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#LockdownLessons: Adapting to the 'new normal' will remain a priority for the foreseeable future
#LockdownLessons: Adapting to the 'new normal' will remain a priority for the foreseeable future

We chat to Tim Cordon, Radisson Hotel Group's senior area vice president for Africa and Middle East to find out more about how Covid-19 has impacted the Group during these unusual times...

By Robin Fredericks 18 May 2020

SA travel bloggers launch platform in aid of local tourism
SA travel bloggers launch platform in aid of local tourism

South African travel writers, Di Brown and Ryan Enslin have launched an innovative online platform called Virtual Bucket List.Guru, which seeks to contribute towards the medium to long term recovery of the South African domestic tourism industry...

18 May 2020

Local award winning documentary wins at WTM Africa 2020
Local award winning documentary wins at WTM Africa 2020

The Blood Lions campaign in conjunction with Love Africa Marketing has won 'Most Compelling Digital Story' in the inaugural African Travel Week Travel & Tourism Awards...

18 May 2020

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Emirates resumes passenger flights to 9 destinations

Travellers will only be accepted on these flights if they comply with the eligibility and entry criteria requirements of their destination countries...

15 May 2020

African Habitat Conservancy takes on Babanango Game Reserve project in northern KZN
African Habitat Conservancy takes on Babanango Game Reserve project in northern KZN

The protected wilderness area aims to protect a vast African wilderness while uplifting rural people in the process...

15 May 2020

Kylemore seamstresses pivot from mascots to masks
Kylemore seamstresses pivot from mascots to masks

Tourism has been devastated by Covid-19, and it is not just the obviously affected lodges, guides, tour operators and safari companies that are impacted, but also many communities...

14 May 2020

Conservation and corona
Conservation and corona

In these crazy corona times, I can't tell you how often I've read that "this is nature pressing the pause button" or "this is Mother Earth paying us back for all the abuse she has suffered at our hands"...

By Gary Harwood, Issued by HKLM 14 May 2020

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The world of digital in uncertain times

With few warning signs, and in a mind-bending and staggering short space of time, the human species, in a fight for survival, has been jolted into a state of isolation and social distancing...

By Mike van Eck 14 May 2020

What it takes to make a hotel feel like home
What it takes to make a hotel feel like home

The Indaba Hotel in Fourways is currently operating as a quarantine hotel facility for a group of repatriated South African residents...

14 May 2020

A Covid conversation with Jean Naudé, CEO of Groot Constantia
A Covid conversation with Jean Naudé, CEO of Groot Constantia

Di Brown chats to Jean Naudé, CEO of Groot Constantia to find out more about the current situation of the estate, challenges faced, and the future during these uncertain times...

By Di Brown 13 May 2020

New instabook challenges us to reshape how we travel in the future
New instabook challenges us to reshape how we travel in the future

Unlearn: The Year the Earth Stood Still is an e-book written by Bruce Poon Tip while in isolation during April 2020. It is designed to be a letter to all who love to travel, to inspire them to continue to dream of travelling but to also reimagine how they can emerge from this pandemic with a renewed sense of purpose...

13 May 2020

New report: Cape Town's tourism sector could see more than 90,000 jobs lost
New report: Cape Town's tourism sector could see more than 90,000 jobs lost

Cape Town Tourism has released a new report showcasing how the local tourism industry is suffering under Covid-19 regulations. The report includes insight into how prepared businesses are financially to ride out this storm, as well as...

12 May 2020

Webinar: Wine tourism beyond lockdown
Webinar: Wine tourism beyond lockdown

Destinate, with the participation of UNWTO, Wesgro and VinPro, will be hosting The Future of Wine Tourism webinar from 19-21 May 2020...

12 May 2020

CLHG unpacks its enhanced hygiene and housekeeping protocols
CLHG unpacks its enhanced hygiene and housekeeping protocols

Operating a hotel during the time of Covid-19 brings about its own challenges, chief among those is the safety of staff and guests. Cleanliness, hygiene and sanitisation have taken on a new role...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 12 May 2020

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Two SA airports named best in Africa

The 2020 Skytrax World Airport Awards has named Cape Town International and King Shaka International the best in Africa...

11 May 2020

The shape of recovery - and why it may not be the right question to focus on
The shape of recovery - and why it may not be the right question to focus on

If you weren't sailing smoothly before the crisis and/or don't see hospitality as a core business you should be evaluating your options to exit, or partner with a hotelier that will enable your business model, or a bank that will see you through the trough, so you can sell it at a better valuation during the recovery...

By Rishabh Thapar 11 May 2020

#INTHEKNOW: Africa Travel Week launches virtual events for the tourism industry
#INTHEKNOW: Africa Travel Week launches virtual events for the tourism industry

"The bite-sized brainstorming events are part of this new platform and aim to bring together the greatest minds in travel and tourism to come up with innovative solutions to some of the most difficult challenges we've ever faced."

11 May 2020

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#Covid19 and the current state of tourism in SA

"The current inability of businesses to cover costs is likely to lead to more business closures. This, together with the cancellation of planned investments, indicates a huge concern that there will be no supply, when tourism moves more fully towards recovery, which we hope will be during 2021."

11 May 2020

Property sectors likely to experience most severe pressure from economic recession
Property sectors likely to experience most severe pressure from economic recession

While there are risks to major property sectors over and above direct economic growth pressures, we examine which major property sectors are most at risk...

By John Loos 8 May 2020

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Covid detection trials landing at Heathrow

The aim of the trial is to reduce the risk of contracting or transmitting Covid-19 while travelling...

8 May 2020

And then everything changed
And then everything changed

Eugene Yiga explores how Covid-19 is impacting the travel, hospitality, and entertainment industries in South Africa...

By Eugene Yiga 8 May 2020

Urgent appeal to global community to support African tourism, travel
Urgent appeal to global community to support African tourism, travel

Without urgent funding, the Covid-19 crisis could see a collapse of the sector in Africa, taking with it millions of jobs...

7 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: How to keep a cool business head in the midst of a global pandemic
#LockdownLessons: How to keep a cool business head in the midst of a global pandemic

Air France KLM general manager South Africa, Wouter Vermeulen shares the struggles the airline has experienced during the Covid-19 pandemic and some valuable lessons for other businesses navigating the crisis...

By Wouter Vermeulen 7 May 2020

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How does a destination recover from Covid-19?

This is not the time to sell, but an opportunity to report: openly and honestly, like a letter from home...

By Sofia Panayiotaki 7 May 2020

Comair enters business rescue
Comair enters business rescue

"While we had started making good progress to fix the financial situation six months ago, the crisis has meant we have not been able to implement it as we intended."

6 May 2020

Africa's Travel Indaba, Lilizela Awards cancelled
Africa's Travel Indaba, Lilizela Awards cancelled

Following the outbreak of Covid-19, the tourism industry had to re-evaluate and assess a number of business events which were scheduled to take place this year...

6 May 2020

Imagining an altered food landscape in a post-corona world
Imagining an altered food landscape in a post-corona world

Studio H is constantly reassessing and researching what we will be eating and how we will be eating in the future. In this trend report, they turned their attention to what an altered food landscape will look like in a post coronavirus world...

5 May 2020

What will the hospitality industry face post-Covid?
What will the hospitality industry face post-Covid?

As South Africa begins the journey along the government's phased approach to fully lifting lockdown, many businesses are gearing up for resuming operations, at least partially...

5 May 2020

The Blue Train extends suspension of services amidst Covid-19 lockdown
The Blue Train extends suspension of services amidst Covid-19 lockdown

The Blue Train has announced an extension of the current suspension of its services amidst the nationwide lockdown in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The suspension, which was initially meant to end on 30 April 2020, has been extended to 30 June 2020...

Issued by Havas Johannesburg 4 May 2020

#TourismStrong: Let's start creating digital stories about South Africa
#TourismStrong: Let's start creating digital stories about South Africa

Molefi Moketsi, chief technology officer at Jurni, shares four tips for tourism #SMMEs to leverage technology efficiently...

By Molefi Moketsi 4 May 2020

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