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Budget Speech focus on tourism promotion bodes well for inbound tourism
Budget Speech focus on tourism promotion bodes well for inbound tourism

Minister Gordhan announced that there would be focused support on labour-intensive sectors, including tourism-related services, with an additional R494 million allocated to tourism promotion...

2 days ago

THINC Africa 2017: Exciting future for African hotel market
THINC Africa 2017: Exciting future for African hotel market

“The evolution of the hotel market across Africa continues with some of the largest international brands announcing they were opening hotels in new countries."

2 days ago

South African travel agents giving the internet a run for its money
South African travel agents giving the internet a run for its money

Technology, digitisation and automation - travel agents have faced numerous disruptions over the past few years. However, instead of succumbing to outside pressures, the South African travel industry has become stronger...

1 day ago

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Honeymoon budgets are tight for South African couples

According to a survey conducted by The Wedding Expo, the average South African couple can spend R5,000 to R15,000 for their honeymoon...

2 days ago

Children wear the pants when it comes to family holidays
Children wear the pants when it comes to family holidays

A Holiday Inn survey has found that when it comes to deciding where to go and to do on holidays, children 'wear the pants'...

2 days ago

Stomping up a storm.
Stomping good fun at the Muratie Harvest Festival

When your husband has to work the day of the annual summery Muratie Harvest Festival, all is not lost – you simply invite your parents to accompany you in his stead, as it's a rollicking day out hosted by the estate's current owners, the Melck family...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

Magalies Park refurbished lounge
Magalies Park up for a R40 million modern facelift

Magalies Park timeshare resort, near the Hartebeesport Dam, is undergoing a R40 million refurbishment which will leave its 185 chalets with a fresh new look...

3 days ago

Chef Khumalo, BON Hotel Group launches culinary school
Chef Khumalo, BON Hotel Group launches culinary school

Located at the refurbished restaurant venue at BON Hotel Midrand, the culinary school–cum-restaurant is the result of a desire to bring young African chefs into the industry

3 days ago

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Sanlam Top Destination Awards bigger and better in its third year

The annual Sanlam Top Destination Awards has plans to expand with additional entries, extravagant décor, more guests, and further sponsorship opportunities under the theme of Authentically African #MyHeartBeatsAfrica...

3 days ago

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Ethiopia's tourism potential yet to be fully exploited

The country is looking for a transformational growth that will take the sector to the next level, marketing Ethiopia locally and internationally to list the country among Africa's top five destinations...

By Josephine Wawira 3 days ago

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Is South Africa's significant tourism growth sustainable?

Although South Africa saw a 12.8% increase in the number of overnight tourists recorded during 2016 compared to 2015, further analysis of data indicates that there is still significant work to be done...

3 days ago

Spectacular growth in tourist arrivals with more than 10 million visitors in 2016
Spectacular growth in tourist arrivals with more than 10 million visitors in 2016

South Africa saw the arrival of more than 10 million international tourists last year - up 13% from 2015 and well over the global average growth rate for the period...

21 Feb 2017

New Contiki campaign encourages travellers to see the bigger picture
New Contiki campaign encourages travellers to see the bigger picture

Reflecting its No Regrets Philosophy, Contiki, in its latest campaign, asked 18 to 35-year-olds one question: What will you do in 2017 that you'll remember forever?

21 Feb 2017

City Lodge posts interim results, progress on four new hotels
City Lodge posts interim results, progress on four new hotels

City Lodge is making significant progress with the development of three new hotels in Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, and Windhoek, and has begun the development of City Lodge Hotel in Maputo...

21 Feb 2017

Rivals merge to create an African giant in hospitality marketing technology
Rivals merge to create an African giant in hospitality marketing technology

Shifting their focus to the global frontier and emerging markets, rivals Savanna Sunrise and HotelOga have signed an agreement to merge, creating an African giant in the hospitality marketing technology...

20 Feb 2017

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Tsogo Sun's Deaf Chef programme changing lives

Tsogo Sun introduced a Deaf Chef programme in March 2010, to change the lives of many aspiring deaf or hard of hearing chefs in KwaZulu-Natal...

20 Feb 2017

In-flight dining with Tosca
Cathay Pacific, Tosca partnership has passengers dining on fine Italian cuisine

Cathay Pacific has partnered with Michelin-starred Italian restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, Tosca to launch an in-flight menu that will be served to...

17 Feb 2017

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Personalising hotel guest experience by leveraging tech

Providing a personalised experience to guests is key to having a competitive advantage in the hotel industry...

By Josephine Wawira 17 Feb 2017

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Leeu Estates grabs a spot on the Travel + Leisure It List 2017

Leeu Estates has been featured on the Travel + Leisure's It List 2017 and will appear in the March issue of Travel + Leisure alongside other award-winning properties.

16 Feb 2017

Hard work ahead to address opportunities in tourism
Hard work ahead to address opportunities in tourism

Tourism took a deserved mention in the State President's State of the Nation Address, with the sector viewed as a key area for driving job creation...

By Enver Duminy 16 Feb 2017

AccorHotels to manage three new hotels in Addis Ababa
AccorHotels to manage three new hotels in Addis Ababa

AccorHotels has entered into three partnership for the construction and management of hotels in Addis Ababa...

16 Feb 2017

Refreshed Protea Hotel George Outeniqua welcomes visitors to Garden Route
Refreshed Protea Hotel George Outeniqua welcomes visitors to Garden Route

A large number of visitors visiting the Garden Route, characterised by beautiful coastal and forested mountain areas, created a need for more and improved accommodation options...

15 Feb 2017

Sharing is caring at MAReSOL
Sharing is caring at MAReSOL

If you haven't paid MAReSOL, a new restaurant at the V&A Waterfront, a visit yet, it's time. Fantastic views, a social atmosphere and some of the tastiest Portuguese dishes is what you can look forward to...

By Cari Coetzee 15 Feb 2017

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Fair Trade Tourism adds Shamwari to its portfolio

Fair Trade Tourism has added Shamwari Game Reserve - one of South Africa's most high-profile and innovative wildlife conservation areas - to its portfolio of South African tourism businesses...

15 Feb 2017

R-L: Deputy Governor of Anambra State, Nkem Okeke (Right); Chairman, Bon Hotel Grand Pela, Nwakeze Pete and his wife Nwakeze Emmanuela, during the official commissioning of Grand Pela Hotel in Durumi, Abuja, and Former Ambassador of Nigeria to Angola, Folorunso Otukoya (left).
BON Hotels adds Grand Pela to their Nigerian portfolio

BON Hotels has added BON Hotel GRAND Pela, located in Abuja, to their portfolio - their tenth property in Nigeria...

14 Feb 2017

Hospitality industry urged to optimise water use
Hospitality industry urged to optimise water use

FEDHASA has called on its members to optimise water resource management, with the City of Cape Town currently under level 3B water restrictions...

14 Feb 2017

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Embrace solo cruising

Previously, solo travellers were ‘punished' for wanting to travel alone – single supplements meant that solo travel was even more expensive than travelling with a partner or friend...

14 Feb 2017

Flux in luxury travel and what to know
Flux in luxury travel and what to know

While conventional travel is associated with low-cost adventure, travellers are increasingly shifting gear and are willing to part with the extra dollar for extra special attention and services...

By Josephine Wawira 13 Feb 2017

New self-catering apartment bolsters Garden Route luxury travel offering
New self-catering apartment bolsters Garden Route luxury travel offering

With the addition of a new 5-star apartment located in the Protea Hotel by Marriott Mossel Bay, the Garden Route region is well placed to cater to the luxury travel market...

13 Feb 2017

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