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Articles about safety and security issues in South Africa, Africa in general, and globally with particular reference to the travel and tourism industry.

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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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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Terrorism Challenges in Africa

The hotel industry goes hand in hand with excellent security, as it is an integral part of  the hotel’s success. In modern day, hotels invest heavily in security measures, given that lack of it can render both guests and staff ...

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Break the grip of the Rip®

Rip currents can develop anywhere where there are breaking waves. These rivers of current are made by water draining from the beach and flowing back out to sea. Ranging in width from just a few metres to a hundred metres ...

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tsi Makes unique contribution

The marine accident in Cape Town recently, involving a seal watching cruise from Hout Bay made international headlines. While the loss of life was tragic, much credit is due to the local emergency services and tourist assistance programmes for the ...

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tsi Plans the Way Forward

The Tourism Safety Initiative (tsi) has now completed a three-phase strategy for future development. A primary objective has been the resourcing of the project especially in terms of information and intelligence management, writes Annelie Barkema. Online Intelligence has been established ...

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