I’m not a robot

It’s the biggest South African TMC story of 2019. The details – for those in the industry – are well-known, but here’s a quick recap. American...

Q&A: Sun International – Taking stock

Q: What’s your view on the current state of the South African hotel industry? A: Leisure travel has decreased because discretionary spend has been reduced....

Flight Check: Virgin Atlantic Upper Class B787-9 Dreamliner

BACKGROUND: March 2018 saw Virgin Atlantic announce that it was launching a second daily flight between London and Johannesburg from October. The new flight...

Hotel Check: Intercontinental Johannesburg Sandton Towers

BACKGROUND: This five-star hotel is operated by South African hospitality company Tsogo Sun – which recently celebrated 50 years of operations – under franchise...

Advertorial: AMADEUS

Why say something in 100 words when we can sum it up in just a few: all we want to do is offer you...

Coming out fighting

The water crisis may be over, but the hard work for Cape Town has only just begun. That’s because there is much to claw back...

Travel agent vs travel tech

Although you’re probably interacting with a lot of travel technology – from apps and booking tools to online payment solutions – the real reason...

An Eye on West Africa

I’ve written on a few occasions in this column about how the hotel chains are expanding in Africa, signing deals with investors who are...

Proflight to start Ndola-Johannesburg route

Proflight Zambia has plans for a new scheduled service between Ndola and Johannesburg in a move to boost trade and investment between the two...

City Lodge undertakes makeovers

The City Lodge Hotel Group has a series of refurbishments in progress. Courtyard Hotel Sandton and five Road Lodges around the country are currently being...

Jin Jiang and Radisson unveil co-branded hotel

Following Radisson Hotel Group’s acquisition by Jin Jiang International and Sino-Cee Fund late last year, Radisson and its shareholders have identified several opportunities to...

Peermont switches to Sabre

Peermont, Hotels, Casinos and Resorts has upgraded its central reservations systems to Sabre Hospitality Solutions. Key benefits of the new system include security features to protect...