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The impact of technology on hotel booking in Africa
The impact of technology on hotel booking in Africa

The impact of technology on African businesses cut across various sectors such as e-commerce, banking, and telecommunications to name a few. One sector that has been overlooked in the whole of Africa is tourism...

18 Dec 2014 10:34

New chalets opened in the Agulhas National Park
New chalets opened in the Agulhas National Park

South African National Parks recently launched seven new chalets in the Agulhas National Park, bringing the total to 15, which equates to 51 beds available for tourist accommodation...

10 Dec 2014 11:36

The Pearl in the Mantis Collection
The Pearl in the Mantis Collection

Mantis has built its collection of more than 70 unique destinations by always finding that one exceptional setting...

10 Dec 2014 06:45

Eagles Crag Lodge named World's Leading Eco-Lodge
Eagles Crag Lodge named World's Leading Eco-Lodge

The World Travel Awards Grand Final Gala Ceremony 2014, recently took place at the host hotel CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa in Anguilla, Caribbean, where the title of the World's Leading Eco-Lodge was awarded to Eagles Crag Lodge at Shamwari Game Reserve, part of Shamwari Group...

8 Dec 2014 13:45

R60 million Rooi Els beach house becomes a reality
R60 million Rooi Els beach house becomes a reality

Along the coastal route from Gordon's Bay is the beautiful and peaceful Rooi Els, and amidst the flora and fauna and gorgeous landscapes is an architectural masterpiece, dubbed the Rooi Els Beach House...

8 Dec 2014 11:31

Commercial players pounce on distressed residential rental market
Commercial players pounce on distressed residential rental market

One of the significant developments in the corporate property finance market this year involved the rise in the number of commercial property players increasing their exposure to the residential rental market...

27 Nov 2014 14:15

Rocktail: Where the blue planet comes to life
Rocktail: Where the blue planet comes to life

There is something about the quiet of being under the water that soothes my soul and my Rocktail experience did just that... and ushered me into a whole new world...

By Brian Berkman 24 Nov 2014 08:46

Vineyard Hotel awarded Civic Honours for extraordinary acts of service
Vineyard Hotel awarded Civic Honours for extraordinary acts of service

The Vineyard Hotel has been awarded Civic Honours by the City of Cape Town in recognition of extraordinary acts of service and outstanding contributions to the Cape metropole and its residents...

21 Nov 2014 13:35

Avoid holiday accommodation scams
Avoid holiday accommodation scams

If you've left planning your holiday to the last minute, you may want to consider searching online classified ads for the perfect holiday spot...

20 Nov 2014 15:16

The Marly, it's just magical
The Marly, it's just magical

If you're familiar with the renowned sunset strip of Camps Bay beachfront, you will certainly know where The Promenade is. That's the spot where you will find The Marly, a luxurious 11-suite boutique hotel...

By Evan-Lee Courie 20 Nov 2014 11:42

What to consider when looking for a hotel
What to consider when looking for a hotel

If you are a frequent traveller the chances are that you spend plenty of time in hotels, which means you must have had a lot of different experiences...

18 Nov 2014 13:54

Suncoast Towers... where your chef's on call
Suncoast Towers... where your chef's on call

Not all keys are equal. Those that have the Golden Keys, better known as Les Clefs d'Or, can unlock experiences you didn't even know you wanted...

By Brian Berkman 18 Nov 2014 11:27

Jurgens Ci launches advertising campaign
Jurgens Ci launches advertising campaign

Who among us would not like to go on holiday 52 times a year? It is on this premise that Jurgens Ci's new advertising campaign for Campworld is based...

17 Nov 2014 12:04

Rocktail... where the turtles gather
Rocktail... where the turtles gather

Rocktail Bay takes it name from a ship that was wrecked there. That wreck might have happened during a storm - the sort of storm that Noah might have encountered - the sort of storm that reminds us that nature is not necessarily benign...

By Brian Berkman 13 Nov 2014 08:29

Zimbali, where special attention is the norm
Zimbali, where special attention is the norm

When the F&B director and chef de cuisine ask to meet you to discuss your dietary concerns, you can expect something special...

By Brian Berkman 10 Nov 2014 11:04

Commonwealth Games would offer great economic growth potential for SA
Commonwealth Games would offer great economic growth potential for SA

Hosting the Commonwealth or Olympic Games would not only allow South Africa to access a greater share of the global sports tourism market, which is estimated to be valued at between R2- and R6 trillion, but also better position the country for tourism and inward investment, according to Grant Thornton.

10 Nov 2014 10:25

Welcome wellness, says Technogym
Welcome wellness, says Technogym

The very concepts of holiday and business travel have long been associated with excess: too much eating, drinking and too little sleep. This century-old problem has left too many travellers less healthy when they check out.

7 Nov 2014 10:44

Go on the rails with Rohan... it's unforgettable
Go on the rails with Rohan... it's unforgettable

With his trademark tie and starched collared shirt, Rohan Vos, the patriarch of the family that redefined luxury train travel with Rovos Rail, inspects the steam locomotive. (Videos)

By Brian Berkman 6 Nov 2014 11:25

When three stars add up to more than three - in a Manor of speaking
When three stars add up to more than three - in a Manor of speaking

Four star-graded hotels gained sudden favour with government employees when staying at five-star establishments was considered too wasteful while the three star-offering and below seemed relegated to the budget traveller looking for the no-frills stay.

By Brian Berkman 4 Nov 2014 09:16

The Peninsula gets Imvelo Awards nomination
The Peninsula gets Imvelo Awards nomination

The Peninsula All-Suite Hotel, Cape Town, has been nominated for its numerous and far-reaching community involvement endeavours in the Imvelo Awards.

30 Oct 2014 13:15

PietraSanta - the Italian town that's a millionaire magnet
PietraSanta - the Italian town that's a millionaire magnet

If, like me, you've never heard of Pietrasanta, a small village 4km inland from the resorts of the Tyrrhenian Sea on Italy's west coast...

By Marcus Brewster 16 Oct 2014 10:19

Once in Cape Town: Where youth hostel meets hotel
Once in Cape Town: Where youth hostel meets hotel

As most people probably should know, our beloved Mother City was rated number one on the prestigious New York Times' 52 Places to go in 2014 list. She just somehow never disappoints. This of course has resulted in many, many new and returning travellers wanting to explore and soak up everything Cape Town has to offer.

By Ilse van den Berg 16 Oct 2014 09:44

Forte Dei Marmi, the sands of time
Forte Dei Marmi, the sands of time

Going to the seaside in Italy can be a curious experience and none more so than at the Tuscan Riviera resort of Forte Dei Marmi, the beach that time forgot.

By Marcus Brewster 14 Oct 2014 09:44

Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Newlands launched
Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Newlands launched

The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has launched its first NexGen property in Africa, Park Inn by Radisson in Newlands, with experienced hotelier Clinton Thom as GM.

13 Oct 2014 10:37

[Babylonstoren] A new kind of country getaway
[Babylonstoren] A new kind of country getaway

In the historically inspired restoration of one of the Cape Winelands' oldest estates, owners Koos Bekker and wife Karen Roos, with the help of their dedicated staff, have created a new kind of country getaway.

By Jessica Taylor 13 Oct 2014 09:35

Zimbali Suites a milestone IFA's portfolio
Zimbali Suites a milestone IFA's portfolio

IFA Hotels & Resorts (IFA) recently announced that construction of the 131 sectional title Zimbali Suites has begun.

3 Oct 2014 10:44

Tsogo Sun named 'Best Hotel Group' by business travellers
Tsogo Sun named 'Best Hotel Group' by business travellers

Tsogo Sun received the coveted 'Best Hotel Group' title at the annual Business Traveller Awards, for the second year running.

1 Oct 2014 11:00

Mining fundamental for SA economy
Mining fundamental for SA economy

Mining was one of the key industries in the South African economy with a total income of R408bn in 2012, says Statistician General Pali Lehohla.

30 Sep 2014 10:36

Skukuza Safari Lodge opens up for public participation
Skukuza Safari Lodge opens up for public participation

South African National Parks (SANParks) has announced that the Public Participation process for the Skukuza Safari Lodge which is expected to open on 1 October 2014.

29 Sep 2014 12:41

Luxury and refinement flood back to Franschhoek following water-damage revamp
Luxury and refinement flood back to Franschhoek following water-damage revamp

We took advantage of the flood damage to properties in Franschhoek to inveigle a return invitation to one of my favourite hotels, Le Quartier Francais.

By Brian Berkman 29 Sep 2014 11:19

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