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Tag Archives: Articles January 2014

Atta Launches a Photography Competition

Atta ~ The African Travel & Tourism Association has launched its first ever photograph competition, aimed at exhibiting the talents of Atta members, promoting Africa, and getting a number of different takes of what “Africa in the New Year” means ...

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SADC Tourism Ministers meet in Madrid

Tourism Ministers from Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Seychelles and Mozambique met this week (23 January 2013) in Madrid, where they were all gathered for FITUR, the Tourism Trade Fair of Spain. The five Ministers are the ‘working group of six’ ...

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Stellenbosch embarks on wine tourism campaign

SA’s first and foremost winelands destination to expand wine tourism footprint  South Africa’s first and foremost wine destination, the Stellenbosch Wine Routes, has embarked on a dynamic wine tourism marketing initiative – the Stellenbosch Wine Experience – in collaboration with ...

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Tourism: Death of an industry

If we want tourism to survive, tourism as an industry has to die, writes Martin Hatchuel in his latest newsletter. Actually, if you think about it, the very idea that tourism is an industry is preposterous and self-defeating. But it’s the central ...

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Trap cam snaps Knysna elephant

SA National Parks (SANParks) has reported the sighting of an elephant photographed by a trap camera in the Knysna forest on 6 November 2013. “The footage includes photographs of an elephant whose tusks, trunk and legs are visible, but unfortunately ...

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Pilot training boosts tourism for Mossel Bay

The recently established training base of an international aviation group – and the arrival and commissioning of Africa’s most advanced helicopter instrument flight simulator – have given a major boost to Mossel Bay’s aviation tourism sector. “With a committed aero ...

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Keep calm and stay alive

Being assaulted by armed robbers in your home is never something you can plan or prepare for. “How you act when threatened however may very well determine the outcome of events for both yourself and your family. When faced with ...

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Airberlin and Etihad Airways announce Joint Livery Aircraft

Two airlines have unveiled their Airbus A320 aircraft in unique joint livery •             New Moving Forward media campaign launched for 2014 •             Almost 900,000 passengers carried since partnership began two years ago •             Scale brought through equity partnership reducing costs ...

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Kwandwe Kids Go Green

Kwandwe Private Game Reserve’s has launched its new Blue Crane Conservation Club, introducing an eco theme and new ‘see & learn’ activities to their kiddies safari programme.  Apart from simply having fun whilst learning all about the wildlife on the reserve, ...

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BRICS Tourism Analysis

South Africa’s tourist arrivals from BRIC countries grew by 20.8 percent since 2010. From Jan 2010 to Nov 2012, 748 740 people visited South Africa from Brazil, Russia, India and China, representing a growth of 39.2 %. But is BRICS* ...

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January Cover Story

As we enter the dawn of a new year, the Tourism Tattler January 2014 magazine looks at the trends that we could expect to shape travel and tourism during 2014 (see pages 10 -13). We also look at some amazing ...

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Poaching: Latest News in Africa

Is it all bad news in the war, poachers vs wildlife? Oxpeckers reports on the latest developments. Click on a link to read more. 3 Rhinos killed at iSimangaliso Wetland Park 4 Suspected poachers 1 Suspect poacher killed, 2 wounded, ...

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What do Tourists Want?

A TripAdvisor survey reveals the hotel amenities travelers can and can’t do without. TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site, announced the results of the TripBarometer Truth in Travel Survey, which reveals the hotel amenities and services travelers find most and ...

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Best Safari Spa in Africa

With the 2014 Safari Awards votes being counted as we speak, ready for the Judges to view in January, we just can’t wait to find out who will be the winner of the ‘Best Safari Spa in Africa’ in the ...

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2013 Old Mutual National Choir Festival

Universtiy of Western Cape choir emerged victorious at the 2013 Old Mutual National Choir Festival as tributes to Nelson Mandela lifted the standard. The University of the Western Cape (UWC) Creative Arts Choir were crowned the best large choir in South Africa, ...

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