Cableway to close for annual maintenance

Table Mountain Cableway has planned to close from next week Monday, 24 July until Sunday, 6 August 2017 for annual maintenance. There will be other various specific work done a part from the mechanical and component work during the shutdown. The Cableway's birthday complimentary may be...

4 hours ago

Flight Centre rewards staff

Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) rewarded it's greater staff with prizes and incentives for exceptional performance, customer care and service. Managing Director Andrew Stark revealed the brand's results for the past fiscal year during the awards. The results were an 8% growth in turnover,...

1 day ago

The Palace receives 2017 The Hotels.com Loved by Guests Award

The Palace received an accolade at the 2017 The Hotels.com Loved by Guests Awards. The awards are handed out based on guest reviews and experiences; establishments that receive ratings higher than four out of five are acknowledged in the awards programme. Built in 1992, The Palace is part of Sun...

1 day ago

Air Mauritius wins best lounge, economy class airline accolades

Air Mauritius received two accolades at the 2017 World Travel Awards - Indian Ocean, which was held at the Sun Aqua Vily Reef in the Republic of Maldives. Air Mauritius was acknowledged for its Amédée Maingard Lounge that was named Indian Ocean leading airport lounge and it was also presented with...

2 days ago

Sanlam Top Destination Awards adds new award

The Sanlam Top Destination Awards has added The Sabre Top Destination Technology Award in dedication to the technology in the hospitality industry. The award has been designed with the collaboration of Sabre Hospitality Solutions. The purpose of this new award is to uplift the hospitality...

2 days ago

Flight Centre goes platinum at 2017 Deloitte Best Company Survey

The Flight Centre Travel Group was awarded the platinum seal in the 2017 Deloitte Best Company Survey. The survey is aimed at determining employees' engagement with the organisation and also measures the attractiveness to both existing and potential employees; Flight Centre has been participating in...

13 Jul 2017

Fedhasa awards Cape Leadership Bursary to Jamie Pieters

The Federated Hospitality Association of South Africa has awarded Jamie Pieters with the 2017 Fedhasa Cape Leadership Bursary. Pieters currently works as the accounts office manager at the Peninsula All-Suite Hotel Sea Point and was selected as the recipient of the bursary following a lengthy...

13 Jul 2017

Kurland Hotel retrains five-star grade following mini upgrade

The Kurland Hotel in Plettenberg Bay recently underwent a mini renovation, after which the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa graded it as a five-star hotel and destination. The upgrade at the hotel includes the introduction of luxury linens in all the suites along with plush carpets, new...

6 Jul 2017

Hiking, cycling routes reopened at Harkerville

The South African National Parks has reopened some of the day hiking and cycling routes at the Knysna section of the Garden Route National Park following assessments at the Harkerville area of the forest. All of the cycling trails at Harkerville, excluding the red route, have been made accessible to...

5 Jul 2017

BON Hotels saddened by the loss of Pieter Bekker

BON Hotels is saddened by the loss of Pieter Bekker, its operations director at BON Hotels International West Africa, who had brought decades of experience to the hospitality industry. During his career, Bekker held various general management positions at various hotels, including that of the...

29 Jun 2017

Fancourt Spa wins service excellence at Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Awards

The Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Awards which recently took place in Johannesburg, has awarded second place to Fancourt Spa, with its manageress, Nadia Rudolph awarded the Spa Manageress of the Year award. The Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Awards acknowledges and honours spa's providing...

28 Jun 2017

CATHSSETA accredits Flight Centre as an official training provider

The Culture, Art, Tourism, Hospitality, and Sports Sector Education and Training Authority (CATHSSETA) has accredited Flight Centre Travel Group as an official provider of the General Certificate in Travel qualification. Flight Centre will now provide skills training to its staff and unemployed...

23 Jun 2017

Aleit to oversee Zeitz MOCAA's restaurant, venue

The Aleit Group has been named the official restaurant and event operator of the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa. The appointment includes the management of the restaurant and venue on level six in addition to events held at the museum. The Zeitz MOCAA is available for private functions,...

22 Jun 2017

George Tourism gets an upgrade!

Brochure Management South Africa's has provided the George Tourism information offices with an upgrade. Through its Garden Route branch, BM supplied the George Tourism office with customised wall-mounted maps of George and The Garden Route, freestanding rotating icons for brochures, poster...

22 Jun 2017

Swiss celebrates 15 years of flights between JHB and Zurich

It has been 15 years since Swiss International Air Lines first introduced its flight between Johannesburg and Zurich on 1 April 2002. Since then, Lufthansa Group subsidiary has introduced daily flights between the cities in its Airbus A340-300. Johannesburg is still one of the key components in...

22 Jun 2017

Skytrax survey indicates that passengers favour Lufthansa in Europe

Participants in the annual Skytrax survey named Lufthansa as the best airline in Europe. The announcement was made at the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget. Lufthansa was also named best airline in Western Europe as well as best first class lounge dining but missed out on the best airline staff...

22 Jun 2017

2017 Cape Town Flower Show postponed to 2018

Growth Events has postponed the 2017 Cape Town Flower Show as a result of the severe dry and arid conditions currently experienced in the Western Cape. The flower show is scheduled to take place at the GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World in October 2018.

22 Jun 2017

Rough Guides users rate Ethiopia as the most welcoming travel destination

International users on Rough Guides have voted Ethiopia as the World's Most Welcoming Country. Rough Guides users selected the East African country based on its distinctive offerings such as the tribal customs and hospitable traditions as well as the taste and ceremony of Ethiopian coffee. The...

20 Jun 2017

Restaurant Mosaic is three cheers the merrier with international awards

The Restaurant Mosaic at the Orient has added three more international awards to its extensive list of accolades. Its chef, Chantel Dartnall was named the 2017 Chef of the Year for Africa at the Luxury Travel Guide Awards while its wine list was acknowledged at the 2017 World of Fine Wine World's...

20 Jun 2017

Tsogo Sun awarded level one B-BBEE status

Tsogo Sun has been awarded a level one B-BBEE contributor status after achieving 62.1% black ownership and 34.4% black female ownership during the Tourism B-BBEE Charter Council's evaluation. The Tourism B-BBEE Charter Council evaluates a company's B-BBEE status based on its ownership, management...

20 Jun 2017

International visa applications for Ethiopia may now be done online

The Ethiopian department of immigration and nationality affairs and Ethiopian Airlines have launched an online international visa application platform. The e-visa service is available to international visitors and consists of a single web page that allows for application, payment, and the securement...

20 Jun 2017

International travellers asked to arrive earlier at SA ports of entry as DHA goes on strike

Following the announcement that Department of Home Affairs employees intend on embarking on strike action, the Flight Centre Travel Group has recommended that international travellers arrive at an earlier time when entering or leaving South Africa on 19 June 2017. The strike is expected to affect...

15 Jun 2017

Westin Cape Town goes the distance on Global Running Day

Despite the severe weather conditions in the city, the Westin Cape Town marched on and marked Global Running Day by encouraging guests and members of staff to do a brisk walk or jog on three treadmills placed on its ground floor between 6am and 6pm. Westin ambassadors Tarryn Lamb from the music trio...

14 Jun 2017

Thanda Safari introduces new photography game viewing vehicle to offering

The Thanda Safari private game reserve in KwaZulu-Natal and a member of The Leading Hotels of the World has announced the unveiling of its latest offering, The Green Mamba 1. The Green Mamba 1, a Land Rover Defender, has been remodelled into a luxury game-viewing vehicle to provide visitors with a...

13 Jun 2017

Tomjachu Bush Retreat sets sight on fourth consecutive Lilizela Tourism Award

The Tomjachu Bush Retreat has submitted its entries for the 2017 Lilizela Tourism Awards; one for its exclusive five-star self-catering and the other for its lodge. The awards are held to acknowledge the role-players in the South African travel and hospitality industry. The Tomjachu Bush Retreat...

13 Jun 2017

GGHNP presents 80 Free State Tourism buddies with their certificates

The deputy Tourism Minister Elizabeth Thabethe attended the hand-over ceremony at which the Golden Gate Highlands National Park presented the Free State Tourism buddies with their national certificates. The Free State Tourism buddies programme is aimed at providing young unemployed people with...

9 Jun 2017

Best Island Hotel 2017 awarded to MAIA Luxury Resort & Spa

MAIA Luxury Resort & Spa, situated on Mahé in the Seychelles, has been awarded Best Island Hotel in 2017 by the Prime Traveller Awards, at Turandot, one of Moscow's premier restaurants, on 30 May 2017. MAIA Luxury Resort & Spa was selected for its first-class hospitality by Prime Traveller's...

8 Jun 2017

Registration for The Business of Wine and Food Tourism Conference ends on 12 June

The registration for The Business of Wine and Food Tourism Conference, taking place at Spier in Stellenbosch on 20 September, ends on Monday, 12 June. The Cape's wine, food, and tourism industry has encouraged trainees and professionals to register now to take advantage of the ‘early bird' rate...

8 Jun 2017

Gold Travel awarded level two B-BBEE rating following efforts to increase black ownership

Following efforts to increase black ownership in partnership with NetValue Equity Partners, Gold Travel has been awarded a level two B-BBEE rating. Gold Travel had implemented 52.5% black ownership and 31.5% black woman ownership since its last evaluation. This certification falls under the...

31 May 2017

BA advises passengers to take precaution following IT glitch

Following an extensive systems glitch, Flight Centre Travel Group has advised passengers, who are to depart South Africa on British Airways flights, to bring along a printed copy of their e-ticket and arrive at the airport earlier than they normally would. The glitch, which occurred over the...

30 May 2017

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