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Tag Archives: Articles Febraury 2016

Celebrate romance this Valentine’s Day with Tsogo Sun

Whether you’re planning to pop the question this Leap Year Valentine’s Day, nurturing a budding romance or celebrating a lifetime of special moments, Tsogo Sun has the perfect spot for love to blossom. Come and celebrate the month of love ...

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Big Ideas for Small Meetings

Getting big ideas from your corporate leadership team at strategy meetings is enhanced when small meetings are held at a venue away from the work environment, writes Des Langkilde. Here are four big ideas for a small meeting venue and ...

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SA Tourism Minister’s Speech at Meetings Africa 2016

The following speech was delivered by Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom at the opening of Meetings Africa 2016 today at the Sandton Convention Centre: MEC for Economic Development, Environment, Agriculture & Rural Development, Mr Lebogang Maile, Member of the Mayoral Committee ...

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Fancourt Dominates Golf Digest Top 20

Fancourt is pleased to announce that their Links course has once again been ranked 1st in the Golf Digest ranking of South African golf courses for 2016. No stranger to this prestigious accolade, the course was awarded this title in ...

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Lilizela 2016 Entries to open 1 March

South African Tourism has announced that entries for the 2016 Lilizela Tourism Awards will open on 1 March and will close on the 31st May 2016. These Awards recognise and reward tourism players and businesses who work passionately and with ...

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Elewana Afrika Appoints New Director of Sales & Marketing

Elewana Afrika Ltd, operating as Elewana Collection, has announced the appointment of James Haigh to the position of Director of Sales & Marketing, effective from 1 March 2016. Joining the Elewana team based in Nairobi, James will lead the group’s ...

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Tour Operator App to Boost Rural Tourism

An innovative online product aims to assist tour operators in sourcing new, emerging and community-based tourism businesses and experiences for their tours and itineraries, writes Claire Allison. Local non-profit organisation Open Africa in partnership with Die Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale ...

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Tourism Business Index Q4 2015

Strong Domestic Leisure Demand Lifts Q4 2015 Business Performance Strong domestic leisure demand has helped to lift South Africa’s travel and tourism business performance in the last quarter of 2015, writes Kagiso Mosue. The Tourism Business Index (TBI) report for ...

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Travel Trade Challenges in 2016 – Part 1

The global travel and tourism industry is far from static as evidenced by the number of travel trade challenges that have become constant problems for the industry, writes Dr. Peter E. Tarlow. The recent stock market ups and downs are ...

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Meerkat Adventures

A meerkat conservation project established in 2008 to educate both farmers and tourists alike on the need for protection of these shy suricate’s has developed into a unique tourist attraction and South Africa’s first meerkat sanctuary, writes Des Langkilde. I ...

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Status of Festivals in South Africa

Recent research into the status of festivals in South Africa has produced some interesting findings, writes Prof Melville Snyman. The TREES (Tourism Research in Economic Environs and Society) research focus area at the North-West University, wanted to determine how many ...

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Amazing Festivals in Africa 2016

Here’s Tourism Tattler’s selection of amazing music and cultural festivals taking place in Africa during 2016 and should be in every cultural tourism itinerary for unique experiences. BOTSWANA Dithubaruba Cultural Festival 03 September 2016 Hosted by Molepolole’s Kgari Sechele Museum, ...

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Property Review: De Zeekoe

Farm Stays are growing in popularity and De Zeekoe in Oudtshoorn is more popular than most – and for good reason as it offers a truly unique South African farm experience to both domestic and international leisure travellers alike, writes ...

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The CPA: Cancellations & Deposits

Legal advise on the South African Consumer Protection Act regarding Cancellations, Penalties and Non-Refundable Deposits in tourism. NOTE: The Risk in Tourism series (The Law: Contracts) will continue with Part 18 in a future edition. – Part 1 – This ...

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Tourism Insurance Part 2

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Summary: Part 1 in this series covered an introduction to insurance, an outline on the EC Directive, the basics of risk management, and the first of 5 important types of insurance, namely financial guarantees. In Part 2, we look at ...

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Poor 2015 Tourism Figures Wipe Out Growth for SA

Despite a stronger finish for South African tourism statistics in the final quarter of last year, overall SA tourist arrivals are down -6.8% for 2015, compared to those arrivals recorded during 2014. Lee-Anne Bac, director: Advisory Services at Grant Thornton ...

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