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Tag Archives: Articles September 2012

Art students honoured by Hotel Verde

HOTEL VERDE – WHERE ART LIVES Dr Ivan Meyer, Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, along with 250 guests, attended the Hotel Verde Art Project Awards Ceremony on Thursday, 29 August, at the recently opened, Africa’s Greenest Hotel. ...

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Accolades

Congratulations to Theuns Vivian – readers in the Western Cape might remember him as the general manager of the old Western Cape Tourism Board – who received his doctorate (DTech) in Tourism & Hospitality Management from the Cape Peninsula University ...

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tsi Plans the Way Forward

The Tourism Safety Initiative (tsi) has now completed a three-phase strategy for future development. A primary objective has been the resourcing of the project especially in terms of information and intelligence management, writes Annelie Barkema. Online Intelligence has been established ...

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How to deliver sales leads from the internet

Information is power. Clearly customers make choices, and it’s up to us in the travel and tourism industry to motivate, inform and provide information online that is inspiring, relevant and to the point, writes Pieter Philipse. Just as important is ...

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Trends in Tourism

Tourists have, in recent years, become far more than backpack-wielding happy snappers, writes Terri Adendorff of Get Smarter. The new tourist is increasingly discerning, and is looking to invest in an experience. In order for South Africa to compete as ...

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Carving Your China Consumer Niche

African destinations and tourism products need to proactively focus on marketing themselves in the emerging markets of Asia, especially India and China, writes Michael Jones. After living in Beijing for the past 11 years, and having personally witnessed its unparalleled ...

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Recruiting a Financial Planner

In the complex world of financial planning we all need a little honest guidance. Many of us have either heard of or experienced, first hand, poor financial planning advice, writes Nigel Willmott, CFP® professional. Many financial advisers are only focused ...

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Is your superstar employee really helping your business?

Is your superstar employee really helping your business? – As your business gets more complex, those early superstar employees can actually hurt progress. Here’s why, writes Les McKeown. Building a business that can scale involves many rites of passage. The ...

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Turnaround for South Africa’s Hospitality Industry

Turnaround for South Africa’s Hospitality Industry. Continued economic growth, rising tourism and slower growth in the number of available rooms will lead to a recovery in hotel occupancy rates, writes Nikki Forster. Despite the recent economic uncertainty, South Africa’s hospitality ...

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Barter Exchange – A viable solution for un-sold bed-nights

With barter having developed into a sophisticated business tool, barter exchange can help Africa’s hospitality trade to increase business efficiency by facilitating barter trade exchanges to move excess inventory, writes Des Langkilde. The advent of the Internet and sophisticated relational ...

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Eco-Entrepreneurs needed to save our earth

Whilst capitalism is certainly responsible for most, if not all our current environmental problems – it is also the most effective tool we have to address the environmental crisis we face. writes Jason Drew. We have used capitalism and markets ...

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Rhino Killing – South Africa meets Hong Kong

A high level South African delegation visited Hong Kong in August and have identified information exchange, awareness and education, enforcement and technology sharing as central to efforts aimed at addressing rhino poaching in South Africa, writes Albi Modise. The Hong ...

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