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Global Cleanliness Council to Promote Higher Standards

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Marriott International to roll out enhanced technology to help counter COVID-19 virus spreadNew multi-pronged platform details increased safety measures for guests and associates Bethesda, Maryland, USA, 04 May 2020 – Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR), announced today that it will be ...

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Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. Announces Extension of Suspension of Voyages

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. a leading global cruise company which operates the Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands, has announced an extension of its previously announced suspension of global cruise voyages to include voyages ...

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G Adventures’ suspends all tours until end of June

Due to the continuing Covid-19 global pandemic, G Adventures has taken the necessary decision to further suspend all tours departing up to and including June 30, 2020. The health and safety of our travellers and staff is our main priority ...

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How To Improve Your Writing Skills

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Tourism students often fail to obtain high grades for their academic projects because of poor quality. It’s induced because of weak writing skills. Consequently, they ought to somehow improve those skills and enhance their academic score. Oftentimes, the only salvation ...

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10 Gadgets That Will Change Your Travel Experience

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Whether you’re the type to hostel hop through European capitals, likes to trek and camp in the midst of untouched nature, someone who prefers the 5-star breaks or anything in between, gadgets that change your travel experience for the better are ...

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Hotel Group Launches CleanStay Programme

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McLean, Virginia, 28 April 2020 – Hilton announced today a new programme to deliver an industry-defining standard of cleanliness and disinfection in Hilton properties around the world. In a first for the hospitality business, Hilton is launching elevated processes and ...

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Cape Town Launches Worth Waiting For Campaign

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Cape Town, 28 April 2020 – Cape Town Tourism has launched a new campaign with the theme “We Are Worth Waiting For!” in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The main message behind the “We Are Worth Waiting For!” campaign ...

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SA Celebrates Freedom Day Under Lockdown

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Monday, 27 April 2020 – Today is an important landmark in South Africa’s history; Freedom Day. To acknowledge the great sacrifices South Africans have made since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, South African Tourism has released a new television ...

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Africa Walkathon Project Postpones To 2021

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Cape Town, 25 April 2020 – The launch of Walk4Africa (W4A) – a sustainable tourism development project that aims to convene walkathon events along the coastlines of 38 African countries – has been postponed to September 2021. According to W4As ...

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100 Million Job Losses in Travel & Tourism Sector

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London, 24 April 2020 – An estimated 100 million job losses in the Travel & Tourism due to the coronavirus pandemic has been predicted by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).  The startling figure, based on research from WTTC, ...

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Tintswalo Introduces Walking Safaris in Two Nature Reserves

One of the liberties South Africans are most looking forward to post-lockdown, is probably the freedom to be outside, enjoying nature and exercising in the great outdoors. Tintswalo Lodges has identified this as a unique safari opportunity for South Africans and have stepped up to the plate with the introduction of walking safaris offered at excellent rates.   Walking safari packages will be on ...

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Understanding Environmental Tourism – Part 1

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This series on Environmental Tourism is published in three parts. Part 1 deals with the main impact areas of Environmental Tourism. Environmental Tourism, – also referred to as Ecotourism, Sustainable Tourism and Responsible Tourism – are terms rooted in the ...

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How To Resolve a Timeshare Complaint

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Resolving a timeshare complaint in southern Africa has been made a lot simpler. According to the Vacation Ownership Association of Southern Africa (VOASA), the Independent Timeshare Complaints Service (ITCS) provides a mediation role between consumers and the associations’ accredited members. ...

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Victoria Falls Reaches Highest Levels In A Decade

Victoria Falls water flow in April 2020

Zimbabwe, 21 April 2020 –  The Victoria Falls appears to be thoroughly enjoying its alone time, reaching its highest water flow in a decade with a powerful display of breath-taking beauty and intensity, which ironically no one is there to ...

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Understanding Environmental Tourism – Part 2

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Part 1 in this series covers environmental impacts. Part 2 deals with the environmental impacts of tourism from a global perspective. Environmental Impacts of Tourism – Global Level Loss of Biological Diversity Biological diversity is the term given to the variety of life ...

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Understanding Environmental Tourism – Part 3

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Part 1 in this series covered environmental impacts, while Part 2 dealt with the environmental impacts of tourism from a global perspective. Part 3, deals with the environmental conservation aspect of tourism. Tourism and Environmental Conservation The tourism industry can contribute to ...

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How To Tap Into The Ecotourism Niche Market

Vallee de Mai nature reserve in Seychelles

For tourism organisations wanting to tap into the growing ecotourism niche tourism market, the International Ecotourism Society provides the answers. By Desmond Langkilde. The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting ecotourism. Founded in 1990, ...

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How To Move On From Losing Your Job

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Anyone who has yet to experience the heart-wrenching emotional and financial turmoil of unexpectedly losing a job should count themselves lucky. Being called in for a chat with human resources and finding out you are being made redundant is pretty ...

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How To Become A Travel Photographer

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Nowadays, just about anyone with a DSLR camera can take pretty good images of iconic travel locations and publish them on social media channels like Instagram. However, becoming a successful travel photographer requires more than simply “faking it ‘til you ...

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Lockdown Offers Great Opportunities For Hotels

Clinton Armour, CEO of ANEW Hotels and Resorts

Durban, 17 April 2020 – According to  ANEW Hotels and Resorts (ANEW) chief executive officer, Clinton Armour, the COVID-19-induced lockdown provides tremendous opportunities for business growth. Many small to medium sized hotels/ lodges do not have the resources, either financial ...

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Tourism Sector Collaborates To Develop A Recovery Plan

SA Tourism CEO, Sisa Ntshona with logo and Coronavirus

Johannesburg, 16 April 2020 – According to travel and tourism industry leaders who participated in a series of webinars hosted by South African Tourism, the sector must use the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic to address barriers to tourism growth ...

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Hospitality & Destination Reviews – Apply Now

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If you are interested in having your Safari Lodge, Hotel, Guesthouse, Destination, Tourism Activity / Attraction, or Tourism Transport product being featured in the Tourism Tattler, please email an expression of interest to editor@tourismtattler.com. Reviews are conducted by our journalists, ...

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Trip to Philadelphia

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Want to get funky in Philly? This bustling city is one of the most beautiful places in Pennsylvania and features quite a few unique opportunities for visitors who want to get in on native action. Philadelphia is a real gem, ...

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Chemical Industry Rallies Behind COVID Crisis

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Following Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement of the COVID virus state of emergency and the subsequent 21-day lockdown, service providers have rallied to support the efforts of the country by providing essential services and products to assist in fighting what is now ...

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DA Proposes Smart Lockdown Solution

COVID-19 smart lockdown proposal

Cape Town, 13 April 2020 – The Democratic Alliance (DA) will be submitting their Smart Lockdown working paper to President Cyril Ramaphosa today. The DA’s Policy Unit has been working with healthcare and financial experts, policy specialists, and their Shadow ...

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South Africa Extends Lockdown by 14 Days

COVID-19 South Africa Lockdown

Pretoria, 09 April 2020 – South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced this evening that the nation-wide coronavirus lockdown is being extended by a further two weeks. This follows the Presidents’ address of 15 March, when he announced measures to combat the spread of ...

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An Opportunity To Sharpen The Vision Of Intra-Africa Travel Together

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Johannesburg, 04 April 2020 – There is no doubt that COVID-19 uncertainties have had a severe impact on the global travel and tourism industry, and we are still counting. This will, however, not last forever because global experts and our ...

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#TourismStrong: How Tourism SMMEs can Survive Lockdown

With no airlines flying into or out of South Africa and no tourists to participate in experiences, tourism SMMEs are finding themselves in a difficult situation. Is it even possible for tourism SMMEs to remain productive during a lockdown? “The ...

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A Message of Courage in a Time of Crisis

Brett Gehren of Isibindi Africa Lodges delivering a message of courage

Eshowe, KwaZulu-Natal, 02 April 2020 – Isibindi Africa Lodges founder, Brett Gehren, has released a moving video in which he narrates a message of courage to the Groups’ staff following the crisis situation of the nation-wide coronavirus lockdown, and their ...

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New Frog Species Discovered in South Africa

Strawberry Frog - April Fool

Cape Town, 01 April 2020 – A new frog species discovered in the Western Cape province of South Africa, so closely resembles a strawberry that it has been named the Strawberry Frog or scientifically as Phyllobates Fragaria Lirpa. By Tourism Tattler ...

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