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Marketing your guesthouse or bed-and-breakfast

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Quick Tips for Marketing your Guest House or B&B

(No-Nonsense Advice for Entrepreneurs in Tourism)

The good news is that every business has something unique to offer, no matter how many other operators there are in the market. It’s up to you to find that unique selling point, market it and deliver on it, making it an intrinsic and desirable feature of your business. This is what will make visitors seek you out and return again and again.

Whatever your unique selling point may be, identify it, define it and use it to full advantage in all aspects of your business.

New meetings facilities in South Africa

conferencing South African Tourism announce the latest developments in their meetings facilities and experiences for business travelers. 

A conference centre with seating for thirty-two delegates has opened at Falaza Game Park and Spa outside Hluhluwe in Zululand. It’s a scenic three hours by car from Durban. Falaza borders the heritage-listed Greater St Lucia Wetlands Park and includes accommodation for thirty in fifteen luxury, twin-bedded tents.

Honey Sells! Who Knew?

honey_jar.jpg A lie often feels better than the truth. That is particularly true when you run your own small-business and things aren't going right. It's just so much easier to make something up than to admit that you made a mistake.

Big corporations have big names to hide behind. When they lie to the world about their great service and wonderful products, people will still buy from them because they know the brand. It's almost as if we think to ourselves, "they are too big to let me down".

Oftentimes, big companies will project the image of being able to handle a lot more than they really can. They don't really care what you think of them because, most times, you can't live without them. So you buy their products.


SA property industry follows global trend

borders_holiday.jpg Fractional ownership - the new buzz word in property - has made a successful and fast-growing entry into the South Africa market, following the recent worldwide trend.
Fractional ownership allows investors to become part-owners of a vacation home and enjoy between 3 and 12 weeks of home ownership privileges per year at a luxury resort, at a fraction of the cost of whole ownership.

"Although the term fractional ownership is relatively new, the concept of sharing a vacation home with family or friends has been common practise in South Africa for many years" say Brian Singer, CEO of the Singer Group. "Fractional ownership schemes formalise the relationship between all the part-owners of a property and regularise the usage rights and other benefits attached to ownership".

Global Brands Group Opens in South Africa

In preparation for the FIFA World Cup 2010, leading international brand management and licensing company, Global Brands Group (GBG) has opened an office in Johannesburg. In February 2005, FIFA appointed GBG as both its worldwide exclusive licensing representative and store operator for FIFA branded retail destinations.Additionally, GBG has rights as the on-site concessionaire for all FIFA events throughout an eight-year term. Mark Matheny, CEO and Co-Chairman of GBG, highlights the importance of the South African office within company's network: As the host country for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, South Africa is a key market for Global Brands and the country's licensing program will be a major component of Global Brand's worldwide licensing activities for the event. Global Brands will work with best-inclass South African licensees and retailers across an extensive range of product categories to deliver a world-class merchandising program that will be accessible to a wide cross-section of South African consumers.

SilentManager goes to South Africa

silentmanager_games.jpg SilentManager, the UK based ‘Fantasy Sports Game Specialists’ is to embark on bringing Fantasy Sports Games to South Africa. SilentManager, who work with brands such as Vodafone, Wheels24, EA SPORTS, MSN, and Manchester United, to name but a few, are to collaborate with Cape Town based Bright Idea Projects on bringing this simple but highly affective marketing tool to South Africa. SilentManager works with brands, media partners and clubs and associations to use Fantasy Sports Games as strategic marketing campaigns based around virtually any sporting genre. The games can be delivered across both online and mobile platforms and work effortlessly to give clients brand exposure, an increase in website traffic, generate brand loyalty, build and maintain an online community, create an association with sport as well as enabling clients to build a light hearted relationship with their target audience and gather data on them. The game also works as a platform to speak to them through about any new product or services that they want to promote.

Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park

So what was your tally on your last holiday in the bush? On a trip to the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park in northern KwaZulu-Natal, Narina Exelby came across wild dogs-three days in a row-just missed a leopard kill, saw hyenas on an impala kill, got perhaps a little too close to an elephant bull, saw lots of rhinos (yawn), shared a bedroom with a leguaan and took a walk on the wild side.

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Saving the Black Rhino

THE small remaining genetic pool of Black Rhino is threatened as never before.
This was the stark warning from rhino expert, Dr Jacques Flamand to a select audience at the  Enseleni Nature Reserve last week.

The occasion was the first public fundraiser for the ‘Adopt A Black Rhino’ conservation project, based at the Zululand Rhino Reserve (ZRR) near Hluhluwe.  Flamand said: ‘At ZRR we have the opportunity of giving this species, which numbered 65 000 in 1922 and only 3 000 in 1992, a chance to recover from the brink of extinction.’

He said threats to its survival included the lack of habitat, with all Black Rhino in KZN in a few formal protected areas only and no new public land available for Black Rhino conservation.
‘This leads to concerns about slow population growth, as lack of roaming space inhibits breeding.
‘Poaching snares, poverty, wars, corruption and greed and land-hunger are added threats.’
Flamand said the aim was to have a Black Rhino population in KZN increasing on average at over 5% per annum, thereby contributing to provincial target of 1,000 and national of 3,000.
In the past three years, three populations have been established in northern KZN: Mun-ya-wana Game Reserve (20 000ha), Zululand Rhino Reserve (24 000ha) and Pongola Game Reserve (14 000 ha), with the Emakhosini-Opathe Heritage Park (16 000ha) in the pipeline.

The ZRR, part of the World Wildlife Foundation’s Black Rhino Range Expansion Project, now boasts 27 Black Rhino on land made available by neighbouring farmers who pulled down their fences.
In a stirring appeal, ZRR Chairman Clive Viviers said the ZRR was a pilot model for the world.
‘A species that has survived for 40 million years in its present form is now threatened by man.
‘With more poachers and fewer Black Rhino, the situation can only get worse,’ said Vivier.
‘But every challenge is an opportunity. We have saved the White Rhino; we can save the Black Rhino.’

The ZRR thanked wildlife artist Joe Marais, the Zululand Observer, Khwela Print, Wyett’s, Graphic

Dimensions and Naas Stoop Photography for their contribution to the fundraising dinner.
Contact Karen Odendaal on 082 7468585 to become involved in the Adopt A Black Rhino Project.

Author:  Dave Savides
Source:  Zululand Observer

Corporate Social Responsibility

  • ikhaya likababa house of the father abandoned babies home south africa empangeni kwazulu natal umhlathuze

    "Abandoned Babies Home"
    iKhaya LikaBaba is an organization based in uMhlatuze, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. 
    The name iKhaya likaBaba is an isiZulu phrase which means "House of the Father".
    Tel:  +27 35 791 1116