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Fair Trade Tourism to Mentor SMMEs

PILANESBERG, South Africa, 18 September 2018 –  Fair Trade Tourism has partnered with enterprise development agency EICT to provide training and mentorship services to SMMEs adjacent to the Pilanesberg National Park involved in the Pilanesberg Tourism Incubation Programme – the first ...

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Managing Urban Overtourism

MADRID, Spain, 18 September 2018 – A new World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) report aims to help manage growing urban tourism flows and their impact on cities and residents. ‘Overtourism’? Understanding and Managing Urban Tourism Growth Beyond Perceptions’, was launched today ...

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It’s a nice day for a White (River) wedding

A recent trend that seems to be gaining its place in the sun is that of bushveld weddings as the romance of a bushveld sunset, decorated with a beautifully arranged wedding ceremony, grabs the attention of more and more wedding ...

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Summer is for Stellenbosch Street Soirees

Festive feasting with locals in the City of Oaks November 2018 till March 2019 Toast with the locals, when the ever-popular, Stellenbosch Street Soirees return to the streets of the City of Oaks for some festive feasting and laidback mingling ...

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Top Scientist Appointed At Ongava Research Centre

NAMIBIA, 14 September 2018 – Ongava Research Centre (ORC) has announced that Dr John Mendelsohn, one of Namibia’s top scientists, has accepted the post of Executive Director. Dr Mendelsohn has written or co-authored over 75 scientific papers and technical reports, ...

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21 Days For The Ocean Gains Traction

GANSBAAI, South Africa, 14 September 2018 – Following a demi-decade of hosting a blue initiative called ’21 Days for the Ocean’, this years’ campaign by White Shark Projects has already made a significant impact on the coastline and communities of the ...

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New GM Appointed at Shishangeni in Kruger

KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, South Africa, 14 September 2018 – BON Hotels has announced the appointment of Siyanda Zindela as General Manager at their Kruger National Park property, Shishangeni by BON Hotels. Zindela will oversee the entire management of the 4-star property ...

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2018 Concierge Conference Dates Announced

JOHANNESBURG, 12 September 2018 – The much anticipated South African Annual Concierge Conferences 2018 will kick off this month in Durban ending on a high note with the Johannesburg/Pretoria conference on 17 October at the Sandton Sun Hotel. Now in ...

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Wine & Fynbos Cupcake Pairing at Delheim

STELLENBOSCH, 12 September 2018 – Delheim has always been famous for its tasting room pairing of bespoke cupcakes with its wines. Now, the experience goes next-level with an all-new twist of this evergreen favourite that puts the Cape’s famous Floral Kingdom ...

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Marriott Unveils Members Only Experiences

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 11 September 2018 – Stepping up its experiences game, Marriott International has added countless redemption opportunities for its loyalty members giving them the opportunity to bid their points in exchange for access like no other. Ranging ...

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Coworkers To Swap London For Cape Town

CAPE TOWN, 11 September 2018 – Coworking Days – a global community network of Freelancers and Digital Nomads – has launched Coworking Safari South Africa, an innovative 14-day trip that will see Start-Ups and Entrepreneurs swapping London for Cape Town, The Great Karoo and the ...

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Time for BONfire Braai Masters Competition in Bloemfontein

On Saturday 22 September, BON Hotel Bloemfontein Central will host the 3rd edition of the BONfire Braai Masters competition in support of Heritage Day and celebrate South Africa’s diverse cultures and heritage. Twenty corporate teams will compete against one another in ...

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Tips for Safe Solo Female Travel

According to Trekksoft, solo female travellers are the fastest growing segment in the international travel industry. Forget uncharted waters and budget-savvy tips – safety is the biggest concern of women travelling on their own.  It’s worth the time investment for ...

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Radisson Announces Hotel Expansion #THINCAfrica

CAPE TOWN, 05 September 2018 – Speaking at the THINCAfrica Conference, which kicked off at the Century City Conference Centre today, the Radisson Hotel Group’s Andrew Mclachlan announced that the Group is gearing up for aggressive hotel expansion in South Africa with a focus on ...

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Cape Town Strengthens Ties With Angola

CAPE TOWN, 05 September 2018 – Following Visa exemptions and increased direct flights between Cape Town and Angola, the President of the recently  established Angola-South Africa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CACIAAS), Victoriano Ferreira Nicolau met with Wesgro CEO Tim ...

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Waste Not Want Not!

CAPE TOWN, 04 September 2018 – The tourism and hospitality industry is undoubtedly one of the fastest growing economic sectors globally, which is proving to have a serious, negative impact on the environment. It is incumbent on hotels and businesses ...

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Local Is Lekker for South Africans #TourismMonth2018

CAPE TOWN, 03 September 2018 – According to a recent survey, local is still lekker for South Africans when it comes to holidays. The majority of South Africans take two to three short breaks a year, with only 12% spending these ...

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South Africa Unveils 2018 Gold Coin Series

CENTURION, South Africa, 03 September 2018 – The South African Mint has unveiled a stunning five-coin Palaeontology Collection in 24-carat gold. The collection brings to life the ‘Archosauria’ – crocodiles, pterosaurs, dinosaurs and birds or the ruling reptiles that roamed ...

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Cape Winelands Conference To Explore Cuisine Innovation

CAPE TOWN, 30 August 2018 – Chef Wandile Mabaso, a young and internationally travelled Soweto-born chef has been confirmed as a speaker at The Business of Wine & Food Conference, which takes place at Spier on 17 October. “Mabaso is known as South ...

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The Final Straw For Fairway Hotel

JOHANNESBURG, 30 August 2018 – The Fairway Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort has announced “THE FINAL STRAW” initiative. Aimed at protecting the environment, this imitative will put an end to the customary serving of plastic straws, and they will be offering compostable ...

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Stellenbosch Hills reveals its latest ‘magnificent seven’

New release wines reflect premium-level excellence and skill The latest wines in Stellenbosch Hills’ eponymous range have been released. Comprising a “magnificent seven”, the wines include five from the 2016 harvest now ready for market and an edition of its ...

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Call For #ShotLeft Travel Week Partners

South African Tourism Sho't Left Campaign

JOHANNESBURG, Tuesday 28 August 2018 – In a bid to promote domestic travel, South African Tourism is launching Sho’t Left Travel Week, a ground-breaking initiative that will see a host of trade partners, airlines, hotel groups and tour operators offering ...

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Open Access For All During National Parks Week

PRETORIA, 28 August 2018 –  South African National Parks (SANParks) for the thirteenth year is once again opening up its parks during South African National Parks Week with free, open access to all South Africans. The 2018 Annual SA National ...

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Taxis Block Off Kempinski Hotel Seychelles

MAHÉ, Seychelles, 28 August 2018 – Kempinski Hotel’s GM Masami Egami felt the brunt of angry Seychelles Taxi Association members for not abiding by the rules and regulations of Seychelles. Kempinski Hotel Seychelles was totally barricaded by taxis and no movement ...

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SA Tourism Decline In First Half Of 2018

PRETORIA, 27 August 2018 – South Africa’s tourism sector should be in better shape than it currently is. That’s the word from Tourism Business Council of South Africa’s interim CEO, Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa, following the release of its Tourism Business Index ...

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Record 2017 Year For World Tourism

MADRID, Spain, 27 August 2018 – International tourist arrivals grew 7% in 2017, the highest increase since 2010, according to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)’s latest collection of Tourism Highlights. Growth in arrivals was echoed by a strong increase in ...

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Mantis Group Appoints New CEO

JOHANNESBURG, 27 August 2018 – Following the 50% acquisition of the South African based company Mantis by AccorHotels in April 2018, Philippe Baretaud has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Mantis Group. “Philippe will be responsible for leading the ...

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Graskop Gorge Lift Officially Opens

SOUTH AFRICA, 24 August 2018 – Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom officially launched the Graskop Gorge Lift Centre on Mpumalanga’s Panorama Route today. The development features a viewing lift that travels down the face of the gorge and is a first ...

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Focus on Female Executives in Tourism

JOHANNESBURG, 20 August 2018 – A leadership talk to discuss strategies to increase the number of women in strategic leadership positions in the tourism industry was hosted today by the Executive Development Program (EDP) for Women in Tourism (WiT), presented by ...

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Aquila Buys Inverdoorn Game Reserve

CAPE TOWN, 20 August 2018 – Aquila Private Game Reserve and Spa today announced and confirmed its acquisition of the Inverdoorn Private Game Reserve in the Western Cape. The agreement was concluded on Thursday 16 August 2018. Over the last 20 years, ...

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Accolades Reveal How Wine Improves With Age

Conservation Coast range takes top honours at Sommeliers Selection. Whalehaven, established in 1995 and the third oldest winery in the Hemel-en-Aarde area, prides itself on the quality of its library of older vintage wines, especially in its premium handcrafted reserve ...

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South African Craft Distillery Awarded First Prize

JOHANNESBURG, 20 August 2018 – South Africa’s very own home-grown Silver Creek Craft Distillery has claimed its first prize – Gold at the 2018 SA Women’s Wine & Spirits Awards (SAWWA). New Margarita Moonshine is the latest innovation in Silver ...

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African Diplomat Kofi Annan Dies at 80

Kofi Annan, former United Nations (UN) Secretary General. 1938-2018.

SOUTH AFRICA 18 August 2018 – Kofi Annan, a Ghanaian diplomat and the first black African to lead the United Nations as Secretary-General, passed away in a Swiss hospital today at the age of 80 after succumbing to a “short illness,” ...

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Take a Walk on the Wild Side

Shishangeni Lodge by BON Hotels introduces bush walks The 4-star Shishangeni by BON Hotels located on a private concession within the Kruger National Park has added Shishangeni Bush Walks to their list of things to do. This new excursion has ...

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Stratus Raises the Steaks with Jack Daniel’s

CAPE TOWN, 16 August 2018 – Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence Cape Town collaborated with Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey and the hotels’ resident Stratus Steak House to host guests at a function this evening where samples of some of the best Wagyu beef in Cape ...

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Timbavati Welcomes New Warden

GREATER KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, 15 August 2018 – The Timbavati Private Nature Reserve has formally welcomed their new Warden, Edwin Pierce, who joined the reserve on 1 May 2018. Edwin wasted no time in sharing his energy, passion and valuable experience, and ...

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Tourism Is Key To Rebuilding Zimbabwe

ZIMBABWE, August 2018 – Politicians must accept the recent controversial election results, which saw Emmerson Mnangagwa elected leader of Zimbabwe after serving as interim president since November last year – and shift focus to the future of the country. One ...

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Singita Redefines Food on Safari

SOUTH AFRICA, 14 August 2018 – Singita is taking its gourmet offering to the next level with a series of epicurean additions. Guests of Singita Lebombo and Sweni Lodges in the Kruger National Park are now treated to a new cooking demonstration ...

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BON Hotels boosts home-grown skills in the Nigerian hospitality sector

The directors of BON Hotels have emphasized their strategy of local skills and training in the Nigerian hospitality sector. The group made their ‘home-grown’ policy known when they entered the Nigerian hotel management arena some two years ago and, according ...

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Three Tree Hill Opens Burchells Cottage

SOUTH AFRICA, 09 August 2018 – A spectacular new family cottage has opened at Three Tree Hill to cater for increased demand from families who want adventurous, active holidays. Located in the Spioenkop Nature Reserve near Ladysmith in KwaZulu-Natal, this 105 ...

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Garden Court Kitwe Opens In Zambia

JOHANNESBURG, 07 August 2018 – Tsogo Sun has announced the official opening of its newest offshore hotel property, Garden Court Kitwe, located just outside the central city of Kitwe in Zambia.  This addition to the Tsogo Sun Hotels portfolio will bring ...

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UnionPay Seeks Cape Town Product Offers

CAPE TOWN, 07 August 2018 – UnionPay International is working to forge relationships with Cape Town-based tourism operators to offer incentives aimed at attracting the Chinese market. Co-ordinated by Cape Town Tourism, a business breakfast session took place at the Vista Marina Restaurant ...

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Fair Trade Launches Waste Management Workshops

SOUTH AFRICA, 03 August 2018 – Fair Trade Tourism (FTT) has partnered with PETCO, the PET Plastic Recycling organisation, to launch a series of waste management solutions for the tourism sector. The first of the series of workshops, aimed at providing training on responsible ...

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BON Hotels takes on two new hotels in Kwazulu Natal

Looking to further cement their presence in Kwazulu Natal and following their recent acquisition of Hotel 64 on Gordon in Durban, BON Hotels has announced the inclusion of two additional properties in the region, namely Protea Hotel Empangeni, to be ...

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Stellenbosch Hills gives SA ‘twist’ to its Biltong & Wine Pairing

“Sisters-and-sweet” will celebrate diversity and heritage September 2018 September is “sister”-time at Stellenbosch Hills. To celebrate Heritage Month this year, the popular winery has tweaked its famous Local-is-Lekker Biltong & Wine Pairing at its cellar – for a limited time ...

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Local Artist Weaves His Magic

Paarl crafter Jonathan Hoffman

CAPE TOWN, 31 July 2018 – Paarl crafter Jonathan Hoffman might look as if he belongs to a reggae band, but his hands create sheer magic with intricate weaving and wirework.  After suffering a debilitating back injury and being unable to ...

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South Africa Grows Tourist Arrivals for 2018

JOHANNESBURG, 30 July 2018 – South Africa continues to be an attractive tourist destination for travellers from across the world, with the latest figures showing an increase of 2.7% for the first five months of 2018 compared to the first ...

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Graeme Edmond Appointed Tourvest Executive

JOHANNESBURG, 30 July 2018 – Graeme Edmond has been appointed divisional sales and marketing executive for integrated tourism group Tourvest’s Accommodation and Activities division with effect from 1 August 2018. Tourvest Accommodation and Activities comprises tourism activity operators Wild Horizons ...

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Five lesser known attractions to experience in Paris

Paris is just one of those places that features on almost everyone’s dream destination list, simply because it’s a city of magic, a place where delightful surprises await you around every corner. Where else in the world can you ride ...

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Kenya Launches Tourism Blueprint 2030

NAIROBI, 26 July 2018 – The Kenya Ministry of Tourism has launched the Big 4 Tourism Plan – a set of strategies devised towards the implementation of the Blueprint 2030. At a meeting presided over by Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala, the Ministry of Tourism ...

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Gabriëlskloof Ignites A ‘Fire Food’ Celebration Of SA Heritage

From handmade wors to melktert spring rolls..this Overberg Braai has it all Sunday, 23 September 2018 Gabriëlskloof flies the flag for South African heritage on September 23, when Chef Frans Groenewald lights the braai fires of celebration to serve up ...

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BRICS Established as Global Brand

JOHANNESBURG, Wednesday 25 July 2018 – The political alliance of BRICS nations has become a distinct global brand in its own right, research conducted by Brand South Africa, a marketing agency of the government of South Africa, shows.  The 10th BRICS ...

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Tenerife & Seychelles Discuss Tourism Cooperation

GHANA, July 2018 – Meeting on the sidelines of the Routes Africa 2018 conference, key speakers Stephanie Wear Pintado of Tenerife and Alain St.Ange of Seychelles met to discuss the tourism potential and possible cooperation between their two countries. “Tenerife Island and Seychelles are ...

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Woman2Woman

BON Hotels calls on hotel guests #BONangels, to support their sanitary wear drive An average of 2 million schoolgirls miss 60 days of school each year because they cannot afford sanitary wear – to put that in perspective, this means ...

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Celebrate the fresh-‘n-fab at Gabriëlskloof’s Little Spring Market

Bid winter farewell with a rejuvenating country ‘kuier’ near Bot River 1 & 2 September 2018 It’s time to pop up your parasol and head out to Gabriëlskloof for a celebration of all things new, pretty, fresh and fabulous when ...

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Mango Awarded Best Low-Cost African Airline

SOUTH AFRICA, 19 July 2018 – Mango Airlines has been presented with the most sought-after award in the aviation industry. The Skytrax World Airline Awards – often referred to as the “Oscars of the aviation industry” – has announced that Mango ...

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Get FaBULLous at the Bot River Spring Weekend

Seize the bull by the horns and head for the Overberg 1 & 2 September 2018 The bull takes center stage for this year’s Bot River Spring Weekend festivities hosted on 1 and 2 September by the region’s fun-loving and ...

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Durban ICC Salutes Long Service Employees

DURBAN, 17 July 2018 – Six long-serving employees of the Durban International Convention Centre (Durban ICC) who thrive on professionalism and excellence in service delivery, ensure daily that Africa’s leading meetings and conference venue continue to attract visitors from across the ...

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Corporates dust off their soccer boots to Have a Ball this Mandela Day

The 5th edition of Adverb’s Mandela Day Have a Ball Charity Soccer Tournament will take place on Mandela Day, Wednesday 18 July 2018 at Fives Futbol, in support of the children from TK Foundation. Sixty children from the foundation will ...

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Annual Show To Reveal Funding Secrets

JOHANNESBURG, 16 July 2018 –  Riversands Incubation Hub is set to reveal funding secrets for entrepreneurs when it hosts its third annual FundEX event on Thursday 16 August 2018. Last year’s FundEX brought together more than 600 entrepreneurs seeking funding ...

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Stormsriver Adventures Awarded Certificate of Excellence

TSITSIKAMMA, South Africa, 16 July 2018 – Stormsriver Adventures (SRA) has once again excelled as an excellent tourist attraction by being placed 5th in the TripAdvisor 2018 Travellers Choice – Top 10 Experiences in Africa. SRA also received the TripAdvisor “Hall of ...

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World Ranger Day 2018: Mozambique

MAPUTO, 16 July 2018 – World Ranger Day 2018 will be celebrated in Mozambique on 31 July at the Joaquim Chissano International Conference Center, Maputo, with an exhibition and display from 2 pm to 4:40 pm, followed by a World Premiere of the documentary ...

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SA’s Visa & Birth Certificate Regulations Update

CAPE TOWN, 13 July 2018 – The controversial requirements of unabridged birth certificates for travellers visiting or departing from South Africa with their children may soon be amended. This latest development forms part of the Department of Home Affairs modernisation programme, which includes upgrades ...

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Porsche Studio Cape Town Waterfront Inaugurated

CAPE TOWN, July 2018 – Adding to the Mother City’s already impressive array of tourist attractions, Porsche has officially opened its Porsche Studio in the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront – one of the city’s most popular hubs. The first of its kind ...

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Panasonic Launches SA Headquarters

CAPE TOWN, Thursday 12 July 2018 – Today, Panasonic South Africa – a subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation – launched its new South African Headquarters in Century City, Cape Town. The event was attended by the Managing Executive Officer of Panasonic Corporation ...

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Radisson Appoints North Africa Regional Director

CAPE TOWN, 09 July 2018 – Radisson Hospitality AB, publicly listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Sweden and part of Radisson Hotel Group, has announced the appointment of Frederic Feijs as Regional Director for North Africa & Egypt with immediate effect. Frederic rejoins ...

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Africa’s Longest & Highest Zipline Re-opens

CAPE TOWN, July 2018 – Cape Town Ziplines, an SA Forest Adventures initiative, has re-opened in Silvermist Estate on Hout Bay Road. Following a two year closure, the site has been re-opened with GoPro partnering with Cape Town Ziplines last month. ...

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New Radisson Hotel for Ivory Coast

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, July 2018 – Radisson Hospitality has announced the signing of a new Radisson hotel for Ivory Coast. The Radisson Hotel & Apartments Abidjan Plateau signing brings the group’s Africa portfolio to 86 hotels and almost 18,000 rooms in operation ...

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SANParks Refutes Carte Blanche Story

SANParks SETS THE RECORD STRAIGHT ON CARTE BLANCHE STORY RELATED TO GUN TRADE Johannesburg, Tuesday, June, 26 2018 –  South African National Parks (SANParks) has categorically stated that a story that appeared on Carte-Blanche on Sunday, 24 June 2016 by Ms Kathi ...

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Interview With Margi Biggs: Wine & Food Tourism

Marisah Nieuwoudt, VinPro’s tourism manager, chats to tourist specialist and convener of the annual The Business of Wine & Food Tourism Conference, Margi Biggs, about the 2018 edition of the event that takes place at Spier on 17 October… Marisah ...

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No More Boarding Announcements At Regional Airports

Johannesburg, 25 June 2018 – Passengers departing on flights from Airports Company South Africa’s six regional airports will no longer receive passenger boarding calls from the 1st July 2018. Port Elizabeth International Airport, Bram Fischer International Airport, East London Airport, ...

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Stellenbosch presents an all-new Celebration of Wine

Exclusive vinous weekend puts you in the golden circle of Stellenbosch wine 2-5 August 2018 Get set for Stellenbosch – A Celebration of Wine, the latest innovation by Stellenbosch Wine Routes. This brand-new attraction offers an unprecedented opportunity to re-discover ...

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Wandering with purpose: How to spend a 12-hour layover in Hong Kong

For business and leisure travellers alike, it’s not uncommon to find yourself in some of the world’s most iconic and culturally diverse cities with only a few hours to spare before you have to jet off again. If you’re lucky ...

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Wandering with purpose: a culinary adventure in Hong Kong

From Michelin Star restaurants to hole-in-the-wall eateries and the more traditional dai pai dong, Hong Kong has a lot to offer the intrepid foodie traveller in search of some tantalising, tasty grub to sink their teeth into. And when it ...

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Off Britain’s beaten path: Five lesser known towns you need to visit soon

For most first-time tourists and even some of the more seasoned travellers, a trip to Great Britain almost always involves a visit to the beautiful, bustling city of London – they might make their way to Big Ben, enjoy the ...

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Gordon’s Bay Celebrates its Secret Season

Cape Town, 24 June 2018 –  On the False Bay shore, at the base of the Hottentots Holland Mountains, the picturesque village of Gordon’s Bay will again ignite with a spectacular display of lights for its ‘Secret Season’ and the “Winter ...

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Historic Drive by Saudi Woman as Driving Ban Lifts

Pretoria, 24 June 2018 – Female racing driver Aseel Al Hamad celebrated the end of the ban on women drivers with a lap of honour in a Jaguar F-TYPE. Aseel, the first female board member of the Saudi Arabian Motor Federation, ...

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Marine Guide Training School Launched in Gansbaai

Cape Town, South Africa – Fair Trade Tourism certified member, Marine Dynamics has launched an FGASA (Field Guides Association of Southern Africa) endorsed Marine Guide Training School in Gansbaai, Western Cape, for local and international students. The seven-week course covers comprehensive ...

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Stellenbosch Wine Routes – the dawn of a new era

Wine route embarks on an exciting third-generation chapter The Stellenbosch Wine Routes board has elected Mike Ratcliffe as its new chairman and under his leadership, the board looks forward to leading the way for increased collaboration, growth opportunities and impactful ...

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Water Savvy Cape Town Bounces Back

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, June 20, 2018 – “We’re open for business and forging ahead with plans for tourism growth in Cape Town and the Western Cape” – that’s the message a group of industry heavyweights are proclaiming, as the ...

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Delheim Releases Vegan-friendly Wine

A pair of Delheim’s latest wine releases is sure to put a spring in the step of wine-lovers who are vegans. That’s because unlike most other wineries, the famous Stellenbosch winery used zero animal products traditionally used in winemaking to ...

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Onward to Walking One Million Miles

Paul Steyn is at it again. The energy of this young man never ceases to amaze. This time Paul will be embarking on a 3000km walk from Pretoria to Nelspruit to Durban to Cape Town. Paul will be accompanied by ...

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What’s On

Dust off your soccer boots and grab your teammates for the 5th edition of Adverb’s Mandela Day Have a Ball Charity Soccer Tournament The 5th edition of Adverb’s Mandela Day Have a Ball Charity Soccer Tournament will take place on ...

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Umhlanga Lagoon Launches Litter Boom

On Saturday morning the 9th of June 2018, the Umhlanga Lagoon litter boom project was officially launched. In an informal event that coincided with World Oceans Day 2018, a number of people put on their walking shoes and headed to ...

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Keep our Oceans Plastic-Free this #WorldOceansDay

Cape Town, 08 June 2018 – Today is World Oceans Day, a day when people around the world celebrate and honour the ocean, which connects us all. I know where I will be picking up plastic waste. Where will you be doing the ...

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New Digital Design Agency for Tourism and Hospitality

Cape Town, 06 June 2018 – Kangela, a new digital design and marketing agency focused on serving the travel, tourism and hospitality industry has launched, headed up by Chris Corbet, a pioneer in the South African digital space. Corbet was ...

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Isibindi Achieves Fair Trade Certification

Isibindi Africa has attained Fair Trade Tourism certification for four of their exclusive lodges in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Isibindi’s lodges are located in some of South Africa’s most beautiful locations: Rorke’s Drift in the Anglo-Zulu Battlefields (Isibindi Zulu Lodge), Kosi ...

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Cathay Pacific to fly new aircraft home using alternative jet fuel

Cathay Pacific is underscoring its strong commitment to eco-efficiency by planning to use a blend of alternative jet fuel to fly its new fleet of Airbus A350-1000 aircraft home to Hong Kong. The airline has 20 of these technologically-advanced aircraft ...

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Property Developers Should Seek Advice on Hotel Projects

Property developers should seek early professional advice when embarking on hotel projects. An African awakening in the hotel development arena might be an understatement as hotel projects, contracts and deals are concluded at a rapid pace in many well-disposed countries ...

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Aquila Translocates Rogue Hippo

Cape Town, 31 May 2018 – In a dramatic game capture operation today, personnel from Aquila Private Game Reserve successfully captured a rogue male hippopotamus, whereafter he was translocated. Unbeknown to guests at Aquila over the last while, the conservation teams had ...

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Plea to Stop Mass Hippo Culling in Zambia

In a shocking and secretive move, Zambian authorities have overturned their 2016 decision to suspend the brutal culling of up to 2,000 hippos in the world-famous Luangwa Valley over the next five years. The cull is once again being promoted ...

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More Asia Miles and Better Rewards on Cathay Pacific

Enhancing customer experiences through changes to the Asia Miles rewards programme. Cathay Pacific Group customers will earn more Asia Miles on the vast majority of their flights and have more access to redemption bookings following changes to Asia Miles, the ...

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New Appointments at BON Hotels

Dawie de la Guerre: Group Financial Director Dawie de la Guerre has been promoted to Group Financial Director at BON Hotels. He will oversee the entire financial management function of the Group to ensure compliance with all company policies and ...

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The Capital Launches Business Resort

The Capital On The Park answers Sandton’s call for a refreshing new venue built for meeting, eating, drinking, playing and staying, all under one roof. The Capital On The Park, the new half-billion rand business resort in the heart of ...

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Avani Maseru Hotel Opens After R25 Million Revamp

AVANI Maseru Hotel in Lesotho has opened its doors after an extensive R25 million rejuvenation that included a refurbishment of all 105 hotel rooms, the hotel’s water supply and reticulation, public areas and restaurant. Completed in just six months, the ...

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Silver Creek Distillery Launches Craft Gin

Razzle-dazzle Craft Gin exudes the raciness of 1920’s Prohibition Era. Hold onto your hats ladies and of course, gentlemen too! First came Southern Moonshine. Now, South Africa’s one-of-a-kind Silver Creek Craft Distillery brings you two brand-spanking-new gins made in the same ...

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BON Hotels Links Nigerea Tourism Circuits

BON Hotels’ growth in Nigeria has been prodigious and continues to flourish with the more recent acquisitions of 11 additional hotels in the region bringing their portfolio in West Africa up to 25 hotels across 14 cities and in so ...

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Add swing to winter with Polkadraai’s latest wine editions

Red or white, you’ll feel just right with Polkadraai by Stellenbosch Hills Turn up the mood with Polkadraai – the funky Stellenbosch Hills range that has just added two brand new editions in its portfolio: the 2017 Polkadraai Pinotage/Merlot and ...

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A guide to sustainable events

A guide to sustainable events With the continued and ever-increasing focus on the environment and the demand for sustainability around the world, green event and conference planning has become an established trend within the global tourism and convention industry. Conferences ...

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Stellenbosch Hills brings cheer to Vlottenburg Primary School’s 34th birthday

Polka Kids Community Project extends much-needed help since 2008 Stellenbosch Hills added festive cheer to the local farm community, when it shared in the 34th birthday celebration of neighbouring Vlottenburg Primary School and treated its Grade R – 7 learners ...

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