By Jim Butler, Partner, Chairman, Global Hospitality Group® and Guy Maisnik , Partner, Vice Chair, Global Hospitality Group®
A great hotel offers more than merely a place to rest your head and stow your stuff between sightseeing excursions. A truly standout property can offer new insight into a beloved place; bring fresh energy to a been-there, done-that neighborhood; even become a destination in its own right.
Singita Kwitonda Lodge in Rwanda has been selected in the Travel + Leisure’s 2020 ‘It List’ of Best New Hotels in the World.
City Lodge Hotel Group has launched Explore More, a month-long promotion valid from 3 April to 3 May 2020 (inclusive), in which guests can save up to 40% on their stay. Make the most of the upcoming run of long weekends and family getaway opportunities by staying at any Courtyard Hotel from R999, City Lodge Hotel from R799 and Town Lodge from R749. This includes hotels in South Africa as well as the group’s properties in Windhoek, Namibia; Botswana, Namibia; Maputo, Mozambique; Nairobi, Kenya; and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Meliá Hotels International has 57 projects and 14,533 rooms on the books worldwide but has a strong focus on one region in particular.
International specialist hospitality sleep solutions provider, Hypnos Contract Beds, has continued to grow its global footprint, with the appointment of Contour Beds as its official licensed manufacturing partner in South Africa.
Press Release: Cape Town, March 2020
Micro-apartments in the newly launched Newlands Peak development in Cape Town’s Southern suburbs will be sold from R1.35 million when sales open at the end of April.
The JSE-listed City Lodge Hotels group has invested about R20 million in solar energy at 25 of its hotels and is planning to expand the initiative to a further 12.
Tsogo Sun Hotels is venturing into a new space with a uniquely different hotel brand – hi Hotels. Designed to continue delivering on the group’s promise of creating great experiences, this new brand is young, authentic and modern.
The Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) has partnered with the International Hotel School (IHS) and Summit to offer online hospitality training videos to upskill employees within graded establishments, in an effort to improve quality standards within South Africa’s tourism industry.
Travel and tourism is the world’s largest commercial service sector industry with an annual estimated value of US $3 trillion by the year 2021. Halaal tourism is a subcategory of tourism which is geared towards Muslims who wish to abide by the rules of Islam. It is one of the fastest-growing facets of the […]
Based on the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) last annual review of the economic impact and social importance of the sector, South Africa’s travel and tourism economy remains the largest in Africa. “It is a formidable and resilient sector, contributing around 8.9% to South Africa’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2018,” says Oz Desai, general manager of Corporate Traveller. “This includes 1.5 million jobs and R425.8bn in turnover, the data shows.”
The Nigerian hospitality industry can look forward to exciting developments nationwide with the opening of over 22 hotels in major cities and secondary towns. New hotel developments are set for major city routes, the Northern regions and the old Trade Route in the South. Hotels can be expected in major cities like Lagos, Abuja and […]
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