City Lodge Hotel Group is expanding its in house food and beverage offering, under the Eat In banner, starting with a pizza menu. After a successful trial of the new pizza selection at Town Lodge Umhlanga and Road Lodge Durban, the concept is now being rolled out to Courtyard Hotels, City Lodge Hotels, Town Lodges and Road Lodges across South Africa
Global business travel has largely ground to a halt during the pandemic. Experts have been raising the alarm that this is the death of business travel as we know it, arguing that it will be a long time before the virus is really gone and that business people have become used to meetings on the likes of Zoom and MS Teams. As a result, many of them no longer see the need for constantly crossing the globe and living out of a suitcase.
The commencement of Level 2 sees the lift on all restrictions on inter-provincial travel, which means a fuller return to business for accommodation.
This August, South Africa’s Tourism community celebrates 31 stories of 31 women in tourism, as the heart of an #IAmTourism campaign to highlight the important role that women play in the tourism industry and the extent to which their livelihoods have been impacted by the pandemic.
The concept of single-serving meals at buffets is already established for cold food like salads or desserts. With InductWarm® induction devices this solution becomes relevant for hot dishes as well – and it helps to follow the current hygiene and distance regulations.
“What I am trying to do is to keep income coming in so I can keep my staff employed. I’m not considering retrenchments,”
South Africa’s tourism sector faces a potential 75% reduction in revenue for 2020, thus putting at risk a further R149.7bn (€7.8bn) in output, 438 000 jobs and R80.2bn (€4.2bn) in foreign receipts.
Earlier this month, HTI Consulting held its first ‘Virtual Hotel Club’ – an informal Pan-African platform for hospitality industry stakeholders – held earlier in July, which explored the way forward during this unprecedented time of crisis…
BON Hotels is in the process reopening five of its properties in KwaZulu-Natal, Free State and Mpumalanga, including the opening of four new South African hotels within the next four weeks.
The Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) recent webinar, hosted by TBCSA Chair Blacky Komani and CEO Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa and moderated by David Frost, SATSA CEO, discussed and raised concerns, and solutions on the current state of the tourism industry in South Africa, ranging from UIF-TERS to agri-tourism.