Luxury Phuket more affordable than ever
Luxury Phuket more affordable than ever

The Pavilions Phuket in Thailand made a name for itself providing upscale, super luxurious accommodations for couples wanting to reconnect away from children and the frenzy that often accompanies family-centric holiday resorts.

By Brian Berkman 2 days ago

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The value of trade shows

We've just seen the back-end of the trade show season in the hospitality industry. Current conversation concerns the present value of participating in industry trade shows. Should we attend? Should we not?

By Guy Stehlik 2 days ago

City Lodge Hotel Group updates African expansion progress on Africa Day
City Lodge Hotel Group updates African expansion progress on Africa Day

Work has begun on the 147-room City Lodge Hotel Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. Construction is also progressing well at the 169-room City Lodge Hotel Two Rivers in Nairobi. The development of Town Lodge Windhoek is to begin in June.

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 3 days ago

Can the hotel industry survive terrorism challenges in Africa?
Can the hotel industry survive terrorism challenges in Africa?

The hotel industry goes hand in hand with excellent security, as it is an integral part of a hotel's success. Hotels invest heavily in security measures, given that lack of it can render both guests and staff susceptible to a glut of perils not to mention damaging the hotel's reputation. Nevertheless, hotels offering accommodation in high-risk regions, despite their use of CCTV and camera control, face pervasive risks which require professional handling to avoid escalation.

By Josephine Wawira 25 May 2016

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BON Hotels grows portfolio with Shishangeni Private Game Lodge

BON Hotels has taken over Shishangeni Private Game Lodge situated on a 15,000-hectare private concession of Kruger National Park. The lodge will be rebranded Shishangeni by BON Hotels.

25 May 2016

Why SA hotels need to catch the growing tech wave with travellers
Why SA hotels need to catch the growing tech wave with travellers

According to Grant Thornton, South African hotels which continue to lag behind their global peers in adopting technologies to meet the needs of their increasingly sophisticated customers, risk being cut adrift in a digital economy.

24 May 2016

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Empowerment levels in tourism under scrutiny

The Department of Tourism will conduct a study on the state of transformation in the tourism sector to assess the effect of broad-based black economic empowerment (B-BBEE) codes. Amended codes for tourism were gazetted in 2015 to ensure black South Africans in the sector gain access to opportunities.

By Khulekani Magubane 23 May 2016

Self-catering for an affordable Phuket island holiday
Self-catering for an affordable Phuket island holiday

One of the many great things about a holiday in Thailand is starting your day with a Massamum Curry and knowing that the greatest risk to your person is being struck by a falling branch in the forested Nai Yang Beach. Other than seeing the planes arrive over the ocean and dip low behind the trees, there is nothing to indicate that Phuket's brand new airport is, literally, five minutes away.

By Brian Berkman 23 May 2016