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9 Ways for Kids to Beat Holiday Boredom

Spier Wine Farm in Stellenbosch, South Africa has always been a favourite holiday destination for families, which is no surprise considering  the range of activities that are provided for children to keep their minds occupied and bodies active. The Spier ...

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Features and changes we are expecting in iOS 10

Tge WWDC is around the corner and with it, all the curiosity about what would the iOS 10 be like is on a high rise. There have been many rumours going around as to what would the iOS 10 have ...

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Fair Trade Volunteering Criteria Launched

Fair Trade Tourism has finalised an extensive review of criteria for tourism businesses with volunteer offerings, which are effective from June 1 2016. Since the organisation’s initial review of its standard to include additional criteria on volunteering in 2009 there ...

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VulPro Wins PAAZA Award

For the second year running, VulPro – The Vulture Conservation Programme of South Africa has been awarded the prestigious PAAZA (Pan-African Association of Zoos and Aquaria) conservation award for their vulture conservation work. Last year VulPro was recognised and awarded ...

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Taxi Drivers’ Case Against Uber Faces Uphill Task

The complaint to the Competition Commission against Uber by eight regional taxi companies and members of the South African Meter Taxi Association alleging that Uber has engaged in predatory pricing and other anti-competitive behaviour may prove to be more complex ...

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Auction: 13 Nights at 5 Luxury Lodges in Mozambique

Tourism Tattler are auctioning  five accommodation vouchers from The Mozambique Collection. This auction closes on Wednesday 29 June at 14:00. The vouchers are for full board accommodation with certain activities and are comprised of 4-nights at Travessia Beach Lodge, 2-nights ...

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Understanding Environmental Tourism – Part 3

Part 1 in this series covered environmental impacts, while Part 2 dealt with the environmental impacts of tourism from a global perspective. Part 3, deals with the environmental conservation aspect of tourism. Tourism and Environmental Conservation The tourism industry can contribute to ...

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Cover Story June 2016

The June edition front cover of the Tourism Tattler Trade Journal magazine features the awesome Storms River Mouth on South Africa’s Garden Route. Explore this untouched playground by kayak, lilo, scuba or snorkel with Untouched Adventures. Founded by Marthinus and ...

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Adventure Operators in Africa

Tourism Tattler is proud to announce the launch of a dedicated GeoDirectory locator website of adventure activity operators throughout the continent of Africa. The new Africa Adventure Travel GeoDirectory website will ultimately become a one-stop resource for adventure tourism bookings ...

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Adventure Tourism Rankings

The 2015 ATDI Report shows that many countries are recognising and prioritising adventure tourism, by benchmarking resources and policy against 10 pillars to drive growth, writes Des Langkilde. The fifth edition of the Adventure Tourism Development Index (ATDI), released in ...

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Foreign Labour in the Tourism Industry

2015 was possibly the year when the tourism industry got the most public attention after the implementation of the visa regulations. It became a major talking point and because tourism in South Africa has a class character, the class nature ...

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South African Tourism Statistics: June 2016

The South African Tourism Statistics & SATSA Market Intelligence Report for June 2016 as indicated below was extracted from data available as at 24 May 2016. By Martin Jansen van Vuuren of Grant Thornton. WHAT THIS DATA MEANS FOR YOUR ...

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TOMSA Set To Boost Domestic Tourism

Launching on Sunday 26 June 2016, Finders Keepers is a new Tourism Marketing South Africa (TOMSA) promotional campaign that aims to promote domestic tourism in the country by showcasing the products of existing tourism levy contributors, and to raise industry-wide ...

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Property Profile: Bahia Mar Boutique Hotel

The Bahia Mar Boutique Hotel and Conference Centre is located on an amazing beachfront property in Vilanculos, in southern Mozambique. With panoramic vistas of the Bazaruto Archipelago National Park, the hotel boasts an infinity pool and bar, and elegant à ...

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Adventure Tourism from a Legal Perspective – Part 1

This series of articles explores the legal aspects associated with the risks of operating an adventure tourism business, with specific relevance to the legal framework applicable to South Africa. By ‘Louis The Lawyer’ DEFINITIONS Before we start on this series ...

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Law of Contracts – Part 19

Enforcing Your Contract: Homework – What To Do Before You Go Ahead. By Adv Louis Nel. SUMMARY In Part 1 (Aug 2014), I categorised risk into five categories, namely; 1. PEOPLE, 2. MONEY, 3. LAW, 4. SERVICE and 5. ECOLOGY. ...

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SA Hotel Groups Lag Behind Global Peers

South African hotel groups continue to lag behind their global peers in adopting technology to meet increasingly sophisticated customer demands.  These hotels risk being cut adrift in a digital economy, according to Grant Thornton. Gillian Saunders, Head of Advisory Services ...

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Terrorism Challenges in Africa

The hotel industry goes hand in hand with excellent security, as it is an integral part of  the hotel’s success. In modern day, hotels invest heavily in security measures, given that lack of it can render both guests and staff ...

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