The Table Bay at Cape Town's Victoria & Alfred Waterfront has embraced the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) objective of its holding company, Sun International, to achieve Level 2 BBBEE status...
20 Mar 2015 14:27
Awesome South Africa is a mobile application that presents a platform to promote products, services and establishments in a wide range of industries for the benefit of vendors and merchants...
20 Mar 2015 11:41
Thembi Kunene, Chief Quality Assurance Officer at the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA), has tendered her resignation effective from 31 March 2015...
17 Mar 2015 08:46
Wings Travel Management has launched GoData an intuitive, mobile-enabled business intelligence tool that gives clients direct access to every aspect of their travel data...
11 Mar 2015 12:21
Taleb Rifai, the Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organisation of the United Nations, and David Scowsill, President and CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council, are attending the IIPT Interactive World Symposium, on bringing peace through tourism in Johannesburg.
17 Feb 2015 12:11
"Visual storytelling, engagement and inspiration are among the factors that are set to dominate cutting-edge destination marketing in 2015"...
26 Jan 2015 16:20
The 2015 Trends Report, Building Trust Capital: The new business imperative in the Kinship Economy, from the InterContinental Hotels Group, identifies trends and issues of importance in the building of both brand and organisational trust...
23 Jan 2015 09:05
Education initiatives directed at marginalised communities were the big winners when South African Airways named the Indaba Sauvignon Blanc and Indaba Chenin Blanc as two of its large volume selections to be served in global Economy Class in 2015...
4 Dec 2014 10:29
Who among us would not like to go on holiday 52 times a year? It is on this premise that Jurgens Ci's new advertising campaign for Campworld is based...
17 Nov 2014 12:04
Hosting the Commonwealth or Olympic Games would not only allow South Africa to access a greater share of the global sports tourism market, which is estimated to be valued at between R2- and R6 trillion, but also better position the country for tourism and inward investment, according to Grant Thornton.
10 Nov 2014 10:25
The very concepts of holiday and business travel have long been associated with excess: too much eating, drinking and too little sleep. This century-old problem has left too many travellers less healthy when they check out.
7 Nov 2014 10:44
Avios Group and Cardova Trading have partnered within the branded content sphere to encourage sign-ups for, and education about, the new travel rewards programme, Avios, through which members can collect the Avios currency with their everyday spending.
21 Oct 2014 15:56
South African Tourism will officially open a marketing office in Sao Paulo, Brazil on 23 September 2014.
18 Sep 2014 13:30
The National Tourism Careers Expo was recently launched in Port Elizabeth. The expo was initiated by the National Department of Tourism in partnership with the Eastern Cape Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism and Culture, Art, Tourism, Hospitality, Sport Sector Education and Training Authority.
11 Sep 2014 10:03
Hosted by Future Group, the 3rd annual Business Traveller Africa Awards in association with headline sponsor Gautrain took place at the Maslow Hotel in Sandton on 2 September 2014. The awards honour the business travel trade and acknowledge those brands/entities that have performed with excellence over the past 12 months.
3 Sep 2014 12:23
South Africa's varied landscapes, climate and variety of locations, which are able to pass for major cities or rural areas, has made the country an ideal destination for commercial film and TV productions...
19 Aug 2014 14:26
Eighteen-year-old Rossouw Koen, a matric student at Swartland High School, Malmesbury, has been awarded the International Hotel School (IHS) "Ticket to Life" Bursary in Professional Cookery, valued at R210,000, after he won the Western Cape Finals of the annual competition at The Peninsula All-Suite Hotel recently.
31 Jul 2014 07:25
Future Group - the publisher of Business Traveller Africa magazine - in association with headline sponsor Gautrain and global research specialist TNS, will be hosting the third annual Business Traveller Africa Awards, which will take place on 2 September at the Maslow Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg.
8 Jul 2014 10:04
Despite the state of the South African economy, the hospitality sector is poised for further growth in the next five years in the wake of a number of inbound travellers to the African continent, according to a report issued by PwC.
23 Jun 2014 12:16
Flight Centre is urging all travellers to be aware of new regulations governing travel with minors. The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has announced new, strict procedures for parents travelling with children under the age of 18 years in and out of South Africa.
17 Jun 2014 12:21
South Africa's tourism industry has grown significantly over the past 20 years, but there is certainly room for more growth, according to data since 1994, which has been analysed by Grant Thornton.
13 Jun 2014 12:32
A posse of top international and South African bloggers and online media are preparing to head to Reunion Island from 26 June-3 July 2014 where they will absorb the island's extensive diversity, easy lifestyle and warm hospitality to share with the wanderlust-dusted eyes of the world through the storytelling hashtag #gotoreunion.
12 Jun 2014 13:04
The Sports & Events Tourism Exchange (SETE) Conference and Exhibition, now in its fourth year, will be taking place at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Durban from 28-30 October 2014 and is set to be hosted by the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development and Tourism (KZN DEDT) and Durban Tourism for the 3rd year.
29 May 2014 08:20
Hilton Worldwide, in partnership with the International Youth Foundation (IYF), St Anthony's Education Centre and Harambee, launched Passport to Success in Southern Africa during its global career event, Careers@HiltonLive: Youth in Hospitality Month.
15 May 2014 14:34
Samsung Electronics South Africa has been selected as the supplier of choice for the luxurious apartments and hotels, owned by Executive Apartments & Hotels (EAH).
25 Apr 2014 12:19
With tourism and hospitality one of the fastest growing sectors in South Africa, contributing billions annually to the economy, young people are increasingly attracted to the idea of living the dream by choosing a career in the industry, believing that it will be a life filled with travel and glamour, with only an occasional interruption in the way of "real work".
17 Apr 2014 10:48
The Red Carnation Hotel Collection South Africa has just launched its new B|Africa Spa website. The site focuses on the brand's spa products and treatments, available exclusively at Red Carnation's five-star South African properties: The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, Cape Town; Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat in the Cederberg Mountains; and The Oyster Box, Umhlanga.
11 Apr 2014 09:56
South Africa's travel and tourism sector continues to make a significant contribution to the country's economic growth; however there's a need to grow business travel to stay ahead of rapidly emerging African countries, said Wiza Nyondo, head of tourism of FNB Business.
18 Mar 2014 12:38
Like all other industries, travel and tourism has traditionally been operated on gut feel, guesswork and historical data. Decisions on packages, pricing and destinations were made by operators, not travellers, and personalised packages were limited. However, big data is set to change this.
By Nadine Shenker 12 Feb 2014 08:05