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Tag Archives: Articles February 2018

ACSA Releases Q4 2017 Aviation Barometer

Published quarterly by Airports Company South Africa, the Aviation Barometer provides an indication of current air travel trends in South Africa. The Barometer is based on the count of passengers using the network of nine airports owned and managed by the ...

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Thebe Tourism: Lessons Learned from Water Crisis

South Africa can at times be a very reactive country, meaning we seem to wake up very late on critical issues. By Brett Hendricks, General Manager of the Thebe Tourism Group.  Over many years we have been hearing about the scarce ...

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Passion is Key to Women’s Success in Hospitality

With over 20 years in the events and venue management, hospitality and corporate communications industry, her passion for developing people is what drives her the most.  Meet Megan Arendse, the newly appointed Convention Centre Manager of Sun International’s flagship resort, ...

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Plans to put Panorama Route on World Map

As iconic as the Graskop Gorge lift development is, it alone cannot establish the Panorama Route in Mpumalanga as one of the country’s major tourism nodes. This was the view expressed by Campbell Scott, one of the directors of the ...

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James Vos on Tourist Guides and Visas

On Wednesday, 21 February 2018, South Africa celebrated International Tour Guide Day which gives prominence to the role that this sector plays in the tourism industry. By James Vos MP – Shadow Minister of Tourism. The celebration holds a special meaning to ...

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No Sex Tourism for Gambia

The Gambia, 24 February 2018 –  Gambia’s Tourism Minister Hamat Bah has warned Western tourists, who may be planning to travel to the impoverished West African nation during the winter season in search of sex tourism, to stay away from the ...

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2018 Toilet Tourism Awards Open For Entry

THE 2018 International Toilet Tourism Awards are now open to submissions from tourism destinations that want to wipe the floor with the competition. After many years analysing tourism trends, the awards’ creators and owners, MyTravelresearch.com, aim to show tourism destinations ...

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James Vos on Water Crisis and Tourism

The prospect of nations running out of water has become more pronounced due to recurrent droughts and climate change. Water shortages are essentially the ‘new normal’, and they pose a serious risk to the valuable tourism sector.  By James Vos MP ...

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SONA 2018 sets Positive Tone for Tourism

Pretoria, South Africa: The Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) agrees with President Cyril Ramaphosa’s sentiments, as expressed in his maiden State of the Nation Address (SONA) address, that tourism is “an area which provides the country with incredible opportunities ...

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Human Touch vs Artificial Intelligence

In a world where modern technology is developing at a rapid pace, connectivity and personalisation are two key factors that are beginning to play a fundamental role in ensuring a business does not become stagnant. Is it because of this ...

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5 Steps to Dealing with Emergencies Abroad

Travelling abroad is an exciting activity that millions undertake each and every year. Whether embarking on beach holidays or jetting off for city breaks, every holiday type comes with its joys but unfortunately, they come with risks too. When we ...

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The Best Easter Egg Hunt Ever

There was a time when the Easter Bunny’s South African cousin, the Paas-Haas, might have been embarrassed at the meagre offerings in his basket, but now he can source Easter goodies from a surprising variety of specialist chocolate outlets. Luane ...

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How To Deliver Good Customer Service On The Go

Whether your business provides tourism transport, like an airport shuttle service, or you operate a mobile business, like a tourist guide, delivering excellent customer service skills on the go is particularly important. There are a broad number of different opportunities ...

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Fancourt Links Golf Course Rated #1

Fancourt is thrilled to announce that their Links course, a privately-owned club, has once again been ranked FIRST in the Golf Digest ranking of South African golf courses for 2018. No stranger to this prestigious accolade, the course was awarded ...

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AUS vs NZ: Who has the Best Islands?

Despite the long-standing rivalry between Aussies and the Kiwis, even they can agree that the tropical islands of Australia and New Zealand are some of the most breath-taking, beautiful destinations in the world. From warm, white sandy beaches and lush, ...

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Pennyroyal Launches Best of Zanzibar Eco Initiative

Times are changing and so is the face of global tourism. Gone are the days of heady excess and reckless abandon. Now, a new generation of mostly millennial socially and environmentally conscious travellers not only want to see the world ...

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How To Avoid The Tourism Rush In Europe

During Europe’s summer season, millions of people pack their swimsuits, EHIC renewal (European Health Insurance Card) and sunscreen in order to jet off to Europe’s most stunning countries. Who wouldn’t want to soak up the sun and take some overdue time off ...

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Minor Hotels Appoints Adam Beadon

Minor Hotels has appointed Adam Beadon as Regional Director of Sales and Marketing, based in its Johannesburg office. Beadon is responsible for leading the Sales and Marketing teams working on the company’s Anantara and AVANI brands in Southern Africa and ...

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BONangels Water Drive

We all know that the City of Cape Town and the Western Cape have been hit hard by a severe drought and are currently on level 6b water restrictions. The dams are at less than 25.9% and residents are now ...

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AVANI Windhoek Unveils N$24m Redevelopment

  AVANI Windhoek Hotel & Casino has unveiled the first phase of its N$24 million modernisation project. The redevelopment includes a new grand entrance and Porte Cochere able to accommodate passenger vehicles and buses for self-drive guests and tour groups, ...

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New Dates For Africa Mice Masterclass

Johannesburg, South Africa, 8 February 2018: Africa Tourism Partners (ATP) has rescheduled its Africa MICE Masterclass to take place from Tuesday, 13 March to Friday, 16 March 2018. The event was previously reported to take place from Tuesday, 20 February to ...

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India Taps Into $3 Trillion Healthcare Tourism Market

Healthcare tourism is set to be worth 3,000,000,000 USD by 2025, according to a recent survey*, and CIMGLobal, organisers of India’s most comprehensive healthcare tourism event say the country could be a world leader in the field. The International Healthcare Tourism Congress ...

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Dwell with South Africa’s Indigenous Trees

You’d be forgiven for seeing only the pristine forests upon arrival at Summerfields Rose Retreat & Spa in Hazyview, Mpumalanga. Delving into the woods with one of South Africa’s leading indigenous tree experts, Michael Oosthuyzen, reveals the long-standing tales these ...

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Seven Tips To help You Plan Your next “BLEISURE” Holiday

Travelling for work has its pros and cons: you get to visit a new destination with all your expenses covered, but you’re taken away from your family. Look for the silver lining though – with your own expenses covered, you ...

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Farewell to Safari Stalwart and Legend – Russel Friedman

Wilderness Safaris is devastated by the loss of one of its co-founders and true safari stalwart, legend and Wilderness champion, Russel Friedman. He tragically passed away from a heart attack in the morning of Sunday 04 February – at least ...

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Bot River Winemakers Bull-ish about 2018 Barrels & Beards

Local is lekker at this most beloved wine and food get-together 21 April 2018 Run with the bull this year at none other than Bot River Barrels & Beards on Saturday, April 21, when – for the first time ever ...

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Off-Road Driving Guide

The following off-road driving guide is provided as an educational resource and is reproduced with acknowledgement to Nissan South Africa. This Off-Road Driving Guide has been published as a four-part series in the Tourism Tattler magazine, beginning with Part 1 ...

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International Hotel Group ONOMO Hotels Enters SA Market

Casablanca- headquartered ONOMO Hotels has entered the South African hotel management arena with the acquisition of three properties: the iconic Inn on the Square in Cape Town, the Signature Lux Hotel and brand in Sandton, and a newly constructed ONOMO ...

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BON Hotels Signs New Hotel in Johannesburg

BON Hotels has added Destiny Exclusive Hotel, Wellness Spa & Conference Centre in Kempton Park, Johannesburg, to its South African portfolio. The modern, boutique-styled 40-roomed hotel will be known as Destiny Hotel and Convention Centre by BON Hotels. Located on ...

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Eikendal Dazzles with Weintaufe Harvest Carnival

The Stellenbosch Winelands will don their most convivial carnival colours when Eikendal Vineyards celebrates the end of its harvest with a farm-style Weintaufe jamboree that promises a merrymaking funfair for young and old on Sunday, 4 March 2018. The Eikendal ...

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