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Joburg to Host Entrepreneurship Congress

The Global Entrepreneurship Network announced today that South Africa has earned the right to host the Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC) in 2017. The bid was awarded to Johannesburg as part of the opening ceremony at GEC 2015 in Milan, Italy. ...

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New Group Operations Manager for AAT

ANDY Conn has been appointed Africa Albida Tourism’s new group operations manager, and will oversee the running of the company’s portfolio of properties, which includes its flagship Victoria Falls Safari Lodge. Mr Conn took up his new position, which is ...

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New Manager at Cape Grace’s Bascule Bar

Victor Kirkbride has been appointed Manager and Whisky connoisseur at Cape Grace’s iconic Bascule Bar. Victor has made his mark in the hospitality industry for the past fourteen years, managing a variety of restaurants and bars, including Baraza Cocktail Bar, ...

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Survival Training – South Africa

The world’s foremost authority on all things survival, Bear Grylls, has teamed up with South Africa’s action/adventure specialists, Group73 to bring the Bear Grylls Survival Academy to South Africa. Bear Grylls has become known around the world as the most ...

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Responsible Tourism Awards In Africa

The WTM Portfolio is to host a responsible awards ceremony at its WTM Africa event following the long-running success of The World Responsible Tourism Awards at WTM. The World Responsible Tourism Awards at WTM have been held on the Wednesday ...

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Zen Guide Training

Field guiding stalwart, Grant Hine stepped down as the CEO of the Field Guides Association of Southern Africa (FGASA) after 14 years and has launched his own specialised guiding programme, which he has aptly termed ‘Zen’ Guiding. By Des Langkilde. ...

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Lakeside Lodge ‘Easter Special’

Lakeside Lodge luxury hotel and spa at Sedgefield on South Africa’s Garden Route is offering a two-night Easter Break special for couples, which includes full breakfast; two 30-minute spa treatments; chocolate and wine pairing for two people; and use of ...

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Pet Friendly Demand on the Rise

South African pet owners are more likely to travel if they can take their pets along According to the TravelGround.com Travel Trends Survey of over 2000 participants, South African travellers who require pet friendly accommodation went on holiday less in ...

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Preferred Hotel Group rebrands

Preferred Hotel Group, a global collection of independent luxury hotels, have introduced its move from a multi-brand portfolio to one master brand, Preferred Hotels & Resorts. Leveraging the strong heritage of the Preferred name, this rebrand represents the company’s commitment ...

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Conference on Responsible Tourism

The 11th International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations (RTD11) will be held on 14 and 15 April 2015 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. RTD11 presents an opportunity to reflect on what has been achieved in Cape Town, ...

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Cover Story – March 2015

Operating a successful tourism enterprise is like fitting the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle together without a reference – you only get to see part of the bigger picture as each of the pieces fall into place. As an analogy, ...

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How to Keep Tour Itineraries Current

booking operator with screens in air

For most tour operators and travel agents, checking inventory rates and booking availability for their clients’ itineraries is a time consuming and frustrating task. But it doesn’t need to be – there are online solutions to integrate the process. By ...

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Through a Tourist’s Eyes

The other evening, a tennis partner asked me what my likes and dislikes are when on holiday. Here’s how I answered, writes Justin Mackrory, CEO for UGU South Coast Tourism. To begin with, even if one is in a questionable ...

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Big Data for Hoteliers

The Next Frontier in Revenue Management Big Data seems to have been the buzzword in most industries for the last five years. But unlike many other industries that have integrated Big Data as a key component of their operations, the ...

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Law of Contracts – Part 8

In Part 1 (August 2014), I categorised risk into five categories, namely; 1. PEOPLE, 2. MONEY, 3. LAW, 4. SERVICE and 5. ECOLOGY. I will be dealing with the risk profile of each, i.e. broadly speaking the areas of risk ...

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South Africa & Seychelles Cooperate

Tourism Ministers Derek Hanekom of South Africa and Alain St.Ange of the Seychelles met in Berlin as they led their country’s delegations to ITB. The two tourism ministers had met recently in Johannesburg and this Berlin meeting was an ideal ...

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Protea Stellenbosch Refurbishment

Protea Hotel Stellenbosch is currently undergoing a refurbishment of the bedrooms. The hotel, which is conveniently located between two international golf courses in one of the most popular tourist towns in South African, has been refurbished for greater comfort and ...

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Load Shedding Impacts Hospitality

While the threat of continued load shedding looms large on the national agenda invoking fears of mass power outages, the Federated Hospitality Association of South Africa in Cape Town (FEDHASA Cape) is adding their voice to the call for government ...

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10 Tech Trends in SA travel

There are over 1,000 independent travel consultants (ITCs) in South Africa, and this number will grow significantly in coming years. This article focuses on the top 10 technology trends that are set to influence travel in South Africa during 2015 ...

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Accessible Tourism For All

In the spirit of mainstreaming disability issues, the United Nations World Tourism Organisation’s (UNWTO) General Assembly adopted a Resolution entitled “Accessible Tourism for All”. The following article outlines the resolution as adopted in 2005 to serve as a guideline for ...

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Accessible Tourism Manual

In the context of the trilateral agreement between UNWTO, ONCE and ENAT, an update of the 2005 UNWTO Recommendations on “Accessible Tourism for All” (see page 20 in the Tourism Tattler March 2015 magazine edition) was approved by the UNWTO ...

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