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Six lessons in storytelling

As the world shifts to all things digital, our storytelling has adapted, but remains an effective tool for marketing and building brands...

By Nicole Biondi 3 days ago

Top 10 apps for travellers

Huge advances in mobile technology and the proliferation of smartphone apps have made travel easier, but choosing the right app for your next trip...

24 Jun 2016

Operator selection for hotels in Sub-Saharan Africa

Hotel chains looking to enter the region can choose from the management, franchise or acquisition routes. Given the limited hotel developments available for acquisition...

By Manika Dhama 30 May 2016

Can the hotel industry survive terrorism challenges in Africa?

Hotels offering accommodation in regions with high security threats face pervasive risks which require professional handling to avoid escalation...

By Josephine Wawira 25 May 2016

#AfricaMonth: Entering Africa and staying there

We wanted to know more about operating in Africa and who better to ask than the vice-president and regional director for Africa and Indian Ocean operations for Starwood Hotels & Resorts...

By Cari Van Wyk 18 May 2016

Newmark plans expansion into Africa

Newmark hotels aim to grow its footprint on the African content and a key strategic intervention for group's expansion is the establishment of...

17 May 2016

Historic flying-boat stop inspired by "flight of angels"

Victoria Falls viewed from the air is so impressive that 68 years ago British Airways' forerunner, BOAC, added a stop to its UK/ Johannesburg service, just so its customers could see the spectacle.

6 May 2016

African artisan businesses to benefit from tourism growth

The employment opportunities, generation of income and investment by the tourism industry have a major role to play in ending unemployment in the continent...

18 Apr 2016

Explore the top 10 most sophisticated African cities

The continent's social, economic and cultural growth have created a buzz as one of the most promising continents in the world. More sophisticated cities will emerge...

14 Apr 2016

Minor Hotel Group plans major expansion into Africa

With high-end hotels planned for thriving cities including Cape Town, Johannesburg and...

8 Apr 2016

Africa's most endangered heritage sites

The alluring African continent is host to some of the best UNESCO Heritage Sites. Not only is it the cradle of mankind, but it boasts...

4 Apr 2016

Victoria Falls: the smoke is thundering

Listed as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the "Smoke That Thunders" is looking spectacular at the moment and is luring visitors to Victoria Falls...

15 Mar 2016

IATA: Lower prices boosted air travel in 2015

Global air passenger traffic jumped 6.5 percent in 2015 compared to a year earlier, boosted largely by lower airfares, IATA said. Last year's hike marked the strongest rise in global air passenger traffic since...

5 Feb 2016

Global hotel trend predictions for 2016

In 2008, the global hotel industry was worth $447 billion US dollars. It experienced a dip in 2009 decreasing significantly to $395 billion US dollars

By Michelle Mangan 3 Feb 2016

WTA nominees for Africa and Indian Ocean unveiled

World Travel Awards (WTA) unveiled the nominees for the upcoming Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2016, the first event on the annual Grand Tour...

2 Feb 2016

Victoria Falls: come high or low waters

Victoria Falls' water levels are now steadily rising, but Ross Kennedy, ATTA chairman, says Victoria Falls is a year-round natural wonder...

22 Jan 2016

Hilton opens doors in Chad

Hilton Hotels & Resorts has announced its first hotel in Chad, Hilton N'Djamena. The 194-room property offers panoramic views of the Chari River...

22 Jan 2016

The face of Africa changed by tech startups

Euromonitor International's WTM Global Trends Report 2015 reveals that technology startups are flourishing across Africa which is helping boost the economy...

20 Jan 2016

Emirates upgrades service to Zimbabwe and Zambia

Emirates is set to enhance its on-board experience and increase capacity on its Zambia and Zimbabwe route with the deployment of a larger Boeing 777-300ER...

12 Jan 2016

Raising the bar in the bush

There's a standard that luxury resorts, hotels and lodges stick to and either they outperform or underperform, depending on the alignment of your stars...

29 Dec 2015

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