The Palace Sun Lounge
The Palace ups the "wow" factor with R5m refurbishment

First Group has undertaken a R5m refurbishment of The Palace located on Durban's golden mile. The art-deco inspired property with its luxury high-rise suites offers unobstructed views of the Indian Ocean.

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Nairobi sees 22% boost in domestic air travel capacity

Nairobi is the only city in Africa whose airports are recording higher growth for domestic capacity than that of international capacity, with a 22% boost. This is according to a new report by ForwardKeys, which compares Nairobi's trend to most of the other top 10 African airports ranked by total scheduled capacity for August to December 2017, which are seeing more growth in international than in domestic capacity.

By Josephine Wawira 2 hours ago

DJ and producer Spoek Mathambo and Khayelitsha’s own, Yolanda Fyrus.
Airbnb and Vice teams up for a once in a lifetime experience

Airbnb and Vice Media have teamed up to send 100 people on a once in a lifetime experience trip to Paris, Harlem, Cape Town and Tokyo through the Airbnb Trips platform.

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IHG to grow footprint in emerging Dubai business epicentres
IHG to grow footprint in emerging Dubai business epicentres

InterContinental Hotels Group has signed two new properties in Dubai, namely the Crowne Plaza Dubai Business Bay and InterContinental Residence Suites Dubai Business Bay. The signing of these two properties, and the Dubai Business Bay location, falls in line with IHG's strategy to grow these two brands, which are in partnership with API Hotels & Resorts, in emerging business epicentres.

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Eight noteworthy stops along Route 62
Eight noteworthy stops along Route 62

A road trip along South Africa's picturesque Route 62, which meanders from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, is a travel adventure that uniquely captures the welcoming, quaint and quirky sides of the Western and Eastern Cape.

By Ruth Cooper 1 day ago

Tips on how to have an ethical elephant experience
Tips on how to have an ethical elephant experience

Encountering one of natures most majestic creatures, elephants, can be quite an experience. While there are many opportunities to get up close and personal with elephants when travelling to places like Thailand, India, and Sri Lanka, it's important that these encounters happen with the elephants in a happy and humane environment.

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Sweet treats and creative eats - Tessa's Bakery opens in Cape Town
Sweet treats and creative eats - Tessa's Bakery opens in Cape Town

On an ordinary Tuesday afternoon, the very extraordinary Tessa's Bakery opened the doors of its brand new store. The ‘Made like Mom's' bakery chose a unique location in Milnerton, Cape Town, opting to stay near to the loyal client base they've built up, while catering to the growing demand for their delicacies. Having officially launched in 2012 supplying coffee shops and later offering an online store, Tessa's Bakery has been 25-years in the making with humble beginnings in Tessa's very own home kitchen.

By Angie White 1 day ago

Africa's emerging hotel markets attractive for foreign investors
Africa's emerging hotel markets attractive for foreign investors

The hospitality sector in Africa's emerging markets is set to post faster growth in revenue than their counterparts in the developed countries, attracting foreign investment and an influx of foreign travellers. This makes these emerging markets essential for the expansion strategies of leading hotel developers. “The growth potential of Africa is high mainly because of the rapid economic growth in some economies, a growing middle class and an increase in visits from foreign visitors," says Pietro Calicchio, hospitality and gaming industry leader for PwC Southern Africa.

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Cape Town Tourism will continue to build on the city's tourism success
Cape Town Tourism will continue to build on the city's tourism success

Cape Town Tourism's service level agreement (SLA) has been expanded for another year by the City of Cape Town. The partnership will incur ongoing success and development enhancements in areas of responsibility, providing tourism experiences across the greater Cape Town to the benefit of the local tourism industry.

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Africa's travel market experiencing healthy growth, Lagos falls short
Africa's travel market experiencing healthy growth, Lagos falls short

According to an analysis conducted by ForwardKeys, Lagos has seen a substantial decline in both its domestic and international capacity. It's estimated that between August and December 2017, Lagos will have 16% fewer airline seats on domestic routes and 9% fewer on international routes, in part, as a result of Arik Air cutting 53% of its seats.

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uShaka Marine World celebrates KZN Top Business Awards 2017
uShaka Marine World celebrates KZN Top Business Awards 2017

uShaka Marine world's diverse attractions, high standard of service excellence and contribution to the local economy resulted in it being voted the province's top tourism brand and the second-most popular overall brand during the KZN Top Business Awards 2017.

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PE's renovated Campanile Memorial unveiled
PE's renovated Campanile Memorial unveiled

One of Port Elizabeth's most visible skyline and audible heritage landmarks, the Campanile, have been unveiled and opened to the public after renovations and upgrades.

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Arebbusch solar power. Image: Republikein
Solar power rising in southern African hotel industry

Members of the southern African hospitality industry are rapidly joining the green revolution and its not for show or Google ranking - there are savings to be had and natural vistas to preserve.

By Vanessa Rogers 2 days ago