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UFI releases figures on global exhibitions

With the rollout of vaccination programmes across the world, the global exhibition industry is turning its sights towards renewed prospects. Last week, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI) announced figures revealing the impact...
Elia Fester & children, Kalahari Khomani San Bushman, Boesmansrus camp, Northern Cape, South Africa

Tourism Equity Fund stalled further

The R1.2 billion Tourism Equity Fund (TEF) that was launched in January by the Department of Tourism in partnership with the Small Enterprise Finance Agency has been stalled further. This follows a High Court interdict on 15 April 2021 to...
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TBCSA delivers UIF TERS update

With applications for Phase 2 now open, the UIF is working to ensure it can pay out benefits for TERS applicants as swiftly as possible. At the start of South Africa’s lockdown just over a year ago, it was announced that the country’s Unemployment...
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Why family-run businesses succeed

Clinton Armour, CEO of ANEW Hotels & Resorts While the COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a hard blow to the hospitality industry, ANEW Hotels & Resorts appears to be doing something right, having more than doubled its property portfolio. Towards...
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Jurni shares 5 accommodation booking trends

Tshepo Matlou, Head of Marketing and Communications at Jurni As the travel and tourism industry starts its recovery, the situation in which hotels and guest houses operate remains uncertain and dynamic. Understanding booking trends can help...

GrandWest opens a staff spaza shop

Sun International’s GrandWest property in Cape Town opened an onsite Spaza Store at the end of March. The initiative gives staff convenient access to buy essential items while also supporting entrepreneurship through National Pride Trading....

WTM Africa Award entries open until 30 June

World Travel Market Africa is still accepting entries for its new award category, ‘Reigniting Africa’, which acknowledges the most impactful, story-driven and positive destination campaign during the COVID-19 pandemic. Entries are still open until...
The four-star flagship Courtyard Hotel Waterfall City in Midrand has opened

Courtyard Hotel Waterfall City is open

The flagship four-star 168-room Courtyard Hotel Waterfall City in Midrand is now open. The Courtyard Hotel Waterfall City in Midrand opened its doors on 1 March 2021, making it the 63rd hotel in the City Lodge Hotel Group (CLHG), the 56th of its...