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Accessible Events

Accessible Events
Planning and Preparation for Accessible Events When planning accessible events - whether a conference, exhibition, festival or celebration - there are a number of things to consider if you want to host an inclusive and accessible event. You've hired the venue, booked the catering, and lined up the speakers - but have you considered your guests with disabilities in these preparations? Here are som...
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Explore the Winelands with City Sightseeing’s Cape Explorer and the Franschhoek Wine Tram

Cape Explorer
Explore the Winelands with City Sightseeing's Cape Explorer and the Franschhoek Wine Tram In an exciting partnership between City Sightseeing and the Franschhoek Wine Tram, tour operators and travel influencers joined the inaugural trip recently as the Cape Explorer headed out of the city, bound for the winelands, where Shadow Minister of Tourism, James Vos, greeted guests and praised the collabo...
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Travelstart Reveals What South Africans Miss About Home While Abroad

Travelstart Reveals What South Africans Miss About Home While Abroad Travelstart, South Africa’s cheap flights provider, launched a survey across several social media platforms to find out what South Africans miss most about home while travelling or living abroad. The information gathered revealed some expected trends and a few unexpected ones. South Africans Love Their Biltong and Rooibos T...
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Ink, art and gourmet delights at La Motte

Ink, Art and Gourmet Delights at La Motte Original Source: Ink, art and gourmet delights at La Motte | Navel-Gazing 101 - Briony Chisholm On one of those ridiculously perfect sunny-but-cool, Cape Town winter Saturdays with the sky so blue and so clear, we headed out to Franschhoek to see the new exhibition at the La Motte museum and be treated to lunch. And what a treat it w...
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Warrior On Wheels Foundation hosts first WOW Kids Festival

WOW Kids Festival
WOW Kids Festival on 6 October 2018 Venue: Stellenbosch Vineyards, R310, Baden Powell Drive The Warrior On Wheels Foundation will be hosting their very first WOW Kids Festival on the 6th of October 2018. We’re putting the FUN in fundraising. Warrior On Wheels Foundation aims to uplift and empower children with disabilities by providing special adventures tailored for special kids, thereby cha...
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Accessible Travel in Cape Town

Universal Accessibility in Cape Town
In 2011, The World Health Organization1 estimated that there were approximately one billion people with disabilities worldwide, that equates to 15% of the population. In the same year, the South African Census2 tabled the statistics of people living with disabilities at 7.5% of the population. That is 2 870 130 people, with 222 333 of those living in the Western Cape.  The domestic universal acces...
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Phenomenal Women: Lois Strachan

Lois Strachan
I recently came to know of Lois Strachan when she appeared as a guest on the Travel Chat Show on Hashtag Radio. After we too were hosted on the show, speaking about the work we do, Lois and I connected on social media. After following each other's work for a while, it became more and more apparent that we share a similar vision for creating awareness and access to information for both travelle...
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Phenomenal Women: Meet Nisha Varghese

Phenomenal Women - Nisha Varghese
In the word's of Maya Angelou's iconic poem: "I am a woman, phenomenally. Phenomenal woman. That's me." It is fitting today, as we celebrate women, that we launch our interview series featuring a phenomenal woman, Nisha Varghese.  I met Nisha on Twitter when she came across something I had posted, I can't recall what, but she took the time to tweet a video encouraging me as a mother an...
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Adapting Business for Accessible Travel

Adapting Business for Accessible Travel In a perfect world, all buildings and activities would be built from scratch with accessible travel in mind - they'd be easy to use for every person regardless of individual ability. However, we don't live in a perfect world, most existing buildings were not established with this in mind, and no two person's needs and abilities are the same. So where do...
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A Little Bit of Heaven on Earth at Creation Wines

A Little Bit of Heaven on Earth at Creation Wines “If food is the body of good living, wine is its soul” – Clifton Fadiman Having visited on two previous occasions as a member of the Travelling Media team - the first being during the 2015 Fynarts Festival, and the second for the 2016 Cape Whale Coast Mini Indaba, the memory of Creation Wines has been etched into my wine-loving, foodie soul. With a...
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