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April 26, 2019

Great News from Google!

Google Hotels – The next big thing! Our favourite search engine giant, Google, has quietly been experimenting with accommodation bookings and travel options that’s sure to have a massive effect on the travel industry. Their idea is to give online […]
March 25, 2019

How to get ready for the Google+ Shutdown

Google+ is shutting down for consumers. The official deletion date of the platform is, 2 April 2019. The reason for this course of action is due to a bug that exposed the user data of 52.5 million accounts. As a […]
November 13, 2018

Why does Google want my Website to be SSL secure?

Earlier this year Google issued information stating that they will mark all url’s not preceded by HTTPS as “not secure” in their Chrome browser, thus sites will risk losing valuable traffic by being marked as such. Bottom line is that […]
June 29, 2018

Handy tips on Increasing Occupancy during Off-Season

Every establishment has faced challenges during the off-season, when things are quieter and the steady stream of tourists holidaying on our shores slow down to a trickle. You’ve identified when your slow season is, but how do you fix it […]
January 31, 2018

How to promote your Guest House for Valentine’s Day

14 February provides a great chance for guest house owners to take advantage of the romantic buzz and create a helpful boost to bookings. Let’s dive in and take a look at how you can make this special day count. […]
November 21, 2017

An Easy Guide to Best Practice in Sustainable Tourism – Part One

Sustainable tourism has been defined by the World Tourism Organization as “satisfying current tourist and host community needs, while protecting and improving future opportunities. It is seen as a guide in managing all resources, in such a way that economic, […]
November 2, 2017

What is Sustainable Tourism and Why is it Important?

The words “sustainable” and “responsible” have become buzzwords in tourism in recent years, right up there with “eco-friendly”, as the newest thing to strive to for all in the travel business. But what is sustainable tourism and why should we […]
August 17, 2017

Why POPI is Important to your Guest House?

POPI refers to South Africa’s Protection of Personal Information Act. This newly introduced Law regulates the Processing of Personal Information and applies to your business. The Act was signed into law in November 2013 and formally introduced in February 2017. […]