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The 11th Annual Soweto Wine and Lifestyle Festival is Set for Tourism Month

The Soweto Wine and Lifestyle Festival takes place from 4 - 6 September 2015 and is a weekend of fun, fashion, innovation, food and wine.

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Assisting Travellers With South Africa's New Child Visa Laws

South Africa’s new child visa laws came into effect on 1 June 2015 and with only a few days to spare the South African Department of Home Affairs published standard operating procedures for airlines and the tourism industry, as well as uploaded a leaflet to their website intended to help would-be travellers; neither of which make the new regulations clear enough.

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Babylonstoren - a winter wonderland

A mid-week escape to Babylonstoren was just what we needed…It is a laid-back, luxurious escape for stress-torn urbanites or anyone looking to soothe their soul and slip away for a while, to a world of beauty - or to simply relax and inhale the natural wonder of their surrounds.

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Earlier in 2015 I attended ITB Berlin. With each major trade show that I attend it never ceases to amaze just how drastically the nature of trade shows has changed since the early days of my career.


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Strategy development & implementation

We offer strategic development and implementation. We don't like to develop a strategy and walk away – we prefer to assist with the implementation too, and deliver tangible results.

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Thought leadership

Destinate is known for its thought leadership. Chief Destineer Mariëtte du Toit-Helmbold is well-known in South African and international tourism circles for her strategic insights, public speaking and leadership; particularly in the spheres of tourism at large, responsible tourism, new markets, digital marketing, brand innovation and destination marketing.

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Brand development & implementation

In today's competitive world of international travel, developing and building brands that are unique and stand out from the crowd is more important than ever. We're there to help, with a hefty portfolio of international tourism brand-building experience behind us.

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PR & Communications

PR & communications are fast evolving in today's increasingly globalised, inter-connected world. We help you to identify opportunities and to market your destination or organisation in effective, punchy ways that get your message through. Our message is tailored for each audience, be it through PR or digital messaging. 

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Online community reputation management

Many of your customers are talking about you online. You can't control what they say, but you can take part in the conversation. We are expert at guiding conversations and growing communities around tourism brands.

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Organisational design & change management

It's not enough to envision your future as an organisation or have a strategy – you need accurate roadmaps to get there. You also need the right vehicles and the right drivers. Destinate can assist with these aspects of organisational design and change management.

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