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Winston in Rosebank becomes Park Hyatt
24.07.2024 AfricaHotels

The Winston Hotel in Rosebank is undergoing an extensive refurbishment and plans to open later this year as the Park Hyatt Johannesburg.


The Winston Hotel is well known for its elegant and stylish classic design, as well as its location on the quiet and leafy streets of Upper Rosebank. The property was acquired in 2022 by Millat, a private equity firm owned by the Farooqi family.


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AI can improve guest experience
25.04.2024 AfricaTechnologies

In the era of personalization, artificial intelligence can help the hospitality industry improve the customer experience. And instead of being afraid, it should be embraced.


Over the past year, with the advent of generative AI, AI has become a buzzword across all industries, but it has been around for over a decade. During a recent panel discussion at WTM Africa, industry experts discussed

The idea of ​​creating a pan-African airline has been revived
22.04.2024 AfricaAvia

A report from Kenyan online business news service businessdayafrica.org said talks have resumed between Kenya Airways and South Africa Airways to form a pan-African aviation group following the breakdown of an agreement with the Takatso consortium, which was to recapitalize SAA for a 51% stake in the airline.


The article says that Kenya Airways executives came to South Africa in March

Women continue to drive travel and tourism

Despite the challenges women in tourism continue to face, the World Travel and Tourism Council has released data that highlights the key role women play in the global travel and tourism sector. South Africa's National Department of Tourism (NDT) also told Travel News about the progress being made in women's representation in the local tourism industry.


Women in tourism made up a significant

More hotels in Africa added to Hotel Sustainability Framework
12.03.2024 AfricaHotels

The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Hotel Sustainability Framework has reached a new milestone with 1,700 hotels certified, including a further 32 in Africa.


The verification process includes 12 -a phased program to reduce carbon emissions, protect and promote nature, and ensure that the hotel benefits local communities.


There are now 54 verified hotels in Africa. New:


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2023 is the safest year to fly – Iata
04.03.2024 AfricaAvia

IATA has published its 2023 Annual Global Aviation Safety Report, which showed last year's "best ever" results across several measures.


"There were no hull losses or fatal accidents involving passenger jet aircraft. However, there was one fatal accident involving a turboprop aircraft, resulting in 72 fatalities. There were 37 million aircraft (jet and turboprop) flights in 2023, up 17%

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