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Lesedi plays host to famous adventurer Kingsley Holgate
Lesedi plays host to famous adventurer Kingsley Holgate

aha Hotel and Lodges' Lesedi, set amongst the rocky hills within the Cradle of Humankind, a World Heritage site, was the venue the famed explorer

1 day ago

Nicole Biondi
Six lessons in storytelling

As the world shifts to all things digital, our storytelling has adapted, but remains an effective tool for marketing and building brands...

By Nicole Biondi 3 days ago

Online booking methods: SA travelers still want a human touch
Online booking methods: SA travelers still want a human touch

Given the reams of data now available to would-be travelers, along with growing internet access, one of the major global trends to emerge has been real-time booking...

By Tom Williams 3 days ago

Top entrepreneurship tips from a local tourism expert
Top entrepreneurship tips from a local tourism expert

"You need a fair smattering of idiotic guts, seed cash and luck to make it as a newcomer in this industry."

27 Jun 2016

Mariamichelle via
Why travellers should take a second look at travel insurance

There are some instances in which medical treatment can be withheld by a foreign country if a person has no proof of funds or travel insurance...

27 Jun 2016

Top 10 apps for travellers
Top 10 apps for travellers

Huge advances in mobile technology and the proliferation of smartphone apps have made travel easier, but choosing the right app for your next trip...

24 Jun 2016

sharonang via
Brexit: how will currency fluctuations affect Cape Town tourism?

How will the currency fluctuations caused by Brexit, in particular, affect tourism in Cape Town?

By Enver Duminy 24 Jun 2016

De Hoop Village
Cosy up to winter travel on Cape Country Routes

South African winters are synonymous with cold and harsh conditions. For many professionals, the long stress-free, sunny days of a December holiday is in the distant future....

23 Jun 2016

HVS to host inaugural THINC Africa in Cape Town
HVS to host inaugural THINC Africa in Cape Town

According to the WEF Africa's travel and tourism industry has a projected growth of 4.9%. It is this potential that has led HVS to set up shop in Cape Town as a springboard into Africa...

23 Jun 2016

Seated row from left to right: Ruth Kamau (Small Accommodation segment Chair), Rob Kucera (FEDHASA Cape Chairperson), Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa (National CEO), Karin Augustyn (Trusted Partners segment Alternate), Noli Mini (Young Professionals segment Chair)

Standing row from left to right: Terence Lategan (Restaurant & Catering segment Alternate), Sissel Tellefsen (Small Accommodation segment Alternate), Marvin Rashopola (Young Professionals segment Alternate), Rema Wiese (Fedhasa Cape Executive Officer), Chris Godenir (Hotels segment Alternate) and Carl van Rooyen (Restaurant & Catering segment Chair). (Absent on this picture: Jeff Rosenberg (Hotel segment Chair) & Alan Lester (Trusted Partners Chair).
FEDHASA highlights gains and goals at AGM

FEDHASA's 12th AGM presented an opportunity for FEDHASA National to contextualise the gains and goals achieved in the 2015/16 financial year...

22 Jun 2016

Carlson Rezidor leading hotel boom in Africa
Carlson Rezidor leading hotel boom in Africa

Accelerating its growth strategy in Africa, Carlson Rezidor has opened five Radisson Blu hotels in the first six months of 2016 and signed four new hotels including...

22 Jun 2016

Collaboration to benefit wildlife of Tala Game Reserve
Collaboration to benefit wildlife of Tala Game Reserve

Husqvarna and Illovo Sugar have linked up with Tala Collection Private Game Reserve in a veld management and rehabilitation programme to ensure...

22 Jun 2016

SANParks defends Transfrontier Park agreement
SANParks defends Transfrontier Park agreement

SANParks is refuting several reports that suggest that the part of the fence that was dropped between the Kruger National Park and Limpopo National Park is to blame for...

21 Jun 2016

Government punts its progress on 9-point plan
Government punts its progress on 9-point plan

Nenegate and the subsequent fallout did have a positive spin-off in that it forced government, big business and labour to play nicely and come up with a plan...

21 Jun 2016

Arne List via
Logos Hope comes to Cape Town

On its last stop in South Africa, the floating bookshop Logos Hope will make her first ever visit to Cape Town and will be open to the public at...

21 Jun 2016

Competition or collapse? The influence of international brands on Africa's hotel industry
Competition or collapse? The influence of international brands on Africa's hotel industry

The multimillion dollar question here is: does the introduction of international hotel chains bring collapse or competition for the local hotel businesses?

21 Jun 2016

The problem of being wild and a wanderer
The problem of being wild and a wanderer

Who owns South Africa's wild animals? It's a question of life and death for many creatures that wander out of the Kruger National Park...

By Don Pinnock 20 Jun 2016

Mike Peel via
10 bushwhacked facts South Africans may not know

Few things are as captivating as the African bush. You'll be amazed by some of the lesser know facts you'll learn while on safari...

20 Jun 2016

Discover Paarl in winter
Discover Paarl in winter

I have to say that Paarl hasn't really registered on my list of places to explore, besides a trip to the beautiful Laborie Wine Farm last year.

By Ruth Cooper 20 Jun 2016

#YouthMonth: Upskilling youth is key to opportunities in the tourism and hospitality industry
#YouthMonth: Upskilling youth is key to opportunities in the tourism and hospitality industry

Youth unemployment remains one of the most significant challenges facing South Africa, with young people three times more likely to be unemployed than their elder counterparts...

By Kim Viljoen 17 Jun 2016

Maria Pereira (Cruise Corner, XL Travel), Anthea Leonsins (Sure Travkor), George Argyropoulos (CEO, Cruises International), Gina Stanford (Development Promotions), Chrissa Karanastasis (Cruise Corner, XL Travel) and Shelley Phillips (Development Promotions)
Cruises International awards top performers

Finalist and winners for the Cruises International Top Performers Awards were presented with special awards at the company's new headquarters in Bedfordview...

15 Jun 2016

How Big Data and machine learning serves consumer wanderlust
How Big Data and machine learning serves consumer wanderlust

Within the travel sector, we have identified various areas in which machine learning can be applied in order to fine tune our offering and help travellers locate their dream destinations...

By Robert Scott 15 Jun 2016

Table Mountain from a different angle, new N7W frame installed
Table Mountain from a different angle, new N7W frame installed

A yellow Table Mountain New 7 Wonder (N7W) frame, the seventh in a series introduced across the city has been installed in the V&A Waterfront's Silo District...

14 Jun 2016

Raihaan Suliman
#YouthMonth: adventure with a true wanderer

Raihaan Suliman has recently been announced as Wrangler's top True Wanderer. This corporate head turned travel blogger has travel and adventure in his spirit...

By Cari Van Wyk 13 Jun 2016

Alex Kyriakidis
Protea Hotels expands with first hotel in Botswana

Protea Hotels have announced the signing of agreements for the development of...

9 Jun 2016

Conrad88 via
Apps alerting guest to wildlife sightings becoming a concern

The use of these applications has resulted in an increased rate of lawlessness in the parks which includes congestion around sightings, speeding and road kills...

9 Jun 2016

skeeze via
Awarding conservation: entries open for 2016 Kudu Awards

"The Kudu Awards is an event whereby SANParks honours and celebrates people who eat, sleep and breathe conservation."

8 Jun 2016

Amandad via
Research programme to focus on responsible wildlife management of African buffalo

Kwantu Private Game Reserve launched the Nyathi research scholarship programme which seeks to promote responsible wildlife conservation...

8 Jun 2016

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