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Tag Archives: Articles February 2014

Mark Sawkins joins the BON Hotels team

BON Hotels, a Cape Town-based company that owns, manages and markets hotels, has recently recruited Mark Sawkins as their Operations Director. He joins the growing team, bringing along operational expertise and experience gained from many years in the industry. Born ...

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Bulungula Lodge named Outstanding Eco-Hotel

South Africa has made an appearance on Lonely Planet‘s ‘World’s Most Extraordinary Hotels’ eco-list, with Bulungula Backpackers coming second. Bulungula is a collection of huts overlooking a remote beach on the Wild Coast, in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. Jointly ...

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SA Tourism Trade Reflects on SONA 2014

“Tourism can do more with greater Government support” says the Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA). Pretoria, 17 February 2014: The local travel and tourism trade is pleased with President Zuma’s recognition of the country’s significant growth in tourist arrivals ...

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Boycott trade and tourism with Uganda?

Do gay tourists and locals face life in prison in Uganda thanks to tax exempt money US churches send to this African nation? Should the United Nations, including it’s World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) condemn Uganda? Should organizations preaching responsible tourism ...

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Major Victory in Conservation Battle

Following the feature article “Virunga Under Oil Threat – DR Congo”  published in the Tourism Tattler October 2013 edition (pages 10-11) in support of the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF®) “Draw the Line” petition, a major corporate social responsibility agency has ...

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Durban’s Golden Mile reaches for the Sky

Durban’s Golden Mile has been taken to new heights with the opening of the spectacular new multipurpose venue on the 31st floor of the Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani Hotel’s Maharani Tower – called Sky – offering possibly the most panoramic views of ...

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Apple Features Great Plains Conservation

Botswana is the star in Apple’s anniversary film “1.24.14” celebrating 30 years since the Macintosh was introduced. Apple’s new film 1.24.14 celebrates the 30th Anniversary of the Macintosh computer, showcasing people and places in 15 locations around the globe. Great Plains Conservation congratulates Apple on the 30th birthday of the Mac, and thanks Apple for ...

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New MD for Go2Africa

Go2Africa have announced that Gary Lotter, formerly of &Beyond and Springbok Atlas, has joined their team as Managing Director from 3 February 2014. The former MD, Joanne Dickson, has taken on the role of new business development while Gary will ...

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STPP – Network Events

The Sustainable Tourism Partnership Programme will be presenting a number of workshops during 5 and 6 March 2014 at the Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre in White River, Mpumalanga. Workshop 1: Introduction the Sustainable Tourism, the Value of a Tourist and Practical ...

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Nominate Your Champions of the Earth 2014

The Sustainable Tourism Partnership Programme (STPP) are encouraging the travel trade to submit nominations for the 2014 Champions of the Earth, the United Nations’ highest environment award that honours outstanding visionaries and leaders in the fields of environment, Green Economy ...

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Oyster Box Kicks Off 2014 with Awards

The Oyster Box Hotel in Umhlanga, South Africa says that it will not rest on it’s laurels in 2014 after garnering another industry accolade at the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s inaugural Tourism Awards towards the end of last ...

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Destination Update: Kenya

Tourism Tattler asked the Kenya Tourism Board’s Managing Director Murithi Ndegwa, for a couple of bullet points on the countries prospects as a tourist destination. We got more than we expected: Q: What is the impact of the recent Westgate attacks and ...

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Zimbabwe: Interview with Ross Kennedy

Ross Kennedy, CEO of  Africa Albida Tourism, talks about Victoria Safari Lodge, the Green Season and the Tourism Rebate Extension in Zimbabwe. Q: Victoria Falls Safari Lodge turns 20 at the end of 2014. What have been the greatest successes ...

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Muldersdrift Lodge Joins Heritage Programme

The Valverde Country Lodge, in Muldersdrift, Gauteng, South Africa has joined the move to add further value to its sustainable operations through independent audit evaluation – the Heritage Environmental Management Programme. The Valverde Lodge, arguably one of the most popular ...

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Star Grading Unpacked

When talking about hospitality establishments like hotels and B&Bs, referring to their star rating is rather common – but how many of us really know what it all means? How do hotels get graded and what does each of the ...

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February Cover Story

Africa’s potential for regional and domestic travel is set to boom as foreign investment floods the continent and internet accessibility expands. Foreign direct investment continent-wide is expected to reach $56 billion by 2015, from $38 billion in 2012. The World Bank ...

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Protea Hotel Dives into Zanzibar Market

The Protea Hospitality Group has entered the beautiful tropical spice island paradise of Zanzibar, bringing the exclusive Mbweni Ruins Hotel into the Protea Hotels portfolio. Protea Hotel Mbweni Ruins is situated on the breathtaking tropical coastline of Zanzibar, only 7km ...

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Say No to Trade in Rhino Horn

The highly questionable motive to reinstate a legalised trade in rhino horn, as is currently being purported by numerous “conservationists” and businessmen in South Africa, is squaring the South African Government up for a nasty and unnecessary fight, especially in ...

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STPP supports Climate Leadership Corps Training

The Sustainable Tourism Partnership Programme (STPP) and the Sustainable Tourism Partnership Programme have announced training dates for the popular Climate Reality Leadership Corps, which currently includes more than 6000 Climate Leaders from over 100 countries. Now in their seventh year, these ...

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Responsible Tourism & the Environment

The Earth Day Network will be promoting its Green Cities campaign on 22 April 2014. Launched in 2013, the Green Cities campaign aims to help cities around the world become more sustainable and reduce their carbon footprint. Focused on three ...

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