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Being blue at Belmond Reid's Palace
Being blue at Belmond Reid's Palace

They say a change is as good as a holiday, but sometimes being in familiar surroundings is more relaxing...

By Brian Berkman 30 Jul 2015 08:38

Cape Town restaurant shows the world how to deal with racist online reviews
Cape Town restaurant shows the world how to deal with racist online reviews

Online reviews can be a tricky business, especially in the restaurant trade. Things can get very messy, very quickly...

By Stuart Thomas 28 Jul 2015 08:00

Abigail Munroe
Combine the best, destress for the rest

How about, on your next breakaway from the city, exploring the idea of a collaboration of themes? Essential elements to consider combining are: the joys of nature, a touch of soul-searching or personal development, like-minded company and a refreshingly new environment.

By Abigail Munroe 27 Jul 2015 08:31

The Capital Hotel Group rolls out in Cape Town and Pretoria
The Capital Hotel Group rolls out in Cape Town and Pretoria

The Capital Hotel Group, with six properties across Sandton, are set to open two new properties, The Capital Mirage (opening October 2015), and Menlyn Main (opening in September 2016)...

By Brian Berkman 20 Jul 2015 13:59

The Portobello Hotel: a magnet to musos, fashionistas
The Portobello Hotel: a magnet to musos, fashionistas

Even before Julia Roberts entered Hugh Grant's blue door in the movie Notting Hill, W11, or Notting Hill Gate, London in the Royal Borough of Chelsea, was a place to visit...

By Brian Berkman 15 Jul 2015 05:58

Stay a while in Stuttgart
Stay a while in Stuttgart

Stuttgart, Germany may be best known as the home of Mercedes Benz, Porsche and of Bosch but it is also within proximity of a charming and characteristic University town, Tübingen...

By Brian Berkman 13 Jul 2015 13:31

Evan-Lee Courie
Meandering in Malaysia: Reasons why you should visit

Malaysia has never been on my bucket list, but when you begin to research the destination, you'll be surprised at what you will find...

By Evan-Lee Courie 8 Jul 2015 11:57

Added value at hotels more important than ever
Added value at hotels more important than ever

Getting value for the money spent on a hotel stay is more important than ever before...

By Brian Berkman 7 Jul 2015 11:58

Rich tapestry of SA place names
Rich tapestry of SA place names

In spite of South Africa's rather short history (or perhaps because of it) and the strong influence of a number of nations and languages, this country has a rich tapestry of weird, wonderful and often amusing place names...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 22 Jun 2015 13:23

Ten little things that Japan does differently
Ten little things that Japan does differently

Travel is good for creativity, it forces you to look at the world with fresh eyes - and few countries are as both as strange and familiar as Japan.

By Sarah Britten 18 Jun 2015 08:49

See how my garden grows
See how my garden grows

Returning to Babylonstoren to stay for a second time since visiting in 2011, shortly after it opened, the overarching influence of a creative director is even more evident than before...

By Brian Berkman 15 Jun 2015 12:41

Contemporary Dutch design for Noordhoek guesthouse
Contemporary Dutch design for Noordhoek guesthouse

With eight rooms and another on the way, Noordhoek's four-star graded guesthouse, African Queen, is ready to grow their already over 60% average occupancy...

By Brian Berkman 10 Jun 2015 12:22

Having The Last Word, again
Having The Last Word, again

Increasingly, experienced travellers are opting for inclusive holiday packages in response to not, as the Americans put it, "being Nickelled and Dimed"...

By Brian Berkman 8 Jun 2015 13:17

Spearheading a new Spier experience
Spearheading a new Spier experience

With 153 keys, The hotel at Spier Wine Estate, Stellenbosch, must be among the larger winelands properties...

By Brian Berkman 1 Jun 2015 13:25

Nicholas Barenblatt
"But first let me take a selfie" - evolution of a lifestyle brand

We live in an age in which the expression "but first let me take a selfie" applies as much to brand messaging as it does to your average Gen X-er bef..ore he heads out for the night.

By Nicholas Barenblatt 28 May 2015 12:32

Five gadgets to transform the way you travel
Five gadgets to transform the way you travel

Whether you're a seasoned business traveller or just recently started globetrotting, having the right gadgets can make your trip more manageable - and enjoyable...

By Nafisa Akabor 27 May 2015 09:38

A forest lodge with beach access near Cape Town
A forest lodge with beach access near Cape Town

Curmudgeonly. That's what I've become...

By Brian Berkman 25 May 2015 09:58

Trends in ecotourism: how businesses can engage in sustainable travel
Trends in ecotourism: how businesses can engage in sustainable travel

Ecotourism is defined by responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the welfare of local people...

By Eran Feinstein 18 May 2015 12:57

A night at Premier Hotel Cape Manor
A night at Premier Hotel Cape Manor

Just stone throw away from the Sea Point Promenade, you will find Premier Hotel Cape Manor, situated on the corner of Beach and Marias Road, Sea Point...

By Evan-Lee Courie 29 Apr 2015 15:51

© Ken Drysdale – 123RF.com
Tour packages are subject to VAT

The Cape Tax Court recently held that tour packages supplied by local tour operators (TO's) to foreign tour operators (FTO's) are subject to VAT at the standard rate and not the zero rate...

By Chris Eagar 29 Apr 2015 10:49

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
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.
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

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