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L-R: Dewald Nieman, Eastern Cape Chapter Chairperson; Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism CEO, Mandlakazi Skefile and SATSA Chief Executive Officer, David Frost at the recent Eastern Cape chapter meeting and conference venue site inspections.
Nelson Mandela Bay to host SATSA 2018 Conference

Nelson Mandela Bay (NMB) will play host to the South African Tourism Association 2018 conference, under the theme Transforming Geographical Spread...

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Five ways to become a more eco-friendly traveller
Five ways to become a more eco-friendly traveller

If you want to join the sustainable travel movement, but don't really know where to start, it's easier than you think.

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VR and digital video storytelling as top marketing tools for 2018

Creative director and virtual reality expert Brendan Stein of Soapbox Films video production company explains how to make B2B video pop and why you need to get to the 'why' fast in your VR and video marketing, or else...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

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#WTMA18: First day highlights from meetings, networking and events

Travel trade show World Travel Market Africa 2018 opened its doors at the CTICC in Cape Town on 18 April 2018 - welcoming a host of travel professionals eager to meet, network and consolidate business...

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#WTMA18: African Responsible Tourism Awards 2018 winners announced

"The judges looked for winners who might educate and inspire others, challenging the industry to achieve more by demonstrating what can be done by businesses and organisations to realise the ambition of responsible tourism. That ambition is simply put: to use tourism to make better places for people to live in."

2 days ago

Refurbished Ritz Hotel and revolving Top of the Ritz restaurant, a new Cape Town must-do
Refurbished Ritz Hotel and revolving Top of the Ritz restaurant, a new Cape Town must-do

The iconic Ritz Hotel best known for it 360° revolving restaurant which sits on the 23rd floor of the hotel like an akwardly landed spaceship, has been synonymous with the Seapoint skyline since the early 70s...

By Ruth Cooper 3 days ago

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New Durban cruise terminal confirmed

A newly signed agreement between Transnet and KwaZulu Cruise Terminal (KCT) is paving the way for a new cruise terminal facility in the Port of Durban...

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Fusion and vision for The Gold Room by Chef Daniel Gamiche

We talk to the four Michelin star chef that will be opening a new restaurant at the QSL Private Members Club - Chef Daniel Gamiche...

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#WTMA18: New 28-destinations strong Cape Way circular route to boost local tourism

World Travel Market Africa 2018 will see the launch of a new route combining popular tourist hotspots with some unknown and unique Cape destination...

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Baby boomers transform vacation ownership travel
Baby boomers transform vacation ownership travel

While it is true that mature travellers join their children and grandchildren on multi-generational holidays, the frequent nature of travel among boomers poses significant opportunities for South Africa's tourism sector, including vacation ownership...

By Sharmila Ragunanan 17 Apr 2018

This is your country: SA Tourism promotes local travel with inspiring TV ad
This is your country: SA Tourism promotes local travel with inspiring TV ad

From the Union Building in Pretoria to Krugersdorp, the new South African Tourism TV ad demonstrates a wealth of tourism activities on offer locally...

17 Apr 2018

Western Cape wine tourism taps into big data, grows SA travel industry
Western Cape wine tourism taps into big data, grows SA travel industry

According to Margi Biggs, convenor of the annual Business of Wine and Food Tourism, wine tourists in the Western Cape are increasingly opting for guided tours with a growing preference for tailor-made itineraries to suit their specific interests...

17 Apr 2018

Tsogo Sun adds StayEasy to Mozambique portfolio
Tsogo Sun adds StayEasy to Mozambique portfolio

Tsogo Sun Hotels has announced the addition of a new offshore hotel property StayEasy Maputo to its portfolio - this is the third hotel for the group in Mozambique...

17 Apr 2018

Cape Town International Airport to be renamed after Nelson Mandela
Cape Town International Airport to be renamed after Nelson Mandela

NEWSWATCH: Airports Company SA has announced that Cape Town International Airport will be renamed but, despite Julius Malema's suggestion, not after Winnie Madikizela-Mandela...

By Ilse van den Berg 16 Apr 2018

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Developing next-gen hospitality solutions

A group of hoteliers and hospitality consultants decided to create a system of standards that worked together and had new functionality that would be adopted by the industry - 'next-generation solutions', they call it...

16 Apr 2018

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Conserving cultural heritage for future travellers

On 18 April, the International Day for Monuments and Sites, global attention will be focused on the need to conserve culturally significant monuments and sites. The doors of many sites around the world will open for free...

16 Apr 2018

How devices can improve business travel
How devices can improve business travel

Technology has made business communication and business travel easier than ever, but it's still possible to have a minor disaster involving your indispensable devices...

By Dawn Weir 16 Apr 2018

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Increase in Edelweiss Air flights show European appetite for Cape Town

Edelweiss Air is adding an additional weekly flight between Zurich and Cape Town from October 2018, increasing the number of direct seasonal flights between the cities from three to four a week...

16 Apr 2018

Lufthansa Group to give Airbus A320 Family new seats
Lufthansa Group to give Airbus A320 Family new seats

Lufthansa Group customers will have access to new seats on short/medium-haul routes with the start of the planned Airbus A320 Family aircraft deliveries in 2019...

13 Apr 2018

Chef Luke Dale Roberts' launches The Test Kitchen pop-up restaurant in Mauritius
Chef Luke Dale Roberts' launches The Test Kitchen pop-up restaurant in Mauritius

JHP Gourmet Guide curator, Jenny Handley, followed Luke and his team to attend the opening night of The Test Kitchen Mauritius pop-up restaurant at the Republik Beach Club & Grill at the Shangri-La Le Touessrok Resort & Spa in Mauritius.

By Jenny Handley 13 Apr 2018

Protea Hotels signs new hotel in Loftus Park precinct
Protea Hotels signs new hotel in Loftus Park precinct

Expected to open later this year, the hotel will offer 152 modern rooms as well as conference facilities and meeting rooms catering for up to 180 delegates...

13 Apr 2018

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New luxurious hotel for Victoria Falls

From early 2019, Mbano Manor will offer a unique and nature-based travel experience for the global, high-end tourist who seeks comfort and privacy to commune with nature...

By John Kachembere 13 Apr 2018

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South African tourism holding steady

South African Tourism, asserts optimistically that the current water crisis may actually help position the country as a global leader in sustainable tourism practices, including the judicious use of water...

By Kerry Dimmer 13 Apr 2018

Rediscover the V&A with its new audio walking tour
Rediscover the V&A with its new audio walking tour

The V&A Waterfront has launched a free audio walking tour, giving visitors insight into the history of the property and its evolution from an industrial port to one of the country's top attractions...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 12 Apr 2018

#WTMA18: 2018 African Responsible Tourism Awards finalists announced
#WTMA18: 2018 African Responsible Tourism Awards finalists announced

The finalists for the 2018 African Responsible Tourism Awards have been announced, competing in five categories as well as for the much-coveted 'Overall Winner'. Who will take the top spots?

12 Apr 2018

Three reasons BYOD dominates in tourism
Three reasons BYOD dominates in tourism

'Bring your own device' is frowned upon in many professional sectors, with legitimate fears around data security. Hospitality-based businesses, however, should not ignore the fact that their market is dedicated to a culture of BYOD...

By Wynand Smit 12 Apr 2018

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Western Cape economy, communities benefit from R5bn Airbnb boost

New data released by Airbnb, which looks at host earning and guest spending, shows the home sharing company has had a positive impact on the growth of guests and on local families, communities and businesses...

12 Apr 2018

Five must do activities when visiting Mauritius
Five must do activities when visiting Mauritius

Mauritius is not what I had expected. As our bus travelled from Mahebourg to Port Louis, the lush greens and palm trees reminded me of Port Shepstone...

By Ilse van den Berg 12 Apr 2018

Air France's Joon officially takes over Cape Town route
Air France's Joon officially takes over Cape Town route

NEWSWATCH: Air France has announced that its 'baby sister' airline, Joon, has taken over the direct route between Cape Town and Paris...

By Ilse van den Berg 11 Apr 2018

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