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Tag Archives: Articles April 2015

Midrand – Gaining Ground

Up until 1981, Midrand was known as Halfway House and was the midway point between the region’s two major hubs, namely Pretoria and Johannesburg. Very little is left of the sprawling farms and smallholdings that once characterised this area. Where ...

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Backpackers to the Front Please!

Protel have developed a solution on the booking engine that allows for per-bed reservations for never@home backpacker in Cape Town. “There’s a new kid on the accommodation block and hoteliers and hospitality industry suppliers should start taking notice.” That’s according ...

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Taste the Helderberg 2015

Winter-busting food and wine evening toasting the Helderberg: 11 June 2015 The NH Lord Charles Hotel in Somerset West is set to be a one stop wine route of home-grown deliciousness, when Taste the Helderberg 2015 serves up an exclusive ...

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joBerg2c MTB Event Goes Global

Main image caption: Viewers worldwide will be able to catch all the daily action from the Old Mutual joBerg2c via the official event website at www.joberg2c.co.za. Pictured here is elite mountain biker Tyronne White, riding in the colours of broadcast ...

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Mantis Collection welcomes new GM

The Mantis Team is delighted to welcome Deu-Donne Alberts as the new General Manager at Plettenberg Park Hotel & Spa; Deu- Donner brings exceptional knowledge and passion to the table and with a substantial background in the hospitality industry, making ...

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WTM-Africa 2015 Wrap-up

The African Sun shone brightly on WTM® Africa 2015 – the show has come to an end but the business continues. WTM® Africa 2015 boasted a phenomenal increase of over 18% on visitor attendance to the show on last year’s ...

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L’Avenir Pinotage Lounge Inauguration

Stellenbosch’s first lounge dedicated to South Africa’s emblematic varietal L’Avenir, the French inspired Stellenbosch wine estate, celebrates the opening of South Africa’s first lounge dedicated exclusively to the emblematic varietal, Pinotage, located in the heart of the functioning cellar on ...

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Cover Story – April 2015

Our April cover depicts the restored Slave Bell at Spier Wine Farm, which was built by Van der Byl in 1825. Spier is one of the oldest wine farms in South Africa with a recorded history dating back to 1692. ...

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Venue Review – Spier

It’s been a while since I’ve visited the Spier Wine Farm in Stellenbosch, South Africa. To say that I’m impressed with the farm’s conference facilities would be an under statement, writes Des Langkilde. Due to travel commitments at the time, ...

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Tourism Expert Honoured

The African Travel and Tourism Association (Atta) recently awarded Colin Bell an Honorary Lifetime Membership of the association for his outstanding contribution to the African tourism industry. Atta CEO Nigel Vere Nicoll commented: ‘We are delighted that Colin Bell, co-founder ...

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South Coast Swings Major Awards

South Coast Tourism and its members are doing something right – in March alone, members and the tourism body itself were recognized on two different platforms for levels of excellence and in the past six months, no less than 14 ...

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SA Tourism Stats – April

Statistics South Africa have finally released tourism arrivals stats for 2014, which clearly show the impact of Ebola and the Visa Regulations on the emerging markets. Note that Statistics South Africa has stopped counting people transiting through South Africa as ...

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The Business of Conservation

This article is extracted from a lecture presented by Paul Tudor Jones II, at the University of Glasgow’s Bute Hall in November 2014. In his lecture titled ‘The Business of Conservation’ Mr Jones addressed the role of philanthropy as a ...

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SA Hotel industry must embrace technology

South African hotels, like their global peers, must expedite the adoption of technology to meet customer-led demand, according to a new report from Grant Thornton, writes Lianne Osterberger. Internationally the hotel industry has lagged behind other sectors in adopting technology ...

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Law of Contracts – Part 9

In Part 1 (August 2014), I categorised risk into five categories, namely; 1. PEOPLE, 2. MONEY, 3. LAW, 4. SERVICE and 5. ECOLOGY. In this series, I deal with the risk profile of each, i.e. broadly speaking the areas of ...

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Taking Responsible Tourism to China

Deborah Calmeyer is a woman on a mission. She is the first South African businesswoman to speak at the prestigious ‘Her Village International Forum’ in Beijing, China and she will be taking Africa’s responsible tourism message to over 200 million ...

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10 Digital Tips for Travel Consultants

In this article, digital marketing specialist Priya Unger shares insights into what digital marketing is, how it works and what online tools are available for independent travel consultants (ITC), writes Rian Bornman. Being an Independent Travel Consultant (ITC) can be ...

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