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Cover Story – July 2016

The July edition front cover features a pair of cheetah at Tintswalo Safari Lodge in the Manyeleti Game Reserve in Mpumalanga, South Africa (see page 11). Note: Click on the hyper-linked page numbers to download the particular magazine pages in PDF file format (opens in a new browser window).

Classified as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the cheetah has suffered a substantial decline in its historic range, but thanks to the conservation efforts of private game reserves and wildlife sanctuaries, cheetah are being repopulated in their home ranges across eastern and southern Africa.

In the July edition we also feature Sibuya Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape (page 10), Harties Horse Trail Safaris in Gauteng (page 11), and KwaZulu-Natal’s famous attraction, The Waffle House (page 12).

To find these and more Adventure, Accommodation, Attraction and Safari operators visit our recently launched Africa Adventure Travel GeoDirectory. To have your Africa based tourism business listed, simply email editor@tourismtattler.com.

In Accolades section of this edition we feature the world’s best luxury spas and restaurants (see pages 6 to 7 and 8 to 9).

In the Business & Finance section of this edition we provide links to Spier Wine Estates’ ‘Winter Slow and Easy’ promotion (page 13), report on the latest tourism arrival statistics and hotel stats for South Africa (page 14), and provide an update on the new TOMSA ‘Finders Keepers’ campaign that aims to boost domestic tourism in South Africa (page 15).

In the Conservation section, Raynique Ducie reports on the other side of the war against rhino poaching, and provide updated stats on the number of rhino deaths due to poaching versus the number of poacher arrests in South Africa (page 18).

The Destinations section features Thailand’s most popular beaches, high-end seaside resorts, spas and restaurants as experienced by Tourism Tattler foreign correspondent, Adam Jacot de Boinod (page 20).

The Events section reminds readers about the forthcoming World Travel Market Expo in London (page 22), and the Sports & Events Tourism Exchange event in Pretoria (page 23).

In the Hospitality section, we profile Nuarro Lodge in Mozambique (page 26). We are auctioning an all inclusive voucher for 2 nights for 2 at Nuarro Lodge. Click here to bid.

The Legal section continues the series on Contracts with Part 20 (page 28), while the Risk section wraps up the series on Understanding Tourism Insurance with Part 7 (page 29).

And finally, the Safety and Security section looks at safety and communication in Kenya (page 31).

In the August edition we will continue to feature new products that list on our Africa GeoDirectory project, and will be covering the tourism transport sector.

Yours in Tourism,
Des Langkilde