Tourism Tattler Magazine June 2017

Enjoy the latest Tourism Tattler magazine

News, Views, and Reviews for Travel into and out of Africa.


ISSUE 06 – JUNE 2017

Our June magazine front cover ties in perfectly with our ongoing series in support of the 2017 International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. In this issue, Verde Hotels shares some interesting facts on the savings that hotels can achieve through “thrivable” green-building initiatives.

The month of June is unofficially recognised as LGBT Pride Month. Our feature looks at how Africa fares in terms of gay and lesbian rights and explores the potential of LGBT Tourism.

Happy reading. #IYSTD2017

Des Langkilde. editor


02 Hotel Verde Azam Luxury Resort – Zanzibar (Advertisement)
05 The Hotel Show Africa 25-27 June 2017 (Advertisement)
06 Pan-African Health Tourism Congress 08-09 June 2017 (Advertisement)


Thrivability in Green Hotel Development
Hotelier Mario Delicio and his team at Verde Hotels have an ambitious aim – to establish green hotels throughout Africa, and abroad – and they can prove that their ‘Thrivability’ concept works.
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10 Join the Fair Trade Move Toward Sustainability
Fair Trade Tourism’s new membership programme aims to assist businesses that need support for their sustainability measures but don’t have the resources to become certified in the short term.
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11 Eco & Sustainable Tourism Icons
Need a simple yet effective way to show your commitment to sustainable tourism? Join Eco-Atlas and show eco-travellers how to eat, shop, stay and play the green way at your establishment.
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Eco-Friendly Game Reserve: Shamwari
Shamwari Game Reserve, the pride of South Africa’s Eastern Cape province, is a proud member of Fair Trade Tourism and 2017 marks Shamwari’s 25th anniversary. Travel. Enjoy. Respect. #IYSTD2017.​
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13 Eco-Friendly Adventures: Marine Dynamics​
Taking eco-tourists to cage dive with Great White Sharks and meet the rest of the Marine Big 5 is only part of what Marine Dynamics do to protect and conserve the ecosystem around Gansbaai in South Africa’s Western Cape province.​​
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Supporting Sustainable Tourism Projects in Rwanda
Rwanda has increasing the price of its gorilla permits but considering what the funds are used for, it’s a small price to pay in support of the country’s sustainable tourism projects.
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16 Tourist Arrivals & Hotel Stats for South Africa: June 2017
Get the latest Overseas and African Tourist Arrivals, Hotel RevPar, and Airport Passenger Arrival statistics for 2017.
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To download and save this report as a PDF file click HERE.

17 Exclusive Use Safari Lodges on the Rise
Global demand for exclusive use vacation rentals is on the rise, and Lalibela Game Reserve is seizing the opportunity by providing a solution for large family and corporate guests with Hillside Private Villa due to be launched in September.
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18 Rehabilitating Benin’s Pendjari National Park
The Republic of Benin and African Parks have signed a USD$26 million deal over 10-years to rehabilitate Pendjari National Park, one of the largest remaining protected reserves in West and Central Africa.
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20 Network with ATA in Rwanda from 28-31 August
If your tourism business focusses on selling Africa to the world, then Remarkable Rwanda is where you need to be to meet new business partners and network with influential Africa Travel Association members from the USA.
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22 Exploring Mauritius Resorts
Tattler foreign correspondent Adam Jacot de Boinod explores this Indian Ocean island and reviews 4 popular vacation resorts – perfect for honeymoons, young families or retirement couples.​
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24 Quick Guide to Southern Africa Tourism
The 15 countries that make up the SADC and are collectively marketed by RETOSA offer unique opportunities for business or leisure trips – here’s a quick infographic that explains why.​
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30 LGBT Pride Month 2017
The month of June is unofficially recognised as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month. How does Africa fare in terms of LGBT rights and what is the potential of LGBT Tourism?
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Lalibela Game Reserve
Shamwari Game Reserve
Verde Hotels
Marine Dynamics
Rwanda Development Board
The Hotel Show Africa
Pan-African Health Tourism Congress 2017