August 22, 2012 - Dispute over Kruger National Park Private Game Lodge

Kruger National Park Private Game Lodge, Shishangeni Private Lodge is the centre of an acrimonious dispute between Signature Life Hospitality and Three Cities with both claiming the management, marketing and sales rights for the property. The lodge is owned by POPCRU Group of Companies (PGC) and believing they had an agreement with the owners, Signature […]

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- International airport planned for Etosha National Park

A private property group has developed plans for an International airport near Etosha National Park in Namibia. Groot Property Group (Pty) Ltd has advised of its plan to increase the number of visitors to the Etosha National Park region and boost Namibia’s economic growth. The company has commenced a feasibility study for the airport, with its […]

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- New international marketing campaign for Cape Town unveiled

Cape Town Tourism has released its marketing slogan “You don’t need a holiday, you need Cape Town” ahead of the World Travel Market (WTM) in London next month. The campaign aims to show there is more to the city than its natural beauty and reveals the multicultural diversity of its people and the richness & […]

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- Airports Company South Africa withdrawals from Pilanesberg

From September 30 Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) will withdraw its management services from Pilanesberg International Airport. The withdrawal follows a decision by the North West Provincial Government (NWPG) to move the international airport licence from Pilanesberg to Mafikeng. NWPG, refutes the claims that it withdrew the airport licence from Pilanesberg and said in a statement: […]

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- Air Zimbabwe Recommences Flights

Following the resolution of its industrial dispute with pilots, Air Zimbabwe has confirmed that it will recommence the following flights:   Harare/Bulawayo/Harare – daily Harare/Victoria Falls/Harare – 4 frequencies: – Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays. Harare/Johannesburg/Harare – six frequencies:- Mondays & Wednesdays in the morning out of Harare and will day-stop in Johannesburg. Fridays and […]

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- Responsible tourism guidelines release

In the pristine location of Knysna’s Featherbed Nature Reserve, Minister of Tourism, Marthinus van Schalkwyk, launched the National Minimum Standard for Responsible Tourism in South Africa. Van Schalkwyk commented that as South Africa’s natural environment was one of its greatest tourism resources, the tourism industry needs to be actively involved in conserving and protecting it. […]

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- Incentive travel Growth to Southern Africa

After a 3 year slump global incentive travel has shown signs of growth in recent times as companies worldwide look to reward the loyalty of both customers and staff with incentive travel packages. Southern Africa is set to benefit from this upswing as it has been a traditional favourite amongst the global incentive market with […]

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- Growth in Tourism Numbers to South Africa

South Africa’s Minister of Tourism Marthinus van Schalkwyk is confident the country’s tourism marketing strategies are on track and already showing good results. During the launch of Tourism Month 2011 he explained although market conditions in the globe reramined challenging results for the 1st quarter of 2011 show an increase of 7.5% in foreign tourist […]

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- Chinese rate Cape Town their No 1 Preferred Travel Destination

In an online poll conducted by the World Travel Broadcasting Union and Radio Bejing, Cape Town has been voted as ‘the most preferred tourist attraction for the Chinese in 2011.’ Cape Town Tourism has marketed itself heavily in the Chinese market since 2007 and has seen the fruit of its efforts with tourism numbers doubling from […]

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- South African Tourism Launches New Advertising Campaign

South African Tourism (SAT) are confident its new advertising campaign will attract thousands of visitors to South Africa over the next few years. The new campaign which uses similar concepts to its ’20 Experiences in 10 days’ which ran last year is being launched on BBC World & CNN International as well as National Geographic. […]

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