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What to do and where to stay in Zanzibar
What to do and where to stay in Zanzibar

The heat slams your entire body in a suffocating, damp caress as soon as you step out of the planes air-conditioned coolness; immediately curling hair into little damp ringlets and dew-ifying the face. It's overwhelming for a Capetonian used to fresh sea breezes and dry heats - Jambo Zanzibar, there is no mistaking we have arrived upon your welcoming shores!

By Ruth Cooper 2 hours ago

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TRVL: Shaking up the online travel industry with Jochem Wijnands

TRVL is a peer-to-peer booking platform that gives everyone access to the travel agent world. We chat to founder and CEO Jochem Wijnands about his new startup that is set to cause a stir in the travel industry...

By Cari Coetzee 17 Nov 2017

City Lodge Hotel Group donates R441,000 to worthy causes on behalf of guests
City Lodge Hotel Group donates R441,000 to worthy causes on behalf of guests

The Cancer Association of SA, the Hospice Palliative Care Association of SA and Food & Trees for Africa received a combined boost of R441,000 for their coffers from the City Lodge Hotel Group...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 2 hours ago

InterContinental O.R Tambo Airport Hotel loved by guests, wins gold
InterContinental O.R Tambo Airport Hotel loved by guests, wins gold

The airport hotel has become one of South Africa's sought-after hotels, providing guests with an unforgettable experience, from arrival to departure...

3 hours ago

FEDHASA members put measures in place to make sure egg supply meets guest demand
FEDHASA members put measures in place to make sure egg supply meets guest demand

According to FEDHASA, member establishments have put measures in place to ensure they are not affected by the egg shortage caused by the avian flu outbreak...

16 Nov 2017

Marriott International adds mixed-use property to its Nigerian portfolio
Marriott International adds mixed-use property to its Nigerian portfolio

"The Renaissance Lagos Hotel and Marriott Executive Apartments will be a significant addition to our strong Nigeria portfolio. There is a growing need for high calibre short and extended stay lodging in Nigeria..."

16 Nov 2017

Smart Hotels: The hotel scene is changing and Gen Y is behind it
Smart Hotels: The hotel scene is changing and Gen Y is behind it

Traditionally, hotels focus on personal customer service and luxury, but the scene is changing - it is evolving to become an experience in technological advancement with various online and automated services to choose from...

15 Nov 2017

Major hotel groups to discuss growth strategies for West African hotel sector at WAPI Summit
Major hotel groups to discuss growth strategies for West African hotel sector at WAPI Summit

The growth of the hotel sector is an important indicator of how well a market is developing its travel infrastructure, and the indicators for West Africa are mixed...

15 Nov 2017

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#EntrepreneurMonth: G&T transforming the travel writing industry

In a similar vein to Uber and Airbnb, we plan to transform the travel writing industry by changing the way role players interact...

By Duane Stacey 14 Nov 2017

Carlson Rezidor to make its debut in Cameroon with Radisson Blu
Carlson Rezidor to make its debut in Cameroon with Radisson Blu

With the debut of Radisson Blu in Cameroon, the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has entered its 30th African country. The Radisson Blu Hotel & Apartments Douala, Cameroon is scheduled to open in 2019...

10 Nov 2017

Direct bookings set to redefine hotel marketing
Direct bookings set to redefine hotel marketing

Guerilla Marketing, a specialist digital agency for hoteliers in South Africa, recently hosted a groundbreaking direct booking summit in Cape Town on 25 October...

Issued by Adclick Africa Media Group 9 Nov 2017

Fixing the challenges frustrating tourism in Africa
Fixing the challenges frustrating tourism in Africa

Most African nations face tough challenges and constraints in leveraging the benefits of tourism services in trade and economic development...

By Olukayode Kolawole 8 Nov 2017

Reda Faceh (Vice President, Development Northern and Western Africa, AccorHotels), Olivier Granet (Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, AccorHotels Middle East and Africa), Ali Salhab (Shareholder, Noral), Hassan Salhab (Shareholder, Noral)
AccorHotels bolsters Ivory Coast portfolio with Novotel and Adagio Abidjan

AccorHotels has signed a hotel management agreement with Noral for a combined 200-room Novotel and 110-apartments Adagio complex in the capital city of Abidjan...

8 Nov 2017

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Thebe's new tourism projects pay homage to SA history, set to transform SA tourism offering

Thebe Tourism Group CEO has revealed new major tourism projects in iconic locations set to transform South African tourism and which visitors to the country can look forward to, during WTM London...

7 Nov 2017

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Marriott opens second hotel in Kenya overlooking famous Nairobi National Park

Marriott International has further strengthened its presence in Kenya with the announcement of the opening of its second hotel, Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Airport, overlooking the World's Wildlife Capital...

7 Nov 2017

Johannesburg only sub-Saharan Africa city in Top 100 City Destinations Ranking 2017
Johannesburg only sub-Saharan Africa city in Top 100 City Destinations Ranking 2017

Euromonitor International has released the 2017 edition of the Top 100 City Destinations Ranking, incorporating global travel trends to provide insight on how cities are at the forefront of tourism growth...

7 Nov 2017

From left to right: Hennie Steenkamp, Sibusiso Thusi, Jeff Mabunda (Acting Deputy CEO of Tourism Board), Nigel Atherton and Thabo Mokwena.
Mmabatho Palms turns over a new leaf with R8m upgrade

Mmabatho Palms Hotel has facilitated an R8m upgrade, which includes the opening of the contemporary Moo Bar, and renovations to the Leopard Conference Room and Smoking Casino...

6 Nov 2017

Cape Town Waterfront
CNN International's Inside Africa explores Cape Town's historic Waterfront

CNN International's Inside Africa recently explored the history and revitalisation of Cape Town's Waterfront - the most visited landmark in South Africa - which attracts 24 million visitors a year...

6 Nov 2017

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Developing smart cities, identifying unique experiences key to growing tourism in Africa

To ensure sustained tourism and overall economic growth, African cities need to find ways to develop into smart cities capable of attracting visitors, offering unique experiences and overcoming...

3 Nov 2017

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Strand Tower Hotel to be rebranded as Holiday Inn, Cape Town's first

IHG has announced, in partnership with Leisure Hotel Holding, the signing of the first Holiday Inn Cape Town...

2 Nov 2017

SA preferred bidder for Rugby World Cup 2023
SA preferred bidder for Rugby World Cup 2023

SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux has pledged that South Africa will deliver a "Triple Win" in the 2023 Rugby World Cup...

1 Nov 2017

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Transcorp Hilton Abuja to remain under Hilton management until 2037

Hilton and Transcorp Hotels Plc has signed a 20-year extension to the current agreement to manage the Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja which will see Hilton manage the property until 2037...

1 Nov 2017

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Airbnb in Africa for the long haul

Airbnb's Chris Lehane elaborates on how Airbnb plans to expand into Africa, comments on some of the travel and tourism trends coming up and explains how a global brand such as Airbnb remains relevant, resilient and innovative...

By Juanita Pienaar 1 Nov 2017

The fifth Lilizela Tourism Awards honours the best in local tourism business
The fifth Lilizela Tourism Awards honours the best in local tourism business

The fifth annual Lilizela Tourism Awards lit up the Sandton Convention Centre and featured a cross-section of South African tourism businesses, celebrating establishments which have...

31 Oct 2017

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Historic aha Simon's Town Quayside Hotel reopens with a modern aesthetic

"The entire aesthetic and feel of the property have completely changed while retaining subtle nautical nuances that reflect Simon's Town's rich maritime history."

31 Oct 2017

Airbnb's Chris Lehane and CiTi's Joshin Raghurb
Airbnb's authentic experiences boost local communities through technology

Airbnb's Chris Lehane and CiTi's Joshin Raghurbar took part in a conversation on how, through technology, tourism can generate new economic opportunities and authentic experiences...

By Robin Fredericks 26 Oct 2017

R10bn Harbour Arch development launched
R10bn Harbour Arch development launched

Set to be located on the Cape Town foreshore, the Amdec Group recently launched its R10bn Harbour Arch development...

24 Oct 2017

Five reasons to stay at Majeka House in Stellenbosch
Five reasons to stay at Majeka House in Stellenbosch

Tucked away in the suburbs of Stellenbosch is Majeka House, a hidden oasis of luxury, filled with a lush garden, beautiful and uniquely styled rooms, exquisite dining, a glamorous spa and, oh yes, countless pigs.

By Ruth Cooper 24 Oct 2017

Parachichi Restaurant Terrace (Source: Marriott International)
Four Points by Sheraton makes its debut in Tanzania

Marriott International has announced the opening of Four Points by Sheraton Arusha, The Arusha Hotel, marking the debut of the brand in Tanzania. Rebranded after renovation, the hotel retains...

24 Oct 2017

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