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Hilton scoops 16 major awards

The World Travel Awards acknowledges, rewards, celebrates excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry. Hilton Hotels and Resorts won 16 major awards...

15 Apr 2016

Minor Hotel Group plans major expansion into Africa

With high-end hotels planned for thriving cities including Cape Town, Johannesburg and...

8 Apr 2016

Best Western Hotels expands into Southern Africa

Best Western Hotels & Resorts will be growing its portfolio from one to 14 total properties in the region over the next 12 months as part of its...

16 Mar 2016

Global hotel trend predictions for 2016

In 2008, the global hotel industry was worth $447 billion US dollars. It experienced a dip in 2009 decreasing significantly to $395 billion US dollars

By Michelle Mangan 3 Feb 2016

Sun International sells some African assets

Sun International says it will sell a portion of its interests in its African assets to a foreign subsidiary of Thailand-listed Minor International Public Co (Mint) for R664m.

19 Aug 2014

Top spots in Australia to spend your vacation

Partying or relaxing? Australia is the best place to be. Down Under offers a lot... whatever your taste, Australia has it.

By Amelia Verona 25 Jul 2014

Marriott clinches deal to buy biggest African hotel chain

US hotel giant Marriott announced it had finalised a deal to buy the Protea group, Africa's largest hotel chain, for US$186m.

23 Jan 2014

Tourism growth outlook looks strong

Auditing firm PwC on Thursday (13 June) projected total room revenue in SA would grow at a compound annual rate of 9.2% between now and 2017 after overall spending on rooms in all categories rose by 13.4% in 2012 to R15.2bn‚ reflecting an increase in stay-unit nights and a 5.3% rise in the average room rate.

By Helmo Preuss 14 Jun 2013

Hilton plans to boost African presence

Hilton Worldwide has expanded its product offering in SA over the past six months and the US-based group intends to increase its presence in Africa‚ according to vice-president of operations for Africa and the Indian Ocean‚ Jan van der Putten.

16 May 2013

People pay more to stay in hotels

People spent more on hotel and bed-and-breakfast accommodation in February and as a result, the total income for SA's tourist accommodation sector rose by 8.8% year-on-year according to Statistics SA's (Stats SA) tourist accommodation survey released on Monday (22 April).

23 Apr 2013

Luxury villas in France: Holiday homes for great holidays

When you think of having your holiday in a luxury villa, you imagine a lavish home with spacious rooms and shrouded by amazing beauty of nature, right? Most probably, a picture of immaculate shoreline with glimmering blue waters may also comes to mind.

By Will Smith 20 Feb 2013

Luxury villas Caribbean - live life king-size

If you are planning a vacation to relax, enjoy pleasant weather and see the beautiful serene locations with your family or a group, then renting a luxury Caribbean villa can prove to be an excellent choice. A villa will not only provide you a new travelling experience, but also make your stay easy and comfortable.

By will smith 10 Jan 2013

Beat the heat... Take a group vacation to Idaho to enjoy the snow

Joining up with a travel group is a great way to see Idaho. In the winter, there is plenty to do and numerous ways to enjoy the snow, including skiing. This is the perfect location to get some fresh air and enjoy the outdoors. And you'll find it a great deal cooler than South Africa right now.

21 Dec 2012

Dubai listed as one of the top 10 global tourism destinations

For year's residents of and visitors to the UAE city of Dubai knew that it was a force with which to be reckoned as a tourist destination. Not only does it boast world class tourist attractions, magnificent accommodation and a variety of activities, but also Dubai is a city that is centrally located and provides the perfect stopover for travel from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Far East.

19 Jun 2012

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