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Big Little Things at Hotels

The hotel industry challenge of ‘bums in beds’ is a hotly contested one, especially in the three- and four-star space of city hotels. Many hotels in this bracket rely on large sales teams who nurture important relationships with corporate ‘buyers’, ...

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South African Tourism Meets With Saudi Arabia Travel Trade To Boost Outbound Tourism

Saudi Arabian city with SA Tourism logo

JOHANNESBURG, Tuesday, 03 September 2019 – South African Tourism’s Middle East, India and South-East Asia (MEISEA) Hub, recently concluded a successful visit to the Saudi Arabian capital, Riyadh, meeting key travel partners. The engagements come in the wake of the ...

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SA Tourism Invites Trade For Nordic Roadshow

South African Tourism is inviting the South African travel trade to apply to join a roadshow through the Nordic region from 23 to 27 October 2017. The participation cost will be 1500 euro per person, with a maximum of two people ...

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Consumer Goods & Services Ombudsman – Part 1

IMPLICATIONS FOR THE TOURISM INDUSTRY: Who or what is the Consumer Goods & ServicesOmbudsman (‘CGSO’), what are the implications, and what must the tourism industry do? The office of the Consumer Goods & Services Ombudsman (‘CGSO’) was established (early 2015) in ...

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Protecting the Female Traveller

Since the inception of modern tourism, women have played a significant role in the development of the world’s largest composite industry. Here are some ideas to consider for improving the security of your tourism entity or community for the ‘single’ ...

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The Hidden Power of Ritual in Tourism

The priceless power of rituals in travel experiences must be taken into account in marketing. By Anita Mendiratta. Walking down the busy street in Hanoi, a day of meetings over and a quiet night in the hotel ahead, he slowed his ...

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New Reservation System for World Leisure Holidays

World Leisure Holidays, a Sun Resorts company and leading tour operator, has introduced a new reservation system, specifically tailored for ease of use by the travel trade. The system facilitates descriptive quotations to the agents, allowing all documentation to be ...

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Planning Knowledge Bubble for SA Travel Trade

The MICE Academy is inviting the southern Africa travel trade to participate in a knowledge bubble session on Wednesday 29 March 2017 that will focus on the particular planning tasks of the travel company. “As an add-on to their client’s travel requirements, the travel ...

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Social Media Competition

Congratulations to our December 2016 Social Media competition winner: Jacis Lodges at Madikwe Game Reserve has been selected as our final competition winner.  Jacis Lodges will receive 2 Kenyan Scarfs with the compliments of Livingstones Supply Co – Suppliers of the ...

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Cover Story May 2016

The May edition of the Tourism Tattler Trade Journal front cover features a pair of young Cheetah at Inkwenkwezi Game Reserve. Three cheetah cubs were rescued from a Game Reserve near Port Elizabeth after their mother was killed, and Inkwenkwezi ...

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Wage Increases for SA Hospitality Industry

Minimum wage increases will come into effect for the South African hospitality industry on the 01st July and will be applicable until the 30th June 2017. This was disclosed at the World Travel Market, part of Africa Travel Week, which ...

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Tourism Business Index Q1 2016

Steady Travel and Tourism Business Performance Results For Q1 2016 Notwithstanding the rising inflation and slow economic growth, overall business performance levels in South Africa’s travel and tourism sector have remained steady in the first quarter of 2016. This is ...

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Travel Trade Challenges in 2016 – Part 2

Last month we examined some of the challenges facing the tourism industry in 2016 – see Part 1 here.  This month we examine related challenges with which tourism leaders may have to contend in 2016, writes Dr. Peter E. Tarlow. ...

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Elewana Afrika Appoints New Director of Sales & Marketing

Elewana Afrika Ltd, operating as Elewana Collection, has announced the appointment of James Haigh to the position of Director of Sales & Marketing, effective from 1 March 2016. Joining the Elewana team based in Nairobi, James will lead the group’s ...

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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 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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Are Concierges Right For Tour Operators?

In this article, guest blogger Julia Barrero of Xola looks at the ecosystem of tourist-driven sales for tour operators with a special focus on hotel concierges. But before asking whether you should be pursuing hotel concierges as a booking engine ...

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How to turn your Guesthouse into an Events Location

South Africa’s hosting of the 2010 World Soccer Cup left in its wake a range of businesses that sprang up to fill the needs of thousands of tourists brought to the event. Following four years of global economic recession, many ...

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OTM-India Partners with Africa Travel Trade

OTM – India’s biggest Trade Show has partnered with the Africa travel trade by signing a Media Partnership with Tourism Tattler – Africa’s official travel trade journal. “We are pleased that Tourism Tattler has accepted our invitation to participate in ...

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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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Cover Story – August 2014

The August issue of Tourism Tattler represents the 50th edition that I’ve published since taking over the media title back in 2007 (in fact, the founding of Tourism Tattler as a B2B travel trade media title by SATSA goes back ...

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35 Seconds with WTM’s Simon Press

World Travel Market, Senior Director, Simon Press previews WTM 2014. 1. What’s new for WTM 2014? WTM 2014 will be the best yet as World Travel Market celebrates its 35th event. This will be marked by extended opening hours to ...

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Deadline extended for Lilizela Tourism Awards

Ten Northern Cape establishments have already entered the prestigious 2014 Lilizela Tourism Awards and tourism role players still have until Sunday, 29 June, to enter their establishments for this service excellence award. Members of the public then have until 13 ...

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Cover Story – June

Our front cover for this edition features the luxurious Kempinski Seychelles Resort (read our Property Review on pages 22 – 25). Hoteliers since 1897, Kempinski has travelled the world in search of the most fascinating destinations without forgetting the finest ...

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Trade Welcomes New Minister of Tourism

The Southern African Tourism Services Association (SATSA) extends its heartfelt congratulations on behalf of the inbound tourism industry to the new Minister of Tourism, Derek Hanekom. Furthermore the organisation welcomes the re-appointment of Deputy Minister Thokozile Xasa who has shown ...

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Praise for WTM Africa

Inspiring, well organised and impressed are among some of the words buyers, visitors and exhibitors have been using to describe the inaugural World Travel Market (WTM) Africa event that took place from 02 to 03 May at the Cape Town ...

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World Heads to Durban for Indaba

As over 10 000 delegates comprising exhibitors, the world’s travel trade and media start arriving in Durban this week, Tourism KwaZulu-Natal are putting the final arrangements in place for the 26th annual Tourism Indaba to be hosted by the city ...

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