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May total income for accommodation industry up 7.6% y/y: survey

Total income for South Africa's tourist accommodation industry rose by 7.6% year on year (y/y) in nominal terms (current prices) in May...

22 Jul 2014 06:11

Accommodation sector's income up 7.6%

Total income for South Africa's tourist accommodation industry rose by 7.6% year-on-year (y/y) in nominal terms (current prices) in May‚ Statistics SA's tourist accommodation survey showed.

21 Jul 2014 11:31

SANParks opens bookings for 2015 Winter holidays

The South African National Parks (SANParks) have announced that the holiday bookings in various national parks under its management for the June 2015 to July 2015 period will open on Tuesday, 22 July 2014.

18 Jul 2014 09:38

The Queen - fit for a king

When you're staying in the land's third oldest hotel you expect to see cracks showing and the plaster crumbling from the walls.

By Brian Berkman 18 Jul 2014 09:00

Tsogo Sun uses chess to teach disadvantaged learners

The Tsogo Sun Moves for Life Chess Programme uses chess to teach science, maths and life skills to kids - catalysing positive change which impacts thousands of disadvantaged foundation grade learners' lives with these crucial subjects.

16 Jul 2014 11:45

Use Avios to book your accommodation

Saving up to go on that dream South African holiday is now even easier with Avios. As of this month, members of the Avios Travel Rewards Programme in South Africa can use their Avios at over 1,200 hotels and game lodges around the country, in addition to more than 30 000 hotels worldwide.

16 Jul 2014 07:47

Beacon beckons

People who think that the Pansy Shell is what most identify with as the symbol of Plettenberg Bay are wrong.

By Brian Berkman 14 Jul 2014 10:45

Blue Views acquires South Beach Camps Bay

Previously known as The Bloomberg, South Beach Camps Bay will undergo total renovation and reopen in September this year.

11 Jul 2014 08:00

A great repast at The Plettenberg

All top hotels now enquire about dietary requirements when you book but this is the first time I've been presented with a full menu tailored to my low-carb, high-fat, no sugar diet.

By Brian Berkman 9 Jul 2014 12:29

Isibindi Africa launches Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge

Isibindi Africa continues to provide new experiences with the launch of a new destination, Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge which will be the only private lodge within the Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park, KwaZulu Natal, which will be opening its doors in December 2014.

9 Jul 2014 11:11

Singita Boulders Lodge: Reconfigured and redecorated

17 years after opening, Singita Boulders Lodge in the Sabi Sand has been thoughtfully reconfigured and redecorated to reveal its essential character and define its unique sense of place on the boulder-strewn banks of the Sand River.

9 Jul 2014 10:07

Business Traveller Africa Awards in SA and Nigeria

Future Group - the publisher of Business Traveller Africa magazine - in association with headline sponsor Gautrain and global research specialist TNS, will be hosting the third annual Business Traveller Africa Awards, which will take place on 2 September at the Maslow Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg.

8 Jul 2014 10:04

Hilton Worldwide opens DoubleTree by Hilton Zanzibar

Hilton Worldwide and DoubleTree by Hilton recently announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Zanzibar - Stone Town, located 64 kilometers (40 miles) off the coast of mainland Tanzania.

7 Jul 2014 11:57

Leisure Options acquires Cape Town's The Peninsula Hotel

Leisure Options has acquired The Peninsula All-Suite Hotel Management Company from the Three Cities Management Company.

4 Jul 2014 12:37

New Linkwasha Camp in Hwange National Park

Wilderness Safaris is to open Linkwasha Camp in Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park in May 2015. Located in a game-rich private concession, the camp will offer the most luxurious accommodation.

4 Jul 2014 10:44

Zambezi Sun refurbished to accommodate advances in technology

Sun International's Zambezi Sun, situated on the banks of the Victoria Falls, is undergoing a refurbishment to suit both family holidaymakers and business visitors.

3 Jul 2014 11:31

Greenleaf Certification awarded to Shamwari Game Reserve

The Greenleaf Certification has been awarded to all six lodges at the Shamwari Game Reserve near Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape.

3 Jul 2014 09:27

Green recognition for the City Lodge Hotel brand

The City Lodge Hotel brand, within the City Lodge Hotel Group, has been certified by the Green Leaf Eco Standard.

2 Jul 2014 08:36

Tsogo Sun's Samantha Croft scoops regional businesswomen award

Iconic women who have made excellent change leaders are acknowledged for their dedication and passion. Tsogo Sun's Samantha Croft scoops regional Businesswomen's Achiever Award Corporate.

25 Jun 2014 12:46

London set to become leading hotel market, says HVS

Strong growth in leisure demand is turning London into an increasingly popular tourist destination and as a result, in conjunction with the current property boom, the capital city is set to become a leading hotel market.

25 Jun 2014 12:15

[10 Things I love About...] The West Rand

Contributing Editor, Travel, Brian Berkman, asked Shane Collinson, Director of Operations and Complex General Manager at Silverstar about why he loves the West Rand with such passion.

By Brian Berkman 25 Jun 2014 09:52

The Grand, where only the timber floors are stressed

It takes a special kind of visionary to turn a decrepit piece of real estate into a boutique hotel that is recommended by trendy and upscale group Mr and Mrs Smith.

By Brian Berkman 24 Jun 2014 10:59

PwC report anticipates growth in Africa's hospitality sector

Despite the state of the South African economy, the hospitality sector is poised for further growth in the next five years in the wake of a number of inbound travellers to the African continent, according to a report issued by PwC.

23 Jun 2014 12:16

Nairobi's hotels set to reach true potential with stability

Nairobi's hotel sector has demonstrated an impressive resilience and strength in the wake of a turbulent 18 months and is likely to reach its true potential with a period of political and economic stability.

20 Jun 2014 11:31

[10 Things I Love About...] Slacking off...

Slack packing, or hiking with someone else transporting your gear and checking into accommodation along the way is gaining popularity with folk who love the great outdoors but not enough to sleep under it.

By Brian Berkman 19 Jun 2014 07:54

The new rules for travelling with children

Flight Centre is urging all travellers to be aware of new regulations governing travel with minors. The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has announced new, strict procedures for parents travelling with children under the age of 18 years in and out of South Africa.

17 Jun 2014 12:21

Go Gondwana

If you're used to staying at top-end private game lodges in Kruger's Sabi Sands and paying upwards of R8,000 a night you might be disappointed with Gondwana - a fynbos and big-five reserve in Mossel Bay, in the Cape.

By Brian Berkman 17 Jun 2014 11:56

Grant Thornton report analyses 20 years of tourism

South Africa's tourism industry has grown significantly over the past 20 years, but there is certainly room for more growth, according to data since 1994, which has been analysed by Grant Thornton.

13 Jun 2014 12:32

Take a virtual journey to Reunion Island

A posse of top international and South African bloggers and online media are preparing to head to Reunion Island from 26 June-3 July 2014 where they will absorb the island's extensive diversity, easy lifestyle and warm hospitality to share with the wanderlust-dusted eyes of the world through the storytelling hashtag #gotoreunion.

12 Jun 2014 13:04

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