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Cuban Revelation

The Caribbean Island of Cuba has dramatic mountainous landscapes, wild and unspoilt valleys, sweeping vistas of sugar cane, tobacco plantations glowing emerald green against the vermilion earth of the fields, seven exquisite cities dating from the mid-fifteenth century, an amazing variety of flora and fauna and some of the world’s most beautiful beaches. The capital, Havana, is lined with pastel houses, 1950s-era cars and Spanish-colonial architecture in the 16th-century core, Old Havana. Salsa music plays in the dance clubs...

in MEMORY… Maarten Tromp

A great friend, a true professional, one of the industry’s nicest guys, king of the seas, so full of passion for his work, a consummate gentleman, one of life’s good guys, larger than life, an amazing person, a generous, kind, honest, lovely man who would light up a networking event". These are just a handful of some of the ways Maarten Tromp has been described over the past few days by a great many people.  At inVOYAGE, he was a...

Lion Sands’ Ivory Lodge reopens

The luxury Lion Sands Ivory Lodge has reopened after a complete rebuild. Located in the Lion Sands Private Game Reserve in the Sabi Sand, adjacent to the Kruger National Park it is accessible via Skukuza or Nelspruit airports. The designers have taken their cue from Mother Nature to create a lodge built ‘of the earth’, using natural materials to enhance the surrounding bush environment. The timeless design incorporates steel, wood, thatch, glass, water & sand. Bold furniture and edgy décor,...

A Roving Adventure

What could be a more desirable incentive trip or event than your own private train charter? Since its establishment in 1989, Rovos Rail has earned an international reputation for its truly world-class travel experiences. With discreet and friendly service, five-star cuisine and a selection of South Africa’s finest wines, Rovos Rail harks back to a simpler, more elegant era encompassing the timeless grace and high romance of African exploration. In a series of journeys lasting from 48 hours to 15 days,...

inSIGHTS from … ANDY EDWARDS

Andy Edwards with his C&IT Best Energy and Utility Event Award (2015)   Capita Travel & Events (part of Capita plc) is an award winning business travel and events provider, with 6 offices across the United Kingdom. We spoke to Event Director, Andy Edwards, who shares his industry insights as well as why South Africa and the surrounding countries are inspiring him ….. What do you love about Capita Travel & Events? In essence,  it’s how we make our customers feel. From creating a memorable...

Côte d’Azur Wonder

Hôtel Royal-Riviera in St. Jean Cap Ferrat sits in the heart of the French Riviera, perched on the peninsula of Cap-Ferrat, between Nice and Monaco, with it's position displaying the perfect balance between the Mediterranean gardens, the landscape and the sea. Combining the elegance of contemporary style and neo-Hellenistic theme, inspired by its neighbor - the Villa Kérylos, the Royal-Riviera provides all the intimacy of a private Mediterranean villa with the luxury and glamour of a Belle Epoque palace. The Royal-Riviera...

An Art Lover’s Paris

Situated in the heart of Paris, within steps from L’ Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Elysées, Le Royal Monceau - Raffles Paris sits in an elegant and sophisticated neighbourhood, favoured by Parisians and close to some of the most fashionable stores and restaurants. Originally opened in 1928, the hotel’s guest list is a virtual Who's Who of the good and the great: from Josephine Baker to Winston Churchill, Ernest Hemingway to Michael Jackson. Recently refurbished to the highest standards by...

A Royal Affair

Trianon Palace Versailles, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel, sits on the edge of Royal Domain of Versailles in seven and a half acre palatial gardens. Opened in 1910, with a historic past, including having been occupied during both world wars, this grand hotel quickly became a regular haunt for celebrities and royalty alike. Benefitting from investment in recent years the hotel has been meticulous renovated and stylishly decorated combining classic décor true to it’s past, all the while combining unfussy and...