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Nina Maritz Architects completes shipwreck-themed timber cabins in Namibia
Nina Maritz Architects completes shipwreck-themed timber cabins in Namibia

Namibian architecture firm Nina Maritz Architects has completed new shipwreck-themed timber cabins on the beach in the Skeleton Coast National Park...

17 hours ago

Coco Safar introduces dinner menu
Coco Safar introduces dinner menu

Luxury patisserie, coffee emporium, and glamorous brunch spot, the flagship Coco Safar in Sea Point has been delighting palettes with indulgent treats and sumptuous coffee concoctions for breakfast and lunch since the beginning of the year, however, since early August the eatery now offers a dinner menu...

By Ruth Cooper 15 hours ago

#WomensMonth: Rising above challenges as women in hospitality
#WomensMonth: Rising above challenges as women in hospitality

In celebration of #WomensMonth, we chat with Anneke Potgieter, director of operations and complex general manager at Silverstar Casino as she shares more on her challenges, career and words of wisdom...

By Robin Fredericks 1 day ago

City of Johannesburg to host 2019 SA Brand Summit
City of Johannesburg to host 2019 SA Brand Summit

Following a detailed bidding process to choose the host city for the South Africa Brand Summit & Awards, the City of Johannesburg and Gauteng Province have been confirmed as the host destination...

17 Aug 2018

Exploring the world: Where do the globe's most affluent spend their holiday?
Exploring the world: Where do the globe's most affluent spend their holiday?

With the holiday season in full swing and affluent increasingly searching for unique experiences rather than growing their material possessions, the luxury travel market is booming. What are the travel trends among the affluent worldwide?

17 Aug 2018

SA Tourism's Sho't Left Travel Week addresses local tourism challenges
SA Tourism's Sho't Left Travel Week addresses local tourism challenges

With the recent decline in domestic tourism numbers, the Sho't Left Travel Week presents a unique opportunity to address this challenge...

16 Aug 2018

A relevant travel policy optimises savings, limits friction
A relevant travel policy optimises savings, limits friction

It is crucial to review a corporate travel programme regularly and implement improvements that focus on cost optimisation, as well as traveller safety and comfort...

By Kim Cochrane 16 Aug 2018

International spotlight on fair and inclusive tourism shines on Cape Town
International spotlight on fair and inclusive tourism shines on Cape Town

As part of Cape Town Tourism, CEO Enver Duminy has been asked to participate in the UNWTO Global Summit in Seoul, Korea in September 2018. He's been tasked with sharing on the topic of fair and inclusive tourism. Here are the points he'll be addressing, based on his own initiatives and goals...

By Enver Duminy 16 Aug 2018

Absa Top 10 Pinotage winners announced for 2018
Absa Top 10 Pinotage winners announced for 2018

The Pinotage Association in collaboration with Absa has announced its Absa Top 10 Pinotage winners for 2018...

16 Aug 2018

How to use performance marketing to grow business effectively
How to use performance marketing to grow business effectively

DCMN Cape Town recently hosted their first Open Night for startups in Cape Town, in which Travelstart shared their marketing journey, as well as valuable insights on the lessons they have learned over the years...

15 Aug 2018

June global passenger demand rises by 7.7%
June global passenger demand rises by 7.7%

The International Air Transport Association has announced its global passenger traffic results for June showing a demand rise of 7.8% percentage points compared to June 2017...

15 Aug 2018

2018 Distell Inter Hotel Challenge national winners announced
2018 Distell Inter Hotel Challenge national winners announced

After six months of hard work, lectures, product workshops and intense menu planning, the national winners of the sixth annual Distell Inter Hotel Challenge were announced at a gala awards event at the Belmond Mount Nelson in Cape Town...

14 Aug 2018

PwC ranks Cape Town as number 1 city of opportunity in Africa
PwC ranks Cape Town as number 1 city of opportunity in Africa

"Cape Town is a city with strong fundamentals, aspiring talent and a palpable excitement, set against a backdrop of inequality, which is borne out of the country's past but which will play a role in the city's future."

14 Aug 2018

Promotion of Kenya's tourism key to its growth
Promotion of Kenya's tourism key to its growth

Kenya's tourism industry has undergone challenges such as the uncertainty surrounding the political landscape in 2017. Yet, its resilient performance has been impactfully felt on the Kenyan economy...

By Josephine Wawira 14 Aug 2018

Food, travel and everything in-between: Cape Peninsula's Chef Hajie rises to her potential
Food, travel and everything in-between: Cape Peninsula's Chef Hajie rises to her potential

In celebration of #WomensMonth, Cape Peninsula's Chef Hajie takes some time away from the kitchen to talk about culinary art, food through to travel and fun in the kitchen and, most importantly, the many opportunities that exist for South African women in the food and hospitality industry...

14 Aug 2018

#WomensMonth: Lee-Ann Morgan embraces her deep love for all things travel
#WomensMonth: Lee-Ann Morgan embraces her deep love for all things travel

In celebration of #WomensMonth, we chat to Lee-Ann Morgan, customer growth marketing manager at Club Med Southern Africa about what it means to be a woman in the tourism industry, the challenges she's faced and how important it is to own who you are.

By Robin Fredericks 13 Aug 2018

#WomensMonth: Women in winemaking with Nederburg's Elmarie Botes
#WomensMonth: Women in winemaking with Nederburg's Elmarie Botes

Elmarie Botes is one of the latest members of the Nederburg winemaking team. Having just completed her first harvest, Botes is responsible for the winery's white wine...

By Robin Fredericks 13 Aug 2018

Kleine Zalze: Introducing the best new world producer of the year
Kleine Zalze: Introducing the best new world producer of the year

As managing director of Kleine Zalze over the last 15 years, Kobus Basson and his family have evolved the wine estate into the most awarded in Stellenbosch; marrying agricultural knowledge and business acumen to produce successful results...

By Robin Fredericks 13 Aug 2018

The benefits of tourism in growing Africa's economy
The benefits of tourism in growing Africa's economy

Tourism has become important to the growth of any economy, which is why so many countries are now reviewing and developing their tourism policies...

By Robin Fredericks 13 Aug 2018

Creating smart destinations with sustainable, innovative methods
Creating smart destinations with sustainable, innovative methods

The hospitality industry is becoming highly competitive with the focus shifting from hotel design and technology to experience-based differentials...

13 Aug 2018

Save money when travelling abroad by thinking like an economist
Save money when travelling abroad by thinking like an economist

A record number of tourists and business travellers visited a country other than their own in 2017, and this year is already on pace to exceed that tally...

By Jay L. Zagorsky 10 Aug 2018

How can tourism boost opportunities for Zimbabwe?
How can tourism boost opportunities for Zimbabwe?

According to an analysis by African Sun Limited, Zimbabwe is currently ranked 117th among the most likely travel destinations in the world category as compared to South Africa which ranks 60th. As such, politicians should shift their focus from recent election result to the future of the country...

10 Aug 2018

Hospitality manager training a growing success in Nigeria
Hospitality manager training a growing success in Nigeria

A recent report released by BON Hotels shows that the group's strategy to build local skills and training through a 'home-grown" programme in the Nigerian hospitality industry, has been of success in boosting the number of Nigerian managers...

10 Aug 2018

Cape Town, Western Cape launches inaugural Africa Halal Week 2018
Cape Town, Western Cape launches inaugural Africa Halal Week 2018

The Western Cape, City of Cape Town, Wesgro and its supporting partners have announced the launch of the inaugural Africa Halal Week 2018, which will foster business links, conversations and opportunities across tourism, trade and investment...

8 Aug 2018

UnionPay establishes closer ties between Chinese, SA tourism
UnionPay establishes closer ties between Chinese, SA tourism

UnionPay International has forged relationships with the Cape Town-based tourism industry to highlight the benefits of attracting the Chinese market...

8 Aug 2018

Signature Lux Hotel by Onomo opens in Cape Town
Signature Lux Hotel by Onomo opens in Cape Town

Following the opening of its Sandton, Johannesburg location, Signature Lux Hotel by Onomo will open its doors 500m outside of the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town in September 2018...

8 Aug 2018

What are the benefits of managing a green lodge?
What are the benefits of managing a green lodge?

As eco-friendliness and green living have become popular in recent years, there is a higher demand on the hospitality and tourism industry to go green and maintain a green status...

8 Aug 2018

Hemelhuijs x So Yum = a taste of Cape Town's most divine
Hemelhuijs x So Yum = a taste of Cape Town's most divine

It was pure joy to my ears when I heard that Hemelhuijs had come to Johannesburg...

By Jessica Tennant 8 Aug 2018

#WomensMonth 2018: Introducing the women of the travel sector
#WomensMonth 2018: Introducing the women of the travel sector

South Africa's retail travel sector employs around 9,000 people, 73% of which are female. This is according to a 2017 industry assessment by the Association of Southern African Travel Agents ...

7 Aug 2018

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