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Fusion and vision for The Gold Room by Chef Daniel Gamiche

We talk to the four Michelin star chef that will be opening a new restaurant at the QSL Private Members Club - Chef Daniel Gamiche...

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A new era for the Quarter Kitchen

The Quarter Kitchen restaurant at the Portswood Hotel has undergone a name change, from The Quarterdeck, is introducing an intriguing new menu and a special cookbook packed with traditional Cape Malay recipes...

11 Apr 2018

Curios and epicurean delights at the Bay Harbour Market in Hout Bay
Curios and epicurean delights at the Bay Harbour Market in Hout Bay

If you live in Cape Town and you haven't paid the Bay Harbour Market in Hout Bay a visit, you really should get going. If you're visiting the Mother City, I highly recommend you make the market one of your stops. This happy hubbub of food, craft and music makes for a great day out...

By Cari Coetzee 11 Apr 2018

More opportunities to enter job-generating tourism industry
More opportunities to enter job-generating tourism industry

With South Africa being a top tourist destination, we need to be giving more people opportunities to enter this job-generating industry by equipping them with relevant skills...

3 Apr 2018

The Table Bay Hotel puts its best forward for 2018 Distell Inter Hotel Challenge
The Table Bay Hotel puts its best forward for 2018 Distell Inter Hotel Challenge

The 2018 Distell Inter Hotel Challenge, recognised as a platform for highlighting talent and expertise of trainees, will see Sun International's The Table Bay in Cape Town take part in its multi-faceted industry challenge...

28 Mar 2018

Destiny Lodge Nelspruit by Bon Hotels
Destiny Lodge Nelspruit an ideal fit for the Bon brand

Bon Hotels has added the four-star, 35-roomed Destiny Lodge Nelspruit to its portfolio. Immediate upgrades are planned...

28 Mar 2018

The private members club set to transform Africa
The private members club set to transform Africa

The QSL Members Club will be an incubator for Africa's leading lights, an organic platform for ideas to be birthed, connections to be forged and for plans to be set in motion...

By Cari Coetzee 27 Mar 2018

Shabeer Jhetam, CEO of The Glass Recycling Company and James Peech, Managing Director of The Peech Hotel
The top ten glass recycling hospitality businesses in and around Joburg

The Glass Recycling Company visited hospitality businesses in Johannesburg during March, acknowledging them for their green behaviour in embracing glass recycling and making it an integral part of their business...

26 Mar 2018

Carolina Ödman via  - Sutherland, Northern Cape
Northern Cape tourism SMMEs to benefit from new business incubator

The Tourism Business Incubator, which has now officially been launched in the Northern Cape, is poised to improve the viability and sustainability of SMMEs. The incubator will provide business support interventions to 50 tourism enterprises...

22 Mar 2018

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Sun International takes necessary steps to address underperforming operations

"We have taken decisive action to address underperforming operations and to focus on both cost control and increasing efficiencies. The refurbishment of Sun City and the acquisition of Sun Slots have met expectations. However, other developments have fallen well short..."

20 Mar 2018

Seven reasons tourism needs major events
Seven reasons tourism needs major events

With the Cape, Johannesburg and Durban all in various degrees of water shortages, the industry needs more than a Get Well card, and events are what will see us on the road to recovery...

By Danny Bryer 19 Mar 2018

Mastering experiential marketing with Studio H
Mastering experiential marketing with Studio H

We chat with Studio H founder Hannerie Visser about how they are using food to design brand experiences and create memorable campaigns for their clients...

By Ruth Cooper 16 Mar 2018

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#WTMA18: Retosa, Arta partnership to find more responsible tourism success stories

Retosa has partnered with the African Responsible Tourism Awards to encourage more entries to the awards from the SADC. The aim of the awards is to inspire change in the tourism sector by showcasing examples that tourism providers can learn from...

14 Mar 2018

Dale Simpson, curator, Radisson Red Cape Town
Dale Simpson on the journey to create/curate the guest experience

The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group recently rebranded to Radisson Hotel Group. Dale Simpson, curator of Radisson Red in Cape Town, explains the thinking behind the evolving brand and the changing role of the hotel GM...

14 Mar 2018

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Emirates goes behind the scenes for International Women's Day

The video shows Emirates' female employees carrying out all key activities for the operation of flight EK 225 from Dubai to San Francisco. A team of over 75 women from more than 25 nationalities worked on the flight...

9 Mar 2018

Homestyle cooking conveniently Frozen for You
Homestyle cooking conveniently Frozen for You

Karen Short, founder of established catering company By Word of Mouth, has developed a new range of convenient homestyle meals under the brand Frozen for You...

7 Mar 2018

Tourism business incubator launched in Limpopo
Tourism business incubator launched in Limpopo

The Phalaborwa incubator is one of a few that will be launched across the country as part of a greater objective of the revised National Tourism Sector Strategy 2016-2026 to ensure the sustainable growth and development of the industry...

5 Mar 2018

Western Cape microsite launched to assist tourism trade in answering Cape drought questions
Western Cape microsite launched to assist tourism trade in answering Cape drought questions

The key objective of the microsite is to get a single, unified message out that the Cape is open for business and provide the trade with up-to-date information relevant to their business...

1 Mar 2018

Ronel Bezuidenhout - managing director and principal at Capital Hotel School
Embracing face-to-face hospitality in the modern tech era

It is predicted that by 2020, society will harness the idea of robots and programmes taking over the duties of hospitality staff... As scary as that sounds, guests, starting from millennials and up, will still crave a true, honest and genuine exchange...

21 Feb 2018

South African Tourism Board endorses Hostex as gateway to African market
South African Tourism Board endorses Hostex as gateway to African market

The South African Tourism Board has announced its endorsement of the pan-African food and drink trade show, Hostex powering Food & Hospitality Africa and IFEA...

15 Feb 2018

Chef Liam Tomlin
Care's celebrates ethical and sustainable food culture, awards young innovative chefs

Care's is a globally attended event that has become synonymous with ethics and sustainability. The third annual event was attended by food luminaries who are all committed to cutting food waste through their own restaurants and projects....

13 Feb 2018

Peter Hayward (owner) and Celia du Preez (production executive), Hayward’s Grand Safaris.
On a Grand Safari with Peter Hayward

What we have proved with tents in the last 27 years is that you definitely don't need bricks and mortar to have an experience...

By Cari Coetzee 12 Feb 2018

Why drought-stricken Cape Town and the Western Cape needs tourism more than ever
Why drought-stricken Cape Town and the Western Cape needs tourism more than ever

Not visiting Cape Town and the Western Cape would only make the challenging situation worse. To keep our economy growing and create jobs during the drought, we need tourism now more than ever...

5 Feb 2018

#BizTrends2018: Healthy, rainbow food is 2018 trend for SA foodies
#BizTrends2018: Healthy, rainbow food is 2018 trend for SA foodies

Uber Eats has unveiled the most popular 2018 food trends in South Africa. Uber Eats looked at the most popular ingredients and dishes searched for by South Africans over the last six months to draw its conclusion.

26 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Top hospitality trends 2018
#BizTrends2018: Top hospitality trends 2018

Leon Meyer, general manager at The Westin Cape Town shares his top hospitality trends for 2018...

By Leon Meyer 10 Jan 2018

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Ten steps to create an accurate hotel income budget

There are so many influencing factors to consider when setting a budget. It is a lengthy, but worthwhile exercise. The aim is always to: grow the business, set a realistic budget and get it as accurate as possible.

By Theresa Prins 9 Jan 2018

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Tourism enterprise Langa Quarter officially launched in Cape Town

The Langa Quarter, proactively zoned for tourism, has officially been launched recently - a hub of enterprise and social development projects...

3 Jan 2018

Changing face of retail presents opportunity for the wine trade
Changing face of retail presents opportunity for the wine trade

Embrace the chaos brought by the mobile phone-fueled digital age and look to Portugal for a road map to success in the USA...

8 Dec 2017

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Making unpopular cuts popular: Educating diners on sustainable eating

We need to make people think more about what they choose to eat and how our food products are sourced. We've already lost our fish stocks from over-fishing, and eating this wonderful product is fast becoming a luxury...

27 Nov 2017

The importance of culinary tourism to travel destinations
The importance of culinary tourism to travel destinations

Modern-day travellers are more experiential in all aspects of their journey; from cultural immersion to local food sampling, a trend that has become a major influence in the growth of travel destinations...

By Josephine Wawira 22 Nov 2017

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