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Tag Archives: Articles October 2018

Emirates Unveils World’s First Biometric Path

JOHANNESBURG, Southe Africa, 30 October 2018 – Emirates is gearing up to launch the world’s first “biometric path” which will offer its customers a smooth and truly seamless airport journey at the airline’s hub in Dubai International airport. Utilising the ...

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SANParks Fees to Increase from 1 Nov 2018

SANParks Crocodile Bridge Gate

PRETORIA, South Africa, 31 October 2018 – South African National Parks (SANParks) will increase its Conservation fees from 1 November 2018 at all National Parks. All funds generated from conservation fees are used with the primary mandate of SANParks, which is ...

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SA Driving Licence Codes Guide

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In South Africa, driving licences are issued with various codes that indicate the types of vehicle that may be driven with that licence. Here are all the codes.

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SA Professional Driving Permit Guide

SA Professional Driving Permit

To drive on a public road in South Africa and transport fare-paying passengers or tourists for an income you must have a professional driving permit (PrDP). In South Africa, the requirement for drivers who transport tourists to be in possession of ...

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An Insiders Guide to Europe

INSIDR Guide to Europe

It’s always a delight when I come across authors who share the same passions that I do. I recently had the opportunity to meet the guys from Insidr – a website for travellers, not tourists! They have curated some really useful tips ...

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AirAdvance To Front Airbnb Booking Payouts

South Africa rand currency

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Monday, 29 October 2018 – Further disruption in South Africa’s accommodation and property letting sector is on the cards as AirAdvance, a fintech startup, provides those offering private accommodation through Airbnb easy access to affordable finance. It uses a ...

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Green Flag Trails Launched in Graskop

Wonder View Graskop

MPUMALANGA, South Africa, 29 October 2018 – Earlier this month, the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency launched the new Green Flag accredited BlydeHiking Trails which are approximately 30 kilometres in distance, at Wonder View Graskop, Mpumalanga. Guests and media were treated to ...

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Peugeot 3008 SUV Review

Peugeot 3008 SUV

When it comes to driver comfort, safety and convenience on the long road, the all-new PEUGEOT 3008 Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) is in a class of its own. By Des Langkilde. Nowadays, most new vehicles come with the latest tech ...

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Unlocking Tourism Growth Through Innovation

Wine & Food Conference

At the recent The Business of Wine & Food Tourism Conference, held at Spier near Stellenbosch, renowned US-based big data specialist Cathy Huyghe of Enolytics LLC outlined an approach suggested for Cape Winelands wine, food and hospitality establishments, using big ...

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SANParks Receives 3 Million Rand For Anti-Poaching

SANParks Anti-Poaching Donation

SKUKUZA, Mpumalanga, 26 October 2018 – South African National Parks (SANParks) received a 3 Million Rand donation from the Legacy Experience project spearheaded by international cricketers, Kevin Pietersen and Mark Boucher. The money is meant for the Airwing based at Skukuza ...

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FEDHASA Cape Awards Student Bursaries

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, 26 October 2018 – As part of FEDHASA Cape’s on-going efforts to develop young professionals in the hospitality industry and grow the sector in Cape Town, the association has announced its 2018 bursary recipients in several ...

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Unusual Things To Do in Barcelona

An alley passage in Barcelona

There are plenty of travel guides for every major city in Europe, and Barcelona is certainly no exception to this rule. Barcelona is the most visited city in Spain and it has many tourist traps, including the Sagrada Familia, La ...

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BON Hotels Plans for a Hotel School in Nigeria

Cape Town, South Africa, 25 October 2018 – In their efforts to make a positive contribution towards tourism development and the growth of the hotel industry at large, BON Hotels, West Africa’s fastest-growing hospitality company, has announced their plans to ...

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Awards for Award Programs Launched

Awards for Award Programs

JOHANNESBURG, 24 October 2018 – South Africa’s first ever initiative to give accolades to the Awards industry has been launched and it will culminate in a gala event on 25 February 2019 where organisers will receive commendations for staging premier ...

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Great Karoo Reserve Goes Big Five

Mount Camdeboo Private Game Reserve

Mount Camdeboo Private Game Reserve has announced that it will be furthering its long-term conservation vision with the introduction of elephant and lion onto the 14 000ha reserve in 2018. This means that Mount Camdeboo will become home to the famed ...

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Emirates Announces Exciting Offer to Explore Dubai

Emirates aircraft over Dubai

Emirates is offering South African travellers the opportunity to visit Dubai with a special Economy Class and Business Class roundtrip. Passengers who take advantage of the special will be able to earn Skywards Bonus Miles with the addition of a free third piece of ...

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Adventure Tourism Indaba in Wilderness

Adventure Tourism Indaba

GEORGE, South Africa, 23 October 2018 – The first ever Garden Route Adventure Tourism Indaba and Expo is taking place at Wilderness Hotel and on the Map of Africa on 26 and 27 October 2018. “The aim of the Indaba ...

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How Government Can Work with Tourism to Create Jobs

Brett Hendricks, General Manager Thebe Tourism Group

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, 23 October 2018 – South Africa is a country in crisis, having been hit by several waves of bad news for the economy. However, with the government and the tourism private sector working together, we can ...

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Emirates Grows Wine Investment In South Africa

Cape Wine Farm

Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, is growing its relationship and investment with South Africa’s top local wine producers. Since 2005, the airline has partnered with 25 South African wineries, from which 50 different South African wines have been enjoyed ...

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How to Travel and Earn Money on the Way

combine travelling and money making

It sounds like a dream, and it is perfectly possible: you could be earning money and travelling around the world. You no longer have to worry about when you are finally going to have enough money in your travel fund ...

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Toyota Donates 4×4 for SANParks Anti-Poaching

Toyota Donates 4x4 for SANParks Anti-Poaching

PRETORIA, South Africa, 19 October 2018 – In an effort to contribute to the fight against rhino poaching and other wildlife crime, Toyota South Africa Motors has donated a brand new Hilux Double Cab 4×4 valued at approximately R546 500 to ...

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Stormsriver Adventures Wins Sustainable Tourism Awards

MOMBASA, Kenya, 18 October 2018 – Stormsriver Adventures has been awarded two Sustainable Tourism accolades presented during the Opening Ceremony of the 79th Skål World Congress in Mombasa today. The awards were attained in the 2018 Skål International ‘Tour Operators and Travel ...

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Off the Grid at Conferences

Off the Grid at Conferences

Cape Town, South Africa, 18 October 2018 – Should conference delegates be able to use their personal digital devices during meetings or is it just plain rude? With the advent of smartphones, smart watches, tablets and free, fast Wi-Fi, the conference ...

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Iconic President Hotel Revamped

CAPE TOWN, 16 October 2018 – Steeped in history as one of the oldest properties on the Atlantic Seaboard, the iconic President Hotel celebrates two decades since its namesake; former President Nelson Mandela reopened its doors in 1998 with a fresh ...

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Komodo Cruise: The Apex of Luxury in Indonesia

Komodo Cruise Yacht Indonesia

Cruising the calm Indonesian seas aboard an elegant 54-meter yacht is one of the best ways to explore Komodo Island to the fullest. A well-planned cruise around Komodo Island will enable you to experience all that this awesome destination has ...

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Stellenbosch Hills Releases Vintage Reserve White

Stellenbosch Hills 2016 Reserve White

CAPE TOWN, 16 October 2018 – Stellenbosch Hills has released the new vintage of its flagship, limited-edition 1707 Reserve White, a wine that has consistently amassed awards for the renowned winery. The Stellenbosch Hills 1707 Reserve White 2016 is an ...

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OSF Set to Rock Oudtshoorn Again

Distruction Boyz

OUDTSHOORN, South Africa, 15 October 2018 – The Distruction Boyz will perform at the Oudtshoorn Spring Festival (OSF) at the Bongolethu Stadium in Oudtshoorn on Saturday, 20 October, along with a wide range of other artists. Distruction Boyz, made up ...

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The Real Return on Building a Green Hotel

Hotel Verde Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa, 15 October 2018 –  In this day and age, building ‘Green’ should be the norm rather than the exception, but misconceptions on green building ‘tax’ surprisingly still seem to hinder the decision. Hotel Verde Cape Town, ...

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Savour Sensory Ecstasy with Idiom Wine Experience

Idiom Wine & Macaron Experience

Cape Town, South Africa, 15 October 2018 – Exquisite new summer pairing delights from November 2018 till the end of February 2018. This summer at Idiom you can explore interesting and unusual wines through the prism of macarons, the dainty ...

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Tintswalo Opens New Lapalala Wilderness Lodge

Tintswalo at Lapalala Sleep-out deck

Limpopo, South Africa, 12 October 2018 – Tintswalo at Lapalala Wilderness has opened in the malaria-free Waterberg (Limpopo province). Located 300km from Johannesburg (or 30 minutes’ flying), it is one of only two commercial lodges within 44 500 hectares of ...

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Africa’s Leading Luxury Train Award Winner

The Blue Train

The iconic Blue Jewel of South Africa, The Blue Train, walked away with Africa’s Leading Luxury Train accolade at the World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2018 held at the Durban International Convention Centre in Durban, South ...

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TBCSA Appoints New CEO

TBCSA CEO Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa

Pretoria, South Africa, 9 October 2018  – The Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) has announced the appointment of Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa as its new chief executive officer (CEO) to drive the TBCSA board strategy. “We are excited that we ...

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Ultra-trail Cape Town presented by Salomon

Ultra-trail Cape Town (UTCT) presented by Salomon takes place on Saturday 1 December, and sees four trail running races of 100km, 65km, 35km and this year for the first time, 21km, traverse sections of Table Mountain, Lion’s Head, Signal Hill, ...

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African Megacities To Lead Population Growth

Africas’ megacities will lead global population growth between 2017 to 2030, reflecting their potential for hospitality and tourism development as the last major continent to undergo urbanisation.  According to the global market research company, Euromonitor International‘s new report, “Megacities: Developing Country Domination,” ...

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Big Names To Talk Big Data At Wine And Food Conference

If we don’t know what we don’t know, how can we tap into the true potential of South Africa’s wine and food tourism, argues tourism maven Margi Biggs. The convener of this year’s The Business of Wine & Food Tourism ...

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Two Tsogo Sun Cape Town Hotels Turn 20

Two of Tsogo Sun’s iconic Cape Town hotels – Southern Sun The Cullinan and Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town are celebrating two decades of excellence this year in September, with events, special offers, commemorative food and beverage experiences and visits ...

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Aquila Leads Inflatable Boat World Champs

Cape Town (and South Africa) is proudly represented at the 2018 P750 World Championship held in the city of Féjus Var on the south French Riviera in France. The international inflatable boat race started 28 September and will run until ...

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Mantis Initiates Road Cleanup Campaign

In celebration of Tourism Month in September, Mantis envisioned giving 1 000 children from the township of Motherwell in Port Elizabeth experiences that would expose them to tourism and conservation. As part of their initiative, a cleanup campaign named “Chola nono, ...

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BON Adds Third East African Hotel

South African- based hotel management company; BON Hotels have extended their Ethiopian presence by adding BON Hotel German Square in Addis Ababa to their East African collection, making it their third property in the capital. Construction of the hotel commenced ...

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The Many Hats A Chef Wears

When you hear the title ‘Executive Chef’ the likes of celebrity chef Pete Goffe-Wood or the renowned Jamie Oliver spring to mind but this title, certainly at the hotel level, whilst essential, is a rather unobtrusive, often thankless job that ...

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Africa’s Travel Growth Exceeds Expectations

International tourist arrivals grew 6% in the first four months of 2018, compared to the same period last year, not only continuing the strong 2017 trend but exceeding UNWTO’s forecast for 2018. By Enver Duminy. The UNWTO’s panel of experts described ...

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Favourite Things Market Returns

Make a festive diary note for your next country getaway, because you won’t want to miss the new and improved Favourite Things Market at Gabriëlskloof. The all-around, fun-is-the-new-black, crowd-pleaser is back this year and preparing to be bigger, better and ...

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