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#WomensMonth: Changing the meetings industry game with Nina Freysen-Pretorius
#WomensMonth: Changing the meetings industry game with Nina Freysen-Pretorius

We chat to Nina Freysen-Pretorius who recently secured her spot on the Successful Meetings magazine's annual list of 25 outstanding professionals who have had a significant impact on the meetings industry

By Cari Coetzee 14 hours ago

La Petite Ferme's new chef impresses
La Petite Ferme's new chef impresses

With the recent appointment of executive chef Sidwell Yarrow, La Petite Ferme is raising its head above the culinary parapets of Franschhoek, long feted as SA's gourmet capital.

By Brian Berkman 3 days ago

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Nairobi sees 22% boost in domestic air travel capacity

Nairobi is the only city in Africa whose airports are recording higher growth for domestic capacity than that of international capacity, with a 22% boost

By Josephine Wawira 3 days ago

Eight noteworthy stops along Route 62
Eight noteworthy stops along Route 62

A road trip along South Africa's picturesque Route 62, which meanders from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, is a travel adventure that uniquely captures the welcoming, quaint and quirky sides of the Western and Eastern Cape.

By Ruth Cooper 17 Aug 2017

Sweet treats and creative eats - Tessa's Bakery opens in Cape Town
Sweet treats and creative eats - Tessa's Bakery opens in Cape Town

On an ordinary Tuesday afternoon, the very extraordinary Tessa's Bakery opened the doors of its brand new store. The ‘Made like Mom's' bakery chose a unique location in Milnerton, Cape Town, opting to stay near to the loyal client base they've built up

By Angie White 17 Aug 2017

#WomensMonth: The woman behind Table Mountain
#WomensMonth: The woman behind Table Mountain

Wahida Parker was appointed as Table Mountain Cableway's MD in June 2016. A little more than a year later, we chat to her about her time with Table Mountain Cableway

By Cari Coetzee 16 Aug 2017

In good company with Franschhoek's Grand Provence
In good company with Franschhoek's Grand Provence

Stay in understated luxury at one of Franschhoek's most historic wine estates, Grande Provence, at local-is-lekker off-season rates that are hard to beat for value for money.

By Brian Berkman 15 Aug 2017

Simone Kuhn, Business Development Manager for Africa & Indian Ocean, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
#WomensMonth: In the business development driving seat with Simone Kuhn

We chat to Simone Kuhn, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group's business development manager for Africa and Indian Ocean and one of Africa's Top 100 Women in Tourism

By Cari Coetzee 14 Aug 2017

Caroline Ncoko
#WomensMonth: Two decades in food driven by passion

The President Hotel has welcomed travellers from around the world for decades and the hotel's longest-standing employee, junior sous chef Caroline Ncoko, has been around for two of those

By Cari Coetzee 11 Aug 2017

Three amazing lion pride camps in South Africa
Three amazing lion pride camps in South Africa

You don't need a month's long training about how to survive in the wild in order to watch lions in their natural habitat, because there are amazing camps close to lion prides in South Africa. Let's look at some of the camps that offer this unparalleled experience.

By Zintle Tsholoba 8 Aug 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
Entrepreneurs: Five tips for safe business travels across the world

Travelling safely isn't just about protecting yourself and your belongings - it's about taking the time to understand the customs and laws of your destination

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 7 Aug 2017

Protea Hotel by Marriott is epicentre of Umhlanga food scene
Protea Hotel by Marriott is epicentre of Umhlanga food scene

Durban has always boasted a wide selection of accommodation options along its seaside, but the Protea Hotel by Marriot in Umhlanga is fast becoming the epicentre of the food and drink scene.

By Brian Berkman 7 Aug 2017

Five things to consider when hiring a travel blogger
Five things to consider when hiring a travel blogger

Having someone skilled in the industry to tell your story can help you unearth a world full of potential guests. Here are five tips to consider before hiring a travel blogger

By Phindiwe Nkosi 2 Aug 2017

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The perfect jobs for travel enthusiasts

Is travel your everyday dose? Here are five jobs that are perfect for those wishing to venture into a more exciting career in line with their travel desires

By Josephine Wawira 28 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: Sustainable development drives sustainable tourism in Witsand
#CSIMonth: Sustainable development drives sustainable tourism in Witsand

"At Breedezicht Estate we aim to complement the authentic character of Witsand and Port-Beaufort with the addition of more environmentally conscious building techniques."

By Cari Coetzee 28 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: Samara Game Reserve celebrates 20 years of rehabilitation
#CSIMonth: Samara Game Reserve celebrates 20 years of rehabilitation

This coming November Samara Luxury Private Game Reserve in the Great Karoo celebrates its 20th anniversary. We got in touch owner Sarah Tompkins to get the behind the scenes info on this unique reserve as well as their conservation efforts and upcoming developments.

By Ruth Cooper 28 Jul 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
How far can the Chinese tourism market go?

China has become the world's largest outbound tourism market in terms of volume and spending, surpassing the United States and European countries

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 26 Jul 2017

David Germain, Director: Africa and America's Seychelles Tourism Board and Amanda Lang, marketing manager, Alphonse Island.
Speed networking at the Seychelles Roadshow

We caught up with the director for Africa and America's Seychelles Tourism Board and marketing manager for Alphonse Island at the Seychelles Roadshow, to find out more about MICE services and its positioning within the Seychelles

By Robin Fredericks 26 Jul 2017

Chatbots and the hospitality industry
Chatbots and the hospitality industry

Key players in the hospitality industry are still trying to figure out how to build the perfect chatbot - smart, capable of understanding complex semantics, and conversing with the customer as an experienced service rep would

By Jogbojogbo Abdulrahman 24 Jul 2017

Head to Boschendal for a perfect winter getaway
Head to Boschendal for a perfect winter getaway

Like many other millennials, I live in a small flat in the city where space comes at serious premiums and peace and quiet often needs to be found at yoga studios - because of this, I always jump at the chance to head out of town and play country-house-living.

By Ruth Cooper 21 Jul 2017

Escape to Tintswalo Atlantic Hotel this Winter
Escape to Tintswalo Atlantic Hotel this Winter

It's hard to believe that it's been two years since Tintswalo Atlantic was almost destroyed in a Cape Town wildfire. If you visit the five-star boutique lodge today, you'll find a place that's risen from the ashes and resumed its position as one of the top spots for a luxury escape.

By Eugene Yiga 21 Jul 2017

Newcomer Rare Grill in Kenilworth named best steakhouse in SA
Newcomer Rare Grill in Kenilworth named best steakhouse in SA

Newcomer of the Year in The Wolftrap Steakhouse Championships, Rare Grill in Kenilworth was also named the Steakhouse Champion for 2017

By Jessica Tennant 18 Jul 2017

Vusa Zaya, Rémy Martin brand ambassador
Exploring Rémy Martin's Eau-de-Vie

Rémy Martin brand ambassador, Vusa Zaya gives us a taste of what it takes to be a brand ambassador in the world of Cognac and what promoting the brand entails

By Juanita Pienaar 18 Jul 2017

Go & Travel directors from left: Dale Barrow, Sam Bradley, Duane Stacey
G&T: Grabbing the tourism industry's eye with authentic travel content

Through connecting all role players in the tourism industry, Go & Travel (G&T) ventures to find the best travel stories from around the globe and ensure they are told in an exciting and informative way

By Cari Coetzee 18 Jul 2017

Olare Mara Kempinski, Masai Mara
Hospitality and tourism's relevance to African markets

The ripple effect tourism's advancement has created is largely noticeable, especially in its contribution to the continent's economy

By Josephine Wawira 17 Jul 2017

Skills in demand: IT opportunities in tourism
Skills in demand: IT opportunities in tourism

Tourism is full of opportunities for tech-savvy youngsters, from those who love IT and want to work in that field specifically to those who combine IT with the desire to develop businesses and startups

By Enver Duminy 14 Jul 2017

Andrew Shelton, Managing Director, Cheapflights
Cheapflights Compass Report 2017 shows challenge is the mother of opportunity

We chat to the MD of Cheapflights to mine some insights from the Compass Report 2017

By Cari Coetzee 13 Jul 2017

Learn about whisky at Ginja Restaurant's Whisky Wednesday evenings
Learn about whisky at Ginja Restaurant's Whisky Wednesday evenings

The Whisky Wednesday evening, hosted by Ginga Ginja Restaurant at Newmark's Victoria & Alfred Hotel at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, in its third and latest instalment, offers a five-course dinner paired with Three Ships Whisky, at a cost of R295.

By Eugene Yiga 12 Jul 2017

French flair with a local twist for Grande Provence's new winter menu
French flair with a local twist for Grande Provence's new winter menu

No need to travel to Paris or Bordeaux to experience quality French food, beautiful settings and award-winning wine. Grande Provence, a heritage wine estate, on the outskirts of Franschhoek is sure to get you into a joie de vivre frame of mind.

By Ruth Cooper 4 Jul 2017

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