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Fighting back: How will the hospitality and tourism industry win the war against Covid-19?
Fighting back: How will the hospitality and tourism industry win the war against Covid-19?Article

The hospitality and tourism industry in sub-Saharan Africa must adopt a new "adapt and innovate" modus operandi to meet the challenges produced by the Covid-19 pandemic...

Mark Havercroft 9 hours ago

Goedgedacht Trust to host online benefit auction
Goedgedacht Trust to host online benefit auctionArticle

The Goedgedacht Trust, a farm-based community support organisation in the Swartland region of the Western Cape, is set to host an online benefit auction, starting Thursday, 1 October...

17 Sep 2020

SA's tourism sector promises to keep travellers safe as borders set to open
SA's tourism sector promises to keep travellers safe as borders set to openArticle

Following President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement that the country's borders would open to international travellers under the strictest conditions, the South African tourism sector has promised to keep these incoming travellers safe...

17 Sep 2020

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Switching on the corporate aspect of travel for economic growthArticle

With the release last week of South Africa's GDP Q2 figures and President Cyril Ramaphosa's calls for a quick and bold plan to place South Africa on a "rapid growth trajectory", a spotlight is shone on tourism as the sector with the greatest potential to reignite South Africa's economy, sustainably...

16 Sep 2020

City Lodge Hotel Group's financial results for the year ended 30 June 2020
City Lodge Hotel Group's financial results for the year ended 30 June 2020Article

The JSE-listed City Lodge Hotel Group celebrated its 35th anniversary in August, a testament to the continued support from guests, shareholders, management, employees and other stakeholders in helping to build a South African icon in the hospitality industry over the years...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 4 Sep 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

SA wins bid to host the 59th ICCA's global hybrid experience conference
SA wins bid to host the 59th ICCA's global hybrid experience conferenceArticle

Attendees, partners and the general public can join in the host destination Kaohsiung, virtually or in one of ICCA's seven regional hubs; Cape Town, Kuching, Latin America, Luxembourg, Malaga, North America, Riyadh...

2 Sep 2020

The Blue Train resumes operations
The Blue Train resumes operationsArticle

Following the National Government's pronouncements moving the country to alert level 2, The Blue Train is pleased to announce that it will be resuming services for private charters as of September 2020...

Issued by Havas Johannesburg 31 Aug 2020

Where to stay on the West Coast when looking at the wildflowers
Where to stay on the West Coast when looking at the wildflowersArticle

South Africa has officially entered lockdown Level 2 - which allows for leisure travel within the country. This offers an opportunity to explore some of the country's hidden gems, one of which is the West Coast Way in the Western Cape...

27 Aug 2020

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

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...

Guy Stehlik 25 Aug 2020

Less spendy, more weekendy! CLHG Level 2 leisure travel update
Less spendy, more weekendy! CLHG Level 2 leisure travel updateArticle

Good news comes in threes: South Africa has moved to Level 2 of the lockdown, inter-provincial business and leisure travel is allowed and City Lodge Hotel Group has launched its Weekend Special rates...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 24 Aug 2020

7 secluded, self-catering getaways to take advantage of now leisure travel is open in SA
7 secluded, self-catering getaways to take advantage of now leisure travel is open in SAArticle

Add these secluded, self-catering accommodation options in the Western Cape to your social-distancing getaway list now that leisure travel has opened up...

Ruth Cooper 24 Aug 2020

South Africans take to the air again under Level 2
South Africans take to the air again under Level 2Article

President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement that South Africa would move to Level 2 of the Government's Risk Adjusted Strategy has seen a number of regulations eased, including all restrictions on inter-provincial travel...

18 Aug 2020

Tourism says it's ready to reopen safely as SA enters lockdown Level 2
Tourism says it's ready to reopen safely as SA enters lockdown Level 2Article

President Cyril Ramaphosa recently announced that South Africa would enter lockdown Level 2, and the country's tourism sector has indicated that it is ready to reopen safely...

17 Aug 2020

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How TMCs are addressing concerns faced by women in corporate travelArticle

Women continue to strive for all important work-life balance. Travel managers (and TMCs) worth their salt support this by implementing new travel policies, or improving on existing policies, to ensure that they meet the needs of each traveller...

11 Aug 2020

The struggles of a local travel startup
The struggles of a local travel startupArticle

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the tourism industry has been brought to a standstill leaving this entrepreneur with limited options.

Evan-Lee Courie 6 Aug 2020

South Africa prepares for the ultimate re-opening of tourism
South Africa prepares for the ultimate re-opening of tourismArticle

Inbound international travel might still be a way off for South African tourism, but at last there's light at the end of the tunnel...

Issued by SA Airlines 6 Aug 2020

Putting people first to restore traveller confidence
Putting people first to restore traveller confidenceArticle

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...

Sisa Ntshona 3 Aug 2020

From zero to accidental hero
From zero to accidental heroArticle

The City Lodge Hotel Group (CLHG) has been working hard behind the scenes to strip out single-use plastic from guest bedrooms. In a bold move, the group, together with its South African supplier, The Bespoke Amenities Company (TBAC), is launching an all-new range of bathroom amenities, including a Zero Bar...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 31 Jul 2020

South Hill Vineyards' chic new houseboat is the perfect getaway for nature lovers and water babies
South Hill Vineyards' chic new houseboat is the perfect getaway for nature lovers and water babiesArticle

The recently-added houseboat accommodation option at South Hill Vineyards in the charming Elgin Valley needs to be added to your secluded social distancing getaway list now that leisure travel has opened up...

Ruth Cooper 31 Jul 2020

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WATCH: Update on level 3 tourism-related activitiesArticle

Tourism Minister, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane hosted a virtual media briefing earlier on relating tourism activities under the risk adjusted level 3, update on tourism relief fund and relief fund for tourist guides.

30 Jul 2020

IATA: International travel recovery delayed as lockdown remains
IATA: International travel recovery delayed as lockdown remainsArticle

Recovery is expected to be delayed by at least one year, with global passenger traffic not returning to 2019 pre-Covid-19 levels until 2024...

29 Jul 2020

Appealing to the youth market: Why younger travellers will lead SA's tourism recovery
Appealing to the youth market: Why younger travellers will lead SA's tourism recoveryArticle

As South Africa's travel and tourism sector contemplates the future, it's clear that the country will need to appeal to intrepid, adventurous and more socially- and environmentally-conscious travellers - with the 18-34 category at the heart of its post-Covid recovery...

Tim Louw 28 Jul 2020

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 tourismArticle

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...

Ryan Enslin 27 Jul 2020

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The tourism dilemmaArticle

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...

Di Brown 20 Jul 2020

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New report: SA's local travel industry in for a bumpy rideArticle

Cape Town Tourism has presented its Consumer Impact Report, which reflects that even once travel opens up and despite a desire to travel, it's going to take a while to recover as consumers have little to no disposable income to use on leisure travel...

16 Jul 2020

Treedom along the Garden Route ticks all the right travel trend boxes
Treedom along the Garden Route ticks all the right travel trend boxesArticle

Once the leisure travel industry starts to open up again, it is predicted that travellers will want to explore remote, secluded, eco-friendly and self-catering accommodation options in their own countries. One such retreat getaway is the recently-built eco-friendly Treedom Villas and Vardos in the beautiful Wilderness area along the popular Garden Route...

Ruth Cooper 15 Jul 2020

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Radisson Hotels welcomes back guests in South AfricaArticle

With the gradual ease of restrictions in South Africa, the countries Radisson Hotels are welcoming back guests and conference attendees in line with the South African government's directive...

14 Jul 2020

Singita takes top honours in the 2020 Travel + Leisure Awards
Singita takes top honours in the 2020 Travel + Leisure AwardsArticle

The 25th edition of the Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards has named Singita Kruger National Park the number one Safari Lodge in Africa as well as number nine in the Top 100 Hotels in the World...

9 Jul 2020

SANParks advises visitors that overnight accommodation remains closed
SANParks advises visitors that overnight accommodation remains closedArticle

The South African National Parks (SANParks) has indicated that overnight accommodation at its national parks will remain closed during Level 3 lockdown per the regulations on leisure and interprovincial travel...

6 Jul 2020

Tourism regulations do allow intra-provincial travel
Tourism regulations do allow intra-provincial travelArticle

There has been some confusion on the interpretation of the gazetted tourism regulations that were issued on Friday by the Ministry of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs and a press briefing subsequently held by the National Department of Tourism...

29 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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Responsible air travel is safe air travel, in the time of Covid-19Article

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...

Wouter Vermeulen 5 Jun 2020

And then everything changed
And then everything changedArticle

Eugene Yiga explores how Covid-19 is impacting the travel, hospitality, and entertainment industries in South Africa...

Eugene Yiga 8 May 2020

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Post Covid-19: Why Africa will be at the forefront of future hospitality investmentArticle

Africa is on an upward trajectory, and while Covid-19 will indisputably have a negative impact on the global economy, it is entirely possible Africa will lead the world on its road to recovery - especially in respect of the hospitality sector, proffers Mark Havercroft of Minor Hotels...

Mark Havercroft 20 Apr 2020

Managing business travel risk when the lockdown's lifted
Managing business travel risk when the lockdown's liftedArticle

What does the future hold for business travellers after coronavirus has passed? Here's how to manage it effectively now, and then...

Issued by Domestic Flights South Africa 7 Apr 2020

Is taking a bleisure trip in your own country worth it?
Is taking a bleisure trip in your own country worth it?Article

South Africa has become a popular bleisure destination for international business travellers, but are South Africans taking advantage of the experience their own country offers?

5 Mar 2020

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Virgin Atlantic returns to Cape TownArticle

Cape Town Air Access has announced the return of Virgin Atlantic back to Cape Town. The direct flight from London Heathrow to Cape Town will commence from October 2020...

13 Feb 2020

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The coronavirus is impacting outbound travel from South AfricaArticle

Members of the Association of Southern African Travel Agents confirm that, in particular, leisure travel has been affected...

12 Feb 2020

City Lodge Hotel Maputo now open!
City Lodge Hotel Maputo now open!Article

The City Lodge Hotel Group (CLHG) has opened its 62nd hotel, the City Lodge Hotel Maputo in Mozambique, under the leadership of general manager Gustavo Cardoso...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 10 Feb 2020

5 trends impacting the SA tourism sector in 2020
5 trends impacting the SA tourism sector in 2020Article

Changes in the local and global economy compel businesses in tourism to be proactive and agile in dealing with challenges and opportunities presented by evolving market dynamics...

10 Feb 2020

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Tourism holds positive growth for business in NigeriaArticle

Business in Nigeria is on the rise and foreign investors are taking notice...

5 Feb 2020

#BizTrends2020: Travel forecast for intra-Africa travel in 2020 - Spotlight on Mozambique
#BizTrends2020: Travel forecast for intra-Africa travel in 2020 - Spotlight on MozambiqueArticle

Intra-Africa travel should be a priority for every African. While visas remain a challenge for many travellers and destinations, the good news is that air accessibility is improving - although in many cases those flights are still much too expensive...

Natalie Tenzer Silva 20 Jan 2020

Tintswalo Atlantic joins luxury travel network Virtuoso
Tintswalo Atlantic joins luxury travel network VirtuosoArticle

Tintswalo Atlantic's acceptance into Virtuoso gives it direct relationships with the world's leading leisure travel agencies in North and Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East...

16 Jan 2020

Johannesburg makes it onto the Euromonitor International Top 100 City Destinations list for 2019
Johannesburg makes it onto the Euromonitor International Top 100 City Destinations list for 2019Article

Johannesburg has retained its place on the esteemed Euromonitor International Top 100 City Destinations List for 2019, and is the only sub-Saharan city that has managed to secure a spot...

Issued by Domestic Flights South Africa 15 Jan 2020

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#BizTrends2020: The future of the travel agent professionArticle

Digital has changed the face of travel, both making it easier for consumers to plan their own travel experiences and lowering the barriers of entry to the hospitality industry through apps such as Airbnb and Uber. The travel agent, the traditional middleman, has therefore been squeezed from both sides...

Olivier Hannaert 6 Jan 2020

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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Onomo Hotels obtains majority stake in Bon HotelsArticle

The acquisition is set to shake-up the African continent's hospitality industry...

12 Dec 2019

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4 business travel trends to look out for in 2020Article

The new year ushers in a new decade, and in the world of business travel it brings new advances and trends for those embarking on business trips...

6 Dec 2019

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5 business travel trends in 2020Article

Despite a weak currency and an economy under pressure, 2019 has been a record year for business travel in South Africa...

29 Nov 2019

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