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Vineyard Hotel awarded Civic Honours for extraordinary acts of service
Vineyard Hotel awarded Civic Honours for extraordinary acts of service

The Vineyard Hotel has been awarded Civic Honours by the City of Cape Town in recognition of extraordinary acts of service and outstanding contributions to the Cape metropole and its residents...

21 Nov 2014 13:35

The Marly, it's just magical
The Marly, it's just magical

If you're familiar with the renowned sunset strip of Camps Bay beachfront, you will certainly know where The Promenade is. That's the spot where you will find The Marly, a luxurious 11-suite boutique hotel...

By Evan-Lee Courie 20 Nov 2014 11:42

R4bn waterfront plan on cards for PE
R4bn waterfront plan on cards for PE

A major Chinese engineering firm is interested in investing approximately R4 billion in a waterfront-type development in Port Elizabeth...

19 Nov 2014 12:15

Suncoast Towers... where your chef's on call
Suncoast Towers... where your chef's on call

Not all keys are equal. Those that have the Golden Keys, better known as Les Clefs d'Or, can unlock experiences you didn't even know you wanted...

By Brian Berkman 18 Nov 2014 11:27

Jurgens Ci launches advertising campaign
Jurgens Ci launches advertising campaign

Who among us would not like to go on holiday 52 times a year? It is on this premise that Jurgens Ci's new advertising campaign for Campworld is based...

17 Nov 2014 12:04

Pro-African, pro-travel #BeEbolaSmart campaign launched
Pro-African, pro-travel #BeEbolaSmart campaign launched

Safari365, in partnership with Cape Town Twitter celebrity James Costello, has launched a pro-African, pro-travel social media campaign titled #BeEbolaSmart, in an aim to alleviate fears and sensationalism...

17 Nov 2014 07:32

Rocktail... where the turtles gather
Rocktail... where the turtles gather

Rocktail Bay takes it name from a ship that was wrecked there. That wreck might have happened during a storm - the sort of storm that Noah might have encountered - the sort of storm that reminds us that nature is not necessarily benign...

By Brian Berkman 13 Nov 2014 08:29

Flying? Take it SLOW...
Flying? Take it SLOW...

Access to airport lounges has long been the symbol of upward mobility and previously only reserved for VIPs or those who purchased premium tickets. Nowadays, however...

By Brian Berkman 12 Nov 2014 07:12

Plan a safe, hassle-free holiday trip this December
Plan a safe, hassle-free holiday trip this December

Midas, a South African industry leader in vehicle parts, DIY and travel equipment, shares some insights into great holiday travel planning.

10 Nov 2014 11:35

Zimbali, where special attention is the norm
Zimbali, where special attention is the norm

When the F&B director and chef de cuisine ask to meet you to discuss your dietary concerns, you can expect something special...

By Brian Berkman 10 Nov 2014 11:04

Commonwealth Games would offer great economic growth potential for SA
Commonwealth Games would offer great economic growth potential for SA

Hosting the Commonwealth or Olympic Games would not only allow South Africa to access a greater share of the global sports tourism market, which is estimated to be valued at between R2- and R6 trillion, but also better position the country for tourism and inward investment, according to Grant Thornton.

10 Nov 2014 10:25

Welcome wellness, says Technogym
Welcome wellness, says Technogym

The very concepts of holiday and business travel have long been associated with excess: too much eating, drinking and too little sleep. This century-old problem has left too many travellers less healthy when they check out.

7 Nov 2014 10:44

Go on the rails with Rohan... it's unforgettable
Go on the rails with Rohan... it's unforgettable

With his trademark tie and starched collared shirt, Rohan Vos, the patriarch of the family that redefined luxury train travel with Rovos Rail, inspects the steam locomotive. (Videos)

By Brian Berkman 6 Nov 2014 11:25

Free on-board Wi-Fi envisaged, says Emirates president
Free on-board Wi-Fi envisaged, says Emirates president

In the first three years since Emirates launched in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity, over half a million passengers have connected to the internet on board an Emirates flight, and the airline expects this number to increase exponentially.

6 Nov 2014 11:18

When three stars add up to more than three - in a Manor of speaking
When three stars add up to more than three - in a Manor of speaking

Four star-graded hotels gained sudden favour with government employees when staying at five-star establishments was considered too wasteful while the three star-offering and below seemed relegated to the budget traveller looking for the no-frills stay.

By Brian Berkman 4 Nov 2014 09:16

SA citizens indicted in US rhino poaching case
SA citizens indicted in US rhino poaching case

The Department of Environmental Affairs says it has noted the indictment of two South Africans in the United States for alleged rhino poaching offences.

27 Oct 2014 09:24

Four ministers attend UK's BRICS conference
Four ministers attend UK's BRICS conference

The Presidency dismissed claims that President Jacob Zuma will no longer attend the 3rd Annual innovaBRICS Conference in the United Kingdom because he has been refused an audience with Prime Minister David Cameron.

27 Oct 2014 08:15

National Treasury signals shift in SA's fiscal policy
National Treasury signals shift in SA's fiscal policy

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has tabled the 2014 Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS), which signals a shift in the country's fiscal policy through measures aimed at reducing the country's budget deficit and stabilising public debt.

23 Oct 2014 09:19

Higher profit pressure faces state-owned enterprises
Higher profit pressure faces state-owned enterprises

Members of Parliament have responded to Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's inaugural Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS), which he tabled in Parliament on Wednesday (22 October).

By Neo Semono 23 Oct 2014 08:26

SA man becomes the first flying butler
SA man becomes the first flying butler

An Etihad Airways cabin crew manager from Joburg has recently completed the world's first training course to become a flying butler. Evert Calitz, 25, was hand-picked to attend an intensive three-week training course held in London, led by the Savoy Hotel's Head Butler, Sean Deveron.

21 Oct 2014 15:11

Gigaba 'satisfied' with Lindela Repatriation Centre
Gigaba 'satisfied' with Lindela Repatriation Centre

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says he is satisfied with the way the Lindela Repatriation Centre in Krugersdorp, west of Johannesburg is being run.

21 Oct 2014 08:52

Suspected poachers arrested in joint operations
Suspected poachers arrested in joint operations

In a joint operation with members of the South African Police Services (SAPS) on the morning of Friday, 17 October, South African National Parks (SANParks) rangers stopped a suspicious vehicle near Skukuza and arrested five suspects.

21 Oct 2014 07:38

No Ebola in SA, neighbouring states yet
No Ebola in SA, neighbouring states yet

The Department of Health has, in an update of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, reported that there are still no suspected or confirmed cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in South Africa or its neighbouring countries.

20 Oct 2014 09:15

V&A Waterfront wins Lilizela Award
V&A Waterfront wins Lilizela Award

The V&A Waterfront in Cape Town has for the second year running been recognised for its commitment to environmental sustainability, winning a Lilizela Award in the Best Single Resource Management for Energy in the large establishment category.

17 Oct 2014 07:07

Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Newlands launched
Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Newlands launched

The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has launched its first NexGen property in Africa, Park Inn by Radisson in Newlands, with experienced hotelier Clinton Thom as GM.

13 Oct 2014 10:37

Redefining travel agents' valuable role in 21st century
Redefining travel agents' valuable role in 21st century

The Association of Southern African Travel Agents (ASATA) has released member research results on what it takes to be a 21st century travel agent.

10 Oct 2014 15:37

Blue Flag status awarded to a record 82 sites
Blue Flag status awarded to a record 82 sites

The Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA) has announced that Blue Flag status has been awarded to a record 82 sites in South Africa. The 2014/2015 South African Blue Flag season opens officially on 1 November.

9 Oct 2014 07:58

More than 1,000 rhinos poached last year
More than 1,000 rhinos poached last year

Environmental authorities say they made some progress in the fight against environmental crimes in the 2013/14 financial year.

9 Oct 2014 07:14

SANParks ready to start with rhino relocation
SANParks ready to start with rhino relocation

South African National Parks (SANParks) has announced that they are ready to start with the relocation and auction of a limited number of white rhinos from the Kruger National Park.

2 Oct 2014 11:50

Mining fundamental for SA economy
Mining fundamental for SA economy

Mining was one of the key industries in the South African economy with a total income of R408bn in 2012, says Statistician General Pali Lehohla.

30 Sep 2014 10:36

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