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In her own words 

In her own words 

TOURISM INVESTMENT: WHAT IF WE HADN’T?

In just over one hour the first whistle will blow on the 2010 FIFA WORLD CUP in South Africa. Finally, following 12 years of visioning, 6 years of organisation, an estimated US$ 4 billion in direct capital investment, selection of 32 international teams, and millions...

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THE SPILL-OVER OF OUR EFFORTS

Aerial views of the world are always so incredibly inspiring. A wide-angle lens has the ability to turn our world into a textural canvas of wonder. A spectrum of colour arranged in combinations reflecting both courage and care in creation, looking 'at' soon turns to...

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GROUNDED! A REMINDER OF THE BLESSING OF MOVEMENT

Sitting in Africa's largest airport, JNB, waiting to board a flight to the USA (LAX) thankfully via the Middle East (DXB), there is a strange sense in the air. A feeling not usually felt by air travellers embarking on a journey. A feeling magnified by the television...

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PUBLIC HOLIDAYS: BOOKMARKS OF A NATION’S STORIES

Throughout the calendar year, throughout the world, nations stop to mark days of significance - moments in time of the creation of the history of a nation, shaping the lives, lifestyles, values and future vision of its people.Public Holidays. Days of national 'pause'....

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CAUTION: TOURISM CONSTRUCTION AHEAD

Across the globe the Travel & Tourism (T&T) sector has become recognised as a powerful vehicle for building economies, societies, and futures. Through the sector a destination – city, nation, region – can be joined through a shared vision, identity and sense of...

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MEGA EVENTS: IN PRAISE OF UNSUNG HEROES

Mega events - large scale activations of sports, cultural, religious or other gatherings of people from across the globe at a single location at a set point in time - are massive drivers of Travel & Tourism (T&T) sector growth.Major events are a powerful means of...

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2010: BRAVE NEW WORLD

A new year is unfolding. Thankfully.2009 is officially closed.A clean slate allowing us all to reflect, re-focus, re-plan, re-dream.Still, while the recession of 2009 may also now be defined, statistically, as over, allowing the global economy to exhale deeply and...

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COUNTING DOWN

In just a few hours timezones around the world will be ringing in the new year.2009 will be closed.A busy year, a noisy noisy year,A year with so much of the world on the move.Soon it will all be hushed...Silence. Stillness. A global holding-of-breath.And then, in the...

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In Praise of Unsung Heroes

2009 has been a remarkable year. As the year comes to an end it is easy and understandable to look back at the past months with a sense of relief. Month after month milestones were reached. headlines madestories beyond fiction unfoldingfortunes lostlegends...

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