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New Platform to Disrupt Local Travel Market

A new platform being developed by niche inbound travel specialists Go2Africa is set to disrupt the local travel industry in 2017. Go2Africa will be launching a full-service and scalable wholesale offering to independent agents and SMEs that will allow them ...

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Seychelles has Best Air Quality in the World

According to recent findings of the Environmental Performance Index, Seychelles has been found to possess the best quality of air on the planet, scoring a massive 98.24% overall out of 100. Seychelles topped the list of a total of 180 ...

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Draft Regulations for SA Tourist Guiding

South Africa’s Tourism Minister, Derek Hanekom released the Draft Regulations for Tourist Guiding on 15 March 2016 for public comment. Interested parties of the public are invited to submit to the Minister, within sixty (60) days of publication of the ...

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Celebrated SA Chef joins Southern Sun The Cullinan

Two of Cape Town’s greats, Executive Chef Henrico Grobbelaar and the Southern Sun The Cullinan hotel have joined forces to bring unrivalled experiences to any guest. Henrico Grobbelaar is one of South Africa’s most creative and celebrated young chefs with ...

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Tsogo Sun showcases culinary diversity at Tasting Table

The Tsogo Sun group boasts some of the country’s most talented chefs in the kitchens of its restaurants across South Africa. Despite their pressurised schedules, eight of the group’s executive chefs spent an afternoon creating signature dishes from their respective ...

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Tsogo Sun float pulls out all the stops at this year’s Cape Town Carnival

Carnivals are a mesmerizing spectacle on their own, but when the floats come alive with people who are covered in body paint and converted into zebra crossings and traffic signs it’s a whole other story. The 2016 Cape Town Carnival ...

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Tsogo Sun concludes 5-year sponsorship contract with the Western Province Rugby Union

After a longstanding relationship, Tsogo Sun have concluded a 5-year sponsorship contract with the Western Province Rugby Union. The sponsorship sees Tsogo Sun renewed as the Official Hotel and Gaming Partner to Western Province Rugby and Club Newlands.  

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A fusion of art and experience at Drakensberg Sun Resort

Cooking is not just about cooking anymore. As consumers our needs are constantly changing and evolving… and these days we require more than just exceptional dining fare, we want to know that the chef is using fresh ingredients, that are ...

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Forage for Fungi at Delheim Estate

Stellenbosch wine farm unearths Wild Mushroom Hunts in its forest on 16 & 17 June and on 1 & 2 July 2016 Blusher, porcini, boletus, pine rings… Mother Nature’s elusive delicacies are waiting to be unearthed at the legendary Delheim ...

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Bottelary Hills all fired up with trio of sizzling ‘Pop Up’ Lunches

Celebrity Chef Bertus Basson ignites gourmet side of the grill Grilled, charred, smoked and scorched….The Bottelary Hills Wine Route is all fired up for its sizzling series of Pop Up Lunches, when renowned celebrity chef, Bertus Basson, will fan the ...

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Love Cape Town Neighbourhoods Videos Released

Cape Town Tourism has just announced the release of their next eagerly-awaited installments in the “Love Cape Town Neighbourhoods” video series. The announcement took place as Cape Town Tourism CEO Enver Duminy is attending the world’s leading travel trade show, ...

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Forever Resorts Awards GM’s

Forever Resorts, Lodges, Hotels and Retreats celebrated their dedicated Forever Team at the Annual Forever Resorts General Manager’s Awards 2015 at a function held on Friday 11 March 2016. Once a year they pledge an evening to honour their hard-working ...

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‘My Seychelles Experience’ Video Competition Heats Up

Four finalists have been selected in the ‘My Seychelles Experience’ International Video Competition, which was launched globally by the Seychelles Tourism Board on 29th July 2015 and ended on 29th January 2016, for a chance to win an all-inclusive VIP ...

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Wild Coast Sun Casino Appoints TEP

The Tourism Enterprise Partnership (TEP) is pleased to announce that it has been appointed by Wild Coast Sun Casino & Resort as its preferred Enterprise & Supplier Development (ESD) partner. The popular casino, holiday and leisure destination situated near Port ...

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Countdown to Africa Travel Week begins

Image courtesy of  capetown.hotelguide.co.za With under 3 weeks to go, the anticipation is building for the 3rd edition of Africa Travel Week. Organised by Thebe Reed Exhibitions and Reed Travel Exhibitions in the week of 4-8 April 2016, three highly ...

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Fancourt To Host 21st Amateur Open

After celebrating 21 years of acclaimed accolades and recognition since opening doors to the golfing fraternity worldwide, Fancourt has announced that entries for what is to be celebrated as THE ‘21st successive Amateur Open’, are now officially open. Hailed as ...

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Experience Cape Town with the President Hotel

Cape Town is globally renowned on the business and tourist map for its beauty, its kaleidoscope of cultural events and its efficient modernity that contrasts so strikingly with the weight of its historic heritage. So it’s vital that your choice ...

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Media Accreditation for Associations

Traditional payment for advertising and content marketing costs are a major drain to non-profit organisation budgets, so Tourism Tattler has developed a barter deal based on the concept of “what we can give you in return” rather than “how much ...

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SA’s Budget Speech Acknowledges Tourism Sector

South Africa’s 2016 budget speech demonstrated that Government is beginning to fully appreciate the meaningful role that the travel and tourism sector plays in the economy, writes Kagiso Mosue. In his 2016 budget speech delivered on Wednesday 24 February, the ...

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SA Tourism Stats – March 2016

Analyses of Statistics South Africa data shows that foreign arrivals declined in 2015 and were at similar levels to 2013, writes Martin Jansen van Vuuren of Grant Thornton South Africa. A ray of hope is that foreign arrivals did start ...

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Travel Trade Challenges in 2016 – Part 2

Last month we examined some of the challenges facing the tourism industry in 2016 – see Part 1 here.  This month we examine related challenges with which tourism leaders may have to contend in 2016, writes Dr. Peter E. Tarlow. ...

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Tourism Safety Initiative Gains Momentum

The Tourism Safety Initiative (“TSI”) is rapidly gaining momentum as the South African travel and tourism industry’s primary platform for the coordination, promotion and provision of safety support to tourists, writes Kagiso Mosue. TSI is a travel and tourism private ...

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Wikitourism Comes of Age

Access to tourism-related information has become a lot easier since the launch of South Africa’s home-grown Wikitourism online portal two years ago. All content is publicly available with copyright permission, which means that anyone can freely use the information. By ...

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4 Big Ideas 4 Green Meetings

The colour green is often associated with plants and nature, which is why the term ‘green meetings’ is associated with sustainable procurement practices, writes Des Langkilde. Likewise, the idiom ‘give the green light’ means “go”, so if you are working ...

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Kenya’s Weird and Wonderful Hotels

Kenya has a wide range of weird and wonderful hotels – making the whole experience of travelling to Kenya, that much more exiting, writes Jessica Ndlovu. When people think of travelling to Kenya, they think of scenic sights and wildlife ...

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Part-time Online Hotel Qualifications

Many leaners are not able to study full time for a hotel qualification as the need to earn an income comes first. The current volatile situation at universities further makes e-learning an attractive option, writes Christa Badenhorst. Guvon Academy now ...

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TripAdvisor at 16, The Facts

TripAdvisor is no stranger to the travel trade but did you know that it started life above a tiny pizza parlour called Kostas in the town of Needham, Massachusetts, USA in February 2000, writes Peter Corcoran. Sixteen years later and ...

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The CPA: Cancellations & Deposits – Part 2

NOTE: The Risk in Tourism series (The Law: Contracts) will continue with Part 18 in a future edition. Part 1 of this current series on Cancellations & Deposits can be viewed here. SECTION 16: DIRECT MARKETING AND COOLING OFF This ...

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Overland Tour Vehicle Of Choice

The “relevant technology for purpose” principle employed by Hino in designing, engineering and building its range of 500-Series trucks has found favour with Drifters, a division of Tourvest Holdings. What this means is that these Hino 1626 truck chassis-cabs, which ...

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Celebrating Easter at Boschendal

Easter is a time for creating warm memories with your family and loved ones. This year, Boschendal has created an array of experiences, including a kiddies Easter egg hunt at the Werf Picnics, a 3 course share-dish menu at the ...

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Young Winemakers Drive Change at Boschendal

With international modern palates displaying an increasing passion for wine, Boschendal’s dedicated red and white winemakers are determined to drive change, engaging their audience with innovation, originality, quality and a focus on ethical viticulture. Applying cutting-edge best practice while balancing ...

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Boschendal cultivates Farm to Table Ethos

Contemporary farm to table dining shaped by the rhythm of the seasons Since its opening in April 2015 and the addition of an abundant kitchen garden expanding over five acres, the Boschendal team’s visionary Farm to Table Ethos puts the ...

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Gabriëlskloof whips up new Breakfast Trilogy

Enjoy a classic brekkie trio with a tasty Overberg twist The most important meal of the day just got marvelous at Gabriëlskloof Estate outside Bot River in the Overberg, where jaded appetites can now wake up to its new Breakfast ...

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