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Wesgro Launches FLOW Offset for #WaterWiseTourism

Cape Town, Wednesday 18 April 2018. Today, the Western Cape Minister of Economic Opportunities, Alan Winde, launched the world’s first water-offset tool, My Water Foot Print, as part of a bid to boost #WaterWiseTourism in Cape Town and the Western ...

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Millennials Reshape Luxury Travel Through Innovation

With the ever-growing influence of Millennials on the hotel industry, luxury hotel groups have started to consider them as the future’s most affluent customer segment. Yet, a recent research carried out at Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne shows that luxury hotels, unlike ...

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2018 African Responsible Tourism Awards Finalists

A luxury island in Seychelles, a cultural experience among the Maasai in Kenya and a township experience in Namibia are among the organisations selected as finalists for the 2018 African Responsible Tourism Awards (sponsored by Wesgro and organised by Better ...

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Carnage on Eastern Cape Vultures

On the 10 April 2018, VulPro was informed that one of their tagged vultures, Cape Vulture (CV) 283, was in trouble in the Molteno district of the Eastern Cape. When collected on the 11 April, this bird was found to ...

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Travel and Transport Between Turkey and the Greek Islands

Greece is known for its many beautiful islands but did you know that the cluster known as the Dodecanese Islands, located in the Aegean sea, is just a short distance from Turkey’s western coast? Island hopping, not just between the Greek Isles ...

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First Group Clean Up at RCI Industry Awards

Wednesday 14 March 2018 turned out to be First Group’s night at the RCI Annual OSCAS awards, with over 70% of the award wins going their way, including the prestigious Diamond Resort of The Year awarded to La Côte d’Azur. ...

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Experience the Aegean Coast

In a country where much of world history has taken place, there are plenty of reasons to make Turkey your next holiday destination. The southwest of Turkey has something for everyone – from tranquil islands, peaceful towns, and even a ...

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Get The Best Prices On All Your Flights

Whether you’re already planning your next vacation or you’re just in the daydreaming phase, you’re always going to be looking at ways to save money on the travel portion of the trip. Finding the best prices on all your flights ...

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How To Find The Right Travel Insurance

Before going on vacation, make sure that you have the right travel insurance in place. Holidays can end up costing thousands of dollars, and you don’t want your dream holiday ruined by some unforeseen mishap. This could be due to ...

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5 Ways to Make Your African Vacation Greener

Sustainable tourism means that you leave as little of a carbon footprint as possible when you are vacationing. A green vacation may seem at first like a difficult task when travelling to remote destinations like some of those in Africa, but ...

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James Vos on Water Crisis and Tourism

The prospect of nations running out of water has become more pronounced due to recurrent droughts and climate change. Water shortages are essentially the ‘new normal’, and they pose a serious risk to the valuable tourism sector.  By James Vos MP ...

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Human Touch vs Artificial Intelligence

In a world where modern technology is developing at a rapid pace, connectivity and personalisation are two key factors that are beginning to play a fundamental role in ensuring a business does not become stagnant. Is it because of this ...

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5 Steps to Dealing with Emergencies Abroad

Travelling abroad is an exciting activity that millions undertake each and every year. Whether embarking on beach holidays or jetting off for city breaks, every holiday type comes with its joys but unfortunately, they come with risks too. When we ...

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How To Deliver Good Customer Service On The Go

Whether your business provides tourism transport, like an airport shuttle service, or you operate a mobile business, like a tourist guide, delivering excellent customer service skills on the go is particularly important. There are a broad number of different opportunities ...

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AUS vs NZ: Who has the Best Islands?

Despite the long-standing rivalry between Aussies and the Kiwis, even they can agree that the tropical islands of Australia and New Zealand are some of the most breath-taking, beautiful destinations in the world. From warm, white sandy beaches and lush, ...

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How To Avoid The Tourism Rush In Europe

During Europe’s summer season, millions of people pack their swimsuits, EHIC renewal (European Health Insurance Card) and sunscreen in order to jet off to Europe’s most stunning countries. Who wouldn’t want to soak up the sun and take some overdue time off ...

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New Dates For Africa Mice Masterclass

Johannesburg, South Africa, 8 February 2018: Africa Tourism Partners (ATP) has rescheduled its Africa MICE Masterclass to take place from Tuesday, 13 March to Friday, 16 March 2018. The event was previously reported to take place from Tuesday, 20 February to ...

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India Taps Into $3 Trillion Healthcare Tourism Market

Healthcare tourism is set to be worth 3,000,000,000 USD by 2025, according to a recent survey*, and CIMGLobal, organisers of India’s most comprehensive healthcare tourism event say the country could be a world leader in the field. The International Healthcare Tourism Congress ...

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Off-Road Driving Guide

The following off-road driving guide is provided as an educational resource and is reproduced with acknowledgement to Nissan South Africa. This Off-Road Driving Guide has been published as a four-part series in the Tourism Tattler magazine, beginning with Part 1 ...

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Artist Quest To Make a Difference

Exhibition For Charity: The Gift of Water: Chapter III Where: The Melrose Gallery, 10 High Street, Melrose Arch Date: 22nd February to 4th March 2018 Time: Monday ­to Friday: 9 am – 6 pm. Saturday & Sunday: 10 am – ...

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Most Popular Holiday Homes in South Africa

South Africa is blessed with amazing coastlines, and our scenic holiday towns make the perfect holiday destinations. Not only do our seaside holiday towns have impressive restaurants, but their remarkable hotels and breathtaking ocean views are a sight to behold. ...

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10 Content Marketing Trends in Southern Africa

Inbound tourism & hospitality marketing is becoming increasingly important in the digital era. With a plethora of websites, blogs and social media platforms all offering content, you want to make sure potential customers are reading yours. By Louisa du Toit. At the ...

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The New Nissan LEAF Electric Vehicle

Tenerife, Canary Islands (January 15, 2018) – In just three months since the new Nissan LEAF was announced, Nissan today revealed that it has already received over 12,000 orders for the latest model. That is one sold every 12 minutes in ...

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Top 5 Hotel Tech Trends for 2018

2018 will see a breakthrough in five technologies for the hospitality industry. Some hotels have already acquired and tested the technologies on this list. By Steven To. 1. Virtual Reality can be used to market in-destination activities Hoteliers have now ...

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Hope for Elephant as China Bans Ivory

It has only been a few days since the new year, but 2018 is already bringing new hope for Africa’s beloved elephants. As of 1 January, it is illegal to buy ivory in China, the world’s largest legal ivory market ...

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Why Content Marketing Will Remain King in 2018

For travel destinations and tourism products, digital content will remain king in 2018, with lead generation acing the deck of marketing strategy cards. Here’s why: Most Important Objectives According to a ‘2018 Digital Marketing Plan Survey’ conducted by Ascend2 research-based marketing, 18% ...

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Why Youth are Winners in African Football

ACCRA, Ghana, January 1, 2018 – Why Africa’s young people are the real winners at the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Awards. By Benedict Peters. Almost nowhere on earth is football followed as passionately as in Africa. It is loved by ...

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Mauritian Sega: The Story of Serge Lebrasse

Tourists who travel to Mauritius for the first time will often opt for the convenience of the resort experience to get a feel for this Indian Ocean island, its people, and what they have to offer. A visit would not ...

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Wild Horizons Stops Elephant-back Safaris

As of 01 January 2018, Wild Horizons will cease to offer elephant-back safaris and will instead offer an elephant conservation experience, which will take place at the Wild Horizons Wildlife Sanctuary.    “It is our intention to continue to work ...

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Tips on Choosing a Conference Venue

According to Chantel Reynell, an experienced workshop and conference organiser and the current Hospitality Manager at Langebaan Country Estate, there are many options when it comes to choosing conference venues, and the more you see, the harder it can be ...

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Tips on Holiday Travel with Kids

If you have kids, no doubt you love them to bits and relish spending time with them over the holidays. But travelling with them can feel like it’s taking the sheen off what should be a special time. It needn’t ...

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AfrikaBurn 2018: South Africa’s Own Burning Man

Burning of the San Clan sculpture in 2016

South Africa is home to some of the most diverse cultures in the world, coexisting in a unified land of endless potential. Visitors to the shores of South Africa are constantly blown away by the dynamic, blended mix of cultures ...

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Tourist Arrivals & Hotel Stats for South Africa: December 2017

Overall, overseas tourism to South Africa continues to grow strongly but tourism enterprises should take care when analysing the statistics as the growth is not uniform across all source markets.  Arrivals from the UK and India have been subdued, while ...

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4 Top Tourist Attractions in Kenya

From dense equatorial forests to tropical beaches, freshwater lakes and coral reefs, Kenya has some of the world’s greatest tourist attraction sites and has attracted adventurers, travellers and explorers to Africa for centuries. Kenya’s wildlife safaris have been attracting tourists ...

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HVS Reveals Western Cape Water-Wise Hospitality Research

In response to the ongoing drought experienced in the Western Cape province of South Africa, this article explores various initiatives adopted by the hotel industry in order to mitigate the challenges that water scarcity imposes on water-intensive enterprises. Through primary ...

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Rugby Africa Unveils 2018 Competition Schedule

World Rugby Africa association, Rugby Africa, unveiled its 2018 Competition Schedule in Cape Town, South Africa on 13 December 2017. The year promises to be particularly busy with 10 competitions totalling more than one hundred fifteen-a-side and sevens rugby matches ...

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Africa MICE Masterclass Planned for February 2018

Africa Tourism Partners (ATP) will run a Masterclass in Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Events/Exhibitions (MICE) in Johannesburg, from 20 to 23 February 2018, with Grant Thornton as its lead partner. Themed ‘Growing destination tourist arrivals through business and events tourism leadership ...

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Why South Africa needs an Annual Adventure Summit

The human need for adventure is a well-documented school of thought, highlighting adventure as an essential and integral part of our biological make up. Adventure, in this respect, can be described as anything uncertain or different. It’s the human need ...

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Celebrating Excellence at World Luxury Hotel Awards 2017

Snow falls gently on the slopes of the Swiss Alps, pine trees are decked with white hats, and a warm glow resonates from the windows of the host of the 2017 World Luxury Hotel Awards gala ceremony, the resplendent Kulm ...

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Carlson Rezidor Hotels in Africa Win Big at World Luxury Hotel Awards

The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel groups in the world, scooped seven winning trophies at the coveted World Luxury Hotel Awards which took place on 2 December in Switzerland. The World Luxury Hotel Awards is ...

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Eco-Friendly Hotels: Acajou Beach Resort

Dating back to its opening in 1996, the Acajou Beach Resort has had ecology at the heart of its ethos. The hotel is named after the French word for ‘mahogany’ in reference to the natural timber-themed design of its construction, ...

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Eco-Friendly Accommodation: Tented Adventures

Committed to low impact environmental and eco-friendly accommodation, Tented Adventures’ Pilanesberg National Park Safari Camp, and Pretoriuskop Rest Camp in the Kruger National Park are perfectly positioned with minimal permanent structures within their respective campgrounds. The ‘Glamping’ experience that Tented ...

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Eco-Friendly Attractions: Tenikwa Wildlife Rehab Centre

Fair Trade Tourism certifiedTenikwa Wildlife Rehabilitation and Awareness Centre, a non-profit organisation located close to Plettenberg Bay, uses tourism as a platform to raise awareness about threats facing South Africa’s indigenous wild cats, using the funds it generates from tourism ...

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Fair Trade Tourism’s Wildlife Petting Policy

Fair Trade Tourism’s certification criteria do not permit any physical interaction between tourists and potentially dangerous wildlife such as lions, cheetahs and leopards. While some Fair Trade certified members, such as Tenikwa Wildlife Rehabilitation and Awareness Centre had previously allowed ...

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Voted Best of The Kruger

To celebrate having been voted Best Self Catering Shared 4-Star accommodation – not just in the Kruger Park area but across the whole of South Africa – at the 2017 Lilizela Tourism Awards, Kruger Park Lodge is offering a Festive ...

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#LilizelaAwards17 Celebrates Pioneers, Innovators, Stalwarts and SMEs

South African tourism service excellence was the biggest winner on Sunday 29 October 2017, when the fifth annual Lilizela Tourism Awards lit up the Sandton Convention Centre with an unforgettable night of the stars. View the full list of all 2017 ...

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Anne’s Place Placed First at #LilizelaAwards17

Anne’s Place Guest House has earned its place as South Africa’s best Self Catering Exclusive 4-Star accommodation at the 2017 Lilizela Tourism Awards. Anne’s Place provides self-catering accommodation to business executives and travellers alike with warm and personal, yet unobtrusive, hospitality in ...

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J-Bay Zebra Lodge Earn Their Stripes at #LilizelaAwards17

Despite damage from Eastern Cape wildfires on 10 June, J-Bay Zebra Lodge is being totally rebuilt and has earned its stripes by being acknowledged as the Best 4-Star Country House in South Africa at the 2017 Lilizela Tourism Awards. Owners, Didier and Florbela welcome you ...

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Umlani Bushcamp Wins Gold at #LilizelaAwards17

There’s a reason why Fair Trade Tourism certified Umlani Bushcamp has been voted Best 3-Star Lodge in South Africa at the 2017 Lilizela Tourism Awards. Besides Umlani’s commitment to Responsible and Sustainable Tourism practices, their dedication to service excellence is acknowledged through multiple ...

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Fundamentals: Starting with the Foundations – People

The first and most critical part of any Revenue Journey is to make sure you have a good organizational foundation with the right team members. The members of the team will have to put revenue management in place and execute ...

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Trail Running in Mauritius

Thousands of local and foreign trailers joined in the 10th annual Ferney Trail Run to raise funds for the physically handicapped and nature conservation in Mauritius. By Debbie Hathway. Everybody wants to go to Mauritius, at least once, but my love ...

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SA Restaurants Weather Financial Storm

The restaurant industry in South Africa faces many challenges, but there is some cause for optimism in 2017. By Karl Westvig. In 2016, travel and tourism contributed R402 billion or 9.3% of South Africa’s GDP to the country. This is anticipated ...

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Legal: Social Media & Defamation – Part 3

POPI REGULATIONS – ALARM BELLS OR XMAS BELLS? We’ve all heard the saying: ‘The future is bright or it is just the lights of an oncoming train?’ Likewise, with all the alarmist comments about POPI (The Protection of Personal Information ...

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Vehicle Review: Isuzu KB Double Cab 2017

Compared to my old 2007 KB 250, Isuzu has come a long way with their 2017 double cab range. But then, this review is about Isuzu’s top of the range KB 300 D-TEQ LX 4×4 Auto, which is hardly comparable. ...

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Travelogue: Exploring the New Ford Kuga

A ‘travelogue’ is not usually associated with a vehicle review, so when Ford South Africa invited TourismTattler to join a group of journalists, bloggers and photographers on a 3-day journey driving the new Ford Kuga from the Eastern Cape, through ...

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One Day in Paris For Lovers

So, you’re in Paris with your lover, but don’t know where to go or what to do? Our guide reveals the most romantic places and activities for one day in the City of Love. From art galleries and winding streets to the iconic Eiffel ...

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Africa’s Endangered Wildlife Species

Year after year, one wildlife species or another gets added to the endangered list around the globe. In Africa, the continent known for its abundant fauna, several marine and land species have been pushed to the brink of extinction. Over the next ...

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Africa’s Hidden Exotic Islands

Africa itself is a fascinating, magnificent continent. To think that one continent could be made up of such unique topography and terrain, unlike any other place on earth, leaves one in a state of awe and wonder. From sand dunes, ...

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Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label Joins #IY2017 Initiative

The Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label (SSTL) has partnered with TourismTattler.com in supporting Africa’s contribution to the aims and aspirations of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),  and the International Year of Sustainable Tourism ...

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Celebrating 2017 Lilizela Tourism Awards Provincial Winners

The provincial legs of the 2017 Lilizela Tourism Awards wrapped up at the end of September with the crowning of dozens of esteemed tourism products and services in the country’s nine provinces in categories such as visitor experience, tour operators ...

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Timbavati Wins Best 3-Star Lodge Lilizela Award

Timbavati Safari Lodge has been acknowledged as the best 3-star lodge in Limpopo at the recent 2017 Lilizela Tourism Awards provincial ceremony held on 15 September. Following their provincial award win, Timbavati Safari Lodge is now a nominee for the Lilizela National Awards, which ...

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Belurana River Manor: Voted Best 4-Star B&B in Northern Cape

Belurana River Manor has been voted as the best 4-star bed and breakfast accommodation establishment in the Northern Cape at the recent Lilizela Tourism Awards provincial ceremony held on 18 September 2017. Belurana River Manor is now a nominee for the Lilizela ...

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de Stijl Gariep Hotel Wins Lilizela Free State Award

Voted best 4-star hotel in the Free State, de Stijl Gariep Hotel were handed their provincial award certificate and trophy at the recent Lilizela Tourism Awards provincial awards ceremony held on 07 September 2017. de Stijl Gariep Hotel is now a nominee for ...

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Beverley Country Cottages: Best 3-Star Self-Catering in KZN

Beverley Country Cottages has excelled yet again. The recipient of the 2016 Lilizela Tourism Awards as both provincial and national winner, Beverley Country Cottages has once again been voted as the best 3-star self-catering exclusive accommodation establishment in KwaZulu-Natal and were handed their provincial award ...

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Hamilton Parks Voted Best 3-Star Lodge in Mpumalanga

Voted best 3-star lodge in Mpumalanga, Hamilton Parks Country Lodge were handed their provincial award certificate and trophy at the recent Lilizela Tourism Awards provincial awards ceremony held on 08 September 2017. Hamilton Parks Country Lodge is now a nominee for the Lilizela National ...

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Petit & Grande Plaisir: Best 4-Star Self-Catering

Petit & Grande Plaisir Self-Catering Cottages in Franschhoek has been voted as the best 4-star self-catering exclusive accommodation establishment in the Western Cape at the recent Lilizela Tourism Awards provincial awards ceremony held on 19 September 2017. The Petit Plaisir Cottage ...

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Kosmos Manor Guest House Wins Lilizela Award

Voted best 5-star guest house in the North West, Kosmos Manor Guest House & Conference Venue were handed their award certificate and trophy at the recent Lilizela Tourism Awards provincial awards ceremony held on 20 September 2017. Located in the heart of the little Monaco ...

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River Place Manor Wins Lilizela Northern Cape Award

River Place Manor has been voted as the best 4-star guest house in the Northern Cape at the recent Lilizela Tourism Awards provincial awards ceremony held on 18 September 2017. With the mighty Orange River right on your doorstep, spectacular sunsets ...

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Big Sky Cottages Scoops Best 3-Star Self Catering Award

Big Sky Cottages has been voted as the best 3-star self-catering exclusive accommodation establishment in the Western Cape at the recent Lilizela Tourism Awards provincial awards ceremony held on 19 September 2017. Conveniently located a mere hour drive from Cape Town, Big ...

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Tourism Business Index Half-Year Report 2017

The Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) has released its half-year Tourism Business Index (TBI) Report, which tracks and provides information about the level of business performance across the travel and tourism value chain, and also forecasts prospects for ...

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Domestic Tourism: Trends & Opportunities

South Africa’s domestic tourism industry has the potential to contribute significantly more to the economy if it manages to expand the industry so that it caters for everyone in the country rather than just focusing on traditional international tourists. By ...

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The Revenue Journey – Part 2: Navigating the Journey

After having taken the plunge into revenue management (see Part 1) you will need to start navigating the revenue management journey. Only very few people are gifted or talented in a certain area and most of us will need to ...

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Kruger Park 2017 Rhino Census

To mark World Rhino Day (22 September), fellow filmmaker Susan Scott and I were granted exclusive access to the 2017 Rhino Census, which took place in South Africa’s Kruger National Park. Here’s what we saw and learnt. By Bonné de Bod. ...

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Bleisure Events: Africa’s Saving Grace

African conference and event facilities are becoming more than just venues for local gatherings. By combining business with leisure (bleisure), they and are now attracting major international events. The continent’s breath-taking natural beauty, rapidly developing infrastructure and vibrant multi-cultural people ...

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Hotel App to be Launched at ITB Asia 2017

Being a pioneer in empowering hoteliers with powerful, yet simple cloud-based hotel software to efficiently manage hotel operations, Hotelogix is all set to launch its revolutionary mobile app, Hotelogix Mobile Hotel, at ITB Asia, 2017 at booth B46. The Hotelogix ...

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Floral Cuisine: Using Flowers in Cooking

Floral Cuisine has become a popular and visible food trend in recent times, so in this article, I share some insights, tips and tricks that I’ve learned about using edible flowers in cooking over a career spanning 16 years. By ...

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The Business of Food Travel Podcast

Launched by the World Food Travel Association (WFTA), the ‘Eat Well, Travel Better: The Business of Food Travel’ is a series of Podcasts presented by Erik Wolf and Aashi Vel. The podcasts aim to help you become a better industry ...

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Social Media & Defamation – Part 2

Continuing this series from Part 1, this article highlights more reasons why businesses (or individuals) need to ‘Tread Warily’ with regard to Social Media and the legal consequences of Defamation. What Must Be Proved & Who Has To Prove It (Burden ...

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Vehicle Review: Mazda BT-50 Conquering Sani Pass

When TourismTattler was presented with the opportunity of reviewing the MAZDA BT-50 4×4 Double Cab, it was a given that we’d choose something that could be considered a challenge – especially when the marketing blurb makes claims like ‘chart new ...

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Hospitality & Destination Reviews – Apply Now

If you are interested in having your Safari Lodge, Hotel, Guesthouse, Destination, Tourism Activity / Attraction, or Tourism Transport product being featured in the Tourism Tattler, please email an expression of interest to editor@tourismtattler.com Reviews are conducted by our journalists, ...

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Ford Provides Grants for Conservation in Africa

PRETORIA, South Africa – Conservation and related education projects in Kenya, Mozambique and Tanzania have gained new impetus following the provision of $ 20 000 (USD) grants to leading environmental organisations by the Ford Motor Company. Ford Motor Company has ...

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5 Myths on Africa to Debunk before Travelling

When I tell my overseas colleagues that I focus on the African continent as a travel writer and blogger, almost all respond with some form of incredulous hyperbole or unfounded advice. And, I just can’t resist noting some of the ...

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Vietnam Visa Guide for South African Citizens

A visa is a necessary authorization for a foreigner to enter or exit a country granted by that country. If you are a South African citizen or currently in this country and want to visit Vietnam, check out Vietnam visa ...

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Eco-Friendly Hotels: LUX Resorts & Hotels

LUX* Resorts and Hotels has embarked on a journey towards a carbon-clean future, known as ‘Tread Lightly’. Working with Ecosur Afrique, LUX* asks for a voluntary donation of €1 per room night – 32.5 per cent of which goes towards ...

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Eco-Friendly Lodges: Asilia Africa

Roho ya Selous, in the UNESCO world heritage site of Selous Game Reserve in southern Tanzania, is the latest addition to the Asilia stable of ecotourism camps.  As an impact company, Asilia is a leader in the African eco-tourism industry. ...

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Tour Operators’ Charter for Sustainable Tourism

The important role that Tour Operators play in lowering the impact of mass tourism on local communities, economies and natural attractions is underestimated, and, indeed, under recognised. By Greg McManus. Most often it is left to the product owners themselves ...

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How to Tread Lightly in Ecotourism

As a travel writer, I’ve visited many sustainable tourism destinations and eco-friendly hotels across the world. They’re doing their bit but how can you, as an eco-conscious traveller, play your part? By Holly Tuppen. Here are a few simple tips ...

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Why Join the Fair Trade Tourism?

In an industry regarded as being critical to economic growth and development and one that offers such potential for the empowerment and upliftment of impoverished communities and the protection of sensitive ecosystems, it is essential that we have some way ...

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African Airports Project Growth for Remainder of 2017

An analysis of seat capacity for travel to the top ten international airports in Africa, produced by ForwardKeys, shows double digit growth in flight arrivals for the first half of this year with little indication that the pace of growth ...

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The Revenue Journey – Part 1: Taking the plunge

We all know that revenue management has been around for a while. When we book our airline tickets, prices change based on the time, demand, class of booking, routing and other factors. Then, about 25 years ago, hotels started to ...

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Africa Records 18 Million International Arrivals

According to Euromonitor International’s new data, international arrivals to Africa grew by 6.5 percent in 2017, to reach 18,550 million, up from 16,351 million in 2012. Key markets such as South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Mozambique, Cameroon, Mauritius and Tanzania accounted ...

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Africa Hotel Valuation Index 2017

HVS, the global hospitality consulting firm and host of the THINC Africa conference, launched their 2017 African Hotel Valuation Index (HVI) at the conference. This year sees the fourth edition of the African HVI, which includes more markets and increasing ...

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ITB Asia 2017 Sold Out

Celebrating its 10th anniversary as ‘Asia’s Leading Travel Trade Show’, ITB Asia 2017 has completely sold out ahead of its milestone show this October, attributed to a tremendous surge in booth bookings from the global market. ITB Asia 2017 attributes ...

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Property Review: City Lodge Hotel V&A Waterfront

If you’re checking into the City Lodge Hotel Victoria And Alfred Waterfront, ask for a room on the 1st floor as these have balconies from which you can truly appreciate the views across the Roggebaai Canal precinct towards the City ...

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Property Review: Cape St. Francis Resort

There are not that many holiday resorts in South Africa that are both family-friendly and pet-friendly, so discovering that Cape St. Francis Resort is both was a pleasant surprise. By Des Langkilde. A surprise to me that is, but not ...

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Social Media & Defamation – Part 1

As we are all no doubt quite aware, social media has to a large extent become the medium of choice not only to publicize and disseminate information but also to glean information. Due to the ubiquitous nature of the social ...

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5 Tips for Long Distance Bus Travel

As a student who attends university 11 hours from home, I spend a lot of time travelling long-distance. And being a student means that I have more time than money, so flying is not an option. Bus transport may be ...

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Vehicle Review: Suzuki Ignis 1.2 GLX

I’ve always been fascinated by the names that vehicle manufacturers bestow on their cars, and test driving fiery new Suzuki Ignis, this SUV certainly lives up to its chosen epithet. By Des Langkilde. The meaning of the Latin noun Ignis ...

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Why the Best Part of a Journey is in the Planning

When we think of travelling, we almost only ever think of the destination. We think of the end goal; the destined place, and we see ourselves there, wherever that may be. But how often do we think of the actual ...

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A Quick Glance at Entebbe Botanical Gardens

The Entebbe Botanical Gardens lie on the shores of one of Africa’s biggest lakes. It’s situated near the capital of Uganda, Kampala and is also relatively close to its main airport, which welcomes international visitors on a daily basis. The ...

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