How Airbnb is helping people do what they love
Jan26

How Airbnb is helping people do what they love

A new year represents new beginnings—and for many people, that means making the jump to a new, more rewarding career through Airbnb. According to a survey conducted online by Harris Poll* for Airbnb among over 1,000 employed Americans, 70 percent of U.S. workers say they wish they had a job that allowed them to pursue their passions while working. One in five (20%) have considered making a career change as a New Year’s resolution. The...

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De Hoek Country Hotel beefs up management team
Jan25

De Hoek Country Hotel beefs up management team

Magaliesburg, Gauteng – De Hoek Country Hotel is pleased to announce the appointment of Gavin Ferreira to the position of General Manager and Khulile Mkhabela as Sales Manager. Gavin Ferreira, started his career in the hospitality industry in 2001, and has held several luxury Hotel management positions including most recently Deputy General Manager of The Twelve Apostles Hotel, Cape Town, before relocating to Magaliesburg last week....

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Renaissance Hotels opens for business in Lagos
Jan24

Renaissance Hotels opens for business in Lagos

Renaissance Hotels, the brand known around the world for helping business travellers discover unexpected experiences, has announced the opening of its first hotel in Sub-Saharan Africa — the Renaissance Lagos Ikeja Hotel. Located in Nigeria’s commercial centre and city known for its music, fashion, cuisine, art and nightlife, the Renaissance Lagos Ikeja offers world-class amenities, modern aesthetic, sophisticated service and unique...

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The illegal use of star grading – TGCSA
Dec15

The illegal use of star grading – TGCSA

Service excellence is critical in the tourism industry and quality assurance has become synonymous with the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) and the stars that greet visitors at the entrance of thousands of establishments throughout the country. These stars indicate the level of quality and service as well as the type of facilities travelers can expect. Unfortunately, visitor expectations are not met in some instances...

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FEDHASA decries Draft Liquor Bill
Dec02

FEDHASA decries Draft Liquor Bill

South Africa is already mired in the complexity of having more than 40 national and provincial liquor-related policies and regulations, as well as countless municipal by-laws, and the proposed Draft Liquor Amendment Bill of 2016 is all set to complicate the liquor regulatory environment even more.   This is the view of the Federated Hospitality Association of South Africa’s (FEDHASA) CEO, Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa. “There is currently a...

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Riviera on Vaal welcomes Aqua Lounge Cruises
Dec01

Riviera on Vaal welcomes Aqua Lounge Cruises

With water restrictions playing havoc on levels in all of our dams (and in your pool), and the beach but a distant dream if you live inland, then do yourself a favour and mosey on down to the Vaal River in Vereeniging where the river is flowing, as are the cocktails, where water sports abound for you and the family to enjoy this festive season – heck, any season!  Dotted along the banks of the Vaal River you will find hotels,...

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