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KZN tourism battle to verify stats!

KZN tourism battle to verify stats!

Karen Kohler, a research manager at Tourism KZN, said on Wednesday that it was hard to get simple information to update the database of tourism assets and facilities, but the information officers were trying hard to do so. “We are first trying to find out how many rooms are available in the province, and we […]

Mount Grace Spa wins award for the second time, gracefully!

Mount Grace Spa wins award for the second time, gracefully!

It has now won the award for the second year running. The announcement was made at the 2016 SIX Sensational Skincare and Spalicious Recognition Awards ceremony in Johannesburg earlier this month. “What is particularly gratifying is that the choice of African Pride Mount Grace Spa as the winning facility is based on very credible criteria. […]

Come sail away with Serenity One!

Come sail away with Serenity One!

But what lurks between the two icons is the prestige Waterfront Charters, a company that specializes in harbour tours and sea-going for over 25 donkey years’. What is Serenity One, one may ask? It’s a 12 metre Sailing Catamaran, a purpose built day charter adventure yacht built for Waterfront Charters by Scape Yachts. Serenity One […]

Free baggage allowance for passengers traveling with Emirates!

Free baggage allowance for passengers traveling with Emirates!

It will enable them to carry even more goods, whether for personal or business reasons, on their journeys from Africa to points across our global network and back,” says Orhan Abbas, Emirates Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Africa. This follows good news for travelers or globetrotters that the airline will now increase free baggage for […]

SMEs will form larger part of this years’ Tourism Indaba!

SMEs will form larger part of this years’ Tourism Indaba!

This years’ gathering will for the first time, introduce Hidden Gems Zone built to showcase products and services from over 70 South African Small Medium and Macro Enterprises. At the heart of it all: accessing funding. It is scheduled from May 7 to 9 at the international Inkosi Albert Luthuli Convention Center. There will be […]

SA Express suspension a wake up call!

SA Express suspension a wake up call!

This Sunday, the CE at SA Express Inati Ntshanga‚ issued a statement detailing what led to the grounding and measures to be rectified going forward. This follows SA Express’ operator’s certificate being suspended on Friday evening for 42 hours after the state-owned airline failed to meet the authority’s systems quality assurance requirements and almost left […]

The luxurious Blue Train wins BIG at the awards!

The luxurious Blue Train wins BIG at the awards!

“It is an absolute honour to receive this award. It couldn’t have come at a better time than this year, as we celebrate our 70th anniversary. Our Birthday celebrations have just started”, commented an elated Hanlie Kotze, Blue Train’s Executive Manager. World Travel Awards, regarded as ‘the Oscars of the travel industry’, entered its 23th […]

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 […]