*. Sun International has won the bid to run the Blue Train on behalf of Transnet, the two hospitality services sharing similar guest profiles. More trains and new routes are planned.
* The occupancy of Cape Town hotels has declined by 6%, it was said at the Hospitality Investment Conference Africa 2015. The decline in tourists from China due to the new visa regulations is blamed for the occupancy decline.
*. All 55 Finalists of the WORLD CLASS Bartender of the Year 2015, held in Cocktail Capital Cape Town last week, have been honored by having the bars in which they work included in the WORLD CLASS Best Bars list. In Johannesburg March Hare, at which South African Bartender Finalist Domenico de Lorenzo works, is included in the global list. (received via media release from Communication Services Africa)
*. The Wellington Wine Route is hosting ‘Fork and Cork’ at Kleinevallei in Wellington this Saturday, with wine and whisky tastings, food, and live entertainment. (received via e-mail from the Wellington Wine Route)
*. The Le Kap Lifestyle Fair will be held at Webersburg on 5 December, in conjunction with Lamborghini. Gourmet food, top wines, fashion, sports cars, dressage, and 6-Bar jumping will be on show. Entrance costs R300 (received via media release from PR Lab)