Club Med's Arrival in South Africa: A Beacon of Hope for Tourism and Employment
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Club Med Tinley, South Africa’s largest hospitality project in 30 years, promises to boost tourism, create jobs, and showcase the country’s natural beauty and culture while prioritising sustainability.

 

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa (13 September 2023) – In a momentous development for South Africa’s tourism industry, Club Med, the pioneer of all-inclusive holidays, is set to open its first resort in the country – Club Med Tinley.

This resort which will be opening its doors in 2026, marks the largest hospitality project in South Africa in three decades, and its impact is poised to ripple far beyond the picturesque shores of KwaZulu-Natal.

“Club Med Tinley represents a great step forward in the hospitality industry, serving as one of the larger hospitality projects in South Africa. It is anticipated to generate over 800 direct jobs and an additional 1,500 indirect jobs, invigorating the local economy and empowering individuals and families with newfound opportunities. During its realisation, the project will also employ 1,200 construction workers, providing a significant boost to the job market.”

Club Med Tinley is more than just a luxury resort; it’s a gateway to showcasing South Africa’s unparalleled beauty and cultural richness. With millions of loyal Club Med guests worldwide, this resort will serve as a beacon, drawing tourists and highlighting the wonders of the Rainbow Nation.

The resort’s strategic location on the North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal, easily accessible via the acclaimed King Shaka International Airport, makes it an enticing destination for both local and international travellers. It offers a blend of beach bliss and safari wonders, providing guests with a unique opportunity to reconnect with nature and the wild.

Club Med's Arrival in South Africa: A Beacon of Hope for Tourism and Employment
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But the resort doesn’t just promise a delightful vacation; it’s also dedicated to preserving the environment. The resort will be constructed with a focus on sustainability, aiming for a 4-star rating from the Green Building Council of South Africa. Club Med is also committed to reducing its environmental footprint by cutting down on single-use plastics and food waste in all its resorts by 2030.

Notably, the resort brand has partnered with Agrisud, a non-profit organisation, to support local businesses within the resort’s supply chain. This collaboration fosters inclusive growth within the community and sustainable livelihoods, aligning with the broader goals of empowerment and transformation.

Club Med Tinley promises a wide range of experiences, from family-friendly activities to wellness retreats. Kids will have access to world-class kids’ clubs with certified staff, while active guests can indulge in land and water activities led by professional instructors. For those seeking relaxation, there’s a spa, yoga school, and adult-only Zen pool and bar. The Resort Centre will cater to shopping and gourmet dining needs, with entertainment and live music during the day and evening. The Exclusive Collection space offers an oasis of tranquillity and indulgence.

Moreover, the resort will offer guests the unique opportunity to stay at a Big 5 Game Reserve, creating a dual beach and safari experience that’s bound to leave a lasting impression.

Club Med’s foray into South Africa is not just a business venture; it’s a vision of transformation and empowerment. With a commitment to creating value for local communities and contributing to the prestige of KwaZulu-Natal, Club Med Tinley is set to impact the South African hospitality landscape positively.

As Henri Giscard d’Estaing, President of Club Med, aptly puts it, “With this new project, we aim to create value for the local communities and contribute to the international prestige of the beautiful province of KwaZulu-Natal.”

Club Med Tinley is a symbol of hope, a testament to the potential of South Africa’s tourism industry, and an opportunity for countless individuals to embark on a journey of skill development and global employment.

It’s not just a resort; it’s a promise of a brighter future for South Africa.

Club Med's Arrival in South Africa: A Beacon of Hope for Tourism and Employment
Photo Cred: Club Med | Supplied
Club Med's Arrival in South Africa: A Beacon of Hope for Tourism and Employment
Photo Cred: Club Med | Supplied
Club Med's Arrival in South Africa: A Beacon of Hope for Tourism and Employment
Photo Cred: Club Med | Supplied
Club Med's Arrival in South Africa: A Beacon of Hope for Tourism and Employment
Photo Cred: Club Med | Supplied
Club Med's Arrival in South Africa: A Beacon of Hope for Tourism and Employment
Photo Cred: Club Med | Supplied

Sources: Club Med 
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