Africa

  • Algeria aims to open its tourism doors to the world

    Published on : Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    With a warm Mediterranean sea in summer, great winter skiing, vast Saharan deserts, lofty Roman ruins and prehistoric art of global acclaim along with an intriguing modern Arab culture, Algeria makes a top travel destination!   However, conflicts left the …

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  • African Tourism Board is working towards revealing the rich assets of the continent’s tourism

    Published on : Friday, February 14, 2020

    Setting new plans and strategies for marketing African tourism within and outside the continent, the African Tourism Board (ATB) is now looking to work closely with embassies and diplomatic missions across the continent for revealing its rich attractions.   The African Tourism …

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  • Accor sets to expand its footprint in Ethiopia

    Published on : Thursday, February 13, 2020

    Accor is expanding its presence in Ethiopia after signing a management agreement to open a new property under its design-led economy brand, Ibis Styles. In a move that ramps up its ambitious development plans in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Group has …

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  • Africa to use its embassies to help market tourism worldwide

    Published on : Thursday, February 13, 2020

    Formulating new strategies to market African tourism within and outside the continent, the African Tourism Board (ATB) has started looking to cooperate and work closely with embassies and diplomatic missions across the continent to display its rich attractions.   Speaking …

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  • ONOMO Hotels acquires BON Hotels

    Published on : Friday, December 13, 2019

    With the announcement, today of the acquisition of BON Hotels by ONOMO Hotels, the hospitality industry on the African continent is set for a major shake-up. ONOMO Hotels has acquired a 60, 1% controlling stake in BON Hotels.     …

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  • Anantara Hotels opens its new hotel in North Africa

    Published on : Thursday, December 5, 2019

    Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas makes its debut this month in North Africa with the opening of Anantara Tozeur Resort in the southwest of Tunisia. Offering a luxury gateway to ancient cultural and desert wonders, the new-build resort showcases exquisite …

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  • Tourism Expert says, opportunities for Africa are huge

    Published on : Wednesday, November 20, 2019

    With the travel sector contributing under 10 per cent to GDP and employing more than 300 million workers worldwide, the opportunities for Africa are huge.   This is the view of Lavonne Wittman, the President of Skal International, who visited …

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  • Africa gets more visa-free

    Published on : Tuesday, November 12, 2019

    According to the 2019 Africa Visa Openness Index released on Monday, Africa has seen great improvements  in visa openness as Africans  can travel to more countries visa-free.   According to the reports compiled by the African Union Commission (AU Commission) …

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  • AC Hotels by Marriott brings signature thought leadership series to Africa

    Published on : Monday, September 30, 2019

    AC Hotels, the carefully curated lifestyle brand from Marriott International marked the African debut of the global thought leadership series, AC Unpacked at AC Hotel Cape Town Waterfront on 26 September with a lively panelist discussion between local experts shaping …

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  • Hilton continues investments in initiatives for sustainable tourism in Africa

    Published on : Friday, September 27, 2019

    From the time that Hilton announced its Big Five commitment to drive sustainable tourism in Africa less than a year ago, the company has allocated $626,000 towards community partnerships and projects. These initiatives impact and deepen positive social and environmental …

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  • Africa hotel development sees mixed-use infrastructure

    Published on : Monday, September 23, 2019

     A new report from JLL the world’s largest professional services firm specialising in real estate, has revealed that people seeking to finance a new hotel project in Africa will be much more successful if their hotel is part of a …

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  • Africa Hotel Investment Forum delegates will run for charity with Haile Gebrselassie

    Published on : Monday, September 23, 2019

    Delegates at the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) will have the chance to go running with the Ethiopian Olympic gold medallist and four-time World Championship title holder, Haile Gebrselassie, to raise money for charity.     On the morning of …

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  • Marriott International to show glitz and glamour of catwalk in South Africa

    Published on : Thursday, September 19, 2019

     Marriott International’s  recently unveiled travel programme, Marriott Bonvoy, will be presenting all things couture through a unique, thoughtfully curated, member-only experience at an event created by Red Carpet Creative in collaboration with Runway Prestige New York. To be held at …

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  • Etihad Airways celebrates 15 years in Indian aviation market

    Published on : Friday, August 23, 2019

    Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, is preparing to celebrate 15 years of service to its largest and busiest market, India. The airline’s milestone coincides with the third visit to the UAE of India’s Prime Minister, …

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  • Mauritius attracting visitors from Kenya and East Africa

    Published on : Saturday, August 17, 2019

    Mauritius is firmly established as a favoured destination for South African travellers, and now the Indian Ocean island is attracting visitors from Kenya and East Africa with daily direct flights from Nairobi. Intra-African tourism is increasingly attractive for Africa’s emerging …

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  • Africa Hotel Investment Forum will generate millions for Africa

    Published on : Wednesday, July 3, 2019

    An independent assessment by the international tourism advisory expert, Martin Jansen van Vuuren, a partner at Futureneer Advisors has quantified the significant economic benefits to host countries of the influential  (AHIF).     He reveals that when Africa Hotel Investment …

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  • WTM Africa 2020 to take place on 6-8 April with phenomenal growth

    Published on : Tuesday, July 2, 2019

    Africa’s biggest B2B inbound & outbound travel & tourism market, World Travel Market Africa, continues to grow, having welcomed 6 236 industry professionals from 100 countries in 2019.  Attendance and participation numbers were up, across the board – a clear …

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  • Aleph Hospitality brings cluster operations hubs to hotels in Middle East and Africa

    Published on : Thursday, June 13, 2019

    Aleph Hospitality is taking an innovative cross-geography approach to clustering senior management roles in the Middle East and Africa.   Most recently, the company promoted Ajnesh Kumar, financial controller, and Hilal Kaarafani, executive chef, of Getfam Hotel in Addis Ababa, …

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  • Marriott International opens its Second Four Points by Sheraton in Tanzania

    Published on : Wednesday, June 12, 2019

    Marriott International announced the opening of its second Four Points by Sheraton hotel in Tanzania, Four Points by Sheraton Dar es Salaam, New Africa Hotel. The original New Africa Hotel was built as the official residence of Kaiser Wilhelm II …

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  • Africa’s Travel Indaba focuses more future of travel and tourism industry of Africa

    Published on : Monday, May 13, 2019

    African Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom’s optimistic trade floor opening speech set the tone for what turned out to be, in his words, the best Africa’s Travel Indaba hosted yet. This year’s Africa’s Travel Indaba brought together over 6,500 delegates which …

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