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Vaping Guide For Africa

Are you travelling to Africa and looking to bring your e-cigarette with you? Whether you’re looking for a way to satisfy your nicotine craving while you’re abroad as an ex-smoker, or you simply don’t go anywhere without your vape, it ...

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How to Personalise Hospitality Experiences

South Africa – June 2018: In the current competitive environment, the tourism and hospitality industry is in constant search for new ways to improve a customer’s overall experience. Knowing and understanding what works can be a valuable part of the success ...

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Consumer Travel Trends for 2018

Want to know which holiday trends are proving popular with travellers in 2018? It’s always interesting to observe patterns in the travel industry and among the things to have caught our eye in recent months include the rise of low-cost ...

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Hike Your Way To Health

Hiking is an outdoor activity that comes with the perks of fresh air, magnificent views, natural surrounds and of course health benefits.  Many medical aids nowadays are committed to motivating its members to get more active with a range of ...

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Ramsgate Book & Art Festival Expands

The annual Ramsgate Book & Art Festival, set in the picturesque, seaside village of Ramsgate on the Kwa-Zulu Natal South Coast is set to expand in 2018. This cultural, colourful and community-driven festival is entering into its fourth year and is now ...

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Attend an Exciting Avery Ranch Golf Tournament

Avery Ranch Golf Club’s season of local golf tournaments is fast approaching, so if you’re traveling near Austin, Texas, you’ll have the opportunity to attend various events at a wonderful destination amidst the heart of Texas Hill Country. Upcoming Events ...

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Power Lines Driving Cape Vultures to Extinction

VulPro, an NGO that works tirelessly to safeguard Africa’s vulture population through rescue and rehabilitation, has warned that unless urgent action is taken, South Africa’s electrical grid could be driving South Africa’s endemic Cape Vulture (Gyps coprotheres) towards extinction. This comes ...

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The Golden Age of Timeshare

“The golden age of timeshare is ahead of us, not behind us,” was the message from Howard Nusbaum, President and CEO of the American Resort Development Association (ARDA), during a recent visit to South Africa to address the industry’s esteemed ...

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Experience the Aegean Coast

In a country where much of world history has taken place, there are plenty of reasons to make Turkey your next holiday destination. The southwest of Turkey has something for everyone – from tranquil islands, peaceful towns, and even a ...

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A Guide to Cultural Tourism

Cultural tourism, or culture tourism as it is sometimes called, is a type of niche tourism that attempts to represent the stories and lifestyles of the people from the past and in the present authentically. As such, it places particular ...

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James Vos on Water Crisis and Tourism

The prospect of nations running out of water has become more pronounced due to recurrent droughts and climate change. Water shortages are essentially the ‘new normal’, and they pose a serious risk to the valuable tourism sector.  By James Vos MP ...

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5 Steps to Dealing with Emergencies Abroad

Travelling abroad is an exciting activity that millions undertake each and every year. Whether embarking on beach holidays or jetting off for city breaks, every holiday type comes with its joys but unfortunately, they come with risks too. When we ...

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AUS vs NZ: Who has the Best Islands?

Despite the long-standing rivalry between Aussies and the Kiwis, even they can agree that the tropical islands of Australia and New Zealand are some of the most breath-taking, beautiful destinations in the world. From warm, white sandy beaches and lush, ...

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How To Avoid The Tourism Rush In Europe

During Europe’s summer season, millions of people pack their swimsuits, EHIC renewal (European Health Insurance Card) and sunscreen in order to jet off to Europe’s most stunning countries. Who wouldn’t want to soak up the sun and take some overdue time off ...

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New Dates For Africa Mice Masterclass

Johannesburg, South Africa, 8 February 2018: Africa Tourism Partners (ATP) has rescheduled its Africa MICE Masterclass to take place from Tuesday, 13 March to Friday, 16 March 2018. The event was previously reported to take place from Tuesday, 20 February to ...

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Most Popular Holiday Homes in South Africa

South Africa is blessed with amazing coastlines, and our scenic holiday towns make the perfect holiday destinations. Not only do our seaside holiday towns have impressive restaurants, but their remarkable hotels and breathtaking ocean views are a sight to behold. ...

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The New Nissan LEAF Electric Vehicle

Tenerife, Canary Islands (January 15, 2018) – In just three months since the new Nissan LEAF was announced, Nissan today revealed that it has already received over 12,000 orders for the latest model. That is one sold every 12 minutes in ...

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How to be Cyber Smart with QR Codes

QR codes have become one of the fastest-growing marketing and online/offline instant payment tools out there. By Des Langkilde. In case you’re wondering what QR code is, it’s defined as a machine-readable code consisting of an array of black and white ...

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Top 5 Hotel Tech Trends for 2018

2018 will see a breakthrough in five technologies for the hospitality industry. Some hotels have already acquired and tested the technologies on this list. By Steven To. 1. Virtual Reality can be used to market in-destination activities Hoteliers have now ...

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Why Youth are Winners in African Football

ACCRA, Ghana, January 1, 2018 – Why Africa’s young people are the real winners at the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Awards. By Benedict Peters. Almost nowhere on earth is football followed as passionately as in Africa. It is loved by ...

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Tips on Choosing a Conference Venue

According to Chantel Reynell, an experienced workshop and conference organiser and the current Hospitality Manager at Langebaan Country Estate, there are many options when it comes to choosing conference venues, and the more you see, the harder it can be ...

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4 Top Tourist Attractions in Kenya

From dense equatorial forests to tropical beaches, freshwater lakes and coral reefs, Kenya has some of the world’s greatest tourist attraction sites and has attracted adventurers, travellers and explorers to Africa for centuries. Kenya’s wildlife safaris have been attracting tourists ...

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Africa MICE Masterclass Planned for February 2018

Africa Tourism Partners (ATP) will run a Masterclass in Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Events/Exhibitions (MICE) in Johannesburg, from 20 to 23 February 2018, with Grant Thornton as its lead partner. Themed ‘Growing destination tourist arrivals through business and events tourism leadership ...

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Eco-Friendly Accommodation: Tented Adventures

Committed to low impact environmental and eco-friendly accommodation, Tented Adventures’ Pilanesberg National Park Safari Camp, and Pretoriuskop Rest Camp in the Kruger National Park are perfectly positioned with minimal permanent structures within their respective campgrounds. The ‘Glamping’ experience that Tented ...

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Fair Trade Tourism’s Wildlife Petting Policy

Fair Trade Tourism’s certification criteria do not permit any physical interaction between tourists and potentially dangerous wildlife such as lions, cheetahs and leopards. While some Fair Trade certified members, such as Tenikwa Wildlife Rehabilitation and Awareness Centre had previously allowed ...

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Voted Best of The Kruger

To celebrate having been voted Best Self Catering Shared 4-Star accommodation – not just in the Kruger Park area but across the whole of South Africa – at the 2017 Lilizela Tourism Awards, Kruger Park Lodge is offering a Festive ...

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Anne’s Place Placed First at #LilizelaAwards17

Anne’s Place Guest House has earned its place as South Africa’s best Self Catering Exclusive 4-Star accommodation at the 2017 Lilizela Tourism Awards. Anne’s Place provides self-catering accommodation to business executives and travellers alike with warm and personal, yet unobtrusive, hospitality in ...

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Umlani Bushcamp Wins Gold at #LilizelaAwards17

There’s a reason why Fair Trade Tourism certified Umlani Bushcamp has been voted Best 3-Star Lodge in South Africa at the 2017 Lilizela Tourism Awards. Besides Umlani’s commitment to Responsible and Sustainable Tourism practices, their dedication to service excellence is acknowledged through multiple ...

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Trail Running in Mauritius

Thousands of local and foreign trailers joined in the 10th annual Ferney Trail Run to raise funds for the physically handicapped and nature conservation in Mauritius. By Debbie Hathway. Everybody wants to go to Mauritius, at least once, but my love ...

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SA Restaurants Weather Financial Storm

The restaurant industry in South Africa faces many challenges, but there is some cause for optimism in 2017. By Karl Westvig. In 2016, travel and tourism contributed R402 billion or 9.3% of South Africa’s GDP to the country. This is anticipated ...

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Travelogue: Exploring the New Ford Kuga

A ‘travelogue’ is not usually associated with a vehicle review, so when Ford South Africa invited TourismTattler to join a group of journalists, bloggers and photographers on a 3-day journey driving the new Ford Kuga from the Eastern Cape, through ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Africa’s Hidden Exotic Islands

Beach at Denis Island Seychelles

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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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. ...

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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 ...

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