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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 15 hours ago

#BrandManagerMonth: Repositioned Club Med opens up a world of choices
#BrandManagerMonth: Repositioned Club Med opens up a world of choices

"The campaign is a lot more emotive and experience-driven to what we have done before (from a marketing perspective) and embodies and illustrates Club Med's double commitment

By Cari Coetzee 17 Mar 2017

Chef Janine
#FoodTrends: explore the world of herbs

Everyone needs to save water – from landscapers to food manufacturers, restaurant dishwashers to prep kitchens as well as Jane Citizen in her apartment. Starting a herb and veggie garden is one way of saving pennies and water

By Janine Fourie 15 Mar 2017

Three reasons to discover the Robertson Wine Valley
Three reasons to discover the Robertson Wine Valley

I recently attended the Hands on Harvest festival in Robertson. Taking place over a weekend every year, the festival aims to promote the winemakers and farms of the area with multiple events, hands on activities and, of course, wine tastings.

By Ruth Cooper 15 Mar 2017

Five safari destinations for first-time travellers
Five safari destinations for first-time travellers

Safaris promise unique cultural encounters, captivating wildlife adventure, and spectacular scenery. Here are five of the best safari destinations for first-time travellers:

By Jarred Manasse 14 Mar 2017

#BrandManagerMonth: The brand pillars of historic Lanzerac
#BrandManagerMonth: The brand pillars of historic Lanzerac

Lanzerac's GM, Barend Barnard, tells the Lanzerac story - from the estate's offering to its award-winning wine

By Cari Coetzee 14 Mar 2017

Andrew Shelton
#BrandManagerMonth: Cheapflights in a time of travel bans, Brexit and savvy consumers

We had a chat with award-winning commercial marketer and Cheapflights MD, Andrew Shelton, to find out what's in store for the Cheapflights brand in 2017

By Cari Coetzee 14 Mar 2017

#BrandManagerMonth: Carlson Rezidor, Africa's aspirational brand
#BrandManagerMonth: Carlson Rezidor, Africa's aspirational brand

"Instead of starting with a concept and hoping guests like it, we start with the emotions we want guests to experience, then create the concepts necessary to bring them to life."

By Cari Coetzee 13 Mar 2017

Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel, Lagos, fitness center
Hotel fitness centres, a new gold in the hospitality industry

The growing trend from home based fitness programmes to local fitness memberships, now includes the need for travellers to keep fit even when on their trips, be it leisure or business

By Josephine Wawira 10 Mar 2017

Golfer at Tamarina
Preferential agreement enriches Mauritius golf offering

Sugar Beach Hotel has been renamed Sugar Beach Golf & Spa Resort after signing a preferential agreement with Tamarina Golf Club, based on the west coast of Mauritius, which has become a popular golfing destination

By Cari Coetzee 9 Mar 2017

Behind the Kirton at Foxcroft Restaurant
Behind the Kirton at Foxcroft Restaurant

For some people, careers are a conscious choice. For Scot Kirton, the award-winning chef behind La Colombe and Foxcroft, the love for what he does made it hard to consider anything else, writes Eugene Yiga

By Eugene Yiga 9 Mar 2017

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The best conferencing facilities in Africa 2017

The MICE industry is booming in Africa, with countries investing millions of dollars in constructing or renovating existing conference facilities

By Josephine Wawira 8 Mar 2017

Miles ahead in Africa's richest mile
Miles ahead in Africa's richest mile

If you want to stay in Africa's richest mile, and who wouldn't, The InterContinental Johannesburg, Sandton Towers is your go-to for high glamour allure in a hotel that oozes international affluence and elegance

By Brian Berkman 8 Mar 2017

The big business of bicycles
The big business of bicycles

The Cape Town Cycle Tour, the world's biggest individually timed cycle race, may only take a few exhilarating hours to complete but the impact on the Cape's tourism economy is ginormous

By Enver Duminy 7 Mar 2017

Rest up at Hunter's Rest
Rest up at Hunter's Rest

Protea Hunter's Rest Hotel, by Marriott, is the perfect breakaway from the hubbub of city stress and just a short 90-minutes from Pretoria and within proximity of the Magaliesberg Mountains.

By Brian Berkman 6 Mar 2017

The worst hotel in the world
The worst hotel in the world

My recent blog on the best hotel I've ever stayed at got me thinking of the contrary. What is the worst hotel I have ever stayed at?

By Guy Stehlik 6 Mar 2017

Behind the scenes: Sarah Graham's Food Safari recipe mag
Behind the scenes: Sarah Graham's Food Safari recipe mag

After starting her food blog in 2010, Sarah Graham has published multiple cookbooks and has been travelling around the country cooking up a storm

By Cari Coetzee 3 Mar 2017

Unimaginably trendy and upwardly mobile
Unimaginably trendy and upwardly mobile

Not ever did I imagine I'd use the words Pretoria and Hipster in the same sentence and yet the Summit Precinct, next door to Menlyn Mall, the largest in Africa with the recent addition of 500 new stores, is just such a place.

By Brian Berkman 3 Mar 2017

Breaking away to Breedezicht
Breaking away to Breedezicht

I recently had the opportunity to experience unspoiled Witsand for myself with Breedezicht as my home base and found out just how special this little haven is

By Cari Coetzee 3 Mar 2017

Family-focused fun and conferencing in the bush
Family-focused fun and conferencing in the bush

The Pilanesberg Game Reserve near Rustenburg is especially appealing because of its close proximity to Pretoria and easy access within the hour. From OR Tambo airport in Gauteng it is just two-and-a-half hours journey, a major time saving for guests who typically travel twice as far and more into the Kruger National Park.

By Brian Berkman 2 Mar 2017

Family brand delivers global luxury rooted in Africa
Family brand delivers global luxury rooted in Africa

Not since César Ritz has one family name been as synonymous with quality hospitality as Conrad Hilton's has. For nearly a century, Hilton Hotels & Resorts has been proudly welcoming the world's travellers.

By Brian Berkman 27 Feb 2017

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Examining the state of hotel development in Africa

According to a report by the W-Hospitality Group, a total of 365 hotel chain development pipelines were reported in Africa in 2016, with 64,231 rooms

By Josephine Wawira 27 Feb 2017

Crowne Plaza Club Room
Biz-focused stay at The Crowne Plaza Johannesburg - The Rosebank

Unlike Sandton which is a jumble of high-rises with little else other than the pulse of finance running through its veins, Rosebank still offers a more human scale environment where top luxury hotels sit cheek by cheek with 70s apartment blocks and corporate headquarters

By Brian Berkman 24 Feb 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
When there's chaos at airports: What to know for travel

When you travel by air, whether for work or pleasure, you often do not know what to expect at the airport. When airports are particularly busy and chaotic, it's vital to plan ahead

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 22 Feb 2017

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Ethiopia's tourism potential yet to be fully exploited

The country is looking for a transformational growth that will take the sector to the next level, marketing Ethiopia locally and internationally to list the country among Africa's top five destinations

By Josephine Wawira 22 Feb 2017

Elegant dining at the V&A's Life Grand Café
Elegant dining at the V&A's Life Grand Café

If you're looking for refined bistro food in an artfully designed space with a flourish of stylish ambiance look no further than the recently opened concept restaurant, the Life Grand Café at the V&A Waterfront.

By Ruth Cooper 17 Feb 2017

By Diana Grytsku
Personalising hotel guest experience by leveraging tech

Providing a personalised experience to guests is key to having a competitive advantage in the hotel industry

By Josephine Wawira 17 Feb 2017

Hard work ahead to address opportunities in tourism
Hard work ahead to address opportunities in tourism

Tourism took a deserved mention in the State President's State of the Nation Address, with the sector viewed as a key area for driving job creation

By Enver Duminy 16 Feb 2017

Chef Janine
#FoodTrends: what's cooking at the moment?

From the massive helpings of meat-and-three-veg to the extreme minimalism of nouvelle cuisine… just when you think it's all been done, someone comes up with something new

By Janine Fourie 15 Feb 2017

Sharing is caring at MAReSOL
Sharing is caring at MAReSOL

If you haven't paid MAReSOL, a new restaurant at the V&A Waterfront, a visit yet, it's time. Fantastic views, a social atmosphere and some of the tastiest Portuguese dishes is what you can look forward to

By Cari Coetzee 15 Feb 2017

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