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The value of trade shows

We've just seen the back-end of the trade show season in the hospitality industry. Current conversation concerns the present value of participating in industry trade shows...

By Guy Stehlik 1 day ago

City Lodge Hotel Group updates African expansion progress on Africa Day
City Lodge Hotel Group updates African expansion progress on Africa Day

Construction has begun on the 147-room City Lodge Hotel Dar es Salaam in Tanzania's capital city with the hotel expected to open in the fourth quarter of 2017...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 2 days ago

Can the hotel industry survive terrorism challenges in Africa?
Can the hotel industry survive terrorism challenges in Africa?

Hotels offering accommodation in regions with high security threats face pervasive risks which require professional handling to avoid escalation...

By Josephine Wawira 3 days ago

Camp Shawu
BON Hotels grows portfolio with Shishangeni Private Game Lodge

BON Hotels has taken over Shishangeni Private Game Lodge situated on a 15,000-hectare private concession of Kruger National Park...

3 days ago

Why SA hotels need to catch the growing tech wave with travellers
Why SA hotels need to catch the growing tech wave with travellers

According to Grant Thornton, South African hotels which continue to lag behind their global peers in adopting technologies risk being cut adrift in a digital economy...

24 May 2016

Self-catering for an affordable Phuket island holiday
Self-catering for an affordable Phuket island holiday

One of the many great things about a holiday in Thailand is starting your day with a Massamum Curry and knowing that the greatest risk to your person is...

By Brian Berkman 23 May 2016

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Empowerment levels in tourism under scrutiny

The Department of Tourism will conduct a study on the state of transformation in the tourism sector to assess the effect of B-BBEE codes...

By Khulekani Magubane 23 May 2016

Pros and cons of foreign investment in the African tourism market
Pros and cons of foreign investment in the African tourism market

Africa is increasingly promoting the tourism industry as a means of improving the continent's economic development. Africa continues to attract foreign investors...

By Josephine Wawira 19 May 2016

Hassan Ahdab at Meetings Africa
#AfricaMonth: Entering Africa and staying there

We wanted to know more about operating in Africa and who better to ask than the vice-president and regional director for Africa and Indian Ocean operations for Starwood Hotels & Resorts...

By Cari Van Wyk 18 May 2016

Travel Trend: Sleep Pods & Capsule Hotels
Travel Trend: Sleep Pods & Capsule Hotels

Remember that scene in Fifth Element, when they travel to the Paradise Planet and sleep in pod-like beds? Well I got to experience...

By Rachel Briant 17 May 2016

Government savings to impact on travel agencies' bottom line
Government savings to impact on travel agencies' bottom line

Travel agencies may be forced to forego volume based override commissions and rebates as government plans to save up to R25bn a year through the tightening of...

17 May 2016

Newmark plans expansion into Africa
Newmark plans expansion into Africa

Newmark hotels aim to grow its footprint on the African content and a key strategic intervention for group's expansion is the establishment of...

17 May 2016

Hospitality takeover wins approval with terms
Hospitality takeover wins approval with terms

The takeover of hotel-focused property fund Hospitality by Southern Sun Hotels has been approved by SA's competition authorities, with conditions...

By Alistair Anderson 16 May 2016

Ibis Styles is number one brand for planned hotels in Africa
Ibis Styles is number one brand for planned hotels in Africa

Ibis Styles has emerged as the front-runner for the number of planned hotels in Africa, knocking back Hilton and Radisson Blu which for years have been locked in a contest for first and second place...

Issued by Bench Events 16 May 2016

From dragon's breath to beautiful phoenix
From dragon's breath to beautiful phoenix

The Hout Bay Sentinel floats above the Atlantic like one of Daenerys Targaryen's great fire-breathing dragons with its eye focussed firmly on Tintswalo Atlantic...

By Brian Berkman 16 May 2016

Airbnb now a member of World Tourism Organization
Airbnb now a member of World Tourism Organization

Airbnb has officially joined the World Tourism Organization as an affiliate member and in doing so, joins influential community leaders within...

16 May 2016

Pentravel expands national footprint with Mall of Africa
Pentravel expands national footprint with Mall of Africa

The opening of the Mall of Africa in Midrand has dominated national news lately and record numbers of visitors have been reported.

16 May 2016

Nicola D'Elia
Airbnb suits SA's personal hospitality style

Airbnb is growing in popularity in SA with thousands of homes listed across the country. We spoke to Nicola D'Elia to find out more about the South African Airbnb market...

By Cari Van Wyk 13 May 2016

Low-carb tea and winter special offers
Low-carb tea and winter special offers

A new Afternoon Tea offering is trying to entice a different market to one of Constantia's most classic and elegant hotels, The Cellars-Hohenort in Constantia, Cape Town.

By Brian Berkman 12 May 2016

Protea Hotel Karridene Beach closed for refurbishment
Protea Hotel Karridene Beach closed for refurbishment

The Protea Hotel Karridene Beach on the South coast is undergoing refurbishment to provide guests with more comfort and luxury.

11 May 2016

Country Hotels expands portfolio with hotel in Namaqualand
Country Hotels expands portfolio with hotel in Namaqualand

Introducing an all-new hotel in the heart of the Namaqualand's unspoilt beauty

11 May 2016

All images © Andrea van der Spuy
Macarons and more at Majeka House this May

The landscaped gardens of Majeka House are dotted with touches of bright blue furniture among that lush greenery Stellenbosch is known for - there are even trees my husband would climb...

By Leigh Andrews 9 May 2016

Why SA tourists are choosing the Maldivian sunny side of life
Why SA tourists are choosing the Maldivian sunny side of life

South Africans are increasingly making their way to the white sandy beaches and blue waters of the Maldives with a 12.7% increase in the number of South Africans travelling to...

By Cari Van Wyk 5 May 2016

Karoo by the sea at Shelley Point
Karoo by the sea at Shelley Point

Pretty soon after leaving the urban sprawl, the landscape changes dramatically to an almost Karoo-like aridness. It is a masculine and rugged environment...

By Brian Berkman 5 May 2016

Derek Keats via  - Pel's Fishing Owl
Kruger goes Disney

The growth of the black middle class has prompted SANParks to build luxury hotels in Kruger National Park. The latest is a luxury lodge near Malelane...

3 May 2016

Key influences in the growth of African tourism
Key influences in the growth of African tourism

Tourism development is viewed as a key pillar for African development and a major reflection of economic activities that directly or indirectly stimulate its growth...

By Josephine Wawira 3 May 2016

Industry salutes Togo's best five-star hotel
Industry salutes Togo's best five-star hotel

Togo's top internationally branded five-star hotel has opened - providing delegates to the forthcoming Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) in Lomé on 21-22 June with a prime example of achievement in Africa...

Issued by Bench Events 3 May 2016

Altaileopard via  - Entrance of the Skukuza-Camp (Kruger National Park)
Development of full-service lodge in Kruger National Park approved

SANParks has welcomed the approval of the proposed 240-bed Malelane Safari Lodge in the Kruger National Park. According to Glenn Phillips, this approval comes after...

28 Apr 2016

It's not too late to enter for the Sanlam Top Destination Awards 2016
It's not too late to enter for the Sanlam Top Destination Awards 2016

Sanlam Top Destination Awards 2016, powered by Discount Traveler, is a platform to showcase and honour those in the Hospitality Industry.

28 Apr 2016

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