ARTICLES RELATING TO TRAVEL AND LEISURE

Strike over long queues shuts Eiffel Tower for second day

2018-08-02 15:14

The Eiffel Tower has been turning away tourists for a second day as workers pressed a strike over a new access policy which they say is causing unacceptably long wait times for visitors.

Ryanair labour unrest intensifies with strikes

2018-07-05 15:31

Ryanair flight attendants in four European countries say they plan to follow pilots in staging walkouts over the coming weeks.

Let it grow: Tokyo DisneySea adds 'Frozen' in $2.3bn expansion

2018-06-14 12:24

The Tokyo DisneySea theme park is getting a $2.3bn overhaul and adding a section based on the wildly popular movie 'Frozen' to its offerings.

Hotel development in Cape Town slowing compared to Durban and Johannesburg - report

2018-06-11 21:10

Cape Town retains the biggest share of planned hotel development in South Africa, despite showing a decrease in total planned rooms, according to a report.

Airbnb culls Japan listings ahead of new rental law

2018-06-06 10:53

Rental platform Airbnb has suspended a large majority of its listings in Japan ahead of a new law that goes into effect next week regulating short-term rentals in the country.

Cape Town stepping up to tap into $220bn Muslim travel sector

2018-05-29 17:08

SA has been ranked as one of the ten most Muslim-friendly travel destinations for 2018 among non-Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) countries.

IMEX Frankfurt important for SA events industry - deputy minister

2018-05-20 17:39

Meetings, investment conferences and exhibitions are critical for the country, according to Deputy Minister of Tourism Elizabeth Thabethe.

Northern Cape wins gold at tourism indaba

2018-05-15 16:05

Northern Cape MEC for finance, economic development and tourism Mac Jack says Northern Cape Tourism has raised the bar at the 2018 Tourism Indaba.

Premier Hotels investing in new hotels in Umhlanga, Bloemfontein

2018-05-03 13:09

Premier Hotels & Resorts is investing R380m in two new hotels in Umhlanga in KwaZulu-Natal and R90m to construct a new hotel in Bloemfontein.

 

FIFA World Cup likely boosted hotel room revenue growth in Rio and Johannesburg more than in Moscow – expert

2018-07-25 17:48

Moscow’s hotels are projected to have seen growth of between 20% and 30% in revenue per available room during the FIFA World Cup tournament months.

Speeding in these states will cost you a fortune

2018-07-06 13:10

Reckless driving is, well, reckless. But motorists keep speeding, willing to risk the financial consequences, which vary wildly from state to state. So where is it costliest to floor it?

3 boat operators pay fines for colluding in Robben Island tender

2018-06-27 18:52

Three companies who ferry passengers to and from the Robben Island Museum have entered into settlement agreements on charges of price fixing and collusive tendering.

EyesOpen campaign aimed at human trafficking in the aviation industry

2018-06-13 09:20

The International Air Transport Association is is mobilising the global airline industry in the fight against human trafficking.

Qantas research to help reshape passenger experience

2018-06-11 17:10

Food designed especially for Qantas are among new menus to increase hydration and help reduce jetlag.

Southern Sun gets interdict against Namibian 'copycat' hotel

2018-05-30 13:07

The Namibian High Court ruled in favour of SA hotel group Southern Sun in a case involving so-called "passing-off" and copyright infringement.

Tsogo Sun slows hotel and casino spending as debt pile grows

2018-05-27 14:12

Tsogo Sun is slowing investments in expanding existing businesses and making new acquisitions after debt ballooned.

Executive director of Zeitz MOCAA resigns

2018-05-17 16:09

The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art has announced the resignation of its executive director and chief curator Mark Coetzee.

EasyJet says losses narrow on sales boost

2018-05-15 12:00

British low-cost airline EasyJet has slashed its first-half losses as a collapse of rivals boosted passenger numbers, but performance was weighed down by integration costs from Air Berlin assets.

The Houghton Hotel offers lifestyle options

2018-05-03 11:57

The Houghton residential estate in Johannesburg is described as a luxury lifestyle mixed use development.

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