Bon Hotel Bloemfontein wins 2020 Travelers' Choice Award for hotels

Bon Hotel Bloemfontein Central is the winner of the 2020 Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice Award for hotels in South Africa. The award is based on a full year of Tripadvisor reviews (prior to any changes caused by Covid-19). Winners of a Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice Award are known for consistently...

24 Aug 2020

Go2Africa named one of the best safari outfitters

Go2Africa has been named as one of the best safari outfitters in the world by Travel + Leisure. The tour operator was named in the eighth spot on the publication's 2020 World's Best Awards list of Top Safari Outfitters.

21 Jul 2020

Comair business rescue practitioners' seek business rescue extension

A non-binding expression of interest for cash funding is the result of discussions held between Comair's business rescue practitioners and potential funders. The business rescue practitioners confirmed on 2 June they were in discussions with funders to recapitalise the airline in order to resume...

23 Jun 2020

Norwegian Cruise Line announces suspension extension

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has extended its previously announced suspension of global cruise voyages to include voyages embarking between 1 August and 30 September 2020 for its three cruise brands. The company is also cancelling selected voyages scheduled for October 2020, including Canada and...

18 Jun 2020

Level 4 lockdown: National parks remain closed

South African National Parks (SANParks) has announced in a statement that all national parks will remain closed during level 4 of the national lockdown. Members of the public will be prohibited from accessing the national parks, despite Regulation 24 of the Disaster Management Act allowing for...

4 May 2020

SAA, Airlink working on ticket revalidation solution

Airlink is working with the South African Airways (SAA) to find a solution that would allow for a smooth revalidation and re-accommodation of tickets and vouchers issued by SAA for travel on future Airlink flights when the Covid-19 travel restrictions have been lifted. In January this year, the...

3 Apr 2020

Zimbali Resort changes hotel chain code

The Fairmont Zimbali Resort has changed its hotel chain code to RH, effective immediately. The resort said in a statement that stakeholders can now use the new code to search and book Fairmont Zimbali Resort on all GDS systems. The GDS systems pass information and rates for hotels to travel...

19 Mar 2020

Lufthansa Group introduces new rebooking options

Airlines Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines and Air Dolomiti, which are part of the Lufthansa Group, are introducing more flexible rebooking options. With immediate effect and until 31 March 2020, the airlines will waive rebooking fees for all newly booked flights worldwide...

11 Mar 2020

SAWi releases the Grand Wines Collection

The South African Wine Index (SAWi) has released the Grand Wines Collection (GWC) - a wine selection that puts South Africa's consistently top-scoring wines in the spotlight and represents wines that were never identified as a group before. This milestone was achieved through the application of...

2 Mar 2020

Emirates wins five at the Business Traveller Cellars in the Sky 2019 Awards

Emirates has picked up five awards for its wine programme at the Business Traveller Cellars in the Sky 2019 Awards. The airline won two Gold awards, two Silver awards and one Bronze award. The awards include: Gold: Business Class Fortified - Dow's Colheita Port, 1992, Douro Valley,...

25 Feb 2020

Green Safaris, Tongabezi partner to launch Zambian circuit

Hospitality and tourism group, Green Safaris, has announced a partnership with Tongabezi, a move to expand its services to the Victoria Falls. Tongabezi will be a new addition to group's lodges which include the Ila Safari Lodge in Zambia and Kaya Mawa in Malawi. The group is also set to open two...

20 Feb 2020

African Inspiration set to launch new safari camp

African Inspiration is set to launch the Simbavati Trails Camp on Sunday, 1 March 2020. The privately located camp borders an untouched section of wilderness in the Kruger National Park. Simbavati caters for over 16s and can host up to eight guests in its safari tents. "Simbavati Trails Camp will...

18 Feb 2020

Lucid Ventures to open new hotel in Cape Town

Lucid Ventures is set to open its new Home* Suite Hotels in Sea Point, Cape Town later this year. Currently under construction, the 21-roomed boutique hotel will be the group's second hotel and is set to open in August 2020. The hotel will cater to corporate and leisure visitors and will include an...

11 Feb 2020

Air Mauritius suspends all Hong Kong flights

Air Mauritius has suspended all its direct flights to and from Hong Kong indefinitely amid growing coronavirus concerns and travel restrictions currently in place in Mauritius. The airline says eligible passengers travelling to and from Hong Kong will be rerouted via its hubs in Singapore and Kuala...

6 Feb 2020

Singita Lebombo Lodge listed in top 5 most spectacular hotels in the world

Matador Network's 25 most spectacular hotels in the world: 2020 has included Singita Lebombo Lodge in its top five list. The lodge, designed by Cécile and Boyd in collaboration with GAPP Architects, reflects a modern, contemporary style that celebrates the property's surrounding wildlife....

4 Feb 2020

Amadeus joins Barig's forum for communication

Travel technology company Amadeus has become a business partner of the Board of Airline Representatives in Germany (Barig). Amadeus enters Barig's forum for communication through the agreement, joining more than 100 national and international member airlines. {{Image}} Barig secretary general...

27 Jan 2020

Travelcheck launches 'Experiences' booking feature

South African online travel booking website Travelcheck has launched a new booking feature called 'Experiences'. The new feature allows travellers to book local and overseas experiences with activities to fit a range of interests and budgets - from La Liga football matches in Spain and walking tours...

21 Jan 2020

GuestRevu picks up a pair of Hotel Tech Awards

GuestRevu picked up a pair of awards at the 2020 Hotel Tech Awards. The guest feedback and reputation management system was named the Best Reputation Management Software and Best Guest Surveys Provider for 2020. The content of the reviews along with factors such as global presence, customer...

9 Jan 2020

Emperors Palace comes out tops in Best of Ekurhuleni awards

Peermont's flagship resort, Emperors Palace, has been recognised as the premium hospitality and gaming destination at the Reader's Choice Best of Ekurhuleni Awards. Held on 24 October 2019 in the perfectly manicured gardens at the 5-star Peermont D'oreale Grande hotel, the Palace of Dreams clinched...

29 Oct 2019

The President, Cape Town is now a Preferred Hotels & Resorts member

Independent hotel brand Preferred Hotels & Resorts has accepted the membership of The President, Cape Town. The hotel brand represents more than 750 distinctive hotels, resorts, residences and unique hotel groups across 85 countries. As a result of its inclusion, all guests of The President are...

16 Jul 2019

VFS Global reaches 200-million mark

VFS Global has processed its 200-millionth application. VFS Global is a visa outsourcing and technology partner for several governments and diplomatic missions worldwide. In 2018 alone, VFS Global processed 26.7 million applications globally - the most number of visa applications processed in...

9 Jul 2019

Stroop wins Genesis Award in the US

The South African rhino poaching documentary Stroop recently received the Genesis Award for Outstanding Brigitte Bardot International Documentary Feature Film in the United States. The Genesis Awards recognise excellent work in media with a special focus on outstanding reporting of animal protection...

9 Jul 2019

Chef Alexander Herrmann creates dragon feet and more for Lufthansa's kid's menu

Chef Alexander Herrmann has created a special kid's menu for German airline Lufthansa. The meals - which includes rice pudding mouse, dragon feet and hen house - are available on long-haul flights as well as long European flights from Germany. The dragon feet are poultry sausages served with...

5 Jul 2019

Air Tanzania is back in South Africa

To mark the return of Air Tanzania's operation in South Africa, an exclusive event was held at the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. The event was attended by local media, members of the Tanzanian diaspora and the Ambassador of Tanzania to South Africa. The airline's first flight...

5 Jul 2019

Turkish Airlines widens Africa network, launches flights to Port Harcourt

Port Harcourt has become the 56th African country to be a part of Turkish Airlines air travel routes. The airline already flies to Lagos, Kano and Abuja in Nigeria. "With Port Harcourt as our fourth destination in Nigeria, we see this growth as an added opportunity to connect more cultures and...

4 Jul 2019

Onomo Hotels opens another hotel in Morocco

Onomo Hotels has expanded its presence in North Africa after opening another hotel in Morocco. The Onomo Casablanca City Center urban hotel offers spaces with a refined design. Onomo Hotels has 14 hotels in nine African countries, namely Senegal, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Mali, Togo, South Africa,...

2 Jul 2019

Stellenbosch 360 Tourism Information Office to close

The Stellenbosch 360 Tourism Information Office at 36 Market Street will close on 31 July 2019. The board of directors have decided to focus its attention on developing the marketing strategy for Visit Stellenbosch, a joint destination marketing organisation comprising Stellenbosch 360 and the...

1 Jul 2019

Eurowings introduces new flight route between Frankfurt and Windhoek

Eurowings has expanded its offering of long-haul flights by introducing a new flight route between Frankfurt and Windhoek. The airline is to operate the route three times a week in the winter flight schedule of 2019/20 using an Airbus A330, which has up to 310 seats. The first flight will...

24 Jun 2019

World Airline Awards names Air Canada as the best in North America

Air Canada was awarded the Best Airline in North America title for a third consecutive year at the 2019 Skytrax World Airline Awards. The airline was also awarded the titles of Best Business Class Lounge Dining, Best Airline Staff in Canada, Best Business Class in North America and Best Airline...

20 Jun 2019

Bon Hotel Bloemfontein is a finalist at the 2019 Future of HR Awards

Bon Hotel Bloemfontein Central is a finalist status in the preliminary stages of the 2019 Future of HR Awards. The company will go up against the other employer of choice and small to medium organisations finalists at the awards in Johannesburg on 13 June 2019. The awards bring together CEOs,...

7 Jun 2019

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