ZIZILE LEPHALALA: It’s game on for the tourism sector
With lockdown restrictions gone, the sector is no longer in survival mode but in strong recovery
The Recovery of the Local Tourism Industry Allows Seychelles to Remove the Last of Their Covid-19 Travel Restrictions
Entry in Seychelles resumed to pre-covid protocols from Thursday, 1st December 2022, as the last COVID-19 travel requirements were removed for entry in Seychelles.
Guest expectations have changed. Here’s how tech can help
For years, hotels have adapted their business to meet evolving guest expectations, however, in the wake of Covid, the hospitality industry faced unprecedented change and everything from how travellers researched their trip to how they interacted with a property shifted.
SAA Route that Reconnects South Africa and Namibia is Reopened
South African Airways (SAA) relaunched its route to Namibia with fanfare at Hosea Kutako International Airport, Windhoek in Namibia.
ESG-focused procurement in the hospitality and leisure sector
The hospitality and leisure sector in South Africa was arguably one of the worst-affected industries during the Covid-19 pandemic.
South Africa: Tourism on Advancing Women Leaders in Tourism
Although women make up nearly 70% of South Africa’s tourism workforce, there is an under-representation of women in senior positions
Positive travel trends reported by City Lodge Hotels
City Lodge Hotel Group put out a voluntary operational statement on 28 November 2022.
Tourism SMEs optimistic ahead of restriction-free holiday season
Three quarters (74%) of small business owners in the South African tourism sector are feeling optimistic as they head into the first restriction-free holiday season in two years, according to new research from small business platform Xero.
Blue Flags and Green Drops Demonstrate the North Coast’s Commitment to Water Safety
WESSA, The Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa, announced recently that three of the North Coast’s most popular beaches, Blythedale, Thompson’s Bay and Willard Beach have been awarded Blue Flag status.
SA needs to recognise the key role that technology will play in revitalising the hospitality industry
With the holiday season upon us, South Africa needs to recognise the key role that technology will play in revitalising the hospitality industry and realising its potential.
Kenya, South Africa to Begin Mutual Visa-Free System in January
The presidents of South Africa and Kenya say they have resolved a longstanding visa dispute and Kenyans will be able to visit South Africa visa-free for up to 90 days in a calendar year.
Tintswalo at Siankaba opens in Zambia
Tintswalo has opened Tintswalo at Siankaba in Zambia.
Sun International Begins a Multi-Million Expansion on the Grand Hotel at GrandWest Casino and Entertainment Centre
Construction has begun on a R122-million upgrade of the Grand Hotel at GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World in Cape Town.
IHG partners with Msafiri to expand its hotel portfolio across Africa
IHG Hotels & Resorts has signed franchise agreements with Msafiri Limited to rebrand three properties in Tanzania and Kenya under its Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza hotels. The move sees IHG Hotels & Resorts expand its presence across Africa, as the continent’s profile continues to grow.
SA Airlines bidding for new routes; will flights become cheaper?
With domestic flights down by a third, South Africans have experienced unprecedented price hikes in airline tickets in the last few months. Now the tide is turning as established carriers’ clamour for more routes. Keep reading to see if relief is on the horizon for SA travellers.