Cape Town, Africa's top destination for art aficionados
Cape Town, Africa's top destination for art aficionados

A holiday immersed in Cape Town's creative energy is the perfect recharge for the soul. A year-round celebration of exciting talent, the city is abuzz with galleries, public and street art as well as art, décor and design events. The opening of the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA), currently scheduled for September 2017, will once again put the Mother City on the map as Africa's leading destination for art and design lovers.

Issued by Cape Grace 1 day ago

Digital technology changing the face of tourism
Digital technology changing the face of tourism

Travellers no longer need to go further than their smartphone to plan and book an entire holiday, proving how much technology has revolutionised the tourism industry. "Technology has made the hospitality, transport and tour operator sectors more efficient and competitive. These sectors have gained an international reach, with a consumer that now has a multitude of options globally for a holiday destination, literally at their fingertips," says Wiza Nyondo, Head of Tourism at FNB Business.

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Gold Travel's new look
Gold Travel rebrands and expands

Gold Travel, long-standing Cape Town corporate travel management company with a track record of over 40 years in the industry, recently revealed its new look.

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Time Square team: In front, Brett Hoppé (General Manager: Time Square). Second row (left to right): Mohamed Cassim (IT Manager: Time Square); Emma Mothibi (VIP Operations Manager: Time Square); Elroy van Blerk (Operations Manager: Time Square); Faniswa Mkosana (Human Resources Manager: Time Square) and Kevin Caswell (Tables Manager: Time Square). 

Back row from (left to right): Anneli Petrowski (Personal Assistant); Sandise Sibanda (Marketing Manager: Time Square); Shaun Rennie (Group Surveillance and Security Manager: Sun International); Bianco Marini (Slots Manager: Time Square) and Ruben Nadesan, (Financial Operations Manager: Time Square).
Counting down to the opening of SA's most technologically sophisticated casino floor

With all of 2,000 slot machines and 60 tables installed at Sun International's Time Square in Menlyn, Pretoria, spanning 7,530m² on two levels, South Africa's most technologically advanced casino floor is nearing completion and will open to the public on 1 April 2017.

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Africa's dramatic decline in travel freedom
Africa's dramatic decline in travel freedom

African countries account for 16 of the 20 biggest fallers on the annual Henley & Partners Visa Restrictions Index over the last decade. The 2017 edition of the index indicates that the continent as a whole suffered the most dramatic decline in travel freedom.

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CTICC uses millions of litres less water per year than five years ago
CTICC uses millions of litres less water per year than five years ago

Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), in an effort to reduce water consumption, has implemented a number of initiatives to further curtails its use of potable and irrigation water. In February 2017, the City of Cape Town introduced level 3B water restrictions, and Provincial and City authorities have called on National Government to declare the Western Cape a disaster area due to the drought conditions. The value of water and the need to save water will once again be highlighted during National Water Week this week, which culminates in World Water Day on 22 March 2017.

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To roam or not to roam: keeping in touch while working abroad
To roam or not to roam: keeping in touch while working abroad

South African businesses are wary about employees roaming while working abroad, with data costing up to R500 per MB. There are ways, however, businesses travellers can stay connected without breaking the bank.

22 Mar 2017

Sustainable marine tourism boat operator
WESSA applications for 2017/18 Blue Flag Season open

The Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA) has announced that applications for the 2017/18 South African Blue Flag season are open. The 2016/17 Blue Flag season is drawing to a close at many Western Cape beaches, but the current season runs until 31 October at many other beaches, Blue Flag marinas and sustainable tourism boating operators.

22 Mar 2017

Rebecca Rusch and adventurer Patrick Sweeney. Image: Pat R. Notaro III
Explore Africa's havens for bikers

From mountain biking to road cycling, BMX racing, or just leisure biking, Africa is an awe-inspiring destination for bikers across the world. With a topography that encompasses spiraling mountains, prairies, and thickly forested cycling tracks that have formed over years of being trodden on by bicycle wheels. Wondering where to find these scenic cycling trails, here are some of the best in the continent.

By Josephine Wawira 22 Mar 2017

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Fitness travel beyond the hotel gym

According to the Cornell Center for Hospitality Research, which covered 33 US hotel across six global brands, only 22% of US hotel visitors still use hotel gyms. Yet, another research report released by the Global Wellness Institute state that “Global wellness tourism revenues grew from $494.1 billion in 2013 to $563.2 billion in 2015 – or 14%. A growth rate more than twice as fast as overall tourism expenditures (6.9%).” So, if wellness tourism is increasing while usage of hotel gyms is decreasing, where are travellers getting their fitness fix?

20 Mar 2017

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Collaboration will make life saving water bottles available at WTM Africa

In an effort to help raise awareness around the importance of having access to safe water and sanitation, WTM Africa has collaborated with international water development charity, Just a Drop.

20 Mar 2017

Know these top five marketing trends to travel in 2017
Know these top five marketing trends to travel in 2017

With the advent of the internet and the whole world of opportunities that it has brought to us, the travel industry has gained momentum too. Marketers from all kinds of travel companies are making use of everyday apps on customers' smart devices to communicate the best deals and offers. With the maximum purchases happening online the travel industry is going completely digital to expand its business beyond expectations. Here are a few trends for the year 2017 that you need to watch out for.

By Stephen Marshal 20 Mar 2017