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[SA Innovation Summit] The business of disruption
[SA Innovation Summit] The business of disruption

We're facing a brave new world, where disruption technology and e-commerce are forcing traditional industries to re-examine their take on doing business to include innovative solution-based thinking if they want to stay in the game...

By Nicci Botha 26 Aug 2015 14:51

Craig Lowe
Today's travelers are lost (literally) without mobile connectivity

Whether you are traveling for business or for pleasure, mobile connectivity is now a must-have...

By Craig Lowe 25 Aug 2015 06:21

2015 South African Travel Stats Infographic
2015 South African Travel Stats Infographic

There are thousands of travel infographics out there, but none that gives us data specific to the travel industry in South Africa...

By Candice Winterboer 24 Aug 2015 10:02

[#WomenInBiz]: iGO Travel-ling with Ravella Lambert
[#WomenInBiz]: iGO Travel-ling with Ravella Lambert

In celebration of Women's Month, I recently chatted to Ravella Lambert, CEO at iGo Travel, to find out what this month means to her and what are some of the barriers she's overcome as a woman in the travel industry...

By Evan-Lee Courie 24 Aug 2015 07:13

Country charm at Cascade
Country charm at Cascade

Along a dirt road a couple of kilometres outside of Paarl, and against a backdrop of the lush Klein Drakenstein Mountains and a gushing waterfall, you will find the charming four-star boutique hotel, Cascade Country Manor.

By Ruth Cooper 18 Aug 2015 11:37

Signal your senses at the Cape Grace Hotel
Signal your senses at the Cape Grace Hotel

Situated at the iconic Cape Grace Hotel, Signal Restaurant offers an elegant and warm dining experience within the bustling V&A Waterfront surrounds. The ambience is tranquil and sophisticated, and the service is impeccable...

By Angie White 17 Aug 2015 15:21

Content marketing does not exist
Content marketing does not exist

After 17 years in the internet industry, you get accustomed to the crowds chasing the next latest 'best thing' in digital. It is an industry where people like catchy sayings...

By Steve Liversedge 12 Aug 2015 14:15

Minor Hotel Group opens office in Southern Africa
Minor Hotel Group opens office in Southern Africa

Minor Hotel Group (MHG) has opened up a Johannesburg office to represent its 10 properties in Southern Africa...

By Brian Berkman 11 Aug 2015 12:50

Distinguished dining at De Grendel
Distinguished dining at De Grendel

A short 20-minute drive from the Cape Town CBD, tucked away in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town on the slopes of Tygerberg Hill, you'll find the understated and elegantly defined entrance to De Grendel farm.

By Angie White 6 Aug 2015 09:26

Presidential even without our national flower
Presidential even without our national flower

Bantry Bay's Alexander Street has been a go-to address for luxury travellers since the Queen's Hotel opened in the 1800s. Years later, in the early 1970's, I think, it became The President Hotel.

By Brian Berkman 4 Aug 2015 10:17

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

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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

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