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BizTrends 2017


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Shift noted in nature of SA hotel development

The nature of hotel development in South Africa has shifted, says Wayne Troughton, CEO of HTI Consulting, along with the manner in which such developments are funded and owned...

2 days ago

Counting down to the opening of SA's most technologically sophisticated casino floor

Sun International's Time Square in Menlyn, South Africa's most technologically advanced casino floor, is nearing completion and will open to the public on 1 April 2017...

3 days ago

Gold Travel rebrands and expands

Gold Travel, long-standing Cape Town corporate travel management company with a track record of over 40 years in the industry, recently revealed its new look...

2 days ago

Know these top five marketing trends to travel in 2017

With purchases happening online, the travel industry is going completely digital to expand its business beyond expectations. Here are a few trends for the year 2017 that you need to watch out for...

By Stephen Marshal 20 Mar 2017

Premier Hotels & Resorts to educate guests during Earth Hour

With 75% of hotels' environmental impact being directly related to excessive consumption, we have committed to transforming ourselves and, in turn, the environment, by adopting a more eco-friendly approach...

20 Mar 2017

Hotels increasingly vulnerable to ransomware attacks

Hotels are doubly vulnerable because ransomware attacks may not only impede their systems but...

16 Mar 2017

Eco-friendly digs for the modern nomad

The University of Porto (UPTEC), Portuguese startup Ecocubo has created a prefab perfect for travellers...

By Bo Bushwinkel 16 Mar 2017

Dream Hotels & Resorts awards top performers

Dream Hotels & Resorts held its 2016 Award Ceremony to recognise the achievements of its top-performing individuals in sales and hotel operations...

15 Mar 2017

Three reasons to discover the Robertson Wine Valley

I recently attended the Hands on Harvest festival in Robertson. Taking place over a weekend every year, the festival aims to promote the winemakers and farms of the area with multiple events, hands on activities and, of course, wine tastings.

By Ruth Cooper 15 Mar 2017

Creating beach life for Gauteng

A multinational water innovation company is planning to bring beach life to Gauteng. Swimming, kayaking, paddleboarding and sailing will be on offer in the new development...

15 Mar 2017

#BrandManagerMonth: Cheapflights in a time of travel bans, Brexit and savvy consumers

We had a chat with award-winning commercial marketer and Cheapflights MD, Andrew Shelton, to find out what's in store for the Cheapflights brand in 2017...

By Cari Coetzee 14 Mar 2017

#BrandManagerMonth: Carlson Rezidor, Africa's aspirational brand

"Instead of starting with a concept and hoping guests like it, we start with the emotions we want guests to experience, then create the concepts necessary to bring them to life."

By Cari Coetzee 13 Mar 2017

Hotel fitness centres, a new gold in the hospitality industry

The growing trend from home based fitness programmes to local fitness memberships, now includes the need for travellers to keep fit even when on their trips, be it leisure or business...

By Josephine Wawira 10 Mar 2017

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