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Travel writers and travel bloggers dream of getting paid to do the two things they love most: travel and write. Photo: Hot air ballooning in the Namib Desert.  Courtesy of Sarah Duff – a South African travel writer who was commissioned to write about the region in 2013. However, even in this digital age where content [...]

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Networking. Learning. Laughing. That was my overwhelming experience at the 2013 Getaway Travel Bloggers Conference in Woodstock yesterday. With 120 attendees (mostly independent or travel industry bloggers/marketers) and 15 awesome speakers from all corners of the digital/travel wagon-wheel, notebooks were crammed with “do this when I get home” tactics and plenty of nuggets of inspiration. As [...]

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We’re on the lookout for a brand champion with experience in content creation, community engagement and online marketing. You should have a massive passion for travel and Africa. Here’s the intro to the job description:   “Discover Africa Group is on the lookout for an analytical-slash-creative person, ready to take ownership of our online travel [...]

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Posted by dalene, January 25th, 2013
At Discover Africa Group, we welcome guest posts, so we decided to draw up a few guidelines to better help your chances of seeing your article appear on one of our travel websites (which we would love). General Direction We’re looking for useful content that our readers will appreciate. Use personal experience examples wherever you [...]

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Posted by Andre Van Kets, December 6th, 2012
The Content Strategy Forum 2012 was held at the Spier Conference Centre in Stellenbosch earlier this year. The event was attended mostly by content / digital / marketing strategists, with presentations from some of the world’s leading minds in digital, web — and specifically — content strategy. The event certainly opened up my eyes to the importance [...]

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Posted by Andre Van Kets, September 14th, 2011
What do you get when you apply some of world’s best engineers and user experience experts to a multi-billion dollar global industry? This: http://www.google.com/flights

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Posted by Andre Van Kets, July 22nd, 2011
In a (somewhat) surprising move, Google has removed all 3rd party reviews from appearing in Google Maps and Google Places search results.

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Posted by Andre Van Kets, July 20th, 2011
Google customises their logo for special events all the time! So why didn’t they change it for Mandela’s Birthday?

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Posted by Andre Van Kets, June 29th, 2011
We’re looking for a PHP web developer with (ideally some) ExpressionEngine experience to join our team. Get in touch or send to your friends with skillz.

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Cape Town excldued from TripAdvisor’s “Travelers Choice Destiantions 2011″ TRIPWOW slideshow. Really?

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