Posts Tagged: tourism

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Next time you’re tempted to pet a lion cub…
June 1, 2015
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Update, 1 June 2015: The recent Lion Park tragedy makes me so angry.  I can’t even explain how outraged I am that these human-predator interactions continue and that are still promoted by our tourism industry. It’s no coincidence that places like the Lion Park have had multiple attacks on visitors. Of course we can lay blame on the […]
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10 reasons why Johannesburg Airport rocks
August 15, 2013
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I’ve flown through my fair share of airports, and can honestly say Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International airport is one of my favourites. I find European and Middle East airports too big and busy, most African aiports too hectic, while American airports are on security overload. I may be a little biased, as I do fly […]
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10 small steps to make South Africa GREATER
July 30, 2013
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I recently came across the blog of Jabedi mapping, by Di Brown and loved this post so much I had to share it with you…   Tourism is the job of every South African words by Di Brown Right now the powers that be are at the SAACI 2013 conference in Port Elizabeth, brainstorming the way forward to […]
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Hugh Masekela on heritage
April 20, 2013
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I love this TED talk by South African music legend,  Hugh Masekela on heritage.  The video is 17 minutes and definitely worth the watch, not only for its inspirational message but also for the great music. In the video, Bra Hugh, as he is fondly known, says that Africans are losing their heritage because of politics, religion, […]
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Starting an African Travel movement
April 11, 2013
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  Its fairly obvious that I’m passionate about African travel and that I’m obsessed with sharing my love of Africa. I also love social media, Twitter in particular. So here’s my call to action: Creating an African travel movement Let’s create an African travel movement on Twitter. Lets share our stories of Africa, our destinations, our cultures, […]
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Your Southern and East African Bucket list
March 15, 2013
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Check out this great infographic that was developed by the people over at Mahlatini Travel. I would love to do my own African bucket list, but it would just be too hard trying to fit it all in.  It  just reminds me that I have so much more to explore in Africa.      Is there anything […]
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Surf roadtripping the Cape – instagrammed
October 10, 2012
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  I loved this Instagram blog post about surf roadtripping through the Cape by my friends at Stoked Surf school in Cape Town. It’s a great example of how to write a visually driven blog post using a smartphone and an app like Instagram. Just goes to show that Instagram can be a fantastic  tool for travel […]
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Global and local benefits of tourism
October 2, 2012
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“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”  – Mark Twain   Did you know that 1 in 12 jobs worldwide […]
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World Tourism Day: a focus on Sustainable Energy
September 27, 2012
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Happy World Tourism Day! The theme of this year’s World Tourism Day is Tourism & Sustainable Energy: Powering Sustainable Development. With one billion international tourists expected to travel in 2012, it is crucial that travellers and the tourism industry commit to a more sustainable tourism sector. According to the  United Nations Environment Programme CO2 emissions generated directly from […]
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Creating an ‘I want to be there’ video
August 30, 2012
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The importance of visual content in social media has been a hot topic in digital marketing. This is especially true for tourism businesses  where visual content is vital for increased engagement from fans and inspiring sharing and  viral marketing.  Today I came across this  tweet from the Getaway Travel and Tourism Conference. We live in a visual world. […]