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Press Release: THRONGS OF RUNNERS HEAD TO THE ZULU KINGDOM FOR THE BIGGER AND BETTER COMRADES MARATHON

For immediate release To                : All media Attention       : News Editors and Journalists THRONGS OF RUNNERS HEAD TO THE ZULU KINGDOM FOR THE BIGGER AND BETTER COMRADES MARATHON Oldest ultra-marathon to enjoy increased runner numbers Durban, South Africa – June 5, 2019: Tourism KwaZulu-Natal (TKZN) welcomes the thousands of visitors with open arms to the…

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Opinion: Making People Notice The ‘New Gold’

By: Phindile Makwakwa THIS week’s general elections demonstrated South Africa is a country in which people have choices. Our tourism industry is like that too, President Cyril Ramaphosa told delegates at Africa’s Travel Indaba at the Durban ICC the previous week. Tourism is in an era that includes AirBnB and TripAdvisor, with travel experiences optimised…

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Opinion: Faith Based Travellers Boost Tourism

By: Phindile Makwakwa AS THE Christian world celebrates Easter today, our thoughts turn to religious or faith-based tourism and the billions of people who travel the globe to worship. Faith-based travel cuts across all ages and economic sectors. Religious tourism is an important niche market, especially as people tend to travel in groups, boosting numbers…

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Profiles of SMMES Africa’s Travel Indaba 2019

Road to Indaba 2019 SMME Profiles Yesterday, Tourism KZN met with 10 SMMES who will be exhibiting at the upcoming Africa Travel Indaba. They underwent intensive training about how to deal with buyers and conduct face to face meetings about their products. These SMMEs are part of the SMME Enterprise Development Incubation program. Romaflo Travel,…

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Press Release: Congratulations, KZN Liberty Radio Awards winners

Congratulations, KZN Liberty Radio Awards winners Four of KwaZulu-Natal’s top radio stations have done us proud this weekend scooping eight prestigious wins at the 2019 Liberty Radio Awards in Sandton, Gauteng. Merited Liberty Radio accolades were bestowed on East Coast Radio (ECR), Vuma FM, Lotus FM and Gagasi FM. East Coast radio scooped three awards…

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OPINION: Direct international air access opens up KZN globally

By: Phindile Makwakwa DURBAN – Direct  international air access to KwaZulu-Natal is opening up the destination to the rest of the world, is a catalyst for greater investment and economic growth, and is in turn cementing the province’s position on the global tourism economy. A host of regional and big name international airlines now fly…

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OPINION: KZN Offers Visitors Unique Cultural Niche

Phindile Makwakwa April 07, 2019 THERE was a time when South Africa was mainly promoted as a safari destination – and of course it is still globally renowned for our wonderful wildlife, beaches and adventure tourism pickings. But now, more than ever, the country it is becoming recognised for its unique culture and heritage offerings,…

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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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