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News, views, and reviews on the tourism industry with particular relevance to the global travel trade.

BON Hotels trailblazes into DRC

South African-based hotel management company, BON Hotels have extended their African presence with the addition of BON Hotel Karibu Kolwezi, situated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to their portfolio. The 55-roomed hotel, which is scheduled to open in ...

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Marriott Opens First Hotel In Cape Town

AC Hotel Cape Town Waterfront

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, 12 September 2018 – 188 room AC Hotel Cape Town Waterfront celebrates the brand’s European soul and Spanish roots with classic modern design. AC Hotels by Marriott, Marriott International’s European-inspired lifestyle brand, today announced the opening ...

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The Blue Train Repositions Brand

The Blue Train

PRETORIA, South Africa – The Blue Train launched its new brand repositioning on Friday 23rd November 2018, the first in over 20 years, augmenting the brand to meet the evolving needs of the discerning traveller, and launching its MICE (Meetings, Incentives, ...

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Curating Indian Cuisine At 40,000 Feet

Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, presents an enhanced menu offering on its routes to India, on the back of its recent festive menu for Diwali. India, with its close cultural ties to Durban (popularly referred to as the largest’Indian’ ...

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Get out of Town!

A case for the out-of-town conference Remember the days when going away on conference, whether it was an hour out of town or an international or domestic flight to a cool destination, when budgets were bold and bolstered and you ...

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Top 10 KZN Lilizela National Winners

Tourism KwaZulu-Natal Lilizela 2018

DURBAN, 19 November 2018 – The national Lilizela Tourism Awards dubbed the “Oscars” of the industry, catapulted ten KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) tourism businesses to the top as they walked away with prestigious trophies to prove their worth in service excellence and have ...

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Tourism Boom for Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

ZIMBABWE, 19 November 2018 – Africa Albida Tourism has recorded its busiest year ever, as tourists flock to Victoria Falls, with its flagship property Victoria Falls Safari Lodge enjoying 80-plus per cent occupancy over the past six months. In the ...

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Stellenbosch Wines Win Big

Heartland of South African wine records another vin-torious year Stellenbosch has long been a centre of excellence across diverse fields, from sport to academics. In terms of wine, this year is no exception with a spectacular roundup of achievements over ...

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ONCE in Joburg Wins at Lilizela Awards

ONCE in Joburg

JOHANNESBURG, 19 November 2018 – After being awarded the 2018 Lilizela Tourism Awards provincial title of best 4-star backpackers in Gauteng, ONCE in Joburg has come out on top at the National Awards Ceremony as the best backpacker accommodation in the ...

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Untouched Adventures Wins Gold

Untouched Adventures

JOHANNESBURG, 18 November 2018 – Untouched Adventures – the popular Kayak and Lilo Adventure operator at Storms River Mouth, Tsitiskamma – won gold at last nights Lilizela Tourism Awards national awards presentation ceremony. Untouched Adventures’ national Lilizela ‘Visitor Experience’ award in the ...

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Delheim Harvest Festival 2019

Delheim Harvest Festival 2019

Delheim’s 2019 Harvest Festival celebrates the rosé side of life Dress up in all shades of pink for family-fun in the Winelands Saturday, 26 January 2019. It’s time to get your PINK on! This happy colour is the theme for ...

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Call for Proposals: African Tourism Innovation

UNWTO African Tourism Innovation

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), jointly with the New Partnership for Africa´s Development (NEPAD), is calling for proposals to enter the UNWTO/NEPAD Tourism Tech Adventure: Promoting African Tourism Innovation, an initiative dedicated to supporting the African startups that will lead ...

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Emirates Releases Half-year Financials

DUBAI, U.A.E., 15 November 2018: The Emirates Group today announced its half-year results for 2018-19. The Group saw steady revenue growth compared to the same period last year, however profits were impacted by the significant rise in oil prices, and ...

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Home Affairs Minister Resigns

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba

SOUTH AFRICA, 13 November 2018 – Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has finally served his letter of resignation to the Presidency following mounting pressure from the Democratic Alliance (DA) for President Cyril Ramaphosa to give him the boot. This comes ...

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Black Friday Business Tips

Black Friday is here to stay: as part of a retail festival that entices consumers in their millions to part with their cash, it’s another way of increasing revenue just before the festive season officially kicks in. By Wynand Smit. Traditionally ...

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Summer Fun in Paarl and Wellington

Whether you’re in Cape Town for your #summerholidays from upcountry or enjoying a #staycation, head to the beautiful Boland towns of Paarl and Wellington for a spectacular summer holiday.  Located within easy driving distance from Cape Town, this rural region ...

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Africa’s travel trends for 2019

Enver Duminy, CEO of Cape Town Tourism. Travel is an ever-shifting industry; how visitors adapt in their preferences is a challenge for any tourism and hospitality professional to identify and meet their requirements in order to stay relevant. These trends ...

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Emirates Invites Travellers To Fly Better

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 30 October 2018 – Emirates, one of the world’s most awarded airlines for its industry-leading services, invites global travellers to “Fly Better” with the launch of its bold new brand promise. “On this day in 1985, Emirates flew ...

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SANParks Fees to Increase from 1 Nov 2018

SANParks Crocodile Bridge Gate

PRETORIA, South Africa, 31 October 2018 – South African National Parks (SANParks) will increase its Conservation fees from 1 November 2018 at all National Parks. All funds generated from conservation fees are used with the primary mandate of SANParks, which is ...

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AirAdvance To Front Airbnb Booking Payouts

South Africa rand currency

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Monday, 29 October 2018 – Further disruption in South Africa’s accommodation and property letting sector is on the cards as AirAdvance, a fintech startup, provides those offering private accommodation through Airbnb easy access to affordable finance. It uses a ...

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Green Flag Trails Launched in Graskop

Wonder View Graskop

MPUMALANGA, South Africa, 29 October 2018 – Earlier this month, the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency launched the new Green Flag accredited BlydeHiking Trails which are approximately 30 kilometres in distance, at Wonder View Graskop, Mpumalanga. Guests and media were treated to ...

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FEDHASA Cape Awards Student Bursaries

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, 26 October 2018 – As part of FEDHASA Cape’s on-going efforts to develop young professionals in the hospitality industry and grow the sector in Cape Town, the association has announced its 2018 bursary recipients in several ...

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Emirates Grows Wine Investment In South Africa

Cape Wine Farm

Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, is growing its relationship and investment with South Africa’s top local wine producers. Since 2005, the airline has partnered with 25 South African wineries, from which 50 different South African wines have been enjoyed ...

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Off the Grid at Conferences

Off the Grid at Conferences

Cape Town, South Africa, 18 October 2018 – Should conference delegates be able to use their personal digital devices during meetings or is it just plain rude? With the advent of smartphones, smart watches, tablets and free, fast Wi-Fi, the conference ...

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Iconic President Hotel Revamped

CAPE TOWN, 16 October 2018 – Steeped in history as one of the oldest properties on the Atlantic Seaboard, the iconic President Hotel celebrates two decades since its namesake; former President Nelson Mandela reopened its doors in 1998 with a fresh ...

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OSF Set to Rock Oudtshoorn Again

Distruction Boyz

OUDTSHOORN, South Africa, 15 October 2018 – The Distruction Boyz will perform at the Oudtshoorn Spring Festival (OSF) at the Bongolethu Stadium in Oudtshoorn on Saturday, 20 October, along with a wide range of other artists. Distruction Boyz, made up ...

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TBCSA Appoints New CEO

TBCSA CEO Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa

Pretoria, South Africa, 9 October 2018  – The Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) has announced the appointment of Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa as its new chief executive officer (CEO) to drive the TBCSA board strategy. “We are excited that we ...

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New Menu at Luce Restaurant Hyde Park

Chef Grant van der Riet’s new menu at the fine dining and elegant Luce Restaurant at Southern Sun Hyde Park takes Italian cuisine “back to basics” with uncomplicated but delicious flavours “that are put in where they belong” into traditional ...

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Two Tsogo Sun Cape Town Hotels Turn 20

Two of Tsogo Sun’s iconic Cape Town hotels – Southern Sun The Cullinan and Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town are celebrating two decades of excellence this year in September, with events, special offers, commemorative food and beverage experiences and visits ...

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Mantis Initiates Road Cleanup Campaign

In celebration of Tourism Month in September, Mantis envisioned giving 1 000 children from the township of Motherwell in Port Elizabeth experiences that would expose them to tourism and conservation. As part of their initiative, a cleanup campaign named “Chola nono, ...

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BON Adds Third East African Hotel

South African- based hotel management company; BON Hotels have extended their Ethiopian presence by adding BON Hotel German Square in Addis Ababa to their East African collection, making it their third property in the capital. Construction of the hotel commenced ...

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The Many Hats A Chef Wears

When you hear the title ‘Executive Chef’ the likes of celebrity chef Pete Goffe-Wood or the renowned Jamie Oliver spring to mind but this title, certainly at the hotel level, whilst essential, is a rather unobtrusive, often thankless job that ...

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Favourite Things Market Returns

Make a festive diary note for your next country getaway, because you won’t want to miss the new and improved Favourite Things Market at Gabriëlskloof. The all-around, fun-is-the-new-black, crowd-pleaser is back this year and preparing to be bigger, better and ...

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Tourism Sector Eyes BRIC Billions

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, 20 September 2018 – Hospitality marketing is complex, there are key source markets for South Africa with a proven interest in the country as a destination, and there are also additional, growing markets, such as the ...

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Glencairn Trail Run 2018

HIMEVILLE, South Africa, 20 September 2018 – A weekend of trail running through the spectacular scenery of the southern Drakensberg at the foothills of the majestic Sani Pass will be taking place on Friday 12 October – Sunday 14 October. Based at ...

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Fair Trade Tourism to Mentor SMMEs

PILANESBERG, South Africa, 18 September 2018 –  Fair Trade Tourism has partnered with enterprise development agency EICT to provide training and mentorship services to SMMEs adjacent to the Pilanesberg National Park involved in the Pilanesberg Tourism Incubation Programme – the first ...

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Managing Urban Overtourism

MADRID, Spain, 18 September 2018 – A new World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) report aims to help manage growing urban tourism flows and their impact on cities and residents. ‘Overtourism’? Understanding and Managing Urban Tourism Growth Beyond Perceptions’, was launched today ...

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21 Days For The Ocean Gains Traction

GANSBAAI, South Africa, 14 September 2018 – Following a demi-decade of hosting a blue initiative called ’21 Days for the Ocean’, this years’ campaign by White Shark Projects has already made a significant impact on the coastline and communities of the ...

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New GM Appointed at Shishangeni in Kruger

KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, South Africa, 14 September 2018 – BON Hotels has announced the appointment of Siyanda Zindela as General Manager at their Kruger National Park property, Shishangeni by BON Hotels. Zindela will oversee the entire management of the 4-star property ...

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Wine & Fynbos Cupcake Pairing at Delheim

STELLENBOSCH, 12 September 2018 – Delheim has always been famous for its tasting room pairing of bespoke cupcakes with its wines. Now, the experience goes next-level with an all-new twist of this evergreen favourite that puts the Cape’s famous Floral Kingdom ...

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Marriott Unveils Members Only Experiences

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 11 September 2018 – Stepping up its experiences game, Marriott International has added countless redemption opportunities for its loyalty members giving them the opportunity to bid their points in exchange for access like no other. Ranging ...

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Coworkers To Swap London For Cape Town

CAPE TOWN, 11 September 2018 – Coworking Days – a global community network of Freelancers and Digital Nomads – has launched Coworking Safari South Africa, an innovative 14-day trip that will see Start-Ups and Entrepreneurs swapping London for Cape Town, The Great Karoo and the ...

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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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Radisson Announces Hotel Expansion #THINCAfrica

CAPE TOWN, 05 September 2018 – Speaking at the THINCAfrica Conference, which kicked off at the Century City Conference Centre today, the Radisson Hotel Group’s Andrew Mclachlan announced that the Group is gearing up for aggressive hotel expansion in South Africa with a focus on ...

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Cape Town Strengthens Ties With Angola

CAPE TOWN, 05 September 2018 – Following Visa exemptions and increased direct flights between Cape Town and Angola, the President of the recently  established Angola-South Africa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CACIAAS), Victoriano Ferreira Nicolau met with Wesgro CEO Tim ...

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Waste Not Want Not!

CAPE TOWN, 04 September 2018 – The tourism and hospitality industry is undoubtedly one of the fastest growing economic sectors globally, which is proving to have a serious, negative impact on the environment. It is incumbent on hotels and businesses ...

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