Top 12 Tips to Get Direct Bookings with Rate Connect

Are you running a Rate Connect campaign? Are you investing money every month in the advanced app so that you can promote your direct rates on your hotel profile? And are you... Read more »

Too soon to issue travel ban for coronavirus outbreak: Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramphosa says it is still too soon to issue a travel ban regarding the deadly coronavirus outbreak that is engulfing the globe with no sign of abating. President Ramaphosa has... Read more »

Plett takes top spot in visitor influx

It does not take much to notice that Plettenberg Bay is a hive of activity over December with vehicles and people buzzing around the small town, but this observation is now official... Read more »

Plettenberg Bay seal reproduction rising

While visitors and residents have been complaining about rotting seal carcasses causing off-putting beach experiences in Plettenberg Bay over the summer, a recent report by a local marine biologist has shed some... Read more »

Emigration: The costs of leaving South Africa

The decision to emigrate to a foreign country is never one taken lightly. From a financial planning perspective, there is an enormous amount of work that needs to be done to ensure... Read more »

Deadly coronavirus: OR Tambo airport’s screening of travellers gets the nod from MPs

The OR Tambo International Airport, South Africa’s busiest airport, is screening travellers for the deadly coronavirus. MPs on Friday conducted an oversight visit at the airport, and reported being impressed with the... Read more »

Coronavirus Forces Italian Hotel Employees to Be Served Quarantine-Style

Backgrid 1:01 PM PT — We’re told it’s just employees — not guests — who are currently quarantined at this hotel, which happens to be Hotel Bel Sit. As of Sunday, there... Read more »

Protea Hotel by Marriott Kruger Gate’s new R100m refurbishment

A group of media were recently invited to the recently revamped Protea Hotel by Marriott Kruger Gate, which underwent an upgrade of R100-million.  I have driven to Mpumalanga on several occasions but... Read more »

Emirates coronavirus hoax: All SA flights are operating as normal, says airline

Now that South Africa has confirmed its first coronavirus case, the spread of misinformation will be hard to quell.  Hours after the news broke, a flyer started doing the rounds on various... Read more »

Seychelles: A tale of three islands

As I’m typing this, I can hear the waves crashing in the background. The sea breeze gently swaying against my balcony curtain is a reminder that I’m nowhere close to home. In... Read more »

11 hotels to call home during Cape Town International Jazz Fest weekend

The Cape Town Jazz Festival takes place from March 27 and 28, 2020 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.  The annual event attracts hundreds of travellers who search for various types... Read more »

Marriott International announces new flagship hotel in Joburg

Marriott International has announced the opening of Johannesburg Marriott Hotel Melrose Arch and Marriott Executive Apartments Johannesburg Melrose Arch.  The opening marks the debut of Marriott Executive Apartments in South Africa and the first purpose-built... Read more »