Search for:
CATHSSETA accredits Flight Centre as an official training provider

The Culture, Art, Tourism, Hospitality, and Sport Sector Education and Training Authority has accredited Flight Centre Travel Group as an official provider of the general certificate in travel qualification. Flight Centre will now provide skills training to its staff and unemployed people in the...

1 day ago

Aleit to oversee Zeitz MOCAA's restaurant, venue

The Aleit Group has been named the official restaurant and event operator of the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa. The appointment includes the management of the restaurant and venue on level six in addition to events held at the museum. The Zeitz MOCAA is available for private functions,...

2 days ago

George Tourism gets an upgrade!

Brochure Management South Africa's has provided the George Tourism information offices with an upgrade. Through its Garden Route branch, BM supplied the George Tourism office with customised wall-mounted maps of George and The Garden Route, freestanding rotating icons for brochures, poster...

2 days ago

Swiss celebrates 15 years of flights between JHB and Zurich

It has been 15 years since Swiss International Air Lines first introduced its flight between Johannesburg and Zurich on 1 April 2002. Since then, Lufthansa Group subsidiary has introduced daily flights between the cities in its Airbus A340-300. Johannesburg is still one of the key components in...

3 days ago

Skytrax survey indicates that passengers favour Lufthansa in Europe

Participants in the annual Skytrax survey named Lufthansa as the best airline in Europe. The announcement was made at the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget. Lufthansa was also named best airline in Western Europe as well as best first class lounge dining but missed out on the best airline staff...

3 days ago

2017 Cape Town Flower Show postponed to 2018

Growth Events has postponed the 2017 Cape Town Flower Show as a result of the severe dry and arid conditions currently experienced in the Western Cape. The flower show is scheduled to take place at the GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World in October 2018.

3 days ago

Rough Guides users rate Ethiopia as the most welcoming travel destination

International users on Rough Guides have voted Ethiopia as the World's Most Welcoming Country. Rough Guides users selected the East African country based on its distinctive offerings such as the tribal customs and hospitable traditions as well as the taste and ceremony of Ethiopian coffee. The...

20 Jun 2017

Restaurant Mosaic is three cheers the merrier with international awards

The Restaurant Mosaic at the Orient has added three more international awards to its extensive list of accolades. Its chef, Chantel Dartnall was named the 2017 Chef of the Year for Africa at the Luxury Travel Guide Awards while its wine list was acknowledged at the 2017 World of Fine Wine World's...

20 Jun 2017

Tsogo Sun awarded level one B-BBEE status

Tsogo Sun has been awarded a level one B-BBEE contributor status after achieving 62.1% black ownership and 34.4% black female ownership during the Tourism B-BBEE Charter Council's evaluation. The Tourism B-BBEE Charter Council evaluates a company's B-BBEE status based on its ownership, management...

20 Jun 2017

International visa applications for Ethiopia may now be done online

The Ethiopian department of immigration and nationality affairs and Ethiopian Airlines have launched an online international visa application platform. The e-visa service is available to international visitors and consists of a single web page that allows for application, payment, and the securement...

20 Jun 2017

International travellers asked to arrive earlier at SA ports of entry as DHA goes on strike

Following the announcement that Department of Home Affairs employees intend on embarking on strike action, the Flight Centre Travel Group has recommended that international travellers arrive at an earlier time when entering or leaving South Africa on 19 June 2017. The strike is expected to affect...

15 Jun 2017

Westin Cape Town goes the distance on Global Running Day

Despite the severe weather conditions in the city, the Westin Cape Town marched on and marked Global Running Day by encouraging guests and members of staff to do a brisk walk or jog on three treadmills placed on its ground floor between 6am and 6pm. Westin ambassadors Tarryn Lamb from the music trio...

14 Jun 2017

Thanda Safari introduces new photography game viewing vehicle to offering

The Thanda Safari private game reserve in KwaZulu-Natal and a member of The Leading Hotels of the World has announced the unveiling of its latest offering, The Green Mamba 1. The Green Mamba 1, a Land Rover Defender, has been remodelled into a luxury game-viewing vehicle to provide visitors with a...

13 Jun 2017

Tomjachu Bush Retreat sets sight on fourth consecutive Lilizela Tourism Award

The Tomjachu Bush Retreat has submitted its entries for the 2017 Lilizela Tourism Awards; one for its exclusive five-star self-catering and the other for its lodge. The awards are held to acknowledge the role-players in the South African travel and hospitality industry. The Tomjachu Bush Retreat...

13 Jun 2017

GGHNP presents 80 Free State Tourism buddies with their certificates

The deputy Tourism Minister Elizabeth Thabethe attended the hand-over ceremony at which the Golden Gate Highlands National Park presented the Free State Tourism buddies with their national certificates. The Free State Tourism buddies programme is aimed at providing young unemployed people with...

9 Jun 2017

Best Island Hotel 2017 awarded to MAIA Luxury Resort & Spa

MAIA Luxury Resort & Spa, situated on Mahé in the Seychelles, has been awarded Best Island Hotel in 2017 by the Prime Traveller Awards, at Turandot, one of Moscow's premier restaurants, on 30 May 2017. MAIA Luxury Resort & Spa was selected for its first-class hospitality by Prime Traveller's...

8 Jun 2017

Registration for The Business of Wine and Food Tourism Conference ends on 12 June

The registration for The Business of Wine and Food Tourism Conference, taking place at Spier in Stellenbosch on 20 September, ends on Monday, 12 June. The Cape's wine, food, and tourism industry has encouraged trainees and professionals to register now to take advantage of the ‘early bird' rate...

8 Jun 2017

Gold Travel awarded level two B-BBEE rating following efforts to increase black ownership

Following efforts to increase black ownership in partnership with NetValue Equity Partners, Gold Travel has been awarded a level two B-BBEE rating. Gold Travel had implemented 52.5% black ownership and 31.5% black woman ownership since its last evaluation. This certification falls under the...

31 May 2017

BA advises passengers to take precaution following IT glitch

Following an extensive systems glitch, Flight Centre Travel Group has advised passengers, who are to depart South Africa on British Airways flights, to bring along a printed copy of their e-ticket and arrive at the airport earlier than they normally would. The glitch, which occurred over the...

30 May 2017

KNP staff excel at KNP Achievement Awards

The 18th Kruger National Park Achievement Awards was held at the park in Skukaza on 26 May 2017 and saw KNP staff members awarded for excellence in the workplace. Employees were recognised for their efforts and hard work in several categories including 'outstanding in the workplace' and...

29 May 2017

Aha Hotels & Lodges announces portfolio acquisition of The Swakopmund Collection

Aha Hotels & Lodges has announced the addition of The Swakopmund Collection to its portfolio. The collection is a privately owned hotel group, operating three hotels at locations throughout Swakopmund, Namibia, which includes the Atlantic Villa, Beach Hotel Swakopmund, and Swakopmund Plaza Hotel. ...

26 May 2017

SAA suspends direct flights to Abuja, offers alternatives to passengers

South African Airways has temporarily cancelled flights between Johannesburg and Abuja from 25 May to 16 June because of what the airline has called ‘operational reasons'. Affected travellers may be re-accommodated on SAA's flights to Lagos, however, their onward transport to Abuja would be at their...

25 May 2017

Vic Vermeulen named Flight Centre Travel Group ambassador

International motivational speaker, Vic Vermeulen has been named the new Flight Centre Travel Group ambassador. Following an accident that left him paralysed, Vermeulen has been using his platform to share his story with motivational speeches along with his best-selling autobiography, The Victor...

24 May 2017

SANParks saddened by passing of Robbie Robinson

The South African National Parks has expressed its sadness following the death of its former CEO, Robbie Robinson who passed away on 15 May 2017. Robinson joined the SANPark Board as a marine biologist in 1966 and served as park warden at various parks including Tsitsikamma where he established...

18 May 2017

Airbnb data indicates R2.4bn contribution to SA economy

To coincide with the Tourism Indaba set to take place in Durban, Airbnb has released a data report, which indicates that the online marketplace and hospitality service contributed R2.4bn to South African economy in 2016. The report is based on internal company data collected between 1 January...

17 May 2017

Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon launch digital platform

Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon have launched Discovery, a new web-based platform, which travellers can use to access content from the airlines' inflight magazines, Discovery and Silkroad, from anywhere in the world. The online platform will provide a broad range of articles and feature stories...

15 May 2017

Leeu Collection partners with celeb chef for international expansion

The Leeu Collection has partnered with Indian celebrity chef and restaurateur, Ritu Dalmia, as it looks to expand globally with the roll out of an international restaurant portfolio. The first two restaurants are to open in Milan, Italy in the latter part of 2017 and the United Kingdom in...

8 May 2017

Big Easy Durban's interior design wins silver at A' Design Awards

Ernie Els' The Big Easy Durban received the silver award for its interior design at the international 2017 A' Design Awards. The restaurant's interior was designed by the international hospitality interior design firm, Virserius Studio. The design is focused on the combination of modern design...

8 May 2017

Tracey Lange and Josie Eveleigh named MCs for the 2017 Sanlam Top Destination Awards

Heart 104.9 and Kyknet Bravo! presenter Tracey Lange and Josie Eveleigh of SABC 3's Where Josie Goes will be hosting the 2017 Sanlam Top Destination Awards. The gala awards ceremony is set to take place on Thursday, 14 September 2017....

3 May 2017

Spice Route Wines win big at 2017 NWC

Spice Route Wines received several accolades at the 2017 National Wine Challenge awards. Spice Route Wines' Amos Block Perpetual Reserve NV, Saffron Rosé 2016, and Terra de Bron Grenache 2015 were awarded in the Double Platinum/Top 100 category. The Spice Route Amos Block Perpetual Reserve NV...

3 May 2017

Next >Submit news