The 2015 Kudu Awards organized by South African National Parks (SANParks) in partnership with First National Bank (FNB) and Total SA has opened for entries.
SANParks' Head of Communications, Paul Daphne said, “the Kudu Awards is SANParks' way of honouring and celebrating those people who eat, sleep and breath conservation. We want to celebrate those that go to any length to conserve and protect our natural environment and heritage for future generations.”
South African Tourism CEO, Thulani Nzima, says SA Tourism is reinventing the show. “What we have seen the last two years with Indaba is that its’ really been reinventing itself to make sure that [the show] remains relevant to the exhibitors and buyers alike.” Nzima says the value for money for the exhibitors and buyers is in the quality of the meetings that they get from the show.
Scores of people have gathered at various Freedom Day celebrations across the country. South Africans come together on 27 April to celebrate Freedom Day and 21 years of democracy.
At the Newlands rugby stadium young people came in numbers to mark Freedom Day by praying about the social ills that plague the youth of the Western Cape.
The meeting is being spearheaded by Youth Transformation Africa, a network of faith based organisations.
Glenn Phillips,Managing Executive Tourism Development and Marketing for SANParks, will take the reins of the Kruger National Park (KNP) from June this year.
Phillips signed a 5-year contract as Managing Executive for KNP, taking over from Danie Pienaar, who has been acting Managing Executive since April last year. Pienaar will return to his full-time position as General Manager of Scientific Services.
Spokesperson for SANParks Reynold Thakhuli told Tourism Update Phillips emerged from a due selection process as the ideal candidate for the position.
SATSA will hold a debate at WTM Africa on April 17, with the subject, ‘How to get a better spread of tourists throughout the Western Cape Province’.
The discussion will be open to both members and non-members and will take place between 15h30 and 16h15 at the Conference Theatre at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.
National Geographic Channel and SA Tourism have partnered to create a Nelson Mandela-inspired global campaign launching in April on the channel.
National Geographic photojournalist, Pablo Corral Vega, recently visited South Africa to embark on a journey tracing the heroic life Mandela.
South African Tourism will host a pre-Indaba bloggers conference on May 8, which will include both local bloggers and those representing a number of important international markets.
The event aims to give the tourism trade the opportunity to gain insight into how making use of bloggers can benefit their business.
SA Tourism will continue to build on interest expressed by the Japanese market by activating a new campaign, hosting buyers and media for Indaba 2015, and organising its annual trade workshops in Tokyo and Osaka.
South African Tourism’s office in Japan launched a series of deal-driven campaigns to encourage Japanese travellers to experience South Africa as a leisure destination through offering various tour packages to destinations such as Cape Town, Pilanesberg and Johannesburg.
The Indaba Business Matchmaking Programme, an online diary and matchmaking system, has already scheduled more than 900 meetings between buyers and exhibitors for Indaba 2015.
With fewer than 60 days to go, this service provides delegates with a platform where they can view and select companies they would like to meet, and confirm their meetings before the tradeshow starts on May 9.
South African Tourism (SAT) is inviting embers of the tourism industry to form part of the adjudication panel for the third Lilizela Tourism Awards.
The awards recognise and celebrate tourism businesses for excellence, for their contribution to South Africa’s global competitiveness, and for growing tourism’s contribution towards GDP and job creation.
The following awards will be handed out at the nine provincial awards ceremonies as well as the national award ceremony, taking place in September:
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