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Press Release: TKZN hosts Travel Academy for tour operators

TKZN hosts Travel Academy for tour operators  Durban, South Africa: FORTY tour operators and travel agents from across South Africa and the continent who have customers around the world arrive in Durban today to get first-hand experience of the Zulu Kingdom. The agents will meet local hospitality product owners from around the region-and then later…

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OPINION: E-visa to add to SA’s allure for world tourists

E-visa to add to SA’s allure for world tourists By Phindile Makwakwa THE long-awaited introduction of hassle-free world-class electronic visas is going to give the South African tourism industry a phenomenal and extremely welcome boost. What’s more, the e-visa, an alternative to a traditional visa endorsed in your passport before you travel to the country,…

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Press Release: TKZN entice the Germans at ITB towards Zulu Kingdom

Media Release To                    : All media Attention        : News Editors and Journalists Date                : March 04, 2019 TKZN entice the Germans at ITB towards Zulu Kingdom TOURISM KwaZulu-Natal is preparing for one of the biggest trade shows in the world, ITB Berlin, to network with exhibitors and contacts and to drum up business for the…

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OPINION: Meetings Africa reminds of need to work together

Meetings Africa reminds of need to work together By Phindile Makwakwa THE SUCCESS of Meetings Africa 2019 held in Gauteng this week was a good reminder that as African countries we should be working together even closer for intra-Africa economic growth, and the business events sub-sector is one such area with massive trading opportunities. Meetings…

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Press Release: TKZN woos African tourists to the Zulu Kingdom

Media Release To                    : All media Attention        : News Editors and Journalists Date                : February 26, 2019   TKZN woos African tourists to the Zulu Kingdom Durban, South Africa, February 26, 2019: AFRICA has become Tourism KwaZulu-Natal’s new frontier and they are on an all-out push across the continent to attract thousands of additional visitors…

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Media Release: Tourism KZN to lobby for more conferences to come to the Zulu Kingdom at meetings Africa

Media Release To                    : All media Attention        : News Editors and Journalists Date                : February 19, 2019   TOURISM KZN TO LOBBY FOR MORE CONFERENCES TO COME TO THE ZULU KINGDOM AT MEETINGS AFRICA  Durban, South Africa, February 19, 2019: KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), represented by the Durban KwaZulu-Natal Convention Bureau (Durban KZN CB), is preparing to…

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Press Release: #FNBDusi2019 welcomes the world to KZN

Dear Media Colleague   Tourism KZN welcomes the world to the Zulu Kingdom as we kick off the FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon tomorrow, which will end with a live stream to global destinations around the world, showcasing winners and the province with its tourism attractions.   For interviews contact Nhlanhla Ngwenya on 0636987455   Issued…

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OPINION: Health tourism is a booming market in South Africa

Health tourism is a booming market in South Africa By Phindile Makwakwa  SOUTH Africa’s sunny climate along with highly skilled surgeons, state-of-the-art health-care facilities and a favourable exchange rate, make the country attractive to internationals wanting to undergo medical and cosmetic procedures that cost much more back in their home countries. The figures are growing…

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Media Release: KZN’s sporting attractions yield millions into economy

Dear Media Colleague Tourism KZN welcomes visitors to a weekend which promises to be packed with sporting action as all eyes will be on KwaZulu-Natal with the hosting of the aQuelle Midmar Mile geared to rake in millions to the provincial coffers. Media Release To                    : All media Attention        : News Editors and Journalists Date               …

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Press Release: KZN chapter launched for women in tourism organisation

Press Release For immediate release   To:                   All media Attention:       News Editors and Journalists   November 21, 2018   KZN chapter launched for women in tourism organisation Durban, South Africa: WOMEN involved in tourism in KwaZulu-Natal have formed a regional chapter of a key national organisation, Women in Tourism (WiT) which aims to enhance…

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Digital Media Kit: National Lilizela Tourism Awards

Press Release For immediate release   To:                   All media Attention:       News Editors and Journalists   November 20, 2018   KZN’s 10 BEST OF THE BEST CELEBRATED AT THE NATIONAL LILIZELA TOURISM AWARDS   The national Lilizela Tourism awards dubbed the “Oscars” of the industry, catapulted ten KwaZulu-Natal tourism businesses to the top as they…

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Digital Media Kit: Festive Season Launch

Media Invite Tourism KwaZulu-Natal ___________________________________________________________________________ Media Invite To                    : All media Attention         : News Editors and Journalists November 12, 2018   KZN festive season launch Dear Valued Media Colleague The Province of KwaZulu-Natal is ready to kick off the Festive Season.   Mr Sihle Zikalala, MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, invites you…

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Trekking the Drakensberg

Trekking the Drakensberg Today we profile the best hiking trails one can find in the majestic and green Drakensberg Mountains. The Drakensberg is South Africa’s highest mountain range, called uKhahlamba in Zulu meaning “barrier of spears”. Its lower elevations are perfect hiking, horse riding, San Rock Art viewing and even bird watching. It certainly caters…

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Digital Media Kit: KwaZulu-Natal sets its sights on SADC

Press Release __________________________________________________________________________________ Tourism KwaZulu-Natal ___________________________________________________________________________ Media Release To                    : All media Attention         : News Editors and Journalists Date                : October 29 , 2018   KWAZULU-NATAL SETS ITS SIGHTS ON SADC Durban, South Africa: Tourism KwaZulu-Natal (TKZN) will be heading to Botswana from November 1-4, at the Game City Mall in Gaborone to promote KZN…

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Digital Media Kit: British Airway’s inaugural flight launch

Media Alert   Dear Valued Media Colleague   You are cordially invited to the British Airway inaugural flight media launch , led by MEC Zikalala, British Airways senior management and Ethekwini Mayor, Councilor Zandile Gumede. Please see alert below. The details are as follows:   Date: 30 October 2018 Venue: Oyster Box Hotel, Umhlanga Time:…

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Media Release: Tourism KZN targets landlocked Provinces

For immediate release To                    : All media Attention        : News Editors and Journalists October 5, 2018   TOURISM KZN TARGETS LANDLOCKED PROVINCES TOURISM KwaZulu-Natal (TKZN) will be heading to Bloemfontein from 5-14 October to promote its successful domestic marketing campaign “Do KZN”.   The “BloemTakeover” will take place at the Middestad Shopping Centre with partners…

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Press Release: KZN Tops in World Travel Awards

KZN Tops in World Travel Awards  Media Release To                    : All media Attention        : News Editors and Journalists   October 07, 2018, Durban, South Africa: THE MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs lost no time in congratulating the provincial winners of the prestigious World Travel Awards held in Durban at the weekend. Durban…

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Digital Media Kit: TKZN at Macufe Festival 2018

The “BloemTakeover”     Tourism KwaZulu-Natal ________________________________________________________________ For immediate release To                    : All media Attention        : News Editors and Journalists October 5, 2018   TOURISM KZN TARGETS LANDLOCKED PROVINCES TOURISM KwaZulu-Natal (TKZN) will be heading to Bloemfontein from 5-14 October to promote its successful domestic marketing campaign “Do KZN”.   The “BloemTakeover” will take place…

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Media Release: Tourism is critical intervention to boost economy

Media Release To                    : All media Attention        : News Editors and Journalists   TOURISM IS CRITICAL INTERVENTION TO BOOST ECONOMY September 27, 2018: Durban, South Africa: As countries around the globe celebrate World Tourism Day on September 27, the KwaZulu-Natal’s tourism industry has good reason to reflect on the importance-and success-of the sector, which is…

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Digital Media Kit: Africa Fashion Exchange 2018

        September 12, 2018 The biggest fashion and design extravaganza, to bring KwaZulu-Natal alive, Africa Fashion Exchange 2018, hosted by the KZN Fashion Council, is hitting the catwalk this September from the 27-29 September.   Members of the media are invited front stage to witness the glamour, couture and beauty that the…

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Celebrating women in tourism

As the commemorations for women’s month  kicked off on August 1, Tourism KwaZulu-Natal will focus on looking at some of the dynamic women who are excelling in the tourism sector. We honour these women who are striving for progress, ensuring women’s empowerment is realised and achieved. According to Global Report on Women in Tourism 2010…

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Meet the TKZN Board

Meet the TKZN Board, who have been in office from May 1, 2017. The TKZN board are made of professionals from all spheres, including business, human resources and hotel management. We appreciate the boards’ tireless efforts to ensure that TKZN remains the leaders in marketing and promoting KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa and beyond. Let’s get…

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Press Release: TKZN Offers Intensive Skills Development Training

  ___________________________________________________________________________ Tourism KwaZulu-Natal   ___________________________________________________________________________   For immediate release To                    : All media Attention        : News Editors and Journalists TKZN OFFER INTENSIVE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT TRAINING Durban, South Africa, July 8, 2018:Thirty small, medium and micro tour operators hand-picked by Tourism KwaZulu-Natal (TKZN) are undergoing an intensive skills development and training by the…

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Digital Media Kit: KZN Travel & Adventure Show 2018

Media Release    ________________________________________________________________________________ Tourism KwaZulu-Natal ________________________________________________________________________________   For immediate release To                    : All media Attention          : News Editors and Journalists EMERGING TOURISM ENTERPRENUERS PUT THEIR BEST FOOT FORWARD AT THE KZN TRAVEL AND ADVENTURE SHOW Durban; South Africa, July 4, 2018: Tourism KwaZulu-Natal, partnering with the KZN Travel and Adventure Show, which will exhibit…

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