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Akon Secures $6 Billion Contract To Build His Crypto City In Africa

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United States engineering company KE International has awarded a $6 billion contract to Senegal’s Senegalese-American singer and entrepreneur Akon to create a crypto-currency region. Akon says his city would resemble Wakanda in more respects than just his futuristic appearance from ...

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Cape Town chef to take charge of the kitchen in the 2016 Tour de France


Cape Town born Lindsay Venn, former Executive Chef now turned Food and Beverage Manager at Tsogo Sun’s Southern Sun The Cullinan hotel has been asked to take charge of the kitchen for Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka in the upcoming ...

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Innovation is the key to airline recovery in a COVID world

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By Maher Koubaa, Amadeus Executive Vice President Airlines, Middle East, Africa and Turkey From tsunamis to ash clouds and global financial crises, the travel industry has seen its share of setbacks over the past few years. The industry has always ...

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The President’s doors are open and ready to welcome guests back to the comfort and safety of their hotel. In celebration, they have launched their experience video, which showcases the iconic hotel and its perfect location to access, explore, discover ...

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Airline Resumes On-ground Services for Premium Customers

Dubai, UAE, 30 June 2020 – From 1 July, Emirates’ premium customers can once again enjoy the airline’s signature Chauffeur Drive service (CDS) and airport lounge at its Dubai hub with the restart of these services following a full health and ...

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Mhondoro Safari Lodge diverts food production to support local community in need

Mhondoro Safari Lodge & Villa has successfully started organic food production at Platbank, its newly acquired farm bordering the Welgevonden Game Reserve in the Waterberg (Limpopo province). In line with Mhondoro’s food philosophy of ‘fresh, simple and organic’, its chefs ...

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World-class Libertas Choir to perform live virtual concert

Libertas choir

The celebrated Libertas Choir is to perform a live virtual concert on Saturday, 11 July, allowing audience members to watch the 60-minute performance in the comfort of their own homes. The show is the first of three events hosted in ...

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Tintswalo introduces self-catering model to stimulate local travel

Manor House Tintswalo Safari Lodge

Tintswalo Lodges has introduced a self-catering option for families and friends to stimulate local travel and accommodate South African residents within the current lockdown restrictions. Exclusive-use, self-catering options are available at three of the Tintswalo properties, offering a choice between ...

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G Adventures launches three new benevolent funds to support local people

CEO Wellbeing Fund, Planeterra Impact Fund, and Porters Support Fund announced In response to an overwhelming number of requests from travellers wanting to help people impacted by the effects of the current pandemic, G Adventures has announced the creation of ...

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The Peninsula All-Suite Hotel is Travel Ready

With the recent announcement that accommodation establishments across the country will be allowed to open under Alert Level 3, the team at The Peninsula All-Suite Hotel are gearing up to welcome back leisure travel guests. “Although no specific dates have ...

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6 reasons why travel agents are not obsolete in 2020

Travel Agents

Being a travel advisor has not been the most lucrative enterprise in 2020, but that doesn’t mean the profession has become obsolete. On the contrary, it has never been more pertinent. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, which saw borders closing and ...

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Stellenbosch Hills re-invents fun snack-and-wine pairings

Create a home tasting event with easy email-and-collect  Stellenbosch Hills is about to move your lockdown me-time to a whole new level. The winery that made wine pairing fun by thinking “out of the box” has now re-invented the concept, ...

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Emirates ready to serve travellers and welcome tourists to Dubai

Dubai to open for tourists from 7 July, Emirates launches destination Dubai adNew protocols to open travel for UAE citizens, residents and international visitors, with clear measures to protect the health and safety of communities Dubai, UAE, 22 June 2020 ...

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Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. Announces Extension of Suspension of Voyages

Suspension Includes All Voyages for Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises with Embarkation Dates from August 1 through September 30, 2020 Voyage Cancellations Exclude September Seattle-based Alaska Itineraries Select Voyages Cancelled Through October 2020 Including Canada ...

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Entries Open For Wine & Food Tourism Awards

Wine & Food Tourism Awards

Cape Town, 17 June 2020 – Entries are now open for the Wine & Food Tourism Awards, a prestigious accolade established to inspire and promote local wine, food and hospitality in a variety of categories. Entries can be submitted until ...

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ASATA Support a measured, systematic reopening of South Africa’s Travel and Tourism Industry

ASATA joined the Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) as the organisation presented its Tourism Recovery Strategy before Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Tourism this week.  The TBCSA, which represents the voice of business in the travel and tourism sector, has developed a data-driven Tourism Recovery ...

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Why the Garden Route ticks all the right boxes for solo travellers

Each year the number of solo travellers continues to rise. In 2019, solo travel was the #1 trend in travel and tourism according to Klook Travel, with a 131% increase in the number of Google searches for ‘solo travel’.   ...

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The Peninsula All-Suite Hotel Serves Up Something Hearty This Youth Day

In celebration of Youth Day on the 16th of June, the staff at The Peninsula All-Suite Hotel in Cape Town are providing meals to Grade 7s returning to St. Paul’s Primary School in the Bo-Kaap. “The Peninsula’s core values centre ...

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Miss South Africa 2020 Top 35 Announced

Miss South Africa 2020 Top 35 contestants

Johannesburg, 11 June 2020 – Following a record number of submissions received during the online entry process for Miss South Africa 2020 between 11-31 May, the beauty pageant judges have announced their top 35 selection. The top 35, in alphabetical order, ...

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Waterberg Wild Dog Pack safely relocated to Lapalala Wilderness Reserve

In a joint effort by the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT), Lapalala Wilderness Reserve and Tintswalo Lapalala, a free-roaming pack of 10 wild dogs was successfully captured and relocated to Lapalala Wilderness Reserve in the Waterberg (Limpopo). According to Glenn Phillips, ...

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Spend and Earn Skywards Miles at Emirates Official Store

DUBAI, U.A.E, 08 June 2020 – Emirates Official Store has just made shopping for Emirates merchandise even more convenient and rewarding. Emirates Skywards members can now shop online for Emirates branded items using their Skywards Miles as currency. Members can also earn Skywards ...

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Emirates Offers Flights to 29 Cities and Transits Through Dubai Hub

More flights for passengers will be available from 15th June between Dubai and 16 cities: Bahrain, Manchester, Zurich, Vienna, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Dublin, New York JFK, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Jakarta, Taipei, Hong Kong, Perth and BrisbaneTravellers flying between Asia Pacific, Europe ...

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Delheim Marks 10 Years of Mushroom Foraging


Step into Delheim’s mountainside forest and vineyards – without setting a foot outside. But you’ll have to be quick because stock for this exclusive experience is limited. To mark its 10th anniversary of Wild Mushroom Forages, the innovative Stellenbosch winery ...

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G Adventures unveils new ‘Travel with Confidence’ policy

New safety measures to be implemented across all G Adventures tours As the tourism industry looks to the future of travel following the COVID-19 pandemic, G Adventures has unveiled a new ‘Travel with Confidence’ policy, which introduces new safety procedures ...

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Travelling for business under Level 3? Your questions answered!

After more than two months of hard lockdown, corporate travellers have been itching to get back to the boardroom. With Level 3 regulations implemented on June 1, a number of businesses were able to resume operations while business travellers could ...

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Collectable Cuisine from Vergelegen Wine Estate

It’s not every day that you can order a meal that has been prepared in one of the country’s leading restaurants and enjoy it in the comfort of your home. From this week, however, Somerset West residents ‒ and others ...

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Pinotage King Launches Writer’s Block

Flagstone Writers Block Pinotage wine

In keeping with its motto “We are born creative”, Flagstone Wines’ head winemaker, Gerhard Swart, has created a single block pinotage that will surely rejuvenate any writers creative slowdown during the COVID-19 lockdown. “When we named this pinotage ‘Writer’s Block’, ...

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New Conservation Company Launches New Game Reserve

Man looking at a view of the river through binocilarsat Babanango Game Reserve

KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, 13 May 2020 – Tucked away in the rolling hills of northern KwaZulu-Natal, with a history dating back to the origins of the Zulu nation is a protected wilderness area known as Babanango Game Reserve. This ...

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Vergelegen cooks up a storm for local food programme

Vergelegen wine estate in Somerset West has a tradition of 320 years of hospitality – and despite the COVID-19 pandemic, management and staff are staying true to that spirit of generosity. Since Thursday 14 May, Vergelegen has started preparing 200 ...

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Flight Centre Corporate welcomes phased re-opening of business travel

The Flight Centre Travel Group’s Corporate Brands (FCM Travel Solutions, Corporate Traveller and Flight Centre Business Travel) have welcomed the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa that business travel will be phased in gradually under Level 3 regulations. “Although there is ...

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The Travel Corporation Unveils Enhanced Protocols for all its Guided Holidays Across the Globe

Trafalgar, Luxury Gold, Insight Vacations, Contiki and Costsaver remain committed to guests’ well-being and peace of mind The Travel Corporation (TTC) and its numerous, award-winning guided holiday brands (Trafalgar, Luxury Gold, Insight Vacations, Contiki and Costsaver) have announced their newly ...

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G Adventures suspends all tours until end of July

Due to the continuing Covid-19 global pandemic, G Adventures has taken the necessary decision to further suspend all tours departing up to and including July 31, 2020. In addition, G Adventures will also be suspending all G Expedition departures up ...

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Norwegian Cruise Line extends Peace of Mind Policy

NCL has extended their Peace of Mind policy.  Providing our guests and travel partners with more reassurance, now for any existing or new reservation made by July 31, 2020 for any voyage through November 30, 2020, guests are free to ...

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Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. Extends Suspension of Voyages until 31, July 2020

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (“Norwegian” or “the Company”) (NYSE: NCLH), a leading global cruise company which operates the Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands, today announced an extension of its previously announced suspension of ...

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Winery Celebrates 75 Years with Birthday Wine Bonanza

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Get 10% off your online order and stand a chance to win a FREE case Stellenbosch Hills might be ramping up your next birthday fiesta as it celebrates its own 75-year milestone this year. Order wine via the Stellenbosch Hills ...

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ASATA makes recommendations on air ticket refunds and voucher policies

Air Ticket Refunds

While the COVID-19 crisis has had a critical impact on global air travel, airlines and its distribution partners, including travel agents, are discussing refund and voucher policies for airline-cancelled flights. These discussions are aimed at supporting both passengers who had ...

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COVID-19: Chefs unite for Stellenbosch

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High profile kitchens team up to help fight hunger in Greater Stellenbosch communities Some of the country’s most renowned chefs based in the winelands region of Stellenbosch have stepped up to support local communities as lives and livelihoods are decimated ...

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Miss South Africa 2020 Entries Open

Miss South Africa logo with 2019 winner

Johannesburg, 10 May 2020 – Entries for Miss South Africa 2020 open at 09h00 tomorrow and close on May 31, 2020, at midnight. The organisers believe they may have the best year ever and are hoping for a record number ...

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Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. Announces Extension of Suspension of Voyages

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. a leading global cruise company which operates the Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands, has announced an extension of its previously announced suspension of global cruise voyages to include voyages ...

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G Adventures’ suspends all tours until end of June

Due to the continuing Covid-19 global pandemic, G Adventures has taken the necessary decision to further suspend all tours departing up to and including June 30, 2020. The health and safety of our travellers and staff is our main priority ...

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Hotel Group Launches CleanStay Programme

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McLean, Virginia, 28 April 2020 – Hilton announced today a new programme to deliver an industry-defining standard of cleanliness and disinfection in Hilton properties around the world. In a first for the hospitality business, Hilton is launching elevated processes and ...

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Africa Walkathon Project Postpones To 2021

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Cape Town, 25 April 2020 – The launch of Walk4Africa (W4A) – a sustainable tourism development project that aims to convene walkathon events along the coastlines of 38 African countries – has been postponed to September 2021. According to W4As ...

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Tintswalo Introduces Walking Safaris in Two Nature Reserves

One of the liberties South Africans are most looking forward to post-lockdown, is probably the freedom to be outside, enjoying nature and exercising in the great outdoors. Tintswalo Lodges has identified this as a unique safari opportunity for South Africans and have stepped up to the plate with the introduction of walking safaris offered at excellent rates.   Walking safari packages will be on ...

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Victoria Falls Reaches Highest Levels In A Decade

Victoria Falls water flow in April 2020

Zimbabwe, 21 April 2020 –  The Victoria Falls appears to be thoroughly enjoying its alone time, reaching its highest water flow in a decade with a powerful display of breath-taking beauty and intensity, which ironically no one is there to ...

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Extreme Adventure: Great White Shark Diving

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The Great White Shark (Carcharodon Carcharias) is the most feared creature on the planet, beautifully streamlined to slip through the ocean with the minimum of effort. Its immense size, jet black eyes, row upon row of razor sharp teeth and ...

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Hazel the hotel dog, an Instagram hit

Home* Suite Hotels, caused a few tails wagging at the mention of their plans to adopt a resident dog at the opening of their first hotel in Bristol Road, Rosebank, last year. Honouring that promise, the hotel recently welcomed a ...

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Chemical Industry Rallies Behind COVID Crisis

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Following Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement of the COVID virus state of emergency and the subsequent 21-day lockdown, service providers have rallied to support the efforts of the country by providing essential services and products to assist in fighting what is now ...

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Tintswalo Safari Lodge Launches Free Virtual Safaris

Tintswalo Safari Lodge

Tintswalo Safari Lodge has launched free virtual safaris that are available on its social media channels to all its followers. Says Lisa Goosen, CEO of Tintswalo: “The national lock-down in South Africa has been very challenging for humans, but in the ...

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New Release Wines Mark 75th Anniversary

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The year 1945 was forever etched into human history as the end of a disastrous war. For a small group of wine farmers in Stellenbosch, it marked a victory in independence 75 years ago that would eventually lead to the ...

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Cape Town Airport Pick-Up Area Relocated

Cape Town International Airport

Cape Town, 19 March 2020 – With effect from Saturday 21 March the pick-up and go area at Cape Town International Airport (CTIA) will operate from the ground floor of Parkade 2. Currently, it is located in Parkade 1, but ...

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The Wealth Summit – Free Virtual Events

As you may have been following our social media activity we have been doing a lot of preparation to organise the Wealth Summit, which was due to be held on the 21st March – Cape Town & 22nd March – ...

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G Adventures suspends all tours for 1 month

Due to the evolving COVID-19 global pandemic, G Adventures has taken the difficult but necessary decision to suspend all tours departing between 16 March and 30 April 2020. The safety and security of our travellers and staff is our top ...

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Tintswalo Opens Family Camp in Welgevonden Game Reserve (Waterberg)

Tintswalo has extended its portfolio of family-owned luxury lodges and boutique hotels with the opening of the Tintswalo Family Camp in the Welgevonden Game Reserve in Limpopo (South Africa). The third safari location in the Tintswalo stable and its’ second ...

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Tintswalo Launches Staycation Deals For Locals To Combat Corona Disruption

In response to the international Corona Covid-19 travel restrictions, Tintswalo Lodges has introduced reduced-rate 2-night Staycation offers at each of its properties to present locals with as much as 50% discount for self-drive travel until 31 July 2020. Each of ...

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Taking a Bleisure Trip in Your Own Country – is it Worthwhile?

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South Africa has become a popular bleisure (business & leisure) destination for international business travellers, but are South Africans taking advantage of the experience their own country offers? At the beginning of this year, South African Tourism reported that people ...

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World Sleep Day: Wellness begins when your head hits the pillow

Did you know that just one night of poor sleep can negatively impact on your attention span, memory recall and learning ability? This can be the difference between closing a deal and going home empty-handed. But the stark reality is ...

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Africa Travel Week and WTM Africa Cancelled

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Friday 13 March 2020 – Yet another major tourism travel trade show has succumbed to the COVID-19 Coronavirus around the world. Reed Exhibitions Africa has confirmed that Africa Travel Week, which comprises of World Travel Market Africa (WTM Africa) and International ...

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How can travel professionals assist with Duty of Care in uncertain times?

Today’s hyper-connected world allows even the smallest of companies to operate with a global footprint. And with an increase in doing business across regions and borders, small companies are ramping up their business travel to meet the needs of clients, ...

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SA Tourism Call To Join Travel Trade Friday

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Johannesburg, 11 March 2020 – South African Tourism is calling on all tourism businesses and service providers to participate in the 2020 Travel Trade Friday. This is an initiative by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa that allows trade businesses ...

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Jock Safari Lodge Partners with Wilderness Foundation Africa

Jock Safari Lodge has formed an official long term partnership with the Wilderness Foundation Africa (WFA) to further conservation education and youth development within the broader community of the Kruger National Park. Jock Safari Lodge was the first private concession ...

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Vote for the Ultimate 2020 Tourism Gem in South Africa

To celebrate the 2020 bicentennial, South African travel and tourism data management company Jurni has announced it will award no less than two unique tourism gems this year. Last year, Jurni launched the hugely successful Jurni Gem social media campaign ...

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New Age Conferencing Geared for the Future

Cape Town, 05 March 2020 – Lying at the heart of the new, state-of-the-art Breakwater Conference Centre in the V&A Waterfront is a space that blends the latest academic research with the complex history of our nation. Located at the ...

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Students Enter Knysna Video to ITFF Africa

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The organiser of the International Tourism Film Festival Africa (ITFF Africa), Caroline Ungersbock, has welcomed a video entered by two young Knysna-based filmmakers. Rean (24) and his brother, Chant Messina (20), filmed, produced, and edited the 2-minute, 58-second video, and ...

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Airline Accolades at Cellars In The Sky Awards

Johannesburg, 25 February 2020 – Emirates’ stellar wine programme was recognized at the Business Traveller Cellars in the Sky 2019 Awards held in London yesterday. The airline picked up multiple awards including 2 Gold awards, 2 Silver awards and a Bronze ...

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2019 Chenin Reflects Artisanal Wine Passion

Bot River, 25 February 2020 – The latest vintage of Luddite Wines’ Chenin has just been bottled and, as has become a tradition with this popular white, is ever so briefly now up for grabs. Just 1 130 bottles have ...

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Tintswalo Atlantic Presents ‘Mindfulness Pause Retreats’

Tintswalo Atlantic has partnered with experienced Mindful host, Tracy Winde, to present a series of retreats during the upcoming winter months. The three ‘Mindfulness Pause Retreats’ are aimed at people who want to experience life more mindfully and who want ...

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Delegates flock to 10th annual Umthayi Marula Festival

Getting behind domestic tourism in a big way, Dream Hotels & Resorts will be hosting several esteemed delegates at three of its holiday properties in KwaZulu-Natal on the sidelines of the 2020 Umthayi Marula Festival.  The annual Umthayi Marula Festival ...

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ATB to Boost Beach Tourism in Tanzania

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Dar es Salaam, 15 September 2020 – Beach and marine resource tourism along Africa’s East Coast and the continents Indian Ocean islands need development and exposure to international tourists. This observation was made by the African Tourism Board (ATB) Chairman, ...

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Kenya to Partner with African Tourism Board

African Tourism Board CEO Doris Wortel with Kenya Tourism dignitaries

Nairobi, 15 February 2020 – Following a four-day working visit to Kenya, African Tourism Board (ATB) CEO, Doris Wörfel, engaged with tourism industry leaders to initiate and advance pilot projects that could be implemented across the African Continent. During the CEO’s ...

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Four Awkward Business Travel Moments Road Warriors will Recognise

Have you ever presented at a high-level conference in flip flops and a colourful Hawaii shirt because the airline misplaced your luggage? Or have you spent the night on a park bench because the hotel was overbooked? Road warriors spend ...

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Travel Terms every Travel Business Needs to Know

Whether you believe it or not, it’s a new decade, and new year predictions have been made; emerging trends have been reported, and the travel industry is set for continued innovation in technology and offerings that put travellers first. As ...

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Spreading April Cheer with Hot Cross Bun Wine Pairing

Cape Town, 11 February 2020 – Legend has it that hot cross buns are good luck. True story: some among the ancients were known to hang their buns out all year long! Now, Stellenbosch Hills isn’t saying you’ll get lucky ...

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New Appointment at Taj Cape Town

Melissa Herman Director of Rooms at Taj Cape Town

Cape Town, 11 February 2020 – Taj Cape Town has announced the appointment of Melissa Herman as Director of Rooms. Melissa brings a richness of integrity and passion to Taj Cape Town. Her key responsibility is to oversee all Front ...

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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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Tintswalo Lapalala Takes Up the #SpekboomChallenge

Tintswalo Lapalala has taken up the #SpekboomChallenge to champion the planting of spekboom (Portulacaria afra) within the pristine Lapalala Wilderness Reserve in the Waterberg (Limpopo). The luxury tented lodge already operates off the grid, but to offset the carbon footprint of ...

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Dynamic Foresight Yields Exemplary Hotel Results

Cape Town, 27 January 2020 – The President Hotel, situated in Bantry Bay, yielded exemplary results this festive season, despite the downward turn in the South African economy. Occupancy grew by 5.5% from December 2018, with positive growth noted in ...

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Let Tech take the Fuss out of Planning your Next Trip

It’s that time of year again and we are all back at the office, sifting through our inboxes and most-likely secretly planning our next holiday for some rest and relaxation. However, it is often the planning, packing, and travelling to ...

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The 2020 Cape Getaway Show

Cape Town, 24 January 2020 – The Getaway Show offers a fantastic three-day fun-filled experience for the whole family to enjoy from 6 to 8 March 2020 at the Sandringham Farm, Sandringham Road, in Stellenbosch. The show is the Western ...

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Emirates Marks 20 Years of Operations to Bahrain

DUBAI, 24 January 2020 – On 25 January 2000, Emirates took off from Dubai International Airport headed for Bahrain. When the B777-200 landed, it marked a major milestone for the airline – its first flight to the country. Twenty years later, the ...

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Protea Hotel By Marriott Kruger Gate – Reimagined And Revitalized

Mpumalanga, South Africa, 23 January 2020 – Making the most of its perfect location in the Greater Kruger Conservancy, right at the Paul Kruger Gate and on the banks of the iconic Sabie River, the Protea Hotel by Marriott Kruger ...

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In Memoriam: David Munton 1936–2020

David Munton 1936–2020

Cape Town, 22 January 2020 – The travel industry joins City Sightseeing South Africa in mourning the passing of their Co-founder and Director, David Munton, this morning.  At 83, David Munton was well known in the South African tourism industry ...

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Genevieve MCC 2020 Post-Harvest Proe Party

Specialist bubbly-maker Genevieve MCC will celebrate the bounty of harvest the only way such a happy occasion should: to the joyful sound of popping corks. Dubbed the Post-Harvest Proe Party,this festive fling will feature a tasting of top-notch Cap Classique ...

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JB Train Tours Closes Operations

Passenger train with JB Train Tours logo

JOHANNESBURG, 14 January 2020 – After more than four decades in the tourism industry in Southern Africa, JB Train Tours (Since 1975) will be coming to a ‘halt’ effective 15 February 2020. “We’ve had long discussions, various meetings, alternative plans ...

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Waterkloof unveils its charming Cape Coral 2019 Mourvèdre Rosé

Waterkloof Estate with horse and view

Release marks 10th harvest milestone for winemaker Celebrated Helderberg wine estate Waterkloof has drawn back the curtains on the latest creation in its Circumstance range for premier, site-specific wines to reveal the Cape Coral 2019 Mourvèdre Rosé. For winemaker Nadia ...

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World PCO Alliance Welcomes New Partner

World PCO Alliance logo

Tokyo, Japan, 14 January 2020 – The World PCO Alliance has welcomed a new partner into its association, Italy-based Ega worldwide congresses & events. Founded in 1965 by Emma and Cristina Aru, Ega worldwide congresses & events is highly specialized ...

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Emirates SkyCargo poised to support global trade in 2020

Dubai, UAE, 13 Jan 2020– At the start of a new decade, Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, is geared up to facilitate global trade and cargo movement in 2020 and beyond through a combination of innovative product development ...

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Tintswalo Atlantic Accepted into Virtuoso®

Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Now Part of Exclusive Luxury Travel Network CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA January 2020 – Tintswalo Atlantic has been accepted into Virtuoso®’s exclusive portfolio of luxury travel partners, comprised of more than 1,800 preferred suppliers in ...

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Emirates celebrates Veganuary by adding plant-based options to its January menus

Dubai, UAE, 6 January 2020 – With the rising popularity of vegan meals amongst its customers, Emirates is celebrating Veganuary on board by including an additional plant-based option on its menus for the month of January. While vegan meals can be pre-booked on ...

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New Year’s Eve Fireworks Replaced with Laser Light Show

New Year laser light show with years 2019 to 2020

Plettenberg Bay, 31 December 2019 – In the interests of fire safety and the welfare of animals and pets, Plettenberg Bay will be breaking new ground this New Year’s Eve with a laser light display at midnight on Central Beach ...

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The World’s Toughest Inflatable Boat Race

Aquila Safari Trans Agulhas Challenge boat on a wave

PLETTENBERG BAY, South Africa, 28 December 2019 – Hosted along the Western Cape coastline, the world’s toughest inflatable boat race takes place over five days between Plettenberg Bay and Gordon’s Bay. The race that separates the men from the boys, ...

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Why travel is worth more than any material gift this festive season

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In a world where consumer goods have never been more accessible to more people than ever before, it’s worthwhile asking a straightforward question: What is important to you? What brings you real joy? By Teresa Richardson. At least 74% of ...

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Holiday Celebrations Kick Off at The Peninsula All-Suite Hotel

With a continual set of refurbishments since 2017, The Peninsula All-Suite Hotel has transformed into a centre-point of pure entertainment just in time for the 2019 December holidays.  “We’ve been hard at work creating a space where every detail has ...

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