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Tag Archives: Articles July 2018

Local Artist Weaves His Magic

Paarl crafter Jonathan Hoffman

CAPE TOWN, 31 July 2018 – Paarl crafter Jonathan Hoffman might look as if he belongs to a reggae band, but his hands create sheer magic with intricate weaving and wirework.  After suffering a debilitating back injury and being unable to ...

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Amateur Hour: Hotel & Resort Fees

After you’ve been in the hospitality industry for as many years as I have (more than 30 years… how time flies when you’re having fun!), you get used to seeing human error manifest in so many truly unfortunate instances: from ...

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Hotels a Prime Target for Cyber Threats

JOHANNESBURG, 31 July 2018 –  The hospitality industry is a prime target for cyber threats as hotels offer many opportunities for hackers and other cybercriminals. Hotels are targeted because they hold a host of personal and financial information on their guests, as ...

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SANParks Marks World Ranger Day 2018

World Ranger Day 2018

PORT ELIZABETH, 31 July 2018 – The Department of Environmental Affairs in collaboration with South African National Parks (SANParks) today launched the World Ranger Day in Addo Elephant National Park. Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson delivered the commemorative message highlighting the dedication ...

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Mercedes-Benz Launches New C-Class

JOHANNESBURG, 31 July 2018 – Mercedes-Benz South Africa has launched the new edition of its highly successful C-Class range to the local market at an event in Johannesburg’s inner city, celebrating its strong links to South Africa amidst themes of improvement ...

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South Africa Grows Tourist Arrivals for 2018

JOHANNESBURG, 30 July 2018 – South Africa continues to be an attractive tourist destination for travellers from across the world, with the latest figures showing an increase of 2.7% for the first five months of 2018 compared to the first ...

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Graeme Edmond Appointed Tourvest Executive

JOHANNESBURG, 30 July 2018 – Graeme Edmond has been appointed divisional sales and marketing executive for integrated tourism group Tourvest’s Accommodation and Activities division with effect from 1 August 2018. Tourvest Accommodation and Activities comprises tourism activity operators Wild Horizons ...

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Is South Africa Ready For ‘Smart’ Hotel Rooms?

There’s a race on internationally among big hotel groups to unveil smart hotels that feature rooms equipped with the Internet of Things (IoT) devices that can carry out a variety of tasks for guests. This state-of-the-art hotel experience will likely ...

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Kenya Launches Tourism Blueprint 2030

NAIROBI, 26 July 2018 – The Kenya Ministry of Tourism has launched the Big 4 Tourism Plan – a set of strategies devised towards the implementation of the Blueprint 2030. At a meeting presided over by Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala, the Ministry of Tourism ...

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Gabriëlskloof Ignites A ‘Fire Food’ Celebration Of SA Heritage

From handmade wors to melktert spring rolls..this Overberg Braai has it all Sunday, 23 September 2018 Gabriëlskloof flies the flag for South African heritage on September 23, when Chef Frans Groenewald lights the braai fires of celebration to serve up ...

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BRICS Established as Global Brand

JOHANNESBURG, Wednesday 25 July 2018 – The political alliance of BRICS nations has become a distinct global brand in its own right, research conducted by Brand South Africa, a marketing agency of the government of South Africa, shows.  The 10th BRICS ...

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Tenerife & Seychelles Discuss Tourism Cooperation

GHANA, July 2018 – Meeting on the sidelines of the Routes Africa 2018 conference, key speakers Stephanie Wear Pintado of Tenerife and Alain St.Ange of Seychelles met to discuss the tourism potential and possible cooperation between their two countries. “Tenerife Island and Seychelles are ...

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Woman2Woman

BON Hotels calls on hotel guests #BONangels, to support their sanitary wear drive An average of 2 million schoolgirls miss 60 days of school each year because they cannot afford sanitary wear – to put that in perspective, this means ...

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Fair Trade Tourism Publishes Captive Wildlife Guidelines

SOUTH AFRICA, 23 July 2018 – Fair Trade Tourism (FTT) has published its Captive Wildlife Guidelines, which aim to assist the travel industry make decisions about which captive wildlife facilities to support and which to avoid. The Guidelines, which were developed ...

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Mango Awarded Best Low-Cost African Airline

SOUTH AFRICA, 19 July 2018 – Mango Airlines has been presented with the most sought-after award in the aviation industry. The Skytrax World Airline Awards – often referred to as the “Oscars of the aviation industry” – has announced that Mango ...

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Opportunity for Tourism, Hospitality, Wine, Food and Marketing Students

CAPE TOWN, 19 July 2018 – An opportunity exists for tourism, wine, food, hospitality and marketing communications students and trainees to learn from, and network with, experts in their specific industry fields. When registering to attend the third annual The Business ...

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Duo Paddle to Save Shongweni Reserve on #MandelaDay2018

DURBAN, 18 July 2018 – In honour of International Mandela Day today, the founder of Conservation Guardians, Greg Vogt and Italian-born, Sara Agostini will paddle for 67 km’s on Shongweni Dam to raise funds for the mammoth challenge of rescuing the Shongweni Resource Reserve which has ...

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World Celebrates #MandelaDay2018

SOUTH AFRICA, 18 July 2018 – Nelson Mandela International Day 2018 is being celebrated worldwide today to mark 100 years since the birth of Nelson Mandela (18 July 1918). The Centenary is an occasion to reflect on his life and legacy, and ...

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Durban ICC Salutes Long Service Employees

DURBAN, 17 July 2018 – Six long-serving employees of the Durban International Convention Centre (Durban ICC) who thrive on professionalism and excellence in service delivery, ensure daily that Africa’s leading meetings and conference venue continue to attract visitors from across the ...

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Cape Town: A Sustainable Tourism Destination

CAPE TOWN, 17 July 2018 –  Despite the heavy rains and Western Cape dams filling up considerably, the risk of a continued drought over the next few years still remains a reality. Due to the significant knock that the local hospitality ...

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Corporates dust off their soccer boots to Have a Ball this Mandela Day

The 5th edition of Adverb’s Mandela Day Have a Ball Charity Soccer Tournament will take place on Mandela Day, Wednesday 18 July 2018 at Fives Futbol, in support of the children from TK Foundation. Sixty children from the foundation will ...

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Annual Show To Reveal Funding Secrets

JOHANNESBURG, 16 July 2018 –  Riversands Incubation Hub is set to reveal funding secrets for entrepreneurs when it hosts its third annual FundEX event on Thursday 16 August 2018. Last year’s FundEX brought together more than 600 entrepreneurs seeking funding ...

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Stormsriver Adventures Awarded Certificate of Excellence

TSITSIKAMMA, South Africa, 16 July 2018 – Stormsriver Adventures (SRA) has once again excelled as an excellent tourist attraction by being placed 5th in the TripAdvisor 2018 Travellers Choice – Top 10 Experiences in Africa. SRA also received the TripAdvisor “Hall of ...

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Zambia One Step Closer to Rugby Gold Cup Qualification

LUSAKA, Zambia, July 16, 2018 – The Zambia Rugby National Team has moved one step closer to Gold Cup qualification after beating Madagascar 31:29 at Mufulira Rugby Club on Saturday 14th July 2018. The game which was dominated by the visitors ...

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World Ranger Day 2018: Mozambique

MAPUTO, 16 July 2018 – World Ranger Day 2018 will be celebrated in Mozambique on 31 July at the Joaquim Chissano International Conference Center, Maputo, with an exhibition and display from 2 pm to 4:40 pm, followed by a World Premiere of the documentary ...

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Western Cape Plans To Reduce Plastic Waste

CAPE TOWN, 13 July 2018 – The Democratic Alliance (DA) Shadow Minister of Tourism, James Vos, met earlier this week with Western Cape Premier Helen Zille to discuss steps to reduce plastic shopping bag waste. “We are happy to report that the ...

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SA’s Visa & Birth Certificate Regulations Update

CAPE TOWN, 13 July 2018 – The controversial requirements of unabridged birth certificates for travellers visiting or departing from South Africa with their children may soon be amended. This latest development forms part of the Department of Home Affairs modernisation programme, which includes upgrades ...

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John Vlismas in “Brain Dump”

Stand up comedian John Vlismas’s all-new show, “brain-dump” is running at The Pieter Toerien Theatre in Montecasino from 22 July to 12 August 2018. Vlismas is 45 years old. He’s been in comedy since Democracy was born. For decades, he drank everything ...

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The All New Mercedes-Benz X-Class

Mercedes-Benz never does things in half measure.  In keeping with the brands’ prestige image, the launch of their new X-Class  – a contender in the upper-end of the South African double-cab bakkie segment – was a two-day extravaganza of epic ...

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Porsche Studio Cape Town Waterfront Inaugurated

CAPE TOWN, July 2018 – Adding to the Mother City’s already impressive array of tourist attractions, Porsche has officially opened its Porsche Studio in the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront – one of the city’s most popular hubs. The first of its kind ...

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Panasonic Launches SA Headquarters

CAPE TOWN, Thursday 12 July 2018 – Today, Panasonic South Africa – a subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation – launched its new South African Headquarters in Century City, Cape Town. The event was attended by the Managing Executive Officer of Panasonic Corporation ...

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Understanding Timeshare

Timeshare or shared vacation ownership products are inherently complex and bewildering to the average consumer. Understanding it will help you avoid pitfalls when buying timeshare and ensure that you reap all the benefits of this vacation lifestyle by making the ...

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Radisson Appoints North Africa Regional Director

CAPE TOWN, 09 July 2018 – Radisson Hospitality AB, publicly listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Sweden and part of Radisson Hotel Group, has announced the appointment of Frederic Feijs as Regional Director for North Africa & Egypt with immediate effect. Frederic rejoins ...

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Africa’s Longest & Highest Zipline Re-opens

CAPE TOWN, July 2018 – Cape Town Ziplines, an SA Forest Adventures initiative, has re-opened in Silvermist Estate on Hout Bay Road. Following a two year closure, the site has been re-opened with GoPro partnering with Cape Town Ziplines last month. ...

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New Radisson Hotel for Ivory Coast

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, July 2018 – Radisson Hospitality has announced the signing of a new Radisson hotel for Ivory Coast. The Radisson Hotel & Apartments Abidjan Plateau signing brings the group’s Africa portfolio to 86 hotels and almost 18,000 rooms in operation ...

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Tunisia Beats Zimbabwe in Rugby Africa Gold Cup 2018

BEJA, Tunisia, July 7, 2018 – On Saturday, the Tunisian Rugby team beat its opponent the Zimbabwe Rugby team 18-14, to earn 4 points in the Rugby Africa Gold Cup 2018competition, a qualifier for the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Just ...

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HVS Launches THINC Africa 2018

Cape Town, July 2018 – Industry experts and corporate executives are gearing up for one of Africa’s most insightful tourism, hotel investment and networking conferences, THINC Africa 2018, which will take place from 5-6 September 2018 at the Century City ...

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Canopy Tours Boom in Tsitsikamma

Adventure seekers are flocking to Storms River Village in the heart of the Tsitsikamma National Park forest for their adrenalin rush and a unique experience that families of all ages, regardless of ability, can enjoy. “We’ve seen a remarkable increase in bookings ...

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Best Surfing Spots In Africa

When searching for an ideal surfing destination, the 26,000 km (16,100 miles) coastline of Africa has a lot to offer, whether you’re a novice surfer or a seasoned pro. Arguably the best surfing spots can be found along the desert dunes of Namibia, ...

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Kenya defeats Uganda in Rugby Africa Gold Cup

NAIROBI, Kenya, July 7, 2018 – The Kenya Simbas played against the Uganda Cranes in Nairobi, Kenya today. Kenya beat the neighbours 38-22 to bag their third win of the 2018Africa Gold Cup, a qualifier for the 2019 Rugby World ...

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Vaping Guide For Africa

Are you travelling to Africa and looking to bring your e-cigarette with you? Whether you’re looking for a way to satisfy your nicotine craving while you’re abroad as an ex-smoker, or you simply don’t go anywhere without your vape, it ...

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