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To the MannaBay born

There is so much added value for guests staying at MannaBay that the room rate is great value when compared with run-of-the-mill five-star establishments.

By Brian Berkman 31 Jul 2014 11:47

International Hotel School awards R210,000 bursary

Eighteen-year-old Rossouw Koen, a matric student at Swartland High School, Malmesbury, has been awarded the International Hotel School (IHS) "Ticket to Life" Bursary in Professional Cookery, valued at R210,000, after he won the Western Cape Finals of the annual competition at The Peninsula All-Suite Hotel recently.

31 Jul 2014 07:25

Holiday rental company doubles its website traffic

Content marketing and holiday accommodation in Cape Town. A perfect match? This is how holiday rental company Capsol doubled the traffic to their website.

30 Jul 2014 15:17

Experiencing Africa's greenest hotel

Probably the worst thing after a missing a flight is catching one of those dreaded 6am flights from Cape Town to Jozi or Durbs. Not only does it mean you have to at least be at the airport by 5:20am (if you checked in online), but if you live as far as Fish Hoek or Brackenfell, you have to get up at like 3:30am. No one should have to do that!

By Ilse van den Berg 29 Jul 2014 10:55

Top spots in Australia to spend your vacation

Partying or relaxing? Australia is the best place to be. Down Under offers a lot... whatever your taste, Australia has it.

By Amelia Verona 25 Jul 2014 06:43

Taj Cape Town's HR department shines

The Taj Cape Town Human Resources Department were selected as the winner of the Best Human Resources Team in the luxury international division of the Taj Awards for Business Excellence (TABE) awards ceremony held earlier this month.

23 Jul 2014 09:52

Become a fan of Fancourt

Imagine soft green mounds, rolling hills, wispy clouds, the gentle caress of the sun on your cheek, the sound of chirping birds and the nee-yow of golf carts in the distance. Imagine this and you might have a pretty good idea of what it might be like to stand overlooking the lush green grounds of Fancourt, the premier leisure resort on the Garden Route on a still-and-sunny winter's day morning.

By Ruth Cooper 23 Jul 2014 09:32

Four Rosmead, for sure!

Four Rosmead is the kind of Cape Town boutique hotel where you would put your visiting family and friends who can afford to fly First but choose Business class instead.

By Brian Berkman 22 Jul 2014 11:49

May total income for accommodation industry up 7.6% y/y: survey

Total income for South Africa's tourist accommodation industry rose by 7.6% year on year (y/y) in nominal terms (current prices) in May...

22 Jul 2014 06:11

Accommodation sector's income up 7.6%

Total income for South Africa's tourist accommodation industry rose by 7.6% year-on-year (y/y) in nominal terms (current prices) in May‚ Statistics SA's tourist accommodation survey showed.

21 Jul 2014 11:31

SANParks opens bookings for 2015 Winter holidays

The South African National Parks (SANParks) have announced that the holiday bookings in various national parks under its management for the June 2015 to July 2015 period will open on Tuesday, 22 July 2014.

18 Jul 2014 09:38

The Queen - fit for a king

When you're staying in the land's third oldest hotel you expect to see cracks showing and the plaster crumbling from the walls.

By Brian Berkman 18 Jul 2014 09:00

Tsogo Sun uses chess to teach disadvantaged learners

The Tsogo Sun Moves for Life Chess Programme uses chess to teach science, maths and life skills to kids - catalysing positive change which impacts thousands of disadvantaged foundation grade learners' lives with these crucial subjects.

16 Jul 2014 11:45

Use Avios to book your accommodation

Saving up to go on that dream South African holiday is now even easier with Avios. As of this month, members of the Avios Travel Rewards Programme in South Africa can use their Avios at over 1,200 hotels and game lodges around the country, in addition to more than 30 000 hotels worldwide.

16 Jul 2014 07:47

Beacon beckons

People who think that the Pansy Shell is what most identify with as the symbol of Plettenberg Bay are wrong.

By Brian Berkman 14 Jul 2014 10:45

Blue Views acquires South Beach Camps Bay

Previously known as The Bloomberg, South Beach Camps Bay will undergo total renovation and reopen in September this year.

11 Jul 2014 08:00

A great repast at The Plettenberg

All top hotels now enquire about dietary requirements when you book but this is the first time I've been presented with a full menu tailored to my low-carb, high-fat, no sugar diet.

By Brian Berkman 9 Jul 2014 12:29

Isibindi Africa launches Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge

Isibindi Africa continues to provide new experiences with the launch of a new destination, Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge which will be the only private lodge within the Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park, KwaZulu Natal, which will be opening its doors in December 2014.

9 Jul 2014 11:11

Singita Boulders Lodge: Reconfigured and redecorated

17 years after opening, Singita Boulders Lodge in the Sabi Sand has been thoughtfully reconfigured and redecorated to reveal its essential character and define its unique sense of place on the boulder-strewn banks of the Sand River.

9 Jul 2014 10:07

Business Traveller Africa Awards in SA and Nigeria

Future Group - the publisher of Business Traveller Africa magazine - in association with headline sponsor Gautrain and global research specialist TNS, will be hosting the third annual Business Traveller Africa Awards, which will take place on 2 September at the Maslow Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg.

8 Jul 2014 10:04

Hilton Worldwide opens DoubleTree by Hilton Zanzibar

Hilton Worldwide and DoubleTree by Hilton recently announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Zanzibar - Stone Town, located 64 kilometers (40 miles) off the coast of mainland Tanzania.

7 Jul 2014 11:57

Leisure Options acquires Cape Town's The Peninsula Hotel

Leisure Options has acquired The Peninsula All-Suite Hotel Management Company from the Three Cities Management Company.

4 Jul 2014 12:37

New Linkwasha Camp in Hwange National Park

Wilderness Safaris is to open Linkwasha Camp in Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park in May 2015. Located in a game-rich private concession, the camp will offer the most luxurious accommodation.

4 Jul 2014 10:44

Zambezi Sun refurbished to accommodate advances in technology

Sun International's Zambezi Sun, situated on the banks of the Victoria Falls, is undergoing a refurbishment to suit both family holidaymakers and business visitors.

3 Jul 2014 11:31

Greenleaf Certification awarded to Shamwari Game Reserve

The Greenleaf Certification has been awarded to all six lodges at the Shamwari Game Reserve near Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape.

3 Jul 2014 09:27

Green recognition for the City Lodge Hotel brand

The City Lodge Hotel brand, within the City Lodge Hotel Group, has been certified by the Green Leaf Eco Standard.

2 Jul 2014 08:36

Tsogo Sun's Samantha Croft scoops regional businesswomen award

Iconic women who have made excellent change leaders are acknowledged for their dedication and passion. Tsogo Sun's Samantha Croft scoops regional Businesswomen's Achiever Award Corporate.

25 Jun 2014 12:46

London set to become leading hotel market, says HVS

Strong growth in leisure demand is turning London into an increasingly popular tourist destination and as a result, in conjunction with the current property boom, the capital city is set to become a leading hotel market.

25 Jun 2014 12:15

[10 Things I love About...] The West Rand

Contributing Editor, Travel, Brian Berkman, asked Shane Collinson, Director of Operations and Complex General Manager at Silverstar about why he loves the West Rand with such passion.

By Brian Berkman 25 Jun 2014 09:52

The Grand, where only the timber floors are stressed

It takes a special kind of visionary to turn a decrepit piece of real estate into a boutique hotel that is recommended by trendy and upscale group Mr and Mrs Smith.

By Brian Berkman 24 Jun 2014 10:59

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