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Coronavirus has turned retail therapy into retail anxiety - keeping customers calm will be key to carrying on

So you finally hit the shops and cafes after weeks of lockdown. After disinfecting your hands, following the arrows around the shop or to your table, taking care to avoid others where possible...

By Jessica Vredenburg and Megan Phillips 24 Jul 2020

Africa's hotel market resilient despite challenges

Wayne Troughton of HTI Consulting shares unique insights from the first 'Virtual Hotel Club' - an informal Pan-African platform for hospitality industry stakeholders - which explored the way forward during this unprecedented time of crisis...

6 Jul 2020

Covid-19 is threatening hotel development growth in Africa

"We see a slowdown in pipeline growth in 2020, as we all get to grips with the new reality. With so many of the players locked down, fewer deals will be signed, and it is inevitable that some of the planned openings in 2020 will be delayed..."

17 Jun 2020

Hospitality industry bears the brunt of the black swan event that is Covid-19

The hospitality industry will arguably be economically the sector hardest hit by Covid-19 across the globe. Recovery is achievable and will be quicker than most expect, says Mark Havercroft, regional director for Africa for the International hotel group Minor Hotels...

By Mark Havercroft 26 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Adapting to the 'new normal' will remain a priority for the foreseeable future

We chat to Tim Cordon, Radisson Hotel Group's senior area vice president for Africa and Middle East to find out more about how Covid-19 has impacted the Group during these unusual times...

By Robin Fredericks 18 May 2020

The shape of recovery - and why it may not be the right question to focus on

If you weren't sailing smoothly before the crisis and/or don't see hospitality as a core business you should be evaluating your options to exit, or partner with a hotelier that will enable your business model, or a bank that will see you through the trough, so you can sell it at a better valuation during the recovery...

By Rishabh Thapar 11 May 2020

What will the hospitality industry face post-Covid?

As South Africa begins the journey along the government's phased approach to fully lifting lockdown, many businesses are gearing up for resuming operations, at least partially...

5 May 2020

Post Covid-19: Why Africa will be at the forefront of future hospitality investment

Africa is on an upward trajectory, and while Covid-19 will indisputably have a negative impact on the global economy, it is entirely possible Africa will lead the world on its road to recovery - especially in respect of the hospitality sector, proffers Mark Havercroft of Minor Hotels...

By Mark Havercroft 20 Apr 2020

The Bizcommunity: Not taking lockdown lying down

In true South African spirit, even in times of adversity, daily stories of generosity and ingenuity abound. Never have we been more proud of how business communities are using our publishing platforms than since the outbreak of the Covid-19 coronavirus...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 6 Apr 2020

JHP launches first online food-writing course

A series of eight chapters cover the basics of food writing for a variety of mediums...

6 Apr 2020

Why Nigeria's hotel sector is set for a good year, despite challenges

As one of Africa's largest economies, Nigeria has made significant strides in diversifying its oil-dependent economy, focusing on sectors such as technology, tourism, transport, and electricity, from gas to renewables...

2 Apr 2020

It's time to Explore More!

City Lodge Hotel Group has launched Explore More, a month-long promotion valid from 18 March to 3 May 2020 (inclusive), in which guests can save up to 40% on their stay...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 12 Mar 2020

Radisson Hotels to reduce single-use plastics globally

The Radisson Hotel Group is set to launch a global roll-out plan of plastic reduction - including the introduction of bulk amenities in all hotels across the group's portfolio by 2022...

11 Mar 2020

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