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...

5 hours ago

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

IHG, Valor Hospitality Partners join forces in sub-Saharan Africa

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) and Valor Hospitality Partners Africa have signed a master development agreement. The agreement is aimed at rolling out multiple franchise hotels across IHG's portfolio of brands in midscale, upscale and luxury segments over the next 10 years. The agreement...

24 Apr 2019

Kuzuko Lodge welcomes 3 newborn cubs

Kuzuko Lodge has welcomed its first cubs born from a captive-born female cheetah. The three cubs and their mother are part of the first wave of cats to be introduced for the Cheetah Breeding, Wilding & Release Project, initiated between Kuzuko Lodge and Ashia Cheetah Conservation NPO. The primary...

17 Apr 2019

Hotel Verde's Lindy Meiring receives South Africa's Best General Managers citation

The Academic Council and Awards Committee awarded Hotel Verde Cape Town Airport's general manager Lindy Meiring with a South Africa's Best General Managers (Hospitality) citation at the CMO Global Africa Awards. The CMO Global Africa Awards is an independent initiative aimed at recognising those...

15 Apr 2019

Hilton Durban takes home the SA Best Employer Brand Award

The World Federation of HR Professionals presented Hilton Durban with a South Africa Best Employer Brand Award. The hotel was awarded for its overall quality, a range of facilities and level of services offered. The annual awards are announced in several geographic regions as a build-up to the...

12 Apr 2019

Cathay Pacific Services Limited awarded Fresh certification

The IATA CEIV awarded Cathay Pacific Services Limited (CPSL) with Fresh certification. The certification underscores the speed, consistency and efficiency of all stakeholders in Hong Kong International Airport when it comes to the treatment and transportation of perishable products. The...

28 Mar 2019

Jumia Travel now offers cruise voyages

Jumia Travel, Jumia's hotel and flight marketplace, has expanded its offerings to the sea in an effort to encourage more Nigerians to go on cruise voyages. In addition to cruise travel, its offerings now include hotels, flights, airport pickups and travel insurance.

25 Mar 2019

Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services wins at STAT Times Awards

The STAT Times International Awards for Excellence in Air Cargo awarded Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services with the accolade for African Cargo Airline of the Year and Air Cargo Brand of the Year in Africa. This is the fourth year in a row that the company has received awards at the STAT Times...

27 Feb 2019

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