As governments around the world begin to ease the handbrake on restrictions, Breaking Travel News takes a fresh look at what it will mean for the travel event space
African hotel development had returned to growth at the start of 2020, with more than 78,000 rooms in 408 hotels in the pipeline, according to the twelfth annual survey by W Hospitality Group. However, the Covid-19 outbreak is now shattering the local hotel industry.
Bench Events has launched the latest in its expanding portfolio of online shows, with Africa Tomorrow expected to debut in July. Tourism in the African hospitality and aviation sectors is facing challenges never witnessed before.
The role of hygiene in the post Covid-19 world cannot be underestimated viewers of the Hospitality Tomorrow event have been told. Franck Gervais, chief executive for Accor in Europe, said rapidly changing guest expectations had propelled cleanliness to the top of the agenda.
Ras Al Khaimah has begun to see a recovery in the hospitality sector following the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. According to Raki Phillips, chief executive of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, the market is currently undergoing a cautious return to operation.