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World Travel Market Africa 2017

Ethiopia's tourism potential yet to be fully exploited

The country is looking for a transformational growth that will take the sector to the next level, marketing Ethiopia locally and internationally to list the country among Africa's top five destinations...

By Josephine Wawira 22 Feb 2017

AccorHotels to manage three new hotels in Addis Ababa

AccorHotels has entered into three partnership for the construction and management of hotels in Addis Ababa...

16 Feb 2017

Biggest hotel acquisition in Sub-Saharan Africa

Quantum Global's Hotel Fund Acquires Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra…

12 Jan 2017

Ethiopian Airlines launches weekly flights to Victoria Falls

On 26 March 2016, Ethiopian Airlines will start four weekly flights to Victoria Falls, the site of the most spectacular waterfalls and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world...

5 Dec 2016

Driving corporate travel

While initially travel was only associated with leisure, the surge of corporate travellers across the world with close focus to Africa, has contributed highly to the massive increase in international travel...

By Josephine Wawira 3 Oct 2016

East African hospitality sector set for positive growth

"East Africa is expected to deliver the strongest real GDP growth in Sub-Saharan Africa over the next decade, according to BMI Research."

30 Sep 2016

#THINCAfrica: Hotels are expanding their African footprint

Despite some short-term challenges, Africa is open for business when it comes to hotel development with hoteliers of all sizes expanding their African footprint...

7 Sep 2016

Traverse the best wine countries in Africa

For many, the mention of wine brings luxury, vineyards, dining and wining to the imagination. For other, fancies go all the way to romantic and exotic destinations...

By Josephine Wawira 19 Aug 2016

BON Hotels makes a move into Ethiopia

BON Hotels has added another property to its portfolio - BON Hotel Addis Ababa, Ethiopia...

16 Aug 2016

Six lessons in storytelling

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

By Nicole Biondi 28 Jun 2016

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

Tourism and natural treasures to pull Ethiopia out of poverty and famine

Despite a cultural, historical and linguistic identity quite distinct from the rest of Africa, Ethiopia never became a major tourist destination on the continent...

By James Jeffrey 6 Jan 2016

SA's borders closed to Ebola-affected countries

South Africa has imposed a total travel ban for all non-citizens traveling from identified high risk countries to prevent the spread of Ebola to the country.

22 Aug 2014

Ethiopian plane forced to Geneva, hijacker arrested

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: An Ethiopian Airlines flight en route to Rome was hijacked on Monday (17 February) and forced to land in Geneva, where the hijacker has been arrested, police said.

18 Feb 2014

IMF forecasts "solid growth" for Africa

Economies in sub-Saharan Africa will ride out the bumpy global recovery in the next few years to post growth rates not seen outside Asia, the IMF said in its latest economic forecasts Tuesday (16 April).

17 Apr 2013

More people flying in Africa

Intra-Africa passenger numbers increased by 9.4% year-on-year (y/y) in January the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said on Wednesday (6 March).

By Helmo Preuss 7 Mar 2013

Carlson Rezidor strengthens African presence

The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has just entered its 68th and 69th territories with new properties respectively in the Republic of Guinea and Gabon following on from the opening of a property in Ethiopia in January this year.

16 Apr 2012

Carlson, Rezidor establish Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group; starts 2012 in Africa on high note

MINNEAPOLIS, US / BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: Carlson, a global hospitality and travel company, and The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel companies in the world, recently announced that they have established The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. The group is also starting 2012 in Africa, on a high note...

1 Feb 2012

Ethiopian Airlines code shares with Singapore Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines, claiming to be the fastest growing African Airline, has announced that it will start code sharing with Singapore Airlines, one of the largest carriers in Asia effective 1 November 2011, providing its customers the option of flying to Singapore.

27 Oct 2011

Ethiopian Airlines to start new flights to China

Ethiopian to start new flights to Hangzhou, its fourth destination in China.

15 Mar 2011

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