Fastjet travel advisory: Current travel conditions to and from Zimbabwe

Following reports that Zimbabwe's military leaders have seized control, deploying the military in Harare and placing Robert Mugabe and his family under house arrest, Fastjet has issued the following travel advisory: Fastjet flights between South Africa and Zimbabwe and in-country are...

15 Nov 2017

Condé Nast Johansens names Manor House Best Newcomer in Africa

The Manor House Boutique Hotel in the Garden Route was named the Best Newcomer in Africa 2018 at the Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence. The Manor House was originally built in 1859 and has 18 uniquely decorated suites, a private pool, garden and library; as well as unique services. Condé...

10 Nov 2017

Aha launches GDS chain code

rom November 2017, travel agents across the world may make their bookings at all Aha Hotels & Lodges establishments with the GDS chain code titled 'GO'. The 'GO' chain code is applicable immediately on Amadeus and Galileo and Sabre will follow shortly, but it will remain on the existing RH code...

10 Nov 2017

Ethiopian Airlines to tie-up Buenos Aires with Africa

Ethiopian Airlines is to start five weekly flights to Buenos Aires, Argentina, effective March 8, 2018. The newly developed flights is the sixth gateway to the America's for the airline. Ethiopian Airlines also has service to Washington, New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, and São Paulo.

9 Nov 2017

Abu Dhabi Terminal introduces airport check-in

Operator and manager of Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal, Abu Dhabi Ports, has signed an agreement with Abu Dhabi Airports to introduce airport check-in desks at the Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal. Abu Dhabi Airports and the selected airline operators will introduce on-ground services and check-in...

9 Nov 2017

BA introduces flights between PE, JHB

British Airways has introduced two daily flights between Port Elizabeth and the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. The new flights will depart from OR Tambo International Airport at 1.15pm and land in PE at 2.55pm daily except for Saturdays. They will depart from Port Elizabeth to...

7 Nov 2017

Protea Hotels wins service excellence award

Protea Hotels by Marriott International was named as the winner in service excellence in the hotel industry as measured by the 2017/2018 Ask Africa Orange Index benchmark. The award reflects the drive towards enhanced visitor experiences within the hospitality industry. The Orange Index...

3 Nov 2017

Palazzo Hotel receives four accolades

The Palazzo Hotel at Montecasino in Johannesburg has added four more awards to its trophy cabinet. The hotel received the Regional Service Excellence Accommodation Award in the hotel sub-category at the 2017 Lilizela Tourism Awards. It was also presented with the Best for the Business Traveller...

2 Nov 2017

WC establishments nominated for WTM Responsible Tourism Awards

Marine Dynamics, Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, and Moonglow Guesthouse in the Western Cape have received nominations for the 2017 WTM Responsible Tourism Awards. The winners will be announced at the World Travel Market (WTM) in London, England on 8 November 2017. Marine Dynamics is a shark...

2 Nov 2017

Pepperclub Hotel & Spa named Africa's Leading City Hotel

Pepperclub Hotel & Spa has been named as Africa's Leading City Hotel at the World Travel Awards. The achievement makes it the fourth consecutive time the hotel has won the award. The awards were held at the regional Africa Gala Ceremony in Rwanda.

1 Nov 2017

Table Mountain Park sets differential fees

The Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) has implemented new differential conservation fees, effective 1 November 2017. The implementation is an effort by South African National Parks (SANParks) to align TMNP fees with the rest of SANParks where differential fees were implemented as early as...

1 Nov 2017

SANParks' tariffs increase

The South African National Parks' (SANParks) yearly price increase is implemented from 1 November 2017. SANParks also charges a 1% community levy on all reservations for accommodation and activities in order to fund projects that support the surrounding communities. These new fees are valid...

1 Nov 2017

Table Mountain Cableway's half price sunsets

Table Mountain Cableway has reintroduced its half-price Sunset Special for locals, effective 1 November 2017. The special ends on Wednesday 28 February 2018 and will exclude the peak-season, which is from 18 December 2017 to 3 January 2018. The Sunset Special ticket is valid from 6pm daily....

1 Nov 2017

East London ICC walks away with first prize at Lilizela

The East London International Convention Centre was crowned as the best Best Convention Centre in the Eastern Cape in the category of meetings, exhibitions, and special events at the 2017 Lilizela Tourism Awards. The awards ceremony was held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg on 29...

1 Nov 2017

Marakele National Park to increase prices

Marakele National Park is set to increase its prices. Fees for South African citizens will be R48 and R24 for adults and children. Fees for SADC nationals will be R96 and R48 for adults and children. Standard conservation fees will be R192 and R96 for adults and children. The price increase is...

27 Oct 2017

Fastjet unveils new fare structure

Fastjet has implemented a new fare structure that enables its customers to select between two fare products. The first option fare product is a basic flight for travel to a destination which includes 7kg hand luggage but excludes all checked baggage, which will be charged for. The second fare...

27 Oct 2017

STA Travel named Best Youth Travel Agent

STA Travel was awarded Best Youth Travel Agent in the world award at the Global Youth Travel Awards. The win makes it the third time STA Travel has received the award. The awards is held annually at the World Youth and Student Travel Conference and it recognises outstanding performers in the...

26 Oct 2017

Randpark Club named best golf course in Best of Joburg

Randpark Club was named Best Golf Course in the 2017 Best of Joburg Readers' Choice Awards. This is the sixth consecutive time that the golf course has received this accolade. Randpark Club has also been selected as the host of the Joburg Open golf tournament on 7-10 December 2017.

25 Oct 2017

Emperors Palace picks up seven Ekurhuleni Awards

Emperors Palace Hotel, Casino, Convention and Entertainment Resort has won seven awards at the 2017 Best of Ekhuruleni Readers' Choice Awards. The awards ceremony took place on Thursday, 19 October 2017 at The Palace of Dreams.

23 Oct 2017

ACSA warns against tender scam

Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) has sent out an alert after it uncovered a tender scam using its name. ACSA was made aware of the scam by bidders who had responded to requests sent by email. The email is sent to bidders requesting them to send quotations or to deliver goods. These emails...

23 Oct 2017

16 women graduate from Tourism EDP

Sixteen women have graduated from the executive development programme (EDP) through Unisa Graduate School for Business Leadership (Unisa SBL) in Pretoria. The graduation ceremony was officiated by Tourism Minister Tokozile Xasa and deputy Telecommunications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams. The...

23 Oct 2017

Cape Town Pass enters partnership with SmartPass Africa, Leisure Pass

Cape Town Pass has entered a marketing agreement partnership with SmartPass Africa and the UK-based Leisure Pass Group. As part of the partnership agreement, Cape Town Pass and SmartPass Africa will combine efforts, while the Leisure Pass Group will market the product internationally. Cape Town...

20 Oct 2017

Wild Card membership tariff to increase

The South African National Parks (SANParks) has adjusted the annual tariff of its Wild Card programme membership. From 1 November 2017, the prices of the Wild Card membership will increase in line with the yearly consumer price index. The Wild Card membership will increase from R515 to R565 for...

20 Oct 2017

Professional Passenger Services comments on tourist attack

The CEO of Professional Passenger Services (PPS), Dorian Toussaint, commented on the recent hijacking of 36 Dutch tourists by referring to the matter as "highly concerning for the tourism industry". Toussaint said PPS is currently in the process of upgrading its fleet with advanced CCTV and...

19 Oct 2017

The Ridge wins Diamond Arrow Award

The Ridge has won the Diamond Arrow Award at the PMR.africa Awards after ranking first in the casinos/entertainment category. The awards are the result of a research process whereby companies and institutions are rated based on respondents' perceptions and its overall customer satisfaction.

18 Oct 2017

Grant Lottering named new Air Mauritius sports ambassador

Air Mauritius has named Laureus Sport for Good Ambassador Grant Lottering as its South African sports ambassador for the next 12 months. Lottering is expected to play an integral role in showcasing Mauritius as a sporting destination, while also promoting Air Mauritius as the airline of choice. ...

17 Oct 2017

Aha Hotels & Lodges to expand in Zambia

Aha Hotels & Lodges' development in Zambia will continue to grow through the signing of the management and marketing contract of the Kafue River Cliff Hotel and Conference Centre, effective from 15 September 2017. Kafue River Cliff Hotel is located in a town in the Lusaka...

13 Oct 2017

Kigali Marriott wins two WTA Africa awards

Kigali Marriott Hotel has won two awards at the World Travel Awards (WTA) Africa. The hotel was acknowledged as Rwanda's Leading Business Hotel and Rwanda's Leading City Hotel. The ceremony was held Kigali, Rwanda.

13 Oct 2017

Fastjet wins at World Travel Awards

Fastjet has been named the Leading African Low-Cost Airline at the recent World Travel Awards (WTA). The achievement makes it the second accolade for the company at the WTA.

12 Oct 2017

FlightSite named Leading Online Travel Agency at WTA

FlightSite received the African and South African Leading Online Travel Agency award at the World Travel Awards in Kigali, Rwanda. The World Travel Awards was established in 1993 and is aimed at acknowledging, rewarding, and celebrating excellence across all key sectors of the travel, tourism...

12 Oct 2017

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