FEDHASA, the voice of hospitality in South Africa, has welcomed the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa that the National Coronavirus Command Council is reconsidering whether to uphold the current National State of Disaster.
If we’ve learnt anything over the last two years, it’s the importance of pivoting your business to adapt to the ever-changing environment. While international travel continues to open up, the pandemic remains a reality that looks set to stay with us for a while.
In a recent travel trend survey conducted by FCM during the month of October 2021, 175 respondents from 26 countries, including South Africa, provided answers to burning issues such as the impact of vaccines on travel, how to tackle safety, what we can expect from travel costs, and many more. The vast majority (63%) of respondents indicated that new and better things await business travel in the year to come.
JSE-listed Nedbank and South African Tourism (SA Tourism) have collaborated to launch a ‘Women in Tourism Entrepreneurship Programme’ that will seek to bring a much-needed boost to the tourism industry.
South African townships were not designed for better living and quality of life. When Annette and Bulelani Skaap launched their hotel on December 4, 2021, in the middle of Khayelitsha, they began a process that may turn around South African townships.
South Africa’s tourism and hospitality sector is seeing signs of recovery with StatsSA reporting a second-consecutive month of growth, according to its Accommodation and Food and Beverage performance reports.
The La Colombe Group of restaurants has announced the opening of two new restaurants, the Pier Restaurant and The Waterside Restaurant, at the iconic V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.
As part of their Tourism & You initiative to empower future hospitality leaders, Dream Hotels & Resorts (DHR) has launched four new bursary opportunities for 2022. “We rise by lifting others,” says Andre De La Porte, chief executive people officer at DHR. “After 21 years of establishing our brand across the country, helping those in our local communities who need it most has become deeply ingrained within our core business values.”
ANEW Hotels & Resorts has announced two new additions to its portfolio with the grand opening of ANEW Hotel Parktonian (formerly Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Parktonian) in Braamfontein and ANEW Hotel Roodepoort (formerly Protea Hotel Roodepoort) on November 1.