Lakeside Lodge & Spa wins Best Tourism Establishment Award

Lakeside Lodge & Spa, a five-star hotel situated on the Knysna Garden Route, won the Best Tourism Establishment Award at the Sanlam Knysna Awards. The awards, which aim to showcase the quality of Knysna's properties available to tourists, were held at the Simola Hotel.

5 Feb 2016

Mantis manages Miarestate

Mantis Collection will manage Miarestate Hotel and Spa, a five-star game reserve and resort set on the Wild Coast, Eastern Cape. Mantis Collection consists of a variety of five star hotels around the world.

3 Feb 2016

Travelstart gains $40 million round of funding

Amadeus Capital Partners and MTN together have invested a total of $40 million into online travel booking company, Travelstart. Travelstart aims to use the investment to increase its reach into new markets, including those in Africa, the Middle East and Turkey.

2 Feb 2016

McGuire wins SACA President's Award

Mary McGuire was recently named as the recipient of a President's Award from The South African Chefs Association. McGuire is director of Protea Hotels Institute for Professional Development and group quality manager. McGuire's positive impact is evident through the programmes she developed and...

28 Jan 2016

The Manor House wins in 2016 Traveller's Choice Awards

The Manor House at Fancourt has been announced a winner in the 2016 Traveller's Choice Awards. The annual accolade goes to properties around the world, in various categories, because of recommendations from previous guests. The Manor House was ranked 13th of the 25 top Luxury Hotels in South Africa...

28 Jan 2016

Lakeside Lodge and Spa nominated for Sanlam Knysna Awards 2016

Lakeside Lodge and Spa have been shortlisted for the Sanlam Knysna Awards 2016. Their exceptional customer service has impressed guests and led to the nomination. Panoramic views across the Swartvlei lagoon, luxury guest suites, an on-site restaurant, award-winning spa facilities and a range of...

25 Jan 2016

Johann Strydom leaves World Leisure Holidays

Johann Strydom has resigned as managing director of World Leisure Holidays after seven-and-a half years at the tour operating company. World Leisure Holidays will continue to operate under the strategic direction of its holding company Sun Limited, and day-to-day operations will be overseen by...

13 Jan 2016

Marriott Rewards partners with SAA

Marriott Rewards, Marriott International's loyalty programme, has announced that members can now earn South African Airways (SAA) Voyager miles for stays at more than 4,000 Marriott hotels across 16 distinctive global brands. As part of this new partnership, Marriott Rewards members can now also...

5 Jan 2016

Sun City is tops - by public vote

Sun City received an award for Best Holiday Resort, as voted for by the readers of Pretoria News. This is the fifth award Sun City has scooped in recent months which has been based on votes from the public.

11 Dec 2015

Etihad Airways wins Best First Class at ULTRAs

Etihad Airways has received the coveted award for Best First Class at the annual Ultratravel Middle East Awards (ULTRAs) ceremony, which was held at the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah hotel in Dubai. The ULTRAs are voted for by the readers of Ultratravel Middle East, the regional edition of the United...

3 Dec 2015

Explore Sideways wins three Assegai Awards

Explore Sideways has won three awards at the 2015 Assegai Awards, the direct marketing industry awards. It aims to recognise and reward result driven campaigns across creativity, strategy and return on investment. It started as an initiative put forth by WESGRO to increase tourism into the Cape...

30 Nov 2015

Societi Bistro makes it into the 2016 Louis Vuitton City Guide

Societi Bistro's address, 50 Orange Street in Gardens, Cape Town has been included in the 2016 Louis Vuitton City Guide - Cape Town App and book. Since 1998, Louis Vuitton has been sharing its unique take on the world through its City Guides, offering a careful selection of addresses chosen with...

16 Nov 2015

The Tasting Room hailed as one of South Africa's finest restaurants

The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Français, has been recognised as one of South Africa's finest restaurants. The 2015 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards, hailed as the "Foodie Oscars", pays tribute to the country's top restaurants and chefs and celebrates the burgeoning culinary industry in South...

16 Nov 2015

Town Lodge George GM joint runner-up for business personality of the year

The general manager of Town Lodge George, Gericke Visser, was joint runner-up in the George Business Chamber Business Personality of the Year Awards 2015. Visser has built a great name for the hotel for both business and leisure purposes in the heart of the Garden Route. He was runner-up along...

12 Nov 2015

BA slashes fares to Mauritius
BA slashes fares to Mauritius

A weak currency and a slowing economy may have impacted a lot of people's year-end holiday plans, but British Airways is offering some relief having cut pre-festive season fares to Mauritius. Return fares from Johannesburg start from R5 598, including all taxes and surcharges. The offer is...

20 Oct 2015

Van Ryn's Distillery continues its winning streak

The Distillery was named the provincial winner in the Five Star Meetings, Exhibitions, Conferences, and Events (MECE) category at the 2015 Lilizela Tourism Awards recently held in Kirstenbosch Gardens, Cape Town. The distillery, built in 1905, is over 100 years old and many of the original...

14 Sep 2015

African Pride Irene Country Lodge's Day Spa named one of the best

African Pride Irene Country Lodge's Camdeboo Day Spa has been named Best Luxury Hotel Spa and Best Luxury Day Spa in the 2015 World Luxury Spa Awards Country Winners category, voted by guests and industry consultants over the past year.

22 May 2015

Two Oceans restaurant inducted into Tripadvisor Hall of Fame

The Two Oceans restaurant at Cape Point, which features one of the most spectacular views in the world, has been inducted into the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame after winning a Certificate of Excellence for the fifth year in a row.

21 May 2015

More than 13 million tourists visited Dubai in 2014

DUBAI: Dubai attracted more than 13 million visitors last year, official figures released on Monday showed, as the cash-flush emirate looks to reap the rewards of its growing tourism sector. A total of 13.2 million foreigners headed to Dubai in 2014, an increase of 8.2% compared with the previous...

5 May 2015

Eskom has issued a load-shedding alert

Eskom has announced South Africans could be in for another bout of load shedding. It made the announcement this morning.

6 Mar 2015

Hospitality H1 distributable earnings per combined linked unit down 7.4% to 82.45c

Property group Hospitality (HPB‚ HBA) said on Wednesday interim distributable earnings per combined linked unit to end December were down 7.4% to 82.45c. The A-linked unit distribution of 73.33c (2014: 69.83c) showed a 5% increase‚ consistent with the forecast and the distribution policy. The...

26 Feb 2015

South African Tourism's Google+ page tops 150,000 followers

South African Tourism's Google+ page, Love South Africa, managed by Flow Communications, is one of the fastest growing South African pages on Google+ with 150,000 followers. South African Tourism decided to celebrate reaching the 150,000 mark by popping the cork on some bubbly, with the help of...

3 Nov 2014

Hyatt ends Oubaai Golf Resort & Spa link

Hyatt Regency Oubaai Golf Resort & Spa will no longer be operated as a Hyatt Hotel. As of midnight on 30 November 2014, Hyatt Regency Oubaai Golf Resort & Spa will no longer be operated as a Hyatt hotel. "We have sincerely enjoyed flying the Hyatt flag in George for the past 5 years," said Peter...

29 Oct 2014

New GM for Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has appointed Volkan Vural to the role of general manager of the Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton, Johannesburg

14 Aug 2014

Second award for the Tsogo Sun's Samantha Croft
Second award for the Tsogo Sun's Samantha Croft

In less than two months after being recognised as the leading woman in the corporate sector in KwaZulu-Natal by the KZN Businesswomen's Association, Samantha Croft, GM of the Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani Complex has won the Tourism & Leisure sector for South Africa in CEO Magazine's Africa's...

6 Aug 2014

Club Mykonos offers Mandela Day 'care packages'

In the spirit of Mandela Day on 18 July, Club Mykonos in Langebaan will partner with Saldahna Bay Tourism and the local Pick 'n Pay to create 'care packages' for local families who are in need. Guests, hotel staff and local residents are encouraged to participate by donating R67 towards a Care...

11 Jul 2014

Hilary Biller wins 2014 UJ's Golden Circle Alumnus Award

The University of Johannesburg has awarded Sunday Times Food Weekly editor, Hilary Biller, the 2014 School of Tourism and Hospitality (STH) Golden Circle Alumnus Award. The award recognises future-fit leaders and their contributions to the tourism and hospitality sector. Biller has been writing...

23 Apr 2014

SANParks Board thanks Dr Mabunda for 15 year service

Dr David Mabunda's career as chief executive officer of SANParks will come to an end on 31 March 2014, after two 5-year contractual terms. Dr Mabunda has worked for SANParks for 15 years, starting as director of the Kruger National Park in 1998 and was appointed CEO of SANParks in 2004. The Board...

28 Mar 2014

LekkeSlaap.co.za receives Afrikaans support

LekkeSlaap.co.za, described as South Africa's first and only Afrikaans online accommodation site, has passed the 50,000 like mark on Facebook. "We are so proud, not only to have received so many likes from our Afrikaans following, but also to be able to show conclusively that Afrikaans should claim...

26 Jul 2013

Joburg City Festival programme finalised

The Joburg City Tourism Association (JCTA) has announced that the programme for the Joburg City Festival, taking place from 25-31 August 2013, has been finalised. The programme will go live on Monday evening on www.joburgcity.net. Festival goers will explore, experience and enjoy Joburg's city...

19 Jul 2013

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