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Mauritian Sega: The Story of Serge Lebrasse

Tourists who travel to Mauritius for the first time will often opt for the convenience of the resort experience to get a feel for this Indian Ocean island, its people, and what they have to offer. A visit would not ...

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Meetings Africa 2018 Registrations Open

The South Africa National Convention Bureau (SANCB) has announced that registrations for Meetings Africa 2018 are now open, and exhibitors, buyers and media are reminded to register or submit their applications as soon as possible. Meetings Africa 2018 will again see ...

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Wild Horizons Stops Elephant-back Safaris

As of 01 January 2018, Wild Horizons will cease to offer elephant-back safaris and will instead offer an elephant conservation experience, which will take place at the Wild Horizons Wildlife Sanctuary.    “It is our intention to continue to work ...

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Asilia Africa Expands into Southern Tanzania

Luxury eco-tourism company, Asilia Africa has launched a safari conservation project in Southern Tanzania with INEOS Chairman, Jim Ratcliffe. The $10 million investment in Southern Tanzania offers visitors a unique safari experience, great hospitality and high-quality accommodation. The project is intended ...

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WTTC Releases 2017 City Travel & Tourism Impact Report

For the first time in over 25 years, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), has produced research that looks at the economic and employment impact of Travel & Tourism in cities. The City Travel & Tourism Impact 2017 – Middle ...

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Saint Ange on Seychelles Tourism #29

In this festive season edition, the editorial covers Seychelles beaches again being recognised as being among the best in the world. We also touch on Seychelles being a leader in the field of the Blue Economy and Sustainable Tourism, mentioning the ...

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Tips on Choosing a Conference Venue

According to Chantel Reynell, an experienced workshop and conference organiser and the current Hospitality Manager at Langebaan Country Estate, there are many options when it comes to choosing conference venues, and the more you see, the harder it can be ...

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Be Water-Wise in Cape Town

With the ongoing water crisis due to the drought in the Western Cape, South African Tourism urges holidaymakers and locals alike to use water sparingly and responsibly this festive season. This week, the City of Cape Town announced that its ...

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Tips on Holiday Travel with Kids

If you have kids, no doubt you love them to bits and relish spending time with them over the holidays. But travelling with them can feel like it’s taking the sheen off what should be a special time. It needn’t ...

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Tourism Marketing Trends to Tap into in 2018

The competitive nature of the tourism industry – coupled with consumers’ constantly changing expectations – has meant that keeping tabs on, and tapping into, marketing trends is a must for business success. So, what trends should the tourism sector expect ...

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AfrikaBurn 2018: South Africa’s Own Burning Man

Burning of the San Clan sculpture in 2016

South Africa is home to some of the most diverse cultures in the world, coexisting in a unified land of endless potential. Visitors to the shores of South Africa are constantly blown away by the dynamic, blended mix of cultures ...

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Tourist Arrivals & Hotel Stats for South Africa: December 2017

Overall, overseas tourism to South Africa continues to grow strongly but tourism enterprises should take care when analysing the statistics as the growth is not uniform across all source markets.  Arrivals from the UK and India have been subdued, while ...

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4 Top Tourist Attractions in Kenya

From dense equatorial forests to tropical beaches, freshwater lakes and coral reefs, Kenya has some of the world’s greatest tourist attraction sites and has attracted adventurers, travellers and explorers to Africa for centuries. Kenya’s wildlife safaris have been attracting tourists ...

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HVS Reveals Western Cape Water-Wise Hospitality Research

In response to the ongoing drought experienced in the Western Cape province of South Africa, this article explores various initiatives adopted by the hotel industry in order to mitigate the challenges that water scarcity imposes on water-intensive enterprises. Through primary ...

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Time For Capetonians To Get Revved Up

The Cape Town Motor Show, in partnership with the City of Cape Town, is set to wow the crowds again at Sun GrandWest, from 2-4 March 2018. It promises to be a weekend of incredible fun with a broad appeal ...

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Boomtown Awarded Sarah Baartman District Tourism Account

Following a tender process, Boomtown has been appointed to review and implement the Sarah Baartman District Municipality’s tourism marketing strategy over 32 months. Boomtown previously worked with the Sarah Baartman Municipality’s tourism department for over ten years until 2015. “We’re ...

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Timeshare Owners & Vacation Club Members In Pole Position

Location is everything, especially when it comes to uninterrupted sea views and being a stone throw away from direct access to South Africa’s best beaches. With more properties than any other vacation option, timeshare owners and vacation club members are ...

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Rugby Africa Unveils 2018 Competition Schedule

World Rugby Africa association, Rugby Africa, unveiled its 2018 Competition Schedule in Cape Town, South Africa on 13 December 2017. The year promises to be particularly busy with 10 competitions totalling more than one hundred fifteen-a-side and sevens rugby matches ...

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Wildlife ACT Gains Fair Trade Certification

Wildlife ACT, an award-winning conservation organisation that utilises volunteers to help track and monitor endangered wildlife, has been certified by Fair Trade Tourism. Wildlife ACT advances conservation efforts by managing wildlife monitoring projects on game reserves that lack the resources ...

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Anantara Spas in Africa Receive Honours

The World Spa Awards 2017 has announced that Anantara Spa at Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort was named the Best Resort Spa in Mozambique for 2017, and Anantara Spa at the Royal Livingstone Hotel by Anantara was named Africa’s Best Safari ...

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SANParks Concerned About Online Impersonation

A rapid increase of groups on social media platforms impersonating South African National Parks and some of the national parks under its management is a cause of great concern for the organisation. This according to SANParks Head of Communications, Janine ...

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Langa Quarter launches in Cape Town

Langa Quarter launches in Cape Town A Social Enterprise Precinct (SEP) zoned for tourism 13 December 2017 saw the official launch of The Langa Quarter, a tourism enterprise that has been in the making and flying under the radar in ...

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Top things to do in the Vaal over the Festive Season

Top things to do in the Vaal over the Festive Season If you find yourself stuck in the big smoke, wallowing in “should’ves or could’ves” while all your friends are living it up somewhere for the festive season, the last ...

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Fairlawns Wins Multiple Awards

Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa continues to demonstrate its cutting-edge relevance and elegance by adding numerous, prestigious awards to their already impressive list of accolades. The renowned Johannesburg establishment has received three World Luxury Awards, The Diners Club Platinum Wine ...

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Flight Centre Nurtures Education of Future Leaders

Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) is immensely proud of the noteworthy successes of many of their employees who have completed the process of furthering their studies during the course of 2017. In order to support the growth of the group’s ...

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Tintswalo Atlantic Plays It Part To Save Water

With the announcement by the City of Cape Town that level 6 water restrictions will be introduced on the 1st of January 2018, the tourism industry is sharpening their pencils to find innovative ways to further reduce water consumption in ...

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Business Tourism Boost for Western Cape

Wesgro – Cape Town and the Western Cape’s official Tourism, Trade and Investment Promotion Agency – is pleased to announce that the Cape Town and Western Cape Convention Bureau, a unit of the Agency, has secured 2600 expected delegates in ...

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Africa MICE Masterclass Planned for February 2018

Africa Tourism Partners (ATP) will run a Masterclass in Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Events/Exhibitions (MICE) in Johannesburg, from 20 to 23 February 2018, with Grant Thornton as its lead partner. Themed ‘Growing destination tourist arrivals through business and events tourism leadership ...

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Why South Africa needs an Annual Adventure Summit

The human need for adventure is a well-documented school of thought, highlighting adventure as an essential and integral part of our biological make up. Adventure, in this respect, can be described as anything uncertain or different. It’s the human need ...

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Celebrating Excellence at World Luxury Hotel Awards 2017

Snow falls gently on the slopes of the Swiss Alps, pine trees are decked with white hats, and a warm glow resonates from the windows of the host of the 2017 World Luxury Hotel Awards gala ceremony, the resplendent Kulm ...

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BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal Hotel BONhomie Competition Winners

On Wednesday 6 December 2017 BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal reunited their BONhomie winners and welcomed new winners to the group. Each year the hotel holds a competition whereby their fans on social media channels can enter to become what ...

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Carlson Rezidor Hotels in Africa Win Big at World Luxury Hotel Awards

The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel groups in the world, scooped seven winning trophies at the coveted World Luxury Hotel Awards which took place on 2 December in Switzerland. The World Luxury Hotel Awards is ...

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Stellenbosch Harvest Parade Paints Town Ted with Winemaking Pride

Cape minstrels, drum majorettes, merry farm workers, marching brass bands and barrels of fun…Be sure to claim your spot on the pavement when the oak-lined streets of Stellenbosch will be invaded by its colourful winemaking community for its annual Harvest ...

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Ethiopian Airlines Mobile Application Goes Live

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest Aviation Group in Africa and SKYTRAX certified Four Star Global Airline, is pleased to announce that it has launched a brand new Mobile Application, which encompasses an array of features that enhance customers’ travel experience with ...

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Maison Estate Announces Latest Wine Releases

Franschhoek boutique wine estate Maison Estate is proud to announce the release of its 2017 Single Vineyard Chenin Blanc and Shiraz Blanc de Noir. Following the success of previous varietals produced by winegrower Antwan Bondesio, the latest vintages are characteristic ...

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South Africa Aims To Attract More Business Events

Barcelona, Spain: At IBTM World on Tuesday, South Africa’s Deputy Minister of Tourism, Elizabeth Thabethe, announced a “bold and ambitious” delegate-boosting plan as part of a Bidding Support Programme to propel the country’s business events industry forward. IBTM World, a ...

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