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Africa's emerging hotel markets attractive for foreign investors

“The emerging markets are a sought after destination for foreign investors - it is in these markets where there are continued economic growth and a need for additional infrastructure."

4 hours ago

Tips on how to have an ethical elephant experience

Here are the five ways to have an ethical elephant experience abroad, so you can appreciate the beauty of these wonderful animals, knowing their well-being is paramount...

3 hours ago

Africa's travel market experiencing healthy growth, Lagos falls short

According to an analysis conducted by ForwardKeys, Lagos has seen a substantial decline in both its domestic and international capacity...

23 hours ago

Solar power rising in southern African hotel industry

Members of the southern African hospitality industry are rapidly joining the green revolution and its not for show or Google ranking - there are savings to be had and natural vistas to preserve...

By Vanessa Rogers 1 day ago

Nollywood blockbuster puts spotlight on SA tourism gems

A range of South Africa's leisure tourism attractions are showcased in the Nollywood blockbuster, 10 Days in Sun City - a shining example of how entertainment and tourism can converge...

2 days ago

Renowned hotel architect Dexter Moren to speak at THINC Africa

Highly awarded hotel architect and founder of Dexter Moren Associates, Dexter Moren is returning to THINC Africa by popular demand to share his expertise and experience...

1 day ago

#WomensMonth: In the business development driving seat with Simone Kuhn

We chat to Simone Kuhn, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group's business development manager for Africa and Indian Ocean and one of Africa's Top 100 Women in Tourism...

By Cari Coetzee 3 days ago

Durban Cruise Terminal could be just what the African cruise industry needs

“This won't be any old cruise terminal, it will be a new and iconic structure in Durban, with international-class cruise facilities that link up with existing tourist attractions...”

3 days ago

Umodzi Park makes strides in Malawian hospitality industry

Celebrating two years of hospitality success, the five-star hotel and conferencing destination, Umodzi Park continues to make strides in Malawian tourism and the economy at large...

3 days ago

Ecotourism camps flourish through impact investment

Asilia's newest impact investment, Roho ya Selous, in the UNESCO world heritage site of Selous Game Reserve in southern Tanzania, is the latest addition to its stable of ecotourism camps...

11 Aug 2017

WTM Africa adds Women in Travel to its 2018 programme

With strong indications that women entrepreneurs are on the rise, the World Travel Market Africa team have announced the addition of the Women in Travel Meetup to its 2018 programme...

10 Aug 2017

Pam Golding appointed to market Zanzibar Amber Resort luxury apartments and villas

Pam Golding Property has been appointed to market the luxury apartments and villas of mega-development Zanzibar Amber Resort, set to be the largest premium hospitality investment and resort in East Africa...

8 Aug 2017

Elections? Tourists shrug off jittery polls to flock Kenya's star attractions

Kenya continues to report an increase in arrivals with the key attractions being the wildebeest migration at the Mara, the Madaraka Express rail services to Mombasa and increased chartered flights...

8 Aug 2017

Fastjet rebrands in-flight magazine

The in-flight magazine of Fastjet, Smart Travel, has been relaunched as Places Magazine to reflect the extended market the airline covers across Africa...

4 Aug 2017

Every summer, Spain hosts annual exodus to North Africa

Millions of people from France, Belgium and Italy cross Spain every summer to spend their holidays with family in North Africa. This year, close to three million are expected to make the trip there and back...

3 Aug 2017

Collaboration to see Africa promoted at CEMS China Tourism Series

CEMS is collaborating with Africa Tourism Partners to facilitate the participation of African travel and tourism sectors in the CEMS China Tourism Series to take place in November...

3 Aug 2017

Unusual laws that could get you in trouble on your next trip overseas

Honk your horn at your peril in New York and don't you dare go jogging in Burundi. When you're heading on a business trip overseas, you might want to be aware of the following laws that could get you into hot water...

1 Aug 2017

Marriott's new super sales and marketing leadership team for Middle East and Africa

On the heels of the successful mega merger between Marriott International and Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Marriott has announced a new Brand, Marketing, Sales and Consumer Services (BMSC) Leadership Team...

31 Jul 2017

HVS to release white paper on African game lodge industry

HVS has released a white paper which brings some peculiarities and challenges of the lodging industry to light and also lists some lessons/best practices for developers...

27 Jul 2017

RETOSA reworks strategy to enhance tourism in SADC

The Regional Tourism Organisation of Southern Africa (RETOSA) leadership has been developing RETOSA's repositioning strategy with the aim of moving the SADC region share of tourism from...

27 Jul 2017

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International

Thinking like an economist can make your next trip abroad cheaper

A record number of tourists and business travellers visited another country in 2016, and this year is already on pace to exceed that tally.

By Jay L. Zagorsky 4 Aug 2017

Quality of social media engagement trumps quantity of mentions in Middle East Airlines sentiment study

A study conducted by Brandseye on behalf of the Aerospace division of the Toulouse MBA programme found that Qatar Airways is the leading Middle East airline according to consumer sentiment on social media. The study, with the aim to understand global public sentiment towards the leading airlines in the region and the factors driving it, analysed the social media universe of the four biggest Middle Eastern airlines according to social media conversation - Qatar Airways, Etihad, Emirates and Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) - with over half a million online mentions in both English and Arabic captured between March and May 2017.

4 Aug 2017

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