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Cape Town Tourism identifies 10 top trends in destination marketing
Cape Town Tourism identifies 10 top trends in destination marketing

"Visual storytelling, engagement and inspiration are among the factors that are set to dominate cutting-edge destination marketing in 2015"...

26 Jan 2015 16:20

'Trust Capital' is the key, IHG Trends Report finds
'Trust Capital' is the key, IHG Trends Report finds

The 2015 Trends Report, Building Trust Capital: The new business imperative in the Kinship Economy, from the InterContinental Hotels Group, identifies trends and issues of importance in the building of both brand and organisational trust...

23 Jan 2015 09:05

When in Washington... go the Club
When in Washington... go the Club

You're visiting Washington DC, right... so what better than to visit The Ritz-Carlton Club - and yes, it's a good as it sounds...

By Brian Berkman 14 Jan 2015 10:07

Barrels of fun at Grande Provence Harvest Festival
Barrels of fun at Grande Provence Harvest Festival

Celebrate the 2015 grape harvest with Grand Provence on Saturday, 28 February at its annual Harvest Festival...

13 Jan 2015 16:23

Strong winds strip beaches of sand
Strong winds strip beaches of sand

Concerns are growing over the state of Nelson Mandela Bay's Blue Flag beaches after climate change has been blamed for sand being stripped off some of the city's biggest seaside tourist attractions...

By Lee-Anne Butler 12 Jan 2015 11:35

Main suspension bridge undergoes maintenance
Main suspension bridge undergoes maintenance

The maintenance work on the main suspension bridge in the Storms River Mouth Rest Camp commences on Monday, 12 January. Repairs are expected to last approximately six weeks...

8 Jan 2015 12:30

Brace for takeoff of low-cost flights
Brace for takeoff of low-cost flights

The oil price dropped to its lowest level in five years yesterday, lubricating the South African market for more low-cost airlines...

7 Jan 2015 10:30

Plane e-ticket 'scam'
Plane e-ticket 'scam'

At least two Eastern Cape families have been caught in an international e-ticket scam that has wrecked their Christmas holidays...

30 Dec 2014 12:00

AirAsia plane likely 'at bottom of sea': Indonesia search chief
AirAsia plane likely 'at bottom of sea': Indonesia search chief

The AirAsia plane which went missing with 162 people on board en route for Singapore is likely at the bottom of the sea, Indonesia's National Search and Rescue Agency chief said Monday...

29 Dec 2014 12:00

Influential European makes 2014's Most Important Africans in Tech list
Influential European makes 2014's Most Important Africans in Tech list

MD of Jovago.com, Marek Zmyslowski was recently nominated as one of 2014's Most Important Africans in Tech...

24 Dec 2014 09:10

Critical link between resource plunder, illegal wildlife trade
Critical link between resource plunder, illegal wildlife trade

Illegal trade in wildlife is no longer an abstract issue. Organised transnational as well as trans-regional environmental crimes are rapidly rising threats to the environment, to revenues from natural resources, to state security and to global sustainable development...

By Ibrahim Thiaw 22 Dec 2014 09:49

New focus for Lufthansa in 2015
New focus for Lufthansa in 2015

For the airline, the focus in 2015 will be on the 'New Lufthansa Premium Quality'...

18 Dec 2014 11:55

MSC Cruises, Ukuthemba Foundation partner for a good cause
MSC Cruises, Ukuthemba Foundation partner for a good cause

MSC Cruises will stage a charity event in support of the children of the Ukuthemba Foundation, in Cape Town's harbour aboard the MSC Opera on Saturday, 24 January 2015, with a guest performance by South African-born songstress, Nomakhosi.

8 Dec 2014 15:56

New travel magazine enhances KwaZulu-Natal destinations
New travel magazine enhances KwaZulu-Natal destinations

A new travel magazine, The Traveller, has launched to promote the KwaZulu-Natal destinations, often overshadowed by the glamour of the Cape...

8 Dec 2014 09:27

New mobile app travels N4 to Botswana
New mobile app travels N4 to Botswana

The Platinum Road is a mobile phone application for iOS, Android and Windows Phone devices. Made by Tourism Radio in Cape Town, the app has achieved thousands of downloads since its launch...

3 Dec 2014 09:35

Rocktail: Where the blue planet comes to life
Rocktail: Where the blue planet comes to life

There is something about the quiet of being under the water that soothes my soul and my Rocktail experience did just that... and ushered me into a whole new world...

By Brian Berkman 24 Nov 2014 08:46

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

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