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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...

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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...

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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

Kucera steps down as FEDHASA Cape board chairperson

Rob Kucera has resigned as the chairperson of the FEDHASA (Federated Hospitality Association of Southern Africa) Cape board as he intends on pursuing an opportunity abroad. FEDHASA Cape board vice-chairperson, Jeff Rosenberg is to serve as the acting chairperson until Kucera's successor is elected...

13 Jan 2017

Trainees fluent in Mandarin following tourism department's programme

The 20 trainees selected, including aha Lesedi's Phelisa Matyolo and Ziyanda Mtshali, to participate in the tourism department's Mandarin programme have achieved an 88% pass rate. The trainees selected to participate had come from establishments that had seen a growing number of Chinese visitors in...

11 Jan 2017

Tsogosun.com collects four international awards

In 2016, www.tsogosun.com received a total of four international website awards. Tsogo Sun's website was named an official honouree at the 20th Annual Webby Awards, won a Gold Travel Weekly Magellan Award, was named the best hotel and lodging website at the Webawards 2016 as well as best-in-class in...

29 Dec 2016

Thomson launches 'Moments' campaign

Thomson, a major UK travel company, has launched a campaign, 'Moments', ahead of its rebrand to TUI in late 2017. The campaign, created by RKCR/Y&R, comprises of TV, radio, print, digital, VOD, broadcast idents, social and in-store. The campaign represents a shift from Thomson's previous...

20 Dec 2016

Cape Point receives one millionth visitor for 2016

The Cape of Good Hope or Cape Point exceeded all former visitor record numbers when it received its one millionth visitor for 2016 on 7 December. Tsopane Machake from Polokwane, Limpopo visited the site with his family and simply for being the one millionth visitor, the South African National Parks...

8 Dec 2016

Goh Choon Phong receives the 2016 Eisenhower Global Innovation Award

The US-based Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU) bestowed the 2016 Dwight D. Eisenhower Global Innovation Award upon the CEO of Singapore Airlines, Goh Choon Phong at a gala dinner in New York. This is the first that the accolade is given to a recipient from south-east Asia....

7 Dec 2016

FCM named the best travel management company for sixth consecutive time

For the sixth consecutive time, FCM Travel Solutions was named the World's Leading Travel Management Company at the World Travel Awards. The company received its accolade at a gala ceremony held in the Maldives. The award is an addition to the several other global and regional awards the company...

6 Dec 2016

Pinnacle Point Estate announced best golf course in South Africa

Pinnacle Point Estate has been announced as the top golf course in South Africa at the third annual World Golf Awards. The award recognises golfing destinations shaping the future of the industry, internationally. South Africa was proclaimed as Africa's best golfing destination, beating Egypt,...

5 Dec 2016

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