UN agency: Individual nations should decide on aeroplane laptop ban
UN agency: Individual nations should decide on aeroplane laptop ban

MONTREAL, Canada: It is for each country to decide whether to take security measures such as the British and US partial ban on electronics in commercial aeroplanes, global aviation authorities said on Wednesday.

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From left to right: Chef Jocelyn Myers-Adams (Executive Chef, Table Bay Hotel); Chef Pete Goffe-Wood (Celebrity Chef and Industry Consultant), Chef Carl van Rooyen (Executive Chef, Vineyard Hotel) and Chef Bertus Basson (Owner Overture Restaurant).
Renowned chefs debate restaurant industry challenges

The Federated Hospitality Association of South Africa (FEDHASA) Cape recently hosted a Restauranteur's Think Tank to discuss challenges facing the restaurant industry.

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Time Square team: In front, Brett Hoppé (General Manager: Time Square). Second row (left to right): Mohamed Cassim (IT Manager: Time Square); Emma Mothibi (VIP Operations Manager: Time Square); Elroy van Blerk (Operations Manager: Time Square); Faniswa Mkosana (Human Resources Manager: Time Square) and Kevin Caswell (Tables Manager: Time Square). 

Back row from (left to right): Anneli Petrowski (Personal Assistant); Sandise Sibanda (Marketing Manager: Time Square); Shaun Rennie (Group Surveillance and Security Manager: Sun International); Bianco Marini (Slots Manager: Time Square) and Ruben Nadesan, (Financial Operations Manager: Time Square).
Counting down to the opening of SA's most technologically sophisticated casino floor

With all of 2,000 slot machines and 60 tables installed at Sun International's Time Square in Menlyn, Pretoria, spanning 7,530m² on two levels, South Africa's most technologically advanced casino floor is nearing completion and will open to the public on 1 April 2017.

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Pauline du Paty
#BrandManagerMonth: Building a new brand in SA

I often wonder how I managed before Uber came waltzing into my life, solving the parking issue I so often have when in town, simplifying short distance travel and even pickups from the airport. But what about longer distances? Not only does Uber get way too expensive too quickly as the kilometres add up, but it also doesn't really offer long distance rides as a standard.

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Entries open for 2017 Diners Club Winelist Awards
Entries open for 2017 Diners Club Winelist Awards

The 2017 Diners Club Winelist Awards is now open for entries from South African restaurateurs who can now submit their menus and wine lists.

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Africa's dramatic decline in travel freedom
Africa's dramatic decline in travel freedom

African countries account for 16 of the 20 biggest fallers on the annual Henley & Partners Visa Restrictions Index over the last decade. The 2017 edition of the index indicates that the continent as a whole suffered the most dramatic decline in travel freedom.

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CTICC uses millions of litres less water per year than five years ago
CTICC uses millions of litres less water per year than five years ago

Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), in an effort to reduce water consumption, has implemented a number of initiatives to further curtails its use of potable and irrigation water. In February 2017, the City of Cape Town introduced level 3B water restrictions, and Provincial and City authorities have called on National Government to declare the Western Cape a disaster area due to the drought conditions. The value of water and the need to save water will once again be highlighted during National Water Week this week, which culminates in World Water Day on 22 March 2017.

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To roam or not to roam: keeping in touch while working abroad
To roam or not to roam: keeping in touch while working abroad

South African businesses are wary about employees roaming while working abroad, with data costing up to R500 per MB. There are ways, however, businesses travellers can stay connected without breaking the bank.

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WESSA applications for 2017/18 Blue Flag Season open

The Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA) has announced that applications for the 2017/18 South African Blue Flag season are open. The 2016/17 Blue Flag season is drawing to a close at many Western Cape beaches, but the current season runs until 31 October at many other beaches, Blue Flag marinas and sustainable tourism boating operators.

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Canada weighs banning on-flight electronics
Canada weighs banning on-flight electronics

OTTAWA, Canada: Canada is considering prohibiting personal electronics onboard flights from Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa after both the US and Britain announced bans, the transportation minister said on Tuesday.

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Rebecca Rusch and adventurer Patrick Sweeney. Image: Pat R. Notaro III
Explore Africa's havens for bikers

From mountain biking to road cycling, BMX racing, or just leisure biking, Africa is an awe-inspiring destination for bikers across the world. With a topography that encompasses spiraling mountains, prairies, and thickly forested cycling tracks that have formed over years of being trodden on by bicycle wheels. Wondering where to find these scenic cycling trails, here are some of the best in the continent.

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Fitness travel beyond the hotel gym

According to the Cornell Center for Hospitality Research, which covered 33 US hotel across six global brands, only 22% of US hotel visitors still use hotel gyms. Yet, another research report released by the Global Wellness Institute state that “Global wellness tourism revenues grew from $494.1 billion in 2013 to $563.2 billion in 2015 – or 14%. A growth rate more than twice as fast as overall tourism expenditures (6.9%).” So, if wellness tourism is increasing while usage of hotel gyms is decreasing, where are travellers getting their fitness fix?

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Collaboration will make life saving water bottles available at WTM Africa

In an effort to help raise awareness around the importance of having access to safe water and sanitation, WTM Africa has collaborated with international water development charity, Just a Drop.

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