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What is Ecotourism?

Eco-tourists at Vallee de Mai in Seychelles

The term ecotourism dates back to the 80s when people became aware that planet Earth is in danger and that they need to take better care of it. Once humanity had realised the harmful effects our behaviour has on the ...

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New Year’s Eve Fireworks Replaced with Laser Light Show

New Year laser light show with years 2019 to 2020

Plettenberg Bay, 31 December 2019 – In the interests of fire safety and the welfare of animals and pets, Plettenberg Bay will be breaking new ground this New Year’s Eve with a laser light display at midnight on Central Beach ...

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The Coastlines of Africa’s 38 Countries Ranked

Earth globe in space

If Africa’s 38 countries and island states were a single country, its total coastline length would rank as the 5th longest in the world, ahead of Russia and just under the combined coastal lengths of Australia and the United States. ...

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The World’s Toughest Inflatable Boat Race

Aquila Safari Trans Agulhas Challenge boat on a wave

PLETTENBERG BAY, South Africa, 28 December 2019 – 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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Why Fishing Charters Make Better Vacations

Fishing Charter

Are you tired of searching for different vacation options on land? If so, then a fishing charter holiday is exactly what you need. A fishing charter is a tour where you fish and sail on a boat with a commendable ...

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Win a Dream Holiday in Seychelles

MAZ Millions Seychelles Tourism Lottery

MAHÉ, Seychelles, 20 December 2019 – The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) has collaborated with the local lottery organiser, MAZ Millions, to provide international tourists with a chance to win one of several luxury dream holidays to the exotic islands. Launched ...

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Airports Of The Future: 10 Predictions for Air Travel

Artists impression of a future airport

Over the past ten years, technologies, such as biometric security, mobile check-in, and baggage tracking, have dramatically transformed the way that travellers experience airports. But this is just the beginning, there is so much more yet to come. Here are ...

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Hooked on Butcher Block Sibaya

Butcher Block Sibaya Fish Tank Level

Ever since its founding by entrepreneur, Manuel Savic in 2003, The Butcher Block Group of steakhouse franchises have become renown for being “A Cut Above the Rest” among carnivorous diners in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. So when I heard that a new ...

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Top 10 Romantic Places In France

Castle on an island in France

If you dream about eating exquisite food and surrounding yourself in an incredible culture with the one you love, France might be for you. This country is filled with a vast array of towns and cities to explore, each with ...

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Inner Secrets of The Oyster Box

The Oyster Box Hotel, Umhlanga

Acknowledged as the Grande Dame of hotels in Umhlanga, KwaZulu-Natal, The Oyster Box has earned its reputation as the best 5-star hotel in South Africa, not only by virtue of its numerous award-winning accolades but also by its world-class hospitality, ...

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SA Tourism Board Clears CEO Ntshona of all Charges

SA Tourism CEO Sisa Ntshona

JOHANNESBURG, 14 December 2019 – The South African Tourism (SA Tourism) Board has cleared CEO, Mr Sisa Ntshona of all charges brought against him. A press statement, issued by the SA Tourism Board today, says that the Board received the ...

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South Africa Ranked Most Affordable Destination for USA Winter Travel

Snow skier descending on a tower of giraffe

NEW YORK, NY, 12 December 2019 – South Africa has been ranked as the top exotic destination for USA tourists to visit in Winter 2019/2020. This is according to Tourlane, an online travel expert for tailor-made dream vacations, whose index ...

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African Leaders Rally around Climate Change Goals at COP25

The IFEMA conference centre in Madrid

MADRID, Spain, 12 December 2019 – There was standing room only as ministers, diplomats, activists and journalists gathered at the IFEMA conference centre in Madrid to mark Africa Day at the COP 25 climate meeting. Speakers called for a united ...

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ONOMO Hotels Acquires BON Hotels

BON Hotels CEO, Guy Stehlik with ONOMO Hotels CEO, Cedric Guilleminot.

CASABLANCA, Morocco, 12 December 2019 – The hospitality industry on the African continent is set for a major shake-up following the announcement today that ONOMO Hotels has acquired a 60, 1% controlling stake in BON Hotels. BON Hotels CEO, Guy ...

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Long-Term Parking Tariffs at Airports Slashed for Holiday Season

Aircraft over Cape Town International Airport

Johannesburg, 12 December 2019 – Parking tariffs for stays of seven days and longer at South Africa’s four largest airports have been slashed for the peak holiday season from 13 December to 13 January. The reduced tariffs will apply at ...

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Bouchard Finlayson Introduce Vegan-Friendly Options

Bouchard Finlayson has introduced a Vegan Deli Platter to complement its wine tasting offering at the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley estate. Four of the current Bouchard Finlayson wines are already vegan-friendly, with the intention to produce only vegan-friendly wines in future, in ...

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Construction of Durban Cruise Terminal Begins

Artists impression of the Durban Cruise Terminal

The port city of Durban’s status as a leading cruise destination was cemented on Saturday, 16 November 2019 with a sod-turning ceremony to mark the start of construction of the new Durban passenger terminal. The ceremony coincided with the arrival ...

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Cape Town Tourism Announces New Board Chairpersons

Cape Town Tourism chairpersons Brett Hendricks and Wahida Parker

CAPE TOWN, 11 December 2019 – The City’s official marketing, tourism and partnership organisation, Cape Town Tourism, has announced the election of Brett Hendricks as its new board chairperson with Wahida Parker continuing in her role as vice-chairperson effective immediately for ...

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Green Flag Hiking Trails Launched in Europe

Green Flag Trails Greece

In October 2019, trail professionals from 13 countries gathered on the island of Kythera, Greece, for the training of trail auditors using the South African born Green Flag Trails certification system, led by the World Trails Network. During the 7-days ...

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Most Common Vacation Accidents

Man in wheelchair on beach

You shouldn’t suffer any serious injuries while on vacation, however, it’s an unfortunate fact that every year thousands of tourists do return home battered, bruised, on crutches or, in extreme cases, on a gurney. Of course, you will have travel ...

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Namibia Guided Photo Safaris

Lion staring at a camera

Namibia is synonymous with great open spaces, from endless desert landscapes to star-spangled night skies, and great herds of wandering wildlife. Whether you’re a professional or an amateur photographer, a photo safari experience in Namibia is unparalleled to anywhere else ...

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Great White Shark Behaviour

White shark gaping off Gansbaai, South Africa

Great White Sharks engage in a number of behavioural and social activities, ranging from courtship to complex social behaviour. White sharks are generally very curious; they display intelligence and they even socialize if the situation demands it. Below are a ...

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7 Insurance Policies for Tour Operators

Tour operator vehicle with tourists

All tour operators require insurance protection, but there are some types of cover that you may not have considered. These could be essential to mitigating the risks associated with your tour company. Here are the top seven types of insurance ...

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Emirates Expands Reach in Mexico with Interjet Airlines

Emirates aircraft on runway

5 December 2019 – Emirates, the world’s largest international airline and Interjet Airlines, one of the fastest growing airlines in North America, have announced an enhanced interline agreement, which is set to open new routes and destinations for passengers travelling between ...

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Festival of the Mighty Penis

The Shinto Kanamara Matsuri (Festival of the Steel Phallus) is held each spring at the Kanayama Shrine in Kawasaki, Japan. The exact dates vary; the main festivities fall on the first Sunday in April each year. On this day, thousands ...

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African Acacia Thorn Trees Reclassified

African Acacia tree against an orange sunset

Africa’s thorny trees and shrubs are no longer “Acacias.” The taxonomic status of these trees proposed in 2003 has been adopted. The genus Acacia is reserved for the Australian native species while Africa will now have to call its acacias ...

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Limited release MCC joins Sense of Place range of flagship wines

Anna Christina MCC styled wine

Maiden vintage 2018 Anna Christina MCC is a proud addition The story of a showpiece vineyard has been captured in a new, premium Méthode Cap Classique now included in the flagship Sense of Place range launched earlier this year. The ...

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Tintswalo Atlantic Introduces WWW Lunch

CAPE TOWN, 02 December 2019 – Tintswalo Atlantic has introduced a brand-new lunch experience which is available to non-resident guests on Wednesdays. The Tintswalo Atlantic Where else in the World Wednesday Lunch (WWW Lunch) may be booked in advance and ...

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Nationalities Come Together to Make History

South Africa participates in the historic one-off Emirates A380 flight marking the 48th UAE National DayOver 540 passengers onboard bring to life the UAE’s multicultural strength and diversityA GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for Most nationalities on an aircraft. DUBAI, UAE, 02 December, 2019: Celebrating ...

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Preparing for a Cycling Tour Holiday

Cyclist silhouette

Whether you’re planning to visit a new location for the first time, or revisiting one of your old favourites, cycling is the best way to get the most out of your holiday experience. However, when planning a cycling holiday, it’s ...

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MSC Launches 2019-2021 Durban Cruise Season

A Zulu warrior greeting the MSC Orchestra cruise liner in Durban

Durban, 18 November 2019 – MSC Cruises hosted the travel trade, dignitaries, and the media for an overnight stay onboard the MSC ORCHESTRA cruise liner on Saturday, 16 November. TourismTattler.com‘s publishing editor, Des Langkilde attended the event. The event followed ...

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100 Best Attractions for a Road Trip Journey in South Africa

Breath-taking sunsets, an incredible amount of beautiful and diverse wildlife, unspoiled and rugged scenery! These are just a few words to describe South Africa. If you are craving adventure, diversity, and excitement, then this ultimate list of the top 100 best tourist attractions in South Africa is for you.

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