It appears that most hoteliers in Cape Town are not planning to charge cancellation fees for reservations that are cancelled due to the drought in the Mother City. Is this really the right decision?
Theresa Prins 15 Feb 2018
The Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton is situated in the heart of Johannesburg city's upscale business district - a prime location which is only minutes away from attractions such as Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton City shopping centre and many restaurants.
Kim Lawrence 9 Feb 2018
Although the fruit industry is the major Grabouw employer, two retirees who have changed focus to the hospitality industry believe that tourism will be the key force for good in the valley.
Brian Berkman 9 Feb 2018
There's a seismic shift happening in the hospitality industry, forcing businesses to take their wireless infrastructure beyond just offering free Wi-Fi, to enabling next-generation guest journeys. Here are the four most important IoT and wireless trends for the coming year...
Pieter Engelbrecht 8 Feb 2018
With the Sentinel looming large over the bay that is caressed by Chapman's Peak scenic drive, Hout Bay may be unique in its combination of curvaceous beach, working harbour and fish factories, exclusive enclaves and costly homes as well as a large informally housed community.
Brian Berkman 5 Feb 2018
Today's hotel developers are under constant pressure to 'future-proof' their respective hotel projects. We see this translate into the function and style of hotels under development, as well as those hotels that have recently commenced operations across the continent...
Michelé de Witt 25 Jan 2018
With South Africans having to work even harder for their money, they will likely be a lot more cautious, and deliberate, about what type of travel they will be spending their hard earned money on.
Olivier Hannaert 23 Jan 2018
Collecting data remains a challenge and turning it into relevant and useful insights is a greater challenge still. We see this as a unique opportunity for the professional travel management company to deliver true value...
Euan McNeil 19 Jan 2018
Value and service continue to remain high up on the agenda for South Africans when it comes to both corporate and leisure travel...
Andrew Stark 18 Jan 2018
The term 'timeshare' all too often conjures up images of late-night phone calls and promises of freebies if you can endure the persuasive sales pitch. Despite this poor reputation, timeshare in South Africa has been growing in stature...
Brent Dickson 17 Jan 2018
It's that time of year when businesses examine what's forecast for the next year. As competitors in a growing tourism and hospitality market, we need to be driving the trends rather than reacting as late adopters...
Avukile Mabombo 17 Jan 2018
In your dual role as travel marketer and Facebook consumer, the news that Facebook is going to 'clean-up' your News Feed will likely be met with a mix of joy and despair...
Natalia Rosa 16 Jan 2018
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group's business development manager for Africa and Indian Ocean shares four top travel trends the group is aligning with to advance its brands...
Simone Kuhn 11 Jan 2018
There are so many influencing factors to consider when setting a budget. It is a lengthy, but worthwhile exercise. The aim is always to: grow the business, set a realistic budget and get it as accurate as possible.
Theresa Prins 9 Jan 2018
In 2018, there will be an increased swathe of people fully engaged in the sharing economy, communicating to the world the wonderfully enriching experiences that they have discovered...
Gavin Tollman 9 Jan 2018
Hotels' offerings must be relevant for a new generation of guests. These do not just include millennials, but also refer to modern travellers who expect more innovation from hotels...
Gillian Saunders 8 Jan 2018
Wednesday, 5 December, saw the launch of the 'handy' device into the South African market as a means to revolutionise travel and the hotel industry...
Robin Fredericks 14 Dec 2017
Tucked away in the suburbs of Paarl, you will find The Light House Boutique Suites. A beautiful boutique hotel which is both charming and homely, yet incredibly luxurious and glamorous and all topped with personalised and attentive service.
Ruth Cooper 13 Dec 2017
The heat slams your entire body in a suffocating, damp caress as soon as you step out of the plane's air-conditioned coolness; immediately curling hair into little frizzy ringlets and dew-ifying the face. It's overwhelming for a Capetonian used to fresh sea breezes and dry heats - Jambo Zanzibar, there is no mistaking we have arrived upon your welcoming shores!
Ruth Cooper 21 Nov 2017
TRVL is a peer-to-peer booking platform that gives everyone access to the travel agent world. We chat to founder and CEO Jochem Wijnands about his new startup that is set to cause a stir in the travel industry...
Cari Coetzee 17 Nov 2017
Airbnb's Chris Lehane and CiTi's Joshin Raghurbar took part in a conversation on how, through technology, tourism can generate new economic opportunities and authentic experiences...
Robin Fredericks 26 Oct 2017
Tucked away in the suburbs of Stellenbosch is Majeka House, a hidden oasis of luxury, filled with a lush garden, beautiful and uniquely styled rooms, exquisite dining, a glamorous spa and, oh yes, countless pigs.
Ruth Cooper 24 Oct 2017