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BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal Hotel BONhomie Competition Winners

On Wednesday 6 December 2017 BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal reunited their BONhomie winners and welcomed new winners to the group. Each year the hotel holds a competition whereby their fans on social media channels can enter to become what ...

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Stellenbosch Harvest Parade Paints Town Ted with Winemaking Pride

Cape minstrels, drum majorettes, merry farm workers, marching brass bands and barrels of fun…Be sure to claim your spot on the pavement when the oak-lined streets of Stellenbosch will be invaded by its colourful winemaking community for its annual Harvest ...

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Ethiopian Airlines Mobile Application Goes Live

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest Aviation Group in Africa and SKYTRAX certified Four Star Global Airline, is pleased to announce that it has launched a brand new Mobile Application, which encompasses an array of features that enhance customers’ travel experience with ...

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Maison Estate Announces Latest Wine Releases

Franschhoek boutique wine estate Maison Estate is proud to announce the release of its 2017 Single Vineyard Chenin Blanc and Shiraz Blanc de Noir. Following the success of previous varietals produced by winegrower Antwan Bondesio, the latest vintages are characteristic ...

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South Africa Aims To Attract More Business Events

Barcelona, Spain: At IBTM World on Tuesday, South Africa’s Deputy Minister of Tourism, Elizabeth Thabethe, announced a “bold and ambitious” delegate-boosting plan as part of a Bidding Support Programme to propel the country’s business events industry forward. IBTM World, a ...

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Paying it Forward; in Water

BON Hotel Bloemfontein Central is donating 5 litres of water to all guests passing through on their way to Cape Town during their #halfway2everywhere campaign. As you know, the City of Cape Town and the Western Cape have been hit ...

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Fancourt Named South Africa’s Best Golf Hotel 2017

Fancourt hotel is pleased to announce an exciting award garnered for the iconic golf estate along the Garden Route, South Africa. The hotel is honoured to be named South Africa’s Best Golf Hotel 2017 by the World Golf Awards. The ...

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Black Friday Flash Sale #Zando10s

Get your #Zando10 memorabilia this Black Friday at a ridiculously low price. For one day and one day only, you’ll be able to purchase 10s branded caps and vests with prices ranging  from as little as R20 – R35, and ...

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Eikendal Vineyards celebrates this festive season with a Christmas & Wine Experience

It’s the Festive Season and the air is filled with holiday anticipation, Boney M, year-end parties, Nativity plays … and the sweet and spicy smells of baked delights. Eikendal Vineyards is bringing the flavours of Christmas to their Tasting Centre ...

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Top things to do in Swakopmund over the Festive Season

It’s no secret that Swakopmund in December (or any month for that matter) is a magnificent place to be, the influx of familiar visitor number-plates a dead give- away as holiday-makers descend upon this desert oasis. A drive up north ...

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New Business and Leisure Resort Opens in Umhlanga

Johannesburg, 23 November 2017 – Luxury hotel and apartment group The Capital Hotels & Apartments has opened The Capital Pearls Resort Hotel in Umhlanga, KwaZulu Natal. The Capital Pearls has direct access to the main Umhlanga Beach and offers 140 ...

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Intercontinental Johannesburg O.R. Tambo airport hotel joins the esteemed hotels.com loved by guests hall of fame

Tsogo Sun’s InterContinental Johannesburg O.R Tambo Airport Hotel has just received the exciting news that it has been announced a 2017 Hotels.com Loved By Guests gold winner. Says Samantha Clingham, General Manager of the InterContinental Johannesburg O.R Tambo Airport Hotel: ...

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New year brings new style to Delheim’s harvest celebration

Ease into 2018 with the first Winelands festival of the season Saturday, 27 January Mother Nature’s annual bounty of grapes has always been a cause for celebration at Delheim, the famous Stellenbosch wine estate. This year’s Delheim Harvest Festival will ...

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All-new Lautus Savvy White hits the spot without the guilt

A smart low-calorie sip, big on flavour to revolutionise your lifestyle Meet Lautus Savvy White – South Africa’s very first de-alcoholised wine, crafted like no other and with a single goal in mind: to deliver the best of the grape ...

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Arbour and Verve Champagne and Canapé Evening

Arbour Café & Courtyard has partnered with Veuve Clicquot to bring you an #ArbourDelicious evening of champagne and canapés. Enjoy a glass of Veuve Clicquot yellow label and a selection of our signature canapés from the new function and catering menu. Specials are tailor made ...

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An enchantment of bubbles: 54 on Bath Launches the New Perrier-Jouët Champagne Garden

November 2017 – Tsogo Sun’s luxury Johannesburg hotel, 54 On Bath, launches its new champagne bar and garden by Maison Perrier-Jouët, an enchanting space of crafted beauty inspired by the Maison’s delicate floral style. Against the backdrop of the Champagne ...

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Tsogo Sun joins the Mellon Educate Building Blitz in Cape Town

“Whatever good things we build, end up building us.” Jim Rohn, US businessman Over 140 Tsogo Sun volunteers from eight of the group’s Cape Town hotels (https://www.tsogosun.com/destinations/south-africa/cape-town) and regional office donned hard hats and joined a Building Blitz to help ...

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Palazzo wins four big awards

Tsogo Sun’s opulent and stylish Palazzo hotel (https://www.tsogosun.com/the-palazzo-hotel) at Montecasino, already the recipient of a range of industry and consumer awards (https://www.tsogosun.com/the-palazzo-hotel/news-and-awards), has been presented with four major awards, both global and local, in recent months – by the Lilizela, ...

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Montecasino’s Aarya welcomes top new chef

Aarya (https://www.tsogosun.com/aarya), the renowned and upmarket fusion restaurant in Montecasino (https://www.tsogosun.com/montecasino), Fourways has a new Executive Chef – Rodgers Mahasi – who joins the team with 20 years’ experience in leading hotels and restaurants in South Africa and other African ...

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Montecasino gives books to Diepsloot school

Montecasino handed over 200 books, together with crossword puzzle books donated by Caxton and Fourways Review, to Paradise Bend Primary School on the 26th of October. The books were collected in a book drive run by Montecasino and Skoobs Theater ...

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Inspiring Entrepreneurs to Succeed

The 2017 Tsogo Sun Entrepreneur of the Year Award was presented to Hezron Louw, owner of Sumting Fresh restaurant and gourmet street food in Gauteng, on 26 October at a gala banquet at Tsogo Sun’s hotel in the Jacaranda city, ...

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Maia scoops grand prix of “best hotel in Africa

Paris, October 17th 2017, MAIA Luxury Resort & Spa scooped the Grand Prix of the Best Hotel in Africa at the 15th Prix Villégiature awards ceremony, held at the Château de Ferrière, just outside Paris. This hotel industry award is presided over by a jury comprising ...

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Col’Cacchio introduces revamped Cavendish Square store

Col’Cacchio, the popular Italian inspired franchise known for its gourmet thin-base wood-fired pizzas, hearty pasta and crisp fresh salads, has revamped their Cavendish store with a charming new look and feel. Located at the foot of the main escalators, opposite ...

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New to Stellenbosch Hills…yadda yadda…bacon!

Winery deploys the ultimate ‘fan magnet’ for Biltong & Wine Tasting Stellenbosch Hills set tongues a-wagging in 2005 when it paired wines with that quintessential South African snack, biltong and droëwors. Now, it takes that lead to a whole new ...

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Shop online at Kahvé Road – http://www.kahveroad.com/shop/

(South Africa, November 2017) Kahvé Road, premium coffee and patisserie specialist have officially launched their online store at http://www.kahveroad.com/shop/. You can now order your favourite Kahvé Road coffee capsules or certified specialty grade coffee beans from the comfort of your ...

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Get set for SA’s all-new Southern Moonshine revolution

Cocktails, Sippin’ Drinks & Shooters will never be the same again It’s time to break out the stressed denims and Old Glory! Now you can #GetYourShineOn with the all-new Southern Moonshine range of unaged American-style moonshines, handmade in small batches, ...

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Celebrating 25 Years of Pizza Eaters – Our Birthday Your Party

Col’Cacchio, the popular Italian-inspired franchise known for its gourmet thin-base wood-fired pizzas, hearty pasta and crisp fresh salads, is celebrating their 25th birthday with a crazy pizza and cocktail special. Col’Cacchio is turning back the clock to their foundation year ...

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Palazzo Wins Four Big Awards

Tsogo Sun’s opulent and stylish Palazzo hotel at Montecasino, already the recipient of a range of industry and consumer awards, has been presented with four major awards, both global and local, in recent months – by the Lilizela, Business Traveler ...

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SA Guide Dogs raises R650k

The S A Guide-Dogs Associations annual fundraising ball brought a bevy of beauties out for the night on Saturday – and not just the human kind. With adorable furry faces to cuddle and kiss, hearts melted and bank transfers were ...

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Sports Events 365 Seeks B2B Partnerships at WTM London

Sports Events 365, the provider of tickets for sports and music events worldwide, which actively targets the global travel market, will showcase its proposals for business partnerships with tourism companies at the World Travel Market (WTM) London event on 6-8 ...

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Ol Pejeta Wins Ecotourism #EcoWarriorAwards

Nanyuki, Kenya –  Ol Pejeta Conservancy has won not one, not two, but THREE awards at this year’s Ecotourism #EcoWarriorAwards! Held at the Radisson Blu Hotel on 27th September 2017, Ol Pejeta staff were delighted to receive the Overall Award, as well as the ...

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Peermont Launches Mmabatho Palms Revamp

The North West’s favourite entertainment and business destination, Mmabatho Palms Hotel, Casino and Convention Resort, has turned over a new leaf with the exciting facilities upgrade.  The upgrade, to the tune of R8 million, includes the opening of the brand-new ...

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Graskop Glass Elevator To Lift Mpumalanga Tourism

Tourism is one of the largest industries globally and a driver of economic growth. Back in 2012, G20 heads of state recognised tourism as a catalyst for growth and development and according to the Department of Tourism, the sector directly supported ...

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SA Rugby Welcomes RWC 2023 Nomination

Tuesday, 31 October 2017 – South Africa would deliver a “Triple Win” Rugby World Cup in 2023, pledged SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux today after World Rugby announced that South Africa was the preferred candidate following a rigorous assessment of the ...

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Ruck & Roll at the 10th #Zando10s

One of the world’s biggest and most popular social sport and entertainment festivals, the Zando Cape Town 10s, will be celebrating its 10th anniversary in February 2018. With the event already generating strong pre-sales, tickets are expected to sell out ...

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ORTIA Kicks Off Holiday Season With Festive Lights

O. R. Tambo International Airport officially marked the start of the peak holiday season on 27 October 2017 as it officially switched on the airport’s festive lights display and simultaneously celebrated the 100th birthday of the icon whose name the airport ...

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Saint Ange on Seychelles Tourism Report #21

In this 21st Report, I tackle the concept of ‘Tourism for All’ without any discrimination, be it colour of the skin, religious belief, political affiliation, gender, disability, or sexual preference, and expound on the need to accept the concept; that what is good ...

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ITB Asia 2017 Wraps Up with Record Highs

Singapore, 27 October 2017 – Asia’s leading travel trade show, ITB Asia 2017 has completed its milestone anniversary event with record-breaking numbers. The tenth edition of ITB Asia came to a close today at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, ...

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Winemakers Toast Year-end with Pop Up Lunch at Mooiplaas

The amicable winemakers of the Bottelary Hills region have saved their best Pop Up Lunch of 2017 for last, when Scotland-born chef George Jardine will make their champion wines shine during a feast of provenance and passion at Mooiplaas Wine ...

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SETE 2018 Takes Shape

Following on the announcement at WTM Africa 2017 that Africa Travel Week is collaborating with the established Sports & Events Tourism Exchange (SETE), foundations are being firmly laid to bring about a successful and fruitful event for 2018. SETE 2018 ...

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New GM at Bintan Lagoon Resort Indonesia

Gerald A Hendrick has been recently appointed as Senior Vice President of Resort Venture Pte Ltd and General Manager of Bintan Lagoon Resort(BLR), the largest integrated resort on the Indonesian island of Bintan. Previously the Vice-President – Business Development & ...

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Drug Tourism versus War On Drugs

Recreational drug tourism may well become a lucrative niche market sector, specifically for cannabis experiences in Africa, but would this habit only serve to aid the global trade in illicit drugs or has the ‘War On Drugs’ already failed? The ...

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Wine Estate Festive Season Sumptuous Fare

Gabriëlskloof, a wine and olive jewel of the Overberg, will don a festive halo this season with a host of indulgent moments to savour with family and friends, including a Celebration Braai on Sunday, 17 December. This family braai feast ...

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SA Tourism Launches Nordics Roadshow

Following an invitation to the South African travel trade in August, South African Tourism has launched the inaugural Nordics roadshow with 20 South African suppliers today. Starting in Copenhagen, and covering the cities of Oslo, Stockholm and Helsinki, the roadshow will end on ...

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Tourism Monitors Programme Launched In Gauteng

South Africa’s Minister of Tourism, Tokozile Xasa has launched the National Tourism Monitors Programme, which is aimed at enhancing the visitor experience as well as improve the safety of tourists. The programme will create employment for 200 unemployed youth, aged 18 to ...

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African Sculptor To Exhibit in London

South African sculptor, Bruce Little will be exhibiting in London at the Mall Galleries from 7-12 November 2017. The Mall Galleries are situated in the heart of London near Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace – providing a perfectly situated venue in which to ...

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Bicycles Help Fight Poaching in Victoria Falls

Fighting poachers in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe has just got easier. 17 VFAPU (Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit) scouts were gifted bicycles by international charity World Bicycle Relief through leading Zimbabwean hospitality group Africa Albida Tourism. Seasoned VFAPU scout, George Ngwenya’s is ...

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Bellamy Brothers To Tour Namibia & SA

American Duo, The Bellamy Brothers will be touring Namibia and South Africa in November 2017. The Bellamy Brothers are well-known for international hits like ‘Let Your Love Flow’, ‘If I Said You Have A Beautiful Body (Would You Hold It ...

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Saint Ange on Seychelles Tourism Report #20

Seychelles today has embraced change. Some change everyone is happy with, others are being questioned, but change is here and the people remain determined to see it through because it should safeguard the industries that keep the economy of the ...

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Celebrate life on #ChampagneDay

“My only regret in life is that I did not drink more Champagne.” John Maynard Keynes Find something to celebrate and go bubbly – it’s Champagne Day on Friday 20 October at Tsogo Sun and everyone’s invited to #CelebrateWonderful! The ...

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Hotel Reward Card Delivers World of Benefits

The ability to escape to great experiences is being provided at a fraction of the cost to members of Tsogo Sun’s user-friendly and accessible Rewards Cardholders programme. With benefits and discounts across a variety of entertainment, food & beverage, and ...

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Two-in-one Hotel Opens in Cape Town

Tsogo Sun’s new dual-band 19-storey hotel in the Mother City’s flourishing and vibrant City Bowl celebrated its opening on 28 September with the Director General of Tourism, Mr Victor Tharage, delivering the keynote address, along with speeches by Executive Mayor ...

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Inspiring Coaches at 2017 Performance Academy

Powerade is continuing its endeavour to support, motivate and inspire South African athletes to reach the pinnacle in performance through the Powerade Performance Academy. The Powerade Performance Academy focuses on South African High School coaches, recognising their role as primary influencers of the ...

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2017 Kudu Awards Deadline Extended

The 2017 Kudu Awards deadline has been extended to 23 October 2017. The event organized by South African National Parks (SANParks) in partnership with First National Bank (FNB) and Total South Africa is the ultimate Conservation recognition awards in the ...

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Mozambique Seeks Ecotourism Investors

Investors and operators interested in ecotourism projects will have an opportunity to discuss potential locations for investment in Mozambique’s conservation areas with government representatives firsthand whilst on a guided trip. By Alexis Chrisafis. This is according to Dr Mohamed Harun, Tourism Official ...

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Kahvé Road Launches New Coffee Capsules

South Africa, October 2017 – Kahvé Road, the premium coffee and patisserie specialist, has extended its retail offering and now stock their very own premium coffee capsule range which has been available at the popular eatery based in Cavendish since September 2017. The ...

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#PowerOfSport: Kallis Scores Career-high Ace

Laureus Ambassador Jacques Kallis spent his career shattering cricket records but, as he told the latest edition of the ‘Power of Sport’ podcast, it’s a first-ever hole-in-one that could well be his personal sporting career highlight. The former Proteas star ...

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Col’Cacchio Launches Revamped Stellenbosch Store

Col’Cacchio, the popular Italian inspired franchise known for its gourmet thin-base wood-fired pizzas, hearty pasta and crisp fresh salads, has announced the opening of their revamped Stellenbosch branch, with the store officially opening its doors today. Located in Plein Street, ...

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Gucci Goes Fur-Free

Leading global fashion house Gucci has declared that it will no longer use animal fur, beginning with its spring-summer 2018 collection. Gucci’s President & CEO Marco Bizzarri announced the fur-free policy on 11 October during the 2017 Kering Award for ...

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Saint Ange on Seychelles Tourism Report #19

My quote for this report is one about actions in daily life by those who feel insecure:- “When you blame others, you are avoiding some truth about yourself.” Tourism remains the pillar of the Seychelles economy and some visiting personalities from ...

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Winchester Mansions Refurbishes Bedrooms

Winchester Mansions has announced the commencement of a modern refurbishment of its 76 bedrooms which includes family and loft-style rooms, as well as various suites. The hotel – owned by Mrs Wainford, and well known for its rich history and iconic ...

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BON Hotels Continues Phenomenal Growth in Nigeria

BON Hotels continues its dominance in the Nigerian hotel space with the recent acquisition of an additional four properties, bringing the total up to sixteen hotels under management agreements within only 18 months. This makes the Company the largest hotel ...

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Developing Local Talent

Organizations looking to operate successfully have realised that they need to contribute to and invest in infrastructure, training and education within the countries where they operate to facilitate an increase in local talent capable of filling the roles that companies ...

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Saint Ange on Seychelles Tourism Report #18

My quote for this week’s Seychelles Report is by Richard Branson:-  “The key to success in business is all about people, people, people. It should go without saying, if you look after your people, your customers and bottom line will ...

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Airline Welcomes Zimbabwe Open Skies

Bulawayo, Zimbabwe – Low-cost airline fastjet has welcomed a statement by Zimbabwe’s Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Patrick Chinamasa, that the country is opening its skies to “any airline that wants to fly as many times as possible.” The opening of Zimbabwe’s ...

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Seychelles Unveils New Website

The Seychelles Tourism Department has launched its official website allowing the general public and trade partners to have easier access to information on the department’s role, as well as the different services it offers. The Tourism Department falls within the ...

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TBCSA Urges Government To Step Up Safety & Security Efforts

Pretoria, South Africa: The Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) has called on the government to step up efforts to uphold the rule of law and address the scourge of crime in the country. The Council believes this will ...

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Saint Ange on Seychelles Tourism Report #17

My quote for this week is repeated often by many serious leaders:- “The best way to succeed in life is to act on the advice we give to others.” I’ve no idea who first echoed these wise words, but suffice to say, ...

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Five Tips for Year End Functions

If business wasn’t stressful enough, a year-end function demands some extra thought and careful planning. Not only are you celebrating the end of the year, and the achievements that were reached throughout the course of the year, it’s also a ...

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Three Tree Hill Re-Brands

Three Tree Hill (formerly known as Three Trees at Spioenkop) are celebrating their 10th anniversary this year, and to mark the occasion, the Blackburn family have re-aligned the brand to reflect their steadfast philosophy of sustainable tourism with old-fashioned authentic luxury, ...

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Heritage visit to Apartheid Museum by Grade 9s

In honour of Heritage Month, Tsogo Sun’s Gold Reef City and Apartheid Museum hosted a full three-hour tour of the museum on 26 September for 115 Grade 9 learners and four educators from Johannesburg Secondary School in Homestead Park, to ...

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Tsogo Sun wins Best South African Hotel Group award

Tsogo Sun has proudly added yet another award to its growing collection (https://www.tsogosun.com/media/awards) – the Business Traveller Africa Award for the Best South African Hotel Group, which was presented at a ceremony in Sandton. Earlier this year, 11 Tsogo Sun ...

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Green Destinations to Present Mass Tourism Solutions

New approaches to tourism are urgently required to stop the trend of mass tourism becoming increasingly intrusive and disruptive to local communities. On the occasion of World Tourism Day and the launch of the 2017 Sustainable Destinations Top 100, Green ...

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SA Unveils Triple-Win Bid to Host #RWC2023

A South African Rugby World Cup in 2023 would be an unbeatable triple-win, the World Rugby Council was told in London on Monday 25 September when SA Rugby made their case to host the 10th Rugby World Cup tournament. A ...

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A Celebration of World Tourism

This infographic prepared by Mary Smith of TheEurope.com shows that African countries are amongst the fastest growing tourist destinations in the world, with Egypt ranking 2nd at 5.26 million visitors and Tunisia taking 5th place at 5.7 million visitors in ...

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How to Improve Business Deals at Events

To improve business deals through online matchmaking at events and create a win-win situation for destinations and delegates in the Meetings, Incentive, Conference and Events (MICE) industry, Pitch and Match has added a ‘Flexible Categories and Tags’ capability to its ...

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Ford Provides Grants for Conservation in Africa

PRETORIA, South Africa – Conservation and related education projects in Kenya, Mozambique and Tanzania have gained new impetus following the provision of $ 20 000 (USD) grants to leading environmental organisations by the Ford Motor Company. Ford Motor Company has ...

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Saint Ange on Seychelles Tourism Report #16

Talk is easy. Walking the talk is more difficult. The Seychelles business community does not talk for the sake of talking, they put their money where their mouth is and help create the economy of the country and provide employment. ...

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SA Tourism Appoints Chief Strategy Officer

Friday, September 22, 2017 – South African Tourism CEO, Mr Sisa Ntshona, today announced that Ms Bashni Muthaya has been appointed as Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) of South African Tourism effective 1st October 2017. “As an insight and research-driven organisation, the appointment of ...

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ITB Asia 2017 to Debate the Future of Travel

Singapore, 21 September 2017 – Cementing its status as ‘Asia’s Leading Travel Trade Show’, ITB Asia 2017 will celebrate its 10th anniversary with an exciting view to the future of travel and tourism. Under the conference theme “The Future of ...

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St. Regis Appoints New Marketing Director

Qatar, Doha: September 21, 2017 – The St. Regis Doha has announced the appointment of Rebecca Platt as Director of Marketing to join as part of their Executive Committee. With over 15 years marketing experience in the hospitality industry, Rebecca ...

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Vietnam Visa Guide for South African Citizens

A visa is a necessary authorization for a foreigner to enter or exit a country granted by that country. If you are a South African citizen or currently in this country and want to visit Vietnam, check out Vietnam visa ...

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Essential Things You Need to Know about Dog Friendly Cottages

Some people see their pets as their own children. The thought of leaving them at home whilst they are on vacation breaks their heart. Does this apply to you? Will you spend your entire holiday worrying about your poor pup? ...

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Eikendal Vineyards swirls Cheesecake & Wine Pairings this summer

Zesty citrus flavours, followed by a rich berry delight and rounded off by a sultry salted caramel enchantment. These are the delectable cheesecakes that are on offer at Eikendal Vineyards as part of its brand new Cheesecake and Wine Pairing ...

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Montecasino’s book collection challenge

“The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.” Rene Descartes, philosopher and mathematician, 1600s September is World Literacy Month, and Montecasino together with tenant, Skoobs Theatre of Books, is extending a ...

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Billy G Offers Buffet Promo at Montecasino

Billy G, the upmarket, family-friendly buffet restaurant at Montecasino, is offering its renowned and extensive buffet at a huge discount. The buffet promotion runs from Monday to Thursday, right up to 31 October for Rewards cardholders. With a wide selection ...

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Irini Takes the Green Sash – Miss Earth South Africa 2017 announced

Irini Moutzouris is a dynamic and determined individual, completing her final year as an education student she says waste and the education around waste and recycling is key and is everyone’s responsibility and says that she “believes we all need ...

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BON Hotels CEO calls for SA Hotel Management companies to consolidate

“There’s not enough room at the Inn.” That’s according to Guy Stehlik, CEO of South African-based hotel management company BON Hotels. Speaking at the recent THINC Africa Hotel Investment Conference in Cape Town, Stehlik said that there are approximately 78 ...

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Saint Ange on Seychelles Tourism Report #15

Change, for the benefit of the country, and change for the betterment of the People is necessary to avoid stagnation, which is often the result of the same old record playing for much too long. This statement leads to my ...

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Seychelles and China Sign Tourism Agreement

Ambassador Maurice Loustau-Lalanne, the Seychelles’ Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine and Dr Li Jinzao, the Chairman of the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on tourism cooperation. The MoU was signed ...

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National Braai Tour Ends in Port Elizabeth

The 2017 National Braai Tour made their final heritage stop at the Donkin Reserve in Port Elizabeth, after seven days of excellent sight-seeing and road-tripping through South Africa. After spending the penultimate night of the Tour at the SANParks Storms River ...

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SA Zimbabwean Exemption Permits Open Online

South Africa, 15 September 2017. Holders of the Zimbabwean Special Permit (ZSP), that is due to expire on 31 December 2017, are now able to apply for the new Zimbabwean Exemption Permit (ZEP) as recently announced by the South African ...

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Why South Africa Should Host the 2023 Rugby World Cup

With just days to go before South Africa presents its bid in the UK (on 25 September), here are all the reasons why South Africa should win the bid to host the Rugby World Cup in 2023. South Africa is ready financially and ...

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Reunion Reports Increase in South African Arrivals

Reunion Island is growing in popularity for South African travellers who have contributed significantly to the 145% growth in visitor arrivals to the island recorded in the first half of 2017. South African travellers are accustomed to seeking out a spur-of-the-moment, well-deserved break ...

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South African Art and Culture Hits New York

September 15th 2017, JOHANNESBURG – South African Tourism’s US office is taking an innovative approach to growing the country’s arts, culture and heritage offering with the announcement of a month-long partnership with Citi Bike which will bring South Africa’s unique ...

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Hotel Innovations Assist Cape Town Water Crisis

In a bid to save water, the Federated Hospitality Association of South Africa’s (FEDHASA) Cape region is encouraging their members, and the Cape Town hotel industry at large, to find new and innovative ways to save water. In this article, ...

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Saint Ange on Seychelles Tourism Report #14

My quote for this week is another one by the legendary Nelson Mandela as he worked to get more people to join the public life of his country. “No Single Person, No Body of Opinion, No Political Doctrine, No Religious ...

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A Little Goes a Long Way

On Saturday 2 September 2017, Jade & Velvet hosted their annual charity event at De La Paix, to raise funds for the FASt Forward Fund. This year’s theme was “A little goes a long way” and attendees enjoyed a fun-filled ...

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Tsogo Sun and Miss Earth Green the Future in Diepsloot

“Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” Warren Buffett For the joy of children for generations to come and in honour of Arbor Week and Tourism Month, Tsogo Sun and environment ...

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Beverly Hills Young Chef Scoops Cape Legends Interhotel Challenge 2017

Described as the ‘Oscars of the hotel world’, the Distell Inter Hotel Challenge has become a red-letter annual event on the hotel industry calendar. The role of the competition is to provide a vehicle and public platform for creating an ...

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