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SA propels MICE industry, adopts bidding support programme

South Africa's deputy minister of tourism, Elizabeth Thabethe has announced a delegate-boosting plan as part of a bidding support programme to propel the country's business events industry...

4 Dec 2017

Resorts need to keep evolving to deliver an experience beyond accommodation

Resorts need to constantly evolve if they want to deliver the right mix of products that cater for guests from all market segments...

24 Nov 2017

New Umhlanga business and leisure hotel officially opens in December

Offering 140 apartments and extensive conference and meeting facilities accommodating up to 200 delegates, the hotel has direct access to the main Umhlanga Beach...

24 Nov 2017

IHG grows footprint in Cairo with signing of first Crowne Plaza

IHG has signed the Crowne Plaza Cairo Sheikh Zayed City hotel, the first Crowne Plaza in Cario, scheduled to open in 2021...

23 Nov 2017

Ironman 'invaluable' to city economy

Hosting the Ironman 70.3 World Championship will cost Nelson Mandela Bay more than R200m over the next year, but the event will be invaluable to the city's economy and tourism industry...

By Odette Parfitt 21 Nov 2017

InterContinental O.R Tambo Airport Hotel loved by guests, wins gold

The airport hotel has become one of South Africa's sought-after hotels, providing guests with an unforgettable experience, from arrival to departure...

21 Nov 2017

Thebe's new tourism projects pay homage to SA history, set to transform SA tourism offering

Thebe Tourism Group CEO has revealed new major tourism projects in iconic locations set to transform South African tourism and which visitors to the country can look forward to, during WTM London...

7 Nov 2017

Marriott opens second hotel in Kenya overlooking famous Nairobi National Park

Marriott International has further strengthened its presence in Kenya with the announcement of the opening of its second hotel, Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Airport, overlooking the World's Wildlife Capital...

7 Nov 2017

Johannesburg only sub-Saharan Africa city in Top 100 City Destinations Ranking 2017

Euromonitor International has released the 2017 edition of the Top 100 City Destinations Ranking, incorporating global travel trends to provide insight on how cities are at the forefront of tourism growth...

7 Nov 2017

SA preferred bidder for Rugby World Cup 2023

SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux has pledged that South Africa will deliver a "Triple Win" in the 2023 Rugby World Cup...

1 Nov 2017

Transcorp Hilton Abuja to remain under Hilton management until 2037

Hilton and Transcorp Hotels Plc has signed a 20-year extension to the current agreement to manage the Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja which will see Hilton manage the property until 2037...

1 Nov 2017

Innovative campaigns, initiatives make for Cape Town Tourism success story

According to Cape Tourism's Annual General Meeting report, many successful activities have taken place over the past financial year...

31 Oct 2017

CTICC financial results confirm its value to SA economy, business tourism industry

According to the financial results of the CTICC, the centre generated R216m in revenue, contributed R3.7bn to the national economy, sustained 7,824 jobs, hosted 482 events and 416,733 delegates...

27 Oct 2017

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International

AccorHotels to open two-tower Raffles hotel and residences on Dubai's famous Palm Jumeirah

AccorHotels has signed a management agreement with Dubai-based developer Nakheel for the expansion of Raffles Hotels & Resorts. The agreement will lead to the opening of a two-tower development on Palm Jumeirah comprising Raffles The Palm Dubai Hotel and Raffles Residences Palm360.

7 Dec 2017

MSC Cruises push shipbuilding, design boundaries in agreement with Fincantieri

MSC Cruises has officially taken delivery of its new flagship MSC Seaside at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy. The delivery ceremony took place in the presence of authorities and dignitaries, including Sergio Mattarella, President of the Italian Republic and Graziano Delrio, Italy's minister of infrastructures and transports.

1 Dec 2017

#NewCampaign: Jeremy Clarkson introduces Emirates' new, game-changing first class suites

Much-loved TV celebrity and motoring expert Jeremy Clarkson fronts Emirates' latest advertising campaign for its game-changing first-class private suites.

By Cari Coetzee 30 Nov 2017

Airbnb Experiences one year later: Foodies and millennials lead the way

Airbnb - as part of their vision to bring where travellers go, what they do and who they meet together into one people-powered platform - announced Trips a year ago. As part of that, Airbnb expanded Experiences - local activities crafted and led by local people - to more than 40 cities across 26 countries, and to every continent except Antarctica.

28 Nov 2017

Club Med furthers international growth with four new resorts

Continuing on its international growth strategy, Club Med has announced four new destinations in Quebec, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and the Seychelles. This on the eve of the official opening of its new mountain resorts of Grand Massif Samoëns Morillon in the Haute-Savoie region of France and Tomamu Hokkaido in Japan.

22 Nov 2017

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