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Lying low and staying in your lane
Lying low and staying 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cleaning at BON Hotels: we cleared out the cobwebs and passed on projects, properties and relationships that, like outdated clothing, no longer fit us nicely.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

How to build a corporate culture for your remote team
How to build a corporate culture for your remote team

Did you know that almost 80% of knowledge workers worldwide work at least one day of each week remotely? By 2020, analysts expect that more than 1,3-billion people will work remotely...

By Dorine Reinstein 20 Mar 2019

Cape Town welcomes first-ever pintxos bar
Cape Town welcomes first-ever pintxos bar

Sotano in Bree Street recently opened a pintxos bar serving elevated bar snacks for the after work crowd...

By Ruth Cooper 18 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

Cape Town selected for prestigious study on global destinations
Cape Town selected for prestigious study on global destinations

Cape Town, South Africa, was selected as one of 15 top global destinations for a case study by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation and the World Tourism Cities Federation...

By Enver Duminy 12 Mar 2019

Futureproofing your travel for 2019
Futureproofing your travel for 2019

When the Finance Minister chooses an Aloe Ferox - that bitter, hardy and spiky indigenous species best known for its resilience in extreme climates - as a metaphor for the country's budget, you know you're in for a rather prickly year...

By Andrew Stark 11 Mar 2019

Making a good kitchen great with La Colombe's James Gaag
Making a good kitchen great with La Colombe's James Gaag

At the mere age of 29, La Colombe Executive Chef James Gaag has already established a name for himself in the restaurant industry...

By Robin Fredericks 11 Mar 2019

4 common customer service mistakes in hospitality
4 common customer service mistakes in hospitality

The hospitality industry is a complex one; it comes with high expectations for service excellence, whether that's from valuable conferences hosting hundreds to the intrepid single traveller looking forward to a relaxing break.

By Wynand Smit 27 Feb 2019

Womxn in Food - FOOD XX: Honouring the game changers and supporting the startups
Womxn in Food - FOOD XX: Honouring the game changers and supporting the startups

The inaugural Womxn in Food - FOOD XX Awards and Symposium took place at Jetty 5 at the V&A Waterfront on the 12 February 2019...

By Ruth Cooper 26 Feb 2019

Go off the beaten track, explore a city of wonder with Walk Japan
Go off the beaten track, explore a city of wonder with Walk Japan

Walk Japan's CEO Paul Christie lets us in on what the plans are for the South African market and what the overall response from travellers have been...

By Robin Fredericks 7 Feb 2019

Culinary passion, experience and awards with FYN Chef Peter Tempelhoff
Culinary passion, experience and awards with FYN Chef Peter Tempelhoff

According to FYN chef Peter Tempelhoff, dining out is not a binary experience...

By Robin Fredericks 5 Feb 2019

The number 1 skill for travel marketers in 2019
The number 1 skill for travel marketers in 2019

For many years, content has been king when it comes to marketing travel and tourism brands. This is changing...

By Natalia Rosa 4 Feb 2019

Top African tourism countries and their perspectives
Top African tourism countries and their perspectives

Tourism is becoming one of the most important economic sectors for many African countries. According to TINA Magazine, the top ten African countries received more than 37 million visitors in 2018 which means the whole continent might be looking into a more exciting and brighter future of tourism...

By Melissa Burns 31 Jan 2019

The new social hubs of urban spaces
The new social hubs of urban spaces

We're all aware of the primary functions of hotels: business and leisure accommodation and, depending on the property, meetings and conferences. Lately, though, hotels have adopted a fresh approach to the ways in which they merge seamlessly with their neighbourhoods...

By Avukile Mabombo 28 Jan 2019

If Constantia could be captured in a bottle, this is how it would taste
If Constantia could be captured in a bottle, this is how it would taste

Something big is about to happen in the South African wine industry and it is led by none other than top wine connoisseur and negociant, Wade Bales...

By Ilse van den Berg 28 Jan 2019

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Cape Town's Bloubergstrand is South Africa's most Instagrammable place

After South Africa was crowned as the fifth most Instagrammable country in the world earlier this month by Big Seven Travel, a long list of places that put it on the map has now been published...

By Andy Walker 24 Jan 2019

In review: Matt Manning's new Grub & Vine
In review: Matt Manning's new Grub & Vine

Chef Matt Manning recently opened up his first official restaurant, Grub & Vine, a bistro-style eatery in the foodie mecca of the Mother City, aka Bree Street...

By Ruth Cooper 23 Jan 2019

Food in the hospitality industry: Why sourcing it locally matters
Food in the hospitality industry: Why sourcing it locally matters

As the desire for fresh local food continues to grow, farm-to-table dining is set to become an even more significant 2019 trend in the hospitality industry...

By Sharmila Ragunanan 23 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Tourism the golden ticket to job creation
#BizTrends2019: Tourism the golden ticket to job creation

In a country where over six million people are unemployed, it is no wonder that job creation has been the hot topic...

By Andrew Stark 22 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: A Proptech (R)evolution
#BizTrends2019: A Proptech (R)evolution

It's no secret that technology has revolutionised much of our lives. Why then, is the property rental journey still the same as it was 100 years ago?

By Daniel Levy 22 Jan 2019

Luke Dale-Roberts expands his culinary empire
Luke Dale-Roberts expands his culinary empire

One of the big winners at 2018's Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards was The Test Kitchen. Not only did the Cape Town restaurant rank second overall, but it also won the Eat Out Diners Club Award for Service Excellence...

By Eugene Yiga 21 Jan 2019

#BizTrends 2019: 2019, a year to reconnect, revitalise and re-engage
#BizTrends 2019: 2019, a year to reconnect, revitalise and re-engage

The buzzword for 2018 was conscious travel. People were interested in carbon footprint, contributing to communities and supporting local economies. The buzzword for 2019 is "Transformative Holidays"...

By Olivier Hannaert 21 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Put the 'human' back into corporate travel in 2019
#BizTrends2019: Put the 'human' back into corporate travel in 2019

Robots might be rumoured to take over the world in the future, but for now - in 2019 - the corporate travel landscape is about to get a whole lot more 'human'...

By Oz Desai 16 Jan 2019

Trends in local SA travel
Trends in local SA travel

South Africans are increasingly exploring their own country, which offers a diverse range of destinations and activities just a few hours' drive, or short flight, away.

By Kerry Hayes 16 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Why rent when you can buy?
#BizTrends2019: Why rent when you can buy?

Investing in owned media to promote your travel brand...

By Natalia Rosa 16 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Top consumer/business trends in aviation for 2019
#BizTrends2019: Top consumer/business trends in aviation for 2019

Using Air France-KLM (AFKLM) and its performance, as a global airline, as a benchmark against which we measure consumer and business trends...

By Wouter Vermeulen 15 Jan 2019

#BizTrends 2019: What is the key to a successful tourism sector in Africa?
#BizTrends 2019: What is the key to a successful tourism sector in Africa?

The quick answer is sustainability, that is both environmental and economic sustainability...

By Tim Smith 14 Jan 2019

What to expect at Leopard's Leap's South African Table
What to expect at Leopard's Leap's South African Table

Leopard's Leap Family Vineyards in Franschhoek has decided to celebrate this lekker side of Mzansi with its "South African Table Experience"...

By Ilse van den Berg 14 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: The role of data in sustainable tourism
#BizTrends2019: The role of data in sustainable tourism

Will we see a time coming when tourists will simply slip on a headset and travel without leaving their homes?

By Enver Duminy 14 Jan 2019

We ain't no first world wannabe: Making our mark as a developing city
We ain't no first world wannabe: Making our mark as a developing city

Leigh Dawber shares her five top insights on how we are making our mark on the global stage...

By Leigh Dawber 14 Jan 2019

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