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Tag Archives: Articles June 2013

Recording Wildlife Spotting Online

WildSpots.org wildlife spotters

  WildSpots.org is a free iOS and Android mobile application and website for recording the migration and distribution of individual animal, bird and insect species across southern Africa. Game reserves, wildlife conservancies, NGOs and tourists alike are invited to share ...

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RattRace 2013

The RattRace 2013 now in its 7th year promises to be bigger, better and barrels more fun the weekend of the 19th – 21st July. This event, in support of the David Rattray Foundation is needing sponsorship of any nature…money, ...

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Intimate gatherings at the Saint James

Timeless elegance, picturesque surroundings and excellent service are all things that will characterise your small event at the Saint James on Venice Boutique Hotel in Durban’s leafy Morningside suburb. Complete with generous bay windows, smiling staff and a cool terrace ...

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Robertson Slow

ROBERTSON SLOW – ENJOYING LIFE… SLOWLY Slowly made… slowly enjoyed 09 to 11 AUGUST 2013 Only 90 minutes drive from Cape Town (on the popular, scenic Route 62), why not take the time to head out to the country and ...

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Mossel Bay announces new archaeology tours

Mossel Bay’s Pinnacle Point Caves – which have revealed the earliest evidence for modern human behaviour – are now accessible to small, escorted groups of visitors. The Caves have recently been declared a Provincial Heritage Site. They’ve been the subject ...

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Cover Story

The Greek philosopher Herakleitos (Heraclitus) of Ephesus foresaw the future when he said “The Only Constant In Life Is Change.” Without change all things wither into a state of what the Greeks called ‘atrophy’, or withering away. At Tourism Tattler, ...

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From the Editor’s Desk

Well, Africa’s premier travel trade show Indaba is behind us for another year, so now it’s back to work, and running our tourism businesses. And the daily work of running a business features large in this edition. This is not ...

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The two faces of SA’s economy

The Global Competitiveness Report 2012/2013 tells the story. In the public sector our competitiveness has declined significantly.  Individuals and institutions are infected by a general malaise of corruption, incompetence and ideological bankruptcy, writes Loane Sharp. The private sector, by contrast, ...

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The Big Business Bribery Bill

For the first time since the end of Apartheid, businesses will have to ask the government’s permission to operate. The wealthy elite can thank Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies for a new age of protectionism. The poor can ...

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Rhino Knights Update

Following our article published in the May edition (‘A Rhino Knight’s Tale’), Isabel Wolf-Gillespie reports on her progress since departing on her arduous 10,000km journey to raise awareness of the plight of Africa’s dwindling rhino population. Wow, what an amazing ...

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Not all visas are created equal

The visa-application ritual is an unavoidable rite of passage to international travel for holders of South African passports, as many countries impose a gauntlet of requirements before allowing entry. This ritual is often the only thing standing between your potential ...

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Article Comments from May

The following are just a few of the comments made beneath certain articles posted on the Tattler website during the month of May:   CONSERVATION Rhino poaching – to Breed, to Dehorn or to Poison? I have spent many moons ...

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RETOSA Events Calendar – June

RETOSA has launched an annual events calendar aimed at keeping the travel trade informed on forthcoming events in each of the 14 RETOSA member countries, namely: Angola, Botswana, DR Congo, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, ...

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Access to Climate Change Finance

The National Business Initiative’s latest research report presents a private sector view on eleven barriers to climate finance in South Africa with a view to enhancing Green Climate Funding in the country, writes Marjorie Dean. The National Business Initiative (NBI) ...

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Hotel Industry’s Balancing Act

Seeing as much of the world as possible is on most tourist’s bucket lists. Experience and memories constitute the return on their life investment but being able to get their heads around justifying the costs involved can be a whole ...

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Putting Bums in Beds with Barter

How to trade unsold bed-nights for media (and improve cash-flow). We all know that advertising builds brands and generates new business leads, but when marketing budgets shrink and cash-flow dries up, we need to find practical solutions to retain top-of-mind ...

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The New POPI Act

The New Protection Of Personal Information (POPI) Act  – PART 2 – ACCOUNTABILITY. As mentioned in the first part of this series, the POPI is based on eight principles – let’s look more closely at the first principle namely accountability. ...

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Red-tape tourism

People standing In a queue

Could Home Affairs offices, licencing departments and similar facilities in South Africa’s small towns compete on service delivery to create a new domestic tourism niche? asks Ivo Vegter. If you want an ID book, passport or a driver’s licence and ...

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