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Dubai to host first in-person global travel, tourism event since the onset of Covid
Dubai to host first in-person global travel, tourism event since the onset of CovidArticle

"The theme of this year's show is A new dawn for travel and tourism and the spotlight will be focused on the very latest Covid news from around the world - vaccine rollouts, the current state of the industry and more importantly, what the future holds."

4 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

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

Radisson signs third hotel in Zambia
Radisson signs third hotel in ZambiaArticle

"We have been present in Zambia for many years and have long recognised the potential of the country. It was essential for us to complement our presence in Zambia with a resort offering in one of Africa's most visited leisure tourism destinations - the Victoria Falls."

14 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

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

The difference between challenger brands and disruptor brands
The difference between challenger brands and disruptor brandsArticle

Challenger brands can't let themselves become swept up in the mania for disruption, writes the West Coast partner for eatbigfish Mark Barden...

Mark Barden, Issued by eatbigfish 25 Feb 2021

Revolutionising eco-friendly business travel in the age of Covid-19
Revolutionising eco-friendly business travel in the age of Covid-19Article

Sustainable business travel programmes are set to boom post-Covid-19 as travel managers rally behind new opportunities to fast-track their climate compliance...

12 Feb 2021

Is it ethical to quarantine people in hotel rooms?
Is it ethical to quarantine people in hotel rooms?Article

From February 15, people travelling to the UK from a country on the UK's travel-ban list will be required to quarantine in a government-approved hotel for ten days...

11 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

New Mauritius route introduced for FlySafair
New Mauritius route introduced for FlySafairArticle

South African airline FlySafair will be introducing a Johannesburg to Mauritius route once the two countries' borders reopen...

4 Feb 2021

SiteMinder reveals SA's Top 12 hotel booking channels in 2020
SiteMinder reveals SA's Top 12 hotel booking channels in 2020Article

Hotel industry guest acquisition platform, SiteMinder has unveiled the lists of distribution channels that brought the greatest booking revenue to hotels in 2020 and those since the global hotel booking reset began in April...

2 Feb 2021

CLHG staff movements
CLHG staff movementsArticle

The latest staff movements at the City Lodge Hotel Group...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 29 Jan 2021

Fedhasa urges insurers to 'do the right thing' as the hospitality industry continues to bleed
Fedhasa urges insurers to 'do the right thing' as the hospitality industry continues to bleedArticle

Fedhasa has condemned Santam's decision to appeal the decision by the Western Cape High Court requiring the insurer to pay full Business Interruption losses to the plaintiff, Ma-Afrika Hotels...

23 Nov 2020

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

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...

Ramsay Rankoussi 4 Nov 2020

Radisson debuts fourth brand in SA
Radisson debuts fourth brand in SAArticle

Radisson Hotel Group debuts its fourth brand in South Africa with the opening of Radisson Hotel & Convention Centre, Johannesburg, O.R. Tambo

3 Nov 2020

Radisson launches new brand, signs 10 hotels across EMEA region
Radisson launches new brand, signs 10 hotels across EMEA regionArticle

A number of hotels have already joined Radisson Individuals in the UK and Asia with additional properties in discussions in Italy, Germany, Russia and beyond...

21 Oct 2020

JLL Q2 report notes positive outlook for SA industrial, warehousing sector
JLL Q2 report notes positive outlook for SA industrial, warehousing sectorArticle

According to JLL's latest South Africa Q2 Real Estate report, while the country is witnessing the easing of restrictions, the impact of Covid-19, coupled with economic pressures, continues to create challenges for most corporate real estate sectors...

3 Sep 2020

6 ways hotels can show customers love
6 ways hotels can show customers loveArticle

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.

Eugene Yiga 1 Sep 2020

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5 ways hoteliers can fight back in this time of Covid-19Article

When it comes to inter-provincial leisure travel under the recent national lockdown regulations, how quickly will the hospitality industry be able to bounce back?

24 Aug 2020

Marriott opens doors to travellers across SA
Marriott opens doors to travellers across SAArticle

Over 50% of Marriott International properties across South Africa have opened their doors to welcome travellers under the latest national lockdown regulations...

8 Jul 2020

Accommodation providers can mitigate traveller health, safety concerns
Accommodation providers can mitigate traveller health, safety concernsArticle

A global biweekly consumer survey published by Deloitte earlier this month shows that traveller health and safety concerns, although gradually lessening, still overshadow discretionary travel...

1 Jul 2020

A glimmer of hope for how accommodation providers can adapt
A glimmer of hope for how accommodation providers can adaptArticle

While there is some serious lobbying to open South Africa to international travel as soon as September this year, health and safety concerns, although gradually lessening, still overshadow discretionary travel...

26 Jun 2020

Preparing for guests in a time of Covid-19
Preparing for guests in a time of Covid-19Article

With the worldwide hospitality industry left devastated by the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic, and travellers' mindsets forever altered, there's no sitting back and waiting for the arrival of new guests if establishments are to survive...

23 Jun 2020

Tourism, travel industry suffers loss of over R68bn in spend
Tourism, travel industry suffers loss of over R68bn in spendArticle

The Tourism Business Council of South Africa, says more than R68bn in tourism spend has been lost since South Africa's national lockdown began at the end of March...

23 Jun 2020

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Tsogo Sun takes over three iconic hotelsArticle

Tsogo Sun Hotels is set to take over the Mount Grace in Magaliesburg, the Edward in Durban and the Protea Hotel Hazyview in Mpumalanga and is committed to their long-term sustainability...

23 Jun 2020

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How hotel management companies should prepare hotel owners for crisesArticle

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...

Guy Stehlik 18 Jun 2020

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Covid-19 is threatening hotel development growth in AfricaArticle

"We see a slowdown in pipeline growth in 2020, as we all get to grips with the new reality. With so many of the players locked down, fewer deals will be signed, and it is inevitable that some of the planned openings in 2020 will be delayed..."

17 Jun 2020

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

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...

Guy Stehlik 2 Jun 2020

#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 futureArticle

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...

Robin Fredericks 18 May 2020

What it's like to run a hotel during lockdown
What it's like to run a hotel during lockdownArticle

On 27 March 2020, businesses had to close their doors, including hotels and accommodation establishments in support of South Africa's nationwide lockdown and fight against the Covid-19 threat. But there were some that had to remain open...

22 Apr 2020

It's time to rethink how we do business says new principal of The Private Hotel School
It's time to rethink how we do business says new principal of The Private Hotel SchoolArticle

Martin Koch, the new principal of Private Hotel School provides insight into the South African hospitality industry and shares advice on how to manage the impact of the coronavirus pandemic...

Janine Greenleaf Walker 20 Apr 2020

Coronavirus and hotel lockdowns: Who foots the bill when hotels are placed under quarantine?
Coronavirus and hotel lockdowns: Who foots the bill when hotels are placed under quarantine?Article

For hotel owners and operators already facing nosedives in revenue, the corresponding guest costs, whether over a daily, weekly or monthly basis, can be significant. So who's picking up the tab resulting from these quarantines, and what can hotel owners and operators do...

Jonathan Lynch 8 Apr 2020

Why Nigeria's hotel sector is set for a good year, despite challenges
Why Nigeria's hotel sector is set for a good year, despite challengesArticle

As one of Africa's largest economies, Nigeria has made significant strides in diversifying its oil-dependent economy, focusing on sectors such as technology, tourism, transport, and electricity, from gas to renewables...

1 Apr 2020

Radisson Hotels to reduce single-use plastics globally
Radisson Hotels to reduce single-use plastics globallyArticle

The Radisson Hotel Group is set to launch a global roll-out plan of plastic reduction - including the introduction of bulk amenities in all hotels across the group's portfolio by 2022...

4 Mar 2020

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Accor set to expand Ethiopia footprint with new Ibis Styles hotelArticle

Accor Hotels, in partnership with Yuluch Elyano Trading plc, is expanding its presence in Ethiopia with the opening of a new property under its design-led economy brand, Ibis Styles...

13 Feb 2020

Radisson Hotel Group to debut its fourth brand in South Africa
Radisson Hotel Group to debut its fourth brand in South AfricaArticle

The Radisson Hotel Group has signed its first Radisson branded hotel in South Africa, the Radisson Safari Hotel Hoedspruit. The hotel, which will debut in 2022, marks the group's fourth brand and thirteenth hotel to open in South Africa...

4 Feb 2020

Preparing the 21-century general manager for Africa's growing hospitality industry
Preparing the 21-century general manager for Africa's growing hospitality industryArticle

We chat with Jan van der Putten, vice president of Africa and Indian Ocean at Hilton Worldwide about the role of the 21st-century general manager...

Robin Fredericks 19 Dec 2019

Southern Sun Ridgeway Lusaka completes $7m refurbishment
Southern Sun Ridgeway Lusaka completes $7m refurbishmentArticle

Inspiration for the refurbished rooms focused on the rich copper and gemstone resources of the southern African country, with colours of emeralds, amethyst, aquamarine, tourmaline, garnet and rose quartz...

17 Dec 2019

Marriott, Landmark Sabbour sign agreement to open W Hotel in Cairo
Marriott, Landmark Sabbour sign agreement to open W Hotel in CairoArticle

Amr Sultan, Managing Director of Landmark Sabbour and Alex Kyriakidis, President & Managing Director, Middle East & Africa, Marriott International at the signing ceremony of W Cairo

17 Dec 2019

Aleph Hospitality opens first hotel in Kenya
Aleph Hospitality opens first hotel in KenyaArticle

The new hotel marks the hotel management company's first operation in Kenya, with three further contracts already signed...

17 Dec 2019

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Radisson RED targets millennial mindsetArticle

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...

Eugene Yiga 18 Nov 2019

Beloved founder of City Lodge Hotel Group dies
Beloved founder of City Lodge Hotel Group diesArticle

It is with enormous sadness that the City Lodge Hotel Group announces that Hans Rudolf Enderle, founder and past chairperson, has died on 9 November 2019 at the age of 77. He passed away peacefully after complications of surgery...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 12 Nov 2019

How technology shapes the modern guest culture and experience
How technology shapes the modern guest culture and experienceArticle

In the wake of Industry 4.0 there is no doubt that technology - both its advancements and shortcomings - is dictating the speed of change across the globe...

Rentia Austin 21 Oct 2019

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

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!"

Guy Stehlik 16 Sep 2019

Radisson Hotel's new opened Niamey hotel achieves Safehotels executive certification
Radisson Hotel's new opened Niamey hotel achieves Safehotels executive certificationArticle

The Safehotels certificate allows Radisson Hotel Group to add external validation to their safety and security programme and to create additional value for the guests, staff and owners...

13 Sep 2019

#TourismMonth: Cape Town diversifies tourism offering to boost community involvement
#TourismMonth: Cape Town diversifies tourism offering to boost community involvementArticle

The City of Cape Town, in partnership with Cape Town Tourism has marked Tourism Month outlining key events it has planned to participate in. This year's focus, having recently revised the Tourism Development Framework (TDF), is on creating more community-based offerings...

2 Sep 2019

There's room in the bed for everyone
There's room in the bed for everyoneArticle

Whether we call today's travellers 'millennials' or 'wanderlusts', their preferred 'sharing' concept is something we must embrace...

Gidon Novick 20 Aug 2019

Africa's hotel investment forum returns to Ethiopia
Africa's hotel investment forum returns to EthiopiaArticle

One of the most important roles played by AHIF is to facilitate networking between delegates...

26 Jul 2019

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