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Tag Archives: Articles January 2020

Tintswalo Lapalala Takes Up the #SpekboomChallenge

Tintswalo Lapalala has taken up the #SpekboomChallenge to champion the planting of spekboom (Portulacaria afra) within the pristine Lapalala Wilderness Reserve in the Waterberg (Limpopo). The luxury tented lodge already operates off the grid, but to offset the carbon footprint of ...

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Book a Dream Liveaboard Holiday with Ayana

Ayana liveaboard boat

If your idea of a dream holiday is travelling the Indonesian archipelago with a group of dive buddies, then booking an Ayana liveaboard holiday is the way to go. A unique aspect of liveaboard holidays is that you can spend ...

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Stops to Make on a Road Trip from Spain to Greece

Rural road in Spain with stone house

One of our dedicated travel bloggers, Boris, has a passion for road-tripping across Europe. Last year, he took on a monster road trip from Barcelona to Mykonos. This all started thanks to an offer he found with adornosuites.com, a hotel ...

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Dynamic Foresight Yields Exemplary Hotel Results

Cape Town, 27 January 2020 – The President Hotel, situated in Bantry Bay, yielded exemplary results this festive season, despite the downward turn in the South African economy. Occupancy grew by 5.5% from December 2018, with positive growth noted in ...

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Environmental Risks: The Worlds Biggest Challenge

Boy on beach looking at plastic waste

The top five biggest challenges facing the world over the next decade are, for the first time, all related to the environment, according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2020. The report, based on a survey of more than ...

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Have You Explored These Natural Wonders in Mauritius?

Crystal Rock, Mauritius

Mauritius is a paradise for travellers across the world. Located in the southeast of Africa, Mauritius provides a plethora of options; explore the colourful capital, sample traditional food and the island’s top rums, marvel at the natural wonders, paddleboard, or ...

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The 2020 Cape Getaway Show

Cape Town, 24 January 2020 – The Getaway Show offers a fantastic three-day fun-filled experience for the whole family to enjoy from 6 to 8 March 2020 at the Sandringham Farm, Sandringham Road, in Stellenbosch. The show is the Western ...

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What to Expect from Tourism and Technology in South Africa in 2020

Will 2020 herald in the decade of flying cars, AI concierges and holograph meetings with clients and colleagues across the world? Dr Nomvuselelo Songelwa “Tourism has always been ahead of the curve when it comes to innovation,” says Dr Nomvuselelo ...

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Data a Top Priority for South African Travel Buyers

Data will be a top priority for South African travel buyers in 2020, according to a new survey conducted by FCM Travel Solutions, a division of the Flight Centre Travel Group, in partnership with the African Business Travel Association (ABTA). ...

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Protea Hotel By Marriott Kruger Gate – Reimagined And Revitalized

Mpumalanga, South Africa, 23 January 2020 – Making the most of its perfect location in the Greater Kruger Conservancy, right at the Paul Kruger Gate and on the banks of the iconic Sabie River, the Protea Hotel by Marriott Kruger ...

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Top Tips for Road-Tripping Around South Africa

Road trip along Chapman's Peak Drive in Cape Town

So, you’ve decided to, or at the very least you are thinking about, going on a once in a lifetime road trip around South Africa. You definitely won’t regret it! From the beautiful beaches to the lush green mountain scenery, ...

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In Memoriam: David Munton 1936–2020

David Munton 1936–2020

Cape Town, 22 January 2020 – The travel industry joins City Sightseeing South Africa in mourning the passing of their Co-founder and Director, David Munton, this morning.  At 83, David Munton was well known in the South African tourism industry ...

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WTM Africa Travel & Tourism Awards Entry Deadline

WTM Africa Travel & Tourism Awards logo

CAPE TOWN, 22 January 2020 – While the deadline for entries for the inaugural WTM Africa Travel & Tourism Awards is set for 31 January, there’s still time to nominate individuals and businesses who are doing sterling work in sharing ...

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World First As Cheetah Brothers Relocate From UK To South Africa

Cheetah brothers Sheba and Nairo at the Aspinall Foundation UK

Paarl and Graaff-Reinet, South Africa, January 2020 – Two 2.5-year-old cheetahs from Howletts Wild Animal Park, near Canterbury will leave the park on 6th February 2020 for a new life in South Africa. After a 6,000 mile flight, the pair ...

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500 Million USD Investment to Accelerate Progress Towards UN SDGs

SDG500 Logo

A coalition of private and public sector launches SDG500, a groundbreaking USD$500 million investment platform to accelerate progress towards the SDGs Davos, Switzerland, 22 January 2020 – A coalition of private and public sector organisations, including United Nations entities, non-governmental ...

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Top 6 Cheetah Conservation Tours in Cape Town

A pair of cheetah

The plight of Africa’s cheetah populations has never been more severe than it is today. Classified as a CITES Appendix I endangered species, cheetah numbers have dropped from about 100,000 in 1900 to probably 6,800 today. Of these, only about 2,000 live ...

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5 Ways To See Destinations Beyond The Tour Bus

Photo montage of hot air balloons over tour coach seats

Whoever said group tours were boring was sorely misinformed. Yes, the thought of a gaggle of tourists squinting out the windows of a tour bus while clutching their maps hardly inspires. But there are so many more memorable ways to ...

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Five top stress triggers for business travellers and how to overcome them

Corporate Traveller

If you’ve ever felt stressed or anxious about business travels, know that you are not alone. In fact, experts have come up with a new term to describe this very common phenomenon. It’s called “Permanxiety”. Coined in 2017 by global ...

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Cape Town Carnival 2020 To Coincide with Human Rights Day

Cape Town Carnival street parade

Cape Town, 15 January 2020 – Celebrating ten years of bringing people together, igniting joy and unity through creativity and providing second-to-none entertainment, the Cape Town Carnival will take place this year on Human Rights Day, 21 March 2020 on ...

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JB Train Tours Closes Operations

Passenger train with JB Train Tours logo

JOHANNESBURG, 14 January 2020 – After more than four decades in the tourism industry in Southern Africa, JB Train Tours (Since 1975) will be coming to a ‘halt’ effective 15 February 2020. “We’ve had long discussions, various meetings, alternative plans ...

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Waterkloof unveils its charming Cape Coral 2019 Mourvèdre Rosé

Waterkloof Estate with horse and view

Release marks 10th harvest milestone for winemaker Celebrated Helderberg wine estate Waterkloof has drawn back the curtains on the latest creation in its Circumstance range for premier, site-specific wines to reveal the Cape Coral 2019 Mourvèdre Rosé. For winemaker Nadia ...

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WTM Africa 2020 Registration Goes Live

WTM Africa 2020 logo with hashtag

CAPE TOWN, 14 January 2020 – Registrations to attend World Travel Market Africa, taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 5-8 April, are now open. Update: 13 March 2020 – WTM Africa 2020 has been cancelled due ...

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Updated Meetings Africa App Ready for Download

Meetings Africa Mobile App

JOHANNESBURG, Tuesday, 14 January 2020 – The newly updated Meetings Africa APP is now live and ready for downloading by all attendees. Meetings Africa, the continent’s premier business events trade show, now in its 15th year, is set to take ...

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World PCO Alliance Welcomes New Partner

World PCO Alliance logo

Tokyo, Japan, 14 January 2020 – The World PCO Alliance has welcomed a new partner into its association, Italy-based Ega worldwide congresses & events. Founded in 1965 by Emma and Cristina Aru, Ega worldwide congresses & events is highly specialized ...

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Angola Relaxes Visa Requirements

Angola e-Visa

The Angolan government has been introducing several initiatives to encourage tourism investment and business opportunities in the oil-rich country since former president José Eduardo dos Santos stepped down. Angola President João Lourenço. The first new president in 38 years, João ...

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Emirates SkyCargo poised to support global trade in 2020

Dubai, UAE, 13 Jan 2020– At the start of a new decade, Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, is geared up to facilitate global trade and cargo movement in 2020 and beyond through a combination of innovative product development ...

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Tintswalo Atlantic Accepted into Virtuoso®

Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Now Part of Exclusive Luxury Travel Network CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA January 2020 – Tintswalo Atlantic has been accepted into Virtuoso®’s exclusive portfolio of luxury travel partners, comprised of more than 1,800 preferred suppliers in ...

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Top Three Must-See Tourist Destinations in Wyoming, USA

Yellowstone National Park

The Cowboy State is noted as the 10th largest state in the U.S. in terms of land area yet one of the least populated areas. Still, this sparsely-populated area makes up for it with a bounty of natural and man-made ...

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Best Tropical Island Camping Locations on the Great Barrier Reef

Feet protruding from tent on a beach

Queensland is a great region from which you can enjoy the view and experience of the Great Barrier Reef. It has a lot of great camping locations to offer, giving you and your family the best of the great outdoors. ...

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United Nations Launches 75th Anniversary Dialogues

United Nations 75th Anniversary logo

The biggest global conversation on the world’s future starts now. 01 January 2020 heralded the launch of the #UN75 initiative – the largest, most inclusive conversation on the role of global cooperation in building a better future for all. The ...

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World’s Longest Walkathon to Promote Sustainable Tourism in Africa

World globe with walkathon logo icon

CAPE TOWN, 01 January 2020 – Walk4Africa, a continent-wide public participation multi-stage coastal beach walking event, aims to become the largest and longest walkathon in the world when it launches on 27 September 2020 at the V&A Waterfront in Cape ...

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