The reopening of the hospitality industry requires an enhanced customer experience
The reopening of the hospitality industry requires an enhanced customer experience

Travel and hospitality businesses have had to rapidly transition to new ways of working, often remotely, providing an enhanced experience for both their clientele and employees...

By Raeford Liebenberg 4 hours ago

Covid-19 beach closures hit small businesses in Plettenberg Bay
Covid-19 beach closures hit small businesses in Plettenberg Bay

Artists and small business owners in Plettenberg bay say they are battling to make a decent living since the beaches were closed...

6 hours ago

Wesgro appoints Monika Iuel as new CMO
Wesgro appoints Monika Iuel as new CMO

Iuel will take lead of the destination marketing organisation and communications and marketing teams from 15 March 2021...

13 Jan 2021

WTTC: Downfall of discriminating against unvaccinated travellers
WTTC: Downfall of discriminating against unvaccinated travellers

With comprehensive Covid-19 testing allowing for the free and safe movement of travellers, there should be no further requirements for proof of vaccination from the coronavirus...

By Linda Hohnholz 13 Jan 2021

Safari company launches innovative training programme in East Africa
Safari company launches innovative training programme in East Africa

Asilia Africa has launched a new training programme in East Africa to help upskill young Kenyans and Tanzanians. The programme launches with help from US$100,000 grant from the Danish Investment Fund for Developing Countries...

8 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Finding purpose and wellbeing through travel
#BizTrends2021: Finding purpose and wellbeing through travel

So what will travel look like in 2021 and going forward? One is understandably hesitant to make any confident predictions apart from the most obvious one being that 2021 will most likely continue to be a very difficult year for the global travel and tourism sector. If I had to highlight a few travel trends for the coming year and beyond, these would stand out...

Mariette du Toit-HelmboldBy Mariette du Toit-Helmbold 6 Jan 2021

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SA hospitality, tourism industry calls on government to fast track vaccine deployment

South Africa's competitiveness as a global tourism destination depends on perceptions of safety for travellers...

4 Jan 2021

What the adjusted Level 3 regulations mean for your travel plans
What the adjusted Level 3 regulations mean for your travel plans

Supporting South Africa's measures under the recently implemented adjusted Level 3 Covid-19 regulations, the Flight Centre Travel Group addresses questions from travellers on how these will affect their holiday plans...

31 Dec 2020

Fedhasa supports new Level 3 restrictions, acknowledges detrimental impact on hospitality
Fedhasa supports new Level 3 restrictions, acknowledges detrimental impact on hospitality

Representing the hospitality industry in South Africa, Fedhasa has called on every South African to help the industry comply with the stringent health and hygiene protocols in place to stem the spread of Covid-19...

30 Dec 2020

Vaccines may soon make travel possible again. But how quickly will it return - and will it be forever changed?
Vaccines may soon make travel possible again. But how quickly will it return - and will it be forever changed?

The Covid-19 pandemic brought the global tourism industry to a screeching halt in 2020. With vaccines starting to be rolled out, there is hope international travel can resume soon...

By Joseph M. Cheer, Colin Michael Hall, Jarkko Saarinen 29 Dec 2020

Fewer tourists meant less money for wildlife during the pandemic - but there's an alternative
Fewer tourists meant less money for wildlife during the pandemic - but there's an alternative

"Nature is healing" read social media posts at the outset of the pandemic, as birdsong replaced the drone of traffic during lockdown. But for wildlife conservation in Africa, the reality was very different...

By Joseph Hamm 24 Dec 2020

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SANParks calls for shared responsibility in light of Covid-19 surge

SANParks fall within the jurisdiction of the identified hotspots in both the Eastern and Western Cape where an increase in Covid-19 cases have been reported...

21 Dec 2020

Survey reveals hardest hit Garden Route accommodation providers
Survey reveals hardest hit Garden Route accommodation providers

According to a survey run by online accommodation booking system provider, NightsBridge, following the amendment of Level 1 regulations, one-third of guesthouses on the Garden Route indicate they have lost at least 50% of their bookings for the festive season...

21 Dec 2020

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Something fishy with the beach closures

On the surface, it makes little sense to prevent people from enjoying the open air along the hundreds of kilometres of beaches, and in doing so, force them to shopping centres, restaurants and other indoor venues...

By Howard Feldman 17 Dec 2020

City of Cape Town to limit visitor numbers at its nature reserves' picnic, braai spots
City of Cape Town to limit visitor numbers at its nature reserves' picnic, braai spots

In light of the increasing number of Covid-19 cases in the Western Cape, the City of Cape Town will impose visitor restrictions at the picnic spots and braai areas in its nature reserves over the festive season from Saturday, 12 December 2020...

11 Dec 2020

S.Pellegrino launches Young Chef Academy
S.Pellegrino launches Young Chef Academy

The plan of education opportunities addressed to young chefs will be developed in collaboration with industry leaders from the global gastronomy community and a selection of partners...

9 Dec 2020

David 'Blackhawk' Simelane appointed as SA's first black game capture pilot
David 'Blackhawk' Simelane appointed as SA's first black game capture pilot

SANParks has appointed Captain David Simelane as South Africa's first black game capture-rated pilot. Nicknamed 'Blackhawk', Simelane completed his game capture rating, which is an endorsement on his pilot license, with flying colours on 2 December 2020...

9 Dec 2020

What are travellers looking to get out of their December holidays?
What are travellers looking to get out of their December holidays?

As the festive season edges ever closer in a year that has been one of the most challenging in recent memory, many South Africans are tired, burnt out and looking forward to a well-deserved break. But what will summer holidays look like in December 2020, and how can you make it one to remember?

8 Dec 2020

What's in store for South Africa's travel sector this December?
What's in store for South Africa's travel sector this December?

Lee-Anne Bac and Christelle Grohmann, directors in Advisory Services at BDO go into detail on what can be done this December to start boosting the tourism sector...

By Lee-Anne Bac and Christelle Grohmann 3 Dec 2020

Can roots tourism build social justice? A case study of travellers to Ghana provides insights
Can roots tourism build social justice? A case study of travellers to Ghana provides insights

It is a good time to ask how the travel and tourism industry has contributed to racism and how that can change...

By Alana Dillette 2 Dec 2020



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