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Harnessing the power of technology to benefit African tourism businesses

Using technology to connect African nations through tourism will grow the continent's economy and improve its competitiveness with other global tourist destinations...

By Josephine Wawira 24 May 2017

Marriott to strengthen Indian Ocean position with debut of Ritz-Carlton in Zanzibar

The hotel will be part of the Amber Resort complex expected to be the largest mixed-use development in Africa occupying approximately 1,750 hectares of pristine Indian Ocean coastline in the northeast of the island...

23 May 2017

Zanzibar about to undergo mega transformation of the sustainable kind

Pennyroyal Gibraltar Ltd has announced the development of the Zanzibar Amber Resort, which will see the cluster of tropical islets forming Zanzibar undergo a mega transformation in terms of social upliftment and tourism...

19 May 2017

Minor Hotels to modernise Avani Gaborone Resort & Casino in $7m refurbishment

Minor Hotels have announced an investment of over $7m in an extensive refurbishment project of Avani Gaborone Resort & Casino in Botswana, encompassing all public spaces and guest bedrooms...

12 May 2017

#WTMA17: Euromonitor shares key tourism trends in Africa

Speaking at WTM Africa 2017, Christy Tawii, research analyst at Euromonitor International explored some of the key trends influencing and driving growth in the African tourism industry...

By Cari Coetzee 9 May 2017

Etihad Airways throws down travel gauntlet with 48-hour stopover challenge

Etihad Airways has challenged the millions of travellers who transit through Abu Dahbi, as well as UAE residents, to experience as many once-in-a-lifetime activities as they can throughout the emirate in just 48 hours...

8 May 2017

#AfricaMonth: What's on the menu for Food & Hospitality Africa 2017?

We chat to Nick Sarnadas from Food & Hospitality Africa, the largest pan-African food, drink, and hospitality trade show, to find out what's on the menu this year...

By Cari Coetzee 4 May 2017

SA must address shortage of experienced African GMs in hotel industry

“There are a staggeringly low amount of GMs on the continent and this is something that definitely needs to be addressed.”

3 May 2017

#WTMA17: The Seychelles playing an active role in conserving its biodiversity

David Germain, the director for Africa and America's Seychelles Tourism Board, took us through all that the Seychelles' vibrant holiday destination has to offer...

By Robin Fredericks 2 May 2017

#WTMA17: Rezidor's Marc Descrozaille talks African expansion

Marc Descrozaille, area VP, Africa and the Indian Ocean provides insight into Rezidor Hotel Group's expansion into Africa...

By Cari Coetzee and Robin Fredericks 26 Apr 2017

Tsogo Sun building new R220-million StayEasy in Maputo

“StayEasy Maputo is in a magnificent location, and being part of a mixed-use development, will undoubtedly be popular with both business and leisure travellers looking for the best and latest accommodation in the economy branded sector.”

25 Apr 2017

#WTMA17: WTM Africa closes its doors on a high-note

With buyers from 45 countries, over 8,000 pre-scheduled appointments confirmed and an increase in exhibitors from 2016, WTM Africa 2017 closed its doors on a high-note...

21 Apr 2017

Radisson brand expands its African footprint with a new Park Inn in Kenya

The Rezidor Hotel Group has opened a Park Inn by Radisson in Nairobi's Westlands, the 35th hotel in its African portfolio..

20 Apr 2017

Hilton to ramp up expansion in North Africa with Casablanca office

Hilton will be ramping up its expansion in North Africa with the establishment of a dedicated development office in Casablanca...

18 Apr 2017

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International

Etihad Airways chosen as official airline partner for 2019 Special Olympic World Summer Games

Etihad Airways has been announced as the official airline partner of the 2019 Special Olympic World Summer Games. The announcement, attended by Special Olympic athletes from the UAE and Etihad Airways Emirati cadet pilots, was marked by the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding by His Excellency Mohamad Mubarak Al Mazrouei, Chairman of the Etihad Aviation Group board, and His Excellency Mohamad Abdulla Al Junaibi, Chairman of the Higher Committee of the Special Olympics World Summer Games.

2 days ago

RwandAir launches flights to London

RwandAir will today, 26 May 2017, take off for the first direct commercial flight to Gatwick International Airport in London.

By Peterson Tumwebaze 2 days ago

Freedom to roam: Sweden listed itself on Airbnb

The official tourism board of Sweden, Visit Sweden, has partnered with Airbnb to list the entire country and travellers won't have to officially book accommodation as all publicly owned land is entirely free and accessible to everyone.

23 May 2017

Five fun things to do on a business trip to Australia

Now that business is taking you to Australia for a few days or weeks, are you thinking of catching some fun while handling business?

Issued by Naija Writers’ Coach 15 May 2017

Smoother connections with Qantas' new international transit lounge at Perth Airport

Construction is to begin on a new integrated domestic and international passenger precinct at Perth Airport. A new international wing will be located within the existing T3/T4 area, featuring a large outdoor deck with alfresco seating, a streamlined immigration and customs area, a new Duty-Free store and additional food and beverage outlets. According to Alan Joyce, Qantas group CEO, all of the airline's domestic flights, as well as services to Singapore, Auckland, and London would operate from the combined precinct.

11 May 2017

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