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Cableway Maintenance 2016
Table Mountain Cableway closed for annual maintenance and refurbishment

Table Mountain Cableway will be closed for its scheduled annual maintenance from 25 July to 7 August 2016. Replacement of the Top Station generator...

8 hours ago

Marketing SA food and wine tourism to international travellers
Marketing SA food and wine tourism to international travellers

Minister Derek Hanekom will open the inaugural "The Business of Wine and Food Tourism" where he'll be presenting the first-ever national wine tourism strategy...

1 day ago

Fly Blue Crane to the Eastern Cape
Fly Blue Crane to the Eastern Cape

Flying from Mthatha to Johannesburg will cost R799 from 1 October 2016 if you fly with new airline Fly Blue Crane...

20 Jul 2016

What Ghana's new visa-on-arrival scheme means for tourism and hospitality
What Ghana's new visa-on-arrival scheme means for tourism and hospitality

Ghana has started a visa-on-arrival scheme at Kotoka International Airport. What does it mean for the tourism and hospitality industries?

15 Jul 2016

Emirates Boeing 777 300ER
Emirates scoops up World's Best Airline award

Emirates has been recognised as the World's Best Airline 2016 at the Skytrax World Airline Awards 2016...

15 Jul 2016

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Cruising for conferences

Over the past six years, the segment catering for business MICE within the worldwide cruising business has grown over 300 percent...

14 Jul 2016

Crystal Lagoons is bringing their azure blue waters to SA
Crystal Lagoons is bringing their azure blue waters to SA

According to multinational innovation company Crystal Lagoons, a beachside paradise can be enjoyed just about anywhere...

14 Jul 2016

aha Hotels & Lodges adds Urban Hotel Kathu to its portfolio
aha Hotels & Lodges adds Urban Hotel Kathu to its portfolio

aha Hotels & Lodges has announced the latest addition to its portfolio, Urban Hotel Khatu, that teases the borders of the Northern Cape and Botswana...

12 Jul 2016

Sandton, the Gateway to Space
Sandton, the Gateway to Space

The Gateway to Space: The Exhibition with a selection of 60 space exhibits, running at Sandton Convention Centre is the biggest exhibition to be hosted in South Africa...

12 Jul 2016

Date set for the 2016 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards
Date set for the 2016 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards

The 2016 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards is set to take place at the Grand Arena at Grand West in Cape Town on Sunday 20 November 2016.

12 Jul 2016

Marriott growth creates opportunities for unemployed youth
Marriott growth creates opportunities for unemployed youth

There are in fact numerous opportunities for South Africans to find work. And one company is looking to create up to 25,000 new jobs for those willing to travel...

11 Jul 2016

Are SA passengers ready for self-service technologies?
Are SA passengers ready for self-service technologies?

Each year, millions of passengers catch flights from the continent's airports, but the question remains: How do we ensure that we get passengers ready for self-service check-in technologies?

11 Jul 2016

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Bakhresa and Verde Hotels team up for Zanzibar's greenest hotel

Bakhresa Group has appointed SA's Verde Hotels to...

5 Jul 2016

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Starwood to debut Four Points by Sheraton in Tanzania

Starwood Hotels & Resorts have announced that it will introduce its Four Points by Sheraton brand in Tanzania with the signing of two hotels...

5 Jul 2016

Air Mauritius adds new direct flight to China
Air Mauritius adds new direct flight to China

Air Mauritius is launching a direct flight to China's business and industrial centre of Guangzhou on 12 July 2016...

4 Jul 2016

DoubleTree by Hilton Cape Town awarded 5-Star Green Rating
DoubleTree by Hilton Cape Town awarded 5-Star Green Rating

The Green Building Council of South Africa has awarded DoubleTree by Hilton Cape Town a '5-Star Green Rating for Existing Buildings'...

1 Jul 2016

BON Hotels discontinues Shelley Point lease
BON Hotels discontinues Shelley Point lease

The BON Hotels group has announced that they will no longer be continuing with the lease and management of BON Hotel Shelley Point

1 Jul 2016

BON Hotel Bloemfontein central suite
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...

30 Jun 2016

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 28 Jun 2016

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."

27 Jun 2016

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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...

27 Jun 2016

Sandton Sun - Studio Room
Sandton Sun luxury refurbishment completed in record time

Sandton Sun's refurbishment was recently completed with the final touch, the installation of a spectacular chandelier, now providing a dramatic focal point...

27 Jun 2016

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

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