Cari Coetzee
#EntrepreneurMonth: Handcrafting bespoke luxury experiences across Africa with the Holts

#EntrepreneurMonth: Handcrafting bespoke luxury experiences across Africa with the Holts[Cari Coetzee] Concepts Collection creates unforgettable luxury experiences. We chat to Christina and Richard Holt to find out how it all started and what it takes to run one of the leading luxury brands in SA...

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Cari Coetzee
#EntrepreneurMonth: At the forefront of customer feedback and online reputation management

#EntrepreneurMonth: At the forefront of customer feedback and online reputation management[Cari Coetzee] How can establishments in the hospitality industry manage the masses of online reviews and reviewers out there? This is where Go Review, launched by Social Places, comes in...

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Terry Levin
Cape Town chefs toast Halal tourism

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Photo: Terry Levin
[Terry Levin] The world's first Halal Gourmet Dining for Chefs Accreditation intends to enable participants to cater confidently to the rapidly increasing number of Halal and Muslim travellers to South Africa...

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Craig Byren
Is CRM dead in the travel industry?

Is CRM dead in the travel industry?
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[Craig Byren] How can the idea of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) still be relevant in travel when today's consumers are in the driving seat and ‘manage' how and when they wish to engage with us?

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Enver Duminy
Cultivating the next generation of tourism professionals

Cultivating the next generation of tourism professionals
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[Enver Duminy] The theme for this year's Tourism Month is sustainable tourism. A concept closely linked with social development...

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Cari Coetzee
#InnovationMonth: Mobile, the future of guest engagement

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[Cari Coetzee] With the use of smartphones to book hotel rooms increasing significantly over the past years, Ankerdata has partnered with ConnectHotel to bring SA a customised mobile concierge and booking application...

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Phindiwe Nkosi
Want to add a digit to your blogging income? Here's how

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[Phindiwe Nkosi] While social media and mass media is quick to position bloggers as social influencers and promote this profession to aspiring bloggers, the reality is that cutting it in the industry is downright difficult...

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Cari Coetzee
#THINCAfrica: Developing Africa's hospitality professionals of the future

#THINCAfrica: Developing Africa's hospitality professionals of the future[Cari Coetzee] Associate Dean and Professor at ESL, Dr Achim Schmitt, participated in a panel discussion on HR and education issues in the hospitality industry at the THINC Africa conference...

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Robin Fredericks
#THINCAfrica: An economic rethink on domestic tourism

#THINCAfrica: An economic rethink on domestic tourism[Robin Fredericks] CEO of Tourism, Sisa Ntshona shared his thoughts on global and local tourism and how we, as locals, can do our part in helping the South African economy through travelling locally...

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Janine Fourie
#WomensMonth: Ten tips for women considering a career as a chef

#WomensMonth: Ten tips for women considering a career as a chef[Janine Fourie] This Women's Month, I take a look at how female chefs cope in today's hospitality industry. The days of male dominated kitchens are definitely a thing of the past as women increasingly make their presence felt.

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Enver Duminy
Cape Town Tourism one of the top 25 tourism websites in the world

Enver Duminy, CEO, Cape Town Tourism
Enver Duminy, CEO, Cape Town Tourism
[Enver Duminy] The site's user experience is outstanding, and that use of rich content such as video and tapping into global travel trends are what contribute to the site's success...

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Cari Coetzee
#WomensMonth: Changing the meetings industry game with Nina Freysen-Pretorius

#WomensMonth: Changing the meetings industry game with Nina Freysen-Pretorius[Cari Coetzee] We chat to Nina Freysen-Pretorius who recently secured her spot on the Successful Meetings magazine's annual list of 25 outstanding professionals who have had a significant impact on the meetings industry...

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Cari Coetzee
#WomensMonth: The woman behind Table Mountain

#WomensMonth: The woman behind Table Mountain[Cari Coetzee] Wahida Parker was appointed as Table Mountain Cableway's MD in June 2016. A little more than a year later, we chat to her about her time with Table Mountain Cableway...

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Cari Coetzee
#WomensMonth: Two decades in food driven by passion

Caroline Ncoko
Caroline Ncoko
[Cari Coetzee] The President Hotel has welcomed travellers from around the world for decades and the hotel's longest-standing employee, junior sous chef Caroline Ncoko, has been around for two of those...

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Zintle Tsholoba
Ten reasons why you should explore the Moremi Game Reserve

Ten reasons why you should explore the Moremi Game Reserve[Zintle Tsholoba] Moremi Game Reserve was rated one of the most beautiful game reserves in Africa and is ideal for travellers looking to experience an authentic African safari experience...

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Boris Dzhingarov
Entrepreneurs: Five tips for safe business travels across the world - Monetary Library

Boris Dzhingarov[Boris Dzhingarov] Travelling safely isn't just about protecting yourself and your belongings - it's about taking the time to understand the customs and laws of your destination...

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Phindiwe Nkosi
Five things to consider when hiring a travel blogger

Five things to consider when hiring a travel blogger
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[Phindiwe Nkosi] Having someone skilled in the industry to tell your story can help you unearth a world full of potential guests. Here are five tips to consider before hiring a travel blogger...

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Josephine Wawira
The perfect jobs for travel enthusiasts

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[Josephine Wawira] Is travel your everyday dose? Here are five jobs that are perfect for those wishing to venture into a more exciting career in line with their travel desires...

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Cari Coetzee
#CSIMonth: Sustainable development drives sustainable tourism in Witsand

#CSIMonth: Sustainable development drives sustainable tourism in Witsand[Cari Coetzee] "At Breedezicht Estate we aim to complement the authentic character of Witsand and Port-Beaufort with the addition of more environmentally conscious building techniques."

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Ruth Cooper
#CSIMonth: Samara Game Reserve celebrates 20 years of rehabilitation

#CSIMonth: Samara Game Reserve celebrates 20 years of rehabilitation[Ruth Cooper] This coming November Samara Luxury Private Game Reserve in the Great Karoo celebrates its 20th anniversary. We got in touch owner Sarah Tompkins to get the behind the scenes info on this unique reserve as well as their conservation efforts and upcoming developments.

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