News: Cape Town named top city of opportunity in Africa

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The Mother City has been labeled the African city of opportunity in a recent research report by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Cape Town ranked 24th out of all the 31 cities included in the global study and sixth out of the middle income cities category, behind Beijing, Kuala Lumpur, Moscow, Shanghai and Mexico City. Presenting PwC’s findings on Monday in Partnership with […]

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Africa: Kenya is second to Nigeria in hotel growth in Africa says Pwc Report

Tourist arrivals are projected to grow by nine percent this year boosting numbers to slightly above two million by the year 2022. The hotel outlook report by PriceWaterHouse Coopers says more than ten hotels will start operations in the Kenyan market in five years, adding a total of 2,600 rooms. The report further says an aggressive marketing campaign and the […]

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Hotels: Challenges faced by Business Travellers within Africa

Hotels in African cities are more than just a place to put your head down. Many must also provide facilities that few local residents enjoy. When the Paris-based Louvre Hotels Group opened its 80-room Golden Tulip in the Nigerian city of Lagos’s up market Lekki district two years ago, it also had to provide a service most Nig¬erians still dream […]

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Africa: 16 hotels in Kenya to be constructed in the next five years

16 hotels in Kenya are projected to be constructed in the next five years the most recent PwC report which focuses on hotels in Kenya, Tanzania, Mauritius, Nigeria and South Africa has revealed. The report further indicates that Kenya’s vigorous economic growth will play a very important role in attracting new hotel developers and business travelers as well as domestic […]

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Africa: MTN, Shoprite, UBA, Dangote are the Biggest Investors in Africa-Study.

By Samuel Nwanze, Never have the stars been more aligned for African businesses as they are now. Rising disposable incomes, a young and talented population, growing urbanization, and an increasingly robust business climate have all combined to produce an emerging middle-class that is poised to drive consumption, innovation, industrialization and trade. Global investor confidence in Africa is higher than it […]

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Africa: Revised Visa laws help grow Tourism Arrivals in South Africa

The new visa regulations had a sharp impact on the South African tourism industry. South Africa’s hotel industry is set for steady growth in the next five years driven by an increase in the number of foreign visitors to the African continent. Pietro Calicchio, industry leader of hospitality and gambling, PwC Southern Africa (PwC.com), says: “Although the South African economy […]

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Ghana to launch National carrier, build new terminal as Turkish goes double daily to Accra

President John Dramani Mahama says government is working assiduously to get a new national airline established on a Public-Private-Partnership basis soon, after a successful prefeasibility study. “Government’s plan to set up a new national airline under a PPP arrangement to support the policy-objective of establishing Kotoka International Airport (KIA) as an aviation hub is also on-going. It is my expectation, […]

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