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SONA 2019 sets Encouraging Tone for Vacation Industry

The Peninsula Timeshare in Cape-Town

CAPE TOWN, 30 June 2019 – The Vacation Ownership Association of Southern Africa (VOASA) says it is encouraged by President Cyril Ramaphosa’s commitment to more than double international tourist arrivals through the renewal of the country’s brand, a world-class VISA ...

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Aussie takes a Unique Approach to Sell her Pet Resort Business

An aerial view of Yapper Valley Pet Resort in Australia

Finding the right buyer to sell an established business to takes time. And time is one thing that Australian entrepreneur, Natalie Giumelli does not have. She wants to sell her SME pet resort business in Australia’s remote outback in just ...

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Hotel Technology – the Value is in the Reporting

Cape Town, 28 June 2019- Running a hotel of any size is no mean feat and keeping track of revenue, operations, reservations, inventory, guest data and staff can be a monumental task; but reporting is a necessary evil, one that ...

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Hotel Verde Cape Town Airport opens Renew treatment room

Cape Town, 28 June 2019 – Simplicity, sustainability and social responsibility. The path to a client and environmental wellness has been paved with trailblazers who view sustainability as a responsibility rather than a trend.  This is the green thinking behind ...

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Gauteng Getaway Show 2019

The Getaway Show logo

South Africa’s consumer travel and leisure event, the Getaway Show, is scheduled to open in Gauteng during October 2019. The expo showcases different facets of the tourism industry and seeks to holistically introduce visitors to the products and services on ...

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SA Records Domestic Tourism Growth

Tourist pointing at sky

South Africans show enthusiasm for travelling during the first four months of 2019 Johannesburg, 26 June 2019 – The period from January to April 2019, showed exceptional growth on the domestic tourism front when compared to the same period last ...

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CaleXico Food and Music Event

CaleXico is a brand new conceptual masterpiece that aims to bring together the power of good old fashioned music and the luxury of fine dining. This event aims to tantalize both taste and hearing, through the combination of a three-course ...

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Wine Maker Showcases Pro-Pino Terroir Vintages

Delheim Pinotage wine

Stellenbosch estate sets the trend for Pinotage expression Delheim has unveiled the latest vintages of its classic wines that again show just how well Pinotage thrives in the foothills of the Simonsberg, home of the renowned Stellenbosch farm. The Delheim ...

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Complete Waste

Cape Town, 24 June 2019 – Working towards a zero-to-landfill goal, Hotel Verde Cape Town’s comprehensive waste management plan currently sees 98% reused, repurposed or recycled – with just 2% to be disposed of. Twice a week 160 sandwiches get ...

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The Hotel Show Africa 2019 Officially Opens

South Africa’s Deputy Minister of Tourism, D Amos Fish Mahlahla, opening The Hotel Show Africa 2019.

Johannesburg, 24 June 2019 – The Hotel Show Africa successfully brought together hundreds of suppliers and 1000s of hospitality industry professionals under one roof, following the official opening by the Deputy Minister of Tourism, Dr Amos Fish Mahlahla, at the Gallagher ...

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Mantis Uplifts Community Youth

3 candidates from the Mantis Community Upliftment Programme hospitality course.

Unleashing the potential of unemployed youth in the Eastern Cape PORT ELIZABETH, Friday, 21 June 2019 – Today, 120 unemployed youths from rural areas around Fish River Resort in the Eastern Cape attended an open day. The purpose of this ...

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Emirates Brings Summertime Zest To Its Menus

Emirates strawberries and cream

Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA, 21 June 2019 – Emirates is refreshing its summer menus to incorporate seasonal fruits. With over 110 million meals served a year, Emirates chefs constantly create destination-inspired menus using fresh, seasonal ingredients that cater to a global palate. ...

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6 Things To Do At A Holiday Resort

A kayak on the beach at a holiday resort

If you have a high-energy family, you may think that booking at a holiday resort would be too sedate to fit in with your active lifestyle. Well, think again. Here are six things to do at a beach holiday resort ...

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Voluntourism At Ashia Cheetah Sanctuary

Cheetah in an enclosure at Ashia

Ashia Cheetah Sanctuary and Awareness Centre offers opportunities to participate in ground-breaking conservation programme CAPE TOWN, 20 June 2019 – Ashia, a world-class and Fair Trade Tourism accredited cheetah sanctuary outside Paarl in South Africa’s Western Cape, is now offering ...

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Kuzuko Welcomes Second Cheetah Cub Litter

Cheetah mother with new-born cubs at Kuzuko Lodge

PORT ELIZABETH, 20 June 2019 – Following the milestone birth of the first litter of Cheetah cubs in the wild from a captive-bred female, the second litter of cubs has successfully been born at Kuzuko Lodge as part of the ...

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Dion Chang To Headline Wine & Food Tourism Conference 2019

Dion Chang, headline speaker at the Wine & Food Tourism Conference 2019

This year’s Wine & Food Tourism Conference, taking place at Spier near Stellenbosch on 18 September 2019, will feature South Africa’s most respected trends analyst, Dion Chang, as headline speaker. Known as an innovator, creative thinker, and walking ideas bank, ...

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Airline Makes First Class Suite Debut In Durban

Emirates has introduced its First-Class cabin in Durban in conjunction with the airline’s seasonal frequency increase of four additional flights a week, bringing the airline’s award-winning, luxury travel experience to the coastal city. During the seasonal increase from 14 June ...

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ATA To Host World Tourism Conference in Joburg

ATA World Tourism Conference Johannesburg

New York, 18 June 2019 – The Africa Tourism Association (ATA) will be hosting the World Tourism Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa from 22 – 26 July 2019, and will highlight the opportunities tourism can bring to African economies. In less ...

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Table Mountain Cableway Is Hiring

Table Mountain Cableway

CAPE TOWN, 18 June 2019 – Table Mountain Cableway will be hiring up to 150 seasonal staff for the peak tourist season, 1 November 2019 to 30 January 2020. Its annual online recruitment drive opened on Monday 17 June.  With ...

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Tourism Savvy Party Registers In Seychelles

Members of the One Seychelles political party

Mahé, Seychelles, 18 June 2019 – A new political party headed by Seychelles’ former tourism minister, Alain St Ange presented documents for ‘One Seychelles’ to be registered with the Electoral Commission. According to the Seychelles News Agency, the chairperson of ...

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Africa To Celebrate Travel And Tourism Change-Makers In Durban

2019 Africa Tourism Leadership Forum

DURBAN, 18 June 2019 – Africa, will once again celebrate travel and tourism change-makers at the 2019 Africa Tourism Leadership Forum and Awards, slated to take place from 28 to 29 in Durban. Registration for complimentary attendance as well as entries ...

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Hospitality Experts Gather to Boost African Investment

THINC Africa 2019 logo

CAPE TOWN, 18 June 2019 –  Industry experts and corporate executives are gearing up for one of Africa’s most insightful and focussed tourism, hotel investment and networking conferences, THINC Africa 2019, which will take place on 27 August 2019 at ...

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Awesome Street Art in Johannesburg

Awesome Graffiti Street Art in Johannesburg

Art tourism is a growing niche and Johannesburg might not be the first place you think of as a destination for visiting awesome street art sites but as you will see from my list below, local street artists are quickly ...

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Opportunity to Work in USA Hospitality Industry

A chef juggling chillies

JOHANNESBURG, 15 June 2019 – Local culinary food and hospitality institutions, Capsicum Culinary Studio (CCS) and The Private Hotel School (PHS), have partnered with youth travel specialists OVC to give their students the opportunity to work in top hotels and ...

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Applications for youth hospitality bursary open

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, 14 June 2019 – Applications to apply for FEDHASA Cape’s 2019 Youth Bursary programme are now open. The programme is open to deserving students studying towards a hospitality qualification and/or interns from FEDHASA Cape hospitality member ...

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Lilizela 2019 Entries Close Soon but Voting Continues

Lilizela Tourism Awards 2019

JOHANNESBURG, 11 June 2019 – Tourism establishments in South Africa have until Friday 14th June to enter the 2019 Lilizela Tourism Awards. Voting, however, can still be accumulated by those have entered until 18th June 2019. This will ensure that ...

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Giltedge Joins Conservation Forces

rhino in the savannah with rangers

“We are in a unique position to inspire and inform travellers about the challenges we face when building hotels and lodges among the agrarian communities.” - Adrian Gardiner, CEO, Community Conservation Fund Africa

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Former Springbok Bryan Habana Hands over the Webb Ellis Cup in Japan

JOHANNESBURG, 11 June 2019 – Emirates, Worldwide Partner of Rugby World Cup 2019 (RWC 2019), today announced the arrival of the Webb Ellis Cup in Japan’s busy capital. The silver-gilt trophy, presented since the inaugural Rugby World Cup tournament in ...

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Golf For Charity At The President Hotel

Golf For Charity At The President Hotel

CAPE TOWN, 11 June 2019 – In a spectacular coastal setting in the Mother City, avid golfers, including locals, nationals and internationals, are invited to Cape Town and all of its breathtaking sights, world-class golf courses and once-in-a-lifetime experiences by ...

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5 Secrets to Buying a Surfboard

Two surfers in wetsuits on the beach

It’s obvious that surfing is a load of fun, but buying the right surfboard – well, that’s not as obvious. If you’re just getting into surfing, you may think that all surfboards look alike and function in the same way. ...

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Top HR Event Announces Awards Finalists

Bloemfontein, 06 June 2019 – BON Hotel Bloemfontein Central has achieved finalist status in the preliminary stages of the 2019 Future of HR Awards. Following the two-day Future of HR Summit, the awards bring together CEOs, CTOs, HR directors and ...

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Learners with Disabilities Gain Hotel Work Experience

Empangeni, South Africa, 04 June 2019 – Young adults in South Africa with intellectual disabilities and learning impairments are the most marginalised group of persons living with a disability. Although they are extremely capable of adding value to the open-labour ...

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Clean and Green at Vergelegen on World Environment Day

World Environment Day 2019 takes place on Wednesday 5 June, with a focus this year on clean air and limiting air pollution. For families keen to enjoy the great outdoors, one of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to do ...

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Mantis Takes Two World Travel Awards

Mantis receiving two awards at World Travel Awards 2019

The 26th annual World Travel Awards is globally recognized as the most prestigious honours programme in global travel and tourism, and Mantis is very excited about the accolades that their group and individual Mantis properties have received.   Mantis Awards ...

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