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Karoo by the sea at Shelley Point
Karoo by the sea at Shelley Point

Pretty soon after leaving the urban sprawl, the landscape changes dramatically to an almost Karoo-like aridness. It is a masculine and rugged environment...

By Brian Berkman 1 day ago

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Kruger goes Disney

The growth of the black middle class has prompted SANParks to build luxury hotels in Kruger National Park. The latest is a luxury lodge near Malelane...

3 days ago

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Key influences in the growth of African tourism

Tourism development is viewed as a key pillar for African development and a major reflection of economic activities that directly or indirectly stimulate its growth...

By Josephine Wawira 3 days ago

Industry salutes Togo's best five-star hotel
Industry salutes Togo's best five-star hotel

Togo's top internationally branded five-star hotel has opened - providing delegates to the forthcoming Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) in Lomé on 21-22 June with a prime example of achievement in Africa...

Issued by Bench Events 3 days ago

Altaileopard via Wikimedia Commons - Entrance of the Skukuza-Camp (Kruger National Park)
Development of full-service lodge in Kruger National Park approved

SANParks has welcomed the approval of the proposed 240-bed Malelane Safari Lodge in the Kruger National Park. According to Glenn Phillips, this approval comes after...

28 Apr 2016

#CommerceMonth: online bookings scaled to grow
#CommerceMonth: online bookings scaled to grow

We spoke to Tom Williams, COO of online booking site SafariNow, to find out how e-commerce has changed the way business works...

By Cari Van Wyk 28 Apr 2016

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It's not too late to enter for the Sanlam Top Destination Awards 2016

Sanlam Top Destination Awards 2016, powered by Discount Traveler, is a platform to showcase and honour those in the Hospitality Industry.

28 Apr 2016

Express gateway to Cape Town centre
Express gateway to Cape Town centre

What you can expect from the Holiday Inn Express is exactly those things that you need, especially if you're on a business trip. The ladies at reception will expressly set you up with...

By Cari Van Wyk 26 Apr 2016

Linthwaite House
Leeu Collection expands internationally with Linthwaite House

Leeu Collection has acquired the acclaimed Lake District hotel, Linthwaite House in the United Kingdom, their first property outside of South Africa...

26 Apr 2016

Top eight eco-friendly Airbnb homes
Top eight eco-friendly Airbnb homes

Airbnb reveals that home sharing is a more sustainable way of traveling because it generates lower rates of water use, less greenhouse gas emissions, and waste...

22 Apr 2016

Airbnb inspires travellers to live like a local
Airbnb inspires travellers to live like a local

Airbnb is rolling out an updated app and launching a global brand campaign to encourage people to change the way they experience the world around them...

21 Apr 2016

The rolling hills of Brahman
The rolling hills of Brahman

The bathroom at the Oribi self-catering cottage at Brahman Hills in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands is an exhibitionist's dream come true - a shrinking violet's worst nightmare.

By Ruth Cooper 21 Apr 2016

Game reserve getaway
Game reserve getaway

An hour's drive from King Shaka International Airport in Durban is the secluded Tala Collection Private Game Reserve. Boasting up-close-and-personal game spotting of giraffe, rhino, zebra and so much more this reserve is a perfect itinerary stop if exploring the KZN area.

By Ruth Cooper 20 Apr 2016

Bleisure BLISS with a view
Bleisure BLISS with a view

Reminiscent of that famous yellow brick road, there is a big yellow door in Sunset Beach, Cape Town that will lead you to a magical land of bliss...

By Cari Van Wyk 19 Apr 2016

Love is in the Air
Love is in the Air

Sometimes the ultimate luxury is simply being alone with your loved one. At Pavilions, Phuket and their sister properties in the Himalayas and Bali their marketing differentiator is...

By Brian Berkman 19 Apr 2016

#CommerceMonth: With e-commerce the whole world becomes your playground
#CommerceMonth: With e-commerce the whole world becomes your playground

We asked Paul Midy, CEO of Jovago, to share his views on e-commerce and how it changed the industry...

By Cari Van Wyk 15 Apr 2016

Exterior Durban
Hilton scoops 16 major awards

The World Travel Awards acknowledges, rewards, celebrates excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry. Hilton Hotels and Resorts won 16 major awards...

15 Apr 2016

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Adapting to new trends to improve customer service

An exceptional product, popping logo and awesome employees are only half the battle won when building your brand...

By Yvonne Matambo 14 Apr 2016

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Number of new African hotel developments surges

The Africa Rising narrative is holding strong in the continent's hospitality sector...

By Fifi Peters 13 Apr 2016

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Demand for accommodation drives Cape Town's CBD development

According to The State of Cape Town Central City Report: 2015 - A year in review, average hotel room rates in Cape Town's Central City were 23% higher...

13 Apr 2016

Don't miss the Red Dot and its über first world city
Don't miss the Red Dot and its über first world city

Known as the Red Dot on account of its tiny global footprint on a world map, Singapore stands as an example of what can be achieved when...

By Brian Berkman 13 Apr 2016

City Lodge Hotel Group strengthens ties with Joberg2C mountain bike event - City Lodge Hotel
City Lodge Hotel Group strengthens ties with Joberg2C mountain bike event

The City Lodge Hotel Group has strengthened its ties with the gruelling Joberg2C mountain bike event by becoming the official accommodation partner as well as a support partner for this energetic extravaganza...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 12 Apr 2016

Thato Mogotsi of Botaki & Associates handing over construction sites to various contractors
Construction of new hotel school facilities commence

Construction of the new hotel school facilities is underway with the principal agents and architects, Botaki & Associates handing over various construction sites...

11 Apr 2016

Swing by Singapore for Sling
Swing by Singapore for Sling

There are so many lessons to be learned from Raffles Hotel, Singapore...

By Brian Berkman 11 Apr 2016

Royal Livingstone - Deck at sunset with zebras
Minor Hotel Group plans major expansion into Africa

With high-end hotels planned for thriving cities including Cape Town, Johannesburg and...

8 Apr 2016

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Cape Town Tourism's BDF to benefit three SMEs

Beneficiaries for the Cape Town Tourism's Board Development Fund (BDF) for 2016 was announced at a special event held for the finalist where they...

1 Apr 2016

#BrandManagerMonth: What is your brand's personality?
#BrandManagerMonth: What is your brand's personality?

Crowne Plaza is perfectly situated for business in Rosebank and it's no surprise that Henri-Basil Hearne plays to its strengths as a business and pleasure hotel...

By Cari Van Wyk 31 Mar 2016

New boutique hotel has "bleisure" bliss in mind
New boutique hotel has "bleisure" bliss in mind

Business travelers are seeking a better work-life balance and are demanding more out of the career commitments that require them to travel...

31 Mar 2016

New game lodge open in Welgevonden Game Reserve
New game lodge open in Welgevonden Game Reserve

A new safari lodge, Mhondoro, has opened in the malaria-free, Big 5 Welgevonden Game Reserve in the Waterberg, Limpopo province. This exclusive lodge is...

30 Mar 2016

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