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African Travel Spend expected to rise 24 Percent with Introduction of African Union Passport Introduction in 2018

New research released by global travel technology provider, Sabre Corporation, has revealed that African air travel spend is expected to rise 24% with the introduction of the pan-African passport in 2018. The new passport will enable African travellers to visit other countries on the continent without a visa.

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Zambian airports record more passengers in 2016’s third quarter

Picture caption: Proflight Zambia is the major scheduled airline in Zambia. Picture HUMPHREY NKONDE

Picture caption: Proflight Zambia is the major scheduled airline in
Zambia. Picture HUMPHREY NKONDE

By HUMPHREY NKONDE

Zambia’s four international airports recorded 456, 750 passengers in third quarter of 2016, representing an increase of 1.3 percent from the number of travellers who were recorded in the same period in 2015.

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Jumia Travel Predicts Record Growth for the Ethiopian Tourism Industry

Jumia Travel celebrated its 1st annual tourism industry and hotel awards day at Ramada Addis. After over a year of successfully establishing and growing its online hotel booking service in Ethiopia, Jumia Travel, has become the N°1 online hotel booking platform in Africa. On this annual celebration day experts on the hospitality industry presented their findings on the Ethiopian hospitality industry’s progress, shortcomings and future expectations.

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Key Tourism Ingredient For Tourism Growth Revealed at #AHIF16

 – download Colliers International report now: http://ow.ly/781x305fntC

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South Africa’s Travel Industry Set To Grow Big Within The Next Few Years

When we think of vacations, some of us want to explore new places and try exciting activities, some want to kick back by the beach or meet interesting people with exciting cultures. Then there’s me, who wants to do everything – hike, sleep, drink, read books, talk to the locals and so much more. Interestingly, all this is more than possible in South Africa!

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Chain Hotels eyeing Ethiopia’s Untapped Hotel Industry

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Although Ethiopia has ample potentials for tourism and hospitality industry, it’s yet to benefit from its untapped tourism industry. Insufficient finance to the industry coupled with few numbers of branded hotels lags the industry behind other sectors.

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The Never Told Story of Ethiopia

Ethiopia is not just a country, it’s a way of life influenced by over 80 ethnic groups and exceptional cultural dynamism. The culture, the food, the music, the history, stunning architecture and the hospitable people are one of a kind that will make your stay in Ethiopia phenomenal.

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Trends of Competition in the Travel Industry

The Tourism and travel industry has been going through drastic transformation, due to technological advancements and digital tools which have brought travel packages online and accessible more than ever.

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Ethiopia’s Long Distance Train to expand its Tourism and Market

Transport system affects every industry and tourism is no exception if not the most affected by inefficient transport facilities. Dependable transport infrastructure which is operating at full captaincy is a getaway for development while its absence can be a great inhibitor negatively influencing the entire economy.

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Nkandla: the unexplored frontier for heritage tourism to Zululand, South Africa

South Africa is currently experiencing its ‘’special period’’ as there is too much doom and gloom. The announcement that President Jacob Zuma had paid back the money for non-security upgrades at his Nkandla brings to finality this national tragedy and just like Marikana, it must never happen again.

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Give the SAA board its First 100 Days

Maybe I am the ultimate optimist, but I acknowledge that times of crisis are times pregnant with opportunity. The Minister of Finance announced during his Budget Speech that there is an intention to merge South African Airways and South African Express under a strengthened board. Before the Cabinet in consultation with Treasury appointed this board, it was common knowledge that SAA experienced governance and management challenges.

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AccorHotels Forthcoming opening in Angola & development achievement in East Africa

  Opening on November 9th of the ibis Styles Talatona, first of the 50 hotels planned in Angola

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Colliers International launches African Hotel Market Report

In “The True African Opportunity” hotel report, Colliers International analyses 23 markets in the Sub-Saharan region, focusing on the economic outlook, tourism, aviation and hospitality. The report concludes with a development entry-strategy into the Sub-Saharan hotel market, and quantifies the number of additional hotel rooms that the market can support by 2020 and by 2025.

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African Property Fund MaraDelta agrees to buy Mauritius Resort

LUX* Resorts & Hotels sells Tamassa Resort for US$40 million in sale-and-leaseback deal

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Ethiopia’s Thanksgiving Irreechaa

Witness Irreechaa one of the most unique and fabulous religious festivals in Ethiopia. The annual holiday best of Jumia Travel selections, gather millions of people around Ethiopia and world who come to pay their thanksgiving. People go out in mass holding a bunch of yellow daisy flowers and freshly collected green grasses. It’s a day of gratefulness, unity, love and celebration praying for a happy year head. It symbolizes the great history and culture of the Oromo people.

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Cautious optimism for investors in Sub-Saharan Africa hotel sector

Investor sentiment for hotels in Sub-Saharan Africa remains positive despite economic headwinds in key markets, according to the latest JLL research into the sector. The long-term outlook continues to be strong and is driven by positive economic, demographic and tourism trends, with all indicators pointing to continued hotel demand growth as the region’s economy and hotel sector continue to mature.

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Opportunities on Ethiopia Hospitality Market

Although Ethiopia has come a long way in terms of achieving economic development, its tourism sector has not reached its full potential especially when compared with other African countries which have taken drastic measures to develop the tourism sector.

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