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Grant Lottering named new Air Mauritius sports ambassador

Air Mauritius has named Laureus Sport for Good Ambassador Grant Lottering as its South African sports ambassador for the next 12 months. Lottering is expected to play an integral role in showcasing Mauritius as a sporting destination, while also promoting Air Mauritius as the airline of choice. ...

18 hours ago

Aha Hotels & Lodges to expand in Zambia

Aha Hotels & Lodges' development in Zambia will continue to grow through the signing of the management and marketing contract of the Kafue River Cliff Hotel and Conference Centre, effective from 15 September 2017. Kafue River Cliff Hotel is located in a town in the Lusaka...

13 Oct 2017

Kigali Marriott wins two WTA Africa awards

Kigali Marriott Hotel has won two awards at the World Travel Awards (WTA) Africa. The hotel was acknowledged as Rwanda's Leading Business Hotel and Rwanda's Leading City Hotel. The ceremony was held Kigali, Rwanda.

13 Oct 2017

Fastjet wins at World Travel Awards

Fastjet has been named the Leading African Low-Cost Airline at the recent World Travel Awards (WTA). The achievement makes it the second accolade for the company at the WTA.

12 Oct 2017

FlightSite named Leading Online Travel Agency at WTA

FlightSite received the African and South African Leading Online Travel Agency award at the World Travel Awards in Kigali, Rwanda. The World Travel Awards was established in 1993 and is aimed at acknowledging, rewarding, and celebrating excellence across all key sectors of the travel, tourism...

12 Oct 2017

Giltedge Africa wins seventh Leading Luxury Tour Operator award

Giltedge Africa was named South Africa's Leading Luxury Tour Operator at the 2017 World Travel Awards Africa. This is the seventh year that Giltedge has received the accolade. The World Travel Awards acknowledge, reward, and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the global tourism...

12 Oct 2017

Tourism Council awards Werf Cottages with five stars

The Tourism Grading Council of South Africa awarded the Werf Cottages on the Boschendal Estate in Franschhoek with five-star accreditation. The seven cottages offer farm-to-table food, sprawling gardens, spa treatments, wine tastings, and outdoor activities, which take guests to the orchards...

12 Oct 2017

CT Airport wins WTA Africa

The Cape Town International Aiport was named Africa's leading airport at the 2017 World Travel Awards Africa gala ceremony. In its 24th year, the World Travel Awards are selected by travel and tourism professionals and business and travel consumers worldwide. Cape Town International's Deborah...

12 Oct 2017

Saxon collects several awards at WTA

The Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa received a number of accolades at the Africa gala ceremony of the World Travel Awards 2017 in Kigali, Rwanda. The Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa was awarded as South Africa and Africa's Leading Boutique Hotel, while the Shambala Private Game Reserve was named Africa's...

12 Oct 2017

Aha Hotels & Lodges wins Africa Tourism Award

Aha Hotels & Lodges received the Best African Hotel Group award at the 2017 Africa Tourism Awards on 10 October 2017. The awards were hosted by the World Tourism Forum in Accra, Ghana. The awards provide African tourism service providers with an opportunity to showcase their offerings and...

12 Oct 2017

CSIR ICC enlists six trainees

The CSIR International Convention Centre (CSIR ICC) has appointed six in-service trainees in various departments. For six months, Pabalelo Serepo, Skhumbuzo Zwane, Nontokozo Mdhluli, Jennifer Modise, Bathembu Mbombela, and Lungile Mkwanazito will gain knowledge in their respective fields in order to...

10 Oct 2017

Robben Island affirms its business as usual

Robben Island Museum (RIM) has assured all tourists and guests that it is business as usual following an incident with a chartered ferry that partially sank between Cape Town and Robben Island. RIM has also ensured that it is compliant with national laws and regulations. The incident of a...

6 Oct 2017

Aha Lesedi reconstructs dance amphitheatre

Aha Lesedi has invested R3.2m in rebuilding a dance amphitheatre after it was destroyed in a veld fire in 2016. The theatre is designed and decorated with African art murals and can be utilised for a variety of events from dance performances, theatre productions, comedy shows, launches and small...

6 Oct 2017

Turkish Airlines extends stopover service

Turkish Airlines has extended its stopover services to include passengers from South Africa who are connecting in Istanbul to a wide range of selected destinations. Passengers who have more than 20 hours of connection time in Istanbul may receive complimentary accommodation and an opportunity to...

5 Oct 2017

World Travel Awards announces hosts for gala

The World Travel Awards has named George Ndirangu and Makeda Mahadeo as the masters of ceremonies for the upcoming Africa Gala Ceremony 2017. The show will take place in Rwanda at The Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre on 10 October 2017.

4 Oct 2017

Orion Hotels wins Sanlam Top Destination award

Orion Hotels & Resorts have won the Sabre Top Destination Technology Award at the Sanlam Top Destination Awards ceremony. The award comes from the newest category that was created to include all establishments that have chosen Sabre technology and its Synxis Central Reservation System to power up...

4 Oct 2017

Tourism Department launches domestic tourism exchange programme

The deputy tourism minister Elizabeth Thabethe unveiled the OR Tambo Youth Exchange Programme at the OR Tambo Cultural Precinct in Gauteng. The programme is a partnership between the Department of Tourism, the OR Tambo District Municipality, and the Ekurhuleni Metro. The initiative aims to...

3 Oct 2017

VACC receives provincial Lilizela Award

The Coega Vulindlela Accommodation and Conference Centre (VACC) received the Meetings, Exhibitions and Special Events (MESE) Award at the Eastern Cape Lilizela Awards in East London. The award enters VACC into the national Lilizela Awards, that will be held in Johannesburg on 29 October 2017. The...

3 Oct 2017

British Airways, recognised at Sunday Times awards

British Airways and have been acknowledged at the Sunday Times Top Brands 2017 Awards. The airlines were awarded first and second place respectively in the best business domestic airline category, and second and third place in the best domestic consumer airline category. The awards...

29 Sep 2017

Hayward's gets five stars at Sanlam Top Destination Awards

Hayward's Grand Safari Company received a five-star grading at the 2017 Sanlam Top Destination Awards. The 2017 Sanlam Top Destination Awards was held at the Kelvin Grove Club in Cape Town on 14 September 2017. Out of the 9,600 nominees, 35 were awarded the title of ‘Top Destination' in their...

27 Sep 2017

Pepperclub Hotel & Spa nominated for three global awards

Pepperclub Hotel & Spa has been nominated in three categories at the World Luxury Hotel Awards. The three categories are the 'Luxury City Hotel', the 'Luxury Business Hotel' and the 'Luxury All Suite Hotel'. The awards recognises service excellence by acknowledging the top luxury hotels in...

26 Sep 2017

RIM thanks emergency services for Thandi rescue

The Robben Island Museum (RIM) thanked the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI), ER24, other emergency services, the RIM team, and the V&A Waterfront for its efforts in rescuing the 64 passengers who were on the Thandi chartered passenger ferry. The ferry experienced trouble during its return trip...

21 Sep 2017

Emperors Palace launches web-based learning platform

Emperors Palace has launched an e-learning platform titled 'Lobster Ink'. The platform will support and promote workplace skills development and training for its employees by providing unlimited access to modules that cover a range of topics and specialties. The purpose of the learning...

21 Sep 2017

Jumia Travel partners with Destination Tourism

Jumia Travel Nigeria has partnered with Destination Tourism Night (DTN) for an event leading up to this year's World Tourism Day. The event is scheduled to take place on 22 September 2017 in Lagos, Nigeria. World Tourism Day is on 27 September 2017.

21 Sep 2017

Tsogo Sun picks up Best South African Hotel Group award

Tsogo Sun has won the Best South African Hotel group award at the Business Traveller Africa Awards. The Business Traveller Africa Awards are held in alliance with the Business Traveller Africa magazine by Future Group. The awards ceremony was presented in Sandton, Johannesburg.

20 Sep 2017

Fortis Hotels' hearing-impaired initiative

Fortis Hotels has implemented an initiative that will employ hearing-impaired chefs into its kitchens. The initiative comprises of a training programme that will qualify and then employ trainee chefs that are hearing-impaired. The hearing-impaired chefs derive from the Trans-Oranje school in...

19 Sep 2017

Diners Clubs wins Rosetta Award

Diners Club South Africa has won the Rosetta Award for service excellence at the 12th Annual Restaurant Association of South Africa (RASA) Rosetta Awards. The award is given in recognition of restaurants that contribute to the betterment of the restaurant industry and to those that provide...

19 Sep 2017

African Travel Women Awards acknowledges Carlson Rezidor

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group's Vickie Muyanga and Simone Kuhn have both been listed in the Top Hoteliers category at the African Travel 100 Women Awards. The awards were held on 11 September 2017 in Lagos, Nigeria.

18 Sep 2017

Karkloof Safari Spa picks up two awards

Karkloof Safari Spa has won two awards at the 2017 Lilizela Tourism Awards. The spa won the 'Best Five Star Lodge' and the 'Best Lap of Luxury Experience' awards. The awards took place at Umfolozi Casino in Richards Bay on 7 September 2017.

15 Sep 2017

Karkloof Safari Spa picks up two awards

Karkloof Safari Spa has won two awards at the 2017 Lilizela Tourism Awards. The spa won the 'Best Five Star Lodge' and the 'Best Lap of Luxury Experience' awards. The awards took place at Umfolozi Casino in Richards Bay on 7 September 2017.

15 Sep 2017

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