Category Archives: Africa Travel

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Radisson Hotel Group signs portfolio deal for six hotels in Egypt

Radisson Hotel Group

Radisson Hotel Group is proud to announce the signing of six new hotels in Egypt as part of a portfolio deal across a number of its brands. The agreement was signed with existing business partner Zaghloul Holdings, a Cairo-based business conglomerate operating in real estate, contracting, tourism, commercial retail, entertainment and sports investment industries. The six […]

Aleph Hospitality Signs Deal with Marriott International to Manage the First Four Points by Sheraton in Liberia

Four Points by Sheraton Monrovia to become first internationally-branded hotel in Liberia  DUBAI, UAE – Pioneering hospitality management company, Aleph Hospitality, today announced the signing of a franchise agreement with Marriott International for the first Four Points by Sheraton hotel in Liberia. Located in the capital city, Monrovia, the hotel is due to become the first […]

Booking the hotels in Addis Ababa for your budget

Addis Ababa

Hotels in Addis Ababa are known for their great service and generosity. The nation is blessed with an array of flora and fauna. In addition, the country has lots of sunshine throughout the year. Consequently, the most fashionable tourism catchphrase of the country is “13 months of sunshine”. Lots of travelers stopover Ethiopia each year […]

Big investors flock to francophone hotel conference

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

FIHA promises networking and deal-making An impressive line-up of leading investors, on the look-out for the next successful project, will be just one of the highlights at Forum de l’Investissement Hôtelier Africain (FIHA) in Marrakech in February. The forum is the ninth edition of Africa’s leading hospitality investment conference, AHIF, and the just-released agenda lives […]

Nairobi attack will have minimal impact on tourism

Nairobi center from KCC Photo credit: Guillaume Orsal, Panoramio.com

ForwardKeys, which forecasts future travel patterns by analysing 17 million booking transactions a day, predicts that the impact of the terrorist attack on the DusitD2 hotel in Nairobi this week will have a minimal impact on tourism to Kenya and any setback in visitor arrivals will last less than two weeks. ForwardKeys’ opinion is based […]

What Makes the British So Unique?

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Most people across the world find the British accent fascinating, especially Americans. In fact, the results of a poll published by The Independent in 2015 found the British accent to be the most attractive in the world, closely followed by the American and Irish accents. While English is spoken in almost every country in the […]

Growth of African Tourism as industry remains resilient

Mr. Zurab Pololikashvili

The festive season in Africa also marks the highest season in the tourism industry, as demand for getaway destinations in the continent surges. According to a Hospitality Report Africa – 2018/19, IATA’s most popular airline destinations in Africa in terms of traffic are South Africa, Egypt, Morocco, Algeria, Nigeria, Tunisia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Mauritius and Tanzania […]

Cape Verde aims for the magic Million

Tarrafal beach in Santiago island in Cape Verde - Cabo Verde

Demand to outstrip supply – major investment opportunities Cape Verde could be on the brink of a hotel development wave if the government fulfils its promises to improve infrastructure and transport links. It aims to attract more than a million tourists a year by 2020, far more than the current hotel supply can cope with, […]

Africa’s Travel & Tourism Top 2018 Highlights

Africa’s travel and tourism industry continued to record impressive growth in the past year. The continent hit a 63 million high in international tourist arrivals in 2017, as compared to 58 M in 2016 (+ 9% vs 2016); according to a Hospitality Report published in December 2018. The growth record is slightly above the global […]

Africa receives only 5% of the international arrivals

Africa’s travel and tourism industry continues to record impressive growth over the years. In 2017, the continent hit a 63 million high in international tourist arrivals as compared to 58 million in 2016 (+ 9% vs 2016). The growth record is slightly above the global performance of a 7% rise in 2017, to reach a […]

Global hotel chains plan expansion in Francophone Africa

African Business News

The facts and figures behind an unprecedented hotel expansion in Francophone Africa are revealed in the latest research by W Hospitality Group, the international experts in hotels, tourism and leisure based in Lagos, Nigeria. W Hospitality Group’s hotel development pipeline analysis shows that more than 30 per cent of the current total Africa pipeline – […]

Addis Ababa surges as Sub-Saharan gateway

Addis Ababa

Ethiopia’s new regime encourages more visitors The extraordinary rise of Ethiopia as a destination and a transfer hub for long-haul travel to Sub-Saharan Africa has been revealed in the latest findings from ForwardKeys which predicts future travel patterns by analysing 17 million flight booking transactions a day. The data shows that Addis Ababa (Ethiopia’s capital) […]

Johannesburg Remains Africa’s Most Popular City – Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index

A section of central Johannesburg, South Africa’s biggest city with the Ellis Park Rugby Stadium and Standard Bank Arena shown next to the patch of cloud cover. The high definition satellite image was taken from a height of 400 km by an Urthecast Deimos camera.

Johannesburg has emerged as the most popular destination city in Africa for the fifth consecutive year, according to the annual Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index. The City of Gold attracted 4.05 million international overnight visitors in 2017. Close on its heels, Marrakech in Morocco is the second most popular African destination city, welcoming 3.93 million […]

Living in Accra

Skyline of Accra

Ghana is a country in West Africa along the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean. Accra is the capital and economic belt of Ghana. Majority of businesses, transactions, and constitutional works are centralized here.  The economic condition, as well as the individual property index in Africa, are not is impressive. Every year, thousands of […]

Is Living Cost Increasing in South Africa?

Greater Cape Town. January 2007. Photo Credit: Andrew Massyn

The cost of living can be defined as a certain amount of money needed to sustain a certain level of living including basic expenses such as housing, food, taxes, and health care. How expensive it is to live in one city versus another? The cost of living is often used to tell this answer.  The […]

Johannesburg vs Cape Town : Which City Requires More Cost for Living

Greater Cape Town. January 2007. Photo Credit: Andrew Massyn

Cape Town and Johannesburg are two of the most famous cities of South Africa. These two cities attract the tourists and travelers with their own charm and the way of living. But there are many differences in the cost of living in these cities. So here we are comparing the cost of living in these […]

Sports Tourism: Golf, more than just a game

Vipingo Ridge Golf Course

Globally, the sports tourism market is a fast-growing sector of the travel industry and equates to Ksh. 60.7 trillion a year. Closer home, the tourism, travel and hospitality sector directly contributed Ksh. 294.6 billion to the Kenyan economy in 2017, which is approximately 3.7% of the GDP; according to the Kenya Hospitality Report. The emphasis […]

New investments in the hotel sector of Ghana. Protea Hotels by Marriott will open a second hotel in Accra.

Protea Hotel by Marriott Accra Kotoka Airport

Economic growth in African countries contributes to an increase in foreign investment. At the end of 2019, the 200-room Protea Hotel by Marriott Accra will be open in the prestigious residential area of Accra and 1.5 km from Kotoka International Airport. This is the second hotel of this famous brand in Ghana. The hotel is […]

Using travel to unplug and connect with nature for a stable mental life

Kenya

Our generation; tech savvy, mobile first, a middle corporate class etcetera. The titles go on and on and so are the high pressures of the life that comes with the labels. Unfortunately, such a vast percentage among us has become inherently predisposed to depression and all the burnouts that are brought about by the gravities […]

Solution for the Finance Problem of Nigerian Hotel Business

Hotels are considered one of the most important economic components of any community. In some cases, urban areas and regions will offer incentives in order to stimulate hotel advancement. These motivations can be as tax reductions, positive land leases, or help with financing. Prior to establishing incentives for hotel development, a city or district should […]

The potential of proper tourism infrastructure for destinations growth

Kenya is set to become one of the top five fastest-growing economies in Sub-Saharan Africa, with a projected rebound in GDP growth to 6% in 2018 and 7% by 2019 according to a Jumia hospitality report. Although the country’s economic performance declined to 4.9% in 2017 from 5.8% in 2016, several factors will continue to […]

Google Street View to heavily impact Kenya’s tourism sector

Google Kenya Tourism

Technology! A constant component that progressively weathers challenges of ecommerce evolution in every industry. Tourism is no exception and especially in Kenya, as stakeholders continually come up with innovative ideas and techniques meant to diversify tourism products. Google is the latest entry into boosting the sector, with the launch of the Google Street View in […]