Winners of One&Only Reaching for Young Stars competition announced
Winners of One&Only Reaching for Young Stars competition announced

The Cape's top culinary academies have once again put forward their finest young stars to compete for top honours in the One&Only Reaching for Young Stars competition. Hosted by Capsicum Culinary Studio in Cape Town, the 11 academies teamed up with 11 top hotels in a high-energy cook-off, with 11 wineries pairing with their creative menus using certified Karoo lamb, Witlof, Bio-Wheat, Lancewood, Rio Largo olive oil, Khoisan sea salt with La Vie de Luc and Avanti coffee.

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Airlines urged to embrace e-commerce

African airlines have been urged to embrace e-commerce and digital technologies to become more profitable. According to Eckart Reiche, the vice-president for sales at Airlines Wirecard, airlines on the continent should embrace technology to serve customer needs and experience in the increasingly competitive market. Reiche said: "Airlines have no choice but to innovate and embrace technologies that will help reduce the cost of operation and also improve customer experience."

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Natural Selection to open new safari camp in remote Namibia in 2018
Natural Selection to open new safari camp in remote Namibia in 2018

In a new joint venture between Natural Selection, the local communities and Dr Julian Fennessy, Africa's foremost giraffe expert, the safari tourism business will open a sophisticated new camp, Hoanib Valley Camp, in the remote and wild Kaokoland in northwest Namibia in May 2018.

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Leles African Cuisine taps into virtual restaurant trend
Leles African Cuisine taps into virtual restaurant trend

The food industry is changing, with some restaurant owners forgoing physical retail spaces and instead opting to trade solely online. The business model of these 'virtual restaurants' often means reduced overheads and therefore increased chances of success.

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TRVL: Shaking up the online travel industry with Jochem Wijnands

Another shared economy, technology-led disruption is on the cards for the travel industry and it's coming to South Africa. TRVL gives everyone access to a world that has been inhabited by travel agencies only - until now. According to a TechCrunch article, "If TRVL has its way, it's the travel agencies' turn to tremble."

By Cari Coetzee 2 days ago

FEDHASA members put measures in place to make sure egg supply meets guest demand
FEDHASA members put measures in place to make sure egg supply meets guest demand

According to the Federated Hospitality Association of South Africa (FEDHASA) Cape region, member establishments have put measures in place to ensure they are not affected by the egg shortage caused by the avian flu outbreak.

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Artists, makers and craftsmen to showcase Stellenbosch in JHB
Artists, makers and craftsmen to showcase Stellenbosch in JHB

Stellenbosch at Summer Place presented by Sanlam Private Wealth will be held at 69 Melville Road in Hyde Park, Johannesburg on 29 November 2017. The eight annual event will once again showcase Stellenbosch's best wines, food, and art.

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Monopoly Durban hits shelves
Monopoly Durban hits shelves

The Durban edition of popular property trading game, Monopoly, has hit local shelves ahead of the festive season. Having announced the game in May, Winning Moves UK says its team has been working around the clock on the board design and production to ensure the game was ready before the summer holidays hit.

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Marriott International adds mixed-use property to its Nigerian portfolio
Marriott International adds mixed-use property to its Nigerian portfolio

Marriott International and the Landmark Africa Group have signed the Renaissance Lagos Hotel and Marriott Executive Apartments, slated to open in 2020.

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New season, new head chef for Societi Bistro
New season, new head chef for Societi Bistro

Societi Bistro has long been a favourite of mine, so with the appointment of a new head chef, Robert Giljam, I had to confirm that my old favourite still offered all the greatness I have come to love. I was not disappointed.

By Angie White 3 days ago

Hayward's Grand Safari Company awarded best mobile safari in Africa
Hayward's Grand Safari Company awarded best mobile safari in Africa

Hayward's Grand Safari Company has received The Safari Guild's Best in Africa Award for top mobile safari at the 11th The Safari Awards. Announced by CEO Henry Hallward at an awards evening during World Travel Market London, Grand Safari preceded over 11 African countries, with over 47,000 votes.

15 Nov 2017

Smart Hotels: The hotel scene is changing and Gen Y is behind it
Smart Hotels: The hotel scene is changing and Gen Y is behind it

Upwardly mobile, millennials are wired into the world around them with the newest technology, expecting connectivity options to cater to their every need and demand. Known as Generation Y, millennials enjoy travelling and its expected, that by 2020, half of all tourists will be millennials. However, it's not only millennials who are filling hotel rooms in South Africa, international tourists are also flocking to the mountains, beaches and game reserves of the beautiful expanse that is South Africa.

15 Nov 2017

Kenyan Tourism CS joins #7SummitsAfrica to promote conservation through tourism
Kenyan Tourism CS joins #7SummitsAfrica to promote conservation through tourism

On 4 November 2017, nine environmentalists, journalists and mountaineers began their journey to summit seven mountains in Africa, back-to-back, in seven weeks to raise awareness of crucial causes that affect the mountains and their surrounding natural environment, people and animals as well as to showcase the diverse adventure- and eco-tourism opportunities East Africa has to offer. Kenyan Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala has joined the Mt. Kenya leg of the 7 Summits Africa Challenge, presented by Great Migration Camps, setting off from the Serena Mountain Lodge for a gruelling six-day climb up Africa's second highest mountain (5,199 m).

15 Nov 2017