City Lodge announces 'new concept' Courtyard Hotel for Waterfall City
City Lodge announces 'new concept' Courtyard Hotel for Waterfall City

The City Lodge Hotel Group has announced that an exciting "new concept" hotel within its Courtyard Hotel brand will be developed in Waterfall City north of Johannesburg.

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 2 days ago

Tourvest acquires Travelex's South African assets
Tourvest acquires Travelex's South African assets

The financial services division of integrated tourism group Tourvest has acquired the South African assets of global forex provider, Travelex. The deal, concluded earlier this year following Competition Commission approval, sees Tourvest owning 75% of the new business and Travelex owning the rest.

2 days ago

Executive Chef Hanroe Erasmus
The Palace's rooftop garden boasts rare veggies

Given the glitz and extravagance of Sun City, the rooftop of The Palace hotel is an unlikely place of a veggie garden, but that's exactly what it is.

2 days ago

Airbus A330-900 in Emirates livery
Emirates reduces A380 order, major blow to Airbus

Airbus has taken a knock with the announcement by Emirates Airline that it will reduce its A380 orderbook from 162 to 123 aircraft.

3 days ago

Mike Brown, Nedbank CEO and Vuyani Jarana, CEO: SAA
Nedbank, SAA expand Voyager Mile programme to cheque cards

Nedbank customers can now earn South African Airways (SAA) with every swipe of their cheque card. This is a shift away from the traditional rewards model which offered co-branded credit cards to customers to allow them to earn air miles based on their credit spend.

3 days ago

Photo: Travel Indaba
Africa's Travel Indaba 2019 dates brought forward

The 2019 Africa's Travel Indaba will take place from 2-4 May 2019 at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban. The dates were changed after President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the national election will take place on 8 May 2019, which would have clashed with the indaba.

13 Feb 2019

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Vilakazi Street to be the blueprint for township tourism

The Department of Tourism's Director-General (DG) Victor Tharage, led a senior multi-departmental government delegation to meet with tourism stakeholders around the Vilakazi Precinct, in order to develop a framework which seeks to address the challenges faced by these stakeholders.

13 Feb 2019

Winners of the women in food FOOD XX Awards announced
Winners of the women in food FOOD XX Awards announced

In celebration of women in food, Studio H and Eat Out held the very first FOOD XX Symposium and Awards on 12 February 2019. With a focus on giving back, sustainability and future food, the awards are aimed at rejoicing women in the food and drinks industry beyond the kitchen - including farmers, food stylists and fresh voices in food media.

13 Feb 2019

First phase of R4.5bn OR Tambo mixed-use precinct development unveiled
First phase of R4.5bn OR Tambo mixed-use precinct development unveiled

OR Tambo International Airport has unveiled the first phase of a multi-billion-rand development plan for its Western Precinct which will feature new offices, retail space, hotel and conference facilities and additional transit-related services.

13 Feb 2019

Radisson Hotel Group expands Africa portfolio with 16 new hotels
Radisson Hotel Group expands Africa portfolio with 16 new hotels

The Radisson Hotel Group has signed 16 new hotel deals across Africa, with 96 hotels and 20,000 rooms in operation and under development across 31 countries. This has been during the last 12 months, doubling their original 2018 target set for the first year of Destination 2022.

12 Feb 2019

Tourism SMMEs and students cross pollinate skills
Tourism SMMEs and students cross pollinate skills

A partnership between Cape Town Tourism and the Tourism and Events Management Department at Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) aims at cross-pollinating skills development between small-, medium- and micro-sized enterprises (SMMEs) and students.

12 Feb 2019

How to jazz up your conference in 4 easy steps
How to jazz up your conference in 4 easy steps

There are certain expectations when it comes to conferences. Mostly involving over-air conditioned darkened rooms, rows of chairs, and soggy sandwiches.

11 Feb 2019

President Cyril Ramaphosa
Ramaphosa promises to deliver on e-visas

In his State of the Nation Address (Sona), President Cyril Ramaphosa said a world-class e-visa regime was a high priority. "This, combined with enhanced destination marketing and measures to strengthen tourism safety, will create the conditions for the growth we envisage, and the jobs and opportunities that will follow."

11 Feb 2019