Cape Town named number one city in Africa, Middle East
Cape Town named number one city in Africa, Middle East

For the 17th year, the Travel + Leisure reader's poll has named Cape Town as the number one favoured city in Africa and the Middle East. The publication's poll commended the city for its favourable exchange rate, first-rate hotels, and ongoing business and leisure travel success.

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#Mandela100: SA Chefs, Lucky Star commits to helping disadvantaged entrepreneurs in catering
#Mandela100: SA Chefs, Lucky Star commits to helping disadvantaged entrepreneurs in catering

Thirteen home-grown entrepreneurs in the field of industrial, commercial and private catering and events have completed successful up-skilling through the Lucky Star Caterers Academy incubator programme, a social development initiative in association with the South African Chef's Association (SA Chefs). The programme was designed by SA Chefs then president, Stephen Billingham, with input from both practising urban caterers and the awarding body, City & Guilds.

2 days ago

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: An acceleration of arrivals
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: An acceleration of arrivals

Something significant happened on the islands last month and it wasn't just the arrival of summer.

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 2 days ago

How sporting events benefit the African continent
How sporting events benefit the African continent

The 2018 FIFA World Cup, which draws to a close this Sunday, 15 July, has seen African nations like Nigeria, Egypt, Senegal, Morocco and Tunisia participate and become enlivened with what their countries can offer to the rest of the world. The African continent as a tourist destination has remained resilient in its approach in dealing with challenges stemming from both political and economic instability. These challenges have not deterred it from making its mark as a destination with which to be reckoned.

By Robin Fredericks 2 days ago

Petrol increase and tourism - how much trouble are we in?
Petrol increase and tourism - how much trouble are we in?

As South Africans begin to process the after-effects of yet another fuel price hike, our first thoughts focus sharply on the things we feel we can do without and the things we can cut out of our lives to keep our households and businesses afloat. In the boardrooms, they call it trimming the fat, and it is a reality few of us can escape.

By Brett Hendricks 3 days ago

Technology trends shaping the hospitality sector
Technology trends shaping the hospitality sector

Technology is progressively becoming the backbone of the hospitality sector, and the impact is significantly being felt by hoteliers in their interactions with consumers. Below are some of the trends shaping the sector, as highlighted on the 2018 Jumia Travel Hospitality Report.

By Josephine Wawira 3 days ago

Africa's travel growth exceeds expectations
Africa's travel growth exceeds expectations

International tourist arrivals grew by 6% in the first four months of 2018, compared to the same period last year, not only continuing the strong 2017 trend, but exceeding UN World Tourism Organisation's (UNWTO) forecast for 2018. The UNWTO's panel of experts described this situation as the most optimistic they'd seen in a decade and declared that they were particularly upbeat about growth in tourism arrivals in Africa, which matched the global level of 6%.

By Enver Duminy 3 days ago

How I became a "Nederburg Wooded Wine Expert" in just one day
How I became a "Nederburg Wooded Wine Expert" in just one day

A glass of heartwarming sweet wine, a couple of smiling faces, and mouth-watering canapes welcomed us upon arrival at Nederburg in Paarl.

By Ilse van den Berg 3 days ago

Why Western Cape tourism's water saving efforts are to be celebrated
Why Western Cape tourism's water saving efforts are to be celebrated

Management companies in the Western Cape have recorded a more than 20% drop in arrivals to their establishments due to the significant knock that the local hospitality industry experienced as a result of the international coverage that Day Zero gained. Even though the destination is out of hot water, with dam levels rising as a result of the recent rainfall, it still needs to market itself, more than ever, as a water-wise, sustainable tourist destination.

11 Jul 2018

Local tourism in Nigeria forecasted to get N3.6bn boost
Local tourism in Nigeria forecasted to get N3.6bn boost

Nigeria's domestic tourism sector is expected to contribute N3.63bn to the country's GDP by the end of 2018, with international arrivals and employment expected to grow by 1.5% and 3.4% respectively by the end of the year - estimated at 1.8 million international arrivals and 3.4 million jobs. Omolara Adagunodo, managing director of Jumia Travel Nigeria stated this at a press conference in Lagos while overviewing the content of the 2018 Nigeria Hospitality Report.

11 Jul 2018

Of sightings and flightings at Loeries 2018
Of sightings and flightings at Loeries 2018

Having just landed from bringing our readers the finest edit of South African-specific and breaking news, exclusive interviews and overviews from the recent Cannes Lions Festival, we're prepped and ready to do it all over again.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 11 Jul 2018

Three new hotel trends being driven by the experience economy
Three new hotel trends being driven by the experience economy

One in two South African consumers would choose a memorable experience over their material possessions. This is based on the results of a new study by GfK South Africa, which found, rather than wanting to spend money on expensive goods, consumers are prioritising and value experiences, such as visiting the beach or socialising with friends.

By Sharmila Ragunanan 11 Jul 2018

Ethiopian Airlines resumes flights to Eritrea after 20 years
Ethiopian Airlines resumes flights to Eritrea after 20 years

Ethiopian Airlines has announced that, after 20 years, it will resume daily flights to Asmara, the capital and the largest city of Eritrea, on 17 July 2018.

11 Jul 2018