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From L to R: City of Johannesburg Acting Deputy Director: Convention Bureau, Rendani Khorommbi; SA Tourism CEO, Sisa Ntshona; Gauteng Tourisms' Head of Conventions & Events, Nonnie Kubeka, and Chief Convention Bureau Officer of South Africa National Convention Bureau, Amanda Kotze-Nhlapo
#MeetingsAfrica17: Sustainability for inclusiveness

With 40 days to go, Meetings Africa launched at the Living Room, in the Moboneng Precinct Johannesburg, with a clear message: tourism must be sustainable and inclusive if it is to be meaningful...

By Danette Breitenbach 1 day ago

#BizTrends2017: Key trends in the live experience space
#BizTrends2017: Key trends in the live experience space

Alexandre Torrao, MD of MUCHOMOO Experiential Marketing & Events Agency, Johannesburg identifies key trends for 2017 in the live experience space.

By Alexandre Torrao 18 Jan 2017

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#BizTrends2017: travel companies in tune with the tech savvy traveller will thrive

Wendie White, the MD of Lloyd Orr Communications, has enjoyed 32 years' experience in the South African travel industry. We asked White to give us her outlook on Tourism 2017...

By Cari Coetzee 18 Jan 2017

Ten reasons why you should explore the Karoo in 2017
Ten reasons why you should explore the Karoo in 2017

If you're looking for peace and quiet away from the busy city, then the Karoo should be right at the top of our travel wish list. Become immersed in a place of immense spaces, wide-angle horizons, craggy mountain ranges and starry skies...

By Jarred Manasse 16 Jan 2017

The rise of the old school general manager
The rise of the old school general manager

There's been something fundamental missing in this last decade of hotel management...

By Guy Stehlik 16 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Back to our roots - eight food trends for 2017
#BizTrends2017: Back to our roots - eight food trends for 2017

Vegetable appreciation, chocolate for breakfast, tasty waste and pop-up restaurants - award-winning food blogger Nina Timm shares her top eight foodie trends for 2017.

By Nina Timm 12 Jan 2017

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2017 hotel trends to look out for

The hotel industry is continuously evolving and as curtains quickly fall on 2016, more evolution is expected in the coming year. Here are top hotel trends that are likely to dominate the sector in 2017...

By Josephine Wawira 11 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Travellers tired of surprises, striking out on their own
#BizTrends2017: Travellers tired of surprises, striking out on their own

The economic climate and the volatility of the rand, has lead consumers to opt for ‘no surprises' packages, whereby more value for your rand and all-inclusive packages are preferred...

By Cari Coetzee 11 Jan 2017

Travelling the Club Med way
Travelling the Club Med way

Travellers from across the globe have utilised the Club Med offering, including many South Africans. We spoke to Heidi Kunkel, CEO New Markets Europe and Africa at Club Med, to find out more about the Club Med way...

By Cari Coetzee 30 Dec 2016

Ten reasons why you need to experience a luxury Botswana safari
Ten reasons why you need to experience a luxury Botswana safari

If you're making travel plans for 2017, here are 10 reasons why you need to experience a luxury Botswana safari...

By Jarred Manasse 28 Dec 2016

Our Ultimate 4X4 Trips Collection review
Our Ultimate 4X4 Trips Collection review

This comprehensive guide to 22 of Southern Africa's top 4X4 routes and destinations is one of the most informative and entertaining travel guides I have come across...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 21 Dec 2016

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Tourism, foodie culture, and the new wave of startups

Startups have taken note of the food-driven travel trend and have come out in droves to support this culinary subculture. From the craft brewery scene to destination-driven food tours, startups are helping travelers track down the best food in town...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 8 Dec 2016

What's new at Sun City
What's new at Sun City

A much loved and popular holiday destination for local and international families since the late 70s, Sun City has been synonymous with fun-filled family holidays, glitzy gambling, and an OTT African kitsch style that tourists just can't seem to get enough of.

By Ruth Cooper 8 Dec 2016

Mobile phones usage for travel
Mobile phones usage for travel

In the latest report on how people use phones for travel, Google in collaboration with Ipsos has provided insights on the influences mobile devices have on travellers' decisions...

By Josephine Wawira 6 Dec 2016

Sanbona Explorer Camp: A holistic safari adventure in the Klein Karoo
Sanbona Explorer Camp: A holistic safari adventure in the Klein Karoo

Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is a 54,000 ha premier wildlife destination that lies at the foot of the Warmwaterberg Mountains in the heart of the Klein Karoo...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 Dec 2016

ALE helps hospitality industry connect with the always-on consumer
ALE helps hospitality industry connect with the always-on consumer

Technological innovation has changed the hospitality industry significantly and continues to do so. We spoke to Ravin Naidu to find out how ALE helps establishments connect to...

By Cari Coetzee 2 Dec 2016

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Taj Cape Town head sommelier serving wine with ardor

We chat to Pearl Oliver, the head sommelier at five-star Taj Cape Town to find out more about her passion for wine and excellent service...

By Cari Coetzee 1 Dec 2016

#SharetheBay with Craig Duffield of Mosaic Tourism
#SharetheBay with Craig Duffield of Mosaic Tourism

Craig Duffield, founder of Mosaic Tourism, has always had a strong desire to make a difference...

By Sindy Peters 1 Dec 2016

Breedezicht Estate - developing in unspoiled Witsand
Breedezicht Estate - developing in unspoiled Witsand

Breedezicht Estate is a development situated in the small town of Witsand - but it's not your regular development. The location, attractions, and architecture makes a unique destination for...

By Cari Coetzee 29 Nov 2016

BA launches Gatwick/Cape Town flights for summer
BA launches Gatwick/Cape Town flights for summer

BA has upped its capacity to the Mother City by nearly a third for the summer season, including a three-times-a-week service from Gatwick.

By Nicci Botha 28 Nov 2016

#SharetheBay: There's a rich history behind SA's 'diamond fibre' industry
#SharetheBay: There's a rich history behind SA's 'diamond fibre' industry

Did you know that South Africa's Eastern Cape is the mohair capital of the world? I didn't, until yesterday that is when we visited the Mohair South Africa headquarters in PE on a tour...

By Sindy Peters 24 Nov 2016

#SharetheBay: Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism launches revamped travel app
#SharetheBay: Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism launches revamped travel app

Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism held the launch of its revamped app just in time as we enter peak tourism season in South Africa...

By Sindy Peters 23 Nov 2016

#SharetheBay: Taking a sho't left with Mandlakazi Skefile
#SharetheBay: Taking a sho't left with Mandlakazi Skefile

During the launch of the Nelson Mandela Bay Travel Guide app, we chatted to CEO of Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism Mandlakazi Skefile...

By Sindy Peters 23 Nov 2016

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Hotel management and hotel owner - when you wear both hats

There's a terrible misconception by hotel management companies that hotel owners are interfering, ill-informed nuisances

By Guy Stehlik 21 Nov 2016

#EntrepreneurMonth: Fine dining fast food with Chefs
#EntrepreneurMonth: Fine dining fast food with Chefs

Growing food trends show a return to basics, a desire for sustainable and authentic produce and a transparency from chefs and restaurants when it comes to where and how your food is sourced and prepared.

By Ruth Cooper 18 Nov 2016

Ten reasons why you should visit the Mashatu Game Reserve
Ten reasons why you should visit the Mashatu Game Reserve

Mashatu Game Reserve comprises of 29,00 hectares of privately owned land in the conserved wilderness area known as the Northern Tuli Game Reserve

By Jarred Manasse 17 Nov 2016

Five reasons to visit the Breedekloof Wine Valley
Five reasons to visit the Breedekloof Wine Valley

A common misconception about the Breedekloof Wine Valley is that it's only home to large-scale wine producing cooperatives. True, Breedekloof is one of the largest wine producing areas in the Cape, however, this wine region offers so much more than that...

By Ruth Cooper 14 Nov 2016

The most spectacular lakes in Africa
The most spectacular lakes in Africa

From crystal-clear waters that give mirror-like reflections to hypnotic ripples whose effect create an amazing allure, here are the most spectacular lakes in Africa...

By Josephine Wawira 11 Nov 2016

Tasty trendy tapas at Asoka
Tasty trendy tapas at Asoka

Asoka is definitely one of the most unique restaurants I've been to. Located in the upper part of Kloof Street, this Eastern-themed sensation combines taste and sound to create a dining experience like no other...

By Angie White 10 Nov 2016

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Mobile payment security for a globetrotting generation

Thanks to advances in technology, the travel experience - compared to only a few years ago - is faster, simpler and more convenient. We book airline tickets, hotel stays, and call an Uber quickly and easily with a simple click on websites or in apps, paying with credit or debit cards. And, once on the road, we use our mobiles to check-in, access boarding passes, and receive updates on any changes to our plans...

By Ajay Bhalla 9 Nov 2016

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