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Tag Archives: Articles December 2013

Extreme Adventure: White Shark Diving

The Great White Shark (Carcharodon Carcharias) is the most feared creature on the planet, beautifully streamlined to slip through the ocean with the minimum of effort. Its immense size, jet black eyes, row upon row of razor sharp teeth and ...

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Hilton Worldwide Announces Any Weekend, Anywhere Sale

Book by January 31, 2014 and save up to 33 percent on stays through December 31, 2014  Dubai, UAE, Dec. 17, 2013 – Hilton Worldwide Middle East & Africa has launched its annual Any Weekend, Anywhere Sale and offers travellers ...

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Dallas to join Etihad Airways flight network in 2014

Etihad Airways will launch direct flights to Dallas Fort Worth, Texas, in 2014, the United Arab Emirates’ national airline’s fifth destination in the United States. The addition of the new ultra-long haul three flights a week service, which will start ...

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Etihad Airways to expand Australian presence with Perth flights

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, will commence daily flights to Perth, Western Australia on July 15, 2014. The non-stop services between the airline’s hub and its fourth Australian gateway bring to 351 the number of ...

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Turkish Airlines opens new Lounge at Borussia Dortmund‘s Signal Iduna Park

Borussia Dortmund and Turkish Airlines celebrated the opening of the Turkish Airlines Lounge in the club’s stadium. The Turkish Airlines Lounge is located in the North-West section of the stadium and represents an innovation in Dortmund’s Signal Iduna Park. With ...

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Service Delivery Excellence in the Travel and Leisure sector – the Top Performers

Ask Afrika Orange Index® reveals service delivery rankings on South Africa’s key travel & tourism service providers It is that time of the year when all one wants to do is travel, rest and be merry. Service delivery in travel ...

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Safair announces South Africa’s largest aviation BEE staff ownership plan

Safair Operations (Pty) Limited (Safair) announced the conclusion of its full Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) transaction, making it the largest aviation employee share scheme in South Africa. The Employee Share Ownership Plan (ESOP), NdizaSafair Employee Trust, will empower Safair’s ...

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Qantas Airways appoints PR Worx in South Africa

Qantas Airways has appointed Johannesburg-based communications agency, PR Worx to strengthen the awareness of the airline’s services in South Africa and further develop Qantas’ position in the corporate travel market. Qantas Regional General Manager Africa Michi Messner said public relations ...

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Seychelles delegation ready for La Reunion island’s Festival “Liberté Métisse’’

Seychelles is marking its presence at the La Reunion island’s Festival Liberté Métisse (mixed freedom) with a twenty member delegation. Upon confirming its attendance at this year’s fourth edition of the Festival, the Ministry of Tourism and Culture officially announced the ...

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Festive fun at Maloney’s Eye

On 3 December the pupils at Maloney’s Eye Primary School in Krugersdorp were treated to a delightful party marking the festive season. Essential ingredients for any children’s party, they were all enjoying hot dogs and fizzy drinks, popcorn, sweetie packs ...

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Floating Hotels of the Future

As fears of global warming induced population displacement are steadily realized, the allure of waterborne aquatecture becomes more and more enticing. Designed by Alexander Asadov, this incredible floating Aerohotel features a lighter-than-air aesthetic that sits serenely atop an elegant system ...

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Government Tourism Scam

South Africa charges visitors USD70 for free tourist visa. By Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H.Thome. Kenyans started reacting sharply to news that they now have to pay a private contractor a massive 5,850 Kenya shillings (697.94 ZAR) for a visa to ...

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Port Elizabeth Speed Marketing Session Boosts Local Tourism

Tourism product owners, from East London to the Tsitsikamma and as far inland as Cradock, gathered in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa and received a boost to their destination marketing efforts when the Southern Africa ...

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Marriott Expects to Become Largest Hotel Company in Africa

Marriott International, Inc. said it had signed a letter of intent with Protea Hospitality Holdings of Cape Town, South Africa on 08 November 2013. Marriott intends to acquire Protea Hotels’ brands and its management business that operates or franchises 116  ...

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The Bead Co Donates for conservation

Wilderness Wildlife Trust Donation The Bead Coalition’s most successful initiative, RHINO FORCE, is proud to make its first donation payment of R20,000 to Wilderness Wildlife Trust. The donation was earmarked to assist with an urgent collaring and de-snaring operation in Malawi’s ...

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Art at King Shaka honours Field Rangers fighting for Rhino

“Isibindi” whose Zulu name means “courage,” was unveiled at King Shaka International Airport on the 22nd of November and forms part of the Wildlands’ Rhino Parade campaign, an innovative fundraising campaign based on the internationally renowned Cow Parade concept. The initiative ...

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fastjet Passenger Statistics for October 2013

fastjet Plc has announced its passenger statistics for the month of October 2013. fastjet operations in Tanzania carried a record total of 33,778 passengers achieving an average load factor of 70 per cent, despite a 14 per cent increase in capacity. ...

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Robson’s Brewers Promotes Responsible Tourism

“It is time to step up and take responsibility.” This is the message from Donn Stewart, part owner of the micro-brewery that produces the award-winning Robson’s Beer. Based in the Shongweni Valley, KwaZulu Natal, the family-owned brewery has given Donn ...

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More Choice For Travellers As Etihad Airways Boosts Flights To Mumbai And New Delhi

Etihad Airways has doubled the number of flights and tripled the number of seats which it offers between Abu Dhabi and the Indian cities of Mumbai and New Delhi, adding a second daily service and introducing wide-bodied Airbus jets on ...

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Stor-Age Create Happiness Campaign Kicks Off

As the year comes to a close it is time, once again, for the Stor-Age Create Happiness drive to kick into gear and South Africans are encouraged to donate their unwanted goods to their nearest Stor-Age store for charities in ...

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Hala Abu Dhabi Launches Tours And Safaris In The United Arab Emirates

Hala Abu Dhabi, the UAE capital’s leading destination management company of Etihad Airways, has expanded its product portfolio with the introduction of tours and safaris services in the United Arab Emirates. An exciting range of city tours and desert safaris ...

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Protea joins forces with AVIOS to provide Double Rewards

The Protea Hospitality Group has joined forces with Avios Group (AGL) Limited as South Africa’s foremost hospitality partner. The Avios Travel Rewards Programme was recently launched in South Africa and is a new loyalty programme allowing travellers to collect Avios points ...

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You don’t have to be an intrepid traveller to come to SA

Is it the glorious climate? The magnificent wildlife? The spectacular beaches? The rich cultural diversity or the delectable local cuisine? Whatever it is, South Africa has become one of the world’s fastest growing leisure – and business – travel destinations. ...

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Seychelles Creolization Festival a resounding success

Tourism Tattler was invited by the Seychelles Minister of Tourism and Culture, Alain St. Ange to attend the 2013 Festival Kreol, which took place in Victoria, Mahé from 25 to 31 October. Tattler journalist and photographer couple, Jeannie and Keith ...

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Become an Official NSRI Shore Crew Member

Help save lives and stand to win R50 000 every month and R100 000 annually for supporting Sea Rescue. As a regular supporter of the National Sea Rescue Institute, you will not only help save many lives, you will also ...

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Tata Madiba – We walk in your footsteps

Tourism Tattler extends its deepest sympathies to the friends and family of former South African president Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, the father of our nation and an international icon, who passed away on Thursday, 5 December 2013 at the age of ...

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Have your cake and pair it at Delheim Estate

Forget cheese and chocolate…Delheim Wine Estate now whips up a decadent Cupcake & Wine Pairing for an impromptu party in the mouth, whilst discovering an array of estate wines on offer at this legendary Stellenbosch Estate. This decadent treat costs ...

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Competition Winner Feedback

Dear Tourism Tattler and Mantis Collection Just a very big thank you for the amazing opportunity I had to experience the beautiful Views Boutique Hotel & Spa. (After winning the Tourism Tattler February 2013 Reader Competition, sponsored by the Mantis ...

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Muldersdrift popular mecca for cyclists

In line with the growing trend in cycling across South Africa, the greater Muldersdrift area and the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site (COH WHS) has become one of the most popular on-road and trail cycling destinations in Gauteng, attracting ...

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Cruising the South of France: Do’s and Don’ts

If you’re planning a cruise to the South of France in the future, it’s worth considering some basic do’s and don’ts for your trip; this can include taking the time to book high quality accommodation, which can be focused on ...

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Durban ICC once again the best performing Convention Centre in the country

After the stellar results delivered in 2012, the Durban International Convention Centre has continued to sparkle with yet another year of impressive financial performance. The Durban ICC produced an outstanding revenue figure of R157-million and profits before tax of R45-million, ...

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