/* This button was generated using CSSButtonGenerator.com */
Home / Tag Archives: Articles October 2017

Tag Archives: Articles October 2017

Sports Events 365 Seeks B2B Partnerships at WTM London

Sports Events 365, the provider of tickets for sports and music events worldwide, which actively targets the global travel market, will showcase its proposals for business partnerships with tourism companies at the World Travel Market (WTM) London event on 6-8 ...

Read More »

Ol Pejeta Wins Ecotourism #EcoWarriorAwards

Nanyuki, Kenya –  Ol Pejeta Conservancy has won not one, not two, but THREE awards at this year’s Ecotourism #EcoWarriorAwards! Held at the Radisson Blu Hotel on 27th September 2017, Ol Pejeta staff were delighted to receive the Overall Award, as well as the ...

Read More »

Peermont Launches Mmabatho Palms Revamp

The North West’s favourite entertainment and business destination, Mmabatho Palms Hotel, Casino and Convention Resort, has turned over a new leaf with the exciting facilities upgrade.  The upgrade, to the tune of R8 million, includes the opening of the brand-new ...

Read More »

Graskop Glass Elevator To Lift Mpumalanga Tourism

Tourism is one of the largest industries globally and a driver of economic growth. Back in 2012, G20 heads of state recognised tourism as a catalyst for growth and development and according to the Department of Tourism, the sector directly supported ...

Read More »

SA Rugby Welcomes RWC 2023 Nomination

Tuesday, 31 October 2017 – South Africa would deliver a “Triple Win” Rugby World Cup in 2023, pledged SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux today after World Rugby announced that South Africa was the preferred candidate following a rigorous assessment of the ...

Read More »

Ruck & Roll at the 10th #Zando10s

One of the world’s biggest and most popular social sport and entertainment festivals, the Zando Cape Town 10s, will be celebrating its 10th anniversary in February 2018. With the event already generating strong pre-sales, tickets are expected to sell out ...

Read More »

ORTIA Kicks Off Holiday Season With Festive Lights

O. R. Tambo International Airport officially marked the start of the peak holiday season on 27 October 2017 as it officially switched on the airport’s festive lights display and simultaneously celebrated the 100th birthday of the icon whose name the airport ...

Read More »

Saint Ange on Seychelles Tourism Report #21

In this 21st Report, I tackle the concept of ‘Tourism for All’ without any discrimination, be it colour of the skin, religious belief, political affiliation, gender, disability, or sexual preference, and expound on the need to accept the concept; that what is good ...

Read More »

ITB Asia 2017 Wraps Up with Record Highs

Singapore, 27 October 2017 – Asia’s leading travel trade show, ITB Asia 2017 has completed its milestone anniversary event with record-breaking numbers. The tenth edition of ITB Asia came to a close today at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, ...

Read More »

Winemakers Toast Year-end with Pop Up Lunch at Mooiplaas

The amicable winemakers of the Bottelary Hills region have saved their best Pop Up Lunch of 2017 for last, when Scotland-born chef George Jardine will make their champion wines shine during a feast of provenance and passion at Mooiplaas Wine ...

Read More »

SETE 2018 Takes Shape

Following on the announcement at WTM Africa 2017 that Africa Travel Week is collaborating with the established Sports & Events Tourism Exchange (SETE), foundations are being firmly laid to bring about a successful and fruitful event for 2018. SETE 2018 ...

Read More »

New GM at Bintan Lagoon Resort Indonesia

Gerald A Hendrick has been recently appointed as Senior Vice President of Resort Venture Pte Ltd and General Manager of Bintan Lagoon Resort(BLR), the largest integrated resort on the Indonesian island of Bintan. Previously the Vice-President – Business Development & ...

Read More »

Drug Tourism versus War On Drugs

Recreational drug tourism may well become a lucrative niche market sector, specifically for cannabis experiences in Africa, but would this habit only serve to aid the global trade in illicit drugs or has the ‘War On Drugs’ already failed? The ...

Read More »

Wine Estate Festive Season Sumptuous Fare

Gabriëlskloof, a wine and olive jewel of the Overberg, will don a festive halo this season with a host of indulgent moments to savour with family and friends, including a Celebration Braai on Sunday, 17 December. This family braai feast ...

Read More »

SA Tourism Launches Nordics Roadshow

Following an invitation to the South African travel trade in August, South African Tourism has launched the inaugural Nordics roadshow with 20 South African suppliers today. Starting in Copenhagen, and covering the cities of Oslo, Stockholm and Helsinki, the roadshow will end on ...

Read More »

Tourism Monitors Programme Launched In Gauteng

South Africa’s Minister of Tourism, Tokozile Xasa has launched the National Tourism Monitors Programme, which is aimed at enhancing the visitor experience as well as improve the safety of tourists. The programme will create employment for 200 unemployed youth, aged 18 to ...

Read More »

African Sculptor To Exhibit in London

South African sculptor, Bruce Little will be exhibiting in London at the Mall Galleries from 7-12 November 2017. The Mall Galleries are situated in the heart of London near Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace – providing a perfectly situated venue in which to ...

Read More »

Bicycles Help Fight Poaching in Victoria Falls

Fighting poachers in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe has just got easier. 17 VFAPU (Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit) scouts were gifted bicycles by international charity World Bicycle Relief through leading Zimbabwean hospitality group Africa Albida Tourism. Seasoned VFAPU scout, George Ngwenya’s is ...

Read More »

Bellamy Brothers To Tour Namibia & SA

American Duo, The Bellamy Brothers will be touring Namibia and South Africa in November 2017. The Bellamy Brothers are well-known for international hits like ‘Let Your Love Flow’, ‘If I Said You Have A Beautiful Body (Would You Hold It ...

Read More »

Saint Ange on Seychelles Tourism Report #20

Seychelles today has embraced change. Some change everyone is happy with, others are being questioned, but change is here and the people remain determined to see it through because it should safeguard the industries that keep the economy of the ...

Read More »

Two-in-one Hotel Opens in Cape Town

Tsogo Sun’s new dual-band 19-storey hotel in the Mother City’s flourishing and vibrant City Bowl celebrated its opening on 28 September with the Director General of Tourism, Mr Victor Tharage, delivering the keynote address, along with speeches by Executive Mayor ...

Read More »

Reasons To Visit The Getaway Show Next Year

A very successful 2017 Gauteng Getaway Show, in association with Mahindra, was held at the TicketPro Dome in Johannesburg over the Heritage Day Weekend. Nearly 20 000 people were enthralled with the great mix of outdoor-, travel- and adventure-related products ...

Read More »

2017 Kudu Awards Deadline Extended

The 2017 Kudu Awards deadline has been extended to 23 October 2017. The event organized by South African National Parks (SANParks) in partnership with First National Bank (FNB) and Total South Africa is the ultimate Conservation recognition awards in the ...

Read More »

Mozambique Seeks Ecotourism Investors

Investors and operators interested in ecotourism projects will have an opportunity to discuss potential locations for investment in Mozambique’s conservation areas with government representatives firsthand whilst on a guided trip. By Alexis Chrisafis. This is according to Dr Mohamed Harun, Tourism Official ...

Read More »

One Day in Paris For Lovers

So, you’re in Paris with your lover, but don’t know where to go or what to do? Our guide reveals the most romantic places and activities for one day in the City of Love. From art galleries and winding streets to the iconic Eiffel ...

Read More »

Kahvé Road Launches New Coffee Capsules

South Africa, October 2017 – Kahvé Road, the premium coffee and patisserie specialist, has extended its retail offering and now stock their very own premium coffee capsule range which has been available at the popular eatery based in Cavendish since September 2017. The ...

Read More »

#PowerOfSport: Kallis Scores Career-high Ace

Laureus Ambassador Jacques Kallis spent his career shattering cricket records but, as he told the latest edition of the ‘Power of Sport’ podcast, it’s a first-ever hole-in-one that could well be his personal sporting career highlight. The former Proteas star ...

Read More »

Col’Cacchio Launches Revamped Stellenbosch Store

Col’Cacchio, the popular Italian inspired franchise known for its gourmet thin-base wood-fired pizzas, hearty pasta and crisp fresh salads, has announced the opening of their revamped Stellenbosch branch, with the store officially opening its doors today. Located in Plein Street, ...

Read More »

Gucci Goes Fur-Free

Leading global fashion house Gucci has declared that it will no longer use animal fur, beginning with its spring-summer 2018 collection. Gucci’s President & CEO Marco Bizzarri announced the fur-free policy on 11 October during the 2017 Kering Award for ...

Read More »

Saint Ange on Seychelles Tourism Report #19

My quote for this report is one about actions in daily life by those who feel insecure:- “When you blame others, you are avoiding some truth about yourself.” Tourism remains the pillar of the Seychelles economy and some visiting personalities from ...

Read More »

Africa’s Endangered Wildlife Species

Year after year, one wildlife species or another gets added to the endangered list around the globe. In Africa, the continent known for its abundant fauna, several marine and land species have been pushed to the brink of extinction. Over the next ...

Read More »

Africa’s Hidden Exotic Islands

Africa itself is a fascinating, magnificent continent. To think that one continent could be made up of such unique topography and terrain, unlike any other place on earth, leaves one in a state of awe and wonder. From sand dunes, ...

Read More »

Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label Joins #IY2017 Initiative

The Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label (SSTL) has partnered with TourismTattler.com in supporting Africa’s contribution to the aims and aspirations of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),  and the International Year of Sustainable Tourism ...

Read More »

Celebrating 2017 Lilizela Tourism Awards Provincial Winners

The provincial legs of the 2017 Lilizela Tourism Awards wrapped up at the end of September with the crowning of dozens of esteemed tourism products and services in the country’s nine provinces in categories such as visitor experience, tour operators ...

Read More »

Timbavati Wins Best 3-Star Lodge Lilizela Award

Timbavati Safari Lodge has been acknowledged as the best 3-star lodge in Limpopo at the recent 2017 Lilizela Tourism Awards provincial ceremony held on 15 September. Following their provincial award win, Timbavati Safari Lodge is now a nominee for the Lilizela National Awards, which ...

Read More »

Belurana River Manor: Voted Best 4-Star B&B in Northern Cape

Belurana River Manor has been voted as the best 4-star bed and breakfast accommodation establishment in the Northern Cape at the recent Lilizela Tourism Awards provincial ceremony held on 18 September 2017. Belurana River Manor is now a nominee for the Lilizela ...

Read More »

de Stijl Gariep Hotel Wins Lilizela Free State Award

Voted best 4-star hotel in the Free State, de Stijl Gariep Hotel were handed their provincial award certificate and trophy at the recent Lilizela Tourism Awards provincial awards ceremony held on 07 September 2017. de Stijl Gariep Hotel is now a nominee for ...

Read More »

Beverley Country Cottages: Best 3-Star Self-Catering in KZN

Beverley Country Cottages has excelled yet again. The recipient of the 2016 Lilizela Tourism Awards as both provincial and national winner, Beverley Country Cottages has once again been voted as the best 3-star self-catering exclusive accommodation establishment in KwaZulu-Natal and were handed their provincial award ...

Read More »

Hamilton Parks Voted Best 3-Star Lodge in Mpumalanga

Voted best 3-star lodge in Mpumalanga, Hamilton Parks Country Lodge were handed their provincial award certificate and trophy at the recent Lilizela Tourism Awards provincial awards ceremony held on 08 September 2017. Hamilton Parks Country Lodge is now a nominee for the Lilizela National ...

Read More »

Petit & Grande Plaisir: Best 4-Star Self-Catering

Petit & Grande Plaisir Self-Catering Cottages in Franschhoek has been voted as the best 4-star self-catering exclusive accommodation establishment in the Western Cape at the recent Lilizela Tourism Awards provincial awards ceremony held on 19 September 2017. The Petit Plaisir Cottage ...

Read More »

Kosmos Manor Guest House Wins Lilizela Award

Voted best 5-star guest house in the North West, Kosmos Manor Guest House & Conference Venue were handed their award certificate and trophy at the recent Lilizela Tourism Awards provincial awards ceremony held on 20 September 2017. Located in the heart of the little Monaco ...

Read More »

River Place Manor Wins Lilizela Northern Cape Award

River Place Manor has been voted as the best 4-star guest house in the Northern Cape at the recent Lilizela Tourism Awards provincial awards ceremony held on 18 September 2017. With the mighty Orange River right on your doorstep, spectacular sunsets ...

Read More »

Big Sky Cottages Scoops Best 3-Star Self Catering Award

Big Sky Cottages has been voted as the best 3-star self-catering exclusive accommodation establishment in the Western Cape at the recent Lilizela Tourism Awards provincial awards ceremony held on 19 September 2017. Conveniently located a mere hour drive from Cape Town, Big ...

Read More »

Tourism Business Index Half-Year Report 2017

The Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) has released its half-year Tourism Business Index (TBI) Report, which tracks and provides information about the level of business performance across the travel and tourism value chain, and also forecasts prospects for ...

Read More »

Domestic Tourism: Trends & Opportunities

South Africa’s domestic tourism industry has the potential to contribute significantly more to the economy if it manages to expand the industry so that it caters for everyone in the country rather than just focusing on traditional international tourists. By ...

Read More »

The Revenue Journey – Part 2: Navigating the Journey

After having taken the plunge into revenue management (see Part 1) you will need to start navigating the revenue management journey. Only very few people are gifted or talented in a certain area and most of us will need to ...

Read More »

Kruger Park 2017 Rhino Census

To mark World Rhino Day (22 September), fellow filmmaker Susan Scott and I were granted exclusive access to the 2017 Rhino Census, which took place in South Africa’s Kruger National Park. Here’s what we saw and learnt. By Bonné de Bod. ...

Read More »

Bleisure Events: Africa’s Saving Grace

African conference and event facilities are becoming more than just venues for local gatherings. By combining business with leisure (bleisure), they and are now attracting major international events. The continent’s breath-taking natural beauty, rapidly developing infrastructure and vibrant multi-cultural people ...

Read More »

Hotel App to be Launched at ITB Asia 2017

Being a pioneer in empowering hoteliers with powerful, yet simple cloud-based hotel software to efficiently manage hotel operations, Hotelogix is all set to launch its revolutionary mobile app, Hotelogix Mobile Hotel, at ITB Asia, 2017 at booth B46. The Hotelogix ...

Read More »

Floral Cuisine: Using Flowers in Cooking

Floral Cuisine has become a popular and visible food trend in recent times, so in this article, I share some insights, tips and tricks that I’ve learned about using edible flowers in cooking over a career spanning 16 years. By ...

Read More »

The Business of Food Travel Podcast

Launched by the World Food Travel Association (WFTA), the ‘Eat Well, Travel Better: The Business of Food Travel’ is a series of Podcasts presented by Erik Wolf and Aashi Vel. The podcasts aim to help you become a better industry ...

Read More »

Social Media & Defamation – Part 2

Continuing this series from Part 1, this article highlights more reasons why businesses (or individuals) need to ‘Tread Warily’ with regard to Social Media and the legal consequences of Defamation. What Must Be Proved & Who Has To Prove It (Burden ...

Read More »

Vehicle Review: Mazda BT-50 Conquering Sani Pass

When TourismTattler was presented with the opportunity of reviewing the MAZDA BT-50 4×4 Double Cab, it was a given that we’d choose something that could be considered a challenge – especially when the marketing blurb makes claims like ‘chart new ...

Read More »

Winchester Mansions Refurbishes Bedrooms

Winchester Mansions has announced the commencement of a modern refurbishment of its 76 bedrooms which includes family and loft-style rooms, as well as various suites. The hotel – owned by Mrs Wainford, and well known for its rich history and iconic ...

Read More »

BON Hotels Continues Phenomenal Growth in Nigeria

BON Hotels continues its dominance in the Nigerian hotel space with the recent acquisition of an additional four properties, bringing the total up to sixteen hotels under management agreements within only 18 months. This makes the Company the largest hotel ...

Read More »

Developing Local Talent

Organizations looking to operate successfully have realised that they need to contribute to and invest in infrastructure, training and education within the countries where they operate to facilitate an increase in local talent capable of filling the roles that companies ...

Read More »

Saint Ange on Seychelles Tourism Report #18

My quote for this week’s Seychelles Report is by Richard Branson:-  “The key to success in business is all about people, people, people. It should go without saying, if you look after your people, your customers and bottom line will ...

Read More »

Airline Welcomes Zimbabwe Open Skies

Bulawayo, Zimbabwe – Low-cost airline fastjet has welcomed a statement by Zimbabwe’s Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Patrick Chinamasa, that the country is opening its skies to “any airline that wants to fly as many times as possible.” The opening of Zimbabwe’s ...

Read More »

Seychelles Unveils New Website

The Seychelles Tourism Department has launched its official website allowing the general public and trade partners to have easier access to information on the department’s role, as well as the different services it offers. The Tourism Department falls within the ...

Read More »

TBCSA Urges Government To Step Up Safety & Security Efforts

Pretoria, South Africa: The Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) has called on the government to step up efforts to uphold the rule of law and address the scourge of crime in the country. The Council believes this will ...

Read More »

Saint Ange on Seychelles Tourism Report #17

My quote for this week is repeated often by many serious leaders:- “The best way to succeed in life is to act on the advice we give to others.” I’ve no idea who first echoed these wise words, but suffice to say, ...

Read More »

Five Tips for Year End Functions

If business wasn’t stressful enough, a year-end function demands some extra thought and careful planning. Not only are you celebrating the end of the year, and the achievements that were reached throughout the course of the year, it’s also a ...

Read More »

Hospitality & Destination Reviews – Apply Now

If you are interested in having your Safari Lodge, Hotel, Guesthouse, Destination, Tourism Activity / Attraction, or Tourism Transport product being featured in the Tourism Tattler, please email an expression of interest to editor@tourismtattler.com Reviews are conducted by our journalists, ...

Read More »