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WINK Aparthotel offers furnished apartments for COVID-19 quarantine stays

WINK, a self-catering aparthotel located in the heart of the Mother City in Cape Town, has opened up 30 fully furnished, sanitised studio apartments for immediate occupation, for short- and long-stay rentals at discounted rates, for those affected by Covid-19 ...

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Chemical Industry Rallies Behind COVID Crisis

hospitality kitchen being disinfected

Following Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement of the COVID virus state of emergency and the subsequent 21-day lockdown, service providers have rallied to support the efforts of the country by providing essential services and products to assist in fighting what is now ...

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SA Harvest launches in South Africa

SA Harvest, an NPC committed to food rescue in South Africa, hosted their official launch at The Service Dining Rooms, Cape Town, on Wednesday 16 October, aptly, on World Food Day. The organisation’s purpose is to eliminate hunger and food waste through ...

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Giltedge Joins Conservation Forces

rhino in the savannah with rangers

“We are in a unique position to inspire and inform travellers about the challenges we face when building hotels and lodges among the agrarian communities.” - Adrian Gardiner, CEO, Community Conservation Fund Africa

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Green VoiceMap Routes launched in South Africa

The City of Cape Town has taken the lead by launching the first Responsible Tourism Green audio-walk on 28 November 2014, writes Councillor Garreth Bloor. Developed by Philip Todres of the Cape Town Green Map and Iain Manley of VoiceMap, ...

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STPP takes Sustainable Tourism on the road

The Sustainable Tourism Partnership Programme (STPP) convened a series of road shows to Potchefstroom, Beaufort West, Knysna, Graaff-Reinet and Colesberg during March to present to small businesses, and in particular, small accommodation establishments, writes Mientjie Steyn. The aim of the ...

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Sustainable Tourism Hits the Road

The Sustainable Tourism Partnership Programme (STPP) road show addressing small businesses, and in particular, small accommodation establishments, kicked off in Potchefstroom last week. The next stage of the road show will visit Beaufort West, Knysna, Graaff-Reinet and Colesberg from 25 ...

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Acting Responsibly, Growing Sustainably

So the holiday season is finally here, and for some establishments, this means going on holiday. For others, it means working harder than they have worked the entire year, as their occupancy rate remains at 100% for two months.  Now ...

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