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Swaziland Launches Accommodation Grading

Swaziland, in its efforts to continue being one of Africa’s leading travel destinations, has officially announced the implementation of accommodation grading. The hospitality industry is known for being highly competitive, both nationally and internationally. In order for businesses to differentiate ...

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TGCSA Welcomes 64 new Members

More South African establishments are opening their doors to Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) assessors in their commitment to offer visitors exceptional quality products. As the country’s only recognised and globally benchmarked grading system of quality assurance for ...

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The Worst Hotel in the World

Last month I wrote about the BEST hotel I’ve ever stayed at, which came down to ‘how did the hotel make me feel?’ and led to the importance of hotel entertainment. This got me thinking of the contrary. What is ...

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Unpacking Star Grading

What exactly does the term “star graded” mean and what is the significance of such a rating for hoteliers and their guests? By Richard Bray. In a nutshell, the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) has a set grading ...

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Reinstatement of Annual Star Grading System

The Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA), a unit of South African Tourism, today announced a decision to revert to the Annual Star Grading System. This follows extensive consultation with various industry stakeholders on the revision of the 3-Year ...

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Star Grading Unpacked

When talking about hospitality establishments like hotels and B&Bs, referring to their star rating is rather common – but how many of us really know what it all means? How do hotels get graded and what does each of the ...

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