Africa expands its airports amid tourism boom

THE wheels of the big Emirates Airlines plane touch the tarred surface of the runway with a soft bump as its excited passengers clap their hands thankfully. After completing the usual post-landing turns and twists, the pilots finally coax the gleaming bird to a stop on the apron of Harry Mwaaanga Nkumbula International Airport in…

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Anti-poaching comes to life at Askari Game Lodge

In celebration of the world wide anti-Rhino poaching drive in September, Askari Game Lodge & Spa in Magaliesburg is introducing Anti-poaching teambuilding activities at its Big 5 lodge. Elephants in Main Streets Anti-Poaching Unit teambuilding intervention is the ultimate experience for those who love being out in the bush and who cant resist a good…

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Coca-Cola Dome reopens business centre

The pressure preceding any big event can take its toll and when faced with the dilemma of needing to urgently make photocopies, scan a document or laminate a poster during build-up or on show day, a reliable onsite business service facility is essential. Home to some of South Africas largest and most popular expos, the…

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Tourism SMMEs to network with leading online tourism experts

A HUNDRED SMALL, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) drawn from South African Tourisms South African Travel Directory will attend the 5th Annual E Tourism Africa Summit in Cape Town next week courtesy of South African Tourism. South African Tourism has developed a reputation as a progressive DMO in the online space characterised by its partnerships…

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GBTA reveals best and worst travel taxes in top 50 U.S. destinations

Discriminatory travel taxes and fees enacted on travel-related services impose an average increased cost on visitors of 57% over general sales tax, according to new research released by the GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA). Findings from the 2012 annual study of car rental, hotel and meal…

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Protea Hotel Group saves R4.5 million per year after energy-saving retrofits

In the start of a concerted portfolio energy sustainability drive, 20 hotels in the Protea Hospitality Group have in the past year been fitted with lighting or water heating energy saving devices that substantially reduce those properties overall electricity consumption. The retrofits of lighting and water heating systems makes sense not only from a sustainability…

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Inaugural SATTIC sets course for ‘top 20 by 2020’

SATTIC 12 the South African Travel and Tourism Industry Conference, which ended in Ekurhuleni yesterday – put South Africa on the path to success by providing a platform for many of the countrys most important role players to share their ideas and concerns around implementing the National Tourism Sector Strategy (NTSS). About 200 delegates from…

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