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Always-on a must for South African digital travellers
Always-on a must for South African digital travellers

The digital traveller experience lets consumers take full control over all aspects of their holidays. Much of this digital transformation is driven by the consumer's desire to...

By Claude Schuck 3 days ago

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Prioritising effective EAM software solutions for customer satisfaction in the hospitality industry

Collectively, industries across the globe are turning to technological innovation to achieve service excellence - no less the hospitality industry...

3 days ago

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

Tink Labs' handy revolutionises hospitality industry, experiences for travellers in Africa
Tink Labs' handy revolutionises hospitality industry, experiences for travellers in Africa

Created by founder and CEO of Tink Labs, Terence Kwok, handy is more than just platform to interact with hotels, it enables guests to have a hassle-free travel experience...

By Robin Fredericks 8 Dec 2017

AccorHotels to open two-tower Raffles hotel and residences on Dubai's famous Palm Jumeirah
AccorHotels to open two-tower Raffles hotel and residences on Dubai's famous Palm Jumeirah

Set to open in 2021, Palm360 will be the first beachside resort for Raffles in Dubai and the tallest structure on Palm Jumeirah with a 155m long sky pool connecting the towers 170m above ground...

7 Dec 2017

Can independent hotels afford not to be revenue savvy?
Can independent hotels afford not to be revenue savvy?

Revenue management, although a well-established discipline in the industry for more than a decade, is a misunderstood, if not entirely absent concept in many hotels...

By Theresa Prins 7 Dec 2017

Travelstart acquires SafariNow, fast-tracks accommodation offering
Travelstart acquires SafariNow, fast-tracks accommodation offering

Travelstart has announced that it has acquired a majority stake in Cape Town-based SafariNow. The acquisition of SafariNow's 40-man team will see Travelstart give its customers...

6 Dec 2017

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The Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa expands offering to include Canal Suites

The Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa has launched the addition of its Canal Suite, situated opposite the hotel. With a mix of history and innovation, the new addition offers all of the hotel's standard features...

6 Dec 2017

Handy smartphone for hotels: A revolutionary hospitality IoT solution
Handy smartphone for hotels: A revolutionary hospitality IoT solution

Tink Labs Limited officially launched the Handy smartphone, a suite of tools and call-to-action functions that reshapes the way hotels engage, communicate and cater to guests and their modern travel needs...

6 Dec 2017

Tech narrows geographical boundaries
Tech narrows geographical boundaries

A travel journey begins in the imagination. As the saying goes, it's about the journey, not the destination - and the journey is not simply the distance as the crow flies from one place to another...

By Danny Bryer 5 Dec 2017

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aha Hotels & Lodges adds Durban boutique hotel to its portfolio

aha Hotels & Lodges has added the Avondale Boutique Hotel, located on Avondale in Durban, to its portfolio. The four-star hotel will be fully incorporated under the aha brand...

1 Dec 2017

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Airbnb Experiences one year later: Foodies and millennials lead the way

Airbnb - as part of their vision to bring where travellers go, what they do and who they meet together into one people-powered platform - announced Trips a year ago. As part of that, Airbnb expanded Experiences to more than 40 cities across 26 countries...

28 Nov 2017

#BigConnect: Bridging the travel brand, influencer gap in destination marketing
#BigConnect: Bridging the travel brand, influencer gap in destination marketing

With the aim to connect influencers and travel brands, as well as address travel and destination marketing in South Africa, the Big Connect 2017 saw a conversation spark between influencers and travel brands, which included...

By Robin Fredericks 28 Nov 2017

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MSC Cruises adds marine safari experience Pomene Bay to SA itineraries

MSC Cruises has added a new marine safari experience destination to its South Africa itineraries, Pomene Bay in Mozambique...

27 Nov 2017

How will the growing global economy affect SA's travel and hospitality industry?
How will the growing global economy affect SA's travel and hospitality industry?

The global upswing in economic activity is strengthening according to the IMF's latest World Economic Outlook Report. The question is how will this growth impact South Africa's travel and hospitality industry going forward?

27 Nov 2017

Magalies Park - First Group Resort of the Year 2017
Resorts need to keep evolving to deliver an experience beyond accommodation

Resorts need to constantly evolve if they want to deliver the right mix of products that cater for guests from all market segments...

24 Nov 2017

New Umhlanga business and leisure hotel officially opens in December
New Umhlanga business and leisure hotel officially opens in December

Offering 140 apartments and extensive conference and meeting facilities accommodating up to 200 delegates, the hotel has direct access to the main Umhlanga Beach...

24 Nov 2017

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#BigConnect: Influencers and travel brands connect to take travel and destination marketing to the next level

The first-ever Big Connect recently took place in Cape Town and saw South African travel companies and influencers come together to discuss how travel marketing can be enhanced through working with influencers...

24 Nov 2017

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MSC Cruises introduces new ship to SA shores, grows local industry

MSC Cruises has announced that it's bringing a bigger and more sophisticated ship, the MSC Musica, to South African shores in 2018...

23 Nov 2017

IHG grows footprint in Cairo with signing of first Crowne Plaza
IHG grows footprint in Cairo with signing of first Crowne Plaza

IHG has signed the Crowne Plaza Cairo Sheikh Zayed City hotel, the first Crowne Plaza in Cario, scheduled to open in 2021...

23 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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Club Med furthers international growth with four new resorts

Continuing on its international growth strategy, Club Med has announced four new destinations in Quebec, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and the Seychelles...

22 Nov 2017

Natural Selection to open new safari camp in remote Namibia in 2018
Natural Selection to open new safari camp in remote Namibia in 2018

In a joint venture between Natural Selection, local communities and Dr Julian Fennessy, Africa's foremost giraffe expert, the safari tourism business will open a new camp in the remote and wild Kaokoland...

17 Nov 2017

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TRVL: Shaking up the online travel industry with Jochem Wijnands

TRVL is a peer-to-peer booking platform that gives everyone access to the travel agent world. We chat to founder and CEO Jochem Wijnands about his new startup that is set to cause a stir in the travel industry...

By Cari Coetzee 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

Marriott International adds mixed-use property to its Nigerian portfolio
Marriott International adds mixed-use property to its Nigerian portfolio

"The Renaissance Lagos Hotel and Marriott Executive Apartments will be a significant addition to our strong Nigeria portfolio. There is a growing need for high calibre short and extended stay lodging in Nigeria..."

16 Nov 2017

Hayward's Grand Safari Company awarded best mobile safari in Africa
Hayward's Grand Safari Company awarded best mobile safari in Africa

Hayward's Grand Safari Company has received The Safari Guild's Best in Africa Award for top mobile safari at the 11th The Safari Awards...

15 Nov 2017

Smart Hotels: The hotel scene is changing and Gen Y is behind it
Smart Hotels: The hotel scene is changing and Gen Y is behind it

Traditionally, hotels focus on personal customer service and luxury, but the scene is changing - it is evolving to become an experience in technological advancement with various online and automated services to choose from...

15 Nov 2017

Major hotel groups to discuss growth strategies for West African hotel sector at WAPI Summit
Major hotel groups to discuss growth strategies for West African hotel sector at WAPI Summit

The growth of the hotel sector is an important indicator of how well a market is developing its travel infrastructure, and the indicators for West Africa are mixed...

15 Nov 2017

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