Sidney Fhumulani Mikosi joins other tour guides at Robben Island

Sidney Fhumulani Mikosi, head guide at Marakele National Park will join other tour guides from across the country at the International Tourist Guide's day, taking place at Robben Island between 3 and 4 March 2017. Mikosi joined the Marakele National Park in 2009 and has since won the national...

2 days ago

Bouchard Finlayson up for Klink Award

Hemel-en-Aarde Valley winery, Bouchard Finlayson has been nominated as an SA Wine Icon in South Africa's Klink Awards. Other nominees in the category include Beyerskloof, Waterford Estate and Groot Constantia. The Klink Awards was introduced five years ago and remains SA's only wine consumer...

3 days ago

Best Venue Award for Sandton Convention Centre

The Sandton Convention Centre has been announced as 'Best Venue' EXSA-llence award winner in the annual Exhibition Industry Awards, which took place on 26 January at the Ticketpro Dome, Johannesburg. With an ‘Out of Africa' theme, the awards ceremony saw guests arrive in traditional attire, safari...

21 Feb 2017

WTM portfolio registration now open

Registration for the World Travel Market, taking place during the month of April, is now open. The three leading travel exhibitions in the WTM portfolio includes the World Travel Market Latin America, World Travel Market Africa and Arabian Travel Market. Following the success of the World...

20 Feb 2017

Newmark hotels in TripAdvisor top 25 SA hotels

Two of Newmark's five star hotels were included in TripAdvisor's list of Top 25 Hotels in South Africa. The Queen Victoria Hotel in the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town was listed at number five while the Drostdy Hotel in Graaff-Reinet in the Eastern Cape was listed at eight.

9 Feb 2017

Tourvest East Africa to manage KIli Villas

Tourvest East Africa won the contract to manage KIli Villas near the city of Arusha in northern Tanzania from 1 March 2017. The property is to be rebranded to Lemala Kili Villas so that it can fit into Lemala's existing guest circuit. The KIli Villas comprises of three villas with a total of 13...

9 Feb 2017

ASATA, ABTA enter a strategic partnership

The Association of Southern African Travel Agents (ASATA) and African Business Travel Association (ABTA) have entered a strategic partnership. The partnership is aimed at increasing the companies' presence in the travel sector in addition to supporting events that will be of mutual benefit. The...

3 Feb 2017

Pienaar resigns at Flight Centre, Stark to be interim replacement

Raylene Pienaar has resigned as the general manager of Corporate Traveller, which is part of the Flight Centre Travel Group. Pienaar is to pursue other interests and Flight Centre Travel Group MD, Andrew Stark will act as Corporate Traveller GM until a suitable replacement is found. Stark held...

1 Feb 2017

WTM Africa recognised at AAXO ROAR awards

WTM Africa received the award for Best Joint Trade Exhibition in the 6,001 to 12,000m2 category at the 2017 Association of African Exhibition Organisers (AAXO) ROAR awards. The awards recognise excellence in the exhibitions sector, particularly in the way the exhibition strategy incorporates...

31 Jan 2017

Visitor from EC helps cableway reach 26 millionth milestone

Elbie Mattheus from Craddock in the Eastern Cape was the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway's 26 millionth visitor. In contrast to 1957 when it took 28 years for the cableway to reach one million visitors, in 2017 it only took 11 months. As a reward for helping the cableway reach this milestone,...

19 Jan 2017

Kucera steps down as FEDHASA Cape board chairperson

Rob Kucera has resigned as the chairperson of the FEDHASA (Federated Hospitality Association of Southern Africa) Cape board as he intends on pursuing an opportunity abroad. FEDHASA Cape board vice-chairperson, Jeff Rosenberg is to serve as the acting chairperson until Kucera's successor is elected...

13 Jan 2017

Trainees fluent in Mandarin following tourism department's programme

The 20 trainees selected, including aha Lesedi's Phelisa Matyolo and Ziyanda Mtshali, to participate in the tourism department's Mandarin programme have achieved an 88% pass rate. The trainees selected to participate had come from establishments that had seen a growing number of Chinese visitors in...

11 Jan 2017

Tsogosun.com collects four international awards

In 2016, www.tsogosun.com received a total of four international website awards. Tsogo Sun's website was named an official honouree at the 20th Annual Webby Awards, won a Gold Travel Weekly Magellan Award, was named the best hotel and lodging website at the Webawards 2016 as well as best-in-class in...

29 Dec 2016

Thomson launches 'Moments' campaign

Thomson, a major UK travel company, has launched a campaign, 'Moments', ahead of its rebrand to TUI in late 2017. The campaign, created by RKCR/Y&R, comprises of TV, radio, print, digital, VOD, broadcast idents, social and in-store. The campaign represents a shift from Thomson's previous...

20 Dec 2016

Cape Point receives one millionth visitor for 2016

The Cape of Good Hope or Cape Point exceeded all former visitor record numbers when it received its one millionth visitor for 2016 on 7 December. Tsopane Machake from Polokwane, Limpopo visited the site with his family and simply for being the one millionth visitor, the South African National Parks...

8 Dec 2016

Goh Choon Phong receives the 2016 Eisenhower Global Innovation Award

The US-based Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU) bestowed the 2016 Dwight D. Eisenhower Global Innovation Award upon the CEO of Singapore Airlines, Goh Choon Phong at a gala dinner in New York. This is the first that the accolade is given to a recipient from south-east Asia....

7 Dec 2016

FCM named the best travel management company for sixth consecutive time

For the sixth consecutive time, FCM Travel Solutions was named the World's Leading Travel Management Company at the World Travel Awards. The company received its accolade at a gala ceremony held in the Maldives. The award is an addition to the several other global and regional awards the company...

6 Dec 2016

Pinnacle Point Estate announced best golf course in South Africa

Pinnacle Point Estate has been announced as the top golf course in South Africa at the third annual World Golf Awards. The award recognises golfing destinations shaping the future of the industry, internationally. South Africa was proclaimed as Africa's best golfing destination, beating Egypt,...

5 Dec 2016

The Boardwalk Hotel ranked first in 2016/2017 Ask Afrika Orange Index

The 2016/2017 Ask Afrika Orange Index has ranked The Boardwalk Hotel in Port Elizabeth as the number one company in its industry. The Ask Afrika Orange Index benchmarks service levels across 33 industries in the country. The survey is considered the largest and most widely referenced service...

5 Dec 2016

ASKY announced Regional Carrier of the Year

Pan-African airline, ASKY, has been named Regional Carrier of the Year at the African Airlines Association's 48th Annual General Assembly held at the Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. The award is in recognition of excellent service delivery, innovation and competitiveness in the airline travel industry...

1 Dec 2016

Jumia Travel wins Hotel Booking Portal of the Year

The Nigerian based hotel booking portal, Jumia Travel, has won the Hotel Booking Portal of the Year award at the annual Nigeria Technology Awards held at the City Mall, Onikan Lagos. The Nigeria Technology Awards, organised by media, events and entertainment company, Technology Avenue, celebrates...

29 Nov 2016

Table Mountain named best SA attraction at Cheapflights Travel Awards

The Cheapflights Travel Awards named South Africa's New7Wonder, Table Mountain the Best South African Attraction for 2016. The awards ceremony was held at East City Studios in Cape Town. The awards are held to acknowledge the foremost airlines, hotels, attractions and experiences in the travel...

28 Nov 2016

Czarnecki is the 2016 Chef of the Year

Chef Grégory Czarnecki of the Waterkloof Estate's restaurant was named the Eat Out S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna Chef of the Year at 2016 Eat Out Restaurant Awards. The restaurant was also placed third on Eat Out's SA Top Ten Restaurants list. Czarnecki was acknowledged for his confidence and...

28 Nov 2016

Special CEO award presented to Fhumulani Sidney Mikosi

The head guide at Marakele National Park , Fhumulani Sidney Mikosi, has been awarded the Special CEO Award at the annual South African National Parks (SANParks) Kudu Awards which was held at the Gallagher Estate, Midrand. Mikosi, labelled the 'jungle encyclopaedia', was also nominated for the...

28 Nov 2016

Department of Tourism receives top accolade

The Best Functioning National Department of the Year award was awarded to The Department of Tourism at the 2016 National Batho Pele Excellence Awards (NBPEA). The department was among thirty-eight government departments that were evaluated within the Best Functioning National Department category...

28 Nov 2016

Cape Point Partnership and Thebe Tourism win Kudu award

The Cape Point Partnership with Thebe Tourism received the SANParks Kudu Award for Business Partner of the Year. The awards, which are sponsored by Total SA and First National Bank, acknowledge the efforts of stakeholders in making sure that the South African National Parks are considered the...

24 Nov 2016

Tasting Room in Eat Out top 10 list for 14th time

The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Français in Franschhoek was included in the Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards' top 10 South African restaurants for a record 14th time. The restaurant placed fourth in the 2016 edition of the list. Since joining the kitchen at Le Quartier Français, 21 years...

21 Nov 2016

Second Lilizela Tourism Award win for The Boardwalk Hotel

The Lilizela Tourism Award for excellence in the five-star meetings, exhibitions and special events category has been awarded to the five-star Boardwalk Hotel, Convention Centre and Spa - in 2015, The Boardwalk Hotel also won the Lilizela Tourism Award for excellence in the five-star accommodation...

14 Nov 2016

kulula.com named Best Low-Cost Airline for 2017

The annual Airline Excellence Awards, hosted by AirlineRatings.com saw kulula.com named as the Best Low-Cost Airline in Africa and the Middle East for 2017. In its third consecutive year, the awards celebrate and promote excellence in the airline industry - recognising the efforts of airline...

14 Nov 2016

Closing date extended for Cape Town Tourism Board Development Fund

The Cape Town Tourism Board Development Fund has extended their closing date for applications to 11 November 2016. The fund programme assists Historically Disadvantaged Individuals (HDI's) to grow their existing SMME tourism business through skill transfer, partnership, enterprise and supplier...

8 Nov 2016

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