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Tintswalo Safari Lodge Launches Free Virtual Safaris

Tintswalo Safari Lodge

Tintswalo Safari Lodge has launched free virtual safaris that are available on its social media channels to all its followers. Says Lisa Goosen, CEO of Tintswalo: “The national lock-down in South Africa has been very challenging for humans, but in the ...

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3 Ways to get your small business loan declined

Or what NOT to do Financing, when acquired and used wisely, can be a great growth and expansion tool but what are the three most common mistakes that entrepreneurs and small business owners make that makes it impossible for them ...

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Arctic Expert Shares Free Virtual Northern Lights Hunt

Northern lights over Lapland, Sweden

With the world on lockdown due to COVID-19 – one tourism company has gone above and beyond to give people around the world the chance to experience Swedens’ Lapland in all its majesty – without having to leave the confines ...

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Tips on Caring for Cats and Dogs

COVID-19 virus with dog and cat

Nairobi, 26 March 2020 – Although experts from the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and elsewhere agree that cats and dogs are not at risk of getting COVID­-19 nor transmitting it to humans, PETA is ...

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Top 5 Places to Visit in Austria

Tourists in Vienna Austria

For such a small, landlocked country, Austria has had an almighty effect on the cultural scene across the globe. From Strauss’ magical take on the River Danube to Mozart’s Don Giovanni which has opera lovers clamouring for Vienna opera tickets, ...

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The Best US Cities for Sports Tourism

New York City

If you’re planning a trip to the US and you’re a sports fanatic, then the good news is you’re really spoiled for choice. From the NFL to the NBA, and the MBL to the NHL, the acronyms are as plentiful ...

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South Africa Enters Second Phase of Lockdown

Pretoria, 23 March 2020 – Today, South African president, Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation to announce an enforced a nation-wide lockdown for 21 days with effect from midnight on Thursday 26 March. This follows the Presidents’ address of 15th March, when ...

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In Memorium: Sol Kerzner 1935–2020

Sol Kerzner

Cape Town, 20 March 2020 – The travel & tourism industry mourns the passing of Solomon (Sol) Kerzner who died of cancer at the age of 84 while surrounded by his family at the Kerzner family home, Leeukoppie Estate, in Cape ...

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Must-Visit Road Trip Attractions On The KZN South Coast

Isuzu truck parked at Red Desert Nature Conservancy

Following my KZN South Coast Activities and KZN South Coast Attractions posts back in June/July 2015, this post explores more attractions to be found along the Ugu South Coast municipal region of KwaZulu-Natal. By Des Langkilde. This road trip can ...

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Travel Restrictions at South African Airports

COVID-19 virus image with ACSA logo

Johannesburg, 20 March 2020 – Airports Company South Africa has, together with other relevant aviation authorities, implemented air travel restrictions as detailed by the Minister of Transport in the International Air Services (Covid19 Restrictions on The Movement Of Air Travel) ...

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Best Year-Round Shark Diving Site in South Africa

Scalloped Hammerheads at Protea Banks

Protea Banks, situated 7.5 km offshore from Shelly Beach on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, is the best year-round dive site for shark viewing. And the best dive operator to get you there is African Dive Adventures. Here’s why. By Des ...

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Statement from World Travel & Tourism Council

COVID-19 virus with WTTC logo

Lives being devastated and one million jobs a day being lost due to coronavirus pandemic says World Travel & Tourism Council London, 20 March 2020 – According to the London-based international organisation, which represents the global Travel & Tourism private ...

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Join the Commonwealth Youth Council as a Global Ambassador

Commonwealth Youth Forum logo

London, 19 March 2020 – The Commonwealth has extended the deadline for Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC) membership applications to 05 April 2020. To become a Global Youth Ambassador and be eligible for the Commonwealth Youth Council, applicants must be between ...

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Cape Town Airport Pick-Up Area Relocated

Cape Town International Airport

Cape Town, 19 March 2020 – With effect from Saturday 21 March the pick-up and go area at Cape Town International Airport (CTIA) will operate from the ground floor of Parkade 2. Currently, it is located in Parkade 1, but ...

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Mauritius Bans All Inbound Flights

Composite image showing a holiday resort with Mauritius flag and globe position

Mauritius, 18 March 2020 – The Prime Minister of Mauritius, Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, has announced today that no commercial aircraft will be allowed to land on the island with effect from 10:00 (Mauritius time) on Thursday, 19 March 2020. This ...

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G Adventures suspends all tours for 1 month

Due to the evolving COVID-19 global pandemic, G Adventures has taken the difficult but necessary decision to suspend all tours departing between 16 March and 30 April 2020. The safety and security of our travellers and staff is our top ...

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7 Things to Know When Travelling from Africa to the USA

Continents and plane graphic

Planning a trip to a country you’ve never explored before is exciting, but it can also cause anxiety if you’re unsure of the customs, procedures, and important things to remember prior to your departure. To help you along, here are ...

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South Africa Event Cancellations

COVID-19 Event Cancellations 2020

South Africa, 17 March 2020 – In response to the 15 March statement by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announcing measures to combat the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, which include the prohibition of gatherings of more than 100 people, the following events ...

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Tintswalo Opens Family Camp in Welgevonden Game Reserve (Waterberg)

Tintswalo has extended its portfolio of family-owned luxury lodges and boutique hotels with the opening of the Tintswalo Family Camp in the Welgevonden Game Reserve in Limpopo (South Africa). The third safari location in the Tintswalo stable and its’ second ...

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Tintswalo Launches Staycation Deals For Locals To Combat Corona Disruption

In response to the international Corona Covid-19 travel restrictions, Tintswalo Lodges has introduced reduced-rate 2-night Staycation offers at each of its properties to present locals with as much as 50% discount for self-drive travel until 31 July 2020. Each of ...

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Coronavirus Countermeasures at Vergelegen Wine Estate

Vergelegen homestead

For centuries, the owners of Vergelegen have welcomed visitors to this beautiful wine estate in the heart of Somerset West. Guests’ experiences have always been a top priority and a source of delight. It is after much careful consideration that ...

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Corona Virus Cancellations Policy Template

COVID-19 Cancellation Template Graphic

Ever since the announcement that South Africa is in Lockdown against the spread of Corovirus (COVID-19), TourismTattler has received a deluge of emails stating various travel and tourism service providers’ booking cancellation policy updates. In case you have not already ...

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South Africa in Lockdown against COVID-19

President Cyril Ramaphosa with SA flag and Covid-19 virus background

Pretoria, 16 March 2020 – South Africa’s President Cyril Rhamaphosa announced measures to combat the spread of Corovirus (COVID-19) on Sunday 15th March. The measures effectively place a lockdown on foreign tourists travelling to the country from some key inbound ...

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Cape Town Open for Business as a Safe Travel Destination

Aerial view of Cape Town

Joint statement issued by City of Cape Town Mayoral Committee Member for Economic Opportunities and Tourism, James Vos and Cape Town Tourism CEO, Enver Duminy: Cape Town remains open for tourism business and a safe destination for travellers. Cape Town, ...

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Taking a Bleisure Trip in Your Own Country – is it Worthwhile?

Bo-Kaap houses, Cape Town

South Africa has become a popular bleisure (business & leisure) destination for international business travellers, but are South Africans taking advantage of the experience their own country offers? At the beginning of this year, South African Tourism reported that people ...

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Travel Advice in Response to COVID-19

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Flight Centre urges travellers to take heed of the following advice when travelling: The company would like to assure its customers that its Customer Care Teams and Travel Experts are working around the clock in response to the rapidly changing ...

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World Sleep Day: Wellness begins when your head hits the pillow

Did you know that just one night of poor sleep can negatively impact on your attention span, memory recall and learning ability? This can be the difference between closing a deal and going home empty-handed. But the stark reality is ...

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Africa Travel Week and WTM Africa Cancelled

WTM Africa 2020 logo with hashtag

Friday 13 March 2020 – Yet another major tourism travel trade show has succumbed to the COVID-19 Coronavirus around the world. Reed Exhibitions Africa has confirmed that Africa Travel Week, which comprises of World Travel Market Africa (WTM Africa) and International ...

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Quoin Rock Manor House: The Ultimate Wedding Venue

Quoin Rock Manor House

Cape Town, 13 March 2020 – Quoin Rock Wine Estate is renown for its exceptional wine and cuisine. However, one of the defining features of this award-winning estate is the Cape Dutch-style Manor House. The ultimate venue for opulent weddings and ...

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Ten Travel Insurance Tips to Prevent a Coronavirus Nightmare

Travel insurance tag on suitcase

Outbreaks of infectious diseases such as Ebola – and now Coronavirus (COVID-19) – can scupper the best-laid travel plans. While saving for a dream holiday, you don’t envisage that world-famous museums may be closed due to an epidemic, or that you ...

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Thailand Tourism Prepares For WTM Africa 2020

Amazing Thailand image with logo

Cape Town, 11 March 2020 – WTM Africa is well known as a hub for business-to-business (B2B) development within the travel and tourism industry, it, therefore, comes as no surprise that the Tourism Authority of Thailand is attending for the ...

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How can travel professionals assist with Duty of Care in uncertain times?

Today’s hyper-connected world allows even the smallest of companies to operate with a global footprint. And with an increase in doing business across regions and borders, small companies are ramping up their business travel to meet the needs of clients, ...

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SA Tourism Call To Join Travel Trade Friday

South African Tourism logo

Johannesburg, 11 March 2020 – South African Tourism is calling on all tourism businesses and service providers to participate in the 2020 Travel Trade Friday. This is an initiative by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa that allows trade businesses ...

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Jock Safari Lodge Partners with Wilderness Foundation Africa

Jock Safari Lodge has formed an official long term partnership with the Wilderness Foundation Africa (WFA) to further conservation education and youth development within the broader community of the Kruger National Park. Jock Safari Lodge was the first private concession ...

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Vote for the Ultimate 2020 Tourism Gem in South Africa

To celebrate the 2020 bicentennial, South African travel and tourism data management company Jurni has announced it will award no less than two unique tourism gems this year. Last year, Jurni launched the hugely successful Jurni Gem social media campaign ...

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WWF-SA Backs New Sustainability Award In Wine And Food Tourism

Delaire Graff Estate breakfast on the deck

Cape Town, 10 March 2020 – For tourism in South Africa to raise its contribution to GDP, expand economic opportunity and accelerate inclusive growth, it has to tackle the issue of sustainability head-on, says Margi Biggs, convenor of the annual ...

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Value Added Tax in the Tourism Industry

hands holding calculator and pen

Value Added Tax (VAT) charged to clients in the Tourism Industry can be a minefield, especially when dealing with foreign tourists. In the tourism industry, not only does one need to look at the costs of putting together the trip, ...

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iStore Revokes Study Partner Deal for Tourist Guides

Tourist Guide image on Apple laptop screen

This opinion piece by Francois Collin, Media Liason Officer at the National Federation of Tourist Guides and Affiliates (NFTGA), recounts his personal experience in dealing with an iStore located in Menlyn, Pretoria. I am writing this as an open letter ...

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Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve Panorama

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, a five-star premium eco-luxury lodge, is set in a pristine Milkwood forest overlooking Walker Bay in the Overberg region of the Western Cape.  Beyond a luxury experience, progressive tourism is incorporated into every level of the ...

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Tequila, Tapas and Jazz in Cape Town this March

Tequila cocktail with music symbols

Cape Town, 05 March 2020 – To coincide with the Cape Town Jazz Festival, The Table Bay Hotel Food & Beverage team are bringing another cosmopolitan experience to guests with titillating Tequila and Tapas pairings in March. Enthusiasts can explore ...

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Beyond the Secret Elephants

Beyond the Secret Elephants composite graphic

There’s nothing so quintessential as a quiet weekend in Knysna with a book you can’t put down – except perhaps the questions it raises. By Martin Hatchuel. Gareth Patterson wanted to solve one of Knysna’s most common mysteries in his ...

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Students Enter Knysna Video to ITFF Africa

ITFF Africa film competition graphic

The organiser of the International Tourism Film Festival Africa (ITFF Africa), Caroline Ungersbock, has welcomed a video entered by two young Knysna-based filmmakers. Rean (24) and his brother, Chant Messina (20), filmed, produced, and edited the 2-minute, 58-second video, and ...

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Where to Stay in Miami Beach

South Beach Miami walkway and palm trees

There are many reasons to visit Miami Beach, from the sea and the sand to the stunning sunsets and endless array of outstanding cuisine. Some of the very best beaches in the country can be found right here, including the ...

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