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Safari in your backyard? Touwsberg Nature Reserve property now on show
Safari in your backyard? Touwsberg Nature Reserve property now on show

Imagine waking up to the smell of fresh Little Karoo air while a tower of giraffes moseys on by. Sounds like heaven? This is exactly what Touwsberg Nature Reserve is offering to keen home owners and travel operators alike.

Issued by Safari365 27 Aug 2015 13:29

Travelstart.com CEO Stephan Ekbergh to present closing keynote address at WYSTC 2015
Travelstart.com CEO Stephan Ekbergh to present closing keynote address at WYSTC 2015

The World Youth Student and Educational (WYSE) Travel Confederation is pleased to announce Stephan Ekbergh, CEO of Travelstart.com as a closing keynote speaker for the 24th annual World Youth and Student Travel Conference - WYSTC 2015.

Issued by WYSTC 26 Aug 2015 14:14

Customers and franchisees upbeat about Wimpy's new music playlists - Moving Tactics
Customers and franchisees upbeat about Wimpy's new music playlists

Moving Tactics installs in-restaurant dining experience for Wimpy by introducing great music for customers to listen to while they dine.

Issued by Moving Tactics 25 Aug 2015 09:10

Joburg Shopping Festival aims to attract visitors and grow local retail trade - Gauteng Tourism Authority
Joburg Shopping Festival aims to attract visitors and grow local retail trade

Recently voted 'most popular African city' overall for young people aged 15-19 in the 2015 Youthful Cities Index, the city of Johannesburg has established itself as one of the African continent's premier tourist destinations. The upcoming Joburg Shopping Festival, set to take place this spring, is the city's latest offering - this time, with a distinct focus on the retail experience.

Issued by Gauteng Tourism Authority 20 Aug 2015 15:40

Tourism Safety Initiative gains momentum - Gauteng Tourism Authority
Tourism Safety Initiative gains momentum

The Tourism Safety Initiative ("TSI") is rapidly gaining momentum as the industry's primary platform for the coordination, promotion and provision of safety support to tourists and the tourism and travel trade.

Issued by Gauteng Tourism Authority 19 Aug 2015 13:55

Cape Grace takes top honours at the Inter-Hotel Challenge - Cape Grace
Cape Grace takes top honours at the Inter-Hotel Challenge

Cape Grace Chef Candidate, Charmainne Deacon, and Wine Steward, Mpho Masiu, swept the boards at the annual Cape Legends Inter-Hotel Challenge awards dinner held on Friday, 14th August, at the Southern Sun Cape Sun hotel.

Issued by Cape Grace 18 Aug 2015 11:53

Sandton shopping spree for UnionPay cardholders
Sandton shopping spree for UnionPay cardholders

UnionPay International is launching its first shopping campaign in Sandton, Johannesburg, which is known as the richest square mile in Africa. The campaign launched on 1 August 2015 and runs for four months until 30 November 2015.

Issued by UnionPay International 18 Aug 2015 11:14

It's all systems go for Wonderboom's maiden commercial flight - Gauteng Tourism Authority
It's all systems go for Wonderboom's maiden commercial flight

Tshwane Executive Mayor, Councillor Kgosientso Ramokgopa, recently announced during his State of the Capital City Address that commercial flights will be available from Wonderboom National Airport to Cape Town International from August this year.

Issued by Gauteng Tourism Authority 14 Aug 2015 13:19

The Dinokeng Game Reserve - take a drive on the wild side - Gauteng Tourism Authority
The Dinokeng Game Reserve - take a drive on the wild side

The Dinokeng Game Reserve (DGR) is an 18,500Ha area surrounded by an animal proof fence, but plans are already underway to expand this area to over 25,000Ha. Most of the properties within the game reserve are private lodges and in order to enjoy game viewing in the reserve you originally had to book through one of the lodges. It is therefore comparable to the Sabi Sands or Madikwe, and not based on the same model as Pilansberg or the Kruger National Park. Nevertheless, almost from the outset it was apparent that a very large and influential portion of the general public who do not aspire to staying in lodges, or cannot afford them or both. After all isn't there more satisfaction in seeing a lion or an elephant if you find it yourself?

Issued by Gauteng Tourism Authority 13 Aug 2015 14:04

Women in Tourism - Gauteng Tourism Authority
Women in Tourism

The majority of the staff at Gauteng Tourism are women and they all believe tourism is relevant for a vast variety of reasons. Tourism creates jobs because, by visiting, people from outside the area bring money to the local economy. Being a tourist is a unique form of learning experience.

Issued by Gauteng Tourism Authority 12 Aug 2015 16:53

Solomon Mahlangu Freedom Square set to boost tourism in Mamelodi - Gauteng Tourism Authority
Solomon Mahlangu Freedom Square set to boost tourism in Mamelodi

The recently opened Solomon Kalushi Mahlangu Freedom Square in Mamelodi Township outside Pretoria is a major boost for township tourism in the Gauteng City Region. The precinct, which includes memorial walk path-ways, a photographic gallery documenting all the past conflicts in the township, an amphitheatre and a giant statue of Solomon Mahlangu in full military combat uniform, was renovated at a cost of R49m and it's now open to the public.

Issued by Gauteng Tourism Authority 7 Aug 2015 10:49

Ottoman Palace - Gauteng Tourism Authority
Ottoman Palace

This grand Turkish restaurant is located in the same complex as the impressive Nizamiye Mosque - the biggest mosque in the southern hemisphere - making it doubly worth the visit.

Issued by Gauteng Tourism Authority 6 Aug 2015 12:25

Nizamiye Mosque - Gauteng Tourism Authority
Nizamiye Mosque

Towering over Midrand, Nizamiye is the biggest mosque in the Southern Hemisphere. Built by a Turkish philanthropist, Nizamiye Masjid was completed in 2012 and is modelled on the 16th-Century Ottoman Selimiye Camii mosque in Edirne, Turkey. All the marble, carpets, stained glass and ceramics used in the construction of the mosque were brought in from Turkey and the intricate interior detailing were hand-painted.

Issued by Gauteng Tourism Authority 5 Aug 2015 12:45

Fietas Museum - Memory in action - Gauteng Tourism Authority
Fietas Museum - Memory in action

Established in 1894 to the west of central Johannesburg, Fietas (today known as Pageview), was once the city's 'Malay location' and home to a large Indian community. In the first half of the 20th century Fietas was famous for its bustling main street, 14th Street, which was one of the most popular places in the city to shop for bargains, drawing shoppers from all racial and economic backgrounds.

Issued by Gauteng Tourism Authority 4 Aug 2015 12:20

Curiocity backpackers - Gauteng Tourism Authority
Curiocity backpackers

Curiocity is Johannesburg's first inner-city backpackers, located in the centre of the trendy Maboneng neighbourhood, an area famous for its many artist studios and galleries, hipster cafes and bars. Founded by young local entrepreneur Bheki Dube, who also runs the inner-city walking tour company MainStreetWalks, Curiocity is aimed at young adventurous travellers looking for a taste of modern, urban Jo'burg. There is a broad choice of accommodation including dorm rooms, single and double rooms and the Joker-In-The-Pack - a bijou self-catering unit on the roof of the building.

Issued by Gauteng Tourism Authority 3 Aug 2015 12:14

Save the date: BizTrends 2015 Imbizo Johannesburg - Bizcommunity.com
Save the date: BizTrends 2015 Imbizo Johannesburg

A stellar line-up of industry leaders will discuss current trends in the marketing communications industry, as well as do some crystal ball gazing for 2016 at Bizcommunity.com's special trend event on 17 September 2015 at the Sandton Convention Centre.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 29 Jul 2015 11:10

IPRA selects Johannesburg's best hotels for World Congress 2015
IPRA selects Johannesburg's best hotels for World Congress 2015

South Africa competes extremely well in the global luxury hotel market offering a high standard of accommodation and service in its graded hotels.

Issued by IPRA 24 Jul 2015 11:42

2015 Vaal Whiskey Festival - Gauteng Tourism Authority
2015 Vaal Whiskey Festival

An event not to be missed at BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal

Issued by Gauteng Tourism Authority 23 Jul 2015 13:45

Cape Grace Sommelier takes first place at SA Wine-Tasting Championship 2015 Cape Town - Cape Grace
Cape Grace Sommelier takes first place at SA Wine-Tasting Championship 2015 Cape Town

Marlvin Gwese, Cape Grace's Assistant Sommelier, took first place in the Winterhalter challenge at the Cape Town leg of the South African Wine-Tasting Championship 2015.

Issued by Cape Grace 23 Jul 2015 13:34