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SA’s Visa & Birth Certificate Regulations Update

CAPE TOWN, 13 July 2018 – The controversial requirements of unabridged birth certificates for travellers visiting or departing from South Africa with their children may soon be amended. This latest development forms part of the Department of Home Affairs modernisation programme, which includes upgrades ...

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Porsche Studio Cape Town Waterfront Inaugurated

CAPE TOWN, July 2018 – Adding to the Mother City’s already impressive array of tourist attractions, Porsche has officially opened its Porsche Studio in the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront – one of the city’s most popular hubs. The first of its kind ...

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Panasonic Launches SA Headquarters

CAPE TOWN, Thursday 12 July 2018 – Today, Panasonic South Africa – a subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation – launched its new South African Headquarters in Century City, Cape Town. The event was attended by the Managing Executive Officer of Panasonic Corporation ...

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Radisson Appoints North Africa Regional Director

CAPE TOWN, 09 July 2018 – Radisson Hospitality AB, publicly listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Sweden and part of Radisson Hotel Group, has announced the appointment of Frederic Feijs as Regional Director for North Africa & Egypt with immediate effect. Frederic rejoins ...

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Africa’s Longest & Highest Zipline Re-opens

CAPE TOWN, July 2018 – Cape Town Ziplines, an SA Forest Adventures initiative, has re-opened in Silvermist Estate on Hout Bay Road. Following a two year closure, the site has been re-opened with GoPro partnering with Cape Town Ziplines last month. ...

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New Radisson Hotel for Ivory Coast

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, July 2018 – Radisson Hospitality has announced the signing of a new Radisson hotel for Ivory Coast. The Radisson Hotel & Apartments Abidjan Plateau signing brings the group’s Africa portfolio to 86 hotels and almost 18,000 rooms in operation ...

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SANParks Refutes Carte Blanche Story

SANParks SETS THE RECORD STRAIGHT ON CARTE BLANCHE STORY RELATED TO GUN TRADE Johannesburg, Tuesday, June, 26 2018 –  South African National Parks (SANParks) has categorically stated that a story that appeared on Carte-Blanche on Sunday, 24 June 2016 by Ms Kathi ...

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Interview With Margi Biggs: Wine & Food Tourism

Marisah Nieuwoudt, VinPro’s tourism manager, chats to tourist specialist and convener of the annual The Business of Wine & Food Tourism Conference, Margi Biggs, about the 2018 edition of the event that takes place at Spier on 17 October… Marisah ...

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No More Boarding Announcements At Regional Airports

Johannesburg, 25 June 2018 – Passengers departing on flights from Airports Company South Africa’s six regional airports will no longer receive passenger boarding calls from the 1st July 2018. Port Elizabeth International Airport, Bram Fischer International Airport, East London Airport, ...

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Stellenbosch presents an all-new Celebration of Wine

Exclusive vinous weekend puts you in the golden circle of Stellenbosch wine 2-5 August 2018 Get set for Stellenbosch – A Celebration of Wine, the latest innovation by Stellenbosch Wine Routes. This brand-new attraction offers an unprecedented opportunity to re-discover ...

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Wandering with purpose: How to spend a 12-hour layover in Hong Kong

For business and leisure travellers alike, it’s not uncommon to find yourself in some of the world’s most iconic and culturally diverse cities with only a few hours to spare before you have to jet off again. If you’re lucky ...

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Wandering with purpose: a culinary adventure in Hong Kong

From Michelin Star restaurants to hole-in-the-wall eateries and the more traditional dai pai dong, Hong Kong has a lot to offer the intrepid foodie traveller in search of some tantalising, tasty grub to sink their teeth into. And when it ...

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Off Britain’s beaten path: Five lesser known towns you need to visit soon

For most first-time tourists and even some of the more seasoned travellers, a trip to Great Britain almost always involves a visit to the beautiful, bustling city of London – they might make their way to Big Ben, enjoy the ...

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Gordon’s Bay Celebrates its Secret Season

Cape Town, 24 June 2018 –  On the False Bay shore, at the base of the Hottentots Holland Mountains, the picturesque village of Gordon’s Bay will again ignite with a spectacular display of lights for its ‘Secret Season’ and the “Winter ...

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Historic Drive by Saudi Woman as Driving Ban Lifts

Pretoria, 24 June 2018 – Female racing driver Aseel Al Hamad celebrated the end of the ban on women drivers with a lap of honour in a Jaguar F-TYPE. Aseel, the first female board member of the Saudi Arabian Motor Federation, ...

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Marine Guide Training School Launched in Gansbaai

Cape Town, South Africa – Fair Trade Tourism certified member, Marine Dynamics has launched an FGASA (Field Guides Association of Southern Africa) endorsed Marine Guide Training School in Gansbaai, Western Cape, for local and international students. The seven-week course covers comprehensive ...

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Stellenbosch Wine Routes – the dawn of a new era

Wine route embarks on an exciting third-generation chapter The Stellenbosch Wine Routes board has elected Mike Ratcliffe as its new chairman and under his leadership, the board looks forward to leading the way for increased collaboration, growth opportunities and impactful ...

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Water Savvy Cape Town Bounces Back

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, June 20, 2018 – “We’re open for business and forging ahead with plans for tourism growth in Cape Town and the Western Cape” – that’s the message a group of industry heavyweights are proclaiming, as the ...

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Delheim Releases Vegan-friendly Wine

A pair of Delheim’s latest wine releases is sure to put a spring in the step of wine-lovers who are vegans. That’s because unlike most other wineries, the famous Stellenbosch winery used zero animal products traditionally used in winemaking to ...

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Onward to Walking One Million Miles

Paul Steyn is at it again. The energy of this young man never ceases to amaze. This time Paul will be embarking on a 3000km walk from Pretoria to Nelspruit to Durban to Cape Town. Paul will be accompanied by ...

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What’s On

Dust off your soccer boots and grab your teammates for the 5th edition of Adverb’s Mandela Day Have a Ball Charity Soccer Tournament The 5th edition of Adverb’s Mandela Day Have a Ball Charity Soccer Tournament will take place on ...

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Can Golf Clubs Lose Their Elitist Reputation?

LANGEBAAN, South Africa – Golf has enjoyed consistent popularity for many years and the South African golf world has catapulted many a promising player into the professional game. But has golf become an out-of-reach, out-of-touch sport for our new generations? ...

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Umhlanga Lagoon Launches Litter Boom

On Saturday morning the 9th of June 2018, the Umhlanga Lagoon litter boom project was officially launched. In an informal event that coincided with World Oceans Day 2018, a number of people put on their walking shoes and headed to ...

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Keep our Oceans Plastic-Free this #WorldOceansDay

Cape Town, 08 June 2018 – Today is World Oceans Day, a day when people around the world celebrate and honour the ocean, which connects us all. I know where I will be picking up plastic waste. Where will you be doing the ...

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New Digital Design Agency for Tourism and Hospitality

Cape Town, 06 June 2018 – Kangela, a new digital design and marketing agency focused on serving the travel, tourism and hospitality industry has launched, headed up by Chris Corbet, a pioneer in the South African digital space. Corbet was ...

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Isibindi Achieves Fair Trade Certification

Isibindi Africa has attained Fair Trade Tourism certification for four of their exclusive lodges in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Isibindi’s lodges are located in some of South Africa’s most beautiful locations: Rorke’s Drift in the Anglo-Zulu Battlefields (Isibindi Zulu Lodge), Kosi ...

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BON Hotels announces their Kwazulu Natal arrival

BON Hotels have extended their South African footprint into Kwazulu Natal with the takeover of the well-known 64 on Gordon Hotel. The 35 – roomed boutique hotel, which is located in the rejuvenated Morningside suburb of Durban, will be flying ...

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Cathay Pacific to fly new aircraft home using alternative jet fuel

Cathay Pacific is underscoring its strong commitment to eco-efficiency by planning to use a blend of alternative jet fuel to fly its new fleet of Airbus A350-1000 aircraft home to Hong Kong. The airline has 20 of these technologically-advanced aircraft ...

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Property Developers Should Seek Advice on Hotel Projects

Property developers should seek early professional advice when embarking on hotel projects. An African awakening in the hotel development arena might be an understatement as hotel projects, contracts and deals are concluded at a rapid pace in many well-disposed countries ...

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Aquila Translocates Rogue Hippo

Cape Town, 31 May 2018 – In a dramatic game capture operation today, personnel from Aquila Private Game Reserve successfully captured a rogue male hippopotamus, whereafter he was translocated. Unbeknown to guests at Aquila over the last while, the conservation teams had ...

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Plea to Stop Mass Hippo Culling in Zambia

In a shocking and secretive move, Zambian authorities have overturned their 2016 decision to suspend the brutal culling of up to 2,000 hippos in the world-famous Luangwa Valley over the next five years. The cull is once again being promoted ...

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More Asia Miles and Better Rewards on Cathay Pacific

Enhancing customer experiences through changes to the Asia Miles rewards programme. Cathay Pacific Group customers will earn more Asia Miles on the vast majority of their flights and have more access to redemption bookings following changes to Asia Miles, the ...

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New Appointments at BON Hotels

Dawie de la Guerre: Group Financial Director Dawie de la Guerre has been promoted to Group Financial Director at BON Hotels. He will oversee the entire financial management function of the Group to ensure compliance with all company policies and ...

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The Capital Launches Business Resort

The Capital On The Park answers Sandton’s call for a refreshing new venue built for meeting, eating, drinking, playing and staying, all under one roof. The Capital On The Park, the new half-billion rand business resort in the heart of ...

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Avani Maseru Hotel Opens After R25 Million Revamp

AVANI Maseru Hotel in Lesotho has opened its doors after an extensive R25 million rejuvenation that included a refurbishment of all 105 hotel rooms, the hotel’s water supply and reticulation, public areas and restaurant. Completed in just six months, the ...

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Silver Creek Distillery Launches Craft Gin

Razzle-dazzle Craft Gin exudes the raciness of 1920’s Prohibition Era. Hold onto your hats ladies and of course, gentlemen too! First came Southern Moonshine. Now, South Africa’s one-of-a-kind Silver Creek Craft Distillery brings you two brand-spanking-new gins made in the same ...

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BON Hotels Links Nigerea Tourism Circuits

BON Hotels’ growth in Nigeria has been prodigious and continues to flourish with the more recent acquisitions of 11 additional hotels in the region bringing their portfolio in West Africa up to 25 hotels across 14 cities and in so ...

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Add swing to winter with Polkadraai’s latest wine editions

Red or white, you’ll feel just right with Polkadraai by Stellenbosch Hills Turn up the mood with Polkadraai – the funky Stellenbosch Hills range that has just added two brand new editions in its portfolio: the 2017 Polkadraai Pinotage/Merlot and ...

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A guide to sustainable events

A guide to sustainable events With the continued and ever-increasing focus on the environment and the demand for sustainability around the world, green event and conference planning has become an established trend within the global tourism and convention industry. Conferences ...

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Stellenbosch Hills brings cheer to Vlottenburg Primary School’s 34th birthday

Polka Kids Community Project extends much-needed help since 2008 Stellenbosch Hills added festive cheer to the local farm community, when it shared in the 34th birthday celebration of neighbouring Vlottenburg Primary School and treated its Grade R – 7 learners ...

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South Africa’s Next Hotel Mogul Wins Ithala Award

Johannesburg, 15 May 2018 – Phumlani Ngwenya, a businessman from Pongola, and overall winner of the Ithala 2018 Business Achievers Awards plans to be South Africa’s next Sol Kerzner. He owns a guest house and two hotels – Crocodile Creek, Magudu Inn ...

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Stellenbosch the custodian of world-class Cabernet

SA’s historic wine route rules 2018 Prescient Cabernet Sauvignon Report When it comes to world-class Cabernet Sauvignon, Stellenbosch has it all. Its unique combination of soils, sites and skilled winemakers was yet again attested in the 2018 Prescient Cabernet Sauvignon ...

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Cuba to Host Gourmet Seminar

The 8th Excelencias Gourmet International Gastronomic Seminar is set to captivate the boldest professionals from 4-6 June 2018 at El Laguito’s Protocol Hall in Havana, Cuba. This time around, the seminar is dedicated to tapas and cocktails, in line with the ...

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Record Tourist Numbers Visit Victoria Falls

Zimbabwe, 09 May 2018 – Tourists are once again flocking to Zimbabwe, with the country’s top resort town of Victoria Falls enjoying record numbers, and healthy forward bookings indicating the boom is set to continue, a leading tourism industry figure says. ...

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South African Tourism Stands Out at Africa’s Travel Indaba

Durban, 09 May 2018 – The South African Tourism stand is certainly catching the eye of delegates at Africa’s Travel Indaba with it’s unique and engaging design. The brains trust behind the design was an all-female team from Designersink, a ...

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Meet The GoVacation Africa Team

Durban, 9 May 2018 – Since its launch in May 2017, GoVacation Africa has grown from 50 employees in Johannesburg and Cape Town to over 100 employees in 7 more African cities, namely Arusha, Nairobi, Mombasa, Stone Town, Kampala, Windhoek, ...

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Five Best Dive Locations in Mozambique

The islands scattered across Mozambique’s coastline are a welcome glimpse of paradise for every traveller. Equally as breath-taking as these stunning ocean views are the extraordinary sights that lie just below the surface. Mozambique is renowned for its marine life ...

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The big “Little 5”

The big “Little 5” Treasures of the Namib desert Namibia – the meeting place of extreme landscapes on Africa’s West Coast – on one side the Namib Desert, the oldest desert in the world, and on the other side a ...

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Delheim Jazz & Cheese Fondues all jazzed up with fresh new line-up

The Delheim Jazz & Cheese Fondue series plays an exciting new tune in the Stellenbosch Winelands this year thanks to the announcement of a collaboration with the Cape Town Music Academy (CTMA) and Jazz in the Native Yards. All jazzed ...

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Hotel School Appoints Group Executive Chef

Johannesburg, South Africa – April 2018; Capital Hotel School, one of the leading training institutions for Hospitality Management and Professional Cookery has announced that Chef Debby Laatz has been appointed as their new Group Executive Chef in the culinary arts division ...

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New Premier Hotel for Bloemfontein

Premier Hotels & Resorts will be expanding its national footprint to Bloemfontein, with the construction of a brand new 3+-star hotel comprising 88 bedrooms, a restaurant, rooftop function area, lounge, business centre and conference facilities capable of accommodating up to ...

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Gabriëlskloof opens cellar for rare Che Syrah, Syrah magic

Hearty winter feast crowns this Botriver ‘Syrah-bration’ Saturday, July 28 Book now for the first-ever Che Syrah, Syrah wine experience, when Gabriëlskloof Estate in the Overberg will cast the spotlight on an impressive portfolio of unique Syrah wines in its ...

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Petousis Family Holdings Announces New Directors

25 April 2018, Cape Town – Petousis Family Holdings, which incorporates The Vineyard, Townhouse and Oude Werf hotels, has welcomed three new non-executive directors to their board. Nigel Matthews, previously chief executive of the Holiday Inn Group in South Africa, and for ...

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We Are Africa’s un-conference FUSE

Join over 500 of the brightest minds in the African travel industry and create your own conference at We Are Africa’s un-conference, FUSE. FUSE is where the leading minds in high-end African travel connect with innovators and disruptors from various ...

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Travel and Tourism Boosts African Economy

The travel and tourism sector is playing a major role in boosting employment and economic growth in Africa. In 2017, this sector generated a total contribution of USD 177 billion* (8.1% of African GDP) and supported 22,771* million jobs which ...

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AfricArena Announces 2018 World Tour

24 April 2018, Cape Town – Today AfricArena, in partnership with Wesgro and Silicone Cape, revealed they will be hosting the AfricArena 2018 International Africa Tech Conference for a 2nd consecutive year with their first-ever “World Tour” scheduled for May. The ...

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AVIS Launches Digital Cards

Avis Rent a Car is now offering digital membership cards for all Avis Preferred members – promising greater convenience and ease of use. As customers demand ever greater efficiency, the need for quick, convenient and efficient product solutions has become ...

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Premier Hotels Invests in Umhlanga

Premier Hotels & Resorts has begun construction of two brand new hotels in Umhlanga. The Group’s R380 million investment will result in a 4-star Premier Hotel as well as a 3-star Splendid Inn by Premier. The Premier Hotel will consist ...

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International Media Experience Madiba Magic

A media delegation from Central Europe received the first-hand experience of some Madiba Magic during their visit to South Africa this week. The delegation, hosted by South African Tourism, were treated to experiences and attractions that have strong historical and social ties ...

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Bot River Tackles Bull by Horns for Charity

Demand soared to R175 000 at the 2018 ‘Best of Bot’ charity auction. A mob of beastly bearded Bot River winemakers grabbed the proverbial bull by the horns when its annual Barrels & Beards showcase took centre stage in the ...

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Wellington Wows Global Cycling Fraternity

The small Boland town of Wellington in the Drakenstein Valley raised its international profile considerably when it recently won the titles of “Best Town Spirit” and “Best Stage Location” during the 2018 ABSA Cape Epic. This accolade has firmly established ...

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First Group Pays It Forward

First Group’s ethos is based on one of social sustainability, which is why they are so passionate about paying it forward to charitable organisations caring for people and the community. One such organisation is the Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust (HACT), ...

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Wandering with Purpose: A quick guide to Hong Kong’s Instagram-worthy street art scene

While Hong Kong is more widely known as a global business hub – a city filled with skyscrapers and angular architecture – the local art scene is just as prominent, with street art becoming one of the city’s most defining ...

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Where to find the Best American Street Food

Foodies on the hunt for new and exciting street-food hotspots are flocking to the Land of the Free, Home of the Brave, in search of quintessential, all-American culinary experiences. From the iconic thin-crust pizza slices found on every street corner ...

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Africa Tourism Leadership Forum Announced at #2018ITSC

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 19 April 2018: The 25th International Tourism Safety Conference, organized by the International Tourism Safety Association held from the 15th April to 18th April of 2018 at the Treasure Island Hotel in Las Vegas, United States, ...

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The Ultimate Island Showcases at #WTMA2018

Cape Town, 18 April 2018. Opening its doors this morning to the travel industry, World Travel Market Africa (#WTMA2018)  got off to a great start with an influx of travel trade visiting the Reunion Island Tourism stand (D14). Exhibiting at WTM ...

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Hospitality Technology Next Generation

Not too long ago many hotels had a communication problem – it wasn’t the guests and staff that spoke different languages, it was the computer systems. To solve the incumbent problems hotel software developers had to create and build customised ...

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The Red Bus Goes Green – City Sightseeing Lowers Water Consumption

City Sightseeing is committed to saving water and coming up with long-term solutions to ensure that the company uses as little water as possible. With effective water-saving habits and a desalination plant, the company has reduced its municipal water use ...

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Weekend Getaway: Eastern Cape

The Eastern Cape offers fantastic delights and attractions for those seeking refuge from the city. The best of these is a luxury bush weekend at Inzolo Exclusive Game Lodge. Conveniently situated a short hour’s drive from Port Elizabeth and 30 ...

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Tourism Trends in Sub-Saharan Africa

Cape Town, Wednesday 18 April 2018. Euromonitor International’s Senior Research Analyst Christy Tawii will speak on ‘Tourism Trends in Sub-Saharan Africa’ at the World Travel Market (WTM) Africa 2018, which opened today at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Euromonitor’s ...

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WTM-Africa Kicks Off in Cape Town

Cape Town, Wednesday 18 April 2018. It is all systems go as WTM Africa 2018 kicks off today at the Cape Town International Convention Centre to deliver an exhibition dedicated to furthering the potential of tourism on the continent and ...

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Askari Game Lodge Introduces Zemvelo Adventures

Southern Africa captivates everyone who is lucky enough to experience its power and magic. Now, Askari Lodge & Spa, located in the Plumari Africa Game Reserve, have partnered with Zemvelo Adventures to offer guests close encounters with the Big Five. Askari Lodge & ...

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Wesgro Trade Facilitates Billions in Export Deals

Wesgro’s Trade Promotion Unit has announced that it has helped facilitate R2,8 billion in export deals in the 2017/18 financial year, which ended on 31 March 2018. These deals are expected to create 734 jobs over the next five years. The ...

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Victoria Falls Safari Lodge Upgrades

Africa Albida Tourism (AAT) has announced that a fitness room will be built at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge and its pool deck will be replaced, as the hospitality group continues to enhance its offerings as Zimbabwe’s top resort town. This ...

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TOMSA Levy Feedback Sessions Coming Soon

Pretoria, South Africa: With the travel and tourism trade show season now in full swing, the Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) and Tourism Levy South Africa (TOMSA), plan to leverage a selection of the upcoming trade shows and ...

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Wine Tourism to Capitalise on Big Data

Wine tourists in South Africa’s Western Cape province are increasingly opting for guided tours with a growing preference for tailor-made itineraries to suit their specific interests, says Margi Biggs, convenor of the annual Business of Wine and Food Tourism that takes ...

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Col’Cacchio Launches NEW Halaal Restaurants

Col’Cacchio, the popular Italian-inspired franchise known for its gourmet thin-base wood-fired pizzas, hearty pastas and crisp fresh salads recently announced the opening of their first certified Halaal store. The Atholl store has been converted to be a SANHA certified Halaal ...

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Taste the Helderberg 2018

A winter celebration of fine food and wine to start a weekend getaway Banish the harsh chill of winter with the taste of wonderful bounty from Helderberg farms and vineyards at the annual showcase of excellent local wine and food ...

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Accor Hotels Acquire 50 Percent Stake in Mantis

At a press conference on 5 April, Mantis Founder and Chairman, Adrian Gardiner, announced a partnership with Accor Hotels, which saw the world-leading travel & lifestyle group acquire a 50% stake in Mantis. Gardiner said, “There are numerous synergies between ...

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Mark Havercroft joins Minor Hotels as Regional Director, Africa

Minor Hotels has appointed Mark Havercroft as Regional Director, Africa, based in its Johannesburg regional office. Havercroft is responsible for driving the group’s performance and expansion in Africa through acquisitions and partnerships, as well as refurbishing and developing existing properties ...

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African Business Tourism And Mice Stakeholders Join Forces

Johannesburg, 9 April, 2018 –  The Southern African Association for the Conference Industry (SAACI) and the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) have  joined forces with Africa Tourism Partners (ATP) and Grant Thornton to host a capacity building Business Tourism ...

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Speed Marketing Sessions in Drakensberg and Midlands

The Drakensberg and Midlands businesses are presented with the opportunity to participate in the upcoming Speed Marketing sessions which will be brought to you by South African Tourism in partnership with the Southern Africa Tourism Services Association (SATSA). The workshops ...

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Seven Best Adventures at Victoria Falls #OnlyinZambia

Whatever time of the year you’re planning to visit Victoria Falls, you’re in for a spectacular viewing of one of the world’s most iconic natural wonders, with a wealth of adventures and activities available only on the Zambian side of ...

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New appointments

New appointments Conni Lyners General Manager, BON Hotel Swakopmund Born and bred Namibian Conni Lyners always knew she wanted to work in hospitality and on completing her matric she went on to achieve a Diploma in Hotel & Tourism Management ...

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Another Reason to Visit Zanzibar

Hotel Verde Zanzibar – Azam Luxury Resort and Spa opens its doors to the public Unguja, also known as Zanzibar Island, is the main island in the Tanzanian archipelago of Zanzibar: a beautiful slice of heaven located in the Indian ...

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Outrageous Guest and Delegate Demands

From the original to the outrageous; guest requests and delegate demands. For some, conferences are a great idea, an opportunity to get out of the office – a room jam-packed full of like-minded (and not so like-minded) people, coming together ...

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BON Hotels launches revamped BON Hotel Abuja

BON Hotels launches revamped BON Hotel Abuja BON Hotels launched their revamped BON Hotel Abuja at an event attended by media guests and VIPs on 20 March 2018. The hotel, which services international and high profile clientele, has recently undergone ...

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Calling all kids- carers of our planet!

Calling all kids- carers of our planet! On 23 March the West Coast National Park launched their recycle programme – The Swap Shop, which aims to create environmental awareness by instilling the 3 Rs – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – amongst ...

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Bid for the rare and unusual at Bot River Barrels & Beards

Zany, fun annual auction offers a slice of Bot River heaven 21 April 2018 Nod, wink or wave your way to a slice of Bot River heaven at the annual 2018 Barrels & Beards Best of Bot Auction of the ...

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Langebaan Country Estate Weskus Marathon

Langebaan Country Estate Weskus Marathon The Langebaan Country Estate Weskus Marathon, which will be held this year on Sunday 21 April, has become one of those ‘not to be missed’ events on any runner’s calendar. 2018 will host the 17th ...

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BON Hotel Sunshine Enugu opens its doors

BON Hotel Sunshine Enugu opens its doors BON Hotels, a hospitality company that owns, manages and markets hotels throughout Africa, has added BON Hotel Sunshine Enugu to their Nigerian portfolio, bringing the number of properties they manage in the region ...

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TOMSA Funds #WaterWiseTourism Global Campaign

Pretoria, South Africa: In light of the drought situation in the country, which has now been elevated to a national state of disaster; and in particular its impact on tourism in parts of the Northern, Eastern and Western Cape (provinces), ...

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Long-awaited Hotel Verde Zanzibar Opens

After three years of construction, Hotel Verde Zanzibar – Azam Luxury Resort & Spa will host her first guests on 21 March 2018. The 106-roomed, five-star hotel was commissioned by owner and Zanzibari-born businessman Mr Said Salim Awadh Bakhresa and ...

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ACSA Releases Q4 2017 Aviation Barometer

Published quarterly by Airports Company South Africa, the Aviation Barometer provides an indication of current air travel trends in South Africa. The Barometer is based on the count of passengers using the network of nine airports owned and managed by the ...

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Thebe Tourism: Lessons Learned from Water Crisis

South Africa can at times be a very reactive country, meaning we seem to wake up very late on critical issues. By Brett Hendricks, General Manager of the Thebe Tourism Group.  Over many years we have been hearing about the scarce ...

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Passion is Key to Women’s Success in Hospitality

With over 20 years in the events and venue management, hospitality and corporate communications industry, her passion for developing people is what drives her the most.  Meet Megan Arendse, the newly appointed Convention Centre Manager of Sun International’s flagship resort, ...

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Plans to put Panorama Route on World Map

As iconic as the Graskop Gorge lift development is, it alone cannot establish the Panorama Route in Mpumalanga as one of the country’s major tourism nodes. This was the view expressed by Campbell Scott, one of the directors of the ...

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James Vos on Tourist Guides and Visas

On Wednesday, 21 February 2018, South Africa celebrated International Tour Guide Day which gives prominence to the role that this sector plays in the tourism industry. By James Vos MP – Shadow Minister of Tourism. The celebration holds a special meaning to ...

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No Sex Tourism for Gambia

The Gambia, 24 February 2018 –  Gambia’s Tourism Minister Hamat Bah has warned Western tourists, who may be planning to travel to the impoverished West African nation during the winter season in search of sex tourism, to stay away from the ...

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2018 Toilet Tourism Awards Open For Entry

THE 2018 International Toilet Tourism Awards are now open to submissions from tourism destinations that want to wipe the floor with the competition. After many years analysing tourism trends, the awards’ creators and owners, MyTravelresearch.com, aim to show tourism destinations ...

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