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Go2Africa providing training opportunities for safari agents

Now in its tenth year, Go2Africa's Safari Expert Academy gives beginner agents and other sector industry experts looking to get into safari game opportunities...

11 hours ago

Cape Town Tourism will continue to build on the city's tourism success
Cape Town Tourism will continue to build on the city's tourism success

Cape Town Tourism's service level agreement (SLA) has been expanded for another year by The City of Cape Town, incurring ongoing success and development enhancements...

1 day ago

IHG to grow footprint in emerging Dubai business epicentres
IHG to grow footprint in emerging Dubai business epicentres

InterContinental Hotels Group has signed two new properties in Dubai, namely the Crowne Plaza Dubai Business Bay and InterContinental Residence Suites Dubai Business Bay, which falls in line with IHG's strategy to...

1 day ago

Sweet treats and creative eats - Tessa's Bakery opens in Cape Town
Sweet treats and creative eats - Tessa's Bakery opens in Cape Town

On an ordinary Tuesday afternoon, the very extraordinary Tessa's Bakery opened the doors of its brand new store. The ‘Made like Mom's' bakery chose a unique location in Milnerton, Cape Town, opting to stay near to the loyal client base they've built up...

By Angie White 1 day ago

Africa's travel market experiencing healthy growth, Lagos falls short
Africa's travel market experiencing healthy growth, Lagos falls short

According to an analysis conducted by ForwardKeys, Lagos has seen a substantial decline in both its domestic and international capacity...

2 days ago

Arebbusch solar power. Image: Republikein
Solar power rising in southern African hotel industry

Members of the southern African hospitality industry are rapidly joining the green revolution and its not for show or Google ranking - there are savings to be had and natural vistas to preserve...

By Vanessa Rogers 2 days ago

#WomensMonth: The woman behind Table Mountain
#WomensMonth: The woman behind Table Mountain

Wahida Parker was appointed as Table Mountain Cableway's MD in June 2016. A little more than a year later, we chat to her about her time with Table Mountain Cableway...

By Cari Coetzee 2 days ago

Renowned hotel architect Dexter Moren to speak at THINC Africa
Renowned hotel architect Dexter Moren to speak at THINC Africa

Highly awarded hotel architect and founder of Dexter Moren Associates, Dexter Moren is returning to THINC Africa by popular demand to share his expertise and experience...

3 days ago

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First ever SA Snow Holiday Report released

Club Med Southern Africa has released its first ever SA Snow Report, evaluating behaviours and trends of South Africans opting for snow holidays...

3 days ago

North West to hold timeshare public hearings
North West to hold timeshare public hearings

The National Consumer Commission has begun public hearings into the timeshare industry in Mahikeng in the North West...

14 Aug 2017

#WomensMonth: Leaving a Flight Centre SA legacy behind
#WomensMonth: Leaving a Flight Centre SA legacy behind

For those who have been reading the news and started dusting off their passports in preparation for "greener pastures", Flight Centre Travel Group GM shares why she would always choose South Africa...

14 Aug 2017

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Umodzi Park makes strides in Malawian hospitality industry

Celebrating two years of hospitality success, the five-star hotel and conferencing destination, Umodzi Park continues to make strides in Malawian tourism and the economy at large...

14 Aug 2017

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Durban Cruise Terminal could be just what the African cruise industry needs

“This won't be any old cruise terminal, it will be a new and iconic structure in Durban, with international-class cruise facilities that link up with existing tourist attractions...”

14 Aug 2017

Simone Kuhn, Business Development Manager for Africa & Indian Ocean, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
#WomensMonth: In the business development driving seat with Simone Kuhn

We chat to Simone Kuhn, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group's business development manager for Africa and Indian Ocean and one of Africa's Top 100 Women in Tourism...

By Cari Coetzee 14 Aug 2017

Years of disruption sees travel agent turn travel pro
Years of disruption sees travel agent turn travel pro

It has been years since the death of the travel agent graced many headlines as consumers increasingly turned to the web to book their holidays. Fast forward to 2017 and the travel agent is more popular than ever...

10 Aug 2017

Alessandra Alonso, founder of Women in Travel
WTM Africa adds Women in Travel to its 2018 programme

With strong indications that women entrepreneurs are on the rise, the World Travel Market Africa team have announced the addition of the Women in Travel Meetup to its 2018 programme...

10 Aug 2017

Reinvented Singita Sweni Lodge unveiled
Reinvented Singita Sweni Lodge unveiled

The reinvented Singita Sweni Lodge, located within Singita's private 33,000-acre concession in Kruger National Park, has been unveiled, taking inspiration from its lush riverside position...

10 Aug 2017

Haywards Sustainable Safaris
Celebrating women as custodians of artistic and cultural heritage

"I often wonder off the beaten track looking for the pulse of the region and the heartbeat of the community, the local artisans, the storytellers and elders of a village, the sacred values of the area..."

10 Aug 2017

Dr Andrew Golding, Saleh Said at Zanzibar Amber Resort
Pam Golding appointed to market Zanzibar Amber Resort luxury apartments and villas

Pam Golding Property has been appointed to market the luxury apartments and villas of mega-development Zanzibar Amber Resort, set to be the largest premium hospitality investment and resort in East Africa...

8 Aug 2017

The hospitality industry's pet-friendly evolution
The hospitality industry's pet-friendly evolution

As the market of devoted pet owners continues to expand, the hospitality industry can either evolve to cater to it or forego a growing number of potential guests as a result...

7 Aug 2017

Tourism bodes well for Cape Garden Route and Klein Karoo business
Tourism bodes well for Cape Garden Route and Klein Karoo business

In 2016, the Cape Garden Route and Klein Karoo received an equal split international and domestic visitors. It also grossed the highest in tourism incomes in the country, boding well for local businesses there...

4 Aug 2017

Judges with Candidate Chefs in Cape Town. From left to right: Capsicum Culinary Studio’s Julietta e Silva, Megan Angus (Woodview Wagyu & Angus Beef), Craig Cormack (Celebrity Chef), Marieta Human (Hospitality Consultant), and Chief Judge Heinz Brunner (Honorary President of the South African Chefs Association, past Vice-Chairman of the World Body of Chefs and team manager of the Culinary Olympics team)
Fifth Distell Inter Hotel Challenge around the corner

The Distell Inter Hotel Challenge, labelled the 'Oscars of the hotel world', which celebrates its fifth anniversary, has become a red-letter annual event on the hotel industry calender...

3 Aug 2017

Collaboration to see Africa promoted at CEMS China Tourism Series
Collaboration to see Africa promoted at CEMS China Tourism Series

CEMS is collaborating with Africa Tourism Partners to facilitate the participation of African travel and tourism sectors in the CEMS China Tourism Series to take place in November...

3 Aug 2017

From left to right: Peter Guthrie (General Manager, SunMeropa), Serobi Maja (Chief Executive Officer, Limpopo Gaming Board), Anthony Leeming (Chief Executive Officer, Sun International), Raleigh Maesela (Chairman, Sun Meropa) and Demi-Leigh Peters-Nel (Miss South African 2017)
New Sun Meropa Hotel to boost Polokwane tourism and economy

The opening of the upmarket Sun Meropa Hotel marks the start of a new era for Sun Meropa. Sun Meropa is poised to become the premier leisure, business and conferencing destination in the region...

2 Aug 2017

Five things to consider when hiring a travel blogger
Five things to consider when hiring a travel blogger

Having someone skilled in the industry to tell your story can help you unearth a world full of potential guests. Here are five tips to consider before hiring a travel blogger...

By Phindiwe Nkosi 2 Aug 2017

May de Lencquesaing holding her IWC Lifetime Achievement Award, flanked by Tim Atkin (left) and Charles Metcalfe (right)
Grande Dame of Glenelly Wine Estate receives lifetime achievement award at IWC Awards

May de Lencquesaing, the Grande Dame of Glenelly Wine Estate in Stellenbosch has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the International Wine Challenge (IWC) Awards 2017...

1 Aug 2017

Marriott International's new dynamic sales and marketing leadership team
Marriott's new super sales and marketing leadership team for Middle East and Africa

On the heels of the successful mega merger between Marriott International and Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Marriott has announced a new Brand, Marketing, Sales and Consumer Services (BMSC) Leadership Team...

31 Jul 2017

Tourism perhaps the only sector that can help SA break out of the recession cycle
Tourism perhaps the only sector that can help SA break out of the recession cycle

It's time for us to liberate tourism, for the sector to take its rightful place as the economic engine that will kick-start economic growth quicker and more sustainably than any other sector. ...

By Mmatšatši Ramawela 31 Jul 2017

A scene from last year's Say Cheese Fair.
Smile for local artisans and #SayCheese!

If you're still fixated on yellow cheese and your favourite four varietals are cheddar, gouda, mozzarella and feta, best you visit the Say Cheese Fair later this year...

By Leigh Andrews 31 Jul 2017

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