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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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#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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Seychelles Unveils New Website

The Seychelles Tourism Department has launched its official website allowing the general public and trade partners to have easier access to information on the department’s role, as well as the different services it offers. The Tourism Department falls within the ...

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Five Tips for Year End Functions

If business wasn’t stressful enough, a year-end function demands some extra thought and careful planning. Not only are you celebrating the end of the year, and the achievements that were reached throughout the course of the year, it’s also a ...

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Three Tree Hill Re-Brands

Three Tree Hill (formerly known as Three Trees at Spioenkop) are celebrating their 10th anniversary this year, and to mark the occasion, the Blackburn family have re-aligned the brand to reflect their steadfast philosophy of sustainable tourism with old-fashioned authentic luxury, ...

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A Celebration of World Tourism

This infographic prepared by Mary Smith of TheEurope.com shows that African countries are amongst the fastest growing tourist destinations in the world, with Egypt ranking 2nd at 5.26 million visitors and Tunisia taking 5th place at 5.7 million visitors in ...

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How to Improve Business Deals at Events

To improve business deals through online matchmaking at events and create a win-win situation for destinations and delegates in the Meetings, Incentive, Conference and Events (MICE) industry, Pitch and Match has added a ‘Flexible Categories and Tags’ capability to its ...

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SA Tourism Appoints Chief Strategy Officer

Friday, September 22, 2017 – South African Tourism CEO, Mr Sisa Ntshona, today announced that Ms Bashni Muthaya has been appointed as Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) of South African Tourism effective 1st October 2017. “As an insight and research-driven organisation, the appointment of ...

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Montecasino’s book collection challenge

“The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.” Rene Descartes, philosopher and mathematician, 1600s September is World Literacy Month, and Montecasino together with tenant, Skoobs Theatre of Books, is extending a ...

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Seychelles and China Sign Tourism Agreement

Ambassador Maurice Loustau-Lalanne, the Seychelles’ Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine and Dr Li Jinzao, the Chairman of the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on tourism cooperation. The MoU was signed ...

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National Braai Tour Ends in Port Elizabeth

The 2017 National Braai Tour made their final heritage stop at the Donkin Reserve in Port Elizabeth, after seven days of excellent sight-seeing and road-tripping through South Africa. After spending the penultimate night of the Tour at the SANParks Storms River ...

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