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Vusumuzi Ndlovu announced as S.Pellegrino Young Chef Africa and Middle East semi-final winner
Vusumuzi Ndlovu announced as S.Pellegrino Young Chef Africa and Middle East semi-final winner

With his dish titled Isicupho, sous chef Vusumuzi Ndlovu from the Pot Luck Club pop up at Marabi Club has been announced as the winner of the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 Africa and Middle East...

2 days ago

African tourism trends in the age of developing smart cities
African tourism trends in the age of developing smart cities

Over the last eight years, travel and tourism has grown by 17.3% in the top 10 fastest-growing global destinations

By Elias Aad 3 days ago

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IHG expands resorts portfolio with four new properties in South East Asia

InterContinental Hotels Group announced the growth of its resort portfolio with the signing of four new properties...

3 days ago

City of Cape Town, Airbnb to collaborate on spreading the benefits of tourism
City of Cape Town, Airbnb to collaborate on spreading the benefits of tourism

The City of Cape Town and Airbnb has signed a collaboration agreement to promote the benefits of people-to-people tourism for Cape Town residents and promote Cape Town across the world...

3 days ago

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US revokes economic sanctions against Sudan: What it means for hospitality businesses

News of the revocation of economic sanctions against Sudan by the United States government is music to the ears of businesses and investors interested in Africa's third largest country...

By Josephine Wawira 18 Oct 2017

Chris Lehane and Herman Mashaba at the announcement (Image Supplied)
Study shows Airbnb can be a major engine for economic empowerment throughout Africa

The study shows that Airbnb has helped to spread tourism benefits beyond hotels and tourist attractions...

18 Oct 2017

InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay
IHG reveals new hotel concept in Singapore

The InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay offers a stylish, but laid back, relaxed feel, blending seamlessly into its residential surrounds...

17 Oct 2017

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In need of hotel rooms, Seychelles' govt tells developers to begin projects or lose them

Eight out of 18 tourism projects excluded from a moratorium on large hotels in Seychelles could be reallocated if the project backers don't begin construction within a year...

17 Oct 2017

Airbnb announces $1m investment in community-led tourism projects in Africa
Airbnb announces $1m investment in community-led tourism projects in Africa

As part of Airbnb's vision to empower communities through home sharing and to promote people-to-people tourism that benefits local families and their communities, it will invest $1m to...

17 Oct 2017

Sustainable practices, initiatives vital for greening the hotel industry
Sustainable practices, initiatives vital for greening the hotel industry

Implementing sustainable thinking practices is necessary in the hospitality sector and vital to driving operational efficacy and boosting cash flow...

16 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: Handcrafting bespoke luxury experiences across Africa with the Holts
#EntrepreneurMonth: Handcrafting bespoke luxury experiences across Africa with the Holts

Concepts Collection creates unforgettable luxury experiences. We chat to Christina and Richard Holt to find out how it all started and what it takes to run one of the leading luxury brands in SA...

By Cari Coetzee 16 Oct 2017

Lilizela Tourism Awards provincial trophies
Finalists set for glory at national Lilizela Tourism Awards

The fifth edition of the national Lilizela Tourism Awards honours the best-of-the-best among business owners, contractors and professional working in the South African tourism and hospitality industry...

16 Oct 2017

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Vineyard Hotel awarded for sustainable practices at Skål Sustainable Tourism Awards

Cape Town's Vineyard Hotel was announced the winner of the international Skål Sustainable Tourism Awards in the Urban Category...

13 Oct 2017

From left to right: Joep Schoof, Chairperson: FEDHASA Cape Hotels segment; Jeff Rosenberg, Chairperson: FEDHASA Cape; Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, Western Cape; Chris Godenir, Alternate: FEDHASA Cape Hotels segment and councillor Xanthea Limberg, mayoral committee member for informal settlements, water and waste services and energy.
FEDHASA Cape members sign Water Wise Pledge

In supporting the Western Cape Province and the City of Cape Town's water saving initiatives, FEDHASA Cape challenges all associations and businesses to take urgent action to save water...

12 Oct 2017

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Marriott reinforces Africa expansion with new hotels, $8.5bn capital investment

Marriott International has announced further expansion plans in African with seven new hotel signings. Reinforcing is continued expansion in Africa, the global chain is targeting...

12 Oct 2017

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Winners of World Travel Awards Africa announced

The World Travel Awards Africa Gala Ceremony 2017 saw Rwanda take top honours as Africa's leading destination...

11 Oct 2017

MSC Cruises' innovative surveillance system bridges gap in overboard detection
MSC Cruises' innovative surveillance system bridges gap in overboard detection

MSC Cruises has launched a new vanguard video surveillance system, further optimising aspects of security for all guests and crew on board the ship...

11 Oct 2017

Joburg takes top destination city in Africa in Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index
Joburg takes top destination city in Africa in Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index

According to the annual Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index, Joburg was the most popular destination city in Africa in 2016 with Cape Town rising from third place to become the second most popular...

11 Oct 2017

From left to right: Bernard Cassar, Paul Umoh, Otto Stehlik, Kenny Mwandu, Emeka Nwandu - BON Hotel Sunshine Enugu
Bon Hotels acquires additional four properties, dominates Nigerian hotel space

Following on their commitment to Nigeria and the development of its hotels and tourism segment, Bon Hotels has acquired an additional four properties, bringing the total to...

10 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: At the forefront of customer feedback and online reputation management
#EntrepreneurMonth: At the forefront of customer feedback and online reputation management

How can establishments in the hospitality industry manage the masses of online reviews and reviewers out there? This is where Go Review, launched by Social Places, comes in...

By Cari Coetzee 10 Oct 2017

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Cape Town chefs educated on Halal gourmet cuisine to meet needs of Muslim travellers

Muslim travellers are becoming a significant segment in the global travel and tourism sector and Cape Town Tourism has been seeking ways to develop awareness around Muslim travellers' needs...

10 Oct 2017

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Cape Town chefs toast Halal tourism

The world's first Halal Gourmet Dining for Chefs Accreditation intends to enable participants to cater confidently to the rapidly increasing number of Halal and Muslim travellers to South Africa...

By Terry Levin 9 Oct 2017

RIP Michael Hans ‘Spatz' Sperling
RIP Michael Hans ‘Spatz' Sperling

Pioneering icon of the South African wine industry and patriarch of Delheim, Michael Hans ‘Spatz' Sperling, has passed away...

9 Oct 2017

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Hilton commits $50m to Africa Growth Initiative for conversion of 100 hotels

Hilton has committed $50m over the next five years towards the Hilton Africa Growth Initiative. The funds are intended for the conversion of around 100 hotels into Hilton branded properties...

6 Oct 2017

The realities of catering for Generation Z in the MICE space
The realities of catering for Generation Z in the MICE space

To cater for the next generation in the meetings and incentives space, there are four realities you need to consider...

By Chantal Kliche 5 Oct 2017

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Signature Lux Hotel tapping into millennial travel trends

Being the most travelled generation there's no surprise that the hotel industry is constantly looking at new concepts and ideas that make this demographic tick when it comes to travelling and selecting their preferred accommodation...

4 Oct 2017

Direct Booking Indaba 2017 - Unpacking tactics that boost revenue
Direct Booking Indaba 2017 - Unpacking tactics that boost revenue

The Direct Booking Indaba, being held in Cape Town on 25 October, seeks to enable hoteliers to increase direct bookings via their websites and in the process, lower their distribution costs...

Issued by Adclick Africa Media Group 3 Oct 2017

2016/17 State of Tourism report released
2016/17 State of Tourism report released

The 2016/17 State of Tourism report has been released. The report serves to inform government and industry decision-makers and businesses about the sector's performance...

3 Oct 2017

Local and international buyers snatch up top wines at 33rd Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction
Local and international buyers snatch up top wines at 33rd Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction

Total sales at the 33rd Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction exceeded R13.2m, coming in just under last year's record-breaking auction, but a new record has been set...

3 Oct 2017

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