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Marriott International Introduces Three New Brands to Cape Town


Johannesburg, 6 October 2016: The world’s leading hotel company, Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR), today announced plans for the construction of three new hotel properties in Cape Town, in partnership with the Amdec Group. These will be three new hotels ...

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Mix FM singles evening

Stanley Beer Yard

Mix FM singles evening Saturday, 8 October at 7 pm Venue: Stanley Beer Yard at 44 Stanley, off Owl Rd, just off Empire Rd near the Garden Court Milpark Entrance free, everyone welcome Vinyl DJ, come and enjoy some great ...

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Marriott International Completes Acquisition Of Starwood Hotels

Bill Marriott, Executive Chairman of Marriott International, and Arne Sorenson, President & CEO, join with the Marriott executive team and associates in Times Square to celebrate the company’s acquisition of Starwood on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, in New York. The acquisition creates the world’s largest hotel company with more than 5,700 hotels in more than 110 countries and 30 brands, which the associates pictured represent.
(Charles Sykes/AP Images for Marriott International)

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) has completed its acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., creating the world’s largest and best hotel company. Marriott now offers the most comprehensive portfolio of brands including leading lifestyle brands, a significant global ...

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Seychelles Message on World Tourism Day


World Tourism Day message from Minister Alain St.Ange of the Seychelles – islands dependent on their tourism industry.   As the world marks Tourism Day it is important for us in Seychelles to say “Happy Tourism Day” to each and ...

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Empowering South Africa’s Women Must Be a Priority


Cape Town, 27 September 2016: The first Black woman to sit on the board of directors at Protea Hotels by Marriott®, Dorcas Dlamini has risen to the top of the hospitality industry with seeming effortlessness. But hers is actually a ...

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Riding the waves of the digital world

CBR Marketing Solutions Team

Digital marketing is a strategy. It’s not just simply a website, or social media, or Google; it’s a full platform that allows people to position their businesses within the communities they’re targeting. And it is enabling an unprecedented level of ...

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Entrepreneurship meets digital savvy

Craig Munitz, MD of CBR Marketing Solutions

Dynamic and driven, Craig Munitz is a thriving entrepreneur and MD of CBR Marketing Solutions, a company he established with brothers Ben and Rowan Swartz, in 2011. While South Africa was, at that stage, lagging behind the rest of the ...

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Siya Metane – founder of SlikourOnLife

Siya Metane – SlikourOnLife

Siya Metane, well-known in the music industry as Slikour, has a heart for music and a head for business. He’s passed through numerous rites of passage – some hard, some disheartening, some positive – but all adding to the skills ...

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Tsogo Sun’s SunSquare Montecasino adds more Flair to the Square


SunSquare Montecasino, the trendy, sought after hotel overlooking the award-winning Montecasino complex in Fourways, is the latest Tsogo Sun hotel to modernise its guest offering. At an approximate cost of R16 million, guests will enjoy even more comfort and convenience. ...

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Awards for top Arts Academy achievers in Johannesburg South

Tsogo Sun Arts Academy

Seventy-eight learners, nine teachers and their families and support systems gathered in Mayfair this week for the awards and recognition event of the Tsogo Sun Arts Academy for the participating schools – Malvern Primary School, Dowling Primary School and Johannesburg ...

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Fun chess day in Diepsloot

Tsogo Sun Moves for Life Chess Tournaments

Seventy learners from five Diepsloot primary schools pitted their chess skills against each other in the annual Tsogo Sun Moves for Life chess tournament in Diepsloot this month. The Tsogo Sun Moves for Life programme is sponsored by Montecasino and ...

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Cape Town Celebrates Special Award


22 September 2016 The announcement that Cape Town is once again the recipient of a global travel award has stirred up interest in the city as a world-class destination. The Condé Nast Readers’ Travel Awards 2016 chose the city as ...

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Branded Movies Change Advertising Game


Cape Town, 20 September 2016: Gone are the days, where it was the preserve of massive Hollywood studios to produce high-quality movies. Now, it’s not only independent film makers that are getting into the movie business, but brands are too. ...

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Uganda’s Protea Hotel Getting Bigger and Better


Cape Town, 20 September 2016: Entebbe’s 4-star Protea Hotel by Marriott Entebbe, is set for refurbishment and expansion. Its beautiful location on the shores of Lake Victoria, as well as being a convenient 1 kilometre from the airport, makes this ...

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BON Hotels’ launch Heritage Day Braai-off

Are you Bloemfontein's Best Braaier?

Introducing – The BONfire BRAAI MASTERS competition Good food, by good people Twenty corporate teams will compete against one another in the ultimate urban braai-off, The BONfire Braai Masters competition, to be held on the roof-top at  BON Hotel Bloemfontein ...

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The Grand old dame – BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal turns Ninety

BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal. The Grand old lady

After three marriages, a few flings and a divorce or two, BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal celebrates her ninetieth birthday this year and the hotel seems to be enjoying a new lease on life. The Vaal Triangle’s commercial success is ...

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New TGCSA Awards Committee


The South African Tourism Board has announced the appointment of new Awards Committee members, of the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA). The committee is responsible for overseeing the implementation and management of the TGCSA’S grading system, South Africa’s ...

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Awards for top Arts Academy achievers in Diepsloot

Tsogo Sun Arts Academy

Sixty-five learners, 13 teachers and their families and support systems gathered in Diepsloot this week for the awards and recognition event of the Tsogo Sun Arts Academy for the participating Diepsloot schools – Muzomuhle Primary School and Diepsloot Combined Secondary ...

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Henrico Grobbelaar wins Unilever Chef of the Year 2016

Henrico Grobbelaar Wins Unilever Food Solutions Senior Chef of the Year 2016

Henrico Grobbelaar, Executive Chef at Southern Sun The Cullinan in Cape Town has been awarded the Unilever Food Solutions Senior Chef of the Year 2016 at the final competition cook off which took place in Durban last week. Started over ...

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Accessible Tourism Etiquette


How does one communicate with people with disabilities? What language should one use to write or talk about people with disabilities? What is the etiquette when meeting a blind person or a wheelchair user? How much can one expect of ...

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Linking the Tourism Chain


September is National Tourism Month in South Africa, and aims to celebrate the country’s tourism industry and the value it adds to the economy. In this article, I share my views on the importance and value of a well-run tourism ...

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Visas in Africa for African Travellers


Africa is increasingly moving towards achieving part of its African Union Agenda 2063, which envisions the abolishment of visa requirements for African citizens by 2018. By Josephine Wawira. The recent launch of the Pan-African Passport is a big milestone towards ...

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Call for IIPT Global Peace Park Nominations


An initiative of the International Institute for Peace Through Tourism (IIPT), in collaboration with the International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) and SKAL International, the IIPT Global Peace Parks Project aims to circle the earth with over 2,000 Peace Parks ...

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Lalibela Launches Enviro Rehab Project


A long term project that aims to eradicate alien invasive plant species and re-introduce endemic flora is underway at Lalibela Private Game Reserve, located in the malaria-free Eastern Cape province of South Africa. By Des langkilde. Following the sale of ...

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War Against Alien Invasive Trees


The ‘big guns’ in the arsenal of alien invader trees are the Australian wattles (Acacia spp.), gum trees (Eucalyptus spp.), pines, poplars, weeping willows and mesquite. By 2010, these plants had spread over 16% of South Africa’s land area – ...

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Lalibela Lists on Africa GeoDirectory


Lalibela Private Game Reserve has listed on the Africa Adventure Travel GeoDirectory, along with listings for its 3 unique safari lodges; Lentaba, Mark’s Camp, and Tree Tops. These bring the total number of listings by category in the GeoDirectory Project ...

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Exploring Antigua Resorts


“Back can wait, but not belly” is a well-known Antiguan saying. Whether this refers to a massage before lunch I never found out, but luxury is very much on offer in the following four Leeward Islands resorts of Antigua and ...

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Law of Contracts – Part 21


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

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Adventure Tourism from a Legal Perspective – Part 3


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 can be found on page 25 of the June ...

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Marketing Platforms for Safari Businesses


With thousands of safari lodges located in national and private game reserves spread across Africa, inbound safari travel specialists are find it increasingly difficult to keep abreast of product and rate changes. Until now, that is! Mirada Travel Media has ...

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From Para to Dakar


This incredible story of how endurance motor cyclist Joey Evans overcame partial paralysis to enter the 2017 Dakar Rally is relevant to World Tourism Day on 27 September. But Joey needs your help to realise his dream – read on: ...

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City Bus of the Future


A Mercedes-Benz Future Bus with CityPilot has driven autonomously for the first time on a route of approximately 20 kilometres in Amsterdam. On a section of the longest bus rapid transit (BRT) line in Europe, the bus drives at speeds ...

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Miss Earth South Africa 2016 Announced

Miss Earth South Africa 2016

  With a passion for people, planet and health, it is no surprise that Nozipho Magagula was announced as the 2016 Miss Earth South Africa at a gala dinner at Montecasino, that honoured the finalists and ambassadors for the environmental ...

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Webersburg Launches Midweek Specials


The family owned boutique wine estate, Webersburg, situated on the sunny slopes of the Helderberg Mountain between Stellenbosch and Somerset West, has a midweek accommodation special available for September and October 2016. Accommodation in the Vineyard Cottages is available for ...

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Celebrating Arbour Week in Diepsloot

Celebrating arbour week in Diepsloot

Approximately 200 Grade 4 learners at Muzomuhle Primary School in Diepsloot in Johannesburg were involved in a tunnel vegetable garden building project at their school on 6 September to celebrate Arbour Week. The vegetable tunnel will go a long way ...

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Tourism a ‘Window of Opportunity’ for SA

James Vos, MP Shadow Minister of Tourism.

Cape Town – Tourism is one of the best performing sectors in South Africa’s economy with its strong competitive advantage, the favourable exchange rate and the global growth in outbound tourism. James Vos MP, the Democratic Alliance’s shadow minister of ...

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Kwantu Partners with Stenden University


Kwantu Private Game Reserve, located in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa, has announced a strategic partnership with Stenden University, an international higher learning institute headquartered in the Netherlands with campus facilities and education delivery points in Holland, South ...

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Business Tourism Boost to SA Economy

James Vos, MP Shadow Minister of Tourism.

Business tourists spend on average three times more than their leisure counterparts, which is why South Africa is going full steam ahead to secure major conferences and exhibitions. James Vos MP, the Democratic Alliance’s shadow minister of tourism, said South ...

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New Air Routes a Boon for Western Cape Tourism


News that Cape Town has five new air routes and four expansions received loud applause from delegates attending the Tourism, Hotel Investment and Networking Conference (THINC Africa) in Cape Town. Tim Harris, CEO of Wesgro, said a “collaborative effort” between ...

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Hotels in Africa Expand Footprint

Tim Smith, Managing Partner of HVS in South Africa.

Cape Town – Africa is open for business where hotel development is concerned as despite some short-term challenges, hoteliers of all sizes are expanding their African footprint. That was the key message from Tim Smith, managing partner in South Africa ...

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Tamassa Resort Mauritius Launches ‘Manzé Lakaz’


Tamassa Resort has just launched an exciting new guest experience – Manzé Lakaz (Food from Home) Home cooking is part of every country’s culture but rarely experienced by tourists. Tamassa innovates and includes Manzé Lakaz within the facilities it offers ...

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Call for Nominations at SETE 2016


The Sports & Events Tourism Awards is aimed at recognizing events that contribute to tourism growth, destination marketing, sports & event legacies and local economic development in South Africa. Event owners, host cities & sponsors can nominate events by submitting ...

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Cape Town Pass set to Revolutionise Visitors Experience


Cape Town Pass was launched this week at Africa’s Greenest Hotel, Hotel Verde, at Cape Town International Airport, by Minister of Economic Opportunities, Responsible for Tourism, Economic Development and Agriculture, Mr Alan Winde. Co-Owner and founder of the Cape Town ...

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Seychelles Reflects on Sainthood of Mother Teresa


Mother Teresa, the nun whose work with the dying and destitute of Kolkata made her a global icon of Christian charity, was made a saint on Sunday 04 September 2016 – Read more at: www.seychellesnewsagency.com   The Republic of Seychelles ...

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Operator vs Owner Debate at #THINCAfrica


There is great potential in Southern Africa for hotel brands, owners and investors, says hospitality consultant, Joop Demes, ahead next week’s inaugural Tourism, Hotel Investment and Networking Conference, THINC Africa, taking place in Cape Town and hosted by hotel investment ...

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Association Partnership to Boost Tourism to Africa


A Memorandum of Understanding between the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and the Africa Travel Association (ATA), a division of the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA), is set to strengthen the tourism links between the continent of Africa and the ...

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DA’s James Vos to Speak at #THINCAfrica


James Vos, MP, the Democratic Alliance’s shadow minister of tourism, will be speaking at the inaugural Tourism, Hotel Investment and Networking Conference, THINC Africa, taking place in Cape Town on 6-7 September. Tourism is a vital component of South Africa’s ...

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