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Know these top five marketing trends to travel in 2017

With purchases happening online, the travel industry is going completely digital to expand its business beyond expectations. Here are a few trends for the year 2017 that you need to watch out for...

By Stephen Marshal 20 Mar 2017

#BrandManagerMonth: Carlson Rezidor, Africa's aspirational brand

"Instead of starting with a concept and hoping guests like it, we start with the emotions we want guests to experience, then create the concepts necessary to bring them to life."

By Cari Coetzee 13 Mar 2017

Jumia Travel expands with new local and international destinations

Jumia Travel has unveiled new destinations with new properties in South Africa, Morocco, Egypt, and Tunisia, as well as outbound destinations including Dubai, London, New York, Paris, and Mecca...

9 Mar 2017

Hilton passes milestone, 100,000 open rooms across EMEA and counting

Hilton has passed the milestone of 100,000 rooms trading across its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) portfolio with close to 40,000 rooms currently under construction and expected to open by the end of 2020...

8 Mar 2017

The best conferencing facilities in Africa 2017

The MICE industry is booming in Africa, with countries investing millions of dollars in constructing or renovating existing conference facilities...

By Josephine Wawira 8 Mar 2017

Longlist for 2017 African Responsible Tourism unveiled

The 2017 African Responsible Tourism Awards has moved into the second round with over 30 tourism organisations, all demonstrating the power of responsible tourism in Africa, vying for top spots...

7 Mar 2017

Marriott International looking to the promise of Africa

The business world has increasingly started to shift focus to Africa, and with global hotel companies aggressively expanding on the continent, this is possibly most evident in the hospitality sector...

2 Mar 2017

Examining the state of hotel development in Africa

According to a report by the W-Hospitality Group, a total of 365 hotel chain development pipelines were reported in Africa in 2016, with 64,231 rooms...

By Josephine Wawira 27 Feb 2017

THINC Africa 2017: Exciting future for African hotel market

“The evolution of the hotel market across Africa continues with some of the largest international brands announcing they were opening hotels in new countries."

23 Feb 2017

Escalating investment activity in sub-Saharan Africa hotel sector predicted

Observing a notable increase in liquidity in the sub-Saharan Africa hotel real estate market over the past six months, commercial real estate specialist JLL predicts escalating investment activity in the sector...

10 Feb 2017

Inaugural Boutique Hotel Guest Experience Awards launched

BHN has teamed up with GuestRevu and the Glion Institute of Higher Education, to launch the inaugural Boutique Hotel Guest Experience Awards (BoHos), open to any international boutique, lifestyle or hybrid hotel...

30 Jan 2017

Renaissance Hotels makes its debut in Nigeria

Renaissance Hotels has announced the opening of its first hotel in Sub-Saharan Africa - the Renaissance Lagos Ikeja Hotel located in Nigeria's commercial centre...

23 Jan 2017

How to address the needs of the uncompromising customer

Intercontinental Hotels Group's 2017 Trends Report highlights the uncompromising nature of today's customer...

19 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Driving growth in African tourism

Africa was once perceived as relatively dangerous and expensive, with either luxury accommodation or poor quality hotels. Now people understand you can have an amazing experience...

13 Jan 2017

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