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Top 3% ! Thank you team Liz at Lancaster!

We have just received the following in an email from hotelscombined.com: Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse has just been awarded the HotelsCombined Recognition of Excellence for 2016! This award is in recognition for consistently achieving the highest standards of Customer Satisfaction worldwide. We know this because the team here at HotelsCombined undertook the largest analysis of customer […]

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Bienvenue from Thomas

Several weeks ago I blogged about the importance of the development of entrepreneurs http://www.lizatlancaster.co.za/blog/whatever-you-are-be-a-good-one.   Here’s the story of but one. We have many French-speaking guests come to stay at Liz at Lancaster, sent to us by AFS-decouverte, a company specializing in French tours through Southern Africa (thank you Yann).  Many of these visitors get collected from […]

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Air BnB: The UBER of accommodation?

In the same way that the taxi industry has resisted the competition that Uber has introduced, so the accommodation industry is keeping a watchful eye on AirBnB which was officially launched in South Africa mid 2015.   Like Uber which does not own any vehicles but uses technology (an App) to link riders and drivers […]

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Uber: a welcome addition to Joburg’s transport options

Johannesburg is notorious for being a city which is badly serviced by effective public transport.  While Rea Vaya is a cheap and extremely viable option for the inner city and certain main routes, because of Johannesburg’s huge sprawl, there is no door-to-door public transport for suburban areas. This is where Uber entered the public transport […]

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A guide to the new immigration regulations

Nothing is anything  without an acronym so here’s to  Home Affairs’ EMCS …. aka Enhanced Movement Control System ie the new procedures & systems for  immigration.   While concessions to South Africa’s immigration regulations were approved by Cabinet, it will take time for the new regulations to filter down to embassies in foreign countries and to ports of […]

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