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What's new in Dubai?

Dubai's new openings in the first half of 2017 have added a host of new experiences across art, culture, entertainment and dining to its offering. Here's what to look forward to in the second half of 2017...

16 hours ago

Speed networking at the Seychelles Roadshow

We caught up with the director for Africa and America's Seychelles Tourism Board and marketing manager for Alphonse Island at the Seychelles Roadshow, to find out more about MICE services and its positioning within the Seychelles...

By Robin Fredericks 1 day ago

Can tourism alleviate global poverty?

Wouldn't it be great if something as simple and pleasurable as international travel could help end something as grinding and enduring as global poverty? After all, the industry is booming...

By Susanne Becken 3 days ago

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 19 Jul 2017

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

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

PwC Hotels Outlook 2017-2021: Africa's hotel sector remains resilient

Africa's hotel sector has remained resilient in the face of strong economic headwinds. South Africa's hospitality sector is poised for further growth in the next five years...

28 Jun 2017

Major travel trade shows team up to attract global buyers

Africa's Travel Indaba and We Are Africa has entered a partnership which will see the two trade shows bringing the world to South Africa to experience a range of travel products and services for two weeks every May...

27 Jun 2017

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International

How far can the Chinese tourism market go?

In Asia, Europe and the Americas, Chinese tourists have now become an ubiquitous presence. Their number has more than doubled in the last seven years, from 57.38 million in 2010 to 122 million in 2016, according to the its government's tourism administration.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 1 day ago

Nairobi to land Sh4.6m per person luxury flight

A Hong Kong-based airline operator plans to launch a Sh4.6m-a-ticket luxury flight to Nairobi targeting Asia's super-rich keen on sampling Kenya's prime holiday destinations. Crystal AirCruises - the luxury private jet and resort operator - said last Friday its private jet will make the inaugural flight from Hong Kong to Nairobi on September 30.

By Brian Ngugi 2 days ago

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.

21 Jul 2017

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