MSC partners with YouTuber for social media masterclass

MSC Cruises has partnered with YouTube vlogger and influencer Luciano Spinelli to educate families on how to capture the best holiday snaps and videos through a content masterclass across its fleet. Spinelli will present a series of videos, in which will share tips on creating polished Instagram...

1 day ago

Skytrax reckons SAA has the Best Airline Staff

The 2018 Skytrax World Airline Awards bestowed South African Airways (SAA) with the Best Airline Staff in Africa award. The award acknowledges service excellence across a range of front-line customer service touch points. The awards rate customer satisfaction across staff service efficiency,...

2 days ago

Skytrax names Mango 2018's Best Low-Cost Airline in Africa

The 18th Skytrax World Airline Awards has named Mango as the Best Low-Cost Airline in Africa of 2018. Travellers across the world vote in the airline passenger satisfaction survey to decide the award winners; more than 100 customer nationalities participated in the survey with 20,36 million eligible...

2 days ago

Skytrax awards Emirates for inflight entertainment, staff service

Dubai-based airline Emirates received two accolades at the 2018 Skytrax World Airline Awards. The airline was presented with the World's Best Inflight Entertainment award for the 14th time in a row along with the service excellence award for best airline staff service in the Middle East. The...

2 days ago

Business of Wine & Food Tourism Conference to focus on innovation

The third annual The Business of Wine & Food Tourism Conference will be held at the Spier Wine Estate in Stellenbosch on 17 October 2018. A lineup of local and international speakers will share their insight on this year's theme of innovation and attendees will learn first-hand how to use this...

3 days ago

Love diamonds? Check out Shimansky's new Rockwell Diamond Experience

Diamond jeweller Shimansky recently launched the Rockwell Diamond Experience, an insight into the creation of its diamond and Tanzanite jewellery pieces. The 45-minute, multilingual tour shows off the journey of a Shimansky diamond and highlights the craftsmanship in every piece of jewellery....

17 Jul 2018

MSC Cruises, Miami-Dade County to construct new terminal at PortMiami

MSC Cruises and Miami-Dade County have joined forces to construct a new Cruise Terminal AAA at PortMiami in Miami, Florida in the USA. The two had signed an agreement for extended preferential berthing rights as well as of a memorandum of understanding (MOU). The new agreement extends MSC...

12 Jul 2018

Airbnb to offer special stargazing event in Spain

Airbnb hosts in the Canary Islands will offer guests the opportunity to view two astronomical events with the Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC) in La Palma, Spain. This eight-hour Social Impact Experience on Airbnb will only be available once, for up to six guests on 27 July 2018. A local astronomy...

12 Jul 2018

Fastjet adds Harare-Bulawayo route to network

Fastjet will add daily flights between Zimbabwean cities Harare and Bulawayo to its network from 20 July 2018. This flight addition makes Fastjet the first affordable airline to operate the Harare-Bulawayo route. With the addition of the Harare-Bulawayo route, Fastjet's network in Zimbabwe...

12 Jul 2018

Swiss International Air Lines sees passenger growth first half of the year

Swiss International Air Lines (Swiss) has transported 8,520,186 passengers for the first six months of 2018, which is a 5.9% increase in comparison to the same period in 2017. The airline also operated 69,932 flights for 2018's first half, which is a 1.2% increase in comparison to 2017's first...

11 Jul 2018

Inzolo gets five stars

The Tourism Grading Council of South Africa has accredited the Inzolo Exclusive Game Lodge in Eastern Cape as one of the top five-star lodges in South Africa.

9 Jul 2018

Emirates to operate 33 additional flights for Hajj season

Emirates will operate 33 additional flights to Jeddah and Medina from 6-31 August 2018 to adequately meet the demand for the number of pilgrims heading to and from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for Hajj. The additional flights will run parallel with Emirates' regularly scheduled services to Jeddah...

6 Jul 2018

Emirates, Dubai Parks and Resorts team up for special offer

Emirates and Dubai Parks and Resorts have joined forces to offer the airline's customers a special bundle offer at the theme park destinations in the region. Emirates customers that purchase a two-day entry pass will have access to Motiongate Dubai, Bollywood Parks Dubai, Legoland Dubai, and...

4 Jul 2018

Emirates to meet demand for Dubai-Prague route

Emirates has implemented a second daily flight between Dubai and Prague to accommodate for the increasing demand for travel on the route. A Boeing 777-300ER with a capacity of 360 seats will operate the flights for the route. The new flight will accommodate three classes on board, with eight...

3 Jul 2018

Airbus' A330neo to fly to Mauritius

Airbus will fly its new A330neo aeroplane to Mauritius for the first time. The flight is part of the final phase of test flights leading to the Type Certification of its latest mid-size widebody airliner. The aircraft will arrive at 12.50am on 30 June at Sir-Seewoosagur-Ramgoolam International...

29 Jun 2018

City Lodge Group to accommodate SA Culinary Olympic squad

The City Lodge Hotel Group has taken on the role as the official accommodation partner for the South African Culinary Olympic squad. The National Culinary Olympic Squad is a division of the South African Chefs Association and will compete in the oldest global culinary competition in Stuttgart,...

28 Jun 2018

Aha Hotels & Lodges receives level one B-BBEE certifcate

Express Verification Services has issued Aha Hotels & Lodges with level one broad-based black economic empowerment (B-BBEE) accreditation. Aha Hotels & Lodges received the accreditation certificate on 24 April 2018.

25 Jun 2018

Italian restaurant Osteria Francescana is The World's Best Restaurant 2018

The S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna World's 50 Best Restaurants 2018 named Italian restaurant Osteria Francescana the World's Best Restaurant 2018. The restaurant is located in Modena, Italy and is headed by Chef Massimo Bottura. The World's 50 Best Restaurants is aimed at acknowledging the best...

21 Jun 2018

Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort makes it 1000 for IHG in EMEAA

The opening of the InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort in Vietnam takes IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) to its 1000th hotel in the Europe, Middle East, Asia and Africa (EMEAA) region. IHG has hotels across eight brands and is working in partnership with more than 500 hotel owners across...

21 Jun 2018

Jenny Morris takes Yumcious to the northern suburbs

Celebrity chef Jenny Morris is to open a Yumcious restaurant at the DeVille Shopping Centre in Durbanville in the northern suburbs of Cape Town. The restaurant is expected to open in the third week of July 2018. Morris opened her first Yumcious in the Cape Quarter precinct several years ago.

20 Jun 2018

Ethiopian Airlines launches new flight services to Barcelona

Ethiopian Airlines is to launch new flight services to Barcelona on 1 July 2018. The airline will deploy the B787- 800 Dreamliner for the destination. Barcelona is Ethiopian Airlines' second destination in Spain and the 13th city in its European network.

20 Jun 2018

Need help in the kitchen? Capital Hotel School is offering a basic cooking course

Capital Hotel School is offering a basic cooking course to cooking novices. The course will start at its campus in Arcadia, Pretoria on 21 June 2018. The course spans over six weeks, one night per week, and will cover a range of meal plans including breakfast, lunches and lunch boxes, dinners,...

19 Jun 2018

Fastjet increases flights between Harare and Victoria Falls

Fastjet will increase its flights between Harare and Victoria Falls with two additional flights from 2 July 2018. The additional flights will see the airline now serve the route with twice-daily frequency, six days a week, with the only exception on Saturdays where the schedule remains unchanged...

19 Jun 2018

Young people rate Protea Hotels as the coolest hotel group for 2018

The Generation Next Awards by Sunday Times named Protea Hotels by Marriott International as the Coolest Hotel Group for 2018; this is the eighth consecutive time that the hotel group received the accolade. The Generation Next awards started in 2004 and is now the leading annual youth brand...

19 Jun 2018

Turkish Airlines adds new East African flight to network

Turkish Airlines has added Moroni to its network and will fly to the city three times a week from Istanbul. Moroni is Turkish Airlines' 304th destination and 53rd in Africa. The flights will take place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.

19 Jun 2018

Sun City chef to represent SA at Culinary Olympics

Sun City chef David Loate is to represent South Africa at the 2020 Culinary Olympics in Stuttgart, Germany. Loate will be amongst some 2000 chefs from 50 nations participating in the world's largest culinary competition. The national team will present pioneering culinary trends and vie for...

18 Jun 2018

Mango Airlines wins Generation Next award

Mango Airlines has been named the coolest low-cost airline brand by the Sunday Times Generation Next Awards. The Generation Next awards started in 2004 and is now the leading annual youth brand preference and consumer behaviour survey. It polls 12,000 youths aged between eight and 23....

18 Jun 2018

Ethiopian Airlines starts services to Chicago

Ethiopian Airlines has added Chicago to its global network list. The inaugural flight to Chicago was announced at a ceremony held at the VIP Salon of Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. The flight is the airline's fourth destination in the US and the seventh in the Americas.

13 Jun 2018

Grosvenor Gardens Faircity bags Travellers' Choice Award

Grosvenor Gardens Faircity Apartments has been awarded a 2018 Travellers' Choice Award after it was rated as one of the top accommodation destinations in Tshwane. The award was based on the consistent and excellent ratings Grosvenor Gardens Faircity Apartments received by guests over the course...

12 Jun 2018

Local restaurant creates dynamic Spotify playlist

RocoMamas has created a playlist on Spotify, making it the first South African brand to do so. RocoMamas' founder, Brian Altriche, says the restaurant frequently receives requests on social media to create a playlist. South African indie and alternative rock bands can share their original...

12 Jun 2018

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