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Gauteng Tourism suspend staff as OR Tambo Airport security breach bleeds

Gauteng Tourism suspend staff as OR Tambo Airport security breach bleeds

Just days ago, the Gauteng Tourism Authority has placed eight of its staff members on ‘precautionary’ suspension, following reports of bribery and corruption, stationed at the Authorities Information Desk. This was confirmed by GTA, after one Kempton Park Guest House owner brought to attention the concerns. For fear of reprisal (guest house name withheld) complained […]

Emirates accommodates increasing Asian market

Emirates accommodates increasing Asian market

The move, effective from July 1 2017, will increase capacity to both Beijing and Shanghai, offering Emirates passengers even more seamless A380-to-A380 connections between the two Chinese cities and over 30 international points, including 18 points in the UK and Europe, via its hub in Dubai. This upgrade strengthens Emirates’ overall mainland China offering, which […]

BON Hotels Group shows it’s still boss

BON Hotels Group shows it’s still boss

Despite chilly weather as anticipated we hopped along. After reporting at their Midrand outlet for a ‘quickie’ lunch and showcasing on Thursday, we made our way to the one of underestimated tourist destinations in Gauteng -Vaal for a night stay over at the Riviera Hotel. Perched along the jaw-dropping Vaal River, the hotel is synonymous […]

Bidders keen in hosting Tourism Indaba 2018 now open!

Bidders keen in hosting Tourism Indaba 2018 now open!

This follows the confirmation by the chief executive at South African Tourism Sisa Ntshona that bids are now open for other cities to host the exhibition. He told guests at the recent Tourism Indaba media launch held in Jozi that time is now, to let other bidders show their mettle. Billions of rands have been […]

Bag pilferage raises that ugly head yet again!

Bag pilferage raises that ugly head yet again!

And if, this goes unabated tourists will think twice about visiting our shores and flying will no longer be a priority for me, and other millions who are reading this sad story. Millions could be lost and those responsible will go scot free as in my case. Last week Wednesday en route to Cape Town […]

The super cool Emirates A380 lands back in SA!

The super cool Emirates A380 lands back in SA!

The city becomes Emirates’ 46th destination in its global network to which it operates the double decker aircraft. The A380 offers a total of 516 seats in a three class cabin configuration with 14 private suites in First Class, 76 mini pods with lie-flat seats in Business Class and 426 spacious seats in Economy Class. […]

Seychelles tourism minister eyeing the UNWTO position!

Seychelles tourism minister eyeing the UNWTO position!

This was the reaction from colleagues and board members at the Seychelles Tourism, following his resignation to challenge for an all-important Secretary General position at United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). In his support, the affable St. Ange also received backing from Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association (SHTA), among others. A letter of endorsement was […]

Meetings Africa should be used to discuss Africa’s business!

Meetings Africa should be used to discuss Africa’s business!

The notion is that most Africans are based in Europe and US discussing the Continent’s business without African’s input. Therefore, the MA mandates will be used to invite back our own back to the African table. Meetings Africa is regarded as Africa’s premier business events trade show that begins from February 27 to March 1 […]

Qatar Airways enters the Seychelles Islands!

Qatar Airways enters the Seychelles Islands!

Seychelles minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine Alain St.Ange, in welcoming the airline said, working through the process to get the flight back to Seychelles has been a real pleasure. As part of giving a warm welcome inclusive of water jet salute, the minister commented that:” Seychelles welcomes the first of the seven […]

Tshwane kasie tourism showcases talent, history and epic fun!

Tshwane kasie tourism showcases talent, history and epic fun!

The experience that saw select media and other stakeholders as part of the GPLifestyle activation, began on Saturday at the up-to-the- minute Hash Tag Lounge in Garankuwa, that saw multitudes of revelers streaming in courtesy of GTA. According to Barba Gaoganediwe, spokesperson for the agency, the activations is to create awareness amongst the Tshwane masses […]

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