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Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon Introduce Smart Bag Policy

Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon will be introducing new policies surrounding the carriage of ‘smart bags’, which are a new type of innovative luggage featuring integrated lithium batteries for the purpose of charging an external device or to provide power ...

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Ultimate Wine & Sport Auction for Charity

Despite its name, it’s not only rare and highly sought after wines that are up for offer at the 2018 Cape Wine Auction event, but exclusive invitations to some of the best sporting events for those fans with big chequebooks ...

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India Tourism Minister Supports OTM 2018

India’s Minister of State for Tourism, the Honourable K.J Alphons has issued an official message to the organiser of the event, Fairfest Media, in support of OTM 2018, which is to take place this month in Mumbai from 18 to 20 ...

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Tourvest Raises Funds For Conservation

Johannesburg, 8 January 2018 – Tourvest Destination Management, Africa’s largest inbound tour operator and a member of integrated tourism group Tourvest, has raised well over half a million rand from voluntary contributions towards worthy conservation programmes. Since 2013, Tourvest Destination ...

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In Memoriam: (Mad) Mike Penman

The southern Africa tourism industry has lost a legendary wildlife ambassador with the passing of Michael Nicholas Penman on Friday 05 January 2018. By Des Langkilde. Known affectionately as “Mad Mike”, in reference to his part in Discovery Channel’s Animal ...

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Minor Hotels Launches New River Travel Style

Bangkok: For those who seek a transcendent experience, Minor Hotels is launching a selection of river cruises replete with the colonial romance of river travel but with a modern twist and bespoke itineraries. Mekong Kingdoms cruises recreates and elevates the ...

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January Events at The People’s Republic of Howzit

Referred to as ‘The People’s Republic of Howzit’ by locals, Bay Harbour Market offers an authentic eclectic blend of all things South African. It’s no surprise to hear that it attracts close to 30 000 locals and tourists a month to ...

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Ryanair Launches New Transfers Service

Europe’s first and largest low fares airline, Ryanair, has launched Ryanair Transfers, a new transfers booking platform, powered by CarTrawler, allowing Ryanair customers to book the widest range of ground transport including taxis, chauffeur, bus, coach and rail services, all ...

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Cape Town Boosts Air Access to Asia

Cape Town Air Access – a partnership between Wesgro, the Western Cape Government, the City of Cape Town, Airports Company South Africa, Cape Town Tourism, and South African Tourism has welcomed the announcement by Singapore Airlines (SIA) that it will ...

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Seychelles Counters Heroin Threat

For a small island State such as Seychelles, where tourism is the pillar of its economy and any challenge becomes a tourism industry problem, heroin abuse may pose a threat to its tourism industry. It is with this in mind ...

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Tau Game Lodge Operating at Full Capacity

Following the fire that swept through Tau Game Lodge in June last year, when it was operating on only 10 rooms for a while, Tau is now operating on its full capacity of 30 rooms per night. The new Main ...

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New Summer Menu at ColCacchio

  Col’Cacchio, the popular Italian-inspired franchise known for its gourmet thin-base wood-fired pizzas, has introduced a delicious new summer menu. From flavourful salads to healthy pizzas and a tangy new dessert, you’re going to want to give it a try ...

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Emirates Announces South African Fare Sale

Johannesburg, South Africa – 03 January 2018. Emirates announced today its Hello 2018 fare sale, offering special deals on Economy class and Business class return flights to popular destinations for South African travellers. For those looking to take their dream holiday or visit ...

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Celebrate 2018 on the beach at Silverstar – new year’s eve beach party

The West Rand’s number one entertainment destination, Silverstar (https://www.tsogosun.com/silverstar-casino), is celebrating more than just summer this Festive Season – we’re having a beach party on New Year’s Eve! In the lead up to the calendar ticking over into a whole ...

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Meetings Africa 2018 Registrations Open

The South Africa National Convention Bureau (SANCB) has announced that registrations for Meetings Africa 2018 are now open, and exhibitors, buyers and media are reminded to register or submit their applications as soon as possible. Meetings Africa 2018 will again see ...

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Asilia Africa Expands into Southern Tanzania

Luxury eco-tourism company, Asilia Africa has launched a safari conservation project in Southern Tanzania with INEOS Chairman, Jim Ratcliffe. The $10 million investment in Southern Tanzania offers visitors a unique safari experience, great hospitality and high-quality accommodation. The project is intended ...

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WTTC Releases 2017 City Travel & Tourism Impact Report

For the first time in over 25 years, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), has produced research that looks at the economic and employment impact of Travel & Tourism in cities. The City Travel & Tourism Impact 2017 – Middle ...

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Saint Ange on Seychelles Tourism #29

In this festive season edition, the editorial covers Seychelles beaches again being recognised as being among the best in the world. We also touch on Seychelles being a leader in the field of the Blue Economy and Sustainable Tourism, mentioning the ...

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Be Water-Wise in Cape Town

With the ongoing water crisis due to the drought in the Western Cape, South African Tourism urges holidaymakers and locals alike to use water sparingly and responsibly this festive season. This week, the City of Cape Town announced that its ...

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Tourism Marketing Trends to Tap into in 2018

The competitive nature of the tourism industry – coupled with consumers’ constantly changing expectations – has meant that keeping tabs on, and tapping into, marketing trends is a must for business success. So, what trends should the tourism sector expect ...

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Time For Capetonians To Get Revved Up

The Cape Town Motor Show, in partnership with the City of Cape Town, is set to wow the crowds again at Sun GrandWest, from 2-4 March 2018. It promises to be a weekend of incredible fun with a broad appeal ...

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Boomtown Awarded Sarah Baartman District Tourism Account

Following a tender process, Boomtown has been appointed to review and implement the Sarah Baartman District Municipality’s tourism marketing strategy over 32 months. Boomtown previously worked with the Sarah Baartman Municipality’s tourism department for over ten years until 2015. “We’re ...

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Timeshare Owners & Vacation Club Members In Pole Position

Location is everything, especially when it comes to uninterrupted sea views and being a stone throw away from direct access to South Africa’s best beaches. With more properties than any other vacation option, timeshare owners and vacation club members are ...

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Anantara Spas in Africa Receive Honours

The World Spa Awards 2017 has announced that Anantara Spa at Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort was named the Best Resort Spa in Mozambique for 2017, and Anantara Spa at the Royal Livingstone Hotel by Anantara was named Africa’s Best Safari ...

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SANParks Concerned About Online Impersonation

A rapid increase of groups on social media platforms impersonating South African National Parks and some of the national parks under its management is a cause of great concern for the organisation. This according to SANParks Head of Communications, Janine ...

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Langa Quarter launches in Cape Town

Langa Quarter launches in Cape Town A Social Enterprise Precinct (SEP) zoned for tourism 13 December 2017 saw the official launch of The Langa Quarter, a tourism enterprise that has been in the making and flying under the radar in ...

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Top things to do in the Vaal over the Festive Season

Top things to do in the Vaal over the Festive Season If you find yourself stuck in the big smoke, wallowing in “should’ves or could’ves” while all your friends are living it up somewhere for the festive season, the last ...

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Fairlawns Wins Multiple Awards

Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa continues to demonstrate its cutting-edge relevance and elegance by adding numerous, prestigious awards to their already impressive list of accolades. The renowned Johannesburg establishment has received three World Luxury Awards, The Diners Club Platinum Wine ...

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Flight Centre Nurtures Education of Future Leaders

Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) is immensely proud of the noteworthy successes of many of their employees who have completed the process of furthering their studies during the course of 2017. In order to support the growth of the group’s ...

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Tintswalo Atlantic Plays It Part To Save Water

With the announcement by the City of Cape Town that level 6 water restrictions will be introduced on the 1st of January 2018, the tourism industry is sharpening their pencils to find innovative ways to further reduce water consumption in ...

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Business Tourism Boost for Western Cape

Wesgro – Cape Town and the Western Cape’s official Tourism, Trade and Investment Promotion Agency – is pleased to announce that the Cape Town and Western Cape Convention Bureau, a unit of the Agency, has secured 2600 expected delegates in ...

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#Zando10s Celebrates 10 Years

One of the world’s biggest social sport and entertainment festivals, the Zando Cape Town 10s hosted its 10 year celebration media launch recently at the Salesian Football Club in Green Point. The star studded event saw a host of celebs ...

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Cape Town Street Parade 2018

The Cape Town Street Parade will kick off the New Year, and see the City of Cape Town come to life with a colourful and vibrant procession starting off at Keizersgracht Street and ending off in Bo-Kaap (Rose Street). And ...

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Stellenbosch Wine Festival is back!

  One of the highlights on the SA wine calendar, the Stellenbosch Wine Festival presented by Pick n Pay is back, and promises to be as memorable as ever and will be hosted at the popular Coetzenburg Sports Grounds  from ...

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BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal Hotel BONhomie Competition Winners

On Wednesday 6 December 2017 BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal reunited their BONhomie winners and welcomed new winners to the group. Each year the hotel holds a competition whereby their fans on social media channels can enter to become what ...

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Stellenbosch Harvest Parade Paints Town Ted with Winemaking Pride

Cape minstrels, drum majorettes, merry farm workers, marching brass bands and barrels of fun…Be sure to claim your spot on the pavement when the oak-lined streets of Stellenbosch will be invaded by its colourful winemaking community for its annual Harvest ...

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Ethiopian Airlines Mobile Application Goes Live

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest Aviation Group in Africa and SKYTRAX certified Four Star Global Airline, is pleased to announce that it has launched a brand new Mobile Application, which encompasses an array of features that enhance customers’ travel experience with ...

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Maison Estate Announces Latest Wine Releases

Franschhoek boutique wine estate Maison Estate is proud to announce the release of its 2017 Single Vineyard Chenin Blanc and Shiraz Blanc de Noir. Following the success of previous varietals produced by winegrower Antwan Bondesio, the latest vintages are characteristic ...

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South Africa Aims To Attract More Business Events

Barcelona, Spain: At IBTM World on Tuesday, South Africa’s Deputy Minister of Tourism, Elizabeth Thabethe, announced a “bold and ambitious” delegate-boosting plan as part of a Bidding Support Programme to propel the country’s business events industry forward. IBTM World, a ...

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Paying it Forward; in Water

BON Hotel Bloemfontein Central is donating 5 litres of water to all guests passing through on their way to Cape Town during their #halfway2everywhere campaign. As you know, the City of Cape Town and the Western Cape have been hit ...

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Fancourt Named South Africa’s Best Golf Hotel 2017

Fancourt hotel is pleased to announce an exciting award garnered for the iconic golf estate along the Garden Route, South Africa. The hotel is honoured to be named South Africa’s Best Golf Hotel 2017 by the World Golf Awards. The ...

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Black Friday Flash Sale #Zando10s

Get your #Zando10 memorabilia this Black Friday at a ridiculously low price. For one day and one day only, you’ll be able to purchase 10s branded caps and vests with prices ranging  from as little as R20 – R35, and ...

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Top things to do in Swakopmund over the Festive Season

It’s no secret that Swakopmund in December (or any month for that matter) is a magnificent place to be, the influx of familiar visitor number-plates a dead give- away as holiday-makers descend upon this desert oasis. A drive up north ...

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New Business and Leisure Resort Opens in Umhlanga

Johannesburg, 23 November 2017 – Luxury hotel and apartment group The Capital Hotels & Apartments has opened The Capital Pearls Resort Hotel in Umhlanga, KwaZulu Natal. The Capital Pearls has direct access to the main Umhlanga Beach and offers 140 ...

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Intercontinental Johannesburg O.R. Tambo airport hotel joins the esteemed hotels.com loved by guests hall of fame

Tsogo Sun’s InterContinental Johannesburg O.R Tambo Airport Hotel has just received the exciting news that it has been announced a 2017 Hotels.com Loved By Guests gold winner. Says Samantha Clingham, General Manager of the InterContinental Johannesburg O.R Tambo Airport Hotel: ...

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New year brings new style to Delheim’s harvest celebration

Ease into 2018 with the first Winelands festival of the season Saturday, 27 January Mother Nature’s annual bounty of grapes has always been a cause for celebration at Delheim, the famous Stellenbosch wine estate. This year’s Delheim Harvest Festival will ...

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All-new Lautus Savvy White hits the spot without the guilt

A smart low-calorie sip, big on flavour to revolutionise your lifestyle Meet Lautus Savvy White – South Africa’s very first de-alcoholised wine, crafted like no other and with a single goal in mind: to deliver the best of the grape ...

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Arbour and Verve Champagne and Canapé Evening

Arbour Café & Courtyard has partnered with Veuve Clicquot to bring you an #ArbourDelicious evening of champagne and canapés. Enjoy a glass of Veuve Clicquot yellow label and a selection of our signature canapés from the new function and catering menu. Specials are tailor made ...

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Tsogo Sun joins the Mellon Educate Building Blitz in Cape Town

“Whatever good things we build, end up building us.” Jim Rohn, US businessman Over 140 Tsogo Sun volunteers from eight of the group’s Cape Town hotels (https://www.tsogosun.com/destinations/south-africa/cape-town) and regional office donned hard hats and joined a Building Blitz to help ...

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Palazzo wins four big awards

Tsogo Sun’s opulent and stylish Palazzo hotel (https://www.tsogosun.com/the-palazzo-hotel) at Montecasino, already the recipient of a range of industry and consumer awards (https://www.tsogosun.com/the-palazzo-hotel/news-and-awards), has been presented with four major awards, both global and local, in recent months – by the Lilizela, ...

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Montecasino’s Aarya welcomes top new chef

Aarya (https://www.tsogosun.com/aarya), the renowned and upmarket fusion restaurant in Montecasino (https://www.tsogosun.com/montecasino), Fourways has a new Executive Chef – Rodgers Mahasi – who joins the team with 20 years’ experience in leading hotels and restaurants in South Africa and other African ...

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Montecasino gives books to Diepsloot school

Montecasino handed over 200 books, together with crossword puzzle books donated by Caxton and Fourways Review, to Paradise Bend Primary School on the 26th of October. The books were collected in a book drive run by Montecasino and Skoobs Theater ...

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Inspiring Entrepreneurs to Succeed

The 2017 Tsogo Sun Entrepreneur of the Year Award was presented to Hezron Louw, owner of Sumting Fresh restaurant and gourmet street food in Gauteng, on 26 October at a gala banquet at Tsogo Sun’s hotel in the Jacaranda city, ...

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Maia scoops grand prix of “best hotel in Africa

Paris, October 17th 2017, MAIA Luxury Resort & Spa scooped the Grand Prix of the Best Hotel in Africa at the 15th Prix Villégiature awards ceremony, held at the Château de Ferrière, just outside Paris. This hotel industry award is presided over by a jury comprising ...

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Col’Cacchio introduces revamped Cavendish Square store

Col’Cacchio, the popular Italian inspired franchise known for its gourmet thin-base wood-fired pizzas, hearty pasta and crisp fresh salads, has revamped their Cavendish store with a charming new look and feel. Located at the foot of the main escalators, opposite ...

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New to Stellenbosch Hills…yadda yadda…bacon!

Winery deploys the ultimate ‘fan magnet’ for Biltong & Wine Tasting Stellenbosch Hills set tongues a-wagging in 2005 when it paired wines with that quintessential South African snack, biltong and droëwors. Now, it takes that lead to a whole new ...

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Shop online at Kahvé Road – http://www.kahveroad.com/shop/

(South Africa, November 2017) Kahvé Road, premium coffee and patisserie specialist have officially launched their online store at http://www.kahveroad.com/shop/. You can now order your favourite Kahvé Road coffee capsules or certified specialty grade coffee beans from the comfort of your ...

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Get set for SA’s all-new Southern Moonshine revolution

Cocktails, Sippin’ Drinks & Shooters will never be the same again It’s time to break out the stressed denims and Old Glory! Now you can #GetYourShineOn with the all-new Southern Moonshine range of unaged American-style moonshines, handmade in small batches, ...

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Celebrating 25 Years of Pizza Eaters – Our Birthday Your Party

Col’Cacchio, the popular Italian-inspired franchise known for its gourmet thin-base wood-fired pizzas, hearty pasta and crisp fresh salads, is celebrating their 25th birthday with a crazy pizza and cocktail special. Col’Cacchio is turning back the clock to their foundation year ...

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Palazzo Wins Four Big Awards

Tsogo Sun’s opulent and stylish Palazzo hotel at Montecasino, already the recipient of a range of industry and consumer awards, has been presented with four major awards, both global and local, in recent months – by the Lilizela, Business Traveler ...

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SA Guide Dogs raises R650k

The S A Guide-Dogs Associations annual fundraising ball brought a bevy of beauties out for the night on Saturday – and not just the human kind. With adorable furry faces to cuddle and kiss, hearts melted and bank transfers were ...

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Sports Events 365 Seeks B2B Partnerships at WTM London

Sports Events 365, the provider of tickets for sports and music events worldwide, which actively targets the global travel market, will showcase its proposals for business partnerships with tourism companies at the World Travel Market (WTM) London event on 6-8 ...

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Ol Pejeta Wins Ecotourism #EcoWarriorAwards

Nanyuki, Kenya –  Ol Pejeta Conservancy has won not one, not two, but THREE awards at this year’s Ecotourism #EcoWarriorAwards! Held at the Radisson Blu Hotel on 27th September 2017, Ol Pejeta staff were delighted to receive the Overall Award, as well as the ...

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Peermont Launches Mmabatho Palms Revamp

The North West’s favourite entertainment and business destination, Mmabatho Palms Hotel, Casino and Convention Resort, has turned over a new leaf with the exciting facilities upgrade.  The upgrade, to the tune of R8 million, includes the opening of the brand-new ...

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Graskop Glass Elevator To Lift Mpumalanga Tourism

Tourism is one of the largest industries globally and a driver of economic growth. Back in 2012, G20 heads of state recognised tourism as a catalyst for growth and development and according to the Department of Tourism, the sector directly supported ...

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SA Rugby Welcomes RWC 2023 Nomination

Tuesday, 31 October 2017 – South Africa would deliver a “Triple Win” Rugby World Cup in 2023, pledged SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux today after World Rugby announced that South Africa was the preferred candidate following a rigorous assessment of the ...

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Ruck & Roll at the 10th #Zando10s

One of the world’s biggest and most popular social sport and entertainment festivals, the Zando Cape Town 10s, will be celebrating its 10th anniversary in February 2018. With the event already generating strong pre-sales, tickets are expected to sell out ...

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ORTIA Kicks Off Holiday Season With Festive Lights

O. R. Tambo International Airport officially marked the start of the peak holiday season on 27 October 2017 as it officially switched on the airport’s festive lights display and simultaneously celebrated the 100th birthday of the icon whose name the airport ...

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Saint Ange on Seychelles Tourism Report #21

In this 21st Report, I tackle the concept of ‘Tourism for All’ without any discrimination, be it colour of the skin, religious belief, political affiliation, gender, disability, or sexual preference, and expound on the need to accept the concept; that what is good ...

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ITB Asia 2017 Wraps Up with Record Highs

Singapore, 27 October 2017 – Asia’s leading travel trade show, ITB Asia 2017 has completed its milestone anniversary event with record-breaking numbers. The tenth edition of ITB Asia came to a close today at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, ...

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Winemakers Toast Year-end with Pop Up Lunch at Mooiplaas

The amicable winemakers of the Bottelary Hills region have saved their best Pop Up Lunch of 2017 for last, when Scotland-born chef George Jardine will make their champion wines shine during a feast of provenance and passion at Mooiplaas Wine ...

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SETE 2018 Takes Shape

Following on the announcement at WTM Africa 2017 that Africa Travel Week is collaborating with the established Sports & Events Tourism Exchange (SETE), foundations are being firmly laid to bring about a successful and fruitful event for 2018. SETE 2018 ...

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New GM at Bintan Lagoon Resort Indonesia

Gerald A Hendrick has been recently appointed as Senior Vice President of Resort Venture Pte Ltd and General Manager of Bintan Lagoon Resort(BLR), the largest integrated resort on the Indonesian island of Bintan. Previously the Vice-President – Business Development & ...

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Drug Tourism versus War On Drugs

Recreational drug tourism may well become a lucrative niche market sector, specifically for cannabis experiences in Africa, but would this habit only serve to aid the global trade in illicit drugs or has the ‘War On Drugs’ already failed? The ...

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Wine Estate Festive Season Sumptuous Fare

Gabriëlskloof, a wine and olive jewel of the Overberg, will don a festive halo this season with a host of indulgent moments to savour with family and friends, including a Celebration Braai on Sunday, 17 December. This family braai feast ...

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SA Tourism Launches Nordics Roadshow

Following an invitation to the South African travel trade in August, South African Tourism has launched the inaugural Nordics roadshow with 20 South African suppliers today. Starting in Copenhagen, and covering the cities of Oslo, Stockholm and Helsinki, the roadshow will end on ...

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Tourism Monitors Programme Launched In Gauteng

South Africa’s Minister of Tourism, Tokozile Xasa has launched the National Tourism Monitors Programme, which is aimed at enhancing the visitor experience as well as improve the safety of tourists. The programme will create employment for 200 unemployed youth, aged 18 to ...

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African Sculptor To Exhibit in London

South African sculptor, Bruce Little will be exhibiting in London at the Mall Galleries from 7-12 November 2017. The Mall Galleries are situated in the heart of London near Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace – providing a perfectly situated venue in which to ...

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Bicycles Help Fight Poaching in Victoria Falls

Fighting poachers in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe has just got easier. 17 VFAPU (Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit) scouts were gifted bicycles by international charity World Bicycle Relief through leading Zimbabwean hospitality group Africa Albida Tourism. Seasoned VFAPU scout, George Ngwenya’s is ...

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Bellamy Brothers To Tour Namibia & SA

American Duo, The Bellamy Brothers will be touring Namibia and South Africa in November 2017. The Bellamy Brothers are well-known for international hits like ‘Let Your Love Flow’, ‘If I Said You Have A Beautiful Body (Would You Hold It ...

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Saint Ange on Seychelles Tourism Report #20

Seychelles today has embraced change. Some change everyone is happy with, others are being questioned, but change is here and the people remain determined to see it through because it should safeguard the industries that keep the economy of the ...

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Celebrate life on #ChampagneDay

“My only regret in life is that I did not drink more Champagne.” John Maynard Keynes Find something to celebrate and go bubbly – it’s Champagne Day on Friday 20 October at Tsogo Sun and everyone’s invited to #CelebrateWonderful! The ...

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Hotel Reward Card Delivers World of Benefits

The ability to escape to great experiences is being provided at a fraction of the cost to members of Tsogo Sun’s user-friendly and accessible Rewards Cardholders programme. With benefits and discounts across a variety of entertainment, food & beverage, and ...

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Two-in-one Hotel Opens in Cape Town

Tsogo Sun’s new dual-band 19-storey hotel in the Mother City’s flourishing and vibrant City Bowl celebrated its opening on 28 September with the Director General of Tourism, Mr Victor Tharage, delivering the keynote address, along with speeches by Executive Mayor ...

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Inspiring Coaches at 2017 Performance Academy

Powerade is continuing its endeavour to support, motivate and inspire South African athletes to reach the pinnacle in performance through the Powerade Performance Academy. The Powerade Performance Academy focuses on South African High School coaches, recognising their role as primary influencers of the ...

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2017 Kudu Awards Deadline Extended

The 2017 Kudu Awards deadline has been extended to 23 October 2017. The event organized by South African National Parks (SANParks) in partnership with First National Bank (FNB) and Total South Africa is the ultimate Conservation recognition awards in the ...

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Mozambique Seeks Ecotourism Investors

Investors and operators interested in ecotourism projects will have an opportunity to discuss potential locations for investment in Mozambique’s conservation areas with government representatives firsthand whilst on a guided trip. By Alexis Chrisafis. This is according to Dr Mohamed Harun, Tourism Official ...

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Kahvé Road Launches New Coffee Capsules

South Africa, October 2017 – Kahvé Road, the premium coffee and patisserie specialist, has extended its retail offering and now stock their very own premium coffee capsule range which has been available at the popular eatery based in Cavendish since September 2017. The ...

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#PowerOfSport: Kallis Scores Career-high Ace

Laureus Ambassador Jacques Kallis spent his career shattering cricket records but, as he told the latest edition of the ‘Power of Sport’ podcast, it’s a first-ever hole-in-one that could well be his personal sporting career highlight. The former Proteas star ...

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Col’Cacchio Launches Revamped Stellenbosch Store

Col’Cacchio, the popular Italian inspired franchise known for its gourmet thin-base wood-fired pizzas, hearty pasta and crisp fresh salads, has announced the opening of their revamped Stellenbosch branch, with the store officially opening its doors today. Located in Plein Street, ...

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Gucci Goes Fur-Free

Leading global fashion house Gucci has declared that it will no longer use animal fur, beginning with its spring-summer 2018 collection. Gucci’s President & CEO Marco Bizzarri announced the fur-free policy on 11 October during the 2017 Kering Award for ...

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Saint Ange on Seychelles Tourism Report #19

My quote for this report is one about actions in daily life by those who feel insecure:- “When you blame others, you are avoiding some truth about yourself.” Tourism remains the pillar of the Seychelles economy and some visiting personalities from ...

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Winchester Mansions Refurbishes Bedrooms

Winchester Mansions has announced the commencement of a modern refurbishment of its 76 bedrooms which includes family and loft-style rooms, as well as various suites. The hotel – owned by Mrs Wainford, and well known for its rich history and iconic ...

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BON Hotels Continues Phenomenal Growth in Nigeria

BON Hotels continues its dominance in the Nigerian hotel space with the recent acquisition of an additional four properties, bringing the total up to sixteen hotels under management agreements within only 18 months. This makes the Company the largest hotel ...

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Developing Local Talent

Organizations looking to operate successfully have realised that they need to contribute to and invest in infrastructure, training and education within the countries where they operate to facilitate an increase in local talent capable of filling the roles that companies ...

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Saint Ange on Seychelles Tourism Report #18

My quote for this week’s Seychelles Report is by Richard Branson:-  “The key to success in business is all about people, people, people. It should go without saying, if you look after your people, your customers and bottom line will ...

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Airline Welcomes Zimbabwe Open Skies

Bulawayo, Zimbabwe – Low-cost airline fastjet has welcomed a statement by Zimbabwe’s Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Patrick Chinamasa, that the country is opening its skies to “any airline that wants to fly as many times as possible.” The opening of Zimbabwe’s ...

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