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Tag Archives: Articles January 2018

Artist Quest To Make a Difference

Exhibition For Charity: The Gift of Water: Chapter III Where: The Melrose Gallery, 10 High Street, Melrose Arch Date: 22nd February to 4th March 2018 Time: Monday ­to Friday: 9 am – 6 pm. Saturday & Sunday: 10 am – ...

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Wesgro Commends Cape Town JAMMS

The Western Cape Government and Wesgro have commended the Joint Association Members Meeting Sessions (JAMMS) on their numerous initiatives taken to assist the tourism industry during the drought, and the impact that it is having on this vital sector. JAMMS ...

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Sizzling Summer Reaches Fever Pitch at Silverstar

Anneke Potgieter, recently-appointed Director of Operations and Complex General Manager at Silverstar, said that she was thrilled another exciting gaming promotion had created multiple winners. “Since my appointment at Silverstar, I have been both inspired and impressed by the enthusiasm ...

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Most Popular Holiday Homes in South Africa

South Africa is blessed with amazing coastlines, and our scenic holiday towns make the perfect holiday destinations. Not only do our seaside holiday towns have impressive restaurants, but their remarkable hotels and breathtaking ocean views are a sight to behold. ...

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People On The Move

The following appointments have been announced at BON Hotels: Charl van Wyk – Group Commercial Director, BON Hotels Charl van Wyk takes on the role of Group Operations Director to Group Commercial Director at BON Hotels. A successful career spanning ...

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Inaugural Tourist Guide Indaba Set for April 19

The Institute for Professional Tourist Guides Southern Africa will be hosting a first in the Southern African tourism industry: a Tourist Guide Indaba. The aim is to bring the tourist guides in direct contact with tour operators and start an ...

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Oldest Seychelles Resident Turns 120

New Year’s Day on Denis island is not solely about ringing in another year – it also marks the birthday of one of our most famous island residents. Toby, the oldest giant tortoise on the island, celebrated his 120th birthday ...

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10 Content Marketing Trends in Southern Africa

Inbound tourism & hospitality marketing is becoming increasingly important in the digital era. With a plethora of websites, blogs and social media platforms all offering content, you want to make sure potential customers are reading yours. By Louisa du Toit. At the ...

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BONhomie Competition Winners Reunite

On Friday, 8 December 2017 BON Hotel Bloemfontein Central reunited their BONhomie winners and welcomed new ‘homies’ to the group. Each year the hotel holds a competition whereby their fans on social media channels can enter to become what they ...

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Travel Is Not For Sissies

I like to be in charge of my life and my decisions and no more so than when it comes to booking online for family holidays, a business trip or some ‘me’ time. By Konrad Laker. But then I found ...

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Celebrate Valentines Day the French Way

Celebrate the loved one in your life the French way and escape to the rural idyll of Gabriëlskloof for a special three-course feast of culinary passion at the famous Botriver wine and olive estate on Sunday, February 11. With Valentine’s ...

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False Bay Wine Range Gets New Identity

Born from a desire to make real wine affordable, False Bay Vineyards, named after South Africa’s most iconic bay which frames much of the country’s premium Winelands, has given its range of wines a fresh new facelift, with each now ...

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The New Nissan LEAF Electric Vehicle

Tenerife, Canary Islands (January 15, 2018) – In just three months since the new Nissan LEAF was announced, Nissan today revealed that it has already received over 12,000 orders for the latest model. That is one sold every 12 minutes in ...

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How to be Cyber Smart with QR Codes

QR codes have become one of the fastest-growing marketing and online/offline instant payment tools out there. By Des Langkilde. In case you’re wondering what QR code is, it’s defined as a machine-readable code consisting of an array of black and white ...

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New Offices For Brahler Convention Germany

Königswinter, 12 January 2018 – Event technology specialist Brähler Convention, moved into a new state-of-the-art branch office in the traditional Billevue quarter in Hamburg at the end of December 2017. The company has expanded its office space to 530 m² ...

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Inaugural Tshwane Tourism Showcase To Launch 23 Jan

The Tshwane Tourism Association (TTA) is hosting its first Tourism Showcase 2018 at the CSIR International Convention Centre (CSIR ICC) on Tuesday 23 January 2018. The Showcase is a tabletop exhibition of over 200 tourism products and services from the ...

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Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon Introduce Smart Bag Policy

Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon will be introducing new policies surrounding the carriage of ‘smart bags’, which are a new type of innovative luggage featuring integrated lithium batteries for the purpose of charging an external device or to provide power ...

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See More of South Africa with Happy #20flyteen

We all know “local is lekker” and in 2018 there’s no better time to explore South Africa. By Luane Lavery. Travel creates loads of unexpected adventures and it will fill your soul, as you experience a diverse range of cultures and ...

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Top 5 Hotel Tech Trends for 2018

2018 will see a breakthrough in five technologies for the hospitality industry. Some hotels have already acquired and tested the technologies on this list. By Steven To. 1. Virtual Reality can be used to market in-destination activities Hoteliers have now ...

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Hope for Elephant as China Bans Ivory

It has only been a few days since the new year, but 2018 is already bringing new hope for Africa’s beloved elephants. As of 1 January, it is illegal to buy ivory in China, the world’s largest legal ivory market ...

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Ultimate Wine & Sport Auction for Charity

Despite its name, it’s not only rare and highly sought after wines that are up for offer at the 2018 Cape Wine Auction event, but exclusive invitations to some of the best sporting events for those fans with big chequebooks ...

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India Tourism Minister Supports OTM 2018

India’s Minister of State for Tourism, the Honourable K.J Alphons has issued an official message to the organiser of the event, Fairfest Media, in support of OTM 2018, which is to take place this month in Mumbai from 18 to 20 ...

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Tourvest Raises Funds For Conservation

Johannesburg, 8 January 2018 – Tourvest Destination Management, Africa’s largest inbound tour operator and a member of integrated tourism group Tourvest, has raised well over half a million rand from voluntary contributions towards worthy conservation programmes. Since 2013, Tourvest Destination ...

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In Memoriam: (Mad) Mike Penman

The southern Africa tourism industry has lost a legendary wildlife ambassador with the passing of Michael Nicholas Penman on Friday 05 January 2018. By Des Langkilde. Known affectionately as “Mad Mike”, in reference to his part in Discovery Channel’s Animal ...

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Minor Hotels Launches New River Travel Style

Bangkok: For those who seek a transcendent experience, Minor Hotels is launching a selection of river cruises replete with the colonial romance of river travel but with a modern twist and bespoke itineraries. Mekong Kingdoms cruises recreates and elevates the ...

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January Events at The People’s Republic of Howzit

Referred to as ‘The People’s Republic of Howzit’ by locals, Bay Harbour Market offers an authentic eclectic blend of all things South African. It’s no surprise to hear that it attracts close to 30 000 locals and tourists a month to ...

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Ryanair Launches New Transfers Service

Europe’s first and largest low fares airline, Ryanair, has launched Ryanair Transfers, a new transfers booking platform, powered by CarTrawler, allowing Ryanair customers to book the widest range of ground transport including taxis, chauffeur, bus, coach and rail services, all ...

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Cape Town Boosts Air Access to Asia

Cape Town Air Access – a partnership between Wesgro, the Western Cape Government, the City of Cape Town, Airports Company South Africa, Cape Town Tourism, and South African Tourism has welcomed the announcement by Singapore Airlines (SIA) that it will ...

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Seychelles Counters Heroin Threat

For a small island State such as Seychelles, where tourism is the pillar of its economy and any challenge becomes a tourism industry problem, heroin abuse may pose a threat to its tourism industry. It is with this in mind ...

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Tau Game Lodge Operating at Full Capacity

Following the fire that swept through Tau Game Lodge in June last year, when it was operating on only 10 rooms for a while, Tau is now operating on its full capacity of 30 rooms per night. The new Main ...

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New Summer Menu at ColCacchio

  Col’Cacchio, the popular Italian-inspired franchise known for its gourmet thin-base wood-fired pizzas, has introduced a delicious new summer menu. From flavourful salads to healthy pizzas and a tangy new dessert, you’re going to want to give it a try ...

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Emirates Announces South African Fare Sale

Johannesburg, South Africa – 03 January 2018. Emirates announced today its Hello 2018 fare sale, offering special deals on Economy class and Business class return flights to popular destinations for South African travellers. For those looking to take their dream holiday or visit ...

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Why Content Marketing Will Remain King in 2018

For travel destinations and tourism products, digital content will remain king in 2018, with lead generation acing the deck of marketing strategy cards. Here’s why: Most Important Objectives According to a ‘2018 Digital Marketing Plan Survey’ conducted by Ascend2 research-based marketing, 18% ...

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Why Youth are Winners in African Football

ACCRA, Ghana, January 1, 2018 – Why Africa’s young people are the real winners at the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Awards. By Benedict Peters. Almost nowhere on earth is football followed as passionately as in Africa. It is loved by ...

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