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Best Safaris in Africa Announced

Now in its sixth year, the 2014 Safari Awards, reveal the very best safari lodges, camps and houses alongside the most outstanding safari guides and operators in Africa – the ‘who’s who’ of the safari community. Sponsored by The Good ...

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Financial Reporting Requirements

For businesses in South Africa. In South Africa, business entities can operate in various forms; the first form is what is referred to as incorporated – for example a Company or a Close Corporation. Other businesses can trade as a ...

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Tourism Support Center Launched

The business of tourism has become a fiercely competitive global cyber-market. To many, this cyber-market is as confusing to the layman as the terminology or ‘Geek-Speak’. But never fear, for Tourism Tattler have launched Tourism Support Services just for you. ...

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March for Lions on March 15th

What to do when Sustainable Use, becomes Sustained Abuse Join the Global March for Lions to stop the canned hunting industry in South Africa and put pressure on governments to stop the importation of lion parts. And if you think that ...

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Plan B for Rhino Conservation

The tragedy of the horn debate is that South Africa’s highly respected rhino custodians (park authorities, field rangers, anti-poaching, monitoring teams) and even politicians have embraced a failed, pro-trade economic model as the answer to the rhino crisis. By Colin ...

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Travellers Want Personalised Service

Primary research of 7,000 international globetrotters worldwide reveals the latest needs and desires of today’s traveller. The expectations of 21st century travellers are evolving – and the standards expected of global hotel brands are high, according to new research published ...

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Online Marketing for your small Business

The internet has expanded dramatically in the last decade and is becoming a part of every aspect of daily life. Businesses are recognising that their customers spend a considerable amount of time online and are coming up with innovative ways ...

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Bulungula Lodge named Outstanding Eco-Hotel

South Africa has made an appearance on Lonely Planet‘s ‘World’s Most Extraordinary Hotels’ eco-list, with Bulungula Backpackers coming second. Bulungula is a collection of huts overlooking a remote beach on the Wild Coast, in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. Jointly ...

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SA Tourism Trade Reflects on SONA 2014

“Tourism can do more with greater Government support” says the Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA). Pretoria, 17 February 2014: The local travel and tourism trade is pleased with President Zuma’s recognition of the country’s significant growth in tourist arrivals ...

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Boycott trade and tourism with Uganda?

Do gay tourists and locals face life in prison in Uganda thanks to tax exempt money US churches send to this African nation? Should the United Nations, including it’s World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) condemn Uganda? Should organizations preaching responsible tourism ...

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Apple Features Great Plains Conservation

Botswana is the star in Apple’s anniversary film “1.24.14” celebrating 30 years since the Macintosh was introduced. Apple’s new film 1.24.14 celebrates the 30th Anniversary of the Macintosh computer, showcasing people and places in 15 locations around the globe. Great Plains Conservation congratulates Apple on the 30th birthday of the Mac, and thanks Apple for ...

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New MD for Go2Africa

Go2Africa have announced that Gary Lotter, formerly of &Beyond and Springbok Atlas, has joined their team as Managing Director from 3 February 2014. The former MD, Joanne Dickson, has taken on the role of new business development while Gary will ...

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STPP – Network Events

The Sustainable Tourism Partnership Programme will be presenting a number of workshops during 5 and 6 March 2014 at the Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre in White River, Mpumalanga. Workshop 1: Introduction the Sustainable Tourism, the Value of a Tourist and Practical ...

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Star Grading Unpacked

When talking about hospitality establishments like hotels and B&Bs, referring to their star rating is rather common – but how many of us really know what it all means? How do hotels get graded and what does each of the ...

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Atta Launches a Photography Competition

Atta ~ The African Travel & Tourism Association has launched its first ever photograph competition, aimed at exhibiting the talents of Atta members, promoting Africa, and getting a number of different takes of what “Africa in the New Year” means ...

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SADC Tourism Ministers meet in Madrid

Tourism Ministers from Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Seychelles and Mozambique met this week (23 January 2013) in Madrid, where they were all gathered for FITUR, the Tourism Trade Fair of Spain. The five Ministers are the ‘working group of six’ ...

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Tourism: Death of an industry

If we want tourism to survive, tourism as an industry has to die, writes Martin Hatchuel in his latest newsletter. Actually, if you think about it, the very idea that tourism is an industry is preposterous and self-defeating. But it’s the central ...

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