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Robert Kiyosaki coming to South Africa at National Achievers Congress

This year’s National Arts Council (NAC) Achievers Congress is headlined by Robert Kiyosaki, best known as the author of Rich Dad Poor Dad – the #1 personal finance book of all time – which has challenged and changed the way tens of millions of ...

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Entry Opens for Honda Quest True Adventure

The wait is finally over. You can now enter for Honda Quest True Adventure 2017 – the ultimate adventure motorcycle competition on the ultimate adventure motorcycle, the Honda CRF1000 L Africa Twin. Enter online at www.quest-trueadventure.com or pop into your nearest Honda dealer ...

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Tsogo Sun Bavarian Christmas in July

Join Silverstar for a spectacular Christmas in July, from 30 June to 2 July 2017. The Globe will be transformed into a typical Bavarian town square, complete with a traditional Oompah Band. Warm up to mouth-watering Bavarian delicacies such as ...

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BON Hotels sign 12th hotel in Nigeria

BON Hotels announced the signing of its 12th hotel in Nigeria, further increasing the company’s presence and footprint in West Africa and making the group the largest hotel management company in Nigeria, with additional opportunities still in play. Together with ...

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Taxi Strike Advisory: Passengers Departing ORTIA Today

Kempton Park, 22 June 2017 – The management of O. R. Tambo International Airport (ORTIA) is advising passengers departing from the Johannesburg airport to allow for delays and longer travelling time to the airport due to a protest by taxi operators starting this morning ...

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Eikendal Vineyards 2017 Winter Experience

Winter has finally come and Eikendal Vineyards’ popular and unique Pizza & Wine Pairing is ready to delight food and wine lovers. What better way to battle against the cold Cape winter than to enjoy three thin-crust mini pizzas prepared ...

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fastjet Increases SA-Zimbabwe Flights

The low-cost pan-African airline fastjet has increased the number of flights on its route between Johannesburg and Harare, and launched a fifth seasonal flight from Harare to Victoria Falls, in response to strong passenger demand. On its route between Johannesburg and ...

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CTT’s Roxanne Lombard Named Future Leader of Destination Marketing

Cape Town Tourism (CTT) has scooped another notable title with team member Roxanne Lombard being named as one of 30 Future Leaders of Destination Marketing globally. Roxanne is the first honoree on the African continent to receive this prestigious accolade ...

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ORTIA Statement on Follow-Home Crime Incidents

Johannesburg, 19 June 2017 – The management of O. R. Tambo International Airport (ORTIA) is well aware of and concerned about incidents of crime in the vicinity of the airport and against people followed to their destinations from the airport. Image credit: Mujahid ...

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Mandela Day Have a Ball Charity Soccer Tournament

Mandela Day Have a Ball Charity Soccer Tournament Tuesday, 18 July 2017 12h00 – 16h00 Fives Futbol, Century City Corporates line up for the 4th Mandela Day Have a Ball Charity Soccer Tournament, hosted by Adverb It’s time to boot ...

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Is Your Passport Travel-Ready?

If you’re planning on jetting off into the sunset over the coming South African school holidays, make sure your passport is in order. That’s the advice of Konrad Laker, CEO of Gold Travel, a Cape Town-based corporate travel service specialist. ...

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Sun Resorts Awarded the Best Hotel Chain in 2017

During the 3rd edition of the “Victoires du Tourisme” which occurred on Wednesday 31st May in Paris, Sun Resorts won the title of the best hotel chain 2017. The group henceforth outperforms the Beachcomber and Lux* hotel groups. Solea, which ...

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Learn from Leaders at the Vision Conference 2017

Certified courses, training, and presentation for hospitality directors, managers, owners, and operators at the Vision Conference 2017. Earn while you learn – pick up all important Continuing Professional Development (CPD) skills points and your personalized certificate of attendance.  The most impressive lineup ...

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How to Become a Tourist Guide

Tourist guides in South Africa are some of the most important people in the travel trade. They interact on a personal level daily with tourists, and a good tourist guide can make a holiday visit really memorable.  In this article, ...

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Travel Advice: SA Home Affairs Strike

International tourists departing from South Africa on Monday, 19 June 2017 are advised to consider an earlier than usual airport arrival time for overseas flights and an early arrival time when leaving SA ports. Flight Centre Travel Group has advised that ...

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Restaurant Mosaic Scores Award Hat-Trick

Restaurant Mosaic at the Orient has scored a hat-trick of top international awards, reinforcing its position as one of the finest restaurants in Africa. Chef Chantel Dartnall was this month named 2017 Chef of the Year for Africa and the ...

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The UNWTO Secretary-General Election Fiasco

When I wrote ’The Race for UNWTO Secretary-General’ on 11 April, I had high hopes on the Seychelles candidate Alain St.Ange winning the race. At the time, I could not have foreseen that this esteemed institution would become embroiled in ...

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Thrivability in Green Hotel Development

The lessons learned in sustainable development and marketing of ‘Africa’s Greenest Hotel’ in Cape Town and ‘Zanzibar’s Greenest Resort’ in Tanzania is now being offered as a turnkey solution for hospitality investors worldwide through Verde Hotels. By Des Langkilde. Hotelier ...

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Eco-Friendly Game Reserve: Shamwari

Shamwari Game Reserve, the pride of South Africa’s Eastern Cape province, is one of the largest malaria-free Big-5 private game reserves in the region, offering 6 distinctive lodges and the seasonal Explorer Camp – a two-day walking safari in tented ...

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Eco-Friendly Adventures: Marine Dynamics

Taking eco-tourists on captivating trips at sea to cage dive with Great White Sharks and meet the rest of the Marine Big 5 is only a glimpse of many things that Marine Dynamics do to protect and conserve the critically ...

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Join the Fair Trade Move Toward Sustainability

Fair Trade Tourism (FTT) launched a new membership programme in May aimed at tourism businesses that need support for their sustainability measures but do not have the resources to become certified in the short term. For an annual membership fee, ...

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Supporting Sustainable Tourism Projects in Rwanda

Rwanda should be congratulated for increasing the price of its gorilla permits. Considering what the funds are used for, it’s a small price to pay in support of the country’s sustainable tourism projects. By Des Langkilde. Rwanda is well-known for ...

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Exclusive Use Safari Lodges on the Rise

With global demand for exclusive use vacation rentals on the rise, Lalibela Game Reserve is seizing the opportunity by providing a solution for large family and corporate sole-use enquiries who want a Big-5 safari experience with exclusivity and privacy. By Des ...

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Rehabilitating Benin’s Pendjari National Park

The Presidency of the Republic of Benin and the conservation NGO African Parks announce the signing of a 10-year renewable partnership to revitalise, rehabilitate and develop Pendjari National Park, one of the largest remaining protected reserves in West and Central ...

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Exploring Mauritius Resorts

Mauritius really is an unspoiled Indian Ocean island, highly recommended as a destination for honeymoons, young families or retirement couples. The resorts are excellent, the service wonderful, the rooms thoroughly thought through, and the food is local, fresh and delicious. By ...

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Quick Guide to Southern Africa Tourism

The Southern Africa Tourism infographic shown below represents the members of the Regional Tourism Organisation of Southern Africa (RETOSA) – a Southern African Development Community (SADC) body responsible for the development of tourism and regional destination marketing across 15 Southern Africa countries: ...

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LGBT Pride Month 2017

The month of June is unofficially recognised as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month. How does Africa fare in terms of LGBT rights and what is the potential of LGBT Tourism? By Des Langkilde. LGBT Rights in Africa ...

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Tsogo Sun Volunteers Clean-up on World Oceans Day

Clean-ups along more than 3km of Durban’s beachfront were the focal point for Tsogo Sun and environment partner Miss Earth SA on World Oceans Day on 8 June, in response to the harsh reality that an estimated 6.4 million tons of ...

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Maia Luxury Resort & SPA – Best Island Hotel

MAIA Luxury Resort & Spa, located on Mahé, Seychelles, has been recognised by the Prime Traveller Awards as the Best Island Hotel in 2017. Prime Traveller’s editorial members selected MAIA Luxury Resort & Spa as tops in its category for ...

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Entrepreneurs on show with Tsogo Sun

A Supplier Showcase hosted on 6 June has provided market and development access for small, medium and micro enterprises. The exhibitors displayed their products and services to potential buyers from within the Tsogo Sun group, its majority shareholder HCI, and ...

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Knysna Tourism Open Despite Fires

It’s business as usual in Knysna. That’s the message from Elmay Bouwer, chairperson of the Knysna Tourism Board, who confirmed that despite the extensive fires experienced in the Garden Route town, Knysna has resumed normal business activities and is welcoming ...

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GrandWest Bursary Students Graduate

Twenty-nine students who received bursaries from GrandWest’s CSI Bursary Fund to pursue tertiary studies in maths, science, and technology have successfully graduated. They are among some 1 323 young Western Cape students who have been assisted by the GrandWest CSI ...

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Book Your Seat at The Vision Conference

An impressive lineup of industry speakers will be sharing their wisdom at the Vision Conference, which forms part of The Hotel Show Africa, taking place at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg from 25 – 27 June 2017. Over 50 top hoteliers ...

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ATM Scam Targets Cape Town Tourists

Cape Town, 07 June 2017 – ATM scammers are getting more and more sophisticated in their attempt to con unsuspecting tourists, particularly as messaging to educate and warn both residents and visitors alike about ATM fraud is starting to reach ...

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Countdown to Winter Fly Fishing Competition

Muldersdrift, Wednesday 07 June 2017 – The 6th Annual Kloofzicht/SFA Winter Fly Fishing Competition and Open Day is to take place on 23 July 2017 at Kloofzicht Lodge & Spa in Gauteng, South Africa. “We are counting down the days until 60 enthusiastic souls brave ...

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ACSA Prepared for Cape Town’s ‘Helluva’ Storm

JOHANNESBURG, 6 June 2017 – “One hell of a storm” is expected to hit Cape Town and the Western Cape this evening and tomorrow and has been described by several media pundits as “unprecedented” and upgraded to “Helluva” and even “Moerse”. ...

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The Value of Anti-Poaching Security

From poached rhinos to killing for subsistence, and criminal farm attacks, the agricultural, wildlife ranching, and tourism industries face an onslaught of incursions. In South Africa alone, three rhino are killed a day; game, poultry, and livestock are targeted; and ...

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Call to Boycott Gupta-owned Media

The Department of Communication spent close to R1 million on a single Gupta-media breakfast briefing in May last year, a reply to Democratic Alliance (DA) parliamentary questions has revealed. In the response, the Communications Minister, Ayanda Dlodlo confirms that the ...

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Will Trump’s Climate Accord Exit Impact Africa?

Paris and Washington may seem a long way from Africa, but President Trump’s actions in exiting the USA from the Paris Climate Accord will impact Africa and especially African inbound tourism in the long run. By Tim Smith. We all ...

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London Terror Attack Condemnation

During the evening of Saturday 3rd June 2017, the city of London has once again suffered from cowardly acts of terrorism. According to a report published in this morning’s edition of  The Telegraph, seven people have been killed and 48 injured, ...

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Boschendal awarded Gold at The Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show

The Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show is South Africa’s premier wine competition that recognises the top local wines and winemakers, and honours excellence in the wine industry. This is exactly what happened when Boschendal Wines received Gold for their Boschendal ...

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Shangri-La Appoints World Leisure Holidays as GSA

Hong Kong-based Shangri-La International Hotel Management Limited, one of the world’s premier hotel management companies, recently signed an agreement with World Leisure Holidays (WLH) as the dedicated general sales agent (GSA) for the Southern African region. From 1 June 2017, ...

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BON Hotel Bloemfontein Central Wedding Showcase

Bloemfontein’s most loved wedding venue, BON Hotel Bloemfontein Central, will be hosting a two day Wedding Showcase from 4 – 5 August. Entry is free to this premier event, showcasing all the beautiful and gorgeous things you need to create ...

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