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To the MannaBay born

There is so much added value for guests staying at MannaBay that the room rate is great value when compared with run-of-the-mill five-star establishments.

By Brian Berkman 31 Jul 2014 11:47

International Hotel School awards R210,000 bursary

Eighteen-year-old Rossouw Koen, a matric student at Swartland High School, Malmesbury, has been awarded the International Hotel School (IHS) "Ticket to Life" Bursary in Professional Cookery, valued at R210,000, after he won the Western Cape Finals of the annual competition at The Peninsula All-Suite Hotel recently.

31 Jul 2014 07:25

Sanral asks court to keep Cape N1 tolls secret

The South African National Roads Agency Ltd (Sanral) will ask the Western Cape High Court next week to grant it a secrecy application, which will allow it keep details of the proposed tolling of the N1 and N2 highways confidential.

By Carol Paton 30 Jul 2014 11:15

Experiencing Africa's greenest hotel

Probably the worst thing after a missing a flight is catching one of those dreaded 6am flights from Cape Town to Jozi or Durbs. Not only does it mean you have to at least be at the airport by 5:20am (if you checked in online), but if you live as far as Fish Hoek or Brackenfell, you have to get up at like 3:30am. No one should have to do that!

By Ilse van den Berg 29 Jul 2014 10:55

Top spots in Australia to spend your vacation

Partying or relaxing? Australia is the best place to be. Down Under offers a lot... whatever your taste, Australia has it.

By Amelia Verona 25 Jul 2014 06:43

Lessons for Brazil on sustaining tourism growth post-World Cup

As the 2014 FIFA World Cup fever wears off, Brazil will start evaluating the impact of the tournament on its economy. Undoubtedly, one of the key economic pillars that it will pay attention to is the tourism sector.

24 Jul 2014 10:19

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

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