RIM thanks emergency services for Thandi rescue

The Robben Island Museum (RIM) thanked the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI), ER24, other emergency services, the RIM team, and the V&A Waterfront for its efforts in rescuing the 64 passengers who were on the Thandi chartered passenger ferry. The ferry experienced trouble during its return trip...

21 Sep 2017

Emperors Palace launches web-based learning platform

Emperors Palace has launched an e-learning platform titled 'Lobster Ink'. The platform will support and promote workplace skills development and training for its employees by providing unlimited access to modules that cover a range of topics and specialties. The purpose of the learning...

21 Sep 2017

Jumia Travel partners with Destination Tourism

Jumia Travel Nigeria has partnered with Destination Tourism Night (DTN) for an event leading up to this year's World Tourism Day. The event is scheduled to take place on 22 September 2017 in Lagos, Nigeria. World Tourism Day is on 27 September 2017.

21 Sep 2017

Tsogo Sun picks up Best South African Hotel Group award

Tsogo Sun has won the Best South African Hotel group award at the Business Traveller Africa Awards. The Business Traveller Africa Awards are held in alliance with the Business Traveller Africa magazine by Future Group. The awards ceremony was presented in Sandton, Johannesburg.

20 Sep 2017

Fortis Hotels' hearing-impaired initiative

Fortis Hotels has implemented an initiative that will employ hearing-impaired chefs into its kitchens. The initiative comprises of a training programme that will qualify and then employ trainee chefs that are hearing-impaired. The hearing-impaired chefs derive from the Trans-Oranje school in...

19 Sep 2017

Diners Clubs wins Rosetta Award

Diners Club South Africa has won the Rosetta Award for service excellence at the 12th Annual Restaurant Association of South Africa (RASA) Rosetta Awards. The award is given in recognition of restaurants that contribute to the betterment of the restaurant industry and to those that provide...

19 Sep 2017

African Travel Women Awards acknowledges Carlson Rezidor

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group's Vickie Muyanga and Simone Kuhn have both been listed in the Top Hoteliers category at the African Travel 100 Women Awards. The awards were held on 11 September 2017 in Lagos, Nigeria.

18 Sep 2017

Karkloof Safari Spa picks up two awards

Karkloof Safari Spa has won two awards at the 2017 Lilizela Tourism Awards. The spa won the 'Best Five Star Lodge' and the 'Best Lap of Luxury Experience' awards. The awards took place at Umfolozi Casino in Richards Bay on 7 September 2017.

15 Sep 2017

Karkloof Safari Spa picks up two awards

Karkloof Safari Spa has won two awards at the 2017 Lilizela Tourism Awards. The spa won the 'Best Five Star Lodge' and the 'Best Lap of Luxury Experience' awards. The awards took place at Umfolozi Casino in Richards Bay on 7 September 2017.

15 Sep 2017

Minister Tokozile Xasa to attend tourism expo

The Minister of Tourism Tokozile Xasa will attend the Tourism Expo in Tokyo, Japan from 21 - 24 September 2017. Minister Xasa was invited by the Japanese Association Travel Agents (JATA), in collaboration with the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). Xasa is expected to be one of...

14 Sep 2017

Cape Royale Luxury Hotel receives five-star rating

The Tourism Grading Council of South Africa has awarded the Cape Royale Luxury Hotel with a five-star rating. A five-star rating is awarded to establishments that display quality and luxurious accommodation that match international standards. The Cape Royale Luxury Hotel is situated in Green...

13 Sep 2017

Inter Hotel Challenge winners announced at gala dinner

The fifth annual Cape Legends Inter Hotel Challenge gala awards dinner was held at the Southern Sun Cape Sun on 5 August 2017. The competition aims to provide a vehicle and public platform for creating an environment of mentorship for the country's hospitality industry. Beverly Hills' Eugene...

7 Sep 2017

Marriott International picks up two awards

Marriott International has been awarded the best business hotel group and the best international hotel group in South Africa at the Business Traveler Africa Awards 2017. The awards were recently held in Cape Town and the nominations for the event were sourced from various travel bodies.

7 Sep 2017

Heavenly Spa named best luxury urban escape spa at Luxury Spa Awards

The Westin Cape Town's Heavenly Spa received the award for the Best Luxury Urban Escape Spa at the 2017 World Luxury Spa Awards. The World Luxury Spa Awards are presented to luxury spas in 32 different categories; about 29 South African spas entered this particular category. Consumers are...

6 Sep 2017

BA, kulula.com win at Traveller Africa Awards

British Airways (operated by Comair) has been named Best African Regional Short-Haul Airline and kulula.com has been named Best African Low-Cost Airline at the sixth annual Business Traveller Africa Awards. The awards were held in Sandon on 1 September 2017....

5 Sep 2017

Avis Rent a Car wins best car rental company award

Avis Rent a Car has been awarded the Best Car Rental Company Award at the 2017 Business Traveller Africa Conference and Awards, 1 September 2017. The awards ceremony acknowledges local travel trade and rewards excellence in the South African business travel industry. Avis has won the awards...

5 Sep 2017

Sandra Lennox named Club Manager of the Year at CMASA Awards

George Golf Club GM Sandra Lennox became the first woman to be named the Club Manager of the Year at the Club Management Association of South Africa's (CMASA) annual awards. The awards gala was held at the Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club. The CMASA Awards are held in association with...

4 Sep 2017

Gareth Taylor steps into ring for cancer charity

Gareth Taylor has pledged to enter a boxing ring in an effort to raise funds for the Little Fighters Cancer Trust during Childhood Cancer Awareness month. Taylor is to enter the ring at White Collar Boxing 19 event at Scarlet Ribbon in Modderfontein on 15 September 2017. The local artist won...

29 Aug 2017

Gatsby Spa judged a world premiere spa

Sun International's Sun City Gatsby Spa has recently won a global award at the 2017 World Luxury Spa Awards in the Luxury Spa Group category. The voting system for the awards is based on service excellence rated by spa guests.

25 Aug 2017

Woodford Reserve hosts exclusive tasting

Woodford Reserve hosted an exclusive bourbon tasting on 21 August. The tasting consisted of South African brand ambassador Marson Strydom educating its guests on the background of the bourbon. The guests were offered to taste variants of Woodford throughout the event.

24 Aug 2017

Drakenstein honour women in tourism

The Drakenstein Municipality honoured women this past Women's Day when it hosted a 100 women to journey on a day trip through the region. The themes of the day centred around the importance of tearing down barriers for women in the tourism industry and the role they played in sustainable growth...

23 Aug 2017

Fedhasa to take tourism on the road in NC

Federated Hospitality Association of South Africa (Fedhasa) Cape has paired with The Tourism Grading Council and Tourism Marketing South Africa to present the Tourism Industry Partnership Roadshow. The roadshow is aimed at addressing key issues affecting the hospitality and tourism industries. ...

18 Aug 2017

SANParks Week opens in September

The South African National Parks (SANParks) Week officially opens on 17 September 2017. The launch event is will be officiated by Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa at the Golden Gate Highlands National Park in the Free State. Every year, SANParks allows all South African citizens free...

18 Aug 2017

Hayward's Grand Safari Company's Celia du Preez acknowledged by Meetings magazine

Hayward's Grand Safari Company's Celia du Preez was recently acknowledged as one of the top 40 woman in the MICE industry for 2017 in Meetings magazine. The winner of the award will be announced at an awards ceremony set to take place on 17 August 2017. Nominees were selected based on their...

16 Aug 2017

KNP's new security system requires visitor identification

From 1 September 2017, all South African and non-South African visitors (over the age of 18) at the Kruger National Park will have to provide positive identity documentation before entering at the southern part of the park. The Kruger National Park has been implementing additional gate access...

16 Aug 2017

SANParks to launch 4x4 experience

SANParks Honorary Rangers are to launch an exclusive 4x4 forest experience route through the Wilderness Section of the Garden Route National Park for Heritage weekend. Adventure enthusiasts will have three different routes to choose from and the routes will feature indigenous forests, fynbos and...

11 Aug 2017

Tsogo Sun, Proudly South African host honourary lunch

Tsogo Sun and Proudly South African partnered this past Women's Day to host a lunch in honour of the remarkability of women. The theme of the lunch/event was 'own your throne', which celebrates and enforces the act of women embracing themselves. The event featured TV presenter Leanne Manas, ...

11 Aug 2017

D'oreale Grande Hotel is a contender at World Luxury Hotel Awards

Peermont D'oreale Grande Hotel at Emperors Palace has become a contender at the 2017 World Luxury Hotel Awards after it was nominated in the Luxury Casino, Air Transit, and Luxury Business Hotel categories. In its 11th year, the awards is an international organisation that recognises and...

11 Aug 2017

Fedhasa aims to improve young industry professionals through mentorship

The Federated Hospitality Association of Southern Africa (Fedhasa) has launched the Fedhasa Cape Young Professionals Mentorship Initiative in an effort to develop the skills of young people in the sector. The 12-month mentorship programme pairs young industry professionals with a mentor who has a...

11 Aug 2017

Country's brightest acknowledged at Standard Bank Rising Star Awards

The sixth annual Standard Bank Rising Star Awards were held at the Hilton Sandton. The event was hosted by comedian Joey Rasdien and the Tourism Minister, Tokozile Xasa, delivered the opening address. The awards are aimed at acknowledging 12 industries' rising stars and creating a network of...

7 Aug 2017

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