Daily Archives: May 19, 2016

Ibis Styles is number one brand for planned hotels in Africa

Ibis Styles has emerged as the front-runner for the number of planned hotels in Africa, knocking back Hilton and Radisson Blu which for years have been locked in a contest for first and second place. read more

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Tourism an apex industry

The Tourism Indaba is the premier travel exhibition show on the African continent, hosted in the Indian Ocean city of Durban. The tourism industry has gained political mileage with the introduction of the visa regulations last year on the 01 June, which were later revised after intense lobbying by the tourism industry. The voice of tourism then was compelling and it captured national attention and led to a national discourse. read more

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Leicester City, and Tourism South Africa

Leicester City have been crowned English Premier League (EPL) champions, creating an unlikely Cinderella story. Leicester City has been now confirmed as the 8th wonder of the world. Leicester City, who rose from likely relegation to league champions in just one season, are owned by Thai billionaire Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who arranged their visit to Thailand this week. Players and staff were welcomed to Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport by cheering supporters on Monday as they arrived in Thailand. Members of Premier League-winning team Leicester City have arrived in Bangkok for a celebratory tour. read more

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South Africa: Rates unchanged, but upside risks remain

By Francois van der Merwe, Head of Offshore Investments at Novare read more

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New United Nations study finds digital payments to Ebola response workers saved lives and $10 million

A nurse displays her text notification of mobile money in Freetown ( @ UNDP Sierra Leone ) read more

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Young Ghanaian builds footwear company with a difference

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How a 17-year-old started a poultry business in the slums of Dar es Salaam

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Why every investor should think about adding offshore investments to their portfolio

The recent volatility of the rand, with experts predicting further weakness, as well as extended low growth in local markets, has led many investors to cast their eyes offshore. No investment should be made on sentiment or emotion alone, so what exactly constitutes a considered approach to offshore investing? read more

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The young Zimbabwean with a free online classroom for students

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