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#ServeUsPlease to host funeral procession mourning death of hospitality

The #ServeUsPlease Movement will take to the streets on Thursday, 6 August at 5pm in a walking funeral procession to mourn the death of the hospitality industry...

Issued by LWBC 6 Aug 2020

From zero to accidental hero

The City Lodge Hotel Group (CLHG) has been working hard behind the scenes to strip out single-use plastic from guest bedrooms. In a bold move, the group, together with its South African supplier, The Bespoke Amenities Company (TBAC), is launching an all-new range of bathroom amenities, including a Zero Bar...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 31 Jul 2020

WATCH: Update on level 3 tourism-related activities

Tourism Minister, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane hosted a virtual media briefing earlier on relating tourism activities under the risk adjusted level 3, update on tourism relief fund and relief fund for tourist guides.

30 Jul 2020

5 ways to help SA's hospitality industry weather the Covid-storm

Nobody could have predicted at the start of 2020, that a little-known virus called Covid-19 would be lurking on the horizon, about to deal a devastating economic blow...

30 Jul 2020

Coronavirus has turned retail therapy into retail anxiety - keeping customers calm will be key to carrying on

So you finally hit the shops and cafes after weeks of lockdown. After disinfecting your hands, following the arrows around the shop or to your table, taking care to avoid others where possible...

By Jessica Vredenburg and Megan Phillips 24 Jul 2020

What Covid-19 means for the local barista

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the once booming coffee shop space...

24 Jul 2020

#ServeUsPlease protests go national

The #ServeUsPlease peaceful protest announced for Cape Town will now have national movements in several cities across the country. The protests will be held simultaneously, from 10am-12pm on Friday, 24 July...

Issued by LWBC 23 Jul 2020

Radisson adds six new hotels to Africa portfolio

Building on the recent announcement of its reinforced African development team structure, the announcement of the six new hotels further demonstrates the Group's commitment to the continent...

23 Jul 2020

Cooking up a storm: Restaurant staff protest across South Africa

Curfew and alcohol ban cited as major factors as the industry sheds thousands of jobs...

By Zoë Postman, Nokulunga Majola, Ashraf Hendricks, Joseph Chirume and Lucas Nowicki 23 Jul 2020

#BizUnity: Goedgedacht pivots to allay Covid-19 pressure in Swartland

Results from the recently released National Income Dynamics Study (NIDS) - Coronavirus Rapid Mobile (NIDS-CRAM) Survey reveal an exploding hunger crisis in South Africa...

By Sindy Peters 17 Jul 2020

Marriott opens doors to travellers across SA

Over 50% of Marriott International properties across South Africa have opened their doors to welcome travellers under the latest national lockdown regulations...

9 Jul 2020

Africa's hotel market resilient despite challenges

Wayne Troughton of HTI Consulting shares unique insights from the first 'Virtual Hotel Club' - an informal Pan-African platform for hospitality industry stakeholders - which explored the way forward during this unprecedented time of crisis...

6 Jul 2020

BON Hotels expands, reopens properties across South Africa

After months of lockdown regulations, the South African hospitality industry is ready to slowly open up its doors to business travellers around the country...

2 Jul 2020

Accommodation providers can mitigate traveller health, safety concerns

A global biweekly consumer survey published by Deloitte earlier this month shows that traveller health and safety concerns, although gradually lessening, still overshadow discretionary travel...

1 Jul 2020

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