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Tag Archives: Articles June 2018

SANParks Refutes Carte Blanche Story

SANParks SETS THE RECORD STRAIGHT ON CARTE BLANCHE STORY RELATED TO GUN TRADE Johannesburg, Tuesday, June, 26 2018 –  South African National Parks (SANParks) has categorically stated that a story that appeared on Carte-Blanche on Sunday, 24 June 2016 by Ms Kathi ...

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Interview With Margi Biggs: Wine & Food Tourism

Marisah Nieuwoudt, VinPro’s tourism manager, chats to tourist specialist and convener of the annual The Business of Wine & Food Tourism Conference, Margi Biggs, about the 2018 edition of the event that takes place at Spier on 17 October… Marisah ...

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No More Boarding Announcements At Regional Airports

Johannesburg, 25 June 2018 – Passengers departing on flights from Airports Company South Africa’s six regional airports will no longer receive passenger boarding calls from the 1st July 2018. Port Elizabeth International Airport, Bram Fischer International Airport, East London Airport, ...

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WISA Conference Welcomes Delegates to Cape Town

Cape Town, 25 June 2018 – The Water Institute of Southern Africa (WISA) kicked off their three-day conference and exhibition this morning at the CTICC, with Premier Helen Zille delivering the welcoming address. Expecting over 1 500 delegates, the event ...

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Gordon’s Bay Celebrates its Secret Season

Cape Town, 24 June 2018 –  On the False Bay shore, at the base of the Hottentots Holland Mountains, the picturesque village of Gordon’s Bay will again ignite with a spectacular display of lights for its ‘Secret Season’ and the “Winter ...

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Historic Drive by Saudi Woman as Driving Ban Lifts

Pretoria, 24 June 2018 – Female racing driver Aseel Al Hamad celebrated the end of the ban on women drivers with a lap of honour in a Jaguar F-TYPE. Aseel, the first female board member of the Saudi Arabian Motor Federation, ...

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Marine Guide Training School Launched in Gansbaai

Cape Town, South Africa – Fair Trade Tourism certified member, Marine Dynamics has launched an FGASA (Field Guides Association of Southern Africa) endorsed Marine Guide Training School in Gansbaai, Western Cape, for local and international students. The seven-week course covers comprehensive ...

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Rugby Africa Gold Cup: Namibia Beats Tunisia 118-00

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, June 23, 2018 – Today, the Namibia senior rugby team the Welwitschias defeated the Tunisia team by an astounding 118 to zero during the 2018 Rugby Africa Gold Cup fixture in Namibia, which is also a qualifier for the ...

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Impact of Petrol Price Increases on Tourism

The petrol price in South Africa is now almost R20 per litre. This means that travel is more expensive than it has ever been. How did we get here? The tourism industry is one of the biggest contributors to South Africa’s ...

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3 Reasons to Choose a Villa over a Serviced Apartment

I think we can all agree that the classic hotel room is not the ideal base for a good holiday. Everything is cramped, there’s no space to unpack, the shower takes up at least half of the bathroom, and you ...

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Water Savvy Cape Town Bounces Back

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, June 20, 2018 – “We’re open for business and forging ahead with plans for tourism growth in Cape Town and the Western Cape” – that’s the message a group of industry heavyweights are proclaiming, as the ...

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How to Personalise Hospitality Experiences

South Africa – June 2018: In the current competitive environment, the tourism and hospitality industry is in constant search for new ways to improve a customer’s overall experience. Knowing and understanding what works can be a valuable part of the success ...

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Delheim Releases Vegan-friendly Wine

A pair of Delheim’s latest wine releases is sure to put a spring in the step of wine-lovers who are vegans. That’s because unlike most other wineries, the famous Stellenbosch winery used zero animal products traditionally used in winemaking to ...

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Register Now For The Cape Winelands Tourism Conference

Cape Town, 19 June 2018 – Seats are selling fast for the annual The Business of Wine & Food Tourism Conference, now in its third year. Set to take place at the Spier wine estate in Stellenbosch on 17 October, ...

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Consumer Travel Trends for 2018

Want to know which holiday trends are proving popular with travellers in 2018? It’s always interesting to observe patterns in the travel industry and among the things to have caught our eye in recent months include the rise of low-cost ...

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Hike Your Way To Health

Hiking is an outdoor activity that comes with the perks of fresh air, magnificent views, natural surrounds and of course health benefits.  Many medical aids nowadays are committed to motivating its members to get more active with a range of ...

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What’s On

Dust off your soccer boots and grab your teammates for the 5th edition of Adverb’s Mandela Day Have a Ball Charity Soccer Tournament The 5th edition of Adverb’s Mandela Day Have a Ball Charity Soccer Tournament will take place on ...

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Can Golf Clubs Lose Their Elitist Reputation?

LANGEBAAN, South Africa – Golf has enjoyed consistent popularity for many years and the South African golf world has catapulted many a promising player into the professional game. But has golf become an out-of-reach, out-of-touch sport for our new generations? ...

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Knysna Tourism Launches #SpiritofKnysna Campaign

One year after the Knysna fires of 7 June, Knysna Tourism has launched its new destination marketing campaign, #SpiritofKnysna, with the release of a new destination video. The two-minute video was filmed in Knysna and Sedgefield and showcases the lagoon, ...

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Mpumalanga Tourist Guide Receives SAB Foundation Award

Kanyamazane resident, Netto Maluka, was one of seven small business owners recognised at the prestigious SAB Foundation Tholoana Awards in Johannesburg on 5 June. Maluka, who owns Mbombela Experience, a Nelspruit based travel and transport company, received the Superstar Award for ...

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The Importance of Responsible Tourism in Africa

Tourism, wherever it is aimed, brings with it challenges and can have a negative impact on the local area and people. Responsible tourism is a theory and methodology that is committed to ensuring that tourism is carried out in a ...

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Keep our Oceans Plastic-Free this #WorldOceansDay

Cape Town, 08 June 2018 – Today is World Oceans Day, a day when people around the world celebrate and honour the ocean, which connects us all. I know where I will be picking up plastic waste. Where will you be doing the ...

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New Digital Design Agency for Tourism and Hospitality

Cape Town, 06 June 2018 – Kangela, a new digital design and marketing agency focused on serving the travel, tourism and hospitality industry has launched, headed up by Chris Corbet, a pioneer in the South African digital space. Corbet was ...

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Isibindi Achieves Fair Trade Certification

Isibindi Africa has attained Fair Trade Tourism certification for four of their exclusive lodges in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Isibindi’s lodges are located in some of South Africa’s most beautiful locations: Rorke’s Drift in the Anglo-Zulu Battlefields (Isibindi Zulu Lodge), Kosi ...

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BON Hotels announces their Kwazulu Natal arrival

BON Hotels have extended their South African footprint into Kwazulu Natal with the takeover of the well-known 64 on Gordon Hotel. The 35 – roomed boutique hotel, which is located in the rejuvenated Morningside suburb of Durban, will be flying ...

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Property Developers Should Seek Advice on Hotel Projects

Property developers should seek early professional advice when embarking on hotel projects. An African awakening in the hotel development arena might be an understatement as hotel projects, contracts and deals are concluded at a rapid pace in many well-disposed countries ...

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