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5 guest trends dominating travel experiences in 2021
5 guest trends dominating travel experiences in 2021Article

Given the challenges that Covid-19 brought to the hospitality industry, it has had to adapt to ensure its survival. Now with domestic travel slowly returning, the question is: What are the specific challenges that are shaping the 'new normal'?

3 May 2021

5 booking trends for hotels and guesthouses
5 booking trends for hotels and guesthousesArticle

Tshepo Matlou, head of marketing and communications at Jurni, has a look at 5 important booking trends to watch out for - and to capitalise on - for the duration of 2021...

Tshepo Matlou 21 Apr 2021

Flagship four-star Courtyard Hotel Waterfall City now open!
Flagship four-star Courtyard Hotel Waterfall City now open!Article

The four-star 168-room Courtyard Hotel Waterfall City in Midrand opened on 1 March 2021, headed up by opening general manager Brendan Luttig...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 20 Apr 2021

Good financial decisions will ensure SA agriculture survival when the bad times
Good financial decisions will ensure SA agriculture survival when the bad timesArticle

South Africa's agricultural sector was one of the only shining stars in the economy in 2020, escaping the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic relatively unscathed...

19 Apr 2021

Cresta Hotels launches new hotel in Cape Town
Cresta Hotels launches new hotel in Cape TownArticle

Cresta Hotels, one of Southern Africa`s largest hotel and business groups, has launched its very first South African hotel, Cresta Grande Cape Town...

16 Apr 2021

Zaid Adams appointed chairperson of StreetSmart SA
Zaid Adams appointed chairperson of StreetSmart SAArticle

Seasoned hospitality professional Zaid Adams has been appopinted chairperson of StreetSmart SA, an organisation dedicated to helping vulnerable children rebuild their lives...

12 Apr 2021

Radisson RED Rosebank puts out team recruitment call ahead of June opening
Radisson RED Rosebank puts out team recruitment call ahead of June openingArticle

The hotel, on track to open its doors in June, is ready to recruit with over 40 roles available...

6 Apr 2021

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Hospitality sector calls on all South Africans to stay safeArticle

There is wide acknowledgement that a return to stricter regulations will be catastrophic for the province's tourism and hospitality sector...

1 Apr 2021

Accor opens internationally-branded hotel in Bridgwater
Accor opens internationally-branded hotel in BridgwaterArticle

The new-build property is the first ibis hotel in the UK to showcase Accor's new Plaza-design throughout...

31 Mar 2021

Satsa to facilitate EC tourism transformation of ownership project
Satsa to facilitate EC tourism transformation of ownership projectArticle

Satsa's Access, Inclusivity and Diversity Committee, under the guidance of the Satsa Eastern Cape Chapter Chair, Mandisa Magwaxaza, has joined forces for good with a member association in the Eastern Cape to pioneer a Proof of Concept that will become a blueprint for sustainable transformation of ownership...

31 Mar 2021

How the pandemic is reshaping the future of events and meetings
How the pandemic is reshaping the future of events and meetingsArticle

No matter the industry or the country in which they operate, companies are becoming increasingly conscious of the vulnerable and marginalised, turning their attention to support social causes...

Tim Cordon 31 Mar 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Meet Adam Deane of RocoMamas
#BehindtheBrandManager: Meet Adam Deane of RocoMamasArticle

With a broad range of skills under his belt, RocoMamas national brand manager Adam Deane sits comfortably in the coveted 'unicorn' category of employees...

Lauren Hartzenberg 26 Mar 2021

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Lions Tour green light bodes well for SA tourism industryArticle

If spectators are permitted, the Lions Tour is expected to bring about 30,000 Lions fans and R6bn in direct and indirect spend to South Africa...

25 Mar 2021

CPT Tourism, CoCT help SMMEs weather the Covid-19 pandemic
CPT Tourism, CoCT help SMMEs weather the Covid-19 pandemicArticle

Through its Board Development Fund, Cape Town Tourism in partnership with the City of Cape Town is helping tourism SMMEs get back on their feet...

25 Mar 2021

S.Pellegrino launches Young Chef Academy Monitor report
S.Pellegrino launches Young Chef Academy Monitor reportArticle

The report is dedicated to the global young chefs community...

19 Mar 2021

7 truths about the hotel industry the pandemic reminded us are real
7 truths about the hotel industry the pandemic reminded us are realArticle

Last year gave the hospitality industry a nasty shock, but it also provided an opportunity to create a new environment in which our behaviours and decision-making can contribute to the evolution of better societies and more solidarity...

Tim Cordon 17 Mar 2021

Adaptability is vital for the recovery of the South African hospitality sector
Adaptability is vital for the recovery of the South African hospitality sectorArticle

Covid-19 has taken its toll on South Africa's hospitality industry, but there is still light at the end of the tunnel. Kevin Burley, group operations director at ANEW Hotel & Resorts, shares his expertise on industry trends for the next 12 months and adapting to the new normal...

Kevin Burley 16 Mar 2021

Connect with confidence at Protea Hotel by Marriott Kruger Gate
Connect with confidence at Protea Hotel by Marriott Kruger GateArticle

The Protea Hotel by Marriott Kruger Gate has reimagined traditional safari lodge meetings and events following a recent revitalisation of its conference amenities...

Issued by Protea Hotel by Marriott 15 Mar 2021

City Lodge Hotel Group announces interim results reflective of pandemic
City Lodge Hotel Group announces interim results reflective of pandemicArticle

The JSE-listed City Lodge Hotel Group has announced its unaudited interim results, reflecting the sweeping effects of the coronavirus pandemic. However, during this time the group has notched up several notable achievements...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 11 Mar 2021

Cape Town Stadium launches business lounge
Cape Town Stadium launches business loungeArticle

Following global trends, this shared-space hospitality experience is tailored to be flexible to suit the individual's needs...

10 Mar 2021

Loyalty lends a hand to local merchants, new data shows
Loyalty lends a hand to local merchants, new data showsArticle

South African merchants who have survived the chaos wrought by Covid-19 are turning to data insights to help them ensure a more sustainable future...

9 Mar 2021

How the hospitality sector can stay two steps ahead of its challenges
How the hospitality sector can stay two steps ahead of its challengesArticle

Kyocera Document Solutions South Africa suggests that the sector starts with low hanging fruit, such as reducing print costs and implementing further digitisation...

4 Mar 2021

Food companies launch relief scheme for Black-owned hospitality businesses
Food companies launch relief scheme for Black-owned hospitality businessesArticle

Food service brands Marvello and Meadowland have partnered with RCL Foods, Your Food Partners and Bidfood to launch the Sekela Hospitality Support Programme...

3 Mar 2021

Radisson Individuals signs first property in Africa
Radisson Individuals signs first property in AfricaArticle

The Radisson Hotel Group has rolled our its first Radisson Individuals property in Africa, with the signing of Earl Heights Suites Hotel, a member of Radisson Individuals, Accra, Ghana...

3 Mar 2021

4 reasons South Africans are loving local getaways
4 reasons South Africans are loving local getawaysArticle

According to RoomRaccoon, occupancy at boutique hotels, B&Bs and guesthouses across SA is steadily rising, thanks to locals...

25 Feb 2021

#BudgetSpeech2021: Tax relief, further fiscal consolidation welcomed
#BudgetSpeech2021: Tax relief, further fiscal consolidation welcomedArticle

Apart from the commitment made to the urgent rollout of the vaccination programme, of comfort to debt-burdened consumers is the announcement...

Dr Andrew Golding 25 Feb 2021

8 trends that will help shape the hospitality industry in 2021
8 trends that will help shape the hospitality industry in 2021Article

Remaining agile and ahead of the curve of new travel trends while understanding consumer behaviour is vital for brand survival in any industry but even more so for brands operating in hospitality...

Volker Heiden 17 Feb 2021

Study shows TGCSA's graded establishments are ready to receive guests
Study shows TGCSA's graded establishments are ready to receive guestsArticle

A study conducted by the South African Tourism Insights and Analytics team and the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa has shown that 95% of the graded establishments were confident with their level of implementation of the Covid-19 protocols...

16 Feb 2021

Radisson remains on track to boost Africa hotel development
Radisson remains on track to boost Africa hotel developmentArticle

Ahead of its five-year plan, the Radisson Hotel Group continues its transformation and seeks to cement its leadership across the continent but also aims to be recognized as one of the top three hotel brands in the world.

4 Feb 2021

Relief for SA's hospitality sector welcomed as President eases restrictions
Relief for SA's hospitality sector welcomed as President eases restrictionsArticle

Fedhasa calls on consumers and establishments not to jeopardise lives and livelihoods by adhering strictly to the health and hygiene protocols...

2 Feb 2021

7 easy ways to help support South African restaurants and wineries during Level 3
7 easy ways to help support South African restaurants and wineries during Level 3Article

It is no dispute that the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent restrictions - lockdown, curfew and the alcohol ban (as necessary as they have been in certain circumstances) - have had a devastating effect on South Africa's hospitality and wine industries...

Ruth Cooper 1 Feb 2021

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

"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."

Chelsey Hale 25 Jan 2021

"To close, or not to close?" the question that plagues restaurant owners
"To close, or not to close?" the question that plagues restaurant ownersArticle

With the curfew still in place and increasing fear around the new strain and second wave of Covid-19 infections, many restaurants are struggling to operate at a profit...

Evan-Lee Courie 21 Jan 2021

New Courtyard Hotel Waterfall City is green and keen to welcome guests!
New Courtyard Hotel Waterfall City is green and keen to welcome guests!Article

The new Courtyard Hotel Waterfall City is set to open in a few weeks, adding 164 rooms and four suites plus conference and event space for up to 120 people and two restaurants to the growing Waterfall City hub in Midrand...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 21 Jan 2021

Losses continue to mount for SA's hospitality industry
Losses continue to mount for SA's hospitality industryArticle

Total income for accommodation dropped by 66,8%, and food and beverage decreased 36,3% year-on-year in November 2020, but the real damage is likely to be far worse...

21 Jan 2021

The reopening of the hospitality industry requires an enhanced customer experience
The reopening of the hospitality industry requires an enhanced customer experienceArticle

Travel and hospitality businesses have had to rapidly transition to new ways of working, often remotely, providing an enhanced experience for both their clientele and employees...

Raeford Liebenberg 20 Jan 2021

Support local and explore responsibly: Why neighbourhood travel is on the rise
Support local and explore responsibly: Why neighbourhood travel is on the riseArticle

While travel has its restrictions this year, it's still essential. It keeps us grounded, refreshes the soul and feeds the natural curiosity ingrained in our collective DNA...

Chelsey Hale 20 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Finding purpose and wellbeing through travel
#BizTrends2021: Finding purpose and wellbeing through travelArticle

So what will travel look like in 2021 and going forward? One is understandably hesitant to make any confident predictions apart from the most obvious one being that 2021 will most likely continue to be a very difficult year for the global travel and tourism sector. If I had to highlight a few travel trends for the coming year and beyond, these would stand out...

Mariette du Toit-Helmbold 6 Jan 2021

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SA hospitality, tourism industry calls on government to fast track vaccine deploymentArticle

South Africa's competitiveness as a global tourism destination depends on perceptions of safety for travellers...

4 Jan 2021

Fedhasa supports new Level 3 restrictions, acknowledges detrimental impact on hospitality
Fedhasa supports new Level 3 restrictions, acknowledges detrimental impact on hospitalityArticle

Representing the hospitality industry in South Africa, Fedhasa has called on every South African to help the industry comply with the stringent health and hygiene protocols in place to stem the spread of Covid-19...

30 Dec 2020

What can SMEs expect in 2021?
What can SMEs expect in 2021?Article

If 2020 is anything to go by, it's clear that the ability to adapt and transform as a small business is necessary for survival. To help SMEs prepare for the year ahead, here are some of the most important trends that businesses should be aware of in 2021...

23 Dec 2020

#BizTrends2021: The 2020 hotel crash and 2021 crystal ball
#BizTrends2021: The 2020 hotel crash and 2021 crystal ballArticle

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...

Derek Martin 21 Dec 2020

While everything is on ice, Zari celebrates openings!
While everything is on ice, Zari celebrates openings!Article

Silvana Dantu, founding partner of African Equations, producer and marketer of Zari Sparkling a premium beverage range, discusses how Zari and stockists celebrate openings and occasions, despite lockdowns...

Issued by Zari Sparkling Grape 21 Dec 2020

What does a post-Covid future hold for the MICE industry?
What does a post-Covid future hold for the MICE industry?Article

Tim Cordon, senior area vice president, Middle East & Africa, Radisson Hotel Group outlines some of the key factors that will give MICE operators an edge once the world begins emerging from the Covid-19 reality...

17 Dec 2020

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