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aha Makalali Completes Private Tented Camp

aha Makalali Private Tented Camp, situated within the Makalali Private Game Reserve and just 30 minutes’ drive from the aha Makalali Private Game Lodge, has been completed. Neil Bald, CEO of aha Hotels & Lodges says “This exclusive camp is ...

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Join Bottelary Hills for a Scottish Braai

Chef George Jardine will fan the flames for a celebrated food and wine feast on 27 August at the Kaapzicht Wine Estate. What on earth is a Scottish Braai? To find out, join the Stellenbosch wine route of Bottelary Hills ...

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Poor Viz Delay ORTIA Flights

Kempton Park, 24 July 2017 – Poor visibility due to early morning fog around O. R. Tambo International Airport (ORTIA) caused 24 flights to be diverted to other local, coastal and regional airports.  “The good news is that the weather improved during the ...

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Saint Ange Tourism Report #7

Reactions from my Fifth Tourism Report revealed a marked interest across the board concerning the exorbitant costs of building material on Praslin and La Digue Islands. Government fees and levies on barges and cargo boats are crippling the tourism industry ...

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Heritage High Jinks at Gabriëlskloof Estate this September

Mzansi Tapas Tasters and Long-table Braai Feast to wallow in ubuntu. It’s time for heritage high jinks at Gabriëlskloof when this wine and olive estate invites you to savour ubuntu spirit in true Overberg style with its month-long offering of ...

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Bot River Explodes with Colour for 2017 Spring Weekend

Follow the rainbow for fanciful farm hopping and pantry shopping. Let the bluebird of happiness lead you over the rainbow when the annual Spring Weekend comes to the pretty little village of Bot River on 1-3 September and a kaleidoscope ...

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Corporates for 4th Mandela Day Charity Soccer Tournament

Corporates line up for the 4th Mandela Day Have a Ball Charity Soccer Tournament, hosted by Adverb. The 4th edition of Adverb’s Mandela Day Have a Ball Charity Soccer Tournament took place at Fives Futbol, Century City on Mandela Day, ...

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Uganda Launches Tourism Investment Forum

ENTEBBE, Uganda, July 19, 2017 – Global businesses focused on tourism and conservation will be offered a unique opportunity to invest in Uganda’s unparalleled natural landscapes while bringing greater benefits to the country’s citizens, H.E. President Yoweri Museveni announced today. The ...

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South African In Top 25 In Global Meetings Industry

Durban businesswoman Nina Freysen-Pretorius has been named as one of the most influential people in the international meetings industry in 2017. Included in US-based Successful Meetings magazine’s annual list of 25 outstanding professionals who have had a significant impact on ...

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Saint Ange Tourism Report #6: In Memory of Louis D’Offay

Louis D’Offay, the well-known and highly respected hotelier from the Seychelles island of Praslin, died on the 18th July 2017 leaving the industry he led for many years in shock and dismay. Louis, the much-loved tourism personality, was a father and ...

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Melt the cold away with Swiss Cheese Fondue at Eikendal Vineyards

What better way to escape the chill of the Cape winter than a cosy evening with friends, a shared Swiss cheese fondue and exquisite wine at iconic Eikendal Vineyards. Owned by the Swiss family Saager, Eikendal is embracing the best ...

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Air Mauritius Wins World Travel Awards

Air Mauritius won two distinctions at the 2017 edition of the World Travel Awards – Indian Ocean. The Amédée Maingard Lounge, the airline’s premium lounge in Mauritius, was elected Indian Ocean Leading Airport Lounge. Air Mauritius also won the Indian ...

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TGCSA Welcomes 64 new Members

More South African establishments are opening their doors to Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) assessors in their commitment to offer visitors exceptional quality products. As the country’s only recognised and globally benchmarked grading system of quality assurance for ...

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SAFPAR New Product Explores New Waters

Safari Par Excellence (SAFPAR), one of Zambia’s leading adventure specialists, offers an exciting new activity – the Zambezi River Expedition – which provides adventure travellers with the ultimate get-away-from-it-all experience. Based in Livingstone, SAFPAR’s fleet of jet boats whisk guests ...

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Saint Ange Tourism Report #5

Among the varied suggestions arising my last Report is the proposal for a Tourism Conference, an idea that I have been toying with ever since. The discussion in last week’s Report regarding the proposed ring-road from Anse Lazio to Mont ...

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FEDHASA Cape Announces Leadership Bursary Recipient

FEDHASA Cape through their leadership development bursary is developing leaders in the hospitality industry. They recently announced Jamie Pieters as their 2017 recipient of the Hospitality Leadership Programme. In order to develop the growth of leadership within the hospitality industry ...

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Golf Packages For Fancourt’s Heritage Tournament

In celebration of South Africa’s Heritage Day, and twenty-three years of democracy, avid golfers are reminded of the annual Fancourt Heritage Classic from 20 – 25 September 2017, where they look forward to spending their Heritage weekend captivated by the ...

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UK Media Headline Rhino Poaching Crisis in SA

The recent killing of nine white rhinos on a private farm in South Africa has hit media headlines in the United Kingdom (UK), with a prominent tabloid featuring the tragic story on its online site. Wildlife television presenter and filmmaker ...

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Help Create South Africa’s Ultimate Journey

MotorHappy, a subsidiary of Imperial, is calling on all South Africans to help map out the country’s most incredible road trips on their new Ultimate Journey website. Planning a road trip can be daunting but the new Ultimate Journey website ...

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A Lion Roars and Technology Listens

Lion Roars Hotels and Lodges have remained under the radar in the highly competitive arena of the hotel management industry for two decades, almost unnoticed yet always present. With early beginnings as a family-owned and -managed Hospitality Company, the group ...

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New Executive Director Appointed at BON Hotels

The board of BON Hotels is delighted to welcome Paul Umoh, who has been appointed Executive Director of Operations at BON Hotels International West Africa, taking over from the late Pieter Bekker, who had mentored him over the past 13 ...

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Saint Ange Tourism Report #4

My 3rd Tourism Report prompted much feedback from loyal readers. One key point that was raised by many readers was the general and pervasive loss of respect for one another in the Seychelles. This was highlighted by stories of the ...

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Cradle of Food & Wine Festival

To celebrate Women’s Month in August, the Cradle Boutique Hotel – in conjunction with leading Johannesburg wine outlet Wine Menu – is hosting the Cradle of Food & Wine Festival, featuring a tasting event that will be represented by some ...

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Cape Royale Expands Portfolio

Cape Royale Luxury Hotel, located in Green Point, has expanded their portfolio to offer large corporates the opportunity to host conferences or intimate meetings in one of the rooftop penthouse suites, complete with a private terrace and garden area. Cape ...

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Tourists for Africa: Why Switzerland is the Best Market

The Swiss International Holiday Exhibition 2017 will be taking place in Lugano, Switzerland from 27-29 October. Here are 10 reasons why Switzerland is the best tourism market to attend for luring inbound tourists to Africa. Seasoned Travellers. Ranked among the best in ...

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Saint Ange Tourism Report #3

Welcome to Edition 3 of the Saint Ange Tourism Report from Seychelles. By Alain St.Ange. Many thanks for all the feedback and good wishes. To the tourism trade and your staff members in Seychelles, I can only reinforce that we are ...

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SA Tourism Hosts ‘We do Tourism’ Roadshow

South African Tourism will be hosting a ‘We do Tourism’ roadshow aimed at providing a platform for dialogue between South African Tourism and key stakeholders to engage on topical and crucial issues. Stakeholders will have the opportunity to share information ...

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Dining for a Cause: The Art Of Conservation

The Art Curator Gallery at Lourensford Wine Estate has joined forces with the Cape Leopard Trust and esteemed South African artist Fuz Caforio to host a high-calibre fundraising event in support of the ongoing efforts to protect the Cape Leopard ...

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Club Travel Corporate Launches GetThere

Club Travel Corporate has announced the addition of a new online booking tool ‘GetThere’ to their multiple corporate travel technology offering. This new booking tool, which can be integrated with the award-winning travel app, TripCase, allowing full customisation with company ...

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Emdoneni Lodge with Cheetah Project Protect Wildcats

Africa has undoubtedly seen the population of different animal species decline. Currently, Africa’s cheetah charts stand at roughly 70 000 less than 100 years ago, with South Africa’s count at approximately a thousand Wildcats, if not less. These concerning facts ...

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Fancourt Wins Spa Award

Fancourt has been recognised over the years for luxurious hospitality by some of the most reputable industry groups and respected publications in the world.  This is further proven by the recent win at Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Awards in Johannesburg, ...

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Cape Comoot Boosts Western Cape Heritage Destinations

For many of the 55 million South Africans, getting to key tourist destinations in the Western Cape is unaffordable. While buses are available around the city centre and surrounds, visiting heritage destinations such as Cape Point and the winelands are ...

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Guvon Expands Footprint To Pretoria

The Royal Elephant Hotel & Conference Centre has joined the Guvon Signature Collection. It started twenty-five years ago with a Scottish themed lodge. Soon after, a five-star fly-fishing haven opened up on the others side of the Swartkops Mountain in ...

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Robert Kiyosaki coming to South Africa at National Achievers Congress

This year’s National Arts Council (NAC) Achievers Congress is headlined by Robert Kiyosaki, best known as the author of Rich Dad Poor Dad – the #1 personal finance book of all time – which has challenged and changed the way tens of millions of ...

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Entry Opens for Honda Quest True Adventure

The wait is finally over. You can now enter for Honda Quest True Adventure 2017 – the ultimate adventure motorcycle competition on the ultimate adventure motorcycle, the Honda CRF1000 L Africa Twin. Enter online at www.quest-trueadventure.com or pop into your nearest Honda dealer ...

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Tsogo Sun Bavarian Christmas in July

Join Silverstar for a spectacular Christmas in July, from 30 June to 2 July 2017. The Globe will be transformed into a typical Bavarian town square, complete with a traditional Oompah Band. Warm up to mouth-watering Bavarian delicacies such as ...

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BON Hotels sign 12th hotel in Nigeria

BON Hotels announced the signing of its 12th hotel in Nigeria, further increasing the company’s presence and footprint in West Africa and making the group the largest hotel management company in Nigeria, with additional opportunities still in play. Together with ...

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Taxi Strike Advisory: Passengers Departing ORTIA Today

Kempton Park, 22 June 2017 – The management of O. R. Tambo International Airport (ORTIA) is advising passengers departing from the Johannesburg airport to allow for delays and longer travelling time to the airport due to a protest by taxi operators starting this morning ...

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Eikendal Vineyards 2017 Winter Experience

Winter has finally come and Eikendal Vineyards’ popular and unique Pizza & Wine Pairing is ready to delight food and wine lovers. What better way to battle against the cold Cape winter than to enjoy three thin-crust mini pizzas prepared ...

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fastjet Increases SA-Zimbabwe Flights

The low-cost pan-African airline fastjet has increased the number of flights on its route between Johannesburg and Harare, and launched a fifth seasonal flight from Harare to Victoria Falls, in response to strong passenger demand. On its route between Johannesburg and ...

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CTT’s Roxanne Lombard Named Future Leader of Destination Marketing

Cape Town Tourism (CTT) has scooped another notable title with team member Roxanne Lombard being named as one of 30 Future Leaders of Destination Marketing globally. Roxanne is the first honoree on the African continent to receive this prestigious accolade ...

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ORTIA Statement on Follow-Home Crime Incidents

Johannesburg, 19 June 2017 – The management of O. R. Tambo International Airport (ORTIA) is well aware of and concerned about incidents of crime in the vicinity of the airport and against people followed to their destinations from the airport. Image credit: Mujahid ...

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Mandela Day Have a Ball Charity Soccer Tournament

Mandela Day Have a Ball Charity Soccer Tournament Tuesday, 18 July 2017 12h00 – 16h00 Fives Futbol, Century City Corporates line up for the 4th Mandela Day Have a Ball Charity Soccer Tournament, hosted by Adverb It’s time to boot ...

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Is Your Passport Travel-Ready?

If you’re planning on jetting off into the sunset over the coming South African school holidays, make sure your passport is in order. That’s the advice of Konrad Laker, CEO of Gold Travel, a Cape Town-based corporate travel service specialist. ...

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Sun Resorts Awarded the Best Hotel Chain in 2017

During the 3rd edition of the “Victoires du Tourisme” which occurred on Wednesday 31st May in Paris, Sun Resorts won the title of the best hotel chain 2017. The group henceforth outperforms the Beachcomber and Lux* hotel groups. Solea, which ...

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Learn from Leaders at the Vision Conference 2017

Certified courses, training, and presentation for hospitality directors, managers, owners, and operators at the Vision Conference 2017. Earn while you learn – pick up all important Continuing Professional Development (CPD) skills points and your personalized certificate of attendance.  The most impressive lineup ...

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Travel Advice: SA Home Affairs Strike

International tourists departing from South Africa on Monday, 19 June 2017 are advised to consider an earlier than usual airport arrival time for overseas flights and an early arrival time when leaving SA ports. Flight Centre Travel Group has advised that ...

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Restaurant Mosaic Scores Award Hat-Trick

Restaurant Mosaic at the Orient has scored a hat-trick of top international awards, reinforcing its position as one of the finest restaurants in Africa. Chef Chantel Dartnall was this month named 2017 Chef of the Year for Africa and the ...

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Adventuring on the edge in Livingstone, Zambia

Leaping into thin air…being tumbled through insane white water rapids…floating in a microlight above one of the most magnificent waterfalls in the world… It’s moments like these that adrenalin-seekers crave when booking an adventure holiday. For exciting thrills and spills, ...

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Tsogo Sun Volunteers Clean-up on World Oceans Day

Clean-ups along more than 3km of Durban’s beachfront were the focal point for Tsogo Sun and environment partner Miss Earth SA on World Oceans Day on 8 June, in response to the harsh reality that an estimated 6.4 million tons of ...

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Maia Luxury Resort & SPA – Best Island Hotel

MAIA Luxury Resort & Spa, located on Mahé, Seychelles, has been recognised by the Prime Traveller Awards as the Best Island Hotel in 2017. Prime Traveller’s editorial members selected MAIA Luxury Resort & Spa as tops in its category for ...

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Entrepreneurs on show with Tsogo Sun

A Supplier Showcase hosted on 6 June has provided market and development access for small, medium and micro enterprises. The exhibitors displayed their products and services to potential buyers from within the Tsogo Sun group, its majority shareholder HCI, and ...

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Knysna Tourism Open Despite Fires

It’s business as usual in Knysna. That’s the message from Elmay Bouwer, chairperson of the Knysna Tourism Board, who confirmed that despite the extensive fires experienced in the Garden Route town, Knysna has resumed normal business activities and is welcoming ...

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GrandWest Bursary Students Graduate

Twenty-nine students who received bursaries from GrandWest’s CSI Bursary Fund to pursue tertiary studies in maths, science, and technology have successfully graduated. They are among some 1 323 young Western Cape students who have been assisted by the GrandWest CSI ...

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Book Your Seat at The Vision Conference

An impressive lineup of industry speakers will be sharing their wisdom at the Vision Conference, which forms part of The Hotel Show Africa, taking place at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg from 25 – 27 June 2017. Over 50 top hoteliers ...

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ATM Scam Targets Cape Town Tourists

Cape Town, 07 June 2017 – ATM scammers are getting more and more sophisticated in their attempt to con unsuspecting tourists, particularly as messaging to educate and warn both residents and visitors alike about ATM fraud is starting to reach ...

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Countdown to Winter Fly Fishing Competition

Muldersdrift, Wednesday 07 June 2017 – The 6th Annual Kloofzicht/SFA Winter Fly Fishing Competition and Open Day is to take place on 23 July 2017 at Kloofzicht Lodge & Spa in Gauteng, South Africa. “We are counting down the days until 60 enthusiastic souls brave ...

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ACSA Prepared for Cape Town’s ‘Helluva’ Storm

JOHANNESBURG, 6 June 2017 – “One hell of a storm” is expected to hit Cape Town and the Western Cape this evening and tomorrow and has been described by several media pundits as “unprecedented” and upgraded to “Helluva” and even “Moerse”. ...

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The Value of Anti-Poaching Security

From poached rhinos to killing for subsistence, and criminal farm attacks, the agricultural, wildlife ranching, and tourism industries face an onslaught of incursions. In South Africa alone, three rhino are killed a day; game, poultry, and livestock are targeted; and ...

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Call to Boycott Gupta-owned Media

The Department of Communication spent close to R1 million on a single Gupta-media breakfast briefing in May last year, a reply to Democratic Alliance (DA) parliamentary questions has revealed. In the response, the Communications Minister, Ayanda Dlodlo confirms that the ...

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One Hundred Clean-ups for World Environment Day

One hundred street and park clean-ups marked World Environment Day for Tsogo Sun and environmental partner Miss Earth South Africa; 99 on 3 June; and the hundredth clean-up in Soweto on Monday, 5 June. Tsogo Sun employee volunteers from properties ...

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Will Trump’s Climate Accord Exit Impact Africa?

Paris and Washington may seem a long way from Africa, but President Trump’s actions in exiting the USA from the Paris Climate Accord will impact Africa and especially African inbound tourism in the long run. By Tim Smith. We all ...

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London Terror Attack Condemnation

During the evening of Saturday 3rd June 2017, the city of London has once again suffered from cowardly acts of terrorism. According to a report published in this morning’s edition of  The Telegraph, seven people have been killed and 48 injured, ...

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Boschendal awarded Gold at The Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show

The Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show is South Africa’s premier wine competition that recognises the top local wines and winemakers, and honours excellence in the wine industry. This is exactly what happened when Boschendal Wines received Gold for their Boschendal ...

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Shangri-La Appoints World Leisure Holidays as GSA

Hong Kong-based Shangri-La International Hotel Management Limited, one of the world’s premier hotel management companies, recently signed an agreement with World Leisure Holidays (WLH) as the dedicated general sales agent (GSA) for the Southern African region. From 1 June 2017, ...

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Vaal River Meander Wine Route

The Vaal River Meander is celebrating its 14th year and visitors to the area can indulge in SIX weeks of weekend wine tasting! A unique winter experience exclusive to Gautengers and visitors from the surrounds, the event will showcase over ...

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BON Hotel Bloemfontein Central Wedding Showcase

Bloemfontein’s most loved wedding venue, BON Hotel Bloemfontein Central, will be hosting a two day Wedding Showcase from 4 – 5 August. Entry is free to this premier event, showcasing all the beautiful and gorgeous things you need to create ...

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Suspect African Union Meeting in Addis Ababa

Following numerous media articles and views on suspicious conduct relating to the recent UNWTO Secretary-General elections, the photograph depicted above has surfaced of African Union (AU) tourism ministers meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, which according to the then Seychelles Secretary-General ...

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Durban Cruise Terminal Preferred Bidder Announced

Durban, South Africa, 30 May 2017 – The plan to position Durban as a world-class cruise capital took a step forward this morning with the announcement of the preferred bidder for the Durban Cruise Terminal – KwaZulu Cruise Terminal Pty Ltd ...

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New Cape Town Airport Runway Gets Go Ahead

Cape Town, South Africa 30 May 2017 – The Department of Environmental Affairs has notified Cape Town International Airport that it has authorised the proposed runway realignment and associated infrastructure planned for the airport. Header image credit: FTW Online. The department’s ...

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Gold Travel sets the transformation bar

Gold Travel sets the transformation bar Gold Travel, a Cape Town-based corporate travel service specialist, has recently achieved a Level Two B-BBEE rating after implementing 52.5% black ownership and 31.5% black woman ownership in partnership with NetValue™ Equity Partners, also ...

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Klein Constantia Wins Platinum at Decanter 2017 Awards

Klein Constantia Estate’s Vin de Constance 2013 has won one of only 34 prestigious Platinum Best in Show trophies awarded at the recent Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 (DWWA). This truly unique natural sweet, which is a recreation of the ...

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Classic 30s South Africa Farm on Magalies Meander

Located on the tranquil Magalies Meander and positioned under the picturesque Magaliesberg mountain range, Rustig is Gauteng’s best-kept secret. While this gem feels like an oasis, it is a mere 45-minute drive from Pretoria and Johannesburg. Host your dream South ...

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Register to Attend The Hotel Show Africa 2017

With just 23 days to go, time is running out to register for free access to The Hotel Show Africa 2017, which is taking place at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa from 25-27 June 2017. Don’t miss the ...

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Almost Human Exhibit Opens in Maropeng

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be an “underground astronaut”, unlocking the secrets of the origins of humanity, now’s your chance. By Thrishni Subramoney courtesy of www.maropeng.co.za The Almost Human exhibition at Maropeng, featuring the Homo Naledi discoveries, does just ...

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Defend Democracy in Africa: Help #FreeHH

Following our reports; ‘DA Leader Barred From Entering Zambia on Africa Day‘ and ‘Support for Zambian Opposition Leader’s Trial on Africa Day‘ South Africa’s Democratic Alliance (DA) Leader, Mmusi Maimane, delivered the following remarks at a press briefing in Pretoria outside the ...

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New SATSA WC Chapter Committee Appointed

Following the Southern Africa Tourism Services Association (SATSA) Western Cape Chapter’s annual general meeting held on Tuesday 23 May 2017, the following members were appointed to serve on the 2017-2018 committee: (Pictured from Left to Right in header image) Collin ...

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DA Leader Barred From Entering Zambia on Africa Day

Friday 26 May 2017 – In stark contrast to our Africa Day report; ‘Support for Zambian Opposition Leader’s Trial on Africa Day‘ South Africa’s Democratic Alliance (DA) Leader, Mmusi Maimane, has been forcefully prevented from entering the Republic of Zambia, by Zambian ...

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Support for Zambian Opposition Leader’s Trial on Africa Day

Thursday 25 May 2017 – As we celebrate Africa Day, the leader of the opposition in Zambia faces trumped up criminal charges brought against him by a government intent on reversing the gains of democracy in Zambia and in Southern ...

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Marriott International To Debut the Ritz-Carlton In The Zanzibar Archipelago

Slated to open in 2021, the 90 room all-suite and villa resort will provide the quintessential Indian Ocean experience amidst an idyllic island setting  Dubai, May 25, 2017 – Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR) today announced the signing of an agreement with ...

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Technology to Benefit African Tourism Businesses

With an internet penetration rate of approximately 27% in Africa, there is yet a lot to be achieved; but this is an opportunity for tourism businesses to harness and benefit from. By Josephine Wawira. According to Jumia Travel CEO Paul Midy, ...

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FlySafair Drops GDS Prices

Johannesburg – 24 May 2017. FlySafair announced today that it has refiled all its fares into the Global Distribution System (GDS) to offer a more competitive solution to the travel trade. New fares will start from just R1 368 including all ...

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Cape Town Combats Seasonality

In a bid to boost Cape Town’s tourism numbers during winter and address the multiple challenges associated with seasonality, the City of Cape Town in partnership with key industry role players will embark on a series of initiatives to combat ...

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Cape Town’s Hot New Hotel

Earlier this month one of Cape Town’s hottest new hotels opened its doors for the first time.  The Manor House stands amongst impressive company, tucked away as an annexe to the glamorous Queen Victoria Hotel, between the Sanctuary Spa and ...

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Refurbishments at BON Hotel Delta and BON Hotel Abuja, Nigeria

BON Hotel Delta will be undergoing a complete refurbishment and renovation to upgrade their facilities in line with international standards, along with designing and training staff on an excellent maintenance culture. The first phase is underway with the replacement of ...

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Zanzibar Amber Resort Signs The Ritz-Carlton Zanzibar

Pennyroyal Gibraltar Limited has announced The Ritz-Carlton Zanzibar as the second hotel franchise to join the mega-development, Zanzibar Amber Resort. The intimate signing ceremony with Marriot International took place in Dubai on Wednesday, 26 April 2017 and is to debut ...

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Namibia Attracts Honeymooners

The world is large and your choice of honeymoon destinations is endless but with its magnificent location, accessibility and affordability you would be remiss not to consider Namibia for your honeymoon or wedding ceremony, where red desert dunes, rugged mountains ...

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Let’s Talk Business in Rwanda

Did you know that the new Kigali Convention Centre (KCC)can seat 2600 delegates, is just 10 minutes from the Kigali International Airport and has 1000 high-end rooms in close proximity? Rwanda is increasingly becoming a destination of choice for international ...

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Marriott Hotels Opens in Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa 17 May, 2017 – Bringing its superior service and world-class amenities to the South African travel market, Marriott International today revealed the conversion of Cape Town’s popular African Pride Crystal Towers Hotel & Spa into a ...

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Visiting Rwanda Has Never Been Easier

With online visa applications, getting to Rwanda has never been easier! All African passport holders do not require visas prior to travel, as they get visas on arrival. Several other countries have bilateral visa exemptions. The whole visa application experience ...

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Marriott Hotel Crystal Towers Welcomes Leading Chef

Cape Town,  17 May 2017. When Henrico Grobbelaar began his working life, he started out as a polymer engineer –  a career in the field of science and industry.  It’s certainly a far cry from what he does today, having become ...

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Helping Tour Operators Sell Rwanda

The Rwanda Development Board has created a remarkable website at www.rwandaresources.com to assist tour operators and travel agents in selling Rwanda to their clients. Resources include rates and information on accommodation providers, transport providers and tours and safari ground handlers. ...

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Four Reasons to Join ATA in Remarkable Rwanda

The Africa Travel Association (ATA) – a division of the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) – in collaboration with the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) will set the tone for how tourism can be utilised as an engine for economic growth ...

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Bottelary Hills Pop Up Lunches Pays Homage to Heritage

Chef George Jardine to enthral with traditional tastes and champion wines on 28 May, 27 August and 19 November. Discover what makes fine country food and slow-crafted wine so special when you book a seat at this year’s trio of ...

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New Reservation System for World Leisure Holidays

World Leisure Holidays, a Sun Resorts company and leading tour operator, has introduced a new reservation system, specifically tailored for ease of use by the travel trade. The system facilitates descriptive quotations to the agents, allowing all documentation to be ...

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Treat Mom this Mother’s Day

Treat mom with a trip on the red bus AND a massage this Mother’s Day! Looking to spoil mom? This Mother’s Day, mothers travelling on the City Sightseeing red bus can see the sights while having a free massage en ...

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Celebrities to Host 2017 Sanlam Top Destination Awards

For the hospitality industry, the Sanlam Top Destination Awards, recognises the best of the best and presenting this year’s awards are two profound ladies already making their mark in the South African tourism industry and media sphere. Tracey Lange and ...

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Delheim’s Jazz and Cheese Fondues

Escape the cold with a warm-hearted feast at famous Stellenbosch estate. Now’s the time to beat the rush and book your seat at the fabulous Delheim Jazz and Cheese Fondues. Held every year for over a decade, the lingering lunchtime ...

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Fair Trade Tourism Joins #IYSTD2017 Initiative

Fair Trade Tourism has partnered with TourismTattler.com in supporting Africa’s contribution to the aims and aspirations of the UNWTO 2017 International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development (#IYSTD2017).  Through a series of features published throughout this year under the theme ...

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South Africa Must Develop African Hotel GMs

South Africa isn’t doing enough to ensure that the hospitality and hotel industry is attractive to people as a long-term and sustainable career. Guy Stehlik, CEO and founder of BON Hotels and Director of BON Hotels International West Africa, speaking ...

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