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Val Thorens Sensations takes snow holidays to the next level
Val Thorens Sensations takes snow holidays to the next level

Fur rocking chairs at the reception, a 10 metre rock climbing wall in the lobby, and a jacuzzi on the terrace overlooking the French Alps - Club Med has just taken European snow holidays to a whole other level with their latest hotel, Val Thorens Sensations...

By Gabbi Brondani 22 Apr 2015 10:32

© Chad McDermott – 123RF.com
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LGBT marketing: you have to be out before you can be integrative

LoAnn Holden, media relations director for the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) hosted a conference session at the 2015 World Travel Market Africa discussing how to attract 'pink dollars' as well as the ins and outs of LGBT travel marketing...

By Sindy Peters 21 Apr 2015 06:00

At the opening the WTM Africa 2015, Mayor of Cape Town Patricia de Lille and Deputy Minister of Tourism Tokozile Xasa.
At the opening the WTM Africa 2015, Mayor of Cape Town Patricia de Lille and Deputy Minister of Tourism Tokozile Xasa.
World Travel Market Africa open for business

Mayor of Cape Town Patricia de Lille and Deputy Minister of Tourism Tokozile Xasa declared the 2015 World Travel Market Africa open at the official ribbon cutting on the exhibition floor yesterday, 15 April, at the CTICC...

By Sindy Peters 16 Apr 2015 10:20

It's in the bag
It's in the bag

Let's keep this our dirty little secret...

By Brian Berkman 9 Apr 2015 09:14

Road Tripping Namibia
Road Tripping Namibia

Road Tripping Namibia, by Fiona McIntosh, Shaen Adey, Willie Olivier, Ron Swilling, Katy Sharpe and Nick Buys, will open your eyes to Namibia...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 18 Mar 2015 13:36

Arabella... love at first sight...
Arabella... love at first sight...

"What's not to love?" Arabella Country Estate homeowners chair, Steve Argyle, asks while my fabulous Caesar Salad is served at the hotel's Jamani restaurant.

By Brian Berkman 16 Mar 2015 09:35

Find your foodie zen at Kyoto Garden Sushi
Find your foodie zen at Kyoto Garden Sushi

Nestled in-between Kloof Street's bustling trendy pubs and restaurants, one finds a refreshing Asian oasis in the form of the 2014 Eat Out Award-winning Kyoto Garden Sushi...

By Ruth Cooper 11 Mar 2015 10:14

How to start your own travel agency with FlightSiteAgent
How to start your own travel agency with FlightSiteAgent

Mike and Lauren Davies partnered with FlightSiteAgent to start their travel agency M&L Travel. Here they share their 'day-in-the-life' of an online travel agency story with us...

By Evan-Lee Courie 5 Mar 2015 16:17

All aboard...
All aboard...

More South Africans are taking to the high seas than ever before. Last year, 15,000 of us sailed via Cruises International and I'm one of them who have taken to cruising like, well, a duck to water...

By Brian Berkman 2 Mar 2015 06:57

5 Rooms awakens the senses
5 Rooms awakens the senses

In the valley of the Constantiaberg Green Belt, you'll find a gem of a place, The Alphen Hotel. Hidden there is the intimate 5 Rooms Restaurant...

By Evan-Lee Courie 24 Feb 2015 10:38

Book Review: Things ewe never kn'ewe about South African place names
Book Review: Things ewe never kn'ewe about South African place names

Things ewe never kn'ewe about South African place names, by Ann Gadd, and reviewed by Motoring Editor Henrie Geyser, takes you from Baardskeerdersbos to Tweebuffelsmeteenskootmorsdoodgeskietfontein - and all points between...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 18 Feb 2015 07:50

Tech trends that will influence travel in 2015
Tech trends that will influence travel in 2015

Like most sectors, travel is being disrupted by technologybringing with it a new demand for its countless products and services by rethinking old business models and behaviours...

By Evan-Lee Courie 10 Feb 2015 15:16

Responsible Tourism Week is here
Responsible Tourism Week is here

With the rapid growth of the travel and tourism industry, there is also an increasing need amongst both travel professionals and consumers to reduce the negative impacts of travel, bring economic benefits to communities, and preserve the cultural heritage and natural resources of any destination - this is known as responsible tourism...

By Evan-Lee Courie 10 Feb 2015 13:39

Lovely living at Laborie
Lovely living at Laborie

Look most South African wine farms are pretty easy on the eye: rolling hills, flourishing vineyards, historical buildings, you know the deal. However Laborie Wine Farm in the heart of Paarl has surely got to be, at least, making it through to the final rounds of the wine farm beauty pageants.

By Ruth Cooper 10 Feb 2015 10:20

Hey, this is the hotel for you in Washington DC
Hey, this is the hotel for you in Washington DC

The Hay-Adams, a historic boutique hotel and Leading Hotel of the World, in Washington, DC has The White House, Lafayette Square and St John's Church as immediate neighbours...

By Brian Berkman 23 Jan 2015 06:53

Visit London, and reach your Milestone
Visit London, and reach your Milestone

Having a bespoke milliner on call is just one of the services that makes a stay at The Milestone Hotel, just across from London's Kensington Palace, a highlight...

By Brian Berkman 21 Jan 2015 07:28

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

Anton Harber
Depth of Africa coverage improves

Coverage of the rest of Africa in our media provides an interesting gauge of our relationship with the continent since our borders opened up 20 years ago...

By Anton Harber 5 Dec 2014 04:53

Whimsical White Room is a winner
Whimsical White Room is a winner

Theatrical yet honest, chic yet simple, oh so sophisticated yet still relatable, sounds like a bit of a tricky contradiction to balance; however The White Room at Dear Me manages to embody all these adjectives and more.

By Ruth Cooper 25 Nov 2014 11:46

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

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

Honouring Heritage Heroes at Nederburg
Honouring Heritage Heroes at Nederburg

Situated at Nederburg's fine wine estate, The Red Table Restaurant is the epitome of everything classically and charmingly old world. Part of the historical Manor House completed in 1800, it feels as if one has been teleported back to a time when gentlemen wore monocles...

By Ruth Cooper 18 Nov 2014 12:35

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

2014 Klink Awards winners revealed
2014 Klink Awards winners revealed

A consumer-driven competition, the Klink Awards aims not only to recognise the profound impact of wine and its production, but the exceptional achievements of the South African wine tourism industry...

By Evan-Lee Courie 14 Nov 2014 10:02

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

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

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

Sanctuary for your soul
Sanctuary for your soul

Pre- and post-massage selfies are good indicators of how good a treatment may be. Sans the crazy hair, my selfie post enjoying the Queen Victoria Hotel's newly opened Sanctuary Signature Spa's Mama Africa treatment did well to show the relaxing benefits that this caring treatment offers.

By Ruth Cooper 4 Nov 2014 13:00

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

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