The hospitality industry has been locked in an intractable battle with its insurers over whether their business interruption cover was valid to cover them for losses incurred under the lockdown. A recent court ruling provides vital clarity on the debate.
There are rumours of a possible second wave of coronavirus infections. It’s evident that this could be a reality if the South African public follow the trend as seen overseas by letting down their guard. The hospitality sector will once again be hard hit with many restaurants, bars or smaller hotels/B&B’s not being able to make it out on the other side should this lead to another lockdown.
South Africa’s national state of disaster will be extended until mid-December, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday evening as he announced normal alcohol trading hours would be allowed along with flights from all foreign nations to help an economic recovery.
By Wayne Troughton, CEO, Hospitality & Real Estate Consulting at HTI Consulting
According to the TOPHOTELPROJECTS construction database, 29,520 rooms will go live across North Africa in the coming years, with Egypt leading the charge.
South Africa’s hospitality and catering sector, represented by FEDHASA, welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement that international borders will reopen.
Following seven long months of lockdown, Sun International’s five-star Table Bay Hotel will once again throw open its doors to guests as of today, 30 October, making it the final hotel in the group to reopen.
Singapore-based, VResorts, a VR-commerce and VR content innovator that caters to global resorts and hotels with its innovative virtual reality solutions., has launched a virtual reality booking platform, which enables travellers to choose their destinations and purchase their vacations from within the virtual reality space.
Francophone Africa’s burgeoning hospitality market continues to be a promising opportunity for global hospitality brands and investors, says Kfir Rusin, managing director of Africa Property Investment (API) Events.
Qatar Airways is pleased to announce it has signed an interline agreement with Airlink, further expanding its presence in Southern Africa as the largest carrier to operate from the region.
Hotels in Africa remain resilient despite unprecedented challenges. Wayne Troughton of HTI Consulting shared some positive news regarding the hotel sector in Africa during the first ‘Virtual Hotel Club’ held this month.
1. Auberge Du Vieux Puits Fontjoncouse, France “Truly a dream. From local ingredients, the chef conjures up aromas, textures and flavours you’ve never experienced. The stuff of legend. WOW!“ 2. La Ville Blanche Rospez, France “Great place to stay in for some hours and spend good time with friends and family” “New owners, but […]
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