Industry comment Archives - Business Traveller Africa

The Changing Face of Travel Spaces

The past 18 months have fundamentally transformed tourism, travel and industry. Global and local lockdowns, comprehensive regulations, shifting legislations and complex social limitations have...

Hotel Chain Development Pipelines in Africa 2021

Each year the Lagos-based W Hospitality Group, an industry constant, publishes their Hotel Chain Development Pipelines in Africa report and analysis. This is the...

Business Travel Beyond the Third Wave

On Sunday, 25 July, President Cyril Ramaphosa eased South Africa’s lockdown restrictions, opening travel in and out of Gauteng and placing South Africa under...

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),...