Gauteng Tourism earns kudos for prudent financial management
Gauteng Tourism earns kudos for prudent financial management

The Gauteng Tourism Authority (GTA) has extended its record of excellence in financial management with yet another unqualified audit opinion for the 2015/16 financial year, the Office of the Auditor-General announced this week. This is the third straight unqualified audit opinion with no findings that GTA has received.

Issued by Gauteng Tourism Authority 13 hours ago

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Joyner injects new life into Hospitality

Hospitality Property Fund (HPF) has turned around under the management of CEO Vincent Joyner and is set to compete with other mid-cap property companies on the JSE, following an investment from Tsogo Sun.

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Asilia, first Fair Trade Tourism recognised company in Tanzania

Asilia has become the first Tanzanian company to be recognised by Responsible Tourism Tanzania (RTTZ) and Fair Trade Tourism's mutual recognition initiative which sees best practice in local responsible tourism being recognised globally. The eight camps added to the portfolio - Sayari, Oliver's, Little Oliver's, Namiri, Dunia, Kimondo, Olakira, and Ubuntu - are all part of Asilia's East African offering.

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Dubai Tourism roadshow sees flydubai tap into East African market
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Joining 14 Dubai-based partners in showcasing a wide range of services and upcoming attractions, flydubai is participating in Dubai's Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing's (Dubai Tourism) first-ever East Africa roadshow. The roadshow offers a great platform for local operators to meet directly with the airline and learn first-hand about the services and choices passengers from the market have when choosing to fly directly to Dubai for business or leisure.

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AU passport boost might see tourism become the bedrock of Nigerian economy
AU passport boost might see tourism become the bedrock of Nigerian economy

According to Kushal Dutta, the managing director of Jumia Travel Nigeria, if the African Union (AU) passport is adopted by the country's legislators, Nigeria's tourism and hospitality industry might overtake the downstream sector by 2021. He further said the Pan-African Passport will allow for free movement of domestic tourists in the country.

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Major brands survey sees Comair at the top for business travellers

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Could Stellenbosch rival Napa Valley in wine travel?
Could Stellenbosch rival Napa Valley in wine travel?

According to Clay Gregory, president and CEO of Visit Napa Valley who will be a headline speaker at The Business of Wine and Food Tourism Conference in Stellenbosch on 1 and 2 November, "Stellenbosch has the potential to become as significant as the Napa Valley."

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Ten reasons why you should self-drive through Namibia's Etosha National Park
Ten reasons why you should self-drive through Namibia's Etosha National Park

If you're planning a Namibia self-drive safari, then the Etosha National Park should be right at the top of your travel bucket list. Game viewing in Etosha National Park is excellent. Travellers may see wildlife such as elephant, giraffe, rhino, and lions. If you're lucky, you may even see a leopard and cheetah.

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Bliss Boutique Hotel lands five-star grading
Bliss Boutique Hotel lands five-star grading

Bliss Boutique Hotel has been awarded a 5-star grading by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa. General manager and concierge, Jaco Swart, comments "We opened our doors recently and have been building up momentum during the low season to be ready for summer, we are so excited to start the high season with this new accolade and feel very proud of this achievement!"

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#WomensMonth: overcoming our own barriers with Linda Reddy

Linda Reddy joined Tsogo Sun 18 years ago. Starting at Garden Court South Beach in Durban, she worked her way up from reception to general management - gaining exposure to every aspect of running a hotel along the way. Reddy was recently appointed as the general manager of the elegant 194-room Southern Sun Montecasino and the Pivot Conference Centre. We asked her to share her wisdom and experience in the industry with us.

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Kwantu empowers female rangers through volunteer programme
Kwantu empowers female rangers through volunteer programme

More women are preparing to professional enter a traditionally male dominated career in wildlife tourism and conservation, shattering the glass ceiling in the wildlife game ranger industry. "Wildlife and conservation volunteering programmes are gateways to balancing the scales of gender equality in the industry," says Kwantu Private Game Reserve CEO Shakir Jeeva.

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Fintech company meets demand for simplified travel insurance
Fintech company meets demand for simplified travel insurance

Hepstar, a Cape Town based Fintech company, announced the launch of a simplified online service for buying travel insurance. Our vision is making travel insurance easy for the customer," said Hepstar chief operating officer, Claudia Snyman. "Insurance should always be at the top of a pre-flight checklist, but it shouldn't be a source of stress for travellers."

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Top long stay tips when moving
Top long stay tips when moving

Moving can be terribly stressful. Worse so if the move involves transferring from one city to another. Driven mostly by career opportunities, it's a fact of life few can avoid. If you're going to move, planning is key. Nicholas Barenblatt, group marketing manager of Protea Hotels by Marriott, has some advice on how to lessen the stress. The hotels often deal with guests in this position who use the long-stay accommodation facilities.

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