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Green Point welcomes new restaurant, bar and terrace
Green Point welcomes new restaurant, bar and terrace

Cape Town's Green Point restaurant scene will soon be injected with new energy in the form of the soon-to-launch Eye Bar...

19 hours ago

5 reasons to stay at The Turbine Boutique Hotel & Spa in Knysna
5 reasons to stay at The Turbine Boutique Hotel & Spa in Knysna

From the unusual design to the picturesque location, there are many reasons to stay at the unique power-station-turned-boutique-hotel, The Turbine Hotel and Spa in Knysna...

By Ruth Cooper 1 day ago

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Radisson to debut 10th hotel in Nigeria

The new addition further strengthens the group's presence in one of its key African markets, bringing its Nigerian portfolio to 10 hotels in operation and under development...

1 day ago

SANParks offers Black Friday 40% discount on online reservations
SANParks offers Black Friday 40% discount on online reservations

The South African National Parks (SANParks) is offering a special discount as part of Black Friday on 27 November 2020. As part of the promotion, SANParks is offering a 40% discount for new reservations made via the online booking platform.

1 day ago

Worried about Covid risk on a flight? Here's what you can do to protect yourself - and how airlines can step up
Worried about Covid risk on a flight? Here's what you can do to protect yourself - and how airlines can step up

Airline health advice has so far mostly focused on staying hydrated and avoiding deep vein thrombosis. What passengers really want, however, is free hand masks, hand sanitiser and more space between passengers...

By Ramon Zenel Shaban and Cristina Sotomayor-Castill 2 days ago

Uber Pass launches in South Africa
Uber Pass launches in South Africa

There is no doubt that the pandemic has made people even more price-sensitive and having to change their buying behaviour...

3 days ago

Virtual event to equip tourism, travel partners with info on destination options
Virtual event to equip tourism, travel partners with info on destination options

The Stellenbosch virtual trade showcase is set to focus on festive season experiences for local and international tourists around popular travel themes...

3 days ago

Partnership to deliver funding solutions to restaurants
Partnership to deliver funding solutions to restaurants

The pre-approved, turnover based funding is now available to Mr D Food restaurant partners and can be used for whatever the restaurant needs to run and possibly scale their business...

3 days ago

Simonsig, Glen Carlou win top spots at 2020 Diners Club, Young Winemaker of the Year
Simonsig, Glen Carlou win top spots at 2020 Diners Club, Young Winemaker of the Year

Regarded as one of the country's most prestigious and well-respected wine industry competition, the awards celebrate the skills and talent of the vintners...

3 days ago

Fedhasa urges insurers to 'do the right thing' as the hospitality industry continues to bleed
Fedhasa urges insurers to 'do the right thing' as the hospitality industry continues to bleed

Fedhasa has condemned Santam's decision to appeal the decision by the Western Cape High Court requiring the insurer to pay full Business Interruption losses to the plaintiff, Ma-Afrika Hotels...

3 days ago

Enjoy laid-back yet luxurious beachside accommodation at The Bungalow in Plett
Enjoy laid-back yet luxurious beachside accommodation at The Bungalow in Plett

Synonymous with family holidays, post-matric parties, à la Plett Rage and surf safaris, the small yet vibey seaside town of Plettenberg Bay in the Western Cape is an ideal holiday destination for both families and solo travellers...

By Ruth Cooper 19 Nov 2020

Rethinking travel through regenerative tourism, tech advancement
Rethinking travel through regenerative tourism, tech advancement

With world arrivals forecast to be down 50% by the end of 2020, the global travel supply chain is under immense pressure...

19 Nov 2020

How to plan successful e-conferences during and after the Covid-19 pandemic
How to plan successful e-conferences during and after the Covid-19 pandemic

Academics and others concerned with benefitting from peer professional collaboration can use Covid-19 disruptions as an opportunity to improve conferences through smart design...

By Caleb Wellum, Anne Pasek and Emily Roehl 18 Nov 2020

Business travel in 2021 - is it possible to plan ahead?
Business travel in 2021 - is it possible to plan ahead?

'Challenging', 'uncertain', 'difficult', 'quiet', 'non-existent'; these are just some of the words used by travel procurement managers to describe the travel industry following the Covid-19 outbreak...

17 Nov 2020

7 outdoor adventure activities in Plett and Knysna
7 outdoor adventure activities in Plett and Knysna

Now that the lockdown levels have eased and the travel ban to South Africa has lifted, both locals and overseas visitors can start planning their December holiday trips in the country. Plettenberg Bay and Knysna along the Garden Route in the Western Cape are great holiday destinations for outdoor adventures...

By Ruth Cooper 17 Nov 2020

New WTM Africa Travel & Tourism Awards category now open for entry
New WTM Africa Travel & Tourism Awards category now open for entry

Entries are open for Reigniting Africa, a new award category in the inaugural WTM Africa Travel & Tourism Awards to acknowledge the most impactful, story-driven Covid-19 campaign...

17 Nov 2020

Emirates, FlySafair partner to strengthen SA travel options
Emirates, FlySafair partner to strengthen SA travel options

The partnership will see Emirates and FlySafair offer the ease of single-ticket travel, as well as easing tagging of baggage for travellers transferring from Emirates' three gateways - Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Durban to FlySafair domestic points in South Africa, such as Port Elizabeth, East London and George...

16 Nov 2020

2020 WWF-Sassi Trailblazers Award-winners announced
2020 WWF-Sassi Trailblazers Award-winners announced

WWF-Sassi has announced the six winners of the 2020 Trailblazer Awards. The six chefs have been recognised for their commitment to the use of sustainable seafood and championing sustainable seafood practices in their restaurants...

13 Nov 2020

SA hospitality has a role to play in navigating a possible second wave
SA hospitality has a role to play in navigating a possible second wave

There are rumours of a possible second wave of coronavirus infections. It's evident that this could be a reality if the South African public follow the trend as seen overseas by letting down their guard...

13 Nov 2020

With December around the corner, are South Africans ready to travel again?
With December around the corner, are South Africans ready to travel again?

And most importantly, is the travel industry prepared for the country's peak holiday season? Kirby Gordon, CMO of FlySafair, looks at how the industry is rebuilding customer confidence in travel and tourism...

By Kirby Gordon 13 Nov 2020

Satsa to unlock SA's adventure tourism potential
Satsa to unlock SA's adventure tourism potential

SATSA has launched its Adventure Tourism Chapter to help promote credible adventure products and position South Africa as a top adventure destination.

12 Nov 2020

Green light given for tourism to reopen in full, with health and hygiene protocols
Green light given for tourism to reopen in full, with health and hygiene protocols

While many competitor destinations will remain closed for the foreseeable future, tourism in South Africa has been given the green light to operate in full with stringent health and hygiene protocols in place to safeguard the wellbeing of staff and guests...

12 Nov 2020

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President announces Covid-19 resurgence plan, eases alcohol, travel restrictions

In his national address last night, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the extension of the National State of Disaster to 15 December 2020, as well as a resurgence plan with interventions to curb the further spread of infections...

12 Nov 2020

The reinvention of travel in 2020
The reinvention of travel in 2020

Travelling the world has become more complex than ever before, the past few months have been nothing short of extraordinary. The pandemic has had a profound impact on the tourism sector and our shores are no different...

By Buyi Mafoko 11 Nov 2020

8 ways business travel will change after the pandemic
8 ways business travel will change after the pandemic

One of the main consequences of Covid has been change - and lots of it...

10 Nov 2020

CPT Tourism launches new campaign promoting pocket-friendly tourism
CPT Tourism launches new campaign promoting pocket-friendly tourism

This campaign highlights that the Mother City is diverse, inexpensive and suited to all travellers...

10 Nov 2020

SANParks Week returns with free access to parks from 16 November
SANParks Week returns with free access to parks from 16 November

The annual South African National Parks Week is set to return on 16 November 2020 and will run until 20 November. During the week, South African citizens are granted free access to selected national parks across the country...

9 Nov 2020

World Travel Awards announces Africa 2020 winners
World Travel Awards announces Africa 2020 winners

World Travel Awards - the global initiative to recognise and reward excellence in travel and tourism - has unveiled its Africa 2020 winners to coincide with its inaugural Africa Winners Day.

9 Nov 2020

Travel industry prepares to do business at WTM Virtual
Travel industry prepares to do business at WTM Virtual

Travel and tourism professionals from around the world will reconnect with vital business partners this week at WTM Virtual...

9 Nov 2020

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