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Tag Archives: Articles October 2013

Turkish Airlines adds Kathmandu to its network

Flying to the largest number of countries around the world, Turkish Airlines recently launched a new route through Nepal’s largest and capital city, Kathmandu. The new route between Istanbul and Kathmandu will enhance the airline’s Asia-Pacific network, operating roundtrip flights ...

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WWF Warns of Sea Turtle Threat

Marine turtle expert Dr Ian Bell is concerned about the survival of Queensland’s marine turtles. As a biologist with the Threatened Species Unit at the Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, he is working with marine turtles to understand ...

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Hilton Cape Town recognised as Eco-Friendly

Hilton Cape Town City Centre has been recognized for its on-going commitment to waste reduction after successfully  reducing its landfill output by 73% over the past five months.  The eco-friendly initiative was acknowledged recently with the presentation of a special ...

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Gauteng Tourism engages with trade

Johannesburg 21 October 2013. Gauteng Tourism Authority (GTA) convened a Trade Growth Strategy Workshop at the Emoyeni Estate in Parktown today. Members of the Gauteng travel trade were invited to participate in the full day workshop, aimed at gleaning information ...

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Fairlawns appoints rep in Australia

Fairlawns appoints marketing expert in Australia Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa in Morningside Manor, Sandton, South Africa, has appointed Elite Representation Asia Pacific Pty Ltd to promote the award-winning hotel to the Australian travel market. Says Anna Thacker, Director and ...

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Reunion Island’s SA invasion

French cuisine, vibey, upbeat island style music and island styled hostesses greeted guests as they entered the Melrose Arch Plaza in Johannesburg and V & A Waterfront in Cape Town this past week. These two venues provided guests with an ...

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Africa’s Tourism Arrivals

International tourism arrival figures are a hotly debated issue but Tourism Tattler thought it would be interesting to take a look at arrival figures for the continent of Africa and rank them. Movement indicates the comparison between 2011 to 2010 – ...

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STTP launches Mxit App

The Sustainable Tourism Partnership Programme (STPP) has launched a Mxit App, allowing the organisation engage with South African youth. The purpose of the MySTPP Mxit App is to educate youth on their important role in tourism and in helping to ...

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Destination Marketing: The Quest for Funds

Tourism marketing, be it in support of destinations, attractions, airlines, airports, hotels, resorts or events, has become a very expensive game. The ability to reach audiences, attract awareness, excite interest, and ultimately to convert into action – arrivals, bookings, bed-nights, ...

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New GM for Southern Sun Maharani Tower

Tsogo Sun is delighted to announce the appointment of John Aritho as General Manager of Durban’s iconic Southern Sun Maharani Tower. As the “new face” of the newly refurbished Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani complex, Kenyan-born Aritho, who is also ...

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Celebrate Spring with Oysters and Bubbly

“Too much of anything is bad, but too much Champagne is just right.” Mark Twain, American humourist and novelist (1835 – 1910). Oysters and bubbly… a timeless taste combination that can’t be beaten, leaving you feeling indulgent and filled with ...

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Celebrity Chef Series Donation Celebration

Col’Cacchio pizzeria has celebrated its most successful Celebrity Chef Series to date with an incredible R339 225 donated to The Children’s Hospital Trust, fundraiser for the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital and Paediatric Healthcare in the Western Cape. The ...

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Super sweet snowboard designs

What are some of the best snowboard designs of recent years? The best snowboard designs tend to come from famous brands and artists that have devoted their careers to producing prints and other designs for boards that can allow riders ...

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Adventure Tourism: SCUBA Diving

Adventure tourism, and SCUBA diving in particular, has become an immensely popular leisure tourism activity, specifically over the past 10 years. SCUBA diving offers a great opportunity for tourists to participate in an outdoor activity with family or a partner, ...

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Article Comments from September

Congratulations to Pete Allsop of Ilha Blue Island Safaris in Mozambique, whose comment has been chosen as the prize winner for September. Pete’s prize of two Isobecher Stainless Steel Mugs has been delivered to him with the compliments of Livingstones ...

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Waterkloof Six Senses Evening

Waterkloof, the beautifully appointed wine estate ‘in the sky’ on the outskirts of Somerset West, will tantalise all the senses and more, when it kicks off the 2013 Helderberg Wine Festival in elevated style with a Six Senses Evening of ...

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More accolades for The Windmills Resort

The Windmills Resort in KwaZulu-Natal was once again honoured at the prestigious African Bridal Industry Academy (ABIA) Bride’s Choice Award. The Midlands boutique hotel won the title of best coastal boutique hotel for the second consecutive year and scooped the ...

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SETE encourages SA Corporates Buyers

The Sports & Events Tourism Exchange (SETE), taking place at the Durban International Convention Centre from 22 – 24 October 2013, provides a dynamic business to business platform bringing together businesses from the sports and tourism industries who will showcase ...

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End of the Road for Rhino Knights

After traversing 9,259km on foot and bicycle around Southern Africa for rhino, Isabel Wolf-Gillespie finally completed the marathon journey after four months and eighteen days on the road, and arrived back in Durban on Wednesday 18th September at 17:30pm. Here’s ...

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Virunga Under Oil Threat – DR Congo

Ever heard of Virunga? It’s Africa’s oldest national park, and a treasured World Heritage Site, located in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and it could be threatened by oil exploration, writes Des Langkilde. Rainforests, volcanoes, rare and beautiful wildlife – ...

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The New ‘POPI’ Act – Part 6

‘POPI’ is an acronym for the PROTECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION ACT. PRINCIPLE #4 – FURTHER PROCESSING LIMITATION By Adv. Loui Nel. This section is an extension of the process limitation provisions contained in principle two (see page 26 of the ...

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SATSA Market Intelligence Report

This month’s Market Intelligence Report from SATSA has been extracted from data available as at 27 September 2013, by Martin Jansen van Vuuren of Grant Thornton. To view the data, see page 21 of the Digital Magazine or Download a PDF ...

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Social Media Marketing – Part 3

In part three of this series Pieter Philipse looks at some useful social media monitoring and analysis tools. Last month we started off by researching our present position in Social Media Marketing and I hope this gave you some clear ...

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Serengeti Highway Update

Tanzanian contracts awarded to tarmac roads West of the Serengeti Serengeti Watch, a non-profit organisation founded to oppose the Tanzania Governments intention to build a commercial highway across the Serengeti National Park, has discovered via a report published in the ...

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Directory Listings increase SEO

One of the main benefits of listing in a trade directory  is highly quality back links. All search engines consider the number of back links you have and a listing will give your website the required back links. You cannot find an ...

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Mobile Marketing Explosion

Mobile marketing is exploding as consumers increasingly use their smart phones and mobile devices to travel, shop and spend. Current trends in mobile usage provide compelling reasons for the travel trade to create their own easy-to-use and interactive mobile website ...

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Registration opens for The SUMMIT

Gauteng Tourism and the Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) have officially announced the hosting of the inaugural South African Travel & Tourism Summit now known as “The SUMMIT” to be held on the 14th and 15th October 2013 ...

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E-Tolls – What Now?

Following the Constitutional Court’s decision to set aside the interdict on eTolls (which effectively allows SANRAL to start tolling if they can or want to), what now for the various anti-eToll movements and OUTA’s challenge? Note must be made of ...

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Driving trust in employees

Want to trust your employees to do the job right? Train them like you would teach them to drive, writes Vanessa Merit Nornberg. Building trust in an employee is very much like teaching someone to drive. You don’t just hand ...

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How to pull out of a slump

I hope nobody told you the travel business was easy. I attended a Cruise World forum in Seattle, USA where the travel professionals in attendance seemed upbeat about business prospects, affirming the general sentiment that pent-up demand for travel is ...

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Combating rhino poaching

Since Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles donated six Volkswagen Amarok bakkies to the Wilderness Foundation’s Forever Wild Rhino Protection Initiative in June 2011, the vehicles have travelled almost 300 000 kilometres and have been used in a large number of successful anti-poaching ...

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How to barter bed-nights for media

We all know that advertising builds brands and generates new business leads, but when marketing budgets shrink and cash-flow dries up, we need to find practical solutions to retain top-of-mind awareness. What better way to do this than to trade ...

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Goliath Heron takes on Hippos

Stunning action images from the lens of wildlife photographer Marie-France Grenouillet. These images were taken during a boat trip from Ruckomechi Camp Lodge on the Lower Zambezi, Zimbabwe on 13 May 2012. Born in Normandy, Marie-France spent her childhood in ...

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