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Cape Winelands Conference To Explore Cuisine Innovation

CAPE TOWN, 30 August 2018 – Chef Wandile Mabaso, a young and internationally travelled Soweto-born chef has been confirmed as a speaker at The Business of Wine & Food Conference, which takes place at Spier on 17 October. “Mabaso is known as South ...

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First Group Upgrades Port Owen Marina

VELDDRIF, Cape West Coast, 30 August 2018 – Port Owen Marina, a firm favourite amongst holidaymakers with its jam-packed entertainment and idyllic setting on the banks of the marina, is set to offer guests an even more memorable stay thanks to ...

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The Final Straw For Fairway Hotel

JOHANNESBURG, 30 August 2018 – The Fairway Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort has announced “THE FINAL STRAW” initiative. Aimed at protecting the environment, this imitative will put an end to the customary serving of plastic straws, and they will be offering compostable ...

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Global IT Co Chooses Durban for Africa HQ

DURBAN, South Africa, 28 August 2018 – Dushyant Savadia, the CEO and founder of Amber Group LTD, has confirmed his commitment to investment and job creation in South Africa with the opening of African operations officially headquartered in Umhlanga, Durban. “With Durban having ...

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Call For #ShotLeft Travel Week Partners

South African Tourism Sho't Left Campaign

JOHANNESBURG, Tuesday 28 August 2018 – In a bid to promote domestic travel, South African Tourism is launching Sho’t Left Travel Week, a ground-breaking initiative that will see a host of trade partners, airlines, hotel groups and tour operators offering ...

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Open Access For All During National Parks Week

PRETORIA, 28 August 2018 –  South African National Parks (SANParks) for the thirteenth year is once again opening up its parks during South African National Parks Week with free, open access to all South Africans. The 2018 Annual SA National ...

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Taxis Block Off Kempinski Hotel Seychelles

MAHÉ, Seychelles, 28 August 2018 – Kempinski Hotel’s GM Masami Egami felt the brunt of angry Seychelles Taxi Association members for not abiding by the rules and regulations of Seychelles. Kempinski Hotel Seychelles was totally barricaded by taxis and no movement ...

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SA Tourism Decline In First Half Of 2018

PRETORIA, 27 August 2018 – South Africa’s tourism sector should be in better shape than it currently is. That’s the word from Tourism Business Council of South Africa’s interim CEO, Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa, following the release of its Tourism Business Index ...

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Record 2017 Year For World Tourism

MADRID, Spain, 27 August 2018 – International tourist arrivals grew 7% in 2017, the highest increase since 2010, according to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)’s latest collection of Tourism Highlights. Growth in arrivals was echoed by a strong increase in ...

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Women in Hospitality – meet GM Tarryn Burrows

General Manager at BON Hotel 64 on Gordon With her die-hard attitude, positive outlook, a great sense of humour and an innate sincerity, Tarryn Burrows brings a personal and professional approach to her work. She hails from Johannesburg where she ...

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Mantis Group Appoints New CEO

JOHANNESBURG, 27 August 2018 – Following the 50% acquisition of the South African based company Mantis by AccorHotels in April 2018, Philippe Baretaud has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Mantis Group. “Philippe will be responsible for leading the ...

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Graskop Gorge Lift Officially Opens

SOUTH AFRICA, 24 August 2018 – Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom officially launched the Graskop Gorge Lift Centre on Mpumalanga’s Panorama Route today. The development features a viewing lift that travels down the face of the gorge and is a first ...

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Focus on Female Executives in Tourism

JOHANNESBURG, 20 August 2018 – A leadership talk to discuss strategies to increase the number of women in strategic leadership positions in the tourism industry was hosted today by the Executive Development Program (EDP) for Women in Tourism (WiT), presented by ...

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Aquila Buys Inverdoorn Game Reserve

CAPE TOWN, 20 August 2018 – Aquila Private Game Reserve and Spa today announced and confirmed its acquisition of the Inverdoorn Private Game Reserve in the Western Cape. The agreement was concluded on Thursday 16 August 2018. Over the last 20 years, ...

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Accolades Reveal How Wine Improves With Age

Conservation Coast range takes top honours at Sommeliers Selection. Whalehaven, established in 1995 and the third oldest winery in the Hemel-en-Aarde area, prides itself on the quality of its library of older vintage wines, especially in its premium handcrafted reserve ...

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South African Craft Distillery Awarded First Prize

JOHANNESBURG, 20 August 2018 – South Africa’s very own home-grown Silver Creek Craft Distillery has claimed its first prize – Gold at the 2018 SA Women’s Wine & Spirits Awards (SAWWA). New Margarita Moonshine is the latest innovation in Silver ...

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The Killing of Tourism in South Africa

Canned lion hunting and trading in lion skeletons are having ever-widening negative ramifications for tourism in South Africa, with more than 40 airlines refusing to transport trophies, global marches, petitions, and hundreds of media reports combining to tarnish the country’s ...

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African Diplomat Kofi Annan Dies at 80

Kofi Annan, former United Nations (UN) Secretary General. 1938-2018.

SOUTH AFRICA 18 August 2018 – Kofi Annan, a Ghanaian diplomat and the first black African to lead the United Nations as Secretary-General, passed away in a Swiss hospital today at the age of 80 after succumbing to a “short illness,” ...

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How Mining Benefits Africa’s Economy

Statue of miner with mining gear in background

The term ‘mining’ often drums up images of dusty, dark tunnels, hefty pieces of machinery like drills and crushers and rubble filled with valuable minerals and materials. However, while these are commonly found, the industry in and of itself is ...

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Take a Walk on the Wild Side

Shishangeni Lodge by BON Hotels introduces bush walks The 4-star Shishangeni by BON Hotels located on a private concession within the Kruger National Park has added Shishangeni Bush Walks to their list of things to do. This new excursion has ...

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Stratus Raises the Steaks with Jack Daniel’s

CAPE TOWN, 16 August 2018 – Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence Cape Town collaborated with Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey and the hotels’ resident Stratus Steak House to host guests at a function this evening where samples of some of the best Wagyu beef in Cape ...

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Timbavati Welcomes New Warden

GREATER KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, 15 August 2018 – The Timbavati Private Nature Reserve has formally welcomed their new Warden, Edwin Pierce, who joined the reserve on 1 May 2018. Edwin wasted no time in sharing his energy, passion and valuable experience, and ...

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Tourism Is Key To Rebuilding Zimbabwe

ZIMBABWE, August 2018 – Politicians must accept the recent controversial election results, which saw Emmerson Mnangagwa elected leader of Zimbabwe after serving as interim president since November last year – and shift focus to the future of the country. One ...

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Singita Redefines Food on Safari

SOUTH AFRICA, 14 August 2018 – Singita is taking its gourmet offering to the next level with a series of epicurean additions. Guests of Singita Lebombo and Sweni Lodges in the Kruger National Park are now treated to a new cooking demonstration ...

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Effective Sales Secrets For Small Businesses

Selling is the lifeblood of any business but the impact of low sales volumes on Small to Micro Enterprises (SMEs) are far more severe than on large enterprises. Corporate enterprises have the necessary financial and human resources to ensure that ...

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The Difference Between Hospitality and Being Hospitable

There’s a pervasive local way of thinking that if you are pleasant and polite, you’ve pretty much got tourism nailed. But there’s a big difference between being hospitable and being in the hospitality industry, says South African wine and gourmet ...

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BON Hotels boosts home-grown skills in the Nigerian hospitality sector

The directors of BON Hotels have emphasized their strategy of local skills and training in the Nigerian hospitality sector. The group made their ‘home-grown’ policy known when they entered the Nigerian hotel management arena some two years ago and, according ...

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A Beginner’s Guide To Planning A Trip Around Africa

Whether you’re on your gap year or simply want an amazing once in a lifetime opportunity, Africa is a fantastic continent to visit for a memorable adventure. Whether you opt for a solo backpacking adventure, or you want to schedule a ...

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Three Tree Hill Opens Burchells Cottage

SOUTH AFRICA, 09 August 2018 – A spectacular new family cottage has opened at Three Tree Hill to cater for increased demand from families who want adventurous, active holidays. Located in the Spioenkop Nature Reserve near Ladysmith in KwaZulu-Natal, this 105 ...

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Women’s Day Message from DAWN

SOUTH AFRICA, 09 August 2018 – Today is National Women’s Day and a public holiday in South Africa. This day commemorates the historic march to the Union Buildings in Pretoria as thousands of women from across the country gathered to ...

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The Value of Social Influencer Campaigns

As a marketing tool aimed at increasing awareness and interest in travel to destinations, social influencer marketing campaigns are a growing trend. But how effective is influencer marketing? This article explores South African Tourism’s #WowSouthAfrica campaign as a case study to find ...

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Thailand To Improve Tour Boat Safety

PHUKET, 07 August 2018 – The government of Thailand is taking stringent measures to improve tour boat safety in Phuket following the recent boating accident that saw 47 tourists lose their lives when a tour boat capsized in rough seas and ...

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Cleaning Up The Green Lodge Movement

In recent years, the terms ‘eco-friendly’ and ‘going green’ are becoming increasingly popular. With the millennial generation calling for establishments to become “woke” about green living and green hospitality (among other things), there is a higher demand than ever before on ...

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Garden Court Kitwe Opens In Zambia

JOHANNESBURG, 07 August 2018 – Tsogo Sun has announced the official opening of its newest offshore hotel property, Garden Court Kitwe, located just outside the central city of Kitwe in Zambia.  This addition to the Tsogo Sun Hotels portfolio will bring ...

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UnionPay Seeks Cape Town Product Offers

CAPE TOWN, 07 August 2018 – UnionPay International is working to forge relationships with Cape Town-based tourism operators to offer incentives aimed at attracting the Chinese market. Co-ordinated by Cape Town Tourism, a business breakfast session took place at the Vista Marina Restaurant ...

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Tourism Growth Opportunities for Port Elizabeth

PORT ELIZABETH, 07 August 2018 – With just 21 days to go before the city hosts a major global event that can have an incredible impact on tourism in the destination, namely the 2018 Ironman World Championship, Prof Ernie Heath, an international ...

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Art & Wine Combine To Create Collectors Reserve

CAPE TOWN, 06 August 2018 – Durbanville Hills launched its latest collection of wines, the Collectors Reserve, to media guests today. The name is certainly an appropriate double entendre, as this premium wine-of-origin varietal collection ties-in perfectly with the linocut artwork depicted ...

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Fair Trade Launches Waste Management Workshops

SOUTH AFRICA, 03 August 2018 – Fair Trade Tourism (FTT) has partnered with PETCO, the PET Plastic Recycling organisation, to launch a series of waste management solutions for the tourism sector. The first of the series of workshops, aimed at providing training on responsible ...

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Africa Tourism Leadership Forum Offers Experiential Learning

Johannesburg, 3 August 2018 – Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Exhibitions and events (MICE) remain key pillars in tourism development across Africa. These provide platforms for strategic deal-making and entice new investors to tourist destinations. With growing interest in Africa from developed economies, ...

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BON Hotels takes on two new hotels in Kwazulu Natal

Looking to further cement their presence in Kwazulu Natal and following their recent acquisition of Hotel 64 on Gordon in Durban, BON Hotels has announced the inclusion of two additional properties in the region, namely Protea Hotel Empangeni, to be ...

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