Innesfree Park
Living the park life in Sandton

Sandton Central, South Africa's commercial capital, has more to offer visitors than just world-class business, retail, residential and tourist facilities. It is also home to three beautiful parks connecting the thriving city to the outdoors. The parks offer ample space, lush green lawns and shady trees where people can reconnect with nature and socialise with friends, proving a great venue for summer festivals.

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#InnovationMonth: Navigating stories with VoiceMap's Iain Manley
#InnovationMonth: Navigating stories with VoiceMap's Iain Manley

VoiceMap, an immersive audio tour app breathes character into cities through guided GPS location-aware audio tours by "journalists, novelists, tour guides and passionate locals". We chat to founder Ian Manley about city storytelling for #InnovationMonth.

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Housekeeping: the unsung heroes of the hospitality industry
Housekeeping: the unsung heroes of the hospitality industry

Various departments of a hotel contribute to an enjoyable stay - small things like a warm welcome at the door or a speedy check in can create a great impression with guests. However, one aspect of your stay is often underrated and overlooked, housekeeping.

11 hours ago

Table Mountain Cableway implements operational changes with strike under way
Table Mountain Cableway implements operational changes with strike under way

Having been unable to reach a settlement on annual salary increases, Table Mountain Aerial Cableway's (TMACC) staff who are members affiliated to the South African Commercial Catering Workers Union (SACCAWU) are on strike from today (28 September 2016). SACCAWU is asking for a 15% increase and TMACC is offering 9%.

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Universal Accessibility: enhancing and promoting tourism for all in SA

When we talk about Tourism For All and promoting Universal Accessibility, we primarily talk about people with disabilities and the challenges they face in accessing our tourism facilities - all our people and tourists deserve equal access to our attractions and facilities. Airports, hotels, and other tourism facilities must cater to the needs of people living with disabilities said Minister Derek Hanekom in his opening remarks during the 2016 Lecture held in Bloemfontein.

14 hours ago

Tsogo Sun adding more flair to SunSquare Montecasino
Tsogo Sun adding more flair to SunSquare Montecasino

Overlooking the award-winning Montecasino Complex in Fourways, trendy SunSquare Montecasino is the latest Tsogo Sun hotel to modernise its guest offering at a cost of approximately R16 million.

1 day ago

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More than 60,000 visitors got to know their national parks

South African National Park (SANParks) recorded 62,312 visitors to parks during South African National Parks Week (12-18 September) under the campaign 'Know Your National Parks' which allowed locals to spend a day at a national park free of charge.

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Tourism, Airbnb growth boost property demand in Cape CBD
Tourism, Airbnb growth boost property demand in Cape CBD

While many areas are beginning to report a notable slow-down, Cape Town's CBD and City Bowl areas remain buoyant. The Airbnb growth trend is one of the factors driving demand for flats in the area and, according to Warren Emett, Alan Screen and JP Ricketts, Seeff's CBD and City Bowl team, activity is at a notable high.

1 day ago

Encore for PE Opera House
Encore for PE Opera House

The PE Opera House has recently undergone intricate renovations and expansions, transforming the building from a heritage site into a first class facility.

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A record breaking winter for Airbnb South Africa

Airbnb welcomed 67,000 guests to South Africa this winter, an increase of 250% compared to last year. The record breaking winter for Airbnb in South Africa demonstrates the growing appeal of home sharing - both for summer tourists from the Northern hemisphere as well as for domestic travellers.

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Luxury hotels and chauffeurs for SA business travellers in Africa
Luxury hotels and chauffeurs for SA business travellers in Africa

You may think that South African business travellers who travel to other parts of Africa may not be as lucky as those travelling to Europe or the United States, but they stay in luxury hotels and are driven by chauffeurs. According to Corporate Traveller statistics, nine out of 10 business travellers to African countries stay in four- or five-star hotels, costing at least R3,000 per night.

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Volunteer travel a boom or a bust?
Volunteer travel a boom or a bust?

A panel of industry experts debated the future of volunteering overseas at WYSTC 2016 after which a consensus was reached that volunteering overseas is well and alive. However, now that consumers have better access to consumer reviews via socila media and online review site, this sector is being cleaned up - something that can only be seen as a positive as the sector is also now thriving.

2 days ago

Marriott International expands portfolio with 30 leading hotel brands
Marriott International expands portfolio with 30 leading hotel brands

Marriott International, Inc. has expanded to include 30 prestigious hotel brands with the addition of the Starwood Hotels & Resorts portfolio. With more than 5,700 hotels and 1.1 million rooms in over 110 countries across the globe, travellers can now choose from the most diverse selection of hotel brands - this at a time when traveller place greater emphasis on enriched and personal experiences.

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