Ed’s Note

There have been some interesting developments in the African meetings and events space of late – a space that plays an integral role in...

Amadeus: Social media is also for business!

Delayed at passport control at O.R. Tambo, one business traveller recently tweeted the airport saying “urgently need officers at passport control Terminal A”. Minutes...

Q&A: Best Western – Making progress

Q: What was the most recent Best Western-branded hotel to open in Africa? A: We are very happy to say that the Best Western Plus...

ASATA column: Are you being heard?

Traveller centricity – this buzzword has emerged over the past years as the most effective philosophy to increase trip productivity and compliance. The idea is...

Q&A: Doing SA Proud

The South African hotel industry has some challenges, with the changes to the country’s visa regulations top of that list. Tsogo Sun CEO Marcel...

ASATA Column: Safe and secure

If you’re going to be forced to gallivant for business, you want to do it in a manner that is safe and secure. You...

Q&A: Continued investment

Q: What’s your view on the current state of the African hotel industry? A: It continues to be one of the fastest-growing and most vibrant...

Harnessing technology

A combination of trends in consumer technology, rising traveller expectations, the continued expansion of mobile devices, and many other market dynamics all have an...

An eye on West Africa

Last month I wrote about the brands with new hotels planned in West Africa. Since then I have been looking at the existing hotels...

An Eye on West Africa

The hospitality industry is very visible. We don’t hide our light under any bushels, we push ourselves to the forefront. We want to be...

Q&A: Planning for the future

The current political uncertainty in South Africa is propelling companies like Comair Flight Services, an air charter provider, to expand outside of the country....

ASATA: The fuel surcharge debate

The burning question on my mind today is: why are airlines still levying fuel surcharges when fuel prices are at an all-time low?