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Drakenstein honour women in tourism

The Drakenstein Municipality honoured women this past Women's Day when it hosted a 100 women to journey on a day trip through the region. The themes of the day centred around the importance of tearing down barriers for women in the tourism industry and the role they played in sustainable growth...

7 hours ago

Boeing-built satellite to further NASA's space communcation

A Boeing-built tracking and data relay satellite (TDRS) will enable further communication for NASA's space communications network with International Space Station (ISS) when the satellite becomes fully operational next year. The satellite was launched on 18 August 2017 and it will provide...

2 days ago

Fedhasa to take tourism on the road in NC

Federated Hospitality Association of South Africa (Fedhasa) Cape has paired with The Tourism Grading Council and Tourism Marketing South Africa to present the Tourism Industry Partnership Roadshow. The roadshow is aimed at addressing key issues affecting the hospitality and tourism industries. ...

18 Aug 2017

SANParks Week opens in September

The South African National Parks (SANParks) Week officially opens on 17 September 2017. The launch event is will be officiated by Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa at the Golden Gate Highlands National Park in the Free State. Every year, SANParks allows all South African citizens free...

18 Aug 2017

Hayward's Grand Safari Company's Celia du Preez acknowledged by Meetings magazine

Hayward's Grand Safari Company's Celia du Preez was recently acknowledged as one of the top 40 woman in the MICE industry for 2017 in Meetings magazine. The winner of the award will be announced at an awards ceremony set to take place on 17 August 2017. Nominees were selected based on their...

16 Aug 2017

KNP's new security system requires visitor identification

From 1 September 2017, all South African and non-South African visitors (over the age of 18) at the Kruger National Park will have to provide positive identity documentation before entering at the southern part of the park. The Kruger National Park has been implementing additional gate access...

16 Aug 2017

SANParks to launch 4x4 experience

SANParks Honorary Rangers are to launch an exclusive 4x4 forest experience route through the Wilderness Section of the Garden Route National Park for Heritage weekend. Adventure enthusiasts will have three different routes to choose from and the routes will feature indigenous forests, fynbos and...

11 Aug 2017

Tsogo Sun, Proudly South African host honourary lunch

Tsogo Sun and Proudly South African partnered this past Women's Day to host a lunch in honour of the remarkability of women. The theme of the lunch/event was 'own your throne', which celebrates and enforces the act of women embracing themselves. The event featured TV presenter Leanne Manas, ...

11 Aug 2017

D'oreale Grande Hotel is a contender at World Luxury Hotel Awards

Peermont D'oreale Grande Hotel at Emperors Palace has become a contender at the 2017 World Luxury Hotel Awards after it was nominated in the Luxury Casino, Air Transit, and Luxury Business Hotel categories. In its 11th year, the awards is an international organisation that recognises and...

11 Aug 2017

Fedhasa aims to improve young industry professionals through mentorship

The Federated Hospitality Association of Southern Africa (Fedhasa) has launched the Fedhasa Cape Young Professionals Mentorship Initiative in an effort to develop the skills of young people in the sector. The 12-month mentorship programme pairs young industry professionals with a mentor who has a...

11 Aug 2017

Anthonij Rupert Wyne introduces new wine

Anthonij Rupert Wyne has released a new wine titled the 'Jean Roi Cap Provincial Rosé 2016', which pays homage to Jean Roi. The wine is a Provençal style rosé that has a blend of Cinsault, Grenache and Shiraz. The wine is a limited release.

10 Aug 2017

Country's brightest acknowledged at Standard Bank Rising Star Awards

The sixth annual Standard Bank Rising Star Awards were held at the Hilton Sandton. The event was hosted by comedian Joey Rasdien and the Tourism Minister, Tokozile Xasa, delivered the opening address. The awards are aimed at acknowledging 12 industries' rising stars and creating a network of...

7 Aug 2017

Africa Albida Tourism now a 24-hour reservationist

Africa Albida Tourism has become 24-hour reservationists since 1 August 2017. The move has been implemented to better serve the needs of its customers not in the same time zones. The hospitality group's central reservations, located at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, will be operating for...

3 Aug 2017

Big Easy Durban shines bright like a diamond at Diners Club Winelist Awards

Big Easy Durban was awarded diamond status in the 2017 Diners Club Winelist Awards. The winners of this year's Diners Club Winelist Awards were announced at a special ceremony, which was held at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Umhlanga. Diamond status is the highest accolade in the Diners Club...

3 Aug 2017

Granny Mouse awarded the Diners Club Diamond Award

Granny Mouse Country House & Spa has been awarded the Diners Club Diamond Award for its wine list for an eighth consecutive year. The Diners Club wine list awards act as confirmation that a particular establishment has a well thought-out wine list. Granny Mouse was one of seven establishments in...

1 Aug 2017

D'oreale Grande hotel awarded certificate of excellence

D'oreale Grande hotel at Emperors Palace has been awarded the 2017 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor. The award picks out establishments that consistently receive exceptional travel reviews on TripAdvisor and maintain an overall rating of at least four out of five stars. It also...

31 Jul 2017

Pam Golding Property to market Zanzibar Amber Resort

The Pam Golding Property group has been appointed to market apartments and villas of Zanzibar Amber Resort. Zanzibar Amber Resort is intended to be a tropical community on the coast of East Africa that will include a vast array of options and facilities after its completion. Some of the...

28 Jul 2017

Game Rangers Association and SANParks rangers meet up

The Game Rangers Association of Africa and South African National Parks (SANParks) met up yesterday, the 27 July 2017, ahead of International Rangers Day, which is to happen on 31 July 2017. The gathering consisted of discussions regarding topics of relevance, such as Fynbos, forest, fire...

28 Jul 2017

Wired Communications to manage Cunard's PR, media relations in SA

Cunard has appointed Wired Communications to manage its PR and media relations in South Africa. Wired had managed the two projects for White Star Cruise & Travel, the GSA for Cunard in the country. Wired managed two onboard media tours when the remastered Queen Mary 2 visited Cape Town in January...

28 Jul 2017

Ethiopian Airlines introduces flights to Bahrain

Ethiopian Airlines has included a new destination on its list of flights to the Middle East; from 1 August 2017, the airline will introduce flights to Bahrain on its Boeing 737 Next Generation. Bahrain comprises of more than 30 islands in the Persian Gulf. This list of Middle Eastern...

28 Jul 2017

Maia Luxury Resort & Spa receives two accolades at WTA

Maia Luxury Resort & Spa on the Mahé island in the Seychelles received two accolades at this year's annual World Travel Awards Indian Ocean, which was announced in the Maldives. Maia Luxury Resort & Spa was named as the Seychelles' leading boutique hotel 2017 as well as the Seychelles' leading...

25 Jul 2017

SANPArks reschedules opening date for June/July 2018 bookings

In light of potential strike action, the South African National Parks has rescheduled the opening date for June/July 2018 holiday bookings from 25 July 2017 to 1 August 2017. SANParks is currently holding talks with the concerned union and the due date for the settlement agreement has been set to 24...

24 Jul 2017

Fedhasa and Ikhaya Le Langa give advice

The Federated Hospitality Association of South Africa (FEDHASA) Cape region in partnership with NGO Ikhaya Le Langa has recently teamed-up with entrepreneurs for a day of advice and tip sharing in a local community. The topics were pertinent and revolved around the hospitality industry. The...

21 Jul 2017

Cableway to close for annual maintenance

Table Mountain Cableway has planned to close from next week Monday, 24 July until Sunday, 6 August 2017 for annual maintenance. There will be other various specific work done a part from the mechanical and component work during the shutdown. The Cableway's birthday complimentary may be...

20 Jul 2017

Flight Centre rewards staff

Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) rewarded it's greater staff with prizes and incentives for exceptional performance, customer care and service. Managing Director Andrew Stark revealed the brand's results for the past fiscal year during the awards. The results were an 8% growth in turnover,...

19 Jul 2017

The Palace receives 2017 The Hotels.com Loved by Guests Award

The Palace received an accolade at the 2017 The Hotels.com Loved by Guests Awards. The awards are handed out based on guest reviews and experiences; establishments that receive ratings higher than four out of five are acknowledged in the awards programme. Built in 1992, The Palace is part of Sun...

19 Jul 2017

Air Mauritius wins best lounge, economy class airline accolades

Air Mauritius received two accolades at the 2017 World Travel Awards - Indian Ocean, which was held at the Sun Aqua Vily Reef in the Republic of Maldives. Air Mauritius was acknowledged for its Amédée Maingard Lounge that was named Indian Ocean leading airport lounge and it was also presented with...

18 Jul 2017

Sanlam Top Destination Awards adds new award

The Sanlam Top Destination Awards has added The Sabre Top Destination Technology Award in dedication to the technology in the hospitality industry. The award has been designed with the collaboration of Sabre Hospitality Solutions. The purpose of this new award is to uplift the hospitality...

18 Jul 2017

Flight Centre goes platinum at 2017 Deloitte Best Company Survey

The Flight Centre Travel Group was awarded the platinum seal in the 2017 Deloitte Best Company Survey. The survey is aimed at determining employees' engagement with the organisation and also measures the attractiveness to both existing and potential employees; Flight Centre has been participating in...

13 Jul 2017

Fedhasa awards Cape Leadership Bursary to Jamie Pieters

The Federated Hospitality Association of South Africa has awarded Jamie Pieters with the 2017 Fedhasa Cape Leadership Bursary. Pieters currently works as the accounts office manager at the Peninsula All-Suite Hotel Sea Point and was selected as the recipient of the bursary following a lengthy...

13 Jul 2017

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