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...

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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

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 in Cape Town at the V&A Waterfront 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

A pioneering approach to the hospitality industry
A pioneering approach to the hospitality industry

Shaun Lamont, managing director of First Group, takes a look at the various elements that are influencing the future of the hospitality industry...

By Shaun Lamont 6 Aug 2018

BON Hotels develop KZN portfolio with two new properties
BON Hotels develop KZN portfolio with two new properties

Following its recent acquisition of Hotel 64 on Gordon in Durban, BON Hotels has announced the addition of two new properties in the KwaZulu-Natal region, namely BON Hotel Empangeni and BON Hotel Waterfront Richards Bay...

2 Aug 2018

Inaugural Willowton Group Infochef 2018 names Kayla Kuhlman as winner
Inaugural Willowton Group Infochef 2018 names Kayla Kuhlman as winner

The first-ever Willowton Group Infochef 2018 has named Kayla Kulman as its winner after she created innovative and exciting canapés at this year's event...

31 Jul 2018

Africa's hotel market sees growth in mixed-use developments
Africa's hotel market sees growth in mixed-use developments

"We have definitely seen huge success across the continent when mixed-use developments incorporate hotel components because it gives hotel guests the level of urban comfort they demand, while allowing developers to spread their financial risk."

31 Jul 2018

Protea Hotel by Marriott adds new wing to Pretoria property
Protea Hotel by Marriott adds new wing to Pretoria property

Protea Hotel by Marriott Pretoria Hatfield has announced the opening of an additional wing to its property with 86 rooms and enhanced facilities...

26 Jul 2018

SETA-accredited barista training opens global market for SA locals
SETA-accredited barista training opens global market for SA locals

South Africa's first SETA-accredited Barista Training Academy in Newton, Johannesburg has been launched and serves to "improve the quality of baristas' skills, employ more people and improve their earning ability."

24 Jul 2018

Protea Hotels by Marriott opts for biodegradable straws
Protea Hotels by Marriott opts for biodegradable straws

Protea Hotels by Marriott has announced that it will replace plastic straws with biodegradable straws in all of its hotels across sub-Saharan Africa. This announcement follows Marriot International removal of disposable plastic straws and stirrers from its more than 6,500 properties...

23 Jul 2018

Is South Africa ready for the "smart" hotel room?
Is South Africa ready for the "smart" hotel room?

There's a race on internationally among big hotel groups to unveil hotels that feature rooms equipped with the Internet of Things (IoT) devices that can carry out a variety of tasks for guests. This state-of-the-art hotel experience will likely become commonplace globally, the question is, is South Africa ready for such a development?

By Danny Bryer 23 Jul 2018

#Mandela100: Radisson Hotel SA supports SOS Children's Village
#Mandela100: Radisson Hotel SA supports SOS Children's Village

"Responsible business is at the heart of our company's promise of making every moment matter, which also means that we support and help advance the communities in which we operate. Our partnership with SOS will allow us to help provide a home and a better future for the most vulnerable children."

20 Jul 2018

#Mandela100: SA Chefs, Lucky Star commits to helping disadvantaged entrepreneurs in catering
#Mandela100: SA Chefs, Lucky Star commits to helping disadvantaged entrepreneurs in catering

Thirteen homegrown entrepreneurs in the field of industrial, commercial and private catering and events have completed successful up-skilling through the Lucky Star Caterers Academy incubator programme...

13 Jul 2018

How sporting events like the 2018 FIFA World Cup has benefited Africa
How sporting events like the 2018 FIFA World Cup has benefited Africa

We chat with Tim Smith, managing partner at HVS Consulting to find out more about how sporting events like the 2018 FIFA World Cup has benefited the African continent and its tourism industry...

By Robin Fredericks 13 Jul 2018

Three new hotel trends being driven by the experience economy
Three new hotel trends being driven by the experience economy

For the hotel industry, guest experiences have always been important but consumers in the experience economy want more...

By Sharmila Ragunanan 11 Jul 2018

Aha Hotels & Lodges completes refurbishment of its Kopanong conference centre
Aha Hotels & Lodges completes refurbishment of its Kopanong conference centre

The conference rooms offer flexibility by maximising venue space through opening the various partition doors, accommodating a maximum of 400 guests in cinema style seating, 270 delegates in school room seating and up to 260 guests in banquet style...

10 Jul 2018

Key insights into Kenya's hospitality industry
Key insights into Kenya's hospitality industry

Jumia Travel, in its annual report delves into Kenya's travel, tourism, and hospitality ecosystem, looking at the sector's GDP contribution, as well as technology trends shaping the hospitality sector...

9 Jul 2018

TKZN incubator programme a hybrid for SMME support
TKZN incubator programme a hybrid for SMME support

As part of the programme's market access initiative, incubatee's are given the opportunity and support to participate in trade shows and exhibitions that have been guiding and shaping dozens of emerging tour operators and tourism-related business to success through invaluable and practical support...

9 Jul 2018

Cape Town's hotel industry continues successful water-saving practices
Cape Town's hotel industry continues successful water-saving practices

Cape Town's dams have filled up to just over 48%, bringing much-needed relief to residents in the Cape. According to authorities in the province, however, water restrictions will continue to remain in force for the foreseeable future, in order to preserve the water available...

6 Jul 2018

THINC Africa 2018 a boost in African tourism
THINC Africa 2018 a boost in African tourism

"There's a consistently negative stigma around travelling in Africa which has been snowballing for years. We need to position ourselves correctly and draw attention to the positive experiences that can be had here."

3 Jul 2018

The art of storytelling in hotels and other spaces
The art of storytelling in hotels and other spaces

In marketing, generating a narrative is a complex blend of strategy, goals and voice; what makes it interesting in terms of hotels is that each individual hotel has an additional narrative according to its surroundings...

By Avukile Mabombo 3 Jul 2018

R2A cycle challenge promoting awareness to help SA, Africa youth
R2A cycle challenge promoting awareness to help SA, Africa youth

Marriott International's Road to Awareness cycle challenge is a bid to raise awareness on the importance of encouraging a culture of sport in South Africa as a means to break socio-economic barriers among the youth...

29 Jun 2018

Mosaic is first restaurant in Africa to win Wine Spectator Grand Award
Mosaic is first restaurant in Africa to win Wine Spectator Grand Award

Out of more than 3,500 global restaurants that have earned Wine Spectator awards for their wine lists, Mosiac at the Orient is one of 85 restaurants from across the globe that holds this honour...

29 Jun 2018

Why it's become important for hospitality employees to expand their skills
Why it's become important for hospitality employees to expand their skills

Much like a CV cover letter, a candidate's attitude will encourage potential employers in the hospitality industry to 'read further'...

28 Jun 2018

Tanzania tops Africa's global tourism destinations
Tanzania tops Africa's global tourism destinations

Still ranking at number one in Africa, Tanzania remains the most preferred destination by foreign visitors during leisure travels on the continent, topping the bill in the latest ratings compiled by Safari Bookings...

By Marc Nkwame 27 Jun 2018

UNWTO World Conference puts spotlight on sustainable tourism in the Cape
UNWTO World Conference puts spotlight on sustainable tourism in the Cape

Having gained extensive experience in the first quarter of this year as to how to respond to the severe water crisis, Cape Town and the Western Cape has already taken steps to build a more sustainable tourist destination...

26 Jun 2018

Voting now open for the 2018 World Travel Awards
Voting now open for the 2018 World Travel Awards

Members of the public have until 19 August 2018 to cast their votes...

22 Jun 2018

#NewCampaign: Knysna Tourism shares the unique #SpiritofKnysna
#NewCampaign: Knysna Tourism shares the unique #SpiritofKnysna

Knysna Tourism's #SpiritofKnysna campaign pays homage to Knysna's scenic beauty, people and unique spirit, demonstrating the destinations resilience to rise above the trauma of the past year...

20 Jun 2018

#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 18 Jun 2018

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