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

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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: Kenya’s key drivers of hospitality industry

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Christmas is here with us yet again and many people are planning adventures across the country. The travel and hospitality sector has been recognised for driving exports, providing foreign exchange and creating employment to thousands of Kenyans, supporting 1.1 million jobs (nine per cent of total employment) last year. With constant improvements, the hospitality sector’s trends in the country have […]

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News: Hospitality Award Winner Receives $10K During IMEX

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During a celebration hosted by Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) and Global DMC Partners, hospitality professional Bryson Taylor received recognition as The Above and Beyond Foundation’s Heart of Hospitality Award winner as well as a surprise cash grant of $10,000. Nominated by his Las Vegas DMC employer Fudale, A Global DMC Partner, Taylor was selected for embodying the true spirit […]

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Africa: Angolan reforms set to boost Tourism and Hospitality Industry

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Angola’s growth prospects are set to rise as the country continues to make strides towards a more positive economic course,” says Wayne Troughton of specialist hospitality and real estate consultancy firm, HTI Consulting. “Higher oil prices and sounder policies under President Joao Lourenco should bring greater stability to Africa’s second largest crude exporter, strengthening the country’s institutions and attracting foreign […]

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Africa: We need dedicated hospitality training institutes to develop tourism – Ikechi Uko

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Mr Ikechi Uko, Organiser of Weizo, a West African tour initiative, has said the unavailability of dedicated hospitality training institutes in the country is affecting the development of tourism. Speaking to the Ghana News Agency during a tour of the Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary in the Afadjato South District of the Volta Region as part of activities under the fourth […]

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Jumia Travel set to launch hospitality report Africa

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Barely 5 months after the launch of the much-anticipated Nigerian hospitality report, Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency, is set again to launch a report on the African hospitality industry on Thursday, May 25, 2017 in Lagos. The company will also be sharing how some of its new travel products are helping to ‘democratize travel’ for Africans and within […]

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African hotels: ‘Five Star hotels in Nigeria can compete anywhere in the world’- David Kliegel

Federal Palace Hotel has created green lawn within a large city Federal Palace Hotel and casino, presently managed by the Sun International which is also a major shareholder, was built in the 1950’s. Today, with a great history behind it, and the hotel striving to retain its apex place in Nigeria’s hospitality business, it is now challenged on many fronts. […]

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South Africa Enjoys Spike in African Tourist Arrivals

The number of tourists arriving in South Africa every month has shot through the one million mark for the first time since 2009, signaling the industry’s recovery from last year’s decline. In January this year 1 012 641 tourists arrived in South Africa, 15.4% more than January last year. Month to month growth in arrivals began improving prospects for the […]

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Kwame Ofosu Bamfo voted Hotelier of the year

The Chairman of Alisa Hotels and 2015 Best Hotelier award-winner Kwame Ofosu Bamfo has urged business owners in the tourism industry to continually invest in their facilities so as to help speed up Ghana’s tourism development drive. “If properly packaged and presented, tourism can save Ghana’s economy from the numerous challenges it currently faces, as has happened in many industrialised […]

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Fair Trade Tourism Appoints Two New Non- Executive Directors

Fair Trade Tourism has announced the appointment of two new non-executive directors to its Board and a new representative based in Europe. The new Board members are Kenyan sustainable tourism expert Judith Kepher-Gona and South African tourism industry stalwart Caleb Mabaso. Kepher-Gona has spent more than 17 years at the forefront of the Kenyan tourism arena and has significant experience […]

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