Hospitality manager training a growing success in Nigeria
Hospitality manager training a growing success in Nigeria

A recent report released by BON Hotels shows that the group's strategy to build local skills and training through a 'home-grown" programme in the Nigerian hospitality industry, has been of success in boosting the number of Nigerian managers...

10 Aug 2018

Signature Lux Hotel by Onomo opens in Cape Town
Signature Lux Hotel by Onomo opens in Cape Town

Following the opening of its Sandton, Johannesburg location, Signature Lux Hotel by Onomo will open its doors in Cape Town at the V&A Waterfront in September 2018...

8 Aug 2018

What are the benefits of managing a green lodge?
What are the benefits of managing a green lodge?

As eco-friendliness and green living have become popular in recent years, there is a higher demand on the hospitality and tourism industry to go green and maintain a green status...

8 Aug 2018

BON Hotels develop KZN portfolio with two new properties
BON Hotels develop KZN portfolio with two new properties

Following its recent acquisition of Hotel 64 on Gordon in Durban, BON Hotels has announced the addition of two new properties in the KwaZulu-Natal region, namely BON Hotel Empangeni and BON Hotel Waterfront Richards Bay...

2 Aug 2018

Fine Collection adds yoga offering with Chloe Yoga
Fine Collection adds yoga offering with Chloe Yoga

The Fine Collection, a sales and marketing company that represents hotels and lodges in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, and Zambia, recently partnered with Chloe Yoga...

By Brian Berkman 30 Jul 2018

Protea Hotel by Marriott adds new wing to Pretoria property
Protea Hotel by Marriott adds new wing to Pretoria property

Protea Hotel by Marriott Pretoria Hatfield has announced the opening of an additional wing to its property with 86 rooms and enhanced facilities...

26 Jul 2018

City Lodge enters art sponsorship arena
City Lodge enters art sponsorship arena

The City Lodge Hotel Group sponsored prizes for winners of the Irma Stern-focused RMB Turbine Art Fair which took place in Newtown, Johannesburg, from 12-15 July...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 25 Jul 2018

Protea Hotels by Marriott opts for biodegradable straws
Protea Hotels by Marriott opts for biodegradable straws

Protea Hotels by Marriott has announced that it will replace plastic straws with biodegradable straws in all of its hotels across sub-Saharan Africa. This announcement follows Marriot International removal of disposable plastic straws and stirrers from its more than 6,500 properties...

23 Jul 2018

Is South Africa ready for the "smart" hotel room?
Is South Africa ready for the "smart" hotel room?

There's a race on internationally among big hotel groups to unveil hotels that feature rooms equipped with the Internet of Things (IoT) devices that can carry out a variety of tasks for guests. This state-of-the-art hotel experience will likely become commonplace globally, the question is, is South Africa ready for such a development?

By Danny Bryer 23 Jul 2018

#Mandela100: Radisson Hotel SA supports SOS Children's Village
#Mandela100: Radisson Hotel SA supports SOS Children's Village

"Responsible business is at the heart of our company's promise of making every moment matter, which also means that we support and help advance the communities in which we operate. Our partnership with SOS will allow us to help provide a home and a better future for the most vulnerable children."

20 Jul 2018

Three new hotel trends being driven by the experience economy
Three new hotel trends being driven by the experience economy

For the hotel industry, guest experiences have always been important but consumers in the experience economy want more...

By Sharmila Ragunanan 11 Jul 2018

Aha Hotels & Lodges completes refurbishment of its Kopanong conference centre
Aha Hotels & Lodges completes refurbishment of its Kopanong conference centre

The conference rooms offer flexibility by maximising venue space through opening the various partition doors, accommodating a maximum of 400 guests in cinema style seating, 270 delegates in school room seating and up to 260 guests in banquet style...

10 Jul 2018

Key insights into Kenya's hospitality industry
Key insights into Kenya's hospitality industry

Jumia Travel, in its annual report delves into Kenya's travel, tourism, and hospitality ecosystem, looking at the sector's GDP contribution, as well as technology trends shaping the hospitality sector...

9 Jul 2018

Cape Town's hotel industry continues successful water-saving practices
Cape Town's hotel industry continues successful water-saving practices

Cape Town's dams have filled up to just over 48%, bringing much-needed relief to residents in the Cape. According to authorities in the province, however, water restrictions will continue to remain in force for the foreseeable future, in order to preserve the water available...

6 Jul 2018

Africa's hotel market proves resilient in latest PwC findings
Africa's hotel market proves resilient in latest PwC findings

The hotel industry's potential for business growth has been reflected in the increase in the number of foreign and domestic travellers visiting the continent, as well as in the number of hotel chains established...

5 Jul 2018

Natural Selection opens first safari camps in Namibia
Natural Selection opens first safari camps in Namibia

Situated in the rugged and remote northwestern region, both camps opened in June 2018 and offer safari goers an in-depth experience far from the normal tourist track.

4 Jul 2018

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Airbnb Experiences a new stream of revenue in Johannesburg

Airbnb's Experiences launch in Johannesburg offers the city and its people a chance to become part of the local economy...

4 Jul 2018

Tanzania tops Africa's global tourism destinations
Tanzania tops Africa's global tourism destinations

Still ranking at number one in Africa, Tanzania remains the most preferred destination by foreign visitors during leisure travels on the continent, topping the bill in the latest ratings compiled by Safari Bookings...

By Marc Nkwame 27 Jun 2018

Voting now open for the 2018 World Travel Awards
Voting now open for the 2018 World Travel Awards

Members of the public have until 19 August 2018 to cast their votes...

22 Jun 2018

A Sandton business hotel stay that won't leave you feeling blue
A Sandton business hotel stay that won't leave you feeling blue

Where to stay in the Sandton area really depends on why you are there. While Sandton is an ever-changing landscape with buildings and road works falling and rising like a yo-yo, that it remains the money hub is a constant.

By Brian Berkman 21 Jun 2018

#NewCampaign: Knysna Tourism shares the unique #SpiritofKnysna
#NewCampaign: Knysna Tourism shares the unique #SpiritofKnysna

Knysna Tourism's #SpiritofKnysna campaign pays homage to Knysna's scenic beauty, people and unique spirit, demonstrating the destinations resilience to rise above the trauma of the past year...

20 Jun 2018

Cape Town, Western Cape sets new global standard for water-wise tourism
Cape Town, Western Cape sets new global standard for water-wise tourism

A variety of water-wise initiatives have provided confidence in the destination, including finding alternative water sources, such as the installation of desalination plants, providing potable water to major hotels in the city and gearing water-sensible lifestyles for local residents and businesses...

20 Jun 2018

Top insights into the business of outbound travel
Top insights into the business of outbound travel

Commissioned by the Association of Southern African Travel Agents, the Travel Market Index conducted by Grant Thornton reveals that most of the outbound travel-acquired through ASATA-member travel agencies was corporate travel, accounting for 56% of all travel turnover...

20 Jun 2018

Zaha Hadid Architects completes Morpheus Hotel in Macau
Zaha Hadid Architects completes Morpheus Hotel in Macau

Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) has completed the Morpheus Hotel in Macau, China...

20 Jun 2018

#YouthMonth: How to get a job in travel
#YouthMonth: How to get a job in travel

Natalia Rosa cites some of South Africa's leading travel professionals, and their words of wisdom on the travel industry...

By Natalia Rosa 18 Jun 2018

Schulphoek House in Hermanus introduces more eco-friendly features
Schulphoek House in Hermanus introduces more eco-friendly features

The five-star graded Schulphoek House, just three kilometres outside of Hermanus' CBD, has benefitted from a major 2017 upgrade which includes wonderful pieces of South African art and modern furniture.

By Brian Berkman 18 Jun 2018

Ultimate romance at Emily Moon River Lodge
Ultimate romance at Emily Moon River Lodge

Legend has it that Harry Mallard built a magical place for his Emily, and the love they share is said to touch all who visit Emily Moon River Lodge today...

By Jessica Tennant 15 Jun 2018

#WTMA18: Bringing Africa to New York and New York to Africa
#WTMA18: Bringing Africa to New York and New York to Africa

NYC & Company became a major blip on our radar when it locked in the first ever city-to-city partnership with Cape Town to boost tourism between the two iconic cities. We caught up with Makiko Matsuda Healy, MD of tourism market development, to find out what New York tourism is all about...

By Cari Coetzee 15 Jun 2018

Unique game viewing with Gondwana's new mountain bike trails
Unique game viewing with Gondwana's new mountain bike trails

I've experienced my fair share of diverse game reserves and game drives over the years, however a recent stay at the Gondwana Game Reserve on South Africa's Garden Route, just four hours out of Cape Town, offered the most unique game viewing experience yet; upon two wheels and through the handle bars of a mountain bike.

By Ruth Cooper 14 Jun 2018

Apply now for free hospitality training programme with Airbnb Africa Academy
Apply now for free hospitality training programme with Airbnb Africa Academy

Airbnb Africa Academy is calling for applications for its free two-day skills training programme, but act fast - entries are open for a limited period only and there are only a handful of slots available...

13 Jun 2018

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