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PietraSanta - the Italian town that's a millionaire magnet
PietraSanta - the Italian town that's a millionaire magnet

If, like me, you've never heard of Pietrasanta, a small village 4km inland from the resorts of the Tyrrhenian Sea on Italy's west coast...

By Marcus Brewster 16 Oct 2014 10:19

Once in Cape Town: Where youth hostel meets hotel
Once in Cape Town: Where youth hostel meets hotel

As most people probably should know, our beloved Mother City was rated number one on the prestigious New York Times' 52 Places to go in 2014 list. She just somehow never disappoints. This of course has resulted in many, many new and returning travellers wanting to explore and soak up everything Cape Town has to offer.

By Ilse van den Berg 16 Oct 2014 09:44

Forte Dei Marmi, the sands of time
Forte Dei Marmi, the sands of time

Going to the seaside in Italy can be a curious experience and none more so than at the Tuscan Riviera resort of Forte Dei Marmi, the beach that time forgot.

By Marcus Brewster 14 Oct 2014 09:44

Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Newlands launched
Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Newlands launched

The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has launched its first NexGen property in Africa, Park Inn by Radisson in Newlands, with experienced hotelier Clinton Thom as GM.

13 Oct 2014 10:37

[Babylonstoren] A new kind of country getaway
[Babylonstoren] A new kind of country getaway

In the historically inspired restoration of one of the Cape Winelands' oldest estates, owners Koos Bekker and wife Karen Roos, with the help of their dedicated staff, have created a new kind of country getaway.

By Jessica Taylor 13 Oct 2014 09:35

Zimbali Suites a milestone IFA's portfolio
Zimbali Suites a milestone IFA's portfolio

IFA Hotels & Resorts (IFA) recently announced that construction of the 131 sectional title Zimbali Suites has begun.

3 Oct 2014 10:44

Tsogo Sun named 'Best Hotel Group' by business travellers
Tsogo Sun named 'Best Hotel Group' by business travellers

Tsogo Sun received the coveted 'Best Hotel Group' title at the annual Business Traveller Awards, for the second year running.

1 Oct 2014 11:00

Mining fundamental for SA economy
Mining fundamental for SA economy

Mining was one of the key industries in the South African economy with a total income of R408bn in 2012, says Statistician General Pali Lehohla.

30 Sep 2014 10:36

Skukuza Safari Lodge opens up for public participation
Skukuza Safari Lodge opens up for public participation

South African National Parks (SANParks) has announced that the Public Participation process for the Skukuza Safari Lodge which is expected to open on 1 October 2014.

29 Sep 2014 12:41

Luxury and refinement flood back to Franschhoek following water-damage revamp
Luxury and refinement flood back to Franschhoek following water-damage revamp

We took advantage of the flood damage to properties in Franschhoek to inveigle a return invitation to one of my favourite hotels, Le Quartier Francais.

By Brian Berkman 29 Sep 2014 11:19

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.

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

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