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Dwindling tourist numbers a concern for SA!

Dwindling tourist numbers a concern for SA!

The 3rd annual travel meeting in SA, features both local and international organizations to probe, invent and carve new maps within the travel and tourism sector. The conference and events programme included stimulating topics and educational items such as: choosy traveler, online travel trends, travel blogging, current trends, selling ethical travel products, and 5 key […]

Vaal has so much to offer, if only locals could come on board!

Vaal has so much to offer, if only locals could come on board!

Significantly so, this was used as a GeePee LifeStyle drive for 2016/17, targeting Sedibeng as part of also celebrating the Sharpeville Massacre that claimed lives of innocent and unarmed members  of the community in the area. According to Barba Gaoganediwe, head of communications at GTA, they’re using major lifestyle, sporting, cultural, iconic heritage sites, iconic […]

Escaped “Sylvester” found!

Escaped “Sylvester” found!

A lion that escaped from Karoo National Park outside Beaufort West in the Western Cape, was darted from the air. Dubbed “Sylvester” has been AWOL from the park since Monday – and the big cat’s plight of facing possible euthanasia has since gone global. Park officials say the three-year-old has repeatedly made breakouts from Karoo […]

aha group takes over Imperial Hotel!

aha group takes over Imperial Hotel!

Property management business of Tourvest Accommodation and Activities division, has been awarded the full management and marketing contract for the Imperial Hotel in Pietermaritzburg. Formerly the Protea Hotel Imperial, this historic hotel is no longer part of -the Protea Hotels brand and will be managed exclusively by aha Hotels and Lodges. This hotel is ideal […]

Water tourism initiatives seek to stimulate numbers in the Vaal region!

Water tourism initiatives seek to stimulate numbers in the Vaal region!

“The City that never sleeps” as Gauteng is better revered for, will for the better half of the month activate a hive of activities penciled in, as part of the Gauteng Tourism Promotion Drive initiative. From water tourism activities in the Vaal to music, Sharpeville tour, fallen political heroes monuments tours to Heritage Month commemorations […]

GTA do away with ‘dead-woods’ as new boss unveiled!

GTA do away with ‘dead-woods’ as new boss unveiled!

This was confirmed by the MEC for Economic Development, Environment, Agriculture and Rural Development Lebogang Maile, today. The relatively unknown Ngwenya (in terms of tourism background) brings with him a thick record from the executive role. He’s the Gauteng Economic Development Agency (GEDA) former boss. Nngwenya, was also Deputy Director General for Business Regulation and […]

Harties Cableway unaffected by lightning!

Harties Cableway unaffected by lightning!

This follows a fire sparked by a lightning strike damaged a venue at the Hartebeespoort cableway. But, according to management service has not been affected. Iain Gunn, General Manager of the Cableway, said in the release: “A decision had already been taken to close the cableway with the approaching storm and there was no guest […]

Newly refurbished airlines by Emirates set for SADC!

Newly refurbished airlines by Emirates set for SADC!

This is part of Emirates Group programme plan to turn the airline into stylish and fashionable brand globally. The aircraft will have eight private suites in First Class, 42 lie-flat seats in Business Class and 310 spacious seats in Economy Class. Says Orhan Abbas, Emirates Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Latin America, Central and Southern […]

Lifestyle is what Emirates Airlines is headed globally!

Lifestyle is what Emirates Airlines is headed globally!

With international airlines now extending their presence in South Africa and the Continent, the briefing made sense to understand what was the position and future projections of Emirates Airlines in the industry facing economic depreciation. Also this had to with changing image from just being an airline but to a lifestyle brand that everyone can […]

Makhelwane Festivals calls for Sowetans to be neighbourly!

Makhelwane Festivals calls for Sowetans to be neighbourly!

Therefore, the second instalment of the Makhelwane Festival in Soweto, seeks to espouse to others that being neighbourly is an African thing. It takes place at Orlando West from December 4 to 6. The key element behind Makhelwane Fest is creating a commercial hub that involves the community and its locals. Close to 30 houses […]