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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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SONA 2018 sets Positive Tone for Tourism

Pretoria, South Africa: The Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) agrees with President Cyril Ramaphosa’s sentiments, as expressed in his maiden State of the Nation Address (SONA) address, that tourism is “an area which provides the country with incredible opportunities ...

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The Best Easter Egg Hunt Ever

There was a time when the Easter Bunny’s South African cousin, the Paas-Haas, might have been embarrassed at the meagre offerings in his basket, but now he can source Easter goodies from a surprising variety of specialist chocolate outlets. Luane ...

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Fancourt Links Golf Course Rated #1

Fancourt is thrilled to announce that their Links course, a privately-owned club, has once again been ranked FIRST in the Golf Digest ranking of South African golf courses for 2018. No stranger to this prestigious accolade, the course was awarded ...

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Pennyroyal Launches Best of Zanzibar Eco Initiative

Times are changing and so is the face of global tourism. Gone are the days of heady excess and reckless abandon. Now, a new generation of mostly millennial socially and environmentally conscious travellers not only want to see the world ...

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Minor Hotels Appoints Adam Beadon

Minor Hotels has appointed Adam Beadon as Regional Director of Sales and Marketing, based in its Johannesburg office. Beadon is responsible for leading the Sales and Marketing teams working on the company’s Anantara and AVANI brands in Southern Africa and ...

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BONangels Water Drive

We all know that the City of Cape Town and the Western Cape have been hit hard by a severe drought and are currently on level 6b water restrictions. The dams are at less than 25.9% and residents are now ...

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AVANI Windhoek Unveils N$24m Redevelopment

  AVANI Windhoek Hotel & Casino has unveiled the first phase of its N$24 million modernisation project. The redevelopment includes a new grand entrance and Porte Cochere able to accommodate passenger vehicles and buses for self-drive guests and tour groups, ...

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Dwell with South Africa’s Indigenous Trees

You’d be forgiven for seeing only the pristine forests upon arrival at Summerfields Rose Retreat & Spa in Hazyview, Mpumalanga. Delving into the woods with one of South Africa’s leading indigenous tree experts, Michael Oosthuyzen, reveals the long-standing tales these ...

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Seven Tips To help You Plan Your next “BLEISURE” Holiday

Travelling for work has its pros and cons: you get to visit a new destination with all your expenses covered, but you’re taken away from your family. Look for the silver lining though – with your own expenses covered, you ...

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Farewell to Safari Stalwart and Legend – Russel Friedman

Wilderness Safaris is devastated by the loss of one of its co-founders and true safari stalwart, legend and Wilderness champion, Russel Friedman. He tragically passed away from a heart attack in the morning of Sunday 04 February – at least ...

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Bot River Winemakers Bull-ish about 2018 Barrels & Beards

Local is lekker at this most beloved wine and food get-together 21 April 2018 Run with the bull this year at none other than Bot River Barrels & Beards on Saturday, April 21, when – for the first time ever ...

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International Hotel Group ONOMO Hotels Enters SA Market

Casablanca- headquartered ONOMO Hotels has entered the South African hotel management arena with the acquisition of three properties: the iconic Inn on the Square in Cape Town, the Signature Lux Hotel and brand in Sandton, and a newly constructed ONOMO ...

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BON Hotels Signs New Hotel in Johannesburg

BON Hotels has added Destiny Exclusive Hotel, Wellness Spa & Conference Centre in Kempton Park, Johannesburg, to its South African portfolio. The modern, boutique-styled 40-roomed hotel will be known as Destiny Hotel and Convention Centre by BON Hotels. Located on ...

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Eikendal Dazzles with Weintaufe Harvest Carnival

The Stellenbosch Winelands will don their most convivial carnival colours when Eikendal Vineyards celebrates the end of its harvest with a farm-style Weintaufe jamboree that promises a merrymaking funfair for young and old on Sunday, 4 March 2018. The Eikendal ...

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Wesgro Commends Cape Town JAMMS

The Western Cape Government and Wesgro have commended the Joint Association Members Meeting Sessions (JAMMS) on their numerous initiatives taken to assist the tourism industry during the drought, and the impact that it is having on this vital sector. JAMMS ...

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Sizzling Summer Reaches Fever Pitch at Silverstar

Anneke Potgieter, recently-appointed Director of Operations and Complex General Manager at Silverstar, said that she was thrilled another exciting gaming promotion had created multiple winners. “Since my appointment at Silverstar, I have been both inspired and impressed by the enthusiasm ...

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Take a trip on the wild side with a Delheim Mushroom Forage Pop Up

Sign up now for this year’s must-do forest and food excursion *Mid-2018 The Cape’s wild mushrooms are about to pop-up again so make sure you’re first in line for Delheim’s exclusive Mushroom Forage Pop Up series this year! Learn first-hand ...

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Catch your favourite celebs in action at the #Zando10s

One of the world’s biggest and most popular social sport and entertainment festivals, the Zando Cape Town 10s, will be celebrating its 10th anniversary. Taking place on 2 & 3 February at Hamilton Rugby Club in Green Point, a number ...

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People On The Move

The following appointments have been announced at BON Hotels: Charl van Wyk – Group Commercial Director, BON Hotels Charl van Wyk takes on the role of Group Operations Director to Group Commercial Director at BON Hotels. A successful career spanning ...

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Tourism body and wine route amalgamate

Wine tourism and destination marketing in Paarl is off to a great start for 2018 with Paarl Tourism and Paarl Wine Route amalgamating to operate under one umbrella with effect from January 2018. The decision, which was made during the ...

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Janse & Co to host the Four Coursemen Collaboration Series at their new Kloof Street eatery

Janse & Co, chef Arno Janse van Rensburg’s new eatery in Kloof Street, will be hosting the fourth event in the Four Coursemen Collaboration series, with four renowned chefs showcasing their culinary skills. On 28 January 2018, Chef Arno will ...

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Inaugural Tourist Guide Indaba Set for April 19

The Institute for Professional Tourist Guides Southern Africa will be hosting a first in the Southern African tourism industry: a Tourist Guide Indaba. The aim is to bring the tourist guides in direct contact with tour operators and start an ...

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Oldest Seychelles Resident Turns 120

New Year’s Day on Denis island is not solely about ringing in another year – it also marks the birthday of one of our most famous island residents. Toby, the oldest giant tortoise on the island, celebrated his 120th birthday ...

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BONhomie Competition Winners Reunite

On Friday, 8 December 2017 BON Hotel Bloemfontein Central reunited their BONhomie winners and welcomed new ‘homies’ to the group. Each year the hotel holds a competition whereby their fans on social media channels can enter to become what they ...

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Travel Is Not For Sissies

I like to be in charge of my life and my decisions and no more so than when it comes to booking online for family holidays, a business trip or some ‘me’ time. By Konrad Laker. But then I found ...

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Celebrate Valentines Day the French Way

Celebrate the loved one in your life the French way and escape to the rural idyll of Gabriëlskloof for a special three-course feast of culinary passion at the famous Botriver wine and olive estate on Sunday, February 11. With Valentine’s ...

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False Bay Wine Range Gets New Identity

Born from a desire to make real wine affordable, False Bay Vineyards, named after South Africa’s most iconic bay which frames much of the country’s premium Winelands, has given its range of wines a fresh new facelift, with each now ...

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New Offices For Brahler Convention Germany

Königswinter, 12 January 2018 – Event technology specialist Brähler Convention, moved into a new state-of-the-art branch office in the traditional Billevue quarter in Hamburg at the end of December 2017. The company has expanded its office space to 530 m² ...

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Inaugural Tshwane Tourism Showcase To Launch 23 Jan

The Tshwane Tourism Association (TTA) is hosting its first Tourism Showcase 2018 at the CSIR International Convention Centre (CSIR ICC) on Tuesday 23 January 2018. The Showcase is a tabletop exhibition of over 200 tourism products and services from the ...

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Sprinkle Valentine’s Love with Polkadraai & Popcorn

February is the Month of Love and to celebrate this romantic time, Stellenbosch Hills has created the perfect couple. Enter Polkadraai & Popcorn! For Valentine’s month only, the light-hearted winery with the really good wines, has put together a special ...

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Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon Introduce Smart Bag Policy

Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon will be introducing new policies surrounding the carriage of ‘smart bags’, which are a new type of innovative luggage featuring integrated lithium batteries for the purpose of charging an external device or to provide power ...

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See More of South Africa with Happy #20flyteen

We all know “local is lekker” and in 2018 there’s no better time to explore South Africa. By Luane Lavery. Travel creates loads of unexpected adventures and it will fill your soul, as you experience a diverse range of cultures and ...

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Ultimate Wine & Sport Auction for Charity

Despite its name, it’s not only rare and highly sought after wines that are up for offer at the 2018 Cape Wine Auction event, but exclusive invitations to some of the best sporting events for those fans with big chequebooks ...

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India Tourism Minister Supports OTM 2018

India’s Minister of State for Tourism, the Honourable K.J Alphons has issued an official message to the organiser of the event, Fairfest Media, in support of OTM 2018, which is to take place this month in Mumbai from 18 to 20 ...

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Tourvest Raises Funds For Conservation

Johannesburg, 8 January 2018 – Tourvest Destination Management, Africa’s largest inbound tour operator and a member of integrated tourism group Tourvest, has raised well over half a million rand from voluntary contributions towards worthy conservation programmes. Since 2013, Tourvest Destination ...

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In Memoriam: (Mad) Mike Penman

The southern Africa tourism industry has lost a legendary wildlife ambassador with the passing of Michael Nicholas Penman on Friday 05 January 2018. By Des Langkilde. Known affectionately as “Mad Mike”, in reference to his part in Discovery Channel’s Animal ...

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Minor Hotels Launches New River Travel Style

Bangkok: For those who seek a transcendent experience, Minor Hotels is launching a selection of river cruises replete with the colonial romance of river travel but with a modern twist and bespoke itineraries. Mekong Kingdoms cruises recreates and elevates the ...

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January Events at The People’s Republic of Howzit

Referred to as ‘The People’s Republic of Howzit’ by locals, Bay Harbour Market offers an authentic eclectic blend of all things South African. It’s no surprise to hear that it attracts close to 30 000 locals and tourists a month to ...

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Ryanair Launches New Transfers Service

Europe’s first and largest low fares airline, Ryanair, has launched Ryanair Transfers, a new transfers booking platform, powered by CarTrawler, allowing Ryanair customers to book the widest range of ground transport including taxis, chauffeur, bus, coach and rail services, all ...

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Cape Town Boosts Air Access to Asia

Cape Town Air Access – a partnership between Wesgro, the Western Cape Government, the City of Cape Town, Airports Company South Africa, Cape Town Tourism, and South African Tourism has welcomed the announcement by Singapore Airlines (SIA) that it will ...

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Seychelles Counters Heroin Threat

For a small island State such as Seychelles, where tourism is the pillar of its economy and any challenge becomes a tourism industry problem, heroin abuse may pose a threat to its tourism industry. It is with this in mind ...

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Tau Game Lodge Operating at Full Capacity

Following the fire that swept through Tau Game Lodge in June last year, when it was operating on only 10 rooms for a while, Tau is now operating on its full capacity of 30 rooms per night. The new Main ...

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New Summer Menu at ColCacchio

  Col’Cacchio, the popular Italian-inspired franchise known for its gourmet thin-base wood-fired pizzas, has introduced a delicious new summer menu. From flavourful salads to healthy pizzas and a tangy new dessert, you’re going to want to give it a try ...

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Emirates Announces South African Fare Sale

Johannesburg, South Africa – 03 January 2018. Emirates announced today its Hello 2018 fare sale, offering special deals on Economy class and Business class return flights to popular destinations for South African travellers. For those looking to take their dream holiday or visit ...

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Celebrate 2018 on the beach at Silverstar – new year’s eve beach party

The West Rand’s number one entertainment destination, Silverstar (https://www.tsogosun.com/silverstar-casino), is celebrating more than just summer this Festive Season – we’re having a beach party on New Year’s Eve! In the lead up to the calendar ticking over into a whole ...

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Meetings Africa 2018 Registrations Open

The South Africa National Convention Bureau (SANCB) has announced that registrations for Meetings Africa 2018 are now open, and exhibitors, buyers and media are reminded to register or submit their applications as soon as possible. Meetings Africa 2018 will again see ...

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Asilia Africa Expands into Southern Tanzania

Luxury eco-tourism company, Asilia Africa has launched a safari conservation project in Southern Tanzania with INEOS Chairman, Jim Ratcliffe. The $10 million investment in Southern Tanzania offers visitors a unique safari experience, great hospitality and high-quality accommodation. The project is intended ...

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WTTC Releases 2017 City Travel & Tourism Impact Report

For the first time in over 25 years, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), has produced research that looks at the economic and employment impact of Travel & Tourism in cities. The City Travel & Tourism Impact 2017 – Middle ...

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Saint Ange on Seychelles Tourism #29

In this festive season edition, the editorial covers Seychelles beaches again being recognised as being among the best in the world. We also touch on Seychelles being a leader in the field of the Blue Economy and Sustainable Tourism, mentioning the ...

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Be Water-Wise in Cape Town

With the ongoing water crisis due to the drought in the Western Cape, South African Tourism urges holidaymakers and locals alike to use water sparingly and responsibly this festive season. This week, the City of Cape Town announced that its ...

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Tourism Marketing Trends to Tap into in 2018

The competitive nature of the tourism industry – coupled with consumers’ constantly changing expectations – has meant that keeping tabs on, and tapping into, marketing trends is a must for business success. So, what trends should the tourism sector expect ...

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Time For Capetonians To Get Revved Up

The Cape Town Motor Show, in partnership with the City of Cape Town, is set to wow the crowds again at Sun GrandWest, from 2-4 March 2018. It promises to be a weekend of incredible fun with a broad appeal ...

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Boomtown Awarded Sarah Baartman District Tourism Account

Following a tender process, Boomtown has been appointed to review and implement the Sarah Baartman District Municipality’s tourism marketing strategy over 32 months. Boomtown previously worked with the Sarah Baartman Municipality’s tourism department for over ten years until 2015. “We’re ...

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Timeshare Owners & Vacation Club Members In Pole Position

Location is everything, especially when it comes to uninterrupted sea views and being a stone throw away from direct access to South Africa’s best beaches. With more properties than any other vacation option, timeshare owners and vacation club members are ...

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Anantara Spas in Africa Receive Honours

The World Spa Awards 2017 has announced that Anantara Spa at Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort was named the Best Resort Spa in Mozambique for 2017, and Anantara Spa at the Royal Livingstone Hotel by Anantara was named Africa’s Best Safari ...

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SANParks Concerned About Online Impersonation

A rapid increase of groups on social media platforms impersonating South African National Parks and some of the national parks under its management is a cause of great concern for the organisation. This according to SANParks Head of Communications, Janine ...

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