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Tag Archives: Articles October 2015

Air Seychelles Introduces New Flight Times

Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, is set to enhance its flight schedule between Johannesburg and Seychelles with convenient new flight timings and will introduce an additional service between Johannesburg and Seychelles to meet seasonal demand ...

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Let the Riverside Sun woo you

Looking for a hotel or venue for a ladies lunch, a birthday celebration, a family holiday or a business event. We have the perfect hotel for you. Enter the Riverside Sun hotel, a naturally beautiful venue spread out along the ...

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Eikendal Pizza & Wine Pairings

Winelands family entertainment all summer long Bellissima! Swiss owned Stellenbosch Estate, Eikendal, eases into summer with a sizzling new Pizza & Wine Pairing experience that will cater for lip-smacking action in its tasting room all season long. From 1 November, ...

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Tourism Video Production Tip #1

Statistics on the effectiveness of online video to promote travel and tourism products show that with the right optimization, video will increases the chance of a front-page Google result by 53x. According to Google 68% of business travellers watch travel-related ...

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Cover Story – October 2015

As we enter the fourth and final business quarter for 2015, South Africa’s tourism industry continues to ‘Inspire new ways’ – a slogan that has taken on new meaning as the local tourism sector attempts to overcome the serious crises ...

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Cango Wildlife Ranch Review

Having been invited to review Cango Wildlife Ranch I arrived at the venue, located just outside of Oudtshoorn on the road to Cango Caves in South Africa’s Western Cape province, with some trepidation as I’d heard that they provide ‘cub ...

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Economic Volatility & Tourism in SA

South Africa’s current economic volatility offers opportunities for tourism growth and job creation, but government must pave the way by removing obstacles that inhibit growth and the country’s competitiveness as a destination, writes Unathi Sonwabile Henama. Charles Dickens in his ...

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Making Tourism Work

Rail tourism has potential for growth in South Africa, but Is government an asset or liability to this sector, asks Prof Melville Saayman. I had the wonderful opportunity to experience one of South Africa’s luxury trains, the Blue Train, and ...

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Business Enterprise Solutions for BEE Codes

The Tourism Enterprise Partnership (TEP) has entrenched its reputation as the forerunner in tourism small business development with the launch of its unique Enterprise and Supplier Development Solutions (ESDS) programme to assist corporates in this sector meet the new amended ...

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The Mark of a Good Holiday

Fair Trade Tourism is a leading South African non-profit organisation promoting responsible tourism development. It grows awareness about responsible tourism to travellers, assists tourism businesses to operate more sustainably and facilitates a globally recognised certification programme, the first in Africa, ...

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Elephant-friendly Tourism Pledge Appeal

World Animal Protection are appealing to the travel trade to show their commitment to elephant-firendly tourism by signing a pledge. The appalling cruelty inflicted upon Asian elephants used for tourist rides and shows is now spreading throughout southern Africa, reveals ...

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World Luxury Hotel Awards

Every year the world’s finest hotels are assessed and critiqued to sift out the very best of the best in their offerings of exclusive world-class accommodation, writes Michelle Snyman. The World Luxury Hotel Awards are responsible for rewarding these legends ...

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Future of the Commonwealth Games

This year’s Sports & Events Tourism Exchange (SETE) conference, which takes place from 28 to 29 October 2015 in Tshwane, will again focus on the need for the Industry to support Durban in its preparations over the next seven years ...

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Restaurant Review: Balata

The Balata Restaurant in the Fairway Hotel is reputed to offer the best cuisine that the Johannesburg hospitality industry has to offer. Marjorie Dean finds out if its reputation meets her discerning expectation. Winter evenings in Johannesburg don’t really tempt ...

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Property Profile: De Hoek Country Hotel

Operated by Mantis, De Hoek Country Hotel is a luxury 5-star boutique hotel located in Magaliesburg , Gauteng South Africa, an hour out of Johannesburg and Pretoria, and surrounded by the Magalies river, mature trees and delightful birdlife. The original ...

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8 Changing Trends in Leisure Tourism

Image: Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve, South Africa courtesy of Mantis Group What are the latest trends in work time management and how can tourism professionals take advantage of the growth in leisure time? Dr. Peter E. Tarlow provides the ...

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New look for Garden Court Marine Parade

Tsogo Sun’s iconic Durban hotel – Garden Court Marine Parade – celebrated its 30th year anniversary in grand style last night (1 October) following a R110-million refurbishment project. Leading tourism stakeholders and government officials including eThekwini Mayor, Councillor James Nxumalo, ...

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