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How to Travel and Earn Money on the Way

combine travelling and money making

It sounds like a dream, and it is perfectly possible: you could be earning money and travelling around the world. You no longer have to worry about when you are finally going to have enough money in your travel fund ...

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Toyota Donates 4×4 for SANParks Anti-Poaching

Toyota Donates 4x4 for SANParks Anti-Poaching

PRETORIA, South Africa, 19 October 2018 – In an effort to contribute to the fight against rhino poaching and other wildlife crime, Toyota South Africa Motors has donated a brand new Hilux Double Cab 4×4 valued at approximately R546 500 to ...

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Stormsriver Adventures Wins Sustainable Tourism Awards

MOMBASA, Kenya, 18 October 2018 – Stormsriver Adventures has been awarded two Sustainable Tourism accolades presented during the Opening Ceremony of the 79th Skål World Congress in Mombasa today. The awards were attained in the 2018 Skål International ‘Tour Operators and Travel ...

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Iconic President Hotel Revamped

CAPE TOWN, 16 October 2018 – Steeped in history as one of the oldest properties on the Atlantic Seaboard, the iconic President Hotel celebrates two decades since its namesake; former President Nelson Mandela reopened its doors in 1998 with a fresh ...

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Komodo Cruise: The Apex of Luxury in Indonesia

Komodo Cruise Yacht Indonesia

Cruising the calm Indonesian seas aboard an elegant 54-meter yacht is one of the best ways to explore Komodo Island to the fullest. A well-planned cruise around Komodo Island will enable you to experience all that this awesome destination has ...

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Africa’s Leading Luxury Train Award Winner

The Blue Train

The iconic Blue Jewel of South Africa, The Blue Train, walked away with Africa’s Leading Luxury Train accolade at the World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2018 held at the Durban International Convention Centre in Durban, South ...

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TBCSA Appoints New CEO

TBCSA CEO Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa

Pretoria, South Africa, 9 October 2018  – The Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) has announced the appointment of Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa as its new chief executive officer (CEO) to drive the TBCSA board strategy. “We are excited that we ...

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African Megacities To Lead Population Growth

Africas’ megacities will lead global population growth between 2017 to 2030, reflecting their potential for hospitality and tourism development as the last major continent to undergo urbanisation.  According to the global market research company, Euromonitor International‘s new report, “Megacities: Developing Country Domination,” ...

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Big Names To Talk Big Data At Wine And Food Conference

If we don’t know what we don’t know, how can we tap into the true potential of South Africa’s wine and food tourism, argues tourism maven Margi Biggs. The convener of this year’s The Business of Wine & Food Tourism ...

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Aquila Leads Inflatable Boat World Champs

Cape Town (and South Africa) is proudly represented at the 2018 P750 World Championship held in the city of Féjus Var on the south French Riviera in France. The international inflatable boat race started 28 September and will run until ...

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Mantis Initiates Road Cleanup Campaign

In celebration of Tourism Month in September, Mantis envisioned giving 1 000 children from the township of Motherwell in Port Elizabeth experiences that would expose them to tourism and conservation. As part of their initiative, a cleanup campaign named “Chola nono, ...

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Chinese Etiquette: a Guide for Business Events

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If you’re visiting China for the first time you may be unfamiliar with their culture and etiquette, especially when it comes to business customs and protocol. Chinese culture puts a strong emphasis on respect and politeness. Preserving a harmonious environment ...

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How Safe is Airport Wi-Fi? Tips to Avoid Getting Hacked

The convenience of public Wi-Fi for many people is invaluable – most especially when you are at an airport with a lot of waiting time.   However, there are risks. Malicious Wi-Fi hotspots can be found in many public venues, so ...

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Mozambique Ranked Greenest Country In The World

As global citizens celebrate World Environment Health Day today, research from energy comparison experts MoneySuperMarket reveals that Mozambique causes the least impact on the world’s climate while South Africa is listed as Africa’s biggest polluter. As research into climate change continues, it only ever becomes ...

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ASATA & SATSA Denounces Unabridged Birth Certificate Regs

JOHANNESBURG, 25 September 2018 – Both the Association of Southern African Travel Agents (ASATA) and the Southern Africa Tourism Services Association (SATSA) are disappointed and frustrated that South African minors will still be required to present Unabridged Birth Certificates when travelling. ...

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Fair Trade Tourism to Mentor SMMEs

PILANESBERG, South Africa, 18 September 2018 –  Fair Trade Tourism has partnered with enterprise development agency EICT to provide training and mentorship services to SMMEs adjacent to the Pilanesberg National Park involved in the Pilanesberg Tourism Incubation Programme – the first ...

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Managing Urban Overtourism

MADRID, Spain, 18 September 2018 – A new World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) report aims to help manage growing urban tourism flows and their impact on cities and residents. ‘Overtourism’? Understanding and Managing Urban Tourism Growth Beyond Perceptions’, was launched today ...

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5 Things to Look for When Hiring a Custom Writer

As a small business entrepreneur, there are many things you have to do to market your business and keep it top-of-mind. Writing engaging content is just one of them. However, it can be overwhelming to be the one responsible for managing social media, ...

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Africa Albida Tourism Scoops Top Enviro Award

HARARE, Zimbabwe, September 2018 – Hospitality group Africa Albida Tourism won the Environmental Award at the 25th Annual Association of Zimbabwe Travel Agents (AZTA) Awards ceremony on Saturday 1st September 2018, after launching a major recycling project in Victoria Falls. ...

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Weekly SA Forex Update

SOUTH AFRICA, Monday 17 September 2018 –  After the recent doom and gloom, last week finally brought some welcome relief for us Springbok supporters, and it wasn’t a bad week for the Rand either! By Bruce Burnett. These are the mid rates ...

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Top Scientist Appointed At Ongava Research Centre

NAMIBIA, 14 September 2018 – Ongava Research Centre (ORC) has announced that Dr John Mendelsohn, one of Namibia’s top scientists, has accepted the post of Executive Director. Dr Mendelsohn has written or co-authored over 75 scientific papers and technical reports, ...

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21 Days For The Ocean Gains Traction

GANSBAAI, South Africa, 14 September 2018 – Following a demi-decade of hosting a blue initiative called ’21 Days for the Ocean’, this years’ campaign by White Shark Projects has already made a significant impact on the coastline and communities of the ...

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KZN Lilizela Tourism Awards 2018 Winners

SANI PASS, KwaZulu-Natal, 13 September 2018 – Thirty-three of KwaZulu-Natal’s top tourism and hospitality businesses were tonight honoured with prestigious provincial Lilizela Tourism Awards. See the full list at the end of this article Hailed as ‘the best of the ...

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Renewable Energy Boost For Angola

ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire, 13 September 2018 – The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), managed by the African Development Bank,  has approved a US$1 million grant to Independent Power Producers (IPP) in Angola to encourage private investment in renewable energy. The SEFA grant, ...

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Innovative Dining: The Flavours Of Fynbos

TWO foraging experts are set to take delegates at the upcoming The Business of Wine & Food Tourism Conference on an exciting journey of innovative taste discovery. Fervent foodie and restaurateur, Kobus van der Merwe, of Oep ve Koep and Wolfgat restaurants ...

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Orient Hotel Wins Best Hotel Wine List In The World

LONDON, UK, 12 September 2018 – South Africa’s Orient Boutique Hotel – home of the acclaimed Restaurant Mosaic – has won the Best Hotel Wine List in the World for 2018 beating off strong competition from around the globe. In ...

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Emirates Wins Gold at Global Awards

JOHANNESBURG, 12 September 2018 – Emirates airline’s fully-enclosed First Class Private Suites, launched in November last year on its Boeing 777 aircraft, has been awarded gold by Future Travel Experience (FTE) in the “Up in the Air” category. The FTE Global ...

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Growing the South African Economy For All

CAPE TOWN, 12 September 2018 – The following remarks were delivered by the Leader of the Democratic Alliance, Mmusi Maimane, during an urgent debate on ways to mitigate South Africas’ economic recession in Parliament today.  Honourable Members, The choice we face as ...

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2018 Concierge Conference Dates Announced

JOHANNESBURG, 12 September 2018 – The much anticipated South African Annual Concierge Conferences 2018 will kick off this month in Durban ending on a high note with the Johannesburg/Pretoria conference on 17 October at the Sandton Sun Hotel. Now in ...

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Marriott Unveils Members Only Experiences

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 11 September 2018 – Stepping up its experiences game, Marriott International has added countless redemption opportunities for its loyalty members giving them the opportunity to bid their points in exchange for access like no other. Ranging ...

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#CelebrateThailand This #TourismMonth

It’s THAI TIME in South Africa, with the focus over this #TourismMonth firmly on this popular Southeast Asian tourism destination. Initiated by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT – SA office) #CelebrateThailand will see a month-long celebration of all things ...

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WTTC Calls For Action

LISBON, Portugal, 11 September 2019 – Long-term planning with communities at the centre; increasing resilience by preparing for crises; and transitioning to a seamless traveller journey through the use of technology have been highlighted during the World Travel & Tourism Council’s ...

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Coworkers To Swap London For Cape Town

CAPE TOWN, 11 September 2018 – Coworking Days – a global community network of Freelancers and Digital Nomads – has launched Coworking Safari South Africa, an innovative 14-day trip that will see Start-Ups and Entrepreneurs swapping London for Cape Town, The Great Karoo and the ...

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First Captive-born Cheetah Released at Kuzuko Lodge

CAPE TOWN, Paarl, 07 September 2018 – Cheetah Experience Ashia hosted guests and media at their cheetah sanctuary today to officially announce and celebrate the release of their first captive-born cheetah into the protected wild at Kuzuko Lodge, a private ...

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Radisson Announces Hotel Expansion #THINCAfrica

CAPE TOWN, 05 September 2018 – Speaking at the THINCAfrica Conference, which kicked off at the Century City Conference Centre today, the Radisson Hotel Group’s Andrew Mclachlan announced that the Group is gearing up for aggressive hotel expansion in South Africa with a focus on ...

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Cape Town Strengthens Ties With Angola

CAPE TOWN, 05 September 2018 – Following Visa exemptions and increased direct flights between Cape Town and Angola, the President of the recently  established Angola-South Africa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CACIAAS), Victoriano Ferreira Nicolau met with Wesgro CEO Tim ...

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Local Is Lekker for South Africans #TourismMonth2018

CAPE TOWN, 03 September 2018 – According to a recent survey, local is still lekker for South Africans when it comes to holidays. The majority of South Africans take two to three short breaks a year, with only 12% spending these ...

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South Africa Unveils 2018 Gold Coin Series

CENTURION, South Africa, 03 September 2018 – The South African Mint has unveiled a stunning five-coin Palaeontology Collection in 24-carat gold. The collection brings to life the ‘Archosauria’ – crocodiles, pterosaurs, dinosaurs and birds or the ruling reptiles that roamed ...

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Epicurean Edutainment At ON19 Restaurant

A unique epicurean edutainment experience has been launched at The Westin Cape Town hotel’s lofty ON19 Restaurant. Labelled as ‘1ON19’, the Executive Chef presents a 5-course menu focusing on one single ingredient paired with one particular cultivar sourced from vineyards ...

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Cape Winelands Conference To Explore Cuisine Innovation

CAPE TOWN, 30 August 2018 – Chef Wandile Mabaso, a young and internationally travelled Soweto-born chef has been confirmed as a speaker at The Business of Wine & Food Conference, which takes place at Spier on 17 October. “Mabaso is known as South ...

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First Group Upgrades Port Owen Marina

VELDDRIF, Cape West Coast, 30 August 2018 – Port Owen Marina, a firm favourite amongst holidaymakers with its jam-packed entertainment and idyllic setting on the banks of the marina, is set to offer guests an even more memorable stay thanks to ...

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The Final Straw For Fairway Hotel

JOHANNESBURG, 30 August 2018 – The Fairway Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort has announced “THE FINAL STRAW” initiative. Aimed at protecting the environment, this imitative will put an end to the customary serving of plastic straws, and they will be offering compostable ...

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Global IT Co Chooses Durban for Africa HQ

DURBAN, South Africa, 28 August 2018 – Dushyant Savadia, the CEO and founder of Amber Group LTD, has confirmed his commitment to investment and job creation in South Africa with the opening of African operations officially headquartered in Umhlanga, Durban. “With Durban having ...

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Call For #ShotLeft Travel Week Partners

South African Tourism Sho't Left Campaign

JOHANNESBURG, Tuesday 28 August 2018 – In a bid to promote domestic travel, South African Tourism is launching Sho’t Left Travel Week, a ground-breaking initiative that will see a host of trade partners, airlines, hotel groups and tour operators offering ...

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Open Access For All During National Parks Week

PRETORIA, 28 August 2018 –  South African National Parks (SANParks) for the thirteenth year is once again opening up its parks during South African National Parks Week with free, open access to all South Africans. The 2018 Annual SA National ...

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Taxis Block Off Kempinski Hotel Seychelles

MAHÉ, Seychelles, 28 August 2018 – Kempinski Hotel’s GM Masami Egami felt the brunt of angry Seychelles Taxi Association members for not abiding by the rules and regulations of Seychelles. Kempinski Hotel Seychelles was totally barricaded by taxis and no movement ...

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SA Tourism Decline In First Half Of 2018

PRETORIA, 27 August 2018 – South Africa’s tourism sector should be in better shape than it currently is. That’s the word from Tourism Business Council of South Africa’s interim CEO, Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa, following the release of its Tourism Business Index ...

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Record 2017 Year For World Tourism

MADRID, Spain, 27 August 2018 – International tourist arrivals grew 7% in 2017, the highest increase since 2010, according to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)’s latest collection of Tourism Highlights. Growth in arrivals was echoed by a strong increase in ...

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Mantis Group Appoints New CEO

JOHANNESBURG, 27 August 2018 – Following the 50% acquisition of the South African based company Mantis by AccorHotels in April 2018, Philippe Baretaud has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Mantis Group. “Philippe will be responsible for leading the ...

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Graskop Gorge Lift Officially Opens

SOUTH AFRICA, 24 August 2018 – Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom officially launched the Graskop Gorge Lift Centre on Mpumalanga’s Panorama Route today. The development features a viewing lift that travels down the face of the gorge and is a first ...

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Focus on Female Executives in Tourism

JOHANNESBURG, 20 August 2018 – A leadership talk to discuss strategies to increase the number of women in strategic leadership positions in the tourism industry was hosted today by the Executive Development Program (EDP) for Women in Tourism (WiT), presented by ...

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Aquila Buys Inverdoorn Game Reserve

CAPE TOWN, 20 August 2018 – Aquila Private Game Reserve and Spa today announced and confirmed its acquisition of the Inverdoorn Private Game Reserve in the Western Cape. The agreement was concluded on Thursday 16 August 2018. Over the last 20 years, ...

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The Killing of Tourism in South Africa

Canned lion hunting and trading in lion skeletons are having ever-widening negative ramifications for tourism in South Africa, with more than 40 airlines refusing to transport trophies, global marches, petitions, and hundreds of media reports combining to tarnish the country’s ...

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African Diplomat Kofi Annan Dies at 80

Kofi Annan, former United Nations (UN) Secretary General. 1938-2018.

SOUTH AFRICA 18 August 2018 – Kofi Annan, a Ghanaian diplomat and the first black African to lead the United Nations as Secretary-General, passed away in a Swiss hospital today at the age of 80 after succumbing to a “short illness,” ...

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How Mining Benefits Africa’s Economy

Statue of miner with mining gear in background

The term ‘mining’ often drums up images of dusty, dark tunnels, hefty pieces of machinery like drills and crushers and rubble filled with valuable minerals and materials. However, while these are commonly found, the industry in and of itself is ...

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Stratus Raises the Steaks with Jack Daniel’s

CAPE TOWN, 16 August 2018 – Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence Cape Town collaborated with Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey and the hotels’ resident Stratus Steak House to host guests at a function this evening where samples of some of the best Wagyu beef in Cape ...

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Timbavati Welcomes New Warden

GREATER KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, 15 August 2018 – The Timbavati Private Nature Reserve has formally welcomed their new Warden, Edwin Pierce, who joined the reserve on 1 May 2018. Edwin wasted no time in sharing his energy, passion and valuable experience, and ...

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Tourism Is Key To Rebuilding Zimbabwe

ZIMBABWE, August 2018 – Politicians must accept the recent controversial election results, which saw Emmerson Mnangagwa elected leader of Zimbabwe after serving as interim president since November last year – and shift focus to the future of the country. One ...

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Singita Redefines Food on Safari

SOUTH AFRICA, 14 August 2018 – Singita is taking its gourmet offering to the next level with a series of epicurean additions. Guests of Singita Lebombo and Sweni Lodges in the Kruger National Park are now treated to a new cooking demonstration ...

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Effective Sales Secrets For Small Businesses

Selling is the lifeblood of any business but the impact of low sales volumes on Small to Micro Enterprises (SMEs) are far more severe than on large enterprises. Corporate enterprises have the necessary financial and human resources to ensure that ...

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The Difference Between Hospitality and Being Hospitable

There’s a pervasive local way of thinking that if you are pleasant and polite, you’ve pretty much got tourism nailed. But there’s a big difference between being hospitable and being in the hospitality industry, says South African wine and gourmet ...

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A Beginner’s Guide To Planning A Trip Around Africa

Whether you’re on your gap year or simply want an amazing once in a lifetime opportunity, Africa is a fantastic continent to visit for a memorable adventure. Whether you opt for a solo backpacking adventure, or you want to schedule a ...

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Three Tree Hill Opens Burchells Cottage

SOUTH AFRICA, 09 August 2018 – A spectacular new family cottage has opened at Three Tree Hill to cater for increased demand from families who want adventurous, active holidays. Located in the Spioenkop Nature Reserve near Ladysmith in KwaZulu-Natal, this 105 ...

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Women’s Day Message from DAWN

SOUTH AFRICA, 09 August 2018 – Today is National Women’s Day and a public holiday in South Africa. This day commemorates the historic march to the Union Buildings in Pretoria as thousands of women from across the country gathered to ...

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The Value of Social Influencer Campaigns

As a marketing tool aimed at increasing awareness and interest in travel to destinations, social influencer marketing campaigns are a growing trend. But how effective is influencer marketing? This article explores South African Tourism’s #WowSouthAfrica campaign as a case study to find ...

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Thailand To Improve Tour Boat Safety

PHUKET, 07 August 2018 – The government of Thailand is taking stringent measures to improve tour boat safety in Phuket following the recent boating accident that saw 47 tourists lose their lives when a tour boat capsized in rough seas and ...

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Cleaning Up The Green Lodge Movement

In recent years, the terms ‘eco-friendly’ and ‘going green’ are becoming increasingly popular. With the millennial generation calling for establishments to become “woke” about green living and green hospitality (among other things), there is a higher demand than ever before on ...

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Garden Court Kitwe Opens In Zambia

JOHANNESBURG, 07 August 2018 – Tsogo Sun has announced the official opening of its newest offshore hotel property, Garden Court Kitwe, located just outside the central city of Kitwe in Zambia.  This addition to the Tsogo Sun Hotels portfolio will bring ...

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UnionPay Seeks Cape Town Product Offers

CAPE TOWN, 07 August 2018 – UnionPay International is working to forge relationships with Cape Town-based tourism operators to offer incentives aimed at attracting the Chinese market. Co-ordinated by Cape Town Tourism, a business breakfast session took place at the Vista Marina Restaurant ...

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Tourism Growth Opportunities for Port Elizabeth

PORT ELIZABETH, 07 August 2018 – With just 21 days to go before the city hosts a major global event that can have an incredible impact on tourism in the destination, namely the 2018 Ironman World Championship, Prof Ernie Heath, an international ...

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Art & Wine Combine To Create Collectors Reserve

CAPE TOWN, 06 August 2018 – Durbanville Hills launched its latest collection of wines, the Collectors Reserve, to media guests today. The name is certainly an appropriate double entendre, as this premium wine-of-origin varietal collection ties-in perfectly with the linocut artwork depicted ...

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Fair Trade Launches Waste Management Workshops

SOUTH AFRICA, 03 August 2018 – Fair Trade Tourism (FTT) has partnered with PETCO, the PET Plastic Recycling organisation, to launch a series of waste management solutions for the tourism sector. The first of the series of workshops, aimed at providing training on responsible ...

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Africa Tourism Leadership Forum Offers Experiential Learning

Johannesburg, 3 August 2018 – Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Exhibitions and events (MICE) remain key pillars in tourism development across Africa. These provide platforms for strategic deal-making and entice new investors to tourist destinations. With growing interest in Africa from developed economies, ...

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Local Artist Weaves His Magic

Paarl crafter Jonathan Hoffman

CAPE TOWN, 31 July 2018 – Paarl crafter Jonathan Hoffman might look as if he belongs to a reggae band, but his hands create sheer magic with intricate weaving and wirework.  After suffering a debilitating back injury and being unable to ...

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Amateur Hour: Hotel & Resort Fees

After you’ve been in the hospitality industry for as many years as I have (more than 30 years… how time flies when you’re having fun!), you get used to seeing human error manifest in so many truly unfortunate instances: from ...

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Hotels a Prime Target for Cyber Threats

JOHANNESBURG, 31 July 2018 –  The hospitality industry is a prime target for cyber threats as hotels offer many opportunities for hackers and other cybercriminals. Hotels are targeted because they hold a host of personal and financial information on their guests, as ...

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SANParks Marks World Ranger Day 2018

World Ranger Day 2018

PORT ELIZABETH, 31 July 2018 – The Department of Environmental Affairs in collaboration with South African National Parks (SANParks) today launched the World Ranger Day in Addo Elephant National Park. Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson delivered the commemorative message highlighting the dedication ...

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Mercedes-Benz Launches New C-Class

JOHANNESBURG, 31 July 2018 – Mercedes-Benz South Africa has launched the new edition of its highly successful C-Class range to the local market at an event in Johannesburg’s inner city, celebrating its strong links to South Africa amidst themes of improvement ...

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South Africa Grows Tourist Arrivals for 2018

JOHANNESBURG, 30 July 2018 – South Africa continues to be an attractive tourist destination for travellers from across the world, with the latest figures showing an increase of 2.7% for the first five months of 2018 compared to the first ...

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Graeme Edmond Appointed Tourvest Executive

JOHANNESBURG, 30 July 2018 – Graeme Edmond has been appointed divisional sales and marketing executive for integrated tourism group Tourvest’s Accommodation and Activities division with effect from 1 August 2018. Tourvest Accommodation and Activities comprises tourism activity operators Wild Horizons ...

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Is South Africa Ready For ‘Smart’ Hotel Rooms?

There’s a race on internationally among big hotel groups to unveil smart hotels that feature rooms equipped with the Internet of Things (IoT) devices that can carry out a variety of tasks for guests. This state-of-the-art hotel experience will likely ...

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Kenya Launches Tourism Blueprint 2030

NAIROBI, 26 July 2018 – The Kenya Ministry of Tourism has launched the Big 4 Tourism Plan – a set of strategies devised towards the implementation of the Blueprint 2030. At a meeting presided over by Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala, the Ministry of Tourism ...

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BRICS Established as Global Brand

JOHANNESBURG, Wednesday 25 July 2018 – The political alliance of BRICS nations has become a distinct global brand in its own right, research conducted by Brand South Africa, a marketing agency of the government of South Africa, shows.  The 10th BRICS ...

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Tenerife & Seychelles Discuss Tourism Cooperation

GHANA, July 2018 – Meeting on the sidelines of the Routes Africa 2018 conference, key speakers Stephanie Wear Pintado of Tenerife and Alain St.Ange of Seychelles met to discuss the tourism potential and possible cooperation between their two countries. “Tenerife Island and Seychelles are ...

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Fair Trade Tourism Publishes Captive Wildlife Guidelines

SOUTH AFRICA, 23 July 2018 – Fair Trade Tourism (FTT) has published its Captive Wildlife Guidelines, which aim to assist the travel industry make decisions about which captive wildlife facilities to support and which to avoid. The Guidelines, which were developed ...

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Mango Awarded Best Low-Cost African Airline

SOUTH AFRICA, 19 July 2018 – Mango Airlines has been presented with the most sought-after award in the aviation industry. The Skytrax World Airline Awards – often referred to as the “Oscars of the aviation industry” – has announced that Mango ...

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Opportunity for Tourism, Hospitality, Wine, Food and Marketing Students

CAPE TOWN, 19 July 2018 – An opportunity exists for tourism, wine, food, hospitality and marketing communications students and trainees to learn from, and network with, experts in their specific industry fields. When registering to attend the third annual The Business ...

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Duo Paddle to Save Shongweni Reserve on #MandelaDay2018

DURBAN, 18 July 2018 – In honour of International Mandela Day today, the founder of Conservation Guardians, Greg Vogt and Italian-born, Sara Agostini will paddle for 67 km’s on Shongweni Dam to raise funds for the mammoth challenge of rescuing the Shongweni Resource Reserve which has ...

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World Celebrates #MandelaDay2018

SOUTH AFRICA, 18 July 2018 – Nelson Mandela International Day 2018 is being celebrated worldwide today to mark 100 years since the birth of Nelson Mandela (18 July 1918). The Centenary is an occasion to reflect on his life and legacy, and ...

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Durban ICC Salutes Long Service Employees

DURBAN, 17 July 2018 – Six long-serving employees of the Durban International Convention Centre (Durban ICC) who thrive on professionalism and excellence in service delivery, ensure daily that Africa’s leading meetings and conference venue continue to attract visitors from across the ...

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Cape Town: A Sustainable Tourism Destination

CAPE TOWN, 17 July 2018 –  Despite the heavy rains and Western Cape dams filling up considerably, the risk of a continued drought over the next few years still remains a reality. Due to the significant knock that the local hospitality ...

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Annual Show To Reveal Funding Secrets

JOHANNESBURG, 16 July 2018 –  Riversands Incubation Hub is set to reveal funding secrets for entrepreneurs when it hosts its third annual FundEX event on Thursday 16 August 2018. Last year’s FundEX brought together more than 600 entrepreneurs seeking funding ...

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Stormsriver Adventures Awarded Certificate of Excellence

TSITSIKAMMA, South Africa, 16 July 2018 – Stormsriver Adventures (SRA) has once again excelled as an excellent tourist attraction by being placed 5th in the TripAdvisor 2018 Travellers Choice – Top 10 Experiences in Africa. SRA also received the TripAdvisor “Hall of ...

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Zambia One Step Closer to Rugby Gold Cup Qualification

LUSAKA, Zambia, July 16, 2018 – The Zambia Rugby National Team has moved one step closer to Gold Cup qualification after beating Madagascar 31:29 at Mufulira Rugby Club on Saturday 14th July 2018. The game which was dominated by the visitors ...

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World Ranger Day 2018: Mozambique

MAPUTO, 16 July 2018 – World Ranger Day 2018 will be celebrated in Mozambique on 31 July at the Joaquim Chissano International Conference Center, Maputo, with an exhibition and display from 2 pm to 4:40 pm, followed by a World Premiere of the documentary ...

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Western Cape Plans To Reduce Plastic Waste

CAPE TOWN, 13 July 2018 – The Democratic Alliance (DA) Shadow Minister of Tourism, James Vos, met earlier this week with Western Cape Premier Helen Zille to discuss steps to reduce plastic shopping bag waste. “We are happy to report that the ...

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SA’s Visa & Birth Certificate Regulations Update

CAPE TOWN, 13 July 2018 – The controversial requirements of unabridged birth certificates for travellers visiting or departing from South Africa with their children may soon be amended. This latest development forms part of the Department of Home Affairs modernisation programme, which includes upgrades ...

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John Vlismas in “Brain Dump”

Stand up comedian John Vlismas’s all-new show, “brain-dump” is running at The Pieter Toerien Theatre in Montecasino from 22 July to 12 August 2018. Vlismas is 45 years old. He’s been in comedy since Democracy was born. For decades, he drank everything ...

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The All New Mercedes-Benz X-Class

Mercedes-Benz never does things in half measure.  In keeping with the brands’ prestige image, the launch of their new X-Class  – a contender in the upper-end of the South African double-cab bakkie segment – was a two-day extravaganza of epic ...

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Porsche Studio Cape Town Waterfront Inaugurated

CAPE TOWN, July 2018 – Adding to the Mother City’s already impressive array of tourist attractions, Porsche has officially opened its Porsche Studio in the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront – one of the city’s most popular hubs. The first of its kind ...

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