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Tag Archives: Articles June 2015

Mantis Wins at World Travel Awards 2015

On 20th June 2015, Mantis, a collection of privately owned boutique hotels and eco-escapes around the world, was rewarded with three awards before a select audience of the industry’s elite and international media at the World Travel Awards Africa & ...

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Cover Story – June

The June edition of Tourism Tattler focuses on the $298 billion wedding industry, with an analysis of statistics, trends and budgets for the USA and South Africa, and a look at the Millennial generation – is the wedding industry ready ...

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South Africa forecast for growth in 2015

South Africa, May 2015 – Improved competitiveness and significant government support have strengthened South Africa’s claim to be the leading sub-Saharan tourism destination, though new visa regulations and fallout from anti-immigrant protests could affect its appeal in the short term, ...

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WYSTC 2015 Registration Opens

The World Youth Student and Educational (WYSE) Travel Confederation has opened registration for this year’s World Youth and Student Travel Conference – WYSTC 2015, to be held in Cape Town from 22 – 25 September 2015. Now in its 24th ...

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Wellness Lounge launches at WTM 2015

World Travel Market 2015, the leading global event for the travel industry, has partnered with a leading spa and wellness specialist to launch a wellness hub. WTM Wellness Lounge in association with Spafinder Wellness 365™ will take place on Wednesday ...

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Tours at Redberry Farm, Garden Route

Redberry Farm, a commercial strawberry grower located in the picturesque town of George along South Africa’s Garden Route, is unique as a family entertainment venue and popular tourist attraction, writes Sharon House. Opened in 2000, Redberry Farm has steadily grown ...

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KZN South Coast – Part 1: Activities

It’s been a while since I last visited the south coast of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. To say that I was impressed with the regions tourism attraction development would be an understatement, writes Des Langkilde. As a recreational scuba dive ...

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Interview with Private Safaris

Tourism Tattler met with Kuoni subsidiary Private Safaris CEO Frank Glettenberg for an interview during the 2015 Indaba Trade Show in Durban, writes Des Langkilde. Following my interview with Matthias Leisinger, Vice President of Corporate Responsibility at Kuoni Travel Holdings ...

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Health and Wealth for Tourism

SATIB is set to provide businesses and employees in the tourism and hospitality industry with a holistic, financial services offering ranging from short-term insurance for tourism operators to employee benefits, writes Neesa Moodley. With a solid 25 years’ experience in ...

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Weddings: Stats, Trends & Budgets

Is the global wedding industry, estimated to be worth $298 billion* on the rise or declining? The following statistics, trends and wedding budgets reveal some interesting facts. By Des Langkilde. Considering that the average marriage age in South Africa is ...

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SATSA 2015 Conference Registration Opens

The Southern Africa Tourism Services Association (SATSA) is looking forward to welcoming you to South Africa’s Eastern Cape province in August for our annual conference. The conference kicks off at Fancourt from 14h00 on Thursday 13th and finishes at 12h15 ...

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Homestays: the Dreamcatcher Story

The concept of experiential tourism or community based experiences, whereby visitors are offered opportunities to interact with local people in their homes and neighbourhoods, has come in from the cold in South Africa, writes Anthea Rossouw. Put another way, it ...

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Law of Contracts – Part 11

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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7 Tips to Improve your B2B Marketing

– Part 1 – There are literally hundreds of articles about how hotels can improve their marketing to potential guests, increase their ROI, and secure more customers. Unfortunately for vendors marketing their product or service to hotels, there is much ...

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7 Chefs for 7 Dishes in Hermanus FynArts Festival

The chefs are (left to right): Thomas Sinn, Rivendell; Benjamin Conradie, Grootbos; Eric Bulpitt, Newton Johnson; Kelly-Anne Pietersen, Benguela Cove; Juergen Schneider, Springfontein; Warwick Taylor, Creation; and Chad Blows, Marine Hotel. Benguela Cove lagoon wine estate is hosting a seven-course ...

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You are invited to Inspire 2015

As a proud partner of Inspire Trade Expo 2015, the Sustainable Tourism Partnership Programme (STPP) is inviting you to pre-register for free to attend the Inspire Trade Expo from 10-12 June 2015 by clicking on the link below. The Expo ...

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