Some of the hospitality lessons from luxury Asian hotels have happily filtered down to South Africa. At The Ritz-Carlton, in Malaysia's capital city, guests are not only welcomed by personalised embroidered pillow cases but also 'In Residence' business name cards and personalised in-room stationery. In India's Oberoi Vila hotels, the green button in the room calls your butler who will assist with everything from unpacking, drawing the bath and, in fact, anything legal you can imagine to ask.
By Brian Berkman 1 Dec 2015 14:58
In a celebration of gastronomy, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts has released the Insider Guide to Travelling for Culinary Exploration. This insider guide offers a menu of exclusive insights and expert recommendations on dining from across Asia, Middle-East and Africa (AMEA).
1 Dec 2015 11:11
Protea Hotels has been named winner of the hotels category in the Ask Afrika 2015/2016 Youth Brands Survey. The survey hones in on the views of people aged between 15 and 34.
30 Nov 2015 14:07
South African Tourism has announced that the early bird registration for the travel tradeshow INDABA has been extended. Monday, 30 November 2015 will be the last day that exhibitors can register, sign their contract and pay 100% of the exhibition fees to benefit.
30 Nov 2015 12:03
If you love the open road, discovering new places and have a passion for the wild now is the time to start dropping hints to the family about what you would like for Christmas - a copy of the newly released atlas called Wildlife Southern Africa National Parks and Reserves.
By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 27 Nov 2015 15:30
A leisure attraction characterised by a unique combination of nostalgia and thrilling entertainment, Gold Reef City has been relaunched following a multi-million rand refurbishment by Tsogo Sun. The glittering launch event that took place on 19 November was attended by Jozi's most glamorous celebrities, key media, and leaders of the gaming and hospitality industry.
Issued by Gauteng Tourism Authority 27 Nov 2015 15:19
When we think Knysna we also think oysters although we should probably think timber as this is the industry that really put Knysna on the map. Thesens Island, formerly called Paarden Island, takes its name from a Norwegian family that arrived in 1870. Earlier that century George Rex, rumoured to be the illegitimate son of King George III, arrived and began exporting hardwood.
By Brian Berkman 27 Nov 2015 10:02
On Thursday, 26 November 2015, Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show host Warren Harding (@bizwazza) looked at the annual IAB Bookmarks Awards, as well as marketing in the hospitality industry with Premier Hotels & Resorts.
27 Nov 2015 10:02
Despite the bleak economic outlook and signs of a sustained bear market, the leisure travel sector remains surprisingly bullish.
26 Nov 2015 09:38
On the next Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show on Thursday, 26 November 2015, from 9-10am, show host Warren Harding starts the show by taking a closer look at the Bookmarks 2016 Awards, the change in categories for next year's awards and what you need to know about the entries and judging.
25 Nov 2015 11:15
Budget and hostel sectors, including the commercialised private rental market such as Airbnb are continuing to grow globally as consumers increasingly value experience over formality. The choices theses consumers make is highly influenced by social media.
25 Nov 2015 09:22