Editorial Comment

Cover Story – July 2016

The July edition front cover features a pair of cheetah at Tintswalo Safari Lodge in the Manyeleti Game Reserve in Mpumalanga, South Africa.

Classified as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the cheetah has suffered a substantial decline in its historic range, but thanks to the conservation efforts of private game reserves and wildlife sanctuaries, cheetah are being repopulated in their home ranges across eastern and southern Africa.

In the July edition, we also feature Sibuya Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape, Harties Horse Trail Safaris in Gauteng, and KwaZulu-Natal’s famous attraction, The Waffle House.

To find these and more Adventure, Accommodation, Attraction and Safari operators visit our recently launched Africa Adventure Travel GeoDirectory. To have your Africa based tourism business listed, simply email [email protected].

In Accolades section of this edition, we feature the world’s best luxury spas and restaurants.

In the Business & Finance section of this edition, we provide links to Spier Wine Estates’ ‘Winter Slow and Easy’ promotion report on the latest tourism arrival statistics and hotel stats for South Africa and provide an update on the new TOMSA ‘Finders Keepers’ campaign that aims to boost domestic tourism in South Africa.

In the Conservation section, Raynique Ducie reports on the other side of the war against rhino poaching, and provide updated stats on the number of rhino deaths due to poaching versus the number of poacher arrests in South Africa.

The Destinations section features Thailand’s most popular beaches, high-end seaside resorts, spas and restaurants as experienced by Tourism Tattler foreign correspondent, Adam Jacot de Boinod

The Events section reminds readers about the forthcoming World Travel Market Expo in London, and the Sports & Events Tourism Exchange event in Pretoria=.

In the Hospitality section, we profile Nuarro Lodge in Mozambique.

The Legal section continues the series on Contracts with Part 20, while the Risk section wraps up the series on Understanding Tourism Insurance with Part 7.

And finally, the Safety and Security section looks at safety and communication in Kenya.

In the August edition, we will continue to feature new products that list on our Africa GeoDirectory project and will be covering the tourism transport sector.

Yours in Tourism,
Des Langkilde

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