December 8, 2016


Gold Medal overhauls brochure range in response to growth in new markets

The operator has added more than 250 new properties and 45 tours to its new 2017-18 brochure portfolio.

The new collection of ten brochures included five for North America – USA, Las Vegas, California & the West, Florida, Canada and the Caribbean & Mexico – plus one for Dubai & Arabia, one for the Indian Ocean, one for the Far East, one for Australia, New Zealand & South Pacific and Gold Medal’s new-look Africa portfolio.

Next year’s South Africa brochure has been rebranded as Africa"...

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December 7, 2016


Fedhasa calls for straight-laced liquor law to aid tourism in SA

The 2016 draft Liquor Amendment Bill published by the Department of Trade and Industry earlier this year is one of the most contentious pieces of legislation to have been presented in Parliament this year.

And along with other tourism stakeholders, Federated Hospitality Association of South Africa (FEDHASA) is concerned of the negative effect the bill might have on tourism in SA's trying economic climate.


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December 7, 2016


Hilton Hotels & Resorts Debuts in Bali with Stunning Cliff-Top Getaway

Hilton Hotels & Resorts today announced the opening of Hilton Bali Resort, which joins 130 distinguished resort properties across the Hilton (NYSE: HLT) portfolio located in some of the world’s most sought-after destinations."......

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December 6, 2016


We need to look at tourism as a saviour

South Africa has staved off a global credit ratings agency downgrade for more than a year now, holding on - just - to the rating one small step above “junk” as defined by the three largest global credit ratings agencies: S&P Global Ratings, Fitch and Moody’s.

A downgrade to “junk” would effectively put a stop to all new foreign investment in South Africa, as the ratings agencies send a message to the world that South Africa is unable to service its foreign debt. A downgrade would also precipitate"...

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December 5, 2016


Arab Investors eye Nigerian Tourism sector

A number of investors from the United Arab Emirates have indicated interest to invest in the Nigerian tourism sector.

The investors who met with the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Sunday in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), said Nigeria had the full potential in the tourism sector which they were willing to explore.

The News Agency of Nigeria"...

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December 4, 2016


Tourism Experts Who Could Be NTDC DG

A few days ago, the Federal Governmen trelieved the Director General of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation, Sally Mbanefo, of her duties. In essence, there will be a new person in charge of marketing Nigeria; the country’s unique natural endowments and its rich cultural heritage.

Most visitors to Nigeria come for business with only a small percentage coming for leisure. Considering what the country has to offer – natural beauties"...

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December 4, 2016


Air Seychelles launches direct flights to Durban, South Africa

Air Seychelles has announced its new direct route to Durban, set to commence on March 30, 2017. This is airline’s second route in South Africa after Johannesburg, where the carrier flies five times per week.

The new Durban route will be operated twice-per-week on an Airbus A320 aircraft in a two-cabin configuration.


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December 2, 2016


Hilton’s Curio Collection Premieres in New York City with Art-Deco Renwick Hotel

Once home to John Steinbeck, Thomas Mann and other celebrated writers and artists, The Renwick Hotel, a historic property in the heart of midtown Manhattan, is now open as part of Curio – A Collection by HiltonTM. As the first New York City hotel to join Curio’s global set of remarkable upscale properties, The Renwick facilitates travelers’ desire for unique discovery and authentic experiences.


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December 2, 2016


Middle East's Largest China Trade Show, China Home Life Expo, in Dubai for the 7th Time with China's Finest Manufactures

China HomeLife will be head in the Dubai World Trade this December 05,06 & 07, for the successful 7th time. The trade show will feature more than 1500 china’s leading manufacturers and suppliers. Parallel to the China Home Life, The China Furniture Design & Manufacturing Expo will take place with over 300 premium Chinese"...

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December 2, 2016


Hilton Hotels & Resorts Debuts in Heart of Brooklyn

Hilton Hotels & Resorts today celebrates its arrival in Brooklyn’s Boerum Hill with the landmark opening of Hilton Brooklyn New York. Presiding over the corner of Smith and Schermerhorn Streets, a tree-lined enclave of chic shops, trend-setting restaurants and a lively night scene, Hilton Brooklyn New York sets a new standard of hospitality in Brooklyn. The 19-story mixed-use commercial, retail and condominium development offers 196 spacious guest rooms and suites"......

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