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The Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre Complex in Durban
SA cities first in Africa to be included in GDS-Index

The Global Destination Sustainability Index is an innovative new way to measure the level of sustainability cities offer to MICE events (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions, and Exhibitions) industry...

10 hours ago

Lavishly remastered Queen Mary 2 to dock in Cape Town
Lavishly remastered Queen Mary 2 to dock in Cape Town

The Queen Mary 2 will sail into Table Bay and dock in Cape Town on 26 January 2017, the first stop on her world cruise after a £100-million remastering...

3 days ago

#BizTrends2017: Driving growth in African tourism
#BizTrends2017: Driving growth in African tourism

Africa was once perceived as relatively dangerous and expensive, with either luxury accommodation or poor quality hotels. Now people understand you can have an amazing experience...

3 days ago

Campaigns, book changing the thought processes behind local travel
Campaigns, book changing the thought processes behind local travel

South African Tourism, through their support of Fikile Hlatshwayo's book Blacks Do Caravan, aims to encourage South Africans to visit local destinations and discover their country...

12 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: The future of marketing in 360-degrees
#BizTrends2017: The future of marketing in 360-degrees

The technology to watch in 2017 is Virtual Reality - along with the accompanying practice of 360-degree videography, the mechanism used by consumers and professionals to create immersive virtual reality experiences...

By Andre Van Kets 12 Jan 2017

Biggest hotel acquisition in Sub-Saharan Africa
Biggest hotel acquisition in Sub-Saharan Africa

Quantum Global's Hotel Fund Acquires Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra…

12 Jan 2017

Image Copyright: Unuchko Veronika
2017 hotel trends to look out for

The hotel industry is continuously evolving and as curtains quickly fall on 2016, more evolution is expected in the coming year. Here are top hotel trends that are likely to dominate the sector in 2017...

By Josephine Wawira 11 Jan 2017

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Vacation rents soar on Cape Riviera

Owners of properties along the Atlantic Seaboard who had rented out their assets during the festive season enjoyed a strong period as tourists were prepared to pay premium rentals...

By Alistair Anderson 11 Jan 2017

Retirement tourism - the answer to our economic growth
Retirement tourism - the answer to our economic growth

South Africa, with a low cost of living and a weak currency position, is in a perfect position to take advantage of increasing consumption in the retiring and elderly category...

By Li-Pei Huang 11 Jan 2017

Marriott International opens seventh hotel in Algeria
Marriott International opens seventh hotel in Algeria

Marriott International announced the opening of Sheraton Annaba, its seventh hotel in Algeria...

10 Jan 2017

Between theory and practice: visa surprises for immigrants
Between theory and practice: visa surprises for immigrants

It is not uncommon to find a number of visa applicants having different outcomes to the same visa/permit applications filed...

By Stefanie De Saude 10 Jan 2017

Department's 2017 tourism conference to map the year ahead
Department's 2017 tourism conference to map the year ahead

The conference is aimed at tourism stakeholders and industry players to assist the tourism sector in planning and aligning its development and contribution to eradicating unemployment...

9 Jan 2017

Hilton to open its first hotel in Casablanca
Hilton to open its first hotel in Casablanca

After reestablishing its presence in Morocco with the opening of Hilton Garden Inn Tanger City Center in 2016, Hilton has signed a management agreement with Group Sadiki to open its first hotel in Casablanca...

6 Jan 2017

Travelling the Club Med way
Travelling the Club Med way

Travellers from across the globe have utilised the Club Med offering, including many South Africans. We spoke to Heidi Kunkel, CEO New Markets Europe and Africa at Club Med, to find out more about the Club Med way...

By Cari Van Wyk 30 Dec 2016

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Off the beaten track in Dubai

A new generation of Dubai denizens are reimagining this urban landscape, and so, Dubai's must-sees and must-does are also taking new courses...

29 Dec 2016

Airbnb will host nearly two million guests for 2017 New Year
Airbnb will host nearly two million guests for 2017 New Year

New Year's Eve is shaping up to be Airbnb's biggest night ever with nearly two million guests projected to ring in 2017 while staying in an Airbnb...

28 Dec 2016

Our Ultimate 4X4 Trips Collection review
Our Ultimate 4X4 Trips Collection review

This comprehensive guide to 22 of Southern Africa's top 4X4 routes and destinations is one of the most informative and entertaining travel guides I have come across...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 21 Dec 2016

Thomas Cook now flying Gatwick to Cape Town direct
Thomas Cook now flying Gatwick to Cape Town direct

UK leisure airline, Thomas Cook Airlines now offers direct flights between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Cape Town International Airport (CTIA) three days a week...

20 Dec 2016

Tourism sector still growing
Tourism sector still growing

The recently released Tourism Satellite Account (TSA) for South Africa shows that the number of tourism jobs is consistently growing, while the tourism industy is continuing to make a 3% direct contribution to the GDP...

19 Dec 2016

Air Seychelles engineers graduate with flying colours
Air Seychelles engineers graduate with flying colours

Seven Air Seychelles engineers recently completed a comprehensive four-year training programme with Etihad Airways...

15 Dec 2016

Treasury moves to inject technical experience and expertise into SAA board
Treasury moves to inject technical experience and expertise into SAA board

The Treasury is calling for nominations of aviation experts and people with aviation experience for appointment to the South African Airways board...

13 Dec 2016

Qantas to fly Australia-London non-stop
Qantas to fly Australia-London non-stop

Qantas plans to operate non-stop flights from Perth to London, the world's first regular passenger service linking Australia directly to Europe...

13 Dec 2016

Second Sydney airport cleared for take off
Second Sydney airport cleared for take off

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: Sydney is to get its second international airport after the Australian government approved plans on Monday, 12 December 2016, ending decades of indecision over a facility that will initially handle 10 million passengers a year.

13 Dec 2016

#BestofBiz 2016: Tourism
#BestofBiz 2016: Tourism

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2016 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views.

12 Dec 2016

An experience with nature at Kosi Forest Lodge
An experience with nature at Kosi Forest Lodge

Kosi Forest Lodge is located in the unspoiled wilderness of KwaZulu-Natal and is the only private lodge in the Kosi Bay Nature Reserve. This eco-tourist haven has built a reputation for...

8 Dec 2016

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Five ways tourism benefits Cape Town and its locals

Tourism is of major benefit to a destination such as Cape Town, with a direct and indirect economic impact. This isn't limited to rands being handed over at attractions or places of accommodation...

By Enver Mally 8 Dec 2016

SA Express providing extra flights to Sun City
SA Express providing extra flights to Sun City

SA Express is introducing additional flights on Wednesdays between 14 December 2016 and 4 January 2017 to meet a high demand for flights to Sun City...

8 Dec 2016

River cruises, water sports a major Vaal River drawcard
River cruises, water sports a major Vaal River drawcard

Water restrictions are playing havoc on the levels of our dams and pools, and if you live inland, the beach is a distant dream. But the Vaal River in Vereeniging is flowing together with cocktails and...

7 Dec 2016

Camps Bay hotel South Beach adds more luxury suites
Camps Bay hotel South Beach adds more luxury suites

10 sea-facing suites have been added to the South Beach, part of The Blue Views Collection, bringing the property's offering to 19 five-star self-catering suites...

7 Dec 2016

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