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Tag Archives: Articles November 2013

Be on your guard as festive season crime hots up at malls

We’ve officially entered the festive season shopping mania time. Unfortunately as the number of shoppers increases so does the number of criminal incidents at malls, in parking lots and smaller shopping centres. Mike Francisco, security spokesperson for the Muldersdrift Communication ...

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Seychelles born Marketing Specialist receives Australian recognition

The Ashdown-Ingram 2013 National Conference that was recently held in Melbourne brought together the Senior Directors of this Australia wide Company and all Senior Managers from the States of Australia. Ashdown-Ingram celebrated their REACH Gala Dinner with Repco Australia as ...

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Mtunzini Conservancy: Appeal against Water use license of TRONOX

This message is about the campaign to address the proposed sand dune mining to the South of the town of Mtunzini, in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The Mtunzini Conservancy (Reg. No. 2007/006455/08) is a Non Profit Company (NPC) with Section 18A ...

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FEDHASA Cape supports youth in hospitality

FEDHASA Cape, the official voice and representative of the hospitality industry, recently held a Youth Event at the Peninsula Hotel in Cape Town – hosted by Youth Segment Chair Jamie Pieters. The event served to highlight the relevance of youth ...

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Global Travel Buyers Show Support for WTM Africa

The inaugural World Travel Market Africa is attracting interest from senior buyers from around the globe, with a number of travel businesses confirming that they will attend and are looking to sign deals with African and international exhibitors. World Travel ...

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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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Turkish Airlines Adds Mazar-I Sharif As Its 240th Destination

With existing services to the capital of Afghanistan, Kabul, Turkish Airlines has added flights to Mazar-i Sharif as its second destination in the country. Mazar-i Sharif flights will be operated three times per week. Mazar-i Sharif flight times as of ...

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Exquisite Wine, Dine and Recline Experiences

A fusion of excellent accommodation and exceptional dining experiences Food Routes is on a never-ending quest to discover the best places in South Africa to eat and sleep – for very few things beat a comfortable night’s sleep after a ...

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Eikendal eases in the weekend with Summer Sunset Socials

On Fridays you can ditch the couch and join a cool crowd at the water’s edge when Eikendal Vineyards, a popular Winelands hotspot conveniently situated between Stellenbosch and Somerset West, eases in the weekend with laidback Summer Sunset Socials. Until ...

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SUBIOS, the Seychelles Festival of the Sea… all sails ahoy!

Everyone interested in the sea can finally go to Beau Vallon to the much awaited SUBIOS, the Seychelles Festival of the Sea, being held from Friday 22 November to 24 November at the Regatta site at Beau Vallon, Seychelles. Although ...

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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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Launch of Austrian Menu: Sinn’s on Long

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SINN’S ON LONG: THE CITY’S ONLY AUSTRIAN RESTAURANT NOW OPEN CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA, 14 November 2013: Sinn’s on Long, the only restaurant in the CBD that serves rustic Austrian fare, has opened its doors. Run by Chef Thomas Sinn ...

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Waterkloof Estate’s ‘restaurant in the sky’ rakes in culinary awards

Waterkloof Restaurant, the sky-scraping Winelands eatery on the outskirts of Somerset West, ticks all the right boxes when it comes to fine dining with a view and its latest string of impressive accolades serves up a tantalising testimony. This gorgeously ...

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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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Etihad Airways to fly double daily to Munich

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, will increase its Abu Dhabi-Munich services from seven flights per week to a double daily schedule from 1 February 2014. Munich was Etihad Airways’ first destination in Germany, and a ...

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International model, Tylor Kotze, announced as ambassador for “Friends of TREC”

As part of their ongoing commitment towards taking a stand against rhino poaching, Tintswalo Rhino Extreme Campaign (TREC) today announced the launch of their new initiative, “Friends of TREC”. The campaign will see various local and international celebrities lending their ...

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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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Stellenbosch reigns culinary king at 2013 Eat Out Top 10 Awards

Stellenbosch reaffirmed its status as the ‘Gourmet Capital of South Africa’ by wiping the floor at the 2013 Eat Out DStv Food Network Restaurant Awards with no less than four winners amongst the enviable Top 10 eateries in the country. Showcasing ...

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Must-see attraction in Cape Town these holidays

No trip to the Mother City is complete without a personal tour of the Cape Town Diamond Museum, where local and international tourists are invited for a unique experience to explore, discover and learn about the world’s most precious gem ...

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Authentic Indian Dining Enters New Era In Durban

The launch of Jeera at Tsogo Sun’s Suncoast Towers hotel, will allow guests to explore a flavourful array of delectable authentic Indian dishes from all corners of India. Jeera’s name reflects the restaurant’s dishes distinctive flavour and aroma; and a ...

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Stellenbosch affirms Gourmet Capital status with 9 Eat Out nominations

World-renowned Winelands stalwart, Stellenbosch, reaffirmed its wealth of creative, top end gourmet talent by clinching no less than nine out of the 20 nominations in the running for the 2013 Eat Out DStv Food Network Top 10 restaurants – the ...

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Clos Malverne salutes New Year with a stylish Hats Off Party

8 course menu and brand new MCC to end 2013 on a gourmet high Don a funky fedora or flip on your favourite Stetson and make your way to Clos Malverne Estate on the 31st of December, when this family-owned ...

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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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Tourism Grading Council Provides Unique Benefits

The Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) claims that it is the only organisation in the country that can give hospitality businesses competitive advantages that include unique benefits, such as: Access to the multi-billion Rand Government business. Only Star Graded ...

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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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Midlands Meander Association supports rare Karkloof Blue butterfly

The Midlands Meander Association recently donated R10 000 to the Endangered Karkloof Blue Butterfly Conservation Programme as part of their longstanding commitment to the survival of the extremely rare species. The butterfly forms part of the logo of the Midlands Meander ...

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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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Reed Exhibitions Partners With Thebe Exhibitions And Projects

South Africa – Reed Exhibitions, part of the FTSE listed Reed Elsevier Group has signed a joint venture agreement with Thebe Tourism Group Pty Limited to acquire a majority share in Thebe Exhibitions & Projects Group (TEPG) based in South ...

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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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Etihad Airways Celebrates Birthday with Special Deals

Etihad Airways, the World’s Leading Airline*, is celebrating its 10th Birthday by giving travellers ten compelling reasons to travel. Coral Economy Class guests travelling from Johannesburg to the airline’s hub in Abu Dhabi enjoy all-inclusive flight rates from only R4,778. ...

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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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Cape Town Tens Introduces Netball to Event in 2014

Cape Town Tens rugby festival, which kicks off on the 7th and 8th of February 2014 at Hamilton’s Rugby Club, has announced the addition of a netball tournament to the festival and the opening of entries to netball teams across ...

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Deck the halls: Festive season set to boost Western Cape economy

The festive season is just around the corner – and, along with the crowds of tourists, it is expected to bring the Western Cape economy an annual boost in the form of tourism spend and job creation. Cape Town’s tourism ...

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Gabriëlskloof gets festooned with Favourite Things Market

Gabriëlskloof, the awe-inspiring wine cellar on the outskirts of Bot River in the Overberg, will be transformed into a festive and fun ‘happy place’ when its 4th annual Favourite Things Market will add some colour, creativity and charm to the ...

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Rey Franco appointed as Victoria & Alfred Hotel’s new Manager

Capetonian Rey Franco has been appointed the new Resident Hotel Manager at popular Victoria & Alfred Hotel, the flagship property within the renowned Newmark Hotels, Reserves & Lodges portfolio, and the very first hotel to be built at the famous ...

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Stellenbosch Wine Routes to Showcase Wine Tourism in France

The Dijon International and Gastronomic Fair in France will host Vinidivio, for the first time, from Thursday 31 October to Monday, 4 November 2013 and the Stellenbosch American Express ® Wine Routes will be in the spotlight. The Fair is ...

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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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Victoria & Alfred Hotel Rated Amongst Top South African Hotels

Condé Nast Traveler (USA) has announced the results of the 26th Annual “Readers’ Choice Awards”.  The best cities, islands, cruise lines, airlines, hotels and resorts in the world have been ranked by their readers. Newmark Hotels, Reserves & Lodges’ historical ...

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The River Club delivers water to Simonga Health Post in Zambia

The River Club in Livingstone, Zambia, in partnership with the CEO Group, has connected the Simonga Health Post to an important water source which delivers 50 000 litres of clean water to the 4 000 inhabitants of the nearby Simonga ...

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Tanzania Tourism From South Africa To Benefit On Three Fronts

South Africans travelling to Tanzania on holiday or business no longer require visas – and vice-versa. This significant move for cooperation between the two countries results from a bilateral country-to-country discussions and agreements. Serena Hotels, a premier hotel, lodges and ...

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Kenya Airways Unveils Campaign To Raise Funds For Wildlife Conservation

Kenya Airways has embarked on a new initiative that targets raising over Rand 8.5 million (£540,000) annually for wildlife conservation in Kenya, in partnership with the Born Free Foundation. Under the campaign dubbed ‘Change Brings Change’, bags will be circulated ...

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SATSA Travel Auction Delivers Holiday Bargains

The Southern Africa Tourism Services Association (SATSA) online Bid or Buy Auction, which launched on Monday 28 October 2013, closed its first batch of holiday packages on Wednesday with significant bargains secured by buyers. For example, a two night package ...

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Samara’s latest conservation project aims to save the African rhino.

Samara Private Game Reserve is situated on 70,000 acres of lush, indigenous wild landscape set among the Sneeuberg Mountains in the Eastern Cape’s Great Karoo.  The family-owned reserve offers modern colonial living in three elegant locations surrounded by an amphitheatre of ...

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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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South Africa’s Welcome Challenge

It’s the little things we do that make a big difference. “Even in the middle of the bush, making sure my visitors get the best service is essential – and that’s my responsibility. I’m attentive to all needs of my ...

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