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#ServeUsPlease to host funeral procession mourning death of hospitality

The #ServeUsPlease Movement took 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

SANParks accommodation opens to intra-provincial residents

As per the Minister's announcement, overnight accommodation is only permissible for residents of the various provinces that the respective National Parks are located in. Interprovincial visitors will be prohibited entry into the parks...

5 Aug 2020

South Hill Vineyards' chic new houseboat is the perfect getaway for nature lovers and water babies

The recently-added houseboat accommodation option at South Hill Vineyards in the charming Elgin Valley needs to be added to your secluded social distancing getaway list now that leisure travel has opened up...

By Ruth Cooper 4 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

Hats off (and masks on) to those on the frontline of local tourism

In an industry that serves almost 1,5 million of the economically active population in South Africa, and in an economy that was already ailing before the onset of Covid-19, the stakes couldn't be higher...

By Ryan Enslin 27 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

Treedom along the Garden Route ticks all the right travel trend boxes

Once the leisure travel industry starts to open up again, it is predicted that travellers will want to explore remote, secluded, eco-friendly and self-catering accommodation options in their own countries. One such retreat getaway is the recently-built eco-friendly Treedom Villas and Vardos in the beautiful Wilderness area along the popular Garden Route...

By Ruth Cooper 16 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

In Review: Self-isolate in style at Spanish Farm Guest Lodge's self-catering luxury villas

As the local tourism and travel industry tentatively opens up, South Africans can start venturing out of 'house arrest' and help boost our struggling tourism industry by escaping to remote and secluded accommodation options across the country...

By Ruth Cooper 8 Jul 2020

SANParks advises visitors that overnight accommodation remains closed

The South African National Parks (SANParks) has indicated that overnight accommodation at its national parks will remain closed during Level 3 lockdown per the regulations on leisure and interprovincial travel...

6 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

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