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Cape Verde Expands Visa Exemption

Cape Verde visa exemption map

As of 1 January 2019, the list of countries exempted from requiring a tourist visa to enter Cape Verde has been extended to include most European countries. Visitors travelling from countries belonging to the European Union (including the UK) plus ...

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WTM Africa 2019 Takes Shape

WTM Africa Conference Speakers

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, 03 January 2019 – The speaker line-up and programme for WTM Africa 2019 are taking shape, with Conference, Inspire, Destination and Travel Forward Theatres set to host presentations and interactive sessions with global travel influencers between ...

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Airline Offers Special Fares for January 2019

Ermirates A380 aircraft

Johannesburg, South Africa, 03 January 2019 – Fulfil your travel resolutions, or make new memories with new journeys on Emirates, with special 2019 fares for travellers in South Africa planning to travel to their favourite cities such as Milan, Munich, ...

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Seychelles needs more hotel rooms

Seychelles Tropical Residence

Seychelles is facing a difficult situation in its need for hotel rooms. According to Alain St Ange, the former Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, the shortage of hotel rooms will impact on airlines because contracted ...

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Rare EMF at Old Car Show

1912 EMF vintage car

GEORGE, South Africa – The 23rd George Old Car Show, driven by Oakhurst Insurance Company, and taking place from 9 – 10 February 2019, will focus on rare and exotic cars, including a 1912 EMF. The Everitt, Metzger and Flanders, ...

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Airline Security Staff Face Bribery Charges

bribe money

KEMPTON PARK, 2 January 2019 – The management of O. R. Tambo International Airport have been informed that disciplinary hearings will be held tomorrow (Thursday) for two security company employees filmed taking an alleged bribe at a passport verification checkpoint. ...

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Badplaas Resort Recovers From Flood Damage

Flood damage to the warm water pool at Badplaas, A Forever Resort.

BADPLAAS, Mpumalanga, South Africa, 31 December 2018 – Following a flash flood that partially affected Badplaas, A Forever Resort on Friday, 28 December 2018, Forever Resorts South Africa has announced that the resort is open for business while restoration and ...

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The World’s Toughest Inflatable Boat Race

Inflatable boat punching through surf

PLETTENBERG BAY, South Africa, 28 December 2018 – Hosted along the Western Cape coastline, the world’s toughest inflatable boat race takes place over five days between Plettenberg Bay and Gordon’s Bay. The race that separates the men from the boys, ...

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Mobile app to drive travellers to star graded accommodation

mobile app on car dashboard

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 21 December 2018 – The Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) has partnered with Waze, the world’s largest community-based traffic and navigation app, to alert and guide travellers to all TGCSA graded establishments in the area, ...

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Emirates Opens New Airport Lounge In Rome

Emirates airport lounge in Rome

DUBAI, UAE, 21 December 2018 – Emirates’ premium customers travelling from Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport can now look forward to greater levels of comfort and convenience, with the opening of the airline’s new lounge. All Emirates’ First Class and Business Class ...

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Emirates To Operate A380 To Glasgow

Emirates A380 aircraft landing

DUBAI, U.A.E., 20 December 2018 – Emirates today announced that it will introduce a daily A380 service for a temporary period between Glasgow and Dubai from 16 April 2019.  It will be the first time the popular double decker aircraft will ...

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Airline Takes Delivery Of Boeing Aircraft

Emirates Boeing 777-300ER

EMIRATES TAKES DELIVERY OF ITS LAST BOEING 777-300ER AIRCRAFT A6-EQP is the 190th Boeing 777 aircraft to be delivered to EmiratesEmirates’ modern and efficient fleet strategy to continue with future deliveries of Boeing 777-8 and 777-9 aircraft Dubai, UAE, 20 December ...

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Emirates App To Reduce Turnaround Delays At Dubai Hub

Emirates hub monitor

Dubai, UAE, 20 December 2018 – Emirates passengers travelling from or transiting through Dubai International Airport (DXB) can expect fewer instances of delays associated with aircraft turnaround thanks to a new innovative application built in-house by Emirates called the Hub ...

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Get revved up for another spectacular Cape Town Motor Show

Motor car show

The Cape Town Motor Show (CTMS) is set to wow the crowds again at GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World from 2-3 March 2019. The show promises two days of fun and excitement with a broad appeal to all car and ...

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Sun City Re-opens After Freak Hail Storm

Sun City hail storm damage

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 16 December 2018 – Following yesterday’s freak hail storm in the North West Province that saw damage to the Sun City property, forcing guests to abandon their rooms due to flooding, South African Tourism (SA Tourism) management have been in ...

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Welcome Campaign to Improve Border Post Relations

SA Welcome Man

MUSINA, Limpopo, Beit Bridge Border Post, 13 December 2018 – South African Tourism (SA Tourism) will be rolling out its Welcome campaign during the busy festive season period to foster better engagement between South Africas’ border post officers and visitors passing ...

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Atta Appoints East Africa Honorary Fellow

Dr Mohanjeet Brar Kenya

LONDON, 13 December 2018 – Dr Mohanjeet Brar (Gamewatchers Safaris & Porini Safari Camps) who served as the African Travel & Tourism Association (Atta) director for the East Africa Region from 2010-2015 has been appointed to the honorary position of Fellow ...

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New Partnership to boost South African Tourism Sector

Amadeus Group staff

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 14 December 2018 – In what has been dubbed an unprecedented alliance, key stakeholders in South Africa’s travel and tourism sector are partnering with Amadeus IT Group and South Africa’s Department of Tourism in a ground-breaking public-private sector ...

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SA Tourism CEO To Sit On UNWTO Advisory Board

SA Tourism CEO, Sisa Ntshona

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 14 December 2018 – South African Tourism CEO, Sisa Ntshona, has been appointed onto the advisory board of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation’s (UNWTO) QUEST program. UNWTO.QUEST is a program designed by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) ...

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‘Tis The Season For Emirates Festive Offerings

South African travellers on Emirates can look forward to celebrating Christmas joy at 40,000 ft. this December with a delicious festive menu and nostalgic holiday films on board. The most popular holiday destinations for South Africans travelling on Emirates this festive ...

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Tourvest Acquires Mozambique Voyages

a beach in Mozambique

Tourvest Destination Management has acquired Mozambique Voyages, a DMC specialising in both self-drive and tailor-made holidays in Mozambique.

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BON Hotels trailblazes into DRC

South African-based hotel management company, BON Hotels have extended their African presence with the addition of BON Hotel Karibu Kolwezi, situated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to their portfolio. The 55-roomed hotel, which is scheduled to open in ...

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Marriott Opens First Hotel In Cape Town

AC Hotel Cape Town Waterfront

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, 12 September 2018 – 188 room AC Hotel Cape Town Waterfront celebrates the brand’s European soul and Spanish roots with classic modern design. AC Hotels by Marriott, Marriott International’s European-inspired lifestyle brand, today announced the opening ...

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Why water is more than just a ‘drinking’ problem

Cape Town Marathon Trail Run Water Station

Water is everything. Literally. Besides being the lifeblood of the planet’s biological species, it is also used to produce everything we as humans make and consume. In recent times, the Western Cape has faced the possibility of running out of ...

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Massive Surprise as Siya and Gally win Emirates Pursuit Of Jazz

Emirates Pursuit of Jazz winners Siya and Gally.

Over 100 days and 500 entries, South Africa’s favourite Jazz artists have been found. On the 4 December 2018, five jazz artists performed at Katzy’s Rosebank in Johannesburg for the opportunity of a lifetime, to be selected as the overall ...

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The Blue Train Repositions Brand

The Blue Train

PRETORIA, South Africa – The Blue Train launched its new brand repositioning on Friday 23rd November 2018, the first in over 20 years, augmenting the brand to meet the evolving needs of the discerning traveller, and launching its MICE (Meetings, Incentives, ...

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Leading industry figures take the helm at Cape Town Tourism

The Cape Town Tourism (CTT) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Julie-May Ellingson and Ms Wahida Parker as Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson, respectively. Ms Ellingson is Chief Executive Officer of the Cape Town International Convention Centre ...

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The evolving role of the DMO in optimising tourism opportunities

From the dawn of democracy in South Africa, we’ve had the pleasure of welcoming swathes of visitors from across the globe. Some came to see the remarkable country that Nelson Mandela did so much to promote, some came simply as ...

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Emirates Skywards Rolls Out Offer To Fast Track Tier Status

Emirates Skywards members earn bonus Tier Miles on Emirates or flydubai flights booked and flown during the offer periodMembers can unlock benefits of next EmiratesSkywards tier sooner Dubai, UAE- 28 November 2018 – Members of Emirates Skywards, the award-winning loyalty ...

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Emirates invests in latest bus fleet to enhance on-ground comfort for Economy Class passengers

Dubai, UAE,27 November 2018 – To provide passengers with even more comfortable transfers when they arrive, depart or transit at Dubai International Airport, Emirates has taken the initiative to bring in a fleet of new high tech buses for airside passenger operations. ...

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Curating Indian Cuisine At 40,000 Feet

Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, presents an enhanced menu offering on its routes to India, on the back of its recent festive menu for Diwali. India, with its close cultural ties to Durban (popularly referred to as the largest’Indian’ ...

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Get out of Town!

A case for the out-of-town conference Remember the days when going away on conference, whether it was an hour out of town or an international or domestic flight to a cool destination, when budgets were bold and bolstered and you ...

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Travel in style with Protea Hotels by Marriott

Protea Hotels by Marriott has partnered with MLT Vehicle Hire Company in Cape Town to upgrade its fleet of vehicles and provide guests with world-class transport options during their stay at any of the Protea hotels in the area. “This ...

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Forward-thinkers in hospitality says the industry needs to move with times

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, 22 November 2018 –South Africa’s hospitality industry needs to undergo some fundamental changes to remain relevant and to keep up with the demands of a modern world, and in turn appeal to young industry professionals like ...

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Protea Hotels by Marriott to open its second hotel in Ghana

New 200-room hotel to open near international airport in 2019 is the first in the capital, Accra. Protea Hotels by Marriott, part of Marriott International,Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR), announced the signing of Protea Hotel by Marriott Accra, Kotoka Airport, the brand’s second ...

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Event tourism boosts high season arrivals in Cape Town

The ever-popular Cape Town Rugby Sevens kicks off the weekend of December 8 and 9 2018, coinciding with Cruise Ship Season and the start of the summer holidays for many locals. After a turbulent year, the tourism industry is looking ...

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Top 10 KZN Lilizela National Winners

Tourism KwaZulu-Natal Lilizela 2018

DURBAN, 19 November 2018 – The national Lilizela Tourism Awards dubbed the “Oscars” of the industry, catapulted ten KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) tourism businesses to the top as they walked away with prestigious trophies to prove their worth in service excellence and have ...

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Tourism Boom for Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

ZIMBABWE, 19 November 2018 – Africa Albida Tourism has recorded its busiest year ever, as tourists flock to Victoria Falls, with its flagship property Victoria Falls Safari Lodge enjoying 80-plus per cent occupancy over the past six months. In the ...

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Stellenbosch Wines Win Big

Heartland of South African wine records another vin-torious year Stellenbosch has long been a centre of excellence across diverse fields, from sport to academics. In terms of wine, this year is no exception with a spectacular roundup of achievements over ...

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ONCE in Joburg Wins at Lilizela Awards

ONCE in Joburg

JOHANNESBURG, 19 November 2018 – After being awarded the 2018 Lilizela Tourism Awards provincial title of best 4-star backpackers in Gauteng, ONCE in Joburg has come out on top at the National Awards Ceremony as the best backpacker accommodation in the ...

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Beware the Mad Giant and its march against plastic

Champion award spurs Jozi brewer to tackle single-use plastic. Awesome on the palate and kind to the planet – that’s Mad Giant, brewer of the beer just named Grand Champion (overall best beer) at the 2018/19 African Beer Awards. Having ...

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Untouched Adventures Wins Gold

Untouched Adventures

JOHANNESBURG, 18 November 2018 – Untouched Adventures – the popular Kayak and Lilo Adventure operator at Storms River Mouth, Tsitiskamma – won gold at last nights Lilizela Tourism Awards national awards presentation ceremony. Untouched Adventures’ national Lilizela ‘Visitor Experience’ award in the ...

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Delheim Harvest Festival 2019

Delheim Harvest Festival 2019

Delheim’s 2019 Harvest Festival celebrates the rosé side of life Dress up in all shades of pink for family-fun in the Winelands Saturday, 26 January 2019. It’s time to get your PINK on! This happy colour is the theme for ...

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Call for Proposals: African Tourism Innovation

UNWTO African Tourism Innovation

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), jointly with the New Partnership for Africa´s Development (NEPAD), is calling for proposals to enter the UNWTO/NEPAD Tourism Tech Adventure: Promoting African Tourism Innovation, an initiative dedicated to supporting the African startups that will lead ...

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Emirates Supports 2018 DP World Tour Championship

DUBAI, UAE – 14 November 2018 – Emirates is kicking off another year as the Official Airline of the DP World Tour Championship, as golf’s top players get ready to battle it out on the course to take home the trophy for ...

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Emirates Releases Half-year Financials

DUBAI, U.A.E., 15 November 2018: The Emirates Group today announced its half-year results for 2018-19. The Group saw steady revenue growth compared to the same period last year, however profits were impacted by the significant rise in oil prices, and ...

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Cape Town’s history comes to life at the Old Granary

CAPE TOWN, 15 November 2018 – The vacant and dilapidated Old Granary building – a cultural heritage site in the CBD has received a multimillion-rand facelift, and now includes an exhibition that makes use of technology and innovative design to ...

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Cape Town welcomes visitors with open arms

Cape Town Heritage Day

Cape Town, South Africa, is a city renowned for its attractions, such as Table Mountain, the 7th Natural Wonder of the World; two UNESCO World Heritage sites, Robben Island and the Cape Floral Kingdom; and the V&A Waterfront, the most ...

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Seamless experiences – a global trend goes local

Travel’s latest trends have been announced at World Travel Market London, with South African businesses being mentioned at the trade show for their role in innovation within the sector. By Danny Bryer. According to the Euromonitor Megatrends Report 2019, global inbound ...

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Home Affairs Minister Resigns

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba

SOUTH AFRICA, 13 November 2018 – Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has finally served his letter of resignation to the Presidency following mounting pressure from the Democratic Alliance (DA) for President Cyril Ramaphosa to give him the boot. This comes ...

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Black Friday Business Tips

Black Friday is here to stay: as part of a retail festival that entices consumers in their millions to part with their cash, it’s another way of increasing revenue just before the festive season officially kicks in. By Wynand Smit. Traditionally ...

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Cape Town now an international trail running Mecca for tourists

Now in its fifth year, Ultra-trail Cape Town (UTCT) has established itself as a bucket list race for ultra distance trail runners, not only locally but now internationally. The event has grown from one with 200 runners in 2014, to ...

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Summer Fun in Paarl and Wellington

Whether you’re in Cape Town for your #summerholidays from upcountry or enjoying a #staycation, head to the beautiful Boland towns of Paarl and Wellington for a spectacular summer holiday.  Located within easy driving distance from Cape Town, this rural region ...

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The celebrity secret – putting Cape Town on the A-list

If you are the kind of person who likes nothing more than to cuddle up on the couch with the latest edition of your favourite tabloid to find out what the schlebz are getting up to, you’ll know the answer ...

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Emirates gives travellers a taste of home this Thanksgiving

Dubai, UAE, 7 November 2018 – Emirates is firing up its ovens for Thanksgiving celebrations on board and on the ground. The airline will offer customers special holiday menus across all classes on flights between Dubai and the US and ...

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Cape Town travel tips for your December break

With Cape Town being on everyone’s bucket list, don’t miss the opportunity to visit this city that’s loved the world over. You can still join the thousands of Cape Town fans, even if your wallet feels a bit light during ...

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Africa’s travel trends for 2019

Enver Duminy, CEO of Cape Town Tourism. Travel is an ever-shifting industry; how visitors adapt in their preferences is a challenge for any tourism and hospitality professional to identify and meet their requirements in order to stay relevant. These trends ...

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Cape Town Marriott Hotel Crystal Towers Launches “Chef’s Cut” Menu

Cape Town Marriott Hotel Crystal Towers is hosting a unique, limited edition chef’s menu with secret dishes and flavour combinations to tantalize the palate. Curated by Executive Chef Cameron Giles, “Chef’s Cut” is a menu offering that features a fresh ...

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Global Muslim Travel to reach $183 billion by 2020

Enver Duminy is CEO of Cape Town Tourism, and is speaking on this topic at World Travel Market, London, in November. Telescopic vision in the tourism sector means that you can miss the bigger picture entirely. For example, while we fret about ...

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Promising Tourism Businesses Rewarded in the Cape

The winners of the annual Cape Town Tourism Board Development Fund (BDF) have been announced at a glittering industry function at the Cape Town International Conference Centre in the city. The BDF, established in 2014, has already aided several businesses ...

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Emirates Unveils World’s First Biometric Path

JOHANNESBURG, Southe Africa, 30 October 2018 – Emirates is gearing up to launch the world’s first “biometric path” which will offer its customers a smooth and truly seamless airport journey at the airline’s hub in Dubai International airport. Utilising the ...

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Emirates Invites Travellers To Fly Better

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 30 October 2018 – Emirates, one of the world’s most awarded airlines for its industry-leading services, invites global travellers to “Fly Better” with the launch of its bold new brand promise. “On this day in 1985, Emirates flew ...

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Emirates To Celebrate Special Flavours Of Diwali

DUBAI, UAE, 01 November 2018 – Customers travelling on Emirates’ India flights in the coming days are in for a special treat as the award-winning airline celebrates the festival of lights with traditional Diwali delicacies. From November 4 to 10, customers travelling ...

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SANParks Fees to Increase from 1 Nov 2018

SANParks Crocodile Bridge Gate

PRETORIA, South Africa, 31 October 2018 – South African National Parks (SANParks) will increase its Conservation fees from 1 November 2018 at all National Parks. All funds generated from conservation fees are used with the primary mandate of SANParks, which is ...

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AirAdvance To Front Airbnb Booking Payouts

South Africa rand currency

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Monday, 29 October 2018 – Further disruption in South Africa’s accommodation and property letting sector is on the cards as AirAdvance, a fintech startup, provides those offering private accommodation through Airbnb easy access to affordable finance. It uses a ...

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Green Flag Trails Launched in Graskop

Wonder View Graskop

MPUMALANGA, South Africa, 29 October 2018 – Earlier this month, the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency launched the new Green Flag accredited BlydeHiking Trails which are approximately 30 kilometres in distance, at Wonder View Graskop, Mpumalanga. Guests and media were treated to ...

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FEDHASA Cape Awards Student Bursaries

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, 26 October 2018 – As part of FEDHASA Cape’s on-going efforts to develop young professionals in the hospitality industry and grow the sector in Cape Town, the association has announced its 2018 bursary recipients in several ...

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BON Hotels Plans for a Hotel School in Nigeria

Cape Town, South Africa, 25 October 2018 – In their efforts to make a positive contribution towards tourism development and the growth of the hotel industry at large, BON Hotels, West Africa’s fastest-growing hospitality company, has announced their plans to ...

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Emirates Announces Exciting Offer to Explore Dubai

Emirates aircraft over Dubai

Emirates is offering South African travellers the opportunity to visit Dubai with a special Economy Class and Business Class roundtrip. Passengers who take advantage of the special will be able to earn Skywards Bonus Miles with the addition of a free third piece of ...

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Adventure Tourism Indaba in Wilderness

Adventure Tourism Indaba

GEORGE, South Africa, 23 October 2018 – The first ever Garden Route Adventure Tourism Indaba and Expo is taking place at Wilderness Hotel and on the Map of Africa on 26 and 27 October 2018. “The aim of the Indaba ...

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How Government Can Work with Tourism to Create Jobs

Brett Hendricks, General Manager Thebe Tourism Group

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, 23 October 2018 – South Africa is a country in crisis, having been hit by several waves of bad news for the economy. However, with the government and the tourism private sector working together, we can ...

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Emirates Grows Wine Investment In South Africa

Cape Wine Farm

Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, is growing its relationship and investment with South Africa’s top local wine producers. Since 2005, the airline has partnered with 25 South African wineries, from which 50 different South African wines have been enjoyed ...

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Stellenbosch Hills gets festive with Fizz & Fudge Summer Pairing

Stellenbosch Hills launches its latest taste extravaganza Soft, buttery fudge. Just the thought makes a mouth water. Now, add the bubbly zing of Polkadraai sparkling wine and you’ll discover a match made in tongue-twinging heaven. That’s just one of the ...

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Off the Grid at Conferences

Off the Grid at Conferences

Cape Town, South Africa, 18 October 2018 – Should conference delegates be able to use their personal digital devices during meetings or is it just plain rude? With the advent of smartphones, smart watches, tablets and free, fast Wi-Fi, the conference ...

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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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Stellenbosch Hills Releases Vintage Reserve White

Stellenbosch Hills 2016 Reserve White

CAPE TOWN, 16 October 2018 – Stellenbosch Hills has released the new vintage of its flagship, limited-edition 1707 Reserve White, a wine that has consistently amassed awards for the renowned winery. The Stellenbosch Hills 1707 Reserve White 2016 is an ...

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OSF Set to Rock Oudtshoorn Again

Distruction Boyz

OUDTSHOORN, South Africa, 15 October 2018 – The Distruction Boyz will perform at the Oudtshoorn Spring Festival (OSF) at the Bongolethu Stadium in Oudtshoorn on Saturday, 20 October, along with a wide range of other artists. Distruction Boyz, made up ...

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Savour Sensory Ecstasy with Idiom Wine Experience

Idiom Wine & Macaron Experience

Cape Town, South Africa, 15 October 2018 – Exquisite new summer pairing delights from November 2018 till the end of February 2018. This summer at Idiom you can explore interesting and unusual wines through the prism of macarons, the dainty ...

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Tintswalo Opens New Lapalala Wilderness Lodge

Tintswalo at Lapalala Sleep-out deck

Limpopo, South Africa, 12 October 2018 – Tintswalo at Lapalala Wilderness has opened in the malaria-free Waterberg (Limpopo province). Located 300km from Johannesburg (or 30 minutes’ flying), it is one of only two commercial lodges within 44 500 hectares of ...

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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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Ultra-trail Cape Town presented by Salomon

Ultra-trail Cape Town (UTCT) presented by Salomon takes place on Saturday 1 December, and sees four trail running races of 100km, 65km, 35km and this year for the first time, 21km, traverse sections of Table Mountain, Lion’s Head, Signal Hill, ...

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New Menu at Luce Restaurant Hyde Park

Chef Grant van der Riet’s new menu at the fine dining and elegant Luce Restaurant at Southern Sun Hyde Park takes Italian cuisine “back to basics” with uncomplicated but delicious flavours “that are put in where they belong” into traditional ...

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Two Tsogo Sun Cape Town Hotels Turn 20

Two of Tsogo Sun’s iconic Cape Town hotels – Southern Sun The Cullinan and Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town are celebrating two decades of excellence this year in September, with events, special offers, commemorative food and beverage experiences and visits ...

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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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BON Adds Third East African Hotel

South African- based hotel management company; BON Hotels have extended their Ethiopian presence by adding BON Hotel German Square in Addis Ababa to their East African collection, making it their third property in the capital. Construction of the hotel commenced ...

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The Many Hats A Chef Wears

When you hear the title ‘Executive Chef’ the likes of celebrity chef Pete Goffe-Wood or the renowned Jamie Oliver spring to mind but this title, certainly at the hotel level, whilst essential, is a rather unobtrusive, often thankless job that ...

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Africa’s Travel Growth Exceeds Expectations

International tourist arrivals grew 6% in the first four months of 2018, compared to the same period last year, not only continuing the strong 2017 trend but exceeding UNWTO’s forecast for 2018. By Enver Duminy. The UNWTO’s panel of experts described ...

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Favourite Things Market Returns

Make a festive diary note for your next country getaway, because you won’t want to miss the new and improved Favourite Things Market at Gabriëlskloof. The all-around, fun-is-the-new-black, crowd-pleaser is back this year and preparing to be bigger, better and ...

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Flow Communications Bags Six 2018 Awards

Flow Communications garnered six accolades last night at the annual New Generation Social and Digital Media Awards – two gold, three silver and one bronze – are a fantastic achievement, which brings the agency’s total to 36 since 2014. This year, ...

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Fresh Inspiration for Contemporary Cuisine

With two years trading under its belt, the Idiom Restaurant & Tasting Centre has fast become a must-visit destination for those seeking a vineyard setting with 180 degree panoramic views of both sea and mountain with spectacular cuisine and a ...

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PMR Hospitality Partners Announces Global Merger with Valor Hospitality Partners

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, 27 September 2018 – PMR Hospitality Partners, a South African-based award-winning full-service hospitality management and advisory company, is delighted to announce its merger with Valor Hospitality Partners, which was formed by Euan McGlashan and Steve Cesinger, ...

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Travel Extravaganza for Cape’s Youth in Celebration of Tourism Month

80 young people from Cape Town got to enjoy the experience of a lifetime, celebrating Madiba’s heritage and footprint in the city. Hosted by Cape Town Tourism, learners from two marginalized areas around Cape Town –Langa and Khayelitsha, were given ...

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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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