Africa: Accra City Hotel To Replace Plastic Straws with Paper Straws from August 1st


Accra City Hotel, one of Ghana’s most prestigious 4-star hotel located in the City Centre of Accra will in principle eliminate the use of plastic straws and replace them with paper straws effective from August 1st, 2019. According to the hotel, guests will be provided with biodegradable straws upon request. The hotel expects this initiative to eliminate waste from more […]

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News: Angry Hotel Owner’s Response Refusing Influencer Free Accommodation Goes Viral


Social media ‘influencers’ have become a huge industry, as more and more people spend their time on the likes of Instagram, YouTube and Facebook rather than ‘traditional’ media like newspapers and TV. According to media branding agency MediaKix, the money being spent on influencers has shot up in recent years and is going to continue upwards. Back in 2015, the […]

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Africa: Visitor growth creates opportunities for Madagascar hotels


A study undertaken by airline analytics firm ForwardKeys suggests the African island of Madagascar is poised to experience a tourism-driven boom this year: While visitor arrivals in East Africa country improved 8 percent between 2017 and 2018, they were up 19 percent for the first five months of 2019, and bookings through August are 34 percent ahead of what they […]

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Africa: Ethiopian embarks on second five-star hotel construction project


The Ethiopian Airlines Aviation Group has embarked on the second five-star hotel construction project in Addis Ababa at a cost of USD 150 million. Ethiopian inaugurated the first hotel – Ethiopian Skylight Hotel – built at a cost of USD 65 million near the Addis Ababa Bole International Airport last February. Abraham Tesfaye, Ethiopian Airlines Group manager Infrastructure Planning and […]

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Africa: Experience the tented stay at Mara Kempinski


Beautifully set in the heart of Olare Motorogi Conservancy and bordering Africa’s greatest reserve, Maasai Mara, is the stunning Olare Mara Kempinski, a luxury tented camp to enjoy authentic African experience and unparalleled class and comfort. Olare Mara Kempinski has 12 luxury tents, each given a Maasai name with a special meaning relevant to the region. As the guests are […]

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Africa: Rundu’s Popular Ngandu Lodge Launches Bon Hotels’ Expansion Strategy To Grow Their Namibian Footprint

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When Oswald Thearts obtained the Permission to Occupy for the site where he envisaged to build his dream lodge on the banks of the Okavango river, little did he realise that almost thirty years later his iconic establishment will become part of an intra-African network of hotels and lodges. This week, South African-based hotel group, BON Hotels announced that it […]

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Tourism: Study Show that Nigeria and other Hotel Markets grew Faster than South Africa in 2018


A new report shows that fewer international tourists are visiting South Africa – compared to other popular destinations on the continent. The findings, by auditing firm Pricewater house Coopers (PwC), looked at the hotel industry in five African countries – South Africa, Nigeria, Mauritius, Kenya and Tanzania. The report says despite an economic downturn and less foreign investment, growth in […]

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News: African Sun says business booming


LISTED hospitality group, African Sun (Pvt) Limited, says its business has been growing since last year in response to positive business sentiment under the new dispensation. The group was established in 1968 and operates a number of hotels, resorts, casinos and timeshare operations in Zimbabwe and South Africa. African Sun Managing director, Mr Edwin Shangwa, told Business Chronicle that the […]

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Africa: Sasa, Dereva? Black-on-black hate in, yes, the hospitality sector


Never, in my history of writing for The EastAfrican, has my inbox been as full as it is now with feedback to the articles, If you’re black, stand back – discrimination and hospitality and Hospitality industry – our society has stopped respecting elders. From the many, I requested the permission of Trevor Sawyer and Martin Baraza to share their feedback. […]

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Africa: Southern Sun Ikoyi set to reward dedicated personnel


As Southern Sun Ikoyi looks to celebrating its one decade in Nigeria hospitality market, with series of activities line up, staff that have dedicated their lives to the success story of the outfit, will be first to be honoured and celebrated in the build to the anniversary billed for later in the year. On June Wednesday June 19, this set […]

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