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LUX* Resorts & Hotels has implemented 130 solar panels and batteries to fully substitute diesel-based power generation for the needs of Ile des Deux Cocos, off-grid South-East Mauritius (www.iledesdeuxcocos.com/fr). The 20kWp project’s state-of-the-art design and storage solution will allow for 11 hours of utilization daily and fulfill self-sufficiency of the property including during night-time.
Jumia Travel has announced the launch of customer service for Messenger with Salesforce (world’s leader in Customer Relationship Management). Facebook Messenger is now fully integrated into Jumia Travel’s system as a powerful channel for Customer Service. The integration of customer service for Messenger in Jumia Travel’s system marks a new dawn for its customer service experience, as it offers a live chat experience on Facebook Messenger. The tool can also be used to instantly request for a hotel room on the platform, where the company’s professional Travel Advisors will offer counsel on the best accommodation options as well as make the booking.
The hospitality and tourism is an important sector for many developing countries, since it is one of the main foreign exchange earners and key exports component. In 2016, foreign visitors to Africa reached 58 million with a spending of USD 40.7 billion approximately 36.3%, and projected to reach 42.9bn by end of 2017. These statistics by Jumia Travel’s Hospitality Report Africa, reflect the sector’s extensive significance both in terms of social and economic growth.
The significant economic benefits to host countries of the influential Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) (www.Africa-Conference.com) have been quantified in an independent assessment by the international audit, tax and advisory experts, Grant Thornton. The total contribution to African economies is estimated at $16.8 million and since inception, it is estimated that AHIF has been responsible for deals cumulatively worth over $4billion.
More and more South Africans are travelling – and investing in state-of-the-art branded luggage. This will pave the way for Samsonite South Africa to more than double sales within the next five years.
Tourism in Africa is a flourishing industry that supports more than 21 million jobs, or 1 in 14 jobs, on the continent
African governments should make it easier and safer for Africans to travel within the continent, the United Nations said in a new report released today, noting that tourism demand there is increasingly driven by Africans themselves.
South Africa’s hospitality sector is poised for further growth in the next five years bolstered by inbound travelers amid a difficult and volatile economic climate.
Hotel development activity in Africa is still rising in the face of the continent’s economic problems, showing a 13 percent increase in 2017, according to the annual survey by W Hospitality Group, generally acknowledged as the most authoritative source on the sector’s growth.
Jumia Travel & Accor Hotels give insights into Africa’s Hospitality Industry, 2017
With over one million tourists per annum, Namibia is known globally as a top ecotourism destination and it’s a sector that’s growing as evidenced by the 5% year on year growth in international traffic into Namibia.
Although the vision to unify Africa has been heard for long; the continent remained highly disconnected hampering travel and other economic unities that might support the continent development initiatives. Still, the continent citizens do not find it easy to travel within the continent due to price and time taking travel requirements.
The capital city of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, has recently hosted the 59th Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Africa. Held between 18-21 April, the Commission included a High-level Meeting on Chinese Outbound Tourism to Africa, where regional representatives debated the potential that the sector brings to the continent.
The tourism industry in Ethiopia although it has transformed tremendously with massive infrastructure development and new investments for the past few weeks, it still at its infant stage with so much to improve and develop to host its long awaited 2.5 million foreign visitors.