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TGCSA, IHS partner with Summit to upskill hospitality graded establishments
TGCSA, IHS partner with Summit to upskill hospitality graded establishments

The Tourism Grading Council of South Africa has partnered with the International Hotel School and Summit to offer online hospitality training videos to upskill employees within graded establishments, in an effort to improve quality standards within South Africa's tourism industry...

1 day ago

Cape Town shows double digit growth for 2019/20 tourist season
Cape Town shows double digit growth for 2019/20 tourist season

According to ForwardKeys, Cape Town is expecting almost 50,000 travellers to arrive from the UK over the December 2019 to March 2020 period, demonstrating an increase of 30% when compared to the same period last year...

2 days ago

TNPA gets Durban beaches ready for December festive season
TNPA gets Durban beaches ready for December festive season

Transnet National Ports Authority's Dredging Services division has been getting the beaches along Durban's Golden Mile ready to welcome holidaymakers this festive season...

1 day ago

Travelport extends content retailing agreement to over 400 travel companies
Travelport extends content retailing agreement to over 400 travel companies

The new deals will see the largest online travel agencies and search platforms in Russia and South Korea, including Kupibilet.ru and Naver, gain access to real-time information about branded fares and ancillaries from leading global airlines...

2 days ago

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SAA placed under business rescue

Minister of public enterprises Pravin Gordhan, issued a statement in the early hours of this morning, 5 December 2019 to confirm that SAA will be placed into business rescue immediately.

2 days ago

Travel treasure troves in the trees
Travel treasure troves in the trees

Dr Ronald Heath, research director at Forestry South Africa shares how commercial forests and the land which they share with indigenous woodlands and grasslands, are a playground for many this festive season and lists five things to add to your bucket list ahead of this festive season and going into the new year...

By Dr Ronald Heath 3 days ago

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Building an inclusive and sustainable tourism sector for all

The third of December marked International Day of Persons with Disabilities as well as the start of Disability Awareness Month, in South Africa. Observing this month affords the tourism sector to once again place greatly needed emphasis on universal accessibility...

3 days ago

Eat Out Awards responds to Restaurant Mosaic and The Test Kitchen's withdrawal
Eat Out Awards responds to Restaurant Mosaic and The Test Kitchen's withdrawal

The Eat Out Restaurant Awards has responded to the withdrawal of two of the country's leading restaurants...

3 days ago

Restaurant Mosaic honored as highest ranking SA restaurant at 2020 La Liste World Restaurant Awards
Restaurant Mosaic honored as highest ranking SA restaurant at 2020 La Liste World Restaurant Awards

Restaurant Mosaic was awarded official Country Winner, and received the highest ranking for a South African restaurant in South Africa at the recent La Liste World Restaurant Awards in Paris, France...

3 Dec 2019

Euromonitor reveals top 100 city destinations for 2019
Euromonitor reveals top 100 city destinations for 2019

This year's report, covering the world's leading cities ranked by international tourist arrivals shows that 5 out of the top 10 most visited cities in 2018 are in Asia Pacific, with Hong Kong listed as the most visited city in the world, followed by Bangkok...

3 Dec 2019

The Test Kitchen and Restaurant Mosaic withdraw from Eat Out Awards
The Test Kitchen and Restaurant Mosaic withdraw from Eat Out Awards

#NEWSWATCH: Chef and restaurateur Luke Dale-Roberts and Chef Chantel Dartnall have both announced that they will withdraw their respective restaurants, The Test Kitchen and Restaurant Mosaic, from consideration for the Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards with immediate effect...

3 Dec 2019

Darth Kitchens aims to build SA's largest 'virtual kitchen' network
Darth Kitchens aims to build SA's largest 'virtual kitchen' network

Darth Kitchens, a new dark kitchen operation by some of the brightest minds in SA's food space, has launched its first 400sqm purpose-built, state-of-the-art facility in Cape Town...

3 Dec 2019

The long tail of business travel is wide open
The long tail of business travel is wide open

In his 2006 book "The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business Is Selling Less of More," Chris Anderson wrote about how the future of commerce and culture isn't in "hits", the high-volume head of a traditional demand curve, but in what used to be regarded as misses, or the infinitely long tail of that same curve...

By Jerome Touze 3 Dec 2019

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Radisson RED targets millennial mindset

According to financial services company UBS, millennials could be worth $24tn by 2020. To capitalise on how this growing market will impact the hotel industry, Radisson RED plans to expand its offering and further develop its brand...

By Eugene Yiga 2 Dec 2019

Andrew Grunewald
5 business travel trends in 2020

Despite a weak currency and an economy under pressure, 2019 has been a record year for business travel in South Africa...

29 Nov 2019

ATMDubai: Unlocking the tourism potential of Saudi, India, Russia and China
ATMDubai: Unlocking the tourism potential of Saudi, India, Russia and China

New forums and events to place the spotlight on tourism opportunities from leading source markets for Middle East destinations...

29 Nov 2019

Unpacking the key elements of hotel design
Unpacking the key elements of hotel design

Good design is actually a combination of a multitude of disciplines constructed together to subconsciously create a flood of emotion that speaks to all five of our different senses simultaneously...

29 Nov 2019

Brett Hendricks, CEO, Thebe Tourism Group
Fly the flag with domestic tourism

We owe the Springboks a great debt of gratitude. The team's Rugby World Cup victory proved to be a much-needed pick-me-up in the wake of doom and gloom over the past year...

By Brett Hendricks 28 Nov 2019

Mamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, minister of tourism
Minister reacts to dip in tourism arrivals

South Africa remains committed to reaching 21-million tourist arrivals by 2030, despite a dip in figures for the first nine months of 2019...

28 Nov 2019

Breaking the cycle of the illegally sold tuna market
Breaking the cycle of the illegally sold tuna market

Boasting one of the world's most productive tuna fisheries in the world, up to 25 000 kilograms of recreationally caught tuna is illegally sold into the Western Cape market annually...

27 Nov 2019

SA business travel forecast shows positive trend for 2020
SA business travel forecast shows positive trend for 2020

Predicting positive growth in 2020, analysts say there is good news for South African SMEs, whose bargaining power they see rising with the market's size and spend...

27 Nov 2019

South African cruise season opens with a bang
South African cruise season opens with a bang

Forget what you think you know about cruising. Today's cruise liners have turned cruising on its head, offering an experience that suits absolutely everyone...

By Natalie Major 26 Nov 2019

ONOMO Hotels - worth the stay
ONOMO Hotels - worth the stay

From the moment you step into the lobby at any of the three The Signature Lux Hotel by ONOMO in Cape Town, you'll want to whip out your phone and start going crazy with the camera...

By Evan-Lee Courie 26 Nov 2019

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#EntrepreneurMonth: Local website OverHere is redefining the way people travel

As South Africans plan for their December holidays, they can rely on new features in a completely free-to-use website developed by a Pretoria-based entrepreneur, Leon Schnell, founder of OverHere.co.za...

By Robin Fredericks 25 Nov 2019

2019 Diners Club Winemaker and Young Winemaker of the Year announced
2019 Diners Club Winemaker and Young Winemaker of the Year announced

The winners of the 2019 Diners Club Winemaker and Young Winemaker of the Year awards were announced at a black-tie gala dinner at La Residence Hotel in Franschhoek on Saturday 23 November, with Daniel Keulder (Nitida Wines) and Herman du Preez (Stellenrust Wines) claiming top honours respectively...

25 Nov 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: How AI startup ask-jean is disrupting the SA wine tech industry
#EntrepreneurMonth: How AI startup ask-jean is disrupting the SA wine tech industry

It's not always easy to know what wine to pair or purchase when you're planning an occasion with friends or when you're in a store having to make a selection. Ask-jean, a voluntary data hub has come along to simplify the decision-making process, with the wine consumer in mind...

By Robin Fredericks 25 Nov 2019

Could pilots, cabin crew and ground staff be prohibited from striking?
Could pilots, cabin crew and ground staff be prohibited from striking?

The seven-day strike by leading unions at South African Airways representing cabin crew, ground staff and technical staff has raised calls from some political quarters to declare aviation an essential service...

By Pamela Stein 25 Nov 2019

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#IBTM2019: SANCB reaffirms that SA is open for business

Six hundred and ninety-eight meetings were conducted at the South Africa stand which hosted 24 exhibitors from various sectors...

25 Nov 2019

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Unplug and retreat to nature this holiday season

Danny Bryer, area director of sales and marketing for Protea Hotel by Marriott shares five reasons to visit the vast wilderness of the Kruger...

By Danny Bryer 22 Nov 2019

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