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Town Lodge Umhlanga opening soon
Town Lodge Umhlanga opening soon

Construction of Town Lodge Umhlanga is nearing completion and is scheduled to open in July 2019 and headed up by general manager Lizelle Henze...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 21 May 2019

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Airbnb, SA tourism minister meet to discuss home rental regulations

The meeting took place in the context of the current call for public comment on the Tourism Amendment Bill, published on 15 April 2019, to provide stakeholders with an opportunity to make submissions...

20 May 2019

The Plettenberg refurbishes, overhauls newly renamed rooms and villas
The Plettenberg refurbishes, overhauls newly renamed rooms and villas

The interior redesign was headed by the daughters of the late Liz McGrath, Lesley Kelly and Susan Nathan, who co-owns the hotel along with their brother Michael McGrath, the Liz McGrath Collection's current chairperson...

13 May 2019

Cheetah Plains opens in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Cheetah Plains opens in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Bringing a new level of luxury to the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, the recently opened Cheetah Plains and its Houses combine Big Five game viewing with state-of-the-art architecture and the finest in South African art and wine, with the aim to reimagine the safari experience and what luxury in the bush means.

10 May 2019

Autograph Collection Hotels debuts in Kenya
Autograph Collection Hotels debuts in Kenya

Autograph Collection Hotels has welcomed Sankara Nairobi to its portfolio of over 171 hotels around the world, marking the debut for the brand in Kenya...

3 May 2019

CLHG appointments - April 2019
CLHG appointments - April 2019

City Lodge Hotel Group has appointed Erich Oberhauser as general manager of Courtyard Hotel Port Elizabeth, Lizelle Henze as general manager of Town Lodge Umhlanga, and Ayanda Masemola as general manager of Road Lodge Umhlanga Ridge...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 2 May 2019

Achieve an A+ luxury Franschhoek stay at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel
Achieve an A+ luxury Franschhoek stay at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel

Stepping out of the rain into the warm, woodsy smell, the first thing you see on arriving at the charming fa├žade of the Akademie Street Boutique Hotel is a plethora of glowing plaques announcing their five-star status and Trip Advisor accolades...

By Leigh Andrews 1 May 2019

Radisson Hotel Group signs three hotels to enter Madagascar
Radisson Hotel Group signs three hotels to enter Madagascar

The Radisson Hotel Group has signed an agreement with Groupe Talys, for three hotels to enter Madagascar, namely the Radisson Blu Hotel Antananarivo Waterfront, Radisson Hotel Antananarivo Waterfront and Radisson Serviced Apartments Antananarivo City Centre...

30 Apr 2019

4 reasons to visit The Marine in Hermanus
4 reasons to visit The Marine in Hermanus

Hermanus is a such great getaway town. Just a two-hour drive from Cape Town, this small seaside village is known for its beautiful scenery, art scene, great seafood and, of course, excellent whale sightings in season.

By Ruth Cooper 25 Apr 2019

SA's Michelin star chef to open restaurant at Tswalu Kalahari
SA's Michelin star chef to open restaurant at Tswalu Kalahari

South Africa's first Michelin star chef, Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen, is returning home to open his own restaurant at the Tswalu Kalahari private game reserve in the Northern Cape...

24 Apr 2019

Amdec Group unveils R1.5bn Yacht Club in Cape Town
Amdec Group unveils R1.5bn Yacht Club in Cape Town

The Amdec Group recently unveiled its latest development The Yacht Club, a mixed-use property that includes 170 luxury residential apartments, 6,000m2 of premium-grade office space spanning two levels, and Africa's first AC Hotel by Marriott...

24 Apr 2019

Menlyn Boutique Hotel transforms their guest experience with music
Menlyn Boutique Hotel transforms their guest experience with music

Tourism trends predict that changes in travel behaviour will force the hospitality industry to explore new ways of enhancing the overall customer journey...

Issued by DMX 16 Apr 2019

Marriott expected to add 19 properties to its Middle East, Africa portfolio
Marriott expected to add 19 properties to its Middle East, Africa portfolio

Marriott estimates its development pipeline through 2023 represents up to $8bn of investment from property owners and is expected to generate over 20,000 new jobs across the region...

8 Apr 2019

TTC's TreadRight Foundation, brands amplify plastic free initiatives for Earth Month
TTC's TreadRight Foundation, brands amplify plastic free initiatives for Earth Month

To highlight its respect and recognition for Earth Month, The Travel Corporation recently announced that, from the beginning of its 2019 operating season, its brands will no longer make available single-use plastic bottles on its coaches...

4 Apr 2019

Radisson BluWaterfront to harvest sea water with new desalination plant
Radisson BluWaterfront to harvest sea water with new desalination plant

As the Western Cape continues to save water, the hotel, located directly on the rocky Atlantic Coast in Granger Bay, Cape Town, will supply fresh water produced in its own, in-house desalination plant...

1 Apr 2019

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Travel and accommodation trends to watch in 2019

Garnet Basson, Chief Operating Officer of The Capital Hotels and Apartments identifies several trends in hotels and accommodation that are likely to impact the industry during in 2019...

28 Mar 2019

Road Lodges now bookable on GDS
Road Lodges now bookable on GDS

Road Lodges, part of the City Lodge Hotel Group (CLHG), are now bookable via global distribution systems (GDS). The 22 Road Lodges, totalling 2,059 rooms, have been listed on Galileo and Amadeus, with the Sabre listings to be completed soon...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 25 Mar 2019

New report: Bots, AI, wearables, VR to create billion-dollar savings in tourism
New report: Bots, AI, wearables, VR to create billion-dollar savings in tourism

Latest research from Colliers International, in partnership with ATM 2019, reveals potential multi-billion dollar savings for the tourism industry...

20 Mar 2019

Lie low and stay in your lane
Lie low and stay in your lane

2018 brought plenty of hours of spring cleaning at BON Hotels: we cleared out the cobwebs and passed on projects, properties and relationships that, like outdated clothing, no longer fit us nicely. The result was an interesting period of introspection and lying low...

By Guy Stehlik 20 Mar 2019

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Westin promotes wellness travel across the Middle East, Africa with #JOMO

"JOMO is an extension of Westin's commitment to make it easy for travellers to reclaim their well-being routine while on the road."

14 Mar 2019

First Mauritian eco-hotel Salt of Palmar will win your heart
First Mauritian eco-hotel Salt of Palmar will win your heart

Flying direct from Cape Town to Mauritius is one of my favourite things in the world. The faster I get there, the better...

By Debbie Hathway 12 Mar 2019

The Luxury Collection signs its first Seychelles-based hotel
The Luxury Collection signs its first Seychelles-based hotel

The Luxury Collection has announced its first hotel in Seychelles with the signing of North Island...

8 Mar 2019

Responsible tourism should remain a focus for Cape hotels
Responsible tourism should remain a focus for Cape hotels

Although Cape Town is listed as one of Green Destination's Top 100 Sustainable Destinations, local tourism attractions and hotels still need to sow sustainability into their everyday workings, making green living a daily practice...

5 Mar 2019

GiGi Rooftop to open at Gorgeous George, Cape Town
GiGi Rooftop to open at Gorgeous George, Cape Town

Guy Bennett has teamed up with GiGi Rooftop at Gorgeous George as its new executive chef and looks forward to creating European-style cuisine with some unique flourishes for the GiGi menu...

4 Mar 2019

BON Hotel Richards Bay refurbishes with fresh new look and feel
BON Hotel Richards Bay refurbishes with fresh new look and feel

The soft refurb features a colourful retro-vibe muted by natural wood, with ambient lighting and a nature-inspired colour palette...

28 Feb 2019

Luxury tented Inzalo Safari Lodge opens in Waterberg
Luxury tented Inzalo Safari Lodge opens in Waterberg

Located in the Welgevonden Game Reserve in the Waterberg, Limpopo Inzalo Safari Lodge is due to open its doors to guests in May 2019...,

22 Feb 2019

City Lodge Hotels Limited - Interim results for six months to 31 December 2018
City Lodge Hotels Limited - Interim results for six months to 31 December 2018

While the overall operating environment for the period was challenging across all of the group's operations and brands, total group revenue increased by 3% to R807.4m...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 18 Feb 2019

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 15 Feb 2019

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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...

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.

12 Feb 2019

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