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Boschendal receives multiple honours in National Wine Challenge/Top 100 competition

The National Wine Challenge/Top 100 competition recently named the top 100 South African wines for 2017. Boschendal received Top 100 and Double Platinum awards for its Boschendal Vin d'Or 2015 and Boschendal Appellation Series Elgin Sauvignon Blanc 2016, as well as a Grand Cru National Champion Best...

2 days ago

CATHSSETA accredits Capital Hotel School with two NSC courses

The Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality, and Sport Sector Education and Training Authority has accredited the Capital Hotel School and Training Academy with two national certificate courses; food and beverage services and accommodation. The accreditation allows the Capital Hotel School's corporate...

18 Apr 2017

Protea Hotels by Marriot honours top staff achievers

Protea Hotels by Marriott recently honoured its top staff achievers at its General Managers' Conference, held at the Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! by Marriott Pretoria Menlyn. The General Manager of the Year Award was awarded to Deleur Stander, the GM of the Protea Hotel by Marriott Stellenbosch,...

7 Apr 2017

Single mum enjoys an aha moment

Mayenziwe Nombela, a single mother from Durban, Kwazulu-Natal, has been announced as the winner of a four-night stay for two at the aha Makalali Private Game Lodge and a two nights at the aha Casa Do Sol Hotel & Resort valued at R30,000, after she cooked her way through the aha Tastes: Designed to...

7 Apr 2017

Julia Situma and Farzanah Harris to represent Table Bay at the 2017 Inter Hotel Challenge

Sun International Table Bay has selected wine steward Julia Situma and chef Farzanah Harris as its representatives for the Cape Legends & Artisan Spirits Inter Hotel Challenge. Situma will be mentored by Heinrich La Meyer and will be the hotel's spirits and wine pairing representative while Harris...

6 Apr 2017

Paarl and Wellington shine at Cape Winelands Tourism awards

The Cape Winelands District Municipality Tourism Awards recently took place in Wellington and saw members of the Drakenstein Local Tourism Association, namely that of Paarl and Wellington, walk away with several accolades. The Paarl region produced two of the winners, namely Spice Route...

6 Apr 2017

First Group's service delivery wins at RCI OSCAS

First Group was announced as the Resort of the Year at the 29th annual RCI OSCAS, which took place at Sun City, Johannesburg. First Group received this tribute for two of its properties, namely La Cote d'Azur which won the Top Gold Crown-Medium award and Perna Perna St Lucia which won the Top...

4 Apr 2017

Tsogo Sun website wins gold at HSMAI Adrian Awards

The Tsogo Sun website has received a gold award for digital marketing - design and development, at the Hospitality, Sales and Marketing Association International Adrian Awards which was held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York. Senior industry and media experts selected the award winners...

4 Apr 2017

Famous Brands, Ringgold terminate agreement on Kruger Park restaurants

A dispute between Famous Brands and Ringgold, the franchisee of the Mugg n Bean and Debonairs restaurants at the Satara, Letaba and Olifants camps in the Kruger National Park, has led to the termination of an agreement between the two parties and the Ringgold's subsequent loss of the right to use...

24 Mar 2017

Ethisphere names Rezidor the World's Most Ethical Hotel Company for 2017

The Ethisphere Institute named Rezidor Hotel Group, a member of Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, the World's Most Ethical Company for the eighth time. The assessment of nomination is based on the Ethisphere Institute's Ethics Quotient framework, which delivers measurable ways in which to assess a...

24 Mar 2017

RIWHS and Le Morne Cultural Landscape sign twinning agreement

The Robben Island World Heritage Site and Le Morne Cultural Landscape in Mauritius recently signed a twinning agreement, in recognition of cultural diplomacy between the two countries. The agreement was sealed by the Robben Island Museum's council chairperson, Sibusiso Buthelezi, and Mauritian...

22 Mar 2017

Five of ACSA's airports receive Skytrax World Airport Awards

Five of Airports Company South Africa's airports were included in the 2017 Skytrax World Airport Awards' top 10 best airports in Africa. Cape Town International Airport was named the overall winner followed by King Shaka International which placed second, OR Tambo International placed third, East...

16 Mar 2017

Granny Mouse receives the 2017 Top Valued Establishment Award

Granny Mouse Country House & Spa received the 2017 Top Valued Establishment Award. The establishment was recognised as one of the best value accommodation destinations in Howick, KwaZulu-Natal based on rates by guests that book through AccommoDirect.com. Some of Granny Mouse's other recognitions...

10 Mar 2017

Mmatšatši Ramawela receives award at Global Awards for Empowered Women in Tourism

The CEO of Tourism Business Council of South Africa, Mmatšatši Ramawela, received an International Institute for Peace through Tourism Global Award at the Global Awards for Empowered Women in Tourism held in Berlin, Germany. The event is hosted by IIPT India alongside the UN World Tourism...

9 Mar 2017

Gold Travel launches first Johannesburg office

Midrand based travel company, Travel Master, has recently been rebranded and relaunched as the travel agency, Gold Travel. The planning of another branch opening in Centurion, Pretoria, is set for later this year. According to CEO of Cape Town-based Gold Travel, Konrad Laker, the company...

8 Mar 2017

SANParks Tourism Investment Summit to be held in April

The South African National Parks Tourism Investment Summit has been rescheduled and will now be taking place on 4 April 2017, instead of the initial date of 27 March 2017. SANParks has indicated that, despite changes in date, the inaugural will still be held at the Maslow Hotel in Sandton,...

8 Mar 2017

SA tourism on showcase at the 2017 Meetings Africa

The 2017 Meetings Africa was held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. Participants, like the Birchwood Hotel and OR Tambo Conference Centre, used the event as an opportunity to showcase what the South African tourism industry has to offer the global MICE sector.

8 Mar 2017

March is the celebration of pizza at Jamie's Italian

During the month of March, Jamie's Italian in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg will be celebrating pizza. Each week in March, Jamie Oliver's Italian themed restaurant will be serving a unique pizza which is a result of a partnership with local and international artisan producers. The pizzas will be...

7 Mar 2017

EU to become SA traveller destination of choice, if visa-free option becomes a reality

The South African department of home affairs indicated that there is a possibility for South Africans to travel to the EU without a visa. According to Cheapflights.co.za, this means that more South Africans will be opting to travel to countries in the EU as opposed to the UK which is currently their...

7 Mar 2017

Tintswalo Safari Lodge introduces the Grant Suite

The Tintswalo Safari Lodge introduced the new Grant Suite, a two-bedroom family suite, in the Manyeleti Game Reserve near the Kruger National Park. The new suite is connected to the main lodge by a raised wooden walkway and consists of two en-suite bedrooms, a lounge with private deck and a large...

27 Feb 2017

Sidney Fhumulani Mikosi joins other tour guides at Robben Island

Sidney Fhumulani Mikosi, head guide at Marakele National Park will join other tour guides from across the country at the International Tourist Guide's day, taking place at Robben Island between 3 and 4 March 2017. Mikosi joined the Marakele National Park in 2009 and has since won the national...

22 Feb 2017

Bouchard Finlayson up for Klink Award

Hemel-en-Aarde Valley winery, Bouchard Finlayson has been nominated as an SA Wine Icon in South Africa's Klink Awards. Other nominees in the category include Beyerskloof, Waterford Estate and Groot Constantia. The Klink Awards was introduced five years ago and remains SA's only wine consumer...

22 Feb 2017

Best Venue Award for Sandton Convention Centre

The Sandton Convention Centre has been announced as 'Best Venue' EXSA-llence award winner in the annual Exhibition Industry Awards, which took place on 26 January at the Ticketpro Dome, Johannesburg. With an ‘Out of Africa' theme, the awards ceremony saw guests arrive in traditional attire, safari...

21 Feb 2017

WTM portfolio registration now open

Registration for the World Travel Market, taking place during the month of April, is now open. The three leading travel exhibitions in the WTM portfolio includes the World Travel Market Latin America, World Travel Market Africa and Arabian Travel Market. Following the success of the World...

20 Feb 2017

Newmark hotels in TripAdvisor top 25 SA hotels

Two of Newmark's five star hotels were included in TripAdvisor's list of Top 25 Hotels in South Africa. The Queen Victoria Hotel in the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town was listed at number five while the Drostdy Hotel in Graaff-Reinet in the Eastern Cape was listed at eight.

9 Feb 2017

Tourvest East Africa to manage KIli Villas

Tourvest East Africa won the contract to manage KIli Villas near the city of Arusha in northern Tanzania from 1 March 2017. The property is to be rebranded to Lemala Kili Villas so that it can fit into Lemala's existing guest circuit. The KIli Villas comprises of three villas with a total of 13...

9 Feb 2017

ASATA, ABTA enter a strategic partnership

The Association of Southern African Travel Agents (ASATA) and African Business Travel Association (ABTA) have entered a strategic partnership. The partnership is aimed at increasing the companies' presence in the travel sector in addition to supporting events that will be of mutual benefit. The...

3 Feb 2017

Pienaar resigns at Flight Centre, Stark to be interim replacement

Raylene Pienaar has resigned as the general manager of Corporate Traveller, which is part of the Flight Centre Travel Group. Pienaar is to pursue other interests and Flight Centre Travel Group MD, Andrew Stark will act as Corporate Traveller GM until a suitable replacement is found. Stark held...

1 Feb 2017

WTM Africa recognised at AAXO ROAR awards

WTM Africa received the award for Best Joint Trade Exhibition in the 6,001 to 12,000m2 category at the 2017 Association of African Exhibition Organisers (AAXO) ROAR awards. The awards recognise excellence in the exhibitions sector, particularly in the way the exhibition strategy incorporates...

31 Jan 2017

Visitor from EC helps cableway reach 26 millionth milestone

Elbie Mattheus from Craddock in the Eastern Cape was the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway's 26 millionth visitor. In contrast to 1957 when it took 28 years for the cableway to reach one million visitors, in 2017 it only took 11 months. As a reward for helping the cableway reach this milestone,...

19 Jan 2017

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