* The MyCiTi Bus service has announced that it is using another bus size for its Cape Town International airport run from Monday onwards, to allow it to use the larger buses on its new Atlantis route, which opens tomorrow. Buses which had been ordered for the Atlantis route have not been delivered! It would appear that the City’s planning of its bus service, and continuous introduction of new routes is straining its service, with numerous complaints by commuters of buses not running according to schedule. The change in bus size impacts on the route to the airport, and excludes certain bus stops temporarily.
* USA-based Domino’s Pizza, a ‘world leader in pizza delivery‘, with 10800 outlets in 70 countries, has signed a license agreement with Taste Holdings, owners of 150 Scooters and St Elmo’s pizza outlets in South Africa, to rebrand to Domino’s.
* Google is looking to accept direct accommodation advertising on its site, in direct opposition to booking sites such as Expedia and TripAdvisor. This will be attractive to accommodation establishments, as they don’t have to pay commission on the value of such bookings.
* Orphanage Cocktail Emporium is celebrating its second anniversary with a party on Wednesday 16 April, having achieved success as being The World’s 50 Best Bars’ ‘The One to Watch’. Its barkeep Assaf Yechiel won 2013 Bombay Sapphire’s World Most Imaginative Bartender, and is a Finalist for the Bacardi Legacy Final. Orphanage donates a portion of the sales of ‘More Tea Vicar’ to the St Francis Childrens’ Home. Entrance R50. (received via media release from HYPE MEDIA)
* ‘Sarah Graham Cooks Cape Town‘ has been sold to 32 countries. The TV series ‘bitten‘ by Blogger Sarah is also the name of Sarah’s cookbook, and aired as a TV series in South Africa last year. A second series is planned.
Chris von Ulmenstein, Whale Cottage Portfolio: www.whalecottage.com Twitter: @WhaleCottage