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

Thanda Group wins big at World Travel Awards

The Thanda Group's island and safari have won awards at the Africa & Indian Ocean World Travel Awards, which took place in Mauritius on 1 June. Thanda Island was awarded the title of 'Africa's Leading Luxury Island 2019' and Thanda Safari's Villa iZulu and Thanda Safari Lodge came first in both...

4 Jun 2019

FCM Travel Solutions wins major award at 2019 World Travel Awards

For a fifth consecutive year, FCM Travel Solutions has been named 'Africa's Leading Travel Management Company' at the 2019 World Travel Awards. The 2019 World Travel Awards was presented at the Sugar Beach Resort in Mauritius on 1 June. The World Travel Awards is recognised across the globe as...

3 Jun 2019

Cape Town International Airport wins Africa's Leading Airport award

For a third consecutive year, Cape Town International Airport (CTIA) has been named 'Africa's Leading Airport' at the Africa & Indian World Travel Awards, which took place in Mauritius on 1 June. Deidre Davids, CTIA's senior manager of corporate affairs, was in Mauritius to receive the award on...

3 Jun 2019

Table Mountain trumps Mount Kilimanjaro, Pyramids of Giza at World Travel Awards

Cape Town's Table Mountain has come out on top against Mount Kilimanjaro, the Ngorongoro Crater, the Pyramids of Giza, and Robben Island as 'Africa's Leading Tourist Attraction' at this year's Africa & Indian Ocean World Travel Awards, which took place in Mauritius on 1 June. Having won the...

3 Jun 2019

aha Harbour Bridge Hotel & Suites picks up 2 SA-Venues.com Guests' Choice Awards

The SA-Venues.com Guests' Choice Awards presented aha Harbour Bridge Hotel & Suites with the accolade for Best City Hotel in Cape Town. It also received the 2018 Global Experience Award for achieving a guest satisfaction rating above 80%. All winners were chosen by guests based on set criteria,...

31 May 2019

Founders Lodge by Mantis picks up 2 awards at 2019 BoHos

Founders Lodge by Mantis was named Best Boutique Hotel and Best International Hotel at the 2019 Boutique Hotel Guest Experience Awards (BoHos). The awards the ceremony was held in conjunction with the Boutique + Lifestyle Hotel Summit at the Kimpton Fitzroy in London. The Founders Lodge is a...

29 May 2019

Lucid Ventures launches Home Suite Hotels in SA

Cape Town-based hotel fund Lucid Ventures has introduced the Home Suite Hotels boutique hotel brand to the South African market. Home Suite Hotels' first hotel will open on the corner of Oxford and Bristol Roads in central Rosebank next week and will be followed by additional hotels in Rosebank and...

28 May 2019

Fedhasa marks 70 years since it opened

The Federated Hospitality Association of South Africa (Fedhasa) is celebrating 70 years since it was first established. Over the years, it has become a champion change within the hospitality and tourism industry. Fedhasa's primary function has been to represent the hospitality industry and lobby...

24 May 2019

aha's Alpine Heath Resort wins SAVenues.com Guests' Choice Award

The aha Alpine Heath Resort received SAVenues.com Guests' Choice Award for Best Family-Friendly Resort for Self-Catering Accommodation in Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal. Guests selected the award-winners based on feedback received, the number of positive reviews, surveys conducted among past guests and...

20 May 2019

aha Alpine Heath Resort wins SAVenues.com Guests' Choice Award

aha Hotels & Lodges' Alpine Heath Resort has been awarded the inaugural SAVenues.com Guests' Choice Award for Best Family-Friendly Resort for Self-Catering Accommodation. Alpine Heath Resort is a self-catering mountain village situated in the Drakensberg between Durban and Johannesburg.

15 May 2019

CCFA sponsors attendees, prize at 2019 Conservation Lab

Ten community leaders from five African countries will attend the Conservation Lab as a result of the Community Conservation Fund Africa's (CCFA) sponsorship. Additionally, the CCFA is awarding the winning project USD $25,000. This prize recognises the effort of a local organisation that tackles...

10 May 2019

Selborne Golf Estate gets high rating on Booking.com

The Selborne Golf Estate, Hotel and Spa was awarded an 8.8 guest rating on Booking.com. First Group had invested R28m into the refurbishment of Selborne, which is situated on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast.

6 May 2019

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