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Tag Archives: Articles February 2017

Exciting Times for Hotel Operators and Investors

While Western European destinations showed little to no tourism growth during 2016, the African continent experienced an increase of 8.1%, according to the United Nations World Travel Organisation (UNWTO). Sub-Saharan Africa’s visitor totals grew by more than 10% year-over-year, the ...

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Planning Knowledge Bubble for SA Travel Trade

The MICE Academy is inviting the southern Africa travel trade to participate in a knowledge bubble session on Wednesday 29 March 2017 that will focus on the particular planning tasks of the travel company. “As an add-on to their client’s travel requirements, the travel ...

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An Ode to the Durban Curry

If you can read this whole story without laughing then you’ve probably never tasted a real Durban curry. I was crying by the end… This witty narration is probably fictional – it was doing the email rounds back in 2008, ...

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South African Heads World’s Guides

The World Federation of Tourist Guides Associations has appointed a South African tourist guide as its new President. Alushca Ritchie, a registered tourist guide for the Western Cape, was appointed to head the internationally recognised body at the 17th biennial ...

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TBCSA Takes Stock of #SONA2017

The Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) has denounced the chaos and violent scenes that unfolded in and outside of Parliament during the 2017 State of the Nation Address (SONA), saying that this does not reflect well on the ...

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The Role of Tour Operators in Safari Bookings

Research suggests that travellers are changing their safari booking habits by making reservations directly on booking aggregators or directly via the safari lodge or game reserve’s website. So where does this trend leave Tour Operators? Is the traditional travel distribution ...

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Recording Wildlife Spotting Online

WildSpots.org wildlife spotters

  WildSpots.org is a free iOS and Android mobile application and website for recording the migration and distribution of individual animal, bird and insect species across southern Africa. Game reserves, wildlife conservancies, NGOs and tourists alike are invited to share ...

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The A-B-C’s of Reunion Island

Réunion Island is a mere 4-hour flight from Johannesburg on Air Austral and South African passport holders do not require visas for this tropical paradise which makes it the perfect destination! Located in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar and ...

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Exploring Sri Lanka from Tangle to Galle

Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) – an island south of India – is renown for its diverse landscape, ranging from rainforest and arid plains to highlands and sandy beaches. In this travel destination review, Tourism Tattler correspondent Adam Jacot de Boinod explores ...

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Tips on How to De-stress

The importance of making time for yourself throughout the year cannot be over emphasised. In this article, Diabetes South Africa looks at ways to de-stress your life. By Romy Toussaint. The first thing that comes to mind when you think ...

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The Old-school General Manager

John Cleese Faulty Towes

There’s been something fundamental missing in the last decade of hotel management: the unflashy, workaholic general managers, those who started their careers waiting tables, scrubbing kitchen counters and floors, climbing the ladder, slowly learning ALL of the necessary skills to ...

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Law of Contracts – Part 26

The Role of Service Level Agreements. By Adv Louis Nel. (For a summary on this series see end of article). Alternative Dispute Resolutions (Cont’d) As mentioned at the end of my article on standard terms and conditions last month (Part 25 – JAN ...

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Vehicle Review: Mazda2 Hazumi

Mazda2 Auto 1.5L DE

If you’re looking for a ‘not so little’ little car that packs a whole lot of punch, then the Mazda2 Hazumi Auto 1.5L DE is the car for you. By Tessa Buhrmann. I was pleasantly surprised at how spacious and luxurious ...

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#SONA2017 Circus Fails South Africans

The annual State of the Nation Circus on 9 February 2017 has, once again, demonstrated that the people of South Africa cannot rely on Government to do the most basic of leadership tasks, namely to put differences aside and to ...

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Marriott Rewards App for Travellers

DUBAI, UAE – February 10, 2017 – Based on the foundation of actual hands-on guest research and feedback, Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) will now offer Marriott Rewards members a dynamic mobile experience personalised for them. Today marks the launch ...

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Hospitality Water-saving Urged by FEDHASA

water saving tips from fedhasa

With the City of Cape Town’s level 3B water restrictions coming into force today (1 February 2017), FEDHASA, the Federated Hospitality Association of South Africa, has called on its members and the hospitality industry to optimise water-saving and water resource ...

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