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Tag Archives: Articles February 2020

Drogba Scores Tourism Win for Côte d’Ivoire

Soccer star Didier Drogba

Abidjan, 25 February 2020 – International soccer star Didier Drogba has helped his birthplace, Côte d’Ivoire, strike gold by helping to collect MOUs for a total of $15 billion in commitments to back tourism projects in the West African country. ...

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Airline Accolades at Cellars In The Sky Awards

Johannesburg, 25 February 2020 – Emirates’ stellar wine programme was recognized at the Business Traveller Cellars in the Sky 2019 Awards held in London yesterday. The airline picked up multiple awards including 2 Gold awards, 2 Silver awards and a Bronze ...

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Venture Capital Hotel Fund Offers 17 Per Cent Return

Cape-based Lucid Ventures have introduced a secured minimum return to their Section 12J venture capital hotel fund. The fund is now offering, for the first time, a minimum return of 17% (after all taxes and fees) with a guaranteed exit ...

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2019 Chenin Reflects Artisanal Wine Passion

Bot River, 25 February 2020 – The latest vintage of Luddite Wines’ Chenin has just been bottled and, as has become a tradition with this popular white, is ever so briefly now up for grabs. Just 1 130 bottles have ...

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Tintswalo Atlantic Presents ‘Mindfulness Pause Retreats’

Tintswalo Atlantic has partnered with experienced Mindful host, Tracy Winde, to present a series of retreats during the upcoming winter months. The three ‘Mindfulness Pause Retreats’ are aimed at people who want to experience life more mindfully and who want ...

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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 Reserve

Motse camp at Tswalu Game Reserve in South Africa

Tswalu is a vast, magical land of infinite possibility, with sweeping vistas and a liberating sense of space. The green Kalahari is Nature at its most diverse and surprising, and to spend time here is to be touched by exuberant, ...

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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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Wine and Braai Pop-Up at Le Grand Domaine

Spek & Bone Pop-Up on Fire event at Le Grand Domaine winery in Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch, 22 February 2020 – Food and wine have always been a complimentary pair and they’re best savoured outdoors in the company of friends. When the venue for such a treat happens to be the beautiful Grand Domaine Wine Estate overlooking ...

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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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How to Tread Lightly in Ecotourism

footprint on boardwalk

As a travel writer, I’ve visited many sustainable tourism destinations and eco-friendly hotels across the world. They’re doing their bit but how can you, as an eco-conscious traveller, play your part? By Holly Tuppen. Here are a few simple tips ...

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The Best Way to Find Car Rental Services in Los Angeles

Ford Mustang with Los Angeles plateseles

Exploring the Southern California city of Los Angeles is best done as a self-drive road trip. Depending on your budget, you can cruise the Hollywood Boulevard in a Ford Mustang convertible, show your tough side in an F150 pick-up truck, ...

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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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State of Democracy Report Reveals Challenges in Africa

Cover graphic of the Global State of Democracy Report 2019

ADDIS ABABA, 18 February 2020 – The Global State of Democracy (GSoD) 2019: Addressing the Ills, Reviving the Promise – the second edition of the flagship report of the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) – launched ...

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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. Update: 13 ...

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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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Four Awkward Business Travel Moments Road Warriors will Recognise

Have you ever presented at a high-level conference in flip flops and a colourful Hawaii shirt because the airline misplaced your luggage? Or have you spent the night on a park bench because the hotel was overbooked? Road warriors spend ...

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Travel Terms every Travel Business Needs to Know

Whether you believe it or not, it’s a new decade, and new year predictions have been made; emerging trends have been reported, and the travel industry is set for continued innovation in technology and offerings that put travellers first. As ...

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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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Spreading April Cheer with Hot Cross Bun Wine Pairing

Cape Town, 11 February 2020 – Legend has it that hot cross buns are good luck. True story: some among the ancients were known to hang their buns out all year long! Now, Stellenbosch Hills isn’t saying you’ll get lucky ...

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Why eVisas are a Smart Choice for Global Travellers

Laptop with e-visa on screen

Electronic Visas (eVisas) have become one of the most common visa channels with more and more countries making use of it. Today, 44 countries around the world offer eVisas or some form of electronic visa solution for travellers. The service ...

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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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Open Letter To President Cyril Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa

SONA 2020: Show Us Your Hand, Mr President South Africa, 10 February 2020 – This open letter is by Gerhard Papenfus, Chief Executive of the National Employers’ Association of South Africa (NEASA). He writes this in his personal capacity. Dear ...

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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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Art Auction for Spirit Foundation Charity

RED! The Gallery Art Auction in Cape Town

Cape Town, 07 February 2020 – Red! The Gallery in Steenberg will be hosting a charity based art auction on 28 February 2020 opening up the stage for art lovers seeking their next great acquisition. The co-owners of RED! The Gallery, David Endean and ...

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A Decade of Change Ahead for South Africa’s Travel Industry

Four trends that will disrupt the status quo of corporate travel The only constant in life is change. This was true in ancient Egypt when Heraclitus coined the phrase, and it is definitely true today. 2020 marks the start 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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Cape Town Revealed as Africa’s Leading Art Capital

Aerial view of Cape town

Cape Town, 05 February 2020 – Art collectors, museum directors, curators and gallerists from Africa and Europe will descend on Cape Town from next week, February 12, to soak up all the exhibitions, a new Triennale (in Stellenbosch) and two ...

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Investment & Innovation Drive Digital Hospitality

Two women in a resort swimming pool

Across the globe, competitive organisations in all industries are transforming every aspect of their operations through a commitment to digitalisation. Transformation in the hospitality industry is proving to benefit the businesses, as well as the guests, as innovation drives superior ...

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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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