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aha group takes over Imperial Hotel!

aha group takes over Imperial Hotel!

Property management business of Tourvest Accommodation and Activities division, has been awarded the full management and marketing contract for the Imperial Hotel in Pietermaritzburg. Formerly the Protea Hotel Imperial, this historic hotel is no longer part of -the Protea Hotels brand and will be managed exclusively by aha Hotels and Lodges. This hotel is ideal […]

Water tourism initiatives seek to stimulate numbers in the Vaal region!

Water tourism initiatives seek to stimulate numbers in the Vaal region!

“The City that never sleeps” as Gauteng is better revered for, will for the better half of the month activate a hive of activities penciled in, as part of the Gauteng Tourism Promotion Drive initiative. From water tourism activities in the Vaal to music, Sharpeville tour, fallen political heroes monuments tours to Heritage Month commemorations […]

GTA do away with ‘dead-woods’ as new boss unveiled!

GTA do away with ‘dead-woods’ as new boss unveiled!

This was confirmed by the MEC for Economic Development, Environment, Agriculture and Rural Development Lebogang Maile, today. The relatively unknown Ngwenya (in terms of tourism background) brings with him a thick record from the executive role. He’s the Gauteng Economic Development Agency (GEDA) former boss. Nngwenya, was also Deputy Director General for Business Regulation and […]

Harties Cableway unaffected by lightning!

Harties Cableway unaffected by lightning!

This follows a fire sparked by a lightning strike damaged a venue at the Hartebeespoort cableway. But, according to management service has not been affected. Iain Gunn, General Manager of the Cableway, said in the release: “A decision had already been taken to close the cableway with the approaching storm and there was no guest […]

Newly refurbished airlines by Emirates set for SADC!

Newly refurbished airlines by Emirates set for SADC!

This is part of Emirates Group programme plan to turn the airline into stylish and fashionable brand globally. The aircraft will have eight private suites in First Class, 42 lie-flat seats in Business Class and 310 spacious seats in Economy Class. Says Orhan Abbas, Emirates Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Latin America, Central and Southern […]

Lifestyle is what Emirates Airlines is headed globally!

Lifestyle is what Emirates Airlines is headed globally!

With international airlines now extending their presence in South Africa and the Continent, the briefing made sense to understand what was the position and future projections of Emirates Airlines in the industry facing economic depreciation. Also this had to with changing image from just being an airline but to a lifestyle brand that everyone can […]

Makhelwane Festivals calls for Sowetans to be neighbourly!

Makhelwane Festivals calls for Sowetans to be neighbourly!

Therefore, the second instalment of the Makhelwane Festival in Soweto, seeks to espouse to others that being neighbourly is an African thing. It takes place at Orlando West from December 4 to 6. The key element behind Makhelwane Fest is creating a commercial hub that involves the community and its locals. Close to 30 houses […]

Golden moments at GRC launch!

Golden moments at GRC launch!

With arch rival Sun International (Sun City) going for rejuvenation to the tune of R800m, Gold Reef City-one of world class entertainment complex in Jozi- has gone R630m refurbishment expansion through Tsogo Sun, one of leading hotels, gaming and entertainment companies in South Africa. Clearly, this demonstrates investor confidence shown by companies following news that […]

Loliwe Train snaking its way to Macufe!

Loliwe Train snaking its way to Macufe!

The annual Mangaung African Cultural Festival returns in the Free State Province for 2015 edition and Loliwe Tourism Train Experience will be snaking its way to this grandest fest. Described as ‘Hotel in motion’ (Premier Classe) Loliwe provides entertainment, fun and shows off the beauty this country has in abundance. An idea borne out of […]

Cruise caters for everyone but the new bill could hamper traveling!

Cruise caters for everyone but the new bill could hamper traveling!

Already the pinch has been felt in South Africa with tourists numbers taking a nose-dive, that prompted the Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom to request and urgent meeting with Cabinet. But as for MSC Cruises it will be business as usual. With holidays beckoning most families look for a holiday destination that will appeal to […]