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Episode 86: The power of brands in the mass communication landscape

Date: 22 Apr 2014
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Date: 2 Apr 2014
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Episode 82: An African Path to Success & Effective Measure

Date: 24 Feb 2014 | Time: 39:00min
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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 10:24

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 07:54

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 08:38

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 12:33

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 10:21

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 10:45

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 07:41

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 06:26

The wonders of Hong Kong & Shanghai

China is home to more than 1.3 billion people and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. With the historic beauty of Shanghai and the towering skyscrapers of Hong Kong, you will soon be falling in love with these busy metropolitan cities.

27 Mar 2012 11:32

Do's and don'ts in Thailand

Thailand is not only a country filled with beautiful clothes, exotic cocktails and breathtaking beaches. It is also a land where the trade and customs' are steeped in Thai history.

21 Feb 2012 11:17

China's Year of the Dragon present

Launch of first direct South Africa - China flight is a game changer for our tourism industry.

By Michael Jones 17 Feb 2012 10:12

Travel Tips from Germany

BERLIN, GERMANY: The first edition of Travel Tips covers a host of information. The German National Tourist Board themes for 2012 are exciting and cover new aspects of Germany.

6 Feb 2012 11:12

Bookings down? Or is London already full?

IOL says that tourism operators in Britain - who have been expecting a flood of bookings ahead of the 2012 Olympics - say there has been a 90% drop in bookings as a result of the global economic recession.

16 Nov 2011 11:00

Ethiopian Airlines code shares with Singapore Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines, claiming to be the fastest growing African Airline, has announced that it will start code sharing with Singapore Airlines, one of the largest carriers in Asia effective 1 November 2011, providing its customers the option of flying to Singapore.

27 Oct 2011 07:55

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