Category Archives: Travel Articles

VIDEO: A day in the life of… chefs, restaurant, bar and banqueting staff

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: In this fourth part of a five-part series, Susan Reynard chats to management and staff at Hilton Sandton to find answers to the burning question: What brings guests back? Food and beverage together with functions … Continue reading

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Oh what a night!

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: The grand finale, a gala dinner at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg for the Bidvest World Chefs Tour Against Hunger on 30 August, was a sold out hit. Some 1000 guests attended the four-course … Continue reading

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2012 AA Quality Assured Accommodation Awards goes digital

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Particulars of the 2012 AA Quality Assured Accommodation Awards programme have been announced. The programme, South Africa’s only consumer-based accommodation awards, has undergone extensive changes to keep up with modern trends in the hospitality industry. … Continue reading

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East London’s top five pop-ups

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Restaurant – Lucky Chip at the Sebright Arms, Bethnal GreenMeat-loving Londoners had already traipsed to a church in Kensal Rise and a Hackney car park in search of the Lucky Chip van and its gourmet … Continue reading

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10 of the best B&Bs and hotels in Cumbria

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Boltongate Old Rectory, nr Ireby Southwest of Carlisle and a smidgen north of the Lake District national park, this luxury B&B is a great base for exploring both the northern Lakes and the less well-trodden … Continue reading

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London 2012 event listings 2 August: what’s on during the Olympics

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: TheatreThe Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time, National Theatre: Cottesloe, South Bank, SE1, to 27 Oct, Simon Stephens’ adaptation of Mark Haddon’s bleakly humorous and award-winning novel following 15-year old narrator, Christopher John … Continue reading

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Victoria Junction goes green on Pink Mile

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: The Protea Hotel Victoria Junction in Cape Town has reopened after being closed for four months for refurbishment. Owned by the Hospitality Property Fund, the hotel is on Somerset Road in an area known as … Continue reading

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Business Travelers’ Top Travel Tips

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Road warriors reveal the tricks of the business travel game… No one knows travel better than someone who does it for a living. From knowing how to get discounts on luxury hotel rooms to obtaining … Continue reading

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Panama

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: 1. Fact: You can see both the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean when standing on the 11,450-foot-high summit of Volcán Barú, the highest point in Panama. See it: Two trails to the summit penetrate … Continue reading

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A Da Vinci Code Tour: Scotland

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: On the road with the Da Vinci Code in Scotland, where the trail takes us to Rosslyn… All Things Grail Lead to Rosslyn With a little help from Sir Isaac Newton, Langdon breaks the second … Continue reading

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Fair Trade in Tourism SA partners with SA Tourism

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa (FTTSA) has joined forces with South African Tourism (SAT) to promote fair and responsible tourism in a number of European source markets. This joint campaign includes a number of … Continue reading

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Culinary Adventures Around the Globe

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Interested in cultivating your culinary prowess? If so, sign up for a hands-on short cooking course on your next trip. Here we serve up an amuse-bouche of classes, a taste-teaser if you will, of the … Continue reading

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One&Only Cape Town hosts Young Stars of Tomorrow Competition

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: For its Young Stars of Tomorrow Competition, Showcook’s Annette Kesler headed for one of country’s top hotel schools and best hotels. The final cook-off, sommelier and service competition for contestants from the Cape Town Hotel … Continue reading

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Just Back from Lisbon and the Alentejo

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Fodor’s Art Director Fabrizio La Rocca recently set down his X-acto blade and took up his walking stick for an exhilarating journey to Lisbon, a magical and atmospheric city of medieval citadels, cobblestone streets, and … Continue reading

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London’s top five neighbourhoods

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Stoke NewingtonStoke Newington isn’t on the tube, but it’s worth making the short trip by train (from Liverpool Street) or bus to hang out in this former enclave for radicals and nonconformists, which still has … Continue reading

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10 of the best walks in the Lake District

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Borger Dalr, BorrowdaleDistance 4 miles Start Grange in Borrowdale, grid ref NY253174 National Trust downloadable route and map Borger Dalr was described by the famed fellwalker and writer Alfred Wainwright as the “finest square mile … Continue reading

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Twelve Apostles opens new spa

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: When the Tollman family and Red Carnation Hotels officially opened the new spa at the Twelve Apostles Hotel in Cape Town this week, the group’s South African executive chefs combined their skills to feed and … Continue reading

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A Da Vinci Code Tour: Rome

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: On the road with the Da Vinci Code in Rome, where the trail takes us to the Papal summer retreat… Secret Meeting at the Vatican After learning from the Vatican Council that a secret society, … Continue reading

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Need a London hotel room … tonight?

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Ever missed the last train home because you’ve had to work all night, or for more exciting reasons – a hot date perhaps? A new travel app offering same-day hotel bookings could solve your next … Continue reading

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Uitkyk on the lookout for owls

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Uitkyk wine estate outside Stellenbosch has launched a project to increase the owl population on the farm by creating suitable habitats for these birds of prey. Uitkyk, a Biodiversity & Wine Initiative champion, was one … Continue reading

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Help for space congress travellers

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: TSG Tourism Services Group will assist with facilitating destination marketing and housing services for the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) 2011 that begins on October 3 in Cape Town. To be held at the Cape Town … Continue reading

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Record attendance at careers expo

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: The National Tourism Careers Expo (NTCE) experienced record attendance with over 18 000 visitors attending the interactive exhibition designed to showcase the career opportunities available in tourism. The NTCE, which ran from 23-25 September, is … Continue reading

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All-Inclusives: What’s Included?

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: When it comes to all-inclusive getaways, it pays to investigate the fine print… For many travelers, all-inclusive getaways are the only way to go. Everything is figured out in advance of departure — accommodations, food, … Continue reading

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Johannesburg Tourism Company encouraged by upcoming tourism events

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: “Every year, Joburg bursts into spring with a flurry of festivals and events, encouraging all to celebrate the new season by getting out and about, and this year is no different,” says Lindiwe Kwele, CEO … Continue reading

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