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Tips for Safe Solo Female Travel

According to Trekksoft, solo female travellers are the fastest growing segment in the international travel industry. Forget uncharted waters and budget-savvy tips – safety is the biggest concern of women travelling on their own.  It’s worth the time investment for ...

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Five lesser known attractions to experience in Paris

Paris is just one of those places that feature on almost everyone’s dream destination list, simply because it’s a city of magic, a place where delightful surprises await you around every corner. Where else in the world can you ride ...

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Wandering with purpose: How to spend a 12-hour layover in Hong Kong

For business and leisure travellers alike, it’s not uncommon to find yourself in some of the world’s most iconic and culturally diverse cities with only a few hours to spare before you have to jet off again. If you’re lucky ...

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Wandering with purpose: a culinary adventure in Hong Kong

From Michelin Star restaurants to hole-in-the-wall eateries and the more traditional dai pai dong, Hong Kong has a lot to offer the intrepid foodie traveller in search of some tantalising, tasty grub to sink their teeth into. And when it ...

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Cathay Pacific to fly new aircraft home using alternative jet fuel

Cathay Pacific is underscoring its strong commitment to eco-efficiency by planning to use a blend of alternative jet fuel to fly its new fleet of Airbus A350-1000 aircraft home to Hong Kong. The airline has 20 of these technologically-advanced aircraft ...

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More Asia Miles and Better Rewards on Cathay Pacific

Enhancing customer experiences through changes to the Asia Miles rewards programme. Cathay Pacific Group customers will earn more Asia Miles on the vast majority of their flights and have more access to redemption bookings following changes to Asia Miles, the ...

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The Capital Launches Business Resort

The Capital On The Park answers Sandton’s call for a refreshing new venue built for meeting, eating, drinking, playing and staying, all under one roof. The Capital On The Park, the new half-billion rand business resort in the heart of ...

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Avani Maseru Hotel Opens After R25 Million Revamp

AVANI Maseru Hotel in Lesotho has opened its doors after an extensive R25 million rejuvenation that included a refurbishment of all 105 hotel rooms, the hotel’s water supply and reticulation, public areas and restaurant. Completed in just six months, the ...

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Five Best Dive Locations in Mozambique

The islands scattered across Mozambique’s coastline are a welcome glimpse of paradise for every traveller. Equally as breath-taking as these stunning ocean views are the extraordinary sights that lie just below the surface. Mozambique is renowned for its marine life ...

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Where to find the Best American Street Food

Foodies on the hunt for new and exciting street-food hotspots are flocking to the Land of the Free, Home of the Brave, in search of quintessential, all-American culinary experiences. From the iconic thin-crust pizza slices found on every street corner ...

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Mark Havercroft joins Minor Hotels as Regional Director, Africa

Minor Hotels has appointed Mark Havercroft as Regional Director, Africa, based in its Johannesburg regional office. Havercroft is responsible for driving the group’s performance and expansion in Africa through acquisitions and partnerships, as well as refurbishing and developing existing properties ...

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Seven Best Adventures at Victoria Falls #OnlyinZambia

Whatever time of the year you’re planning to visit Victoria Falls, you’re in for a spectacular viewing of one of the world’s most iconic natural wonders, with a wealth of adventures and activities available only on the Zambian side of ...

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AUS vs NZ: Who has the Best Islands?

Despite the long-standing rivalry between Aussies and the Kiwis, even they can agree that the tropical islands of Australia and New Zealand are some of the most breath-taking, beautiful destinations in the world. From warm, white sandy beaches and lush, ...

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AVANI Windhoek Unveils N$24m Redevelopment

  AVANI Windhoek Hotel & Casino has unveiled the first phase of its N$24 million modernisation project. The redevelopment includes a new grand entrance and Porte Cochere able to accommodate passenger vehicles and buses for self-drive guests and tour groups, ...

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Seven Tips To help You Plan Your next “BLEISURE” Holiday

Travelling for work has its pros and cons: you get to visit a new destination with all your expenses covered, but you’re taken away from your family. Look for the silver lining though – with your own expenses covered, you ...

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Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon Introduce Smart Bag Policy

Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon will be introducing new policies surrounding the carriage of ‘smart bags’, which are a new type of innovative luggage featuring integrated lithium batteries for the purpose of charging an external device or to provide power ...

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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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