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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

Airbnb now a member of World Tourism Organization

Airbnb has officially joined the World Tourism Organization as an affiliate member and in doing so, joins influential community leaders within...

16 May 2016

Hilton scoops 16 major awards

The World Travel Awards acknowledges, rewards, celebrates excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry. Hilton Hotels and Resorts won 16 major awards...

15 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

Best Western Hotels expands into Southern Africa

Best Western Hotels & Resorts will be growing its portfolio from one to 14 total properties in the region over the next 12 months as part of its...

16 Mar 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

Sun International sells some African assets

Sun International says it will sell a portion of its interests in its African assets to a foreign subsidiary of Thailand-listed Minor International Public Co (Mint) for R664m.

19 Aug 2014

Top spots in Australia to spend your vacation

Partying or relaxing? Australia is the best place to be. Down Under offers a lot... whatever your taste, Australia has it.

By Amelia Verona 25 Jul 2014

Marriott clinches deal to buy biggest African hotel chain

US hotel giant Marriott announced it had finalised a deal to buy the Protea group, Africa's largest hotel chain, for US$186m.

23 Jan 2014

Tourism growth outlook looks strong

Auditing firm PwC on Thursday (13 June) projected total room revenue in SA would grow at a compound annual rate of 9.2% between now and 2017 after overall spending on rooms in all categories rose by 13.4% in 2012 to R15.2bn‚ reflecting an increase in stay-unit nights and a 5.3% rise in the average room rate.

By Helmo Preuss 14 Jun 2013

Hilton plans to boost African presence

Hilton Worldwide has expanded its product offering in SA over the past six months and the US-based group intends to increase its presence in Africa‚ according to vice-president of operations for Africa and the Indian Ocean‚ Jan van der Putten.

16 May 2013

People pay more to stay in hotels

People spent more on hotel and bed-and-breakfast accommodation in February and as a result, the total income for SA's tourist accommodation sector rose by 8.8% year-on-year according to Statistics SA's (Stats SA) tourist accommodation survey released on Monday (22 April).

23 Apr 2013

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