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Hotel review: Cape Town Marriott Hotel Crystal Towers

BACKGROUND: Originally an African Pride hotel, the property was rebranded as a Marriott hotel in 2017. The conversion encompassed much of the décor, including converting the lobby into a Greatroom, where guests can meet, work and relax.

BA Club World

BACKGROUND: British Airways is rolling out a new service in its Club World (long-haul business class) cabin. This debuted between London Heathrow and New...

Hotel check: Latitude 15°

BACKGROUND: The first Latitude hotel was Latitude 13° Lilongwe, in Malawi, which was such a success the owners opened Latitude 15° Lusaka. Plans are...

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...

Flight check: Virgin Atlantic

BACKGROUND: Virgin Atlantic flies to nine destinations in the USA and it added a tenth, Seattle (Washington), this year. The flight takes about nine...

Hotel review: ONOMO Hotel Durban

BACKGROUND: ONOMO Hotels operates 21 hotels in 12 African countries – Abidjan, Douala, Libreville, Conakry, Rabat, Tanger, Casablanca, Bamako, Maputo, Kigali, Dakar, Lomé, Dar...

Hotel check: InterContinental Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport

BACKGROUND: Tsogo Sun is a prominent hotel group with a portfolio of 13 casinos and over 100 hotels across Africa and the Middle East....

Hotel review: Protea Hotel by Marriott Kruger Gate

Background: The Protea Hotel by Marriott Kruger Gate received a R100 million ($6.6 million) revalisation, with extensive upgrades to facilities and an addition of...

Flight check: Kenya Airways

BACKGROUND: Kenya Airways is one of Africa’s ‘big four’, along with South African Airways, Ethiopian Airlines and EgyptAir. It offers three daily flights between Nairobi and Johannesburg, as well as 10 weekly flights between the Kenyan capital and Cape Town. KQ uses both the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and the B737-800 on this route.

Hotel Check: Sugar Beach Golf and Spa Resort

Background: Sugar Beach Golf and Spa Resort is part of the Sun Resorts stable, which includes one property in the Maldives – Kanuhura –...

Flight Check: Cathay Pacific

Background: Together with affiliated-airline Cathay Dragon (formerly Dragonair), Cathay Pacific offers an impressive network of global and Asian destinations from its hub in Hong...

Flight check: Air France

BACKGROUND: With a dozen cities on the continent served from its hub at Paris- Charles de Gaulle, Air France has proven itself a popular...