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Environmentally-aware travellers a fast growing niche

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Excerpt: Travellers concerned with the treatment of the natural environment are a fast-growing market according to experts in environmental tourism. The environmentally-aware traveller represents one of the fastest growing niche markets in the tourism, travel …

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Overlooked and Underrated: Ouro Preto, Brazil

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Excerpt: Where? Ouro Preto, about 210 miles north of Rio de Janeiro and 97 miles southeast of Belo Horizonte. Why? This is where you’ll see some of the best examples of baroque architecture in Brazil. …

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SA Tourism’s innovative Touch Table wins two Loerie Awards

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Excerpt: South African Tourism’s (SAT) Touch Table, a first in interactive travel and tourism trade communication, has won two awards at the 33rd annual Loerie Awards – a Silver Loerie in the category of ‘Internet, …

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New warning on job cuts in SA hotels

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Excerpt: A new warning has been issued about the possibility of more job losses in the hotel industry. This time it comes from Marius Earle, the group operations director of Three Cities Hospitality which manages …

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Pickpocket-proof: Money Belts and Their Alternatives

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Excerpt: Backpacks, back pockets, and open purses are easy targets for pick-pockets. Keeping your passport and funds secure in a money belt may save your vacation from an unfortunate run-in with a talented thief, but …

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London 2012 event listings 28 July: what’s on during the Olympics

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Excerpt: TheatreLondon Road, National Theatre: Olivier, South Bank, SE1, to 6 Sep, nationaltheatre.org.uk Return of Alecky Blythe and Adam Cork’s hugely original musical play set around the real murder of five prostitutes in Ipswich. The …

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Ryan Shell new head chef at Haute Cabriere Cellar Restaurant

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Excerpt: Having undergone extensive refurbishment, Franschhoek’s Haute Cabriere Cellar Restaurant has re-opened this weekend under management of the von Arnim family with new head chef Ryan Shell at the helm. Shell, who is 28, has …

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KZN entrepreneurs in line for big rewards

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Excerpt: Four young KwaZulu-Natal entrepreneurs will earn a healthy boost for their businesses soon thanks to the South African Breweries Limited (SAB) KickStart Entrepreneurial Development Programme. About R380 000 in grants, mentorship and training is …

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London’s top five quirky restaurants and bars

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Excerpt: The Doodle Bar, Battersea Behind Foster & Partners’ glossy offices on the banks of the Thames, a creative community has quietly taken over the warehouses between Battersea Bridge and Albert Bridge. To find the …

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London 2012 event listings 29 July: what’s on during the Olympics

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Excerpt: Theatre1936, Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler’s Wells, EC1, to 5 Aug, sadlerswells.com Tom McNab’s play asks whether a boycott of the Berlin games of 1936 might have changed the course of history. Edvard Munch, Tate …

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Emma’s Eccentric Britain: kitesurfing in Northumberland

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Excerpt: Everything about today fills me with a sense of dread. I am a poor swimmer, I have no upper body strength and I am afraid of heights. Yet here I am, sitting in a …

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The Don Group quits hotel sector to get out of the red

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Excerpt: The Don Group Limited, a company listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, said in a statement released on 6 October 2011 that due to the depressed economic conditions and plummeting profits, it had turned …

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Olympic runs: the best places to stay for the Games within easy reach of London

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Excerpt: CambridgeshireFrom punting on the river, exploring the grand university colleges and picnicking in the parks to dancing to live music at night, Cambridge gets a first for its attractions. This summer, there’s a Sculpture …

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Radisson to open second Park Inn in Cape Town

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Excerpt: Set to open in November the Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Foreshore will be the second Park Inn by Radisson to open in South Africa. While some will say that Cape Town needs …

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From Harry Potter to The Da Vinci Code, Lit Tours are All the Rage

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Excerpt: by Michelle Delio Want to meet the muses? Or perhaps you’d rather crack codes, act like a kid, travel back in time, have a serious adult conversation, solve a mystery, or learn to fly …

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10 of the best family days out in Cumbria

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Excerpt: Baking and craft workshops at Little SalkeldThe first thing children will notice about The Watermill at Little Salkeld are the candy-pink walls. The second might be the chickens foraging for spilt grain by the …

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Crowd-free places: My perfect London day out

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Excerpt: I’d start my perfect day with a bowl of muesli, eaten in my swimming costume, ready for a gentle swim at the Golden Lane leisure centre, a small, quiet pool near the Barbican . …

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Cancellations, Delays Bedevil South American Travel

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Excerpt: The recent deadly crash of a commercial airliner in Sao Paulo sent the already reeling Brazilian airline industry deeper into crisis. On Saturday, it received a further scare when a radar failure in the …

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Durban to host the Sports & Events Tourism Exchange in 2012

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Excerpt: South African Tourism (SAT), Sports and Recreation SA and Thebe Exhibitions & Project Group (TEPG) have announced that Durban has been awarded the hosting of the Sports and Events Tourism Exchange (SETE) in 2012. …

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$25 & Under: The Best Gifts to Bring Back from NYC, London, and Paris

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Excerpt: Between penny-pinching in a tight economy and airlines’ new luggage restrictions, only so many treats for those at home are likely to make it back in your suitcase. But no need to nix the …

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Just Back from Montana

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Excerpt: Fodor’s Copy Chief Linda Schmidt (along with husband and husky) spent much of August driving from New Jersey to Choteau, Montana, and back. Linda then returned to the Rocky Mountain Front for the month …

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Boost for Cape convention business

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Excerpt: The Cape Town and Western Cape Convention Bureau has once again received the international hallmark of excellence, following the annual BestCities external audit. An external audit of service standards is a requirement for certification …

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Global tourism growth for first half of 2011 ‘healthy

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Excerpt: International tourist arrivals are estimated to have grown by 4,5% in the first half of 2011, consolidating the 6,6% increase registered in 2010. Between January and June of this year, the total number of …

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Tempelhoff does it with sustainable seafood

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Excerpt: The Greenhouse Restaurant at The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel in Constantia was the venue yesterday for a lunch where group executive chef Peter Tempelhoff presented a range of dishes from his menus to a gathering of …

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