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Tag Archives: Articles February 2020

Social Media Marketing – Part 3

In part three of this series, TourismTattler looks at some useful social media monitoring and analysis tools. Last month we started off by researching our present position in Social Media Marketing and we hope this gave you some clear ideas ...

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Tswalu Kalahari Private Game Reserve

Tswalu Kalahari Private Game Reserve

As South Africa’s largest private game reserve Tswalu exists primarily as a conservation project started 20 years ago, which seeks to restore denuded farmlands in the Northern Cape’s Kalahari savannah eco-system. Today Tswalu covers an area of over 1,000 sqm ...

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Social Media Marketing – Part 2

In part two of this series, TourismTattler asks some pertinent questions that should be answered before embarking on a social media journey. Part 1 of this series can be read here. Introduction Before we set off on our journey from a ...

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Tented Adventures

Committed to low impact environmental and eco-friendly accommodation, Tented Adventures’ Pilanesberg National Park Safari Camp, and Pretoriuskop Rest Camp in the Kruger National Park are perfectly positioned with minimal permanent structures within their respective campgrounds. The ‘Glamping’ experience that Tented ...

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Tenikwa Wildlife Rehab Centre

Fair Trade Tourism certifiedTenikwa Wildlife Rehabilitation and Awareness Centre, a non-profit organisation located close to Plettenberg Bay, uses tourism as a platform to raise awareness about threats facing South Africa’s indigenous wild cats, using the funds it generates from tourism ...

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James Vos on eVisas and Tourism Growth

James Vos, Mayoral Committee Member for Economic Opportunities and Asset Management in the City of Cape Town

Cape Town, February 2020 – During President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of Nation Address, he announced the roll-out of Electronic Visas (eVisas), to make applications easier for tourists wanting to visit the country. As the incoming Mayoral Committee Member for Economic ...

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LUX Resorts and Hotels

LUX Four Seasons Resort Mauritius

LUX* Resorts and Hotels has embarked on a journey towards a carbon-clean future, known as ‘Tread Lightly’. Working with Ecosur Afrique, LUX* asks for a voluntary donation of €1 per room night – 32.5 per cent of which goes towards ...

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Social Media Marketing – Part 1

In this new E-Marketing series, Tourism Tattler will help you to become a Social Business. We will show you what influences people’s social behaviour (how to go viral) how to automate online communications, how to position your brand, and how ...

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Amakhala Safari Lodge

Amakhala Safari Lodge

African tribal design-inspired owners and artists, Mike and Justine Weeks’ meticulous attention to detail is reflected in the fine African beadwork and handcrafted designs that are evident throughout the prestigious Safari Lodge on the northern boundary of Amakhala Game Reserve. ...

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5 Ways to Travel Cheaply

graphic of world map with traveller silhouettes

When we’re tight on cash, the idea of going on vacation might seem impossible. But we all need to relax and get away from the stresses of life every now and then. Luckily, vacations don’t have to break the bank. ...

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Sibuya Game Reserve

Aerial view of Sibuya Game Reserve

Located on the coast at Kenton on Sea in the Eastern Cape and spanning the magnificent Kariega Estuary on its course to meet the warm Indian Ocean, the malaria-free Sibuya Game Reserve, Tented Camps and Lodge is South Africa’s only ...

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Review: New Ford Everest XLT 4WD SUV

2019 Ford Everest SUV

Cape Town, 18 February 2020 – Ford has made its sophisticated Everest seven-seater sport utility vehicle (SUV) more appealing and upmarket than ever with a range of styling, suspension and feature upgrades, complemented by the introduction of the advanced new ...

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Sustainable Tourism at WTM Africa

Aerial view of Cape Town and Table Mountain

Cape Town. 18 February 2020 – WTM Africa 2020 is tackling sustainable tourism at macro and micro levels this year, by lining up a number of eco-conscious initiatives alongside recognising game-changing sustainability practices in the African travel industry Major international ...

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Review: Ford Ranger Raptor

2019 Ford Ranger Raptor 4x4

Built for discerning truck lovers who want their ride to deliver more top-end power and bottom-end torque, with quick acceleration and smooth gear changes, the all-new Ford Ranger Raptor 4×4 delivers on all counts. Under the hood Under the hood ...

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ATB to Boost Beach Tourism in Tanzania

Tanzania tourism stakeholders

Dar es Salaam, 15 September 2020 – Beach and marine resource tourism along Africa’s East Coast and the continents Indian Ocean islands need development and exposure to international tourists. This observation was made by the African Tourism Board (ATB) Chairman, ...

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Kenya to Partner with African Tourism Board

African Tourism Board CEO Doris Wortel with Kenya Tourism dignitaries

Nairobi, 15 February 2020 – Following a four-day working visit to Kenya, African Tourism Board (ATB) CEO, Doris Wörfel, engaged with tourism industry leaders to initiate and advance pilot projects that could be implemented across the African Continent. During the CEO’s ...

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Towards a Visa-Free Africa

United States of Africa Passport

One Africa – One Visa – One Passport. An idyllic dream that could become reality within this decade. In this article, we explore the African Passport and Free Movement of People, the Africa Visa Openness Index, and a multi-stage walkathon ...

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New Appointment at Taj Cape Town

Melissa Herman Director of Rooms at Taj Cape Town

Cape Town, 11 February 2020 – Taj Cape Town has announced the appointment of Melissa Herman as Director of Rooms. Melissa brings a richness of integrity and passion to Taj Cape Town. Her key responsibility is to oversee all Front ...

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Review: Ford Mustang 2.3 EcoBoost

Ford Mustang 2.3 EcoBoost Convertible

The eye-pulling visual appeal of the 2019 Ford Mustang 2.3L EcoBoost Convertible is equally matched with power and performance appeal. By Des Langkilde. When we last reviewed the Mustang back in 2015 (see Mustang GT 5.0L V8 review), we mentioned ...

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33rd African Union Summit to Silence the Guns

33rd African Union Summit header

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 7 February 2020 – The annual African Union Summit kicked off in Addis Ababa on 21st January and will run until the 10th of February under the theme: Silencing the Guns: Creating Conducive Conditions for Africa’s Development.   The president of ...

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Guide Academy Fosters Local Communities

Tourvest Guide Academy campsite

The Tourvest Field Guide Academy, which opened in September 2019, welcomed its first 16 candidates – nine female and seven male recruits, each of whom had undergone a rigorous selection process. These deserving young people all came from communities surrounding ...

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KZN Lures New York Tourists

Members of Tourism KwaZulu-Natal and Durban Tourism

A delegation from Tourism KwaZulu-Natal and Durban Tourism attended the New York Times Travel Show 2020 from 24-26 January, hoping to lure dollar-spending tourists by showcasing KwaZulu-Natal’s tourist attractions. The New York Times Travel Show 2020 is the largest travel ...

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Tourism Declares a Climate Emergency

Tourism Declares Climate Emergency Logo

A new network of organisations, companies and individuals working in tourism has come together to join other industries and regions in declaring a climate emergency. Launched on 14 January 2020 at tourismdeclares.com, the declaration commits signatories to accelerate their own ...

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