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Tourism Insurance Part 3

Bandaged couple on a bench

Summary: Part 1 in this series covered an introduction to insurance, an outline on the EC Directive, the basics of risk management, and financial guarantees, while Part 2 looked at liability insurance.Part 3 concludes the subject of liability. TYPES OF ...

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RETOSA Events Calendar – February 2013

RETOSA has launched an annual events calendar aimed at keeping the travel trade informed on forthcoming events in each of the 14 RETOSA member countries, namely: Angola, Botswana, DR Congo, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, ...

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Pinnacle Point declared a Provincial Heritage Site

The archaeological sites at Mossel Bay’s Pinnacle Point – which have revealed some of the earliest evidence for modern human behaviour – have been declared Provincial Heritage Sites. Professor Curtis Marean heads the South African Coastal Palaeoclimate, Palaeoenvironment, Palaeoecology, and ...

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Newmark Adds Coral Lodge To Portfolio

Coral Lodge Mozambique

Newmark Hotels, one of South Africa’s growing hotel management groups, proudly announces another new comer into their increasingly diversified portfolio: Coral Lodge 15.41 in Mozambique. “It’s not about expansion for the sake of expansion; it has been our mission to ...

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2013 Imvelo Awards Nominations Now Open

Self-nomination for the 2013 Imvelo Awards is now open. The awards are in line with the National Minimum Standard for Responsible Tourism, the Responsible Tourism guidelines for the South African hospitality industry and the UN World Tourism Organisation’s code of ...

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Travel & Leisure awards Red Carnation Hotels

The Red Carnation Hotel Collection, the award-winning luxury collection of family-run boutique hotels, is proud to announce that four of their properties have been named in Travel + Leisure’s 2013 “500 World’s Best Hotels”. The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa ...

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New Discussion Forum

There is much to debate in tourism, but little time to write letters, so we’ve launched a Facebook ‘Article Discussion’ app that will enable readers to do just that – Ed. As from February 2013 we have introduced a new ...

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SAA seeks to boost performance

South African Airways acting CEO Vuyisile Kona is preparing plans to increase revenue and improve efficiency in a new bid to boost the performance of the ailing state-owned carrier, writes Nicky Smith. The company was forced to borrow R550-million from ...

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Israel with a difference

Outbound tours to Israel may be quite common but unique itineraries that buck the common package tour experience are rare. One South African tour operator seems to have the right mix, writes Des Langkilde. Jacci Peter of Live the Land ...

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Of MICE and CATS for a better bottom-line

The MICE Academy’s second focus session for travel operators, venues, DMCs will be held on 13 February, writes Helen Brewer. The MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Exhibitions) Academy will holding a session to focus tour and travel operators, venues, DMCs with ...

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Carnaval International de Victoria

This years Carnaval International de Victoria will see the world’s best carnivals flying to Seychelles for the Indian Ocean Vanilla Island’s 2013 carnival. These world best carnivals will be parading side by side followed by cultural troupes from the Community ...

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RETOSA Events Calendar – February 2013

RETOSA has launched an annual events calendar aimed at keeping the travel trade informed on forthcoming events in each of the 14 RETOSA member countries, namely: Angola, Botswana, DR Congo, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, ...

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Origins of the Mobile Tented Safari

A safari experience is unique to Africa but what does it take to put together a truly memorable safari reminiscent of bygone colonial times? Tourism Tattler’s Bev Langkilde spoke to award winning entrepreneur, Peter Hayward who is acknowledged as being ...

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Good Value, Good Fun

Memories you can afford As tourism statistics show, both local and international tourists aren’t staying at home but rather going back to basics and demanding value for their money plus memorable experiences that couple “fun” with good service. Gooderson Leisure, ...

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The CPA and SUPPLIER Rights & Recourse

STATUS OF INDEMNITIES AND DISCLAIMERS – PART 1 – As matters stood before the CPA came into effect April 01 2011, you could indemnify yourself or disclaim liability completely, including for your own acts, omissions and negligence. So much so ...

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Market Intelligence Report

The information below was extracted from available data as at 21 January 2013, writes Martin Jansen van Vuuren. ARRIVALS The latest available data from Statistics South Africa is for January to September 2012: Current period Change over same period last ...

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Knowledge Sharing

Flemish experts shared their knowledge with key staff members from RETOSA Member States when they gathered to learn competencies aimed at enabling them to achieve increased visitor satisfaction, improved competitiveness, and ensure economic, social and environmental sustainability, writes Taonga Silungwe. ...

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SATSA Market Intelligence Report

The information below was extracted from available data as at 12 December 2012, writes Martin Jansen van Vuuren. ARRIVALS The latest available data from Statistics South Africa is for January to July 2012: Current period Change over same period last ...

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