Facilitating change in SA's business tourism sector
Facilitating change in SA's business tourism sector

For tourism businessman Kevin Clarence, returning to the heart of his business, as managing director, to steer the mega-hotel that is The Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre into new waters is about identifying the need for change and the need to stay ahead of the game in a fast-changing industry.

Issued by Birchwood Hotel 2 days ago

SAA'S flight schedule back to normal after industrial action
SAA'S flight schedule back to normal after industrial action

South African Airways (SAA) said on Thursday, 27 April 2017, its flight schedule had returned to normal after industrial action from cabin crew was brought to an end by a court interdict on Wednesday.

By Karl Gernetzky 2 days ago

Research shows shared vacation owners holiday more than their counterparts
Research shows shared vacation owners holiday more than their counterparts

The American Resort Development Association (ARDA) International Foundation (AIF), who conducted their 2016 survey in 18 countries that spanned across six different continents, revealed that South African shared vacation owners spend on average 6.5 more days on vacation than their non-owner counterparts.

2 days ago

Carrie Wicks
Leeu Collection's first London hotel to open in 2019

After an extensive search to find the perfect opportunity in London, Leeu Collection is now the proud owner of 55 Newman Street, it's first property in the city. Due to open in 2019, the former office building in the heart of fashionable Fitzrovia in the West End will be recreated into a 100-bedroom luxury hotel.

2 days ago

How property investors can capitalise on the 'bleisure' trend
How property investors can capitalise on the 'bleisure' trend

Mixing business and leisure travel, also known as 'bleisure' travel, has become a widely recognised phenomenon. The trend, says Bill Rawson, chairman of the Rawson Property Group, "has created some exciting opportunities in the short term rental space".

26 Apr 2017

Millennials are reshaping the face of global travel
Millennials are reshaping the face of global travel

Numbering around 79 million globally, millennials (born from 1981 onwards) are the largest generation to date and as this age group enters the workplace and begins to have families of their own, they also have the greatest potential influence to effect change these days. Born in a technological era, surrounded by high-tech gadgets and part of social networks from a young age, they are tech-savvy and more adventurous as well with research showing millennials are 23% more likely to travel abroad than their older counterparts.

26 Apr 2017

Greyton Lodge offers comfortable, contemporary farm-village style
Greyton Lodge offers comfortable, contemporary farm-village style

In 2012 a North West farmer decides it's time for a life change and asks his children what they should do. “They both said Cape Town,” explains Hendrik Bloem who, together with this wife Rensjah, has changed careers from farming with maize and livestock to owning and running Greyton Lodge in the picturesque Boland of the Western Cape.

By Brian Berkman 26 Apr 2017

#WTMA17: Rezidor's Marc Descrozaille talks African expansion
#WTMA17: Rezidor's Marc Descrozaille talks African expansion

We sat down with Marc Descrozaille, area VP, Africa and the Indian Ocean during World Travel Market 2017 as he shared insight into Rezidor Hotel Group's expansion into Africa and the group's plans for moving forward.

By Cari Coetzee and Robin Fredericks 26 Apr 2017

Tsogo Sun building new R220-million StayEasy in Maputo
Tsogo Sun building new R220-million StayEasy in Maputo

With the construction of a brand new R220-million hotel, Tsogo Sun is significantly increasing its investment in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique. StayEasy Maputo is located just 2km from the luxury Southern Sun Maputo Hotel which had a R300-million makeover in 2014 to emerge as the largest hotel in the city with a total of 269 rooms.

25 Apr 2017

#WTMA17: How to evolve into a 21st century travel agent
#WTMA17: How to evolve into a 21st century travel agent

"We've all read that the travel agent is dead," said Natalia Rosa, director of the promotions division at Big Ambitions who is responsible for ASATA communications, speaking at World Travel Market Africa 2017. This statement was met with many a nod from the audience. The truth is, travel agents aren't dead, they are transforming into 21st century travel agents.

By Cari Coetzee 25 Apr 2017

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Progressive Signature Lux Hotels opens first hotel in SA

In June 2017, Signature Lux Hotels will open its first hotel in South Africa - and Africa - in the heart of the Golden Mile, Sandton Johannesburg. The progressive hotel chain is targeting tech-savvy millennials and business travellers with its four-star finishes and quality connectivity, with social hubs for enhanced networking opportunities.

25 Apr 2017

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A guide on how business travellers can combat stress

Business travel can be stressful and comes with a demanding schedule. According to experts, establishing a routine is paramount in reducing stress levels while travelling for business.

25 Apr 2017

MediFin launches affordable travel insurance products
MediFin launches affordable travel insurance products

After noticing an increase in foreigners visiting South Africa, MediFin, a leader in cosmetic medical finance, has launched its very own online travel insurance products, MediFin Travel Insurance. The multi-peril international travel insurance offers all travellers peace of mind while travelling, whether they are South African residents travelling from South Africa or non-residents travelling to South Africa.

Issued by Medifin Financial Services 24 Apr 2017