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TRVL: Shaking up the online travel industry with Jochem Wijnands

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...

By Cari Coetzee 1 day ago

Leles African Cuisine taps into virtual restaurant trend

The food industry is changing, with some restaurant owners forgoing physical retail spaces and instead opting to trade solely online...

1 day ago

Airlines urged to embrace e-commerce

African airlines have been urged to embrace e-commerce and digital technologies to become more profitable...

By Peterson Tumwebaze 1 day ago

Winners of One&Only Reaching for Young Stars competition announced

The Cape's top culinary academies have once again put forward their finest young stars to compete for top honours in the One&Only Reaching for Young Stars competition...

1 day ago

New season, new head chef for Societi Bistro

Societi Bistro has long been a favourite of mine, so with the appointment of a new head chef, Robert Giljam, I had to confirm that my old favourite still offered all the greatness I have come to love. I was not disappointed...

By Angie White 2 days ago

Monopoly Durban hits shelves

The Durban edition of popular property trading game, Monopoly, has hit local shelves ahead of the festive season...

2 days ago

Marriott International adds mixed-use property to its Nigerian portfolio

"The Renaissance Lagos Hotel and Marriott Executive Apartments will be a significant addition to our strong Nigeria portfolio. There is a growing need for high calibre short and extended stay lodging in Nigeria..."

2 days ago

Artists, makers and craftsmen to showcase Stellenbosch in JHB

Stellenbosch at Summer Place presented by Sanlam Private Wealth will be held at 69 Melville Road in Hyde Park, Johannesburg on 29 November 2017. The eight annual event will once again showcase Stellenbosch's best wines, food, and art.

2 days ago

FEDHASA members put measures in place to make sure egg supply meets guest demand

According to FEDHASA, member establishments have put measures in place to ensure they are not affected by the egg shortage caused by the avian flu outbreak...

2 days ago

Behind the Eat Out Awards - Q&A with Abigail Donnelly

One of the biggest South African foodie events on the map, the 2017 Eat Out Mercedes- Benz Restaurant Awards will be recognising the best local restaurants and chefs this coming Sunday, 19 November at GrandWest in Cape Town.

By Ruth Cooper 3 days ago

Kenyan Tourism CS joins #7SummitsAfrica to promote conservation through tourism

Kenyan Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala has joined the Mt. Kenya leg of the 7 Summits Africa Challenge, drawn to it by its driving ethos of promoting conservation through sustainable tourism in East Africa...

3 days ago

Smart Hotels: The hotel scene is changing and Gen Y is behind it

Traditionally, hotels focus on personal customer service and luxury, but the scene is changing - it is evolving to become an experience in technological advancement with various online and automated services to choose from...

3 days ago

Major hotel groups to discuss growth strategies for West African hotel sector at WAPI Summit

The growth of the hotel sector is an important indicator of how well a market is developing its travel infrastructure, and the indicators for West Africa are mixed...

3 days ago

Hayward's Grand Safari Company awarded best mobile safari in Africa

Hayward's Grand Safari Company has received The Safari Guild's Best in Africa Award for top mobile safari at the 11th The Safari Awards...

3 days ago

#EntrepreneurMonth: G&T transforming the travel writing industry

In a similar vein to Uber and Airbnb, we plan to transform the travel writing industry by changing the way these role players interact...

By Duane Stacey 14 Nov 2017

Global travel trends that will help position SA as a sought-after travel destination in 2018

The South African tourism industry stands to benefit from global travel trends that will allow it to position SA as a sought-after travel destination in 2018...

14 Nov 2017

Nelson Mandela Bay cruise tourism gives cause for sustainable coastal development

"Cruise liner tourism is one of the fastest growing sectors of the tourism industry. It is particularly significant for South Africa and Nelson Mandela Bay, as the cabinet accepted The Coastal and Marine Implementation Plan in 2017."

14 Nov 2017

Restaurant Week 5 Year Anniversary awards best performing restaurants per region

Restaurant Week celebrated its fifth-anniversary edition, which saw over 15,000 guests make their way to the 100 participating top restaurants...

13 Nov 2017

Zapper and FlySafair join forces to enhance flight booking, payment service

FlySafair and Zapper have joined forces to provide travellers with a more feasible flight booking service. Travellers can now use the Zapper app to pay for FlySafair tickets online...

13 Nov 2017

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International

Three dozen cruise ships expected in Seychelles this season, a 20% increase

The Seychelles' Port of Victoria has started welcoming holidaymakers now that the cruise ship season is open. MS Costa neoRiviera and MSC Sinfonia - two cruise ships from Italian-based companies - were the first to dock in Port Victoria in October, carrying 1,900 and 1,400 guests respectively.

13 Nov 2017

Cathay Pacific taps into PressReader library to expand range of reading material

With reading material important to the overall journey satisfaction of customers, Cathay Pacific has partnered with PressReader, enabling the airline to provide thousands of popular newspapers and magazines to passengers.

10 Nov 2017

Club Med awarded resort Brand of the Year

Club Med has received the Brand of the Year Award in the resorts category, for the second time, in the World Branding Awards which took place at Kensington Palace. The fourth instalment of the awards looked at brands from the food, luxury, lifestyle, hotel and services industries. Major French and international brands such as L'Oréal, Cartier, Facebook, Google, Samsung, Qatar Airways and more all received awards. There were over 3,000 nominees, and 245 companies from 32 countries around the world.

9 Nov 2017

Eurowings expands intercontinental range to Cape Town, grows long-haul offering

Eurowings has expanded its intercontinental range to include Cape Town, with flights leaving for Cape Town from Cologne/Bonn once a week - with departures late on a Sunday evening, and returns every Monday evening.

8 Nov 2017

Emirates boost Algiers service with extra flight, becomes daily

Emirates Airlines will be adding an extra flight to its service between Dubai and Algiers as of 13 December 2017, complementing Emirates' current six flights a week and making it a daily service. The additional flight will further boost inbound and outbound passenger traffic and cargo flow between Algeria and Dubai, and Emirates' worldwide network.

3 Nov 2017

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