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HIGHLIGHTS: FACTS:

Explore new research on LGBTI

MAKING THE SOUTH AFRICAN

travel markets both

TOURISM INDUSTRY

globally and locally.

NEW

Meet our new IGLTA

MEMBERS: members and even make use of exclusive specials for IGLTA members only

NEW

Peek ok at the new

WEBSITE:

IGLTA.org site and learn about marketing opportunities

MEMBER NEWS:

Some member updates

10 – 12% of CPT International arrivals are LGBT?

Key facts for PINK tourism According to the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s LGBTI research South

The United Nation’s World Travel Africa’s liberal constitution and the ability to explore cosmopolitan city experiences Organization rates SA as leading destination for pink weddings, 10-12% of arrivals at CPT International are gay? http://unwto.org/en/publication/am-reports-

volume-3-global-report-lgbt-tourism

within driving distance of wildlife has driven pink travellers to our sunny shores. Here are some quick facts 6 highlights. -

SA is an international destination leader in same sex weddings &

honeymoons. -

10 – 12% of arrivals at CPT International Airport are LGBT.

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Cape Town rated “a worldwide favourite”

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Rapid development without losing our “African-ness” is a major draw-card.

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LGBT tourism to SA set to grow.

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+ NEW IGLTA MEMBERS The IGLTA SA would like to

Shisa Guest Farm:

Saffron Guesthouse:

introduce the following members:

Sleek & sexy Tulbagh based gay only

Located in trendy Melville, the

farm, with “plaasdam” friendly service

guesthouse is on Melville's vibrant

and relaxed mingling of other guest

main road.

Beefcakes Burger Bar:

around the honesty bar, tanning deck

www.saffron-guesthouse.co.za

As the home of “The Best Buns In

and vast gardens.

(Cape) Town”; Beefcakes delights

www.shisafarm.com

Chitwa Chitwa: An eclectic blend of European style

its clientele with burgers and cocktails as sumptuous as their

Pink Confetti:

with African chic, Chitwa Chitwa

hunky topless waiters.

Specializing in same sex weddings

has emerged as an exquisite

www.beefcakes.co.za

and events, Mary’s team delivers

balance between unbridled luxury

entire solutions to turn big days into

and environmental harmony in the

Amsterdam Guesthouse:

magic moments, with highly personal

Sabi Sands.

The first gay-only guesthouse in

touches.

www.chitwa.co.za

South Africa offering stunning city

50% off planners fee this winter.

and mountain views. An oasis of

www.pinkconfetti.co.za

Waverley Hills Wines: Organic wines with a unique style.

gay –only luxury with pool, sauna & Jacuzzi

Melon Lounge & Restaurant:

Extremely smooth with soft ripe

Midweek R725p.n for IGLTA

This stylish Melville haunt is where

tannins and robust fynbos

members

the People, the Place and the

characteristics. Just off the R46

www.amsterdam.co.za

Possibilities are watchwords of

road between Tulbagh and Ceres.

excellence for one of Johannesburg's

+R36 a bottle (R47 usually) incl.

leading new restaurants.

delivery of Semillion Sauv. Blanc

www.melon-restaurant.co.za

www.waverleyhills.co.za


+ NEW LOOK, MORE BENEFITS INCREASE YOUR BRAND’S VISIBILITY. The IGLTA website www.iglta.org has

The migration has however not copied each profile

relaunched with a fresh feel and usability as

exactly and we ask that you visit your profile page

well as a much more consumer centric

and make sure your images,copy and contact details

approach.

are as desired.

The benefits of this for you as a members is that Further more there are options now for marketing these changes are predicted to grow the

such as feature writing, special promotions, offers

numbers of visitors to the site, which in return

added to the originally newsletter, e-mail blasts and

should drive more views to your profile, which

sponsored search.

should in turn lead to more bookings and business leads.

Contact Eugene igltasa@gmail.com for futher enquiries regarding marketing.


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MEMBER UPDATES PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS HERE!

+

Spirit of Africa launched Out & About

The Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa was host to

Africa. A specialist inbound travel services

a VIP dinner evening during the Pink Loerie

company catering specifically to the

Mardi Gras festival in Knysna.

needs of the GLBT market. In recognition of Africa being an unknown and oftentimes misperceived destination, we are able to inspire our customers and provide customized itineraries tailored exactly to briefs and budgets, with personalized services and special touches to ensure the most extraordinary experiences possible.

The Turbine Hotel situated on Thesen Island within a transformed the old power station was the place to be seen the night before the Pink Loerie parade, with who’s who of the gay community in attendance.


April IGLTA Newsletter  

This month's newsletter covers the UN World Travel Organization's LGBT travel research findings on SA, features of our new members, the reva...

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