* Cape Town International is to introduce licence reading machines, to register one’s parking ticket number and where one has parked, to assist visitors with lost and unreadable parking tickets!
* SAA’s profitability is being influenced by high airport taxes in African destinations it flies to.
* London Gateway deep sea port has been completed and the first ship from South Africa has arrived with 1.7 million bottles of wine on board. The port is closer to London, which will reduce transport costs and will allow the products to get to customers more quickly.
* The ‘Long Walk to Freedom‘ movie will be used by SAA and SA Tourism to market South Africa. The movie will be released in South Africa at the end of the month, and in early January in the UK.
* OBiKWA is partnering with Breede River river rafting operator Bundi Adventures, the half day package including breakfast and lunch. (received via media release from GC Communications)
* Marriott International is set to take over the Protea Hotel group.
* The Madame Zingara show will be in the V&A Waterfront until 18 January, and then moves to Johannesburg. (received via e-mail)
* Eat Out has highlighted some of its achievements in the history of its Top 10 restaurant awards in numbers.
* About 50 % of the workers on fruit farms in Paarl, Wellington, and Piketberg have gone on strike.
Chtis von Ulmenstein, Whale Cottage Portfolio: www.whalecottage.com Twitter: WhaleCottage