Tourism Trends 2020

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City Lodge Hotel Group commits to cage-free eggs by 2025

A City Lodge Hotel Group (CLHG) breakfast will soon have a feel-good as well as a taste-good component as the group announces its commitment to transitioning to 100% cage-free eggs throughout its operations by 2025...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 31 Jan 2020

Satsa corrects erroneous media reports surrounding SA wildlife interaction

Media have reported that the association plans to implement a blanket ban on animal interactions as of July 2020. The animal interaction released by Satsa, however, will continue to remain voluntary until such time as the association's members vote differently...

30 Jan 2020

International airlines take message of pangolin conservation to the sky

British Airways, Swiss International Air Lines, Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines have all committed to screening the Eye of the Pangolin documentary on their long-haul routes...

20 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Waste management in the hospitality sector in 2020

Effective waste management is a universal problem that affects us all. It's the one factor we, in the hospitality industry, can collectively prevent from worsening during 2020...

By Sharmila Ragunanan 13 Jan 2020

Diversifying approaches to conserving nature

Conservationists don't always agree about the best ways to reinforce the protection of nature. Debates about it can become confrontational...

By Mucha Mkono, Jason I. Ransom, Katarzyna Nowak and Patrick O. Onyango 7 Jan 2020

Germany commits additional €8.5m to support Tanzanian conservation efforts

Rooted in the friendship between Baba wa Taifa, Mwalimu Nyerere, and Prof. Bernhard Grzimek, former president of the German Frankfurt Zoological Society, Tanzania and Germany have been close partners...

31 Dec 2019

Samara welcomes birth of first lion cubs

Born to the first wild lion and lioness to roam the Plains of Camdeboo near Graaff-Reinet in over 180 years, these cubs represent a victory for wild lion conservation...

19 Dec 2019

SA wine farm wins international Drinks Business Green Award

South African wine farm, Spier has been acknowledged for its long-term commitment to conserving and expanding natural vegetation on its farm through proactive alien clearing and replanting programmes...

19 Dec 2019

Asilia to launch first solar-powered microbrewery in the bush

To celebrate 15 years of Sayari, Asilia will be reimagining and rebuilding its luxury, eco-conscious camp in 2020. The new-look property will open in June 2020, in time for the annual wildebeest crossings of the Mara River...

18 Dec 2019

Airbnb adds 31 new languages, includes Xhosa, Zulu and Swahili

With these new languages, the company is working to bring economic opportunity to even more hosts, and making it easier for more guests to experience travel that is local, authentic and unique.

13 Dec 2019

Community-owned Somkhanda Game Reserve a Big Five conservation success

The Somkhanda Game Reserve in northern KwaZulu-Natal, following 10 years of hard work, is one of the first successful community-owned and managed Big Five conservation ventures in South Africa...

12 Dec 2019

Experiences aren't always better for the planet than products - here's how to make memories sustainably

Many businesses are capitalising on the rise in experience-seeking with new and expensive ways to make memories -- and many of them are just as damaging for the planet as products...

By Brendan Canavan 11 Dec 2019

Building an inclusive and sustainable tourism sector for all

The third of December marked International Day of Persons with Disabilities as well as the start of Disability Awareness Month, in South Africa. Observing this month affords the tourism sector to once again place greatly needed emphasis on universal accessibility...

4 Dec 2019

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