Cari Van Wyk
#DesignMonth: Revolutionising the safari experience

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Nadav Ossendryver
[Cari Van Wyk] Through combining the concept of crowdsourcing and social media, Kruger enthusiast Nadav Ossendryver has created an app that has revolutionised the game-viewing experience...

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Liesl Jobson
How Andries Mabila got on track with tours and safaris

How Andries Mabila got on track with tours and safaris[Liesl Jobson] His desire to protect the animals in his care, and a gift for storytelling, inevitably led to Andries realising his full potential as the co-founder of Nghelekele Tours & Safaris...

Posted 6 days ago | Like
Cari Van Wyk
Why is business travel so expensive?

Why is business travel so expensive?[Cari Van Wyk] Many corporates and government have to deal with high business travel expenses and according to Mikha'il Ernest there is a reason behind why it's so high...

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Cari Van Wyk
Meetings Africa: putting the business events sector to work

Meetings Africa: putting the business events sector to work[Cari Van Wyk] Meetings Africa serves as a platform for the business events industry in showcasing South Africa and the rest of the continent's business events and tourism offering...

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Phindiwe Nkosi
Seven requests travel writers hate

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[Phindiwe Nkosi] While the masses are hustling in corporate offices or stuck in traffic, the travel writer could be waking up to a song of a bird s/he has never heard before...

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Phindiwe Nkosi
Five ideas to fill your vacant off-peak rooms

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[Phindiwe Nkosi] Tired of paying staff to twiddle their thumbs during off-peak seasons when guest occupancy levels are low?

Posted 20 days ago | Like
Candice Winterboer
[BizTrends 2016] New frontiers in travel and tourism

[BizTrends 2016] New frontiers in travel and tourism[Candice Winterboer] Tailor-made messaging, a strong online presence and the power of word-of-mouth marketing are sure to characterise...

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Nicci Botha
[BizTrends 2016] Five top trends in tourism

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[Nicci Botha] As is the case with so many industries, digital technology will be a major influencer in the tourism sector. These are some of the continuing and emerging trends in 2016...

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Phindiwe Nkosi
Do's and don'ts of hosting a travel writer

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[Phindiwe Nkosi] As a travel writer, just when one thinks it can't get any better, there are moments when it does. The same is true for the other side of the coin...

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Competition Commission counsels against Peermont takeover

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[Marc Hasenfuss] Gaming and hotel giant Sun International's proposed R9.4bn buyout of rival Peermont Group has stumbled at the first hurdle...

Posted 2 months ago | Like
Hein Koen
Enhancing your international guests' travel experience

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[Hein Koen] Operators are increasingly under pressure to find innovative ways to differentiate themselves and provide a superior experience to visitors...

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Brian Berkman
Fancourt Manor House takes bespoke travel to the ultimate level

Fancourt Manor House takes bespoke travel to the ultimate level[Brian Berkman] Some of the hospitality lessons from luxury Asian hotels have happily filtered down to South Africa...

Posted 2 months ago | Like (1)
Henrie Geyser: motoring editor
Atlas of over 300 parks and reserves

Atlas of over 300 parks and reserves[Henrie Geyser: motoring editor] If you love the open road, discovering new places and have a passion for the wild now is the time to start dropping hints to the family about what you would like for Christmas...

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Brian Berkman
Is this Knysna hotel in a converted power station one of a kind?

Is this Knysna hotel in a converted power station one of a kind?[Brian Berkman] The Thesens founded a turbine-driven power station fuelled by their timber off cuts. The power station site is now the fabulous Turbine Hotel and Spa...

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Brian Berkman
The Drostdy Hotel makes Graaff-Reinet a luxury destination

The Drostdy Hotel makes Graaff-Reinet a luxury destination[Brian Berkman] Graaff-Reinet has all the historic and architectural charm of Stellenbosch...

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Brian Berkman
Stay in a Victorian Mansion in the Friendly City

Stay in a Victorian Mansion in the Friendly City[Brian Berkman] Port Elizabeth is a little like I remember Cape Town while growing up...

Posted 3 months ago | Like
Brian Berkman
This Logan's Run is the slowest paced of all

This Logan's Run is the slowest paced of all[Brian Berkman] Hotelier David Rawdon was championed for his elegant eye for interiors, his Midas-touch when it came to operating hotels and, perhaps most importantly, for defining what would become a whole new category of hotel - the Country House or Boutique Hotel...

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Craig Lowe
Why are travellers still stuck on SIM cards?

Craig Lowe[Craig Lowe] Mobile connectivity is a major priority for travellers, but many South Africans are still using outdated and overly expensive means to stay connected on the move...

Posted 4 months ago | Like
Neil Cameron
Energy efficiency wins for hospitality industry

Neil Cameron[Neil Cameron] In the hospitality industry where room occupancy rates directly correlate with profitability, it's hard to put a cap on energy use...

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Evan-Lee Courie
There's more to 'sea' than whales in Hermanus

There's more to 'sea' than whales in Hermanus[Evan-Lee Courie] The seaside village of Hermanus will be celebrating the 24th Annual Hermanus Whale Festival from 2-4 October 2015, but there's much more to see...

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