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Five reasons to visit the De Hoop Nature Reserve
Five reasons to visit the De Hoop Nature Reserve

There's nothing like fresh, salty sea air to brush the cobwebs from your mind and put a spring in your step. The De Hoop Nature Reserve, a world heritage site situated in the Overberg region is a place that does just that.

By Ruth Cooper 12 hours ago

Allen Ambor
Burger special wasn't financially viable: Spur founder

When Spur ended its popular Monday Buy One Get One Free burger special at the end of March this year, cash-strapped diners mourned the loss...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 1 day ago

Allen Ambor, founder and executive chairman of Spur Corporation.
Spur founder Allen Ambor's tough love approach to business

Iconic SA restaurant chain, Spur Steak Ranches, will be 50-years-old in October this year and has grown into an internationally-recognised brand...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 days ago

Terroir's new winter special menu impresses
Terroir's new winter special menu impresses

Winter really is the best time to visit our myriad of amazing wine farms in my opinion, cashing in on some great winter specials is an added bonus. The acclaimed Terroir at Kleine Zalze in Stellenbosch just launched their new winter menu and it's a goodie.

By Ruth Cooper 21 Jun 2017

Three key learnings from the Stellenbosch Business Tourism Indaba
Three key learnings from the Stellenbosch Business Tourism Indaba

Hosted by Stellenbosch 360 and in partnership with Wesgro and the South African National Convention Bureau, the first ever Business Tourism Indaba was held at Hofmeyer Hall in Stellenbosch...

By Ruth Cooper 19 Jun 2017

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The rise of film-induced tourism and its impact on local businesses

Research into film tourism - still a relatively new trend - has begun to directly link it to positive benefits for local businesses...

By Irma Hunkeler 12 Jun 2017

Steady growth of internet penetration in Africa a boost for e-tourism
Steady growth of internet penetration in Africa a boost for e-tourism

There are approximately 345 million internet users in Africa, representing 9.3% of the total population. This reflects the opportunity for tourism and hospitality industry players in exploiting the internet to grow e-tourism...

By Josephine Wawira 9 Jun 2017

The #REDexperiment: Bringing art to life
The #REDexperiment: Bringing art to life

Winners of the #REDExperiment - a collaboration between Radisson Red and the Youngblood Africa Foundation - were announced at the Youngblood Art Gallery in Bree Street, Cape Town...

By Robin Fredericks 6 Jun 2017

#GFWS2017: Good brand hunting at the Good Food & Wine Show 2017
#GFWS2017: Good brand hunting at the Good Food & Wine Show 2017

Not a regular attendee of foodie events, I wandered from the furthest reaches of the CTICC parking to collect my accreditation...

By Terry Levin 5 Jun 2017

#StartupStory: FOMO Travel
#StartupStory: FOMO Travel

With the Barclays Accelerator 2017 Africa programme well underway, we chat to our first startup, FOMO Travel, about how the business is making travel affordable and debt free...

By Ilse van den Berg 31 May 2017

Everyday Gourmet with Cavalli's new winter menu
Everyday Gourmet with Cavalli's new winter menu

Look I'm a passionate foodie year round however winter-time meals really get me salivating the most. Cool temperatures, pouring rain, roaring fires and red wine is all just so conducive to enjoying delicious hearty dishes that one doesn't feel too guilty about.

By Ruth Cooper 31 May 2017

Anthony Berklich, founder of Inspired Citizen, in Morocco
#WTMA17: How do millennials define luxury travel and why does it matter?

While millennials are optimistic about the future, they believe in living for today. Therefore, they are willing to spend more on material items they feel are special to them, or dig deep for an experience of a lifetime...

By Cari Coetzee 31 May 2017

A 'Winelands' getaway, away from the Winelands
A 'Winelands' getaway, away from the Winelands

As ex-Capetonians who would drive 40 minutes to Stellenbosch for breakfast on a rainy day, my husband and I are always looking for the positives to prove that ‘Joburg' isn't as bad as non-Joburgers make it out to be, and Kievits Kroon is one of them...

By Jessica Tennant 30 May 2017

Is Airbnb really a threat to the hotel industry?
Is Airbnb really a threat to the hotel industry?

We read all the time about how the sharing economy - a new form of doing business that puts the supplier and the customer together digitally, leaving out the intermediary - threatens the sustainability of existing businesses...

By Danny Bryer 29 May 2017

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Harnessing the power of technology to benefit African tourism businesses

Using technology to connect African nations through tourism will grow the continent's economy and improve its competitiveness with other global tourist destinations...

By Josephine Wawira 24 May 2017

Lily's adds a touch of whimsy to Seapoint strip
Lily's adds a touch of whimsy to Seapoint strip

Lily's, The Kove Collection's new edition and latest eatery gracing the Mouille Point ‘Golden Mile is all kinds of whimsy...

By Ruth Cooper 23 May 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
Five global retreats every entrepreneur should attend

As an entrepreneur, you're always watching for the next great conference or retreat to attend. If you love to travel and see the world, here are five ideas for your next entrepreneurial adventure...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 22 May 2017

Nine global trends in food and beverage
Nine global trends in food and beverage

Globally, food and beverage are playing an increasingly important role in the reason people visit shopping centres...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 22 May 2017

#FoodTrends: Chocolate health benefits
#FoodTrends: Chocolate health benefits

Chef Janine of Big Easy Durban throws caution to the wind and shares the sheer indulgence of chocolate with bizcommunity readers. But there's a twist - chocolate is full of health benefits and more...

By Janine Fourie 19 May 2017

Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International Airport offers a convenient and comfortable stay
Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International Airport offers a convenient and comfortable stay

Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International Airport is the perfect choice for travellers visiting Johannesburg for a quick stop...

By Eugene Yiga 19 May 2017

#Indaba2017: Tourism's potential to change and grow Africa
#Indaba2017: Tourism's potential to change and grow Africa

"Tourism is the new currency that ignites and unites our continent. We are looking forward to exciting times ahead for this industry on our continent.”

By Danette Breitenbach 18 May 2017

#Indaba2017: Indaba rebranded to Africa's Travel Indaba
#Indaba2017: Indaba rebranded to Africa's Travel Indaba

The annual Travel Indaba has rebranded to Africa's Travel Indaba, reflecting its evolution from a locally-orientated event to one that is representative of the African continent...

By Danette Breitenbach 18 May 2017

Wild and romantic Samara
Wild and romantic Samara

Breathtakingly dramatic, wild and untamed and impossibly romantic Samara Luxury Private Game Lodge is an ideal spot for uncluttered and secluded wild life spotting and leisurely unwinding.

By Ruth Cooper 16 May 2017

#WTMA17: Reunion Island, for the curious traveller
#WTMA17: Reunion Island, for the curious traveller

"Reunion Island offers the perfect retreat away from the mundane and allows for the curious traveller to venture into the unknown, with a promise of adventure on the horizon."

By Cari Coetzee 16 May 2017

#WTMA17: An African experience with a cultural twist in Swaziland
#WTMA17: An African experience with a cultural twist in Swaziland

Swaziland Tourism recently exhibited at WTM Africa 2017, showing that this small, landlocked country has big aspirations for its tourism industry...

By Cari Coetzee 15 May 2017

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The raging online battle between OTAs and hotels

As hotels consistently push for direct bookings, so are Online Travel Agents (OTAs) pushing to continue leading in the online hotel market.

By Josephine Wawira 11 May 2017

Head Lakeside when travelling the Garden Route
Head Lakeside when travelling the Garden Route

If you find yourself travelling the ever-popular Garden Route, make sure to add Lakeside Lodge and Spa in Sedgefield to your list of places to visit. This peaceful 5-star lodge is a perfect resting spot between Cape Town and Plett or Jeffrey's Bay.

By Ruth Cooper 10 May 2017

#WTMA17: VR, the future of travel marketing
#WTMA17: VR, the future of travel marketing

We chat to Kelly Jackson, GM of Contiki SA, about using VR technology to give travellers a taste of what they could experience in real life...

By Cari Coetzee 10 May 2017

#Indaba2017: Africa moves you
#Indaba2017: Africa moves you

“Not only do we want to show the world what Africa has to offer, but by presenting a fantastic product, we want it to lead to more business and through that have a bigger impact on the economies of the different countries in Africa."

By Danette Breitenbach 10 May 2017

#WTMA17: Euromonitor shares key tourism trends in Africa
#WTMA17: Euromonitor shares key tourism trends in Africa

Speaking at WTM Africa 2017, Christy Tawii, research analyst at Euromonitor International explored some of the key trends influencing and driving growth in the African tourism industry...

By Cari Coetzee 9 May 2017

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