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 […]
September 27, 2017

27 Reasons To Visit South Africa

In celebration of World Tourism Day, we’ve compiled 27  reasons to visit South Africa. Looking at our list of touristy favourites we hope that these are also reasons to be more protective of our fragile ecosystem, more creative and committed […]
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. […]
August 3, 2017

How to Manage your Online Reviews and why it’s Important

If you are getting started with a strategy for receiving and managing online reviews and guest feedback, first on your list should be the world’s biggest travel site: TripAdvisor. TripAdvisor has become an important resource for travelers as well as […]
July 10, 2017

Do Hotel Rating Schemes still hold Value?

Is the hotel rating system something of the past? We tend to think so. The inspection and classification of lodging facilities emerged in the early 20th century. However, the seismic change in the global hospitality industry over the last two […]
June 5, 2017

5 Reasons why your Guest House needs a Mobile friendly website?

With the staggering growth of smartphones and tablets, it has become essential for your Guest House website to be mobile friendly.  Travellers are constantly using their mobile devices, before and during their travels, making use of mobile apps like, Tripadvisor, AirBnB and […]
May 30, 2017

How to Manage your Online Reviews Successfully

Right, we now have a brand new, optimised and working website. Next up we need to start managing our online exposure and make sure it reaches maximum potential and gets you the best possible results. First up, the all important […]
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 […]