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Hotel School Appoints Group Executive Chef

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

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Power Lines Driving Cape Vultures to Extinction

VulPro, an NGO that works tirelessly to safeguard Africa’s vulture population through rescue and rehabilitation, has warned that unless urgent action is taken, South Africa’s electrical grid could be driving South Africa’s endemic Cape Vulture (Gyps coprotheres) towards extinction. This comes ...

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Where in the World Can I Vape? A Traveller’s Guide

With the growing popularity of vaping around the world, more people than ever want to vape while on their travels. However, travellers need to be aware that regulations on vaping can vary vastly from country to country and you must be ...

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New Premier Hotel for Bloemfontein

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

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The Golden Age of Timeshare

“The golden age of timeshare is ahead of us, not behind us,” was the message from Howard Nusbaum, President and CEO of the American Resort Development Association (ARDA), during a recent visit to South Africa to address the industry’s esteemed ...

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Petousis Family Holdings Announces New Directors

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

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We Are Africa’s un-conference FUSE

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

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Travel and Tourism Boosts African Economy

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

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Secrets For Mastering The Art Of Meeting Planning

Being a meeting planner is a tough job and requires someone who’s not only detail oriented, but also patient, precise and willing to stop at nothing to make the event anything less than perfect. If you’re wondering what it takes ...

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AfricArena Announces 2018 World Tour

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

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AVIS Launches Digital Cards

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

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Premier Hotels Invests in Umhlanga

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

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International Media Experience Madiba Magic

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

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Bot River Tackles Bull by Horns for Charity

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

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Wellington Wows Global Cycling Fraternity

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

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First Group Pays It Forward

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

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

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

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Where to find the Best American Street Food

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

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Africa Tourism Leadership Forum Announced at #2018ITSC

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

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Wesgro Launches FLOW Offset for #WaterWiseTourism

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

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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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Millennials Reshape Luxury Travel Through Innovation

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

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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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2018 African Responsible Tourism Awards Finalists

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

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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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Carnage on Eastern Cape Vultures

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

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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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Travel and Transport Between Turkey and the Greek Islands

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

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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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First Group Clean Up at RCI Industry Awards

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

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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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