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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

Road tripper's guide to farm stalls
Road tripper's guide to farm stalls

There are hundreds of farm stalls all over the country, some loved and easy to find and other gems lesser known. Well, here's a guide to help you find them.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 29 Aug 2014 07:52

[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

GDP creeps up narrowly avoiding recession
GDP creeps up narrowly avoiding recession

South Africa's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) increased by 0.6% in the second quarter of this year according to figures released by Statistics South Africa.

27 Aug 2014 07:29

7 must-see locations in Holland
7 must-see locations in Holland

The Netherlands, also known as Holland, is a densely populated nation located in Western Europe. It is bordered by countries such as Belgium and Germany. From its museums, flower gardens, windmills and canals, to its historic buildings, The Netherlands has plenty to offer visitors.

By Charles Mburugu 26 Aug 2014 15:47

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

SA's borders closed to Ebola-affected countries
SA's borders closed to Ebola-affected countries

South Africa has imposed a total travel ban for all non-citizens traveling from identified high risk countries to prevent the spread of Ebola to the country.

22 Aug 2014 08:32

Hospitality's distribution growth of 14.5%
Hospitality's distribution growth of 14.5%

Specialised Real Estate Investment Trust (Reit) Hospitality Property Fund posted distribution growth of 14.5% for the year to June‚ blasting growth expectations by only 4%.

By Alistair Anderson 21 Aug 2014 10:30

Smartphone a must for almost half of holiday travellers
Smartphone a must for almost half of holiday travellers

New research released yesterday by InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) reveals that of more than 10,000 travellers across 13 countries worldwide, nearly 40% pack their smartphone in their suitcases and 67% agree that they will use it every single day. As a result, 1 in 10 travellers clock an average of 70 hours online while on holiday - almost 20% of the actual time spent on a two-week holiday.

20 Aug 2014 13:58

Asia's Ebola fears cause tour cancellations
Asia's Ebola fears cause tour cancellations

The Minister of Communications, Faith Muthambi, says South Africa's tourism sector is not under threat from the Ebola Virus Disease even though a number of Asian visitors have cancelled planned trips to this country.

20 Aug 2014 07:03

Film industry set to increase SA tourism
Film industry set to increase SA tourism

South Africa's varied landscapes, climate and variety of locations, which are able to pass for major cities or rural areas, has made the country an ideal destination for commercial film and TV productions...

19 Aug 2014 14:26

The Blue Train... a trip down luxury lane
The Blue Train... a trip down luxury lane

Table Mountain, Karoo windmills, diamonds from Kimberly and wave-pounded shores of Cape Town are some of the themes of artwork on The Blue Train - the self-anointed window to the soul of South Africa.

By Brian Berkman 18 Aug 2014 12:02

Menlyn Boutique Hotel - from Havana to heavenly
Menlyn Boutique Hotel - from Havana to heavenly

Menlyn Boutique Hotel was initially built as a Cuban diplomatic residence - a good start, on which has been built a real gem of a hotel.

By Brian Berkman 12 Aug 2014 07:24

Ranger walks 1,000km to raise awareness of rhino poaching
Ranger walks 1,000km to raise awareness of rhino poaching

As part of Tintswalo Safari Lodge's commitment to saving the rhino population, partnering with Game Reserves United (GRU), the Tintswalo Rhino Extreme Campaign (TREC) was launched in 2013.

10 Aug 2014 14:42

Some of Sanral's tolling 'secrets'
Some of Sanral's tolling 'secrets'

Blacked-out documents relating to Sanral's tolling plans for the N1 and N2 highways in the Western Cape - that have kept secret for years - were released on Tuesday (5 August) by the Cape Town High Court

6 Aug 2014 11:39

Fairlawns is Number One
Fairlawns is Number One

Ranked number one by TripAdvisor users for Hotels in Sandton, Fairlawns Boutique Hotel and Spa has a lot to be proud of.

By Brian Berkman 6 Aug 2014 11:13

Zuma asks USA not to alienate South Africa
Zuma asks USA not to alienate South Africa

President Jacob Zuma asked for the support of American business to ensure that South Africa does not get excluded from African Growth Opportunities Act (AGOA), the preferential trade programme that was enacted in 2000 to boost and diversify African trade with the US.

By Chris Bathembu 5 Aug 2014 09:27

Air Mauritius... it's like floating on air
Air Mauritius... it's like floating on air

Mauritius is just a few hours away and a great destination for the family, or yourself if you just want to get away from it all. So how do you get there? Air Mauritius.

By Rod Baker 4 Aug 2014 08:59

World Travel Market Africa returns to Cape Town
World Travel Market Africa returns to Cape Town

The second edition of the World Travel Market Africa is to be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 15 to 17 April 2015.

31 Jul 2014 13:11

To the MannaBay born
To the MannaBay born

There is so much added value for guests staying at MannaBay that the room rate is great value when compared with run-of-the-mill five-star establishments.

By Brian Berkman 31 Jul 2014 11:47

International Hotel School awards R210,000 bursary
International Hotel School awards R210,000 bursary

Eighteen-year-old Rossouw Koen, a matric student at Swartland High School, Malmesbury, has been awarded the International Hotel School (IHS) "Ticket to Life" Bursary in Professional Cookery, valued at R210,000, after he won the Western Cape Finals of the annual competition at The Peninsula All-Suite Hotel recently.

31 Jul 2014 07:25

Sanral asks court to keep Cape N1 tolls secret
Sanral asks court to keep Cape N1 tolls secret

The South African National Roads Agency Ltd (Sanral) will ask the Western Cape High Court next week to grant it a secrecy application, which will allow it keep details of the proposed tolling of the N1 and N2 highways confidential.

By Carol Paton 30 Jul 2014 11:15

Experiencing Africa's greenest hotel
Experiencing Africa's greenest hotel

A mere 400m from the airport I potentially found the solution to make those early flights just a little bit better... Hotel Verde, dubbed "Africa's Greenest Hotel" - and rightly so.

By Ilse van den Berg 29 Jul 2014 10:55

Top spots in Australia to spend your vacation
Top spots in Australia to spend your vacation

Partying or relaxing? Australia is the best place to be. Down Under offers a lot... whatever your taste, Australia has it.

By Amelia Verona 25 Jul 2014 06:43

Lessons for Brazil on sustaining tourism growth post-World Cup
Lessons for Brazil on sustaining tourism growth post-World Cup

As the 2014 FIFA World Cup fever wears off, Brazil will start evaluating the impact of the tournament on its economy. Undoubtedly, one of the key economic pillars that it will pay attention to is the tourism sector.

24 Jul 2014 10:19

Taj Cape Town's HR department shines
Taj Cape Town's HR department shines

The Taj Cape Town Human Resources Department were selected as the winner of the Best Human Resources Team in the luxury international division of the Taj Awards for Business Excellence (TABE) awards ceremony held earlier this month.

23 Jul 2014 09:52

Emirates announces fourth daily flight to Joburg
Emirates announces fourth daily flight to Joburg

Emirates has announced that it will introduce a fourth daily flight between Dubai and Johannesburg from 26 October 2014. This will bring the number of daily flights to South Africa to seven.

18 Jul 2014 10:07

Getaway Travel & Tourism Conference targets successful marketing
Getaway Travel & Tourism Conference targets successful marketing

A one-day workshop, presented by Dave Duarte, will help SMMEs meet the challenge of marketing their travel and tourism businesses.

15 Jul 2014 08:56

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