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Friday, April 28, 2017 - 15:00

Carlson Rezidor, one of the world’s largest hotel companies, has opened its third Radisson Blu Hotel in Cape Town — its 10th in SA. The Western Cape is experiencing growing demand for hotel rooms and about 1,000 are scheduled to be added to the Cape Town market in 2017. The new hotel is the first […]

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Friday, April 28, 2017 - 13:30

Marriott International’s newly combined portfolio has 247 hotels, 54,000 rooms, in 30 countries with 17 operating brands across the Middle East & Africa Debut of new lifestyle and luxury brands and entry into new geographies set to bolster growth Between Marriott Rewards, Ritz-Carlton Rewards and SPG, members now have more access to more variety in […]

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Friday, April 28, 2017 - 10:28

In keeping with their continued endeavours to professionalise and grow the exhibition industry in Africa and South Africa, the Association of African Exhibition Organisers (AAXO) have welcomed Pat Lofstedt to the position of General Manager of AAXO as from the 3rd of April 2017. “From the outset, Pat displayed in-depth knowledge of the exhibition industry […]

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Friday, April 28, 2017 - 09:37

The V&A Waterfront’s newly revamped Silo District, which is shaping up to be a vibrant hive of cultural activity for travellers and Cape Town locals alike, will soon be home to Africa’s very first Radisson RED – a unique hotel culture inspired by all things art, music and fashion. The V&A Waterfront’s newly revamped Silo District, which […]

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Friday, April 28, 2017 - 09:30

Cape Town’s Hotel Verde has been certified by Fair Trade Tourism (FTT) for its green standards at the annual World Travel Market Africa on  Wednesday, 19 April. “Africa’s greenest hotel”, earned its spot as one of the most sustainable hotels in the world, after becoming the first hotel world-wide to receive a double-platinum green building […]

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Friday, April 28, 2017 - 09:19

Two South African carriers have claimed spots in the top 10 of a new ranking of the world’s most punctual airlines and airports. For the report, which was released by Air travel intelligence company, OAG, only airlines and airports with a minimum of 600 operations a month were considered. Likewise, only those able to provide […]

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 16:46

Here’s something to chew on: African countries are some of the largest producers of the world’s biggest niche foods – think coffee, chocolate, spices, wine, and especially the new, upcoming superfoods like baobab and shea. And yet, global foodie travellers think ‘health risk’ and ’emaciation’ when you ask them about Africa and food. Sure, there […]

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 16:40

Travel trends in Africa continue to be moving upward besides the sluggish economy. The highest growth is in domestic travel as countries start to look inward due to terrorism threats, Us political climate and the aftermath the Brexit. The report was given on the opening day of the World Travel Market Africa taking place in […]

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 16:33

Facebook celebrated the achievements and products of its growing African developer and partner ecosystem at its annual F8 developer conference, held in San Jose, California, on 18 and 19 April 2017. African developers shared the stage with Facebook and developers from around the world, showcasing innovative products and services they have created for their local communities […]

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 14:12

Leaders in the world of décor and design will be given prime space to showcase their unending talent in various settings at this year’s Decorex Cape Town – co-sponsored by Plascon and Caesarstone – taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 27 to 30 April. “Being a leader in the creative sphere, […]

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