Tuesday, February 21, 2012

International Tourist Guide Day

The 21st of February marks the twenty first occasion of World Tourist Guide Day, as established by the World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (WFTGA).

As hot debate surrounds the role of tour guides in a market that is increasingly driven by online searches and direct booking, it is emerging that tour guides are still an important element in translating the cultural understanding of a destination.

Says Cape Town Tourism’s Skye Grove: “Today’s successful tour guides are the ones that unlock experiences that would otherwise take much energy or research to access. Tour guides are the cultural storytellers and those that tell the unexpected and fascinating human, historic and even tragic stories of Cape Town are high in demand.”

Monday, February 20, 2012

iPad Application for SA Golf Travel

The Giltedge Travel iPad edition is packed full of the very best hotels, golf courses and game reserves in southern and east Africa as well as the Indian Ocean Islands. Browse through dream destinations and itineraries and then tell us your travel preferences and we’ll tailor-make the African vacation of a lifetime happen for you.

Our first issue is Giltedge Golf & Sport and contains stunning imagery and slideshows of the most picturesque golfing safari destinations in South Africa. 

The Giltedge Golf & Sport iPad App experience is downloadable FREE of charge from the Apple iTunes store (http://itunes.apple.com/za/app/giltedge-travel/id498973954?mt=8).

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