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City Lodge Hotels cut greenhouse gas emissions
City Lodge Hotels cut greenhouse gas emissions

According to the City Lodge Hotel Group, it has achieved remarkable results during the past four years in its attempt to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

19 Sep 2014 06:45

SA Tourism to open marketing office in Sao Paulo
SA Tourism to open marketing office in Sao Paulo

South African Tourism will officially open a marketing office in Sao Paulo, Brazil on 23 September 2014. In celebration of this momentous event, and in celebration, too of buoyant arrivals from Latin America, South African Tourism has declared 23-26 September 2014 as 'Meet South Africa Week' in Brazil.

18 Sep 2014 13:30

New Seychelles hotel opens for bookings
New Seychelles hotel opens for bookings

Situated between Mahé's international airport and the capital, Victoria, the 87-room Eden Bleu Hotel has opened for bookings and will welcome its first guests on 1 November 2014.

18 Sep 2014 09:06

Hotel Verde expands environmental initiatives
Hotel Verde expands environmental initiatives

Hotel Verde near the Cape Town International Airport has embarked on several interesting outdoor initiatives to consciously acknowledge and manage the impact of their operations on the environment and local community, and to further reduce their carbon footprint.

18 Sep 2014 08:55

Serene and superb Sanbona
Serene and superb Sanbona

It's a still-and-sunny Saturday afternoon, golden light bathes the bush, the smell of Renosterveld fynbos and dust is in the air as we silently approach a wild cheetah family gorged on a recently felled eland. The family (mother and kids) are lethargic stuffed full of the kill and sensibly enjoying an afternoon rest up after their large family lunch.

By Ruth Cooper 17 Sep 2014 10:54

Continued expansion for Carlson Rezidor
Continued expansion for Carlson Rezidor

Carlson Rezidor currently holds 30 hotels and has 6300 rooms under development and the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group develops and operates Radisson Blu in the upper upscale segment and Park Inn by Radisson in the mid-market segment. In early 2014, the group also launched two new brands: Radisson Red for the lifestyle select segment and the Quorvus Collection for the luxury market.

17 Sep 2014 08:04

Travel regulations for children are on hold
Travel regulations for children are on hold

The new requirement of an Unabridged Birth Certificate for all children travelling to and within South Africa's borders, as well as written permission to travel, has been postponed until June next year, says Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba.

17 Sep 2014 07:58

IHG Expands in Africa with hotel in Ethiopia
IHG Expands in Africa with hotel in Ethiopia

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed a management agreement with Tsemex Hotels and Business Plc to develop Crowne Plaza Addis Ababa. The 210-key hotel represents the entry of IHG into Ethiopia and adds to the company's growing presence in Africa.

12 Sep 2014 10:18

National Tourism Careers Expo launched in PE
National Tourism Careers Expo launched in PE

The National Tourism Careers Expo was recently launched in Port Elizabeth. The expo was initiated by the National Department of Tourism in partnership with the Eastern Cape Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism and Culture, Art, Tourism, Hospitality, Sport Sector Education and Training Authority.

11 Sep 2014 10:03

Jovago.com nominated as 'Best Online Hotel Booking Company' in Nigeria
Jovago.com nominated as 'Best Online Hotel Booking Company' in Nigeria

Jovago.com, reportedly Africa's largest online hotel booking platform, has been nominated for two awards in view of their excellent service delivery.

10 Sep 2014 15:17

Flexi-term letting could be the answer
Flexi-term letting could be the answer

Winter in Cape Town often results in a drop in visitors looking for short-term accommodation, while much of Joburg and its surrounds become reminiscent of a ghost town over summer months when residents seek December refuge closer to the beach.

10 Sep 2014 12:27

Enjoy some Royale treatment
Enjoy some Royale treatment

With The Banting Kitchen dedicated to low-carb living on the left and a Pasta Cafe on the right, The Cape Royale Luxury Hotel & Spa in Green Point, is wedged between two stools...

By Brian Berkman 4 Sep 2014 06:23

CEO of ASATA named Business Travel Personality of the Year
CEO of ASATA named Business Travel Personality of the Year

Hosted by Future Group, the 3rd annual Business Traveller Africa Awards in association with headline sponsor Gautrain took place at the Maslow Hotel in Sandton on 2 September 2014. The awards honour the business travel trade and acknowledge those brands/entities that have performed with excellence over the past 12 months.

3 Sep 2014 12:23

A touch of the Orient
A touch of the Orient

Build it and they will come may be talking about another Field of Dreams but it perfectly describes the mirage that becomes the oasis that rises up from the dusty red land of Elandsfontein.

By Brian Berkman 2 Sep 2014 05:13

Win a trip to Dubai with Vida e Caffè
Win a trip to Dubai with Vida e Caffè

Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai, in partnership with Vida e Caffè and Dubai Tourism is launching a competition to win a luxurious five-night stay at the resort, this September.

1 Sep 2014 14:36

Coopmanhuijs - where the comfortable becomes the remarkable
Coopmanhuijs - where the comfortable becomes the remarkable

Copies of The Hollywood Reporter magazine in the lounge at Coopmanhuijs Hotel, in Stellenbosch, seem out of place among the books on wine, art and the historic treasures of the area.

By Brian Berkman 29 Aug 2014 10:27

Cape Hotels partners with Lion Roars Group
Cape Hotels partners with Lion Roars Group

Following the announcement that Cape Hotels has joined the Lion Roars Group, travellers along several popular tourism routes emanating from Cape Town's increasingly strong tourism gateway can now have all their accommodation needs looked after by one provider.

28 Aug 2014 10:02

[10 Things I Love About...] Emperors Palace
[10 Things I Love About...] Emperors Palace

Contributing Editor, Travel, Brian Berkman, asked Nigel Atherton, Complex General Manager at Emperors Palace, about why he loves his work at the Place of Dreams.

By Brian Berkman 27 Aug 2014 08:51

Hyatt Regency Johannesburg flies in the authentic taste of Thailand
Hyatt Regency Johannesburg flies in the authentic taste of Thailand

Rosebank's Hyatt Regency was refurbished last year at a cost of R80m, and now claims to be one of the country's leading hotels with its flagship restaurant, onenineone.

25 Aug 2014 07:23

[10 Things I Love About...] Stellenbosch
[10 Things I Love About...] Stellenbosch

Following a knockout stay at the historic and charming Coopmanshuijs Hotel in the heart of Stellenbosch, Contributing Editor Brian Berkman asked vivacious general manager Ilzebet Oosthuizen for her 10 Things She Loves About Stellenbosch...

By Brian Berkman 22 Aug 2014 09:35

Hospitality's distribution growth of 14.5%
Hospitality's distribution growth of 14.5%

Specialised Real Estate Investment Trust (Reit) Hospitality Property Fund posted distribution growth of 14.5% for the year to June‚ blasting growth expectations by only 4%.

By Alistair Anderson 21 Aug 2014 10:30

Film industry set to increase SA tourism
Film industry set to increase SA tourism

South Africa's varied landscapes, climate and variety of locations, which are able to pass for major cities or rural areas, has made the country an ideal destination for commercial film and TV productions...

19 Aug 2014 14:26

City Lodge to expand in East Africa
City Lodge to expand in East Africa

City Lodge Hotels has set aside R475m to build two new hotels in East Africa, and is looking for other opportunities to add hotels in capital cities across East and Southern Africa, the company said.

19 Aug 2014 10:38

Sun International sells some African assets
Sun International sells some African assets

Sun International says it will sell a portion of its interests in its African assets to a foreign subsidiary of Thailand-listed Minor International Public Co (Mint) for R664m.

19 Aug 2014 10:22

The Blue Train... a trip down luxury lane
The Blue Train... a trip down luxury lane

Table Mountain, Karoo windmills, diamonds from Kimberly and wave-pounded shores of Cape Town are some of the themes of artwork on The Blue Train - the self-anointed window to the soul of South Africa.

By Brian Berkman 18 Aug 2014 12:02

Green Drop status awarded to Sun City
Green Drop status awarded to Sun City

The Department of Water Affairs has awarded Green Drop status to the Sun City resort near Rustenburg in the North West Province.

13 Aug 2014 09:43

Rhodes: the perfect destination for a winter break
Rhodes: the perfect destination for a winter break

If high altitude, extreme weather and a remote, snow-filled landscape are your preference for a perfect winter break - with some snow skiing thrown into the mix, then the north-eastern Cape town of Rhodes more than fits the bill, said Wayne Rubidge, Pam Golding Properties manager for the Karoo.

12 Aug 2014 12:21

Menlyn Boutique Hotel - from Havana to heavenly
Menlyn Boutique Hotel - from Havana to heavenly

Menlyn Boutique Hotel was initially built as a Cuban diplomatic residence - a good start, on which has been built a real gem of a hotel.

By Brian Berkman 12 Aug 2014 07:24

Western Cape dominates Inter-Hotel Challenge
Western Cape dominates Inter-Hotel Challenge

When Showcook.com editor Annette Kesler began the Cape Legends Inter-Hotel Challenge, her goal was simple: to create and facilitate an opportunity for young talent to shine.

By Eugene Yiga 8 Aug 2014 11:25

Southern Sun Maputo reopens
Southern Sun Maputo reopens

Tsogo Sun's Southern Sun Maputo, now the largest hotel in the Mozambican capital, has re-opened after a four-month hiatus during which the hotel went through a US$30 million expansion and makeover that has added significant appeal, interest and comfort for business and leisure guests.

8 Aug 2014 10:04

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