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Tag Archives: Articles September 2019

How to Attract Tourists through Storytelling

Delegates attending the Wine and Food Tourism Conference

Cape Town, South Africa – A powerful message about the power of storytelling to attract tourists emerged during trends presentations by more than 15 high-level expert speakers at the recent Wine & Food Tourism Conference, held at Spier near Stellenbosch: ...

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5 African Vacations: Which is Right for You?

Date palms, parrots, elephant and Africa continent

You’ve chosen to go to Africa for your vacation – good choice. However, you are still unsure of which country to go to, and of course, you have a lot of options; 54 to be precise. So, how about instead ...

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Hotel Verde Cape Town achieves 6-Star Green Star SA Existing Building Performance rating from GBCSA

The Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) has awarded a 6-Star “Green Star SA Existing Building Performance (EBP)” rating for Hotel Verde Cape Town, Africa’s greenest hotel.   This puts the hotel at ‘World Leadership’ status according to the GBCSA’s certification tools. Working ...

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Hospitality Hot Spot in Gauteng

Destiny Hotel Sky Bar and Lounge

Efforts to re-industrialise the Ekurhuleni metro were recently announced by the  MMC for Finance and Economic Development, Cllr Doctor Xhakaza, with an allocation of R847m to strategic key projects in the area.  The areas set aside by the department include the Airport Precinct, Kempton ...

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Big Little Things at Hotels

The hotel industry challenge of ‘bums in beds’ is a hotly contested one, especially in the three- and four-star space of city hotels. Many hotels in this bracket rely on large sales teams who nurture important relationships with corporate ‘buyers’, ...

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Fashionable Festivity at Favourite Things Market

Woman browsing clothing at a market

It’s time to put on your party hat and hang out with the cool crowd, when Gabriëlskloof Estate outside Bot River celebrates the festive season in grand fashion with their dazzling Favourite Things Market from Friday, 13 December until Sunday, ...

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5 Unique Reasons to Visit Inverdoorn Game Reserve

Tourist taking a photo of elephants at Inverdoorn Game Reserve

Besides the fact that Inverdoorn is conveniently positioned a mere 2.5 hours drive from Cape Town International Airport (and 40 minutes from Aquila Game Reserve), there are many reasons why you should visit this Private Game Reserve. Some of these reasons are unique to ...

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Opel Continues Growth of SA Diesel Range

Opel Combo Life

Opel has announced a plan to continue the rapid growth of its South African Diesel offering – great news for hard-hit consumers. In 2019 the brand has added three new diesel models – the Combo Cargo Van, the Crossland X ...

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First Eco-Lodge Innovation Hub in Africa

Tented camp model to be erected at Mantis Founder’s Lodge – Renber by Tenthouse Struct

Mantis CEO Paul Gardiner reveals future plans at AHIF 2019 Adrian Gardiner’s pioneering spirit as a serial entrepreneur and his love for the African bush led him to a passionate pursuit of degraded farmland in the Eastern Cape of South ...

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AHIF 2019 Awards Adrian Gardiner of Mantis Group

Adrian Gardiner, Executive Chairman of Mantis

Adrian Gardiner Awarded for Outstanding Contribution to African Hospitality Industry Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 25 September 2019 – Adrian Gardiner, the Executive Chairman of Mantis, is the 2019 recipient of the prestigious African Hospitality Investment Forum (AHIF) Creating Impact Award for ...

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Africa Hotel RevPAR Growth

STR director Thomas Emanuel speaking at the Africa Hotel Investment Forum

Using a 12-month moving average and U.S. dollar constant currency to remove the impact of currency fluctuations, Africa’s RevPAR has grown 6.4% to US$67.10 as of August 2019 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, 24 September 2019 – Revenue per available room (RevPAR), ...

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Seychelles Personality Recognised at Africa Travel Awards

Alain St.Ange speaking at the Africa-Diaspora Tourism Conference

Seychelles tourism personality Alain St.Ange was recognised for his exemplary work and contribution to the growth of the sector in Africa at the Africa Travel 100 Global Personalities Awards presentation, which formed part of the Africa Diaspora Tourism Conference, held ...

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Thomas Cook Collapse: Impact on Africa Tourism

A Thomas Cooke aircraft with South Africa flag colours

Cape Town, 24 September 2019 – The collapse of Thomas Cook Group Plc in the early hours of Monday 23rd September sent shockwaves across the global travel industry after all of its flights and bookings were cancelled with immediate effect. ...

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Camping For Beginners: How to Choose the Perfect Spot

tent at night beneath a starlit sky

There are many reasons why tourists go camping; they could be spending quality time with family and friends away from home distractions; seeking silence and solitude for their inner peace, or simply yearning for a solo adventure in the great ...

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Volunteering in Southern Africa

Volunteers at a game reserve with southern Africa flags in skyline

What to expect when volunteering in Southern Africa. This interview with Vanessa Randon of Good Hope Volunteers provides the answers.

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South African heritage highlights in one easy destination at Vergelegen

September is the month when we celebrate South Africa’s heritage, and an enjoyable way to savour the very best of local history and culture is to visit 319-year old Vergelegen wine estate in Somerset West. Rambling over 3000 hectares between ...

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2019 Wine and Food Tourism Awardees Announced

2019 Wine and Food Tourism Awardees

Cape Town, 18 September 2019 – South Africa’s top wine and food tourism providers were named honourees in the inaugural Wine & Food Tourism Awards at the close of this year’s Wine and Food Tourism Conference held at Spier near ...

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Radisson RED Announces First Hotel in Johannesburg

Artists impression of Radisson RED Johannesburg Rosebank

Radisson Hotel Group has announced the signing of its second Radisson RED in South Africa, continuing the brand’s fast-growing African and global expansion. Scheduled to open in February 2021, the Radisson RED Hotel Johannesburg, Rosebank will arrive and shake up ...

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SAASA Wins Skål Sustainable Tourism Award

Maria Teresa Diaz, Lara Mostert, Lavonne Wittman, and Andrew Rogers.

South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance (SAASA), owners of Monkeyland in The Crags, Plettenberg Bay and sister sanctuary MonkeylandKZN in Ballito is the winner of the Skål International 2019 Sustainable Tourism Award in the category Major Tourist Attractions.  In April this ...

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Tintswalo Lapalala Launches Conference Retreat Package

Aerial view of Tintswalo Game Reserve

Tintswalo Lapalala has introduced an Executive Retreat package that offers conferencing in the privacy and tranquillity of the bush, only 300km (or a 30-minute charter flight) from Johannesburg. The fully inclusive package may be customised to suit corporate requirements and ...

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Healey’s Cheese Launches Tomme de Waterkloof

Tomme de Waterkloof cheese on a platter with a bottle of Waterkloof wine

Tomme is the perfect treat for the artisanal range of natural, real cheese There’s a new Big Cheese in town and families are loving it. Called Tomme de Waterkloof, this creamy newcomer is not only tasty and gentle on the ...

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Dream Hotels Promotes ‘Slow’ Tourism in Zululand

Zulu dancers

Dream Hotels & Resorts is encouraging South Africans to explore Zululand in KwaZulu-Natal this Heritage Day, which is another one of the country’s important historical areas. Offering visitors a range of authentic experiences, Zululand covers approximately a quarter of the ...

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Silver Creek Launches all-new Prohibition Blue Gin

A bottle of Prohibition Blue Gin with lemons

Exciting new gin rounds-off Silver Creek Craft Distillery’s tantalising trio Light up your favourite gin cocktail this sunny season with new Prohibition Blue Gin, the latest innovation from Silver Creek Craft Distillery. This striking blue wonder gets its colour from ...

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Hitting the roof with Home* Suite Hotels

Rooftop decks are all the rage right now and what better way to view the City you are visiting than from a high vantage point where you can take in the sights, sounds and skyline whilst sipping on a sundowner? ...

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The Best English Language Centres for Foreigners in South Africa

Chalkboard with Never Stop Learning words

Learning a new language when travelling abroad is one of the most beneficial experiences for tourists. With English being the first language in South Africa, there are many English language training centres but some are better than others. So, where ...

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Domestic Tourism Poised for Growth

Johannesburg, 11 September 2019 – Despite the prevailing tough economic conditions putting pressure on disposable income, South Africans are still travelling and touring local destinations.  According to the annual review by the World Travel & Tourism Council, travel and tourism ...

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Sho’t Left Travel Week Lifts Off With 16 Days To Go

Sho't Left Travel Week branding

SOUTH AFRICA, Friday 06 September 2019 – Sho’t Left Travel Week is back for 2019 with lots more deals for domestic travellers to choose from. Taking place between 23-29 September 2019, the week is packed with great travel deals, with ...

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The Ultimate Travel Guide for Professional Travel Nurses

Nurse with travel globe in background

Very few professions are as exciting as that of a travel nurse. Working as a travel nurse provides you with a lot of opportunities to live the type of life most people only dream about. The chance to visit a ...

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4 Travel Budget Myths to Stop Believing

Travel abstract image

There are lots of useful budget travelling tips out there, but these ones are different. Read on so you'd know which travel budget myths to throw right out the window.

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Historic Trees make Vergelegen Estate a Prime Destination during Arbor Week

South Africa celebrates Arbor Week during the first week of September, encouraging people to plant indigenous trees and to celebrate some of the country’s oldest, largest and most culturally significant specimens. Many prime examples of historic trees can be viewed ...

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Game Reserve Dehornes Rhino to Combat Poaching

Dehorned white rhino at Mount Camdeboo

Mount Camdeboo Private Game Reserve embarks on dehorning its rhinos to combat the impact of poaching #ConservationInAction Cape Town, 5 September 2019 – Located in South Africa’s remote Great Karoo region, the 14,000-hectare game reserve, Mount Camdeboo, offers a natural ...

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Emirati Women’s Day: First Officers Spread their Wings

Dubai, UAE, 27 August 2019 – To mark this year’s Emirati Women’s Day, five talented and passionate Emirati first officers at Emirates airline helped put the spotlight on women in aviation, and the advancement of women in the UAE, by flying ...

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Amakhala Celebrates 20 Years of Conservation and Community

Amakhala Game Reserve 20-year logo

This year Amakhala Game Reserve celebrates 20 years of Conservation and Community, continuing to thrive as a unique example of how communities can convert agricultural land to ecotourism and create a viable tourism economy while protecting our wildlife and uplifting ...

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Spring has Sprung at Inverdoorn

Buffalo calf at Inverdoorn Private Game Reserve

CAPE TOWN, 03 September 2019 – The spring has sprung, the grass has riz. I wonder where them wildlife babies is? Well, according to the conservation teams at Inverdoorn Private Game Reserve, at this time of the year ’them wildlife ...

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South African Tourism Meets With Saudi Arabia Travel Trade To Boost Outbound Tourism

Saudi Arabian city with SA Tourism logo

JOHANNESBURG, Tuesday, 03 September 2019 – South African Tourism’s Middle East, India and South-East Asia (MEISEA) Hub, recently concluded a successful visit to the Saudi Arabian capital, Riyadh, meeting key travel partners. The engagements come in the wake of the ...

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Part 2: Understanding Depth Of Field

Autumn trees along a lake

Whilst there are many technical aspects relating to this subject, Depth Of Field (DOF) relates basically to the area in the photograph which will be acceptably sharp. By Peter Wickham. There is an area in front of your point of ...

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