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Tourism and travel trade joins GP Lifestyle Tourism Street Party to celebrate Gauteng

The first GP Lifestyle Tourism Street Party will be taking place this month in Gauteng, which will see the travel and tourism trade party throughout the day and into the night at the regenerated 1 Fox Street warehouse...

3 days ago

Bushman's Nek reveals new look following R4.6m make-over
Bushman's Nek reveals new look following R4.6m make-over

Following a R4.6m make-over, Bushman's Nek Berg and Trout is sporting a new look that is set to keep it a favourite Underberg family vacation destination...

3 days ago

IHG reveals new franchise-ready, midscale brand Avid
IHG reveals new franchise-ready, midscale brand Avid

InterContinental Hotels Group has revealed the name for its new high-quality midscale brand. Avid Hotels is franchise-ready...

20 Sep 2017

City's big-spending visitors contribute to the tourism economy
City's big-spending visitors contribute to the tourism economy

Experiential tourism is providing more than just kicks for visitors, it's also spreading tourism rands wider across the destination...

By Avukile Mabombo 19 Sep 2017

Tsogo Sun SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl and the StayEasy Cape Town City Bowl
Exploring the ethos behind Dexter Moren's bespoke design approach

The new Tsogo Sun SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl and the StayEasy Cape Town City Bowl enables both business and leisure travellers of all budgets a place to explore what Cape Town has to offer...

By Robin Fredericks 18 Sep 2017

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Sanlam Top Destination Awards 2017 winners announced

The Sanlam Top Destination Awards ceremony saw 35 accommodation establishments walk away winners. The evening, themed #MyHeartBeatsAfrica, recognised the local entrepreneurs that have...

18 Sep 2017

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Is it ethical to take a luxury holiday in a ‘developing' country?

Tourism is notoriously problematic for some developing destinations as it diverts often scarce water and energy resources from the host community...

By Paul Hanna 15 Sep 2017

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#InnovationMonth: Mobile, the future of guest engagement

With the use of smartphones to book hotel rooms increasing significantly over the past years, Ankerdata has partnered with ConnectHotel to bring SA a customised mobile concierge and booking application...

By Cari Coetzee 15 Sep 2017

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Exploring Kenya's Masai Mara through the eyes of a hotelier

Kenya boasts of diverse destinations that remain major attractions for tourists from across the world. From the classic wildlife safaris

By Josephine Wawira 14 Sep 2017

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The Table Bay brings green consciousness to employees, educates on R&R

R&R - reuse and recycle - is at the top of Table Bay's waste management agenda and the hotel is currently running an extensive training programme to educate staff on "how".

13 Sep 2017

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#THINCAfrica: The power of consolidation in hotel management

“Imagine if just 30 of the 78 hotel groups joined forces into an alliance partnership and consolidated into one powerful hotel management company..."

12 Sep 2017

#THINCAfrica: An economic rethink on domestic tourism
#THINCAfrica: An economic rethink on domestic tourism

CEO of Tourism, Sisa Ntshona shared his thoughts on global and local tourism and how we, as locals, can do our part in helping the South African economy through travelling locally...

By Robin Fredericks 12 Sep 2017

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Water wise tourism: How to save water and maintain a luxury offering

Since opening in 2013, Hotel Verde has focused on sustainable tourism. The hotel hosted a Twitter chat to engage industry players on the topic of water wise tourism in Cape Town...

12 Sep 2017

#THINCAfrica: Taking a closer look at hotel management contracts in Africa
#THINCAfrica: Taking a closer look at hotel management contracts in Africa

Carlson Rezidor's senior VP business development, Africa and Indian Ocean participated in one of the key panels which took place at the THINC Africa conference - The evolution of management contracts...

12 Sep 2017

Sanlam Top Destination Awards honouring key players in SA tourism and hospitality
Sanlam Top Destination Awards honouring key players in SA tourism and hospitality

To honour South Africa's top hospitality establishments, Discount Traveler is celebrating National Tourism month with the third annual Sanlam Top Destination Awards, with winner announcements...

11 Sep 2017

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Anew Hotels adds new safari property to portfolio

Anew Hotels has launched Anew Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris, nestled between the Hluhluwe Game Reserve and the Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park in the Elephant Coast region of KwaZulu Natal...

11 Sep 2017

South African Concierges Conference 2017 puts focus on bleisure trend
South African Concierges Conference 2017 puts focus on bleisure trend

"This phenomenon is becoming a trend globally and with so much South Africa has to offer, the bleisure experiences market is poised for growth."

11 Sep 2017

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Home-style hospitality, the historic Tulbagh Hotel way

Here's why olive oil shots at Oakhurst Olives, relaxed dining at the Tulbagh Boutique Hotel and ziplining through the scenic Ceres Valley are three musts for a Cape weekend away...

By Leigh Andrews 7 Sep 2017

2017 Lilizela Tourism Awards kicks off
2017 Lilizela Tourism Awards kicks off

South African Tourism announced the provincial finalists for the 2017 Lilizela Tourism Awards - drawn from an extremely competitive field of more than 1,600 entries...

7 Sep 2017

Winner of the inaugural THINC Africa Awards General Manager of the Year, Kais Mbarek (GM at The Resort Group plc's Meliá Dunas Beach Resort and Spa in Cape Verde).
#THINCAfrica: The winners of the inaugural THINC Africa Awards

“The THINC Awards are our way of promoting the very best in Africa to ensure the rest of the world is aware of the extraordinary experiences they can enjoy when they visit this great continent.”

6 Sep 2017

Peninsula GM Chris Godenir receiving THINC award
#THINCAfrica: Peninsula All-Suite Hotel GM awarded for exceptional business model

The Peninsula All-Suite Hotel GM was presented with a Special Recognition General Manager of the Year Award during the THINC Africa conference. His new age thinking is evident in his belief that real disruption...

5 Sep 2017

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British Airways Holidays customers rank The Table Bay in top 200 hotels worldwide

The Table Bay, based on customer reviews, is one of the 200 top rated hotels out of more than 12,000 evaluated in the British Airways Holidays Customer Excellence Awards Programme...

5 Sep 2017

#TourismMonth: Why travel agents are here to stay
#TourismMonth: Why travel agents are here to stay

The demise of the travel agent has been a favourite topic in media articles over the past decade. Today's headlines, however, prompts for survival and adaptation...

4 Sep 2017

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SA Airbnb hosts riding the wave of tourism growth

According to a report by Airbnb, BRICS hosts made $476m in the past year. South Africa is riding this wave of growth in the tourism sector, seeing the strongest growth in guests arrivals from BRICS nations...

4 Sep 2017

Is the B&B life for me?
Is the B&B life for me?

For a lot of people, the idea of abandoning the rat race to open a little bed and breakfast in a picturesque part of the world sounds like an absolute dream come true...

By Bill Rawson 4 Sep 2017

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Localisation key in Carlson Rezidor's development strategy for Africa

As a hotel group, Carlson Rezidor is constantly reconciling localisation and world-class hospitality. "It is becoming increasingly clear that we can't have one without the other.”

4 Sep 2017

From left, Stephen Rushmore (global CEO and president of HVS), James Vos (Democratic Alliance shadow minister of tourism) and Tim Smith (managing partner HVS South Africa).
#THINCAfrica: Value of African hotel markets growing despite challenges

The number of markets included in the 2017 African Hotel Valuation Index continues to grow each year, exemplifying the ever-increasing interest in the African hotel market...

1 Sep 2017

Meet Birchwood Hotel's woman in leadership - Chantelle Hibberd
Meet Birchwood Hotel's woman in leadership - Chantelle Hibberd

The Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre relies on a team of people to ensure its success, and in that team sits our Director of Operations, Chantelle Hibberd...

By UrbanHouse Media, Issued by Birchwood Hotel 31 Aug 2017

Global president and CEO of HVS, Stephen Rushmore
#THINCAfrica: More sophisticated market sees hotel investment become less risky

Hotel investors, lenders, and management companies have become increasingly sophisticated over the past 10 years. As such, hotels are less risky investments and will attract investors with a long holder period...

31 Aug 2017

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