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Study shows Airbnb can be a major engine for economic empowerment throughout Africa

The study shows that Airbnb has helped to spread tourism benefits beyond hotels and tourist attractions...

22 hours ago

Airbnb announces $1m investment in community-led tourism projects in Africa

As part of Airbnb's vision to empower communities through home sharing and to promote people-to-people tourism that benefits local families and their communities, it will invest $1m to...

1 day ago

Construction set to start on Umhlanga Arch

Last week saw the official ground breaking of A-grade catalytic development Umhlanga Arch in Durban...

17 hours ago

IHG reveals new hotel concept in Singapore

The InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay offers a stylish, but laid back, relaxed feel, blending seamlessly into its residential surrounds...

1 day ago

In need of hotel rooms, Seychelles' govt tells developers to begin projects or lose them

Eight out of 18 tourism projects excluded from a moratorium on large hotels in Seychelles could be reallocated if the project backers don't begin construction within a year...

1 day ago

#EntrepreneurMonth: Handcrafting bespoke luxury experiences across Africa with the Holts

Concepts Collection creates unforgettable luxury experiences. We chat to Christina and Richard Holt to find out how it all started and what it takes to run one of the leading luxury brands in SA...

By Cari Coetzee 2 days ago

Finalists set for glory at national Lilizela Tourism Awards

The fifth edition of the national Lilizela Tourism Awards honours the best-of-the-best among business owners, contractors and professional working in the South African tourism and hospitality industry...

2 days ago

Vineyard Hotel awarded for sustainable practices at Skål Sustainable Tourism Awards

Cape Town's Vineyard Hotel was announced the winner of the international Skål Sustainable Tourism Awards in the Urban Category...

13 Oct 2017

FEDHASA Cape members sign Water Wise Pledge

In supporting the Western Cape Province and the City of Cape Town's water saving initiatives, FEDHASA Cape challenges all associations and businesses to take urgent action to save water...

12 Oct 2017

Marriott reinforces Africa expansion with new hotels, $8.5bn capital investment

Marriott International has announced further expansion plans in African with seven new hotel signings. Reinforcing is continued expansion in Africa, the global chain is targeting...

12 Oct 2017

Bon Hotels acquires additional four properties, dominates Nigerian hotel space

Following on their commitment to Nigeria and the development of its hotels and tourism segment, Bon Hotels has acquired an additional four properties, bringing the total to...

10 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: At the forefront of customer feedback and online reputation management

How can establishments in the hospitality industry manage the masses of online reviews and reviewers out there? This is where Go Review, launched by Social Places, comes in...

By Cari Coetzee 10 Oct 2017

Steenberg Hotel: a luxury Cape Town escape

Established in 1682, Steenberg is the Cape's oldest farm. Fast-forward to the present day, and it's still going strong thanks to its luxurious offering for locals and tourists alike.

By Eugene Yiga 10 Oct 2017

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International

A close-up look at what happens when tourists and Maasai communities meet

My study of the interaction between tourists and a Maasai community raised questions about the boundaries between research, tourism and entertainment. For one thing, the local Maasai generally classify overseas visitors, whether researchers, NGO workers, businessmen or tourists, in the same category. I also found that cross-cultural interactions don't always help to break down stereotypes.

By Vanessa Wijngaarden 1 day ago

MSC Cruises' innovative surveillance system bridges gap in overboard detection

MSC Cruises has launched a new vanguard video surveillance system, which will optimise on-board security, allowing for the speediest intervention in the unlikely event a person or object falls overboard.

11 Oct 2017

Pacific's Niue creates huge marine sanctuary

The tiny Pacific island nation of Niue on Friday, 6 October, announced the creation of a huge marine sanctuary, saying it wanted to stop overfishing and preserve the environment for future generations.

9 Oct 2017

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