While Africa has long been celebrated for its natural beauty and cultural diversity, it’s now becoming a hotbed for international conferences, conventions and corporate gatherings. The statistics are compelling – a staggering 78.2% increase in tourism arrivals to South Africa in the first half of 2023 compared to the previous year, with business spending constituting 43% of the overall tourism contributions. Beyond economic statistics, this trend has far-reaching effects. It stimulates job creation, empowers local communities, and bolsters various sectors, from hospitality to transportation. In the article, Devi Paulsen-Abbott, Chairperson of the Association of African Exhibition Organisers, lists the key drivers behind this growth.
Radisson Hotel Group continues its ambitious growth in Africa with the signing of seven new hotels, adding over 1,400 rooms to its African portfolio. The new hotels expand the Group’s brands, spanning from upscale to premium luxury lifestyle with a new market entry in Gambia and the introduction of new brands in key markets with […]
The African hotel and hospitality market has immense resilience and potential. Recognising this and facilitating a platform for African hospitality to thrive, the Hotel & Hospitality Show, hosted by dmg and Kaoun took place at the Sandton Convention Centre last week to foster growth and collaboration within the sector.
twenty2degrees Design Partnership, the international hospitality interior design practice founded in London a decade ago, has announced the opening of a new studio in Johannesburg. This follows on from the firm’s expanding portfolio of projects in sub-saharan Africa which currently includes a new Hyatt Regency and a Hyatt House Hyatt Place, both in Nairobi, along […]
When it comes to hotel development across Africa, Egypt and Marriott are the two phenomena to watch. This insight comes from this year’s African Hotel Chain Development Pipeline report, widely acknowledged as the industry’s most authoritative source, documenting and analysing the number of hotels being planned and built across the continent. The survey, conducted by […]
Radisson Hotel Group (https://www.RadissonHotels.com), one of the fastest-growing hotel companies in Africa, plans to strengthen its robust African presence in 2023 further with the opening of eight new hotel already confirmed to date. The Group aims to reach 150 hotels within the next five years across the continent, reinforcing Africa as a key growth market. With […]
Rixos Hotels Egypt embraces the brand-new year with another recognition as their luxurious properties were recognized with Booking.com Traveller Review Award 2023. This distinguished award is an annual appreciation program for various hospitality partners with remarkable services, determined by the review scores that travelers leave after their stay or experience the property. The Ultra All […]
White sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, delicious drinks and scorching hot days is usually what comes to mind when someone mentions the word ‘vacation’. However, there is so much more of the world to explore than simply embarking on island getaways. For many, visiting one of the major cities in the world is an ideal holiday destination and something tourists should consider on their next […]
Rixos Premium Seagate and Rixos Sharm El Sheikh kick start the brand-new year by hosting an Indian Wedding, and it is notable it was the first time it happened in the history of the land of the Pharaohs, Egypt. Positioning the Rixos properties as an opulent and world-class wedding venue, it is a perfect inception […]
By Lydia-Claire Halliday, Executive Director, Stakeholder Relations & Strategy, LCH Consultancy Ltd. Africa urgently needs a more extensive and robust aviation network, given the region’s relative lack of alternative long-distance transportation infrastructure The African aviation market has been underserved for a long time. Before 2020, only 9% of Africa’s air traffic was between African countries, […]
Celebrate the start of 2023 with a special New Year’s Week celebration at Rixos properties, such as Rixos Premium Magawish Suites & Villas, Rixos Premium Seagate, and Rixos Sharm El Sheikh! This extravagant event is sure to be packed with amazing live shows and performances. Celebrate the New Year in style at the Rixos Premium […]
Radisson Hotel Group (https://www.RadissonHotels.com) is delighted to announce the opening of Radisson Blu Mosi-oa-Tunya Livingstone Resort, Zambia. Nestled on the banks of the Zambezi River, the resort is the Group’s first safari resort in Africa and first resort in Zambia, and is a key step towards its goal of reaching 150 hotels in operation and under development […]
Radisson Hotel Group is rapidly expanding its presence in Africa, with nearly 100 hotels and 16,000 rooms in operation and under development. In the last two years alone, the Group has opened over 16 hotels and secured over 25 new hotels, representing more than 4,800 additional rooms. This puts the Group on target to reach […]
While still affected by the Covid-19 crisis, trends in business volume for pioneers of all-inclusive holidays, Club Med, has evolved differently in various geographical areas. In the 1st half of 2022 (H1 22) Club Med saw its business volume increase by more than 300% compared to the 1st half of 2021 (H1 21) when ski […]