African Hotels: Marriott International Introduces Three New Brands to Cape Town

The world’s leading hotel company, Marriott International, has announced plans for the construction of three new hotel properties in Cape Town, in partnership with the Amdec Group. These will be three new hotels in the city: one under the company’s signature brand, Marriott Hotels®, which will be the first Marriott Hotel in Cape Town; the second under the upscale extended […]

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African Tourism: Authentic African stories and why we should tell them

A lot has been said about tourism’s potential to contribute to and grow the economy, to create jobs and to overcome poverty. It certainly has the potential to do all those things, but it should also be said that tourism has the potential to allow Africans to tell authentic African stories thereby creating a truer, fuller picture of Africa and […]

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Kenya expects more tourists from South Africa

Kenya said on it plans to increase the flow of tourists from South Africa by 20 percent at the end of 2016 from last year amid campaigns to market the East African nation. Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) Acting CEO Jacinta Nzioka said on Sunday Nairobi has kicked off campaigns including training of over 300 tour operators on tourism products the […]

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KTB: Intra Africa Tourism will improve Kenya’s arrival figures

Kenya is riding on prevailing peace to woo travellers back to the country. Speaking at the Indaba Fair in Durban, South Africa, Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) Acting Chief Executive Officer Jacinta Nzioka-Mbithi said that the African market has shown resilience to challenges such as insecurity, threats of diseases and other calamities. “Africa is our next frontier and this is the […]

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Cape Town wins favourite city in the world for UK and European Traveller

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The Telegraph’s annual travel survey, based on 75 000 responses from British and European travellers, has named Cape Town its readers’ favourite city in the world for the fourth consecutive year, pipping Venice, Italy and Vancouver to the top spot. The survey by the British newspaper is recognised as the most comprehensive and reliable travel review by British tourists. South […]

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BON Hotels Places Strong Footprint in Nigeria

Cape Town-based hospitality company, BON Hotels has taken over management, sales and marketing of four Protea Hotels in Nigeria. BON Hotels has, over the last few months, added Protea Hotel Abuja, Protea Hotel Delta, Protea Hotel Ikeja and Protea Hotel Victoria Island to their recently-formed West African joint venture, BON Hotels International West Africa. Certain hotels will be managed by […]

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Minor Hotel Group Plans 50 Hotels in Africa

The Minor Hotel Group (MINT) has tabled an ambitious plan to operate 50 more hotels in Africa within the next five years. With high-end hotels planned for thriving cities including Cape Town, Johannesburg, Lagos and Abuja, the multi-million Rand plan will treble its current footprint. “At the moment we have 25 hotels in Africa and we want to grow by […]

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Kenya, Ethiopia missing in Top 7 Airports in Africa as Lagos makes the list

By Friday Nwosu Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi, and Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, Ethiopia, were conspicuously missing in the top seven ranked airports in Africa. The latest ranking according to a Post by Morrocan Soldier on the very popular online Video site Youtube, OR Tambo International Airport , South Africa topped the list as the number one airport […]

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Nigeria bets on Yankari elephants and warm springs to lure tourists

A luxury safari is probably not the first thing that comes to mind when potential tourists think of Nigeria but that’s exactly what Yankari Game Reserve is hoping to change. In Africa’s largest economy, suffering from the collapse in global oil prices, tourism is being touted as a panacea to slow growth and a depreciating naira. Share our story:

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Private equity builds African war chest amid commodity rout

Private-equity companies amassed a $4.3 billion war chest for investment opportunities in Africa last year as the global commodity rout and weakening local currencies cut prices of potential target companies. The fundraising was the highest since at least 2010 and compares with $1.9 billion in 2014, according to the London-based African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association. The industry group […]

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