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US revokes economic sanctions against Sudan: What it means for hospitality businesses

News of the revocation of economic sanctions against Sudan by the United States government is music to the ears of businesses and investors interested in Africa's third largest country...

By Josephine Wawira 5 hours ago

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Airbnb announces $1m investment in community-led tourism projects in Africa

As part of Airbnb's vision to empower communities through home sharing and to promote people-to-people tourism that benefits local families and their communities, it will invest $1m to...

1 day ago

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IHG reveals new hotel concept in Singapore

The InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay offers a stylish, but laid back, relaxed feel, blending seamlessly into its residential surrounds...

1 day ago

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In need of hotel rooms, Seychelles' govt tells developers to begin projects or lose them

Eight out of 18 tourism projects excluded from a moratorium on large hotels in Seychelles could be reallocated if the project backers don't begin construction within a year...

1 day ago

#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 2 days ago

Ethiopia launches e-visa service for African and international MICE participants
Ethiopia launches e-visa service for African and international MICE participants

The service enables MICE participants to issue their visa, book, pay and check-in their flight with Ethiopian Airlines - all online...

13 Oct 2017

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Fastjet releases Mozambique schedule

Fastjet has released its flight schedule operations to Mozambique which comes as positive news for Mozambique as a whole as travellers will achieve greater access to different destinations in the country...

13 Oct 2017

When visa applications become time-consuming and frustrating
When visa applications become time-consuming and frustrating

According to the International Passport Index, South Africa ranks at 47 in the top 50 most powerful passports in the world? However, only 13 of the continent's 55 countries allow Africans visa-free entry...

By Konrad Laker 12 Oct 2017

Mobile payments give you wings
Mobile payments give you wings

Globally, mobile payments will reach $75bn in 2017, with the potential of reaching $503bn by 2020 as a result of advances in technology...

12 Oct 2017

MSC Cruises' innovative surveillance system bridges gap in overboard detection
MSC Cruises' innovative surveillance system bridges gap in overboard detection

MSC Cruises has launched a new vanguard video surveillance system, further optimising aspects of security for all guests and crew on board the ship...

11 Oct 2017

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Bon Hotels acquires additional four properties, dominates Nigerian hotel space

Following on their commitment to Nigeria and the development of its hotels and tourism segment, Bon Hotels has acquired an additional four properties, bringing the total to...

10 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: At the forefront of customer feedback and online reputation management
#EntrepreneurMonth: At the forefront of customer feedback and online reputation management

How can establishments in the hospitality industry manage the masses of online reviews and reviewers out there? This is where Go Review, launched by Social Places, comes in...

By Cari Coetzee 10 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

Hotel bookings: Reviews and seamless payment methods take lead as drivers in online purchase
Hotel bookings: Reviews and seamless payment methods take lead as drivers in online purchase

An analysis of the Q3 Customer Behavior and Online Trends released by Jumia Travel, reveals insights into customer shopping habits and forecasts predictions for online hotel bookings...

By Josephine Wawira 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

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Hilton commits $50m to Africa Growth Initiative for conversion of 100 hotels

Hilton has committed $50m over the next five years towards the Hilton Africa Growth Initiative. The funds are intended for the conversion of around 100 hotels into Hilton branded properties...

6 Oct 2017

Rethinking travel distribution
Rethinking travel distribution

Some GDS systems have limitations when it comes to the way they merchandise airline product and ancillary offerings. But IATA's new NDC protocol could close this gap...

6 Oct 2017

The realities of catering for Generation Z in the MICE space
The realities of catering for Generation Z in the MICE space

To cater for the next generation in the meetings and incentives space, there are four realities you need to consider...

By Chantal Kliche 5 Oct 2017

Is your travel budget being taken for a ride?
Is your travel budget being taken for a ride?

Cost-efficient travel procurement is becoming increasingly tricky for corporate executives, particularly those who are encouraged by their TMCs to focus on the cost and not the efficiency of the service they provide...

By Andrew McDonic 5 Oct 2017

Fastjet expansion plans to improve Mozambique air access, boost tourism
Fastjet expansion plans to improve Mozambique air access, boost tourism

Fastjet's plans to expand into Mozambique in the near future have been welcomed by tour operators. The carrier announced that it would raise $44m to fund expansion in South Africa and Mozambique...

4 Oct 2017

Local and international buyers snatch up top wines at 33rd Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction
Local and international buyers snatch up top wines at 33rd Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction

Total sales at the 33rd Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction exceeded R13.2m, coming in just under last year's record-breaking auction, but a new record has been set...

3 Oct 2017

Can travel managers truly advise on African destinations if they've never travelled into Africa?
Can travel managers truly advise on African destinations if they've never travelled into Africa?

Is it possible for travel managers to truly offer reliable advice on African destinations if they've never travelled into Africa themselves?

3 Oct 2017

From left to right: Devina Dawkinum, Ronnie Nemukula, Noli Mini, Hezron Louw, Nicole Msibi and Nqobile Nkosi
Improving the entrepreneurship ecosystem in SA: Tsogo Sun Entrepreneur of the Year finalists

It is within the unfolding entrepreneurial ecosystem of South Africa that the Tsogo Sun Entrepreneurs programme was established, to contribute to employment creation, and towards the growth of the South African economy...

2 Oct 2017

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Winchester Mansions entering a new chapter with refurbishment

Winchester Mansions, located along the Sea Point Promenade and known for its rich historic and iconic Cape Dutch architecture, has commenced with a refurbishment of its 76 bedrooms...

2 Oct 2017

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Tsogo Sun's new dual-brand 19-storey hotel opens in Cape Town

Tsogo Sun's new R700m, dual-brand, 19-storey hotel in Cape Town's CBD recently celebrated its official opening...

2 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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Airbnb enters restaurant reservation business

Rent-a-room giant Airbnb is now in the restaurant reservation business, hoping to provide customers with a memorable meal before they drift off in their home away from home.

29 Sep 2017

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Protecting and preserving Table Mountain

“As custodians of Table Mountain, we need to protect and preserve the attraction's natural and cultural heritage whilst minimising our environmental footprint and maximising the positive social effect that we have."

29 Sep 2017

Protea Hotels announces new hotel in the heartland of Eastern Nigeria
Protea Hotels announces new hotel in the heartland of Eastern Nigeria

Protea Hotels by Marriott has announced the opening of Protea Hotel by Marriott, Owerri Select in South-Eastern Nigeria...

29 Sep 2017

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