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A shift in tourism research
A shift in tourism research

The Department of Tourism recently hosted its annual Research Seminar under the theme Advancing Tourism Growth and Development through Research

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Five ways to explore Knysna
Five ways to explore Knysna

From the famous Knysna Forest Marathon to the Rotary Knysna SPLASH, the picturesque town of Knysna along the popular Garden Route offers many opportunities to don your #activewear. Here are five active ways to explore Knysna

By Ruth Cooper 1 hour ago

Cape Town festivals a boon for the tourism economy
Cape Town festivals a boon for the tourism economy

The Cape Town International Jazz Festival, with five stages, 40 artists and more than 37,000 music lovers brings in more than R700m to the economy

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Mike Horn: Making a career out of adventure
Mike Horn: Making a career out of adventure

Chris Brinlee Jr, a budding adventurer and photographer, along with The Red Bulletin, joined explorer Mike Horn on his sail to Antarctica and discovered that overcoming the impossible requires nothing more than

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SA can expect an influx of international visitors over Easter

South Africans can prepare for an influx of foreign visitors over the Easter week with data pulled by Cheapflights showing a 61% surge in searches for travel into South Africa over this period

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Three-star hotels: Comfy in the middle
Three-star hotels: Comfy in the middle

Travelling abroad will make any South African hotel guest realise that our three-star market boxes way above its weight

By Guy Stehlik 22 hours ago

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Contiki takes on Thailand as its newest 360° VR destination

Contiki's global team has partnered with the Tourism Authority of Thailand to create an immersive 360° virtual reality and cinematic Thailand experience aimed towards the millennial traveller

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The Sommeliers Selection, BLACC reaching out to emerging wine enthusiasts

The Sommeliers Selection has joined forces with BLACC which is powered by Vula Afrika, an organisation that reaches out to emerging African wine enthusiasts

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CTICC hosts JAMMS session on growth opportunities for tourism
CTICC hosts JAMMS session on growth opportunities for tourism

The CTICC yesterday welcomed South Africa's national Minister of Tourism, Derek Hanekom, and provincial Minister of Economic Opportunities

1 day ago

Emirates introduces complimentary electronic device handling service for US flights
Emirates introduces complimentary electronic device handling service for US flights

Emirates passengers travelling to the US via Dubai will be able to utilise their laptops and tablet devices on the first part of their journeys as well as during transit in Dubai after which they must declare and hand over their devices

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The mother of all beer
The mother of all beer

Motherland Brewers is serving up a selection of unique craft beers for the Cape Town crowd. Eugene Yiga spoke to owner Alitsair Kernick to find out more.

By Eugene Yiga 1 day ago

Digital technology changing the face of tourism
Digital technology changing the face of tourism

Travellers no longer need to go further than their smartphone to plan and book an entire holiday, proving how much technology has revolutionised the tourism industry

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Gold Travel's new look
Gold Travel rebrands and expands

Gold Travel, long-standing Cape Town corporate travel management company with a track record of over 40 years in the industry, recently revealed its new look

24 Mar 2017

Shift noted in nature of SA hotel development
Shift noted in nature of SA hotel development

The nature of hotel development in South Africa has shifted

24 Mar 2017

HVS launches executive matchmaking service for Africa's hotel industry
HVS launches executive matchmaking service for Africa's hotel industry

HVS Executive Search Africa, based in Cape Town, will focus on corporate positions, general managers and heads of department in the hotel industry across the continent

24 Mar 2017

Ban on electronic devices will affect SA travellers
Ban on electronic devices will affect SA travellers

South Africans travelling to the UK and USA will no longer be allowed to use their laptops, iPads, tablets, kindles or e-readers inflight

23 Mar 2017

UN agency: Individual nations should decide on aeroplane laptop ban
UN agency: Individual nations should decide on aeroplane laptop ban

MONTREAL, Canada: It is for each country to decide whether to take security measures such as the British and US partial ban on electronics in commercial aeroplanes

23 Mar 2017

From left to right: Chef Jocelyn Myers-Adams (Executive Chef, Table Bay Hotel); Chef Pete Goffe-Wood (Celebrity Chef and Industry Consultant), Chef Carl van Rooyen (Executive Chef, Vineyard Hotel) and Chef Bertus Basson (Owner Overture Restaurant).
Renowned chefs debate restaurant industry challenges

An interactive sitting at the Vineyard Hotel led by FEDHASA Cape's restaurant chairperson, Carl van Rooyen saw chefs Jocelyn Meyer-Adams, Bertus Basson and Pete Goffe-Wood debate issues facing the restaurant industry.

23 Mar 2017

Time Square team: In front, Brett Hoppé (General Manager: Time Square). Second row (left to right): Mohamed Cassim (IT Manager: Time Square); Emma Mothibi (VIP Operations Manager: Time Square); Elroy van Blerk (Operations Manager: Time Square); Faniswa Mkosana (Human Resources Manager: Time Square) and Kevin Caswell (Tables Manager: Time Square). 

Back row from (left to right): Anneli Petrowski (Personal Assistant); Sandise Sibanda (Marketing Manager: Time Square); Shaun Rennie (Group Surveillance and Security Manager: Sun International); Bianco Marini (Slots Manager: Time Square) and Ruben Nadesan, (Financial Operations Manager: Time Square).
Counting down to the opening of SA's most technologically sophisticated casino floor

Sun International's Time Square in Menlyn, South Africa's most technologically advanced casino floor, is nearing completion and will open to the public on 1 April 2017

23 Mar 2017

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#BrandManagerMonth: Building a new brand in SA

I often wonder how I managed before Uber came waltzing into my life, solving the parking issue I so often have when in town, simplifying short distance travel and even pickups from the airport. But what about longer distances?

By Ilse van den Berg 23 Mar 2017

Entries open for 2017 Diners Club Winelist Awards
Entries open for 2017 Diners Club Winelist Awards

The 2017 Diners Club Winelist Awards is now open for entries from South African restaurateurs who can now submit their menus and wine lists.

22 Mar 2017

Africa's dramatic decline in travel freedom
Africa's dramatic decline in travel freedom

African countries account for 16 of the 20 biggest fallers on the annual Henley & Partners Visa Restrictions Index over the last decade, with the continent as a whole suffering the most dramatic decline in travel freedom

22 Mar 2017

CTICC uses millions of litres less water per year than five years ago
CTICC uses millions of litres less water per year than five years ago

CTICC, in an effort to reduce water consumption, has implemented a number of initiatives to further curtails its use of potable and irrigation water

22 Mar 2017

To roam or not to roam: keeping in touch while working abroad
To roam or not to roam: keeping in touch while working abroad

South African businesses are wary about employees roaming while working abroad, with data costing up to R500 per MB. There are ways, however, businesses travellers can stay connected without breaking the bank

22 Mar 2017

Sustainable marine tourism boat operator
WESSA applications for 2017/18 Blue Flag Season open

Applications from beaches, sustainable tourism boating operators and marinas for Blue Flag accreditation in the 2017/18 South African Blue Flag season are open

22 Mar 2017

Canada weighs banning on-flight electronics
Canada weighs banning on-flight electronics

OTTAWA, Canada: Canada is considering prohibiting personal electronics onboard flights from Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa

22 Mar 2017

Rebecca Rusch and adventurer Patrick Sweeney. Image: Pat R. Notaro III
Explore Africa's havens for bikers

From mountain biking to road cycling, BMX racing, or just leisure biking, Africa is an awe-inspiring destination for bikers across the world

By Josephine Wawira 22 Mar 2017

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Fitness travel beyond the hotel gym

If wellness tourism is increasing while usage of hotel gyms is decreasing, where are travellers getting their fitness fix?

20 Mar 2017

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Collaboration will make life saving water bottles available at WTM Africa

In an effort to help raise awareness around the importance of having access to safe water and sanitation, WTM Africa has collaborated with international water development charity, Just a Drop

20 Mar 2017

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