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Carrie Wicks
Leeu Collection's first London hotel to open in 2019

After an extensive search to find the perfect opportunity in London, Leeu Collection is now the proud owner of 55 Newman Street, it's first property in the city

1 day ago

#WTMA17: Rezidor's Marc Descrozaille talks African expansion
#WTMA17: Rezidor's Marc Descrozaille talks African expansion

Marc Descrozaille, area VP, Africa and the Indian Ocean provides insight into Rezidor Hotel Group's expansion into Africa...

By Cari Coetzee and Robin Fredericks 3 days ago

Tsogo Sun building new R220-million StayEasy in Maputo
Tsogo Sun building new R220-million StayEasy in Maputo

“StayEasy Maputo is in a magnificent location, and being part of a mixed-use development, will undoubtedly be popular with both business and leisure travellers looking for the best and latest accommodation in the economy branded sector.”

25 Apr 2017

#WTMA17: How to evolve into a 21st century travel agent
#WTMA17: How to evolve into a 21st century travel agent

"We've all read that the travel agent is dead," said Natalia Rosa. The truth is, travel agents aren't dead, they are transforming into 21st century travel agents...

By Cari Coetzee 25 Apr 2017

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Progressive Signature Lux Hotels opens first hotel in SA

Signature Lux Hotels will open its first hotel in South Africa - and Africa - in the heart of the Golden Mile, Sandton Johannesburg. The progressive hotel chain is targeting tech-savvy millennials and business travellers...

25 Apr 2017

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A guide on how business travellers can combat stress

Business travel can be stressful and comes with a demanding schedule. According to experts, establishing a routine is paramount in reducing stress levels while travelling for business...

25 Apr 2017

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#WTMA17: Research indicates growing opportunities for outbound travel in SA

Research released by Grant Thornton and Reed Exhibitions at World Travel Market Africa 2017 indicates growing opportunities for outbound travel in South Africa, with much of the growth coming from intra-Africa leisure travel...

24 Apr 2017

#WTMA17: WTM Africa closes its doors on a high-note
#WTMA17: WTM Africa closes its doors on a high-note

With buyers from 45 countries, over 8,000 pre-scheduled appointments confirmed and an increase in exhibitors from 2016, WTM Africa 2017 closed its doors on a high-note...

21 Apr 2017

#WTMAfrica17: Telling worthwhile stories via social media
#WTMAfrica17: Telling worthwhile stories via social media

Craig Rodney, managing director of Cerebra Communication and founder of the @SouthAfrica Instagram account, says being heard is all about making sure you are telling a story worth listening to.

By Ruth Cooper 21 Apr 2017

WTM Africa 2017 saw over 700 exhibitors present, with over 8,000 pre-scheduled appointments for the duration of the show
#WTMA17: WTM Africa celebrates an impressive second day

Reporting over 8,000 pre-scheduled appointments between local and international buyers and exhibitors for the duration of the show, WTM Africa celebrated an impressive second day...

21 Apr 2017

Blood Lions - joint overall winner
Winners of African Responsible Tourism Awards 2017 announced

“Our winners have a vision that extends beyond the commercial - linking business success with the wellbeing of local communities and the longevity of their environments."

21 Apr 2017

Qantas curates top Australian artwork for its business class amenity kits
Qantas curates top Australian artwork for its business class amenity kits

Qantas will be featuring the work of Australia's leading artists, photographers and digital influencers on its international business class amenity kits...

20 Apr 2017

Hotel Verde staff celebrating the good news of FTT accreditation at the eco pool
#WTMA17: Hotel Verde now Fair Trade Tourism certified

Hotel Verde has been certified by Fair Trade Tourism at the annual World Travel Market Africa, showing leadership in the rapidly growing responsible tourism market...

20 Apr 2017

#WTMA17: CTICC abuzz on first day of WTM Africa 2017
#WTMA17: CTICC abuzz on first day of WTM Africa 2017

The CTICC was abuzz as travel trade show, World Travel Market Africa 2017, opened its floors and doors to inbound and outbound travel professionals

19 Apr 2017

#WTMA17: Using digital marketing to convince young Africans to travel
#WTMA17: Using digital marketing to convince young Africans to travel

"Africa's online landscape is mobile but mostly feature phone based. Travel still needs to better embrace mobile by delivering mobile and thumb ready experiences to the African youth."

By Cari Coetzee 19 Apr 2017

Leeu Estates - Manor House and Spa
Leeu Estates claims spot on Condé Nast Traveler Hot List 2017

Five-star boutique property in Franschhoek, Leeu Estates, joined a select few hotels from around the world on Condé Nast Traveler's Hot List for 2017 in the category. It is the only South African property to appear on the list...

19 Apr 2017

Building resilience in tourism and hospitality despite downgrades
Building resilience in tourism and hospitality despite downgrades

The tourism and hospitality industry's most important and visible competitive advantage is not found in flashy foyers but in the capability of its people...

By Peter van Nieuwenhuizen 19 Apr 2017

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NMBT hosts international visitors to position Nelson Mandela Bay as top travel destination

Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism has been making great efforts to position the city as a world-class travel destination by hosting visiting groups and providing them with an authentic experience of Nelson Mandela Bay...

19 Apr 2017

Hilton to ramp up expansion in North Africa with Casablanca office
Hilton to ramp up expansion in North Africa with Casablanca office

Hilton will be ramping up its expansion in North Africa with the establishment of a dedicated development office in Casablanca...

18 Apr 2017

Table Bay Hotel, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
A review of Africa's hospitality market 2016

Hotel investment in Africa made progressive strides, new hotels launched in cities across the continent, and new opportunities and challenges presented itself in 2016 amid economic and political events...

18 Apr 2017

Move to make city highlights more accessible for disabled tourists
Move to make city highlights more accessible for disabled tourists

The Nelson Mandela Bay municipality is on a mission to make the city more disabled-friendly by improving accessibility to all tourism hotspots...

By Siyamtanda Capa 13 Apr 2017

aha The Rex Hotel
aha The Rex Hotel undergoing R65m property expansion

The project will encompass an addition of 56 new hotel rooms which will maintain the same mix of contemporary and classic décor, presenting cool colours and rich fabrics...

12 Apr 2017

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Protea Hotel Pretoria Hatfield to increase number of rooms, facilities

Protea Hotel by Marriott Pretoria Hatfield, which will soon embark on a major construction project set to increase the hotel's number of rooms and facilities...

12 Apr 2017

Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Hurlingham lobby
Marriott International adds first property in Kenya to its portfolio

Marriott International has announced its first property in Kenya with the opening of Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Hurlingham...

11 Apr 2017

SA in for REDvolution with first Radisson RED Hotel opening in Cape Town
SA in for REDvolution with first Radisson RED Hotel opening in Cape Town

Africa's first Radisson RED will soon open in the V&A Waterfront's newly revamped Silo District...

11 Apr 2017

aha Shakaland interior
aha Shakaland spruced up with soft refurbishment

aha Shakaland in Eshowe, KwaZulu-Natal, is being revitalised with a soft refurbishment involving the remodelling of the bathrooms and an invigorating touch added to the rooms...

11 Apr 2017

Finalists for 2017 African Responsible Tourism Awards announced
Finalists for 2017 African Responsible Tourism Awards announced

The finalists for the 2017 African Responsible Tourism Awards, sponsored by Wesgro and organised by Better Tourism Africa, has been announced, but who will take the top spot?

10 Apr 2017

AccorHotels reinforces position in Algeria with grand opening of Novotel and ibis Setif
AccorHotels reinforces position in Algeria with grand opening of Novotel and ibis Setif

More than 200 national and international guests recently gathered for the grand opening ceremony of the Novotel and ibis Setif site - a joint project developed by the Algerian private group GIMMO and the AccorHotels group...

10 Apr 2017

The Highlands - view from camp
Why we should tread lightly: The growing importance of eco-travel

The relevance and importance of eco-travel are increasing with growing pressure on earth's resources. Social and environmental trends have led to global travellers taking greater ownership of...

10 Apr 2017

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