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‘Day Zero’ has moved to June 4 due to the continued decline in agricultural usage and the decrease in residential water consumption. Over the past week, usage has been lowered…
Friday, 09 February 2018 14:27

Meet Fairlawns' MD, Michael Kewley

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Michael Kewley has in recent years transformed Fairlawns Boutique Hotel in Johannesburg into a glamorous urban oasis - complete with award winning restaurant, new Champagne room and soon to be…
Friday, 09 February 2018 09:11

Tariffs readjusted in Tsitsikamma

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Registered tour operators bringing international visitors to the Tsitsikamma section of the Garden Route National Park (GRNP) can now pay 50% of the tariff when visiting the park for only…
Friday, 09 February 2018 09:07

Marine eco-tourism offers authenticity

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Africa is synonymous with bush safaris, however a new trend has emerged, and with good reason – marine eco-tourism.The United Nations dubbed 2017 the year of sustainable tourism for development.…
Thursday, 08 February 2018 12:06

ONOMO enters SA as part of pan-African expansion

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Casablanca-based ONOMO Hotels has entered the South African hotel market with the purchase of three properties: The Inn on the Square in Cape Town; the Signature Lux Hotel and brand…
Thursday, 08 February 2018 12:04

Coming soon: Uganda's Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo

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Ugandan travel show, Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo (POATE), is set to take place this month at the Sheraton Kampala Gardens in Kampala from February 23-25.The Uganda Tourism Board (UTB)…
Thursday, 08 February 2018 08:51

New initiative launched to better equip the safari industry

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The Safari Collective, launched on February 1, is an initiative aimed at the African safari industry, to help better their businesses through operations and consulting.Based in Pretoria and Hoedspruit, Limpopo,…
The UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) and Wesgro (Cape Town and the Western Cape's Official Tourism, Trade and Investment Promotion Agency) have announced a Memorandum of Understanding to further…
Thursday, 08 February 2018 08:35

Cape drought update: Book with confidence

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At a press briefing in Johannesburg today (February 7), tourism heads of industry had a strong message that Cape Town is open for tourists.The briefing was attended by SA Tourism CEO, Sisa…
Romance offer A romance offer for couplesWho says romance is dead? At Ulusaba we see it every day, and not just from our human guests. The elephants who roam the…
Getting married on safari at Ulusaba is the kind of wedding your guests will be talking about for years to come.It’s not your average venue – located within the Sabi…
Wilson Odhiambo is our General Manager at Mahali Mzuri and with over 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry he’s well versed in knowing what it takes to run…
Wednesday, 07 February 2018 11:56

Three trends to attract luxury travellers

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A 2017 study conducted by Google, in partnership with Phocuswright, has identified three clear trends in luxury traveller behaviour: Travellers desire to feel confident in their decision: 55% of travellers say checking a…
Wednesday, 07 February 2018 11:53

Top 15 booking channels for South African hotels

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SiteMinder, a company offering hotel booking and distribution technology, has compiled a list of the 15 booking channels that generated the greatest revenue for South African hotels in 2017. The…
Celebrate our 25th Anniversary with us and enjoy our latest package this April: Stay 4 & Pay 3.Valid for April 2018, and only for new bookings, come and celebrate our…
Cheetah Plains has officially closed and the process of demolition and rebuilding has started, exciting stuff! All the packing, moving and storing of furniture has been completed and breaking down…
South African Airways introduces the new Airbus A330-300 on the Johannesburg to London route and rationalises frequency JOHANNESBURG. 01 February 2018. South African Airways (SAA) has announced plans to introduce…
Thursday, 01 February 2018 18:30

Kenya Airways to launch direct CPT service

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Starting on June 6, Kenya Airways will launch a non-stop, direct flight from Nairobi to Cape Town, Helena Maxwell, area manager Southern and Central Africa for Kenya Airways, has confirmed to eTNW.The…
Thursday, 01 February 2018 17:54

Kenya places tourism and wildlife under one ministry

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Players in the tourism industry have welcomed establishment of Tourism and Wildlife Ministry. Initially, wildlife was listed under Environment.Kenya Tourism Federation National Chairman, Mohamed Hersi, told Standard Digital they have been pushing for…
Thursday, 01 February 2018 17:48

Cape Town sets the bar for hosting world-class events

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Cape Town has proven that it excels in hosting world-class events that draw in audiences and participants from across the globe.Anroux Marais, Western Cape Minister of Arts and Culture, says:…
Thursday, 01 February 2018 17:45

Annual Hotel Expansion Summit to be held in Ethiopia

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The Fifth Annual Africa Hotel Expansion Summit will take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from February 27-28 at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Addis Ababa.Africa is one of the world’s most…
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