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The COVID-19 pandemic and national lockdown have drastically impacted the South African travel accommodation industry. As a direct result, many small businesses devastated by financial hardship are now forced to seek some form of financial aid. Nationwide survey of accommodation establishments was conducted, to ascertain how this pandemic… read more
Hotel operators have long battled with online travel agencies, but the OTAs appear to have won the struggle against one hotel-backed competitor.
Roomkey.com is no longer providing hotel search functions, the company announced Monday. But the operational suspension may not equate to a swan song for the hotel booking search engine. Roomkey i… read more
Stylish Johannesburg property, aha Kopanong Hotel & Conference Centre’s conference facilities have just undergone a R1.6m upgrade. The renovations include a complete internal and external overhaul of the hotel’s conference centres, elevating the world-class Benoni venue to even more desirable heights as a premier conferencing destination.… read more
Hotel Owners Forum of Abuja (HOFA), has issued a guideline for the reopening of hospitality facilities in the federal capital territory, following the ease of the COVID-19 lockdown imposed on the hospitality industry and other sectors of the economy. In a statement signed by the President, HOFA, Dr Chike Ezeudeh, he said operators of hote… read more
Serena Hotels i n Uganda has kickstarted their operation, initially re-opening the Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort & Spa. Being forced to close down their two Ugandan properties due to government restrictions such as lockdowns, curfews and closure directives at the start of the pandemic in Uganda back in March, are the gradual li… read more
Only days after announcing the closure of the Norfolk Hotel and the Mara Safari Club and sacking all their staff did the company’s Nairobi based General Manager, one Mehdi Morad apparently do a U-Turn, announcing the reversal of his incomprehensible decision. The news a few days ago was met with sharp criticism of Accor Hotels, the ow… read more
Hospitality group, African Sun, says it lost significant business after more than 31 000 room nights were cancelled following closure of its hotels due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The pandemic, first detected in Wuhan, China last December, has caused severe harm to businesses across the globe with the travel and tourism industry being… read more
African Sun, a leading hospitality group in Zimbabwe has reopened four of its hotels in the country’s major towns, taking advantage of the easing of the lockdown measures.
The hotels have been closed for nearly two months as part of the country’s measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Presenting a trading update Tuesday, the … read more
Four Points by Sheraton, one of Marriott International’s fastest-growing hotel brands, is celebrating its rapid international growth by taking its love of craft beer one pint further. As part of a global series of biergarten-themed events, the recently opened Four Points by Sheraton Dar es Salaam, New Africa Hotel in Tanzania will … read more
The Rainforest Lodge in Mabira Forest will open its doors again next Monday and the new lodge operators will relaunch – following an extended lockdown over #COVID19 directives by the Ugandan government – with renewed vigour.
Just a few days before the lockdown was announced and hotels, lodges and resorts forced to close down,… read more