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Argentina Exempts VAT on Hotel Stays

VAT on hotel stays for non-resident tourists to Argentina can be refunded as from 02 January 2017. This levels the playing field for Argentina to compete against other South American countries who exempt VAT for inbound tourist hotel stays. “Last Friday the ...

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Seychelles Minister of Tourism Resigns

News broke earlier today that Minister Alain St.Ange of the Seychelles had presented his letter of resignation to President Danny Faure, President of the Republic of Seychelles. According to the Seychelles News Agency, a statement from the president’s office on ...

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International Cheetah Day Celebrations

International Cheetah Day was celebrated at Cango Wildlife Ranch 4 December 2016. This year marks the sixth anniversary of this special occasion designed to generate awareness for the cheetah, which, with fewer than 10,000 remaining in the wild, is sadly ...

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Peak Season Safety and Security Alert for Airports

The Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) in collaboration with multiple stakeholders, has implemented additional security measures for the festive peak travelling season. History and statistics show that certain criminal activities increase during the peak season. ACSA continues to use security technology aimed ...

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Zandvliet Wine Estate Launches Kalkveld Lounge

Zandvliet Wine Estate, on the outskirts of Ashton in the Robertson Valley region of South Africa’s Western Cape province, has opened its Kalkveld Lounge – an intricately designed tasting room which will significantly augment the area’s tourism offering. Zandvliet Wine Estate plays an illustrious ...

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240 Santa Shoeboxes Packed @GrandWestSA

GrandWest’s Hanover Street became a festive packing line of enthusiastic volunteers who gathered to package stationery for underprivileged children as part of the annual Santa Shoebox Project on 29 and 30 November 2016. The volunteers were from GrandWest and concessionaires ...

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Marriott Rewards Creates Earning Opportunities

Dubai, UAE – December 19, 2016 – Just weeks after its unprecedented announcement that members could link their accounts to have their Elite status matched and transfer points between programs, Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG®), ...

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Prime Angus Beef Specials at Tsogo Sun

South African bred Angus beef is acclaimed internationally for its beautifully soft, tender and delicious flavour and texture, with no added hormones or antibiotics. Tsogo Sun is celebrating with a special promotion of prime Angus beef steaks and burgers at ...

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Tsogo Sun takes Green Action

Embracing greener behaviour for the wellbeing of the planet is a hallmark of Tsogo Sun’s and is written into the group’s over-riding environmental management policy. But it’s going further than that. Creating awareness and educating stakeholders on greener living has ...

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Cape Town DMC Gives Back to Community

Cape Town based mirchee Destination Management visited Elundini Children’s Home for children with special needs and joined the Home’s founder Indy Kwana to host a magic show and provide happy meals with toys, and of course Santa. The ‘We Care’ project ...

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Festive Fun for All at Fancourt

This year, Fancourt is taking holiday celebrations to new heights with a variety of events to be enjoyed by all. Titled ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, the programme features several public festivities, with highlights including the renowned Festival of Fizz, The ...

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A New Turn for Twist Restaurant

Cape Town, 28 November 2016: Food has never been fresher than at the newly refurbished Twist Restaurant at the African Pride Mount Grace Country House & Spa outside Johannesburg.  With bee hives on the property producing honey on-site, guests can ...

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Turkish Airlines Presents New Features

Istanbul, 25 November 2016 – Turkish Airlines presents the new features including Denon Headphones to be added to its on-board entertainment options   Flying has never been so pleasurable, Turkish Airlines plans on enlarging its award-winning entertainment offering  Turkish Airlines, Europe’s ...

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Namibia – Single, Available and Exotic

The recent currency roller- coaster, expensive travel visas and fears of terrorism across Europe and the East have left African business and holiday travellers searching locally for their travel, meetings and conference options. Exotic destinations are becoming a stretch on ...

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Huffington Post Launches in South Africa

Johannesburg (November 21, 2016) — The Huffington Post, in partnership with Media24, today launched The Huffington Post South Africa (www.huffingtonpost.co.za), the the first sub-saharan African edition for the company. HuffPost South Africa will provide a platform for local voices and ...

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Inanda Club Wins CMASA Award

The Inanda Club walked off with the top honours at the inaugural Club Management Association of South Africa’s (CMASA) awards. The awards – in association with the Braxton Group, Jonas, SAB, Tsogo Sun and Performax – took place during the ...

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Bottelary Hills Gets Festive

Fall hook, line and sinker for Chef Bertus Basson’s all fired-up feast The final Pop Up Lunch of the Bottelary Hills Wine Route for 2016 promises to get all wine and food aficionados hooked on the festive season, when renowned ...

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The Market Game Changers

As a group of eight young Entrepreneurs and Professionals we decided to form a business enabling platform that would help people in our communities prosper. Markets have been around for years and years however we have since seen them evolve ...

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Key Solutions for Seasonality in Tourism

The second annual Cape 365 multi-stakeholder workshop has been held in order to review ongoing measures aimed at combatting seasonality and providing industry insights and strategies for the way forward. PURPOSE The Cape 365 committee includes representatives from the City ...

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FEDHASA Decries Online Booking Platforms

In this article, the Chief Executive Officer of  the Federated Hospitality Association of South Africa (FEDHASA), Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa asks if it is fair for formal hotels, who incur significant expenses to meet all the regulations of the industry, to lose income ...

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New CEO for Leeu Collection

Carrie Wicks has been appointed CEO of Leeu Collection, effective immediately. Carrie was previously Operations Director at Firmdale Hotels, in the United Kingdom, where she worked for 19 years and was responsible for Firmdale’s growth operationally. Carrie is a driven ...

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Lucé launches new menu

The spectacularly-located Lucé in Hyde Park has launched an exciting new menu, crafted by. Formerly executive sous chef at The Palazzo Montecasino, Jordaan has injected his own brand of culinary flair into the Lucé menu, creating traditional Italian dishes in ...

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Mix FM singles evening

Mix FM singles evening Saturday, 8 October at 7 pm Venue: Stanley Beer Yard at 44 Stanley, off Owl Rd, just off Empire Rd near the Garden Court Milpark Entrance free, everyone welcome Vinyl DJ, come and enjoy some great ...

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Riding the waves of the digital world

Digital marketing is a strategy. It’s not just simply a website, or social media, or Google; it’s a full platform that allows people to position their businesses within the communities they’re targeting. And it is enabling an unprecedented level of ...

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Fun chess day in Diepsloot

Seventy learners from five Diepsloot primary schools pitted their chess skills against each other in the annual Tsogo Sun Moves for Life chess tournament in Diepsloot this month. The Tsogo Sun Moves for Life programme is sponsored by Montecasino and ...

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Cape Town Celebrates Special Award

22 September 2016 The announcement that Cape Town is once again the recipient of a global travel award has stirred up interest in the city as a world-class destination. The Condé Nast Readers’ Travel Awards 2016 chose the city as ...

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