In 2015 The World Routes Development Summit, as the largest and most premier aviation and tourism event in the Routes portfolio, attracting the most senior representatives ...

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Eikendal Releases Latest Wine Duo


Classique 2013 & Chardonnay 2014 polished versions of estate’s understated elegance. Swiss owned Stellenbosch Estate, Eikendal, renowned for its elegant wines that impress with great fruit purity and finesse, has released the latest vintages of its two flagship wines – ...

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EcoMobility World Festival, Sandton to Benefit SA


Image: Elaine Jack, City Improvement District Manager for Sandton Central Management District (SCMD). Sandton – September 15, 2015 – The EcoMobility World Festival 2015, which takes place in Sandton for the entire month of October, will leave a positive lasting ...

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Get an Aerial View of the Origins of Man


As the Homo naledi fossils lie open to view at Maropeng for the next month, followers of palaeontology are invited to take to the skies for a birds’ eye view of the terrain in which these homonins and other ancestors ...

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Comair Shows Profitability in No-Growth Market


Johannesburg, 14 September 2015: In the absence of revenue growth in the domestic passenger market and despite a challenging financial year, JSE-listed Comair Limited has announced continued profitability for the 12-month period ending 30 June 2015. Revenue remained consistent at ...

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Guy Stehlik and Grant Gillis form a new partnership


If collaboration truly is the next megatrend, the hospitality industry certainly has something to look forward to. Guy Stehlik, CEO and founder of BON Hotels, and Grant Gillis of Delta International Design Studio – a hospitality and retail design mogul ...

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Cover Story September 2015


With September being Tourism Month in South Africa (and World Tourism Day on 27 September) it is appropriate that our cover sponsor, Fancourt is featured in this edition. Commemorating its 21st birthday this year (1994-2015), Fancourt has definitely come of ...

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Welcome to Africa Travel Association


Tourism Tattler is proud to announce its appointment as an official media partner to the Africa Travel Association (ATA). “We see our collaboration with Tourism Tattler as a platform through which to speak with one voice as collective travel trade ...

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Are SA’s Low Domestic Airfares Sustainable?


In an industry known for small margins and high operating costs, South Africa’s low domestic airfare prices could be a big threat to an airlines existence. In this article Russell Jarvis looks at how sustainable this trend is for local ...

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10 tips on Tour Quoting


It’s no longer acceptable for tour package quotations to take hours or days to compile. It’s time for tour operators to automate their business processes in order to survive in this technology driven era of tourism, writes Linday de Heer. ...

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Vultures and Aviation


Vultures are listed as endangered and VulPro are appealing to pilots to respect Africa’s vultures and their habitat. Even one lost egg or chick is one vulture too many, writes Kerri Wolter. Vultures evoke strong emotions from many different individuals ...

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Venue Review: Fancourt, South Africa


When it comes to South African venues that are capable of hosting the entire spectrum of MICE events to 5-star standards, Fancourt certainly delivers beyond expectation, writes Des Langkilde. Fancourt, located just 7km from George Airport in South Africa’s Western ...

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Viability of Golf Estates in Africa


Golf Tourism generates R29.2 billion and creates 50 000 jobs in South Africa. The overall worth across Africa is estimated to be R58.4 billion, writes Jacques Maritz. “There are 54 million golfers worldwide of which 25% will definitely take golf ...

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Hospitality Profile: Mantis Hotels


Mantis Hotels, EcoEscapes & Lifestyle Resorts offers travellers exceptional properties and authentic experiences across the globe. From beach, bush and city hospitality and spa’s, to experience packages like no other – Mantis has it all – and more. Mantis is ...

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Property Review: Gooderson Monks Cowl


Adventure into the Drakensberg at Gooderson Monks Cowl Golf Resort There’s nothing quite like an adrenaline rush against the backdrop of the breath taking Drakensberg and the 260,000 hectare Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park World Heritage site and Mdedelo wilderness area, writes ...

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Law of Contracts – Part 14


In Part 1 (August 2014), I categorised risk into five categories, namely; 1. PEOPLE, 2. MONEY, 3. LAW, 4. SERVICE and 5. ECOLOGY. In this series, I deal with the risk profile of each, i.e. broadly speaking the areas of ...

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Branding Africa


Recently the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Regional Conference on Enhancing Brand Africa and Fostering Tourism Development was hosted in Accra, Ghana to discuss branding Africa. Velma Corcoran reports on the outcome. I joined delegates from across the continent, ...

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Mercedes-Benz V-Class: Large as Life


Mercedes-Benz is redefining the Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV) segment with the new V-Class. As the youngest and largest member of the passenger car family from Mercedes-Benz, the V-Class sets new benchmarks in its segment with its design and host of innovations. ...

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Ford: A Shuttle Vehicle for all Reasons


Road Test: New Ford Tourneo Connect 1.6 EcoBoost Grand Titanium What requirements do Tour and Airport Shuttle Service Operators have for an ideal tour vehicle? In this article Des Langkilde finds out and matches these requirements to the Ford Tourneo ...

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Waterkloof Circle of Life Biodynamic Walks


Nature lovers can now connect with life on a green farm, the natural way. For a different kind of walk on the wild side, Waterkloof Estate, the sustainable wine farm on the outskirts of Somerset West, invites nature lovers and ...

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Air Seychelles enhances Access to Africa


Air Seychelles continues to extend its network reach into Africa with the expansion of its Etihad Airways codeshare agreement to Entebbe, in central Uganda. Under the agreement, Air Seychelles will place its flight code on four weekly flights operated by ...

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Air Seychelles New Airbus A320


Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, celebrated a momentous occasion when it officially welcomed a new Airbus A320 aircraft into its international fleet on 02 September 2015. The aircraft is named “Silhouette” after the third-largest granitic ...

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Etihad Airways Teams Up with Ten Group


Etihad Airways has teamed up with leading global concierge service provider Ten Group to serve the unique needs of guests travelling in The Residence by Etihad onboard the airline’s Airbus A380 fleet. Ten Group will provide a specially trained Etihad ...

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