Category Archives: Africa Travel

Tourism in Africa, Africa Travel

Pushing the boundaries of African hospitality

According to the annual African Hotel Chain Development Pipeline Survey from W Hospitality Group, there are 75,000 branded rooms in 401 hotels in the pipeline across Africa On the occasion of the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) ( this week, Filippo Sona, Managing Director, Global Hospitality Drees & Sommer (, asks whether Sub-Saharan Africa is […]

FIHA 2020: Accor plays host in Ivory Coast

Bench Events, the organiser of the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF), which is the premier hotel investment conference in Africa, today announced that Accor will be the host sponsor of the Francophone sister event, the Forum sur l’Investissement Hôtelier Africain (FIHA) in 2020. The conference will take place on March 23-25, at the Sofitel Abidjan […]

Mixed-use is the key to funding hotel development in Africa

A new report from JLL, the world’s largest professional services firm specialising in real estate, has revealed that people seeking to finance a new hotel project in Africa will be much more successful if their hotel is part of a mixed-use development. JLL’s research into global property transactions reveals that in the first half of […]

Why Zanzibar is the Best Beach Destination in Africa

Bweeju Beach. Why Zanzibar IS The Best Beach Destination In Africa

Also referred to as the Spice Islands, Zanzibar is more than just an itinerary. The unique features of this enchanting island and UNESCO World Heritage Site makes it a dream destination for any tourist looking to have a hell of a time living the easy life and just chilling. The swaying palm trees, coral reefs, […]

The Z Hotel is 10 Years Old!

The Z Hotel is 10 Years Old!

The Z Hotel in celebrated its 10th birthday with a beach party on the main beach just in the front of the hotel last Saturday , August 10th — with a free fireworks display. The Z Hotel, one of Zanzibar’s top-rated boutique hotels, celebrated their 10th year anniversary over the weekend. Unforgettable! That is the […]

International Tourism and Hotel Forum

International Conference Center ABDEL LATIF RAHAL, CIC, Club des Pins, Algiers 2019-09-08 Opening hours from: 12:00 to 18:00 2019-09-09 Opening hours from 10:00 to 18:00 HIRECH EXPOSITIONS SERVICES in collaboration with BUSINESS EVENT, events organizer, organize the biggest tourist forum in Algeria. More than 2000 tourist agencies will be there with official invitations. Dedicated to […]

AHIF will generate $millions for Addis, $billions for Africa

Ethiopia Travel

Africa Hotel Investment Forum will generate $millions for #Addis, $billion for Africa. In 2018, it facilitated around $2.8b of investment in the hospitality sector across Africa. Learn more about how #AHIF is creating an impact in the region every year An independent assessment by the international tourism advisory expert, Martin Jansen van Vuuren, a […]

Off The Beaten Parks in Africa That are Gaining Ground

Tarangire National Park - Tanzania

From the vast rolling plains of the Serengeti wilderness in Tanzania to the lush vegetation of the Masai Mara reserve in Kenya, and down to the rich biodiversity of the Kruger National Park in South Africa, the natural wonders available in Africa are as abundant as they are popular. While these prominent safari destinations continue […]

Addis Ababa leads Africa in hotel room rates

Financier Panel at AHIF

Addis Ababa registered an absolute average daily rate (ADR) of US$163.79 when measured in constant currency, which removes the effects of inflation Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, posted Africa’s highest average daily rate (ADR), according to the most recent 12-month data from STR ( The market will play host to the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) ( […]

Hospitality industry development in Africa.

Interviews with global business leaders. Join Mark Willis, Chief Executive Officer, Middle East & Africa, Accor at #AHIF from 23-25 September 2019, Addis, Ethiopia. He will be speaking at our regional leader’s panel to discuss Accor’s growth strategies in Africa, having 143 hotels across the continent and another 60+ to open in the next 36 […]

Africa Hotel Investment Forum

Africa Hotel Investment Forum Sheraton Addis Taitu Street Addis Ababa, 1000, Ethiopia 2019-09-23 2019-09-25 The Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) is attended by the highest calibre international hotel investors of any conference in Africa. It is the leading hotel investment conference that connects business leaders from the international and local markets, driving investment into tourism […]

Unique Experiences in Africa that Spark Joy

Coffee Ceremony in Ethiopia

So you’ve decided that it’s time for a holiday in Africa. Naturally, you want to be able to embark on a trip that genuinely sparks joy and leaves you feeling fulfilled and pleasantly immersed in the new experience. The thing about Africa is that you could visit the majestic continent a hundred times and still […]

Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) will generate $millions for Addis, $billions for Africa

Chris Nassetta, Hilton CEO, speaking at AHIF

An independent assessment by the international tourism advisory expert, Martin Jansen van Vuuren, a partner at Futureneer Advisors (, has quantified the significant economic benefits to host countries of the influential Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF). He reveals that when AHIF returns to Addis Ababa at the end of September, it could bring over one […]

We have the money; let’s do deals African Business

AHIF announces agenda for Addis The AHIF agenda for September 23 – 25 at the Sheraton Addis, Ethiopia, has just been released. Among an impressive line-up of speakers will be Olivier Granet, CEO, Kasada Capital Management, the new billion-dollar, sub-Saharan investment fund, the first and biggest of its kind in Africa, targeting both greenfield and […]

Wellness and Yoga Retreats in Africa is Growing

Wellness and Yoga Retreats in Africa is Growing

Each year, millions of people across the globe withdraw from their frenetic lifestyles for a few days in an attempt to rest, rejuvenate, and recoup. However, the usual fly-and-flop holidays involve nothing more than lazing around by the pool or beach, and do not really add the long-term benefits that your mind, body and soul […]

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

car rental uganda - uganda safaris

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, […]