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Joburg ranks highly in terms of affordability of business space and cost of living

Some two and a half years ago, in 2011, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and the Partnership for New York City graded 26 metropolitan cities assessing where they rank in terms of business opportunities, culture, livability, tourism and innovation, amongst other factors. Interestingly, Johannesburg made it into this list – the only African city to do so- at number [...]

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Researching travel, touring and accommodation on-line: Digital Apartheid

For many years I have been referring my guests to local tour guides when they want to do a Soweto tour. Recently I have been helping one of these tour operators redesign and structure a new website (no technological input you understand! – simply layout, navigation and text copy). Yet again it has brought home [...]

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The 2013 Lilizela Awards

The new national tourism and travel awards programme resulting from the merging of the AA Accommodation Awards and the Imvelo Awards [for Responsible Tourism] is backed nationally by the Department of Tourism and the Tourism Grading Council of SA [TGCSA]; and locally by the Gauteng Tourism Authority [GTA]. The name Lilizela indicates immediately some of [...]

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Liz at Lancaster has AA Quality Assured Superior badge renewed

  Our AA assessor gave a glowing report after her annual visit to assess us for the AA Quality Assured Accommodation . Here are some excerpts for her report: ‘Following their 2012 Certificate of Excellent, Liz at Lancaster has just been awarded a Winner of Trip Advisor’s Traveller’s Choice Awards 2013. It is difficult to [...]

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Customer loyalty is all !

A repeat guest who comes out with an international law delegation chooses to  stay here at Liz at Lancaster rather than with his colleagues at a 5 star hotel in Sandton. When he booked again I thanked him as always for his loyalty to us. His reply was:  ’A familiar suite, comfortable bed, your wonderful [...]

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