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Tourism in Africa, Africa Travel

Sharm El Sheikh to Host the First Edition of the African Tourism Forum on May 20th

The Sharm El Sheikh International Conference Center in Egypt will host the first edition of ATF24Egypt, The African Tourism Forum from the 20th to 21st of May. This event is sponsored by GMT Fair organization and Rixos Hotels Egypt.

The African Tourism Forum to be Held in Sharm El Sheikh on May 20-21 2024

ATF24Egypt, The African Tourism Forum will take place from the 20th to 21st of May at the Sharm El Sheikh International Conference Center in Egypt, with the Rixos Hotels Egypt as the accommodation sponsor.

Rixos Premium Alamein Opened its Doors as a New Haven on Egypt’s Mediterranean Coast

Discover the allure of Rixos Premium Alamein, the latest addition to Egypt’s Mediterranean coast. This exquisite resort combines elegance, ultimate comfort, and indulgence, inviting guests to embark on an unforgettable journey of luxury and leisure.

Club Med reaches nearly 2 billion Euros in business volume for the first time in its history

After returning to its pre-pandemic level as early as in 2022, Club Med, pioneers of global all-inclusive holidays, reached nearly 2 billion Euros in business volume for the first time in its history. Club Med’s record business performance in 2023 is the result of the transformation of its business model towards an upscale, glocal and happy digital offering, initiated in 2004. In 2023, 97% of the Resort portfolio consisted of Premium and Exclusive Collection Resorts and will achieve 100% by April 2024.

Egypt and the Big 5 Dominate Hotel Development in Africa

In 2024, Egypt and the Big 5 global hotel chains—Accor, Hilton, IHG, Marriott International, and Radisson Hotel Group—lead Africa’s hotel development, capturing a market share of 28% and 71% respectively, as per the latest African Hotel Chain Development Pipeline report by W Hospitality Group. With over 92,000 rooms in 524 hotels across the continent, the report highlights a surge in resort growth and Egypt’s remarkable dominance in the market.

Five Reasons Morocco Should Be Top Of Your Travel Bucket List

Morocco is fast becoming a sought-after destination on the continent. This diverse country, with its blend of ancient traditions and modern allure, offers travellers distinct experiences in its major cities, making it immensely popular. From diverse landscapes and desert adventures to vibrant souks, hammams and historical sights, Morocco has it all.

France number one destination for SA travellers wanting snow holidays

Club Med Southern Africa have just released their South African Ski Report for the 2023/2024 season. The report was compiled following a comprehensive survey capturing insights to discern key trends in South Africa’s snow holiday preferences, expectations, and booking profiles.

All Rixos Egypt Properties Received Booking.com Traveller Review Awards 2024

Rixos Hotels Egypt is delighted to receive the esteemed Traveller Review Awards 2024 by Booking.com for its multiple properties such as Rixos Premium Seagate, Rixos Sharm El Sheikh, Rixos Golf Villas & Suites Sharm El Sheikh, Rixos Alamein, and Rixos Premium Magawish Suites & Villas. This recognition celebrates Rixos Hotels Egypt’s unwavering commitment to delivering unparalleled service and exceptional guest experiences.

Traversing International Relocations: The Role of Cultural Intelligence

As the Managing Director of Crown Relocations South Africa, a leading force in international relocation, Ian Pettey has witnessed firsthand the challenges and triumphs that come with moving families across borders. International relocations represent not just a change in geography but a profound shift in culture, lifestyle, and identity. In this era of globalisation, where mobility is increasingly common, the ability to navigate cultural differences with sensitivity and understanding has become more crucial than ever.

Business Tourism in Africa as a Key Driver of Economic Growth

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.

Club Med Tinley – first Club Med resort in South Africa, representing an investment of over R2 billion

The hospitality landscape in South Africa is about to be redefined with the upcoming launch of Club Med Tinley, the first Club Med resort in the country, with a distinctive combination of beach and safari experiences.

CHIC implements Accor digital solutions across owned portfolio in DRC

Five hotels, including Novotel Kinshasa La Gombe will integrate Accor’s innovative digital solutions
including mobile solution Accor key and Opera cloud systems

Radisson Hotel Group announces seven new hotels in Africa for the first half of 2023, maintaining its growth momentum across the continent

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 […]

Resilience and collaboration among top themes at the sixth Hotel & Hospitality Show

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.