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Tag Archives: Articles May 2015

SATSA WC Contends SA Visa Regulations

UPDATE: JOHANNESBURG, 11 November 2019 – International minors travelling to South Africa do not require Unabridged Birth Certificates or consent letters when travelling with their parents. ORIGINAL ARTICLE: 28 May 2015 – Following the Southern Africa Tourism Services Association (SATSA) ...

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Tribute to Ms Anitha Soni

Tourism KwaZulu-Natal joins South Africa in mourning of the untimely passing away of Ms Anitha Soni, the former Board Chairperson. Ms Soni played an instrumental role in transforming and setting up key tourism institutions and agencies since 1994, which included ...

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New CEO for Hyundai South Africa

Niall Lynch will take over as chief executive officer (CEO) of Hyundai Automotive South Africa in July 2016, replacing Alan Ross, who has served as executive team leader of this company in the Imperial Group for the past 15 years. ...

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Cover Story – May 2015

Our cover for May features Hotel Verde Cape Town – ‘Africa’s Greenest Hotel’ – for a while anyway. Because the hotel’s owner, Mario Delicio and his industrious team have just launched Verde Hotels – a hospitality solutions group that aims ...

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Interview with Kuoni Group

If you want your tourism product to be taken seriously, and considered for inclusion by one of the world’s largest B2B wholesalers and online providers of hotel accommodation and land services, you’d better take Responsible Tourism seriously, writes Des Langkilde. ...

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Market Intelligence Report – May 2015

Indications are that business tourism is growing. STR Global data indicate that hotel occupancies are stabilising while average room rates are continuing to improve. Business travellers are more likely to pay higher rates that leisure travellers. ACSA data is showing ...

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Tourism Performance Steady in Q1 2015

Amid calls for calm in various parts of the country, which have seen an upsurge of violence against foreign nationals, first quarter results of the TBCSA Tourism Business Index (“TBI”) show that business performance in the travel and tourism industry ...

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SA’s Visa Immigration Debacle Rages on

UPDATE: JOHANNESBURG, 11 November 2019 – International minors travelling to South Africa do not require Unabridged Birth Certificates or consent letters when travelling with their parents. ORIGINAL ARTICLE: 7 May, 2015 – The visa requirement for unabridged birth certificates for ...

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Call for China to Support Africa Conservation

Following Tourism Tattler’s article ‘Taking Responsible Tourism to China’ in the April edition, Dorria Watt follows up with the outcome on Deborah Calmeyer’s presentation to guests at the prestigious ‘Her Village International Forum’ in Beijing, China. So strong was the ...

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Seychelles Biggest Event a Success

For decades the Seychelles has seen activities and events being organized but never before has one event captured the imagination of the people of Seychelles and earned their support. The launch of the Carnaval International de Victoria five years ago ...

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Thrivability in Green Hotel Development

A recently launched hotel management company plans to expand its ‘Greenest Hotel’ concept across Africa, and backs-up its claim with some convincing facts and figures, writes Des Langkilde. I’ve always known the verb ‘thrive’ as meaning to prosper or flourish, ...

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Property Review: Hotel Verde Cape Town

The airport industrial area of Cape Town, South Africa is not an address which inspires images of ‘environmentally-friendly’ or ‘carbon neutral’, but Hotel Verde is both these things, writes Kirsten Bohle. Nestled amongst the parking lots of rental car companies ...

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Fostering a Sustainable Hospitality Industry

In celebrating Earth Day 2015, a local green cleaning product manufacturer encouraged the hospitality industry to adopt sustainable practices to safeguard the environment, its guests and its employees, writes Raynique Ducie. How many beds are there in the hospitality industry ...

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Reviving Hotel Legends

The KwaZulu-Natal South Coast is well remembered by many through their childhood memories of warm sunshine, sandy feet, family hotels, the charm of seaside resorts and the sound of seagulls calling for their souci, writes Nikki Tilley. Fast forward to ...

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Law of Contracts – Part 10

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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4 Myths Related to Guest Feedback

Here are four common myths that hoteliers believe about guest feedback and online reputation management, and the truth associated with those myths, writes RJ Friedlander. TripAdvisor’s recent TripBarometer Report showed that 60% of hoteliers surveyed were planning on investing more ...

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Pros & Cons of Booking Restrictions

In this article Jean Francois Mourier outlines the most common hotel booking restrictions and when they are and aren’t useful for increasing bookings and revenue. Every hotelier has used a restriction in their pricing strategy at one time or another. ...

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Must Have Apps When Travelling

Business can increase with feature-rich applications that drive interest and engagement, writes Grant Theis of www.ttrumpet.com Today we live in an era of engagement and as customers look to immerse themselves in brands and businesses, feature-rich applications that provide content ...

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