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BON Hotels makes a move to the city of roses

BON Hotels has added BON Hotel Bloemfontein Central to portfolio. Situated in the CBD of Bloemfontein, the hotel is in the process of undergoing rebranding...

1 day ago

Online booking methods: SA travelers still want a human touch
Online booking methods: SA travelers still want a human touch

Given the reams of data now available to would-be travelers, along with growing internet access, one of the major global trends to emerge has been real-time booking...

By Tom Williams 3 days ago

Top entrepreneurship tips from a local tourism expert
Top entrepreneurship tips from a local tourism expert

"You need a fair smattering of idiotic guts, seed cash and luck to make it as a newcomer in this industry."

3 days ago

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Why travellers should take a second look at travel insurance

There are some instances in which medical treatment can be withheld by a foreign country if a person has no proof of funds or travel insurance...

3 days ago

Jumia to become Africa's one stop online destination
Jumia to become Africa's one stop online destination

With a new vision, the Africa Internet Group is connecting its companies into Jumia's ecosystem which will give access to products and services from its e-commerce platforms...

24 Jun 2016

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Brexit: how will currency fluctuations affect Cape Town tourism?

How will the currency fluctuations caused by Brexit, in particular, affect tourism in Cape Town?

By Enver Duminy 24 Jun 2016

De Hoop Village
Cosy up to winter travel on Cape Country Routes

South African winters are synonymous with cold and harsh conditions. For many professionals, the long stress-free, sunny days of a December holiday is in the distant future....

23 Jun 2016

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Why hospitality SMBs should take a fresh look at guest data

Think of data as another guest staying at your cosy establishment. Just as you have locks on the doors and other security measures keeping your guests safe...

By Amit Parbhucharan 23 Jun 2016

Carlson Rezidor leading hotel boom in Africa
Carlson Rezidor leading hotel boom in Africa

Accelerating its growth strategy in Africa, Carlson Rezidor has opened five Radisson Blu hotels in the first six months of 2016 and signed four new hotels including...

22 Jun 2016

Collaboration to benefit wildlife of Tala Game Reserve
Collaboration to benefit wildlife of Tala Game Reserve

Husqvarna and Illovo Sugar have linked up with Tala Collection Private Game Reserve in a veld management and rehabilitation programme to ensure...

22 Jun 2016

Competition or collapse? The influence of international brands on Africa's hotel industry
Competition or collapse? The influence of international brands on Africa's hotel industry

The multimillion dollar question here is: does the introduction of international hotel chains bring collapse or competition for the local hotel businesses?

21 Jun 2016

The problem of being wild and a wanderer
The problem of being wild and a wanderer

Who owns South Africa's wild animals? It's a question of life and death for many creatures that wander out of the Kruger National Park...

By Don Pinnock 20 Jun 2016

Hotel group's new ad campaign sees guests in tears
Hotel group's new ad campaign sees guests in tears

aha Hotels and Lodges' latest marketing campaign titled "We Know It's Hard to Say Goodbye" sees guests in tears...

17 Jun 2016

#YouthMonth: Upskilling youth is key to opportunities in the tourism and hospitality industry
#YouthMonth: Upskilling youth is key to opportunities in the tourism and hospitality industry

Youth unemployment remains one of the most significant challenges facing South Africa, with young people three times more likely to be unemployed than their elder counterparts...

By Kim Viljoen 17 Jun 2016

Maria Pereira (Cruise Corner, XL Travel), Anthea Leonsins (Sure Travkor), George Argyropoulos (CEO, Cruises International), Gina Stanford (Development Promotions), Chrissa Karanastasis (Cruise Corner, XL Travel) and Shelley Phillips (Development Promotions)
Cruises International awards top performers

Finalist and winners for the Cruises International Top Performers Awards were presented with special awards at the company's new headquarters in Bedfordview...

15 Jun 2016

How Big Data and machine learning serves consumer wanderlust
How Big Data and machine learning serves consumer wanderlust

Within the travel sector, we have identified various areas in which machine learning can be applied in order to fine tune our offering and help travellers locate their dream destinations...

By Robert Scott 15 Jun 2016

Marriott International confirms rebranding of Protea Hotels
Marriott International confirms rebranding of Protea Hotels

To capitalise on the travel aspirations of Africa's growing middle class and an increased presence of international hotel brands in Africa, Marriott International have announced the rebranding of Protea Hotels...

14 Jun 2016

Alban via
Environmental Affairs postpones allocation process for BBWW and WSCD operating permits

The DEA has postponed the allocation process for BBWW and WSCD operating permits. Accordingly, permits allocated in 2011 will be renewed for a further period of 12 months...

14 Jun 2016

Viva Espania, Gala Dinner at BON Hotel Midrand
Top tips on hosting a big event

Be it a conference, awards ceremony, product launch or cocktail, if you're planning a big event you may be wondering where to begin...

9 Jun 2016

Alex Kyriakidis
Protea Hotels expands with first hotel in Botswana

Protea Hotels have announced the signing of agreements for the development of...

9 Jun 2016

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Apps alerting guest to wildlife sightings becoming a concern

The use of these applications has resulted in an increased rate of lawlessness in the parks which includes congestion around sightings, speeding and road kills...

9 Jun 2016

First of a kind hotel school opens in Ekurhuleni
First of a kind hotel school opens in Ekurhuleni

The Peermont Hotel School offers skills-based training that gives young individuals the necessary platform and opportunity to start a career in the hospitality industry...

9 Jun 2016

New resource to support neighbours of Airbnb hosts
New resource to support neighbours of Airbnb hosts

Since Airbnb started, there have been over 80 million guest arrivals in Airbnb listings and those guests have been welcomed by hosts and their neighbours...

9 Jun 2016

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Awarding conservation: entries open for 2016 Kudu Awards

"The Kudu Awards is an event whereby SANParks honours and celebrates people who eat, sleep and breathe conservation."

8 Jun 2016

Amandad via
Research programme to focus on responsible wildlife management of African buffalo

Kwantu Private Game Reserve launched the Nyathi research scholarship programme which seeks to promote responsible wildlife conservation...

8 Jun 2016

Constantia Valley opens tourism office
Constantia Valley opens tourism office

The opening of the office will help promote the region to all visitors while providing a central point to gather resources and information...

7 Jun 2016

Travelden introduces new online booking platform
Travelden introduces new online booking platform

Travelden hosted a hard launch to introduce a new online booking platform at Ibis Hotel, Toyin Street Ikeja, Lagos...

3 Jun 2016

First global index ranks quality of nationalities
First global index ranks quality of nationalities

According to a new index unveiled in Zurich, South Africa is ranked as one of the top nationalities in Africa. The index is the first to objectively rank the quality of nationalities...

3 Jun 2016

Entries for FEDHASA Cape Youth Bursary Fund open
Entries for FEDHASA Cape Youth Bursary Fund open

In celebrating and recognising the efforts of young South Africans, FEDHASA CAPE has announced that applications for the FEDHASA Cape Youth Bursary is now open...

3 Jun 2016

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