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New hotel complex for Cape Town's CBD
New hotel complex for Cape Town's CBD

The Tsogo Sun is to construct a new 500-bedroomed hotel complex in the Cape Town city centre on the corner of Buitengracht and Strand Street, the site of the recently demolished Tulip Hotel, at a total investment of R680 million.

17 Apr 2015 14:48

Cape Town Tourism's Board Development Fund winners
Cape Town Tourism's Board Development Fund winners

In October 2013, Cape Town Tourism's Board of Directors took a collective decision to forfeit their monthly remuneration in favour of the Board Development Fund (BDF) that assists Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) with support to develop their tourism businesses.

17 Apr 2015 14:21

[WTM Africa] Highlights from Day 2
[WTM Africa] Highlights from Day 2

Day two of Africa's largest inbound and outbound B2B show has yet again been a huge success, proving that Africa is a trendy and emerging market in terms of both travel and tourism sectors of the industry. The World Travel Market Africa floor was buzzing from the time the doors opened until the final meetings and networking sessions ended.

17 Apr 2015 11:23

Winners of African Responsible Tourism Awards 2015 announced
Winners of African Responsible Tourism Awards 2015 announced

At a special ceremony at World Travel Market Africa, taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, winners of the inaugural African Responsible Tourism Awards were announced.

16 Apr 2015 17:20

African Pride Hotels and ICT collaborate to train impoverished youths
African Pride Hotels and ICT collaborate to train impoverished youths

The African Pride Crystal Towers Hotel & Spa is collaborating with the Cape Town non-profit chefs' school Infinity Culinary Training (ICT), under which ICT offers students from impoverished backgrounds the necessary training and skills for a career in the hospitality industry.

16 Apr 2015 15:55

[WTM Africa] Highlights from Day 1
[WTM Africa] Highlights from Day 1

A different, quality way of doing business is how buyers, visitors and exhibitors described their experience of the first day of World Travel Market (WTM) Africa 2015 which kicked off on 15 April 2015 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

16 Apr 2015 13:13

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Hospitality industry encouraged to adopt sustainable practices

According to the Earth Day Network, 2015 will be the 45th anniversary of Earth Day and could be the most exciting year in environmental history.

16 Apr 2015 11:25

Rising cost of living impacts domestic tourism
Rising cost of living impacts domestic tourism

The month of April has seen a significant rise in the cost of living for many South African citizens due to the increase in electricity and water tariffs, as well as tax hikes for middle-to-high income earners.

16 Apr 2015 10:34

At the opening the WTM Africa 2015, Mayor of Cape Town Patricia de Lille and Deputy Minister of Tourism Tokozile Xasa.
World Travel Market Africa open for business

Mayor of Cape Town Patricia de Lille and Deputy Minister of Tourism Tokozile Xasa declared the 2015 World Travel Market Africa open at the official ribbon cutting on the exhibition floor yesterday, 15 April, at the CTICC.

By Sindy Peters 16 Apr 2015 10:20

Brown updates SA on electricity shortages
Brown updates SA on electricity shortages

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown has called on Eskom's residential and business customers to use energy sparingly as the winter season approaches...

16 Apr 2015 09:21

Tsogo to build 500-room hotel complex in Cape Town
Tsogo to build 500-room hotel complex in Cape Town

Tsogo Sun (TSH) would begin construction of a 500-room hotel complex in Cape Town's city centre‚ the gaming and hotel group said on Tuesday...

By Zeenat Moorad 15 Apr 2015 13:50

African tourism opportunities become more tangible
African tourism opportunities become more tangible

The Rezidor Hotel Group's Global Director of Sales and Marketing tells us about destination marketing, the first five-star hotel in Sierra Leone, and the challenges of marketing to/in Africa compared to the rest of the world...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Apr 2015 08:00

Asky now offers web-based booking
Asky now offers web-based booking

sky, the West and Central African airline, has partnered PayGate and booking engine SITA to offer web-based booking to its customers for the first time.

15 Apr 2015 06:44