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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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Could a weaker Rand sustain growth in Tourism?

In the midst of varied opinions on the cause-and-effect of a weaker Rand, South Africa is now facing a tough task of sustaining growth in the travel and tourism sector following the major growth spurt reported by the TBCSA/FNB Tourism ...

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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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Nigeria’s “Biggest Resort in Africa”

Nigeria’s Ibadan community offers land for tourists centre. The dream of having the biggest modern tourism hub in Africa is gradually yielding fruition as the Ahori village of Oloola clan in Ibadan, Oyo State has presented a document of power ...

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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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Conservation: Unmanned Aerial System – Demo Invite

“Rhino have been on this planet for at least 50 million years. At the current rate of attrition it has approximately 10 years to go! I want the world to know this, and to unite in finding ways to end ...

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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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Great Plains Conservation + andBeyond Join Forces for Rhino

With rhino poaching at an all-time high in South Africa, two of Africa’s leading conservation companies, Great Plains Conservation and andBeyond, have joined forces to safely translocate up to 100 rhino from South Africa to the safe haven of Botswana. ...

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Air Seychelles announces departure of CEO, Cramer Ball

Air Seychelles today announced the resignation of its Chief Executive Officer, Cramer Ball. Joel Morgan, the Seychelles Minister for Home Affairs and Transport, and Chairman of Air Seychelles, said Mr Ball had advised that he was considering several options for ...

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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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African Wildlife Safaris donates to Victoria Falls Anti Poaching Unit

African Wildlife Safaris have contributed in bi-annual donations towards the efforts of the Victoria Falls Anti Poaching Unit for several years now and for the second time in 2013,  matched dollar for dollar, all donations given by their clients towards the Victoria ...

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WTM Africa Announces Leading Event Programme

WTM Africa has announced the planned line-up of its event programme, which will take place during the inaugural show on May 2-3 at Cape Town’s International Convention Centre. WTM Africa’s own World Responsible Tourism Programme (WRTP) will form a key ...

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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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UK tourist chiefs under fire for ‘Fawlty Towers’ advice

Britain’s tourist chiefs have defended themselves after being accused of issuing ‘Fawlty Towers’ advice to hotels and incoming tour operators. Critics say VisitBritain’s online country profiles, with ‘dos and don’ts’ for the UK tourism industry, contain too many stereotypes and ...

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WTM Africa Hosted Buyer Programme Recruits Global Buyers

World Travel Market Africa has received phenomenal initial interest from the global travel industry’s leading buyers with the introduction of Reed Travel Exhibitions’ world-renowned Hosted Buyer programme. Registration for WTM Africa’s Hosted Buyer programme opened last week and has already ...

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