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Tag Archives: Articles November 2012

International accolades for Uthando

At the 73rd Skål International World Congress in South Korea – Uthando was named the winner of a prestigious Sustainable Development in Tourism Award in the category ‘Cities – Villages (Community and Government Projects).’ In addition, Uthando has emerged as ...

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&Beyond wins five World Travel Awards

The company was named both Africa’s Leading Responsible Tourism Company and Africa’s Leading Game Reserve Brand. In addition, &Beyond Ngala Private Game Reserve was recognised as South Africa’s Leading Safari Lodge, while &Beyond Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge was honoured as ...

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IOTC moves to protect Albatrosses

The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) has agreed to measures that, if appropriately implemented by tuna longline fishing vessels, will result in significant reductions in albatross mortality, writes Dr Cleo Small. The Indian Ocean is home to globally important populations ...

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More South African birds “in the red”

BirdLife International has announced the 2012 update of the IUCN Red List for birds. This is the first update since the 2008 Threatened Birds of the World, a comprehensive assessment of the status of the world’s birds, writes Hanneline Smit. ...

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Stone Town under threat

ZANZIBAR At a function to mark the Zanzibar Stone Town Heritage Conservation Association’s tenth anniversary, Chairperson Mohammed Juma Mugheiry said “Zanzibar Stone Town heritage is currently faced with growing population, increased motorists and redesigning of historic buildings. This puts our ...

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Sansui Summer Cup – 01 December 2012

SOUTH AFRICA Jozi’s spectacular horse racing event, the SANSUI Summer Cup, proudly hosted by Gauteng, will be taking place at Turffontein Racecourse. The theme Golden Nights & Pink Lights takes inspiration from the internationally recognized Johannesburg skyline at sunset. For ...

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Another Hilton brand poised for SA?

SOUTH AFRICA Hilton Worldwide continues with its expansion plans for Africa and the Indian Ocean region, with 19 hotels in the pipeline, the opening of a regional office in Johannesburg and the introduction of the Conrad and DoubleTree brands to ...

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Wild dogs seen in new areas

KENYA As an indicator species of a healthy ecosystem, Great Plains Conservation announced that for the first time anyone can remember, Wild Dog have been spotted in Kenya’s Olare Orok and Mara North Conservancies.  Mara Plains Camp will now be ...

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&Beyond donates rhino to Botswana

BOTSWANA In the first ever private game reserve donation of rhino, luxury experiential travel company &Beyond has earmarked six white rhino to be translocated from &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve in South Africa to Botswana’s Okavango Delta. Facilitated in partnership ...

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Congratulations, Ziyaad

Congratulations, Ziyaad Your letter has been chosen as the winning letter for the November edition. A copy of National Geographic’s ‘Big Cat Odyssey’ DVD will be delivered to you with the compliments of Livingstones Supply Co – suppliers of the ...

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SANParks Honorary Rangers

Dear Editor The SANParks Honorary Rangers West Rand Branch have decided to stage a bicycle tour from Unions End to the Nossob Rest Camp in the Kalahari Transfrontier Park a distance of approximately 155 km during September 2013. It is ...

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tsi Makes unique contribution

The marine accident in Cape Town recently, involving a seal watching cruise from Hout Bay made international headlines. While the loss of life was tragic, much credit is due to the local emergency services and tourist assistance programmes for the ...

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Gadgets, Gizmo’s & Gifts

This edition’s selection has been sourced with acknowledgement to Livingstones Supply Co. – Suppliers of the Finest Products to the Hospitality Industry. GEDORE TOOL BOX 1282 Toolbox is made up of: 1282 Inserts; PLIER Metal Tray;  Accessories; Grip Plier; Universal ...

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Congratulations to Theuns Vivian

Congratulations to Theuns Vivian – readers in the Western Cape might remember him as the general manager of the old Western Cape Tourism Board – who received his doctorate (DTech) in Tourism & Hospitality Management from the Cape Peninsula University ...

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The CPA and Supplier Rights

Sales and Marketing – The need for a new approach to consultant training PART 2 Product Knowledge and Transparency It should be noted that all the prohibited activities addressed by the CPA that I am about to discuss, are linked ...

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New grading fees

With the implementation of the new Grading Criteria and Minimum Requirements in October 2010, the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) introduced an equitable grading fee structure in order to address the inequalities that existed in the previous grading ...

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Win a venue hire worth R10,000

THIS COMPETITION IS CLOSED To enter this reader competition simply ensure that you are opted-in to the Tourism Tattler mailing list by subscribing here and answer the following question by email: “At which Goodersons Leisure property is the function venue ...

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