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Africa Responsible Tourism Awards Presented at WTM Africa 2017

Africa Responsible Tourism Awards Presented at WTM Africa 2017

In a special ceremony at World Travel Market Africa 2017, a hard-hitting documentary on the plight of lions in tourism and a small backpacker lodge with ample impact were announced Joint Overall Winners at the African Responsible Tourism Awards 2017 in Cape Town. Blood Lions and Coffee Shack took the coveted position of Overall Winner from a selection of […]

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Shamwari Game Reserve Beach Clean Up

Filed in Beaches, News, Tourism Industry News by on May 31, 2017
Shamwari Game Reserve Beach Clean Up

May 2017 – As part of the many celebratory initiatives Shamwari Game Reserve is creating for its 25th Anniversary, 29 May 2017, saw the Shamwari Game Reserve team, staff, management and students from the Shamwari Conservation Experience, come together to do a beach clean-up at Humewood Beach in Port Elizabeth. It was Shamwari’s way of […]

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Africa’s Travel INDABA 2017 hailed as a ‘Resounding Success’

Africa’s Travel INDABA 2017 hailed as a ‘Resounding Success’

Thursday 18 May: Africa’s Travel INDABA 2017 has been deemed an outstanding success as the show saw high-quality buyers from across the world meeting high-quality exhibitors from across the African continent, showcasing a variety of tourism products and services. This resulted in more than 20 000 confirmed meetings being held over the three show days – […]

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South Africans reminded to “Do Tourism”

South Africans reminded to “Do Tourism”

16 May 2017 – South African Tourism has used INDABA as a platform to launch I Do Tourism (IDT) – an initiative that seeks to remind South Africans of the importance of the tourism industry and the role they can play as advocates for South Africa and for tourism. The purpose of the campaign, according to […]

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Rwanda announces increase in the price of Gorilla Permits

Rwanda announces increase in the price of Gorilla Permits

Kigali, RWANDA – 6 May 2017 – The Rwanda Development Board has announced an increase in the price of Gorilla Permits from US$ 750 to US $1,500 for all visitors effective immediately. A new exclusive package for tourists who wish to book an entire family of gorillas was also introduced at US$ 15,000, and will receive […]

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2017 African Responsible Tourism Awards longlist revealed

Filed in Awards, News, Tourism Industry News by on March 1, 2017
2017 African Responsible Tourism Awards longlist revealed

The Longlist for the 2017 African Responsible Tourism Awards demonstrates the power of responsible tourism in Africa. The competition for the 2017 African Responsible Tourism Awards has moved into the second round, with over 30 tourism organisations competing for top spots at the awards ceremony at WTM Africa in April. Sponsored by WESGRO and organised by […]

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African Responsible Tourism Awards 2016 reap bountiful harvest

Filed in Awards, News, Tourism Industry News by on February 12, 2016

African Responsible Tourism Awards at WTM Africa reveal reach across continent with the announcement of the 2016 long list. The competition for the 2016 African Responsible Tourism Awards at Word Travel Market (WTM) Africa has started in earnest as the long list of organisations vying for the top spot at WTM in Cape Town this April […]

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Philippines made a huge impression at ATF 2016

Filed in News, Travel Trade shows & exhibitions by on February 11, 2016
Philippines made a huge impression at ATF 2016

Philippines, the host of the 35th ASEAN Tourism Forum ATF 2016 in Manila, pulled out all the stops to make an impression on its 2,620 delegates comprising of ministerial and NTO delegates, as well as TRAVEX suppliers from across ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations), international buyers and media.  ATF TRAVEX featured a large and […]

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Philippines ATF 2016 pre- and post-show tours

Filed in News, Travel Trade shows & exhibitions by on February 11, 2016
Philippines ATF 2016 pre- and post-show tours

Philippines – Besides the opportunity of exploring Manila during the pre-show tours, a number of international buyers and media had the opportunity of booking one of the Philippine Host Committee’s 10 post-ATF 2016 tours that ran from 23 to 26 January.   This marked ATF’s most extensive number of post-show tours in recent years. With a […]

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Philippines – #ATF2016… ‘One Community for Sustainability’

Philippines – #ATF2016… ‘One Community for Sustainability’

The 35th instalment of the ASEAN Travel Forum (ATF) returns to the Philippines in January this year with the theme for #ATF2016 being ‘One Community for Sustainability’. Host city Manila – the country’s capital of fun and gateway to the rest of the Philippines –will play host to some 1,600 international delegates including ministerial officials, […]

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