Robin Fredericks
SOUTH AFRICA
#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
SOUTH AFRICA
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
SOUTH AFRICA
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
SOUTH AFRICA
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
SOUTH AFRICA
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
SOUTH AFRICA
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
SOUTH AFRICA
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
SOUTH AFRICA
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
SOUTH AFRICA
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
SOUTH AFRICA
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
SOUTH AFRICA
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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Di Brown
SOUTH AFRICA
#IamSafe2Travel: Being a responsible traveller will safeguard our tourism industry

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[Di Brown] Tourism needs us to visit and support local businesses. Let's activate our "local is lekker" vibe and do it by tapping into our rainbow nation stamina that has successfully seen us through so much before. But we must do it responsibly...

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Di Brown
SOUTH AFRICA
The tourism dilemma

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[Di Brown] As the industry looks to the domestic market to save it in the short term, we have to view this market framed within the bigger picture...

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Chantal Gouws
SOUTH AFRICA
Travel agents go independent - ITC model on the rise in South Africa

Travel agents go independent - ITC model on the rise in South Africa
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[Chantal Gouws] Even before the pandemic, we saw more travel agents choosing to become independent travel consultants in order to work independently from home - essentially running their own travel agency.

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Guy Stehlik
SOUTH AFRICA
What the travel trends of yesterday mean for the future of travel

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[Guy Stehlik] We are travelling more, and younger and younger generations are now setting out to see the world and there is an ever-increasing desire by travellers to venture further and further...

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Guy Stehlik
SOUTH AFRICA
How hotel management companies should prepare hotel owners for crises

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[Guy Stehlik] 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...

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Eugene Yiga
SOUTH AFRICA
Challenging the challenges of booking a flight during the Covid-19 pandemic

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[Eugene Yiga] Even though it might not feel like it when every day is some combination of a nightmare written by Franz Kafka and George Orwell, there will come a time when Covid-19 is behind us and more of us realise that it's safe to fly again...

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Wouter Vermeulen
SOUTH AFRICA
Responsible air travel is safe air travel, in the time of Covid-19

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[Wouter Vermeulen] Not since 9/11 has there been such a fundamental overhaul of the operating policies of airlines and airports - and, as such, it's no small undertaking...

Posted 4 months ago | Like
Guy Stehlik
SOUTH AFRICA
What does the future of hotel design look like?

What does the future of hotel design look like?[Guy Stehlik] 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...

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Di Brown
SOUTH AFRICA
Pitch perfect or tone deaf, how are you talking to your clients?

Pitch perfect or tone deaf, how are you talking to your clients?[Di Brown] There will be no return to normal...

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