An Eye on West Africa

It’s that time of year again, when we look at what the international and regional (African) chains have been doing in terms of signing...

ASATA: Effective tips for efficient travel

If you’re like most of today’s business travellers who live demanding fast-paced lifestyles, you probably don't like to waste time sitting around airports. But when...

Q&A: Preferred Hotels – Celebrating growth

Q: What, for you, was the biggest achievement of those first 50 years? A: Among other things, I was incredibly proud of our successful...

Q&A: SAT – On track

Q: What progress has SA Tourism made with regards the ‘Five in Five’ goal of achieving five million more visitors to South Africa by...

Q&A: Virgin Atlantic – Sticking around

Virgin Atlantic Airways is a daily visitor to Johannesburg and looks sets to remain a staple supplier of air travel to and from Africa. Liezl Gericke, Virgin Atlantic’s Head of Middle East, Africa and India, took some time to update Business Traveller Africa on the

ASATA: Stepping in to innovate

In today’s digital world and always-on business climate there’s more pressure to be innovative than ever before. You very likely have been pressured to...

An Eye on West Africa

Do you really want a robot to deliver your room service order? There have been a couple of reports recently about hotels in Asia and their experiences with robot staff, both positive and negative. I am not a technophobe by any means, but when it comes to

An Eye on West Africa

Had things gone to plan, I would have been writing this after the presidential election in Nigeria, and talking about the potential impact of the result on the hospitality industry. No fewer than 73 candidates were in the running, although I did notice that some

ASATA: Be cyber-savvy

Ever had a delayed flight? Exhausted, frustrated and in need of escape, it’s easy to whip out your phone, laptop or other mobile device and use the free wi-fi available at the airport or coffee shop. And in that moment, you put your, and your company’s, data,

Q&A: Premier Hotels – Big plans

Q: Please explain how the four Premier Hotels brands differ from each other? A: The hotel chain has 18 properties nationwide and four sub-brands that fall under Premier Hotels & Resorts – Premier Resorts,

Q&A: TGCSA – Recognising quality

Q: What are you hoping to achieve with the new grading criteria announced in December? A: TGCSA reviews our grading criteria every three years to...

ASATA: Serving two masters

If you’re reading this column from the discomfort of an airport or on the red-eye bound for your next business meeting, the December holidays must feel like an awful long way away. Ironically, travellers have been letting their work life permeate their