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Ten reasons to explore unspoiled Myanmar

A hidden gem among South East Asia's more popular destinations, Myanmar boasts virtually untouched beaches, some of the world's oldest and most sacred Buddhist temples and awe-inspiring natural scenery...

16 hours ago

Risky business travel: how can companies avoid pitfalls when travelling abroad?

If a business traveller extends their trip for pleasure and the leisure portion comprises more than half the time they are away, they should be aware that they need to purchase additional travel insurance cover...

12 hours ago

Ben Wei launches at Wembley Square

Chef Jim Dai and entrepreneur Ian McMahon have opened Ben Wei (meaning 'original taste'), offering sushi and Asian cuisine, at Wembley Square centre in Gardens, Cape Town...

15 hours ago

South African travel agents giving the internet a run for its money

Technology, digitisation and automation - travel agents have faced numerous disruptions over the past few years. However, instead of succumbing to outside pressures, the South African travel industry has become stronger...

14 hours ago

Biz-focused stay at The Crowne Plaza Johannesburg - The Rosebank

Unlike Sandton which is a jumble of high-rises with little else other than the pulse of finance running through its veins, Rosebank still offers a more human scale environment where top luxury hotels sit cheek by cheek with 70s apartment blocks and corporate headquarters...

By Brian Berkman 9 hours ago

2017 Lanzerac Winemaker Dinners

Lanzerac Wine Estate's series of Winemaker Dinners will commence on 28 March and will take place on 25 July, 26 September and 5 December thereafter...

10 hours ago

Reduced cost of grading will encourage small enterprises to get graded

Tourism establishments will be able to save up to 90% on the cost of grading starting February 2017, alleviating some of the cost burden on small enterprises...

17 hours ago

Budget Speech focus on tourism promotion bodes well for inbound tourism

Minister Gordhan announced that there would be focused support on labour-intensive sectors, including tourism-related services, with an additional R494 million allocated to tourism promotion...

1 day ago

THINC Africa 2017: Exciting future for African hotel market

“The evolution of the hotel market across Africa continues with some of the largest international brands announcing they were opening hotels in new countries."

1 day ago

Lufthansa partners with third-party digital channels for ticket sales

Online event agents that want to spare their clients unnecessary effort of booking tickets are now able to offer suitable Lufthansa flights directly from their websites or apps in combination with the event tickets.

1 day ago

Honeymoon budgets are tight for South African couples

According to a survey conducted by The Wedding Expo, the average South African couple can spend R5,000 to R15,000 for their honeymoon...

1 day ago

Jumia Travel aims to streamline travel in Africa with flight services

In a move to boost its service offerings, Jumia Travel has unveiled its Flights Services for travellers - part of its broader programme to create a one-stop travel shop in a bid to streamline travel in Africa.

1 day ago

Children wear the pants when it comes to family holidays

A Holiday Inn survey has found that when it comes to deciding where to go and to do on holidays, children 'wear the pants'...

1 day ago

Stomping good fun at the Muratie Harvest Festival

When your husband has to work the day of the annual summery Muratie Harvest Festival, all is not lost – you simply invite your parents to accompany you in his stead, as it's a rollicking day out hosted by the estate's current owners, the Melck family...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

Get great specials with Restaurant Week this autumn

The autumn edition of the internationally renowned Restaurant Week will commence from 20 April until 30 April. Diners will get access to specials from 100 restaurants in South Africa. Bookings start on 31 March on

2 days ago

Magalies Park up for a R40 million modern facelift

Magalies Park timeshare resort, near the Hartebeesport Dam, is undergoing a R40 million refurbishment which will leave its 185 chalets with a fresh new look...

2 days ago

Sanlam Top Destination Awards bigger and better in its third year

The annual Sanlam Top Destination Awards has plans to expand with additional entries, extravagant décor, more guests, and further sponsorship opportunities under the theme of Authentically African #MyHeartBeatsAfrica...

2 days ago

Chef Khumalo, BON Hotel Group launches culinary school

Located at the refurbished restaurant venue at BON Hotel Midrand, the culinary school–cum-restaurant is the result of a desire to bring young African chefs into the industry

2 days ago

When there's chaos at airports: What to know for travel

When you travel by air, whether for work or pleasure, you often do not know what to expect at the airport. When airports are particularly busy and chaotic, it's vital to plan ahead...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 2 days ago

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