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Seychelles needs more hotel rooms

Seychelles Tropical Residence

Seychelles is facing a difficult situation in its need for hotel rooms. According to Alain St Ange, the former Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, the shortage of hotel rooms will impact on airlines because contracted ...

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Radisson Hotels Expand Into Guinea

Radisson Blu Hotel Conakry Guinea

Radisson Hospitality has announced the signing of the first Radisson Blu Hotel in Conakry, Republic of Guinea. Radisson Hospitality AB, publicly listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Sweden is part of Radisson Hotel Group, which has 90 hotels and more than 18,000 ...

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Hotels a Prime Target for Cyber Threats

JOHANNESBURG, 31 July 2018 –  The hospitality industry is a prime target for cyber threats as hotels offer many opportunities for hackers and other cybercriminals. Hotels are targeted because they hold a host of personal and financial information on their guests, as ...

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The Revenue Journey – Part 2: Navigating the Journey

After having taken the plunge into revenue management (see Part 1) you will need to start navigating the revenue management journey. Only very few people are gifted or talented in a certain area and most of us will need to ...

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The Revenue Journey – Part 1: Taking the plunge

We all know that revenue management has been around for a while. When we book our airline tickets, prices change based on the time, demand, class of booking, routing and other factors. Then, about 25 years ago, hotels started to ...

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Connecting with millennials

Connecting with millennials protel by Ankerdata launch mobile concierge and booking app with ConnectHOTEL The use of smartphones to book hotel rooms has increased significantly over the past few years with some statistics claiming this number to be well over ...

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TGCSA Welcomes 64 new Members

More South African establishments are opening their doors to Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) assessors in their commitment to offer visitors exceptional quality products. As the country’s only recognised and globally benchmarked grading system of quality assurance for ...

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A Lion Roars and Technology Listens

Lion Roars Hotels and Lodges have remained under the radar in the highly competitive arena of the hotel management industry for two decades, almost unnoticed yet always present. With early beginnings as a family-owned and -managed Hospitality Company, the group ...

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First Group Investments Boost Hospitality Industry

With a massive refurbishment investment of R67 million over the past two years plus a further R112 million in the pipeline for completion by 2018, the First Group has shown its commitment to ensuring premium offerings for both leisure and business ...

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Hotels in Africa Expand Footprint

Cape Town – Africa is open for business where hotel development is concerned as despite some short-term challenges, hoteliers of all sizes are expanding their African footprint. That was the key message from Tim Smith, managing partner in South Africa ...

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SA Hotel Groups Lag Behind Global Peers

South African hotel groups continue to lag behind their global peers in adopting technology to meet increasingly sophisticated customer demands.  These hotels risk being cut adrift in a digital economy, according to Grant Thornton. Gillian Saunders, Head of Advisory Services ...

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Wage Increases for SA Hospitality Industry

Minimum wage increases will come into effect for the South African hospitality industry on the 01st July and will be applicable until the 30th June 2017. This was disclosed at the World Travel Market, part of Africa Travel Week, which ...

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Kenya’s Weird and Wonderful Hotels

Kenya has a wide range of weird and wonderful hotels – making the whole experience of travelling to Kenya, that much more exiting, writes Jessica Ndlovu. When people think of travelling to Kenya, they think of scenic sights and wildlife ...

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Hospitality Profile: Mantis Collection

As Mantis strives to offer travellers the most exceptional properties and authentic experiences imaginable, the company is proud to introduce Bush Lodge on ‘Amakhala Game Reserve, who join Oceana Beach & Wildlife Reserve and Plettenberg Park Hotel & Spa in ...

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Mantis Wins at World Travel Awards 2015

On 20th June 2015, Mantis, a collection of privately owned boutique hotels and eco-escapes around the world, was rewarded with three awards before a select audience of the industry’s elite and international media at the World Travel Awards Africa & ...

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The Future of Property Management Systems

When is it time to update your property management system? Cloud-based technology has been available to the local market for some time now, but it seems that the industry is dragging its feet on the uptake. The general feeling is ...

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New GM for Avios SA

Dries Zietsman has been appointed general manager for Avios Group (AGL) Limited in South Africa. He will oversee the management of Avios in the local market for the Avios Travel Rewards Programme and British Airways Executive Club. Zietsman is tasked ...

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Nairobi’s hotels could grow if stability improves

Kenya’s Nairobi hotel sector has demonstrated an impressive resilience and strength in the wake of a turbulent 18 months and is likely to reach its true potential with a period of political and economic stability. This is the conclusion of ...

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Property Review – Kempinski Seychelles

If a 6-star grading exists for accommodation establishments in the Seychelles, that would be my rating for this superb resort. From the friendly and efficient attention of staff on check-in to the luxurious room amenities, wide ranging facilities and ample ...

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Hotel Projects in Mozambique

Boundless Southern Africa has two tourism based investment opportunities located inside the boundaries of the Limpopo National Park in Mozambique. By Des Langkilde The World Bank lists Mozambique among the fastest growing economies of 2013. Foreign direct investment continent-wide is expected ...

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Africa needs mid-market and budget hotel brands

Massive opportunity for developers and operators. Grant Thornton believes there is a gap for mid-range hotel chains on the African continent. Gillian Saunders, the company’s global leader Hospitality and Tourism has said that hotel developers and operators are missing a ...

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