HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY A PRIME TARGET FOR CYBER-CRIMINALS

The hospitality industry offers many opportunities for hackers and other cyber-criminals because they hold a host of personal and financial information on their guests, as well as other sensitive data, such as payment card information. Hospitality is the industry with the second-highest number of cyber security breaches after the retail sector. Most of the industry’s prominent hotels have fallen victim to cyber-breaches.

These are some of the key highlights on cybersecurity and data privacy risks in the hotel sector, according to PwC’s Hotels Outlook report, 2018-2022.

Kris Budnik, Cyber Lead for PwC Africa, says: “The past two years have been particularly worrisome…
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HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY A PRIME TARGET FOR CYBER-CRIMINALS

TRAVELLERS FROM BRIC NATIONS HELP STIMULATE SA TOURISM

With the 10th Bics Summit kicking off today until 27 July at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, over a 1 000 dignitaries, heads of state and business leaders from the block’s member states will meet under this year’s theme: “Brics in Africa, collaboration for inclusive growth and shared prosperity in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.”

Convened annually, the BRICS Leaders’ Summit sees the leaders from the five emerging markets hold dialogues rooted in political and socio-economic issues, and identify opportunities for collaboration around trade and economic opportunities.

After South Africa successfully hosted the Brics Summit in Durban in 2013, it is expected that this year’s confab will again stimulate tourism in the country, as international…
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TRAVELLERS FROM BRIC NATIONS HELP STIMULATE SA TOURISM