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Four Rosmead, for sure!

[Brian Berkman] Four Rosmead is the kind of Cape Town boutique hotel where you would put your visiting family and friends who can afford to fly First but choose Business class instead.

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The Queen - fit for a king

[Brian Berkman] When you're staying in the land's third oldest hotel you expect to see cracks showing and the plaster crumbling from the walls.

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Beacon beckons

[Brian Berkman] People who think that the Pansy Shell is what most identify with as the symbol of Plettenberg Bay are wrong.

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A great repast at The Plettenberg

[Brian Berkman] All top hotels now enquire about dietary requirements when you book but this is the first time I've been presented with a full menu tailored to my low-carb, high-fat, no sugar diet.

Posted 17 days ago | Like
Tourism marketing: Power to the picture

[Mike Saunders] These last couple of years have been the "Years of Images" and, as a result, the social media landscape is changing for all industries concerned. Social sites that are predominately visual, such as Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube have all grown in popularity and in visual internet marketing. This is especially true in the travel and tourism industries, and they offer incredible opportunities.

Posted 26 days ago | Like
Tourism Marketing: Location strategy for your business

[Mike Saunders] In business, you realise and learn how important your business's location is to its success. Not only is your physical location important, but also your digital location. More and more consumers are turning to the digital landscape first to find the businesses that they are looking for, and you need to be in their field of vision straight away.

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[10 Things I love About...] The West Rand

[Brian Berkman] Contributing Editor, Travel, Brian Berkman, asked Shane Collinson, Director of Operations and Complex General Manager at Silverstar about why he loves the West Rand with such passion.

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The Grand, where only the timber floors are stressed

[Brian Berkman] It takes a special kind of visionary to turn a decrepit piece of real estate into a boutique hotel that is recommended by trendy and upscale group Mr and Mrs Smith.

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[10 Things I Love About...] Slacking off...

[Brian Berkman] Slack packing, or hiking with someone else transporting your gear and checking into accommodation along the way is gaining popularity with folk who love the great outdoors but not enough to sleep under it.

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Go Gondwana

[Brian Berkman] If you're used to staying at top-end private game lodges in Kruger's Sabi Sands and paying upwards of R8,000 a night you might be disappointed with Gondwana - a fynbos and big-five reserve in Mossel Bay, in the Cape.

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Arabian adventures and desert safaris in Dubai

[Gabbi Brondani] Dubai as a country, and as a tourist destination, is booming faster than I can keep up with. And with this rapid growth in tourism comes the need to think outside of the box and stay ahead of the pack when it comes to creating tourist attractions and activities that will have holidaymakers flocking to Dubai's shores.

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A destination for all seasons

[Gabbi Brondani] The United States of America is a large and marvellous place that bustles with holidaymakers throughout the year. The reason for its mass tourist appeal is that the country fairs well through all seasons, making it an ideal holiday destination all year round.

Posted 2 months ago | Like
The US - where a picture while travelling is worth 1000 words

[Gabbi Brondani] The United States of America is a country filled with history and adventure, and travelling to the US will expose you to new experiences, different cultures and fascinating people wherever you go. No two days travelling through the US will be the same, which is why it's always a good idea to keep a camera on standby for when beauty strikes in a moment that you may want to capture and look back on when your trip is over.

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[10 Things I Love About...] St James on Venice

[Brian Berkman] The St James on Venice is a 15-roomed boutique hotel near the Presidential Residence, The Kings House, in Morningside, Durban. Having enjoyed a stay there, I asked Sunet Pringle about the 10 Things She Loves About It.

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Grootbos... In for The Long Run

[Brian Berkman] For Grootbos Nature Reserve owner and Managing Director Michael Lutzeyer, being included in The Long Run is big news.

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The Marly... Poster child for great design

[Brian Berkman] Perhaps it was looking over the green tiled roof of Blues Restaurant that reminded Paul Kovensky, of The Kove Collection, about Fairmont's chateau-styled hotels but what ever the inspiration, the high-glam meets chateau-chic of The Marly is inspired.

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Tintswalo - far from the madding crowd

[Brian Berkman] If the Milkwoods that lean over the cove as if to keep the sea away from the mountain could talk there's be stories of happy family holidays, ragamuffins, community projects and, most recently, deluxe accommodation and fine dining.

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Peermont announces new builds, upgrades

[Brian Berkman] Peermont Hotels, Casinos and Resorts used Indaba 2014 to list news of R373m refurbishments, new builds and upgrades.

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Liz Biden: Creating places others can enjoy

[Brian Berkman] Just as The Royal Portfolio of deluxe lodges, villas and boutique hotels announced its acquisition of The One Above, arguably the most prestigious real estate in the V&A Waterfront, Contributing Editor, Brian Berkman chatted to dynamic owner Liz Biden.

Posted 2 months ago | Like
A view on the Blu

[Brian Berkman] With 177 keys, The Radisson Blu at Granger Bay abutting the V&A Waterfront, is large enough to accommodate groups and airline crews but still manages to maintain the feeling of an intimate hotel.

Posted 2 months ago | Like