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Tag Archives: Articles August 2013

New SAACI Board Elected

The new 2013 – 2014 national directors and ExCo members of the Southern African Association for the Conference Industry (SAACI) have been elected. The SAACI National Chairperson is Zelda Coetzee of Imfunzelelo Conference and Event Management, the national Vice Chairperson is ...

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The Rich and Famous in Cannes

Long associated with luxury, Cannes has been home to the rich and famous for decades. Located on the Cote d’Azur, this French city is lined with five star hotels, Michelin starred restaurants, and boutique shopping and clubbing. Cannes really comes ...

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Contribute for the Love of the Game

The official charity of the Springbok Rugby Team, The Chris Burger Petro Jackson Players’ Fund, steps in to offer help and hope when rugby players suffer catastrophic and serious rugby injuries. It currently cares for 105 quadriplegics across South Africa, ...

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Midlands Hotel Up For Prominent Award

The Windmills Resort in the heart of the Kwa-Zulu Natal Midlands has been nominated for four categories in the annual Bride’s Choice Awards hosted by the African Bridal Industry Academy (ABIA). Last year, the hotel scooped the title of best ...

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Tsogo Sun joins 49M

In keeping with its commitment to support the responsible use of energy Tsogo Sun today (21 August 2013) became the latest company in the hospitality industry to pledge its support for the 49M energy efficiency campaign. As a leader in ...

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Avis Wins Business Traveller Africa Award

Avis has added another prestigious award to its ever-growing collection, winning the best car rental category at the Business Traveller Africa Awards, held at the   Maslow Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg on the 20th of August 2013. For a consecutive year in ...

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The changing face of rugby in communities

          Tsogo Sun’s SunCares rugby opening tournament “The South African Rugby Union applauds companies such as Tsogo Sun that are collaborating with government departments and other organisations to make a real difference in developing rugby at grass ...

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60 Seconds with WTM’s Simon Press

Tourism Tattler interviews Simon Press, Director at Reed Travel Exhibitions, about World Travel Market’s vital role in facilitating travel industry business and new initiatives at this year’s WTM-London event.   TT: What will WTM 2013 look like? SP: WTM 2013 will ...

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Article Comments from July

Congratulations to Jill Masterton, whose comment has been chosen as the prize winner for July. Jill’s prize, a  ‘Relentless Enemies’ DVD will be delivered with the compliments of Livingstones Supply Co – suppliers of the finest products to the hospitality Industry. Jill’s winning comment was: ...

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Is Flying Safer Now?

According to the Aviation Safety Network, 2012 was the safest year in terms of aviation accidents across the world since 1945. Of the 23 fatal airlines accidents, 511 people died. This is well below the annual average of 34 commercial ...

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South Africa’s Traffic Officers Damaging Tourism

Irregular, inconsistent and often blatently corrupt policing by South Africa’s traffic officials is damaging the country’s tourism industry and adversely affecting tour and transport operator businesses, writes Des Langkilde. Tour operators, tourist coaches and self-drive international tourists alike are being ...

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Rhino Knights Update 3

After traversing South Africa and Namibia Isabel Wolf-Gillespie reports on her progress from Botswana, since departing on her arduous 10,000km journey in May to raise awareness of the plight of Africa’s dwindling rhino population. Namibia has taken a very special ...

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Can we afford to experiment with rhinos?

The recent announcement by the South African Minster of Environment, expressing the South African Government’s endorsement of a proposal to sell rhino horn, is disconcerting, albeit not surprising. By Jason Bell. The government’s international lobby started at the 16th meeting ...

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Scotland and Turkey

Tattler editor Marjorie Dean is just back from a holiday in Europe. On trend, she decided to mark a special occasion by taking her whole immediate family of children and grandchildren on a holiday together. Then she and her husband ...

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RETOSA Events Calendar – August

RETOSA’s annual events calendar is aimed at keeping the travel trade informed on forthcoming events in each of the 14 RETOSA member countries, namely: Angola, Botswana, DR Congo, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and ...

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Conventions — Par Excellence

The South African National Convention Bureau (SANCB) invited Tourism Tattler, as the official trade journal to SATSA, to participate in a two-day trip to showcase Nelson Mandela Bay’s business events capabilities and facilities and to attend the annual South African ...

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Ndumu River Lodge

Ideally positioned along KwaZulu-Natal’s Route 22, between the village of Jozini and the Mozambique border, Ndumu River Lodge provides an ideal wilderness retreat for business travellers, incentive groups, wedding functions or just a long-weekend away. By Des Langkilde Researching the ...

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The New POPI Act – PART 4

The New Protection Of Personal Information Act (POPI) – PART 4 –  Principle #2 – Processing Limitation: Part 2 Personal Information (‘PI’) must at all times be collected directly from the Data Subject (‘DS’) except in following cases: If it ...

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Q2 Tourism Business Index

According to results of the TBCSA FNB Tourism Business Index (TBI) for the second quarter of 2013, it’s business as usual for the travel and tourism sector with comfortable trading overall. By Kagiso Mosue. At the moment the sector is ...

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Social Media Marketing

In this new E-Marketing series, Tourism Tattler will help you to become a Social Business. We will show you what influences people’s social behaviour (how to go viral) how to automate online communications, how to position your brand, and how ...

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Wildlife Mortality Insurance

Possibly the highest risk in terms of animal well-being, can be apportioned to animals that are captured and held in bomas awaiting sale at an auction, writes Julian Freimond. Stress and injury followed by exposure resulting in mortality in the ...

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Ecotourism

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

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Luxury Ground Transport gets a raw deal

The luxury ground transport sector in South Africa is battling to survive in the current economic climate and if tour buyers continue to squeeze coach hire prices, many operators will fall by the wayside. By Fanie van Zyl. The luxury ...

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SATSA Appoints New CEO

The Southern Africa Tourism Services Association (SATSA) is pleased to announce the appointment of David Frost as its new Chief Executive Officer. He will take up his position on September 16. Francois Neethling, President of SATSA, commented that, “We are ...

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Water Sports in Winter?

If you’re on the West Coast, absolutely! Contrary to what one might think, the call of the Atlantic becomes even louder in winter. Just ask anyone emerging from the waters of the West Coast. And while there might be an ...

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