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Mercedes-Benz V-Class Facelift

Mercedes-Benz 2019 V-Class

The Mercedes-Benz V-Class facelift has made the 2019 model now even more attractive Restyled and striking front-end designRefreshed interior: sportier air vents and updated upholsteryAdditional luxury styling and comfort optionsExemplary safety enhanced: Active Brake Assist and Highbeam Assist PlusMore than ...

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Popular Travel Destinations in Africa

Giraffe stretching to reach tree canopy leaves

As the second biggest continent in the world, Africa is renown for its wildlife and expansive landscapes. This is a continent that mesmerizes visitors with images of crystalline waters, vast grasslands, exotic fauna and flora, white-sand beaches, and majestic mountain ...

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200th Black Rhino Translocated

Black Rhino image by Micky Wiswedel

South Africa, 7 August 2019 – Marking a major milestone in wildlife conservation, the WWF-SA Black Rhino Range Expansion Project (BRREP) has just completed its 12th successful black rhino move by translocating its 200th rhino, as part of an ongoing ...

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Chefs Shine at Hotel Oscars in Cape Town

2019 Distell Inter Hotel Challenge

The Southern Sun Cape Sun was the glittering venue for the ‘Hotel Oscars’, the Distell Inter Hotel Challenge, on Saturday 3rd August 2019 when South Africas’ top chefs, bakers, wine stewards and concierges were honoured with the industry’s top accolades. ...

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What is Lemon Law?

Car dealer signing a contract

There’s a whole bunch of different law types out there, from Tort law, and constitutional law, to criminal law, but have you ever heard of Lemon Law? And no, it’s not a term that refers to spending too long on ...

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Car Accident Risks in Kentucky

Car driver distracted by smartphone while on the road

Tourism is the 3rd largest industry in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, home of the legendary Kentucky Derby horse race and bluegrass music. Like anywhere else in the world, car accidents do occur, however, knowing what makes Kentucky unique and how most accidents ...

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How to Prepare for a High-Altitude Trip

High-altitude climbers trekking through snow

Research shows that many countries are recognising and prioritising adventure tourism as active spending of free time becomes more popular with tourists. Lazing away holidays on the beach is slowly being replaced by attractions that test our physical abilities. In ...

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Discounts Fuel Domestic Travel Boom

South African Tourism recorded a 59,7% growth in domestic tourism during the first four months of 2019. Local demand, fuelled by value-added travel discounts and holiday packages, is not slowing despite the current tough economic climate. Shaun Lamont, Managing Director ...

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World Elephant Day Events

Elephants Alive Fundraising Dinner image featuring Colin Bell as guest speaker

World Elephant Day, celebrated internationally on 12 August each year, aims to create awareness of the plight of African and Asian elephants by sharing knowledge and seeking positive solutions for the better care and management of captive and wild elephants. World Elephant Day was ...

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Holidays That Help Save The Ocean

First Group hotel managers sipping a milkshake

First Group has launched a holiday campaign that aims to help save the oceans – a project that goes beyond introducing eco-friendly straws across its 30 hotels and resorts.  First Group’s 13 beachfront properties have introduced fun beach clean-up activities ...

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6 Things To Do At A Holiday Resort

A kayak on the beach at a holiday resort

If you have a high-energy family, you may think that booking at a holiday resort would be too sedate to fit in with your active lifestyle. Well, think again. Here are six things to do at a beach holiday resort ...

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Voluntourism At Ashia Cheetah Sanctuary

Cheetah in an enclosure at Ashia

Ashia Cheetah Sanctuary and Awareness Centre offers opportunities to participate in ground-breaking conservation programme CAPE TOWN, 20 June 2019 – Ashia, a world-class and Fair Trade Tourism accredited cheetah sanctuary outside Paarl in South Africa’s Western Cape, is now offering ...

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Tourism Savvy Party Registers In Seychelles

Members of the One Seychelles political party

Mahé, Seychelles, 18 June 2019 – A new political party headed by Seychelles’ former tourism minister, Alain St Ange presented documents for ‘One Seychelles’ to be registered with the Electoral Commission. According to the Seychelles News Agency, the chairperson of ...

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Golf For Charity At The President Hotel

Golf For Charity At The President Hotel

CAPE TOWN, 11 June 2019 – In a spectacular coastal setting in the Mother City, avid golfers, including locals, nationals and internationals, are invited to Cape Town and all of its breathtaking sights, world-class golf courses and once-in-a-lifetime experiences by ...

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5 Secrets to Buying a Surfboard

Two surfers in wetsuits on the beach

It’s obvious that surfing is a load of fun, but buying the right surfboard – well, that’s not as obvious. If you’re just getting into surfing, you may think that all surfboards look alike and function in the same way. ...

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Personal Insurance Types and Benefits

Hand holding family bubble in palm

We have published numerous articles on the types of commercial insurance that are relevant to the tourism industry (see the end of this article for post links) but have barely covered personal insurance. This article, therefore, aims to expand on ...

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To the greens and beyond!

IMAGE: Young golfers at Fish River Resort

“We have enabled disadvantaged children to gain access to the game of golf; a sport that teaches teamwork, integrity, and discipline. The daily work that goes into growing good sportsman is a thankless task which Collin has taken on passionately. He is an unsung hero who is changing the culture of golf in the Eastern Cape one child at a time.” - Dr Wouter Hensons, Executive Dean of Stenden South Africa

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Ecotourism: A Case Study

Ecotourism is about uniting conservation, communities, and sustainable travel. This means that tourists who participate in ecotourism activities want reassurance that their host follows defined ecotourism principles. By Des Langkilde. Ecotourism Definitions In his book ‘Ecotourism: An Academic Definition’ (1999 ...

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The Evolution of Souvenirs

Souvenirs are a multi-million dollar business and have always formed a crucial part of the travel experience. Holiday Inn has mapped the evolution and history of souvenirs, tracing the very first travel mementoes through to their modern-day equivalents. By Anisa ...

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All Abuzz for World Bee Day

Cape Town, South Africa, 20 May 2019 – South Africans are abuzz for World Bee Day, celebrated annually on 20 May. Bees are apex pollinators, and along with other animals such as butterflies, birds and beetles, are responsible for pollinating ...

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Exploring the Benefits of Film Tourism

Film tourism is a growing phenomenon worldwide, motivated by both the growth of the entertainment industry and the increase in international travel. By Leonie Berning. What is film tourism? Film-induced tourism explores the effects that film and TV-productions have on ...

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5 Proven Ways To Win An Election

Election ballot box

Whether you are you preparing to run for election in a trade association, a union, or a social club, it’s always about politics. It’s about convincing your members, or colleagues, to trust you with their votes. Competition is always intense, ...

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How To Design Homepage Takeover Skins

Homepage Takeover Skin

Leveraging brand exposure by maximising visibility when booking online advertising space should be a top priority for digital savvy marketers. And website takeover banners provide an ideal opportunity to do that. Yet, few understand how to design homepage takeover skins. ...

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The 7 C’s of buying a diamond

The diamond is symbolic of eternal love and previously celebrated and known through the ages to increase relationships and inner strength. When it comes to buying these rare and precious stones, habitually, one would keep in mind the 4 Cs: ...

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Tourvest Ploughs Millions Into Indaba 2019

Martin Wiest, Tourvest CEO at Indaba

Tourvest is investing R5-million into Africa’s Travel Indaba exhibition this year and will bring around 120 staff members to the event, including junior employees, as part of their training and team building. “With all these resources invested in the exhibit, ...

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How to Protect Intellectual Assets

Copyright symbol

There are many kinds of intellectual property. From company names to symbols, logos, original works of art, designs, and much more, intellectual assets are intangible assets that carry great value. In the digital age we live in, intellectual asset theft ...

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Spreading South Africa’s Good News

Filmmaker Shani Kay standing against a South Africa flag and SA INC logo

Spreading South Africa’s good news is at the heart of SA INC., a new 20-part series set to air on local TV channels with the objective of changing the narrative in South Africa to highlight and celebrate the country’s successes and ...

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KZN Tourism Routes

KwaZulu-Natal Tourism Routes

South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) province has a rich heritage of history, culture, crafts and endemic fauna and flora.  In this article, Tourism Tattler explores the province’s well-planned tourism routes and provides links for more information on each route. Much of ...

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Crime in South Africa? What Crime?

Search the internet for just about anything to do with travel to South Africa and a crime story is bound to pop up, even though the story is totally unrelated to travel and tourism. Do these negative reports impact inbound ...

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Off-Road Driving Guide

The following off-road driving guide is provided as an educational resource and is reproduced with acknowledgement to Nissan South Africa. This Off-Road Driving Guide is published in four parts: PART 1: General 4×4 Terminology, Critical Angles and Dimensions, Power Sources, ...

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How To Counter IRS Audit Risks

cartoon of businessman with books and I Love Tax flag

With travel and tourism being a global industry, many international operators have established businesses and bank accounts in the USA to facilitate trade. Likewise, many USA based tourism operators have offshore assets. What are the tax implications? How do you ...

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Rhino Conservation Awards Call for Entries

African Rhino

Nominations for the 8th annual Rhino Conservation Awards have officially opened and are invited from the five rhino range states of Africa. The 2019 Award Nomination Categories are: Best Field RangerBest Conservation PractitionerBest Political, Investigative and Judicial supportBest Rhino Conservation ...

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An Insight Into Fashion Tourism

Fashion tourists

On this website, we’ve blogged about niche tourism groups but have not posted about the growing trend of fashion tourism. Until now, that is. By definition, fashion tourism is a niche market segment evolved out of three major sectors: Creative ...

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Earth Hour For Hotels

Earth Hour branding

This year, Earth Hour falls on Saturday 30 March and the initiators of the #Connect2Earth global campaign – WWF has partnered with United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to create connect2earth.org. Hotels are urged to participate in the #Connect2Earth ...

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Radisson RED Launches Chilli Bang Bang

Radisson RED Hotel V&A Waterfront Cape Town

Radisson RED Hotel V&A Waterfront recently launched Chilli Bang Bang; an urban massage area where you can indulge in a quick mid-afternoon rubdown between meetings and deadlines. Michelle Perch enjoying a refreshing G&T with staff at Radisson REDs’ Chilli Bang ...

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Thula Thula Wins Prestigious Award

Francoise Malby-Anthony with staff of Thula Thula Game Reserve

Thula Thula Private Game Reserves’ Francoise Malby-Anthony has been awarded the prestigious “French Abroad Award” for her dedication to conservation and her relentless efforts in the running of Thula Thula as well as the reserves’ conservation and expansion projects. The Prix ...

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