* The DA Shadow Minister of Tourism James Vos will lodge a complaint against Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom to the Tourism Portfolio Committee, for not calling a review of the controversial Immigration Regulations, having previously said that he would review them. Last week the Minister said: ‘we need to review the regulations to find the right balance, …, hurting South Africa‘.
* Internationally the accommodation sector is bemoaning the impact of Airbnb, for its ‘illegal’ advantage of lower costs, and operating illegally, short-term rental being prohibited in many American city centres, and the accommodation not complying with insurance, fire, and disability access regulations which apply to the formal accommodation sector.
* Aubergine is one of only three restaurants in our country, and one of 300 in the world, to have been awarded three-stars for its wine list, by Louis Roederer’s The World of Fine Wine magazine and App. The wine list was praised for its internationalism matching its menu, but also for its location of fine South African wine. (received via newsletter from Aubergine)
* Scottish Leader whisky is sold in 60 countries, but our country was selected as the location for its international TV commercial. shot in Cape Town, conceptualised by ad agency TBWA. Locations included the streets of Cape Town, including Harrington Street, The German Club, Nazareth House, the V&A Waterfront, and Wynberg Park, with a final sequence shot in the courtyard of a chocolatier. The brand presents itself with a new look and formula. The TV commercial was launched last month, and is currently flighted on a number of local TV channels. (received via media release from De Kock Communications)
Grande Provence is offering another Wine & Dine Collaboration paired with Cabernet Sauvignon wines made by Grande Provence, Thelema, Spier, and Neil Ellis, on 26 June. Cost R525. (received via media release from GC Communications)