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Hotelier Summit Africa (North) finally returns for the 2017 edition

The initiative aims to underscore Africa's rapidly growing hospitality and real estate market, which is attracting increased interest from international investors, developers and occupiers...

Issued by IDE Consulting Services 3 days ago

Tanzania named Africa's leading safari destination

Tanzania is Africa's best safari destination, according to SafariBookings.com. Tanzania's famed wild spaces made it the best country overall for wildlife too...

3 days ago

Star-studded new British Airways safety video adds comic relief

British Airways' spreads important safety messages in its new pre-flight safety video, boosting fundraising for Flying Start, the charity partnership between...

3 days ago

AHIF of significant economic benefit to host countries

Grant Thornton has quantified the significant economic benefits of the Africa Hotel Investment Forum to host countries. Hosting an AHIF event is of direct benefit to the local economy, with an estimated worth of over $4bn...

14 Jul 2017

Avani Hotels & Resorts to open its first hotel in Mauritius

Avani Hotels & Resorts will make its debut in Mauritius with the development of Avani Bel-Ombre Mauritius Resort & Spa - a 150-room beachfront hotel which is set to open in 2021...

13 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: Why the Seychelles' ban on large hotel developments is a good thing

Bigger, better, taller and more expensive is becoming less of a trend as top tourism destinations globally are shifting focus to the preservation and conservation of their tourism heritage and natural resources...

13 Jul 2017

Seychelles named top island destination in Africa and Middle East

Seychelles has been named the top island destination in Africa and the Middle East in the Travel + Leisure's 2017 World's Best Awards...

11 Jul 2017

Ghana eyes surfing to boost tourism numbers

"Surfing has a huge potential. We have not developed our beaches. We have not done anything. It's a raw opportunity for anyone who wants to come..."

11 Jul 2017

Why tourism is important to Namibia

Unlike other segments which have not been spared by the tough economic challenges the country is going through, the tourism industry has witnessed a tremendous boost over the past two years...

By Zelna Hengari 6 Jul 2017

AccorHotels to open MGallery by Sofitel near African Union HQ, Addis Ababa

AccorHotels group together with Tsemex Hotels and Business Plc are working at finalising the construction of a new 218 keys MGallery by Sofitel hotel near the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia...

5 Jul 2017

IHG opens Holiday Inn in Mutare, Zimbabwe

IHG has announced the opening of its new Holiday Inn in Mutare, Zimbabwe. Located in the heart of the city centre with significant business activity across the forestry, citrus farming, and mining industries, the hotel...

4 Jul 2017

Highly anticipated reopening of iconic Sheraton Cairo announced

Sheraton Hotels & Resorts has announced the highly anticipated reopening of the iconic Sheraton Cairo Hotel & Casino. Perched on the West Bank of the River Nile, it enjoys a prime location in the heart of the city...

3 Jul 2017

How sustainable tourism is rising in Africa

As tourism is increasing, various African governments are gearing up for a greater footfall without causing a strain on their resources. They have been taking active steps to build a sustainable model of tourism...

By Stephen Marshal 3 Jul 2017

Tsogo Sun collects 77 TripAdvisor 2017 awards

66 Tsogo Sun properties have been awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and 11 Tsogo Sun hotels and resorts have won 2017 TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Awards...

30 Jun 2017

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International

IATA, A4A launches year-long campaign to improve baggage tracking

More than four million bags are carried by airlines across the globe annually, with less than 0.43 percent not arriving with their owners. The industry, however, is determined to do even better. With the goal to reduce mishandled bags and increasing efficiency in baggage operations, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Airlines for America (A4A) have launched a global campaign related to baggage tracking.

1 day ago

#CSIMonth: How to create the ultimate sustainable travel adventure

We may be halfway through 2017 - the year that was officially named the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNTWO) - but by no means has sustainable tourism become a dying fad.

2 days ago

Cheapflights Compass Report 2017 shows challenge is the mother of opportunity

Cheapflights recently published its Compass Report 2017. We chat to Andrew Shelton, Managing Director of Cheapflights to mine some insights from the report.

By Cari Coetzee 13 Jul 2017

School holidays show SA still has travel fever

Data from Cheapflights indicates that South Africans still have travel fever and a hunger to explore international destinations despite the sluggish local economy and political instability. With South Africans still travelling in their droves during the winter school holidays - especially as there's a drop of almost 20% in the lowest average fares - this proves to be true.

11 Jul 2017

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