Category Archives: Travel Articles

Growing tomorrow’s tourism leaders

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Excerpt: Tomorrow’s colloquium hosted by the School of Tourism and Hospitality (STH), within the Faculty of Management at the University of Johannesburg (UJ), will highlight the invaluable role that tourism and mega-events can play in …

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Chefs tour raises enough money for 800 000 meals

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Excerpt: Tallying the final figure for raised funds for the Bidvest World Chefs Tour held last week revealed that R8-million had been raised by 250 international chefs to help feed hungry children. This will amount …

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London’s top five little shopping streets

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Excerpt: Lamb's Conduit Street, BloomsburyA partially pedestrianised street in bookish Bloomsbury, this is as civilised as shopping gets in the capital: it's not unusual for shop owners to dispense a free glass of wine to …

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London’s top five hip restaurants where you can get a table

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Excerpt: 10 Greek Street, Soho Getting a table at the legion of hip "no booking" places that have opened in recent years in Soho – the five restaurants in the Polpo stable, among others – …

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Healthy and hedonistic: My perfect London day out by Le Cool

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Excerpt: Aside from work, my London life revolves around food and fitness. Or trying to work fitness in to make up for enjoying the indulgent lifestyle this great city offers. On my perfect day, I'd …

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Flying High with Your Pooch

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Excerpt: Air travel can be a stressful and sometimes dangerous experience for pets, especially if they travel in the excess baggage or cargo holds. The International Air Transport Association (IATA), which governs air travel for …

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Cycling the Tour de Yorkshire

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Excerpt: In which country would one find the world's most famous bike race? Now there's an easy point in the pub quiz. But, of course, there's a catch. The Tour de France has often strayed …

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Eastport, Maine

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Excerpt: Visit the easternmost city in the United States -- Eastport, Maine. Where: Eastport, about 240 miles from Portland, Maine, is America's easternmost city. It's scattered across several islands, most of which can only be …

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Emirates A380 touches down in Joburg

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Excerpt: Emirates reinforced its commitment to support the growing trade and tourism relationship between Dubai and South Africa by landing its first scheduled A380 service at O R Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg on Saturday. …

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New and Noteworthy for the Week of 7/23

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Excerpt: In this issue: Hong Kong, San Juan, Malibu, South Beach, Shanghai, and Buenos Aires... In this issue: Hong Kong, San Juan, Miami, LA, Buenos Aires, and Shanghai Eat: A Hong Kong trifecta After five …

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Joint travel and tourism conference postponed to 2012

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Excerpt: The joint travel and tourism industry conference, which was scheduled to take place from 23 to 25 October 2011, has been postponed to next year. The conference will be hosted by the Tourism Business …

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London travel film competition: send us your five-minute film

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Excerpt: London is arguably the most diverse metropolis in the world, with more than 300 languages spoken and over 30% of the population born outside of the UK. A world in one city. Travelling across …

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Sandton City expansion to open mid-November

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Excerpt: Sandton City shopping centre in Johannesburg has been undergoing massive refurbishment and expansion for some time now. Its new expansion is set to launch on 10 November. Added to the already comprehensive shopping options …

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B&B review: Grays Court, York

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Excerpt: In terms of why people visit York – history, atmosphere, romantic seclusion – Grays Court could be the city's quintessential bolthole. You will find it down a narrow cobbled street, in the shadow of …

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Beaucaire, France

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Excerpt: 45 minutes west of Marseilles lies this undiscovered gem of rustic charm... Where: Beaucaire, in the heart of Van Gogh country, mid-way between St. Remy de Provence and Nimes. Why: For hundreds of years …

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London 2012 event listings 31 July: what’s on during the Olympics

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Excerpt: TheatreYou Me Bum Bum Train, Empire House, E15, to 19 Sep, bumbumtrain.co.uk Not for the faint-hearted, but if you choose to take part in this "physically challenging interactive experience" you'll be left dazed and …

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Second phase of Protea Hotel Vineyards Estate opens October

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Excerpt: The second, and largest phase, of the Protea Hotel Vineyards Estate in Cape Town’s northern suburbs is set to open on 1 October. This phase comprises 64 apartments; 32 one-bedroom units and 32 two …

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Food franchises well represented in awards finalists

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Excerpt: The finalists in the 2011 FASA Awards for Excellence in Franchising, presented by the Franchise Association of South Africa, have been released ahead of the awards taking place on Saturday 15 October at Montecasino …

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Top 10 budget restaurants on the north Cornwall coast

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Excerpt: Porthmeor Beach Cafe, St IvesIf indeed the much-bandied-about concept of "cool Cornwall" exists, the Porthmeor is a good place to come looking for it. This beachside terrace in front of Tate St Ives offers …

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London’s top five family activities

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Excerpt: Priceless London Wonderground, South Bank Among the cabaret, circus shows, collection of preserved freak animals and other Coney Island-style attractions at the South Bank's Priceless London Wonderground is a terrifyingly high-spinning swing ride, the …

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Two SA hotels win global gongs at World Luxury Hotel Awards

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Excerpt: The winners of the 2011 World Luxury Hotel Awards were announced on Friday, 16 September at a gala dinner at the Regent Esplanade Zagreb Hotel in Croatia. Hotels are recognised for their commitment to …

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FLASHBACK: July 1987 and trade unions become a fact of life

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Excerpt: Editor Andrew Moth says in his Viewpoint of then called Hotelier & Caterer: “Trade unionism, with all its irritations for people who want to run a business and make a living, is a fact …

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A Mediterranean Summer

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Excerpt: Picture yourself sailing all summer aboard a $10 million yacht with one of Italy's wealthiest couples. Money is no object, and the itinerary takes in the poshest ports along the Côte d'Azur, the Italian …

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Zimbabwe experiences best July in nine years

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Excerpt: Africa Albida Tourism has recorded its best July in nine years at its flagship establishment Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, with the property as well as The Boma – Place of Eating recording increased bookings. …

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