Crowne Plaza Club Room
Biz-focused stay at The Crowne Plaza Johannesburg - The Rosebank

Unlike Sandton which is a jumble of high-rises with little else other than the pulse of finance running through its veins, Rosebank still offers a more human scale environment where top luxury hotels sit cheek by cheek with 70s apartment blocks and corporate headquarters.

By Brian Berkman 2 days ago

2017 Lanzerac Winemaker Dinners
2017 Lanzerac Winemaker Dinners

Lanzerac Wine Estate's series of Winemaker Dinners will commence on 28 March at 18.30 and will take place on 25 July, 26 September and 5 December thereafter.

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How to sell Africa to experiential travellers
How to sell Africa to experiential travellers

Experiential travel is currently trending and, according to industry forecasts, is set to boom in 2017. The experiential travel trend was born out of a desire for travellers to fully immerse themselves in a country and grasp the moments they're experiencing.

By Mareike Pietzsch 2 days ago

Risky business travel: how can companies avoid pitfalls when travelling abroad?
Risky business travel: how can companies avoid pitfalls when travelling abroad?

If a business traveller extends their trip for pleasure and the leisure portion comprises more than half the time they are away, they should be aware that they need to purchase additional travel insurance cover. Corporate Traveller, the corporate travel division of Flight Centre Travel Group, has warned that companies and business travellers need to be cognisant of whether their travel insurance will cover all their activities while they are travelling.

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South African travel agents giving the internet a run for its money
South African travel agents giving the internet a run for its money

Technology, digitisation and automation - travel agents have faced numerous disruptions over the past few years. Newspapers have even predicted the end of the travel agent altogether, saying the travel consultant will soon become extinct. However, instead of succumbing to outside pressures, the South African travel industry has become stronger, and ASATA travel agents have even given the internet a run for its money.

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Jim Dai and Ian McMahon
Ben Wei launches at Wembley Square

Chef Jim Dai and entrepreneur Ian McMahon have opened Ben Wei (meaning 'original taste'), offering sushi and Asian cuisine, at Wembley Square centre in Gardens, Cape Town

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Ten reasons to explore unspoiled Myanmar

A hidden gem among South East Asia's more popular destinations, Myanmar boasts virtually untouched beaches, some of the world's oldest and most sacred Buddhist temples and awe-inspiring natural scenery. The country is also part of the 'Golden Triangle', making it easy for travellers to add Thailand and other nearby destinations to their itineraries. Cathay Pacific shares 10 reasons why every traveller, intent on living a Life Well Travelled, should add Myanmar to their bucket list:

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Reduced cost of grading will encourage small enterprises to get graded
Reduced cost of grading will encourage small enterprises to get graded

Through the integration of the Tourism Grading Support Programme under the broader Tourism Incentive Programme of the Department of Tourism into the systems and processes of the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA), tourism establishments will be able to save up to 90% on the cost of grading starting February 2017.

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Lufthansa partners with third-party digital channels for ticket sales
Lufthansa partners with third-party digital channels for ticket sales

Online event agents that want to spare their clients unnecessary effort of booking tickets are now able to offer suitable Lufthansa flights directly from their websites or apps in combination with the event tickets.

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Budget Speech focus on tourism promotion bodes well for inbound tourism
Budget Speech focus on tourism promotion bodes well for inbound tourism

The Board of Airline Representatives South Africa (BARSA) says that Minister Pravin Gordhan's focus on tourism promotion in the annual Budget Speech bodes well for inbound tourism which has seen a 13% increase in tourist arrivals over the past year.

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THINC Africa 2017: Exciting future for African hotel market
THINC Africa 2017: Exciting future for African hotel market

According to the United Nations World Travel Organisation (UNWTO), the African continent experienced an increase of 8.1%, while Western European destinations showed little to no tourism growth in 2016. Visitor totals in Sub-Saharan Africa grew more than 10% year-over-year - the most of any world region or sub-region.

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Honeymoon budgets are tight for South African couples

According to a survey conducted by The Wedding Expo, the average South African couple can spend R5,000 to R15,000 for their honeymoon. Amanda Cunningham, The Wedding Expo's managing director points out, "This means that, with most couples spending between R80,000 and R120,000 on their weddings, they're setting aside about 10% of their budget for their honeymoon."

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Jumia Travel aims to streamline travel in Africa with flight services

In a move to boost its service offerings, Jumia Travel has unveiled its Flights Services for travellers - part of its broader programme to create a one-stop travel shop in a bid to streamline travel in Africa.

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