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Tag Archives: Articles December 2012

Seychelles Carnaval 8-10 February 2013

The Carnaval International de Victoria that is held annually in Victoria, Seychelles will this year see the world’s best and most popular carnivals flying to Seychelles for the Indian Ocean Vanilla Island’s 2013 carnival. These world best carnivals will be ...

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Letters

Dear Editor Readers may be aware that SATSA publishes a list of its members who, for one reason or another, have left the association in the past year. As membership of SATSA vests in a company and not in the ...

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SATSA Market Intelligence Report

The information below was extracted from available data as at 12 December 2012, writes Martin Jansen van Vuuren. ARRIVALS The latest available data from Statistics South Africa is for January to July 2012: Current period Change over same period last ...

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Online travel bookings on the up

More and more connected South Africans are opting to book their holiday accommodation online. While 2012 holiday season bookings showed a steep upward trend, consumers are re-evaluating their budgets and tightening their belts on holiday accommodation spending, writes Roxy MacNaughton. ...

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New GM for Southern Sun The Cullinan

Garry Reed has been appointed as the General Manager of the Southern Sun The Cullinan Hotel. Gary started his career with the Three Cities Hotel Group and has since held positions at Kapenta Bay Hotel, Riverside Hotel, Alpine Heath Resort, ...

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Taj Cape Town Supports City Celebrations

The first weekend of December 2012 saw the official inauguration of Table Mountain as a New7Wonder of Nature, with ceremonial events taking place on the mountain itself, as well as on the city centre’s Grand Parade. The respective ceremonies attracted ...

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Tourism industry leader partners with TEP

Springbok Atlas Luxury Charter has become the latest company to partner the Tourism Enterprise Partnership (TEP) in its objective to support tourism SMMEs in South Africa. TEP’s Enterprise Development Portfolio allows companies to invest their Enterprise Development funds and receive ...

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Jambo Jet readies for take-off

Kenya Airways’ low-cost subsidiary, Jambo Jet, recently received its first route licences from the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority and is looking to commence operations by the end of the year. The airline plans to operate six domestic and 16 international ...

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Luxury Mauritius hotel re-opens

The deluxe six-star Constance Le Prince Maurice Hotel in Mauritius re-opened in September after undergoing an extensive refurbishment. Key features of the upgrade included: Refurbishment of all suites and luxury bathrooms in the suites and villas; an upgrade of L’Archipel ...

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Urban Park to open in Umhlanga

The Three Cities Urban Park Hotel & Spa will add something new to the face of the Gateway and Umhlanga accommodation environment when it opens on 15 December 2012. Urban Park Hotel & Spa offers self-catering apartments for daily letting ...

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Many ways to sightsee in Cape Town

In addition to the well-known Red City and Blue Mini Peninsula Tours that City Sightseeing offer on board the iconic red double-decker open top buses, City Sightseeing also offer a unique Night Tour, which runs through the Summer months, and ...

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Book-a-Guesthouse programme sees strong growth

The Tsogo Sun Book-a-Guesthouse programme for entrepreneurial development of accommodation establishments is growing strongly. In the past year it has seen an increase of 17 guesthouses, bringing the total number of independently-owned and operated bed & breakfasts and guesthouses in ...

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Eastern Cape lodge reveals new look

Great Fish River Lodge in the Kwandwe Private Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape re-opened its doors at the beginning of September following an interior re-design. The lodge now features a more classic-contemporary style. “We are delighted with the new ...

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Shearwater launches two new tours

Shearwater in partnership with the Victoria Falls Steam Train Company has announced the launch of two brand new products, the Victoria Falls Tram Morning Bridge Tour and the Victoria Falls Tram & Bridge Champagne Sunset Tour. Both morning and sunset ...

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Victoria Falls Hotel revamp underway

The Victoria Falls Hotel is currently under major refurbishment. The Livingstone Room, the hotel’s flagship dining venue, will undergo a complete refurbishment, with incorporation of a new verandah and entrance from the courtyard. It will be closed for the entire ...

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Zambezi Queen changes ownership

Mantis has purchased the entire shareholding of the companies, which owned the Zambezi Queen. The effective date of this transaction was October 22. “We would like to thank Tony Stern for his contribution to both building the Queen and his ...

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Carnival City named Industry Leader

For the second year running, Carnival City has been awarded the top spot in its category by the Ask Afrika Orange Index.   The 2012 Awards, which pitted Carnival City against all other industry competitors as well as sister casinos within ...

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Financial Wellness in the Workplace

Economic times are tough for both Employers and Employees alike. 2012 was a year where we witnessed increased and more widespread violent strike action. From mining to transport, to textiles and to farming, many industries have been hit by strike ...

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Strategic partnership for Rhino

Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife (Ezemvelo), the Wildlands Conservation Trust (Wildlands) and the African Conservation Trust (ACT) have formed a strategic partnership aimed at stopping rhino poaching in Ezemvelo’s protected areas, writes Dr Andrew Venter. “The poaching of our Province’s rhino can ...

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Keeping track of Penguins

Where do African Penguins go when they’re not breeding? This may sound like the opening line to a lame joke, but currently it’s a fascinating scientific question, the answers to which could help stop the precipitous population decrease of this ...

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TAFI Convention 2013

Message from the SATSA President As President of the Southern Africa Tourism Services Association (SATSA) I look forward  to welcoming  the delegates of the Travel Agents Federation of India to the beautiful province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa in February 2013. ...

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The CPA and Supplier Rights

From the Bench With Adv. Louis Nel. STANDARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS   – PART 1 – WHAT YOU’RE ENTITLED TO AND MUST DO It is amazing how many businesses seem to be under the impression that the only thing the ...

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The Law of the Tour Sale

Sometimes it’s useful to look at things from the other side of the fence. This article was written for travel agents in the USA – Editor. In my experience, most agents working at home are very knowledgeable about selling tours ...

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SATSA Market Intelligence Report

The information below was extracted from available data as at 13 November 2012, writes Martin Jansen van Vuuren. ARRIVALS The latest available data from Statistics South Africa is for January to July 2012: Current period Change over same period last ...

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Photo Gallery

This month’s Photo Gallery features a stunning series of action shots submitted by wildlife photographer, Brian Courtenay. Mid October in Hwange National Park Mid October in Zimbabwe is a stressful time for all animals in the park as the summer ...

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Insurance from an underwriters view

Insurance underwriting should integrate with the clients risk management procedures and established practices ensuring that the benefits accrue directly to clients by way of innovative cover options and effective pricing structures with delivered value through closer integration of product to ...

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