EVELYN MAHLABA: Nigeria contributed the highest spends to our tourism

South African Tourism (SAT) last month was in Nigeria for a travel road show with the regional director, Africa, Evelyn Mahlaba leading the team from SAT’s Johannesburg office. She speaks with ANDREW IRO OKUNGBOWA on the tourism agenda of her country and the premium its places on the Nigerian market among other related issues. What are your core responsibilities as […]

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Hotels: Carlson Rezidor opens 5 new Hotels in Africa plans Luxury hotel in Lagos

Carlson Rezidor is accelerating its growth strategy in Africa. The group has opened five Radisson Blu hotels in the first six months of 2016 and signed four new hotels including the first Quorvus Collection in Africa. The group is also entering its 28th country in Africa and taking the Park Inn by Radisson brand to the Indian Ocean islands. In […]

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Hotels in Africa: Protea Hotels by Marriott soon to Debut

Marriott International announced on Tuesday that is will be rebranding Protea Hotels to capitalize on the travel aspirations of Africa’s growing middle class and the increased presence of international hotel brands in Africa. The rebranding includes an updated and modernized logo and the “by Marriott” endorsement, the group said in a statement. The brand is now officially Protea Hotels by […]

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Hotels in Africa: Sarovar Opens in South Sudan plans 10 for Africa

One of the fastest growing hotel chains in the country, Sarovar Hotels, is planning to operate 10 hotels in Africa in the next five years and has already forayed into South Sudan by taking over management of Panorama hotel as part of its expansion plans. Now rebranded as The Panorama Sarovar Portico, Juba, it is Sarovar Hotels’ fourth operational hotel […]

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Hotels in Africa: Surviving Terrorism by African hotels

By Josephine Wawira, The hotel industry goes hand in hand with excellent security, as it is an integral part of the hotel’s success. In modern day, hotels invest heavily in security measures, given that lack of it can render both guests and staff susceptible to a glut of perils; not to mention damaging the hotel’s repute. Nevertheless, hotels offering accommodation […]

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