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The Best Tourist Attractions In Kasese Region

Mount Rwenzori

Kasese is ideally the main commercial center in Kasese area. It is located in western side of Uganda and it lies north of Lake George. The town became famous at the time of copper mining at Kilembe and later the attention was taken to cobalt mining. This remarkable town also comes with amazing history for […]

How Local Tribes Can Benefit from Tourism

How Local Tribes Can Benefit from Tourism

A visit to the tribal people and indigenous communities in Africa has seen a significant rise in itinerary inclusions over the years. Rightly so! Not only will you enjoy a nice variety to your time with mother nature, but also benefit from an educational experience that helps break down barriers, overcome stereotypes, and create an […]

Essential Tricks For Car Rental In Uganda

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When it comes to car hire, it is everyone’s desire to deal with that Car Rental Company that is reliable and trustworthy and at the end of day builds a strong relationship between the two parties. However, there is concern about extra fees that most agents charge clients while hiring a vehicle for safari and […]

Ethiopia Coming Out From The Shadows Of Kenya and Tanzania

Hamar Tribe Ethiopia

Culture and tourism have been known to be among the biggest exports in most countries on the planet. For a long time, however, Ethiopia has been relegated to the rear in the culture and tourism sector in East Africa, often in the striking shadows of its neighbors, Kenya and Tanzania. While the country boasts numerous […]

International Tourism Numbers in both Europe and Africa were up by 4%, and in the Americas growth was recorded at 3%

African Business News

The latest issue of the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer from the World Tourism Organization shows that international tourism continued to grow over the first quarter of 2019. Though at a slower rate when compared with the last two years, the 4% increase registered in early 2019 is a very positive sign. The Middle East (+8%) […]

Egypt heads the Africa hotel development top ten

Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti, Tanzania, Fall 2012. (PRNewsFoto/Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts)

With more than 15,000 rooms in the pipeline The stars of hotel development in Africa are Egypt, Nigeria, Morocco and Ethiopia, according to the 11th annual survey by W Hospitality Group, acknowledged as the industry’s most authoritative source. The four countries head the top ten by numbers of rooms in the internationally-branded hotel development pipeline, […]

Hilton Garden Inn continues investing in Africa

HGI Nairobi

Hilton Garden Inn opened four properties and an additional 14 in the pipeline just three years after opening its first hotel on the continent in 2016. Many of these properties represent first-in-country openings for Hilton Garden Inn and for the Hilton enterprise as a whole, including Botswana, Zambia and Uganda. Speaking from Africa’s Travel Indaba, […]

Autograph Collection Hotels debuts in Kenya with opening Sankara Nairobi

Sankara Nairobi Autograph Collection

Set in the heart of Westlands, Sankara Nairobi lies in the epicentre of the city’s commercial, retail, and entertainment quarter and boasts quintessential Kenyan charm and hospitality, contemporary interiors and carefully curated modern African art throughout the hotel. Just a short drive away from the city centre and the United Nations Headquarters, and within easy […]

The 100% African hotel group ONOMO Hotels will open 7 new hotels in Morocco during 2019 (Rabat, Casablanca, Tangier)

Aerial view of Port of Casablanca. 5 August 2014. Author Brio-En.

Indeed, the 100% African hotel group announced the opening of its new flagship, ONOMO Casablanca City Center on March 1, 2019. An urban hotel that challenges the definition of mid-scale hotels by offering generous spaces with a refined design and a high-quality service matching the African hospitality. Present in 9 African countries with 14 operating […]

Côte d’Ivoire needs $5.8 bln for tourism plan

Road along Ébrié Lagoon in Plateau District, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. Photo credit: Abdallahh.

Ivorian Minister of Tourism Siandou Fofana on 25 April 2019 presented a strategy document aimed at making Côte d’Ivoire Africa’s fifth biggest tourism destination from 2025 to the African Development Bank, and sought its support to implement the plan. The document entitled “Sublime Côte d’Ivoire”, was presented to the Bank’s Vice-President responsible for Private sector, […]

Addis Ababa: Iconic from Every Aspect!

Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa is the capital and largest city of the country of Ethiopia. The city of also called as the City of Humans. According to the most recent census in 2007, about 3,384,569 people live in the city. The total land area of the city is almost 527 square km. The city was chartered in […]

A Thorough Assessment of Johannesburg – The City of gold

View from the Carlton Centre, Africa's tallest building. Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. Photo Credit: Adamina (www.flickr.com).

Located in the second largest continent Africa, Johannesburg is the largest city of South Africa. It is the most populous city of South Africa as well. It is known as the city of gold, the modern day El Dorado. Popularly known as the home town of great leaders and activists like Nelson Mandela and Desmond […]

Development plans of hospitality group Accor in Africa

Accor, a world-leading augmented hospitality group, is fast-tracking its development plans in Africa, leveraging its expanded portfolio to consolidate its leadership position in North and West Africa, and achieve rapid growth in Sub Saharan and East Africa. With the industry’s most dynamic portfolio of brands, covering every market segment from economy to luxury and comprising […]

Investments into the South African hospitality sector

African Business News

JLL has released its 2019 SA Hotel Investment Outlook report forecasting that R1.9 billion will be invested into new hotels, and around R6.9 billion in total over the next three years. This translates into 3,900 new rooms across South Africa. The report highlights that there has been a clear shift in the way that capital […]

Marriott and Accor are leading chains in African hotel development according to the 11th annual survey by W Hospitality Group, acknowledged as the industry’s most authoritative source

AccorHotels

Marriott and Accor have more than 75,000 rooms in 401 hotels in the pipeline. The figures represent a 1.5% decrease on the 2018 pipeline, but still more than 12% ahead of 2017. And data for deals which have been realised show almost 100 hotels opened in Africa in 2017/18 with a total of 16,000 rooms. […]

Africa: A Traveler’s Guide to the Destinations and Hotels of the Second Largest Continent

Map of Africa credit: wikitravel.org

Africa is the second largest and second most populous continent in the world. It covers an area of 30,370,000 square kilometers and has a huge population of 1.2 billion. It is right behind the Asia continent in terms of both population and area. Algeria and Seychelles are Africa’s largest and smallest countries respectively. Nigeria is […]

Registration now open Africa Hotel Investment Forum 2019

Africa Hotel Investment Forum 2019

The Africa Hotel Investment Forum is delighted to confirm the 2019 edition will take place at the Sheraton Addis, Ethiopia on 24-26 September 2019. The Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) has established itself as the premier hotel investment conference for those that are looking to invest in this rising continent. View the highlights from AHIF 2018: […]

Want to Chill in the Middle East and Africa? Come to Westin!

Westin Hotels & Resorts

What comes to your mind when someone says the word- wellbeing? Obviously physical and mental wellbeing which actually means life satisfaction. And if someone asks you how you can get that, probably one thing for sure that will come to your mind is- a sound sleep. There are also many other ways to get the […]

Angola: From War to Wildlife Beauty

Bay of Luanda (view from Island of Luanda), Angola. June 2008. Author: Paulo César Santos

Angola, a country which has been within the grasp of heavy war for decades. Angola got her independence in the year of 1975. But another dark era was waiting for them. Just after achieving their independence in 1975, the civil war began lasted till 2002, which means for almost 27 years! But the best part […]

Marriott International announces the opening of Four Points by Sheraton Setif in Algeria

Four Points by Sheraton Setif

Marriott International (www.Marriott.com) announced the opening of Four Points by Sheraton Setif in Algeria (Four-Points.Marriott.com), in partnership with Prombati SPA owned by Mr. Rachid Khenfri. With 191 rooms the hotel is conveniently situated in the centre of the city, providing easy access to Setif’s new tram line and Setif International Airport just 20 minutes’ drive […]

Rixos Premium Seagate Splashes into the New Season with Ultra-All-Inclusive Upgrade

Designed to satisfy the modern traveller’s demand for authentic experiences, Rixos Premium Seagate has launched its ultra-all-inclusive upgrade which offers  its guests, limitless access to the resort’s food and beverage facilities across six gourmet restaurants nine bars, and the exclusive VIP executive lounge. The General Manager of Rixos Premium Seagate Semih Elbaba commented, “The upgrade is ideal for families and travellers […]

ACSA and SAA weigh-in on opportunities in air cargo trade industry

The continent’s largest air cargo trade fair opened in Johannesburg this week, attracting more than 80 exhibitors and 2 000 visitors. Air Cargo Africa 2019 – the largest air cargo trade fair in Africa – kicked off this week at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg, attracting over 80 exhibitors and 2 000 visitors from across the […]