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Tag Archives: Articles August 2017

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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BONfire Braai Masters 2017

What’s on BONfire Braai Masters 2017 Time 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 ...

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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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