Tourist guides from across the country recently gathered at the Rhino Conference Centre in Hoedespruit to celebrate International Tourist Guides' (ITG) Day and to engage on issues that affect the industry. The two-day themed event - 'Travel, Enjoy and Respect' - featured presentations on the state of the tourist guiding sub-sector; discussions on the regulatory environment for tourist guides, and the role of tourist guides in promoting responsible tourism practices to ensure the sustainable growth and development of the industry.
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The Tourism Business Incubator, which has now officially been launched in the Northern Cape, is poised to improve the viability and sustainability of SMMEs. The incubator, located in Mier - Dawid Kruiper Local Municipality will provide business support interventions to 50 tourism enterprises selected from the Northern Cape to receive one-on-one needs analysis, mentorship, coach and capacity training to ensure their success in the sector.
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Shallow Seas, Into the Cold, Rising Sun, Deep Ika, Ocean Blue, and Kori Cream; the course titles for Kyoto Garden Sushi's current six-course tasting menu reads like an enchanting poem or titles of captivating artworks.
Ruth Cooper 13 hours ago
While Day Zero may be avoided altogether this year, Cape Town's Airbnb hosts are going to great lengths to save water and educate their guests about the water restrictions in place. They are now looking ahead to collectively rethink how to best host in a city where "hosting responsibly" has taken on new meaning and where water shortages will become the "new normal".
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Bon Hotels has bolstered its Nigerian portfolio with Bon Hotel Sunshine Enugu, located just 12 minutes from the airport and in close proximity to the city centre. The opening brings the numbers of properties managed by Bon Hotels to 25 hotels across 14 cities.
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From adventurous locations, wineries, bush camps and a sundry natural world, South Africa is considered one of the continent's top dream vacation destinations for tourists from across the world.
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Sourcing seafood that is ecologically responsible and socially fair is the crux behind Steenberg's Bistro Sixteen82 and Abalobi pilot project - a non-profit community-driven initiative - which sees South Africa's very first restaurant-supported fishery initiated.
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Sun International has released its year-end results, reporting revenue growth of 12%, with an increase in EBITDA - earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortisation - of 13%. The revenue's growth is attributed to the inclusion of the Sun Dreams (from 1 June 2016), Sun Slots (from 1 April 2016) and Time Square (from 1 April 2017) results.
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The Cape Town Carnival had an economic impact of over R41m with 1,172 jobs being created last year. The Absa Cape Epic added R304m to the economy and supported an impressive 1,100 jobs. The Cape economy will again enjoy a similar economic impact from the two signature events this year.
2 days ago
Airbnb has released 21 new accessibility filters to aid disabled guests in find accessible travel accommodation. Previously, guests on Airbnb were only able to search for ''wheelchair accessible' listings, which did not always meet travellers' individual needs. The filters now allow guests to find listings with specific features including step-free entry rooms and more.
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The creation of the Responsible Tourism Charter in 2009, spearheaded by the City of Cape Town and Cape Town Tourism, encourages businesses to become signatories to its principles: "Understanding the need to amend our practices and respecting our environment and communities with whom we engage."
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As we took our seats in the grandstand, we could feel the electric atmosphere and the nation's uncontainable excitement - and this was no rock concert, nor was it a World Cup event.
Ilse van den Berg 2 days ago
Luxury lifestyle development, the Regency Apartment Hotel located in the bustling Menlyn Node, has entered a key construction phase and is due for completion in June 2018. Designed by award-winning architect, Archactive International and developed by Key Spirit Development, the hotel is set to showcase the best in secure urban hotel standards.
3 days ago