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

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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

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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
#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
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?
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

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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
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
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
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!
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
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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WTM Africa 2020 visitor, media registration now open

World Travel Market Africa 2020, which takes place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre is set to be one of the African continent's largest and leading business-to-business travel trade show yet...

5 Mar 2020

Preparing the 21-century general manager for Africa's growing hospitality industry
Preparing the 21-century general manager for Africa's growing hospitality industry

We chat with Jan van der Putten, vice president of Africa and Indian Ocean at Hilton Worldwide about the role of the 21st-century general manager...

By Robin Fredericks 19 Feb 2020

Onomo Hotels opens in Maputo
Onomo Hotels opens in Maputo

Onomo Hotels has opened a new hotel in Maputo, Mozambique, bringing up its network in Southern Africa to seven hotels, with five in South Africa and one in Rwanda...

29 Jan 2020

Climate change, online travel, visas and hotel owner's ROI will continue to trend in 2020
Climate change, online travel, visas and hotel owner's ROI will continue to trend in 2020

The environmental impact of hotels, relaxed visa regulations, the growth of online travel agents and maximising profits for hotel owners will be the top four trends in 2020, according to Mohamed Awadalla, CEO of UAE-based Time Hotels...

20 Jan 2020

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Radisson Hotel set to debut in Reunion Island

The group is now present in three of the four main Indian Ocean Islands, bringing their Indian Ocean portfolio to seven hotels in operation and under development...

13 Jan 2020

Emirates adds plant-based options in celebration of Veganuary
Emirates adds plant-based options in celebration of Veganuary

Emirates is celebrating Veganuary on board by including an additional plant-based option on its menus for the month of January...

9 Jan 2020

Marriott, Landmark Sabbour sign agreement to open W Hotel in Cairo
Marriott, Landmark Sabbour sign agreement to open W Hotel in Cairo

Amr Sultan, Managing Director of Landmark Sabbour and Alex Kyriakidis, President & Managing Director, Middle East & Africa, Marriott International at the signing ceremony of W Cairo

23 Dec 2019

Airbnb adds 31 new languages, includes Xhosa, Zulu and Swahili
Airbnb adds 31 new languages, includes Xhosa, Zulu and Swahili

With these new languages, the company is working to bring economic opportunity to even more hosts, and making it easier for more guests to experience travel that is local, authentic and unique.

13 Dec 2019

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Onomo Hotels obtains majority stake in Bon Hotels

The acquisition is set to shake-up the African continent's hospitality industry...

12 Dec 2019

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Radisson RED targets millennial mindset

According to financial services company UBS, millennials could be worth $24tn by 2020. To capitalise on how this growing market will impact the hotel industry, Radisson RED plans to expand its offering and further develop its brand...

By Eugene Yiga 2 Dec 2019

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Africa hotel market Q4 2019: Why investors are going at it alone

Hotel investors across the growing sub-Sahara African market are moving towards greater control of their portfolios through outright and majority ownership...

22 Nov 2019

Why Singita's luxury lodge design signals a competitive advantage
Why Singita's luxury lodge design signals a competitive advantage

Today, the spirit of a lodge is often reflected as much in its interiors and décor as in its landscapes; this is partly because the lines between living space and the great outdoors have been deliberately blurred...

22 Oct 2019

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Radisson Hotel signs third brand to Tunisia

The addition marks the group's fourth hotel in the country...

15 Oct 2019

Working with, instead of against Airbnb
Working with, instead of against Airbnb

Airbnb is in the news again as government looks to apply regulations to the accommodation disruptor...

By Theresa Prins 10 Oct 2019

Know your business inside out with a Biz Office
Know your business inside out with a Biz Office

New expectations of transparency and authenticity in business means things like organisational purpose, brand stories, how your company does things, what it believes in and what it stands for, can all play a part in how your company sees itself and how it is seen by others...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Oct 2019

Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019
Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019

Bizcommunity is excited to announce the relaunch of our Biz Product and Rate Card, featuring all-new product infographics, descriptors and more...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 27 Sep 2019

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