Our #SpierNewJourney experience started off on rather a damp note - and by damp I mean torrential rain, coal-coloured clouds and significant flooding were in the mix.
By Ruth Cooper 22 Nov 2013 09:48
The Ambassador Hotel has been a Cape Town landmark since Leon and Anthula Markowitz, at one time the city's mayoral couple, invited the world into their rock-top property in Cape Town's Bantry Bay.
By Brian Berkman 12 Nov 2013 10:45
Most of my school friends went to Langebaan for the holidays but we always went to visit family in Durban or Bloemfontein. From their stories of the warm lagoon and fun they had, Langebaan was a place I always knew I was missing out on.
By Brian Berkman 8 Nov 2013 11:43
Two of the best reasons to stay at Mandela Rhodes Place Hotel, managed by Three Cities, in the city centre have nothing to do with the hotel itself.
By Brian Berkman 5 Nov 2013 13:42
James B Sherwood's list of What Makes A Five-Star Hotel Great is just one reason why you should read his memoire, Orient-Express: A Personal Journey.
By Brian Berkman 1 Nov 2013 11:35
"That's the biggest piece of pink quartz I've ever seen," said Trisha Bam, my former editor and now head of communications at a Cape university.
By Brian Berkman 29 Oct 2013 09:51
Being dyslexic can have unintended consequences. Sometimes, even as I type, I use a 'b' instead of a 'd' and transposing numbers happens, especially when I'm not paying careful attention, all too often.
By Brian Berkman 22 Oct 2013 10:17
If one is going to cheat death and live forever, it might as well be in Tuscany, says luxury traveller A Field.
By A. Field 21 Oct 2013 10:51
After 14 years apart, industry veterans and hoteliers Tony Romer-Lee and Euan McGlashan are back together in their newest venture, PMR Hospitality Partners, which is a boutique African hospitality management company based in Cape Town and Atlanta, US, through its sister firm, Valor Hospitality Partners.
4 Dec 2013 12:14
Indaba and We Are Africa have joined forces to introduce Two Shows One Africa, which they claim will change the face of travel trade shows on the continent, bringing unprecedented business benefits to exhibitors, buyers, and the greater African tourism sector.
3 Dec 2013 15:28
Sandton is set to see its first newly built hotel in four years, when 177 Empire Place, which is being developed by hotel group Executive Apartments and Hotels, opens next year.
By Alistair Anderson 3 Dec 2013 11:48
Trafalgar has devised a programme for its guests that is designed to give them even more and take them further beyond the expected in 2014.
3 Dec 2013 06:51
Demand for quality accommodation will result in Uganda's Protea Hotel Entebbe more than doubling in size less than two years after first opening doors. Construction starts on the new phase of the 73-room hotel in May 2014 and is expected to take approximately a year to complete.
2 Dec 2013 10:35
Hotels and gaming group Tsogo Sun Holdings has reported a 20% rise in diluted adjusted headline earnings per share to 81.3c for the six months to September, up from 68.0c a year ago.
22 Nov 2013 10:11
Total income for the tourist accommodation sector increased by 8.2% in September compared with the same period last year, Statistics SA said.
20 Nov 2013 10:55
The Protea Hotel Kampala was recently named the best Luxury City Hotel in Africa in the World Luxury Hotel Awards. The ceremony, which was held in Phuket, Thailand, named those hotels around the world that guests had voted to have the best facilities and service.
18 Nov 2013 12:21
Sun International (SUI) has received approval to operate a casino in Panama‚ triggering the purchase of three floors of the 70-story mixed-use Trump Ocean Club International Hotel and Tower on a freehold basis for US$45.5m.
By Mark Allix 18 Nov 2013 08:04
Will you be tempted by a pint-sized devil or tread on the side of 3D augmented reality angels when you visit Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Melrose Arch and Cape Town this Summer? Whether you choose naughty or nice, the latest Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! experience takes temptation and technology to a whole new level for guests and visitors alike, who stand to win a range of prizes using a mobile device and Naughty or Nice coasters that are to be found the hotel's restaurant, bar and lounge areas.
14 Nov 2013 10:24
Long Beach, a Sun Resorts property located on the east coast of Mauritius, has been commended as 'Country Winner' in the 'Luxury Family Hotel' category at the 2013 World Luxury Hotel Awards held in Phuket, Thailand.
14 Nov 2013 08:12
Club Med has launched its new City Stopover packages, providing customers with the opportunity to experience the buzz and excitement of a metropolis, combined with the luxury of a resort holiday. Customers can now enjoy hassle-free access to several city stopover destinations as part of their all-inclusive holiday experience.
7 Nov 2013 11:45
Situated in Franschhoek, the Cathbert Country Inn has undergone a journey of transformation and is now known as Angala Boutique Hotel & Guest House (Angala).
5 Nov 2013 14:27
Thulani Nzima, the CEO of South African Tourism, has promised the tourism industry an intensely business-focused Indaba 2014. He said that next year's Indaba has risen to the challenge to ensure that it is revamped, relevant and future proof.
31 Oct 2013 11:05
Cape Town Tourism's blogger-hosting campaign, #lovecapetown, has reportedly generated positive results for the destination with an estimated 42,282,508 opportunities to see the #lovecapetown conversation across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram during the hosting period.
30 Oct 2013 11:57
Gail Westphal, general manager of sales and marketing for Gooderson Leisure Hospitality Group, has been appointed to the board of Tourism Marketing South Africa (TOMSA). Based on her significant experience in the tourism sector, the TOMSA board believes that Westphal will be the ideal representative for KwaZulu-Natal.
30 Oct 2013 10:37
Senior executives from the African travel industry believe World Travel Market's international experience and reputation will guarantee the success of the inaugural World Travel Market Africa, taking place in May 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa.
30 Oct 2013 10:27
Renowned for its portfolio of boutique hotels, eco lodges, game reserves and boutique cruises, Mantis is launching a new enterprise named Mantis eXtreme, which offers an online collection of once in a lifetime encounters and experiences worldwide.
28 Oct 2013 16:21
Retired Springbok rugby player, Bob Skinstad has been appointed tourism ambassador for the area, which encompasses Gansbaai, Hangklip-Kleinmond, Hermanus and Stanford in an effort by Wesgro, the Western Cape's official tourism, trade and investment agency, and Overstrand Municipality's Tourism Department to drive tourism in a region which has many inviting attractions.
28 Oct 2013 14:13
Total income for SA's tourist accommodation industry rose by 15.2% year-on-year in nominal terms (current prices) in August‚ Statistics SA's (Stats SA) tourist accommodation survey showed.
23 Oct 2013 07:15
The five-star Cape Royale Luxury Hotel & Spa has exciting changes to its premises with new villas, a renovated bar on the rooftop and the closure of Club ZAR.
22 Oct 2013 15:10
A new hotel, The Marly, is soon to be unveiled in Camps Bay, on Cape Town's Atlantic seaboard, containing 11 spacious suites with picturesque seascapes or majestic mountain views; en suite bathrooms and state-of-the-art amenities.
15 Oct 2013 12:59
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