Research reveals key drivers of sharing economy
Research reveals key drivers of sharing economy

A whitepaper, based on an investigation undertaken by Mastercard and The Future Agenda, reveals the key drivers of the ever growing sharing economy, outlining the challenges and future opportunities surrounding it.

5 hours ago

PwC Hotels Outlook 2017-2021: Africa's hotel sector remains resilient
PwC Hotels Outlook 2017-2021: Africa's hotel sector remains resilient

According to PwC Southern Africa's Hospitality and Gaming Industry Leader, Pietro Calicchio, Africa's hotel sector has remained resilient in the face of strong economic headwinds. PwC's 7th edition of the Hotels Outlook: 2017-2021 features information about hotel accommodation in South Africa, Nigeria, Mauritius, Kenya, and Tanzania. PwC has also taken a closer look at Ghana and Ethiopia as emerging hotel markets.

6 hours ago

Beware the rules when Airbnb-ing sectional title property
Beware the rules when Airbnb-ing sectional title property

While sectional title rentals are quite common, Paul French, commercial director for Coastal Property Management Services, says that there is a notable difference between long-term residential rentals and short-term holiday lets. In the case of long-term rentals, it is easy to integrate the tenants into the complex and its rules including security and access.

8 hours ago

Five reasons to visit the De Hoop Nature Reserve
Five reasons to visit the De Hoop Nature Reserve

There's nothing like fresh, salty sea air to brush the cobwebs from your mind and put a spring in your step. The De Hoop Nature Reserve, a world heritage site situated in the Overberg region is a place that does just that.

By Ruth Cooper 9 hours ago

Major travel trade shows team up to attract global buyers
Major travel trade shows team up to attract global buyers

Africa's Travel Indaba and We Are Africa has entered a partnership which will see the two trade shows bringing the world to South Africa to experience a range of travel products and services for two weeks every May.

1 day ago

Artists impression of the reception at BON Hotel Apo
BON Hotels increase footprint in West Africa, signs twelfth hotel in Nigeria

BON Hotels has increased its footprint in West Africa with the signing of its 12th hotel in Nigeria - making the group the largest hotel management in the country.

1 day ago

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Absolutely amazing winter break at Abalone House

Imagine taking a road trip during the much-needed Cape winter rains. Within two hours you reach the quaint fishing village of Paternoster, legendarily named after the thankful prayers of Portuguese sailors who survived being shipwrecked there. Just a quick turn around the coast you enter boutique hotel of note, Abalone House and Spa.

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

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Knysna fire puts crucial tourism sector at risk

Tourism establishments in Knysna have been recording a huge number of cancellations from international tourists, a situation that could lead to the loss of 2,500 jobs in the town's crucial tourism sector. According to SA Tourism, a number of international tourists had cancelled their bookings following the devastating fires earlier in June that destroyed more than 600 structures in Knysna and Plettenberg Bay.

By Bekezela Phakathi 2 days ago

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aha Hotels & Lodges expands in Namibia through signing of Epacha Game Lodges

aha Hotels & Lodges is expanding its footprint in Namibia with the signing of the full management and marketing services contract, effective from 1 July 2017, for the Epacha Game Lodge & Spa and the Eagle Tented Lodge. Located on top of the hills of the Epacha Private Game Reserve, The Epacha Game Lodge & Spa and the Eagle Tented Lodge border the main road leading to the Etosha National Park.

23 Jun 2017

African Pride 15 on Orange tailored to the film and photographic production industry
African Pride 15 on Orange tailored to the film and photographic production industry

Cape Town has proven an attractive location for producers of movies, advertising agencies looking for a range of backdrops, the modelling industry, and for the various support services that work behind the scenes to craft the end-product.

23 Jun 2017

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Crystal Lagoons sets eyes on Kenya for further expansion in SSA

Crystal Lagoons, formed by scientist and property developer Fernando Fischmann and specialising in creating lagoons in conjunction with waterfront-style residential complexes, has signed its first deal in Africa - a 1.5 hectare lagoon in the new Blyde Riverwalk development in Pretoria, South Africa. The deal is the first of several projects that Crystal Lagoons hopes to develop in the continent.

21 Jun 2017