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Progressive Signature Lux Hotels opens first hotel in SA

Signature Lux Hotels will open its first hotel in South Africa - and Africa - in the heart of the Golden Mile, Sandton Johannesburg. The progressive hotel chain is targeting tech-savvy millennials and business travellers...

18 hours ago

Tsogo Sun building new R220-million StayEasy in Maputo
Tsogo Sun building new R220-million StayEasy in Maputo

“StayEasy Maputo is in a magnificent location, and being part of a mixed-use development, will undoubtedly be popular with both business and leisure travellers looking for the best and latest accommodation in the economy branded sector.”

17 hours ago

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A guide on how business travellers can combat stress

Business travel can be stressful and comes with a demanding schedule. According to experts, establishing a routine is paramount in reducing stress levels while travelling for business...

20 hours ago

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#WTMA17: Research indicates growing opportunities for outbound travel in SA

Research released by Grant Thornton and Reed Exhibitions at World Travel Market Africa 2017 indicates growing opportunities for outbound travel in South Africa, with much of the growth coming from intra-Africa leisure travel...

1 day ago

#WTMA17: WTM Africa closes its doors on a high-note
#WTMA17: WTM Africa closes its doors on a high-note

With buyers from 45 countries, over 8,000 pre-scheduled appointments confirmed and an increase in exhibitors from 2016, WTM Africa 2017 closed its doors on a high-note...

21 Apr 2017

WTM Africa 2017 saw over 700 exhibitors present, with over 8,000 pre-scheduled appointments for the duration of the show
#WTMA17: WTM Africa celebrates an impressive second day

Reporting over 8,000 pre-scheduled appointments between local and international buyers and exhibitors for the duration of the show, WTM Africa celebrated an impressive second day...

21 Apr 2017

Radisson brand expands its African footprint with a new Park Inn in Kenya
Radisson brand expands its African footprint with a new Park Inn in Kenya

The Rezidor Hotel Group has opened a Park Inn by Radisson in Nairobi's Westlands, the 35th hotel in its African portfolio..

20 Apr 2017

Hotel Verde staff celebrating the good news of FTT accreditation at the eco pool
#WTMA17: Hotel Verde now Fair Trade Tourism certified

Hotel Verde has been certified by Fair Trade Tourism at the annual World Travel Market Africa, showing leadership in the rapidly growing responsible tourism market...

20 Apr 2017

#WTMA17: CTICC abuzz on first day of WTM Africa 2017
#WTMA17: CTICC abuzz on first day of WTM Africa 2017

The CTICC was abuzz as travel trade show, World Travel Market Africa 2017, opened its floors and doors to inbound and outbound travel professionals

19 Apr 2017

Radisson RED CT OUIBar & Ktchn
Calling all creatives for the #REDexperiment

Radisson RED Cape Town has joined forces with Youngblood Africa Foundation to give creatives the opportunity to join the #REDexperiment design contest...

19 Apr 2017

Leeu Estates - Manor House and Spa
Leeu Estates claims spot on Condé Nast Traveler Hot List 2017

Five-star boutique property in Franschhoek, Leeu Estates, joined a select few hotels from around the world on Condé Nast Traveler's Hot List for 2017 in the category. It is the only South African property to appear on the list...

19 Apr 2017

Hilton to ramp up expansion in North Africa with Casablanca office
Hilton to ramp up expansion in North Africa with Casablanca office

Hilton will be ramping up its expansion in North Africa with the establishment of a dedicated development office in Casablanca...

18 Apr 2017

Table Bay Hotel, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
A review of Africa's hospitality market 2016

Hotel investment in Africa made progressive strides, new hotels launched in cities across the continent, and new opportunities and challenges presented itself in 2016 amid economic and political events...

18 Apr 2017

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Hospitality grows share in Sandton Eye

Hotel-focused real estate investment trust Hospitality Property Fund (HPF) is consolidating its presence in Sandton, the premium hotel node of Gauteng...

By Alistair Anderson 13 Apr 2017

Get your glow on at Luxe Laser Studio
Get your glow on at Luxe Laser Studio

I recently spent a night at new Kloofnek gem, the uber-cool Cloud 9 Boutique Hotel and Spa, and was lucky enough to experience some of the signature treatments at the hotel's Luxe Laser Studio.

By Ruth Cooper 13 Apr 2017

Poolside at the President Hotel.
Poolside perfection at the President Hotel

Officially opened by former president Nelson Mandela in 1998, a stay at the President Hotel in Bantry Bay on the Sea Point side of town is just what we needed last weekend after the previous emotionally draining, politics-driven week...

By Leigh Andrews 13 Apr 2017

aha The Rex Hotel
aha The Rex Hotel undergoing R65m property expansion

The project will encompass an addition of 56 new hotel rooms which will maintain the same mix of contemporary and classic décor, presenting cool colours and rich fabrics...

12 Apr 2017

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Protea Hotel Pretoria Hatfield to increase number of rooms, facilities

Protea Hotel by Marriott Pretoria Hatfield, which will soon embark on a major construction project set to increase the hotel's number of rooms and facilities...

12 Apr 2017

Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Hurlingham lobby
Marriott International adds first property in Kenya to its portfolio

Marriott International has announced its first property in Kenya with the opening of Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Hurlingham...

11 Apr 2017

Cloud 9 - a trendy traveller's paradise
Cloud 9 - a trendy traveller's paradise

Impossibly hip in décor and location, the Cloud 9 Boutique Hotel and Spa is ideal for young trendy travellers.

By Ruth Cooper 11 Apr 2017

SA in for REDvolution with first Radisson RED Hotel opening in Cape Town
SA in for REDvolution with first Radisson RED Hotel opening in Cape Town

Africa's first Radisson RED will soon open in the V&A Waterfront's newly revamped Silo District...

11 Apr 2017

espAfrika announces dates for the dazzling 2017 Royal Escape Experience at Sun City
espAfrika announces dates for the dazzling 2017 Royal Escape Experience at Sun City

espAfrika will once again be staging its eagerly anticipated Royal Escape Experience at the Palace of the Lost City, Sun City, over 14-16 July...

Issued by espAfrika 11 Apr 2017

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aha Shakaland spruced up with soft refurbishment

aha Shakaland in Eshowe, KwaZulu-Natal, is being revitalised with a soft refurbishment involving the remodelling of the bathrooms and an invigorating touch added to the rooms...

11 Apr 2017

Finalists for 2017 African Responsible Tourism Awards announced
Finalists for 2017 African Responsible Tourism Awards announced

The finalists for the 2017 African Responsible Tourism Awards, sponsored by Wesgro and organised by Better Tourism Africa, has been announced, but who will take the top spot?

10 Apr 2017

AccorHotels reinforces position in Algeria with grand opening of Novotel and ibis Setif
AccorHotels reinforces position in Algeria with grand opening of Novotel and ibis Setif

More than 200 national and international guests recently gathered for the grand opening ceremony of the Novotel and ibis Setif site - a joint project developed by the Algerian private group GIMMO and the AccorHotels group...

10 Apr 2017

The Highlands - view from camp
Why we should tread lightly: The growing importance of eco-travel

The relevance and importance of eco-travel are increasing with growing pressure on earth's resources. Social and environmental trends have led to global travellers taking greater ownership of...

10 Apr 2017

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Unlocking the unrealised potential of tourism in sub-Saharan Africa

For the past few years, the planned pipeline of new hotels has grown steadily...

6 Apr 2017

Tourism industry counting down to Indaba 2017
Tourism industry counting down to Indaba 2017

Indaba will return to the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre sporting a more streamlined programme and improved floor layout to make it easier for the world to come and sample Africa's tourism treasures...

6 Apr 2017

#WTMA17: Tomjachu, a luxury bush retreat in the heart of Mpumalanga
#WTMA17: Tomjachu, a luxury bush retreat in the heart of Mpumalanga

Tomjachu Bush Retreat will be bringing a taste of what Mpumalanga has to offer to this year's WTM Africa. Co-owner of Tomjachu, Jack Fillery, tells us more...

6 Apr 2017

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