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Spur founder Allen Ambor's tough love approach to business

Iconic SA restaurant chain, Spur Steak Ranches, will be 50-years-old in October this year and has grown into an internationally-recognised brand

By Lauren Hartzenberg 11 hours ago

Tsogo Sun Supplier Showcase developing and supporting SMMEs

More than 100 enterprises recently showcased their products and services to potential buyers at a Tsogo Sun Supplier Showcase, providing market and development access for small, medium and micro-enterprises

10 hours ago

Creative, hospitality forum in Mahikeng in July

MyArts International will be hosting the Bokone-Bophirima Creative and Hospitality Forum in Mahikeng for the north-west creative and MICE businesses from 7-8 July 2017

14 hours ago

Ngorongoro: A sparkling tourism jewel

Ngorongoro forms part of the Serengeti ecosystem and is home to about 2.5 million wild animals. The area is one of the most favoured tourist spots in Tanzania

By Sosthenes Paulo Mwita 7 hours ago

Knysna fire puts crucial tourism sector at risk

Tourism establishments in Knysna have been recording a huge number of cancellations from international tourists, a situation that could lead to the loss of 2,500 jobs in the town's crucial tourism sector

By Bekezela Phakathi 9 hours ago

Unaffordable public transport hampers domestic tourism in WC

Transport to key tourist destinations in the Western Cape is unaffordable for many South Africans - while buses are available around Cape Town, many citizens find heritage destinations out of reach

11 hours ago

Constitution Hill comes of age with launch of innovative virtual guide

With the launch of an innovative app, one of South Africa's most popular and important heritage sites have become even more accessible. Visitors can now tour this sprawling precinct with a virtual guide

3 days ago

#YouthMonth: From Y to Z, how corporate travel will evolve in years to come

With Generation Y heading to the driving seat in the workforce, their successor, Generation Z, has slowly started to enter the workforce as well and is expected to bring about major disruption and changes

3 days ago

Three ways travel agents can compete with big OTAs

While there is continued growth in online bookings, the market has matured, and the hype has passed. In fact, there is a clear trend of specific market niches returning to traditional travel agents

By Eran Feinstein 3 days ago

African Pride 15 on Orange tailored to the film and photographic production industry

Film and photographic production services, as a niche sector, have come to play a significant role in the economic growth of the Western Cape

3 days ago

aha Hotels & Lodges expands in Namibia through signing of Epacha Game Lodges

aha Hotels & Lodges is expanding its footprint in Namibia with the signing of the full management and marketing services contract for the Epacha Game Lodge & Spa and the Eagle Tented Lodge

3 days ago

Qantas reveals names for its Dreamliner fleet

Qantas has revealed the names for its fleet of eight Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. More than 60,000 suggestions were put forward and 45,000 votes cast in selecting the names of the aircraft.

22 Jun 2017

The Ladycation: Getting away without breaking a nail on the budget

Cape Town and its surrounding areas offer some great mini-breakaways for those ladies who need a break from their daily routine and hang out with this sisters

22 Jun 2017

The battle between travel bots and TMCs - who will win?

AI assistants and travel bots may be gaining ground, but a sound digital solution that incorporates these tools should be complemented by a knowledgeable travel management company and consultant

22 Jun 2017

Voice search and its impact on the hospitality industry

In years past, there was a dominant form of agricultural practice - sharecropping. A landlord would rent out his land, and farmers would rent it and pay in harvested crops.

By Jogbojogbo Abdulrahman 22 Jun 2017

Youth in Tourism Imbizo: Tourism has the potential to alleviate youth unemployment

Tourism has the potential to create opportunities that will contribute to alleviating youth unemployment, poverty, and inequality

22 Jun 2017

Tourism industry offers hope for SA's unemployed youth

While many see it as a space for tour guides or front-of-house hotel workers, it now encompasses a variety of career options including opportunities for advertising, marketing and design, financial management, IT and tech and more

21 Jun 2017

Inaugural Stellenbosch Business Tourism Indaba a success

The first Stellenbosch Business Tourism Indaba recently took place and the fully booked event has been hailed a success

21 Jun 2017

South African Airways a winner at World Airline Awards for 15 consecutive years

At this year's World Airline Awards run by aviation experts Skytrax, SAA won the Best Staff Service award as part of the highly acclaimed international awards held at the Paris Air Show

Issued by South African Airways 21 Jun 2017

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New CNN Travel multiplatform, multimedia digital destination launched

In the latest step in CNN's strategy to build premium content brands appealing to global audiences and commercial partners, the channel has launched an all-new CNN Travel multimedia digital destination. CNN Travel has a new design as a globally-minded, mobile-first, social product with an emphasis on visual storytelling.

13 Jun 2017

The rise of film-induced tourism and its impact on local businesses

In 2001, something happened to New Zealand's tourism industry that changed it forever. The launch of the Lord of the Rings film series catapulted picturesque New Zealand into the tourism stratosphere, as fans of the phenomenally popular franchise booked trips to the mystical lands of Tolkien's heroes.

By Irma Hunkeler 12 Jun 2017

Abu Dhabi records significant growth in hotel guest arrivals

Abu Dhabi welcomed 1.6m guest arrivals year-to-end April, a 7% growth compared to the same period in 2016 according to new figures from Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi), with April recording a strong performance - posting a year-on-year increase of 15% in hotel guest arrivals.

9 Jun 2017

MSC Cruises takes delivery of next-generation cruise ship MSC Meraviglia

MSC Cruises recently took official delivery of next-generation cruise ship MSC Meraviglia - at 171,598 GRT and with a guest capacity of 5,714 - at the STX France shipyard. MSC Meraviglia is both the biggest ship to ever be built by a European ship owner - MSC Cruises - and the biggest to come into service in 2017.

8 Jun 2017

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