February 2017 – Fair Trade Tourism has started 2017 with a bang thanks to the addition of Shamwari Game Reserve to its portfolio of South African tourism businesses.
Park Inn by Radisson, the colorful and dynamic mid-market brand, today announced the opening of its first property in Polokwane. The Park Inn by Radisson Polokwane is the ninth hotel in South Africa by The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel companies in the world.
Johannesburg – ID Logistics South Africa, part of global French contract logistics company, recently certified their five South African sites through a process of conducting external audits by consultants, SGS South Africa, a world leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. By obtaining this certification, ID Logistics SA aligns itself to the global standards of its parent company, ensuring a sustainable footprint by eliminating risks to their clients and committing to ethical and best business practices throughout their service delivery.
Some 40 countries have reported outbreaks of avian flu, commonly known as bird flu, in wild birds and domestic poultry since November 2016. Since September 2016, a total of 120 people have been infected with a certain strain of this infectious illness in China. As many as a third of these individuals died as a result of the infection.
Let’s start with KZN
Not withstanding the struggling South African economy, the tourism industry is providing a glimpse of hope as one of the critical sectors that will boost growth and promote job creation. The sector posted positive growth numbers in a year where world markets were depressed. Businesses in this sector should be prepared to take advantage of the opportunities presented by local and international developments.
Giancarlo’s Italian themed pop-up restaurant has officially closed after its summer season run making way for the legendary Katarina’s restaurant to once again open from Tuesday to Saturday, lunch and dinner 12:00 until 22:00, kitchen closes at 21:00, and a Sunday Lunch Buffet from 12:00 until 15:00, kitchen closes at 14:30.
Public space would be a poignant symbol of recognition
Netcare is delighted that the proposal it submitted to the City of Cape Town that Salazar Plein, on Cape Town’s foreshore, be renamed the Hamilton Naki Square in memory of Hamilton Naki, is under consideration. Netcare has also recognised Hamilton Naki and his contribution to the advancement of medicine through an exhibition on the 12th floor in the adjacent Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital.
Granny Mouse Country House & Spa, based in the KZN Midlands and known for its outstanding attention to detail, food and service for over 30 years, has been shortlisted as a potential winner for the Luxury Travel Guide Awards for 2017.
British Airways has named its six top destinations for South African travellers in 2017 and its January sale is making it easier to get there.
JOHANNESBURG – Three of First Car Rental’s airport branches have been awarded 2016 Best Medium Car Rental Operator by the Airports Company South Africa (ACSA).