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World Travel Market Africa 2017

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Nearly completed Gondar Hills Resort set to invigorate the Ethiopian tourism sector

aha Hotels & Lodges has announced that Gondar Hills Resort is nearing completion. The new luxury resort will be managed exclusively by aha Hotels & Lodges and incorporated fully under the aha brand...

9 hours ago

Adrenaline-inducing adventures down the rapids of the Zambezi

Travellers with the adventure streak should consider doing the short and easy journey to one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World - Victoria Falls...

11 hours ago

Groot Constantia launches Visitors Route Experience

The Visitors Route Experience follows a specially designed circular route that allows guests to experience each of the estate's key attractions...

7 hours ago

North West Province to showcase its products at CTIJF 2017

The North West Department of Tourism and the North West Tourism Board will be showcasing products from their province at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, alongside the Cape Town International Jazz Festival...

Issued by Seven Colors Communications 3 hours ago

Five ways to explore Knysna

From the famous Knysna Forest Marathon to the Rotary Knysna SPLASH, the picturesque town of Knysna along the popular Garden Route offers many opportunities to don your #activewear. Here are five active ways to explore Knysna...

By Ruth Cooper 1 day ago

Cape Town festivals a boon for the tourism economy

The Cape Town International Jazz Festival, with five stages, 40 artists and more than 37,000 music lovers brings in more than R700m to the economy...

1 day ago

SA can expect an influx of international visitors over Easter

South Africans can prepare for an influx of foreign visitors over the Easter week with data pulled by Cheapflights showing a 61% surge in searches for travel into South Africa over this period...

1 day ago

A shift in tourism research

The Department of Tourism recently hosted its annual Research Seminar under the theme Advancing Tourism Growth and Development through Research...

1 day ago

Mike Horn: Making a career out of adventure

Chris Brinlee Jr, a budding adventurer and photographer, along with The Red Bulletin, joined explorer Mike Horn on his sail to Antarctica and discovered that overcoming the impossible requires nothing more than...

1 day ago

Emirates introduces complimentary electronic device handling service for US flights

Emirates passengers travelling to the US via Dubai will be able to utilise their laptops and tablet devices on the first part of their journeys as well as during transit in Dubai after which they must declare and hand over their devices...

2 days ago

Marriott International's Aloft brand to amp up Mauritius hotel scene

Located in the central business district area of Port Louis, the hotel brand's first adaptive reuse project in Africa will see the existing nine-floor office building transformed into the city's newest destination sensation...

2 days ago

The mother of all beer

Motherland Brewers is serving up a selection of unique craft beers for the Cape Town crowd. Eugene Yiga spoke to owner Alitsair Kernick to find out more.

By Eugene Yiga 2 days ago

Contiki takes on Thailand as its newest 360° VR destination

Contiki's global team has partnered with the Tourism Authority of Thailand to create an immersive 360° virtual reality and cinematic Thailand experience aimed towards the millennial traveller...

2 days ago

Three-star hotels: Comfy in the middle

Travelling abroad will make any South African hotel guest realise that our three-star market boxes way above its weight...

By Guy Stehlik 2 days ago

CTICC hosts JAMMS session on growth opportunities for tourism

The CTICC yesterday welcomed South Africa's national Minister of Tourism, Derek Hanekom, and provincial Minister of Economic Opportunities

2 days ago

The Sommeliers Selection, BLACC reaching out to emerging wine enthusiasts

The Sommeliers Selection has joined forces with BLACC which is powered by Vula Afrika, an organisation that reaches out to emerging African wine enthusiasts...

2 days ago

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...

Issued by Cape Grace 24 Mar 2017

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...

24 Mar 2017

Four ways business travel has been transformed by the internet

As a business traveller, your biggest travel expenses will always be your flights and accommodations. Thankfully, there are websites that you can use that help you find the best deals...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 24 Mar 2017

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International

Eco-friendly digs for the modern nomad

Portuguese startup Ecocubo's 96ft2 prefab is intended to host nomads who find themselves roughing it in the wild. It's an environmentally friendly alternative living space designed by architect António Fernandes in collaboration with the Science and Technology Park of the University of Porto (UPTEC).

By Bo Bushwinkel 16 Mar 2017

Gold Brands makes ‘hot' investment in Greek burger chain

Gold Brands Investments has agreed to purchase a 50% stake in Hot Hot B Holdings, which owns Hot Hot Burger Bar, a themed burger restaurant chain operating in Greece and Crete, for €800,000.

15 Feb 2017

Ocean Basket to open branches in Kuwait

Ocean Basket has signed an agreement with Kuwait-based food distributor Al-Ghunaim Trading Company to roll out five new stores in the country. With the addition of Kuwait, the restaurant franchise will be operating across 17 countries in total.

14 Feb 2017

Etihad Airways announces travel programme tailored for fashion industry

Etihad Airways has announced the launch of Runway to Runway - a special rewards programme designed for the fashion community's travel requirements.

13 Feb 2017

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