Here is a list of travel and hospitality news that might spark some joy and inspire you to travel to take your mind off things.
With destinations around the world wanting to boost tourism, there are many attractive travel deals to be had. Start by looking at your local travel agents and what they have on offer. Airlines, accommodation establishments and tour operators are scrambling for customers, so shop around and you are bound to find a good deal.
The upcoming summer season in the northern hemisphere is often an expensive time for South Africans to travel, but with countries across the world trying to bounce back from the pandemic, you are more likely to find a pocket-friendly trip.
Airbnb recently announced that the platform will be undergoing multiple changes and upgrades. This includes Airbnb categories that will provide a new way to search and make it easier to discover and book accommodation.
There will also now be split stays. This feature provides more options for longer stays by splitting your trip between two homes, allowing a traveller to benefit from the 30-day stay discount across two properties.
The pandemic changed many business models, including that of restaurants and eateries, which relied heavily on deliveries and kerbside collections during the heavier lockdown periods.
Now the hospitality industry, and more specifically Radisson Hotel Group, is looking to diversify their food and beverage offering with the introduction of their own cloud (or dark) kitchens, as well as speciality cuisine concepts, at some of their leading hotels across the globe.