The Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre Complex in Durban
SA cities first in Africa to be included in GDS-Index

The first cities in Africa to be included in the Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDS-Index), an innovative new way to measure the level of sustainability cities offer to MICE events (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions, and Exhibitions) industry, are Durban, Cape Town, and Tshwane.

15 hours ago

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

Sprawling for over 400,000 square kilometres, the Karoo is a semi-desert natural region of South Africa, just a little bit bigger than the country of Germany. 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. If you're sorting out your travel plans, here are 10 reasons why you should explore the Karoo in 2017:

By Jarred Manasse 17 hours ago

The rise of the old school general manager
The rise of the old school general manager

There's been something fundamental missing in this last decade of hotel management: the unflashy, workaholic general managers, those who started their careers waiting tables, scrubbing kitchen counters and floors, climbing the ladder, slowly learning all of the necessary skills to eventually become the general manager.

By Guy Stehlik 18 hours ago

Fairview goats get a skywalk and playpark
Fairview goats get a skywalk and playpark

Fairview constantly finds itself at the forefront of the wine and cheese industry. “They constantly innovate every single aspect of the customer experience, which has led to their success,” says international wine tourism consultant, Peter McAtamney, an international guest speaker at the recent The Business of Wine and Food Tourism Conference held in Cape Town in November 2016.

19 hours ago

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Travel trends and top destinations for 2017

From flexible flights options to new off-the-beaten-track destinations, Cheapflights share their annual travel predictions for 2017 that travellers and the travel industry should keep an eye out for.

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Top six destinations for South African travellers in 2017

British Airways has made its list of the top six destinations for South African travellers in 2017:

3 days ago

Camp Shawu
Shishangeni's Camp Shawu reopens after mini-renovation

After a mini-renovation, Shishangeni, operated by BON Hotels, has re-opened Camp Shawu. Guests can now make their way to the refurbished pool and pool deck along the new walkway as well as enjoy a meal at the beautifully appointed dining area.

3 days ago

Why travellers to Zimbabwe should carry small denomination notes
Why travellers to Zimbabwe should carry small denomination notes

Corporate Traveller issued the advisory that South African business travellers to Zimbabwe should carry small denomination notes as they will receive change in bond notes which cannot be used outside Zimbabwe or converted back to hard currency. This, following Zimbabwe's introduction of the bond note in response to a shortage of hard currency in the country.

3 days ago

Lavishly remastered Queen Mary 2 to dock in Cape Town
Lavishly remastered Queen Mary 2 to dock in Cape Town

The Queen Mary 2 will sail into Table Bay and dock in Cape Town for two nights on 26 January 2017, the first stop on her world cruise after a £100-million remastering which involved QM2's renowned Queens and Princess Grill suites and restaurants being given extensive enhancement.

3 days ago

#BizTrends2017: Driving growth in African tourism
#BizTrends2017: Driving growth in African tourism

Africa's tourism industry shows incredible opportunity for growth and, despite some challenges, hotels and other tourism businesses show increasing interest in investing in the continent's tourism offerings. It's this potential that has led Tim Smith and his team at HVS to host the inaugural Tourism, Hotel Investment, and Networking Conference - THINC Africa. We asked Smith, managing partner of HVS Consulting in South Africa, to share his trends for tourism in Africa.

3 days ago

CTIA reaches 10 million passengers per year mark
CTIA reaches 10 million passengers per year mark

On 28 December 2016, passengers arriving at Cape Town International Airport were told that one of them would be the 10 millionth passenger to pass through the airport in a single year. “Reaching the 10 million passengers per year mark is an important milestone for ACSA and for the Western Cape region. CTIA is a critical gateway for the continuing growth of domestic and international tourism to the Western Cape and we have seen solid passenger volume growth over the past few years,” said Deon Cloete, general manager of CTIA.

12 Jan 2017

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Lufthansa Group to make 2017 the year of digitalisation

The Lufthansa Group hosted the first digital aviation forum at their Frankfurt Airport hub - showcasing their commitment to making 2017 the year of digitalisation by demonstrating various new digital innovations. Lufthansa unveiled 29 different projects that are either in beta version stage or ready to be launched.

12 Jan 2017

2017: Weathering a tough year for business
2017: Weathering a tough year for business

The GDP growth rate is forecasted at an estimated 1.3% for 2017 according to the National Treasury, pointing to a tough year ahead for business. However, there are a few trends promising a positive narrative for business this year. “It isn't all doom and gloom: yes, the economy is slowing - however businesses that want to gain any wins in the marketplace in 2017 will have to operate in a more astute manner,” says Dr Yudhvir Seetharam, head of Analytics at FNB.

12 Jan 2017