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Foodies meet #Brewfood - Beerhouse launches new menu and food trend

Remember a time before craft beer? Strange to think that only a few years back, your local beer options were pretty much Castle or Black Label. Now beers come artfully packaged and flavoured with anything from cinnamon to pineapple...

By Ruth Cooper 14 Sep 2017

Study: The digital future of the restaurant industry

How do restaurants use digital solutions - or why do they refrain from using them? What are their demands, and why is it worth it to drive digitisation in an industry that is still largely operated in the analogue world?

14 Sep 2017

#THINCAfrica: Developing Africa's hospitality professionals of the future

Associate Dean and Professor at ESL, Dr Achim Schmitt, participated in a panel discussion on HR and education issues in the hospitality industry at the THINC Africa conference...

By Cari Coetzee 13 Sep 2017

#NewCampaign: Building brand Stellenbosch with #lovingStellenbosch tourism campaign

The campaign acknowledges the importance of motivating and involving both local inhabitants and visitors in promoting and building brand Stellenbosch as a special and preferred tourist destination...

11 Sep 2017

Home-style hospitality, the historic Tulbagh Hotel way

Here's why olive oil shots at Oakhurst Olives, relaxed dining at the Tulbagh Boutique Hotel and ziplining through the scenic Ceres Valley are three musts for a Cape weekend away...

By Leigh Andrews 7 Sep 2017

Marble's Wikus Human named the 2017 Best Young Sommelier

The South African Sommeliers Association (SASA) has named 26-year-old Wikus Human as the winner of the 2017 Moët & Chandon Best Young Sommelier competition.

6 Sep 2017

2017 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards introduces new three-part format

The winners of the 2017 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards will be announced at GrandWest in Cape Town on Sunday, 9 November, in an exciting new three-part format.

6 Sep 2017

Localisation key in Carlson Rezidor's development strategy for Africa

As a hotel group, Carlson Rezidor is constantly reconciling localisation and world-class hospitality. "It is becoming increasingly clear that we can't have one without the other.”

4 Sep 2017

The potential economic impact of hosting the Rugby World Cup in 2023

According to a Grant Thornton economic impact assessment, hosting the Rugby World Cup in 2023 will bring South Africa R27.3bn in direct, indirect and induced economic impact...

30 Aug 2017

#WomensMonth: Ten tips for women considering a career as a chef

This Women's Month, I take a look at how female chefs cope in today's hospitality industry. The days of male dominated kitchens are definitely a thing of the past as women increasingly make their presence felt.

By Janine Fourie 29 Aug 2017

Loving the lazy luxury of Franschhoek's Leeu Estates

Warmth, comfort and elegance are top of mind when I think back to our recent winter stay at Franschhoek's luxury gem of the Leeu Collection, Leeu Estates. It's the very definition of refined five-star relaxation where every whim is catered for, and more...

By Leigh Andrews 29 Aug 2017

#WomensMonth: Female family heritage Cooked into contemporary cuisine

Cooked is a quaint eatery serving up traditional Middle Eastern and Mediterranean fare infused with a contemporary twist...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 28 Aug 2017

Far beyond the vanilla veil at the Velvet Cake Co

There are quite a few new cakes in town, featuring everything from creamy pastel ripples to velvet drip and silver-rimmed chocolate dreams. These completely out of the cake-box cakey creations can all be found at the Velvet Cake Co...

By Leigh Andrews 24 Aug 2017

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International

British Airways starts African and Indian Ocean Islands expansion

British Airways will be starting its services to the Seychelles, offering more flights to Mauritius, with more seats on other routes as part of its African network expansion. This will include services to the Seychelles between March and October, which will be operated by the airlines newest fleet of aircraft, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, as well as expanding its three current Boeing 777 services to five, from Gatwick to Mauritius as from October.

16 hours ago

IHG reveals new franchise-ready, midscale brand Avid

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has revealed the name for its new high-quality midscale brand. Avid Hotels is franchise-ready and more than 150 owners have already expressed interest in the brand, demonstrating strong demand and great potential for Avid Hotels in this market segment. The first Avid Hotels locations are expected to begin construction in early 2018 and the first hotel is anticipated to open in early 2019.

22 hours ago

#SACSCCongress: Nigella Lawson on the role of food in storytelling

Internationally renowned food writer and TV cook Nigella Lawson has amassed a loyal following of food lovers charmed by her no-fuss approach to cooking and ornate descriptions of food that are telling of her authentic passion for the subject.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 days ago

SA's art and culture takes to the streets in New York

In a month-long partnership with Citi Bike which will see South Africa's unique art and culture taking to the streets of New York City, South African Tourism's US office is taking an innovative approach to grow the SA's arts, culture, and heritage offering by encouraging New Yorkers and visitors to the city to travel to South Africa.

2 days ago

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