And the World's Best Airlines of 2018 are...
And the World's Best Airlines of 2018 are...

Singapore Airlines (Sia) has been named 2018's World's Best Airline in Skytrax's World Airline Awards. Not only that, but it also snatched the top spot in a couple of other categories such as the World's Best First Class, Best Airline in Asia, and Best First Class Airline Seat, among others.

16 hours ago

#Mandela100: SAA shows its support for Mandela Centenary celebrations
#Mandela100: SAA shows its support for Mandela Centenary celebrations

South Africa Airways (SAA) has introduced special initiatives to honour Madiba by branding three aircraft within its fleet - an Airbus A320-200, A330-300, and an A340-600 - with its own specially designed logo, as well as the official #BeTheLegacy logo in recognition of Nelson Mandela's contribution to humanity.

1 day ago

Newly launched Food Franchise Forum to represent SA's vital food sector
Newly launched Food Franchise Forum to represent SA's vital food sector

The Franchise Association of South Africa (Fasa) has announced the establishment of a Food Franchise Forum representing the majority of the household names in the casual dining and quick service restaurants (CDQSR) sector.

1 day ago

5 adventure activities along the Garden Route
5 adventure activities along the Garden Route

Are you planning a road trip to South Africa's Garden Route and wondering what you can get up to while you're there? From Mossel Bay to the Storms River, the Garden Route is full of adventure.

By Tatum-Lee Louw 2 days ago

#Mandela100: SA tourism honours Mandela centenary, promotes local travel
#Mandela100: SA tourism honours Mandela centenary, promotes local travel

To honour Nelson Mandela's centenary, the South Africa travel and tourism industry - which contributed almost 3% to the country's GDP in 2016, according to Stats SA - will place its focus on boosting local tourism. "2018 is a special year for growth in our industry as our targeted domestic tourism initiatives are being cohesively positioned through the celebration of Madiba's 100-year centenary.

2 days ago

Henley Passport Index: African countries introduce reciprocal measures to improve SA passport strength
Henley Passport Index: African countries introduce reciprocal measures to improve SA passport strength

The latest Henley Passport Index shows that the South African passport remains stable in Q3, ranking 50th globally and occupying third place in the sub-Saharan Africa region - following Seychelles, ranked at 24 and Mauritius at 28 globally. Somalia, Libya, and Eritrea sit at the bottom of the index in Africa, each only able to access 35 or fewer destinations visa-free.

3 days ago

Cape Town named number one city in Africa, Middle East
Cape Town named number one city in Africa, Middle East

For the 17th year, the Travel + Leisure reader's poll has named Cape Town as the number one favoured city in Africa and the Middle East. The publication's poll commended the city for its favourable exchange rate, first-rate hotels, and ongoing business and leisure travel success.

3 days ago

#Mandela100: SA Chefs, Lucky Star commits to helping disadvantaged entrepreneurs in catering
#Mandela100: SA Chefs, Lucky Star commits to helping disadvantaged entrepreneurs in catering

Thirteen homegrown entrepreneurs in the field of industrial, commercial and private catering and events have completed successful up-skilling through the Lucky Star Caterers Academy incubator programme, a social development initiative in association with the South African Chef's Association (SA Chefs). The programme was designed by SA Chefs then president, Stephen Billingham, with input from both practising urban caterers and the awarding body, City & Guilds.

13 Jul 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: An acceleration of arrivals
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: An acceleration of arrivals

Something significant happened on the islands last month and it wasn't just the arrival of summer.

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 13 Jul 2018

Petrol increase and tourism - how much trouble are we in?
Petrol increase and tourism - how much trouble are we in?

As South Africans begin to process the after-effects of yet another fuel price hike, our first thoughts focus sharply on the things we feel we can do without and the things we can cut out of our lives to keep our households and businesses afloat. In the boardrooms, they call it trimming the fat, and it is a reality few of us can escape.

By Brett Hendricks 13 Jul 2018

Technology trends shaping the hospitality sector
Technology trends shaping the hospitality sector

Technology is progressively becoming the backbone of the hospitality sector, and the impact is significantly being felt by hoteliers in their interactions with consumers. Below are some of the trends shaping the sector, as highlighted on the 2018 Jumia Travel Hospitality Report.

By Josephine Wawira 12 Jul 2018

Africa's travel growth exceeds expectations
Africa's travel growth exceeds expectations

International tourist arrivals grew by 6% in the first four months of 2018, compared to the same period last year, not only continuing the strong 2017 trend, but exceeding UN World Tourism Organisation's (UNWTO) forecast for 2018. The UNWTO's panel of experts described this situation as the most optimistic they'd seen in a decade and declared that they were particularly upbeat about growth in tourism arrivals in Africa, which matched the global level of 6%.

By Enver Duminy 12 Jul 2018

How I became a "Nederburg Wooded Wine Expert" in just one day
How I became a "Nederburg Wooded Wine Expert" in just one day

A glass of heartwarming sweet wine, a couple of smiling faces, and mouth-watering canapes welcomed us upon arrival at Nederburg in Paarl.

By Ilse van den Berg 12 Jul 2018