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December 2016 exceeded expectations for tourism in Cape Town

Expectations were exceeded with visitor traffic at the city's major attractions and Cape Town International Airport in December 2016...

15 hours ago

The Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre Complex in Durban
SA cities first in Africa to be included in GDS-Index

The Global Destination Sustainability Index is an innovative new way to measure the level of sustainability cities offer to the MICE events (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions, and Exhibitions) industry...

1 day ago

The rise of the old school general manager
The rise of the old school general manager

There's been something fundamental missing in this last decade of hotel management...

By Guy Stehlik 1 day ago

Camp Shawu
Shishangeni's Camp Shawu reopens after mini-renovation

After a mini-renovation, Shishangeni, operated by BON Hotels, has reopened Camp Shawu. Guests can now make their way to the refurbished...

13 Jan 2017

Lavishly remastered Queen Mary 2 to dock in Cape Town
Lavishly remastered Queen Mary 2 to dock in Cape Town

The Queen Mary 2 will sail into Table Bay and dock in Cape Town on 26 January 2017, the first stop on her world cruise after a £100-million remastering...

13 Jan 2017

Campaigns, book changing the thought processes behind local travel
Campaigns, book changing the thought processes behind local travel

South African Tourism, through their support of Fikile Hlatshwayo's book Blacks Do Caravan, aims to encourage South Africans to visit local destinations and discover their country...

12 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: The future of marketing in 360-degrees
#BizTrends2017: The future of marketing in 360-degrees

The technology to watch in 2017 is Virtual Reality - along with the accompanying practice of 360-degree videography, the mechanism used by consumers and professionals to create immersive virtual reality experiences...

By Andre Van Kets 12 Jan 2017

Image Copyright: Unuchko Veronika
2017 hotel trends to look out for

The hotel industry is continuously evolving and as curtains quickly fall on 2016, more evolution is expected in the coming year. Here are top hotel trends that are likely to dominate the sector in 2017...

By Josephine Wawira 11 Jan 2017

Retirement tourism - the answer to our economic growth
Retirement tourism - the answer to our economic growth

South Africa, with a low cost of living and a weak currency position, is in a perfect position to take advantage of increasing consumption in the retiring and elderly category...

By Li-Pei Huang 11 Jan 2017

Marriott International opens seventh hotel in Algeria
Marriott International opens seventh hotel in Algeria

Marriott International announced the opening of Sheraton Annaba, its seventh hotel in Algeria...

10 Jan 2017

Chef Janine Fourie
#BizTrends2017: Shifts in the food industry

Meet Chef Janine Fourie, the head chef at Big Easy Durban, who will provide Bizcommunity readers with a monthly preview of forthcoming trends in the food industry...

9 Jan 2017

- Picture: Phando Jikelo/Cape Times
Fires sweep through parts of Western Cape

Wildfires raging across Somerset West in the Western Cape have damaged one of the country's oldest wine farms...

By Tanya Steenkamp 6 Jan 2017

Hilton to open its first hotel in Casablanca
Hilton to open its first hotel in Casablanca

After reestablishing its presence in Morocco with the opening of Hilton Garden Inn Tanger City Center in 2016, Hilton has signed a management agreement with Group Sadiki to open its first hotel in Casablanca...

6 Jan 2017

First Group breathes new life into Selborne
First Group breathes new life into Selborne

After acquiring Selborne Golf Estate, Hotel and Spa, First Hotels invested R28 million into its refurbishment, a refurbishment that will allow this 4-star gem on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast to soar...

4 Jan 2017

IT investments for airport security a top priority globally
IT investments for airport security a top priority globally

According to the 2016 Airport IT Trends Survey, airports are placing a higher priority on IT investments for passenger and airport security...

4 Jan 2017

Travelling the Club Med way
Travelling the Club Med way

Travellers from across the globe have utilised the Club Med offering, including many South Africans. We spoke to Heidi Kunkel, CEO New Markets Europe and Africa at Club Med, to find out more about the Club Med way...

By Cari Van Wyk 30 Dec 2016

Airbnb will host nearly two million guests for 2017 New Year
Airbnb will host nearly two million guests for 2017 New Year

New Year's Eve is shaping up to be Airbnb's biggest night ever with nearly two million guests projected to ring in 2017 while staying in an Airbnb...

28 Dec 2016

How to make international visitors feel at home this holiday
How to make international visitors feel at home this holiday

The holiday season is in full swing and South Africans are nothing if not familiar with the challenges of communicating with people who don't speak the same language...

22 Dec 2016

When things go wrong. How to mitigate liability in the hospitality industry
When things go wrong. How to mitigate liability in the hospitality industry

The shark cage diving incident on social media highlights the importance of proper liability coverage for any business operating in the hospitality sector...

15 Dec 2016

#BestofBiz 2016: Tourism
#BestofBiz 2016: Tourism

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2016 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views.

12 Dec 2016

An experience with nature at Kosi Forest Lodge
An experience with nature at Kosi Forest Lodge

Kosi Forest Lodge is located in the unspoiled wilderness of KwaZulu-Natal and is the only private lodge in the Kosi Bay Nature Reserve. This eco-tourist haven has built a reputation for...

8 Dec 2016

Camps Bay hotel South Beach adds more luxury suites
Camps Bay hotel South Beach adds more luxury suites

10 sea-facing suites have been added to the South Beach, part of The Blue Views Collection, bringing the property's offering to 19 five-star self-catering suites...

7 Dec 2016

Raul de Lima
Ushering in a new era for Sun City

With some 25 years in the food and hospitality industry, Raul de Lima is taking the reins as general manager at iconic Sun City resort and is set to usher in a new era for...

6 Dec 2016

Mobile phones usage for travel
Mobile phones usage for travel

In the latest report on how people use phones for travel, Google in collaboration with Ipsos has provided insights on the influences mobile devices have on travellers' decisions...

By Josephine Wawira 6 Dec 2016

Five simple data security questions to ask your travel agent this festive season
Five simple data security questions to ask your travel agent this festive season

When making getaway plans and booking lodges, tours, B&Bs and travel accommodations, it's common practice for many busy

By Amit Parbhucharan 6 Dec 2016

How will the Draft Liquor Amendment Bill of 2016 affect the hospitality industry?
How will the Draft Liquor Amendment Bill of 2016 affect the hospitality industry?

The proposed Draft Liquor Amendment Bill of 2016 is set to complicate South Africa's liquor regulatory environment even more...

5 Dec 2016

Sun City re-launches after going through R1bn worth of upgrades
Sun City re-launches after going through R1bn worth of upgrades

As much as R1bn has been spent on upgrading the Sun City entertainment centre over the past five years, and owner Sun International believes the development remains a popular leisure destination...

By Alistair Anderson 2 Dec 2016

Four ways B&B and guest house owners can avoid being exposed this festive season
Four ways B&B and guest house owners can avoid being exposed this festive season

With the hospitality industry at its busiest during the holiday period, it is also at its most vulnerable. Here are some of the common risks owners face and how best to mitigate them...

By Paul Halley 2 Dec 2016

ALE helps hospitality industry connect with the always-on consumer
ALE helps hospitality industry connect with the always-on consumer

Technological innovation has changed the hospitality industry significantly and continues to do so. We spoke to Ravin Naidu to find out how ALE helps establishments connect to...

By Cari Van Wyk 2 Dec 2016

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