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Denel affirms cash dilemma

Denel has confirmed its cash crisis and acknowledged that it was defaulting on supplier payments and 13th cheques to its employees. Denel CEO Zwalekhe Ntshepe has stated in a meeting with organised labour that the company is involved with stakeholders and the government to avoid a situation of...

17 hours ago

Zambezi Queen named World's Leading Boutique Cruise for fifth time

The Zambezi Queen received the World's Leading Boutique Cruise award at the 2017 World Travel Awards Grand Final Gala Ceremony; this is the fifth time that Zambezi Queen has received the accolade. The ceremony was held at the JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa in Vietnam on 10 December...

2 days ago

Boeing, Turkish Airlines celebrate its first 777 Freighter

Boeing and Turkish Airlines recently celebrated the delivery of the airline's first 777 Freighter; the world's longest-range twin-engine freighter. The 777 Freighter is based on the 777-200 LR (Longer Range) passenger aeroplane and can fly 9,070km with a full payload of 102,000kg. The...

3 days ago

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group receives seven World Luxury Hotel Awards

The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group received seven accolades at the World Luxury Hotel Awards, which took place in Switzerland on 2 December 2017. The Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton in Johannesburg won the Luxury City Hotel Award, while The Radisson Blu Hotel, Cairo Heliopolis in Egypt was awarded the...

8 Dec 2017

Chef Sharmain Dixon receives 14th President's Award

Chef Sharmain Dixon received the President's Award for 2017; making her the 14th recipient of the award. The South African Chef's Association (SA Chefs) selected Dixon for her contribution to the growth and development of the South African hospitality industry as well as her education and training...

8 Dec 2017

Tintswalo Atlantic wins three World Luxury Hotel Awards

Tintswalo Atlantic won three awards at the 2017 World Luxury Hotel Awards, which was held in St Moritz, Switzerland on 2 December 2017. Tintswalo Atlantic was named best Luxury Honeymoon Hotel in SA, Luxury Boutique Hotel in SA, and was also named the regional winner in the Luxury Wedding...

8 Dec 2017

Ethiopian Airlines launches mobile app

Ethiopian Airlines has unveiled a new mobile app that consists of simplified flight booking and management for its customers. Users of the app will be able to book flights, do flight check-ins, issue boarding pass/self-board flights, check the status of flights, get arrival/departure times of ET...

7 Dec 2017

Lufthansa lands its first five Starhansa flight

Lufthansa has landed its first five Starhansa flight in Johannesburg, South Africa on 5 December 2017. The five Starhansa model derives from the airline receiving a five-star certification from Skytrax. The accomplishment makes it the first European airline to receive the certification.

7 Dec 2017

Royal Palm Hotel acquires independency

The owners of the Royal Palm Hotel has made its hotel independent, which means that it no longer forms part of a hotel group or chain. The decision was made because of the hotel's desire to attract new business by offering its customers a more personalised service as an independent hotel.

7 Dec 2017

Travelstart founder issues Black Friday statement

The founder of Travelstart has issued a statement about unethical travel agents it struggled with on Black Friday. According to the statement, the unethical travel agents bought travel deals, marked up the prices and onsold them to unsuspecting consumers. The founder stated that the occurrence...

1 Dec 2017

Fancourt named best golf hotel in SA

Fancourt Hotel was named South Africa's Best Golf Hotel 2017 at the World Golf Awards. Fancourt has three golf courses, which were designed by South African golfing legend Gary Player. The World Golf Awards forms part of the World Travel Awards and aims to celebrate and reward excellence in...

29 Nov 2017

Alitalia to introduce weekly Johannesburg-Rome flights

Alitalia will introduce four new weekly flights between Johannesburg and Rome from 8 April 2018. The flight will be operated four days a week by a 250-seat Airbus A330 aircraft with three travel classes. Discover the World represents the Italian airline in South Africa.

28 Nov 2017

Fastjet travel advisory: Current travel conditions to and from Zimbabwe

Following reports that Zimbabwe's military leaders have seized control, deploying the military in Harare and placing Robert Mugabe and his family under house arrest, Fastjet has issued the following travel advisory: Fastjet flights between South Africa and Zimbabwe and in-country are...

15 Nov 2017

Condé Nast Johansens names Manor House Best Newcomer in Africa

The Manor House Boutique Hotel in the Garden Route was named the Best Newcomer in Africa 2018 at the Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence. The Manor House was originally built in 1859 and has 18 uniquely decorated suites, a private pool, garden and library; as well as unique services. Condé...

10 Nov 2017

Aha launches GDS chain code

rom November 2017, travel agents across the world may make their bookings at all Aha Hotels & Lodges establishments with the GDS chain code titled 'GO'. The 'GO' chain code is applicable immediately on Amadeus and Galileo and Sabre will follow shortly, but it will remain on the existing RH code...

10 Nov 2017

Ethiopian Airlines to tie-up Buenos Aires with Africa

Ethiopian Airlines is to start five weekly flights to Buenos Aires, Argentina, effective March 8, 2018. The newly developed flights is the sixth gateway to the America's for the airline. Ethiopian Airlines also has service to Washington, New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, and São Paulo.

9 Nov 2017

Abu Dhabi Terminal introduces airport check-in

Operator and manager of Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal, Abu Dhabi Ports, has signed an agreement with Abu Dhabi Airports to introduce airport check-in desks at the Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal. Abu Dhabi Airports and the selected airline operators will introduce on-ground services and check-in...

9 Nov 2017

BA introduces flights between PE, JHB

British Airways has introduced two daily flights between Port Elizabeth and the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. The new flights will depart from OR Tambo International Airport at 1.15pm and land in PE at 2.55pm daily except for Saturdays. They will depart from Port Elizabeth to...

7 Nov 2017

Protea Hotels wins service excellence award

Protea Hotels by Marriott International was named as the winner in service excellence in the hotel industry as measured by the 2017/2018 Ask Africa Orange Index benchmark. The award reflects the drive towards enhanced visitor experiences within the hospitality industry. The Orange Index...

3 Nov 2017

Palazzo Hotel receives four accolades

The Palazzo Hotel at Montecasino in Johannesburg has added four more awards to its trophy cabinet. The hotel received the Regional Service Excellence Accommodation Award in the hotel sub-category at the 2017 Lilizela Tourism Awards. It was also presented with the Best for the Business Traveller...

2 Nov 2017

WC establishments nominated for WTM Responsible Tourism Awards

Marine Dynamics, Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, and Moonglow Guesthouse in the Western Cape have received nominations for the 2017 WTM Responsible Tourism Awards. The winners will be announced at the World Travel Market (WTM) in London, England on 8 November 2017. Marine Dynamics is a shark...

2 Nov 2017

Pepperclub Hotel & Spa named Africa's Leading City Hotel

Pepperclub Hotel & Spa has been named as Africa's Leading City Hotel at the World Travel Awards. The achievement makes it the fourth consecutive time the hotel has won the award. The awards were held at the regional Africa Gala Ceremony in Rwanda.

1 Nov 2017

Table Mountain Park sets differential fees

The Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) has implemented new differential conservation fees, effective 1 November 2017. The implementation is an effort by South African National Parks (SANParks) to align TMNP fees with the rest of SANParks where differential fees were implemented as early as...

1 Nov 2017

SANParks' tariffs increase

The South African National Parks' (SANParks) yearly price increase is implemented from 1 November 2017. SANParks also charges a 1% community levy on all reservations for accommodation and activities in order to fund projects that support the surrounding communities. These new fees are valid...

1 Nov 2017

Table Mountain Cableway's half price sunsets

Table Mountain Cableway has reintroduced its half-price Sunset Special for locals, effective 1 November 2017. The special ends on Wednesday 28 February 2018 and will exclude the peak-season, which is from 18 December 2017 to 3 January 2018. The Sunset Special ticket is valid from 6pm daily....

1 Nov 2017

East London ICC walks away with first prize at Lilizela

The East London International Convention Centre was crowned as the best Best Convention Centre in the Eastern Cape in the category of meetings, exhibitions, and special events at the 2017 Lilizela Tourism Awards. The awards ceremony was held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg on 29...

1 Nov 2017

Marakele National Park to increase prices

Marakele National Park is set to increase its prices. Fees for South African citizens will be R48 and R24 for adults and children. Fees for SADC nationals will be R96 and R48 for adults and children. Standard conservation fees will be R192 and R96 for adults and children. The price increase is...

27 Oct 2017

Fastjet unveils new fare structure

Fastjet has implemented a new fare structure that enables its customers to select between two fare products. The first option fare product is a basic flight for travel to a destination which includes 7kg hand luggage but excludes all checked baggage, which will be charged for. The second fare...

27 Oct 2017

STA Travel named Best Youth Travel Agent

STA Travel was awarded Best Youth Travel Agent in the world award at the Global Youth Travel Awards. The win makes it the third time STA Travel has received the award. The awards is held annually at the World Youth and Student Travel Conference and it recognises outstanding performers in the...

26 Oct 2017

Randpark Club named best golf course in Best of Joburg

Randpark Club was named Best Golf Course in the 2017 Best of Joburg Readers' Choice Awards. This is the sixth consecutive time that the golf course has received this accolade. Randpark Club has also been selected as the host of the Joburg Open golf tournament on 7-10 December 2017.

25 Oct 2017

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