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Uganda Uganda: Rainforest Lodge Mabira set to reopen on Monday

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

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AA Travenews Solay App Provides Social Distancing App for Resort Pools & Beaches

Resort Technologies, LLC, proudly announces the iOS initial release of its mobile technology solution, Solay, available now for download in the App Store. The Solay App provides Resorts & Hotels with a free inventory management system to set up overnight guests with reserved seats placed 6 feet apart at pools and beaches. Offering a contactl… read more

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Hotels Fairmont Fairmont Hotels closes Nairobi’s oldest hotel

French hospitality giant Accor, which bought out Fairmont Hotels in 2016 for some 2.7 billion US Dollars, has reportedly pulled the plug on at least two of their properties in Kenya, the Norfolk Hotel and the Mara Safari Club.

In a memo to staff of the hotel seen by ATCNews does one Mehdi Morad state:

This memo serves a… read more

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AA Travenews International Community should support African Travel and Tourism Sector

Five international air transport and tourism bodies have launched an appeal to international financial institutions, country development partners and international donors to support Africa's Travel & Tourism sector which employs some 24.6 million people on the African continent. Without urgent funding, the COVID-19 crisis could see a collaps… read more

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AA Travenews RoomKey PMS Announces Recovery Roadmap to assist Hotels come back strong

RoomKeyPMS released its Recovery Roadmap to provide hotels the tools they will need to build their businesses back from the Covid-19 crisis.

“We have been working closely with our hotel partners to understand their immediate and long term needs to operate in a changed environment. This collaboration helped us map-out and begin to l… read more

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Hotels Kempinski Kempinski White Glove Service

Kempinski Hotels has launched the “Kempinski White Glove Service” to provide the most outstanding level of service and guest comfort during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Following the opening of some of the closed hotels, Kempinski launched this extensive service to cover all areas of the luxury hotels while keeping in lin… read more

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Hotels Tsogo Sun Arabella Hotel in Hermanus joins Tsogo Sun

Arabella Hotel, Golf & Spa in Hermanus will become a Tsogo Sun Hotels and support the schain's luxury portfolio effective 1 April 2020. Located in the heart of the Kogelberg Biosphere, the 145-bedroom hotel includes facilities such as a top 10 nationally ranked championship golf course, an award-winning spa and confe… read more

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Hotels Radisson Hotel Radisson announces global plan to reduce single-use plastics

Radisson Hotel Group announced to implement bulk amenity dispensers across all brands by the beginning of 2022, replacing small bottles of its bathroom products. This plan will extinguish 57 million miniature amenities from circulation, avoiding the use of almost 500 tons of plastic annually.

In addition, Radisson Hotel Gr… read more

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Hotels Marriott Marriott with two new hotels in South Africa

Marriott International has announced the opening of the Johannesburg Marriott Hotel Melrose Arch as well as the opening of the Executive Apartments Johannesburg Melrose Arch.

The opening is remarkable as it is the debut of Marriott Executive Apartments in South Africa and the first purpose-built Marriott Hotel in the country. Developed… read more

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