This summer Premier Hotels and Resorts is offering a massive discount of up to 50% on the published rack rate for a limited number of rooms at any of their hotels. The Summer Blitz deal is valid from 1 December 2013 until 28 February 2014 and applies to all room categories, subject to availability at the time of booking. Bookings can be made online at www.premierhotels.co.za or by contacting Premier Hotels and Resorts’ central reservations desk at 086 111 5555. The special summer rates are for individual bookings, not groups and a maximum of two people will be allowed per room, unless otherwise specified. Meals are not included unless otherwise specified and this offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other special offers from Premier Hotels and Resorts. More details, including the terms and conditions are available on the website, www.premierhotels.co.za . End. Issued by MANGO-OMC on behalf of Premier Hotels and Resorts. For media enquiries, please contact email@example.com About Premier Hotels and Resorts Since 1991 Premier Hotels and Resorts has built a fine reputation offering a range of service-orientated luxury hotels and conference venues carefully situated in the mainstream of regional business and travel destinations in South Africa. Premier Hotels & Resorts is one of South Africa’s growing independent groups, focusing on key destinations with properties in Cape Town, Knysna, East London, the KZN South Coast, Pinetown, Pretoria, Johannesburg and Midrand. The Group also owns a private game reserve in the Eastern Cape and manages the East London International Convention Centre. For more information about all the properties within the Premier Hotels and Resorts portfolio, visit www.premierhotels.co.za More Info link:: http://www.premierhotels.co.za/ Twitter: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/premierhotels YouTube: Author: Naomi Willemse from MANGO-OMC on behalf of Premier Hotels and Resorts. No of Images Uploaded: . . .
South Africa’s National Parks give you up close and personal encounters with the country’s amazing wildlife and also offers stunning views of awe-inspiringly diverse landscape. First Car Rental has put together a list of the top 10 South African National Parks across the country to help you plan your next African adventure with ease. 1.Golden Gate National Park, North-Eastern Free State This South African National Park got its name from the brilliant shades of gold that are cast by the sun on the Park’s sandstone cliffs especially on the imposing Brandwag rock which overlooks the main rest camp. The Golden Gate National Park rests at the rolling foothills of the Maluti Mountains of the north eastern Free State. You can spot antelopes bound across the wide open spaces and enjoy the most spectacular African sunsets here. 2. Karoo National Park, Western Cape The Karoo National Park is home to a fascinating diversity of life. The area is mostly semi-desert and is well known for its isolation. This national park is home to several desert mammals primarily the Verreaux’s Eagle and various species of tortoise. You can also spot endangered species such as the Black Rhino and Riverine Rabbit that have been successfully resettled here. 3. Kruger National Park, Limpopo – Mpumalanga The Kruger National Park is one of the largest game reserves in South Africa where all of nature’s drama is played out. Covering an area of nearly 2 million hectares, the Kruger National Park stretches over the provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga in north-eastern South Africa. This South African national park boasts of being home to 336 types of trees, 49 species of fish, 34 kinds of amphibians, 114 species of reptile, 507 species of birds and 147 mammals as well as the famous Big Five (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhino). The Kruger National Park also has the largest rhino population that can be spotted in the grasslands and riverine forests. The park has tarred roads and offers . . .
Group 1 Hyundai has upgraded their customer experience program at their service centres in Midrand and Knysna. Johannesburg, South Africa, September, 2013 – Hyundai Megadealer, Group 1 (http://www.group1-hyundai.co.za/), have upgraded their service centre customer experience to keep inline with the high expectations of Hyundai drivers. Following the Hyundai Worldwide announcement that the Hyundai brand has entered the Global Value Top 50 due to its high service levels and an image of building vehicles with leading style, design, and performance, Group 1 Hyundai has implemented an internal upgrade of its own service centres. This upgrade now includes an improved customer experience program that will ensure that every customer who has their vehicle serviced at one of the Hyundai service centres in Gauteng or Knysna will receive personalised attention from the Group 1 Service Team. This team is not only trained to deal with specific customer vehicle complaints, but is in continual contact with Group 1’s highly trained Hyundai technicians. This means the the service team can get to the heart of any vehicle problem, rectify it and have the customers vehicle back on the road in no time at all. Contact the Group 1 Hyundai Service Centres Group 1 Hyundai have two service centres in in South Africa. One in Midrand (Gauteng) and one in Knysna (Western Cape). To find out more about their Hyundai vehicle service program please go to http://www.group1-hyundai.co.za/hyundai-car-service.aspx, or contact them on: Group 1 Hyundai Midrand Tel: 011 312 2678 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Group 1 Hyundai Knysna Tel: 044 302 2600 Email: email@example.com END Press release submitted by Justin Atkins at WSI, Cape Town on behalf of Group1 Hyundai. For more PR information, please call WSI Web Marketing Cape Town on 021-913 4382. More Info link:: http://www.group1-hyundai.co.za/hyundai-car-service.aspx Twitter: . . .
The four-star Premier Hotel Cape Manor in Sea Point is being expanded to offer even more accommodation options in the popular Atlantic Seaboard. Construction work at the property adjacent to this Cape Town hotel started in July 2013. Premier Hotels and Resorts Managing Director, Samuel Nassimov said the new wing will add 32 large, modern bedrooms to its existing 99 rooms. Once completed, the hotel will offer a choice of 131 rooms, ranging from deluxe rooms to executive suites. “Guests staying at the Premier Hotel Cape Manor will not be affected while the expansion is underway, as it is happening at the property next door which is also owned by the Group and has been earmarked for development for a while,” said Premier Hotels and Resorts Marketing Manager Eugene Oelofse. The Premier Hotel Cape Manor, located in the tree lined Marais Road on the Sea Point promenade is near the city centre and major tourist attractions including Table Mountain, the world famous Victoria and Alfred Waterfront and Camps Bay and Clifton beaches. It received a Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2013. The R22 million investment into this hotel which caters for both business and leisure travellers will also include a cosmetic upgrade to the existing rooms as well as improved IT infrastructure to keep abreast of technological advances. /ends Issued by MANGO-OMC on behalf of Premier Hotels and Resorts For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org About Premier Hotels & Resorts: Since 1991 Premier Hotels and Resorts has built a fine reputation offering a range of service-orientated luxury hotels and conference venues carefully situated in the mainstream of regional business and travel destinations in South Africa. Premier Hotels & Resorts is one of South Africa’s growing independent groups, focusing on key destinations with properties in Cape Town, Knysna, East London, the KZN South Coast, Pinetown, Pretoria, Johannesburg and Midrand. The Group also owns a . . .
The Tourism Grading Council of South Africa has once again awarded the Premier Hotel Edwardian a 3-star grading, recognizing the good standards maintained at this value for money accommodation venue on the KZN South Coast. The Premier Hotel Edwardian is a resort hotel, owned and managed by Premier Hotels and Resorts, and offers a choice of 100 elegantly appointed rooms perfectly suited for both families and business travellers. In their assessment report the TGSA noted how the Premier Hotel Edwardian is managed by a dedicated and committed General Manager and staff, with regular visits from the group’s head office to ensure that their internal standards are maintained. The assessor complemented the well maintained buildings, grounds and gardens of this seaside venue and said that the hotel has a “hands on approach” with “well managed housekeeping policies and procedures in place.” The results of the grading report reflect the hotel’s continuous replacement of linen and other stock items to ensure that the accommodation is kept “up to date”. “We are very proud of the three star grading our hotel has received from the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa,” said Brandon Schafli, General Manager of the Premier Hotel Edwardian. “We are a steady competitor in the three star market and continuously strive to meet and exceed guest expectations. Our team is unwavering in our drive to provide guests with the comfort, luxury and guest service they deserve when choosing to stay at the Premier Hotel Edwardian.” Issued by MANGO-OMC on behalf of Premier Hotels and Resorts For more information, contact email@example.com About Premier Hotels & Resorts: Since 1991 Premier Hotels and Resorts has built a fine reputation offering a range of service-orientated luxury hotels and conference venues carefully situated in the mainstream of regional business and travel destinations in South Africa. Premier Hotels & Resorts is one of South Africa’s growing . . .
The Hyundai Elantra Sedan has been awarded top marks in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s rigorous safety test. Johannesburg, South Africa, August 14, 2013 – Scoring top marks in one of the most rigorous vehicle safety test in the world is no mean feat, but the 2013 Hyundai Elantra sedan has done just that. The Elantra was in fact one of only six small cars in the US to receive the highest honor from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety or IIHS. In addition to the Elantra, the Sonata and Santa Fe also earned top IIHS marks. What Is the IIHS Safety Test? The IIHS safety test rates individual vehicle models and makes in a range of crash situations and give them a safety score. The crash tests include a moderate overlap front crash, small overlap front crash, side impact and rollover test. It also evaluates seat and head restraints for protection against neck injuries in the case of a rear impacts. Top Safety Pick Plus Award The vehicles that score the highest in the IIHS Safety Tests are put forward as winners in the Top Safety Pick Plus Award. This means that each vehicle in this safety category has earned high safety ratings for occupant protection in 4 out of 5 evaluations. They also need to score at an acceptable level in the fifth test. The “plus” indicates a good or acceptable performance in the small overlap test. The 2013 Hyundai Elantra in South Africa The Elantra, which is also the 2012 South African Car of the Year, has a suite of active and passive safety features that keep drivers as safe as possible on South African roads. These features include six airbags, including dual front, front seat-mounted side-impact, and front and rear side curtain airbags. The Hyundai Elantra also features a state-of-the-art braking package with four-wheel disc brakes and an Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) including Brake Assist, which provides maximum braking force when a panic stop is detected. Group 1 Hyundai Group 1 Hyundai . . .
The third meeting of the International Telecommunication Union’s Radio communication (ITU-R) Joint Task Group, held at the East London International Convention Centre from 22 July concluded Wednesday, 31 July. The ITU (International Telecommunication Union) is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies and the meeting was attended by approximately four hundred delegates from around the world, including representatives of NASA and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The Department of Communication hosted the meeting which Gift Buthelezi, Deputy Director General for ICT International Affairs and Trade in the Department of Communications, said had presented South Africa with the opportunity to champion and influence decisions relating to spectrum requirements for broadband. He further said that that the hosting of the joint task group would encourage greater participation from South Africa and from African continent. Every three to four years, the ITU convenes a World Radio communication Conference (WRC), to revise the international Radio Regulations, an important international treaty that governs the use of the radio frequency spectrum and orbital slots. The Radio Regulations also provide for the allocation of frequency bands to radio communication services and set technical and regulatory conditions to promote interference free operations for radio equipment. The last World Radio Conference (WRC-12) took place in Geneva, Switzerland in 2012 and the next one will be held in Geneva in November 2015. The ITU-R Joint Task Group forms a part of the preparatory meetings leading up to the next World Radio Conference. David Botha, Chief of the Information and Telecommunication System Division and World Meteorological Information System (WIS) Project Manager said “I am very impressed with the facilities of the ELICC and believe that it offers international standards and facilities. We were very happy to have held . . .
Group 1 Hyundai has announced the launch its Facebook Friday initiative on its Group 1 Hyundai Facebook page. Johannesburg, South Africa 07 July 2013: Group 1 Hyundai has (http://www.group1-hyundai.co.za/) unveiled plans to launch a Facebook Friday initiative on its branded Facebook Page. From the beginning of July 2013 Group 1 Hyundai in conjunction with its online marketing agency, WSI Cape Town, will be promoting Facebook Fridays on its official Facebook page. This promotion will include weekly Hyundai vehicle specials launched exclusively on this social media channel and available to all Group 1 Facebook followers. The Dealer Principle of the Group 1 Hyundai Midrand branch, Mr Willem Fourie, had this to say about the first step of their expanded and integrated online marketing plan: “As a company Group 1 has been moving into the online market for a number of years now, but it was not until this year (2013) that a concerted effort has been made to highlight our brand in social media channels. Facebook is to be our initial step into marketing to Hyundai fans where and when they want to be reached. It is to be in no way invasive, but will instead remind people that a Hyundai vehicle from Group 1 will keep them satisfied not just because of the quality of the vehicle, but because of the quality of service that will always be offered by our Hyundai dealerships in Midrand and Knysna.” He further went on to say that “we will be launching weekly price and vehicle advertising that will be exclusive to our Facebook social media channel every Friday morning. This will give our Facebook fans a seven day period in which they can contact us regarding the test driving and purchasing of that specific Hyundai vehicle at that given price.” Go to the Group 1 Hyundai Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Group-1-Hyundai/521985357841770) page to find out more about the Facebook Friday initiative by liking and following the Group 1 Hyundai page. Group 1 Hyundai has . . .
Second-year law student Willie Smit swept to a convincing victory in the three-day Bestmed USSA national cycling championships in Port Elizabeth on Friday. Smit, who races for the University of Pretoria and the Bonitas pro team, won four of the five stages and finished third in the final criterium. The 20-year-old took the yellow jersey on day one and did not relinquish it again. Stellenbosch University's Hans-Werner Heuer put in a strong showing to finish second overall, with Marinus Prinsloo rounding out the podium for host institution Shukuma-NMMU. In the women's race, former pro Sarah Chemaly and team-mate Kelley Hess made it a one-two for the University of Cape Town. Ashleigh Blackwell, who rides professionally for the Bestmed ASG outfit, claimed third for Stellenbosch University. "I'm so privileged and happy right now," said a delighted Smit. "My team rode so well. It wouldn't have been possible without them." Their combined performance also helped Tuks to secure the overall victory in the team classification. Shukuma-NMMU took the runner-up spot, with the Maties squad in third. Smit was full of praise for the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University's organising committee. "The best thing about this tour was how well it was organised. Everything was perfect – the roads were nice and their route choices were brilliant." The newly crowned champion now turns his attention to his pro racing commitments as he prepares to compete in the Knysna Cycle Tour on Sunday. "This time I'll be working for somebody else but that's the nature of cycling." Earlier in the week, Cape Peninsula University of Technology student Timo Cooper won the mountain biking event on a technical cross-country circuit at Hopewell Trails just outside the city. The women's race was won by Emily Clarke of UCT. Visit www.nmmu.ac.za Issued by: Full Stop Communications Coetzee Gouws 082 575 7991 041 368 . . .
Cape Peninsula University of Technology's Timo Cooper showed his class when he won the national student mountain biking title at the Bestmed USSA cycling championships in Port Elizabeth on Tuesday. Cooper, who rides professionally for Team Bridge, demonstrated his technical skills on an undulating 50km cross-country circuit at Hopewell Trails just outside the city. He crossed the line first in 1:36:08, 39 seconds clear of the University of Cape Town's Greig Knox, while CPUT team-mate Adriaan Louw overcame mechanical problems to take third in 1:42:10. "I had a lucky day. It was a proper cross-country course, with loads of technical descents, climbs and good single track," said Cooper, who podiumed with German partner Nico Pfitzenmaier in the recent RE:CM Knysna 200 stage race. "I'm targeting both the mountain bike and road events, so this is a good start." According to Cooper, the race started at a conservative pace on the 7km flat stretch that linked the start/finish area to the 5km loop, which the riders had to do eight times. "It was the type of course where you knew that if you went into the lap first, you'd come out first," said Cooper. Stellenbosch University's Dominic Calitz was the first to show intent when he attempted a breakaway on the first technical downhill, but a puncture put paid to his efforts. Former Wines2Whales winner Louw then set a high tempo on the ensuing climb and, with only Cooper able to follow, the CPUT riders opened up a gap on the chasers. "We got away and rode nicely together," said Cooper. "On the downhill he'd drop me and then I'd ride hard to catch him again on the climb." The two drove the pace upfront on the first three laps until disaster struck on the penultimate loop. "On the fourth lap Adriaan punctured and from then on I just rode on my own to the finish." The third-year sports management student said he had ridden hard enough to win but conservatively enough to sustain his energy levels for . . .