Africa: Recession and price gaming has made customers more abusive in Nigeria – report says

Recession and price gaming has made customers more abusive in Nigeria – report says -predicts 7.3% decline in tourism contribution to the GDP, if negative impact on tourism’s downward spiral is not quickly arrested -2016, there were 61 new hotels with 10,222 rooms added in Nigeria By Renn Offor Jumia Travels has released its annual Nigerian Hospitality Report for 2017 […]

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Africa: The Role of NGOs in Africa’s Tourism

The Role of NGOs in Africa’s Tourism Tourism is one of the largest sectors in Africa, contributing approximately 3.3% to the total Sub-Saharan Africa GDP, and forecast to grow, in terms of GDP contribution by 5.2% between 2016-2026 in the same region. Various stakeholders have contributed to this growth, among them Non-governmental organizations. Here are different major roles which NGOs […]

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Tourism:Convention Bureaus Drive Growth in Africa

Convention Bureaus Drive Growth in Africa Bryan Ralph The convention bureau trend is gaining momentum in Africa. One of the key figures in this development is Rick Taylor, a well-known name in the global meetings and event industry. Rick was the strategic architect of the Cape Town Convention Bureau and headed the South African National Convention Bureau. He is CEO of the […]

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Hotels: Carlson Rezidor on Track to achieve More than 23,000 Rooms in Africa

An accelerated African growth strategy for Carlson Rezidor one of the world’s largest hotel groups, is on track to achieve its target of more than 23,000 rooms open or under development in Africa by the end of 2020. Rezidor’s President and CEO, Wolfgang M. Neumann, who is a speaker at the Africa Hotel Investment Conference in Kigali, Rwanda, says the […]

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Zimbabwe’s Belinda, Minister Mzembi, Ethiopian Airlines and others win Africa Travel Awards 2016

It was not a surprise that the former head of Marketing for Zimbabwe Tourism Authority late Belinda Muthinhiri who died last month was chosen as the Africa Tourism personality of the year by voters from all over Africa. She was credited as one of the early promoters of Intra Africa Tourism. She is not the only winner for the only […]

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Rwanda To Hold 26th WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM FOR AFRICA

By Friday Nwosu Rwanda is set to hold the 26th World Economic Forum for Africa, to further integrate the African continent through digital integration. The forum which is expected to hold from the 11th-13 May 2016, with the theme: “Connecting Africa’s Resources through Digital Transformation”, will bring together regional and global leaders from business, government and civil society in Africa […]

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‘Kenya’s African tourism market growth is higher than all our traditional markets’ – Jacinta Nzioka

Jacinta Nzioka-Mbithi, few weeks ago, was appointed acting Managing Director of Kenya Tourism Board (KTB). In this interview, she shares with RENN OFFOR of atqnews.comthe bold initiatives her government has taken which has bolstered security within the country and around its borders once tainted by terrorist attacks; and coupled with positive economic development indicators which now drive new investments, tourism […]

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Radisson Blu: Why we decided to set up in Kenya

Global hotel chain Radisson Blu officially opened the doors to its first East African establishment last month. This has set into motion the hotel’s advance across the region. The hotel is managed by the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, which already has 31 hotels across the continent, and is planning on doubling this number. At least three of these are set […]

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