Hotel chief reveals why sustainable is cheaper than you think in one of Africa’s most exciting luxury hotels
Bruce Walker CEO of Verde Hotels reveals the secret of East Africa’s newest and most sustainable hotel. After 30 years in the hospitality industry he explains why the future has to be sustainable. He subscribes to integrated business strategies based on “design, construction and retrofitting hotels in order to maximise social, environmental and best business practice”. He also believes it can be fun and profitable.
Business confidence is on the rise in South Africa but a top hotelier warns investors to tread carefully
“There might be a very faint light on the horizon for our industry in the next few years but there are too many unknown factors and influences which may upset the relatively positive sentiment of the moment.”
Africa expansion for European hotel leader: “With this strategic partnership, we are reinforcing the Group’s footprint in Africa and we have access to a brand with strong roots and heritage”
Officials will speed up visa processes and lure major conferences, tourism minister said on Friday.
Prestigious Cape Royale Hotel appeals court order claiming it broke local planning regulations for the five-star hotel at Green Point. Despite court wrangling it continues to “operate as normal with one of the highest occupancy rates in Cape Town”
The Silo in Cape Town has been named at number one in a list of the top 5 art hotels from around the world. This unique hotel offers one of the most visually exciting places to stay, not just in Africa but the whole world according to the South China Morning Post.
For the very first time, Africa moved up to first place as the top in-depth travel destination Chinese travelers hope to visit in 2018, dethroning the ever-popular Japan and Australia.
Cape Town has narrowly escaped stand pipes for the time being thanks to the water saving efforts across the Western Cape by everyone from householders to farmers. Hotels have come under scrutiny too over the past six months but here are five of its finest with established water saving measures in place
It includes renewable energy generation, grey and black water recycling systems and waste management while construction followed the criteria of the Green Building Council meaning guests can be assured of a carbon-efficient stay.
SUSTAINABLE TOURISM: Top hotel bans drink straws… and offers a free drink for every bucket of rubbish guests collect
The Oyster Box is one of South Africa’s most famous hotels, which overlooks Umhlanga’s prestigious beachfront. Boasting 86 luxurious rooms and suites and a magnificent Presidential Suite, The Oyster Box offers a variety of superb restaurants and cocktail bars for fine dining or more casual occasions. Its latest sustainable tourism initiative invites guests to play their part as well.
Currently, the 11th largest hotel group in the world, Radisson Hotel Group is made up of eight hotel brands with more than 1,400 hotels in operation and under development
South Africa: “Tourism currently sustains 700,000 direct jobs … There is no reason why it can’t double in size.”
Tourism is key foundation of future growth in South Africa says new president who promises government support to double tourism numbers to the country
ONOMO’s has pledged growth across Africa with presence in Cameroon, Congo, Uganda, Mozambique, Tanzania and Ethiopia.
Customers expect connectivity and this is forcing hospitality businesses to take wireless infrastructure beyond just offering free WiFi – now they can enable next-generation guest journeys. The future is here and you need to be part of it.
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