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Minor Hotels Appoints Adam Beadon

Minor Hotels has appointed Adam Beadon as Regional Director of Sales and Marketing, based in its Johannesburg office. Beadon is responsible for leading the Sales and Marketing teams working on the company’s Anantara and AVANI brands in Southern Africa and ...

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BONangels Water Drive

We all know that the City of Cape Town and the Western Cape have been hit hard by a severe drought and are currently on level 6b water restrictions. The dams are at less than 25.9% and residents are now ...

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Dwell with South Africa’s Indigenous Trees

You’d be forgiven for seeing only the pristine forests upon arrival at Summerfields Rose Retreat & Spa in Hazyview, Mpumalanga. Delving into the woods with one of South Africa’s leading indigenous tree experts, Michael Oosthuyzen, reveals the long-standing tales these ...

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BON Hotels Signs New Hotel in Johannesburg

BON Hotels has added Destiny Exclusive Hotel, Wellness Spa & Conference Centre in Kempton Park, Johannesburg, to its South African portfolio. The modern, boutique-styled 40-roomed hotel will be known as Destiny Hotel and Convention Centre by BON Hotels. Located on ...

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Wesgro Commends Cape Town JAMMS

The Western Cape Government and Wesgro have commended the Joint Association Members Meeting Sessions (JAMMS) on their numerous initiatives taken to assist the tourism industry during the drought, and the impact that it is having on this vital sector. JAMMS ...

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Sizzling Summer Reaches Fever Pitch at Silverstar

Anneke Potgieter, recently-appointed Director of Operations and Complex General Manager at Silverstar, said that she was thrilled another exciting gaming promotion had created multiple winners. “Since my appointment at Silverstar, I have been both inspired and impressed by the enthusiasm ...

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People On The Move

The following appointments have been announced at BON Hotels: Charl van Wyk – Group Commercial Director, BON Hotels Charl van Wyk takes on the role of Group Operations Director to Group Commercial Director at BON Hotels. A successful career spanning ...

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BONhomie Competition Winners Reunite

On Friday, 8 December 2017 BON Hotel Bloemfontein Central reunited their BONhomie winners and welcomed new ‘homies’ to the group. Each year the hotel holds a competition whereby their fans on social media channels can enter to become what they ...

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Travel Is Not For Sissies

I like to be in charge of my life and my decisions and no more so than when it comes to booking online for family holidays, a business trip or some ‘me’ time. By Konrad Laker. But then I found ...

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New Offices For Brahler Convention Germany

Königswinter, 12 January 2018 – Event technology specialist Brähler Convention, moved into a new state-of-the-art branch office in the traditional Billevue quarter in Hamburg at the end of December 2017. The company has expanded its office space to 530 m² ...

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Sprinkle Valentine’s Love

February is the Month of Love and to celebrate this romantic time, Stellenbosch Hills has created the perfect couple. Enter Polkadraai & Popcorn! For Valentine’s month only, the light-hearted winery with the really good wines, has put together a special ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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