First place for Tsogo Sun in Sunday Times Top Brands

The glittering award ceremony for South Africas foremost branding awards the Sunday Times Top Brands Award, saw Tsogo Sun walking away with first place in the Business-to-Business, Local Hotel Group category. Tsogo Sun joined top business brands such as Momentum Life, Investec, Avis, British Airways, Apple I-Phone, Vodacom, Apple I-Pad, OUTsurance, DHL, 702, Financial Mail,…

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A world of wonder in the clouds

After two years of anticipation, the Aerial Cableway Hartbeesport has officially reopened! New owners took over in 2010 and purchased the once popular cableway that had operated for 32 years which by 2005 had fallen into a state of disrepair. Taking two and a half years to completely rebuild the site and the Cableway system…

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India on top

The South African Tourism office in Mumbai recently won the Todays Traveller Best Publicity and Promotions Award. South African Tourism India won the Todays Traveller Best Publicity and Promotions Award at an awards function on 7 August 2012. This is hot on the heels of another big win: earlier this year the team won Lonely…

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SITE Summit set to inspire

The Society of Incentive Travel Executives (SITE) is a world-wide association of 2000 plus members and will be holding their Chapter Summit on the 28th August at Johannesburgs Melrose Arch. The stunning programme kicks-off with the outstanding Dion Chang from the renowned Flux Trends. Changs annual trend synopsis is a crowd pleaser of note. All…

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Southern Sun The Cullinan Raises The Bar for Top Sports Teams

Accommodating the needs and wants of the modern day sports star is a challenge, but Tsogo Suns Southern Sun The Cullinan, Cape Towns premier home away from home for top local and overseas sports teams, has certainly risen to the occasion. In converting a restaurant area into the bespoke Cullinan Team Room, Southern Sun The…

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Three Cities Exceptional Safaris adds Three Lodges

Three key Southern African lodges the Hide Safari Camp in Zimbabwe, the Makakatana Bay Lodge within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park in KwaZulu Natal and Ubizane near have joined the Three Cities safari collection, Exceptional Safaris. Executive Director of Exceptional Safaris, Murray Jacklin, said that the brand is about sustainability and shared services in an ever…

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CATHSSETA named as SETE conference sponsors

CATHSSETA (Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality, Sports Sector Education and Training Authority) have recently joined this years Sports and Events Tourism Exchange (SETE) conference (12-13 September) as naming sponsors. As one of 21 SETAs (sector education and training authority) in South Africa, the partnership of CATHSSETA with the high profile SETE conference is sure to bolster…

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New SAACI GM appointed

Lorin Bowen has been appointed as general manager of the Southern African Association for the Conference Industry (SAACI), with effect from 1 September 2012. SAACI National Chairperson Nina Freysen-Pretorius says Bowens appointment follows a thorough process to find a suitable candidate for the position. We received 27 applications and short-listed six people, who each did…

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Minister to launch renovated Harties cableway

On the 14th of August domestictourism in South Africa will receive a boost when Mr Marthinus van Schalkwyk, Minister of Tourism, will officially launch thenewtourism initiative – Harties Cableway,which spans the majesticHartebeespoort Dam and Magaliesberg Mountains. Fourteen hi-tech cable cars, built to carry six passengers at a time and able to transport up to 500…

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