Author: Leisure Magazine

How tech has changed the way we will travel in 2020 … Lesotho allowing large volumes of applications to be processed in a streamlined and efficient manner

VFS Global’s Regional Group COO Jiten Vyas discusses how technology has revolutionised the overall travel experience by making it more streamlined and personalised. Online hotel bookings, e-visas, mobile app travel guides – technology has a huge impact on modern travellers. This, amidst stringent norms to ensure data security and privacy of personal information. The time to travel is now! According to the World Tourism Organisation, it is estimated that some 1.8 billion tourists are set to travel globally by 2030. Going hand in hand with this burgeoning travelling populace is a technological revolution of sorts. Among the most important...

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New York Times listing of Lesotho to boost tourism … as Lesotho appears number 12 among 52 places to visit in 2020

Lesotho ‘the kingdom in the sky’ should be one of the 52 places to visit in 2020 because of its rich culture, diversity of people, exotic wildlife and rich ecosystems. According to the New York Times ‘the tiny country of Lesotho – a picturesque enclave of jagged desert mountains fully surrounded by South Africa’ has been lost to most African itineraries. Says New York Times: “But things are changing in landlocked Lesotho, known as the “mountain kingdom,” where most residents, dressed in colourful traditional wool blankets, live in remote rural villages. Over the past decade the number of visitors...

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NUL tested wine matures into a highlands bliss

When you get a chance to taste this wine, you don’t do it once. You don’t do it twice. You don’t even do it three times. You go on and on – and on. You got to be careful though – drink it for bliss, not drunkenness. In your hands is Lesotho’s special wine named HighLands Bliss which is making its name even in China. It was tested and refined for quite some time at the National University of Lesotho (NUL). The demand for this wine, which has 12% alcohol, and is made from apples and grape, is over...

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Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! by Marriott opens in Durban

… Edgy and innovative hotel brand comes to uMhlanga Ridge Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! by Marriott Durban uMhlanga Ridge officially opened this month, making it the first Fire & Ice! by Marriott hotel in KwaZulu-Natal and the fourth in South Africa. A highly anticipated addition to the brand’s fast-growing portfolio, it joins Fire & Ice! by Marriott hotels in Melrose Arch (Johannesburg), Cape Town and Menlyn (Pretoria). Protea Hotels by Marriott® is the leading hospitality brand in Africa and it is one of the most widely recognized brands on the continent with over 80 hotels throughout South Africa...

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Public alerted on safeguarding environment

Environmental Assessment Practitioners Association of Lesotho (EAPAL) has scheduled variety of activities meant to continuously inform, educate and raise awareness on the importance of safeguarding environment. The activities are coinciding with World Environment Day (WED) and signals EAPAL commitment towards joining the international community in celebrating WED, EAPAL President, Dr. Akinagum Fidelis Esenjor has said. According to the Dr Esenjor, road work, debate competitions and tree planting will be some of the upcoming activities earmarked for WED. “To us experts in environmental issues, celebrating WED has to be a continuous journey leaving the society with no choice but to...

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