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#WomensMonth: Leaving a Flight Centre SA legacy behind
#WomensMonth: Leaving a Flight Centre SA legacy behind

For those who have been reading the news and started dusting off their passports in preparation for "greener pastures", Flight Centre Travel Group GM shares why she would always choose South Africa...

2 days ago

Image Source:  - President Walmont, Umodzi Park
Umodzi Park makes strides in Malawian hospitality industry

Celebrating two years of hospitality success, the five-star hotel and conferencing destination, Umodzi Park continues to make strides in Malawian tourism and the economy at large...

2 days ago

Sigal Geva
Women unite in moving South Africa forward, focus on gender gap

According to Premier Hotels & Resorts' chief operating officer, Sigal Geva, Women's Month gives pause for reflection on the state of gender equality and its impact...

11 Aug 2017

Caroline Ncoko
#WomensMonth: Two decades in food driven by passion

The President Hotel has welcomed travellers from around the world for decades and the hotel's longest-standing employee, junior sous chef Caroline Ncoko, has been around for two of those...

By Cari Coetzee 11 Aug 2017

The women of Bon Hotel Riviera on Vaal
More women are joining the hotel and hospitality fray

The hotel and hospitality business is a tough one; it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that out. Why, then, do so many women opt for this as a career choice?

11 Aug 2017

Years of disruption sees travel agent turn travel pro
Years of disruption sees travel agent turn travel pro

It has been years since the death of the travel agent graced many headlines as consumers increasingly turned to the web to book their holidays. Fast forward to 2017 and the travel agent is more popular than ever...

10 Aug 2017

Alessandra Alonso, founder of Women in Travel
WTM Africa adds Women in Travel to its 2018 programme

With strong indications that women entrepreneurs are on the rise, the World Travel Market Africa team have announced the addition of the Women in Travel Meetup to its 2018 programme...

10 Aug 2017

Maira Madeleine Nolte
Lufthansa Airlines dispel female flight attendant misconceptions

Lufthansa Airlines chats to Maira Madeleine Nolte, a Lufthansa flight attendant, about the importance of flight attendants, providing insight into what the profession really entails...

10 Aug 2017

Reinvented Singita Sweni Lodge unveiled
Reinvented Singita Sweni Lodge unveiled

The reinvented Singita Sweni Lodge, located within Singita's private 33,000-acre concession in Kruger National Park, has been unveiled, taking inspiration from its lush riverside position...

10 Aug 2017

Haywards Sustainable Safaris
Celebrating women as custodians of artistic and cultural heritage

"I often wonder off the beaten track looking for the pulse of the region and the heartbeat of the community, the local artisans, the storytellers and elders of a village, the sacred values of the area..."

10 Aug 2017

2017 Sommeliers Selection winners announced
2017 Sommeliers Selection winners announced

The Sommeliers Selection 2017 winners were announced at a special Awards Ceremony where the public and trade had an opportunity to taste the winning wines...

8 Aug 2017

A tiny taste of what to expect from Giorgio Nava's new Italian Experience at 95 at Parks.
Savouring Giorgio Nava's new Italian Experience at 95 at Parks

A lucky selection of Cape Town's foodie set smiled and soaked up some winter's sunshine in the leafy green-themed conservatory at 95 at Parks in Constantia, before being served flutes of deliciously dry Prosecco and snack bowls of steamy squid and calamari...

By Leigh Andrews 8 Aug 2017

The hospitality industry's pet-friendly evolution
The hospitality industry's pet-friendly evolution

As the market of devoted pet owners continues to expand, the hospitality industry can either evolve to cater to it or forego a growing number of potential guests as a result...

7 Aug 2017

Distell Inter Hotel Challenge 2017 winners announced
Distell Inter Hotel Challenge 2017 winners announced

The challenge, championed by Distell, is hotly contested as hotels around SA present their protégés. The candidates compete in different categories over a period of months...

7 Aug 2017

Quality of social media engagement trumps quantity of mentions in Middle East Airlines sentiment study
Quality of social media engagement trumps quantity of mentions in Middle East Airlines sentiment study

Brandseye analysed the social media universe of the four biggest Middle Eastern airlines according to social media conversation - Qatar Airways, Etihad, Emirates and Saudi Arabian Airlines...

4 Aug 2017

Judges with Candidate Chefs in Cape Town. From left to right: Capsicum Culinary Studio’s Julietta e Silva, Megan Angus (Woodview Wagyu & Angus Beef), Craig Cormack (Celebrity Chef), Marieta Human (Hospitality Consultant), and Chief Judge Heinz Brunner (Honorary President of the South African Chefs Association, past Vice-Chairman of the World Body of Chefs and team manager of the Culinary Olympics team)
Fifth Distell Inter Hotel Challenge around the corner

The Distell Inter Hotel Challenge, labelled the 'Oscars of the hotel world', which celebrates its fifth anniversary, has become a red-letter annual event on the hotel industry calender...

3 Aug 2017

From left to right: Peter Guthrie (General Manager, SunMeropa), Serobi Maja (Chief Executive Officer, Limpopo Gaming Board), Anthony Leeming (Chief Executive Officer, Sun International), Raleigh Maesela (Chairman, Sun Meropa) and Demi-Leigh Peters-Nel (Miss South African 2017)
New Sun Meropa Hotel to boost Polokwane tourism and economy

The opening of the upmarket Sun Meropa Hotel marks the start of a new era for Sun Meropa. Sun Meropa is poised to become the premier leisure, business and conferencing destination in the region...

2 Aug 2017

ChefMLK apprenticeship programme to help grow the industry with skilled chefs
ChefMLK apprenticeship programme to help grow the industry with skilled chefs

ChefMLK School of Cooking has introduced an apprenticeship programme which will enable employers to equip young, upcoming chefs in-house with the necessary skills and qualifications to grow in the industry...

2 Aug 2017

Tourism perhaps the only sector that can help SA break out of the recession cycle
Tourism perhaps the only sector that can help SA break out of the recession cycle

It's time for us to liberate tourism, for the sector to take its rightful place as the economic engine that will kick-start economic growth quicker and more sustainably than any other sector. ...

By Mmatšatši Ramawela 31 Jul 2017

Introducing the Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence Cape Town
Introducing the Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence Cape Town

The latest addition to the Radisson Blu South Africa portfolio, Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence Cape Town officially celebrated its opening...

31 Jul 2017

manfredrichter via
Tourism Month promotes sustainability, encourages local travel

Tourism Month celebrates South Africa's rich and varied tourism offerings, promoting successful sustainable tourism practices, job creation and economic growth generation...

28 Jul 2017

Image: Wayhome Studio
The perfect jobs for travel enthusiasts

Is travel your everyday dose? Here are five jobs that are perfect for those wishing to venture into a more exciting career in line with their travel desires...

By Josephine Wawira 28 Jul 2017

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HVS to release white paper on African game lodge industry

HVS has released a white paper which brings some peculiarities and challenges of the lodging industry to light and also lists some lessons/best practices for developers...

27 Jul 2017

Front from left to right: Desmond Khalid Golding (CEO of RETOSA), Sem Shikongo (Chairman of RETOSA), Digu // Naobeb (CEO of Namibia Tourism Board).

Middle from left to right: Vasco Manhica, (Chairman of the private sector association in Mozambique), Sisa Ntshona (CEO of South African Tourism), Albino Mahumana (CEO Mozambique Tourism Authority), Dr Kaseke (CEO of Zimbabwe Tourism Authority)

Back from left to right: Martin Kennedy (Communications Officer of Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association) and Paul Matamisa (CEO of the private sector Zimbabwe Tourism Council)
RETOSA reworks strategy to enhance tourism in SADC

The Regional Tourism Organisation of Southern Africa (RETOSA) leadership has been developing RETOSA's repositioning strategy with the aim of moving the SADC region share of tourism from...

27 Jul 2017

Gagasi FM opens its satellite station at uShaka
Gagasi FM opens its satellite station at uShaka

On Friday, 21 July, Gagasi FM opened up their satellite studio situated within the uShaka Village Walk Mall at uShaka Marine World and will be broadcasting on weekends, school holidays as well as selected public holidays...

Issued by uShaka Marine World 27 Jul 2017

Five inventory management tips for hospitality SMEs
Five inventory management tips for hospitality SMEs

As a business owner in the hospitality industry, you have a lot on your plate. The last thing you need is being overwhelmed by something that can get your head in a serious spin: inventory management...

27 Jul 2017

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What's new in Dubai?

Dubai's new openings in the first half of 2017 have added a host of new experiences across art, culture, entertainment and dining to its offering. Here's what to look forward to in the second half of 2017...

27 Jul 2017

David Germain, Director: Africa and America's Seychelles Tourism Board and Amanda Lang, marketing manager, Alphonse Island.
Speed networking at the Seychelles Roadshow

We caught up with the director for Africa and America's Seychelles Tourism Board and marketing manager for Alphonse Island at the Seychelles Roadshow, to find out more about MICE services and its positioning within the Seychelles...

By Robin Fredericks 26 Jul 2017

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The Cellars-Hohenort undergoes luxury upgrade

Many of the rooms and suites at the five-star Cellars-Hohenort hotel in Cape Town's Constantia Valley is set to undergo a series of upgrades in a refurbishment project to enhance its the guest experience...

25 Jul 2017

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