Boris Dzhingarov
Four ways business travel has been transformed by the internet

As a business traveller, your biggest travel expenses will always be your flights and accommodations. Thankfully, there are websites that you can use that help you find the best deals. It's also more convenient since you don't even need to change out of your pyjamas.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 4 hours ago

Cape Town, Africa's top destination for art aficionados
Cape Town, Africa's top destination for art aficionados

A holiday immersed in Cape Town's creative energy is the perfect recharge for the soul. A year-round celebration of exciting talent, the city is abuzz with galleries, public and street art as well as art, décor and design events. The opening of the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA), currently scheduled for September 2017, will once again put the Mother City on the map as Africa's leading destination for art and design lovers.

Issued by Cape Grace 5 hours ago

Digital technology changing the face of tourism
Digital technology changing the face of tourism

Travellers no longer need to go further than their smartphone to plan and book an entire holiday, proving how much technology has revolutionised the tourism industry. "Technology has made the hospitality, transport and tour operator sectors more efficient and competitive. These sectors have gained an international reach, with a consumer that now has a multitude of options globally for a holiday destination, literally at their fingertips," says Wiza Nyondo, Head of Tourism at FNB Business.

5 hours ago

Gold Travel's new look
Gold Travel rebrands and expands

Gold Travel, long-standing Cape Town corporate travel management company with a track record of over 40 years in the industry, recently revealed its new look.

7 hours ago

Shift noted in nature of SA hotel development
Shift noted in nature of SA hotel development

The nature of hotel development in South Africa has shifted, says Wayne Troughton, CEO of HTI Consulting, along with the manner in which such developments are funded and owned.

12 hours ago

HVS launches executive matchmaking service for Africa's hotel industry
HVS launches executive matchmaking service for Africa's hotel industry

Tourism's importance as a driver of the South African economy is increasing which has led global hospitality consulting firm, HVS to open a branch of HVS Executive Search Africa, based in Cape Town, which will focus on corporate positions, general managers and heads of department in the hotel industry across the continent.

13 hours ago

Ban on electronic devices will affect SA travellers
Ban on electronic devices will affect SA travellers

Following a US and UK government ban on electronic devices on flights, South Africans travelling to the UK and USA via Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Cairo, Doha and several other cities will no longer be allowed to use their laptops, iPads, tablets, kindles or e-readers inflight. The ban comes into effect on 25 March 2017 for people travelling to the US and immediately for people travelling to the UK.

1 day ago

UN agency: Individual nations should decide on aeroplane laptop ban
UN agency: Individual nations should decide on aeroplane laptop ban

MONTREAL, Canada: It is for each country to decide whether to take security measures such as the British and US partial ban on electronics in commercial aeroplanes, global aviation authorities said on Wednesday.

1 day ago

From left to right: Chef Jocelyn Myers-Adams (Executive Chef, Table Bay Hotel); Chef Pete Goffe-Wood (Celebrity Chef and Industry Consultant), Chef Carl van Rooyen (Executive Chef, Vineyard Hotel) and Chef Bertus Basson (Owner Overture Restaurant).
Renowned chefs debate restaurant industry challenges

The Federated Hospitality Association of South Africa (FEDHASA) Cape recently hosted a Restauranteur's Think Tank to discuss challenges facing the restaurant industry.

1 day ago

Time Square team: In front, Brett Hoppé (General Manager: Time Square). Second row (left to right): Mohamed Cassim (IT Manager: Time Square); Emma Mothibi (VIP Operations Manager: Time Square); Elroy van Blerk (Operations Manager: Time Square); Faniswa Mkosana (Human Resources Manager: Time Square) and Kevin Caswell (Tables Manager: Time Square). 

Back row from (left to right): Anneli Petrowski (Personal Assistant); Sandise Sibanda (Marketing Manager: Time Square); Shaun Rennie (Group Surveillance and Security Manager: Sun International); Bianco Marini (Slots Manager: Time Square) and Ruben Nadesan, (Financial Operations Manager: Time Square).
Counting down to the opening of SA's most technologically sophisticated casino floor

With all of 2,000 slot machines and 60 tables installed at Sun International's Time Square in Menlyn, Pretoria, spanning 7,530m² on two levels, South Africa's most technologically advanced casino floor is nearing completion and will open to the public on 1 April 2017.

1 day ago

Pauline du Paty
#BrandManagerMonth: Building a new brand in SA

I often wonder how I managed before Uber came waltzing into my life, solving the parking issue I so often have when in town, simplifying short distance travel and even pickups from the airport. But what about longer distances? Not only does Uber get way too expensive too quickly as the kilometres add up, but it also doesn't really offer long distance rides as a standard.

By Ilse van den Berg 1 day ago

Entries open for 2017 Diners Club Winelist Awards
Entries open for 2017 Diners Club Winelist Awards

The 2017 Diners Club Winelist Awards is now open for entries from South African restaurateurs who can now submit their menus and wine lists.

2 days ago

Africa's dramatic decline in travel freedom
Africa's dramatic decline in travel freedom

African countries account for 16 of the 20 biggest fallers on the annual Henley & Partners Visa Restrictions Index over the last decade. The 2017 edition of the index indicates that the continent as a whole suffered the most dramatic decline in travel freedom.

2 days ago