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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

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

Stellenbosch eyes higher ICCA ranking for business tourism

ICCA recently ranked Stellenbosch as one of the top 10 cities in Africa for business tourism event. "Our goal is to move from the seventh to the fourth-best ranking in Africa by 2020..."

2 Jun 2017

Moments of Truth: The benefit of self-empowerment through ownership

A genuine hospitality experience can only be realised when employees are not only effective, but also motivated to contribute towards a guest's ultimate experience...

By Chris Godenir 30 May 2017

Create your own festival experience with 10 things to do at Wacky Wine

The fourteenth annual Wacky Wine Weekend is happening from 1-4 June 2017 and you can create your own unique festival experience with this list of ten things you can do at the event...

29 May 2017

Hospitality industry needs answers on proposed Liquor Amendment Bill

The hospitality industry is concerned about the unfavourable implications the amendment bill will have. “As it is we don't know where we stand and we need answers...”

17 May 2017

Meet passionate restaurateur and CEO of Jamie's Italian SA

CEO and shareholder of Jamie's Italian South Africa, Stephen Gersowsky, is one of a group of passionate individuals, with a flare for developing the restaurant industry, who brought this renowned chef's brand to South Africa...

17 May 2017

#Indaba2017: A taste of what's in store

Thousands of exhibitors, travel buyers, visitors and media from all over the world is converging on the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban to experience the dynamic African travel industry...

16 May 2017

Food & Hospitality Africa 2017 a resounding success

After three days of hospitality innovation, trends and networking, Food & Hospitality Africa 2017 closed its doors and according to event director, Nick Sarnadas, it was a resounding success...

16 May 2017

Ready, set, go with the 2017 Good Food & Wine Show!

Calling all foodies! Fiera Milano Exhibitions Africa held the media launch for the Good Food & Wine Show (GFWS) 2017 at the Pavillion of the Table Bay Hotel last week, and it was a treat for the senses....

By Leigh Andrews 16 May 2017

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Qantas reveals names for its Dreamliner fleet

Qantas has revealed the names for its fleet of eight Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. More than 60,000 suggestions were put forward and 45,000 votes cast in selecting the names of the aircraft.

3 days ago

New CNN Travel multiplatform, multimedia digital destination launched

In the latest step in CNN's strategy to build premium content brands appealing to global audiences and commercial partners, the channel has launched an all-new CNN Travel multimedia digital destination. CNN Travel has a new design as a globally-minded, mobile-first, social product with an emphasis on visual storytelling.

13 Jun 2017

The rise of film-induced tourism and its impact on local businesses

In 2001, something happened to New Zealand's tourism industry that changed it forever. The launch of the Lord of the Rings film series catapulted picturesque New Zealand into the tourism stratosphere, as fans of the phenomenally popular franchise booked trips to the mystical lands of Tolkien's heroes.

By Irma Hunkeler 12 Jun 2017

Abu Dhabi records significant growth in hotel guest arrivals

Abu Dhabi welcomed 1.6m guest arrivals year-to-end April, a 7% growth compared to the same period in 2016 according to new figures from Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi), with April recording a strong performance - posting a year-on-year increase of 15% in hotel guest arrivals.

9 Jun 2017

MSC Cruises takes delivery of next-generation cruise ship MSC Meraviglia

MSC Cruises recently took official delivery of next-generation cruise ship MSC Meraviglia - at 171,598 GRT and with a guest capacity of 5,714 - at the STX France shipyard. MSC Meraviglia is both the biggest ship to ever be built by a European ship owner - MSC Cruises - and the biggest to come into service in 2017.

8 Jun 2017

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