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An Ode to the Durban Curry

Durban bunny chow curry

If you can read this whole story without laughing then you’ve probably never tasted a real Durban curry. I was crying by the end… This witty narration is probably fictional – it was doing the email rounds back in 2008, ...

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Inner Secrets of The Oyster Box

The Oyster Box Hotel, Umhlanga

Acknowledged as the Grande Dame of hotels in Umhlanga, KwaZulu-Natal, The Oyster Box has earned its reputation as the best 5-star hotel in South Africa, not only by virtue of its numerous award-winning accolades but also by its world-class hospitality, ...

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Construction of Durban Cruise Terminal Begins

Artists impression of the Durban Cruise Terminal

The port city of Durban’s status as a leading cruise destination was cemented on Saturday, 16 November 2019 with a sod-turning ceremony to mark the start of construction of the new Durban passenger terminal. The ceremony coincided with the arrival ...

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Africa’s Travel Indaba 2020 Registrations Open

Front entrance to Africa's Travel Indaba

DURBAN, 21 August 2019 – South African Tourism’s flagship travel trade show, Africa’s Travel Indaba will return in 2020 to showcase the best tourism offerings in Africa. To kick-start the event, South African Tourism has officially opened registrations to exhibitors ...

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Harnessing Africa’s Youth in Tourism

A group of happy African youth

Johannesburg, 7 August 2019 – Africa and the developing world, in general, is seized with finding sustainable solutions to the current challenges facing young people and the labour market of the future. The possibility of a digital economy, while real, ...

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Africa To Celebrate Travel And Tourism Change-Makers In Durban

2019 Africa Tourism Leadership Forum

DURBAN, 18 June 2019 – Africa, will once again celebrate travel and tourism change-makers at the 2019 Africa Tourism Leadership Forum and Awards, slated to take place from 28 to 29 in Durban. Registration for complimentary attendance as well as entries ...

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Durban To Host Africa Tourism Leadership Forum And Awards

2019 Africa Tourism Leadership Forum

DURBAN, 23 April 2019 – This year’s edition of the Africa Tourism Leadership Forum (ATLF) and Awards will be hosted by Durban KwaZulu-Natal Convention Bureau in Durban, under the auspices of the Provincial Government of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa from 29 ...

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Emirates Increases Flights to Durban

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, 27 March 2019 – Emirates today announced a seasonal increase to its existing daily service to Durban, with four additional flights a week, effective from 14 June to 04 August 2019. This is in response to growing ...

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MSC Musica Launches SA Summer Season

MSC Musica Launches SA Summer Season

DURBAN, South Africa, 8 November 2018 – MSC Cruises celebrated the arrival of MSC Musica in Durban yesterday by hosting media, travel agents and distinguished guests for an overnight experience onboard prior to the start of her seasonal tour in South ...

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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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Duo Paddle to Save Shongweni Reserve on #MandelaDay2018

Couple paddling on Shongweni dam, South Africa

DURBAN, 18 July 2018 – In honour of International Mandela Day today, the founder of Conservation Guardians, Greg Vogt and Italian-born, Sara Agostini will paddle for 67 km’s on Shongweni Dam to raise funds for the mammoth challenge of rescuing the Shongweni Resource Reserve which has ...

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BON Hotels announces their Kwazulu Natal arrival

BON Hotels have extended their South African footprint into Kwazulu Natal with the takeover of the well-known 64 on Gordon Hotel. The 35 – roomed boutique hotel, which is located in the rejuvenated Morningside suburb of Durban, will be flying ...

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Durban ICC Celebrates Two Decades

The Durban’s Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre (Durban ICC) turns 20 on the 8th August, an event that makes winning the coveted title as “Africa’s Leading Meetings and Conference Centre” 15 times in 16 years of participating at the World Travel ...

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Durban Cruise Terminal Preferred Bidder Announced

Durban, South Africa, 30 May 2017 – The plan to position Durban as a world-class cruise capital took a step forward this morning with the announcement of the preferred bidder for the Durban Cruise Terminal – KwaZulu Cruise Terminal Pty Ltd ...

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Air Seychelles Starts Flights to Durban

The Province of KwaZulu-Natal welcomed the inaugural flight of Air Seychelles to Durban’s King Shaka International Airport on Thursday 30 March. Air Seychelles will be flying a twice-weekly non-stop service on Thursdays and Saturdays, connecting Durban and the Seychelles’ capital ...

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SA Tourism CEO Launches Indaba 2017

Johannesburg, 28 March 2017: INDABA 2017 will see more than 7 000 delegates from around the world meeting in Durban to grow the African tourism economy through constructive conversations, dynamic partnerships and a strong focus on doing business, South African ...

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Yoshan Naidu, InterContinental Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport hotel

Yoshan Naidu, recently appointed in the coveted Executive Chef position at Tsogo Sun’s award-winning InterContinental Johannesburg O.R Tambo Airport, is looking forward to the opportunities, challenges and highlights that this new position has to offer. Yoshan is no stranger to ...

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Tsogo Sun Hotels Ranked Among the Top 10 on TripAdvisor

Three iconic Tsogo Sun Durban properties have been ranked among the top ten hotels in the city according to world’s largest travel website, TripAdvisor. The hotel group is delighted to announce that Garden Court Marine Parade is currently recognised as ...

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Walk with Sir Ian ‘Beefy’ Botham

Sir Ian ‘Beefy’ Botham – an iconic English Cricketer, takes on his mammoth charity walk around SA. It is such a wonderful charity initiative and 100% of the proceeds go to the charities he supports in SA – not a ...

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New Airlines Flying To Durban

As an influx of international airlines announced this year that they will launch flights to Durban, tourism to the East Coast of South Africa is set to be uplifted ahead of the 2022 Commonwealth Games. Ethiopian Airlines, the flag carrier ...

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30-Year-Old Beachfront Hotel Restored

Tsogo Sun’s nine seafront hotels and Suncoast entertainment destination carry the memories of hundreds of thousands of travellers and holiday makers across generations, and the group’s investment into the rejuvenation of this elegant, mature and ambitious city is seeing to ...

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Future of the Commonwealth Games

This year’s Sports & Events Tourism Exchange (SETE) conference, which takes place from 28 to 29 October 2015 in Tshwane, will again focus on the need for the Industry to support Durban in its preparations over the next seven years ...

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New Turkish Airlines Durban Flight Route

Turkish Airlines Announces Brand New Flight Route to Durban Amidst World Routes Durban 2015 In 2015 The World Routes Development Summit, as the largest and most premier aviation and tourism event in the Routes portfolio, attracting the most senior representatives ...

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2022 Commonwealth Games for Durban South Africa?

Hosting the Commonwealth or Olympic Games would not only allow South Africa to access a greater share of the global sports tourism market which is estimated to be valued at between R2- and R6-trillion, but also better position the country ...

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New Management for Garden Court Durban

Tsogo Sun has announced new appointments at Garden Court Marine Parade and Garden Court South Beach. John Aritho, former General Manager – Southern Sun Maharani, has been newly appointed as the General Manager at Garden Court Marine Parade and will ...

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Durban Calls for Proposals

Duzi Umngeni Conservation Trust – Durban Green Corridor seeks proposals for joint business ventures to be implemented at The Green Hub at Blue Lagoon, Durban. Calls for proposals are invited for joint business ventures that would maximise the beautiful natural ...

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Event Review – Greyville Exhibition and Events

Tourism Tattler joined over 500 media, hospitality, corporate and government event organiser representatives at Durban’s Greyville Racecourse on Thursday 18 September, to discover what the Greyville Exhibition and Events Company has to offer the travel trade. By Tourism Tattler Director, ...

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KwaMashu Wine & Lifestyle Festival

If wine tasting, house music and fabulous food sounds like a divine date, then you are in for a treat because TOPS at SPAR are taking you on a date to remember as they confirm that thirteen of South Africa’s ...

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Durban Gains Global Recognition

Durban has made it to the Top 21 List and is a strong contender to become the next New 7 Wonder City of the World, competing with other leading finalist cities like Bangkok, Barcelona, Beirut, Chicago, Doha, Havana, Istanbul, Kuala ...

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Durban snubbed at Tourism Indaba

According to Phillip Sithole, Head of Durban Tourism, all was not rosy for the City of Durban at this years 26th travel and trade show, Tourism Indaba held at Durban ICC from the 10 – 12 May 2014. “The host city ...

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Durban’s Golden Mile reaches for the Sky

Durban’s Golden Mile has been taken to new heights with the opening of the spectacular new multipurpose venue on the 31st floor of the Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani Hotel’s Maharani Tower – called Sky – offering possibly the most panoramic views of ...

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Durban’s Dube TradePort creates new opportunities

A new air cargo carrier is set to commence regular flights into Africa from Durban’s Dube TradePort, home to King Shaka International Airport, in February this year. Khuphuka Kings Airways, a new local airline owned by Khuphuka Investments Holdings, has ...

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Global March for Lions – 15 March 2014

South African wildlife activists have initiated a Global March for Lions that will be held in designated cities throughout the world to highlight the plight of lions embroiled in the canned hunting industry. The march is to be held on ...

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Local hospitality industry has proven valuable in Sports Tourism

The success of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa still lingers on with an increasing number world class sporting events being hosted on in the city of Durban. Hailed as South Africa’s playground, the city has definitely lived up ...

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Walk the Talk for Wildlife In War Zones

Get those walking shoes out on Sunday 29th September and help to protect wildlife in war zones by walking for animals from Durban’s Ushaka Marine World to SunCoast. Everyone will gather outside Moyo Restaurant on the Ushaka Marine Parade at 8am to ...

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Durban is SA’s new friendly city

The debate about whether Cape Town or Joburg is the friendliest city has been settled. It’s neither. It’s Durban. This is one of the findings in this year’s Anholt-GfK Roper City Brand Index, which assesses the images of 50 cities ...

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Tsogo Sun Brings New Hotspot to Durban

              A mecca of gastronomic diversity awaits food-lovers at the newly refurbished Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, a complex that has all the ingredients to become THE culinary hotspot of Durban. No less than 11 ...

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