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Adventureconnect Washington, Dc

Join AdventureConnect in Washington, D.C. at the offices of Solimar International on Thursday July 11th at 5:30pm to hear a guest speaker and mingle with local adventure tourism and outdoor industry professionals.

8 Essential Elements Of Your Online Travel Marketing Strategy

Its so tough to keep up with the rising flood of new digital tools, devices, buzzwords and strategies. A bit like that lioness charging into a herd of dashing zebras – all stripes, dust and chaos. In amongst all the clutter I like to focus on 8 core travel marketing tools and activities. This then is your BASIC ONLINE STARTER KIT for travel marketing 101.

Statement On Knp Rhino Poaching Crisis

The rhino poaching crisis being experienced in the Kruger National Park is increasing in magnitude daily. This situation has escalated to the point whereby as of 23rd May 2013, 1065 rhino have been poached within the park since 2010. The Game Rangers’ Association of Africa (GRAA) finds the current situation deplorable.

Virgin’s Sa Routes Not At Risktoday's News

Delta Air Lines has closed its deal to purchase 49% of the financially troubled Virgin Atlantic, which is expected to help return the airline to profitability within the next three years.

Mossel Bay Travel Festival: You’re Invited Today's News

Mossel Bay Tourism has invited all travel and tourism businesses in the Garden Route and Klein Karoo region to take part in its inaugural Mossel Bay Travel Festival, which will take place from the 18th to the 20th of October 2013, this year. “The Festival will be a real-world and on-line celebration of travel,” said Mossel Bay Tourism’s Marcia Holm. “We’re hoping it’ll raise the bar for travel marketing, and bring it firmly into the digital age.&r...

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1000 Young People To Benefit From Youths Jobs In Waste Programme, One Planet Leaders Programme In Africa, High-Octane Biofuels In The Near-Future?

Oddest Couple Share 250 Million-year-old Burrow

Wits University 22 June 2013 - Scientists from South Africa, Australia and France have discovered a world first association while scanning a 250 million year old fossilised burrow from the Karoo Basin of South Africa. The burrow revealed two unrelated vertebrate animals nestled together and fossilised after being trapped by a flash flood event. Facing harsh climatic conditions subsequent to the Permo-Triassic (P-T) mass extinction, the amphibian Broomistega and the mammal forerunner ...

Amadeus Signs Long-term Deal With Griffin Global Group

Amadeus has signed an agreement with Griffin Global Group, a global travel agency specialised in the marine, offshore and cruise industries, renewing and extending its partnership with the agency worldwide. This long term partnership builds on a ten-year relationship established with Griffin, who will be able to access Amadeus’ content in over 20 markets across all continents via Amadeus Selling Platform and Amadeus Web Services.

Trogon House And Forest Spa - Walking Distance From Monkeyland!

Trogan House and Forest Spa is available to offer dinners or a spa experience for your guests. The manager of Trogan Shannon, sent this notice to the members of Cruise The Crags www.cruisethecrags.co.za

Get Off The Beaten Track With Chainstay

Statistics don’t lie. All across South Africa, avid sportsmen & women are trading in golf carts for two-wheeled off road action, lush greens and the occasional bunker make place for dense woodlands and narrow single track pathways, and even the attire is changing from comfortable and breezy to tight fitting with functional headgear. Mountain biking is the new golf.

One Planet Leaders Programme In Africa

One Planet Leaders Programme in Africa Supporting the policy framework for sustainable development in Africa and cognisant of the inextricable link between socio-economic, political and ecological contexts of development, the One Planet Leaders Programme in Africa is aimed at strengthening leadership to enable social change.

Worldwide Travel Benefits For All Skåleagues

Below is a letter from Mok Singh, the current SKAL president. I bring you great news!!! One of our primary objectives, as your Executive Committee, has been to bring more value for your membership. Your recent “Task Force on the Repositioning of Skål” also made several recommendations in this regard.

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Ek Wonder Maar Net!

Kan ons nie ons pragtige taal meer suiwer hou nie? Ek is geen Antjie Krog maar die taal is tog vir my kosbaar.  Ek praat vandag met Tommaso Corona van Italia en met Tabatta Frez van Kanada en hulle is so passie vol oor hul moedertaal dat dit my skoon skaam maak dat ek nie meer gereeld Afrikaans gebruik nie.  Terwyld Tomasso en Tabatta dokumente vertaal in Italiaans en Frans in sal ek my Afrikaans verbeter.

The Special Monkey Home

On the 27th April 2007, amidst sporadic rain and drizzle saw the official opening of the Special Home for Special Monkeys.

Three Monkeys Died

Three monkeys died at the univercity of Louisiana at Lafayette's New Iberia research facility. A May 31 report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service alleges the University of Louisiana at Lafayette's New Iberia Research Center violated a federal regulation in connection with the deaths of three Rhesus monkeys.ent of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service alleges the University of Louisiana at Lafayette's New Iberia Research Center v...

Mommy's Boy

Monkey mothers found to be key to sons' reproductive success. Written by Karen Strier kbstrier@wisc.edu From the University of Wisconsin-Madison. If you are a male human, nothing puts a damper on romantic success like having your mother in tow. If you are a male northern muriqui monkey, however, mom's presence may be your best bet to find and successfully mate with just the right girl at the right time.

Facts About Tourism In South Africa

South Africa is ranked among the top 5 countries in the world in respect of tourism growth (growing at 3 times the global average). Tourism numbers increased by 10.4% between January and October 2012. A total of 7,535,498 tourists arrived in the country during the period, compared to 6,823,517 in 2011. SA ranks 24th in terms of tourist arrivals at 11.3 million (France 79 million, UK 28 million, Switzerland 8.5 million, India 5.2 million). (Economist).

De Rust's Second Eco Festival

This festival is from the 12th of September 2013 to the 15th of September 2013. If you love the Little Karoo's field, mountains and wildlife, do not miss the De Rust's second eco festival in September 2013. The festival starts on Thursday 12 September when expert guest speakers such as Professor Erik Holm, Adriaan van Niekerk and Sue Milton discuss among other things, bees, water quality, irrigation and vegetation.

The De Hoop Stretton's - Stanford Bird Fair Photographic Competition 2013

The De Hoop Stretton’s - Stanford’s 9th Bird Fair will be bigger and better than ever – and promises an improved photographic competition jointly sponsored by De Hoop and Stretton’s. This competition is now open to serious and amateur photographers, both locally and internationally. The subject matter is Birds of Southern Africa and there are three categories - professional, serious, and open category/blue crane. We are excited to announce a new category of b...