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TBCSA Responds to Cabinet Reshuffle

Pretoria, South Africa: The Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) says the appointment of new Cabinet Ministers in the Tourism, Transport, Home Affairs and Finance portfolios, in particular, present mixed fortunes for the travel and tourism industry.  Responding to ...

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Tourism Business Index Q2 2016

Persisting tough trading conditions affecting tourism in Q2 2016. The Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) reports that the persisting tough trading conditions in the South African economy are affecting businesses in the sector and have led to below ...

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The Business of Field Guiding

The tourism industry is one of the most demanding industries in the world. Basically you are doing everything you can to satisfy people’s expectations; people who have paid a lot of money and expect the best.  By Ben Coley. For ...

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Cover Story – July 2016

The July edition front cover features a pair of cheetah at Tintswalo Safari Lodge in the Manyeleti Game Reserve in Mpumalanga, South Africa. Classified as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the cheetah has suffered a ...

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Cover Story January 2016

Our January 2016 cover shows an image of the universe – an appropriate metaphor for the 2015 Luxury Hotel Awards winners – each of whom have attained stardom in their respective fields of recognition (see our Accolades story on pages ...

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Cover Story – October 2015

As we enter the fourth and final business quarter for 2015, South Africa’s tourism industry continues to ‘Inspire new ways’ – a slogan that has taken on new meaning as the local tourism sector attempts to overcome the serious crises ...

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Making Tourism Work

Rail tourism has potential for growth in South Africa, but Is government an asset or liability to this sector, asks Prof Melville Saayman. I had the wonderful opportunity to experience one of South Africa’s luxury trains, the Blue Train, and ...

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World Luxury Hotel Awards

Every year the world’s finest hotels are assessed and critiqued to sift out the very best of the best in their offerings of exclusive world-class accommodation, writes Michelle Snyman. The World Luxury Hotel Awards are responsible for rewarding these legends ...

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Cover Story September 2015

With September being Tourism Month in South Africa (and World Tourism Day on 27 September) it is appropriate that our cover sponsor, Fancourt is featured in this edition. Commemorating its 21st birthday this year (1994-2015), Fancourt has definitely come of ...

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Hospitality Profile: Mantis Hotels

Mantis Hotels, EcoEscapes & Lifestyle Resorts offers travellers exceptional properties and authentic experiences across the globe. From beach, bush and city hospitality and spa’s, to experience packages like no other – Mantis has it all – and more. Mantis is ...

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Cover Story – June

The June edition of Tourism Tattler focuses on the $298 billion wedding industry, with an analysis of statistics, trends and budgets for the USA and South Africa, and a look at the Millennial generation – is the wedding industry ready ...

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South Africa forecast for growth in 2015

South Africa, May 2015 – Improved competitiveness and significant government support have strengthened South Africa’s claim to be the leading sub-Saharan tourism destination, though new visa regulations and fallout from anti-immigrant protests could affect its appeal in the short term, ...

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Interview with Private Safaris

Tourism Tattler met with Kuoni subsidiary Private Safaris CEO Frank Glettenberg for an interview during the 2015 Indaba Trade Show in Durban, writes Des Langkilde. Following my interview with Matthias Leisinger, Vice President of Corporate Responsibility at Kuoni Travel Holdings ...

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Homestays: the Dreamcatcher Story

The concept of experiential tourism or community based experiences, whereby visitors are offered opportunities to interact with local people in their homes and neighbourhoods, has come in from the cold in South Africa, writes Anthea Rossouw. Put another way, it ...

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Cover Story – July 2014

The private sector of South Africa’s travel trade needs a kick up its collective backside. I know I’m generalising here, but the industry seems to be suffering from a terminal case of apathy. There are exceptions of course, but I ...

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June Comments Prize Winner

CONGRATULATIONS to Mama Lindi Dlamini of Wozabona Cultural House. Mama Lindi’s article comment has been chosen as the prize winner for June 2014. Lindi’s prize of a IsoSteel Stainless Steel Flask will be delivered with the compliments of Livingstones Supply ...

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Kenya Visa Required from 1 July

The Kenyan High Commission in SA have announced that South African travellers wanting to visit Kenya will need a visa from July 1, 2014. Ordinary visa applicants travelling to or transiting through Kenya will be required to pay a service ...

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