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

Africa Albida Tourism now a 24-hour reservationist

Africa Albida Tourism has become 24-hour reservationists since 1 August 2017. The move has been implemented to better serve the needs of its customers not in the same time zones. The hospitality group's central reservations, located at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, will be operating for...

3 Aug 2017

Big Easy Durban shines bright like a diamond at Diners Club Winelist Awards

Big Easy Durban was awarded diamond status in the 2017 Diners Club Winelist Awards. The winners of this year's Diners Club Winelist Awards were announced at a special ceremony, which was held at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Umhlanga. Diamond status is the highest accolade in the Diners Club...

3 Aug 2017

Granny Mouse awarded the Diners Club Diamond Award

Granny Mouse Country House & Spa has been awarded the Diners Club Diamond Award for its wine list for an eighth consecutive year. The Diners Club wine list awards act as confirmation that a particular establishment has a well thought-out wine list. Granny Mouse was one of seven establishments in...

1 Aug 2017

D'oreale Grande hotel awarded certificate of excellence

D'oreale Grande hotel at Emperors Palace has been awarded the 2017 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor. The award picks out establishments that consistently receive exceptional travel reviews on TripAdvisor and maintain an overall rating of at least four out of five stars. It also...

31 Jul 2017

Pam Golding Property to market Zanzibar Amber Resort

The Pam Golding Property group has been appointed to market apartments and villas of Zanzibar Amber Resort. Zanzibar Amber Resort is intended to be a tropical community on the coast of East Africa that will include a vast array of options and facilities after its completion. Some of the...

28 Jul 2017

Maia Luxury Resort & Spa receives two accolades at WTA

Maia Luxury Resort & Spa on the Mahé island in the Seychelles received two accolades at this year's annual World Travel Awards Indian Ocean, which was announced in the Maldives. Maia Luxury Resort & Spa was named as the Seychelles' leading boutique hotel 2017 as well as the Seychelles' leading...

25 Jul 2017

Fedhasa and Ikhaya Le Langa give advice

The Federated Hospitality Association of South Africa (FEDHASA) Cape region in partnership with NGO Ikhaya Le Langa has recently teamed-up with entrepreneurs for a day of advice and tip sharing in a local community. The topics were pertinent and revolved around the hospitality industry. The...

21 Jul 2017

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...

19 Jul 2017

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...

18 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Airbnb data indicates R2.4bn contribution to SA economy

To coincide with the Tourism Indaba set to take place in Durban, Airbnb has released a data report, which indicates that the online marketplace and hospitality service contributed R2.4bn to South African economy in 2016. The report is based on internal company data collected between 1 January...

17 May 2017

Leeu Collection partners with celeb chef for international expansion

The Leeu Collection has partnered with Indian celebrity chef and restaurateur, Ritu Dalmia, as it looks to expand globally with the roll out of an international restaurant portfolio. The first two restaurants are to open in Milan, Italy in the latter part of 2017 and the United Kingdom in...

8 May 2017

Big Easy Durban's interior design wins silver at A' Design Awards

Ernie Els' The Big Easy Durban received the silver award for its interior design at the international 2017 A' Design Awards. The restaurant's interior was designed by the international hospitality interior design firm, Virserius Studio. The design is focused on the combination of modern design...

8 May 2017

CATHSSETA accredits Capital Hotel School with two NSC courses

The Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality, and Sport Sector Education and Training Authority has accredited the Capital Hotel School and Training Academy with two national certificate courses; food and beverage services and accommodation. The accreditation allows the Capital Hotel School's corporate...

18 Apr 2017

Protea Hotels by Marriot honours top staff achievers

Protea Hotels by Marriott recently honoured its top staff achievers at its General Managers' Conference, held at the Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! by Marriott Pretoria Menlyn. The General Manager of the Year Award was awarded to Deleur Stander, the GM of the Protea Hotel by Marriott Stellenbosch,...

7 Apr 2017

Single mum enjoys an aha moment

Mayenziwe Nombela, a single mother from Durban, Kwazulu-Natal, has been announced as the winner of a four-night stay for two at the aha Makalali Private Game Lodge and a two nights at the aha Casa Do Sol Hotel & Resort valued at R30,000, after she cooked her way through the aha Tastes: Designed to...

7 Apr 2017

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