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Lying low and staying in your lane
Lying low and staying in your lane

2018 brought plenty of hours of spring cleaning at BON Hotels: we cleared out the cobwebs and passed on projects, properties and relationships that, like outdated clothing, no longer fit us nicely. The result was an interesting period of introspection and lying low...

By Guy Stehlik 2 days ago

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Westin promotes wellness travel across the Middle East, Africa with #JOMO

"JOMO is an extension of Westin's commitment to make it easy for travellers to reclaim their well-being routine while on the road."

14 Mar 2019

First Mauritian eco-hotel Salt of Palmar will win your heart
First Mauritian eco-hotel Salt of Palmar will win your heart

Flying direct from Cape Town to Mauritius is one of my favourite things in the world. The faster I get there, the better...

By Debbie Hathway 12 Mar 2019

The Luxury Collection signs its first Seychelles-based hotel
The Luxury Collection signs its first Seychelles-based hotel

The Luxury Collection has announced its first hotel in Seychelles with the signing of North Island...

8 Mar 2019

Responsible tourism should remain a focus for Cape hotels
Responsible tourism should remain a focus for Cape hotels

Although Cape Town is listed as one of Green Destination's Top 100 Sustainable Destinations, local tourism attractions and hotels still need to sow sustainability into their everyday workings, making green living a daily practice...

5 Mar 2019

GiGi Rooftop to open at Gorgeous George, Cape Town
GiGi Rooftop to open at Gorgeous George, Cape Town

Guy Bennett has teamed up with GiGi Rooftop at Gorgeous George as its new executive chef and looks forward to creating European-style cuisine with some unique flourishes for the GiGi menu...

4 Mar 2019

BON Hotel Richards Bay refurbishes with fresh new look and feel
BON Hotel Richards Bay refurbishes with fresh new look and feel

The soft refurb features a colourful retro-vibe muted by natural wood, with ambient lighting and a nature-inspired colour palette...

28 Feb 2019

Luxury tented Inzalo Safari Lodge opens in Waterberg
Luxury tented Inzalo Safari Lodge opens in Waterberg

Located in the Welgevonden Game Reserve in the Waterberg, Limpopo Inzalo Safari Lodge is due to open its doors to guests in May 2019...,

22 Feb 2019

City Lodge Hotels Limited - Interim results for six months to 31 December 2018
City Lodge Hotels Limited - Interim results for six months to 31 December 2018

While the overall operating environment for the period was challenging across all of the group's operations and brands, total group revenue increased by 3% to R807.4m...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 18 Feb 2019

City Lodge announces 'new concept' Courtyard Hotel for Waterfall City
City Lodge announces 'new concept' Courtyard Hotel for Waterfall City

The City Lodge Hotel Group has announced that an exciting "new concept" hotel within its Courtyard Hotel brand will be developed in Waterfall City north of Johannesburg...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 15 Feb 2019

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Africa's Travel Indaba 2019 dates brought forward

The 2019 Africa's Travel Indaba will take place from 2-4 May 2019 at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban...

13 Feb 2019

Radisson Hotel Group expands Africa portfolio with 16 new hotels
Radisson Hotel Group expands Africa portfolio with 16 new hotels

The Radisson Hotel Group has signed 16 new hotel deals across Africa, with 96 hotels and 20,000 rooms in operation and under development across 31 countries.

12 Feb 2019

GCCC a culinary marvel
GCCC a culinary marvel

Gallagher Convention Centre Catering (GCCC) is the preferred on-site supplier to Gallagher Convention Centre for all the venue's culinary requirements...

Issued by Gallagher Convention Centre 8 Feb 2019

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Africa's Travel Indaba to be rescheduled

SA Tourism has announced that the 2019 Africa's Travel Indaba will be rescheduled, after the president confirmed 8 May as the date of the country's general election...

8 Feb 2019

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Radisson Hotel Group announces new commercial strategy for SA

The commercial strategy is set to drive market share and maximise revenues across its hotel portfolio in the key cities of Cape Town and Johannesburg...

7 Feb 2019

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Ethiopian Airlines launches new airport terminal, hotel

Ethiopian Airlines has launched a state-of-the-art passenger terminal and a new Skylight Hotel...

31 Jan 2019

Design-focused hotel Gorgeous George to open in Cape Town
Design-focused hotel Gorgeous George to open in Cape Town

Created out of two restored heritage buildings, it's the first hotel in Cape Town to join the Design Hotels group...

23 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: A Proptech (R)evolution
#BizTrends2019: A Proptech (R)evolution

It's no secret that technology has revolutionised much of our lives. Why then, is the property rental journey still the same as it was 100 years ago?

By Daniel Levy 22 Jan 2019

ClickClickGo, drive and stay!
ClickClickGo, drive and stay!

South African travel brand, ClickClickGo is expanding their offering with the addition of accommodation and car rental to their booking portal...

Issued by Realm Digital 17 Jan 2019

The magical, relaxed luxury of La Petite Ferme
The magical, relaxed luxury of La Petite Ferme

Any stay in historic Franschhoek is almost guaranteed to be a win - more so at La Petite Ferme, just three minutes from the main road but a world away on the curve on Oliphants' Pass leading to the Middagkrans mountain range, with a dazzling view of the verdant valley of vines and Mont Rochelle nature reserve below. The dazzling start was just the beginning...

By Leigh Andrews 10 Jan 2019

TGCSA, Waze partner to offer real-time guide alerts to travellers
TGCSA, Waze partner to offer real-time guide alerts to travellers

Waze helps the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa's graded establishments to appear on the user's map, potentially steering them in their direction, be it a hotel, bed and breakfast, hostel or conference venue...

9 Jan 2019

4 reasons to visit urban oasis Fairlawns
4 reasons to visit urban oasis Fairlawns

Award-winning Johannesburg luxury boutique hotel and spa Fairlawns has many reasons to persuade you to visit, here are my top four...

By Ruth Cooper 9 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: The Good Life: South Africans seek quality travel experiences
#BizTrends2019: The Good Life: South Africans seek quality travel experiences

Teresa Richardson, managing director of The Travel Corporation South Africa, identifies overseas and domestic trends that are influencing South African travel decisions and how this will impact travel patterns in 2019 and beyond...

By Teresa Richardson 7 Jan 2019

Le Quartier Français completes refurbishment in Franschoek
Le Quartier Français completes refurbishment in Franschoek

Boutique hotel Le Quartier Français, part of the Leeu Collection located in Franschhoek, South Africa, has reopened after completing its refurbishment and expansion.

28 Dec 2018

Cape Town CBD continues to attract hotel property developers
Cape Town CBD continues to attract hotel property developers

Even through South Africa's technical recession and the Western Cape drought, foreign tourism rose by 2.4% in 2017, building on a 12.8% increase in 2016...

21 Dec 2018

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Insurance tips for Airbnb and guesthouse owners

As the holiday season gets underway, make sure you and your guests are covered...

By Christiaan Steyn 18 Dec 2018

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BON Hotels adds new DRC development to its Africa portfolio

BON Hotels have extended their African presence with the addition of its Karibu Kolwezi hotel. Situated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the 55-roomed hotel, which is scheduled to open in April next year, will be the first of its kind for the Lualaba Province of the DRC.

14 Dec 2018

Spruce up your festive Stellenbosch stay with the Spier Light Art Festival
Spruce up your festive Stellenbosch stay with the Spier Light Art Festival

With the spongy green grass of Spier farm beneath our toes and a veritable picnic feast warming our bellies, we couldn't tell if they were shivers of cold from the light breeze rustling through the trees or fear from the otherworldly feathered beings of Stravinsky's Firebird ballet and ghostly lights in the bamboo forest and haunting operatic voices from the Spier Light Art Festival...

By Leigh Andrews 13 Dec 2018

Improving guest experience: Managing cost and driving revenue
Improving guest experience: Managing cost and driving revenue

When it comes to better hotel service; complimentary bottled water and a continental breakfast are a good start, but the hoteliers who will stand out in 2019 and beyond will be those who use a combination of modern technologies to increase guest satisfaction...

12 Dec 2018

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