Tourvest Destination Management is looking for a Head Guide based in Sandton. This new and exciting role will be looking and be responsible for the following:
• Oversee all our full time and freelance guides
• Set up a CV database for each guide (Full-time and Freelance)
• Training for all guides in Johannesburg and Cape Town
• Maintaining the service levels
• Monitor performance of all guides
• Work closely with the Operations Team
• Assist Operations with major big events across the country.
• Conduct local Familiarization Trips and Tours
INFORMATION TO ALL KWAZULU-NATAL TRANSPORT STAFF
EXPANSION OF THE AVERAGE SPEED TECHNOLOGY
The Department of Transport, in a bid to promote road safety in our province, has expanded the average speed technology which has already been successfully introduced along certain sections of the N-3.
The latest innovation now includes the introduction of average speed enforcement along selected locations on the N-3 from Van Reenen’s Pass to the Marian Hill Toll Plaza.
We had a group of students comming from the Netherlands using Egypt Air. They lost 5 baggs. They arrived on a Saturday and were given some numbers to phone. I have phoned those numbers an 3 more. I have also send a request to star alliance to help us. Up to this date they have not replied.
We went to OR Thambo with the guests and went back into the baggage area. They found their baggs laying around for anyone to take. This group did get their baggs. The group that arrived after them did not find the bag at all.
The internet site of Star alliance and Egypt air does not assist very well.
Another tour through this incredible country re-affirmed its place as a prime destination and one that offers top-class touring that is relatively easy and rewarding. This is a summary of places we visited as well as some hints and tips for lunch stops as well as updated costs.
The Ghost Mountain Inn in Mkuze is one of the finest small country hotels I have visited and Jean, the Safari Manager at the Inn, is exceptional!
Anyone out there able to write a business plan or motivate for funds? I am now visiting Matsamo Cultural Village on a fairly regular basis (not of my choice) and maybe you could help these guys access some funding with your skills.
I see them all over but can someone give me some idea what their job is besides just sitting around in groups and chatting?
As you all by now realise that the Tourism Bill 2011 ( Draft ) has been published on the 5th August 2011 and is open for comment for 60 days
We would like to send out a plea request for participation on this document.
For more than 5 years in many different forums and individually there were people advocating for changes on the 2000 amendment ACT that regulates tourist guides . DEAT employed a consultant to come up with a report and professionalisation status for the industry which just confirmed all the complaints
I was recently approached by a larger operator to do overland trips for his company, and when I mentioned my qualifications, he said the following:
Overland guides do not need the qualifications. Hmm, this has me wondering how a large SATSA company gets away with hiring of guides who are not clearly definied under our requirements or FGASA.
Dear Tshwane Tourism Partner
It is time to enter the annual 2011 Tshwane Tourism Awards!
This initiative is organized by the City of Tshwane in collaboration with the tourism industry stakeholders. The awards seek to acknowledge, reward and promote service excellence in the tourism industry and encourage local tourism businesses to keep raising their own standards.
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