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January is often described as the longest month of the year, and no wonder! By now, the elation and anticipation of buying the latest Apple product has lost its lustre, and as the bills pile up, buyer’s remorse settles in. In reality though, this feeling only lasts until our next pay cheque, after which we slip straight back into our routine of looking to buy more stuff. This perpetual cycle of buying material possessions, according to Shaun Lamont, Managing Director of First Group, is unlikely to lead to long-term satisfaction.
Covid-19 safe zone. That's what First Group Hotels and Resorts hope to create to provide guests with a cleaner, safer, germ-free holiday when travel is safe to do so again.
The company is redefining its response to the coronavirus pandemic through a series of new industry standards of cleanliness. Shaun Lamont, Managing Director of First Group, said that the brand has revisited its health and safety measures and revolutionised new industry standards of cleanliness.
First Group hotel lights up to spread Hope during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
First Group’s Palace Hotel & Suites brought hope to Durban beachfront in support of the global hotel initiative and their joint fight against COVID-19. Hotels around the world are standing together in solidarity to show their commitment in battling the global health pandemic by turning on the lights to create glowing hearts and words of inspiration.
It’s no secret that coronavirus has wreaked havoc globally and the subsequent lockdown has seen many forced to cancel their holiday plans for the foreseeable future. But, there is light at the end of the tunnel, according to Shaun Lamont, Managing Director of First Group, a leading leisure company that manages over 25 holiday properties across South Africa.
“Whilst most people have written the next few months off, many have already started booking their local 2021 holidays online.”
First Group, a leading resort and hotel chain with popular destinations around South Africa, Namibia and United Kingdom, is preparing to protect its staff and guests in a remarkably unique way, when they (hopefully) reopen later this year.
Why you need to take a holiday during AND post lockdown
Many people are under the impression that you need to book a long holiday away in order to truly feel the benefits thereof. But research has shown that mini-breaks throughout the year, rather than one long, annual break, are far more beneficial than you might think! A recent study in the Journal of Happiness Studies proved that after just two days on holiday, individuals felt refreshed – physically, emotionally, and mentally.
Nobody could have predicted at the start of 2020, that a little-known virus called COVID-19 would be lurking on the horizon, about to deal a devastating economic blow. When it snuck across our borders more than four months ago, it brought with it an unprecedented global ban on travel and tourism. With flights grounded and borders closed, travel came to a resounding halt, and along with it, the livelihood of millions of people.