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How Online Business Directories Benefit Tourism

Online Business Directory

Marketers of tourism destinations and tourism business services often ignore the power of online business directories. Here are 8 good reasons why directories should be included as part of your marketing mix. According to a statistical report, spending on digital ...

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How To Start And Market A Travel Business Cost Effectively

online travel agent

Starting a travel business from scratch can take years before it becomes profitable. Besides the set-up costs, such as company registration, insurance, licensing, and accreditation, there are the marketing costs incurred to develop trade networks and attract clients. But there ...

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How African businesses can benefit from social media

Benefits of Social Media for Business

As the fastest growing continent from a technological development standpoint, African businesses can look forward to many successful decades to come. Africa as a whole is seeing rampant technological advancement. One of the biggest changes, though, has been how quickly ...

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Black Friday Business Tips

Black Friday is here to stay: as part of a retail festival that entices consumers in their millions to part with their cash, it’s another way of increasing revenue just before the festive season officially kicks in. By Wynand Smit. Traditionally ...

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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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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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Chinese Etiquette: a Guide for Business Events

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If you’re visiting China for the first time you may be unfamiliar with their culture and etiquette, especially when it comes to business customs and protocol. Chinese culture puts a strong emphasis on respect and politeness. Preserving a harmonious environment ...

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Opportunity for Tourism, Hospitality, Wine, Food and Marketing Students

CAPE TOWN, 19 July 2018 – An opportunity exists for tourism, wine, food, hospitality and marketing communications students and trainees to learn from, and network with, experts in their specific industry fields. When registering to attend the third annual The Business ...

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Global Tourism Statistics: Jan-Apr 2017

International tourist arrivals worldwide grew by 6% in January-April of 2017 compared to the same period last year, with business confidence reaching its highest levels in a decade. Sustained growth in most major destinations and a steady rebound in others ...

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Business Tourism in Africa Continues to Expand

Perceptions of Africa as a business destination have changed vastly in recent times. The ICCA 2016 rankings reveal that Africa is growing in popularity as a destination for business tourism. By Zandre Campos. It has been perceived that doing business or ...

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Risky Business: How Companies Avoid Pitfalls Abroad

Business travellers who extend their trips for pleasure should be aware that they need to purchase additional travel insurance cover should the leisure portion of the trip comprise more than half the time they are away. With more business travellers ...

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Siya Metane – founder of SlikourOnLife

Siya Metane, well-known in the music industry as Slikour, has a heart for music and a head for business. He’s passed through numerous rites of passage – some hard, some disheartening, some positive – but all adding to the skills ...

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Tourism Business Index Q4 2015

Strong Domestic Leisure Demand Lifts Q4 2015 Business Performance Strong domestic leisure demand has helped to lift South Africa’s travel and tourism business performance in the last quarter of 2015, writes Kagiso Mosue. The Tourism Business Index (TBI) report for ...

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Paul Kruger Must Fall, Paul Kruger Must Rise

The acts of statue vandalism that have beset South Africa this year highlight the need for the country to protect its cultural heritage for tourism growth, writes Unathi Sonwabile Henama. The statue of Afrikaner hero Paul Kruger, located at the ...

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Tourism Business Performance Down

South Africa’s tourism business performance dipped in the second quarter of this year, according to the latest TBCSA FNB Tourism Business Index (TBI). By Kagiso Mosue. The report shows a score of 94.7 across April, May and June, indicating performance ...

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Access to Finance

A critical factor in SMME development Entrepreneurs need access to finance, but they also need access to other factors that contribute to business success, such as training, mentorship and market access. By Paula Bester. When an entrepreneur speaks of the ...

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What is Tax Season?

One often hears the term ‘tax season’ bandied about, which sends shivers down the spines of many. But are there circumstances in which a sole proprietor does not have to submit a tax return at all? By Kevin Watson. Typically ...

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Interest in SA shoots up by 250%

South African destinations are attracting more interest, according to a recent TripAdvisor traffic study, which found views of South African destinations listed on the site grew over 250% from 2012 to 2013. The results confirm the recent findings of TripAdvisor’s ...

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13 Things Entrepreneurs Don’t Do

I spend many hours of my time reading. Some of it is about real live historical events (I don’t enjoy fiction) but I also read a lot about business and my industry. Not just because I enjoy it but also ...

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Inbound Demand Lifts SA Tourism

Strong Overseas Leisure Demand Lifts SA’s Tourism Performance The first quarter results of the TBCSA FNB Tourism Business Index (TBI) point to the weak exchange rate and strong overseas leisure demand playing a significantly positive role in lifting business performance. ...

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Statutory Business Requirements

Statutory Registrations are a very important part of running a business legally in South Africa and must be adhered to. By Thys Buitendag CA (SA). Below is a list of registrations that need to be completed at each stage of ...

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Financial Reporting Requirements

For businesses in South Africa. In South Africa, business entities can operate in various forms; the first form is what is referred to as incorporated – for example a Company or a Close Corporation. Other businesses can trade as a ...

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