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Welcome holiday rush challenge
Welcome holiday rush challenge

High season is relied on by many businesses to counteract quieter months and to build cash reserves for the year ahead. This surge in business can bring with it challenges, too, such as...

By Wynand Smit 3 days ago

La Montagne refurbished lounge
First Group invests millions in refurbishing flagship properties

At a time when the luxury hospitality industry is enjoying a positive upturn, the First Group is boosting it's growth with a total investment of R179 million including...

3 days ago

Houw Hoek Hotel
Iconic Houw Hoek Hotel sold

South Africa's oldest hotel, the iconic Western Cape Houw Hoek Hotel has been sold to hoteliers Rober Haarburger and Drew Danford for R42 million...

30 Nov 2016

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Mossel Bay, Bredasdorp star Cape performers

The secret to recovering from the 2009 recession lies hidden in the Western Cape towns of Mossel Bay and Bredasdorp...

By Dave Chambers and Aron Hyman 30 Nov 2016

Shimmy Luxury Collection now the sole operator of The Ritz
Shimmy Luxury Collection now the sole operator of The Ritz

Shimmy Luxury Collection has obtained full control of the previously held JV Management company and is the sole operator of the new Ritz which will now be opening its doors in February 2017...

29 Nov 2016

Breedezicht Estate - developing in unspoiled Witsand
Breedezicht Estate - developing in unspoiled Witsand

Breedezicht Estate is a development situated in the small town of Witsand - but it's not your regular development. The location, attractions, and architecture makes a unique destination for...

By Cari Van Wyk 29 Nov 2016

Source: TGCSA
Surge in graded establishments in 2016

The TGCSA management information (MI) mid-year reports indicate a significant increase of about 10% in graded establishments and/or rooms...

28 Nov 2016

Keynote address delivered by Enver Duminy, CEO of Cape Town Tourism, who provided insight into the current developments in Cape Town and surrounds.
Inaugural Cheapflights Travel Awards winners announced

The winners of the inaugural Cheapflights Travel Awards, which recognises the best South African travel and tourism business and brands, have been announced...

28 Nov 2016

City Lodge ranked 46th in Sunday Times Top 100 Companies ranking for 2016
City Lodge ranked 46th in Sunday Times Top 100 Companies ranking for 2016

The JSE-listed City Lodge Hotels Limited has achieved its highest-ever ranking in the 2016 Sunday Times, Business Times Top 100 Companies ranking. Shareholders have enjoyed compound annual growth of 23.93% over a five-year period...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 25 Nov 2016

Turner & Townsend to manage Hilton Hotel refurbishment in Durban
Turner & Townsend to manage Hilton Hotel refurbishment in Durban

The Hilton Hotel in Durban is currently undergoing a major refurbishment, which is being undertaken in five phases...

25 Nov 2016

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Hotel management and hotel owner - when you wear both hats

There's a terrible misconception by hotel management companies that hotel owners are interfering, ill-informed nuisances

By Guy Stehlik 21 Nov 2016

Study explores the Generation Effect on business travel
Study explores the Generation Effect on business travel

A global study by FCM Travel Solutions sheds light on how business travellers differ based on age. From Baby Boomers to Generation Y...

21 Nov 2016

Airbnb moves beyond just accommodation, launches Trips
Airbnb moves beyond just accommodation, launches Trips

Airbnb is moving beyond accommodation with the launch of Trips - bringing where you stay, what you do and people you'll meet together in one place...

18 Nov 2016

Minister Paulino Baptista
First of 50 hotels planned in Angola opens

AccorHotels and the Angolan group AAA Activos LDA inaugurated the ibis Styles IU Talatona on 9 November 2016, the first of 50 hotels planned in Angola...

17 Nov 2016

Secret Getaway: new platform puts extra thrill in discovering new places
Secret Getaway: new platform puts extra thrill in discovering new places

With the launch of a unique accommodation booking platform, Secret Getaway, that only reveals the name of the hotel once the purchase has been made, spontaneous breaks have just become more exciting...

16 Nov 2016

New boutique hotel brings Cape Town The Grey experience
New boutique hotel brings Cape Town The Grey experience

The Grey Boutique Hotel will launch in De Waterkant, Green Point, in December 2016, together with a trendy collection of hospitality and leisure spaces now called 'The Grey'...

14 Nov 2016

Enabling tourism SMEs to make the most of peak season with card facilities
Enabling tourism SMEs to make the most of peak season with card facilities

Tourists spent around R31 billion in the first quarter of 2016 according to SA Tourism. As we enter the peak summer holiday season, this number is likely to rise significantly...

11 Nov 2016

Wellness in the wilderness: African tourism lends itself to wellness travel
Wellness in the wilderness: African tourism lends itself to wellness travel

According to the report, safari holidays - one of Africa's most important segments - are increasingly including yoga, spa, and meditation as part of the itinerary...

10 Nov 2016

What are the benefits of grading and classifying hotels?
What are the benefits of grading and classifying hotels?

The grading and classfication of hotels inform consumers on how to recognise quality, differentiate all levels of facilities and serverices, and offers greater transparency...

By Olukayode Kolawole 9 Nov 2016

Protea Hotel by Marriott Durban uMhlanga doubles capacity ahead of tourist season
Protea Hotel by Marriott Durban uMhlanga doubles capacity ahead of tourist season

With the opening of the new 15-storey tower addition at the Protea Hotel by Marriott Durban uMhlanga, the restort town is set to meet the demand for accommodation in what looks to be a bumper tourist season...

9 Nov 2016

What gives travel agents an edge over the internet?
What gives travel agents an edge over the internet?

With a bit of research a few clicks of a button, travellers can make their travel arrangements from the comfort of their own homes. Why should you still use a travel agent then?

8 Nov 2016

#EntrepreneurMonth: from a gap in the market to successful Kalahari lodge
#EntrepreneurMonth: from a gap in the market to successful Kalahari lodge

We spoke to Denise Koortzen, co-founder and co-developer of Kgalagadi Lodge, about her journey and what she thinks it takes to make it in the industry...

By Cari Van Wyk 8 Nov 2016

South Africans waiting to the last minute to book their festive breaks
South Africans waiting to the last minute to book their festive breaks

South African travellers are leaving it to the last minute to finalise their festive season travel arrangements with ticket sales showing that South Africans are waiting...

3 Nov 2016

Hotel Verde recognised as best urban hotel at Skål International Sustainable Tourism Awards
Hotel Verde recognised as best urban hotel at Skål International Sustainable Tourism Awards

"Hotel Verde is outstanding in their efforts and their consistent dedication to creating the least environmental impact on the local community."

2 Nov 2016

Andrew Hall via  - Waterwheel, Keimoes
Local community to benefit from new Kai Garib Caravan Park

"Tourism brings entrepreneurship opportunities, creates employment and has the potential of alleviating poverty in rural communities

2 Nov 2016

At the very top of the top
At the very top of the top

If you are after the very best views of the rolling mountains that lead to Worcester and the privacy of being billeted in a private 30-acre estate with vineyards and plum tree groves, La Residence is your only option...

By Brian Berkman 1 Nov 2016

Bring your own slippers and explore deep into the heart of a luxury villa
Bring your own slippers and explore deep into the heart of a luxury villa

The Explorers Club is aimed at the discerning traveller with an adventurous heart. If you bring your own robes and slippers, there won't be a single luxury amenity you will miss...

By Brian Berkman 31 Oct 2016

BON Hotels International West Africa Directors and Management Bernard Cassar, Grant Gillis, Guy Stehlik, Paul Umoh, Pieter Bekker and Otto Stehlik at BON Hotel Stratton Asokoro.
BON Hotels takes to Nigeria with nine hotels across five cities

BON Hotels hosted their official launch in Nigeria at BON Hotel Stratton Asokoro in Abuja...

31 Oct 2016

Luxuriously renovated Ritz Hotel to open in time for festive season
Luxuriously renovated Ritz Hotel to open in time for festive season

After an extensive R110 million makeover, the iconic Ritz Hotel in Cape Town will open its 212 luxurious bedrooms in time for the festive season...

31 Oct 2016

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