Natalia Rosa
#BizTrends2021: The value shift - how the travel customer has changed

#BizTrends2021: The value shift - how the travel customer has changed[Natalia Rosa] For those of us who work in the travel industry, we know that travel as we knew and loved it, is over. As consumers grapple with uncertainty during this time, their purchasing behaviour has become more erratic and quite frankly almost impossible to predict...

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Mariette du Toit-Helmbold
[BizTrends 2016] The connected travel experience takes centre stage

[BizTrends 2016] The connected travel experience takes centre stage[Mariette du Toit-Helmbold] Travel continues to outperform other sectors despite uncertain global economic growth, rising geopolitical unrest, volatile oil prices and rising interest rates...

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Mariette du Toit-Helmbold
The future of travel is female

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[Mariette du Toit-Helmbold] If you want your destination or tourism business to grow, you need to understand the female traveller... she often calls the shots when it comes to making travel decisions and is driving the growth in tourism...

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Derek Martin
#BizTrends2021: The 2020 hotel crash and 2021 crystal ball

#BizTrends2021: The 2020 hotel crash and 2021 crystal ball[Derek Martin] The South African hospitality industry was well on its way to break records in 2020 until Covid-19 became our reality. Derek Martin, founder and CEO of TrevPAR World looks at how Covid-19 impacted the industry and what is needed for recovery...

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David Frost
#BizTrends2021: Together we can do so much more

#BizTrends2021: Together we can do so much more[David Frost] Twenty-twenty was a devastating year for South Africa's tourism industry - but it was also the year that we came together as one tourism community and saw the power of true alignment and collaboration...

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Ramsay Rankoussi
#BizTrends2021: Understanding your "why" - establishing a new norm through purpose-driven actions

#BizTrends2021: Understanding your "why" - establishing a new norm through purpose-driven actions[Ramsay Rankoussi] In a year when we arguably found ourselves with more time on our hands than ever before, thanks to the Covid-19 lockdowns, the upside was the opportunity to step back from our hectic diaries, to consider the cost to society of our relentless focus on corporate profit.

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Johannes Masiteng
Johannes Masiteng
[Tourism] In March, the tourism sector came to a sudden halt when President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that South Africa would go on a nationwide lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The lockdown saw international travel banned and the gates of every hotel and game reserve temporarily closed, leading to the tourism industry to shed thousands of jobs and billions of Rands in profit.

With the lockdown restrictions being eased to allow international visitors and open recreational areas, Carte Blanche finds out if the tourism sector can survive the continuing effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Buyi Mafoko
The reinvention of travel in 2020

The reinvention of travel in 2020[Buyi Mafoko] Travelling the world has become more complex than ever before, the past few months have been nothing short of extraordinary. The pandemic has had a profound impact on the tourism sector and our shores are no different...

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Ramsay Rankoussi
Survival of the wisest - embracing wisdom under pressure

Survival of the wisest - embracing wisdom under pressure[Ramsay Rankoussi] 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...

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Robin Fredericks
#2020AfricaBrandSummit: Policy uncertainty is halting the recovery of SA's tourism sector

#2020AfricaBrandSummit: Policy uncertainty is halting the recovery of SA's tourism sector[Robin Fredericks] "Instituting policy certainty is important - we should be able to ensure that people understand that when they arrive in South Africa, that they won't face confusion at airports and many other different places where tourism takes place," said Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa, CEO of TBCSA.

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John Davenport
What will the restaurant industry look like post-Covid? - Havas Johannesburg

What will the restaurant industry look like post-Covid?[John Davenport] 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?..

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Sue Garrett
Covid has completely altered the travel industry - and it's not all bad

Covid has completely altered the travel industry - and it's not all bad[Sue Garrett] After having endured one of the strictest lockdowns in the world, it is understandable that South Africans have become much more appreciative of the prospect of travel and the many joys that it brings to their lives...

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Eugene Yiga
6 ways hotels can show customers love

6 ways hotels can show customers love[Eugene Yiga] The English word 'love' means different things to different people. For Rob Collins, chief operating officer of Sun International, hotels need to embrace six types of love, inspired by the Ancient Greeks.

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Chelsey Hale
Trade shows and travel to Africa: What South Africa's top source markets reveal

Trade shows and travel to Africa: What South Africa's top source markets reveal[Chelsey Hale] Keen visitors from around the world are hampered by travel advisories, insurance and air access says Africa Travel Week...

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Guy Stehlik
Adapting your offering from 'new' to normal

Adapting your offering from 'new' to normal
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[Guy Stehlik] 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...

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Sisa Ntshona
Putting people first to restore traveller confidence

Putting people first to restore traveller confidence[Sisa Ntshona] Consistent with the message of our government, South African Tourism's key message since the Covid-19 outbreak, has been to put the preservation of human life at the centre of our response to the pandemic...

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Sisa Ntshona
Impacting lives through sustainable tourism and transformation

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[Sisa Ntshona] With the gradual easing of border restrictions around the world and as countries slowly start welcoming tourists back, it goes without saying that Covid-19 has been particularly devastating on the tourism sector...

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Emily Djock
The importance of reliable data to reposition South Africa's tourism industry

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[Emily Djock] Reliable data and the smart analysis of it are key to steering the tourism industry through this time of uncertainty. But more than that, it is the blueprint for building a better road in the future and repositioning the tourism industry for sustainable success...

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

Hats off (and masks on) to those on the frontline of local tourism[Ryan Enslin] 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...

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Sue Garrett
The world needs conscious travellers

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[Sue Garrett] Perhaps never before has there been a more apt time to celebrate conscious living...

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