New Contiki campaign encourages travellers to see the bigger picture
New Contiki campaign encourages travellers to see the bigger picture

Reflecting its No Regrets Philosophy, Contiki, in its latest campaign, asked 18 to 35-year-olds one question: What will you do in 2017 that you'll remember forever? The new video features an inspiring line-up of baby-boomers and millennials - including a Rio Carnival dancer, a fashion designer and Australian DJ, Tigerlily, along with other risk takers and adventurers from all over the world - and pulls together recollections of events and experiences that changed people's lives over the last few decades, drawing on the wisdom of people who have done some amazing things.

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City Lodge posts interim results, progress on four new hotels
City Lodge posts interim results, progress on four new hotels

Announcing its interim results for the six months to December 31, 2016, City Lodge is making significant progress with the development of three new hotels in Nairobi (Kenya), Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) and Windhoek (Namibia), and has begun the development of a 148-room City Lodge Hotel in Maputo, Mozambique.

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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 17 Feb 2017

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.

16 Feb 2017

Mango palms Feather Awards in 3 of 4 ACSA airports it uses
Mango palms Feather Awards in 3 of 4 ACSA airports it uses

Mango was last week recognised by the Airports Company of South Africa's annual Feather Awards in 3 of the 4 airports the carrier uses. It's OR Tambo International and Cape Town International airport operations were awarded for service excellence while in Bloemfontein the airline received accolades for its ground handling. In Durban Mango was a runner-up to a competitor.

15 Dec 2011

East London ICC awarded five-star grading

The East London International Convention Centre (ELICC) has been awarded a five-star grading by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.

15 Dec 2011

Wilderness Group helps changing lives with soap

The Wilderness Group in Namibia recently undertook an exciting new project whereby they tested a batch of new olive oil soap from a community project in Katutura, run by six HIV-positive women.

14 Dec 2011

Footprints of Hope walking safari challenge: Saving the rhino, one step at a time
Footprints of Hope walking safari challenge: Saving the rhino, one step at a time

In association with its social development partner, Africa Foundation, and professional soccer player, Gordon Gilbert, &Beyond has launched its 'Footprints of Hope' walking safari challenge to raise awareness about rhino conservation.

13 Dec 2011

Inn On The Square... in Cape Town's centre
Inn On The Square... in Cape Town's centre

As Rezidor Hotels prepared to open newly built Park Inn-brand hotels in Gauteng they withdrew their brand from their Green Market Square, Cape Town location because, according to a previous Rezidor executive, the owner wasn't willing to spend what would be required to bring it up to Park Inn's upgraded code.

By Brian Berkman: contributing editor, travel 12 Dec 2011

Sandton Convention Centre to host various events in 2012

The Sandton Convention Centre (SCC) managed to secure a number of major bids for local and international meetings and events in 2012. Amongst these are the International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation conference, taking place in May, the 3rd Annual Biological Safety Conference (June), the International Small Business Congress & Expo (September), the 27th International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists congress and the 2012 Discop Africa Expo (both in October).

12 Dec 2011

Cape Town Diamond Museum opens at Waterfront

The Cape Town Diamond Museum has opened its doors to the public in the newly upgraded Clock Tower precinct at the Waterfront. It is the only museum of its kind in Cape Town and the first to pay homage to the extraordinary story of the South African diamond industry.

12 Dec 2011

Caltex brings the joy back to family road trips this festive season
Caltex brings the joy back to family road trips this festive season

"Are we there yet?" Four little words that could drive any parent to tears. So take the boredom and frustration out of the car this festive season with a little help from Caltex's famous White Rabbit.

9 Dec 2011

Five essential tips for negotiating airports on your holiday
Five essential tips for negotiating airports on your holiday

It's that time of year when many of us take our annual holiday - and for the lucky ones among us, that means an overseas trip. It also means negotiating airports, which can be a bewildering, time-consuming and frustrating exercise, especially if you're not a frequent traveller.

By Joanne Adolphe 8 Dec 2011

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