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Grootbos Reaffirms Fair Trade Principles

The pristine Grootbos Private Nature Reserve overlooking Walker Bay near Hermanus has been recertified by Fair Trade Tourism, demonstrating its commitment to the responsible tourism portfolio which boasts nearly 200 products in Africa. Grootbos is an established leader in the ...

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Tourism Growth is Not the Enemy

In recent months, reports from around the world have spoken of ‘tourism-phobia’, showing pictures of citizens protesting against the ‘invasion of tourists’ and the expulsion of locals by tourism businesses. But tourism growth is not the enemy; it’s how we ...

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Dubai Tourism Launches Startup Competition

Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) has announced a strategic collaboration with GITEX Future Stars to launch the first-ever Dubai Tourism Startup Competition – Futurism, inviting bright minds and innovators from around the world to submit ideas ...

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Drakenstein Hosts 100 Women in Tourism

In celebration of Women’s Month, the Drakenstein Municipality hosted a hundred women on National Women’s Day, 9 August, to showcase the unique and diverse offerings of the region. The celebrations focused on the role of women in tourism and were ...

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Ongava Records Conservation Success in Namibia

Ongava Game Reserve in Namibia is home to some of the rarest wild animals on the planet, and at Ongava Research Centre it is their mission to protect them. With many 1000s of animals to study (including almost 100 different ...

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Changes To Restaurants At Montecasino

Exciting changes are underway at Montecasino. With Spring around the corner, it’s out with the old and in with the new – in the form of a variety of new restaurants across the length of Gauteng’s premier entertainment destination. “At ...

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Heritage Tourism Attraction Opens in PE

Renovations and upgrading of the Campanile, one of Port Elizabeth’s most visible skyline and audible heritage landmarks, has been completed and is now open to visitors to the Friendly City. The newly renovated heritage site was unveiled on Tuesday 15 ...

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Mhondoro Game Lodge Scoops Winelist Award

Mhondoro Game Lodge is one of only a select few South African game lodges to have received the coveted 2017 Diners Club Platinum Winelist Award. The luxurious 5-star safari lodge is located in Welgevonden Game Reserve in the Waterberg (Limpopo ...

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Roadshow To Address Northern Cape Tourism Issues

FEDHASA Cape in partnership with the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) and Tourism Marketing South Africa (TOMSA) will team up to host a Tourism Industry Partnership Roadshow in a bid to address key issues affecting the hospitality and ...

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Fancourt Announces New Ambassador

Fancourt has announced their strategic partnership with the glamorous Mrs South Africa finalist, and mom of two, Gela Le Roux. Gela and Fancourt share the same core ideals; integrity, innovation, excellence and family values, making this partnership one of like-mindedness. ...

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Toyota Launches Free Service Plan for Operators

Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) has announced that it will increase its support to the tourism transport industry with the introduction of a complimentary 3-year / 60,000 km service plan for all new Ses’fikile vehicles sold from 1 August 2017. ...

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Air Mauritius Flying High Despite Quarterly Loss

Air Mauritius financial results for the first quarter of their 2017/2018 financial year reports positive operating performance despite a bottom-line impacted by a non-realized deficit. The first quarter normally coincides with the low tourist season, for which Air Mauritius forecasted ...

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World Elephant Day Iced in New York

On World Elephant Day (Saturday,12 August) Amarula and Wild Life Direct were at the forefront of a global conversation around elephant conservation and the harsh reality of ivory poaching. The two organisations have been running a campaign since October 2016 ...

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Preferred Hotels Appoints Mark Wernich

Preferred Hotels & Resorts, a global provider of sales, marketing and distribution services to independent luxury hotels, has announced the appointment of Mark Wernich as Director of Business Development for Africa. Based in Cape Town, Wernich is tasked with the ...

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Art of Flora Cuisine Recipe

The Capital Hotel School (CHS) celebrated Women’s Month through the beauty and art of flora cuisine. Flora cuisine, when used correctly, can contribute to a final dish holistically as opposed to mere decoration. CHS wants to encourage women to cook ...

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Call For Rhino Artist Submissions

The Rhinos Are Coming!!! will host a 3-month public outdoor art exhibition with a difference. They aim to protect and conserve our rhino population through art. Artists’ canvasses will be blank life-sized fibre glass rhino sculptures that will be transformed ...

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Seychelles to Speak at Pacific Islands Conference

Former Seychelles President James Alix Michel has been invited to attend the 1st High-Level Pacific Blue Economy Conference (PBEC) under the theme ‘Sustainable Oceans in a Changing Climate’ organised by the Pacific Islands Development Forum to be held in Suva ...

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SA Tourism CEO Joins Speakers for THINC Africa 2017

HVS South Africa, organiser of the 2017 edition of the Tourism, Hotel Investment, and Networking Conference (THINC) Africa has confirmed that the CEO of South African Tourism, Sisa Ntshona, will be speaking at this much-anticipated conference coming up in Cape Town ...

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Digital Nomads Swap London For Cape Town

Digital marketing guru Simon Lewis, the creator of Travel Concept Solutions (TCS) and Co Working Days, has partnered with Wesgro, the trade development agency for the Western Cape and the city of Cape Town in South Africa, to give ten ...

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Saint Ange on Seychelles Tourism Report #9

I begin this report with a well-known quote from the great philosopher, Socrates: “When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.” Following a discussion last week on the economic status of our island Nation, Air Seychelles confirmed ...

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Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Golf Day

Play your part in conserving Zimbabwe’s wildlife and trees by supporting the Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit’s (VFAPU) annual fundraising golf day to be held on 22 September at Borrowdale Brooke Golf Club. VFAPU is a non-profit organisation that was established ...

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100 Best Tourist Attractions in South Africa

In collaboration with MotorHappy, an Imperial Group subsidiary, and with New Zealand travel writer Jen Miller of JenReviews.com, here’s Tourism Tattler’s route of 100 worthy places for an ultimate South African road trip journey. The #UltimateJourneySA campaign and competition aim ...

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Bot River Is Going Wild With Forage Inspired Feast

The Overberg wine community salutes Spring Weekend with nature’s delicacies on Friday, 1 September at 19h00. THE WINES of Bot River have all gone wild by pairing up with natural food straight from nature. The quaint town on the edge ...

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King Price Launches Royal Namibia Deal

When it comes to car insurance, you probably wouldn’t want cover for the rusted vintage relic embedded in the Namibian sand dunes of your backyard. But once that old relic has been lovingly restored to its former glory, you certainly would ...

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Eco-Friendly Hotels: The Mantis Collection

The Mantis Collection, comprised of hotels, eco-escapes and lifestyle resorts, is deeply rooted in African conservation; with a vision for sustainability and a world in which people and animals co-exist. Mantis is a family run collection of award winning, privately ...

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EcoPlanet Bamboo: Sustainability for Africa

EcoPlanet Bamboo represents the first successful and the only sustainability certified commercial bamboo farms in Africa and has set the platform for certified bamboo to provide a viable tree-free, triple bottom line solution to Africa’s deforestation crisis. With commercial operations ...

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2017 World Luxury Spa and Restaurant Winners

The World Luxury Spa Awards and World Luxury Restaurant Awards are established global organisations providing luxury spas and restaurants with recognition for world-class service excellence provided to guests. Setting the basis for service industry standards around the world, the companies ...

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Global Tourism Statistics: Jan-Apr 2017

International tourist arrivals worldwide grew by 6% in January-April of 2017 compared to the same period last year, with business confidence reaching its highest levels in a decade. Sustained growth in most major destinations and a steady rebound in others ...

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Economic Benefits of Hosting Events in Africa

An Independent report has revealed a seven-figure economic boost to destinations that have hosted the Africa Hotel Investment Forum over a six year period. By Martin Jansen van Vuuren. The significant economic benefits to host countries of the influential Africa Hotel ...

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Business Tourism in Africa Continues to Expand

Perceptions of Africa as a business destination have changed vastly in recent times. The ICCA 2016 rankings reveal that Africa is growing in popularity as a destination for business tourism. By Zandre Campos. It has been perceived that doing business or ...

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Discover Luxury in Kenya

Kenya is an exceptional African destination for luxury safari and beach holidays with variety to suit different segments; couples, honeymooners or families. Kenya is renown as the world’s leading safari destination and indeed in many ways, Kenya is the ultimate ...

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THINC Africa Launches Business Meetings

Delegates registered to attend the Tourism, Hotel Investment and Networking Conference (THINC) Africa event this year, can now schedule appointments to meet with speakers and fellow delegates to discuss business deals. The conference is taking place at the FNB Portside ...

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How to Get More Business Deals at Travel Trade Events

To increase the economic impact of events and create a win-win situation for destinations and business tourists, the Meetings, Incentive, Conference and Events (MICE) industry in Africa needs effective technology to support business deals. Pitch and Match – a business ...

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Zimbabwe: Sanganai World Tourism Expo

Organised by Zimbabwe Tourism, the 2017 edition of the annual Sanganai/Hlanganani World Tourism Expo will showcase the widest variety of Africa’s best tourism products to international visitors and media from across the world. The Sanganai/Hlanganani World Tourism Expo (SHWTE) is ...

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The Consumer Goods and Services Ombudsman – Part 2

IMPLICATIONS FOR THE TOURISM INDUSTRY: THE CONSUMER GOODS & SERVICES OMBUDSMAN (‘CGSO’), TERMS OF REFERENCE, POWERS & FUNCTIONS The primary focus of the CGSO is to balance the rights and obligations of consumers and suppliers. As I have pointed out in ...

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Wonder Women

The hotel and hospitality business is a tough one; it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure that out. Why, then, do so many women opt for this as a career choice? This industry requires among many things mental strength, ...

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Elaine Durr Promoted To Operations Director

World Leisure Holidays, well-known Indian Ocean Island specialist, is pleased to announce the promotion of Elaine Durr from Reservations Manager to Operations Director.  Elaine started with WLH 21 years ago in 1996. Her ambition and vision has seen her catapult ...

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4th Annual Vaal Whiskey Festival at BON Hotel

BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal will be hosting the 4th annual Vaal Whiskey Festival, but this year with a twist, adding Gin to the mix. The event will take place on Saturday, 28 October, and will see connoisseurs and the ...

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BONfire Braai Masters 2017

What’s on BONfire Braai Masters 2017Time for the 2nd edition of the ultimate urban braai-off at BON Hotel Bloemfontein Central Twenty corporate teams will compete against one another in the 2nd edition of the BONfire Braai Masters competition on Saturday, ...

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1st Annual Dwars River Valley Street Art Festival

The Dwars River Valley lies between the popular Winelands towns of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. It is home to Pniel, Kylemore, Johannesdal and Lanquedoc, historic towns rich in heritage and culture and stories. While thousands drive by these towns daily, very ...

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SA Tourism Invites Trade For Nordic Roadshow

South African Tourism is inviting the South African travel trade to apply to join a roadshow through the Nordic region from 23 to 27 October 2017. The participation cost will be 1500 euro per person, with a maximum of two people ...

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Africa Albida Tourism Leads The Way

In a first for Zimbabwe hospitality, Africa Albida Tourism is pleased to announce that as of 01 August it will be going to 24-hour reservations, cementing its position as a leader in the industry in Zimbabwe. “This move has been ...

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Glass Slipper Fits LUX Resorts South Africa

Rivonia-based PR agency, Glass Slipper Communications, has been appointed to manage the public relations and publicity requirements of LUX* Resorts & Hotels, within the South African market. Effective 01 August 2017, the agency has been working closely with key stakeholders ...

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New Coworking Space Launched in Johannesburg

The first Perch Co-Working Space in South Africa opened its doors in Rosebank, Johannesburg to a thriving business, freelance, creative and professional community. The brainchild of the Grapnel Property Group, Perch Rosebank is part of a global network of co-working ...

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Tourism Authority of Thailand Launches 2018 Marketing Plan

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) recently held the annual 2018 TAT Action Plan meeting, which covers both international and domestic tourism. TAT’s marketing plan 2018 has been designed to serve the purpose of generating revenue and increase visitor arrivals, ...

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