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Sharing economy: three key industries for growth

Whilst 'sharing economy' is not a new concept, digital formats, alongside the rapid expansion of the online ecosystem, have led to an exponential increase in the sharing of physical goods, space, skills, and resources...

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What's new in Dubai?

Dubai's new openings in the first half of 2017 have added a host of new experiences across art, culture, entertainment and dining to its offering. Here's what to look forward to in the second half of 2017...

1 day ago

David Germain, Director: Africa and America's Seychelles Tourism Board and Amanda Lang, marketing manager, Alphonse Island.
Speed networking at the Seychelles Roadshow

We caught up with the director for Africa and America's Seychelles Tourism Board and marketing manager for Alphonse Island at the Seychelles Roadshow, to find out more about MICE services and its positioning within the Seychelles...

By Robin Fredericks 2 days ago

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The Cellars-Hohenort undergoes luxury upgrade

Many of the rooms and suites at the five-star Cellars-Hohenort hotel in Cape Town's Constantia Valley is set to undergo a series of upgrades in a refurbishment project to enhance its the guest experience...

3 days ago

Can tourism alleviate global poverty?
Can tourism alleviate global poverty?

Wouldn't it be great if something as simple and pleasurable as international travel could help end something as grinding and enduring as global poverty? After all, the industry is booming...

By Susanne Becken 24 Jul 2017

SA Tourism ensures SMMEs participate in SA's first Holiday Expo
SA Tourism ensures SMMEs participate in SA's first Holiday Expo

SA Tourism has teamed up with the Future Group hosting the inaugural Holiday Expo, an experiential showcase, to ensure that SMMEs in the tourism industry get the opportunity to market and showcase their businesses...

21 Jul 2017

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Mhondoro takes on DOT Challenge, eliminates plastic bottles

Mhondoro Game Lodge has eliminated the use of plastic water bottles in support of the DOT Challenge. It is committed to making a contribution in each of the DOT Challenge categories - water, waste, conservation, and energy...

21 Jul 2017

Escape to Tintswalo Atlantic Hotel this Winter
Escape to Tintswalo Atlantic Hotel this Winter

It's hard to believe that it's been two years since Tintswalo Atlantic was almost destroyed in a Cape Town wildfire. If you visit the five-star boutique lodge today, you'll find a place that's risen from the ashes and resumed its position as one of the top spots for a luxury escape.

By Eugene Yiga 21 Jul 2017

Redefine ups stake in International Hotel Properties
Redefine ups stake in International Hotel Properties

Redefine International said on Wednesday, 19 July, it would increase its interest in the UK-based International Hotel Properties (IHL) from 17.24% to 50%...

By Alistair Anderson 20 Jul 2017

Hotelier Summit Africa (North) finally returns for the 2017 edition
Hotelier Summit Africa (North) finally returns for the 2017 edition

The initiative aims to underscore Africa's rapidly growing hospitality and real estate market, which is attracting increased interest from international investors, developers and occupiers...

Issued by IDE Consulting Services 19 Jul 2017

Knysna Karoo to Coast race set to continue
Knysna Karoo to Coast race set to continue

The impact of the fire on Knysna has seen 2,500 jobs at risk as tourists cancel bookings. The Karoo to Coast race, like the Knysna Oyster Festival, is also set to continue...

19 Jul 2017

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Angelic stay at Angala Boutique Hotel

Everything whispers of peace and tranquillity at Angala Boutique Hotel and Guest House, just outside of Franschhoek.

By Leigh Andrews 18 Jul 2017

To advance youth in tourism, we need to advance new skills
To advance youth in tourism, we need to advance new skills

There are opportunities for young South Africans in the travel and tourism industry, but we need to ensure they have the skills to march into the future with confidence...

By Tim Smith 18 Jul 2017

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New report focuses on Johannesburg as travel hub

Euromonitor International has released a new travel report focused on Johannesburg as a travel hub for international tourists...

17 Jul 2017

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AHIF of significant economic benefit to host countries

Grant Thornton has quantified the significant economic benefits of the Africa Hotel Investment Forum to host countries. Hosting an AHIF event is of direct benefit to the local economy, with an estimated worth of over $4bn...

14 Jul 2017

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Boutique hotels offer something new and different to travellers

Travellers are increasingly looking for accommodation that offers an authentic experience of the city while enjoying world-class services and boutique hotels are the answer...

14 Jul 2017

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Avani Hotels & Resorts to open its first hotel in Mauritius

Avani Hotels & Resorts will make its debut in Mauritius with the development of Avani Bel-Ombre Mauritius Resort & Spa - a 150-room beachfront hotel which is set to open in 2021...

13 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: Why the Seychelles' ban on large hotel developments is a good thing
#CSIMonth: Why the Seychelles' ban on large hotel developments is a good thing

Bigger, better, taller and more expensive is becoming less of a trend as top tourism destinations globally are shifting focus to the preservation and conservation of their tourism heritage and natural resources...

13 Jul 2017

Andrew Shelton, Managing Director, Cheapflights
Cheapflights Compass Report 2017 shows challenge is the mother of opportunity

We chat to the MD of Cheapflights to mine some insights from the Compass Report 2017...

By Cari Coetzee 13 Jul 2017

Pepperclub Hotel & Spa secures multiple nominations for World Travel Awards 2017
Pepperclub Hotel & Spa secures multiple nominations for World Travel Awards 2017

Cape Town five-star hotel, Pepperclub Hotel & Spa, has been nominated for four categories in the 2017 World Travel Awards. Nominations include...

13 Jul 2017

Premier Hotel Cape Town can't wait to show off its new look
Premier Hotel Cape Town can't wait to show off its new look

Following a R11m, four-month renovation project to improve the overall guest experience, Premier Hotel Cape Town will be re-opening before the end of August 2017...

12 Jul 2017

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R70m revamp marks a new chapter for La Montagne

First Group is investing R70m into the total refurbishment of the La Montagne Resort Hotel & Spa located on Dolphin coastline of KwaZulu-Natal...

11 Jul 2017

Cape Town hotel to feature in London architecture exhibition
Cape Town hotel to feature in London architecture exhibition

The new 504-room Tsogo Sun hotel complex in Cape Town, set to open its doors in the CBD in September this year, has been selected for display at this year's New London Architecture (NLA) exhibition...

11 Jul 2017

AccorHotels to open MGallery by Sofitel near African Union HQ, Addis Ababa
AccorHotels to open MGallery by Sofitel near African Union HQ, Addis Ababa

AccorHotels group together with Tsemex Hotels and Business Plc are working at finalising the construction of a new 218 keys MGallery by Sofitel hotel near the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia...

5 Jul 2017

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IHG opens Holiday Inn in Mutare, Zimbabwe

IHG has announced the opening of its new Holiday Inn in Mutare, Zimbabwe. Located in the heart of the city centre with significant business activity across the forestry, citrus farming, and mining industries, the hotel...

4 Jul 2017

WorkTripper: Putting business-ready accommodation bookings to the test
WorkTripper: Putting business-ready accommodation bookings to the test

It was only a matter of time before an online booking platform dedicated to business travel saw the light of day in SA. We got word of the new business-ready accommodation booking platform, WorkTripper and decided to put it to the test...

By Cari Coetzee 4 Jul 2017

Source: Marriott International. Sheraton Cairo was the first Sheraton hotel in Africa and has been a local icon since it’s opening in 1971
Highly anticipated reopening of iconic Sheraton Cairo announced

Sheraton Hotels & Resorts has announced the highly anticipated reopening of the iconic Sheraton Cairo Hotel & Casino. Perched on the West Bank of the River Nile, it enjoys a prime location in the heart of the city...

3 Jul 2017

Hotel management: The balance between luxury and profit
Hotel management: The balance between luxury and profit

While every business needs to be profitable, there is such a thing as a happy balance between profits and classy standards. In fact, you cannot achieve profits without having the right standards in place, even delightful ones...

By Guy Stehlik 3 Jul 2017

How sustainable tourism is rising in Africa
How sustainable tourism is rising in Africa

As tourism is increasing, various African governments are gearing up for a greater footfall without causing a strain on their resources. They have been taking active steps to build a sustainable model of tourism...

By Stephen Marshal 3 Jul 2017

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