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WhaleTales Tourism, Food, and Wine news headlines: 5/6 April

WhaleTalesTourism, Food, and Wine news headlines

*  Minister of Tourism Marthinus van Schalkwyk said that tourism in South Africa is to undergo ‘revolutionary changes‘.   He spoke in New York at the Ubuntu Awards,  which recognises leisure and trade partners that work in the interest of  our country.

*   Consumer confidence remains low, at -6 index points on the FNB/BER Consumer Confidence Index for the first quarter of 2014, a slight improvement by one index point relative to the previous quarter, reports The New Age.  The Bureau for Economic Research index measures consumers’ expectations of the economy, their financial situation, and ability to buy durable goods.

*   A South African Chenin Blanc Planetbee has been launched in the UK, and is causing a buzz in supporting a good Continue reading →

WhaleTales Tourism, Food, and Wine news headlines: 26 September

WhaleTalesTourism, Food, and Wine news headlines

*  South African consumer confidence is at its lowest level in ten years, records the Bureau of Economic Research, and expects it to become worse next year!

*   To celebrate World Tourism Day (27 September), Western Cape Tourism Minister braaied at Oudekraal, cycled through Chapman’s Peak, and stopped at pavement cafés en route on Heritage Day. (via media release from Minister Winde’s office)

*  More than 15000 UK restaurants and pubs are participating in a Tax Parity Day, protesting the 20% VAT on hotel, restaurant, pub, and catering costs.  The aim is to prove that sales will increase if the VAT is reduced.

*   A four course Winemakers’ Dinner will be held at the Franschhoek Kitchen at Holden Manz on 26 September, with wines from Arra, Maison, Noble Continue reading →