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How to keep hospitality industry employees motivated during the festive season

The staff who employers rely on to deliver 'service with a smile' are far more likely to excel in their duties and remain productive if they are healthy and enjoy physical, psychosocial and holistic well-being that enables them to perform at their best....

8 Dec 2017

First Group commits to creating green vacation destinations

It's only a matter of time before green practices become a baseline requirement in the hospitality industry - 'going green' is no longer just a buzz phrase...

8 Dec 2017

AccorHotels to open two-tower Raffles hotel and residences on Dubai's famous Palm Jumeirah

Set to open in 2021, Palm360 will be the first beachside resort for Raffles in Dubai and the tallest structure on Palm Jumeirah with a 155m long sky pool connecting the towers 170m above ground...

7 Dec 2017

The Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa expands offering to include Canal Suites

The Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa has launched the addition of its Canal Suite, situated opposite the hotel. With a mix of history and innovation, the new addition offers all of the hotel's standard features...

6 Dec 2017

Handy smartphone for hotels: A revolutionary hospitality IoT solution

Tink Labs Limited officially launched the Handy smartphone, a suite of tools and call-to-action functions that reshapes the way hotels engage, communicate and cater to guests and their modern travel needs...

6 Dec 2017

Sea Point welcomes the return of The Ritz

The Ritz hotel in Sea Point is ready to re-open its doors to guests this holiday season following a R120m refurbishment...

5 Dec 2017

aha Hotels & Lodges adds Durban boutique hotel to its portfolio

aha Hotels & Lodges has added the Avondale Boutique Hotel, located on Avondale in Durban, to its portfolio. The four-star hotel will be fully incorporated under the aha brand...

1 Dec 2017

Westin Cape Town's water saving efforts reduce consumption

The Westin Cape Town has been making water smart efforts, which has resulted in one million litres of water saved a month....

30 Nov 2017

Eat, shop, play in Knysna

Somewhere about a one hour 40-minute flight from Johannesburg and a five-hour drive from Cape Town is a place said to be one of the most beautiful parts of the world.

By Jessica Tennant 29 Nov 2017

How does the hospitality industry cope with the influx of tourists over peak season?

With even more tourists expected over the coming months, how does the hospitality industry cope?

29 Nov 2017

Premier Hotels & Resorts expand portfolio, invests in The Cutty Sark Hotel's upgrade

Premier Hotels & Resorts has acquired The Cutty Sark Hotel situated in the coastal resort town of Scottburgh...

27 Nov 2017

How will the growing global economy affect SA's travel and hospitality industry?

The global upswing in economic activity is strengthening according to the IMF's latest World Economic Outlook Report. The question is how will this growth impact South Africa's travel and hospitality industry going forward?

27 Nov 2017

Resorts need to keep evolving to deliver an experience beyond accommodation

Resorts need to constantly evolve if they want to deliver the right mix of products that cater for guests from all market segments...

24 Nov 2017

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International

MSC Cruises push shipbuilding, design boundaries in agreement with Fincantieri

MSC Cruises has officially taken delivery of its new flagship MSC Seaside at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy. The delivery ceremony took place in the presence of authorities and dignitaries, including Sergio Mattarella, President of the Italian Republic and Graziano Delrio, Italy's minister of infrastructures and transports.

1 Dec 2017

#NewCampaign: Jeremy Clarkson introduces Emirates' new, game-changing first class suites

Much-loved TV celebrity and motoring expert Jeremy Clarkson fronts Emirates' latest advertising campaign for its game-changing first-class private suites.

By Cari Coetzee 30 Nov 2017

Airbnb Experiences one year later: Foodies and millennials lead the way

Airbnb - as part of their vision to bring where travellers go, what they do and who they meet together into one people-powered platform - announced Trips a year ago. As part of that, Airbnb expanded Experiences - local activities crafted and led by local people - to more than 40 cities across 26 countries, and to every continent except Antarctica.

28 Nov 2017

Club Med furthers international growth with four new resorts

Continuing on its international growth strategy, Club Med has announced four new destinations in Quebec, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and the Seychelles. This on the eve of the official opening of its new mountain resorts of Grand Massif Samoëns Morillon in the Haute-Savoie region of France and Tomamu Hokkaido in Japan.

22 Nov 2017

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