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Tag Archives: Articles December 2016

Social Media Competition

Congratulations to our December 2016 Social Media competition winner: Jacis Lodges at Madikwe Game Reserve has been selected as our final competition winner.  Jacis Lodges will receive 2 Kenyan Scarfs with the compliments of Livingstones Supply Co – Suppliers of the ...

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Seychelles Minister of Tourism Resigns

News broke earlier today that Minister Alain St.Ange of the Seychelles had presented his letter of resignation to President Danny Faure, President of the Republic of Seychelles. According to the Seychelles News Agency, a statement from the president’s office on ...

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International Cheetah Day Celebrations

International Cheetah Day was celebrated at Cango Wildlife Ranch 4 December 2016. This year marks the sixth anniversary of this special occasion designed to generate awareness for the cheetah, which, with fewer than 10,000 remaining in the wild, is sadly ...

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Peak Season Safety and Security Alert for Airports

The Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) in collaboration with multiple stakeholders, has implemented additional security measures for the festive peak travelling season. History and statistics show that certain criminal activities increase during the peak season. ACSA continues to use security technology aimed ...

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Zandvliet Wine Estate Launches Kalkveld Lounge

Zandvliet Wine Estate, on the outskirts of Ashton in the Robertson Valley region of South Africa’s Western Cape province, has opened its Kalkveld Lounge – an intricately designed tasting room which will significantly augment the area’s tourism offering. Zandvliet Wine Estate plays an illustrious ...

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240 Santa Shoeboxes Packed @GrandWestSA

GrandWest’s Hanover Street became a festive packing line of enthusiastic volunteers who gathered to package stationery for underprivileged children as part of the annual Santa Shoebox Project on 29 and 30 November 2016. The volunteers were from GrandWest and concessionaires ...

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Marriott Rewards Creates Earning Opportunities

Dubai, UAE – December 19, 2016 – Just weeks after its unprecedented announcement that members could link their accounts to have their Elite status matched and transfer points between programs, Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG®), ...

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Prime Angus Beef Specials at Tsogo Sun

South African bred Angus beef is acclaimed internationally for its beautifully soft, tender and delicious flavour and texture, with no added hormones or antibiotics. Tsogo Sun is celebrating with a special promotion of prime Angus beef steaks and burgers at ...

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Tsogo Sun takes Green Action

Embracing greener behaviour for the wellbeing of the planet is a hallmark of Tsogo Sun’s and is written into the group’s over-riding environmental management policy. But it’s going further than that. Creating awareness and educating stakeholders on greener living has ...

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Cape Town DMC Gives Back to Community

Cape Town based mirchee Destination Management visited Elundini Children’s Home for children with special needs and joined the Home’s founder Indy Kwana to host a magic show and provide happy meals with toys, and of course Santa. The ‘We Care’ project ...

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Best Design Hotel in Africa & Middle East

South Africa, Stellenbosch; CAPE Winelands luxury small hotel destination Majeka House & Spa has scooped a coveted international award in recognition of their world class interior design. By Lise Manley. Already a recipient of a string of awards and accolades ...

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Botswana & Zimbabwe’s Iconic Safari Lodges

Africa Albida Tourism’s luxurious properties, located in two of Southern Africa’s iconic destinations – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, and Chobe, Botswana – are featured in this month’s Adventure Africa GeoDirectory. The properties encapsulate the very essence of Africa and provide the perfect ...

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Exploring the Cape Whale Coast

If unusual destinations and unique experiences are attributes that differentiate tour operator and travel agent success, then the Cape Whale Coast region of South Africa’s Western Cape province should be included as it possesses both in abundance. By Des Langkilde. ...

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SA Tourism Stats: Jan-Sep 2016

The data continues to indicate the recovery of international arrivals from 2015 as reflected in the growth in Stats SA foreign arrival data, growth in the rates of 5-star hotels and growth in the arrivals on international and regional flights. ...

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Market Access for SMEs

South African Tourism has partnered with the Southern African Tourism Services Association (SATSA) on a brand-new market access partnership to develop the Small & Medium Enterprise (SME) tourism sector whilst contributing towards transformation. By Hannelie du Toit. Based on the ...

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Quality Control in Events Management

This article reviews the steps needed to maintain consistent quality through project management principles that are the hallmark of successful events. By Beaulah du Toit. The classic project management triangle clearly indicates that failure or reduction of any one of ...

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The Metric That Can Impact Hotel Revenues

When most hoteliers consider their revenue management metrics, they most likely think about RevPAR, ADR and occupancy. Perhaps, they would also think about historical and current local demand. By Jean Francois Mourier. But for the majority of hoteliers, their property’s ...

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Night Shift, Employees and Transportation

When overtime and night work overlap, are employees entitled to transportation? By Fiona Leppan. Night shifts raise concerns, especially about the safety of employees and the transport available to employees who perform night work. Although section 17(2)(b) of the Basic ...

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Law of Contracts – Part 24

The Role of Service Level Agreements By Adv Louis Nel. (For a summary on this series see end of article). Service level agreements (‘SLA’) come in different guises and fulfil varied functions. The SLA is mainly uses in two ways – it ...

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Who is the South African Millennial?

Are today’s travellers really that different from their parents? What do we really know about the South African millennial traveller? Nicholas Barenblatt, of Protea Hotels by Marriott and African Pride Hotels, provides the answers. By Bonny Feldman. As distinct trends ...

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Festive Fun for All at Fancourt

This year, Fancourt is taking holiday celebrations to new heights with a variety of events to be enjoyed by all. Titled ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, the programme features several public festivities, with highlights including the renowned Festival of Fizz, The ...

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