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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. The list recognises influential technology leaders and entrepreneurs who implement innovative concepts and inspirational ideas to improve the technology industry in Africa...

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

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

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