Tourism Trends 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

Winners of One&Only Reaching for Young Stars competition announced
Winners of One&Only Reaching for Young Stars competition announced

The Cape's top culinary academies have once again put forward their finest young stars to compete for top honours in the One&Only Reaching for Young Stars competition...

17 Nov 2017

FEDHASA members put measures in place to make sure egg supply meets guest demand
FEDHASA members put measures in place to make sure egg supply meets guest demand

According to FEDHASA, member establishments have put measures in place to ensure they are not affected by the egg shortage caused by the avian flu outbreak...

16 Nov 2017

Best Restaurant - Durbanville Hills in the Winelands
Restaurant Week 5 Year Anniversary awards best performing restaurants per region

Restaurant Week celebrated its fifth-anniversary edition, which saw over 15,000 guests make their way to the 100 participating top restaurants...

13 Nov 2017

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Plant-based diet a mega 2018 trend. Restaurants need to adapt and diversify

The plant-based lifestyle is set to be a mega trend for 2018 with a host of celebrities, nutritionists, and millennials advocating the benefits of a plant-based diet...

13 Nov 2017

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One at Cavalli with Chef Michael Deg

Executive chef at Cavalli Estate, Michael Deg chats about his 'One at Cavalli' concept, his culinary inspiration, his favourite Spring flavours, food trends and his vision for the restaurant...

9 Nov 2017

Chef Glen Foxcroft-Williams. Photo: Claire Gunn
How are SA restaurants weathering the storm?

Restaurants play a significant role in how tourists experience South Africa, but hospitality is faced with challenges that make operating in a tight-margin industry particularly difficult...

2 Nov 2017

The fifth Lilizela Tourism Awards honours the best in local tourism business
The fifth Lilizela Tourism Awards honours the best in local tourism business

The fifth annual Lilizela Tourism Awards lit up the Sandton Convention Centre and featured a cross-section of South African tourism businesses, celebrating establishments which have...

31 Oct 2017

Julie-May Ellingson, CEO, CTICC
CTICC financial results confirm its value to SA economy, business tourism industry

According to the financial results of the CTICC, the centre generated R216m in revenue, contributed R3.7bn to the national economy, sustained 7,824 jobs, hosted 482 events and 416,733 delegates...

27 Oct 2017

Hezron Louw claims Tsogo Sun Entrepreneur of the Year title
Hezron Louw claims Tsogo Sun Entrepreneur of the Year title

Hezron Louw, owner of Sumting Fresh restaurant and gourmet street food in Gauteng, was presented with the 2017 Tsogo Sun Entrepreneur of the Year Award...

27 Oct 2017

Indian gastronomy trends spice up Taj Cape Town's Bombay Brasserie offering
Indian gastronomy trends spice up Taj Cape Town's Bombay Brasserie offering

French chef David Tilly uses his passion and talent for food to travel the world and oversee many of its finest restaurants, delving into trends he sees in gastronomic spaces across the globe...

27 Oct 2017

From left to right: Marco Torsius (standing), Back: Esther Malan, Dorah Sitole, Marthinette Slabber Stretch, Glynnis Horning, Christa Swanepoel, Zola Nene. Front: Madeleine de Villiers, Herman Lensing, Suzanne Crozier, Abigail Donnelly and Anna Montali.
The egg-and-chicken race of the #GalliovaAwards2017

What came first, the chicken or the egg? Both did at the Galliova Awards 2017, if its egg and chicken writers you're referring to...

By Leigh Andrews 26 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: A closer look at Tsogo Sun's entrepreneurs of the year
#EntrepreneurMonth: A closer look at Tsogo Sun's entrepreneurs of the year

Tsogo Sun recently announced the finalists for its Tsogo Sun Entrepreneur of the Year Award competition. We take a closer look at the five who beat the two hundred eligible to enter the awards this year....

25 Oct 2017

JHP Gourmet Guide 2018 launched, top 21 plated restaurants announced
JHP Gourmet Guide 2018 launched, top 21 plated restaurants announced

The new-look JHP Gourmet Guide 2018 has been launched. The top 21 plated restaurants have been announced and this year sees the first of three plate awards...

25 Oct 2017

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Surge in arrivals, feedback prompts Victoria Falls Safari Club redevelopment

Award-winning boutique hotel, Victoria Falls Safari Club, is expected to begin redevelopment on 1 November 2017....

20 Oct 2017

Hendrik Jansen van Nieuwenhuizen
Chef Hennie Jansen van Nieuwenhuizen named winner of SAB2's Proefessioneel

Hennie Jansen van Nieuwenhuizen has been awarded top honours in the SABC2 competition, Proefessioneel, defeating 19 other competitors, securing a position at Eight Restaurant at Spier...

20 Oct 2017

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WAZA signs MoU to help make sustainably produced palm oil the norm

The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the RSPO have signed a five-year MoU to further transformation of markets and make sustainable palm oil the norm...

20 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

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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

#EntrepreneurMonth: Eight business tips for millennial entrepreneurs in the hospitality industry
#EntrepreneurMonth: Eight business tips for millennial entrepreneurs in the hospitality industry

With an increase in boutique coffee shops, edgy cafes and creative eateries, the hospitality industry is becoming increasingly competitive for the millennial generation...

2 Oct 2017

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#WFconf2017: The keys to growing Cape Winelands tourism

The Business of Wine & Food Tourism Conference 2017 saw those operating in the Cape's wine, food and hospitality industries gather to glean insights from local and international specialists...

29 Sep 2017

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Tourism and travel trade joins GP Lifestyle Tourism Street Party to celebrate Gauteng

The first GP Lifestyle Tourism Street Party will be taking place this month in Gauteng, which will see the travel and tourism trade party throughout the day and into the night at the regenerated 1 Fox Street warehouse...

21 Sep 2017

#THINCAfrica: Developing Africa's hospitality professionals of the future
#THINCAfrica: Developing Africa's hospitality professionals of the future

Associate Dean and Professor at ESL, Dr Achim Schmitt, participated in a panel discussion on HR and education issues in the hospitality industry at the THINC Africa conference...

By Cari Coetzee 13 Sep 2017

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