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It's not too late to enter for the Sanlam Top Destination Awards 2016

Powered by Discount Traveler, the Sanlam Top Destination Awards 2016 serves as a platform to showcase and honour those in the hospitality industry with a total of nine categories that establishments can enter into. These include hotels, game lodges, guesthouses and bed & breakfasts, to name a few.

2 days ago

Altaileopard via Wikimedia Commons - Entrance of the Skukuza-Camp (Kruger National Park)
Development of full-service lodge in Kruger National Park approved

The Department of Environmental Affairs approved of the proposed 240-bed Malelane Safari Lodge in the Kruger National Park (KNP) and South African National Parks (SANParks) has welcomed this approval. According to KNP managing executive Glenn Phillips, this approval comes after a comprehensive and detailed independent environmental scrutiny. "We are happy with the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report and we are satisfied with the process which was followed from the beginning of the study to the end thereof."

3 days ago

#CommerceMonth: online bookings scaled to grow
#CommerceMonth: online bookings scaled to grow

Changes in customer behaviour coupled with a growing trust in online services have bolstered the growth of e-commerce. Travellers are more likely to book a holiday, flights or accommodation online than make their way to their closest brick and mortar travel agent, providing an ideal environment for online booking companies to thrive. We spoke to Tom Williams, COO of online booking site SafariNow, to find out how e-commerce has changed the way business works.

By Cari Van Wyk 3 days ago

Linthwaite House
Leeu Collection expands internationally with Linthwaite House

Leeu Collection has acquired the acclaimed Lake District hotel, Linthwaite House in the United Kingdom, their first property outside of South Africa.

26 Apr 2016

Express gateway to Cape Town centre
Express gateway to Cape Town centre

Finding the Holiday Inn Express (HIE), an InterContinental Hotels Group hotel, can be a little like walking a maze, finding the parking even more so, but if you use public transport or a taxi service you're golden and once you get there and see what else is in the maze with you... it's worth it.

By Cari Van Wyk 26 Apr 2016