LEVA Hotels & Resorts has pledged its support to the hospitality industry by continuing expansion across the GCC, Africa and Europe. The group has recently signed management agreements for two new beautiful hotels in Muscat and a stunning property in Kampala.
Despite the global increase in nationwide lockdowns and inbound travel restrictions, some demand for hotel rooms still remains. And while there is no sugar-coating the fact that hotels in almost every country have suffered a steep drop in occupancy due to COVID-19, it is crucial that hotels keep focusing on the pockets of opportunity that present themselves.
Sol Kerzner 1935-2020: Visionary South African Hotelier Left an Indelible Mark on the Global Hospitality Industry
Solomon (Sol) Kerzner, one of the world's most innovative hoteliers, founder of the Southern Sun hotel group, Sun International and Kerzner International, has died of cancer at the Kerzner family home, Leeukoppie Estate, in Cape Town, South Africa.
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"It is easy to bemoan - too easy - the stark impacts that the coronavirus is having on travel, everything from flights to cruises, restaurants to weddings. Action is better than talk however, and there are two easy steps we all should be taking in this crisis:Travel."
Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Foreshore – Cape Town, South Africa
Have you sent out a statement about your COVID-19 policy yet? If not, we want to help. We have combed through dozens of emails that we received from hotels and hospitality companies of all sizes and want to share some best practices.
Hotels in the Middle East reported mostly negative February 2020 performance results, while hotels in Africa posted mixed results across the three key performance metrics, according to data from STR.
The travel and hospitality industry is taking a major hit - there’s no denying that. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, hotels from all over the globe are experiencing low occupancy rates and tremendous loss in revenue, while some are even closing their doors until further notice.
Robert Cross, the de facto Godfather of Revenue Management, stated "…everything starts with a day by day, segment by segment forecast", yet many hoteliers no longer produce one as part of their strategic process.
The Booking Lead Time is the number of days between the time a guest books their room and the time they are scheduled to arrive at the hotel.
The influential Forum de l'Investissement Hôtelier Africain (FIHA) (www.FIHA-Conference.com), which is known for its ability to link up new investors with developers, consultants, contractors, hoteliers and political leaders, has been postponed.
Four Seasons Hotel Tunis – Tunisia
It’s inevitable that coronavirus will have an impact on your bottom line. According to the Global Business Travel Association, nearly 50% of businesses have already canceled or postponed at least some meetings or travel.
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