Industry comment Archives - Business Traveller Africa

Culture & sustainability should be at the heart of Africa’s tourism recovery

Over the past 20 years, tourism has become vital to African economies seeking to create sustainable jobs, without polluting the environment and contributing to...

Back to Level 1

As President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a return to Level 1 this week, there is a renewed sense of positivity in the air and the...

A giant reset for the hotel sector in sub-Saharan Africa

Along with surely every market worldwide, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on sub-Saharan Africa’s hospitality arena. As the sector continues grappling...

COVID forcing hotels to adapt to cancelled plans

When the coronavirus pandemic first took hold of the world last year, major hotel chains, airlines and travel providers responded with widespread changes to...

Marriott predicts travel trends for 2021

MOBILE MINDSET The pandemic has accelerated the pre-pandemic trend of digitalisation in the travel sector. Digital platforms, which have long been the preferred source of...

5 ways we’ll plan our travel differently now

Even as the COVID-19 pandemic has continued to pause travel around the world, it has not stopped people from dreaming about where they want...

2021: Ushering in the Era of Responsible Travel

It is time to set our sights on a new year; a year in which we will hopefully welcome a move towards a much...

The Maslow finds a new rhythm as guests return

The Maslow Sandton reopened its doors in October after being shuttered for six months during the COVID-19 pandemic. Herman Swart, General Manager, says its...

Business travel in Africa: a road to recovery?

After months of shutdown and remote working, the reopening of African borders for business travel, as discussed in my last article (see story here),...

Survival of the wisest

Without a doubt, 2020 has been an unprecedented year … and it’s not yet over.  While it would be unfair to say that the...

How COVID-19 has affected travel and traveller expectations

How will travel be different as the world deals with the aftermath of COVID-19? Recovering from the COVID-19 crisis will be complex, and businesses...

The business of SA’s open borders

The big news of the reopening of South Africa’s international borders from 1 October 2020 means that business travellers to the continent’s most industrialised...