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Tag Archives: Articles July 2015

Muldersdrift Junior Chefs Sharpen Skills

A handful of junior Muldersdrift chefs and assistant chefs have recently completed a series of workshops hosted by the Guvon Academy, the training facility of Guvon Hotels. The skills upliftment programme benefits the individuals who participate, the restaurants they work ...

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Scents and Sensibility

A fresh look at bespoke amenities for the hotel industry. Go on, admit it, you have checked out of your hotel room with a little something tucked away under your favourite pair of jeans in your suitcase – the slippers, ...

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Conference on Conferencing & Events

A brand new conference is being launched for the South African Events Industry that aims to address the numerous and serious risks involved in Conferencing and Events Management from the perspective of the events manager. Aptly titled Eventually™ the conference ...

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Balloon Safari Excellence Accolade

With the recent award of a Certificate of Excellence from the world’s largest travel site, TripAdvisor, Bill Harrop’s “Original” Balloon Safaris has cemented its position as one of South Africa’s most popular travel experiences. The award celebrates attractions listed on ...

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Protea Hotels appoints new Sales Manager

Protea Hotels has appointed Gareth Venner as Group International Sales Manager, a promotion from his current role at Protea as Regional Sales Manager for Gauteng. Armed with a qualification in Hotel and Restaurant Management, Gareth moved to Scotland to do ...

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Fish Hoek pupil wins Hospitality Bursary

International Hotel School “boot camp” challenges hosted at Peninsula All-Suite Hotel Matric pupil Brad Taylor of Fish Hoek High was awarded the coveted R225 000 International Hotel School (IHS) bursary to study Hospitality Management after earning top marks in a ...

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Shipwrecked in Port Edward

For more than a decade, Port Edward residents on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast have commemorated the lives of the passengers of Portuguese ship, Sao Joao. The ship was wrecked on rocks outside Port Edward in 1552 on its return journey ...

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Tourism KwaZulu-Natal Hosts Top Buyers

Tourism KwaZulu-Natal (TKZN) has teamed up with leading international tourism players to position the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) as a global tourism destination. These partnerships have seen a number of international travel agents and tour operators coming in numbers to explore some ...

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Long-haul Travel Sentiment: Europe

Travel sentiment in Europe’s key long-haul travel markets proves upbeat for the summer travel period as shown by the latest results of the Long-Haul Travel Sentiment Survey, a joint initiative of the European Travel Commission (ETC), the European Tourism Association ...

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Faircity Hotels Appoints New Managing Director

Main Image: Fairfield’s Quatermain Hotel Entrance (Sandton Business and Conferencing Hotel, with a focus on leisure on the weekends). Since its inception in 2007, Lukas van der Westhuizen has held the portfolio of Faircity Hotels and Apartments Business Development Director. ...

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Cover Story – July

Our cover for July is dedicated to the National Arts Festival – a major tourist attraction, and an important event on the South African cultural calendar. It is also the biggest annual celebration of the arts on the African continent. ...

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2015 Lilizela Tourism Awards Judging

Earlier this year, South African Tourism invited members of the tourism industry to form part of the 2015 Lilizela Tourism Awards adjudication panel. This invitation was well-received, with the cream of the industry offering to do service on the Lilizela ...

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South African Tourism Sector in Crisis

The South African government’s ‘Unfriendly approach’ to the Visa regime is negatively impacting African and Overseas tourist arrivals to South Africa, and the tourism industry, reports Grant Thornton. South Africa’s Tourism sector is entering its first serious crisis stage as ...

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Managing Credit Card Fraud in Tourism

The tourism industry is a popular target for credit card fraud, according to a leading payment services provider – but there are ways to manage the risk, writes Elzaan Rohde. “Accommodation establishments like hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs are especially vulnerable ...

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South Coast Tourist Attractions

There’s a lot to keep anyone busy along the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal, especially in terms of tourist attractions in South Africa that cater for families, writes Des Langkilde. Last month I wrote about the activities that I experienced during ...

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Conscious Conferencing

Spier Wine Farm in Stellenbosch coined the phrase ‘Conscious Conferencing’. Des Langkilde investigates this claim and finds it to be more than just a marketing ploy – it’s an historical commitment to environmentally and socially responsible practices. Following my Spier ...

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Law of Contracts – Part 12

In Part 1 (August 2014), I categorised risk into five categories, namely; 1. PEOPLE, 2. MONEY, 3. LAW, 4. SERVICE and 5. ECOLOGY. In this series, I deal with the risk profile of each, i.e. broadly speaking the areas of ...

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Language: USP or Barrier?

In the hospitality and tourism industry we all try to push our unique selling points (USP’s) and differentiate our products and services. Yet, how many have considered the edge language can have on the bottom line? asks Charlene Nieuwoudt. “Your ...

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