Mauritius: 5* Heritage Awali Golf & Spa Resort – Early booking special – From R27,030

5*  Heritage Awali Golf & Spa Resort Ideal for family holidays, Heritage Awali stands out for its exceptional range of services tailored for the enjoyment of young and old. Rooms are spacious... Read more »

Mauritius: 5* Heritage Awali Golf & Spa Resort – Early booking special – From R27,090

5*  Heritage Awali Golf & Spa Resort Ideal for family holidays, Heritage Awali stands out for its exceptional range of services tailored for the enjoyment of young and old. Rooms are spacious... Read more »

The best travel masks revealed

If you plan to travel in a post-Covid-19 world, you may need to invest in a mask.  When travel resumes, many, if not all, destinations would require the use of masks in... Read more »

Cape Town mayor urges Ramaphosa to reopen leisure, travel and tourism sector

The executive mayor of Cape Town Dan Plato has written to President Cyril Ramaphosa asking him to reopen the leisure sector of the economy.  The tourism and leisure sector was closed after... Read more »

Despite Dubai opening to tourists, foreign workers remain in limbo

Dubai – Eudinson Uy and his pregnant wife planned to return to their home in the United Arab Emirates after a vacation in Armenia, but due to a subsequent lockdown of the... Read more »

Brit tourists seeking the summer sun as UK restrictions removed from EU countries

London – The traditional British summer getaway to the sun-soaked beaches of the Mediterranean Sea is set to pick up steam as UK quarantine restrictions are removed from dozens of countries, including... Read more »

Masks mandatory when Disneyland Paris reopens

Paris – With masks mandatory and advance booking required, Disneyland Paris will gradually reopen from July 15 after a four-month closure due to the coronavirus crisis. Like other major Paris attractions such... Read more »

IOL Travel launches FREE digital magazine

Everyone is yearning for a holiday post-Covid-19 as they crave the ocean views, learning about different cultures and putting their feet up for a much-needed break.  We hope that IOL Travel’s first... Read more »

Tour operator Piet Krynauw anticipates limited business this year

Covid-19 has impacted many businesses within the travel sector. Trails & Travels, which offers walking and cycling tours in South Africa, is one such organisation. Tour operator Piet Krynauw shed light on... Read more »

PICS: Thermometers in hand, Dubai opens for tourists amid pandemic

From French soccer jerseys to slick online campaigns, Dubai is trumpeting the fact that it reopened for tourism on Tuesday, but what that means for this sheikhdom that relies on the dollars,... Read more »

LOOK: This Durban hotel is coronavirus-proofed for a post-pandemic world

Long before the world learned about Covid-19, the developers at Umhlanga Arch’s 4-star Hilton Garden Inn were busy creating the province’s first smart hotel.  The new Durban establishment, part of the mega... Read more »

LOOK: Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve to feature in new National Geographic series

Restored island Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve will feature in a new National Geographic channel series called Building Paradise Island.  MSC Cruises revealed that the three-part documentary series follows the transformation of... Read more »

Why airlines need to be innovative to ensure longevity during Covid-19 pandemic

While the aviation industry had to deal with a series of setbacks over the years, experts say Covid-19 is different.  The global pandemic has had an unparalleled and devastating impact on the... Read more »

SA Tourism survey: 45% of international tourists will avoid travel and other revealing results

Almost two-thirds of international travellers are ready to travel immediately after the lifting of international travel restrictions or within a year thereafter, a South African Tourism (SA Tourism) survey on international travel... Read more »

MAP: The oldest restaurants in Africa, Europe and other parts of the world revealed

Ever wondered which restaurant at your holiday destination is their oldest establishment? Many foodies travel the world to check out some of its most famous and oldest establishments.  As travel is slowly... Read more »

Disneyland Paris to reopen in phases from mid-July

Children can find some cheer again as Disneyland Paris welcomes little ones after a long hiatus. The sought-after theme park has joined the list of destinations reopening after a global Covid-19 lockdown.... Read more »

Airbnb wants president to include the home-sharing service in level 3 regulations

Airbnb is hoping that President Cyril Ramaphosa will include the home-sharing service in level 3 regulations. Ramaphosa revealed on June 17 that sit-in restaurants, accredited hotels, cinemas, theatres, casinos, personal care services... Read more »

Take a virtual tour to witness this year’s Sardine Run on the South Coast

The ongoing cold spell has seen sardine activity increase in KwaZulu-Natal, South Coast and Ugu South Coast Tourism (USCT) revealed. While South Africans are on lockdown, USCT is showcasing the Sardine Run... Read more »

Listen to the songs named after the world’s leading destinations

When you think of songs named after countries, you probably think of songs like ‘Don’t Cry for Me Argentina’ by Madonna, ‘Born in the USA’ by Bruce Springsteen or ‘Walk Like an... Read more »

LOOK: Mexico desperate to reopen 11 million-job tourism industry

An irony of the coronavirus pandemic is that the idyllic beach vacation in Mexico in the brochures does exist now. The white sand beaches are sparkling çlean and empty on the Caribbean... Read more »

5 South African views to check out after the lockdown is over

As South Africa eases lockdown restrictions, many travellers are already planning items to tick off their bucket list. Here’s a list of 5 South African views to look forward post lockdown:  Tobago’s Bar... Read more »

LOOK: It’s snowing in Sutherland

South Africa has just started its winter season, which means that parts of the Northern Cape received some snowfall in recent days – with many excited locals snapping photographs to mark the... Read more »

LISTEN: Cape Town International Airport gets go ahead to resume business travel flights

Cape Town International Airport (CTIA) is ready to welcome businesses travellers to Cape Town and the Western Cape.  This follows a recent visit by the Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, David... Read more »