Daily Archives: 07/26/2013

Top winelist at Kievits Kroon

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Four-star Cape Dutch-style Kievits Kroon in Pretoria has grown its reputation in fine-dining, winelist, conferencing and wellness. Its food and wine pairing events at Granita have showcased the cuisine of executive chef Sammy Mashile as … Continue reading

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8 Free Things to Do in Tel Aviv

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Get up, lazybones, and meet your guide at 9 a.m. on Wednesday at the Clock Tower in Old Jaffa for a walking tour of one of the oldest ports in the world. Jonah set out … Continue reading

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10 of the best campsites in Cornwall

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Lovelane Caravans, Roskilly’s Organic Farm, HelstonFans of retro will be in their element in Lovelane’s period caravans, restored to their former glory and equipped with nostalgic touches such as thimble-like gold-rimmed cups from the Queen’s … Continue reading

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Fairtrade Week from 14 to 20 November

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: The Fairtrade Label South Africa (FLSA) is set to hold the first Fairtrade Week around the country. The campaign is aimed at raising public awareness about Fairtrade products and processes. The Fairtrade Week slogan is: … Continue reading

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Rental Cars Don’t Float and Other Travel Mistakes

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: For travel nuts, trips top many a resolution list— who doesn’t want to resolve to explore the Greek Islands? However, before you were your own travel agent, your list might have included a more basic … Continue reading

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The East End: My perfect London day out by City Secrets editor

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: I would begin with breakfast at Rochelle Canteen on Arnold Circus in Shoreditch (arnoldandhenderson.com). This lovely, understated restaurant with communal tables is housed in a converted bike shed, part of a former primary school now … Continue reading

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Amanda Kotze-Nhlapo heads up National Convention Bureau

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: South African Tourism (SAT) has appointed Amanda Kotze-Nhlapo as executive manager of the newly-established National Convention Bureau (NCB), effective 1 November 2011. She was most recently head of the Convention Bureau and Events at Cape … Continue reading

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FLASHBACK: September 1992 – Excellent advice from top industry professionals

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Back in September 1992, Hotelier & Caterer (as Hotel & Restaurant was called then) editor Andrew Moth said in his hugely popular Viewpoint column: “The South African Tourism Board has responded with commendable speed to … Continue reading

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London 2012 Olympics: how to stay in the capital for free

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: As questions go, “How can I stay in an expensive part of London during one of the world’s biggest sporting events for nothing?” seems as pie in the sky as asking, “How can I get … Continue reading

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Glitz and Gigawatts: 5 Days in Las Vegas

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Nightclubs, casinos, theatre, dancing girls, exploding volcanoes, million-dollar paintings — you could easily spend a lifetime in Vegas and still not exhaust the city’s bottomless gift for glitz and razmatazz. But if time is limited, … Continue reading

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10 of the best campsites in the Lake District and Cumbria

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Syke Farm Camping Ground, ButtermereSyke Farm is tucked away in a quiet Lake District valley to the south-west of Keswick in the tiny hamlet of Buttermere. This is an unpretentious, no-frills campsite with an unapologetically … Continue reading

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Protea Hotel President completes second phase of renovation

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: The renovation of the Protea Hotel Presidne tin Cape Town reaches the halfway mark next month. The Protea Hotel President’s renovations started in July last year and after a 2010/2011 summer break, three floors of … Continue reading

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Hilton to open first hotel in Erbil

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Hilton Worldwide is set to open its first hotel in Erbil, the capital city of Iraqi Kurdistan. Comprising of 200 serviced apartments, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Erbil is expected to open at the end of … Continue reading

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Where We’re Going on Summer Vacation

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Bring your summer vacation plans into focus by finding inspiration and guidance from travelers in our Travel Talk Forums. The trips they’re planning this summer vary widely, from classic road trips, to epic European adventures, … Continue reading

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Achiever Awards honours outstanding skills development initiatives

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: The Ikusasa School of Cooking has been awarded the BHP Billiton’s Achiever Award in the category – Outstanding Contribution to Skills Development in Tourism. The Achiever Awards were presented by Achiever magazine at the Skills … Continue reading

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A Da Vinci Code Tour

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: On the road with the Da Vinci Code. Travel the roads taken by characters in the best-selling novel… "A must-read before a trip to Paris," wrote "Jay" on the Fodors.com Travel Talk forums earlier this … Continue reading

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Cape Town Tourism responds to responsible tourism standards

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Minister of Tourism, Marthinus van Schalkwyk, launched the South African National Minimum Standard for Responsible Tourism (NMSRT) this week, which highlights the role of sustainable tourism practices in creating better places for people to visit, … Continue reading

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Emma’s Eccentric Britain: breadmaking in Northumberland

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Livvy Cawthorne is an evangelist for Northumbrian produce and recipes. Not only that, but she’s notorious in these parts. “I introduced pesto to Berwick-upon-Tweed,” she tells me, with a firm nod. I’m sitting in her … Continue reading

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Pezula invests in Cafe Z for locals

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: In a move designed to address the challenges presented by the global downturn in the hospitality industry, Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa has opened a new restaurant, Cafe Z. The restaurant is more accessible to … Continue reading

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London’s top five rooftop hangouts

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Soho Sky Terrace, West End A bit of a secret spot, the Courthouse DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel (19-21 Great Marlborough Street, W1, 020-7297 5555, doubletree3.hilton.com) opposite Carnaby Street, once the courtroom where Oscar Wilde and … Continue reading

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FLASHBACK: 1983 – Hans Enderle appointed MD Holiday Inns

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Back in 1983, the liquor industry was going through a series of price wars. Editor of then named Hotelier & Caterer (now Hotel & Restaurant), Bruce Heilbuth, reported on Fedhasa’s suggestion of minimum mark-ups. Heilbuth … Continue reading

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A Da Vinci Code Tour: London

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: On the road with the Da Vinci Code in London, where the trail takes us to Fleet Street and Temple Church… Another Cryptex, Another Clue Realizing that the clue to the cryptex might not be … Continue reading

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Classic San Francisco Restaurants

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Europhiles who bemoan the lack of sophisticated food and wine in America have nothing to complain about in San Francisco, where you can find shockingly delicious osso buco and mouthwatering sushi sometimes on the same … Continue reading

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Hotel review: The Cartford Inn, Lancashire

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: First, a caveat, a confession. I was given the penthouse. It is not a word I expected to hear at a country inn, on the Fylde peninsula, halfway between Preston and Blackpool, but it is … Continue reading

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