January 2017 Newsletter from Liz at Lancaster

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2016 rushed to an end like a huge high-speed train on steroids so this newsletter comes with belated good wishes for 2017.  Although an eventful year globally and nationally to say the least, for Liz at Lancaster, it well went quite smoothly. AWARDS Catherine and Tagala attended the Department of Tourism Lilizela Awards ceremony in […]

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‘Visit Work Play’ Joburg Tourism’s message

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Joburg Tourism and Johannesburg In Your Pocket collaborate:  art, shopping and neighbourhood experiences in johannesburg ‘Visit Work Play’ – this message greeted us as we entered the Women’s Jail at Constitution Hill  a couple of weeks back to attend a presentation by Joburg Tourism on their new plans to market Joburg as a destination.  Jozi […]

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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The rotten job of the informal recyclers Walking the local neighbourhood on a Monday morning is one of the many times my middle class suburban life is put into perspective. I’m not walking long distances to work I’m not searching smelly dustbins with rotting food and I’m not pulling a hugely heavy trolley (often for […]

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Bienvenue from Thomas

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Entrepreneurship: French speaking tourist guide Several weeks ago I blogged about the importance of the development of entrepreneurs .   Here’s the story of but one. We have many French-speaking guests come to stay at Liz at Lancaster, sent to us by AFS-decouverte, a company specializing in French tours through Southern Africa (thank you Yann).  Many of […]

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Another award for Liz at Lancaster

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Liz at Lancaster wins national award at Lilizela Awards dinner last night   There was huge jubilation at Liz at Lancaster after Thursday night.  Zac and Liz attended the Lilizela Awards  dinner on 22nd October at the Sandton Convention Centre and walked away with the national, yes …. NATIONAL, Lilizela award in the category 4 […]

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New immigration regulations – Three questions for ‘the Tourism Terminator’ …

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  Visa regulations and unabridged birth certificate requirements will hit tourism hard Liz at Lancaster has already had two cancellations from travellers who could not get visas. Below in full is Dave Marsh’s  South African Tourism Update 7th August 2014 They are calling Home Affairs Minister, Malusi Gigaba, the Tourism Terminator.  Unmoved by the evidence and growing alarm […]

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The 2013 Lilizela Awards

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Liz at Lancaster nominated a provincial finalist in the 2013 Lilizela awards The new national tourism and travel awards programme resulting from the merging of the AA Accommodation Awards and the Imvelo Awards [for Responsible Tourism] is backed nationally by the Department of Tourism and the Tourism Grading Council of SA [TGCSA]; and locally by […]

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