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Want to Teach English Abroad?

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These are the Top 5 countries for South Africans to head to Working abroad is a dream that many of us have particularly in the age of social media and the jealousy-inducing #wanderlust hashtags that appear on your feed. For ...

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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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10 Tips to get Tourism PR Published

As a publisher of content aimed at travellers and the tourism trade, my email inbox is flooded with press releases – many of which are trashed because the content is either badly written, does not comply with my website or ...

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2019 Youth Travel Awards Winners Announced

Global Youth Travel Awards 2019 Logo

The World Youth Student and Educational Travel Confederation (WYSE) has announced the 2019 Global Youth Travel Awards (GYTAs) winners. On the final evening of 11 October, delegates attending the close of the World Youth and Student Travel Conference in Lisbon dressed to ...

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Can You Apply For A Loan Overseas

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Whether you are a solo traveller looking to add to your destination wishlist, a family group or retired couple longing to take that dream holiday of a lifetime, or a travel business looking to expand your footprint on a global ...

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Hospitality Hot Spot in Gauteng

Destiny Hotel Sky Bar and Lounge

Efforts to re-industrialise the Ekurhuleni metro were recently announced by the  MMC for Finance and Economic Development, Cllr Doctor Xhakaza, with an allocation of R847m to strategic key projects in the area.  The areas set aside by the department include the Airport Precinct, Kempton ...

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AHIF 2019 Awards Adrian Gardiner of Mantis Group

Adrian Gardiner, Executive Chairman of Mantis

Adrian Gardiner Awarded for Outstanding Contribution to African Hospitality Industry Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 25 September 2019 – Adrian Gardiner, the Executive Chairman of Mantis, is the 2019 recipient of the prestigious African Hospitality Investment Forum (AHIF) Creating Impact Award for ...

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Best Slot Games For Summer

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Summer is a time for sun, fun and relaxation. But, if you’ve had enough of the sun, have some in-door fun by unwinding in front of one of the many summer-themed slot games the casino industry has to offer. With ...

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SAASA Wins Skål Sustainable Tourism Award

Maria Teresa Diaz, Lara Mostert, Lavonne Wittman, and Andrew Rogers.

South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance (SAASA), owners of Monkeyland in The Crags, Plettenberg Bay and sister sanctuary MonkeylandKZN in Ballito is the winner of the Skål International 2019 Sustainable Tourism Award in the category Major Tourist Attractions.  In April this ...

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Domestic Tourism Poised for Growth

Johannesburg, 11 September 2019 – Despite the prevailing tough economic conditions putting pressure on disposable income, South Africans are still travelling and touring local destinations.  According to the annual review by the World Travel & Tourism Council, travel and tourism ...

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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

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As the second biggest continent in the world, Africa is renowned 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?

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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

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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

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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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