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Emirates Group announces half-year performance for 2018-19

DUBAI, U.A.E., 15 November 2018: The Emirates Group today announced its half-year results for 2018-19. The Group saw steady revenue growth compared to the same period last year, however profits were impacted by the significant rise in oil prices, and ...

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Cape Town’s history comes to life at the Old Granary

The vacant and dilapidated Old Granary building – a cultural heritage site in the CBD has received a multimillion-rand facelift, and now includes an exhibition that makes use of technology and innovative design to tell a proudly Capetonian story. Built ...

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Cape Town welcomes visitors with open arms

Cape Town Heritage Day

Cape Town, South Africa, is a city renowned for its attractions, such as Table Mountain, the 7th Natural Wonder of the World; two UNESCO World Heritage sites, Robben Island and the Cape Floral Kingdom; and the V&A Waterfront, the most ...

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Seamless experiences – a global trend goes local

Travel’s latest trends have been announced at World Travel Market London, with South African businesses being mentioned at the trade show for their role in innovation within the sector. By Danny Bryer. According to the Euromonitor Megatrends Report 2019, global inbound ...

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Home Affairs Minister Resigns

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba

SOUTH AFRICA, 13 November 2018 – Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has finally served his letter of resignation to the Presidency following mounting pressure from the Democratic Alliance (DA) for President Cyril Ramaphosa to give him the boot. This comes ...

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Black Friday Business Tips

Black Friday is here to stay: as part of a retail festival that entices consumers in their millions to part with their cash, it’s another way of increasing revenue just before the festive season officially kicks in. By Wynand Smit. Traditionally ...

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Cape Town now an international trail running Mecca for tourists

Now in its fifth year, Ultra-trail Cape Town (UTCT) has established itself as a bucket list race for ultra distance trail runners, not only locally but now internationally. The event has grown from one with 200 runners in 2014, to ...

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Summer Fun in Paarl and Wellington

Whether you’re in Cape Town for your #summerholidays from upcountry or enjoying a #staycation, head to the beautiful Boland towns of Paarl and Wellington for a spectacular summer holiday.  Located within easy driving distance from Cape Town, this rural region ...

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The celebrity secret – putting Cape Town on the A-list

If you are the kind of person who likes nothing more than to cuddle up on the couch with the latest edition of your favourite tabloid to find out what the schlebz are getting up to, you’ll know the answer ...

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Emirates gives travellers a taste of home this Thanksgiving

Dubai, UAE, 7 November 2018 – Emirates is firing up its ovens for Thanksgiving celebrations on board and on the ground. The airline will offer customers special holiday menus across all classes on flights between Dubai and the US and ...

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Emirates gears up for its largest presence ever at Bahrain International Airshow

Two aircraft will be on display for visitors Dubai, UAE – 8 November 2018: Emirates is set for its largest participation yet at the 2018 edition of the Bahrain International Airshow (BIA) taking place from 14-16 November. This is the first ...

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Cape Town travel tips for your December break

With Cape Town being on everyone’s bucket list, don’t miss the opportunity to visit this city that’s loved the world over. You can still join the thousands of Cape Town fans, even if your wallet feels a bit light during ...

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Africa’s travel trends for 2019

Enver Duminy, CEO of Cape Town Tourism. Travel is an ever-shifting industry; how visitors adapt in their preferences is a challenge for any tourism and hospitality professional to identify and meet their requirements in order to stay relevant. These trends ...

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Cape Town Marriott Hotel Crystal Towers Launches “Chef’s Cut” Menu

Cape Town Marriott Hotel Crystal Towers is hosting a unique, limited edition chef’s menu with secret dishes and flavour combinations to tantalize the palate. Curated by Executive Chef Cameron Giles, “Chef’s Cut” is a menu offering that features a fresh ...

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Global Muslim Travel to reach $183 billion by 2020

Enver Duminy is CEO of Cape Town Tourism, and is speaking on this topic at World Travel Market, London, in November. Telescopic vision in the tourism sector means that you can miss the bigger picture entirely. For example, while we fret about ...

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Promising Tourism Businesses Rewarded in the Cape

The winners of the annual Cape Town Tourism Board Development Fund (BDF) have been announced at a glittering industry function at the Cape Town International Conference Centre in the city. The BDF, established in 2014, has already aided several businesses ...

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Emirates Unveils World’s First Biometric Path

JOHANNESBURG, Southe Africa, 30 October 2018 – Emirates is gearing up to launch the world’s first “biometric path” which will offer its customers a smooth and truly seamless airport journey at the airline’s hub in Dubai International airport. Utilising the ...

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Emirates Invites Travellers To Fly Better

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 30 October 2018 – Emirates, one of the world’s most awarded airlines for its industry-leading services, invites global travellers to “Fly Better” with the launch of its bold new brand promise. “On this day in 1985, Emirates flew ...

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Emirates To Celebrate Special Flavours Of Diwali

DUBAI, UAE, 01 November 2018 – Customers travelling on Emirates’ India flights in the coming days are in for a special treat as the award-winning airline celebrates the festival of lights with traditional Diwali delicacies. From November 4 to 10, customers travelling ...

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SANParks Fees to Increase from 1 Nov 2018

SANParks Crocodile Bridge Gate

PRETORIA, South Africa, 31 October 2018 – South African National Parks (SANParks) will increase its Conservation fees from 1 November 2018 at all National Parks. All funds generated from conservation fees are used with the primary mandate of SANParks, which is ...

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AirAdvance To Front Airbnb Booking Payouts

South Africa rand currency

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Monday, 29 October 2018 – Further disruption in South Africa’s accommodation and property letting sector is on the cards as AirAdvance, a fintech startup, provides those offering private accommodation through Airbnb easy access to affordable finance. It uses a ...

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Green Flag Trails Launched in Graskop

Wonder View Graskop

MPUMALANGA, South Africa, 29 October 2018 – Earlier this month, the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency launched the new Green Flag accredited BlydeHiking Trails which are approximately 30 kilometres in distance, at Wonder View Graskop, Mpumalanga. Guests and media were treated to ...

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FEDHASA Cape Awards Student Bursaries

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, 26 October 2018 – As part of FEDHASA Cape’s on-going efforts to develop young professionals in the hospitality industry and grow the sector in Cape Town, the association has announced its 2018 bursary recipients in several ...

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BON Hotels Plans for a Hotel School in Nigeria

Cape Town, South Africa, 25 October 2018 – In their efforts to make a positive contribution towards tourism development and the growth of the hotel industry at large, BON Hotels, West Africa’s fastest-growing hospitality company, has announced their plans to ...

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Emirates Announces Exciting Offer to Explore Dubai

Emirates aircraft over Dubai

Emirates is offering South African travellers the opportunity to visit Dubai with a special Economy Class and Business Class roundtrip. Passengers who take advantage of the special will be able to earn Skywards Bonus Miles with the addition of a free third piece of ...

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Adventure Tourism Indaba in Wilderness

Adventure Tourism Indaba

GEORGE, South Africa, 23 October 2018 – The first ever Garden Route Adventure Tourism Indaba and Expo is taking place at Wilderness Hotel and on the Map of Africa on 26 and 27 October 2018. “The aim of the Indaba ...

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How Government Can Work with Tourism to Create Jobs

Brett Hendricks, General Manager Thebe Tourism Group

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, 23 October 2018 – South Africa is a country in crisis, having been hit by several waves of bad news for the economy. However, with the government and the tourism private sector working together, we can ...

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Emirates Grows Wine Investment In South Africa

Cape Wine Farm

Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, is growing its relationship and investment with South Africa’s top local wine producers. Since 2005, the airline has partnered with 25 South African wineries, from which 50 different South African wines have been enjoyed ...

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Stellenbosch Hills gets festive with Fizz & Fudge Summer Pairing

Stellenbosch Hills launches its latest taste extravaganza Soft, buttery fudge. Just the thought makes a mouth water. Now, add the bubbly zing of Polkadraai sparkling wine and you’ll discover a match made in tongue-twinging heaven. That’s just one of the ...

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Off the Grid at Conferences

Off the Grid at Conferences

Cape Town, South Africa, 18 October 2018 – Should conference delegates be able to use their personal digital devices during meetings or is it just plain rude? With the advent of smartphones, smart watches, tablets and free, fast Wi-Fi, the conference ...

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Iconic President Hotel Revamped

CAPE TOWN, 16 October 2018 – Steeped in history as one of the oldest properties on the Atlantic Seaboard, the iconic President Hotel celebrates two decades since its namesake; former President Nelson Mandela reopened its doors in 1998 with a fresh ...

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Stellenbosch Hills Releases Vintage Reserve White

Stellenbosch Hills 2016 Reserve White

CAPE TOWN, 16 October 2018 – Stellenbosch Hills has released the new vintage of its flagship, limited-edition 1707 Reserve White, a wine that has consistently amassed awards for the renowned winery. The Stellenbosch Hills 1707 Reserve White 2016 is an ...

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OSF Set to Rock Oudtshoorn Again

Distruction Boyz

OUDTSHOORN, South Africa, 15 October 2018 – The Distruction Boyz will perform at the Oudtshoorn Spring Festival (OSF) at the Bongolethu Stadium in Oudtshoorn on Saturday, 20 October, along with a wide range of other artists. Distruction Boyz, made up ...

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The Real Return on Building a Green Hotel

Hotel Verde Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa, 15 October 2018 –  In this day and age, building ‘Green’ should be the norm rather than the exception, but misconceptions on green building ‘tax’ surprisingly still seem to hinder the decision. Hotel Verde Cape Town, ...

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Savour Sensory Ecstasy with Idiom Wine Experience

Idiom Wine & Macaron Experience

Cape Town, South Africa, 15 October 2018 – Exquisite new summer pairing delights from November 2018 till the end of February 2018. This summer at Idiom you can explore interesting and unusual wines through the prism of macarons, the dainty ...

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Tintswalo Opens New Lapalala Wilderness Lodge

Tintswalo at Lapalala Sleep-out deck

Limpopo, South Africa, 12 October 2018 – Tintswalo at Lapalala Wilderness has opened in the malaria-free Waterberg (Limpopo province). Located 300km from Johannesburg (or 30 minutes’ flying), it is one of only two commercial lodges within 44 500 hectares of ...

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TBCSA Appoints New CEO

TBCSA CEO Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa

Pretoria, South Africa, 9 October 2018  – The Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) has announced the appointment of Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa as its new chief executive officer (CEO) to drive the TBCSA board strategy. “We are excited that we ...

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Ultra-trail Cape Town presented by Salomon

Ultra-trail Cape Town (UTCT) presented by Salomon takes place on Saturday 1 December, and sees four trail running races of 100km, 65km, 35km and this year for the first time, 21km, traverse sections of Table Mountain, Lion’s Head, Signal Hill, ...

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New Menu at Luce Restaurant Hyde Park

Chef Grant van der Riet’s new menu at the fine dining and elegant Luce Restaurant at Southern Sun Hyde Park takes Italian cuisine “back to basics” with uncomplicated but delicious flavours “that are put in where they belong” into traditional ...

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Two Tsogo Sun Cape Town Hotels Turn 20

Two of Tsogo Sun’s iconic Cape Town hotels – Southern Sun The Cullinan and Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town are celebrating two decades of excellence this year in September, with events, special offers, commemorative food and beverage experiences and visits ...

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Aquila Leads Inflatable Boat World Champs

Cape Town (and South Africa) is proudly represented at the 2018 P750 World Championship held in the city of Féjus Var on the south French Riviera in France. The international inflatable boat race started 28 September and will run until ...

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Mantis Initiates Road Cleanup Campaign

In celebration of Tourism Month in September, Mantis envisioned giving 1 000 children from the township of Motherwell in Port Elizabeth experiences that would expose them to tourism and conservation. As part of their initiative, a cleanup campaign named “Chola nono, ...

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BON Adds Third East African Hotel

South African- based hotel management company; BON Hotels have extended their Ethiopian presence by adding BON Hotel German Square in Addis Ababa to their East African collection, making it their third property in the capital. Construction of the hotel commenced ...

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The Many Hats A Chef Wears

When you hear the title ‘Executive Chef’ the likes of celebrity chef Pete Goffe-Wood or the renowned Jamie Oliver spring to mind but this title, certainly at the hotel level, whilst essential, is a rather unobtrusive, often thankless job that ...

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Africa’s Travel Growth Exceeds Expectations

International tourist arrivals grew 6% in the first four months of 2018, compared to the same period last year, not only continuing the strong 2017 trend but exceeding UNWTO’s forecast for 2018. By Enver Duminy. The UNWTO’s panel of experts described ...

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Favourite Things Market Returns

Make a festive diary note for your next country getaway, because you won’t want to miss the new and improved Favourite Things Market at Gabriëlskloof. The all-around, fun-is-the-new-black, crowd-pleaser is back this year and preparing to be bigger, better and ...

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Flow Communications Bags Six 2018 Awards

Flow Communications garnered six accolades last night at the annual New Generation Social and Digital Media Awards – two gold, three silver and one bronze – are a fantastic achievement, which brings the agency’s total to 36 since 2014. This year, ...

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Fresh Inspiration for Contemporary Cuisine

With two years trading under its belt, the Idiom Restaurant & Tasting Centre has fast become a must-visit destination for those seeking a vineyard setting with 180 degree panoramic views of both sea and mountain with spectacular cuisine and a ...

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PMR Hospitality Partners Announces Global Merger with Valor Hospitality Partners

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, 27 September 2018 – PMR Hospitality Partners, a South African-based award-winning full-service hospitality management and advisory company, is delighted to announce its merger with Valor Hospitality Partners, which was formed by Euan McGlashan and Steve Cesinger, ...

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Travel Extravaganza for Cape’s Youth in Celebration of Tourism Month

80 young people from Cape Town got to enjoy the experience of a lifetime, celebrating Madiba’s heritage and footprint in the city. Hosted by Cape Town Tourism, learners from two marginalized areas around Cape Town –Langa and Khayelitsha, were given ...

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Marriott International unfolds special members-only experiences in South Africa

Master the art of South African braai, learn to spin like a DJ or shake it up with a mixology masterclass, loyalty members now enjoy all this and more.  Marriott International unfolds an exciting array of thoughtfully curated experiences for ...

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ASATA & SATSA Denounces Unabridged Birth Certificate Regs

JOHANNESBURG, 25 September 2018 – Both the Association of Southern African Travel Agents (ASATA) and the Southern Africa Tourism Services Association (SATSA) are disappointed and frustrated that South African minors will still be required to present Unabridged Birth Certificates when travelling. ...

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Sanbona Wildlife Reserve Unveils Revamped Lodges

Sanbona Wildlife Reserve has unveiled the new-look Dwyka Tented Lodge and Gondwana Family Lodge. Recognised as one of South Africa’s largest privately-owned reserves, Sanbona stretches across 58 000 hectares of wide open Karoo plains and is known as the western ...

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Heritage and Technology Converge to Boost Tourism

Just in time for National Heritage Day on 24 September, Drakenstein Local Tourism Association has introduced a mobile application that combines the proud heritage of the region with the latest state-of-the-art technology. The Visit Paarl and Visit Wellington apps are ...

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Drakenstein Celebrates Heritage at Cape Wine

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, 21 September 2018 – Drakenstein Local Tourism Association used the recently held Cape Wine 2018 to showcase the proud heritage and award-winning wines of the Paarl and Wellington regions. With 352 producers attending this year’s event, ...

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Tapping into Data for Enhanced Tourism Experiences

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 20 September 2018 – It’s no secret that technology is changing the way in which we do tourism. It’s possible to research, plan, pay for and execute a trip using little more than a mobile device. Large ...

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3 Keys to Unlock Customer Experience in Travel

There’s a fine line in cultivating loyal customers – it’s an ongoing effort that ensures that the relationship is constantly developing. No brand can afford to let the standards drop once the relationship exists. Sure, your customers may change in terms ...

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Tourism Sector Eyes BRIC Billions

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, 20 September 2018 – Hospitality marketing is complex, there are key source markets for South Africa with a proven interest in the country as a destination, and there are also additional, growing markets, such as the ...

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Glencairn Trail Run 2018

HIMEVILLE, South Africa, 20 September 2018 – A weekend of trail running through the spectacular scenery of the southern Drakensberg at the foothills of the majestic Sani Pass will be taking place on Friday 12 October – Sunday 14 October. Based at ...

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Fair Trade Tourism to Mentor SMMEs

PILANESBERG, South Africa, 18 September 2018 –  Fair Trade Tourism has partnered with enterprise development agency EICT to provide training and mentorship services to SMMEs adjacent to the Pilanesberg National Park involved in the Pilanesberg Tourism Incubation Programme – the first ...

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Managing Urban Overtourism

MADRID, Spain, 18 September 2018 – A new World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) report aims to help manage growing urban tourism flows and their impact on cities and residents. ‘Overtourism’? Understanding and Managing Urban Tourism Growth Beyond Perceptions’, was launched today ...

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Jock Safari Lodge relaunches in the Kruger National Park

Jock Safari Lodge

  Jock Safari Lodge has reopened in the Kruger National Park. The refurbishment retains the timeless style and elegance of a classic safari lodge, paying homage to its rich history and heritage – with the addition of modern comforts and ...

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It’s a nice day for a White (River) wedding

A recent trend that seems to be gaining its place in the sun is that of bushveld weddings as the romance of a bushveld sunset, decorated with a beautifully arranged wedding ceremony, grabs the attention of more and more wedding ...

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Summer is for Stellenbosch Street Soirees

Festive feasting with locals in the City of Oaks November 2018 till March 2019 Toast with the locals, when the ever-popular, Stellenbosch Street Soirees return to the streets of the City of Oaks for some festive feasting and laidback mingling ...

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Top Scientist Appointed At Ongava Research Centre

NAMIBIA, 14 September 2018 – Ongava Research Centre (ORC) has announced that Dr John Mendelsohn, one of Namibia’s top scientists, has accepted the post of Executive Director. Dr Mendelsohn has written or co-authored over 75 scientific papers and technical reports, ...

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21 Days For The Ocean Gains Traction

GANSBAAI, South Africa, 14 September 2018 – Following a demi-decade of hosting a blue initiative called ’21 Days for the Ocean’, this years’ campaign by White Shark Projects has already made a significant impact on the coastline and communities of the ...

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New GM Appointed at Shishangeni in Kruger

KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, South Africa, 14 September 2018 – BON Hotels has announced the appointment of Siyanda Zindela as General Manager at their Kruger National Park property, Shishangeni by BON Hotels. Zindela will oversee the entire management of the 4-star property ...

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2018 Concierge Conference Dates Announced

JOHANNESBURG, 12 September 2018 – The much anticipated South African Annual Concierge Conferences 2018 will kick off this month in Durban ending on a high note with the Johannesburg/Pretoria conference on 17 October at the Sandton Sun Hotel. Now in ...

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Wine & Fynbos Cupcake Pairing at Delheim

STELLENBOSCH, 12 September 2018 – Delheim has always been famous for its tasting room pairing of bespoke cupcakes with its wines. Now, the experience goes next-level with an all-new twist of this evergreen favourite that puts the Cape’s famous Floral Kingdom ...

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Marriott Unveils Members Only Experiences

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 11 September 2018 – Stepping up its experiences game, Marriott International has added countless redemption opportunities for its loyalty members giving them the opportunity to bid their points in exchange for access like no other. Ranging ...

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Coworkers To Swap London For Cape Town

CAPE TOWN, 11 September 2018 – Coworking Days – a global community network of Freelancers and Digital Nomads – has launched Coworking Safari South Africa, an innovative 14-day trip that will see Start-Ups and Entrepreneurs swapping London for Cape Town, The Great Karoo and the ...

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Time for BONfire Braai Masters Competition in Bloemfontein

On Saturday 22 September, BON Hotel Bloemfontein Central will host the 3rd edition of the BONfire Braai Masters competition in support of Heritage Day and celebrate South Africa’s diverse cultures and heritage. Twenty corporate teams will compete against one another in ...

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Tips for Safe Solo Female Travel

According to Trekksoft, solo female travellers are the fastest growing segment in the international travel industry. Forget uncharted waters and budget-savvy tips – safety is the biggest concern of women travelling on their own.  It’s worth the time investment for ...

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Radisson Announces Hotel Expansion #THINCAfrica

CAPE TOWN, 05 September 2018 – Speaking at the THINCAfrica Conference, which kicked off at the Century City Conference Centre today, the Radisson Hotel Group’s Andrew Mclachlan announced that the Group is gearing up for aggressive hotel expansion in South Africa with a focus on ...

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Cape Town Strengthens Ties With Angola

CAPE TOWN, 05 September 2018 – Following Visa exemptions and increased direct flights between Cape Town and Angola, the President of the recently  established Angola-South Africa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CACIAAS), Victoriano Ferreira Nicolau met with Wesgro CEO Tim ...

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Waste Not Want Not!

CAPE TOWN, 04 September 2018 – The tourism and hospitality industry is undoubtedly one of the fastest growing economic sectors globally, which is proving to have a serious, negative impact on the environment. It is incumbent on hotels and businesses ...

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Local Is Lekker for South Africans #TourismMonth2018

CAPE TOWN, 03 September 2018 – According to a recent survey, local is still lekker for South Africans when it comes to holidays. The majority of South Africans take two to three short breaks a year, with only 12% spending these ...

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South Africa Unveils 2018 Gold Coin Series

CENTURION, South Africa, 03 September 2018 – The South African Mint has unveiled a stunning five-coin Palaeontology Collection in 24-carat gold. The collection brings to life the ‘Archosauria’ – crocodiles, pterosaurs, dinosaurs and birds or the ruling reptiles that roamed ...

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Cape Winelands Conference To Explore Cuisine Innovation

CAPE TOWN, 30 August 2018 – Chef Wandile Mabaso, a young and internationally travelled Soweto-born chef has been confirmed as a speaker at The Business of Wine & Food Conference, which takes place at Spier on 17 October. “Mabaso is known as South ...

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The Final Straw For Fairway Hotel

JOHANNESBURG, 30 August 2018 – The Fairway Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort has announced “THE FINAL STRAW” initiative. Aimed at protecting the environment, this imitative will put an end to the customary serving of plastic straws, and they will be offering compostable ...

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Stellenbosch Hills reveals its latest ‘magnificent seven’

New release wines reflect premium-level excellence and skill The latest wines in Stellenbosch Hills’ eponymous range have been released. Comprising a “magnificent seven”, the wines include five from the 2016 harvest now ready for market and an edition of its ...

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Call For #ShotLeft Travel Week Partners

South African Tourism Sho't Left Campaign

JOHANNESBURG, Tuesday 28 August 2018 – In a bid to promote domestic travel, South African Tourism is launching Sho’t Left Travel Week, a ground-breaking initiative that will see a host of trade partners, airlines, hotel groups and tour operators offering ...

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Open Access For All During National Parks Week

PRETORIA, 28 August 2018 –  South African National Parks (SANParks) for the thirteenth year is once again opening up its parks during South African National Parks Week with free, open access to all South Africans. The 2018 Annual SA National ...

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Taxis Block Off Kempinski Hotel Seychelles

MAHÉ, Seychelles, 28 August 2018 – Kempinski Hotel’s GM Masami Egami felt the brunt of angry Seychelles Taxi Association members for not abiding by the rules and regulations of Seychelles. Kempinski Hotel Seychelles was totally barricaded by taxis and no movement ...

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SA Tourism Decline In First Half Of 2018

PRETORIA, 27 August 2018 – South Africa’s tourism sector should be in better shape than it currently is. That’s the word from Tourism Business Council of South Africa’s interim CEO, Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa, following the release of its Tourism Business Index ...

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Record 2017 Year For World Tourism

MADRID, Spain, 27 August 2018 – International tourist arrivals grew 7% in 2017, the highest increase since 2010, according to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)’s latest collection of Tourism Highlights. Growth in arrivals was echoed by a strong increase in ...

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Women in Hospitality – meet GM Tarryn Burrows

General Manager at BON Hotel 64 on Gordon With her die-hard attitude, positive outlook, a great sense of humour and an innate sincerity, Tarryn Burrows brings a personal and professional approach to her work. She hails from Johannesburg where she ...

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Mantis Group Appoints New CEO

JOHANNESBURG, 27 August 2018 – Following the 50% acquisition of the South African based company Mantis by AccorHotels in April 2018, Philippe Baretaud has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Mantis Group. “Philippe will be responsible for leading the ...

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Graskop Gorge Lift Officially Opens

SOUTH AFRICA, 24 August 2018 – Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom officially launched the Graskop Gorge Lift Centre on Mpumalanga’s Panorama Route today. The development features a viewing lift that travels down the face of the gorge and is a first ...

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Focus on Female Executives in Tourism

JOHANNESBURG, 20 August 2018 – A leadership talk to discuss strategies to increase the number of women in strategic leadership positions in the tourism industry was hosted today by the Executive Development Program (EDP) for Women in Tourism (WiT), presented by ...

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Aquila Buys Inverdoorn Game Reserve

CAPE TOWN, 20 August 2018 – Aquila Private Game Reserve and Spa today announced and confirmed its acquisition of the Inverdoorn Private Game Reserve in the Western Cape. The agreement was concluded on Thursday 16 August 2018. Over the last 20 years, ...

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Accolades Reveal How Wine Improves With Age

Conservation Coast range takes top honours at Sommeliers Selection. Whalehaven, established in 1995 and the third oldest winery in the Hemel-en-Aarde area, prides itself on the quality of its library of older vintage wines, especially in its premium handcrafted reserve ...

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South African Craft Distillery Awarded First Prize

JOHANNESBURG, 20 August 2018 – South Africa’s very own home-grown Silver Creek Craft Distillery has claimed its first prize – Gold at the 2018 SA Women’s Wine & Spirits Awards (SAWWA). New Margarita Moonshine is the latest innovation in Silver ...

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African Diplomat Kofi Annan Dies at 80

Kofi Annan, former United Nations (UN) Secretary General. 1938-2018.

SOUTH AFRICA 18 August 2018 – Kofi Annan, a Ghanaian diplomat and the first black African to lead the United Nations as Secretary-General, passed away in a Swiss hospital today at the age of 80 after succumbing to a “short illness,” ...

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Take a Walk on the Wild Side

Shishangeni Lodge by BON Hotels introduces bush walks The 4-star Shishangeni by BON Hotels located on a private concession within the Kruger National Park has added Shishangeni Bush Walks to their list of things to do. This new excursion has ...

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Stratus Raises the Steaks with Jack Daniel’s

CAPE TOWN, 16 August 2018 – Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence Cape Town collaborated with Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey and the hotels’ resident Stratus Steak House to host guests at a function this evening where samples of some of the best Wagyu beef in Cape ...

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Timbavati Welcomes New Warden

GREATER KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, 15 August 2018 – The Timbavati Private Nature Reserve has formally welcomed their new Warden, Edwin Pierce, who joined the reserve on 1 May 2018. Edwin wasted no time in sharing his energy, passion and valuable experience, and ...

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Tourism Is Key To Rebuilding Zimbabwe

ZIMBABWE, August 2018 – Politicians must accept the recent controversial election results, which saw Emmerson Mnangagwa elected leader of Zimbabwe after serving as interim president since November last year – and shift focus to the future of the country. One ...

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Singita Redefines Food on Safari

SOUTH AFRICA, 14 August 2018 – Singita is taking its gourmet offering to the next level with a series of epicurean additions. Guests of Singita Lebombo and Sweni Lodges in the Kruger National Park are now treated to a new cooking demonstration ...

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BON Hotels boosts home-grown skills in the Nigerian hospitality sector

The directors of BON Hotels have emphasized their strategy of local skills and training in the Nigerian hospitality sector. The group made their ‘home-grown’ policy known when they entered the Nigerian hotel management arena some two years ago and, according ...

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