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Tag Archives: Articles November 2019

Fly-In Safaris Botswana & Victoria Falls

Lion pride with game viewing vehicle and safari charter aircraft

Africa is the vast continent; an often hot and dusty world, strung together by a maze of seemingly endless tar, gravel and sand roads, tracks and paths. Although southern Africa generally has good road infrastructure, the distances that need to ...

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South Africans Object to NHI Bill

Doctor taking blood pressure reading from a patients arm

JOHANNESBURG, 25 November 2019 – The Democratic Alliance (DA) submitted 87 000 public objections to Parliament on the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill during a press conference today. Objections are set to close this week, on Friday 29 November. Speaking ...

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Malawi Conservation Tours

A herd of elephants in Malawi

Malawi operator Robin Pope Safaris is now offering a unique opportunity to spend a week in the ‘Warm Heart of Africa’, Malawi gaining insights into the exceptional work currently being undertaken by African Parks, the conservation organisation of which the UK’s Prince Harry is ...

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1860 Heritage Exhibition – A Journey of Discovery and Nostalgia

1860 Indian Heritage Exhibition

A journey of nostalgia and discovery awaited visitors to the 1860 Heritage Exhibition held at Sibaya Casino & Entertainment Kingdom in KwaZulu-Natal between 19 and 21 November. Featuring historical photographs, documents, works of art and performances by some of the ...

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5 Best Hunting Trip Destinations

bird hunter with dog

Following our article ‘hunting versus conservation’, this article provides a brief overview of international destinations that are arguably the best locations for ethical hunting trips. When you have been hunting on familiar terrain for some time and are confident in ...

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Courtyard Hotels Launch New Lounge and Menu

Courtyard Hotel Sandton club lounge

JOHANNESBURG, 21 November 2019 – The Courtyard Hotel in Sandton has revamped the Club Lounge, bar and patio. This commercial area is now bookable and features a new look and feel reflected in stylish chairs and rugs, contemporary lighting and ...

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New General Manager for Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton

Shaun Wheeler GM at Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton

JOHANNESBURG, 18 November 2019 – Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton has announced the appointment of the award-winning hotel manager, Shaun Wheeler, as the hotels new General Manager, effective from 1st November 2019.  A veteran hotelier, Wheeler has immense experience and knowledge ...

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Jock Safari Lodge Introduces Riverbed Dining

Jock Safari Lodge has introduced Riverbed Dining as an exciting new dining option. Situated at the confluence of two rivers in the south-western corner of the Kruger National Park, the Mitomeni river (Shangaan for ‘Jackalberry Tree’) and Biyamiti river (Shangaan ...

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Bittersweet Win for The Oyster Box at 2019 Lilizela Awards

Staff of The Oyster Box showing off their 2019 Lilizela Tourism Award

DURBAN, 15 November 2019 – Last week’s Lilizela Tourism Awards’ win as the Best 5-star Hotel in South Africa, is a bittersweet one for Wayne Coetzer, General Manager of The Oyster Box.  Coetzer, who has been at the helm of ...

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Airline Scoops Awards for Best Wi-Fi and Best Food

Emirates strawberries and cream

DUBAI, UAE, 13 November 2019 – Emirates’ inflight comforts were lauded as it clinched awards for Best Wi-Fi and Best Food & Beverage in the Middle East at the APEX 2020 Regional Passenger Choice Awards™ held in Singapore today. The Best Food & ...

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Emirates Official Store gets into the Festive Spirit

Emirates Boeing 777-300ER

With less than 50 days to go before Christmas, Emirates Official Store is making Christmas extra special this year with a new range of seasonal gifts for the family, as well as aviation-inspired limited edition items. Festive family looks The ...

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First Remote Check-in Terminal for Dubai Cruise Passengers

DUBAI, UAE, 11 November 2019 – Emirates’ first remote check-in terminal, outside of the airport, was opened today to provide seamless connections for cruise passengers. The Emirates check-in counters, located at Port Rashid, will allow passengers who are disembarking from their ...

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Airline to Carry 6,500 Passengers to Dubai for Amway Gathering

Emirates has partnered with Amway to connect participants from nine countries to Dubai for the direct seller’s first-ever Asia Pacific Leadership SeminarThe highly anticipated conference reinforces Dubai’s position as a leading MICE destination DUBAI, UAE, 10 November 2019 – Emirates, the ...

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SA Government Rewards Incompetence with R2.6bn Bonuses

South African Rand currency

CAPE TOWN, 14 November 2019 – In the 2018/19 financial year, South Africa’s national and provincial governments spent R2.6 billion of public money on bonuses for cadres and millionaire managers. This includes R628 million spent by the national government, and ...

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SAA Strike Action Confirmed

South African Airways aircraft tail against storm clouds

JOHANNESBURG, 14 November 2019 – According to a statement released by South African Airways (SAA), nearly all domestic, regional and international SAA flights will be cancelled on Friday, 15th and Saturday, 16th November 2019 due to planned strike action. Note ...

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KZN South Coast Takes Top Honours at 2019 Lilizela Tourism Awards

The Gorge Private Game Lodge with Lilizela Tourism Awards logo

The Paradise of the Zulu Kingdom is showing its world-class level of tourism offerings with big wins at the recent Lilizela Tourism Awards.  Stretching 120 kilometres from Scottburgh to Port Edward and inland to Harding, the KZN South Coast boasts ...

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R100M Upgrade for Protea Hotel By Marriott Kruger Gate

Ideally located in the Greater Kruger Conservancy, right at the Paul Kruger Gate and on the banks of the iconic Sabie River, the lodge-styled Protea Hotel by Marriott Kruger Gate reveals expanded amenities and enhanced experiences following an R100 million ...

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South Africa Scraps Travel Restriction for Minors

SA Tourism Welcome Man logo with Unabridged Birth Certificate Scrapped wording

JOHANNESBURG, 11 November 2019 – International minors travelling to South Africa will no longer require Unabridged Birth Certificates or consent letters when travelling with their parents. The announcement made by the Home Affairs Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi,  yesterday comes into ...

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Tourism Industry Mourns Passing of City Lodge Hotel Group Founder

Hans Rudolf Enderle founder of City Lodge Hotel Group

JOHANNESBURG, 11 November 2019 – The global tourism industry joins City Lodge Hotel Group in mourning the death of founder and past chairperson, Hans Rudolf Enderle, who passed away peacefully after surgery complications on 9 November 2019 at the age ...

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2019 Lilizela Tourism Awards National Winners

2019 Lilizela Tourism Awards winner River House Manor receiving their award

JOHANNESBURG, 10 November 2019 – The national winners of the 2019 Lilizela Tourism Awards received their trophies at a glittering function held at the Sun Arena in Pretoria last night. The event is held annually to honour excellence in South ...

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Part 4: Understanding Focus, Lighting & Background

a vervet monkey at sunset

In this 4th part of the photography series, I will discuss a few common problems that people often experience with their photographs and provide solutions to overcome these. By Peter Wickham. Unsharp Images More than likely the camera was hand-held ...

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Take a Walk on the Wildside with Bouchard Finlayson Nature Walks & Wine in the Valley that is “Heaven on Earth”

Bouchard Finlayson is gearing up for the summer festive season with a range of experiences on offer to guests visiting the wine estate outside Hermanus. Activities include Guided Nature Walks led by the legendary Frank Woodvine, Bouchard Finlayson’s resident amateur ...

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Reasons Why Fishing is Good For You

A fisherman casting rod with mountain range in background

It’s no secret that physical activity is good for your health, especially when you’re out in nature. Fishing is considered by many to be a recreational sport for boring people, but it truly has nothing to do with boredom. This ...

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Wine Estate’s Latest Release Marks a Decade for Rosebud Rosé

Gabriëlskloof celebrates a special occasion with the 10th release of its everyday favourite Rosebud Rosé, a ‘Little darling’ that charms with notes of watermelon, papaya and strawberry. “The 2019 Gabrielskloof Rosebud Rosé continues our recent trend of producing a dry, ...

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Wine Estate Declared Western Cape Provincial Heritage Site

Three decades of visionary collaboration between a global mining company with strong South African roots and many of the country’s leading heritage experts culminated in a ceremony held in Somerset West, on Monday 28 October to mark the latest addition ...

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Food Waste in Tourism

Food waste in a garbage bin

Food waste in tourism is a bigger issue than previously thought There are major gaps in how food waste in tourism is understood and calculated, according to researchers at the University of Eastern Finland and the University of Southern California. ...

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New SAACI Executives Elected

The Southern African Association for the Conference Industry chairperson, Kim Roberts and deputy chairperson, Jaques Fouché

The Southern African Association for the Conference Industry (SAACI) has elected a new chairperson and deputy chairperson. SAACI’s previous deputy chairperson, Kim Roberts, has been appointed chairperson, while Jaques Fouché is the new deputy chairperson. Denise Kemp and Glenn van ...

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Springboks Rugby World Cup Glory Inspires Africa

The 2019 Springbok rugby team with the Webb Ellis Trophy

TOKYO, Japan, 2 November 2019 – The Springboks 32-12 victory against England today to clinch the 2019 Rugby World Cup trophy in Japan will inspire millions on the African continent. Commenting on the teams’ success, Khaled Babbou, President of Rugby ...

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Why Content Marketing Will Remain King in 2020

For travel destinations and tourism products, digital content will remain king in 2020 and beyond, with lead generation acing the deck of marketing strategy cards. Here’s why: Most Important Objectives According to a ‘Digital Marketing Plan Survey’ conducted by Ascend2 research-based marketing, ...

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Israeli Outbound Market to Africa Growth

A stone wall in Israel with flag and aircraft silhouette

Increased interest by Israelis for travel to Africa & The Indian Ocean Islands is making this market an attractive proposition for Africa based travel and tourism professionals. By Derek Houston. Last year 26,000 Israelis visited South Africa and 6,000 travelled to Kenya. ...

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