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Meropa Hotel receives R76 million upgrade

Meropa Hotel receives R76 million upgrade

Perched outside the City- along the busiest route as you make your way into Polokwane- was about time it received a facelift thanks to the premier gaming and hospitality group Sun International. This is part of the company’s mandate to refurbish its portfolios countrywide, recently being the majestic Sun City in the North West. The […]

Pepperclub Hotel plus Montsho equal success

Pepperclub Hotel plus Montsho equal success

Whatever Josiah Montsho touches turns to Gold; and his illustrious career in the hospitality industry speaks volume. Montsho is the General Manager at Pepperclub Hotel & Spa. Pepperclub Hotel & Spa-named the Africa’s Leading Hotel City Hotel- also bagged the Africa’s Leading Hotel Residences, South Africa’s Leading Hotel Residences and South Africa’s Leading Hotel Suite […]

‘I Do Tourism’ come along to Mpumalanga

‘I Do Tourism’ come along to Mpumalanga

He spoke exclusively to SLM reporter on the sidelines, during a media tour at the historical Makhonjwa Mountain Range -Geo Trail in Barberton, Mpumalanga. According to the Professor, “talks are still on going to declare it the ninth World Heritage Site but due to lack of funding from Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency and feasibility […]

Gauteng Tourism suspend staff as OR Tambo Airport security breach bleeds

Gauteng Tourism suspend staff as OR Tambo Airport security breach bleeds

Just days ago, the Gauteng Tourism Authority has placed eight of its staff members on ‘precautionary’ suspension, following reports of bribery and corruption, stationed at the Authorities Information Desk. This was confirmed by GTA, after one Kempton Park Guest House owner brought to attention the concerns. For fear of reprisal (guest house name withheld) complained […]

Emirates accommodates increasing Asian market

Emirates accommodates increasing Asian market

The move, effective from July 1 2017, will increase capacity to both Beijing and Shanghai, offering Emirates passengers even more seamless A380-to-A380 connections between the two Chinese cities and over 30 international points, including 18 points in the UK and Europe, via its hub in Dubai. This upgrade strengthens Emirates’ overall mainland China offering, which […]

BON Hotels Group shows it’s still boss

BON Hotels Group shows it’s still boss

Despite chilly weather as anticipated we hopped along. After reporting at their Midrand outlet for a ‘quickie’ lunch and showcasing on Thursday, we made our way to the one of underestimated tourist destinations in Gauteng -Vaal for a night stay over at the Riviera Hotel. Perched along the jaw-dropping Vaal River, the hotel is synonymous […]

Bidders keen in hosting Tourism Indaba 2018 now open!

Bidders keen in hosting Tourism Indaba 2018 now open!

This follows the confirmation by the chief executive at South African Tourism Sisa Ntshona that bids are now open for other cities to host the exhibition. He told guests at the recent Tourism Indaba media launch held in Jozi that time is now, to let other bidders show their mettle. Billions of rands have been […]

Bag pilferage raises that ugly head yet again!

Bag pilferage raises that ugly head yet again!

And if, this goes unabated tourists will think twice about visiting our shores and flying will no longer be a priority for me, and other millions who are reading this sad story. Millions could be lost and those responsible will go scot free as in my case. Last week Wednesday en route to Cape Town […]

The super cool Emirates A380 lands back in SA!

The super cool Emirates A380 lands back in SA!

The city becomes Emirates’ 46th destination in its global network to which it operates the double decker aircraft. The A380 offers a total of 516 seats in a three class cabin configuration with 14 private suites in First Class, 76 mini pods with lie-flat seats in Business Class and 426 spacious seats in Economy Class. […]

Seychelles tourism minister eyeing the UNWTO position!

Seychelles tourism minister eyeing the UNWTO position!

This was the reaction from colleagues and board members at the Seychelles Tourism, following his resignation to challenge for an all-important Secretary General position at United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). In his support, the affable St. Ange also received backing from Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association (SHTA), among others. A letter of endorsement was […]