Category Archives: Africa Travel

Tourism in Africa, Africa Travel

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.

twenty2degrees Announces New Studio in Johannesburg

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 […]

Egypt and Marriott power hotel development in Africa

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 […]

2023 Outlook: Radisson Hotel Group continues to break hotel-opening records in Africa

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 Bagged a Recognition of the Booking.com Traveller Review Award 2023

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 […]

Five Captivating European City Breaks You Need To Add To Your Travel Bucket List

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 Hotels Egypt to Host the First-Ever Indian Wedding in Egypt

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 […]

Rolls-Royce: Sustainably Powering Africa’s Regional Connectivity

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, […]

Get Ready for the Ultimate New Year’s Celebration at Rixos Hotels Egypt in 2023!

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 Unveils Spectacular New Resort Just Minutes Away From Magnificent Victoria Falls in Zambia

 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 strengthens its presence in Africa with new properties

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 […]

Strong recovery and acceleration for global hospitality brand, Club Med

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 […]

Air Mauritius makes two significant new appointments to Southern Africa team

Air Mauritius has made two significant appointments to its team in Southern Africa. Melissa McKay has been appointed as Business Development Sales Executive, and Kirsty Rebelo has been appointed as the Sales and Marketing Manager – Southern Africa and Latin America – for the airline. McKay will be responsible for key account management of all retail, travel […]

Kelly Jackson appointed as Managing Director of newly formed EMEA region for The Travel Corporation

Johannesburg, 7 July 2022 – With the recent creation of The Travel Corporation (TTC) Tour Brands combined with the success of North America and Oceania, the departure of UK/Europe Managing Director, Donna Jeavons, opened up an opportunity for the world’s leading privately-owned travel company, to look at its UK, Europe, Ireland and South African offices. […]

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises’ first Sustainable Impact Report reveals 15% reduction in food waste with the goal of reducing food waste by 50% across all ships by 2025

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises has released its inaugural Impact Report, detailing progress against its 11 sustainability goals set forth in tandem with parent company The Travel Corporation’s (TTC) 5-year sustainability strategy, How We Tread Right. Being the first river cruise line to publish an Impact Report, Uniworld seeks to shape a brighter future for the […]

Africa hotel development: It’s Egypt, Morocco, Accor & Marriott

Just four words are needed to sum up the main findings of this year’s African hotel chain development pipeline survey conducted by W Hospitality Group, in association with the Africa Hospitality Investment Forum (AHIF); those words are Egypt, Morocco, Accor and Marriott. This year’s annual survey, which is widely acknowledged as the industry’s most authoritative […]

The Travel Corporation releases its first Impact Report with leading-edge sustainability initiatives (globally, and in SA & Africa)

Creating positive change through climate action, food waste reduction, supporting developing destinations, animal welfare and additional projects Trattoria Terra Madre, featured on select Insight Vacations’ Italian itineraries, is a farm-to-table experience in Alberobello, Italy, advancing sustainable food production. Insight Vacations offers a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience on 94% of itineraries. The Travel Corporation (TTC), one […]

Hospitality Investment Leaders meet at Morocco Tourism Investment Day at Expo Dubai 2020

On Monday, 11 October, the Moroccan Agency for Tourism Development (SMIT) hosted the Morocco Tourism Investment Day as part of Morocco: Global Investment Hub Week, which took place at the Morocco Pavilion at Expo Dubai 2020, in partnership with Bench, the organiser of the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF), which is the premier hotel investment conference in Africa. […]

Valor Hospitality Partners Announces Strategic Partnership with CityBlue Hotels in East Africa

Global Hospitality Management Firm Partners with Africa’s Fastest Growing Local Hotel Chain, CityBlue in Recent Joint Venture Valor Hospitality Partners, a global, full-service hotel management company announced today their recent partnership with CityBlue Hotels, Africa’s fastest growing local hotel chain, owned by The Diar Group. Under a long-term arrangement, the new joint venture, to be called Valor […]