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Housekeeping: the unsung heroes of the hospitality industry
Housekeeping: the unsung heroes of the hospitality industry

Housekeeping is a vital mechanic that has the potential to make or break an establishment's reputation...

5 hours ago

Tsogo Sun adding more flair to SunSquare Montecasino
Tsogo Sun adding more flair to SunSquare Montecasino

Overlooking the Montecasino Complex in Fourways, trendy SunSquare Montecasino is the latest Tsogo Sun hotel to modernise its guest offering at a cost of approximately R16 million...

1 day ago

Tourism, Airbnb growth boost property demand in Cape CBD
Tourism, Airbnb growth boost property demand in Cape CBD

The Airbnb growth trend is one of the factors driving demand for flats in the Cape Town CBD and, according to Warren Emett, Alan Screen and JP Ricketts, Seeff's CBD and City Bowl team, activity is at a notable high...

1 day ago

maja2missy via
A record breaking winter for Airbnb South Africa

Airbnb welcomed 67,000 guests to South Africa this winter, an increase of 250% compared to last year...

1 day ago

Marriott International expands portfolio with 30 leading hotel brands
Marriott International expands portfolio with 30 leading hotel brands

Marriott International, Inc. has expanded to include 30 prestigious hotel brands with the addition of the Starwood Hotels & Resorts portfolio...

2 days ago

Fox Browne Creative
Complementary companies team up for hospitality projects across Africa

Fox Browne Creative and PMR have announced that they will collaborate and partner with each other on selected hospitality projects throughout Africa to deliver enlightened hospitality and...

2 days ago

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
Africa Albida Tourism bags multiple awards

For the twentieth year in a row, Victoria Falls Safari Lodge has been voted the Best Resort Hotel by the Association of Zimbabwe Travel Agents, among other awards...

23 Sep 2016

Sani Pass picnic
Revamped Premier Hotel Sani Pass set to open in February

After a nine-month, R75 million refurbishment that began in April, Premier Hotel Sani Pass situated in the foothills of the Drakensberg, will reopen on 1 February 2017...

23 Sep 2016

Premier Hotels & Resorts shares its heritage
Premier Hotels & Resorts shares its heritage

Heritage Month celebrates the input of all South Africans in building the country and Premier Hotels & Resorts have been contributing, for the past 25 years, through the creation of...

22 Sep 2016

Emperors Palace GM awarded prestigious Certified Hotel Administrator
Emperors Palace GM awarded prestigious Certified Hotel Administrator

Wayne Hill, Gm for Hotels and Resort Operations at Emperors Palace has been awarded the prestigious Certified Hotel Administrator designation - the most respected certification that can be awarded to a...

22 Sep 2016

Radisson Blue, Waterfront
Tsogo shakes up management of Hospitality Property Fund

Hospitality Property Fund (HPA, HPF) will get a new CEO and financial director, following its takeover by Tsogo Sun...

By Alistair Anderson 22 Sep 2016

Benguela on Main
Why Somerset West should be on your travel to do list

Situated between Stellenbosch and Strand in the Helderberg, Somerset West has more to offer than meets the eye. It may not be considered as the first place to visit for those spur of the moment trips, but...

21 Sep 2016

July arrivals show tourism continuing to grow
July arrivals show tourism continuing to grow

The growing number of tourism arrivals in South Africa is continuing on an upward trend. For July, a total of 822,416 tourist arrivals were recorded, an increase of 12.2%...

20 Sep 2016

City Lodge Hotel Group donates R430,000 on behalf of its guests to three worthy causes
City Lodge Hotel Group donates R430,000 on behalf of its guests to three worthy causes

The City Lodge Hotel Group has donated - on behalf of its guests - an impressive R430,000 to CANSA, HPCA and Food & Trees for Africa...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 19 Sep 2016

The Explorer Club consolidating operations
The Explorer Club consolidating operations

In order to promote a unified brand for a wide cross-section of clients, The Explorer Club Africa group, based in Livingstone, Zambia, is consolidating their operations...

19 Sep 2016

New Shimmy Luxury Collection to shake up SA hospitality landscape
New Shimmy Luxury Collection to shake up SA hospitality landscape

The launch of luxury hospitality group...

19 Sep 2016

Historic BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal celebrates 90th birthday
Historic BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal celebrates 90th birthday

After three marriages, a few flings and a divorce or two, BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal is celebrating her ninetieth birthday this year.

16 Sep 2016

Trending traveller preferences in hotel bookings
Trending traveller preferences in hotel bookings

Whether booking a hotel directly or through an online travel agent, there are trends that have undeniably dominated the process including the use of mobile devices and applications...

By Josephine Wawira 16 Sep 2016

Sun City launches revamped Cabanas, Valley of Waves
Sun City launches revamped Cabanas, Valley of Waves

The complex is in the final stages of a revamp to the tune of more than R1-billion to grow its popularity further still and entrench its positions as a top lifestyle destination...

16 Sep 2016

Untapped tourism sector an opportunity for entrepreneurs
Untapped tourism sector an opportunity for entrepreneurs

Despite tough economic conditions, the tourism sector highlights the opportunities that exist for ambitious, determined entrepreneurs...

15 Sep 2016

Bookings for We Are Africa filling up fast
Bookings for We Are Africa filling up fast

We Are Africa has announced that over 65% of available exhibitor space and 50% of their buyer programme have been booked...

14 Sep 2016

Branding - SA hotel industry's weapon in war with digital brands
Branding - SA hotel industry's weapon in war with digital brands

If South African hotels are to remain successful amid increasing competition posed by online travel agents and other players in the digital economy, they need to fully leverage their brand...

14 Sep 2016

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Futuristic cities that will take Africa's tourism industry by storm

Inspired by the need for sustainable living, including access to sustainable energy, transport, and housing billions of dollars are being invested in the development of futuristic cities...

By Josephine Wawira 14 Sep 2016

Travel industry particularly vulnerable to fraud, cybercrime
Travel industry particularly vulnerable to fraud, cybercrime

According to the Department of Tourism's annual report, both international arrivals and domestic tourism numbers are up. This rise in tourism has, unfortunately, also lead to an increase in instances of fraud...

13 Sep 2016

- Highlands Mountain Retreat
Free State national park proves a winner at Lilizela Provincial Awards

Scooping several awards including the best three-star hotel in the province at the Free State Lilizela Provincial Awards, Golden Gate Highlands National Park proved...

13 Sep 2016

Seychelles launches nifty travel app
Seychelles launches nifty travel app

The Seychelles Tourism Board launched its new mobile app which features detailed maps and augmented reality (AR) capability. The application also allows visitors to rate and write reviews of...

12 Sep 2016

Airbnb takes new steps to fight discrimination
Airbnb takes new steps to fight discrimination

Global home-sharing giant Airbnb announced it is implementing new policies aimed at curbing racial discrimination by hosts and creating a permanent team aimed at fighting bias.

12 Sep 2016

Craig Rodney
#InnovationMonth: Building a solid presence with tourism storytelling on Instagram

We had a chat with Craig Rodney, the one man show behind the @SouthAfrica Instagram account, about tourism storytelling on social media, the value of social media as a destination marketing tool, and...

By Cari Van Wyk 12 Sep 2016

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