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Badplaas Resort Recovers From Flood Damage

Flood damage to the warm water pool at Badplaas, A Forever Resort.

BADPLAAS, Mpumalanga, South Africa, 31 December 2018 – Following a flash flood that partially affected Badplaas, A Forever Resort on Friday, 28 December 2018, Forever Resorts South Africa has announced that the resort is open for business while restoration and ...

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The World’s Toughest Inflatable Boat Race

Inflatable boat punching through surf

PLETTENBERG BAY, South Africa, 28 December 2018 – Hosted along the Western Cape coastline, the world’s toughest inflatable boat race takes place over five days between Plettenberg Bay and Gordon’s Bay. The race that separates the men from the boys, ...

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New Report on Health Tourism Launched

abstract image of health tourism

Madrid, Spain, 27 December 2018 – The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), together with the European Travel Commission (ETC) have launched a new report on health tourism. As part of their joint research programme, the study is the first attempt to set ...

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Brazil’s favourite destination for New Year’s Eve 2019

New Year Fireworks over Rio

Rio de Janeiro is the most searched destination by Brazilian travellers to ring in 2019. This is according to the Rio Convention & Vistors Bureau press office, which cites evidence to the statement through a survey from the Kayak travel ...

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5 SPA Trends for 2019

Infrared sauna

The most exciting 2019 SPA trends are good news for nature and lovers In recent years, the wellness industry has been growing more rapidly than ever. At the same time, the focus of SPAs has shifted from beauty to overall ...

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UNWTO Awards Finalists Announced

UNWTO award trophies

Madrid, Spain, 21 December 2018 – The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has announced the finalists to win the 15th UNWTO Awards, which recognize inspirational projects that have made an invaluable contribution to advance sustainable tourism. The nominees are praised for ...

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Mobile app to drive travellers to star graded accommodation

mobile app on car dashboard

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 21 December 2018 – The Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) has partnered with Waze, the world’s largest community-based traffic and navigation app, to alert and guide travellers to all TGCSA graded establishments in the area, ...

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Emirates Opens New Airport Lounge In Rome

Emirates airport lounge in Rome

DUBAI, UAE, 21 December 2018 – Emirates’ premium customers travelling from Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport can now look forward to greater levels of comfort and convenience, with the opening of the airline’s new lounge. All Emirates’ First Class and Business Class ...

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Emirates To Operate A380 To Glasgow

Emirates A380 aircraft landing

DUBAI, U.A.E., 20 December 2018 – Emirates today announced that it will introduce a daily A380 service for a temporary period between Glasgow and Dubai from 16 April 2019.  It will be the first time the popular double decker aircraft will ...

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Airline Takes Delivery Of Boeing Aircraft

Emirates Boeing 777-300ER

EMIRATES TAKES DELIVERY OF ITS LAST BOEING 777-300ER AIRCRAFT A6-EQP is the 190th Boeing 777 aircraft to be delivered to Emirates Emirates’ modern and efficient fleet strategy to continue with future deliveries of Boeing 777-8 and 777-9 aircraft Dubai, UAE, ...

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Emirates App To Reduce Turnaround Delays At Dubai Hub

Emirates hub monitor

Dubai, UAE, 20 December 2018 – Emirates passengers travelling from or transiting through Dubai International Airport (DXB) can expect fewer instances of delays associated with aircraft turnaround thanks to a new innovative application built in-house by Emirates called the Hub ...

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How To Start And Market A Travel Business Cost Effectively

online travel agent

Starting a travel business from scratch can take years before it becomes profitable. Besides the set-up costs, such as company registration, insurance, licensing, and accreditation, there are the marketing costs incurred to develop trade networks and attract clients. But there ...

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Why Health Tourism Has Become Popular For Surgery

surgery on hand

As any an avid traveller will have noticed, there’s a new type of tourist appearing on our flights. They’re not venturing to Kenya to visit family; they’re not travelling to Ghana to find themselves. No, instead they’re hopping aboard a ...

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Get revved up for another spectacular Cape Town Motor Show

Motor car show

The Cape Town Motor Show (CTMS) is set to wow the crowds again at GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World from 2-3 March 2019. The show promises two days of fun and excitement with a broad appeal to all car and ...

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Sun City Re-opens After Freak Hail Storm

Sun City hail storm damage

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 16 December 2018 – Following yesterday’s freak hail storm in the North West Province that saw damage to the Sun City property, forcing guests to abandon their rooms due to flooding, South African Tourism (SA Tourism) management have been in ...

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ACSA Signs Airports Agreement With Thailand

Bongiwe Mbomvu, Acting CEO of Airports Company South Africa and Dr Nitinai Sirismatthakarn, president of Airports of Thailand.

JOHANNESBURG, 14 December 2018 – Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) has signed a sister airports agreement with Airports of Thailand Public Company Limited that will enable the two companies to cooperate and share information. A memorandum of understanding covering the ...

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Thai Tourism Records Growth

Amazing Thailand logo

Thailand tourism recorded total international arrivals of 31.25 million in January-October 2018, up 7.84%, generating an estimated 1.63 trillion Baht in tourism revenue

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Welcome Campaign to Improve Border Post Relations

SA Welcome Man

MUSINA, Limpopo, Beit Bridge Border Post, 13 December 2018 – South African Tourism (SA Tourism) will be rolling out its Welcome campaign during the busy festive season period to foster better engagement between South Africas’ border post officers and visitors passing ...

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Atta Appoints East Africa Honorary Fellow

Dr Mohanjeet Brar Kenya

LONDON, 13 December 2018 – Dr Mohanjeet Brar (Gamewatchers Safaris & Porini Safari Camps) who served as the African Travel & Tourism Association (Atta) director for the East Africa Region from 2010-2015 has been appointed to the honorary position of Fellow ...

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New Partnership to boost South African Tourism Sector

Amadeus Group staff

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 14 December 2018 – In what has been dubbed an unprecedented alliance, key stakeholders in South Africa’s travel and tourism sector are partnering with Amadeus IT Group and South Africa’s Department of Tourism in a ground-breaking public-private sector ...

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SA Tourism CEO To Sit On UNWTO Advisory Board

SA Tourism CEO, Sisa Ntshona

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 14 December 2018 – South African Tourism CEO, Sisa Ntshona, has been appointed onto the advisory board of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation’s (UNWTO) QUEST program. UNWTO.QUEST is a program designed by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) ...

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‘Tis The Season For Emirates Festive Offerings

South African travellers on Emirates can look forward to celebrating Christmas joy at 40,000 ft. this December with a delicious festive menu and nostalgic holiday films on board. The most popular holiday destinations for South Africans travelling on Emirates this festive ...

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Tourvest Acquires Mozambique Voyages

a beach in Mozambique

Tourvest Destination Management has acquired Mozambique Voyages, a DMC specialising in both self-drive and tailor-made holidays in Mozambique.

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Prague Mini Guide: The Stag Do and Beer Capital of Europe

Prague at sunrise

Prague is a historic gem of Central Europe. But this city has much more to its reputation than just pristine architectural splendour. The Bohemian city will surprise you with its active and vivid nightlife and the endless amount of top-quality ...

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BON Hotels trailblazes into DRC

South African-based hotel management company, BON Hotels have extended their African presence with the addition of BON Hotel Karibu Kolwezi, situated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to their portfolio. The 55-roomed hotel, which is scheduled to open in ...

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Experience the Wineries of South Australia in a Rental Car

red wine glasses toasting

Picture this: You are on the Australian countryside, standing by the cellar door looking out into the vineyard, sipping a glass of the finest wine and savouring the freshest local produce. Enjoying wine is not just about the wine itself, ...

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Marriott Opens First Hotel In Cape Town

AC Hotel Cape Town Waterfront

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, 12 September 2018 – 188 room AC Hotel Cape Town Waterfront celebrates the brand’s European soul and Spanish roots with classic modern design. AC Hotels by Marriott, Marriott International’s European-inspired lifestyle brand, today announced the opening ...

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Why water is more than just a ‘drinking’ problem

Cape Town Marathon Trail Run Water Station

Water is everything. Literally. Besides being the lifeblood of the planet’s biological species, it is also used to produce everything we as humans make and consume. In recent times, the Western Cape has faced the possibility of running out of ...

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Massive Surprise as Siya and Gally win Emirates Pursuit Of Jazz

Emirates Pursuit of Jazz winners Siya and Gally.

Over 100 days and 500 entries, South Africa’s favourite Jazz artists have been found. On the 4 December 2018, five jazz artists performed at Katzy’s Rosebank in Johannesburg for the opportunity of a lifetime, to be selected as the overall ...

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The Blue Train Repositions Brand

The Blue Train

PRETORIA, South Africa – The Blue Train launched its new brand repositioning on Friday 23rd November 2018, the first in over 20 years, augmenting the brand to meet the evolving needs of the discerning traveller, and launching its MICE (Meetings, Incentives, ...

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Lions return to the Great Karoo

Two lionesses drinking at samara game reserve by Marnus Ochse

More than 180 years ago, South Africa’s Great Karoo region was roamed by the majestic Cape lion – a particularly magnificent black-maned subspecies. Wiped out by hunters, their relatives are being welcomed back to Samara Private Game Reserve near Graaff-Reinet ...

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Argentina Proclaims New National Park

Ibera National Park Argentina

ARGENTINA, 05 December 2018 – the National Congress has approved the creation of the Iberá National Park, located in the Province of Corrientes, on the northeast of Argentina. The park has as a surface of 159,800 hectares and is one of ...

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The evolving role of the DMO in optimising tourism opportunities

From the dawn of democracy in South Africa, we’ve had the pleasure of welcoming swathes of visitors from across the globe. Some came to see the remarkable country that Nelson Mandela did so much to promote, some came simply as ...

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