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Tag Archives: Articles March 2013

Tourism Crime in South Africa?

    Searching the internet for just about anything with the words South Africa in the search field is bound to return something about crime. But how does this negative information impact inbound tourism and a tourist’s decision to visit the ...

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Sustainable Tourism Hits the Road

The Sustainable Tourism Partnership Programme (STPP) road show addressing small businesses, and in particular, small accommodation establishments, kicked off in Potchefstroom last week. The next stage of the road show will visit Beaufort West, Knysna, Graaff-Reinet and Colesberg from 25 ...

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Bumper Season for Durban

The Head of Durban Tourism , says that the city of Durban is expecting a bumper long weekend in March and the city is proud to be host city for the 5th BRICS Summit that coincides with all the hype ...

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Discussion Forum

China Inbound I have some comments on how South Africa can improve things for Chinese visitors coming to South Africa. Great effort has been made to promote South Africa in this emerging market of China during the past few years.In ...

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Green Globe Certification Annual Awards winners

Green Globe awards are made to businesses achieving the highest number of certification criteria under the Green Globe Certification Standard for Sustainable Tourism. In addition, special merit awards are made to businesses, who demonstrate a commitment to sustainable tourism that ...

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Air Mauritius Year-End Awards 2012

Air Mauritius recognised top travel partners at its Year-End Function held on Thursday, 07 February, 2013. 70 Leading guests were invited to continue to journey with Air Mauritius in partnership with Rovos Rail™ to pay tribute to, and honour, the ...

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Affordable Seychelles

A bold headline and a statement that many travellers to this idyllic destination are quick to defend or dispute, depending on their personal experience, but a statement that the Seychelles Tourism Minister defends vociferously, writes Des Langkilde. Asked at a ...

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A personal view on Guiding

Guiding in South Africa was a pretty haphazard affair until Don Briscoe filmed a “candid camera” video of a guide giving commentary on a tour, which was aired in the early days of TV – about 1970.  Alarmed at what ...

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From Post Office to Monarch Hotel

Converting a post office into a five star hotel may have been a challenge for some but not for the Mantis Collection who have retained the old world elegance of this historical landmark, writes Des Langkilde. Once the iconic 1930’s ...

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Art Deco Boutique Hotel

Adrian Gardiner’s Shamwari Townhouse in Port Elizabeth underwent a major Art Deco revamp and relaunched as No5 Boutique Art Hotel with some innovative features, writes Des Langkilde. In choosing the new identity, No5 Boutique Art Hotel, the Mantis Collection literally ...

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The Last Word on Constantia

Constantia in South Africa’s Western Cape provice is home to eight wine estates and three championship golf courses and The Last Word Constantia, writes Des Langkilde. Situated in the Cape’s oldest and most beautiful wine valley, The Last Word Constantia ...

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Gauteng Liquor ban on Sundays

According to an ‘extraordinary’ provincial gazette from the Province of Gauteng published on 25 January 2013, ‘interested parties’ had 30 days to comment on the draft Gauteng Liquor Regulations for 2013, writes Attorney Leon Slotow. The deadline date for submission ...

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Market Intelligence Report

The information below was extracted from available data as at 25 February 2013, writes Martin Jansen van Vuuren. ARRIVALS The latest available data from Statistics South Africa is for January to October 2012: Current period Change over same period last ...

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New camps to open in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

During the course of 2013 Ta Shebube will be opening its three desert safari camps – Rooiputs, Polentswa and Union’s End, all strategically situated along the predator-rich Nossob River Valley on the Botswana side of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Additionally ...

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Air Kenya announces new route

Air Kenya has announced that it will commence services to the Ol Seki Airstrip in the Masai Mara from February 15. “We would like to remind all operators and agents that our [baggage] weight limitation on all services is 15kg.  ...

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