Josephine Wawira
Personalising hotel guest experience by leveraging tech

By Diana Grytsku
By Diana Grytsku
[Josephine Wawira] Providing a personalised experience to guests is key to having a competitive advantage in the hotel industry...

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Enver Duminy
Hard work ahead to address opportunities in tourism

Hard work ahead to address opportunities in tourism[Enver Duminy] Tourism took a deserved mention in the State President's State of the Nation Address, with the sector viewed as a key area for driving job creation...

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Cari Coetzee
Sharing is caring at MAReSOL

Sharing is caring at MAReSOL[Cari Coetzee] If you haven't paid MAReSOL, a new restaurant at the V&A Waterfront, a visit yet, it's time. Fantastic views, a social atmosphere and some of the tastiest Portuguese dishes is what you can look forward to...

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Josephine Wawira
Flux in luxury travel and what to know

Flux in luxury travel and what to know[Josephine Wawira] While conventional travel is associated with low-cost adventure, travellers are increasingly shifting gear and are willing to part with the extra dollar for extra special attention and services...

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Janine Fourie
#FoodTrends: what's cooking at the moment?

Chef Janine
Chef Janine
[Janine Fourie] From the massive helpings of meat-and-three-veg to the extreme minimalism of nouvelle cuisine… just when you think it's all been done, someone comes up with something new...

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Cari Coetzee
#DesignMonth: Behind the 1ON19 dinner series

#DesignMonth: Behind the 1ON19 dinner series[Cari Coetzee] We recently had the pleasure to dine at The Westin Cape Town's ON19 restaurant - apart from enjoying the magnificent views, we also got to indulge in ON19's newest dinners series characterised by one ingredient and one cultivar...

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Cari Coetzee
#DesignMonth: Turning excess fabrics destined for landfills into unique luggage covers

Samsonite and Uzwelo Luggage Cover
Samsonite and Uzwelo Luggage Cover
[Cari Coetzee] Uzwelo Bags has designed and manufactured unique, eye-catching luggage covers that will ensure that you never miss your bag on that overcrowded carousel ever again...

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Cari Coetzee
Being chief of a Club Med village

Being chief of a Club Med village[Cari Coetzee] Brendan van Zyl has cultivated his hospitality skills at Club Med resorts across the world and recently became the first South African Chief of Village at a Club Med resort, ever...

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Guy Stehlik
The way you make me feel - the true secret to hospitality

The way you make me feel - the true secret to hospitality
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[Guy Stehlik] The true secret to hospitality – be it at your home, in your office or at a hotel – comes down to “how did we make you feel”.

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Cari Coetzee
Queen Mary 2: the ship of superlatives

Queen Mary 2: the ship of superlatives[Cari Coetzee] Queen Mary 2 docked in Cape Town on 26 January 2017 after a £100-million remastering. We were invited to take a tour of QM2 to experience the refit for ourselves and I can say this truly is a ship of superlatives...

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Josephine Wawira
African tourism expected to grow further in 2017

Image: By Anna Om
Image: By Anna Om
[Josephine Wawira] A boost in African tourism is simultaneous to the economic growth being experienced across many parts of the continent...

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Alan Knott-Craig
Airbnb an opportunity for poor communities in Cape Town

Airbnb an opportunity for poor communities in Cape Town
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[Alan Knott-Craig] If Cape Town can use Airbnb to tackle housing shortages in poor communities and provide residents with additional rental income whilst increasing the availability of tourist accommodation, it will have created a...

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Cari Coetzee
#BizTrends2017: Travellers tired of surprises, striking out on their own

#BizTrends2017: Travellers tired of surprises, striking out on their own[Cari Coetzee] The economic climate and the volatility of the rand, has lead consumers to opt for ‘no surprises' packages, whereby more value for your rand and all-inclusive packages are preferred...

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Danette Breitenbach
#MeetingsAfrica17: Sustainability for inclusiveness

From L to R: City of Johannesburg Acting Deputy Director: Convention Bureau, Rendani Khorommbi; SA Tourism CEO, Sisa Ntshona; Gauteng Tourisms' Head of Conventions & Events, Nonnie Kubeka, and Chief Convention Bureau Officer of South Africa National Convention Bureau, Amanda Kotze-Nhlapo
From L to R: City of Johannesburg Acting Deputy Director: Convention Bureau, Rendani Khorommbi; SA Tourism CEO, Sisa Ntshona; Gauteng Tourisms' Head of Conventions & Events, Nonnie Kubeka, and Chief Convention Bureau Officer of South Africa National Convention Bureau, Amanda Kotze-Nhlapo
[Danette Breitenbach] With 40 days to go, Meetings Africa launched at the Living Room, in the Moboneng Precinct Johannesburg, with a clear message: tourism must be sustainable and inclusive if it is to be meaningful...

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Cari Coetzee
#BizTrends2017: Travel companies in tune with the tech savvy traveller will thrive

Wendie White
Wendie White
[Cari Coetzee] Wendie White, the MD of Lloyd Orr Communications, has enjoyed 32 years' experience in the South African travel industry. We asked White to give us her outlook on Tourism 2017...

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Jarred Manasse
Ten reasons why you should explore the Karoo in 2017

Ten reasons why you should explore the Karoo in 2017[Jarred Manasse] If you're looking for peace and quiet away from the busy city, then the Karoo should be right at the top of our travel wish list. Become immersed in a place of immense spaces, wide-angle horizons, craggy mountain ranges and starry skies...

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Guy Stehlik
The rise of the old school general manager

The rise of the old school general manager
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[Guy Stehlik] There's been something fundamental missing in this last decade of hotel management...

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Josephine Wawira
2017 hotel trends to look out for

Image Copyright: Unuchko Veronika
Image Copyright: Unuchko Veronika
[Josephine Wawira] The hotel industry is continuously evolving and as curtains quickly fall on 2016, more evolution is expected in the coming year. Here are top hotel trends that are likely to dominate the sector in 2017...

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Cari Coetzee
Travelling the Club Med way

Travelling the Club Med way[Cari Coetzee] Travellers from across the globe have utilised the Club Med offering, including many South Africans. We spoke to Heidi Kunkel, CEO New Markets Europe and Africa at Club Med, to find out more about the Club Med way...

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Jarred Manasse
Ten reasons why you need to experience a luxury Botswana safari

Ten reasons why you need to experience a luxury Botswana safari[Jarred Manasse] If you're making travel plans for 2017, here are 10 reasons why you need to experience a luxury Botswana safari...

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