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A star is born

Emmah Makatu, entrepreneur and owner of Zwinoni Lodge in Milnerton Ridge in Cape Town, was named the winner of the Tsogo Sun Book a Guesthouse – Guesthouse of the Year 2013 at a five-star banquet at the Sandton Convention Centre on 13 April...

The creme de la creme

For the 3rd consecutive year, the InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport hotel is the proud recipient of the 2013 Skytrax award in the Best Airport Hotel for Africa category. We are also proud to announce that Tsogo Sun’s Garden Court OR...

Let’s keep on growing!

A total of 9 188 368 international tourists visited South Africa in 2012, 10.2% more than the 8 339 354 tourists who travelled to the country in 2011, President Jacob Zuma announced in Cape Town today. South Africa’s tourist growth rate in 2012 was...

Broaden our minds

Wesley Lynch, CEO of Realmdigital speaks on the topic of mobility broadening the channel in travel (operators and agencies), and how a ‘travel companion’ such as an app can increase opportunity in tourism. As the travel industry builds up to Indaba...

Chilly no more

Winter means red wine, hearty oxtail and fireplaces to many people, but to others it’s the most dreaded time of year when icy hands are warmed at open fires and a blanket becomes life’s biggest dream. That’s why Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! in Cape...

Four tips and tricks for event organisers

Set in the heart of the Cape Town CBD, the Townhouse Hotel & Conference Centre has established itself as a first-choice destination for conferences, product launches, functions and banquets. Theoné Williams, Conference Manager at the Townhouse...

Who’s who news

Future ready The Federated Hospitality Association of Southern Africa – FEDHASA – has made several high profile appointments to its board, including the creation of a new position of Head of Strategic Projects with the aim of creating new revenue...

Tech lovers; this one’s for you!

The Durban ICC was transformed into a hive of technological activity last week as Africa’s largest technology showcase descended on the city. Microsoft’s iconic TechEd Africa event drew over 2,000 developers and IT professionals to the centre to...

Skill creation goes global

An Academy with a true mission for the future can best describe the UK’s National Skills Academy who have spread their wings and can call themselves truly global. Playing its part in the growth of the global creative and cultural economy, Creative...

Get a designed MICE plan without fire

It’s all about good planning to ensure a successful event. Yet the amount of slog that is required for the conceptual side in order to get ‘mega bang for minor bucks’ leaves most programme planners exhausted before they even attempt the essential...

Welcome to the family

The stunning Zebula Golf Estate and Spa in the malaria-free Waterberg region of Limpopo Province joins the Protea Hotels portfolio this month. This is the second hotel within a month to join Africa’s largest and leading hotel group; the newly...

Keep them coming!

Tourism Minister Marthinus Van Schalkwyk celebrates outstanding SA tourism growth at the annual Ubuntu Awards in New York. South Africa has proven itself, yet again, as one of the most successful tourism destinations in the world today. Travel and...