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Tag Archives: Articles November 2013

Zimbabwe: 7 Myth Busters

When Suzanne and I travel the world and tell people that Zimbabwe’s tourism is on the rise and that it’s at the beginning of a boom, almost everyone we speak to is shocked and surprised at first.  The fact is ...

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Great Moments at their Greatest

Upgraded theatres now offer best in-cinema experience at all sites. Ster-Kinekor Theatres has completed the digital conversion of all its sites around South Africa in what is considered to be record time. The updated global cinema technology has been installed ...

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Break the grip of the Rip®

Rip currents can develop anywhere where there are breaking waves. These rivers of current are made by water draining from the beach and flowing back out to sea. Ranging in width from just a few metres to a hundred metres ...

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NAA-SA President Steps Down

Industry stalwart Caroline Ungersbock, has relinquished her role as president of the National Accommodation Association of South Africa (NAA-SA), a position she has held since May 2011.  “It is the right time to re-focus my energy and role in the ...

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Top 5 ways Hotels are going Green

These are heady days for renewable power. This category of energy, which includes solar power and hydropower, supplied 12 percent of America’s electricity last year, writes Sam Marquit. It’s the fastest-growing energy sector, and its worldwide usage should increase by about ...

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Tour Operator Training Ensures Sustainability

Johannesburg – 15 November 2013. Eight budding entrepreneurs completed their tour operator training today and were awarded their certificates by the Southern Africa Tourism Services Association (SATSA). “Education is the key to unlocking sustainability in southern Africa’s tourism services sector,” ...

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Tsogo Sun’s 7 Healthier Hotels

Southern Sun The Cullinan has been announced as the winning hotel in Tsogo Sun and Discovery’s 7 Healthy Hotels Initiative, the brainchild of Tsogo Sun’s Director of Operations for the Cape Region, John van Rooyen, and Heila van Heerden, Discovery’s ...

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Thula Thula Rhinos Dye

To face the harsh reality of rhino poaching in South Africa, rhino horn infusion is being used as a security measure that may be the best solution to protect the dwindling populations. THULA THULA EXCLUSIVE PRIVATE GAME RESERVE in KwaZulu-Natal, ...

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Bus Rapid Transit in South Africa

October was transport month and the debate over public passenger transport in South Africa has been long and hard, and is still continuing. Most people agree that the country needs vastly improved services, and that the present situation is far ...

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Gambling revenues perform well in Africa

According to the latest PwC report, gambling held up very well in the last year despite a stagnated economy. Gross gambling revenues posted their largest annual increase over the past five years, with bingo gross gambling revenues rising by 86%, sports ...

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Winner of the Club Mykonos Competition

CONGRATULATIONS to the winner of the Tourism Tattler October 2013 subscriber competition – Madelaine Owens of African Spirit Game Lodge, in Mkuze, South Africa. Madelaine’s competition entry was the first correct entry to be drawn, and she has won seven nights’ self-catering accommodation for four ...

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Travel Agent Fraud Alert

Tourism Tattler came across the following scam perpetrated against a travel agent and thought it worthy of bringing to our readers’ attention.  Imagine being conned by a smooth-talking, well-dressed client who buys more than 67 air tickets worth R445 000 in ...

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Liability Risks in Tourism

In the digital information age people and businesses are driven more by technology and mobility than ever before, which can and does lead to errors and omissions. Paul Halley, Managing Director of Ascent Underwriters provides advice on how to transfer ...

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One&Only Cape Town Spa Is Still N°1!

South Africa, Cape Town, 22 October 2013; ONE&ONLY CAPE TOWN’S award-winning Spa has held onto its crown as the most loved Spa in South Africa for the fourth consecutive year. Loved by locals and hotel guests alike, the state-of-the-art Spa ...

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Hotel Scam Alert

Tourism Tattler received the following scam alert from a concerned reader: You arrive at your hotel and check in at the front desk. Typically when checking in, you give the front desk your credit card (for any charges to your ...

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