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South African Airways is the leading carrier in Africa. SAA's core business is provision of passenger and cargo transport. It is a member of the largest international airline network, Star Alliance.

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Crowne Plaza Club Room
Biz-focused stay at The Crowne Plaza Johannesburg - The Rosebank

Unlike Sandton which is a jumble of high-rises with little else other than the pulse of finance running through its veins, Rosebank still offers a more human scale environment where top luxury hotels sit cheek by cheek with 70s apartment blocks and corporate headquarters...

By Brian Berkman 8 hours ago

South African travel agents giving the internet a run for its money
South African travel agents giving the internet a run for its money

Technology, digitisation and automation - travel agents have faced numerous disruptions over the past few years. However, instead of succumbing to outside pressures, the South African travel industry has become stronger...

13 hours ago

Reduced cost of grading will encourage small enterprises to get graded
Reduced cost of grading will encourage small enterprises to get graded

Tourism establishments will be able to save up to 90% on the cost of grading starting February 2017, alleviating some of the cost burden on small enterprises...

16 hours ago

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Honeymoon budgets are tight for South African couples

According to a survey conducted by The Wedding Expo, the average South African couple can spend R5,000 to R15,000 for their honeymoon...

1 day ago

Magalies Park refurbished lounge
Magalies Park up for a R40 million modern facelift

Magalies Park timeshare resort, near the Hartebeesport Dam, is undergoing a R40 million refurbishment which will leave its 185 chalets with a fresh new look...

2 days ago

Image by Kenneth Dedeu
Ethiopia's tourism potential yet to be fully exploited

The country is looking for a transformational growth that will take the sector to the next level, marketing Ethiopia locally and internationally to list the country among Africa's top five destinations...

By Josephine Wawira 2 days ago

Sod turning marks start of Skukuza Safari Lodge construction
Sod turning marks start of Skukuza Safari Lodge construction

SANParks CEO said this new development is set to raise KNP's competitiveness as one of the premier meetings and events destinations in the country...

3 days ago

Responsible travel: Finding environmental solutions for campers and lodges
Responsible travel: Finding environmental solutions for campers and lodges

Whilst out enjoying the wonders how do campers, caravanners, and self-caters administer the challenges presented with managing their food waste?

By Gavin Heron 3 days ago

City Lodge Hotel Maputo gets underway
City Lodge Hotel Maputo gets underway

The City Lodge Hotel Group has begun the development of a 148-room City Lodge Hotel in Maputo as part of its targeted African expansion programme...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 20 Feb 2017

By Diana Grytsku
Personalising hotel guest experience by leveraging tech

Providing a personalised experience to guests is key to having a competitive advantage in the hotel industry...

By Josephine Wawira 17 Feb 2017

Leeu Estates
Leeu Estates grabs a spot on the Travel + Leisure It List 2017

Leeu Estates has been featured on the Travel + Leisure's It List 2017 and will appear in the March issue of Travel + Leisure alongside other award-winning properties.

16 Feb 2017

AccorHotels to manage three new hotels in Addis Ababa
AccorHotels to manage three new hotels in Addis Ababa

AccorHotels has entered into three partnership for the construction and management of hotels in Addis Ababa...

16 Feb 2017

Refreshed Protea Hotel George Outeniqua welcomes visitors to Garden Route
Refreshed Protea Hotel George Outeniqua welcomes visitors to Garden Route

A large number of visitors visiting the Garden Route, characterised by beautiful coastal and forested mountain areas, created a need for more and improved accommodation options...

15 Feb 2017

Riverdene Family Lodge
Fair Trade Tourism adds Shamwari to its portfolio

Fair Trade Tourism has added Shamwari Game Reserve - one of South Africa's most high-profile and innovative wildlife conservation areas - to its portfolio of South African tourism businesses...

15 Feb 2017

R-L: Deputy Governor of Anambra State, Nkem Okeke (Right); Chairman, Bon Hotel Grand Pela, Nwakeze Pete and his wife Nwakeze Emmanuela, during the official commissioning of Grand Pela Hotel in Durumi, Abuja, and Former Ambassador of Nigeria to Angola, Folorunso Otukoya (left).
BON Hotels adds Grand Pela to their Nigerian portfolio

BON Hotels has added BON Hotel GRAND Pela, located in Abuja, to their portfolio - their tenth property in Nigeria...

14 Feb 2017

Flux in luxury travel and what to know
Flux in luxury travel and what to know

While conventional travel is associated with low-cost adventure, travellers are increasingly shifting gear and are willing to part with the extra dollar for extra special attention and services...

By Josephine Wawira 13 Feb 2017

New self-catering apartment bolsters Garden Route luxury travel offering
New self-catering apartment bolsters Garden Route luxury travel offering

With the addition of a new 5-star apartment located in the Protea Hotel by Marriott Mossel Bay, the Garden Route region is well placed to cater to the luxury travel market...

13 Feb 2017

McGrath family sells hotels, retains minority interest
McGrath family sells hotels, retains minority interest

An agreement has been signed with the McGrath family holding company to acquire The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel in Cape Town, The Marine Hotel in Hermanus and the Plettenberg Hotel in Plettenberg Bay...

10 Feb 2017

Claudirene via  - Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, Panorama Route, Mpumalanga
2017 to be the year of tourism for Kruger Lowveld

Given that Mpumalanga has been awarded the opportunity to host World Tourism Day on 27 September 2017, the province's government has declared 2017 the 'year of tourism'...

10 Feb 2017

- Villa Bleu Blanc, Cape Town
AccorHotels to acquire 100% of luxury private rental player Travel Keys

AccorHotels has begun exclusive negotiations to acquire 100% of Travel Keys - an elite travel broker representing a luxury collection of over 5,000 villas across more than 100 destinations...

10 Feb 2017

Escalating investment activity in sub-Saharan Africa hotel sector predicted
Escalating investment activity in sub-Saharan Africa hotel sector predicted

Observing a notable increase in liquidity in the sub-Saharan Africa hotel real estate market over the past six months, commercial real estate specialist JLL predicts escalating investment activity in the sector...

10 Feb 2017

Tourism Grading Council of SA changes grading plaques
Tourism Grading Council of SA changes grading plaques

The Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) is changing the look of the plaques which reflects the grading level of establishment, introducing a new high-quality perspex plaque...

9 Feb 2017

Cape Royale wins luxury hotel location of the year
Cape Royale wins luxury hotel location of the year

Cape Royale Luxury Hotel in Green Point, Cape Town has nabbed the title of Luxury Hotel Location of the Year in the Luxury Travel Guide Awards 2017 for the Africa and Middle East Regions.

9 Feb 2017

Florence, Italy
Leeu Collection acquires second European property

Leeu Collection has expanded its international hospitality portfolio further by acquiring the former Collegio Alla Querce in Florence, Italy, its second property in Europe...

8 Feb 2017

Being chief of a Club Med village
Being chief of a Club Med village

Brendan van Zyl has cultivated his hospitality skills at Club Med resorts across the world and recently became the first South African Chief of Village at a Club Med resort, ever...

By Cari Coetzee 7 Feb 2017

Photo: Hillary Fox
Cape Town's top hotels recognised for offering world-class guest experience

According to the TripAdvisor 2017 Travelers' Choice Awards, Cape Town is home to eight hotels which have made an effort to create and maintain a world-class hotel experience...

7 Feb 2017

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#WeAccept ad brings political message to Super Bowl ads

WASHINGTON - Home-sharing giant Airbnb injected a surprise political message during the Super Bowl on Sunday with a television spot highlighting multiculturalism and the hashtag #WeAccept...

6 Feb 2017

The way you make me feel - the true secret to hospitality
The way you make me feel - the true secret to hospitality

The true secret to hospitality – be it at your home, in your office or at a hotel – comes down to “how did we make you feel”.

By Guy Stehlik 2 Feb 2017

Queen Mary 2: the ship of superlatives
Queen Mary 2: the ship of superlatives

Queen Mary 2 docked in Cape Town on 26 January 2017 after a £100-million remastering. We were invited to take a tour of QM2 to experience the refit for ourselves and I can say this truly is a ship of superlatives...

By Cari Coetzee 1 Feb 2017

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