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KZN Lures New York Tourists

Members of Tourism KwaZulu-Natal and Durban Tourism

A delegation from Tourism KwaZulu-Natal and Durban Tourism attended the New York Times Travel Show 2020 from 24-26 January, hoping to lure dollar-spending tourists by showcasing KwaZulu-Natal’s tourist attractions. The New York Times Travel Show 2020 is the largest travel ...

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Israeli Outbound Market to Africa Growth

A stone wall in Israel with flag and aircraft silhouette

Increased interest by Israelis for travel to Africa & The Indian Ocean Islands is making this market an attractive proposition for Africa based travel and tourism professionals. By Derek Houston. Last year 26,000 Israelis visited South Africa and 6,000 travelled to Kenya. ...

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World Elephant Day Events

Elephants Alive Fundraising Dinner image featuring Colin Bell as guest speaker

World Elephant Day, celebrated internationally on 12 August each year, aims to create awareness of the plight of African and Asian elephants by sharing knowledge and seeking positive solutions for the better care and management of captive and wild elephants. World Elephant Day was ...

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Gauteng Getaway Show 2019

The Getaway Show logo

South Africa’s consumer travel and leisure event, the Getaway Show, is scheduled to open in Gauteng during October 2019. The expo showcases different facets of the tourism industry and seeks to holistically introduce visitors to the products and services on ...

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The Hotel Show Africa 2019 Officially Opens

South Africa’s Deputy Minister of Tourism, D Amos Fish Mahlahla, opening The Hotel Show Africa 2019.

Johannesburg, 24 June 2019 – The Hotel Show Africa successfully brought together hundreds of suppliers and 1000s of hospitality industry professionals under one roof, following the official opening by the Deputy Minister of Tourism, Dr Amos Fish Mahlahla, at the Gallagher ...

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Tourvest Ploughs Millions Into Indaba 2019

Martin Wiest, Tourvest CEO at Indaba

Tourvest is investing R5-million into Africa’s Travel Indaba exhibition this year and will bring around 120 staff members to the event, including junior employees, as part of their training and team building. “With all these resources invested in the exhibit, ...

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Earth Hour For Hotels

Earth Hour branding

This year, Earth Hour falls on Saturday 30 March and the initiators of the #Connect2Earth global campaign – WWF has partnered with United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to create connect2earth.org. Hotels are urged to participate in the #Connect2Earth ...

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Event Planning Without the Smoke & Mirrors

Bubble with MICE Academy Logo

Corporate, association and public sector organisations who are the decision-makers for undertaking myriad differing types of events are getting street-smart when it comes to independent event planners – sometimes known as PCOs. By Helen Brewer. The days are rapidly drawing ...

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Africa’s Travel Indaba 2019 Postponed

Front entrance to Africa's Travel Indaba

DURBAN, South Africa, 07 February 2019 – Following this evening’s State of the Nation address by President Cyril Ramaphosa, who confirmed that 08 May 2019 will be the date for the national elections, South African Tourism will reschedule this year’s ...

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WTM Africa 2019 Registration Opens

WTM Africa entrance

Registration for the continent’s leading B2B Travel Trade Show, WTM Africa 2019, is officially open. Hosted in partnership with the City of Cape Town from 10-12 April 2019, WTM Africa brings travel exhibitors, buyers, experts, media and stakeholders from across ...

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Rare EMF at Old Car Show

1912 EMF vintage car

GEORGE, South Africa – The 23rd George Old Car Show, driven by Oakhurst Insurance Company, and taking place from 9 – 10 February 2019, will focus on rare and exotic cars, including a 1912 EMF. The Everitt, Metzger and Flanders, ...

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OSF Set to Rock Oudtshoorn Again

Distruction Boyz

OUDTSHOORN, South Africa, 15 October 2018 – The Distruction Boyz will perform at the Oudtshoorn Spring Festival (OSF) at the Bongolethu Stadium in Oudtshoorn on Saturday, 20 October, along with a wide range of other artists. Distruction Boyz, made up ...

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John Vlismas in “Brain Dump”

Stand up comedian John Vlismas’s all-new show, “brain-dump” is running at The Pieter Toerien Theatre in Montecasino from 22 July to 12 August 2018. Vlismas is 45 years old. He’s been in comedy since Democracy was born. For decades, he drank everything ...

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Ramsgate Book & Art Festival Expands

The annual Ramsgate Book & Art Festival, set in the picturesque, seaside village of Ramsgate on the Kwa-Zulu Natal South Coast is set to expand in 2018. This cultural, colourful and community-driven festival is entering into its fourth year and is now ...

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We Are Africa’s un-conference FUSE

Join over 500 of the brightest minds in the African travel industry and create your own conference at We Are Africa’s un-conference, FUSE. FUSE is where the leading minds in high-end African travel connect with innovators and disruptors from various ...

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Wine Tourism to Capitalise on Big Data

Wine tourists in South Africa’s Western Cape province are increasingly opting for guided tours with a growing preference for tailor-made itineraries to suit their specific interests, says Margi Biggs, convenor of the annual Business of Wine and Food Tourism that takes ...

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New Dates For Africa Mice Masterclass

Johannesburg, South Africa, 8 February 2018: Africa Tourism Partners (ATP) has rescheduled its Africa MICE Masterclass to take place from Tuesday, 13 March to Friday, 16 March 2018. The event was previously reported to take place from Tuesday, 20 February to ...

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New Offices For Brahler Convention Germany

Königswinter, 12 January 2018 – Event technology specialist Brähler Convention, moved into a new state-of-the-art branch office in the traditional Billevue quarter in Hamburg at the end of December 2017. The company has expanded its office space to 530 m² ...

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Meetings Africa 2018 Registrations Open

The South Africa National Convention Bureau (SANCB) has announced that registrations for Meetings Africa 2018 are now open, and exhibitors, buyers and media are reminded to register or submit their applications as soon as possible. Meetings Africa 2018 will again see ...

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Tips on Choosing a Conference Venue

According to Chantel Reynell, an experienced workshop and conference organiser and the current Hospitality Manager at Langebaan Country Estate, there are many options when it comes to choosing conference venues, and the more you see, the harder it can be ...

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Africa MICE Masterclass Planned for February 2018

Africa Tourism Partners (ATP) will run a Masterclass in Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Events/Exhibitions (MICE) in Johannesburg, from 20 to 23 February 2018, with Grant Thornton as its lead partner. Themed ‘Growing destination tourist arrivals through business and events tourism leadership ...

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SETE 2018 Takes Shape

Following on the announcement at WTM Africa 2017 that Africa Travel Week is collaborating with the established Sports & Events Tourism Exchange (SETE), foundations are being firmly laid to bring about a successful and fruitful event for 2018. SETE 2018 ...

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African Sculptor To Exhibit in London

South African sculptor, Bruce Little will be exhibiting in London at the Mall Galleries from 7-12 November 2017. The Mall Galleries are situated in the heart of London near Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace – providing a perfectly situated venue in which to ...

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Bellamy Brothers To Tour Namibia & SA

American Duo, The Bellamy Brothers will be touring Namibia and South Africa in November 2017. The Bellamy Brothers are well-known for international hits like ‘Let Your Love Flow’, ‘If I Said You Have A Beautiful Body (Would You Hold It ...

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How to Improve Business Deals at Events

To improve business deals through online matchmaking at events and create a win-win situation for destinations and delegates in the Meetings, Incentive, Conference and Events (MICE) industry, Pitch and Match has added a ‘Flexible Categories and Tags’ capability to its ...

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Cradle of Food & Wine Festival

To celebrate Women’s Month in August, the Cradle Boutique Hotel – in conjunction with leading Johannesburg wine outlet Wine Menu – is hosting the Cradle of Food & Wine Festival, featuring a tasting event that will be represented by some ...

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Travel Trade Flocks to Hotel Show Africa

Africa’s biggest food and hospitality platform is set to capitalise on the booming hotel and tourism sector with buyers from across the continent and suppliers from around the world attending the event. Leading hospitality suppliers from around the world will ...

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HVS Launches THINC Africa 2017

HVS has announced that the second Tourism, Hotel Investment & Networking Conference (THINC) Africa 2017 will be held on 30th and 31st August 2017, at the FNB Portside Building, Cape Town.  This two-day event will provide ample opportunity to network with ...

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Developing Africa’s Health Tourism Potential

Health Tourism can potentially provide a lucrative niche market to grow tourist numbers into Africa. However, reliable information and statistics on this sector from a local perspective are impossible to find. But this sad state of affairs is going to change ...

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Potential SA Legislative Impacts on MICE

According to The MICE Academy, two pieces of legislation that are currently being debated or promulgated in South Africa could have far-reaching impacts on two prime supplier niches in the Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) industry. Staging & Production Moves ...

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#MeetingsAfrica17 to Focus on Sustainability

Sisa Ntshona, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of South African Tourism, reinforced the importance of the business events industry to the continent’s economy during the launch of Meetings Africa 2017 held in Johannesburg on 18 January. Regarded as Africa’s premier business events ...

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Quality Control in Events Management

This article reviews the steps needed to maintain consistent quality through project management principles that are the hallmark of successful events. By Beaulah du Toit. The classic project management triangle clearly indicates that failure or reduction of any one of ...

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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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City of Tshwane to Host SETE 2016

The 6th edition of the Sports and Events Tourism Exchange (SETE) Conference, will run from the 25-27 October 2016 at the Protea Hotel Fire&Ice! in Menlyn, Tshwane (Pretoria). SETE is a dynamic business-to-business platform that is aimed at positioning South ...

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4 Big Ideas 4 Green Meetings

The colour green is often associated with plants and nature, which is why the term ‘green meetings’ is associated with sustainable procurement practices, writes Des Langkilde. Likewise, the idiom ‘give the green light’ means “go”, so if you are working ...

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Venue Review: Fancourt, South Africa

When it comes to South African venues that are capable of hosting the entire spectrum of MICE events to 5-star standards, Fancourt certainly delivers beyond expectation, writes Des Langkilde. Fancourt, located just 7km from George Airport in South Africa’s Western ...

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Three Industries – One Event

The annual Sports and Events Tourism Exchange (SETE), now in its fifth year, is the only event of its kind in Southern Africa and provides a platform that brings together businesses from the Sports, Events and Tourism industries, writes Jacques ...

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Diary Entry – Taste: 6-8th March 2015

Decadent & Extravagant: Announcing the very first Taste of PE! Calling all food fanatics, drinks devotees, cuisine queens, gourmands and gastronomes! Taste, the International Culinary Festival, best described by many as an unforgettable experience of foodie and restaurant heaven, has ...

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Webtickets partners with Pick n Pay

Header Image: Celebrating the Pick n Pay and Webtickets retail partnership, from left: Christy Turner, Co-Founder of Webtickets, Sabine Lehmann, CEO of the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, Richard van Rensburg, Deputy CEO of Pick n Pay, and Jonathan Wayne, Co-Founder ...

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RETOSA Events Calendar – August

RETOSA’s annual events calendar is aimed at keeping the travel trade informed on forthcoming events in each of the 14 RETOSA member countries, namely: Angola, Botswana, DR Congo, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and ...

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Big Bee Festival (Swellendam)

The Big Bee brings you a chain of wild and brilliant surprises from 9 to 11 August 2013 where three days of action, lifestyle, nature and entertainment will become the busiest and most enjoyed weekend you’ve had yet. In celebration of the ...

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