Hotel: Egypt has most active project pipeline in Africa


A recent report from TOPHOTELCONSTRUCTION finds that Egypt is the country with the most active project pipeline on the entire African continent, with currently 55 projects in the pipeline, which is nearly double that of the next closest country, Morocco with 36 hotels on the boards. This likely means Africa’s hospitality boom is being powered in part by the rise […]

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Africa: ‘Pilolo’ and efforts to leapfrog Ghana’s hospitality industry Pilolo’ Hotels


In the game of ‘pilolo,’ a revered childhood outdoor game where players look for a hidden person or object in a search and find competition; players in the hospitality industry are also in persistent search of cutting-edge remedies that would leapfrog the fortunes of the sector to respond adequately to its billing. The sector had been touted by industry connoisseurs […]

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News: Marriott Hotels stops guests from stealing millions of bottles of shampoo, conditioners and soap


Mariott continues to be a trendsetter when it comes to an environmental approach in the hospitality industry. More than 7000 hotels with and over 1.2 million rooms, more than 350 million bottles of shampoo, 350 million bottles of conditioner, 350 million bottles of soap are purchased by this hotel chain every month. It started years ago in cutting down housekeeping […]

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Africa: Tanzania, Kenya hotels forecast growth despite economy and security hurdles


Tanzania and Kenya are among African nations where the hospitality industry is forecast to maintain a growth trajectory over the next five years, amid economic uncertainty, tempered foreign direct investment and threats of terrorism. A new report by audit firm PwC shows that growth in tourism numbers coupled by governments’ efforts to promote MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) infrastructure […]

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Africa: Three Egyptian hotels top global rankings


Three of Egypt’s luxury hotels have received top recognition by the New York-based magazine Travel + Leisure (T+L), earning top rankings on a number of its lists, including “The 10 Best City Hotels in North Africa and The Middle East” and “The Top 25 Hotel Brands in The World.” The leading travel magazine listed two of Cairo’s hotels, Cairo Marriott […]

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Africa: Kuriftu Resorts Bishoftu: Ethiopia’s best kept hospitality secret


Kuriftu Resorts & Spa is one of Ethiopia’s best kept hospitality secret that is alluring and unique. The Resorts & Spa is a beautiful place to enjoy nature at its best in a serene environment devoid of the hustle and bustle of the big cities. Kuriftu Resorts Bishoftu can be best decribed as Ethiopia’s nature haven, as its enjoyment and […]

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Africa: Chinese investor plans 300-room hotel


Karatu District in Arusha Region could soon be home to a 300-room luxury hotel if an agreement is reached between the government and a Chinese investor. If the envisaged project is executed, the giant five-star hotel will be by far the largest in Tanzania, and one of the biggest in eastern, central and southern Africa. Officials of the Chinese firm […]

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Africa: Sun City takes two prestigious World Travel Awards

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Sun International’s iconic Sun City resort in the North West Province has received two awards in the annual World Travel Awards™ programme which is renowned as the most prestigious and comprehensive in the global industry. The resort scooped the awards for Africa’s Leading Resort and Africa’s Leading Casino Resort for 2019, trumping top destinations from across the African continent in […]

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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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