Tourism Trends 2018

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South African Tourism Board endorses Hostex as gateway to African market

The South African Tourism Board has announced its endorsement of the pan-African food and drink trade show, Hostex powering Food & Hospitality Africa and IFEA...

3 days ago

Care's celebrates ethical and sustainable food culture, awards young innovative chefs

Care's is a globally attended event that has become synonymous with ethics and sustainability. The third annual event was attended by food luminaries who are all committed to cutting food waste through their own restaurants and projects....

13 Feb 2018

Why drought-stricken Cape Town and the Western Cape needs tourism more than ever

Not visiting Cape Town and the Western Cape would only make the challenging situation worse. To keep our economy growing and create jobs during the drought, we need tourism now more than ever...

5 Feb 2018

#BizTrends2018: Healthy, rainbow food is 2018 trend for SA foodies

Uber Eats has unveiled the most popular 2018 food trends in South Africa. Uber Eats looked at the most popular ingredients and dishes searched for by South Africans over the last six months to draw its conclusion.

26 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Top hospitality trends 2018

Leon Meyer, general manager at The Westin Cape Town shares his top hospitality trends for 2018...

By Leon Meyer 10 Jan 2018

Ten steps to create an accurate hotel income budget

There are so many influencing factors to consider when setting a budget. It is a lengthy, but worthwhile exercise. The aim is always to: grow the business, set a realistic budget and get it as accurate as possible.

By Theresa Prins 9 Jan 2018

Tourism enterprise Langa Quarter officially launched in Cape Town

The Langa Quarter, proactively zoned for tourism, has officially been launched recently - a hub of enterprise and social development projects...

3 Jan 2018

Changing face of retail presents opportunity for the wine trade

Embrace the chaos brought by the mobile phone-fueled digital age and look to Portugal for a road map to success in the USA...

8 Dec 2017

Making unpopular cuts popular: Educating diners on sustainable eating

We need to make people think more about what they choose to eat and how our food products are sourced. We've already lost our fish stocks from over-fishing, and eating this wonderful product is fast becoming a luxury...

27 Nov 2017

The importance of culinary tourism to travel destinations

Modern-day travellers are more experiential in all aspects of their journey; from cultural immersion to local food sampling, a trend that has become a major influence in the growth of travel destinations...

By Josephine Wawira 22 Nov 2017

Winners of One&Only Reaching for Young Stars competition announced

The Cape's top culinary academies have once again put forward their finest young stars to compete for top honours in the One&Only Reaching for Young Stars competition...

17 Nov 2017

FEDHASA members put measures in place to make sure egg supply meets guest demand

According to FEDHASA, member establishments have put measures in place to ensure they are not affected by the egg shortage caused by the avian flu outbreak...

16 Nov 2017

Restaurant Week 5 Year Anniversary awards best performing restaurants per region

Restaurant Week celebrated its fifth-anniversary edition, which saw over 15,000 guests make their way to the 100 participating top restaurants...

13 Nov 2017

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Etihad exec's marathon round-the-world journey breaks Guinness World Record

Etihad Airways' high flying executive Andrew Fisher travelled around the globe in the fastest time and in the fewest number of flights - a record-breaking feat with the Guinness World Records officially declaring his successful attempt a world record. Fisher clocked a flying time of 52 hours and 34 minutes, beating the previous record by 3 hours and 13 minutes, and using only four scheduled commercial flights instead of five to achieve his lifelong ambition.

2 days ago

New app a digital gateway to Abu Dhabi heritage

The Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) is set to launch a 'one-stop' digital information platform on cultural experiences in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. This initiative will offer personalised content, 360-degree visuals, interactive floor plans, podcasts from culture experts as well as a centralised profiling database across all culture locations and events.

14 Feb 2018

Cape Town, New York kicks off with tourism co-marketing campaign

The co-marketing agreement between Cape Town Tourism and NYC & Company which sees the two destination marketing agencies pool their resources to market each other's destinations is going live in February 2018. With special airfare offers and more, Cape Town is set to receive more New Yorkers.

13 Feb 2018

Belmond acquires historic Tuscan castle in Italy

Belmond has announced the acquisition of Castello di Casole, located within easy access of Florence and Siena. The intimate, 39-room hotel sits within 1,500 acres of farmland, vineyards and olive groves - one of the largest private estates in Italy.

12 Feb 2018

Cathay Pacific launches in-flight yoga programme to boost well-being of air travellers

In harmony with Cathay Pacific's Life Well Travelled campaign, the airline has partnered with Pure Yoga to launch a new in-flight well-being programme - Travel Well with Yoga, a series of six easy-to-follow videos.

30 Jan 2018

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