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Operator vs Owner Debate at #THINCAfrica

There is great potential in Southern Africa for hotel brands, owners and investors, says hospitality consultant, Joop Demes, ahead next week’s inaugural Tourism, Hotel Investment and Networking Conference, THINC Africa, taking place in Cape Town and hosted by hotel investment ...

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DA’s James Vos to Speak at #THINCAfrica

James Vos, MP, the Democratic Alliance’s shadow minister of tourism, will be speaking at the inaugural Tourism, Hotel Investment and Networking Conference, THINC Africa, taking place in Cape Town on 6-7 September. Tourism is a vital component of South Africa’s ...

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Café Royale Launches Cocktail & Tapas Menu

Café Royale, located at the pristine 5-star Cape Royale Luxury Hotel, launches an all new artisanal cocktail and delectable tapas menu.  The sophisticated French-style café has extended its operating hours and is now open for dinner and drinks.   Incorporating ...

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Cape Town Scores as Gay-friendly Destination

Surveys conducted by SCRUFF, a leading gay dating and travel app with over 10 million subscribers have uncovered that Cape Town is ranked fifth as a “surprisingly gay-friendly” destination, according to wrdetv.com. Two surveys were conducted in partnership with the ...

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Mapping South Africa’s Trails

Cape Town based travel company Drive South Africa has partnered with Google through the Google Street View camera loan program to capture 360-degree street view imagery of South Africa’s top wilderness, cultural and historic sites for Google Maps. By Jarred ...

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HVS Establishes Office in Cape Town

The global hospitality consulting and services group, HVS, has set up shop in Cape Town as a springboard into Africa. According to the World Economic Forum (WEF), Africa’s travel and tourism industry has a projected growth of 4.9% and accounts ...

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Curtain Closes on WTM Africa 2016

“I am so impressed with quality of the buyers”, “Made great contacts for my business” “Exceeded my expectations totally.”  These are just some of the superlatives heard in the aisles of a very busy third and final day at  the ...

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Countdown to Africa Travel Week begins

Image courtesy of  capetown.hotelguide.co.za With under 3 weeks to go, the anticipation is building for the 3rd edition of Africa Travel Week. Organised by Thebe Reed Exhibitions and Reed Travel Exhibitions in the week of 4-8 April 2016, three highly ...

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The Fall and Rise of Tintswalo Atlantic

Tintswalo Atlantic was razed to the ground in March 2015 following a wildfire that blazed its way across the Cape Peninsula. Just three days shy of their eight-month rebuild deadline Tintswalo Atlantic re-opened to the public. This story shows what ...

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Green Leaf for Park Inn Foreshore Hotel

Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Foreshore Hotel achieves Green leaf Standard The Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Foreshore Hotel through their partnership with Green Leaf Sustainability Services and their Think Planet and Living Responsible Business initiatives has achieved ...

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Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

The best views of Cape Town are seen from the top of Table Mountain, an official New7Wonder of Nature. The Cableway takes visitors to the summit of Table Mountain in less than 5 minutes, and the cable car’s rotating floor ...

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WYSTC 2015 Registration Opens

The World Youth Student and Educational (WYSE) Travel Confederation has opened registration for this year’s World Youth and Student Travel Conference – WYSTC 2015, to be held in Cape Town from 22 – 25 September 2015. Now in its 24th ...

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Property Review: Hotel Verde Cape Town

The airport industrial area of Cape Town, South Africa is not an address which inspires images of ‘environmentally-friendly’ or ‘carbon neutral’, but Hotel Verde is both these things, writes Kirsten Bohle. Nestled amongst the parking lots of rental car companies ...

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Venue Review – Spier

It’s been a while since I’ve visited the Spier Wine Farm in Stellenbosch, South Africa. To say that I’m impressed with the farm’s conference facilities would be an under statement, writes Des Langkilde. Due to travel commitments at the time, ...

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Conference on Responsible Tourism

The 11th International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations (RTD11) will be held on 14 and 15 April 2015 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. RTD11 presents an opportunity to reflect on what has been achieved in Cape Town, ...

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Travel Buyers to descend on Africa

Africa Travel Week 2015 (www.africatravelweek.com: 13 – 15 April 2015) will host many of the world’s most sought after international travel agents and buyers, an average of over 80% of whom will be new faces at the three dedicated travel ...

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Rugby Museum at V&A Cape Town

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The Springbok Experience team would like to introduce themselves to the travel trade as a world-class sports museum, right in the heart of the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa. The Springbok Experience has plenty to offer as an indoor ...

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Property Review: Wild Clover Farm

The likelihood of finding a four-leaf clover in nature is 1 in 10 000, and according to Irish superstition, brings the finder good luck. Tourism Tattler found both when visiting this unique hospitality establishment located in Stellenbosch, along Cape Town’s ...

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New FEDHASA Cape Board Members

The Federated Hospitality Association of Southern Africa for the Western and Northern Cape (FEDHASA Cape) held its 10th Annual General Meeting (AGM) recently where it elected its Chairperson, Rob Kucera as well as 2 Segment Chairs and 1 Alternate. Only ...

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Cape Town Frames Table Mountain

Image: Khayelitsha residents Muzikayise Radebe poses for Mfesane Cwati at the Lookout Hill frame of Table Mountain in Khayelitsha. Khayelitsha, which means ‘New Home’, is the fourth site in Cape Town to play host to a giant yellow picture frame ...

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Did you know?

The word ‘diamond’ is derived from the Greek word ‘adamas’, meaning unconquerable or indestructible. The ancient Greeks thought that diamonds were tears from the Gods, and believed them to be mystical and powerful stones that affected the heavens and the ...

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Tour Operators Course for Cape Town

Following demand from the travel trade, an Introductory Training for Tour Operators course is being planned for Cape Town by the Southern Africa Tourism Services Association (SATSA). The course will be convened in Cape Town from the 25th to 29th ...

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Cape Point Breaks Record

CAPE POINT CELEBRATES HIGHEST NUMBERS SINCE 2007 Over 223 000 international and local visitors summited Cape Point on the Flying Dutchman funicular during the 2014 summer season, November 2013 to April 2014, a 4.14% increase compared to the same period ...

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Delheim Estate Cheese Fondues

Every Sunday from July until end of August For a taste of nostalgia and feel good vibes, find your cosy spot at Delheim, when this legendary Stellenbosch wine farm lifts the lid on its popular Cheese Fondue & Jazz indulgences, ...

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Centre For Entrepreneurship Launched

Stellenbosch 360 launched the world class Centre for Entrepreneurship at a network function on Tuesday 25th March, at the Tourism Information Centre in Market Street. Facilities include a craft incubator, a retail shop (which sells beautiful handmade Stellenbosch souvenirs and ...

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V&A Waterfront Re-imagines History

Imagine forty-two 33 metre high concrete tubes each with a diameter of 5.5 metres, with no open space to experience the volume from within. Imagine redesigning this into a functional space that will not only pay tribute to its original ...

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