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Distell Inter Hotel Challenge 2017 winners announced

The challenge, championed by Distell, is hotly contested as hotels around SA present their protégés. The candidates compete in different categories over a period of months...

7 Aug 2017

Smile for local artisans and #SayCheese!

If you're still fixated on yellow cheese and your favourite four varietals are cheddar, gouda, mozzarella and feta, best you visit the Say Cheese Fair later this year...

By Leigh Andrews 31 Jul 2017

SA Tourism ensures SMMEs participate in SA's first Holiday Expo

SA Tourism has teamed up with the Future Group hosting the inaugural Holiday Expo, an experiential showcase, to ensure that SMMEs in the tourism industry get the opportunity to market and showcase their businesses...

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

Durbanite one of the 25 most influential people in the international meetings industry

Nina Freysen-Pretorius, CEO of The Conference Company, has been included in the US-based Successful Meetings magazine's annual list of 25 outstanding professionals who have had a significant impact on the meetings industry...

20 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

Research reveals positive development in the African tourism sector

Through the partnership between WTM Africa and Euromonitor International, research divulged at the exhibition showed that key performance indicators revealed positive development in the travel sector of Africa...

15 Jun 2017

Seasoned Chef Tyron Lumley, Fairlawns Boutique Hotel's new executive chef

With various accolades, destinations, and positions at some of the world's finest establishments under his toque, Chef Tyron Lumley, has been appointed as the executive chef at Fairlawns Boutique Hotel and Spa...

13 Jun 2017

What amenities do business travellers desire most?

According to a recent study conducted by Corporate Traveller as part of its SmartSTAY programme, the top five global value-adding inclusions preferred for a hotel stay is...

13 Jun 2017

CTICC: The MICE industry is still as strong as ever

The MICE industry is still going strong despite tough economic conditions. The CTICC has hosted eight consumer shows in the first four months of 2017...

8 Jun 2017

Westin shines a light for early morning joggers with Gear Lending programme

Westin Hotels & Resorts, in celebration of Global Running Day and with hopes to inspire travellers to rise early and own their morning, announced an addition to the brand's Gear Lending programme...

5 Jun 2017

#GFWS2017: Good brand hunting at the Good Food & Wine Show 2017

Not a regular attendee of foodie events, I wandered from the furthest reaches of the CTICC parking to collect my accreditation...

By Terry Levin 5 Jun 2017

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International

IHG to grow footprint in emerging Dubai business epicentres

InterContinental Hotels Group has signed two new properties in Dubai, namely the Crowne Plaza Dubai Business Bay and InterContinental Residence Suites Dubai Business Bay. The signing of these two properties, and the Dubai Business Bay location, falls in line with IHG's strategy to grow these two brands, which are in partnership with API Hotels & Resorts, in emerging business epicentres.

3 days ago

Tips on how to have an ethical elephant experience

Encountering one of natures most majestic creatures, elephants, can be quite an experience. While there are many opportunities to get up close and personal with elephants when travelling to places like Thailand, India, and Sri Lanka, it's important that these encounters happen with the elephants in a happy and humane environment.

3 days ago

Pam Golding appointed to market Zanzibar Amber Resort luxury apartments and villas

Pam Golding Property has been appointed to market the luxury apartments and villas of mega-development Zanzibar Amber Resort, set to be the largest premium hospitality investment and resort in East Africa. The apartments and villas are to be completed as part of the first seven phases of the development.

8 Aug 2017

Thinking like an economist can make your next trip abroad cheaper

A record number of tourists and business travellers visited another country in 2016, and this year is already on pace to exceed that tally.

By Jay L. Zagorsky 4 Aug 2017

Quality of social media engagement trumps quantity of mentions in Middle East Airlines sentiment study

A study conducted by Brandseye on behalf of the Aerospace division of the Toulouse MBA programme found that Qatar Airways is the leading Middle East airline according to consumer sentiment on social media. The study, with the aim to understand global public sentiment towards the leading airlines in the region and the factors driving it, analysed the social media universe of the four biggest Middle Eastern airlines according to social media conversation - Qatar Airways, Etihad, Emirates and Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) - with over half a million online mentions in both English and Arabic captured between March and May 2017.

4 Aug 2017

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