Google Travel Makes Planning your Trips Smarter.

The people who brought you the world’s biggest search engine are also working to make your travel planning more efficient. On Wednesday, Google rolled out new features for Google Travel that can help you find the best timing for your trips, determine where you should stay and figure out how much it’s really going toContinue reading “Google Travel Makes Planning your Trips Smarter.”

Virtual Lewa marathon powered by Huawei raises over $200,000

Photo taken on June 24, 2017 shows grevy’s zebras, an endangered species, at northern Kenya’s Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Meru County. (Xinhua/Li Baishun) The virtually Lewa Safari marathon powered by Chinese technology firm Huawei has raised over 20 million Kenyan shillings (about 200,000 U.S. dollars) for wildlife conservation. This year, Huawei has marked 12th anniversaryContinue reading “Virtual Lewa marathon powered by Huawei raises over $200,000”

It’s time the wine industry stopped taking safe stances to keep its primarily white audience comfortable’

The wine world needs to recognise the growing demand and desire for representation from black consumers There are, apparently, 67 black-owned wine brands in South Africa and a similar number in the US. True, that’s only a microscopic 3% and 0.01%, respectively, of the wine produced in those countries, but still, who knew? I’m ashamedContinue reading “It’s time the wine industry stopped taking safe stances to keep its primarily white audience comfortable’”

Oracle Ecosystem Ignites Innovation to Accelerate Hospitality Recovery

Oracle Hospitality’s open architecture gives vendor-partners an expedited path to integration helping hoteliers prepare for the new next Oracle Hospitality is committed to helping the hospitality industry get back to business. To support this effort, Oracle, with support from HTNG, recently hosted Innovation Week, a collaborative event dedicated to accelerating the industry’s recovery and accommodating theContinue reading “Oracle Ecosystem Ignites Innovation to Accelerate Hospitality Recovery”

Black-owned Afrirent makes a play for the hospitality industry

Black-owned investment group, Afrirent Holdings, has cast its eyes beyond the COVID-19 scourge and sealed a franchise agreement with Marriott International for a Protea Hotel by Marriott in East London in the Eastern Cape. Senzo Tsabedze, CEO of Afrirent, said when the hotel opens in 2023, Afrirent’s 100% black female-owned subsidiary, Indalo Hotels & Leisure,Continue reading “Black-owned Afrirent makes a play for the hospitality industry”

Kenya Tourism Revenue on Its Knees

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenya has lost 80 billion shillings ($752 million) so far in tourism revenue, about half of last year’s total, due to the coronavirus crisis, its tourism minister said on Monday. The sector is one of the leading sources of foreign exchange, earning 163.56 billion shillings ($1.54 billion) last year, which had beenContinue reading “Kenya Tourism Revenue on Its Knees”

South Africa prepares to welcome the world

As South Africa’s government is mulling the reopening of its borders in September, international travelers and travel agents alike have started considering the safety implications of their travels. South Africa’s tourism industry, under the banner of the Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA), has been advocating for the phased reopening and is putting stringent measuresContinue reading “South Africa prepares to welcome the world”

South Africa Hospitality industry to bleed more jobs because of refused insurance claims

 The hospitality industry will lose many more jobs through the Covid-19 pandemic because insurance companies have rejected Covid-19 related Business Interruption insurance claims, a leading industry representative organisation for the sector said yesterday. Federated Hospitality Association of Southern Africa (Fedhasa) chief executive Lee Zama said on Thursday many of the organisation’s members had taken outContinue reading “South Africa Hospitality industry to bleed more jobs because of refused insurance claims”