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Tag Archives: Articles February 2015

SA businessman wins IHIF 2015 award

Greg Bows, Managing Director of African Impact, has been chosen winner of the IHIF 2015 Young Leader Award. The award, established in 2009 by the International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF) and the International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC), is designed ...

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New 5-Star Hotel & ICC for Malawi

South African-based hotel and casino group, Peermont Hotels Casinos and Resorts, is currently completing the pre-opening development phase of Umodzi Park, which incorporates Malawi’s first five-star hotel, the President Walmont, the Bingu Wa Mutharika International Convention Centre (BICC), and the ...

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Travel Buyers to descend on Africa

Africa Travel Week 2015 (www.africatravelweek.com: 13 – 15 April 2015) will host many of the world’s most sought after international travel agents and buyers, an average of over 80% of whom will be new faces at the three dedicated travel ...

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AA cautions on negative fuel price data

The months-long downward trend in fuel prices has reversed sharply in February. This is according to the Automobile Association, which was commenting on unaudited mid-month fuel price data issued by the Central Energy Fund. “International fuel prices have climbed by ...

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Cover Story Feb 2015

February is the month of romance and our cover image, taken at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve in South Africa, reflects the serenity of nature with the privacy afforded by 5-star hospitality – an ideal combination for Valentines Day celebrations. In ...

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Shark Research on the Whale Coast

Whale Coast Conservation’s innovative public participation programme, asks holiday-makers and students to collect shark egg cases found along the Cape Whale Coast beaches and rocky coastline to assist in research, writes Des Langkilde. While visiting the Cape Whale Coast region ...

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Exploring the Six Senses of Grootbos

Sunset view from Grootbos Private Nature Reserve with location map

In South Africa, there are ample hospitality establishments who provide 5-star accommodation combined with matching cuisine, but very few who excel in catering to all 6 experiential senses, namely sight, smell, taste, touch, hear and spirit. Grootbos Private Nature Reserve ...

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Risk in Tourism – Part 7

In Part 1 (page 36 – Tourism Tattler August 2014), Louis the Lawyer categorised risk into five categories, namely; 1. PEOPLE, 2. MONEY, 3. LAW, 4. SERVICE and 5. ECOLOGY. I will be dealing with the risk profile of each, ...

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Trends to Boost Hotel Marketing

At the beginning of every year, many experts offer their list of industry forecasts for the year ahead. In the hotel industry in particular, most prediction articles neglect to mention how hoteliers should actually implement these trends at their properties. ...

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Tourism Challenges – Part 2

Last month, Dr. Peter Tarlow explored some of the challenges that lie ahead for the world of tourism in 2015.  Among the issues that we looked at were the question of security, health, issues of policing a few of the ...

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How to Apply Responsible Tourism Practices

The benefits derived from responsible tourism practices are well documented, but in practice the implementation of these principles can be a nightmare for the uninitiated. In this article Des Langkilde looks at how Responsible Tourism practices can be implemented. Being ...

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Crisis Management in Tourism

When crisis strikes, there’s often little warning. In the blink of an eye, an incident such as a road accident, hijacking, kidnap, rape, assault, snake bite or life threatening illness inflicted upon your guests could thrust your business into chaos, ...

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