News: W Hospitality Group reveals growing pipeline in African hotel development


The stars of hotel development in Africa are Egypt, Nigeria, Morocco and Ethiopia, according to the eleventh annual survey by W Hospitality Group. The four countries head the top ten by numbers of rooms in the internationally branded hotel development pipeline, with Egypt showing 15,158 rooms in 51 new hotels. A total of 75,155 branded rooms in 401 hotels are […]

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Africa: Luxury train hotel to be built at Kruger National Park


If Kruger National Park was not fascinating enough, there’s a train hotel being built at the iconic South African attraction. Thebe Tourism Group revealed the plans at Africa’s Travel Indaba this week. The Kruger Shalati Train on a bridge is being hailed as a unique luxury accommodation experience that will open in December 2019. The new initiative pays tribute to […]

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Africa: Autograph Collection Hotels Debuts in Kenya


Autograph Collection Hotels today welcomed Sankara Nairobi to its diverse and distinguished portfolio of over 171 hotels around the world, marking the debut for the brand in Kenya. Set in the heart of Westlands, Sankara Nairobi lies in the epicentre of the city’s commercial, retail, and entertainment quarter and boasts quintessential Kenyan charm and hospitality, contemporary interiors and carefully curated […]

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News: Hoteliers unhappy with notice as Jamaica declares state of emergency following rise in murders


Jamaica has declared a new state of emergency for parts of the west of the island, including the popular tourist resorts of Montego Bay and Negril, following an increase in serious crimes, including murders. The state of emergency covers the three parishes of St James, which includes Montego Bay (above), and Hanover and Westmoreland, which include Negril. Prime Minister Andrew […]

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Tourism: Marriott sees Strong growth in Africa with South Africa and Egypt leading

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Despite a challenging economic climate and a looming general election, major global entities in the hospitality industry still see South Africa as a big market with strong investment opportunities. Arne Sorenson, chief executive officer of Marriott International, the US multi-national hospitality giant which recently launched its first AC brand hotel in Cape Town said there were quite a number of […]

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Africa: Eko Hotel goes green as it launches Eco Friendly initiatives


Eko Hotels and suites, one of the biggest hospitality providers in West Africa, is set to raise the bar a lot higher in the Nigerian hospitality industry with as it embarks on eco-friendly initiatives. The hotel which hosts over 500, 000 clients each year determined to make considerable investment in ensuring that a more eco-friendly culture is embedded into the […]

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News: Macau Dethroned As City With Highest Number Of 5-Star Hotels


London replaced Macau as the city with highest number of top-rated hotels as new luxury resorts emerged in the European capital, according to the Forbes Travel Guide 2019. London finished with 13 top-ranking hotels this year, and Macau at a close 12. The replacement was due to the addition of new five-star hotels including Bulgari Hotel & Residences; the Langham; […]

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Tourism: Africa Should Invest More in Mid-Market Hotels as Travel Sector Presents New Business Opportunities, Experts Say

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Africa should invest more in mid-market hotels as its growing travel industry begins to present new business opportunities, experts have said. Mid-market branded hotels refer to three-and four-star hotels that are positioned between five-star and entry-level budget hotels. According to a report by leading research group, Euromonitor International, Africa’s tourism and travel sector is on the rise. However, some segments […]

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News: Zimbabwe hotels named among Africa’s best

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DESTINATION Zimbabwe continues to attract world attention as some of its hotels have been named among the best in Africa. Recently Frommer and National Geographic Traveller named Zimbabwe as one of the 19 must-see tourism destinations in the world in 2019 while another report by Lonely Planet listed Zimbabwe as the third destination the world must see next year. Frommer […]

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