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Tag Archives: Articles April 2019

KwaZulu-Natal Tourism Routes

KwaZulu-Natal Tourism Routes

South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) province has a rich heritage of history, culture, crafts and endemic fauna and flora. In this article, Tourism Tattler explores the province’s well-planned tourism routes and provides links for more information on each route. Much of the ...

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2019 Wine & Food Tourism Awards Deadline Extended

Wine tasting

The deadline for nominations to enter the inaugural Wine & Food Tourism Awards has been extended to 30 June – see entry links at the end of this post. The annual Business of Wine & Food Tourism Conference, currently in its ...

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Bon Hotels Partners With The Sunflower Fund

Young man with a sunflower

Cape Town, 30 April 2019 – The BON Hotels Group has announced a multi-tiered CSI partnership with The Sunflower Fund Registry for Africa. The Sunflower Fund is a donor recruitment centre and stem cell registry that fights blood diseases like ...

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Touareg Sabbatical Winner Announced

Volkswagen Touareg Sabbatical

Johannesburg, 30 April 2019 – Dr Rufaro Nyamuda has been announced as the successful applicant of the Volkswagen Touareg Sabbatical – an initiative that asked South Africans to share their ideas of how they would put the luxury of time ...

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Unlocking a New Era of Tourism Marketing

Mobile phone with key

Cape Town, 30 April 2019 – Destination Marketing Organisations (DMOs) are facing similar opportunities and challenges that either inhibit or enable travel to and around the African continent. A cohesive and economically viable approach is necessary to address this, navigating ...

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Tourism Tattler Wins Best Digital Travel Trade Platform 2019 Award

MEA Markets 2019 Awards

We are proud to announce that TourismTattler.com has been awarded: ‘Best Digital Travel Trade Platform’ by MEA Markets 2019. “Following on from your recent nomination acceptance – and our dedicated research stage – the judging panel have now made their ...

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Looking for the Best Southern African 4×4 Amateur Drivers

VW Amarok V6 3.0 bakkies in a test to find the best teams from Botswana, Namibia and South Africa.Over 400 teams to compete in this years’ competition.Top two teams of the Spirit of Africa finals to represent South Africa, Botswana ...

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Africa Business And Mice Tourism Master Class

Africa Business And Mice Tourism Master Class 2019

The 2nd edition of the Africa Business and MICE Master Class will be held in Johannesburg at the BDO South Africa offices from 10 to 12 June 2019.  This programme will grant industry professionals and practitioners from across Africa an ...

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SA Tourism Performance Sees Further Decline

Tourism Business Index masthead

Pretoria, 26 April 2019 – South Africa’s tourism industry woes continue as 2018 proves to have been the worst year for business performance since the inception of the Tourism Business Index (TBI) in 2010. The index shows a bleak picture ...

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The 7 C’s of buying a diamond

The diamond is symbolic of eternal love and previously celebrated and known through the ages to increase relationships and inner strength. When it comes to buying these rare and precious stones, habitually, one would keep in mind the 4 Cs: ...

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Marketing Strategies to Attract Millennials

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Millennials are a niche tourism market that many Destination Marketing Organisations (DMOs) have been targeting over the past half a decade or so. Don’t be fooled by consumer stereotyping that millennials (aka Generation Y) are a fickle group that look for ...

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SA Mint Launches Commemorative Coin Series

SA Mint 2019 SA25 Coin Series

Centurion, South Africa, 25 April 2019 – South Africa’s 25 young years as a constitutional democracy is the subject of the South African Mint Company’s (SA Mint) ‘SA25 – Celebrating South Africa’ coin series, which commemorate the rights and freedoms espoused ...

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New Management Couple at Guvon Askari Lodge

Askari Lodge managers Karen and Dave Atherstone.

Magaliesberg, Mpumalanga, 25 April 2019 – Karen and Dave Atherstone have been appointed by Guvon Hotels as the new Management Couple at Askari Lodge & Spa. The Atherstone’s have a wealth of experience working with some of the country’s best ...

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Housekeepers Critical for Hotel Guest Experience and Safety

Hotel housekeeper knocking on room door

The most important curator for hotel brands is not the concierge, reception or hotel manager – it’s the housekeepers. Housekeeping is the single most important factor behind guest experience and safety, brand image and even the operational costs of any ...

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Make Your Anniversary Truly Special This Year

Romantic couple with red rose in foreground

We all lead busier lives these days and often feel that we do not have the time to celebrate important events in our lives.  As a result, we rush through birthdays, work on holidays and even cut short vacations to ...

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Tourvest Ploughs Millions Into Indaba 2019

Martin Wiest, Tourvest CEO at Indaba

Tourvest is investing R5-million into Africa’s Travel Indaba exhibition this year and will bring around 120 staff members to the event, including junior employees, as part of their training and team building. “With all these resources invested in the exhibit, ...

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Durban To Host Africa Tourism Leadership Forum And Awards

2019 Africa Tourism Leadership Forum

DURBAN, 23 April 2019 – This year’s edition of the Africa Tourism Leadership Forum (ATLF) and Awards will be hosted by Durban KwaZulu-Natal Convention Bureau in Durban, under the auspices of the Provincial Government of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa from 29 ...

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Animal Interaction Consultations Go Online

Cheetah cub paw in hand

Johannesburg, Tuesday 23 April 2019 – Following ten workshops held over the past two months across the country, the Southern Africa Tourism Services Association (SATSA) is making the content of the Animal Interaction workshop available online for comments and suggestions ...

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Emirates To Deploy Latest Boeing 777-300ER to Malé

Emirates Boeing 777-300ER First Class private suite

Dubai, U.A.E, 23 April 2019 –  Emirates has announced the deployment of its latest Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft fitted with the ‘Game Changer’ First Class suites on its Dubai- Malé route from 1st June 2019. The Maldivian capital will become ...

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5 Must-Visit Places After Retirement

Sunset through archway

We wait for retirement our entire lives. Well, most of us do. Whether the big event is years or just months away, now is the right time to start planning your finances and decide on places to visit during the ...

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Mantis Enters the Serengeti

Port Elizabeth, 16 April 2019 – The Mantis Group has welcomed Siringit Serengeti Camp into its prestigious family, becoming the Groups first experience in the Serengeti. As of 15 April, Mantis will take over the reins on this permanent tented camp ...

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Darling Brew Woodstock Launches Craft Beer Classes

Darling Brew Woodstock Exterior

Cape Town, Monday 15 April 2019 – Visitors and locals alike have a new attraction to experience in one of the Mother City’s oldest, and trendiest suburbs – Woodstock.  Review by Des & Chase Langkilde. This evolving neighbourhood is where ...

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Airline Marks Fleet Renewal Milestones

Dubai, U.A.E., 15 April 2019 – Emirates is committed to offering its customers an unparalleled onboard experience and maintaining the highest standards of safety and efficiency with a modern all wide-body aircraft fleet. Reconfiguration of Boeing 777-200LR fleet In April ...

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Birth Of Cheetah Cubs A Milestone Event For Breeding Project

Kuzuko Cheetah mother Jasmin with her cubs

Kuzuko Game Reserve, Eastern Cape, 11 April 2019 – During the early hours of a stormy late-summer morning, the first three cubs of a pioneering cheetah conservation project were born at Kuzuko Lodge, part of the Legacy Hotels & Resorts ...

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Spreading South Africa’s Good News

Filmmaker Shani Kay standing against a South Africa flag and SA INC logo

Spreading South Africa’s good news is at the heart of SA INC., a new 20-part series set to air on local TV channels with the objective of changing the narrative in South Africa to highlight and celebrate the country’s successes and ...

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How NOT to handle a Social Media Complaint

Some life lessons, no matter how painful, are too valuable not to recount. A rather amazing exchange between a disgruntled customer and a restaurant owner erupted in a volcanic swap of ignominious Facebook posts. The tenor of the social media ...

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An unofficial guide to the German Travel Contracts Act

While reading this article concerning the German Travel Contracts Act and the relevant Consumer Protection issues, kindly note that I am not a professional Legal Beagle – my views are the result of “donkey’s years” of hands-on experience in circumventing ...

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Marriott Bonvoy Celebrates New Travel Program

Chef spooning sauce onto plates of food

From on-course to on the braai – Marriott Bonvoy celebrates new travel program with special member-only experiences in South Africa. Marriott International is celebrating its newly unveiled travel program Marriott Bonvoy, with thoughtfully curated, member-only experiences in South Africa. Built ...

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Crime in South Africa? What Crime?

Search the internet for just about anything to do with travel to South Africa and a crime story is bound to pop up, even though the story is totally unrelated to travel and tourism. Do these negative reports impact inbound ...

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How to source local fair trade goods and products

Fair Trade Tourism hand-crafted bags

Most tourism service suppliers want to support locally produced goods and products that ascribe to fair trade principles, but actually finding them is another matter. Until now, that is. That’s because Fair Trade Tourism has partnered with the World Fair ...

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5 Mistakes People Make When Buying a Camper Trailer

Lego block camper trailer image

You will be surprised to know the mistakes people make when it comes to buying a Recreational Vehicle (RV). The generic term RV refers to either a motor vehicle or trailer equipped with home amenities for outdoor camping. Below are ...

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Off-Road 4×4 Driving Guide

offroad vehicle crossing a river bed

The following off-road driving guide is provided as an educational resource and is reproduced with acknowledgement to Nissan South Africa. This Off-Road 4×4 Driving Guide is published in four parts: PART 1: General 4×4 Terminology, Critical Angles and Dimensions, Power ...

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Nuovo At Hotel Verde Launches New Sustainable Menu

Nuovo Restaurant Superfood

On Wednesday 3 April, Nuovo Restaurant showcased their new menu at a media event held at Hotel Verde Cape Town Airport, Africa’s Greenest Hotel. Seven courses of beautiful food were created and served by Chef Adrian Schreuder and his green ...

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There’s a KwaZulu op my stoep

Richards Bay, 5 April 2019-   Top 5 things to do in Richards Bay You may be forgiven for having Richards Bay off your radar when it comes to domestic travel but rest assured there is plenty to do, see, ...

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New Appointment

Cape Town, 5 April 2019-   Rudlyn Barnes-Rossouw Group Human Capital Director BON Hotels BON Hotels has appointed Rudlyn Barnes-Rossouw as Group Human Capital Director to oversee personal and professional development and transformation within the company.  Proud alumnus of The Cape ...

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Rhino Conservation Awards Call for Entries

African Rhino

Nominations for the 8th annual Rhino Conservation Awards have officially opened and are invited from the five rhino range states of Africa. The 2019 Award Nomination Categories are: Best Field RangerBest Conservation PractitionerBest Political, Investigative and Judicial supportBest Rhino Conservation ...

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Expansion: Pearl Valley Hotel by Mantis

Pearl Valley Hotel by Mantis

Phase 2 of the Pearl Valley Hotel by Mantis begins in April 2019. Paarl, Cape Town, 02 April 2019 – Planning is underway for the development of Phase 2 of the Pearl Valley Hotel by Mantis in the Cape Winelands. ...

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Advertising Strategies For Tourism Businesses

Hand pointing to laptop screen

The tourism industry isn’t what it used to be. Walk-in travel agencies used to be the main outlet for people to make vacation reservations. The dawn of the Internet has disrupted traditional travel channels, with online travel agents (OTAs) and ...

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2019 African Responsible Tourism Awards Finalists

African Responsible Tourism Awards

Cape Town, 02 April 2019 – Better Tourism Africa has announced the finalists for the 2019 African Responsible Tourism Awards (sponsored by Wesgro). A sports event attracting 20 000 participants, an operator specializing in treks up Kilimanjaro and a safari ...

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