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Facilitating change in SA's business tourism sector

For tourism businessman Kevin Clarence steering The Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre into new waters is about identifying the need for change and the need to stay ahead of the game in a fast-changing industry

Issued by Birchwood Hotel 23 hours ago

Leeu Collection's first London hotel to open in 2019

After an extensive search to find the perfect opportunity in London, Leeu Collection is now the proud owner of 55 Newman Street, it's first property in the city

1 day ago

SAA'S flight schedule back to normal after industrial action

South African Airways (SAA) said its flight schedule had returned to normal after industrial action from cabin crew was brought to an end by a court interdict on Wednesday

By Karl Gernetzky 1 day ago

Research shows shared vacation owners holiday more than their counterparts

Worldwide survey reveals that South African shared vacation owners spend on average 6.5 more days on vacation than their non-owner counterparts

1 day ago

How property investors can capitalise on the 'bleisure' trend

'Bleisure' travel, says Bill Rawson, "has created some exciting opportunities in the short term rental space"

3 days ago

Millennials are reshaping the face of global travel

"Millennials are having a tremendous impact on global travel - both in terms of travel for business and leisure - and as their experience and spending power increase, so will their preferences continue to shape travel for decades to come."

3 days ago

#WTMA17: Rezidor's Marc Descrozaille talks African expansion

Marc Descrozaille, area VP, Africa and the Indian Ocean provides insight into Rezidor Hotel Group's expansion into Africa

By Cari Coetzee and Robin Fredericks 3 days ago

Greyton Lodge offers comfortable, contemporary farm-village style

In 2012 a North West farmer decides it's time for a life change and asks his children what they should do. “They both said Cape Town,” explains Hendrik Bloem

By Brian Berkman 3 days ago

Tsogo Sun building new R220-million StayEasy in Maputo

“StayEasy Maputo is in a magnificent location, and being part of a mixed-use development, will undoubtedly be popular with both business and leisure travellers looking for the best and latest accommodation in the economy branded sector.”

25 Apr 2017

Progressive Signature Lux Hotels opens first hotel in SA

Signature Lux Hotels will open its first hotel in South Africa - and Africa - in the heart of the Golden Mile, Sandton Johannesburg. The progressive hotel chain is targeting tech-savvy millennials and business travellers

25 Apr 2017

A guide on how business travellers can combat stress

Business travel can be stressful and comes with a demanding schedule. According to experts, establishing a routine is paramount in reducing stress levels while travelling for business

25 Apr 2017

#WTMA17: How to evolve into a 21st century travel agent

"We've all read that the travel agent is dead," said Natalia Rosa. The truth is, travel agents aren't dead, they are transforming into 21st century travel agents

By Cari Coetzee 25 Apr 2017

MSC introduces new ships, destination and MD

Not long after appointing Ross Volk to the position of managing director of MSC Cruises South Africa, the company has also announced that it will be introducing the MSC Meraviglia

By Angie White 24 Apr 2017

#WTMA17: Taming the Wild West web of bloggers

What with accelerating technological developments and a mass of voices and content creators coming and going online, choosing who and what to pay attention to can feel a little overwhelming.

By Ruth Cooper 24 Apr 2017

Summer winners of #SeasonsOfLourensford Instagram comp announced

The winners of the summer category for Lourensford Estate's #SeasonsOfLourensford Instagram competition has been announced. The competition features the beauty of the farm as it transforms throughout the seasons

24 Apr 2017

#WTMA17: Research indicates growing opportunities for outbound travel in SA

Research released by Grant Thornton and Reed Exhibitions at World Travel Market Africa 2017 indicates growing opportunities for outbound travel in South Africa, with much of the growth coming from intra-Africa leisure travel

24 Apr 2017

MediFin launches affordable travel insurance products

After noticing an increase in foreigners visiting South Africa, MediFin, a leader in cosmetic medical finance, has launched its very own online travel insurance products, MediFin Travel Insurance

Issued by Medifin Financial Services 24 Apr 2017

#WTMAfrica17: Telling worthwhile stories via social media

Craig Rodney, managing director of Cerebra Communication and founder of the @SouthAfrica Instagram account, says being heard is all about making sure you are telling a story worth listening to.

By Ruth Cooper 21 Apr 2017

#WTMA17: WTM Africa closes its doors on a high-note

With buyers from 45 countries, over 8,000 pre-scheduled appointments confirmed and an increase in exhibitors from 2016, WTM Africa 2017 closed its doors on a high-note

21 Apr 2017

More black-owned selections make the cut on SAA's wine list

SAA has announced its selection of locally produced wines to be served on its flights and in its Business Class lounges over the next year

21 Apr 2017

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International

Qantas curates top Australian artwork for its business class amenity kits

Qantas will be featuring the work of Australia's leading artists, photographers and digital influencers on its international business class amenity kits. Called Qantas Curates, the initiative saw the airline work with professional Australian contemporary art curators to select artworks from 16 Australians specialising in a variety of different styles including pop culture, photography, fine art, abstract landscape, Indigenous art and textile design.

20 Apr 2017

Lufthansa launches cricket-themed campaign

Lufthansa has launched a marketing campaign celebrating more flights to India, pitching its shoot at the Edgbaston Cricket Stadium.

11 Apr 2017

Mango chairman moving to London-listed Fastjet

Rashid Wally, chairman of low-cost airline Mango, has resigned and taken up a similar role at the African airline Fastjet in London.

By Karl Gernetzky 3 Apr 2017

Eco-friendly digs for the modern nomad

Portuguese startup Ecocubo's 96ft2 prefab is intended to host nomads who find themselves roughing it in the wild. It's an environmentally friendly alternative living space designed by architect António Fernandes in collaboration with the Science and Technology Park of the University of Porto (UPTEC).

By Bo Bushwinkel 16 Mar 2017

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