ARTICLES RELATING TO TRAVEL AND LEISURE

New hotel brand launched

2019-10-08 21:11

A new hotel brand Home* Suite Hotels has recently been launched by Gidon Novick.

Hotel Verde Cape Town achieves 6-Star Green Star performance rating

2019-10-04 20:39

The Green Building Council of South Africa has awarded a 6-Star Green Star SA Existing Building Performance rating for Hotel Verde Cape Town.

kulula.com partners with Sabre to 'reinvent' airport experience

2019-09-10 11:43

kulula.com says it is "reinventing" the airport experience with the implementation of Sabre's new Digital Workspace solution.

Sun International debt levels "down nicely' - CEO

2019-09-02 21:04

Sun International CEO Anthony Leeming tells Fin24 he is satisfied that the group's debt levels are "down nicely at a comfortable level".

Tech and AI reshaping hospitality job market

2019-07-29 18:46

The impact of technology is reshaping occupations and new job categories are beginning to appear on the market requiring "hybrid" skills, says a digital expert.

Got R2.2m lying around? Try one of these luxury jet trips

2019-07-20 15:24

For some of the world’s wealthiest, checking off their travel bucket list just got easier.

Drop in SA passport power - report

2019-07-02 12:36

The South African passport has dropped in the rankings of the Henley Passport Index due to a reduction in the number of visa-free or visa-on-arrival destinations which South Africans have access to.

WATCH: I'm renting a car for my holiday: What do I need to know?

2019-06-06 20:56

Hire cars are part and parcel of the holiday experience, but there can be a lot of confusion about them. Here's what you need to know.

Lanzerac crowned SA's Leading Wine Country Hotel

2019-06-06 14:26

The Lanzerac Hotel & Spa in Stellenbosch has been named as SA's Leading Wine Country Hotel for 2019.

Hilton Hotels to open first upscale African Canopy in Cape Town

2019-05-27 22:02

Hilton Hotels has signed a deal with Growthpoint Properties to open a hotel under its lifestyle Canopy by Hilton brand in Cape Town - a first for Africa.

 

Marriott to add 40 new properties across Africa

2019-10-07 21:52

Marriott International reinforced its commitment to Africa by announcing it expects to add 40 properties and over 8 000 rooms across the continent by the end of 2023.

SA 'passport power' increases - a little

2019-10-04 14:16

There are now 100 destinations SA passport holders can visit without a prior visa, and the SA passport has moved up a notch on the latest Henley Passport Index.

TripAdvisor 'failing to stop fake reviews' - study

2019-09-08 13:32

US travel and restaurant website TripAdvisor has failed to do enough to stop fake hotel reviews, British consumer association Which? said in a study published on Friday.

PICS: Why luxury honeymooners are kicking off marriage with adventure

2019-08-22 06:00

Honeymoon business is booming, and luxury honeymooners make up a whopping 15% of the R184bn a year industry. The average US pair spends R68 500 on their honeymoon, three times the average amount for a typical vacation, says TripSavvy.

Star Alliance signs partnership agreement to enhance passenger experience

2019-07-28 15:02

Airline alliance Star Alliance and IT and NEC Corporation have signed a partnership agreement to develop a biometric data-based identification platform.

WATCH: UK casino giant William Hill will shutter 700 shops

2019-07-06 15:54

Britain's William Hill plans to close 700 of its 2 300 British betting shops. It puts about 4 500 jobs, a third of its workforce, at risk, and comes after the government cut the maximum stake on fixed-odds betting terminals to tackle problem gambling.

Moon-walking tours, 3D-printed room service, mobile suites: Welcome to the hotel of 2119

2019-06-24 05:00

From moon-walking mini-breaks to 3-D printed room service and personalised menus based on your biometrics, here's what the hotel of the future will look like, according to Hilton Hotels.

Online travel agency Travelcheck.co.za launches in SA

2019-06-06 15:58

Online travel agency Travelcheck offers flight and hotel bundles, online booking for all major airlines and more than 300 000 hotels around the world.

Radisson Hotel exec positive about SA, Africa potential

2019-05-29 18:37

Now that SA's visa process has been improved, it is helping tourist arrivals, Radisson Hotel Group's head of Middle East & Africa, Tim Cordon, tells Fin24.

WATCH: YOLO, FOMO, and the rise of travel as cultural signifier

2019-05-21 21:54

Social media and the YOLO/FOMO culture has given rise to a desire to travel more as a survey in the US and UK found that nearly half of 10 500 respondents say they are now compromising on daily expenses in order to travel more.

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