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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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Quick Guide to Southern Africa Tourism

The Southern Africa Tourism infographic shown below represents the members of the Regional Tourism Organisation of Southern Africa (RETOSA) – a Southern African Development Community (SADC) body responsible for the development of tourism and regional destination marketing across 15 Southern Africa countries: ...

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Namibia – Single, Available and Exotic

The recent currency roller- coaster, expensive travel visas and fears of terrorism across Europe and the East have left African business and holiday travellers searching locally for their travel, meetings and conference options. Exotic destinations are becoming a stretch on ...

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Property Profile: Nkwichi Lodge

A halcyon paradise, hidden in the ancient mountains of Lake Niassa, lies a place so secret, it’s been forgotten in the mists of time! Nkwichi Lodge is located in the north-western corner of Mozambique, on the easter side of Lake ...

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Tourism Insurance Part 5

Bandaged couple on a bench

Summary: Part 1 in this series covers an introduction to insurance, an outline on the EC Directive, the basics of risk management, and financial guarantees. Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4 look at liability insurance.Part 5 continues the subject ...

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Overland Tour Vehicle Of Choice

The “relevant technology for purpose” principle employed by Hino in designing, engineering and building its range of 500-Series trucks has found favour with Drifters, a division of Tourvest Holdings. What this means is that these Hino 1626 truck chassis-cabs, which ...

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Tourism Insurance Part 2

Bandaged couple on a bench

Summary: Part 1 in this series covered an introduction to insurance, an outline on the EC Directive, the basics of risk management, and the first of 5 important types of insurance, namely financial guarantees. In Part 2, we look at ...

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Orion Hotels take entire portfolio to the cloud

The hospitality industry has often suffered criticism for being slow on the technology uptake, especially when it comes to cloud technology. The Orion Hotel Group, who have fourteen hotels in Southern Africa, have recently taken a giant leap into the ...

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The importance of Credibility in Tourism

Travellers want to deal with tourism service providers that they can trust to provide not only value and an experience of a lifetime, but also reassurance that their hard-earned holiday savings will be protected. But how does one provide such ...

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Crisis Management in Tourism

When crisis strikes, there’s often little warning. In the blink of an eye, an incident such as a road accident, hijacking, kidnap, rape, assault, snake bite or life threatening illness inflicted upon your guests could thrust your business into chaos, ...

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How To Find Business Partners in Namibia

Your client wants a seven-night authentic bush camp safari in Namibia for a party of four, and to experience the culture of San Bushmen. The safari request is no problem but where the heck do you find someone who specialises ...

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Exploring Southern Africa’s Great Mountains

This article is going to focus on these three countries because of their close proximity to one another, as a trip to one country in Southern Africa really would not be complete without adding on another country or even two. ...

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RETOSA Feature: Namibia

Since a visitor would find it hard-pressed to visit all the sand dunes and intriguing sites of each of the countries in Southern Africa, we will focus this article on Namibia, with mention of its neighbors South Africa, Botswana, and ...

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