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World Travel Market Africa 2017

Africa's emerging hotel markets attractive for foreign investors

“The emerging markets are a sought after destination for foreign investors - it is in these markets where there are continued economic growth and a need for additional infrastructure."

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WTM Africa adds Women in Travel to its 2018 programme

With strong indications that women entrepreneurs are on the rise, the World Travel Market Africa team have announced the addition of the Women in Travel Meetup to its 2018 programme...

10 Aug 2017

Fastjet rebrands in-flight magazine

The in-flight magazine of Fastjet, Smart Travel, has been relaunched as Places Magazine to reflect the extended market the airline covers across Africa...

4 Aug 2017

Etihad adds year-round flights to Egypt, Nigeria

Etihad Airways is adding year-round flights to Cairo and Lagos later this year to cater to growing demand to and from the United Arab Emirates...

17 Jul 2017

AccorHotels to open MGallery by Sofitel near African Union HQ, Addis Ababa

AccorHotels group together with Tsemex Hotels and Business Plc are working at finalising the construction of a new 218 keys MGallery by Sofitel hotel near the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia...

5 Jul 2017

Tourism and hospitality playing a key role in the growth of African economies

Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Djibouti are the African countries among the 10 fastest growing economies globally in 2017. In Ethiopia, travel and tourism directly contributed to...

By Josephine Wawira 29 Jun 2017

Fastjet takes 'Best African Low-Cost Airline' title

Fastjet has been awarded the 'Best African Low-Cost Airline' title at the World Airline Awards, presented by Skytrax, at the Paris Air Show in France...

21 Jun 2017

Flights resume as NCAA certifies Abuja airport

The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, has formally reopened for operations after six weeks of closure with an Ethiopian Airlines Airbus A350-900, the first plane to land at the repaired runway....

19 Apr 2017

Ethiopian Airlines' new Victoria Falls route a catalyst for tourism growth

The launch of Ethiopian Airlines' new route into Victoria Falls has been hailed “a significant catalyst for tourism growth in Zimbabwe and across the region.”

31 Mar 2017

Nearly completed Gondar Hills Resort set to invigorate the Ethiopian tourism sector

aha Hotels & Lodges has announced that Gondar Hills Resort is nearing completion. The new luxury resort will be managed exclusively by aha Hotels & Lodges and incorporated fully under the aha brand...

29 Mar 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

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