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Jamie Oliver restaurant closures - did the celebrity chef bite off more than he could chew?
Jamie Oliver restaurant closures - did the celebrity chef bite off more than he could chew?

He's a top chef, a natural on TV, but perhaps Jamie Oliver underestimated the difficulties of running a restaurant chain in a recession...

17 hours ago

#BizTourismReport: SA tourism market analyses for May 2019
#BizTourismReport: SA tourism market analyses for May 2019

This is a monthly series of articles to provide market intelligence on the tourism industry in South Africa...

By Martin Jansen van Vuuren 1 day ago

Q&A w/ 15 on Orange Hotel, Autograph Collection, Executive Chef Tamsyn Wells
Q&A w/ 15 on Orange Hotel, Autograph Collection, Executive Chef Tamsyn Wells

How does one combine the casual atmosphere of a bistro with an expert gastronomic experience?

1 day ago

#AfricaMonth: 10 ultimate travel experiences in Africa
#AfricaMonth: 10 ultimate travel experiences in Africa

Wildlife, incredible landscapes, exciting road trips, centuries-old tribes and glorious beaches are just a few great travel experiences that make Africa one of the most desirable travel destinations in the world...

By Natalia Rosa 1 day ago

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5 things you always wanted to know about your company's travel spend

Is your company still relying on Excel worksheets or - dare we say it - using pen and paper to calculate travel expenses? If so, you're not alone...

By Oz Desai 2 days ago

Chubb launches Travel Smart app for business travellers
Chubb launches Travel Smart app for business travellers

The app provides business travellers with pre-travel eLearning, direct access to medical and security assistance and live location-based alerts to help avoid trouble and stay safe...

2 days ago

Air Seychelles, AirFi partner to offer wireless streaming inflight entertainment
Air Seychelles, AirFi partner to offer wireless streaming inflight entertainment

Air Seychelles has selected AirFi, provider of portable onboard Wi-Fi platforms, to provide wireless streaming inflight entertainment on board its new A320neo aircraft set to be delivered in July 2019...

3 days ago

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FAA to review Boeing 737 Max software update

Boeing is now providing additional information to address the Federal Aviation Administration's requests that include detail on how pilots interact with the aeroplane controls and displays in different flight scenarios...

3 days ago

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Airbnb, SA tourism minister meet to discuss home rental regulations

The meeting took place in the context of the current call for public comment on the Tourism Amendment Bill, published on 15 April 2019, to provide stakeholders with an opportunity to make submissions...

3 days ago

Qantas zero-waste commercial flight takes off
Qantas zero-waste commercial flight takes off

Marking the start of its plan to cut 100 million single-use plastics by end-2020 and eliminate 75% of the airline's waste by end-2021, Qantas launched a commercial flight this month producing no landfill waste...

17 May 2019

Cape Town-St Helena seasonal midweek flight launched
Cape Town-St Helena seasonal midweek flight launched

Cape Town Air Access, together with the St Helena Government (SHG) and Airlink, are launching a new connection between Cape Town and St Helena...

17 May 2019

Peermont concludes acquisition of Emerald Resort & Casino
Peermont concludes acquisition of Emerald Resort & Casino

Gaming and hospitality group Peermont Hotels, Casinos and Resorts has concluded a purchase agreement with Nevada-based Caesars Entertainment Corporation to acquire the Emerald Resort & Casino...

16 May 2019

Travelport, Qantas sign new agreement on NDC connections
Travelport, Qantas sign new agreement on NDC connections

Travelport has entered into a new agreement with Qantas that includes a commitment to continued collaboration on the future of distribution...

15 May 2019

Travel trends: Why family travel is once again on the rise
Travel trends: Why family travel is once again on the rise

It's become clear that understanding what families expect from their holidays are starting to turn the travel industry on its head, particularly as multigenerational travel emerges as this year's top vacation trend...

14 May 2019

CAAC overturns CAA's call to ground, suspend CemAir Airline
CAAC overturns CAA's call to ground, suspend CemAir Airline

The Appeal Committee's 82-page judgement described the CAA's decision as containing "material errors" rendering it "irrational, arbitrary, unreasonable and procedurally unfair".

14 May 2019

The Plettenberg refurbishes, overhauls newly renamed rooms and villas
The Plettenberg refurbishes, overhauls newly renamed rooms and villas

The interior redesign was headed by the daughters of the late Liz McGrath, Lesley Kelly and Susan Nathan, who co-owns the hotel along with their brother Michael McGrath, the Liz McGrath Collection's current chairperson...

13 May 2019

Eurowings implements virtual interlining, distributes tickets of other airlines
Eurowings implements virtual interlining, distributes tickets of other airlines

The newly developed Eurowings Flight Platform, which introduces the principle of 'virtual interlining', has made it possible for Eurowings customers to now book transfer connections...

13 May 2019

Emirates unveils pavilion design for Expo 2020 Dubai
Emirates unveils pavilion design for Expo 2020 Dubai

Emirates has unveiled the design concepts of its pavilion for the six-month Expo 2020 Dubai event, comprising a design and visitor experience which will utilise interactive technologies and design-thinking focusing on the future of commercial aviation...

13 May 2019

Cheetah Plains opens in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Cheetah Plains opens in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Bringing a new level of luxury to the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, the recently opened Cheetah Plains and its Houses combine Big Five game viewing with state-of-the-art architecture and the finest in South African art and wine, with the aim to reimagine the safari experience and what luxury in the bush means.

10 May 2019

Forum challenges African businesses to dive into the Blue Economy
Forum challenges African businesses to dive into the Blue Economy

African businesses are being challenged to wake up to the economic, social and environmental power of the Blue Economy...

10 May 2019

6 things to do in White River, Mpumalanga
6 things to do in White River, Mpumalanga

While a trip to White River in Mpumalanga will always include a stop at the Kruger National Park, spotting the Big Five is not all the town has to offer...

10 May 2019

Winners of the #CapePointCreates competition announced
Winners of the #CapePointCreates competition announced

Recognising the need to allow for talent to be showcased, Cape Point and Tourvest Destination Retail recently initiated a project geared to provide local artisans with an opportunity to market their products through the Cape Point concession's curio stores...

10 May 2019

2018/19 SA wine harvest hits record low
2018/19 SA wine harvest hits record low

Climate change, shifts in production and demand and financial pressures have led to the South African wine industry becoming smaller, which has resulted in producers and wineries having to rethink the way that they do business...

9 May 2019

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Air Tanzania to resume flights to South Africa

Air Tanzania is set to resume services between O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg and Dar es Salaam with connections to domestic and international destinations...

9 May 2019

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Travelport extends digital partnership with BCD Travel

The new agreement will see Travelport Digital continue to collaborate on BCD Travel's digital traveller engagement solution, TripSource...

7 May 2019

Fastest growing business destinations for SA travellers revealed
Fastest growing business destinations for SA travellers revealed

According to data by Flight Centre Business Travel, the fastest growing international business destinations for South African travellers in 2018 were London, Lagos and Mauritius...

7 May 2019

Jurni to transform SA's travel and tourism industry
Jurni to transform SA's travel and tourism industry

Jurni, an innovative public-private venture that aims revolutionise and transform South Africa's travel and tourism industry was recently launched...

7 May 2019

#Indaba2019: Indaba unveils giant mural
#Indaba2019: Indaba unveils giant mural

The giant mural, which was unveiled by the South African Minister of Tourism, Derek Hanekom, was created by four artists and represents Durban as well as broader South African society.

By Danette Breitenbach 6 May 2019

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Final call for entry to the 2019 Lilizela Tourism Awards

The provincial Lilizela Tourism Awards will take place during Tourism Month in September 2019 with the national event scheduled to take place on 9 November 2019...

6 May 2019

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