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What's new in Dubai?

Dubai's new openings in the first half of 2017 have added a host of new experiences across art, culture, entertainment and dining to its offering. Here's what to look forward to in the second half of 2017...

8 hours ago

Head to Boschendal for a perfect winter getaway

Like many other millennials, I live in a small flat in the city where space comes at serious premiums and peace and quiet often needs to be found at yoga studios - because of this, I always jump at the chance to head out of town and play country-house-living.

By Ruth Cooper 21 Jul 2017

Calling all sommeliers for SA's Best Young Sommelier competition

To empower the next generation of professional sommeliers, the South African Sommelier Association (SASA) in association with Moët & Chandon introduces the Best Young Sommerlier competition, with entries now open until 29 July 2017.

21 Jul 2017

Escape to Tintswalo Atlantic Hotel this Winter

It's hard to believe that it's been two years since Tintswalo Atlantic was almost destroyed in a Cape Town wildfire. If you visit the five-star boutique lodge today, you'll find a place that's risen from the ashes and resumed its position as one of the top spots for a luxury escape.

By Eugene Yiga 21 Jul 2017

Newcomer Rare Grill in Kenilworth named best steakhouse in SA

Newcomer of the Year in The Wolftrap Steakhouse Championships, Rare Grill in Kenilworth was also named the Steakhouse Champion for 2017...

By Jessica Tennant 18 Jul 2017

Angelic stay at Angala Boutique Hotel

Everything whispers of peace and tranquillity at Angala Boutique Hotel and Guest House, just outside of Franschhoek.

By Leigh Andrews 18 Jul 2017

To advance youth in tourism, we need to advance new skills

There are opportunities for young South Africans in the travel and tourism industry, but we need to ensure they have the skills to march into the future with confidence...

By Tim Smith 18 Jul 2017

Exploring Rémy Martin's Eau-de-Vie

Rémy Martin brand ambassador, Vusa Zaya gives us a taste of what it takes to be a brand ambassador in the world of Cognac and what promoting the brand entails...

By Juanita Pienaar 18 Jul 2017

Michelin trained, Soweto-born chef offers SA chefs opportunity to work in Paris

Michelin trained Chef Wandile Mabaso has announced his French Culinary Bursary in South Africa, giving growth-hungry, up-and-coming SA chefs a chance to apply for an opportunity to work in a Michelin-starred restaurant in Paris...

17 Jul 2017

Learn about whisky at Ginja Restaurant's Whisky Wednesday evenings

The Whisky Wednesday evening, hosted by Ginga Ginja Restaurant at Newmark's Victoria & Alfred Hotel at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, in its third and latest instalment, offers a five-course dinner paired with Three Ships Whisky, at a cost of R295.

By Eugene Yiga 12 Jul 2017

John Dory's opens its doors at uShaka Village Walk Mall

uShaka Marine World, Africa's largest marine theme park's management team were recently in attendance to welcome a new addition to their Village Walk family, that of John Dory's restaurant...

Issued by uShaka Marine World 12 Jul 2017

2017 Eat Out Woolworths Sustainability Award entries now open

The Eat Out Woolworths Sustainability Award, which was launched last year as a first for South Africa, gives recognition to a restaurant that brings its customers seasonal, local and responsibly produced food.

11 Jul 2017

Why it's OK to charge tourists more for chips

Differential pricing may seem unfair. But if locals had to start paying the same prices as tourists, it's likely that many of them would be prevented from enjoying heritage sites in their own communities...

By Sally Everett 5 Jul 2017

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International

How far can the Chinese tourism market go?

In Asia, Europe and the Americas, Chinese tourists have now become an ubiquitous presence. Their number has more than doubled in the last seven years, from 57.38 million in 2010 to 122 million in 2016, according to the its government's tourism administration.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 1 day ago

Nairobi to land Sh4.6m per person luxury flight

A Hong Kong-based airline operator plans to launch a Sh4.6m-a-ticket luxury flight to Nairobi targeting Asia's super-rich keen on sampling Kenya's prime holiday destinations. Crystal AirCruises - the luxury private jet and resort operator - said last Friday its private jet will make the inaugural flight from Hong Kong to Nairobi on September 30.

By Brian Ngugi 2 days ago

Can tourism alleviate global poverty?

Wouldn't it be great if something as simple and pleasurable as international travel could help end something as grinding and enduring as global poverty? After all, the industry is booming, growing at least 4% a year since the 1960s (with a brief slowdown in 2009), according to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).

By Susanne Becken 3 days ago

IATA, A4A launches year-long campaign to improve baggage tracking

More than four million bags are carried by airlines across the globe annually, with less than 0.43 percent not arriving with their owners. The industry, however, is determined to do even better. With the goal to reduce mishandled bags and increasing efficiency in baggage operations, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Airlines for America (A4A) have launched a global campaign related to baggage tracking.

21 Jul 2017

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