Amid global concerns about Covid-19, organisers have urged the tourism industry to rally together to ensure the sector continues to thrive on the continent. Delegates will be welcomed to the Cape Town International Convention Centre from April 6th.
Johannesburg Marriott Hotel Melrose Arch and Marriott Executive Apartments Johannesburg Melrose Arch have opened in South Africa. The opening marks the debut of Marriott Executive Apartments and the first purpose-built Marriott Hotel in the country.
InterContinental Hotels Group has signed voco, the Bank, Rosebank in South Africa in partnership with Valor Hospitality Partners Africa. voco combines the informality and charm of an individual hotel with the quality and reassurance of a global and respected brand.
Following a change of political leadership in the country, optimism is returning to the hospitality sector in South Africa. Here Breaking Travel News chats with Ian Uthermohlen, regional general manager for Europe at South Africa Tourism, to find out what practical changes visitors can expect.
Tencent has announced a collaboration with South African Tourism’s Beijing office to entice more Chinese tourists into visiting the country. In 2018, the spend from Chinese tourists in South Africa increased 69 per cent, from R1.4 billion to R2.4 billion.
The first lodge to be opened by andBeyond, which now owns or operates 29 properties in Africa and South America, Phinda Mountain Lodge has received an elegant make-over.
Hilton has announced the signing of Hampton by Hilton Sandton Grayston at the African Hotel Investment Forum in Ethiopia. The deal marks the first for the brand in Africa and sees the company reach the milestone of 100 hotels trading or under development on the African continent for Hilton in its centenary year.
Labotessa will open in Cape Town, South Africa this month. Originally built in the early 1700s, the congressional church has been turned into a seven-room hotel property.
Visiting Durban for Africa’s Travel Indaba earlier this year, Sapphire Goss here weighs up the environmental impact of tourism and questions whether it can even be beneficial to local communities