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Egypt to construct Cairo Eye, largest wheel in Africa

Hawai for Tourism and Investment recently announced the launch of the Cairo Eye project in Egypt, the first observation wheel in Cairo...

8 hours ago

5 ways data can shape your corporate travel programme in 2021

In a 2021 - hopefully post-Covid - world, we can expect data to become 'the old answer to new questions in travel'...

10 hours ago

Staycation in Stellenbosch with Adventure Shop cycle tours and at the historical Eendracht Hotel

One trend that was on the rise pre-Covid and is now more popular than ever due to obvious reasons, such as travel restrictions, safety and budget, is the idea of the staycation. One such destination perfect for a quick escape in the Western Cape is the small student town of Stellenbosch just an hour or so out of Cape Town...

By Ruth Cooper 3 days ago

"To close, or not to close?" the question that plagues restaurant owners

With the curfew still in place and increasing fear around the new strain and second wave of Covid-19 infections, many restaurants are struggling to operate at a profit...

By Evan-Lee Courie 3 days ago

Kruger National Park on high alert as tropical storm Eloise hits Mozambique

According to reports from the South African Weather Services, various parts of the Kruger National Park particularly in the far north, will be affected by major rainfall and strong winds over the coming weekend...

3 days ago

New Courtyard Hotel Waterfall City is green and keen to welcome guests!

The new Courtyard Hotel Waterfall City is set to open in a few weeks, adding 164 rooms and four suites plus conference and event space for up to 120 people and two restaurants to the growing Waterfall City hub in Midrand...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 21 Jan 2021

Losses continue to mount for SA's hospitality industry

Total income for accommodation dropped by 66,8%, and food and beverage decreased 36,3% year-on-year in November 2020, but the real damage is likely to be far worse...

21 Jan 2021

Seychelles makes itself more accessible to potential visitors

Seychelles is reviewing its entry requirement procedures so as to make the country more accessible to potential visitors as part of the restart of its tourism activities for 2021 and beyond...

20 Jan 2021

The reopening of the hospitality industry requires an enhanced customer experience

Travel and hospitality businesses have had to rapidly transition to new ways of working, often remotely, providing an enhanced experience for both their clientele and employees...

By Raeford Liebenberg 20 Jan 2021

Covid-19 beach closures hit small businesses in Plettenberg Bay

Artists and small business owners in Plettenberg bay say they are battling to make a decent living since the beaches were closed...

20 Jan 2021

Meet Monika Iuel, the new chief marketing officer at Wesgro

Monika Iuel has been appointed as the new chief marketing officer at Wesgro, the official tourism, trade and investment promotion agency for Cape Town and the Western Cape...

By Evan-Lee Courie 19 Jan 2021

Business travel trends: The travel consultant of the future

With a brand-new vaccine rolling off the shelves, 2021 is looking a lot more positive as the industry begins to recover and rebuild. What can we expect from our travel consultant in the future?

By Linsey Schluter 19 Jan 2021

Restaurant managers arrested for selling alcohol

Gauteng police have confirmed the arrest of three managers of popular restaurants in Sandton and Silverton for selling liquor to patrons, in contravention to the Disaster Management Act and Covid-19 level three lockdown regulations...

18 Jan 2021

How to build a travel bucket list in the age of Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way we live in every aspect including travel - which will certainly last in the years to come...

18 Jan 2021

Duty of care - who's responsible for your business trip safety?

Business as usual has been flipped on its head in 2020. What was for many companies second nature-sending employees across country and continent to meet with clients and colleagues, sign new business and share knowledge-has become a more measured and complex exercise...

18 Jan 2021

Cape Town's Cloud 9 reopens after six month renovation, expansion

The renovation involved, among other things the addition of eight additional guest rooms with balconies, also adding balconies to several of the existing rooms...

15 Jan 2021

RoomRacoon named Best Hotel Management System in the World

The HotelTechAwards has named RoomRaccoon as Best Hotel Management System in the World for the second year in a row. RoomRaccoon was also awarded the Hoteliers Choice and the Best Place to Work...

14 Jan 2021

Wesgro appoints Monika Iuel as new CMO

Iuel will take lead of the destination marketing organisation and communications and marketing teams from 15 March 2021...

13 Jan 2021

WTTC: Downfall of discriminating against unvaccinated travellers

With comprehensive Covid-19 testing allowing for the free and safe movement of travellers, there should be no further requirements for proof of vaccination from the coronavirus...

By Linda Hohnholz 13 Jan 2021

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