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Growing tomorrow’s tourism leaders

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Tomorrow’s colloquium hosted by the School of Tourism and Hospitality (STH), within the Faculty of Management at the University of Johannesburg (UJ), will highlight the invaluable role that tourism and mega-events can play in destination … Continue reading

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Chefs tour raises enough money for 800 000 meals

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Tallying the final figure for raised funds for the Bidvest World Chefs Tour held last week revealed that R8-million had been raised by 250 international chefs to help feed hungry children. This will amount to … Continue reading

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London’s top five little shopping streets

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Lamb’s Conduit Street, BloomsburyA partially pedestrianised street in bookish Bloomsbury, this is as civilised as shopping gets in the capital: it’s not unusual for shop owners to dispense a free glass of wine to customers. … Continue reading

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London’s top five hip restaurants where you can get a table

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: 10 Greek Street, Soho Getting a table at the legion of hip “no booking” places that have opened in recent years in Soho – the five restaurants in the Polpo stable, among others – can … Continue reading

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Healthy and hedonistic: My perfect London day out by Le Cool

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Aside from work, my London life revolves around food and fitness. Or trying to work fitness in to make up for enjoying the indulgent lifestyle this great city offers. On my perfect day, I’d wake … Continue reading

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Flying High with Your Pooch

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Air travel can be a stressful and sometimes dangerous experience for pets, especially if they travel in the excess baggage or cargo holds. The International Air Transport Association (IATA), which governs air travel for pets … Continue reading

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Cycling the Tour de Yorkshire

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: In which country would one find the world’s most famous bike race? Now there’s an easy point in the pub quiz. But, of course, there’s a catch. The Tour de France has often strayed over … Continue reading

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Eastport, Maine

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Visit the easternmost city in the United States — Eastport, Maine. Where: Eastport, about 240 miles from Portland, Maine, is America’s easternmost city. It’s scattered across several islands, most of which can only be reached … Continue reading

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Emirates A380 touches down in Joburg

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Emirates reinforced its commitment to support the growing trade and tourism relationship between Dubai and South Africa by landing its first scheduled A380 service at O R Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg on Saturday. The … Continue reading

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New and Noteworthy for the Week of 7/23

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: In this issue: Hong Kong, San Juan, Malibu, South Beach, Shanghai, and Buenos Aires… In this issue: Hong Kong, San Juan, Miami, LA, Buenos Aires, and Shanghai Eat: A Hong Kong trifecta After five years … Continue reading

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Joint travel and tourism conference postponed to 2012

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: The joint travel and tourism industry conference, which was scheduled to take place from 23 to 25 October 2011, has been postponed to next year. The conference will be hosted by the Tourism Business Council … Continue reading

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London travel film competition: send us your five-minute film

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: London is arguably the most diverse metropolis in the world, with more than 300 languages spoken and over 30% of the population born outside of the UK. A world in one city. Travelling across it, … Continue reading

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Sandton City expansion to open mid-November

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Sandton City shopping centre in Johannesburg has been undergoing massive refurbishment and expansion for some time now. Its new expansion is set to launch on 10 November. Added to the already comprehensive shopping options will … Continue reading

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B&B review: Grays Court, York

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: In terms of why people visit York – history, atmosphere, romantic seclusion – Grays Court could be the city’s quintessential bolthole. You will find it down a narrow cobbled street, in the shadow of the … Continue reading

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Beaucaire, France

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: 45 minutes west of Marseilles lies this undiscovered gem of rustic charm… Where: Beaucaire, in the heart of Van Gogh country, mid-way between St. Remy de Provence and Nimes. Why: For hundreds of years this … Continue reading

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London 2012 event listings 31 July: what’s on during the Olympics

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: TheatreYou Me Bum Bum Train, Empire House, E15, to 19 Sep, bumbumtrain.co.uk Not for the faint-hearted, but if you choose to take part in this “physically challenging interactive experience” you’ll be left dazed and confused … Continue reading

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Second phase of Protea Hotel Vineyards Estate opens October

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: The second, and largest phase, of the Protea Hotel Vineyards Estate in Cape Town’s northern suburbs is set to open on 1 October. This phase comprises 64 apartments; 32 one-bedroom units and 32 two bedroom … Continue reading

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Food franchises well represented in awards finalists

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: The finalists in the 2011 FASA Awards for Excellence in Franchising, presented by the Franchise Association of South Africa, have been released ahead of the awards taking place on Saturday 15 October at Montecasino in … Continue reading

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Top 10 budget restaurants on the north Cornwall coast

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Porthmeor Beach Cafe, St IvesIf indeed the much-bandied-about concept of “cool Cornwall” exists, the Porthmeor is a good place to come looking for it. This beachside terrace in front of Tate St Ives offers a … Continue reading

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London’s top five family activities

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Priceless London Wonderground, South Bank Among the cabaret, circus shows, collection of preserved freak animals and other Coney Island-style attractions at the South Bank’s Priceless London Wonderground is a terrifyingly high-spinning swing ride, the Star … Continue reading

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Two SA hotels win global gongs at World Luxury Hotel Awards

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: The winners of the 2011 World Luxury Hotel Awards were announced on Friday, 16 September at a gala dinner at the Regent Esplanade Zagreb Hotel in Croatia. Hotels are recognised for their commitment to the … Continue reading

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FLASHBACK: July 1987 and trade unions become a fact of life

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Editor Andrew Moth says in his Viewpoint of then called Hotelier & Caterer: “Trade unionism, with all its irritations for people who want to run a business and make a living, is a fact in … Continue reading

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A Mediterranean Summer

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Picture yourself sailing all summer aboard a $10 million yacht with one of Italy’s wealthiest couples. Money is no object, and the itinerary takes in the poshest ports along the Côte d’Azur, the Italian Riviera, … Continue reading

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Zimbabwe experiences best July in nine years

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Africa Albida Tourism has recorded its best July in nine years at its flagship establishment Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, with the property as well as The Boma – Place of Eating recording increased bookings. Ross … Continue reading

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