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#EntrepreneurMonth: Handcrafting bespoke luxury experiences across Africa with the Holts
#EntrepreneurMonth: Handcrafting bespoke luxury experiences across Africa with the Holts

Concepts Collection creates unforgettable luxury experiences. We chat to Christina and Richard Holt to find out how it all started and what it takes to run one of the leading luxury brands in SA

By Cari Coetzee 13 hours ago

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World tourism remains resilient despite global uncertainties

“This is the sixth year in a row that travel and tourism have outpaced the global economy, showing the sector's resilience, and the eagerness of people to continue to travel and discover new places"

By Josephine Wawira 3 days ago

Crimson, YouKnow launch social analytics-based trends report
Crimson, YouKnow launch social analytics-based trends report

YouKnow Digital in partnership with consumer insights platform Crimson Hexagon launched the South African Consumer Trends Report today, 12 October

By Jessica Tennant 12 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: At the forefront of customer feedback and online reputation management
#EntrepreneurMonth: At the forefront of customer feedback and online reputation management

How can establishments in the hospitality industry manage the masses of online reviews and reviewers out there? This is where Go Review, launched by Social Places, comes in

By Cari Coetzee 10 Oct 2017

Steenberg Hotel: a luxury Cape Town escape
Steenberg Hotel: a luxury Cape Town escape

Established in 1682, Steenberg is the Cape's oldest farm. Fast-forward to the present day, and it's still going strong thanks to its luxurious offering for locals and tourists alike.

By Eugene Yiga 10 Oct 2017

Hotel bookings: Reviews and seamless payment methods take lead as drivers in online purchase
Hotel bookings: Reviews and seamless payment methods take lead as drivers in online purchase

An analysis of the Q3 Customer Behavior and Online Trends released by Jumia Travel, reveals insights into customer shopping habits and forecasts predictions for online hotel bookings

By Josephine Wawira 9 Oct 2017

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Cape Town chefs toast Halal tourism

The world's first Halal Gourmet Dining for Chefs Accreditation intends to enable participants to cater confidently to the rapidly increasing number of Halal and Muslim travellers to South Africa

By Terry Levin 9 Oct 2017

Airport lounges: golden territory for marketing your brand
Airport lounges: golden territory for marketing your brand

Airports have long been a favourite place for brands to get their message across to business and leisure travel consumers

By Greg Kilfoil 9 Oct 2017

Invoking debate - Q&A with Zeitz MOCAA curator Mark Coetzee
Invoking debate - Q&A with Zeitz MOCAA curator Mark Coetzee

The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art has seen well over the estimated amount of visitors stream through its doors since opening this past Heritage Weekend and executive director and chief curator Mark Coetzee predicts that interest and traffic will only increase.

By Ruth Cooper 4 Oct 2017

How to stay motivated on your career path as a chef
How to stay motivated on your career path as a chef

Food channels and reality cooking shows glamorise the industry and make a chef's life look as if it is all fun and joy, but the reality is very different. Here's how to remain faithful to your chosen career path as a chef

By Janine Fourie 4 Oct 2017

#InnovationMonth: Meet the small business turning the biltong industry on its head
#InnovationMonth: Meet the small business turning the biltong industry on its head

Maxime Eon created BiltongBoard to link local lovers of biltong with the small producers whose quality products were going unnoticed

By Lauren Hartzenberg 29 Sep 2017

New Asian inspired seafood eatery Firefish opens at V&A
New Asian inspired seafood eatery Firefish opens at V&A

It's not even been open a month, but the new East Asian inspired seafood grill eatery Firefish looks set to be the place to dine this summer season.

By Ruth Cooper 28 Sep 2017

Experiences are the new black
Experiences are the new black

It is no longer chic to be chic and wealth is not displayed anymore. Consumers are no longer buying goods; instead they are spending on experiences

By Danette Breitenbach 22 Sep 2017

Cultivating the next generation of tourism professionals
Cultivating the next generation of tourism professionals

The theme for this year's Tourism Month is sustainable tourism. A concept closely linked with social development

By Enver Duminy 22 Sep 2017

Is CRM dead in the travel industry?
Is CRM dead in the travel industry?

How can the idea of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) still be relevant in travel when today's consumers are in the driving seat and ‘manage' how and when they wish to engage with us?

By Craig Byren 20 Sep 2017

#SACSCCongress: Nigella Lawson on the role of food in storytelling
#SACSCCongress: Nigella Lawson on the role of food in storytelling

Internationally renowned food writer and TV cook Nigella Lawson has amassed a loyal following of food lovers charmed by her no-fuss approach to cooking

By Lauren Hartzenberg 18 Sep 2017

Tsogo Sun SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl and the StayEasy Cape Town City Bowl
Exploring the ethos behind Dexter Moren's bespoke design approach

The new Tsogo Sun SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl and the StayEasy Cape Town City Bowl enables both business and leisure travellers of all budgets a place to explore what Cape Town has to offer

By Robin Fredericks 18 Sep 2017

#PricecheckAwards: Travelstart named E-commerce Service of the Year
#PricecheckAwards: Travelstart named E-commerce Service of the Year

Travelstart was the overall winner of the PriceCheck Tech & E-commerce Awards 2017, claiming the title of E-commerce Service of the Year

By Lauren Hartzenberg 15 Sep 2017

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#InnovationMonth: Mobile, the future of guest engagement

With the use of smartphones to book hotel rooms increasing significantly over the past years, Ankerdata has partnered with ConnectHotel to bring SA a customised mobile concierge and booking application

By Cari Coetzee 15 Sep 2017

Foodies meet #Brewfood - Beerhouse launches new menu and food trend
Foodies meet #Brewfood - Beerhouse launches new menu and food trend

Remember a time before craft beer? Strange to think that only a few years back, your local beer options were pretty much Castle or Black Label. Now beers come artfully packaged and flavoured with anything from cinnamon to pineapple

By Ruth Cooper 14 Sep 2017

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Exploring Kenya's Masai Mara through the eyes of a hotelier

Kenya boasts of diverse destinations that remain major attractions for tourists from across the world. From the classic wildlife safaris

By Josephine Wawira 14 Sep 2017

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Want to add a digit to your blogging income? Here's how

While social media and mass media is quick to position bloggers as social influencers and promote this profession to aspiring bloggers, the reality is that cutting it in the industry is downright difficult

By Phindiwe Nkosi 14 Sep 2017

#THINCAfrica: Developing Africa's hospitality professionals of the future
#THINCAfrica: Developing Africa's hospitality professionals of the future

Associate Dean and Professor at ESL, Dr Achim Schmitt, participated in a panel discussion on HR and education issues in the hospitality industry at the THINC Africa conference

By Cari Coetzee 13 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: Is Pruvo the hotel industry's next big disruption?
#InnovationMonth: Is Pruvo the hotel industry's next big disruption?

We received word of an Israeli startup that is causing a stir in the hotel bookings industry. Pruvo enables travellers to rebook the same hotel room for a cheaper price

By Cari Coetzee 12 Sep 2017

#THINCAfrica: An economic rethink on domestic tourism
#THINCAfrica: An economic rethink on domestic tourism

CEO of Tourism, Sisa Ntshona shared his thoughts on global and local tourism and how we, as locals, can do our part in helping the South African economy through travelling locally

By Robin Fredericks 12 Sep 2017

#THINCAfrica: Dealing with hotel development challenges in Africa
#THINCAfrica: Dealing with hotel development challenges in Africa

Rishabh Thapar sat down with a group of panellists at THINC Africa 2017 to discuss challenges in hotel development

By Robin Fredericks 6 Sep 2017

Is the B&B life for me?
Is the B&B life for me?

For a lot of people, the idea of abandoning the rat race to open a little bed and breakfast in a picturesque part of the world sounds like an absolute dream come true

By Bill Rawson 4 Sep 2017

#WomensMonth: Convenient home-style meals with Why Cook
#WomensMonth: Convenient home-style meals with Why Cook

Why Cook is a Gauteng-based catering company that focuses on delivering modern home-style cooking made from fresh ingredients directly to one's door

By Lauren Hartzenberg 31 Aug 2017

The role of online travel in unlocking Africa's tourism potential
The role of online travel in unlocking Africa's tourism potential

In today's globally digital world, tourism related businesses are striving to position themselves on the online map. The travel sector is one that has, over the years, evolved in its online presence

By Josephine Wawira 30 Aug 2017

#WomensMonth: Ten tips for women considering a career as a chef
#WomensMonth: Ten tips for women considering a career as a chef

This Women's Month, I take a look at how female chefs cope in today's hospitality industry. The days of male dominated kitchens are definitely a thing of the past as women increasingly make their presence felt.

By Janine Fourie 29 Aug 2017

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