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Virtual reality and tourism in 2021
Virtual reality and tourism in 2021

"Virtual reality, or VR, is something that we have heard a lot about over the last few months - especially in response to Covid-19. It is becoming a big part of travel and tourism with many questions cropping up on what it looks like, how it works and, most importantly, how we can leverage it."

By Chelsey Hale 25 Jan 2021

Survival of the wisest - embracing wisdom under pressure
Survival of the wisest - embracing wisdom under pressure

While it would be unfair to say that the hospitality and tourism sectors were hardest hit when the struggle has been global, this year has certainly forced us to face up to inevitable questions around our future survival prospects...

By Ramsay Rankoussi 4 Nov 2020

What will the restaurant industry look like post-Covid?
What will the restaurant industry look like post-Covid?

Well the answer is, of course, that nobody knows, because nobody knows how a global epidemic plays out. But assuming that we don't end up in some apocalyptic scenario where old buttons are our only meaningful currency and we end up living on a diet of artisanal pool algae, there will be restaurants. And we will go to them. But what will the industry look like?..

By John Davenport, Issued by Havas Johannesburg 8 Oct 2020

Adapting your offering from 'new' to normal
Adapting your offering from 'new' to normal

The business of accommodation is changing radically as the travel industry begins to emerge from the global event that has reshaped our lives over the first half of 2020. The quicker establishments adapt to new expectations from travellers, the faster the sector will move from 'new' to normal, says Guy Stehlik of BON Hotels...

By Guy Stehlik 25 Aug 2020

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How hotel management companies should prepare hotel owners for crises

No industry experiences smooth sailing all of the time. While you cannot prepare for everything ? we certainly did not foresee a global pandemic sending much of the world into lockdown so swiftly ? it is essential to have strategies in place to be prepared for potential crises...

By Guy Stehlik 18 Jun 2020

What does the future of hotel design look like?
What does the future of hotel design look like?

Guy Stehlik, CEO and founder of BON Hotels chats to the hotels interior design building and procurement partner, Grant Gillis as he delves deeper into how the hotel industry can be expected to change, specifically from a design point of view...

By Guy Stehlik 2 Jun 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

#LockdownLessons: Dream today, visit Treedom Villas tomorrow
#LockdownLessons: Dream today, visit Treedom Villas tomorrow

#TheLockdownSeries: Debbie Nortje, founder and managing director of Treedom Villas and Vardos, shares how Covid-19 has impacted this dream destination...

By Evan-Lee Courie 21 Apr 2020

#LockdownLessons: No Wijn during lockdown
#LockdownLessons: No Wijn during lockdown

#TheLockdownSeries: Sarette van den Heever, co-founder of Wijn, shares how the Covid-19 pandemic and the national lockdown has impacted the concept wine bar...

By Evan-Lee Courie 21 Apr 2020

#BizTrends2020: Managing human-digital relationships in the hospitality education sector
#BizTrends2020: Managing human-digital relationships in the hospitality education sector

Trends disrupting and evolving industry dynamics create opportunities for new players on the market, new business models, and new kinds of travel experiences...

By Vera Schneider 10 Jan 2020

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Radisson RED targets millennial mindset

According to financial services company UBS, millennials could be worth $24tn by 2020. To capitalise on how this growing market will impact the hotel industry, Radisson RED plans to expand its offering and further develop its brand...

By Eugene Yiga 2 Dec 2019

Working with, instead of against Airbnb
Working with, instead of against Airbnb

Airbnb is in the news again as government looks to apply regulations to the accommodation disruptor...

By Theresa Prins 10 Oct 2019

Celebrate spring in the lap of luxury at The Manor House
Celebrate spring in the lap of luxury at The Manor House

Each year around the start of September, the Garden Route undergoes an almost magical transformation. The days get a little warmer, the landscape is painted with hundreds of shades of green, and new flowers burst from the ground...

By Chelsey Hale 25 Sep 2019

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Women are core to the daily work of every hotel: We must ensure their safety

The abuse of women has long been a societal issue, and things have recently reached a head in both South Africa and France with protests by thousands of people saying: "We have had enough! We must protect our women. Stop the femicide!"

By Guy Stehlik 16 Sep 2019

Nibela Lake Lodge's Gemma Linforth talks making it in SA's hospitality industry
Nibela Lake Lodge's Gemma Linforth talks making it in SA's hospitality industry

Meet Gemma Linforth, General Manager at Nibela Lake Lodge, one of 23 properties in the Dream Hotels & Resorts family...

By Chelsey Hale 22 Aug 2019

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The President Hotel turns 21: A coming of age

The President Hotel in Bantry Bay, Cape Town celebrated 21 years of exceptional experiences and memories since the late Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela opened the newly rebuilt iconic President Hotel in 1998...

By Juanita Pienaar 14 Jun 2019

#DistellInterHotelChallenge: Q&A w/ Annette Kesler and Chania Morritt-Smith
#DistellInterHotelChallenge: Q&A w/ Annette Kesler and Chania Morritt-Smith

We chat to the creative duo and business partners of Showcook, Annette Kesler and Chania Morritt-Smith, the masterminds behind the Distell Inter Hotel Challenge...

By Juanita Pienaar 15 Apr 2019

A pioneering approach to the hospitality industry
A pioneering approach to the hospitality industry

With travel on the rise, service providers need to be thinking out of the box to stay afloat in today's tough economic climate. Shaun Lamont, managing director of First Group, takes a look at the various elements that are influencing the future of the hospitality industry...

By Shaun Lamont 4 Apr 2019

Lie low and stay in your lane
Lie low and stay in your lane

2018 brought plenty of hours of spring cleaning at BON Hotels: we cleared out the cobwebs and passed on projects, properties and relationships that, like outdated clothing, no longer fit us nicely. The result was an interesting period of introspection and lying low...

By Guy Stehlik 20 Mar 2019

4 common customer service mistakes in hospitality
4 common customer service mistakes in hospitality

The hospitality industry is a complex one; it comes with high expectations for service excellence, whether that's from valuable conferences hosting hundreds to the intrepid single traveller looking forward to a relaxing break.

By Wynand Smit 27 Feb 2019

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