Etihad's Atlas wins two Communicator Awards

Etihad Airways' in-flight magazine Atlas won two awards at the 24th Annual Communicator Awards. The magazine came out on top in the Design Features - Photography and Design Features - Overall Design categories. The Communicator Awards recognise creative excellence and innovation in global...

20 hours ago

Limpopo conservation areas get additional rangers

An eight-week ranger training course presented by the Southern African Wildlife College has graduated 39 new rangers to assist with the fight against wildlife crime in various conservation areas in Limpopo. The new rangers were trained in the practical and theoretical aspects of anti-poaching...

21 hours ago

Eithiopian Airlines to introduce Manchester-Addis Ababa flight

Ethiopian Airlines will introduce a four-times-a-week service between the Manchester Airport in the UK and Addis Ababa. The airline will operate the B-787 on the route with business and economy classes. The service will start on 1 December 2018 and will initially transit via Brussels. It is...

3 days ago

FlySafair sells over 30,000 tickets during R4 blow-out sale

FlySafair sold more than 30,000 flight tickets, priced at R4 each, during its annual blow-out sale. The low-cost airline created a digital 'waiting room' where visitors were held and released onto the Flysafair website in small batches to protect the site from crashing. The airline also fielded...

3 days ago

InterContinental Nairobi picks up five-star hotel award

The Tourism Regulatory Authority of Kenya's National Classification exercise has awarded InterContinental Nairobi as a five-star hotel in the category of Town Hotel. The exercise takes place every five years as part of the East Africa Community's mission to standardise hotels and restaurants in...

17 May 2018

Yasuhiro Fujio wins S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018

Yasuhiro Fujio has been crowned as the winner for S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 after wowing the grand jury with his signature dish called 'Across the Sea'. The competition came to a close on 13 May 2018 after three rounds of competitive cooking throughout the weekend. Virgilio Martínez,...

16 May 2018

Cape Town, Western Cape bags best stand award

Cape Town and the Western Cape were (plural) awarded for having the best stand at Africa's Travel Indaba 2018 in Durban. The stand was designed and manufactured using green principles, 50% of the booth is re-palpable and constructed using recycled paper waste material. The steel used for the...

11 May 2018

Hurtigruten to address marine pollution by going plastic-free

Hurtigruten will remove plastic straws, drink mixers, plastic glasses, coffee lids, and plastic bags from all its ships from 2 July 2018. The move forms part of Hurtigruten's efforts to reduce marine pollution, which is said to be increasing at a rate of 15 metric tonnes of plastic per minute. ...

10 May 2018

BA to introduce three weekly direct London-Durban flights

British Airways (BA) will introduce a thrice weekly direct flight from Heathrow Airport in London to the King Shaka International Airport in Durban. This new service, operated by the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, will commence on 29 October 2018. Currently, the airline also flies a twice-daily...

9 May 2018

Eurowings adds long-haul flight to portfolio

Eurowings has added a new long-haul flight between Windhoek and Munich to its portfolio. The long-haul flight can be booked through www.eurowings.com or through the Eurowings app. The first flight for the route was completed on 8 May 2018 with an Airbus 330 long-haul jet....

9 May 2018

Kerzner International names Richard Lyon GM of the Year

Kerzner International recognised One&Only Cape Town general manager Richard Lyon as the GM of the Year. Lyon received the accolade at Kerzner's annual conference. The award was given in recognition for Lyon's leadership. Lyon has more than 40 years of experience in the hospitality industry and...

8 May 2018

Table Bay hotel receives a Reevoo award

British Airways Holidays has awarded The Table Bay Hotel with a Reevoo award for a second consecutive year. The award acknowledges The Table Bay as one of the top reviewed hotels in its Customer Excellence Awards Programme. The hotel attained a score of 9.1 out of 10 based on customer reviews,...

26 Apr 2018

Wesgro to launch the Halal Tourism Guide in Middle East

The Wesgro Leisure Tourism and Tsogo Sun will take a sales trip to the Middle East. The trip received endorsements from South African Tourism (Sat) and the Southern Africa Tourism Services Association (Satsa). The team is to launch the Halal Tourism Guide at the Arabian Travel Market 2018 in...

24 Apr 2018

Turkish Airlines celebrates 'the year of Troy' with special plane

Turkish Airlines has included a decorated Airbus A321 in its fleet in line with the Republic of Turkey's declaration of 2018 as 'the year of Troy'. Troy (or Troia as it is known in Turkish) has been a Unesco World Cultural Heritage site for 20 years and is one of the most famous ancient cities in...

23 Apr 2018

Three local chefs to attend French cooking school

Three young local student chefs - Bongani Ngwenya, Nkululeko Qino, and Thobi Skosana - will be completing an internship at Le Calabash, the cooking school in France's Loire Valley. The cooking school is owned by South African chefs, Sidney and Alison Bond. The internship at Le Calabash lasts for...

23 Apr 2018

Chef Chad Bosman makes menu adjustments at Atrium restaurant

Newly appointed executive sous chef Chad Bosman has made some menu adjustments at the InterContinental Johannesburg Sandton Towers. The InterContinental's Atrium restaurant's menu now features a varietyof international styles and flavours. The new menu includes a range of exotic salad starters,...

23 Apr 2018

Spier wins silver at Responsible Tourism Awards

Spier Wine Farm was awarded silver in the category of Decent Work and Inclusion and silver in the Best for Global Goals Reporting category at the 2018 African Responsible Tourism Awards. The Global Goals Reporting category is a new category that measures all entries against identified...

20 Apr 2018

Fair Trade rates Asilia as best in Africa

Fair Trade Tourism has rated Asilia as the most committed to responsible tourism standards in Africa. The rating was made in Fair Trade Tourism's review of certified safari lodges and camps, across eight countries in Africa. The survey found that Asilia has 48% of its properties certified at...

19 Apr 2018

DHL unveils new Boeing 737-400F

DHL has extended its service offering in Southern Africa with the launch of a new Boeing 737-400F cargo aircraft that will operate between South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Zambia. The aircraft is DHL's fourth Boeing 737-400F in its sub-Saharan Africa air network. The Boeing 737-400F will carry out...

17 Apr 2018

Public may now vote for the Sanlam Top Destination Awards

Voting for the fourth annual Sanlam Top Destination Awards is now open to the public on both the Discount Traveler and Top Destination Awards websites. The yearly hospitality awards programme recognises the efforts of establishments across the country in 10 categories. Entries for...

16 Apr 2018

Turkish Airlines records highest load factor in its history

Turkish Airlines has indicated that it has achieved the highest load factor in its history for the first quarter of the year at 80.5%, an increase of 6.5% year-on-year. During the first quarter, 17 million passengers flew Turkish Airlines; an increase of 29%. Additionally, the airline recorded...

16 Apr 2018

Young chefs gear up for S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 finale

The S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 will be announced in Milan, Italy. The competition finalists will compete for the award from 12-13 May 2018. The finalists also stand a chance to win the Fine Dining Lovers People's Choice Award, which will reward the favourite chef of the digital foodie...

16 Apr 2018

Radisson Blu Waterfront goes plastic straw free

The Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront will no longer use plastic straws and will only offer paper straws from April 2018. This forms part of its environmental and sustainability strategy. The hotel will in future use biodegradable straws and will further customer attention on no plastic straw usage...

12 Apr 2018

Alitalia returns to SA

Italian airline Alitalia's return to OR Tambo International Airport after 17 years of absence has been welcomed by South African Tourism. Alitalia will operate on the Rome-to-Johannesburg route four times a week with travellers having the choice of Magnifica business class, premium economy, and...

11 Apr 2018

Turkish Airlines bags three at TripAdvisor awards

Turkish Airlines has come out on top in three categories at the TripAdvisor 2018 Travellers' Choice Awards. The airline was named 'Best Economy Class in Europe', 'Best Business Class in Europe', and received the 'Major Airline in Europe' accolade. The awards are based on the quantity and...

11 Apr 2018

First Group comes out on top at RCI Industry Awards

First Group has won 10 of the 12 top categories at the RCI Annual Oscas awards and had 70% of the wins going its way at the event, including the Diamond Resort of The Year awarded to La Côte d'Azur. Thirteen gold and silver crown RCI gradings were added to First Group's list of accolades along...

10 Apr 2018

Fastjet first quarter on-time performance is 90%

Fastjet has recorded an on-time performance of 90% for the first quarter of 2018. Fastjet operates in Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, South Africa and Zambia. A recent survey conducted among the airline's passengers indicated an increase in customer satisfaction levels with 83% of respondents...

10 Apr 2018

Zambezi Queen Collection gets two WTA nominations

Two of the Zambezi Queen Collection's properties received World Travel Awards nominations; the Zambezi Queen has been nominated as Africa's Leading River Cruise Company and Ichingo Chobe River Lodge has been nominated as Namibia's Leading Tented Safari Camp. The Ichingo Chobe River Lodge was...

5 Apr 2018

Ethiopian Airlines adds third JHB-Addis Ababa flight

Ethiopian Airlines has added a third daily flight between Johannesburg in South Africa and Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. Ethiopian first introduced flights to Johannesburg in 1994, where it previously operated two daily flights. In 2015, the airline introduced flights to Cape Town and currently...

4 Apr 2018

Eithopian Airlines adds third JHB-Addis Ababa flight

Ethiopian Airlines has added a third daily flight between Johannesburg in South Africa and Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. Ethiopian first introduced flights to Johannesburg in 1994, where it previously operated two daily flights. In 2015, the airline introduced flights to Cape Town and currently...

4 Apr 2018

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