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#BizTrends2017: all inclusive holidays, snowy destinations trending for SA travellers
#BizTrends2017: all inclusive holidays, snowy destinations trending for SA travellers

We spoke to Lesego Matabane, marketing manager for Club Med South Africa, about South African travellers and their habits.

2 days ago

#Sharethebay: A summer of thrills in Nelson Mandela Bay
#Sharethebay: A summer of thrills in Nelson Mandela Bay

With ideal weather conditions, fine festive events and activations, and tourists from around the globe impressed with the destination's tourism offering, Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism experienced a successful summer...

2 days ago

City Lodge Hotel Group launches CLHG Rewards programme
City Lodge Hotel Group launches CLHG Rewards programme

The City Lodge Hotel Group has officially renamed its online rewards programme to CLHG Rewards from Lodger Club which developed a strong following over many years...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 2 days ago

Wendie White
#BizTrends2017: travel companies in tune with the tech savvy traveller will thrive

Wendie White, the MD of Lloyd Orr Communications, has enjoyed 32 years' experience in the South African travel industry. We asked White to give us her outlook on Tourism 2017...

By Cari Coetzee 18 Jan 2017

Photo: Troy Davies - Kirstenbosch Galileo open air festival
December 2016 exceeded expectations for tourism in Cape Town

Expectations were exceeded with visitor traffic at the city's major attractions and Cape Town International Airport in December 2016...

17 Jan 2017

The Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre Complex in Durban
SA cities first in Africa to be included in GDS-Index

The Global Destination Sustainability Index is an innovative new way to measure the level of sustainability cities offer to the MICE events (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions, and Exhibitions) industry...

16 Jan 2017

The rise of the old school general manager
The rise of the old school general manager

There's been something fundamental missing in this last decade of hotel management...

By Guy Stehlik 16 Jan 2017

Camp Shawu
Shishangeni's Camp Shawu reopens after mini-renovation

After a mini-renovation, Shishangeni, operated by BON Hotels, has reopened Camp Shawu. Guests can now make their way to the refurbished...

13 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Driving growth in African tourism
#BizTrends2017: Driving growth in African tourism

Africa was once perceived as relatively dangerous and expensive, with either luxury accommodation or poor quality hotels. Now people understand you can have an amazing experience...

13 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: The future of marketing in 360-degrees
#BizTrends2017: The future of marketing in 360-degrees

The technology to watch in 2017 is Virtual Reality - along with the accompanying practice of 360-degree videography, the mechanism used by consumers and professionals to create immersive virtual reality experiences...

By Andre Van Kets 12 Jan 2017

Biggest hotel acquisition in Sub-Saharan Africa
Biggest hotel acquisition in Sub-Saharan Africa

Quantum Global's Hotel Fund Acquires Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra…

12 Jan 2017

Image Copyright: Unuchko Veronika
2017 hotel trends to look out for

The hotel industry is continuously evolving and as curtains quickly fall on 2016, more evolution is expected in the coming year. Here are top hotel trends that are likely to dominate the sector in 2017...

By Josephine Wawira 11 Jan 2017

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Vacation rents soar on Cape Riviera

Owners of properties along the Atlantic Seaboard who had rented out their assets during the festive season enjoyed a strong period as tourists were prepared to pay premium rentals...

By Alistair Anderson 11 Jan 2017

- Firefighters battle blaze in Paarl, Western Cape on Tuesday. Photo: Sullivan Photography
Cottages, guest houses destroyed within hours in Paarl inferno

A blaze which started in the Du Toitskloof mountains in Paarl in the early hours of Tuesday morning has already ripped through about 250 hectares of land, destroying nine cottages and two guest houses along the way...

10 Jan 2017

Marriott International opens seventh hotel in Algeria
Marriott International opens seventh hotel in Algeria

Marriott International announced the opening of Sheraton Annaba, its seventh hotel in Algeria...

10 Jan 2017

- Picture: Phando Jikelo/Cape Times
Fires sweep through parts of Western Cape

Wildfires raging across Somerset West in the Western Cape have damaged one of the country's oldest wine farms...

By Tanya Steenkamp 6 Jan 2017

Hilton to open its first hotel in Casablanca
Hilton to open its first hotel in Casablanca

After reestablishing its presence in Morocco with the opening of Hilton Garden Inn Tanger City Center in 2016, Hilton has signed a management agreement with Group Sadiki to open its first hotel in Casablanca...

6 Jan 2017

Good news as domestic workers get piece of Oceans Umhlanga pie
Good news as domestic workers get piece of Oceans Umhlanga pie

More than 460 domestic workers will own a portion of Durban's exclusive R3.1bn Oceans Umhlanga Development, thanks to the generosity of their wealthy employers...

By Nce Mkhize 5 Jan 2017

First Group breathes new life into Selborne
First Group breathes new life into Selborne

After acquiring Selborne Golf Estate, Hotel and Spa, First Hotels invested R28 million into its refurbishment, a refurbishment that will allow this 4-star gem on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast to soar...

4 Jan 2017

Travelling the Club Med way
Travelling the Club Med way

Travellers from across the globe have utilised the Club Med offering, including many South Africans. We spoke to Heidi Kunkel, CEO New Markets Europe and Africa at Club Med, to find out more about the Club Med way...

By Cari Van Wyk 30 Dec 2016

Airbnb will host nearly two million guests for 2017 New Year
Airbnb will host nearly two million guests for 2017 New Year

New Year's Eve is shaping up to be Airbnb's biggest night ever with nearly two million guests projected to ring in 2017 while staying in an Airbnb...

28 Dec 2016

Christmas in Clifton at just R150K a day
Christmas in Clifton at just R150K a day

International jet-setters are ditching a white Christmas and forking out up to R2.1m to enjoy a sunny Cape Town holiday...

By Taschica Pillay 19 Dec 2016

Tourist accommodation income up 7.9% in October
Tourist accommodation income up 7.9% in October

The recovery in SA's tourism sector continued in October, when income for the tourist accommodation industry increased 7.9% from a year earlier...

14 Dec 2016

Marriott Int opens first African Sheraton Grand in Conakry
Marriott Int opens first African Sheraton Grand in Conakry

Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International, announced the debut of Sheraton Grand in Africa with opening of Sheraton Grand Conakry today, 12 December 2016...

12 Dec 2016

#BestofBiz 2016: Tourism
#BestofBiz 2016: Tourism

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2016 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views.

12 Dec 2016

Holiday home market to pick up over festive season
Holiday home market to pick up over festive season

The festive season provides buyers with an ideal opportunity to get a feel for the country's top leisure areas before making their final decision regarding purchasing a holiday home...

9 Dec 2016

An experience with nature at Kosi Forest Lodge
An experience with nature at Kosi Forest Lodge

Kosi Forest Lodge is located in the unspoiled wilderness of KwaZulu-Natal and is the only private lodge in the Kosi Bay Nature Reserve. This eco-tourist haven has built a reputation for...

8 Dec 2016

What's new at Sun City
What's new at Sun City

A much loved and popular holiday destination for local and international families since the late 70s, Sun City has been synonymous with fun-filled family holidays, glitzy gambling, and an OTT African kitsch style that tourists just can't seem to get enough of.

By Ruth Cooper 8 Dec 2016

Renewal of Protea Hotel by Marriott Walvis Bay under way
Renewal of Protea Hotel by Marriott Walvis Bay under way

A refurbishment project at Protea Hotel by Marriott Walvis Bay, Namibia, owned by Frans Indongo Group, is underway. It is the first refurbishment of the hotel since it opened almost 20 years ago...

8 Dec 2016

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