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Family brand delivers global luxury rooted in Africa
Family brand delivers global luxury rooted in Africa

Not since César Ritz has one family name been as synonymous with quality hospitality as Conrad Hilton's has. For nearly a century, Hilton Hotels & Resorts has been proudly welcoming the world's travellers.

By Brian Berkman 1 day ago

Image by Kaspars Grinvalds
Examining the state of hotel development in Africa

According to a report by the W-Hospitality Group, a total of 365 hotel chain development pipelines were reported in Africa in 2016, with 64,231 rooms...

By Josephine Wawira 1 day ago

Crowne Plaza Club Room
Biz-focused stay at The Crowne Plaza Johannesburg - The Rosebank

Unlike Sandton which is a jumble of high-rises with little else other than the pulse of finance running through its veins, Rosebank still offers a more human scale environment where top luxury hotels sit cheek by cheek with 70s apartment blocks and corporate headquarters...

By Brian Berkman 24 Feb 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
When there's chaos at airports: What to know for travel

When you travel by air, whether for work or pleasure, you often do not know what to expect at the airport. When airports are particularly busy and chaotic, it's vital to plan ahead...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 22 Feb 2017

Image by Kenneth Dedeu
Ethiopia's tourism potential yet to be fully exploited

The country is looking for a transformational growth that will take the sector to the next level, marketing Ethiopia locally and internationally to list the country among Africa's top five destinations...

By Josephine Wawira 22 Feb 2017

Elegant dining at the V&A's Life Grand Café
Elegant dining at the V&A's Life Grand Café

If you're looking for refined bistro food in an artfully designed space with a flourish of stylish ambiance look no further than the recently opened concept restaurant, the Life Grand Café at the V&A Waterfront.

By Ruth Cooper 17 Feb 2017

By Diana Grytsku
Personalising hotel guest experience by leveraging tech

Providing a personalised experience to guests is key to having a competitive advantage in the hotel industry...

By Josephine Wawira 17 Feb 2017

Hard work ahead to address opportunities in tourism
Hard work ahead to address opportunities in tourism

Tourism took a deserved mention in the State President's State of the Nation Address, with the sector viewed as a key area for driving job creation...

By Enver Duminy 16 Feb 2017

Chef Janine
#FoodTrends: what's cooking at the moment?

From the massive helpings of meat-and-three-veg to the extreme minimalism of nouvelle cuisine… just when you think it's all been done, someone comes up with something new...

By Janine Fourie 15 Feb 2017

Sharing is caring at MAReSOL
Sharing is caring at MAReSOL

If you haven't paid MAReSOL, a new restaurant at the V&A Waterfront, a visit yet, it's time. Fantastic views, a social atmosphere and some of the tastiest Portuguese dishes is what you can look forward to...

By Cari Coetzee 15 Feb 2017

Flux in luxury travel and what to know
Flux in luxury travel and what to know

While conventional travel is associated with low-cost adventure, travellers are increasingly shifting gear and are willing to part with the extra dollar for extra special attention and services...

By Josephine Wawira 13 Feb 2017

#DesignMonth: Behind the 1ON19 dinner series
#DesignMonth: Behind the 1ON19 dinner series

We recently had the pleasure to dine at The Westin Cape Town's ON19 restaurant - apart from enjoying the magnificent views, we also got to indulge in ON19's newest dinners series characterised by one ingredient and one cultivar...

By Cari Coetzee 9 Feb 2017

Samsonite and Uzwelo Luggage Cover
#DesignMonth: Turning excess fabrics destined for landfills into unique luggage covers

Uzwelo Bags has designed and manufactured unique, eye-catching luggage covers that will ensure that you never miss your bag on that overcrowded carousel ever again...

By Cari Coetzee 8 Feb 2017

Being chief of a Club Med village
Being chief of a Club Med village

Brendan van Zyl has cultivated his hospitality skills at Club Med resorts across the world and recently became the first South African Chief of Village at a Club Med resort, ever...

By Cari Coetzee 7 Feb 2017

The way you make me feel - the true secret to hospitality
The way you make me feel - the true secret to hospitality

The true secret to hospitality – be it at your home, in your office or at a hotel – comes down to “how did we make you feel”.

By Guy Stehlik 2 Feb 2017

Queen Mary 2: the ship of superlatives
Queen Mary 2: the ship of superlatives

Queen Mary 2 docked in Cape Town on 26 January 2017 after a £100-million remastering. We were invited to take a tour of QM2 to experience the refit for ourselves and I can say this truly is a ship of superlatives...

By Cari Coetzee 1 Feb 2017

Bigger and better plates for Dalliance's new menu
Bigger and better plates for Dalliance's new menu

Kove Collection's Dalliance in the V&A Waterfront recently launched their 2017 menu which now boasts full portion dishes in addition to the previous tapa options.

By Ruth Cooper 30 Jan 2017

Navigating Royal Malewane
Navigating Royal Malewane

Until you've been seen by a wild animal you haven't really been seen.

By Brian Berkman 30 Jan 2017

Image: By Anna Om
African tourism expected to grow further in 2017

A boost in African tourism is simultaneous to the economic growth being experienced across many parts of the continent...

By Josephine Wawira 26 Jan 2017

Airbnb an opportunity for poor communities in Cape Town
Airbnb an opportunity for poor communities in Cape Town

If Cape Town can use Airbnb to tackle housing shortages in poor communities and provide residents with additional rental income whilst increasing the availability of tourist accommodation, it will have created a...

By Alan Knott-Craig 24 Jan 2017

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 23 Jan 2017

#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

Wendie White
#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

Image Copyright: Unuchko Veronika
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

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