Bernard DUPONT via
The socio-economic case for tourism in Kruger Lowveld/Ehlanzeni

The CEO of South African Tourism, Sisa Ntshona, stated in an article in the Beeld newspaper on 4 December 2016, that tourism hasn't realised a fraction of its potential in South Africa because the government still doesn't believe in it.

By Lisa Sheard 2 days ago

In-flight dining with Tosca
Cathay Pacific, Tosca partnership has passengers dining on fine Italian cuisine

Cathay Pacific has partnered with Michelin-starred Italian restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, Tosca to launch an in-flight menu that will be served to first and business class passengers onboard selected Cathay Pacific flights departing from Hong Kong to a variety of long-haul destinations - including South Africa, Australia, Canada, Europe, New Zealand and the United States of America - from 1 February to 30 April.

2 days ago

Air France-KLM profits up in 2016, cautious for 2017
Air France-KLM profits up in 2016, cautious for 2017

Air France-KLM said on Thursday profits rose sharply in 2016, but issued a cautious outlook for the current year in face of global uncertainty and aggressive competition in the sector.

2 days ago

Elegant dining at the V&A's Life Grand Café
Elegant dining at the V&A's Life Grand Café

If you're looking for refined bistro food in an artfully designed space with a flourish of stylish ambiance look no further than the recently opened concept restaurant, the Life Grand Café at the V&A Waterfront.

By Ruth Cooper 2 days ago

By Diana Grytsku
Personalising hotel guest experience by leveraging tech

Providing a personalised experience to guests is key to having a competitive advantage in the hotel industry. For instance, if a guest requests his/her room to have a jacuzzi, they have a reason for that; perhaps immersing themselves in that tub is the best way for them to relax. If Wi-Fi is requested, it is important to see to it that it is available for the guest, because maybe they need to keep their business running even when vacationing.

By Josephine Wawira 2 days ago

88mph breaks silence, announces investment in flight booking app
88mph breaks silence, announces investment in flight booking app

Investment company 88mph, has announced its investment in Ahoy, a flight booking and management app for small businesses. The announcement came via a post on LinkedIn, written my 88mpb founder, Kresten Buch.

By Graham van der Made 2 days ago

SA airports amongst the ten most punctual in the world
SA airports amongst the ten most punctual in the world

Three of Airports Company South Africa's international gateways have been ranked amongst the ten most punctual airports in the world. This is according to OAG Aviation Worldwide, a UK-based agency that runs the annual Punctuality League which monitors on-time performance amongst airlines and airports globally.

3 days ago

Leeu Estates
Leeu Estates grabs a spot on the Travel + Leisure It List 2017

Leeu Estates has been featured on the Travel + Leisure It List 2017 and will appear in the March issue of Travel + Leisure alongside other award-winning properties.

3 days ago

Hard work ahead to address opportunities in tourism
Hard work ahead to address opportunities in tourism

Tourism took a deserved mention in the State President's State of the Nation Address, with the sector viewed as a key area for driving job creation. The steady growth of the sector, while promising, does not necessarily imply that this will continue. Careful strategic plans must be put in place by all tourism operations in order to grow the market. Opportunities exist, but they must be cultivated and nurtured.

By Enver Duminy 3 days ago

AccorHotels to manage three new hotels in Addis Ababa
AccorHotels to manage three new hotels in Addis Ababa

AccorHotels has entered into three partnership for the construction and management hotels in Addis Ababa, including Mercure, ibis Styles, and ibis.

3 days ago

FEDHASA sheds light on immigration and labour regulations
FEDHASA sheds light on immigration and labour regulations

A recent media briefing, after meeting between Malusi Gigaba, South Africa's Minister of Home Affairs and industry stakeholders including the Federated Hospitality Association of South Africa (FEDHASA), has raised some concerns in the hospitality and tourism industry.

3 days ago

Google Maps adds bucket list feature
Google Maps adds bucket list feature

Do you have a bucket list? Have you ever wanted to share your bucket list or favourite spots with out of town guests, but never got around to it? You can create lists of places, share your lists and follow other lists, all without ever leaving the Google Maps app.

15 Feb 2017

Chef Janine
#FoodTrends: what's cooking at the moment?

Chefs and foodies are constantly innovating and reinventing dishes and menus. From the massive helpings of meat-and-three-veg – or comfort food of yesteryear – to the extreme minimalism of nouvelle cuisine… just when you think it's all been done, someone comes up with something new.

By Janine Fourie 15 Feb 2017