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How to stay motivated on your career path as a chef

Food channels and reality cooking shows glamorise the industry and make a chef's life look as if it is all fun and joy, but the reality is very different. Here's how to remain faithful to your chosen career path as a chef...

By Janine Fourie 4 Oct 2017

Four Points' Best Brews trail makes stop in Nairobi for a taste of its craft beer culture

“Four Points has a love for locally crafted beers, which is why we partnered with The Big Five Breweries to sample a taste of what Nairobi has to offer."

26 Sep 2017

#THINCAfrica: Developing Africa's hospitality professionals of the future

Associate Dean and Professor at ESL, Dr Achim Schmitt, participated in a panel discussion on HR and education issues in the hospitality industry at the THINC Africa conference...

By Cari Coetzee 13 Sep 2017

Localisation key in Carlson Rezidor's development strategy for Africa

As a hotel group, Carlson Rezidor is constantly reconciling localisation and world-class hospitality. "It is becoming increasingly clear that we can't have one without the other.”

4 Sep 2017

What's new in Dubai?

Dubai's new openings in the first half of 2017 have added a host of new experiences across art, culture, entertainment and dining to its offering. Here's what to look forward to in the second half of 2017...

27 Jul 2017

Why it's OK to charge tourists more for chips

Differential pricing may seem unfair. But if locals had to start paying the same prices as tourists, it's likely that many of them would be prevented from enjoying heritage sites in their own communities...

By Sally Everett 5 Jul 2017

Zambia hotels winning at sustainability with agricultural and entrepreneurship projects

The Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia Hotel team's agricultural and entrepreneurship projects have had far-reaching impacts in terms of sustainability and socio-economic development...

20 Jun 2017

#AfricaMonth: What's on the menu for Food & Hospitality Africa 2017?

We chat to Nick Sarnadas from Food & Hospitality Africa, the largest pan-African food, drink, and hospitality trade show, to find out what's on the menu this year...

By Cari Coetzee 4 May 2017

Google Maps adds bucket list feature

You can create lists of places, share your lists and follow other lists, all without ever leaving the Google Maps app...

15 Feb 2017

Food trends: The jus just ain't worth the squeeze

What's hot on the local food scene? What's being served up and what's joining the leftovers?

By Shelley Seid 14 Oct 2016

Hilton Worldwide announces line-up of hotel firsts for Africa

Hilton Worldwide announced new properties and extensions at AHIF. Among the new hotels agreed is Africa's first modular build hotel, Africa's tallest hotel in Nairobi, and...

4 Oct 2016

Newmark signs exotic Zanzibar property

Newmark has added yet another African property to its portfolio - the Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge, which occupies 1.5 hectares on the west coast of the island of Zanzibar.

11 Aug 2016

Marriott Hotels opens first hotel in southern Africa

Marriott International has opened Kigali Marriott Hotel, representing its entry into Rwanda and Marriott Hotels' first property in southern Africa....

8 Aug 2016

The Royal Escape: espAfrika's new curated luxury experience

espAfrika brings its latest offering - the Escape Experience - in a series of exclusive curated experiences designed to appeal to Africa's luxury market...

27 Jul 2016

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International

IHG reveals new hotel concept in Singapore

The InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay, carefully curated by world-class designers, architects and culinary purveyors, offers 225 studios and suites, including an expansive Penthouse.

1 day ago

A close-up look at what happens when tourists and Maasai communities meet

My study of the interaction between tourists and a Maasai community raised questions about the boundaries between research, tourism and entertainment. For one thing, the local Maasai generally classify overseas visitors, whether researchers, NGO workers, businessmen or tourists, in the same category. I also found that cross-cultural interactions don't always help to break down stereotypes.

By Vanessa Wijngaarden 1 day ago

MSC Cruises' innovative surveillance system bridges gap in overboard detection

MSC Cruises has launched a new vanguard video surveillance system, which will optimise on-board security, allowing for the speediest intervention in the unlikely event a person or object falls overboard.

11 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: At the forefront of customer feedback and online reputation management

The industry is increasingly being characterised by millennial travellers and their preferences. With the rise of the millennial traveller came an increase in online reviews - the importance of which cannot be understated as it can make or break an establishment's popularity and, therefore, its bottom line. Online reviews have come to fill a meaningful role in the industry: while travellers use online reviews as a measure that will determine a booking - or not - establishments have come to find value in these reviews as they can confirm great service or indicate where service needs attention, increase interaction with guests and consumers and, therefore, contribute significantly to guest retention.

By Cari Coetzee 10 Oct 2017

Pacific's Niue creates huge marine sanctuary

The tiny Pacific island nation of Niue on Friday, 6 October, announced the creation of a huge marine sanctuary, saying it wanted to stop overfishing and preserve the environment for future generations.

9 Oct 2017

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