Chantel Troskie
SOUTH AFRICA
Automation in the travel industry: Build lasting customer relationships

Automation in the travel industry: Build lasting customer relationships[Chantel Troskie] Airlines, hotels and other hospitality companies are turning to automated services to remove the bottlenecks that have traditionally stood in their customers' way...

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Maroefah Smith
Maroefah Smith
La Vita Health Spa treats the 2018 Gogos of the Year

First Group's La Vita Health Spa at the Palace in Durban treated the three best Gogos to a day of pampers. As the winners of the 2018 Hillcrest Aids Centre Gogo of the Year competition, they were given a brunch at the hotel's Pesto restaurant, which was followed by body treatments at the La Vita Spa, cosmetic gift hampers, and a travel set from Vaczone.

The Gogos also received a mix of beauty treatments and some jacuzzi time along with a bottle of champagne to toast the occasion.

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Enver Duminy
SOUTH AFRICA
The evolving role of the DMO in optimising tourism opportunities

The evolving role of the DMO in optimising tourism opportunities[Enver Duminy] No matter what your reasons are for travelling, be it business or leisure, chances are you are joining the majority of visitors who research, plan, pay for and enjoy visits to destinations...

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Eugene Yiga
SOUTH AFRICA
Targeting Chinese tourists along their customer journey

Targeting Chinese tourists along their customer journey[Eugene Yiga] Dr Berenice Pendzialek, a Chinese outbound tourism specialist, speaks to Eugene Yiga about China's technological trends and how to connect with Chinese tourists along different touchpoints of the customer journey...

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Leigh Andrews
SOUTH AFRICA
#JiveTogetherTour: Cape Town food-pairing with a difference

Everybody Instagramming the experience.
Everybody Instagramming the experience.
[Leigh Andrews] You just can't escape the traffic in Cape Town, right? Sometimes you need to embrace it. That's just what the local media and influencer set did. In fact, we made a meal of it by waiting in the parkade of 44 Strand Street on Wednesday, 28 November for authentic Jive-branded minibus taxis to take us on a delicious tour of the city, with a difference...

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Maroefah Smith
Maroefah Smith
One&Only Cape Town hosts Reaching for Young Stars project

The students were invited to the skills exchange development programme in August and the orientation in September where they experienced talks, demonstrations, and lectures from top executive chefs, sommeliers, bakers, food authors and hospitality industry experts who have already found success in South Africa and around the world.They met the partners and judges, and interfaced with the farmers and producers who supplied the food ingredients rigorously selected for their adherence to the best local quality can offer.

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Juanita Pienaar
SOUTH AFRICA
Newly revamped President Hotel pays tribute to Cape Town

Image provided.
Image provided.
[Juanita Pienaar] Last month the President Hotel invited members of the press to view their newly refurbished floors, proudly paying tribute to the beauty of Cape Town...

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Eugene Yiga
SOUTH AFRICA
Africa's first Radisson RED celebrates its first anniversary

Africa's first Radisson RED celebrates its first anniversary[Eugene Yiga] Eugene Yiga talks to the curator of Radisson RED in Cape Town, Dale Simpson, about the new hotel...

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Shan Radcliffe
SOUTH AFRICA
2018 Business Traveller Africa Award winners

2018 Business Traveller Africa Award winners[Shan Radcliffe] Honouring those brands that have provided superior South African business travel service, the 7th annual Business Traveller Africa Awards has announced its 2018 winners...

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Maroefah Smith
Maroefah Smith
The Business of Wine & Food Tourism Conference goes big (data)

Other speakers at this year's conference included online storyteller Chris Joubert, and Spicer de Villiers, who owns A Single Thread, a boutique communications agency that is active in local wine; Dr Donovan Kirkwood, an ecologist and biodiversity conservation specialist; as well as chef and foraging specialist Kobus van der Merwe, who with his intensely local and seasonal focus has developed a cuisine that completely embodies and evokes the wild and dry West Coast.

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Ilse van den Berg
SOUTH AFRICA
Fancourt is not only fancy, but sustainable too

Fancourt is not only fancy, but sustainable too[Ilse van den Berg] As the big black entrance gates open and you drive through the lush, tree-lined avenue, you are transported to a different world. This is the heritage of Henry Fancourt White which dates back to the mid-1800s...

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Enver Duminy
SOUTH AFRICA
Fuelling the fires of the tourism economy

Fuelling the fires of the tourism economy[Enver Duminy] Behind the scenes in tourism, an epic struggle is taking place...

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Leigh Andrews
SOUTH AFRICA
The authentic Italian charm and rustic SA flair of Ayama Wines

Rudi, Michela Dalpiaz, Talia Engelbrecht and Attilio Dalpiaz.
Rudi, Michela Dalpiaz, Talia Engelbrecht and Attilio Dalpiaz.
[Leigh Andrews] On a chilly Wednesday in late-September, select members of the Cape media were shuttled to Ayama Wines at Slent Farm in the Voor Paardeberg region of Paarl, for the official opening of their deli and wine-tasting room...

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Velma Corcoran
SOUTH AFRICA
Transforming the tourism industry into a women's world

Transforming the tourism industry into a women's world[Velma Corcoran] There might be significant representation of women in the tourism industry as a whole, but it is clear that this is not being seen at top levels. Women continue to struggle to reach senior management in corporate tourism...

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Bronwyn Williams
SOUTH AFRICA
Seamless Travel - Why shouldn't the journey be as pleasurable as the destination?

Seamless Travel - Why shouldn't the journey be as pleasurable as the destination?[Bronwyn Williams] Leisure travel is supposed to be a pleasurable experience. Unfortunately, even the best holiday tends to involve large quantities of administration and frustration before you get there...

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Robin Fredericks
SOUTH AFRICA
#THINCAfrica: Mining the millennial mindset

#THINCAfrica: Mining the millennial mindset[Robin Fredericks] During day two of the THINC Africa conference, which recently took place in Cape Town, Radisson RED curator, Dale Simpson, navigated a conversation around what millennials expect from employers in hospitality and what employers can do to stay relevant to this segment...

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Josephine Wawira
SOUTH AFRICA
#TourismMonth: Surge of the digital travel consumer

#TourismMonth: Surge of the digital travel consumer[Josephine Wawira] Digitalisation is increasingly seen to empower travel consumers especially those seeking diversification and personalisation for a remarkable experience...

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Avukile Mabombo
SOUTH AFRICA
The art of upcycling, recycling and smart hospitality

The art of upcycling, recycling and smart hospitality[Avukile Mabombo] There are many novel ways in which hotels and restaurants can upcycle, recycle and reduce waste - a theme that can be adopted by businesses as part of a holistic sustainability strategy...

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Robin Fredericks
SOUTH AFRICA
#THINCAfrica: Redefining growth in hospitality education

#THINCAfrica: Redefining growth in hospitality education[Robin Fredericks] We caught up with Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne's associate dean: graduate programme, Dr Achim Schmitt, and alumni and industry relations director, Valerie De Corte to find out how the school is changing the narrative when it comes to the of quality students it produces...

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Robin Fredericks
SOUTH AFRICA
#THINCAfrica: The year that was for SA tourism

#THINCAfrica: The year that was for SA tourism[Robin Fredericks] On day one of the 2018 THINC Africa conference, Jeff Rosenberg delved into a conversation focused on the first half of 2018 - how it compared to 2017 and what the industry can expect going forward - with Derek Martin, Joe Bester, and Phillip Wooler...

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