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Joburg tourism on the life of the city
Joburg tourism on the life of the city

The Welcome to Jozi campaign calls on each Joburg resident to be Johannesburg's tourism ambassadors while also highlighting everything Joburg has to offer in terms of tourism...

By Cari Van Wyk 8 hours ago

Luxury Phuket more affordable than ever
Luxury Phuket more affordable than ever

Pavilions Phuket remains the exclusive enclave it set out to be but the nearby sister property offers something different - a focus on families..

By Brian Berkman 11 hours ago

INDABA
The value of trade shows

We've just seen the back-end of the trade show season in the hospitality industry. Current conversation concerns the present value of participating in industry trade shows...

By Guy Stehlik 11 hours ago

The new traveller, a new sense of adventure
The new traveller, a new sense of adventure

There are some secrets to becoming a traveller rather than just a tourist, secrets that will take you where the magic really is...

By Enver Duminy 1 day ago

Howard Russell
#AfricaMonth: See the Africa of what was rather than what is

Though most Safari experiences have been commercialised at this point due to their popularity, there are still a few destinations that can offer travellers a taste of the untouched wild...

By Cari Van Wyk 2 days ago

Self-catering for an affordable Phuket island holiday
Self-catering for an affordable Phuket island holiday

One of the many great things about a holiday in Thailand is starting your day with a Massamum Curry and knowing that the greatest risk to your person is...

By Brian Berkman 23 May 2016

Emirates launches swish Cape Town lounge
Emirates launches swish Cape Town lounge

For us mere mortals boarding a plane means endless waiting, long queues and uncomfortable plastic seats. But for Emirates' top-end clients...

By Nicci Botha 23 May 2016

Ryan Wallace with Anthea Myburgh (Fleewinter) and Charlotte April Harris (Charlotte Travel Limited).
#AfricaMonth: Authentic African stories and why we should tell them

We spoke to Ryan Wallace, event director for We Are Africa, about the importance of telling authentic African stories and how this will influence tourism and growth in Africa...

By Cari Van Wyk 20 May 2016

#AfricaMonth: Building real awareness of the situation in Africa
#AfricaMonth: Building real awareness of the situation in Africa

With more and more of Africa's fauna and flora under threat, many of the stories that came out of We Are Africa was the importance of conservation...

By Cari Van Wyk 19 May 2016

Elephant Pepper camp
#AfricaMonth: A new wave of safari travel

African safaris have always been notoriously exclusive and complicated to plan and book, and often the only people losing out are travellers themselves...

By Paul Steyn 19 May 2016

Hassan Ahdab at Meetings Africa
#AfricaMonth: Entering Africa and staying there

We wanted to know more about operating in Africa and who better to ask than the vice-president and regional director for Africa and Indian Ocean operations for Starwood Hotels & Resorts...

By Cari Van Wyk 18 May 2016

From dragon's breath to beautiful phoenix
From dragon's breath to beautiful phoenix

The Hout Bay Sentinel floats above the Atlantic like one of Daenerys Targaryen's great fire-breathing dragons with its eye focussed firmly on Tintswalo Atlantic...

By Brian Berkman 16 May 2016

21 reasons why you should go on a balloon safari in the Masai Mara
21 reasons why you should go on a balloon safari in the Masai Mara

According to Kenya Information Guide, the Masai Mara National Reserve one of the best places where you can spot wildlife in Africa.

By Jarred Manasse 16 May 2016

Nicola D'Elia
Airbnb suits SA's personal hospitality style

Airbnb is growing in popularity in SA with thousands of homes listed across the country. We spoke to Nicola D'Elia to find out more about the South African Airbnb market...

By Cari Van Wyk 13 May 2016

Low-carb tea and winter special offers
Low-carb tea and winter special offers

A new Afternoon Tea offering is trying to entice a different market to one of Constantia's most classic and elegant hotels, The Cellars-Hohenort in Constantia, Cape Town.

By Brian Berkman 12 May 2016

Boris Dzhingarov
Estimating business travel expenses

Estimating business travel is quite complicated. You need to do all the right steps to find out how much you are about to pay. That aids you to realise how to better deal with these expenses...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 11 May 2016

#INDABA2016: Indaba a gem for SMMEs
#INDABA2016: Indaba a gem for SMMEs

Indaba is set to increase its commitment to transformation and inclusiveness to South African tourism by growing the SMME sector in tourism...

By Danette Breitenbach 10 May 2016

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#INDABA2016: SMMEs the future of tourism

In the developing world, SMMEs make up as much as 90% of the tourism sector. In South Africa, this is not the case, despite 20 years of investment into SMMEs...

By Danette Breitenbach 9 May 2016

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#INDABA2016: Tourism is South Africa's and Africa's future

SA is intrinsically linked to the continent and if tourism succeeds...

By Danette Breitenbach 9 May 2016

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#INDABA2016: Positioning Africa globally, promoting Africa internally

In less than 15 years it is hoped tourist figures will rise from 56 million to 136 million in Africa. However, Ambassador Abba Omar believes the continent can do better...

By Danette Breitenbach 9 May 2016

Why SA tourists are choosing the Maldivian sunny side of life
Why SA tourists are choosing the Maldivian sunny side of life

South Africans are increasingly making their way to the white sandy beaches and blue waters of the Maldives with a 12.7% increase in the number of South Africans travelling to...

By Cari Van Wyk 5 May 2016

Karoo by the sea at Shelley Point
Karoo by the sea at Shelley Point

Pretty soon after leaving the urban sprawl, the landscape changes dramatically to an almost Karoo-like aridness. It is a masculine and rugged environment...

By Brian Berkman 5 May 2016

Dine on the River of Kings
Dine on the River of Kings

The Chao Phraya River winds its way through Bangkok like an arterial vein. Life in this magical city begins on the river - from the grand Royal Palace complex to the...

By Brian Berkman 4 May 2016

16 reasons why you should see the Great Migration in 2016
16 reasons why you should see the Great Migration in 2016

Known as one of the seven wonders of the world, the annual great wildebeest migration in Kenya and Tanzania is truly nature's greatest spectacle...

By Jarred Manasse 4 May 2016

Boris Dzhingarov
Business travel safety tips to remember

Travelling for business purposes is much more common now than it used to be. We no longer have to sacrifice comfort and affordability is much higher than it used to be...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 3 May 2016

Nick Dreyer
ExpoRSA curating valuable learning experiences

Following a visit to the Power of Poison exhibition, we wanted to know more about ExpoRSA and the exhibitions they bring to our country from Nick Dreyer, director of ExpoRSA...

By Cari Van Wyk 3 May 2016

Ngrund via
Radical innovation necessary to revive tourism in the Bay

Dramatic action is needed to change the tourism momentum for Nelson Mandela Bay, and the Eastern Cape in general...

By Glenn van Eck 29 Apr 2016

Travelling dry and light without sacrificing comfort
Travelling dry and light without sacrificing comfort

In one of my few he-man travel experiences, kayaking in Madagascar, I needed a range of super portable toiletry items like sheets of biodegradable shaving cream and...

By Brian Berkman 28 Apr 2016

#CommerceMonth: online bookings scaled to grow
#CommerceMonth: online bookings scaled to grow

We spoke to Tom Williams, COO of online booking site SafariNow, to find out how e-commerce has changed the way business works...

By Cari Van Wyk 28 Apr 2016

Express gateway to Cape Town centre
Express gateway to Cape Town centre

What you can expect from the Holiday Inn Express is exactly those things that you need, especially if you're on a business trip. The ladies at reception will expressly set you up with...

By Cari Van Wyk 26 Apr 2016

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