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Predictions for Native Advertising

Native Advertising definition: Paid content that matches a publication’s editorial standards while meeting the audience’s expectations. Facebook and Twitter fail this definition because neither are publishers. The same is true with Google AdWords. Source: www.copyblogger.com No one knows exactly what ...

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Elements Luxury Suites Launches in Sea Point

Bedroom at Elements Luxury Suites, Sea Point, Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa, 21 January 2019 – Short-term rental company Totalstay, in partnership with Elemental Property Developers, have launched Elements Luxury Suites, a development in upper Sea Point offering a variety of luxury accommodation for short-term rental. The unique ...

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8 Tactics For Sales Lead Generation

Sales lead generation graphic

Do you know who your target customers are? Then it is time to turn visitors into customers with these 8 easy to implement sales lead generation tactics. Tactic 1 – Create great content The first step is to create content ...

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Hotel Group Adopts Plastic-Free Straw Initiative

Plastic-free straw in beverage

Johannesburg, South Africa, 29 January 2019 – In alignment with the plastic-free straw commitment of leading hotel group Accor Hotels, Mercure Hotels South Africa has fully adopted the initiative from January 2019 across their branches in Randburg, Midrand, Bedfordview and Nelspruit. Prior to the initiative ...

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Spain To Host Gastronomy Tourism World Forum

Joxe Aizega with Zurab Pololikashvili

Madrid, Spain, 28 January 2019 – The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Basque Culinary Center (BCC) have signed an agreement to host the 5th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism (San Sebastian, Spain 2-3 May 2019). The new edition ...

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New GM for Visit Knysna Tourism Office

Colleen Durant, Visit Knysna Tourism Office

Knysna, South Africa, 28 January 2019 – Colleen Durant has been appointed as the new General Manager for Visit Knysna Tourism Office as of 11 February 2019. Commenting on the appointment, Wesgro’s Chief Marketing Officer, Judy Lain said: “The appointment ...

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Animal Interaction Consultation Workshop Dates Announced

Cheetah cub paw in human hand

SOUTH AFRICA, Johannesburg – Thursday 24 January 2019: The Southern Africa Tourism Services Association (SATSA) is inviting the travel trade to join a series of consultative workshops on the topic of animal interactions to be held across the country from 12 February ...

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SA Roadshow to Capture Turkish Travel Trade

EMITT 2019 event montage

SOUTH AFRICA, Johannesburg – Thursday 24 January 2019: South African Tourism will be hosting the “Learn SA Roadshow” for the first time in Istanbul, Turkey, in a bid to increase the knowledge of the trade in Turkey and to create ...

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Roadshow Targets Emerging Markets In Europe

Buyers at a Spotlight Europe workshop

The 8th annual Spotlight on Africa & Indian Ocean Islands roadshow will focus on Europe’s emerging tourism markets of the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary from Tuesday 26 March to Friday 29 March 2019. The Spotlight Europe roadshow will include ...

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Zimbabwe Safe to Visit Despite Unrest

Victoria Falls Zimbabwe

The management of Africa Albida Tourism (AAT) has confirmed that Victoria Falls remains calm, safe and stable despite civil unrest experienced in parts of Harare and Bulawayo over the past week. The civil unrest started when Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa ...

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Cape Town’s tourism figures indicate steady recovery

Cape Town, South Africa, 23 January 2019 – Figures released by Cape Town’s big attractions, Cape Town International Airport and STR’s Destination Report indicate mixed performance for December 2018.   The second half of the year has shown that the ...

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Stellenbosch Harvest Parade

It’s time to whip on your glad rags and join the parade! Once again, a merry, family-friendly spectacle hits the streets of Stellenbosch on Saturday, February 2 when farm locals of this renowned wine region take to the streets accompanied ...

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5 Awesome African Adventures for US Travelers

Hand holding model plane of Africa globe

Since it’s the cradle of humanity, every modern human has roots in Africa — and perhaps that’s part of its magnetic attraction for global adventurers. But apart from its seminal role in human history, it continues to influence global culture ...

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Revenant Red breathes new life into a South African classic wine

Many of the great, long-lived Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon wines of the 1950s, 60s and 70s conspired over a secret ingredient. Cinsault was hidden within the wines without mention on the label, lending elegance and perfume to these Cape classics. Sadly, ...

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Partnership to Redefine Brand South Africa

Brand South Africa partnership team

Brand South Africa, the official custodian of South Africa’s nation brand, has partnered with Business Leadership South Africa and SA INC. to redefine the national conversation. The team at Regency Global, producers of the SA INC. TV series, aim to ...

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Airline Tops 2018 Business Traveller Awards

Superior product and service offerings steer the airline to multiple awards and the biggest winner status JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – 17 January 2019 – Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, celebrated a hat trick win at the 2018 Business Traveller Africa ...

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Kenya Tourist Circuits Unaffected by Nairobi Terror Attack

Kenya fag over Nairobi National Park

Following the horrendous terror attack that occurred at a Nairobi hotel on Tuesday, the Kenya Tourism Federation has confirmed that all tourist circuits across the country are operating normally. The country is safe, and tourists are urged to continue with ...

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The Travel Dilemma: Book Ahead or Last Minute?

Trafalgar guided holiday to Ireland

The great dilemma of whether to book ahead for a planned holiday or to wait for a last-minute bargain is common. South Africans, in particular, worry about losing out on currency fluctuations and often leave booking their holiday abroad ’til ...

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WTM Africa 2019 Registration Opens

WTM Africa entrance

Registration for the continent’s leading B2B Travel Trade Show, WTM Africa 2019, is officially open. Hosted in partnership with the City of Cape Town from 10-12 April 2019, WTM Africa brings travel exhibitors, buyers, experts, media and stakeholders from across ...

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Major Boost for Responsible Tourism in Conservation

game drive at Timbavati

The signing of a historic Cooperative Agreement between Kruger National Park and private reserves, state reserves and communal areas on the border of the park is seen as a major boost for responsible tourism in conservation across Africa. According to ...

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Cape Verde Expands Visa Exemption

Cape Verde visa exemption map

As of 1 January 2019, the list of countries exempted from requiring a tourist visa to enter Cape Verde has been extended to include most European countries. Visitors travelling from countries belonging to the European Union (including the UK) plus ...

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Africa Rising: Chess Popularity Rises on the Continent

chess pieces

Africa is considered to be the oldest continent, but chess, one of the oldest games in the world, has just begun to gain in popularity here. The game has existed for almost 1500 years now. It was originally played in ...

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Positive Future for Botswana Tourism

wttc economic impact report Botswana

According to the latest World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Economic Impact report for Botswana, positive growth is expected for the country over the next ten years. “Inclusive growth and ensuring a future with quality jobs are the concerns of ...

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Property Review: Aquila Private Game Reserve

aquila lodge

Visitors to Cape Town are spoilt for choice when it comes to tourism experiences. There is so much to see and do. And yet, it’s a private game reserve located 2-hours from the Mother City that seems to be luring ...

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Former Botswana President Commits to Tuli Conservation

Dr Ian Khama

The Tuli Conservation Trust (CBE) has announced the appointment of the Former President of Botswana, His Excellency Lieutenant General Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama, as its founding patron.  Ian Khama has played a visionary role in establishing Botswana’s world-renowned conservation ...

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Environmental Collapse Threatens Vulture Fledgelings

injured cape vulture

An alarming number of vulture rehabilitation cases have been recorded by VulPro for the months of December 2018 and early January 2019. VulPro, an NGO that works tirelessly to safeguard Africa’s vulture populations through rescue and rehabilitation, reports that most ...

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Seychelles Bans Plastic Straws

Plastic straws in cocktails

In another step to help protect the environment of Seychelles, the importation of single-use plastic straws will be banned as of 01 February 2019.  According to the Seychelles News Agency, the island nation’s ministry of environment will ban the importation of ...

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WTM Africa 2019 Takes Shape

WTM Africa Conference Speakers

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, 03 January 2019 – The speaker line-up and programme for WTM Africa 2019 are taking shape, with Conference, Inspire, Destination and Travel Forward Theatres set to host presentations and interactive sessions with global travel influencers between ...

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The uMfolozi: A Conservation Story

Zulu Chief

The uMfolozi Big Five Reserve is a special conservation story – the story of how Dr Ian Player started a global effort to save the rhino from extinction, and how years later five tribal chiefs contributed their land to conserve ...

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How Online Business Directories Benefit Tourism

Online Business Directory

Marketers of tourism destinations and tourism business services often ignore the power of online business directories. Here are 8 good reasons why directories should be included as part of your marketing mix. According to a statistical report, spending on digital ...

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Seychelles needs more hotel rooms

Seychelles Tropical Residence

Seychelles is facing a difficult situation in its need for hotel rooms. According to Alain St Ange, the former Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, the shortage of hotel rooms will impact on airlines because contracted ...

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Rare EMF at Old Car Show

1912 EMF vintage car

GEORGE, South Africa – The 23rd George Old Car Show, driven by Oakhurst Insurance Company, and taking place from 9 – 10 February 2019, will focus on rare and exotic cars, including a 1912 EMF. The Everitt, Metzger and Flanders, ...

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Airline Security Staff Face Bribery Charges

bribe money

KEMPTON PARK, 2 January 2019 – The management of O. R. Tambo International Airport have been informed that disciplinary hearings will be held tomorrow (Thursday) for two security company employees filmed taking an alleged bribe at a passport verification checkpoint. ...

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50 Ways to explore Cape Town for under R50

South Africa’s Mother City has a lot to offer budget-conscious tourists. Make the most of your Cape Town visit by exploring the following 50 things to see or do for R50 or less – or even for free! 1. Explore ...

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