On Wednesday, 22nd April 2020 I sent a letter to Mrs Natasha Tippel at Travel News Weekly (TNW) (Now Media Publishing) with Reference Number: AMW/ATM/20200422/22/100, consisting of 04 Pages detailing many Fake Articles published since Wednesday, 11th December 2013 by All their Editors until 2019. I would like to stress that the information contained in these articles are INACCURATE AND OVERLY DEFAMATORY. I understand that it has been a long time since the publication of these articles. STILL, THE UNSUBSTANTIATED STORIES AND THE VERY NATURE OF THE INTERNET CAN POTENTIALLY FOLLOW ME AND MY COMPANIES FOR LIFE.

I find it inappropriately rash of your publication to post these articles in the way you did. I was NOT CONVICTED of any of the crimes as alleged by your articles. These articles contain general misinformation about my organisation’s business model, calling into question the CEO and my organisation’s ethical practices and standards and overall poor research methodology and writing standards.

I believe that these PARTICULAR DEFAMATORY articles might expose you to potential liability, and it should please BE REMOVED. Below I cite a few essential notes from The Press Code of Ethics and Conduct for South African Print and Online Media:

3. Privacy, Dignity and Reputation The media shall:

3.3 exercise care and consideration in matters involving dignity and reputation, which may be overridden only if it is in the public interest and if:

3.3.1. the facts reported are true or substantially true; or

3.3.2. the reportage amounts to protected comment based on facts that are adequately referred to and that are either true or reasonably true; or

3.3.3. the reportage amounts to a fair and accurate report of court proceedings, Parliamentary proceedings or the proceedings of any quasi-judicial tribunal or forum; or

3.3.4. it was reasonable for the information to be communicated because it was prepared in accordance with acceptable principles of journalistic conduct; or

3.3.5. the content was, or formed part of, an accurate and impartial account of a dispute to which the complainant was a party.

The news stories in question contain information that is FALSE, UNFAIR, DEFAMATORY AND ACTUALLY CREATES A FALSE IMPRESSION ON ME as the CEO and my companies. NEWS ORGANISATIONS’ PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY IS TO REPORT OBJECTIVELY; however, your publications did not seek to contact me and verify the information before going live.

These article’s BIAS LIES not only in its gaping lack of information from myself as the affected party but also in its bias as I WAS NOT AFFORDED MY CHANCE TO RESPOND SUBSTANTIVELY. No reporter from Travel News Weekly (TNW) (Now Media Publishing) publication contacted me regarding any of these articles implicating me in crimes.

The contents of these articles came from Unlawful and Biased Sources such as a Fake Private Investigator by the name of Mr. Andre van Wyk and Investigation Officer Sergeant Angus Raymond Morton (Service Nr: 0544090-4), who was dismissed due to his involvement with Corruption during our own investigation which lead to all these Unlawful claims about our companies as a Target of Corruption, as well as many others that were involved at the time. I have requested from you that the said articles be DELETED AND DE-INDEXED FROM SEARCH ENGINES (E.G. GOOGLE).

I would like to believe a publication of such eminence cannot afford to commit such errors and that YOUR REPUTATION DEPENDS ON ITS ABILITY TO PROVIDE FACTUAL INFORMATION, PUBLISHED INFORMATION MUST BE CORRECT.

Until up to date I have not received any Reply and/or Answer to my letter regarding the above from Mrs. Natasha Tippel at Travel News Weekly (TNW) (Now Media Publishing).

It is very Disgraceful for Travel News Weekly (TNW) (Now Media Publishing) as an Online Media Publisher to Attack me and my Legitimate and Legal companies without any form of Notification to me before publication in order to get their Facts Straight.

I refused to become a part of Corruption at the time in South Africa to which I was subjected to Fake and False Allegations fuelled by False, Misleading and Damaging Publications, such as the above article from Travel News Weekly (TNW) (Now Media Publishing) which was created with Hidden Agenda’s by those members responsible for destroying my Good Name and my Good Company due to Jealousy in my Success in the South African Tourism Industry.

I am now in the process of moving forward with Legal Action against Travel News Weekly (TNW) (Now Media Publishing) and I trust and respect the South African Judicial Process however if need be, I am ready to take the matter Internationally.

A QUESTION FOR TRAVEL NEWS WEEKLY (TNW) (NOW MEDIA PUBLISHING):

When the South African Government under the Strong Leadership of his Presidency Cyril Ramaphosa and all his new cabinet ministers and officials, started to clean South Africa of all the Corruption, specifically the Travel and Tourism Industry: Where was Travel News Weekly (TNW) (Now Media Publishing) articles and publications regarding All those Tour Operators and Travel Agencies that Collapsed due to their Illegal and Corrupt business in South Africa?

I would like to announce one of our latest achievements in becoming a member of the African Tourism Board (ATB) in South Africa as a Highly Respected and Trustworthy Association in Africa which is the Only Association that can be TRUSTED IN THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA.

We are also very Proud Members of the below Worldwide Associations:

  1. ITAP (International Tourism Association of Professionals) (Unites States of America)

    2. ETOA (European Tourism Association) (United Kingdom)

    3. ABTA (Association of British Travel Agents) (United Kingdom)

    4. SKAL (Skal International) (Spain)

    5. Silver Travel Advisor (United Kingdom)

    6. Travel Massive (United Kingdom)

On a Personal Note: As I am a Legal and Legitimate International Investor backed by my overseas organizations from Egypt, with over 71 years’ experience in the Travel Industry Worldwide, I can without a doubt assure the South African Public and Tourism Industry, that I will never get nor have I Ever been Involved in Corruption and I will continue to Fight any Corruption that might occur in the South African Tourism Industry, because it is my belief distilled in me through my Family Heritage and Culture to Always be Honest, Loyal and Trustworthy.

We as a company have a very strong financial backing on an international level supported by many organizations worldwide in order to Protect All our customers and can Assure the South African public that our name will stand for many years to come.

I will continue to offer the South African public our utmost best Service and to Deliver our utmost best Prices for All our Packages.

From the bottom of my heat, I will endeavour to achieve Customer Satisfaction with New Experiences and achieve our motto, “Now You Can Say You Have Been On Holiday!”

Should you wish to contact me, kindly feel free to do so directly.

Thank you kindly for all your ongoing support.

Ahmed Talaat

AMW Holidays Worldwide Group President & CEO

Phone: +27 (11) 681 6417

Email: Ahmed@AhmedTalaat.co.za