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A Sandton business hotel stay that won't leave you feeling blue
A Sandton business hotel stay that won't leave you feeling blue

Where to stay in the Sandton area really depends on why you are there. While Sandton is an ever-changing landscape with buildings and road works falling and rising like a yo-yo, that it remains the money hub is a constant.

By Brian Berkman 21 Jun 2018

#YouthMonth: How to get a job in travel
#YouthMonth: How to get a job in travel

Natalia Rosa cites some of South Africa's leading travel professionals, and their words of wisdom on the travel industry...

By Natalia Rosa 18 Jun 2018

Schulphoek House in Hermanus introduces more eco-friendly features
Schulphoek House in Hermanus introduces more eco-friendly features

The five-star graded Schulphoek House, just three kilometres outside of Hermanus' CBD, has benefitted from a major 2017 upgrade which includes wonderful pieces of South African art and modern furniture.

By Brian Berkman 18 Jun 2018

Ultimate romance at Emily Moon River Lodge
Ultimate romance at Emily Moon River Lodge

Legend has it that Harry Mallard built a magical place for his Emily, and the love they share is said to touch all who visit Emily Moon River Lodge today...

By Jessica Tennant 15 Jun 2018

#WTMA18: Bringing Africa to New York and New York to Africa
#WTMA18: Bringing Africa to New York and New York to Africa

NYC & Company became a major blip on our radar when it locked in the first ever city-to-city partnership with Cape Town to boost tourism between the two iconic cities. We caught up with Makiko Matsuda Healy, MD of tourism market development, to find out what New York tourism is all about...

By Cari Coetzee 15 Jun 2018

Unique game viewing with Gondwana's new mountain bike trails
Unique game viewing with Gondwana's new mountain bike trails

I've experienced my fair share of diverse game reserves and game drives over the years, however a recent stay at the Gondwana Game Reserve on South Africa's Garden Route, just four hours out of Cape Town, offered the most unique game viewing experience yet; upon two wheels and through the handle bars of a mountain bike.

By Ruth Cooper 14 Jun 2018

#YouthMonth: Giving back to the future generation in the hospitality industry
#YouthMonth: Giving back to the future generation in the hospitality industry

For Youth Month we chat to Maxwell Magodla, general manager at Bantry Bay Suite Hotel to find out more about the valuable lessons he has learnt from his own mentors and what he would like to impart on his mentees...

By Robin Fredericks 11 Jun 2018

At home at the Capital Mirage
At home at the Capital Mirage

For years the Capital Group has been setting the standard in the luxury extended stay market. Meant to feel like home, this is indeed what you get from check-in to check-out at the Capital Mirage in Cape Town...

By Cari Coetzee 31 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: Taking some time out in Africa
#AfricaMonth: Taking some time out in Africa

While travel into some parts of Africa very firmly remains in the "business trip" category, travellers who decide to extend their business trip may be surprised at the leisure opportunities available on the continent...

By Ryan Potgieter 30 May 2018

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What you need to know about "airing" your property

Conversation around the braai has it that Airbnb is an easy way to let your property make money for you...

By Bruce Swain 24 May 2018

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#Indaba2018: Creating experiences online

While technology is disrupting the tourism industry, it is also bringing with it benefits to the industry and the end user. By 2030, 1.8 billion tourists will visit the continent. Africa can greatly benefit from technology to grow its share of the global tourism market...

By Danette Breitenbach 22 May 2018

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#Indaba2018: Experiential tourists embracing sustainable tourism

Resistance to the negative impact of tourism, such as price inflation, is rising across the world. Simultaneously, tourists are getting off the bus as the trend towards experiences grows...

By Danette Breitenbach 17 May 2018

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Sanlam Top Destination Awards: Four years of celebrating SA's top accommodation establishments

The annual Sanlam Top Destination Awards enters its fourth year this year, celebrating the top accommodation establishments of South Africa and recognising local entrepreneurs and their efforts to make South African tourism a success...

By Cari Coetzee 15 May 2018

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#Indaba2018: Tourism's time in the spotlight

Indaba is a tourism trade B2B affair, but tourism in the African context is closely linked to infrastructural development within the individual countries that make up the continent...

By Danny Bryer 9 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: The rise of Nigeria - why we should be paying attention to this travel market
#AfricaMonth: The rise of Nigeria - why we should be paying attention to this travel market

There's an energy and dogged determination one feels when visiting Nigeria for the first time. It's that palpable can-do, roll-up-your-sleeves, hurry-up-and-wait atmosphere that is simply intoxicating...

By Natalia Rosa 8 May 2018

#WTMA18: Experiencing the wild with Aquila Safaris
#WTMA18: Experiencing the wild with Aquila Safaris

Aquila Safaris in association with World Travel Market Africa invited us to get a taste of its own brand of wild during an overnight stay. Just two hours' drive from Cape Town, this gem of natural beauty welcomed us to its vibrant and breathtaking surrounds which could easily leave anyone in awe...

By Robin Fredericks 3 May 2018

#WTMA18: Six trends driving growth and change in African tourism
#WTMA18: Six trends driving growth and change in African tourism

Each region is different and coping with different tensions. Mature economies have been struggling to maintain positive growth, and emerging markets have had their own challenges to deal with...

By Cari Coetzee 3 May 2018

#WTMA18: How small travel and tourism companies can market themselves effectively
#WTMA18: How small travel and tourism companies can market themselves effectively

Day one of WTM Africa 2018 saw Big Ambitions director of promotions, Natalia Rosa, share her insights into marketing for small tourism and travel companies...

By Robin Fredericks 24 Apr 2018

Art, artisan food, and loads more at Spier
Art, artisan food, and loads more at Spier

Although easily accessed via Baden Powel Drive off the N2, the Spier Estate feels like a world away.

By Brian Berkman 24 Apr 2018

#WTMA18: An inside look at the Google Trekker Project
#WTMA18: An inside look at the Google Trekker Project

This was more than just putting South Africa on the map, it was a nation-building project with a common cause...

By Robin Fredericks 24 Apr 2018

Refurbished Ritz Hotel and revolving Top of the Ritz restaurant, a new Cape Town must-do
Refurbished Ritz Hotel and revolving Top of the Ritz restaurant, a new Cape Town must-do

The iconic Ritz Hotel best known for it 360° revolving restaurant which sits on the 23rd floor of the hotel like an akwardly landed spaceship, has been synonymous with the Seapoint skyline since the early 70s...

By Ruth Cooper 18 Apr 2018

Three reasons BYOD dominates in tourism
Three reasons BYOD dominates in tourism

'Bring your own device' is frowned upon in many professional sectors, with legitimate fears around data security. Hospitality-based businesses, however, should not ignore the fact that their market is dedicated to a culture of BYOD...

By Wynand Smit 12 Apr 2018

Darrin Thomas, Manager, Marketing and Communications Africa, Virgin Atlantic Airways
Marketing Virgin Atlantic: Challenging the status quo with flair, passion and love

"I love that we, at Virgin Atlantic, are always taking calculated risks - we're always pushing the boundaries, but with the customer's best interests always in mind."

By Cari Coetzee 5 Apr 2018

Five reasons to visit Walkersons Hotel & Spa in Dullstroom
Five reasons to visit Walkersons Hotel & Spa in Dullstroom

The Walkersons Hotel & Spa, just 10km outside of Dullstroom, is a secluded estate situated on a beautiful nature reserve and nestled between rolling hills. A perfect location for some serious R&R.

By Ruth Cooper 4 Apr 2018

Sustaining hospitality: Embracing the Industrial Revolution 4.0
Sustaining hospitality: Embracing the Industrial Revolution 4.0

It's essential that the tourism industry embraces the Industrial Revolution 4.0 to accommodate the digital advances that will make sustainability a reality...

By Enver Duminy 29 Mar 2018

The private members club set to transform Africa
The private members club set to transform Africa

The QSL Members Club will be an incubator for Africa's leading lights, an organic platform for ideas to be birthed, connections to be forged and for plans to be set in motion...

By Cari Coetzee 27 Mar 2018

Twelve things to love about the Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa
Twelve things to love about the Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa has long been revered as one of the most beautiful venues in Cape Town, aptly situated along the rocky Twelve Apostle-lined Atlantic coastline, and not lacking a dozen reasons to fall in love with everything about it...

By Angie White 23 Mar 2018

AtholPlace is sensually stylish
AtholPlace is sensually stylish

When your chef has 'live to cook' tattooed down his forearm, the expectation of something delicious to eat is already set. Add to that reports that he worked in starred restaurants in Europe and at Ellerman House in Cape Town, Omar Koenen - the recently appointed head chef at AtholPlace Hotel & Villa in Johannesburg - has a pretty high bar to clear.

By Brian Berkman 6 Mar 2018

Wild luxury at Madikwe Private Game Reserve
Wild luxury at Madikwe Private Game Reserve

Dead Leadwood trees stretch from the ground as an arthritic wrist might claw for the sky. These sculptural forms give the 75,000 ha Madikwe Private Game Reserve a haunting quality, particularly during the dry months.

By Brian Berkman 5 Mar 2018

Relaxed vacationing in Plett
Relaxed vacationing in Plett

Aside from being green year-round, the Garden Route delivers a milder climate any time of the year and Plettenberg Bay or just Plett as locals know it has some of the best swimming beaches around.

By Brian Berkman 1 Mar 2018

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