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#YouthMonth: How to get a job in travel
#YouthMonth: How to get a job in travel

Natalia Rosa cites some of South Africa's leading travel professionals, and their words of wisdom on the travel industry...

By Natalia Rosa 1 hour ago

Apply now for free hospitality training programme with Airbnb Africa Academy
Apply now for free hospitality training programme with Airbnb Africa Academy

Airbnb Africa Academy is calling for applications for its free two-day skills training programme, but act fast - entries are open for a limited period only and there are only a handful of slots available...

13 Jun 2018

Radisson Hotel Dakar, Diamniadio
Radisson Blu leads in hotel development in Africa

Radisson Blu's portfolio has spiked significantly in Africa to include 86 hotels (17,800 rooms) in operation and under development...

13 Jun 2018

The future is hospitable, indeed
The future is hospitable, indeed

Hospitality isn't about serving tea and making beds. It's big business, with immense impact on a country's overall welfare. And it is in need of a new breed of leaders that can bring together the genius of innovation, undivided attention to the client experience and outstanding business savviness...

By Sherif Mamdouh 12 Jun 2018

It is time to change the way you think about business travel
It is time to change the way you think about business travel

Whether you're new to business travel or a veteran corporate jet-setter, here are Flight Centre Business Travel's top tips to making business travel a healthy part of your lifestyle...

12 Jun 2018

Ensuring the sustainability of sustainable tourism
Ensuring the sustainability of sustainable tourism

"Our role as tourism professionals is to ensure the sustainability of sustainable tourism. That is, we're to ensure that all of the principles are built into the foundations of what we're doing and that every strategy we have for business growth and development recognises this..."

By Danny Bryer 12 Jun 2018

Seychelles bans single-use plastic straws to protect environment
Seychelles bans single-use plastic straws to protect environment

"Retailers have been given to January 2019 to use their existing stock of plastic straws. We are going to start an intensive education programme as we also need to present importers with alternatives rather than just stating that we are imposing a ban."

11 Jun 2018

#YouthMonth: Giving back to the future generation in the hospitality industry
#YouthMonth: Giving back to the future generation in the hospitality industry

For Youth Month we chat to Maxwell Magodla, general manager at Bantry Bay Suite Hotel to find out more about the valuable lessons he has learnt from his own mentors and what he would like to impart on his mentees...

By Robin Fredericks 11 Jun 2018

Tourvest CSR initiative empowers women in Africa
Tourvest CSR initiative empowers women in Africa

Tourvest has partnered with a crafting consortium comprising 18 local women with the aim to support and develop local entrepreneurs by providing its lodges with lunch boxes weaved from dried banana skins to reduce its impact on the environment...

11 Jun 2018

TCC plans to ban single-use plastics from all operations
TCC plans to ban single-use plastics from all operations

With its multi-year plastics elimination strategy, The Travel Corporation is committed to ensuring the environment remains vibrant for generations to come...

8 Jun 2018

NMBT wins gold for service excellence at the 2018 Chinese Tourism Welcome Awards
NMBT wins gold for service excellence at the 2018 Chinese Tourism Welcome Awards

Nelson Mandela Bay was identified as a destination that is rich in variety and culture by South African Tourism representative, Annie Zhang who received the award on behalf of NMBT and pointed out the great experiences like marine safaris, diving and exploring the sardine run...

7 Jun 2018

Tintswalo at Boulders Manor (Image Supplied)
The evolution of Tintswalo: New properties and expansion on the cards

Tintswalo Lodges will be opening two new properties in 2018 and expand into a Premier Collection and a Classic Collection. The evolution of the Tintswalo brand follows the sale of Tintswalo at Waterfall in Johannesburg earlier this year...

7 Jun 2018

Marriott unveils its transformation plan for the Sheraton brand
Marriott unveils its transformation plan for the Sheraton brand

"With our Sheraton transformation plan, we've put together all of the pieces of the equation to work cooperatively with our owners to set this iconic brand on a new, disciplined and successful path. We are ready, our vision is clear and the energy is robust for Sheraton."

7 Jun 2018

Risk managers recognising importance of crisis communications
Risk managers recognising importance of crisis communications

Crisis communications, reputation and brand value retention are increasingly recognised by risk managers, lawyers and insurers as crucial to an airline, airport, hotel or other travel and tourism organisation's recovery and ability to continue doing business during and after a crisis event...

By Linden Birns 7 Jun 2018

Marriott International solidifies its West African portfolio with hotel in Mali
Marriott International solidifies its West African portfolio with hotel in Mali

Mariott International, in collaboration with the Koira Holding Group, has opened the Sheraton Bamako Hotel - marking its entry into Mali and solidifying its portfolio across West Africa...

6 Jun 2018

Constantia Valley celebrates 333 years
Constantia Valley celebrates 333 years

Did you know that the Constantia Valley is celebrating 333 years of winemaking in the region this year? I'd say it's a pretty good reason to celebrate when so many businesses close their doors after two years...

By Ilse van den Berg 6 Jun 2018

Cape youth hospitality training initiative gets an extension
Cape youth hospitality training initiative gets an extension

Fifty young people will receive on-the-job experience in the hospitality industry, following the extension of the skills training and employment programme between the City of Cape Town and Fedhasa Cape...

5 Jun 2018

Cape Town retains lion's share of planned hotel developments
Cape Town retains lion's share of planned hotel developments

"While Cape Town continues to offer great opportunities for hotel investment, it is exciting to see new hotel construction projects all over South Africa..."

5 Jun 2018

Supporting tourism can reinvigorate the Cape economy
Supporting tourism can reinvigorate the Cape economy

Tourism has long been a huge economic driver. As with any other industry, however, we are vulnerable to slumps...

By Judiet Barnes 4 Jun 2018

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Food security training programme equips youth in hospitality, creates better-trained workforce

"Our graduates are a living symbol of hope that we can bring for our people, by creating opportunities through training. This training programme proves just how much can be achieved when government, the private sector and communities work together to make our country a better place to live in..."

4 Jun 2018

Bon Hotels takes over the 64 on Gordon boutique hotel
Bon Hotels takes over the 64 on Gordon boutique hotel

With the takeover of the 64 on Gordon Hotel - a well-known 35 roomed boutique hotel located in Morningside, Durban - Bon Hotels have expanded into Kwazulu-Natal...

1 Jun 2018

At home at the Capital Mirage
At home at the Capital Mirage

For years the Capital Group has been setting the standard in the luxury extended stay market. Meant to feel like home, this is indeed what you get from check-in to check-out at the Capital Mirage in Cape Town...

By Cari Coetzee 31 May 2018

Is Airbnb the antidote to overtourism?
Is Airbnb the antidote to overtourism?

Airbnb's Healthy Travel and Healthy Destinations report shows that its platform and community model helps fight mass tourism, promotes sustainable travel and is changing the economics of travel and tourism to the benefit of local families and communities...

31 May 2018

Born for the kitchen: Riboville chef shares all
Born for the kitchen: Riboville chef shares all

Riboville offers a promise to continue delivering five-star service and top culinary experiences. Chef Kleynhans took some time to talk about culinary art, personal quirks, fun in the kitchen and more...

30 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: Taking some time out in Africa
#AfricaMonth: Taking some time out in Africa

While travel into some parts of Africa very firmly remains in the "business trip" category, travellers who decide to extend their business trip may be surprised at the leisure opportunities available on the continent...

By Ryan Potgieter 30 May 2018

Followme2Africa launches programme for international travel agents to market KZN
Followme2Africa launches programme for international travel agents to market KZN

The aim of this annual gathering by Followme2Africa is to ensure that the agents are well informed about all the tourism offerings available in KwaZulu-Natal so that they can return to their countries and package the Zulu Kingdom as a premier destination...

29 May 2018

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Digital personal assistant Zoe the next step in MSC Cruises' evolution

This latest innovation demonstrates how MSC Cruises is employing next-generation technology to create a connected cruise experience that puts the guest in control of their cruise...

29 May 2018

Why thousands of hospitality professionals will be in Johannesburg from 24-26 June
Why thousands of hospitality professionals will be in Johannesburg from 24-26 June

The Hotel Show Africa 2018 offers networking, learning, entertainment and the opportunity to discover the latest products and services for a whole continent...

Issued by dmg events Africa 28 May 2018

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Bon Hotels constructs mega tourism circuit, boosts tourism in Nigeria

The group's board has carefully and thoughtfully selected and identified properties in the region with the goal of ultimately linking important centres across the region...

25 May 2018

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