Monthly Archives: September 2021

Near normal alcohol sales, restaurants and bars have extended opening hours as SA moves to level 1

The sale of alcohol for off-site and on-site consumption is permitted, in accordance with normal licensing terms and hours of operation for liquor stores. South Africa has moved to Alert Level 1 following the third wave of Covid-19 infections. This means that liquor sales will be permitted until 11:00 p.m. …

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63% of Greek housing and hotels were occupied in September, according to the minister

The occupancy rate of accommodation and hotels in Greece reached 63% from September 12 to 19, figures released by the country’s Minister of Tourism, Vassilis Kikilias, revealed. The ministry also announced that from November; German airline Condor will offer its services by operating flights to Crete, reports SchengenVisaInfo.com. In addition, …

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Best luxury hotels in Courchevel 2021

The largest ski area in the world has one of the longest winter sports seasons in the Alps. Courchevel is in fact made up of four resorts (Courchevel 1850, Moriond 1650, Courchevel Village 1550 and Courchevel Le Praz 1300) linked by ski lifts, slopes and a road. And it’s not …

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On the art of trying new restaurants

Many years ago I embarked on a new practice of restaurant exploration that I called my “trying new things” routine. At least once a month, I would go to a restaurant or delicatessen that I did not know, that was not part of a chain, a place I had never …

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South African hotels win Top 5 best cities in Africa and Cape Town voted best city in Africa and the Middle East – SAPeople

Picture provided South African hotels grabbed the top FIVE places for Africa City Hotels in the World’s Best Awards from World Travel and Leisure. Four of the five are in Cape Town. A delighted Mayor of Cape Town, Dan Plato, said this week: “As mayor of this beautiful city, it …

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Best luxury hotels in Belgrade 2021

One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities on the planet, this prehistoric colony played a vital role through the eras of the Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, Serbian and Austrian empires. Those interested in the colorful history of the region can visit the many museums dedicated to its history. It is also …

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Valor Hospitality Partners announces strategic partnership with CityBlue Hotels in East Africa

Valor Hospitality Partners, a global full-service hotel management company, today announced its recent partnership with CityBlue Hotels, Africa’s fastest growing local hotel chain, owned by The Diar Group. As part of a long-term agreement, the new joint venture, to be called Valor Diar, will initially operate Divine Residences by CityBlue …

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Radisson Hotel Group announces a record year in Africa, with 13 hotels and 2,500 rooms signed to date

Radisson Hotel Group (www.RadissonHotels.com), one of the world’s leading hotel groups, is proud to announce a record hotel expansion in Africa with 13 signings to date, translating into one new hotel signed every 20 days. The Group’s expansion campaign, adding 2,500 rooms to its African portfolio, includes the announcement of …

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Atlanta restaurants offer life insurance to over 25,000 black men

“As an African American woman with a thriving business, I am the change I wish to see,” said Pinky Cole, Founder and CEO of Slutty Vegan. ATLANTA – Two popular Atlanta-area restaurants are teaming up to offer free life insurance policies to thousands of local black men. Between their basic …

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Xeat TV portrays the vibrancy and richness of African culture through music and entertainment

Xeat TV, pronounced ‘Heat’ TV is a multimedia streaming platform created as an expression of urban African culture. The recently launched online site is a hub for Africans and Blacks around the world to find relevant and fun content. Xeat TV portrays African culture in a positive light while staying …

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Cape Town was voted best city in Africa with 4 hotels which also won the first prize!

I have always envisioned Cape Town as the star pupil of the class. Always get full marks and rewards for being the best dressed. The South African professor’s pet, if you will, writes Cape {town} Etc’s Lynn cupid. It’s not hard to see why Cape Town remains the popular kid …

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Best luxury hotels in Basel 2021

Often overlooked as a short-term choice, the Swiss city has a lot to offer. It sits on the Rhine, with a plethora of art galleries, museums, opera houses and theaters, as well as historic sites. Basel is cosmopolitan but traditional, with an exciting emerging art scene, alongside its more classic …

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Hotels relaunch their plan to open a boutique in Uganda

By GILBERT MWIJUKE International hotel brands are targeting the Ugandan market as part of efforts to revive the tourism sector. In 2020, the International Conference Association ranked Uganda as the sixth most popular meeting, incentive, conference and exhibition (Mouse) destination in Africa. The idea was to encourage international hotel chains …

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Radisson Hotel Group on track to reach 50 hotels in North Africa by 2025

Radisson Hotel Group has signed nine hotels in North Africa to date this year. This has brought the group’s portfolio in North Africa, comprising the Maghreb countries as well as Libya and Egypt, to more than 30 hotels in operation and development, putting them on track to reach more than …

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The battle to save South African culture

Ceremony Activists in the South African city of Cape Town are trying to stop the construction of Amazon’s African headquarters. It is a battle that pits cultural concerns against economic interests, as the BBC’s Vumani Mkhize writes. It’s an overcast day in Cape Town and picturesque Table Mountain is shrouded …

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Best luxury hotels in Zagreb 2022

Croatia’s tourism industry has exploded over the past few decades. Yet it is the coastal areas that have so far received the majority of holidaymakers. As a result, hidden gems can still be found inland, especially in the country’s capital, Zagreb. And you won’t be surrounded by tourists, like you …

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Standard Hotels Parent Puts His Nose on Bigger-Is-Better on Brand Growth

Skift take Big hotel companies like Marriott and Hilton want franchisees to think bigger is better in terms of signing a brand deal. Standard International wants to show that you can stay independent and hit above your weight – but having a cool factor and financial backing always helps. Cameron …

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How e-commerce promotes local restaurants and African cuisines

Since covid-19 entered the global equation in early 2020, business operations and other human activities have been reshaped to embrace digitalization. The online community has therefore continued to grow, with the majority of businesses striving to have an online presence and reach out to customers. The online food delivery market …

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Sheraton Hotels and Resorts

Located in the diplomatic district of Djibouti, the hotel presents the new vision of Sheraton Hotels & Resorts designed to foster community, togetherness and productivity Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary brands, today unveiled newly transformed spaces at the Sheraton Djibouti. The 185-room hotel …

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Best Luxury Hotels in Bucharest 2021

The capital of Romania is a city of contrasts and continuous visible changes. Once described as the Paris of the East, the many Art Deco and Art Nouveau buildings are breathtaking. Yet these stand alongside a range of brutalist architectures, as well as visible signs of war and revolution, mixed …

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Available Rooms: How COVID-19 Has Impacted the Hospitality Industry – Hotels & Hospitality

September 03, 2021 SNG Grant Thornton To print this article, all you need to do is be registered or log in to Mondaq.com. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented level of disruption to the hospitality industry. Due to local shutdowns and travel restrictions, many hotels have been …

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The Hotel Awards: 39 of the best new hotels in the world in 2021

WELLNESS WONDER: best wellness retreat Need to disconnect in style? These places will cater to our every whim, offering everything your mind and body could want, from heavenly massages to state-of-the-art health programs. WINNER Springs of Cheverny, FranceWhat could be better than admiring the castles of the Loire? Stay in …

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The Hotel Awards: 39 of the world’s best new hotels in 2021

WELLNESS WONDER: the best wellness retreat Need to disconnect in style? These venues will cater for our every whim, offering everything your mind and body could wish for, from divine massages to cutting-edge health programs. WINNER Les Sources de Cheverny, FranceWhat could be better than admiring the castles of the …

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