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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 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

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

Beacon beckons

People who think that the Pansy Shell is what most identify with as the symbol of Plettenberg Bay are wrong.

By Brian Berkman 14 Jul 2014 10:45

Blue Views acquires South Beach Camps Bay

Previously known as The Bloomberg, South Beach Camps Bay will undergo total renovation and reopen in September this year.

11 Jul 2014 08:00

A great repast at The Plettenberg

All top hotels now enquire about dietary requirements when you book but this is the first time I've been presented with a full menu tailored to my low-carb, high-fat, no sugar diet.

By Brian Berkman 9 Jul 2014 12:29

Singita Boulders Lodge: Reconfigured and redecorated

17 years after opening, Singita Boulders Lodge in the Sabi Sand has been thoughtfully reconfigured and redecorated to reveal its essential character and define its unique sense of place on the boulder-strewn banks of the Sand River.

9 Jul 2014 10:07

Business Traveller Africa Awards in SA and Nigeria

Future Group - the publisher of Business Traveller Africa magazine - in association with headline sponsor Gautrain and global research specialist TNS, will be hosting the third annual Business Traveller Africa Awards, which will take place on 2 September at the Maslow Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg.

8 Jul 2014 10:04

Hilton Worldwide opens DoubleTree by Hilton Zanzibar

Hilton Worldwide and DoubleTree by Hilton recently announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Zanzibar - Stone Town, located 64 kilometers (40 miles) off the coast of mainland Tanzania.

7 Jul 2014 11:57

Travel partners for Loeries announced

The travel partners for this year's Loeries are South African Airways, Hertz, Tsogo Sun and Cape Town Tourism, who have joined forces to offer a number of...

7 Jul 2014 09:28

Petrol price set to increase from Wednesday

The price of petrol will increase from Wednesday, the Department of Energy has announced.

30 Jun 2014 10:12

Tourism marketing: Power to the picture

These last couple of years have been the "Years of Images" and, as a result, the social media landscape is changing for all industries concerned. Social sites that are predominately visual, such as Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube have all grown in popularity and in visual internet marketing. This is especially true in the travel and tourism industries, and they offer incredible opportunities.

By Mike Saunders 30 Jun 2014 07:30

The changing face of travel

"98% of travellers start researching potential destinations online, and reviews and referrals are the number-one driver behind people's choice of destination."

By Carla Potgieter, Issued by Red & Yellow 27 Jun 2014 12:35

Tsogo Sun's Samantha Croft scoops regional businesswomen award

Iconic women who have made excellent change leaders are acknowledged for their dedication and passion. Tsogo Sun's Samantha Croft scoops regional Businesswomen's Achiever Award Corporate.

25 Jun 2014 12:46

London set to become leading hotel market, says HVS

Strong growth in leisure demand is turning London into an increasingly popular tourist destination and as a result, in conjunction with the current property boom, the capital city is set to become a leading hotel market.

25 Jun 2014 12:15

[10 Things I love About...] The West Rand

Contributing Editor, Travel, Brian Berkman, asked Shane Collinson, Director of Operations and Complex General Manager at Silverstar about why he loves the West Rand with such passion.

By Brian Berkman 25 Jun 2014 09:52

Freight levels increase 6.5% in April

The volume of goods transported by land (payload) increased by 6.5% in April compared with the same period last year according to figures released by Statistics SA.

24 Jun 2014 09:24

PwC report anticipates growth in Africa's hospitality sector

Despite the state of the South African economy, the hospitality sector is poised for further growth in the next five years in the wake of a number of inbound travellers to the African continent, according to a report issued by PwC.

23 Jun 2014 12:16

[10 Things I Love About...] Slacking off...

Slack packing, or hiking with someone else transporting your gear and checking into accommodation along the way is gaining popularity with folk who love the great outdoors but not enough to sleep under it.

By Brian Berkman 19 Jun 2014 07:54

The new rules for travelling with children

Flight Centre is urging all travellers to be aware of new regulations governing travel with minors. The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has announced new, strict procedures for parents travelling with children under the age of 18 years in and out of South Africa.

17 Jun 2014 12:21

Go Gondwana

If you're used to staying at top-end private game lodges in Kruger's Sabi Sands and paying upwards of R8,000 a night you might be disappointed with Gondwana - a fynbos and big-five reserve in Mossel Bay, in the Cape.

By Brian Berkman 17 Jun 2014 11:56

ACSA launches airport app

Airports Company South Africa recently unveiled its pioneering free Airports App that will assist passengers to not only easily navigate any of its nine airports but also make all their travel arrangements from the comfort of their smart devices.

13 Jun 2014 13:11

Grant Thornton report analyses 20 years of tourism

South Africa's tourism industry has grown significantly over the past 20 years, but there is certainly room for more growth, according to data since 1994, which has been analysed by Grant Thornton.

13 Jun 2014 12:32

Take a virtual journey to Reunion Island

A posse of top international and South African bloggers and online media are preparing to head to Reunion Island from 26 June-3 July 2014 where they will absorb the island's extensive diversity, easy lifestyle and warm hospitality to share with the wanderlust-dusted eyes of the world through the storytelling hashtag #gotoreunion.

12 Jun 2014 13:04

[10 Things I Love About...] St James on Venice

The St James on Venice is a 15-roomed boutique hotel near the Presidential Residence, The Kings House, in Morningside, Durban. Having enjoyed a stay there, I asked Sunet Pringle about the 10 Things She Loves About It.

By Brian Berkman 12 Jun 2014 09:37

Grootbos... In for The Long Run

For Grootbos Nature Reserve owner and Managing Director Michael Lutzeyer, being included in The Long Run is big news.

By Brian Berkman 6 Jun 2014 10:19

The Marly... Poster child for great design

Perhaps it was looking over the green tiled roof of Blues Restaurant that reminded Paul Kovensky, of The Kove Collection, about Fairmont's chateau-styled hotels but what ever the inspiration, the high-glam meets chateau-chic of The Marly is inspired.

By Brian Berkman 3 Jun 2014 07:29

Gigaba outlines new Immigration Regulations

The newly-appointed Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has outlined the Immigration Regulations, which came into effect on Monday, 26 May.

30 May 2014 09:16

KZN and Durban Tourism to host SETE 2014

The Sports & Events Tourism Exchange (SETE) Conference and Exhibition, now in its fourth year, will be taking place at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Durban from 28-30 October 2014 and is set to be hosted by the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development and Tourism (KZN DEDT) and Durban Tourism for the 3rd year.

29 May 2014 08:20

Meerendal retracts application for elephants

The Meerendal Wine Estate in Cape Town has retracted its application to create an elephant tourist attraction.

29 May 2014 06:53

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