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

Julia Situma and Farzanah Harris to represent Table Bay at the 2017 Inter Hotel Challenge

Sun International Table Bay has selected wine steward Julia Situma and chef Farzanah Harris as its representatives for the Cape Legends & Artisan Spirits Inter Hotel Challenge. Situma will be mentored by Heinrich La Meyer and will be the hotel's spirits and wine pairing representative while Harris...

6 Apr 2017

First Group's service delivery wins at RCI OSCAS

First Group was announced as the Resort of the Year at the 29th annual RCI OSCAS, which took place at Sun City, Johannesburg. First Group received this tribute for two of its properties, namely La Cote d'Azur which won the Top Gold Crown-Medium award and Perna Perna St Lucia which won the Top...

4 Apr 2017

Tsogo Sun website wins gold at HSMAI Adrian Awards

The Tsogo Sun website has received a gold award for digital marketing - design and development, at the Hospitality, Sales and Marketing Association International Adrian Awards which was held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York. Senior industry and media experts selected the award winners...

4 Apr 2017

Ethisphere names Rezidor the World's Most Ethical Hotel Company for 2017

The Ethisphere Institute named Rezidor Hotel Group, a member of Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, the World's Most Ethical Company for the eighth time. The assessment of nomination is based on the Ethisphere Institute's Ethics Quotient framework, which delivers measurable ways in which to assess a...

24 Mar 2017

Granny Mouse receives the 2017 Top Valued Establishment Award

Granny Mouse Country House & Spa received the 2017 Top Valued Establishment Award. The establishment was recognised as one of the best value accommodation destinations in Howick, KwaZulu-Natal based on rates by guests that book through AccommoDirect.com. Some of Granny Mouse's other recognitions...

10 Mar 2017

Tintswalo Safari Lodge introduces the Grant Suite

The Tintswalo Safari Lodge introduced the new Grant Suite, a two-bedroom family suite, in the Manyeleti Game Reserve near the Kruger National Park. The new suite is connected to the main lodge by a raised wooden walkway and consists of two en-suite bedrooms, a lounge with private deck and a large...

27 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

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

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

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

The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Fran├žais 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 Fran├žais, 21 years...

21 Nov 2016

Fairlawns receives top honour at World Luxury Hotel Awards

The World Luxury Hotel Awards has named Johannesburg's Fairlawns Boutique Hotel and Spa the Best Luxury Boutique Hotel in South Africa. The hotel received the accolade at an awards ceremony held in Doha, Qatar. Nineteen years ago, Fairlawns was one of the city's few boutique hotels and was once...

3 Nov 2016

Nkosi named Tsogo Sun Entrepreneur of the Year

Nqobile Nkosi, owner of NQ Jewellery Design Services based in Soweto, has been announced as the winner of the 2016 Tsogo Sun Entrepreneur of the Year Award at a gala banquet at the group's Riverside Sun Resort on the banks of the Vaal River in Vanderbijlpark. Minister of Tourism, Derek Hanekom, was...

21 Oct 2016

Randpark named best golf course in Best of Joburg

The Randpark Golf Club was named best golf course in the Best of Joburg Readers' Choice Awards. The club offers extensive facilities and services with a resort feel in the heart of Johannesburg.

21 Oct 2016

Peermont wins Gambling Indaba

Peermont Hotels, Resorts and Casinos has been announced as winners of the Gambling Indaba's CSI Award for the Peermont Hotel School. The award acknowledges and rewards work done behind the scenes of the gambling industry.

20 Oct 2016

Orion Group awarded Top Employer

The Orion Group has been awarded the Top Employers South Africa 2017 certificate after being announced as a Top Employer for its fifth consecutive year. The announcement is amid their 25th anniversary; as the company, headed by Franz Gmeiner, opened its doors for business in 1991 with only...

17 Oct 2016

Suncoast voted best KZN casino

Suncoast was awarded first place in the Best Entertainment Destination/Casino category for the 13th year in a row in KwaZulu-Natal in the Daily News Your Choice Awards. The Daily News Your Choice Awards consumer experience-driven awards run by the Daily News where KZN consumers are asked to...

29 Sep 2016

The Westin Cape Town voted best large hotel conference venue

The Westin Cape Town was awarded the 'Best Traveller Africa - Best Large Hotel Conference Venue Award' at the Business Traveller Africa awards ceremony in Johannesburg. The Business Traveller Africa awards ceremony is an event intended for the South African business travel trade and celebrates...

8 Sep 2016

Hilton Durban's head concierge a member of the Society of the Golden Keys

Les Clefs d'Or has awarded Hilton Durban's longstanding head concierge, Wellington Nzuza, his Golden Keys, becoming a member of the "Society of the Golden Keys". This prestigious membership is by invitation only and is one of the highest honors a concierge can be awarded. Wellington is now only the...

5 Aug 2016

Sun International wins five casino marketing awards

Sun International scooped no less than five prestigious Romero Awards for excellence in casino marketing, including top Diamond award at the 10th annual Casino Marketing and Technology Conference in Las Vegas. Sun International's casino marketing team won a Diamond Award for a Direct Marketing...

28 Jul 2016

Gatsby Spa wins Best Luxury Spa Group in Africa

The Gatsby Spa at Sun International's Sun City, situated at the resort's Gary Player Country Club, has been ranked as one of the world's premier spas in the 2016 World Luxury Spa Awards. The Gatsby spa won the award for Best Luxury Spa Group on the African continent. The World Luxury Spa Awards...

13 Jul 2016

Camdeboo Spa named top African day spa

The African Pride Irene Country Lodge's African Day Spa (Camdeboo Spa) has been recognised by the World Luxury Spa Awards as the number one Luxury Day Spa on the African continent. There are 27 categories of awards that are presented to luxury spas in a country, continent, and global basis. Sixty...

6 Jul 2016

Candy Tothill up for 2016 Businesswoman of the Year Awards

Tsogo Sun's general manager of corporate affairs, Candy Tothill is a finalist in the corporate category of the Businesswomen's Association of South Africa (BWASA) 2016 Businesswoman of the Year Awards. These awards actively seek to identify, acknowledge, celebrate and recognise the astute...

21 Jun 2016

Sun City wins at World Travel Awards

Sun International's Sun City Resort in the North West Province received two prestigious awards in the 23rd Annual World Travel Awards programme. The resort scooped the awards for Africa's Leading Resort and Africa's Leading Casino Resort for 2016. As a regional winner in two categories, Sun City...

20 Jun 2016

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